By Kampala Post Reprter
KAMPALA. Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine is expected to travel to Kenya and Nigeria next week where he will meet university students, members of the civil society among other groups of people, this website has exclusively established.
While in Kenya, the singer turned politician is expected to meet controversial Member of Parliament for Embakasi East Babu Owino who invited him. Babu was behind the demonstrations staged in Kenya when Bobi Wine was arrested and detained in August.
Babu who is allied to opposition leader Raila Odinga’s camp also addressed the media, expressing concern over the detention of Bobi Wine.
Last year Babu Owino hired a group of hooligans to attack and heckle Kenyan Deputy President, William Ruto as he addressed a rally in Embakasi East, a constituency Babu represents in parliament. The Kenyan MP then shared the video of the incident on his social media platforms.
It should be remembered that his friend Bobi faces treason charges after he, and his co-accused attacked President Museveni’s convoy on last campaign day for the Arua by-election.
Babu Owino, a former student leader also introduced the use of drugs, violence and intimidation on opponents in Kenya, with most of the mature adult residents of his constituency shunning him as he was considered bad influence to their children, according to Kenyan media.
According to our source in Bobi Wine’s People Power outfit, the legislator who has just returned from the US where he took part in a number of political engagements will also join other civil society organisations, address university students and also plans to meet Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Trip to Nigeria
After his trip to Kenya, Bobi Wine will proceed to Nigeria to attend the commemoration of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, also professionally known as Fela Kuti, a former Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre and activist.
Fela was also known for using drugs that contributed to his quick weakening after contracting HIV due to his lifestyle.
Fela was known to have fought military dictatorship that prevailed at the time unlike Bobi Wine who has nothing to fight for since all his riches amassed has been during the current government.
Like Fela, however, Bobi Wine is a publicly known drug abuser, often posing in pictures smoking marijuana on top of filming some of his music videos while smoking with his cronies.
Just recently, Apostle Grace Lubega, without mentioning his name, condemned Bobi Wine over his abuse of drugs, saying such a character should never come close to leading any nation.
The youthful preacher also blamed Bobi Wine for failing to change the ghetto where he claims to originate.
“If you have not changed the ghetto, you are not going to change a nation! Stop selling your nation, your nation deserves better. Africa will rise through men and women of God. If you have not changed the ghetto, you are not going to change the nation. The answer is somewhere but not in you,” Apostle Grace Lubega said.