Canadian, American Leave Uganda over Bobi Wine

Anne Whitehead (L) and Jackie Wolfson have since left Uganda

Two foreigners accused of quietly masterminding the rise of MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine to take power in Uganda, have left the country.

Ms Anne Whitehead, a communications professional recently returned to Canada amid pressure from security services.

Contacted by ChimpReports, Ms Whitehead said she left Uganda for a “much needed holiday,” adding, “I haven’t seen my family for over a year and needed some rest.”

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Pressed further, Ms Whitehead confessed that “It is true that I have been under a lot of pressure related to politics around Hon Bobi Wine, despite having not worked with him for a while, so it was a good time for me to take some time away.”

Ms Whitehead briefly served as Mr Bobi’s communications strategist, positioning the singer’s brand to win national and international limelight.

She would later leave this position over unknown reasons.

This investigative website also understands that Ms Jackie Wolfson, who was recently accused of supporting Bobi Wine, has also left the country.

Ms Wolfson flew from Entebbe International Airport on Saturday night and had safely arrived in her hometown of New York, United States.

A dossier circulated online said Wolfson’s main job was to help Bobi Wine to “fine-tune the rough edges, shed the gangster image, develop a coherent message that resonated largely with the youth, grow his social media presence, support his community initiatives, introduce him to important funders abroad and prepare him to launch a political push.”

Counsel Nicholas Opiyo said on his Twitter handle that “Wolfson of the Shule Foundation was this evening (Saturday) arrested by people believed to be from the Ugandan security. It is still unclear where she is being detained.”

The development comes just hours after President Museveni vowed to address what he described as “foreign meddling in Uganda’s domestic affairs.”

Addressing the nation on Sunday, Mr Museveni observed: “What superior intelligence do you have to think that you can understand the problem in my house better that we the occupants. If there is a problem in our house, we the occupants will solve it. Keep out.  It is also practically wrong because outsiders cannot have enough information about a foreign situation.”

The social media dossier claimed Ms Whitehead worked closely with Ms Wolfson in the Bobi Wine project.

On her part, Ms Whitehead said she has never met Ms Wolfson, “but can empathize for what she may be going through. We were targeted by the same propaganda, which I know was lying about me, so I would be sceptical if she is really guilty of anything. Her family must be worried.”

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