Throwing bottles to NRM musicians is ‘tit for tat’ says Mukono municipality MP Betty Nambooze
Mukono municipality MP Betty Nambooze has insisted that hitting NRM die-hard musicians with bottles is a way of paying back for what President Museveni has been doing to prominent and influential opposition singers.
Following the Government’s refusal to allow Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine to hold music shows in recent years, a section of the public has taken it upon themselves to boycott music concerts for musicians who are deemed National Resistance Movement supporters.
As a result, this has seen a number of them hit with bottles while on stage with the most recent incident happening on the New Year’s Eve when singer Ibrahim Mayanja also known as Big Eye was pelted with bottles and forced off stage by revellers as NBS UNCUT celebrated its first anniversary.
Besides Big Eye, Catherine Kusasira and Full Figure are other two latest victims to experience the same stage torture. The same incident happened to Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool another NRM chairman and President Yoweri Museveni supporter.
However, Nambooze has blamed President Yoweri Museveni for setting the trend arguing that he has spearheaded in stopping opposition singers from having their shows successfully.
Nambooze who stated while attending the NBS TV morning breeze show earlier this week was also first to say that Museveni is the one sending his police with orders to deny the opposition a chance.
“If revellers at a music show throw bottles to musicians who are known to be NRM supporters, Museveni is also sending the police to stop musicians who are pro-opposition. It’s the same thing,” Nambooze said.Tweet
Furthermore, she implied that this is what has also prompted the bitter public to react in such a manner towards all musicians who are dying hards of the NRM party.
“Whatever you get depends on what you give out.” She argued that “President Museveni has grown this habit of intolerance and they are now reaping what they sow.”Tweet
Where it all comes from
Towards the end of last year, police blocked another music show from top opposition figure Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine implying that they lacked enough manpower security to monitor the progress of the concert.
This was not the first time his concerts were cancelled but many have been called off in recent years with another one dubbed Kyarenga which was called off in 2018.
President Museveni, however, came out to support his police for stopping singer’s show arguing that Bobi Wine is a Uganda’s enemy who cannot be allowed to enjoy the peace and freedom in the country.
“Bobi wine went to the USA and said investors should not come to invest in Uganda. that means he is an enemy of progress in Uganda. I was in opposition myself in 1960s member of DP and could not say don’t build Masaka-Kabale road because I was not in government. The road is not fTweet
By John Dalton Kigozi