President Museveni’s rare warning to Babu Owino
Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has said he has received a warning by President Yoweri Museveni against travelling to Uganda.
Babu claimed that he had received warning messages that he would be arrested if he tried to step into Uganda.
He added that the Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament had written to his Kenyan counterpart Justin Muturi protesting remarks made by the Embakasi East MP against President Museveni.
The youthful MP made the comments during an interview with Jeff Koinange where he was accompanied by Bobi Wine.
The former SONU leader added that despite the warnings, he would not hesitate to travel to the neighboring country in solidarity with Wine who will be having a concert to mark his release.
Owino was one of the vocal Kenyan leaders who supported a campaign to free Bobi Wine during his arrest in August.
“We have been arrested before and do not fear Museveni. We will be taking a revolutionary demonstration to Uganda because it is high time things change in our neighbouring country. We cannot sit and watch injustices being committed in the continent,” Owino said in August.
The comments drew protests from Ugandan MPs allied to President Museveni, accusing the Embakasi East MP of interference.
“Kenyans, including MPs, came out and abused our president but nothing was done by the ministry. They were demanding our President to free Bobi Wine, as who?” Rukiga MP Caroline Kamusiime complained.
By Tony Mukere