Kyadondo East MP Bobi Wine and Babu Owino on Jeff Koinange’s show on Citizen TV. Courtesy photo

By Allen Kisakye

Early this week, we reported that Babu Owino, the youthful Embakasi East MP was to grace the Kyarenga concert due Saturday November 10.

Embakasi East is a constituency in neighbouring Kenya.

And he hosted his Owino Uganda counterpart Robert Kyagulanyi during the latter’s visit to Nairobi where they hit it off immediately.

Now we understand he is not welcome to Uganda because Internal Affairs minister Jeje Odong, believes Owino might instigate the overthrow the government.

Babu is not supposed to access Uganda borders without permission from authorities.

Given that Babu and Bobi Wine have almost the same background – like growing up in Ghetto and ‘representing the Ghetto’, music, and serving a first term in Parliament, it was easy for these two to get along and share political and music experience.

The letter from Odongo says that during  Bobi Wine’s visit to Kenya, Badu engaged in activities that undermined the government of Uganda and its President Yoweri Museveni

And for that, he has been banned from entering Uganda unless he gets permission from Uganda’s Ministry of Internal affairs

 “The purpose of this letter is to therefore to make it known that honorable Babu Owino has  been officially declared as persona non gratawithin the borders of Uganda and will not be permitted entry without special clearance from the ministry of internal affairs” reads the letter.

Bobi Wine and Babu were hosted on various functions, events and TV shows like JKL by Jeff Koinange on Citizen TV and this duo spoke ill about the ruling government of Uganda.

In the letter, the Minister stated that Babu was also compliant in the subversive activities of Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi during his visit in Kenya.

Through the letter, the ministry also warns any person found aiding or abetting the violation of the directive that he/she will be contravention of a legal order and would face prosecution