Museveni to Babu: You are not welcome to my country

Ugandan legislator Bobi Wine and his Kenyan counterpart Bobi Wine chat during a young parliamentarians meeting in Nairobi on October 12. Bobi has been declared as persona non grata within the borders of Uganda. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino is not allowed to ever step foot in neighbouring Uganda.

In a letter dated November 8 from the Ugandan minister of internal affairs Haji Abubakar to Kenya's CS foreign Affairs Monica Juma, Babu is accused of undermining their government.

“Our attention is drawn to the joint subversive activities of Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine and his Kenyan counterpart Babu Owino to undermine the legitimately elected government of the Republic of Uganda,” it reads in part.

Kenya’s foreign affairs ministry has not confirmed receipt of the letter.

Bobi Wine, who is behind a ‘people-power revolution’ in Uganda was last month in Kenya to launch a ‘Youth for Africa’ movement.

Wine took Nairobi by storm - talk shows, TV interviews, lectures et al, under the wings of Embakasi East MP Babu Owino.

It is at these events that the Ugandan government says “the duo uttered inflammatory and seditious words against the democratic and legitimate rule of President Yoweri Museveni”.

Uganda minister of Internal affairs Abubakar added that Babu will need special clearance from his ministry to visit the country.

“Any person found aiding or abetting the violation of this directive will be in contravention of a legal order and will be liable for prosecution,” he added.

Babu Owino has since posted on his Twitter account that he has been informed of the directive.


Efforts by Standard Digital to contact him for a comment has been futile as his phone goes unanswered.

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