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Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine)

Date of Birth: 12 February 1982
Place of Birth: Mpigi District (now Gomba District)


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How family and the army dominate Museveni's endgame

They prefer musician-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine who is 42 and Museveni's most potent challenger...

Before the 2021 presidential election in which Bobi Wine emerged second after Museveni the military arrested tortured and killed opposition supporters (AC Vol 61 No 24 Museveni falls back on force)...


Parliamentary speaker flounders in corruption saga

Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu 'Bobi Wine' who heads Uganda's leading opposition party the National Unity Platform (NUP) said that Britain's strictures may not put the corrupt officials behind bars but that the politicians who have been sanctioned will have their travel restricted along with their capacity to invest stolen funds...

Now it is time for them to lay in the bed that they have made ' said Wine (AC Vol 65 No 5 Rifts threaten Bobi Wine's party)...


Rifts threaten Bobi Wine's party

Supporters of Uganda's biggest opposition political party the National Unity Platform (NUP) of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu 'Bobi Wine' are warning that generational jealousy and pressures to compromise could cause splits that damage its prospects in the 2026 general election...

Internal tensions are more dangerous than external threats many of Bobi Wine's followers believe especially given the experience of opposition parties such as the Democratic Party (DP) and the Uganda People's Congress (UPC) both of which dominated from the 1960s until 1996 but then lost relevance...

Bobi Wine commands the youth vote the biggest demographic but was also the kingmaker in central Uganda...

The NUP won 90% of the seats in Buganda and practically all candidates not linked to Bobi Wine lost their seats...

As the leader of the dominant party with 57 seats Bobi Wine although not an MP himself had the choice of whom to nominate as Leader of the Opposition a post that comes with perks including government allowances...

DiscordIt wasn't long before Bobi Wine supporters were accusing Mpuuga of creating another centre of power in parliament and not doing enough to press the government for the release of political prisoners or reveal the whereabouts of NUP supporters who had 'disappeared' during the election period...

She also cordially praised Mpuuga on her X account leading Bobi Wine supporters in the party to demand his sacking...

Bobi Wine also responded positively...

The NUP started organising there towards the end of 2022 until January when campaigning was suspended by Mpuuga in his capacity as NUP deputy president for central region amid suspicions that Bobi Wine supporters were intent on ousting him and members of his faction...

Mpuuga's supporters based their suspicions on the fact that the organiser of the national mobilisation activities is Nyanzi Fred Ssentamu Bobi Wine's brother...


Museveni's divide-and-rule master-class

Hard questions are being asked about the future of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) the second biggest opposition party after Bobi Wine's National Unity Platform (NUP) after accusations that it received billions of shillings from President Yoweri Museveni ahead of the 2021 elections caused deep splits...

Before the last election the FDC and Besigye refused to make common cause with Bobi Wine the upstart newcomer with only three years in politics but an immense national following...

He is promoting his Justice Minister Norbert Mao of the Democratic Party (DP) as a key candidate in the north to balance loss of support in central Uganda to Bobi Wine and his National Unity Platform (NUP)...

The nature of the event made it obvious that support for Bobi Wine in central Uganda is so strong that Museveni has more or less written it off for 2026...


Muhoozi sticks his neck out

Neither the veteran oppositionist Kizza Besigye who stood against Museveni four times nor Bobi Wine who leads Uganda's opposition has said anything on the subject...


Speaker accused of undermining parliament

According to a tweet by NUP leader Bobi Wine on 21 January Among had paid 6 million shillings (US$1 600) each to members of the Parliamentary Commission the chamber's disciplinary body to exclude NUP MP Francis Zaake last year...

He said he was returning the money because Bobi Wine had ordered any party members who had received such payments to do so...


Economy deprives regime of options

The 2021 elections involved massive security deployments to suppress and kill protestors loyal to pop star turned opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) and revealed the extent to which the regime was prepared to go to curb dissent on the streets...

The 2021 elections involved massive security deployments to suppress and kill protestors loyal to pop star turned opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) and revealed the extent to which the regime was prepared to go to curb dissent on the streets...


Museveni seeks seventh heaven

The endorsements indicate the President who will be 82 in 2026 is cooling on nominating his son Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba 48 to succeed him (AC Vol 63 No 24 Bobi Wine rights campaign sparks more protests)...


Bobi Wine rights campaign sparks more protests

Bobi Wine alias Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu leader of the National Unity Platform (NUP) and the country's biggest opposition party is rattling the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) stepping up pressure on the government to account for oppositionists illegally detained tortured and murdered...

'In Uganda we are demanding to be human beings and to be treated as such to enjoy the rights for which many of our people have been killed ' Bobi Wine said on 17 November 'It is a pity that we can not mourn our people and meet in Uganda to talk about victims of torture by Museveni's regime...

Such arguments have not prevailed not least because Bobi Wine is so clearly more favoured by youth...


How shadow states threaten democracies

The politicisation of the security forces was at its highest so far in Uganda's national election in January when Museveni's popular rival the youthful musician turned political leader Bobi Wine faced comprehensive repression and intimidation...

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