After being arrested in mid-august and enduring brutalization from the military, Ugandan musician Bobi Wine has forged ahead in his cry-out against the dictatorship of Museveni, a man controlling total power in the country since 1986. Detention appears to have instead emboldened the charismatic and young parliamentarian and activist for freedoms, justice, and democracy.
Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu a.k.a Bobi Wine met with US Congressman Bradley Sherman in Washington, D.C. Friday to highlight the root causes of the crisis in Uganda and possible solutions. During the discussion, Bobi Wine told the US Congressman that US citizens pay taxes and part of these taxes go to fund a repressive Ugandan military.
The purpose of the meeting with Representative Sherman was to petition Trump to stop funding the Ugandan Military. The argument put forth by Bobi Wine was evidently that the Trump administration cannot afford to provide military aid to a brutal and oppressive regime like that of Yoweri Museveni using American taxpayer’s money.
Bobi Wine now stands for his country Uganda more than ever. Fully aware of the danger awaiting him, Bobi will definitely head home where he may likely face retaliation from the Ugandan military for his meeting with the Congressman of the D-CA 30th District.
Here is a taste of some of Bobi Wine’s political music: