On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine clocked 37 years.
“Today [Wednesday] is my 37th birthday. I am very grateful to God for each day that He has allowed me to live under the sun,” he said.
“I do not take it for granted considering the challenges I have gone through over the years, the injustices I’ve seen people go through, and the friends I have lost along the way.”
Bobi Wine said in 2018, he came closest to death after the Arua incidents.
He was arrested for allegedly stoning President Museveni’s car, detained by the military and badly tortured.
“And because God allowed me to live, I decided to celebrate this birthday with some of the most vulnerable people in our midst, who many times come close to life threatening situations,” he said.
Together with his wife Barbie Kyagulanyi and other friends, they visited Kasangati Health Center III in Kyadondo East constituency where they interacted with pregnant mothers as well as those who have recently delivered.
Bobi also visited a home in Kasubi, run by a good Samaritan, a woman with a big heart called Mrs. Harriet Kasozi.
Harriet takes care of women who have been forced out of their homes by domestic violence, widowhood and other tragic circumstances.
Bobi and his team then went to Mapeera Bakateyamba home in Nalukolongo where they visited elderly people who are unable to take care of themselves due to advanced age or disability.
“It is there that we met a 105 year old man who amazed me by his good memory. I am grateful to the leadership of the home for such a warm reception.”
Bobi crowned the day with a visit to Sanyu Babies Home in Mengo where he celebrated and cut cake with young children who were abandoned by their parents at birth or in infancy.
“I thank the friends who contributed to the items that we distributed at all these places. It has been such a fulfilling day for me.”
He added: “I appreciate all of you friends who took time to send me birthday messages, I am very humbled by your friendship. All I can pledge is that I will continue doing my best to stand for what is right.”
Later in the night, Bobi Wine was treated to a surprise birthday party at Leone Island singing doctor Jose Chameleone’s Kololo based bar, DNA Lounge.
Here, he cut a cake with fellow politicians, fans and musicians.