By Catherine Opolot
By the look of things, Bobi Wine’s Kyarenga Concert might just be the biggest concert to be held in the country. And as the anticipation builds, our news desk has learnt that Embakasi East legislator Babu Owino, also known as Paul Ongili is expected to arrive in Uganda on Wednesday ahead of the now-on, now-off, now-on-again concert due this weekend at One Love Beach Busabala.
Embakasi East is a constituency in neighbouring Kenya, if you were wondering.
Looks like Bobi Wine aka Robert Kyagulanyi, the Kyadondo East MP, is returning the favour after a visit to Kenya in October on the invitation of the youthful Owino.
The two legislators then addressed huge rallies as well as press conferences, preaching freedom and peace.
During one of their meetings, Kyagulanyi reportedly said: “We do not come asking for guns as we do not want to kill anyone. We come to ask for your brotherhood.”
“When there is injustice and dictatorship in Uganda, its everywhere. When something bad happens in Kenya, it’s a great concern for Uganda and vice versa.”
Owino has previously, strongly condemned the arrest of Bobi Wine saying it is an infringement on his rights.
According to Kenyan press, Owino who was speaking at Parliament Buildings, said then, “I would like to condemn the unlawful arrest of Bobi Wine. The government of Uganda is infringing on the fundamental right and freedom of liberty and expression.
“Museveni should know an injury to one comrade is an injury to all.
“We, therefore, demand for the immediate release of Bobi Wine, failure to which, within a period of a week, we as young parliamentarians will lead a delegation of MPs to Uganda to cause a revolutionary demonstration because Museveni is proving to be unfit for the office,” he said.
The promised march was never held since Bobi Wine was subsequently released after a couple of days in military cells.
Babu is expected to be accompanied by other legislators under the Kenya Youth Parliamentarians Association.