Barbie Kyagulanyi on Wednesday surprised her husband Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine on his 38th birthday.
“You my Love are the finest from the 80’s,” Barbie said while handing Bobi a birthday cake.
“A product that we from that generation and those in the generations to come will take pride in having witnessed defy all odds to grow into an admirable sensation,” she went on.
She added: “You my best friend are a gem to reckon with. The world and it’s beings celebrate your birthday today and I am blessed to be part of this celebration. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY PRESIDENT.”
Bobi Wine pays tribute to Gen Benon Biraaro
The news of the passing of General Benon Biraaro found me away from the tumult of the city, in a quiet place reflecting on the past, the present, and the future. Today being my birthday, I had hoped to use the day to reflect on many things; especially the future of this country which I love, and what more role I can play individually to ensure that our nation sees better days.
I am saddened beyond measure about the passing of this gallant son of Uganda. Being 61 at the time of his death, Gen. Biraaro was not my contemporary, but he was a friend. Occasionally, we met on the lake some years back. He spoke to me like a father would speak to a son. He was impressed that I was trying to work hard and encouraged me to work even harder. He despised corruption and the corrupt. He believed that true wealth should come from sweat and not cutting corners or making corrupt deals. He spoke about integrity in leadership and encouraged our generation to embrace honesty and diligence. Outstandingly, he did not only speak about integrity but lived it as well. Unlike many who abuse the uniform and use positions to amass wealth, he was never cited in any corruption scandal- he has died with his legacy intact. He used every opportunity to encourage me and our generation to prepare to take on the mantle of leadership. He spoke of how their generation had gone through a lot of challenges to build this nation, and was looking forward to a time when the next generation took over and made their contribution too.
When we started the People Power Movement, he spoke positively about our role in the struggle for democracy and encouraged all other forces of change not to be hostile to us, but rather to receive us with gladness so that we forge the way forward together.
Three weeks ago, I visited Gen. Biraaro at his home with a friend. He was very ill and frail and we felt very sorry for him. Despite his deteriorating state of health, his spirit was very strong. His heart was steadfast, trusting in the Lord. He told us that if God decided to restore him to good health, he would receive it. But if God called him, he was ready to go. He told us that he had made peace with his Lord and saviour and was ready to meet Him in eternal glory. He spoke of how he believed that he had served his purpose on earth and had no regrets. As you can imagine, we went in to see him downcast but returned inspired by this great man whose faith in God was unshaken even in great sickness. Yet again, he spoke to me like a father would speak to a son. He encouraged me, admonished me and advised me. Today when I received the news of his passing, all his words came back to me, and I felt very lucky that God gave me an opportunity to meet him, receive wisdom from him, and say goodbye to him. I know that he is now in a better place, joined together with our forbears in heavenly glory.
I wish to send deep condolences to his family, relatives and friends. I also extend condolences to the Uganda People’s Defence Forces fraternity for losing a soldier of integrity, a man worth emulating by the younger generation of women and men in uniform.
Fare thee well General. May your good works go before you. Till we meet again.