Busabaala: army, police seal off Bobi Wine beach, arrest staff

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Police officers at One Love Beach

Dozens of UPDF soldiers and regular police officers on Wednesday morning sealed off One Love Beach located in Busabaala to prevent Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine from holding a show.

“Right now dozens of soldiers, police officers have surrounded my premises at One Love Beach Busabaala where we were organising a show on Boxing Day,” Bobi Wine noted at around 2am.

He added: “Some staff have been arrested, sound and stage engineers are being ordered to pull everything down despite the parliamentary resolution last week.”

Bobi Wine said earlier on Tuesday; a Christmas show that had been cleared by police at Ggaba beach was disrupted and blocked by soldiers and police when they learnt that he was going to perform.

Bobi Wine at his beach

“This happened despite parliamentary resolution last week declaring that blocking my shows is unconstitutional,” he noted.

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While sharing Christmas gifts with Lusanja residents in Wakiso district, Bobi Wine confirmed that the Busabaala concert is on come 26th December at One Love beach.

Towards mid-December, workers from One Love Beach went on strike demanding that Uganda police explains to then why they banned all music shows and events from taking place from their beach, an issue that has left them jobless.

The police has just banned a Galaxy FM event dubbed Zzina Fest which was meant to take place at the beach.

Workers at One Love Beach demonstrating at Busabaala

Police then banned all Bobi Wine shows this festive season including his annual Boxing Day event ‘Ye Sebo Busabala’.

Appearing in parliament, the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon. Odongo Jeje, said that there are guidelines that guide music concerts and events of the sort; particularly for ensuring order and security.

He said that organisers of the concerts and singers have to adhere to such guidelines, claiming that Bobi Wine had been breaching them.

A significant number of MPs called on government to allow politicians carry out duties within their career alongside politics.

They urged government to let Hon Robert Kyagulanyi continue with his music career just like other MPs in different professions.

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