6 October 2017

Uganda: Bobi Wine's Ex-Communications Officer's Home, Office to Be Searched

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Bobi Wine in Mubende

Kampala — Immigrations office is to search the office and home of the former communications personnel for Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine.

Ms Anne Whitehead told this reporter that she received a call from officials in the immigrations office on Wednesday afternoon informing her that her office and house in Muyenga would be checked.

"A gentle man whom I remember by only one name Emmanuel called me and said they were coming to check my office and house at that time. When I told him I was not in office, he said they would come today (Thursday) at 3pm. At the moment I am waiting for them," she told this reporter on Thursday.

However, she later sent this reporter a message saying the officers had not showed up.

"Hi Derrick, so these guys did not show up as planned. May be because there was so much attention - thanks for looking out - they could come another time when I am not expecting,"

According to sources Mr Kyagulanyi is being accused of using foreign machineries to conduct his campaign in rallying the youth and standing strong against the amendment of Article 102 (b).

Ms Whitehead played a key role during Mr Kyagulanyi's campaigns and it has been widely speculated that she could be the big brain behind his sessional messages.

However, she said she had stopped working for Bobi Wine a while ago and they have not met for a long time.

"I am not sure why I am going to be checked. I stopped working for Bobi Wine many months ago and we have not met in a while now. I am ready and let them come and check to find what they want," Ms Whitehead said.

However, the directorate of citizenship and immigration control spokesperson, Jacob Simiyu said they are carrying out routine business returns.

"Normally, we conduct these routines once someone does not report the returns to office in six months.

It is six months and she has not reported to us. So that is why we are going to check her business. In fact the officials didn't know she works with Mr Kyagulanyi. It is not anything political," he said.

Upon his return from a trip in US on September 23, Mr Kyagulanyi was arrested and grilled on a number of things including his source of funding.

The musician turned legislator said that while in the interrogation room at Entebbe Airport police, the officers among other things alleged that he was receiving money from Bill Gates, the world's richest man to illegally topple this government.

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