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Bobi Wine’s Kyarenga Extra Concert Promoters Arrested

Police have today Monday arrested promoters of Bobi Wine’s Kyarenga Extra music concert, a day after the law enforcement said it would not allow the music show to take place.

Officials from Abtex and Bajo, companies which are promoting the concert, were picked on Eastern Monday by police from One Love Beach, Busabala, Wakiso District.

It remains unclear if charges will be preferred against them.

Police yesterday blocked the concert, saying promoters had previously failed “to adhere to the stricter safety guidelines and site infrastructure concerns,” leading to “overcrowding, theft and violation of traffic rules”.

Police said this would not only lead to a breach of law, but also posed a danger to revelers and lives of other members of the community.

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The anti-riot police personnel and military police are heavily deployed here at Busabala.

Most of the roads leads to the venue have been barricaded by security forces.

Bobi Wine, who has since declared plans to stand for president in the 2021 general elections, says police wrote to his promoters three days ago giving them a litany of requirements.

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“We invested huge sums of money to meet their demands, some of which were unreasonable. This was in addition to what we have invested in advertising and preparing the show,” he said.

However, said Bobi, police this past Saturday intercepted trucks which were carrying sound equipment before cancelling the show.

He revealed that Easter Sunday’s cancellation of his show brings the total number of blocked concerts across the country to 124 since October 2018.

The Kyaddondo East lawmaker is expected to address the media at One Love Beach later today.

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