Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine says he has not yet sanctioned any soliciting of funds for his People Power Movement.
“These past days, I have received numerous complaints from friends both in Uganda and abroad about persons who masquerade as People Power ambassadors to solicit funds in my name and in the name of our struggle,” he said on Sunday.
He noted that such money never reaches them to perform the activities of their struggle.
“I wish to clarify to all our people in Uganda and abroad, that People Power has not sent out anyone to solicit funds on its behalf, and for that matter has not received any money for that purpose.”
He said this is not to discourage people from financially supporting other comrades in the struggle.
“…but let it be clear that such support is given to those individuals in their personal capacity and not in my name or that of People Power.”
He added: “We shall indeed need to be financially supported very soon, and when that time comes, the official channels will be communicated.”
Also at the close of last week, Bobi Wine created quite a stir in Masaka, Central region.
On his way from the burial of Counsel Muyizi’s dad in Nkoni Masaka, Bobi Wine stopped over in Lukaya for a quick snack.
Before his team was even served, massive crowds quickly gathered outside the restaurant.
They were so many that he had to come out and wave to them amidst chants of support.
Earlier, he attended the burial of a young man called Raphael Walugembe, a 24 year-old Ugandan who had just completed his final exams at Nkozi University.
He was a strong People Power supporter and coordinator in Kyengera. On Wednesday last week, Walugembe was shot and killed on spot.
Speaking to mourners, Bobi Wine requested Kampala minister Betty Kamya who was in attendance to go and ask President Museveni to reflect on the tears which the gun continues to cause to the mothers and fathers of this country.