“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for the Lord is with me!” Photo: Courtesy.

“When the going gets tough, that’s when the tough get going,” goes a common adage immortalized in Chronixx’s hit Ain’t No Giving In. It seems Ugandan opposition figure and former singer Bobi Wine is living by this mantra following a crackdown on his campaign by security forces. A day after accusing police officers of shooting at his vehicle during presidential campaigns, the 38-year old has resorted to wearing a bulletproof vest and helmet. The singer shared photos donning the new outfit on his social media accounts, eliciting mixed reactions from netizens. In the photos, Bobi is seen wearing a grey kevlar vest with a matching helmet while holding his right hand up in a clenched fist, a gesture synonymous with the National Unity Platform(NUP) party supporters seeking to end President Yoweri Museveni’s 34-year reign.

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“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for the Lord is with me!” Bobi captioned the photos.

Photo: Courtesy.

While some netizens offered tHe father of four words of encouragement, others were of a different opinion:

Jimmy Spire Ssentongo Did you get police permission to wear a bulletproof vest? This is a criminal act. You are obstructing security operations

Muhammad Abdul Rashid After seeing this photo, I remembered the day my mother took hot tea when I was in the stomach. I was about to faint and honourable, where you are going seems to be hot.

Mailu Mulwa Bro, you have a heart of steel. I respect you bro.

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Smear campaign

Soon after filing a complaint with the electoral commision on December 2 over the brutal treatment of the NUP campaign team by security forces, Bobi accused President Museveni of running a smear campaign against him ahead of the January 14, 2021 elections. According to the singer, posters of him smoking were plastered on the electroral commision’s perimeter fence but he remained unbowed writing, “Not even this smear campaign will deter us from winning our freedom.”