Uganda: #FreeBobiWine - DP Ruto Trolled for Hanging Out With Museveni

Photo: Bobi Wine
Bobi Wine.

Deputy President William Ruto has been trolled on social media for hanging out with Uganda President Yoweri Museveni.

Mr Ruto toured Uganda over the weekend for a series of official activities including paying a courtesy call on his host and launching a tarmac road that is set to link Uganda with Kenya.

He was accompanied by members of his immediate family and close allies.

Held talks with Uganda President Yoweri Museveni at State House Entebbe, Uganda.

- William Samoei Ruto (@WilliamsRuto) August 19, 2018

The construction of trans-boundary infrastructure is key to regional integration, attracting investors and enabling access to emerging markets.

- William Samoei Ruto (@WilliamsRuto) August 19, 2018

I thank @WilliamsRuto for leading a strong delegation from Kenya and the commitments made on behalf of Kenya this afternoon. I congratulate him on the Young Achievers' Lifetime Award he received last night at Kampala Serena Hotel.

- Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) August 19, 2018

But some of the DP's followers on social media seem to have an issue with Museveni, whose regime is under continuous attack over allegations of unleashing violence on citizens and politicians, including popular singer Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.

Bobi Wine has been in detention in several military camps in the country over the past week. Social media users have been calling for his release using the hashtag #FreeBobiWine.

He faces charges of being found in possession of guns in the aftermath of the chaotic scenes that rocked the recent Arua Municipality by-elections.

Consequently, some who shared comments on the DP's Twitter page asked him to either keep away, or ask him to release Bobi Wine.

Ask your friend to #FreeBobiwine

- Avugwi 🇰🇪 (@HILLA254) August 19, 2018

No investors will be attracted where thr is no freedom ... .tel M7 to #FreeBobiWine #PeoplePowerOurPower

- Mulah Såif (@Mulahsaif) August 19, 2018

Tell your fren to#freeBobiWine

- jumale (@fredrickotienoj) August 19, 2018

#FreeBobiWine , please Mr Do talk to that mzee aachilie kijana

- #FreeBobiWine🇰🇪🇺🇬 (@Peterlismuganda) August 19, 2018

Mwambie Museveni awachilie Bob Wine. The era of torturing govt critics and opposition leaders is long gone. si umwambie Kenya imejaa macritics wako na bado unasurvive.

- julishwa (@julishwa) August 19, 2018

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