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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 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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Regime blames MPs for killings

No sooner had Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana MPs belonging to Bobi Wine's National Unity Platform (NUP) been released on bail on murder charges on 29 September than they were re-arrested...

Bobi Wine said 'When the president recently said that the opposition was behind the killings we thought it was a bad joke...

' Since first challenging the general election results as fraudulent in the supreme court and then dropping the suit Bobi Wine and his party have mostly focused on pushing the government to release scores of its supporters who were arrested before during and after the elections...

At one level critics including Bobi Wine have said that the killings have exposed the hollowness of President Museveni's claims that the entire country enjoys peace and security under his rule...


A slightly bigger tent

Museveni recently ordered the Uganda Revenue Authority to release the bulletproof vehicle that was donated to National Unity Party leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine...

Museveni recently ordered the Uganda Revenue Authority to release the bulletproof vehicle that was donated to National Unity Party leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine...


Motorbike killers strike again

Baganda gapKatumba's role in President Museveni's next cabinet over which extensive negotiations have been taking place was expected to be significant given the need to fill the many Baganda gaps in cabinet ranks after Bobi Wine's strong showing in Buganda during the election and the deposing of many ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) MPs...

The switch of many voters from Museveni to Bobi Wine in the election is regarded there as disloyalty and incipient treason not mere political choice...


Cracks in the ruling party

While Museveni's win in January's disputed elections was matched by his National Resistance Movement party retaining a majority of the seats in parliament several senior party leaders lost their seats with significant losses in Buganda the home of oppositionist Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine (AC Vol 62 No 2 Iron fist carries the day)...

Adding to the sense of intimidation were the heavy military presence around the homes of Bobi Wine and fellow opposition leader Kizza Besigye and weeks of loud fighter jets crisscrossing the Kampala skies...

'Dictator Museveni is swearing in well aware he stole the elections and he is scared of people opposing the sham ceremony ' Bobi Wine was quoted as saying...

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga claimed that Bobi Wine was planning to hold a parallel swearing-in ceremony which the authorities would not allow giving away the real reason behind the siege...


The opposition plans its pushback

Police and soldiers are again cracking down on any signs of dissent as the National Unity Platform led by Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine plans a second wave of protests against the Museveni government...

' Jinja was a particularly strong source of support for Bobi Wine even by the official polling figures which gave him 60% of the vote there compared with 36% for the president...


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As Bobi Wine appeals against result, President Museveni plays nationalist card with European critics

' In the meantime opposition leader Bobi Wine freed from house arrest last week having been confined to his home compound since polling day on 14 January continues to court Western diplomats while he attempts to take his campaign against Museveni's win in last month's disputed elections to the Supreme Court (AC Vol 62 No 2 Iron fist carries the day)...

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African concerns

Doughty mentioned violence during the elections and the treatment of the opposition especially Bobi Wine (Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu)...


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