Bobi Wine Gives Up on Namboole, Moves ‘Kyarenga’ Concert To Busabala


Singer and politician, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine addressing the press at his home weeks ago. (Courtesy photo)
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Musician turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine has in a turn of events shifted his ‘Kyarenga’ concert from Mandela National Stadium Namboole where he had attempted to hold it twice but blocked by police and stadium’s management respectfully, to his One Love Beach in Busabala.

While addressing journalists Monday morning, Bobi Wine said that his fans and team who were frustrated with failing to secure Namboole stadium twice, proposed that the concert is shifted to Busabala next month.

“I am addressing you as Bobi Wine, the musician, so, today we are faced with with a challenge in organising our Kyarenga concert which we tried to organise at Namboole and failed. We always think of solutions not problems and we are the solutions and see solutions around us,” Bobi Wine said.

“We therefore sat with the team as well as Fire Base members and agreed to go ahead with the preparations only that this time we shall hold our show on Saturday 10, next month at One Love Beach in Busabala,” the Afro pop star added.

Asked whether he had notified the Police, the Kyarenga singer noted that he was to head to the office of the Inspector General of Police after the press briefing.

He was however quick to say that he expects full cooperation from the Police Force.

“We wrote to the Police and I will submit the letter after here to the IGP and we are assured of cooperation and I expect Police to protect me and the rest of the people,” he said adding that “Police ought to take care of my life having survived an assassination in the hands of the state in August in Arua.”

On the size of Busabala and whether it will be able to accommodate the numbers which are projected to be high, Bobi said Busabala is large enough to handle people Namboole could have handled.

Kyarenga concert was scheduled for Saturday, October 20 but in a letter written by Asistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) and Police Director of Operations, Asuman Mugyenyi, he advised the organisers to call it off for having failed to get clearance from Namboole stadium management.

Namboole management later granted it to take place on November 9, shortly before blocking again saying that FUFA had raised a complaint on what might happen to the stadium if the concert was to happen.

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