Freedom Fighter Bobi Wine turns 37

Bobi Wine

Bobi Wine turns 37.

Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, popularly known by the stage name Bobi Wine, turns 37 years. Bobi Wine is a Ugandan politician, businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, musician, freedom fighter and actor.

As a freedom fighter, he has faced many challenges in his home in Uganda. Bibi wine, a musician-turned-lawmaker and four other lawmakers critical of President Yoweri Museveni triggered protests in the capital Kampala and other parts of the country after he was arrested last year. As of 11 July 2017, he serves as the member of parliament representing Kyaddondo East constituency in Wakiso District, in Uganda’s Central Region.

Bobi Wine and supporters protesting

Bobi Wine and other lawmakers were arrested on August 13, 2018, on suspicion of involvement in the stoning of a presidential convoy during a parliamentary by-election campaign. Bobi was then charged on August 16 same year with unlawful possession of weapons and ammunition while three other lawmakers and dozens of other people also detained in relation to the stoning incident were charged with treason.

His detention stirred uproar in East Africa which saw Kenyans backing him up led by Embakasi East MP, Babu Owino.

He was later released on bail after his London based lawyer accused the government of beating him and was taken to the UK for medications.

Bobi Wine has been in the frontline fighting injustice and corruption in Uganda.


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