Police Directs Bobi Wine to Call Off Saturday’s ‘Kyarenga’ Concert


Singer and politician, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine addressing the press at his home weeks ago. (Courtesy photo)
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Uganda Police Force has directed Bobi Wine to call off his planned music concert saying the concert was found not to be on the events lined up to take place at Namboole stadium.

Police Director for Operations, AIGP Asuman Mugyenyi says that having consulted Namboole stadium where the event was slated to he held, Police discovered that Bobi Wine did not make any arrangements with the stadium.

The ‘Kyarenga’ concert was scheduled to take place on October 20 in Namboole stadium. But last week, a letter emerged in which the Management of the stadium wrote to the event promoters asking them to reschedule. Reason – there was a pre-booked wedding at the same venue on the date of Bobi Wine’s concert.

In a letter to Emma Promotionz and Marketing Agency, the entity that was promoting the concert, AIGP Mugyenyi said that “The management of Mandela national stadium Namboole has availed us with a matrix of events from September 2018 to January 2019 but does not include the music show [Kyarenga concert]”.

“You are therefore advised to call of the music show since you have not made any arrangements with the management of Mandela national stadium Namboole to host the music show on the 20th day of October 2018,” the Police Director further wrote.

On Monday, Bobi Wine real names Robert Kyagulanyi came out to blame Police for frustrating all efforts by his team to secure permission and instead resorted on tossing them around.

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The singer and opposition politician said he is not certain whether his planned music concert will take place.

“Dear fans and friends, I am not sure when or whether the Kyarenga Concert will happen. But I advise those in authority to desist from these provocations. I am a Ugandan artiste with a legitimate right to stage a concert,” Bobi Wine wrote on his Facebook on Monday.

He said “we have done everything required of us by law but it is apparent that the people in authority are doing everything possible to frustrate the concert”.

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