Newly elected Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi and his wife, Barbie Itungo Kyagulanyi, on Tuesday evening joined the American community in Uganda to celebrate their 4th July independence day 2017.
Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
At the Kampala celebrations, the Ghetto couple was received by the US ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac.
“It is always an honour socialising and exchanging ideas on national issues with fellow leaders in different capacities,” Bobi Wine said.
Barbie who was glowing and beaming with excitement has been active on social media, appreciating those who gave her husband their support to elevate him from the slums to the very steps of parliament.
“What I didn’t miss though was the support sent to our candidate on social media platforms all month,” she said.
“We followed it all on Facebook, tweeter, Instagram, snap chat..! You gave us the morale to keep pushing. In a special way, we thank all press who jointly reported about the progress of the campaign everyday giving us fore front position all the time.”
Sharing all newspapers with screaming headlines about Bobi Wine, Barbie said she may have missed reading hard copies of these papers but she refuses to miss the coming victory parties.
Barbie recalls the drought in her husband’s pocket 14 years ago.
“One February, we were too broke that we couldn’t afford breakfast or even tax fares from Kanyanya to Kamwokya. To get a meal, we had to open up an account of sorts at a restaurant in Kamwokya. The owner is such a good mutooro man. He let us eat any day anytime and my husband paid after several weeks whenever he got money.”
The couple has come a long way but finally made it and can now be invited to rub shoulders with diplomats like the American ambassador.