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Bobi Wine blocks wife from media and public appearance

by James Ateenyi

The wife of Kyadondo East member of parliament, Hon Robert Kyagulanyi Ssemtamu Mrs Barbra Kyagulanyi Itungo is no longer appearing on the various media platforms as she did shortly after her husband’s arrest and detention last month.

This website has established that the Bobi Wine has stopped his wife from accepting any media interviews or addressing any press conferences.

Sources said Bobi Wine was advised by his relatives and other hard core associates especially from Buganda region to limit his wife from appearing to play a major role in his political activities as she is said to be a Munyarwanda.

Bobi Wine’s politicsl advisers further informed the legislator that allowing Barbie to project her image would weaken his political appeal amongst hardcore Baganda.

The musician-turned politician was given an example of former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi whose wife Jacqueline Mbabazi was seen to be politically stronger than her husband.

In fact hard core chauvinist Baganda, we have been told, would prefer Bobi Wine having another wife who is from his tribe (a Muganda) in order to have more followers from the region since they see Barbie as a sympathizer of the current government and President Yoweri Museveni.

Barbie, who is actually more articulate than her husband had even attracted international media but she has since backtracked.

Even during the time Bobi Wine addressed press conference at his home in Magere in Wakiso District, Barbie was not seen around her husband as it would have been the case before the latest development.

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