President Yoweri Museveni has condemned the Uganda Police Force for breaking the car glass of Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.
While going at his One Love Beach Busabala on Easter Monday, Police broke one of Bobi Wine’s car windows before arresting him. He had gone to address the media on the next course of action following the cancellation of his Kyarenga extra concert.
In a statement issued on Saturday May 4, 2019, President Museveni said he is against the method used by police while arresting the legislator.
“I also disapprove of the method the Police used to break the glass of Bobi Wine’s car. They should have towed the vehicle to wherever they wanted him to be. I do not watch TV most of the time because of work,” he said.
However, the President urged Ugandans that if they want to hold public assemblies, they should have legitimate reasons.
“You cannot be rallying and procession for an illegitimate reason–preaching lies, preaching sectarianism, preaching hate. Those who made mistakes to tolerate such bogusness paid a heavy price. Did you see the massacre in New Zealand? How about the ones in Sri Lanka recently, in France, in Belgium, in Norway etc.? How about the mega problem that occurred in Rwanda? These tragedies in those areas started with pseudo–and bogus preachers.”
Police last month used tear gas and bullets to disperse crowds before arresting Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine.
The legislator cum singer was arrested at his One Love Beach in Busaabala, Wakiso district where he had gone for his Kyarenga Extra concert that police had earlier blocked for flouting security guidelines.
Riding in a grey Toyota TX, the singer defied police orders and stormed Busaabala, the venue for his concert Kyarenga Extra.
Police then surrounded the vehicle and towed it for a few meters before breaking one of its windows, threw in a tear gas canister and arrested him.