KU students disrupt Museveni's speech with Bobi Wine chants [Video]

Students protest during Museveni's speech at KU

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

Students at Kenyatta University disrupted Uganda's President, Yoweri Museveni during his speech on Friday with Bobi Wine chants.

In a move seen as a direct protest to President Museveni's government, the students who were putside the venue were had chanting Bobi Wine's name over and over again.

Last year in August, Bobi Wine, was one of five MPs arrested on the eve of a parliamentary by-election in the north-west town of Arua, after President Museveni's convoy was pelted with stones by their supporters, according to authorities.

Critics

The arrest of the popular MP - a vocal critic of the long-serving president - angered Ugandans and the world and protests erupted in Kampala and social media over his detention.

Youthful Kenyan MPs also protested the arrest and detention of Bobi Wine and even threatened to stage demonstrations in Kampala if he was not released.

After his release, Bobi Wine visited Kenya in October 2018, where he addressed an enthusiastic rally at Jacaranda Grounds and together they launched a “Youth for Africa” movement.

Kenyan rallies

Flanked by the Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, the Ugandan MP addressed a rally at Kibera in Nairobi where he asked Kenyans for support in a bid to win what he called freedom in Uganda.

Bobi Wine stated: “I’m not here to ask for guns; I’m here to ask for your continued brotherhood and unity to fight impunity in our countries. While we talk about East African Community, it should not be a presidents’ club. It is about us citizens."

He added: "Our grandfathers fought for freedom and liberty. They promised to end colonialism but the system changed from white colonialists to black colonialist.”

Here is the video

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