Bobi Wine: “I fear for my life”


Bobi Wine. His home has been under security forces' watch for nearly two weeks. File photo.

Speaking to Al Jazeera from United States of America on Tuesday, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine says he’s ‘fearful for his life’ on return to Uganda.

Bobi Wine – who emerged from the Ghetto life became one of the few adored top musician whilst  politician in Uganda and beyond. He is currently undergoing medical treatment in the U.S. after he was tortured while in military detention.

His torture claim has since been vehemently denied by government as ‘fake news’.

The Kyandondo East MP, speaking in an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera said whereas he’s looking forward to continue speaking about what matters most for Uganda, he has some fears.

According to Bobi Wine, there are many Ugandans who have been killed while others have disappeared from different cells across the country for speaking the truth about Museveni government.

Without mentioning a name, he said just 48 hours ago, his friend was brutally murdered.

“I believe that the gun used to kill my driver and brother [Yasin Kawuma – RIP] is an American gun and perhaps it was meant to kill me,” Bobi Wine asserts.

He added: “America should stop giving guns to Museveni but to Uganda.”

The Pop-star who is facing treason charges alongside fellow politicians [MPs] and other ordinary Ugandans says besides fear, he’s too hopeful the future of Uganda is bright regardless of what come next.

Asked if he’s prepared to take on President Museveni who has ruled since 1986 and controlling all the powers, Bobi Wine says it doesn’t matter who the next president is so long as Museveni is uprooted.

“It’s about Uganda and not me. Every Ugandans should be able to unite and make Uganda free.”

While holding international press conference in Washington DC last week, Robert Amsterdam, Bobi Wine’s international Lawyer said they would request American government to stop sending military support to Uganda.

Read more:  Bobi Wine vows to die fighting for freedom


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