Presidential hopeful, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has sent his children to The United States of America (USA) as Uganda heads to polls.
The youthful politician’s four kids alongside their aunty and uncle from wife Barbra Itungo Kyagulanyi left Entebbe International airport on Wednesday evening (11pm local time) aboard Qatar Airways.
The children are in company of their aunt, Kyomuhimbo Asiimwe Jolly and their uncle, Rubahamya Baron.
Kyomuhimbo and Ruhahamya are Barbie’s siblings.
Bobi Wine escorted them to the airport.
The children are; Kyagulanyi Sekayi Solomon Kampala, Mbogo Shadrack, Namagembe Shalom and Suubi Shine Nakayi.
It is not clear why Bobi Wine’s family is leaving the country days before elections in which Bobi Wine is a presidential candidate!
However, it should also be noted that as Uganda heads to the polls on January 14 and several opposition groups have been mobilizing their supporters for violent demonstrations in case they lose the election.
Last year, following the arrest of Bobi Wine for flouting campaign guidelines and aiding the spread of the deadly COVID-19, violent demonstrations broke out in Kampala and other towns. The riots were characterized by robbery, destruction of property and attacks on innocent Ugandans believed to be supporters of the NRM party.
However, the police and sister security agencies restored calm with President Museveni promising that the hooligans would soon lose the appetite to attack innocent Ugandans.
In his end of year address to the nation, President Museveni again warned criminals and crooks who intend to destabilize Uganda and this year’s elections, by getting involved in cheating and violence.
“I have the information. People are planning to steal elections, including election officials bribed to change results or facilitate multiple voting. Then we have the ones who want to use violence to alter the wishes of the people,” Museveni said.
He was critical of the indiscipline of some of the political actors, especially in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. He hailed the police for acting tough.
“I will not allow the affairs of the people of Uganda to be messed up by criminals and traitors who cheat,” he said, warning again, “All of you who are involved, please stop. I know, and I will act.”