Just how far can dictator Yoweri Museveni go?
Recently his biggest critic Bobi wine accused the Ugandan President of being drank with power. And it seems Bobi Wine was right as the Ugandan dictator has now moved to ban Babu Owino from visiting Uganda.
The outspoken Embakasi East MP has been declared a persona non grata in Uganda. This basically means he is prohibited from entering into the banana republic.
According to a letter from the Uganda government and directed to the Kenyan Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma, says that Babu has been declared a persona non grata “within the borders of Uganda and will not be permitted without special clearance from the Ministry of Internal Affairs.”
The letter accuses the former UON chair of undermining the legitimacy of the elected government of Uganda. According to Uganda’s Internal Affairs Minister General Haji A. Odongo, ‘Babu and his Ugandan counterpart Bobi Wine used seditious words against the democratic and legitimate rule of H.E President Yoweri Museveni.’
Just been informed that I am uninvited guest in Uganda. pic.twitter.com/zG68s3vXcv
— Babu Owino (@Babu_Owino) November 9, 2018
Babu and Bobi Wine were hosted on Citizen TV by Jeff Koinange in an interview in which the Ugandan legislator criticized Museveni’s dictatorship.
“Museveni disrespected Ugandans by telling us bluntly that he is nobody’s servant. The people of Uganda are here to remind him that he is supposed to be a servant of the people; we are not supposed to fear him, he is supposed to fear us,” The firebrand politician said.
Bobby Wine depicted a sense of humility, defiance, selflessness, respect and courage as he articulated why he remains steadfast in his fight for ‘liberation’ in Uganda.
He went even further, claiming Mr Museveni is worse than the late dictator Idi Amin Dada, a man accused of killings during his reign from 1971-1979.
“It has been said before that power corrupts, absolutely. I believe he is drunk with power. He has been convinced by those who surround him that he is a god of sorts,” said Mr Kyagulanyi.
The two MPs later held a much publicized rally at Jacaranda grounds in Embakasi. Thousands attended the rally.
Bobi Wine has been a thorn in Museveni’s government. His reputation rose after he was arrested in August this year after a political rally in Arua constituency. His supporters clashed with those of Museveni’s resulting in the presidential motorcade being peddled with stones.
The Mp was arraigned in a military court where he was charged with illegal possession of firearms. The firearms later disappeared mysteriously.
The whole world came to a standstill during his arrest, with people calling for Museveni to release the popstar musician.
At one time, Babu Owino demanded that he is released, or he will lead a group of young parliamentarians from Kenya to go and demonstrate in Uganda.
But it seems, Babu will only visit the Banana republic if his friend becomes president. Trying to do that now may subject him to worse torture than what Bobi Wine endured.
What do you think will happen to Babu Owino if he visits Uganda?