Expectations have been so high as fans and well wishers were fired up for musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine’s ‘Kyarenga’ concert which was slated for Saturday the 20th of October at Mandela National Stadium commonly known as Namboole.
It is now public knowledge that the highly anticipated concert was cancelled following a letter from the stadium’s management over reasons that there will be other activities taking place there on the same day
This information came in when Bobi was in Kenya a few days ago. Much as fans expected an immediate reply, Bobi held on to it and finally he spoke out although he is not sure whether the concert will happen or not.
“Dear fans and friends, I am not sure when or whether the Kyarenga Concert will happen. But I advise those in authority to desist from these provocations. I am a Ugandan artiste with a legitimate right to stage a concert.” Read part of Bobi Wine’s long statement
In a long statement which the ‘Kyarenga’ singer passed through Facebook, he blames the cancellation on nothing but Police’s inconsistency and lack of transparency. He further blames the people in authority for doing everything possible to frustrate the concert.
“There have been several hiccups in our preparations. These problems have been caused by the inconsistency and lack of transparency on the part of Uganda Police Force. We have done everything required of us by law but it is apparent that the people in authority are doing everything possible to frustrate the concert.” Bobi Wine wrote
According to Bobi’s statement, for the past three weeks, police has been tossing him up and down on top of not acknowledging that they received a letter informing them of his intentions to hold a concert
Initially, Bobi had booked Saturday the 13th of September but because there was an AFCON qualifier match between Uganda and Lesotho, Namboole management had to ask him to postpone the concert. He did as asked and postponed it to 20th October despite the paid ads which were mentioning 13th.
The Ghetto Gladiator had allowed to let go of the money he paid for the first ads but now that the concert has been cancelled, everything has been left hanging in balance
“As things stand, the concert has been left in balance. A lot of money and time have been spent in advertisements and preparations” Bobi Wine wrote concluded