Police block Bobi Wine's Kyarenga Easter Concert

Sunday April 21, 2019


Police have today informed Promoters for the Bobi Wine Easter Concert that it will not risk securing their planned music concerts due to their failure to adhere to the safety guidelines and site infrastructure concerns at the selected venues

The concert was slated for this Monday, April 22nd at Bobi Wine’s One Love Beach in Busabala, Wakiso District. He was then set to perform in Lira on May 3, Arua on May 4 and Gulu on May 5.

"We want to inform members of the public that despite the elaborate and clear guidelines with the promoters regarding their preparations manner and conduct during the concert, as well as the safety and security demands from their side,our intelligence picked up information that the event was still a risk to public safety. The promoters totally failed to meet the proactive harm minimisation measures agreed upon to help address potential eventualities that might arise due to overcrowding", Says Police

In a letter issued today, police have asked the promoters of Bobi Wine’s Easter concerts to suspend or stop the concerts until the time that robust security and safety mechanisms are put in place.

However, on receiving the police letter, Bobi Wine took to his Facebook Page and responded to Police.

According to Bobi Wine, Police has been playing ping-pong games for over a month since he wrote to them. He adds that he and his team have invested huge sums of money to meet Police’s demands, some of which were unreasonable. 

“Today, this is the letter they gave to us- no show. Please remember, all other artists are not required to fulfil any of these requirements and their shows have not been stopped. This brings the total number of our blocked concerts across the country to 124 since October 2017” Bobi Wine wrote on his Facebook page.