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Uganda Defence Minister blasts Kenyans for Bobi Wine demos
By Vincent Kejitan | Updated Aug 31, 2018 at 09:02 EAT
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Elly Tumwine
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Speaking during an interview with NBS, Tumwine stated that the hullabaloo surrounding Bobi Wine’s arrest is meant to destabilize Uganda

He went ahead to warn young Ugandans that the messages they have been receiving on messaging platform WhatsApp are from abroad

Uganda’s Minister for Security Gen Elly Tumwine on Thursday warned Kenyans against portraying his country in bad light.

Speaking during an interview with NBS, Tumwine stated that the hullabaloo surrounding Bobi Wine’s arrest is meant to destabilize Uganda and he is ready to deal with the country’s enemies.

“If you want to try it out, sisi tuko tayare [we are here and ready. All those came and they were also defeated,” he remarked.

He went ahead to warn young Ugandans that the messages they have been receiving on messaging platform WhatsApp are from abroad, originating from people who have enough problems in their home countries.


“A good number of them (messages) are from neighboring bad people from Kenya who are demonstrating when they have enough problems there.

“These enemies include NGOs who want to destabilize Uganda, they target opposition, young people, intellectuals and the media, and they pay you.

“We have evidence that they pay the media to present Uganda’s bad image for whoever’s interests, not Uganda’s interests,” he alleged.


Human rights activists and some members of the Law Society of Kenya last week staged demos demanding the release of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine who had been re-arrested moments after the martial court dropped charges against him.

On Thursday, the Kyaddondo East MP was denied access to Entebbe Airport grounds by Aviation Police who ordered him to wait for further instructions near the airport gate.

His lawyer Nicholas Opiyo revealed that the musician was grabbed by police and thrown into an ambulance to an unknown destination.



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