Bobi Wine Thanks Kenyans who Stood with Him During His Incarceration, Vows to Continue Fight Against Oppression

Ugandan pop star turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is happy with Kenyans who stood up for him while he was in detention.

On August 23, chants filled the air as some Nairobi residents protested the arrest of Bobi.

“When I left detention and saw all the tweets from Kenyans I was humbled. Humbled that our neighbours had their eyes on us,” Bobi said.

He said Kenya and Uganda are their brothers’ keepers. “We will keep our eyes on Kenyans too,” Bobi said.

Wine added that there’s nothing personal between him and the President Yoweri Museveni.

“… that is the feeling I get when we meet. In fact, I shake his hand respectfully as the President of Uganda,” he said on NTV’s Side Bar on Tuesday night.

“I would hate to reduce this fight to just me and President Yoweri Museveni. This is about more than us and the conversation should go beyond to include all Ugandans.”

Wine, said If the democracy one speaks of, is one where you get beaten for campaigning then that is ‘democrazy’.

“I was just enjoying myself, making music and lots of money. One day I was brutally beaten up for driving an expensive car. This opened my eyes to the oppression,” he said.

“I started singing about it. I later decided to go beyond singing and doing something about it. I am here and I am alive, that is what matters. I choose to focus on that.”

Bobi said freedom comes to those who fight but not to those who cry, adding that “Uganda has slowly degenerated into a military state”.

“Stand up and speak up, it is constitutionally guaranteed. We must be dignified and respected. Our future must be guaranteed as well,” he said.

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