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Kenya opposition leader denied entry to Uganda over his relationship with Bobi Wine

by James Ateenyi

Kenyan politician Babu Owino who last month hosted Kyadondo East member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine in Kenya is said not be welcomed in the country ahead of his friend Bobi Wine’s Kyarenga Concert which is scheduled for Saturday.

The Embakasi East legislator hosted Bobi Wine in Kenya and held several rallies and functions at different locations in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.

In a letter dated November 8, Uganda’s minister of internal affairs stated that Owino
“uttered inflammatory and seditious words against the democratic and legitimate rule of H.E President Yoweri Museveni.”

The minister added that, Owino has been declared as “persona non grata within the borders of Uganda.”

This means the vocal youth opposition Kenyan politician will not be allowed in Uganda unless with special clearance from the Ugandan government.

In August this year, following the brutal arrest and torture of Bobi Wine, Owino threatened to lead fellow Kenyan members of parliament to demonstrate in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, demanding his release.

After the release of Bobi Wine, the Kampala regime in a letter to Owino demanded for apology from the MP. Owino however, refused to apologise.

Owino was by then accused of abusing president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni a claim he vehemently denied.

The Embakasi lawmaker took to social media to say “Museveni should back off” in response to the demands.

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