Revellers lost their cool on Wednesday night and threw bottles at Starboss alias Big Eye, a ruling National Resistance Movement [NRM-leaning] musician.
The incident happened on January 1, 2020 during NBS television’s first anniversary of “Uncut” programme [#NBSUncutAt1] at Uganda Museum in Kamwokya, Kampala.
It came just days after city events promoter Balaam Barugahara stopped Big Eye’s planned protest march to Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s home in Magere, Kasangati town council, Wakiso district.
Big Eye had had written to police seeking security clearance to serve Bobi Wine with a protest letter owing to a Boxing Day incident where revellers stoned and threw bottles at Presidential Advisers Catherine Kusasira and Full Figure at Nabugabo beach in Masaka district.
The same treatment was accorded to him for allegedly supporting NRM.
According to reports, the Deejay mixed Big Eye with diva Sheebah Karungi sparking anger in the crowd.
When Big Eye stepped on the stage, he was pelted with bottles and other objects.
The bouncers quickly rushed to his side, grabbed him and escorted him offstage—to safety.
“Hallo fellow Ugandans, Why do you divide our motherland, Uganda is for all of us. I have supported NRM since way back, i have entertained Ugandans for all the years when am in NRM “Uganda why?” “My people why?” Bambi mundeke nonye akawogo mbegayiride baganda bange🙏,” he lamented on Facebook.
“Am still a young man who still needs to work so hard for my little children, my mother, my father and my other family members. I haven’t prepared for my children, i haven’t even built a house for them. Where will they be when you kill me just for supporting president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni .Really😭😭”
He then shared the video of the attack saying:
“In this video you clearly see how my fans want to enjoy me and how others are denying them their right by bringing in political differences hence hitting me with bottles. I leave it to you now. #ThisActMustStop #UgandaFirst.”
Museveni started it?
According to Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze, President Museveni has grown this habit of intolerance.
“For NRM, they are just reaping what they sowed,” she said Thursday while appearing on NBS television.
While revellers are throwing bottles at musicians who are now for supporting NRM, Museveni is also sending police to stop opposition-leaning musicians from singing, she noted.
“He is using police as tools while Ugandans are armed with bottles. Museveni as a leader should not have started this. People are reacting to Mr Museveni in the same currency,” Nambooze said.
She added: “The same way president Museveni deported Yvonne Chaka Chaka is the same way Big Eye was pulled away from the stage at the Uganda Museum.”