Kadaga grills Tumwine, Rugunda on Bobi Wine harassment

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The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, who chaired today’s plenary, question the country’s Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda why security forces have made it a point to harass Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.

Among matters of national importance, Hon Robert Kyagulanyi decried of what he calls ‘Police heavy handedness’ in handling his music concerts.

Hon Kyagulanyi accused Police for unlawfully disrupting his musical events and barring him from attending church.

“Besides my role as a Member of Parliament I am also a musician and that is how my family survives and indeed through that trade, I employ hundreds of Ugandans,” Bobi Wine appealed to the house.

He asked the house to restrain police and all security organs to stop abusing the laws of this land.

Security minister Gen Elly Tumwine could not explain why police was targeting Bobi Wine.

He instead said when Bobi Wine came to Parliament as a musician, he [Tumwine] asked “how will you balance your music from politics?”

Speaker Kadaga told off Tumwine that it was a serious matter yet he was taking it lightly.

“I think the minister takes this as a joke. Why won’t the state allow Kyagulanyi to conduct his business?” Kadaga noted.

She added: “The form we signed when we were elected does not say if you are a dancer, stop dancing; if you are a teacher stop teaching.”

She then asked the Prime Minister to explain to Parliament whether Hon Kyagulanyi is not allowed to continue with his music career.

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