Hundreds of people Sunday lined up along road sides to welcome and greet Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine on his way from Eastern Uganda.
Bobi Wine had earlier joined thousands of mourners at to send off the late Bishop emeritus Cyprian Bamwoze of Busoga Diocese who died on Monday 11th February.
“I personally loved him for standing for the truth even at difficult times,” Bobi Wine said.
The singing MP also noted that ironically, on Saturday, the country was observing a public holiday in honour of Archbishop Jonan Luwun who was killed for speaking truth to power in the 1970’s and Bishop Bamwoze was such a religious leader who lived in our times.
“We must learn from such amazing men of God and we shall make our country a better place to live in.”
Bamwoze’s burial was attended by many politicians who included; Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, Kampala minister Beti Kamya, Uganda People’s Congress [UPC] President Jimmy Akena and Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] President Patrick Amuriat, among others.
On his way back to Kampala, Bobi Wine and his team were ambushed by the crowds that were waiting for them on the road sides.
Chanting ‘People Power, Our Power’, the crowd gathered at Namawojolo road, and overwhelmed him with gifts.
The gifts ranged from money, soft drinks, chicken and nyama choma.
Boda boda riders escorted him all the way from Jinja town to the capital Kampala.
“The love these people show to us cannot be taken for granted, we pledge to never let them down and to stay to the cause, No matter what it takes,” he noted.
On Saturday, Bobi Wine hailed the sacrifice of late Archbishop Janan Luwum who was martyred for speaking truth to power and standing for the rights of the people of Uganda.
“We are encouraged by his example that it is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees! Archbishop Luwum had an option of living a comfortable life when his people were being oppressed, but he deemed it worthy to fight for God’s people, even to the point of death!”
Bobi said Luwum could have chosen to live a long life, but as Martin Luther King taught, longevity has its place!
He could have chosen to keep quiet and remain neutral which is always safer, but as Archbishop Desmond Tutu cautions, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”
“May his memory be blessed, and above all, may we be guided by this man’s example, to always stand for what is true, just and fair even in the face of difficult odds.”