Singer Jose Chameleone Blocked from Visiting Bobi Wine at Luzira Prison


Chameleone (in purple suit) interacting with politicians outside Luzira prison where Bobi Wine is jailed.
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Singer, Jose Chameleone has expressed disappointment with prisons authorities after he was denied access to visit fellow singer, Bobi Wine who is jailed in Luzira prison.

Bobi Wine was arrested by Police on Monday for holding what Police said was an unlawful procession. He was later charged in court for disobedience of statutory authority. The charge is connected with a protest that the singer led in 2018 against taxes on social media and mobile money.

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On Tuesday, the same day he was celebrating his birthday, Chameleone, a long time friend to Wine visited the maximum prison but could not  be allowed in. He was told to seek clearance from the highest authorities at the facility.

The ‘Mateeka’ singer took to Facebook to vent his disappointment.

“Today morning I woke up and went to Luzira Maximum prison to Visit my comrade, Bobi Wine, I was informed that I had to get clearance from the Commissioner General which I tried to negotiate but it was all in vain,” Chameleone wrote.

Chameleone was in the company of Nubian Lee, Bobi Wine’s close singing partner.

“I pray for you my brother, be strong as ever and thanks everyone who has made effort to visit our brother,” Chameleone wrote.

Many of his fans commented appreciating him for the gesture.

Bobi Wine is due to appear in court tomorrow (Thursday).

Last year in August while Bobi Wine was under military detention following electoral chaos that broke out in Arua, Chameleone was among the first musicians to appeal for Wine’s release.

Read More: Jose Chameleone Begs President Museveni to Pardon Bobi Wine

He asked President Yoweri Museveni to forgive Wine. Chameleone said at the time that Bobi Wine’s actions in Arua were nothing but acts of an ambitious man who could have crossed into the territory of aggression.

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