Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has said that The kidnap, torture, and death of local musician and People Power activist Michael Kalinda aka Ziggy Wine will not break down Ugandan youths’ resolve to bring about change in government.
Speaking at Ziggy’s vigil in Gganda in Nansana, Wakiso district on Monday night, Bobi Wine said that if government officials think that people power team is afraid of death, then they are mistaken.
The angry Kyagulanyi added that the murder of 28-year-old Firebase Crew Singer will only reinvigorate their resolve to bring to an end President Yoweri Museveni’s 33-year rule.
“ A time has come for Ugandans to do something at an individual level to bring an end to their suffering. Ugandans have got to lose the fear for death because even keeping quiet and uninvolved will also lead to their death anyway perhaps even quicker.” He added.
Ziggy, according to family members, had hallmarks of torture burns and his two fingers chopped off and his left eye gouged out.
He cited the death in February 2018 of Moses Ssekibogo aka Mowzey Radio, a staunch supporter of President Museveni. Kyagulanyi said, although Radio acknowledged the ills of the current government, he decided to stay on the fence and not say or do anything about it – hoping that the situation would get better with time.
Radio succumbed to injuries sustained in a bar brawl in Entebbe, and Kyagulanyi said, because the government has failed to build and stock hospitals with medicines for all Ugandans, Radio had to be rushed from Entebbe some 45km away so as to get proper medical attention. And even then, Kyagulanyi said, when he was rushed to Nsambya hospital, he did not get the much needed treated and was referred to Case clinic where he passed on despite Museveni contributing $8,300 (Shs 30m) towards his medical bills.
”Radio’s silence contributed to the continuation of the current system that has continued to torment Ugandans. Radio hoped things would sort out themselves but they did not. Things only got worse” he said.