Ugandan dancehall singer Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, has said that his Kampala studio was raided by a contingent of soldiers on Thursday, May 12.
Bobi Wine took to Facebook to claim that some artistes who were rehearsing at the facility were harassed.
“Meanwhile, as the swearing in (of President Yoweri Museveni) is going on, our rehearsal studio in Kamwokya was invaded by armed soldiers and police as young Firebase artistes were rehearsing and others were watching the swearing in on T.V,” wrote Bobi Wine in part.
“They were beaten and arrested (no charge yet). Even when I tried to explain that these youth were no harm to society and actually productive members of our community, nobody listened.”
The Dembe hit-maker said that he felt disgraced by the action, despite working with the police in creating peace in Kampala’s informal settlements.
“They (youth) were bundled up to into a car, humiliated, and are now detained at Kira Road Police station,” he said.
“I was actually there doing an interview with New York Times when this happened. To the Uganda police; next time you call me to calm down riots in the ghetto, please remember how you have treated our people… I mean what kind of relationship is this?” posed the 34-year-old.