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Details of powerful US politicians secretly working with Bobi Wine revealed

by Odongo Christopher

Kyadondo East member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popular by his stage name Bobi Wine is laying all possible strategy as 2021 draws nears.

The last report going rounds among people power camp indicates that the Ghetto president met two powerful US senators who flew into Uganda to meet him and promise him support.

Few days ago, we reported about the meeting which Bobi held with the politicians but had not yet identified them.

It is now understood that on August 12, 2019, U.S. Senators Coons Christopher and Chris Van Hollen and CEO Care U.S. Marry Nunn met Bobi, his wife Barbie Kyagulanyi and People Power publicist Joel Ssenyonyi.

The meeting was held at U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac’s residence in Kololo, a Kampala suburb.

According to People Power officials briefed about the meeting, the two Americans promised Bobi Wine “full support” for his presidential bid.

They further promised to mobilize diplomatic support for Bobi in United States and elsewhere.

The development underscores Bono’s strength in the international community.

However, the U.S. politicians usually support African politicians to serve their commercial interests.

Coons, a harsh critic of President Museveni, sits on the influential Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Hollen confirmed the multiple meetings with Bobi Wine but denied backing him for president.

“I thought it was important that we met with Bobi Wine,” Van Hollen said of a brief meeting toward the beginning of the trip (August 12-14), “and not because the United States should take a position or support any particular candidate.”

Hollen added: “We should not do that, but we should support a process that creates more political space and room for dissent within the democratic process.”

He added that, while debarking in Nairobi on a flight from Uganda, he and Coons ran into Wine, who was in Kenya to record music.

“He was worried that the Ugandan authorities would crack down on the music studio if he tried to record it in Uganda,” Hollen said.

“That’s just another example of fear of government suppression, and it’s not without reason.”

The presence of Nunn at the meeting also fuels speculation that NGO, Care U.S. is funding Bobi Wine and his People Power pressure group.

It is understood that a reception was held during the Kololo meeting also attended by Hon Beatrice Akello, woman MP Otuke District, and local and international NGO dignitaries.

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