Filmmaker Moses Bwayo is among the several people currently detained at Kabalagala Police Station in Kampala for participating in a project by Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
They were arrested on Monday evening, according to People Power spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi.
Ssenyonyi said Bwayo and the other detainees’ “crime” was to participate in a video shoot on private property for a new song by Hon Robert Kyagulanyi.
According to Ssenyonyi, police is holding them for “unlawful assembly.”
Bobi Wine confirmed that they have been working on a music project before being rounded up by police including the video directors and camera men.
Saasi Marvin, the People Power Digital spokesperson, identified the detained as; Shiphra, Bwayo Moses, Shafi Adams, Lilian Sanchez, Mai Nakamya Ssenkumba, Julie Brìsťows Nakayiza and others.
Bwayo is an independent journalist and filmmaker contracted by a UK-based production company to film a documentary on Bobi Wine.
He was there to document the making of a music video. He has been denied access to a lawyer.
“A happy birthday to you great friend and brother. You inspire me in many spheres of life. Such great wit, boldness but yet humble,” this is the last message on Bwayo’s Facebook wall posted February 12, 2020.
He added: “I celebrate you today, may God grant you your hearts desires my dear friend Bobi Kyagulanyi. God bless you and your family.”
Bwayo is a film student doing his final year at Kampala Film School.
He directed his first documentary last November about stigma towards albinos, which is currently in post-production stage.
He is an established sound recordist who has worked on several sets around Uganda including: “My Karamoja” (2012) a recent documentary directed by Zaeh Wisanj, “Somebody Clap For Me” (2012) directed by Luciana Farah, “Minds of the Sabiny” (2012) co-directed by Bwayo Moses and Ibrahim Rahim for an NGO that is fighting against FGM in the Pokot region along the Uganda-Kenya border.
He is currently writing his graduation film “Ripe Mangoes” about under age prostitutes in Gulu northern Uganda.
He is also a freelance photographer fascinated by colours; Bwayo Moses spends most of his free time with a camera capturing moments and faces.
He currently lives in Kampala near Gabba and spends most of his evenings on the shores of Lake Victoria watching fishing birds and fishermen on canoes.
Moses is an enthusiastic film geek who discusses world cinema with friends whenever he gets a chance.