Singing Kyadondo East MP Robert Bobi wine has dragged Uganda police force to High Court for banning his musical shows.
Better known as Bobi Wine, the musician turned legislator says in his suit that as an adult, he has been earning a living through live music performances.
He says on October 8, 2017, police in a blatant violation of his right to work and freedoms to speech, liberty and movement, banned all his music shows across the country because of his stance against lifting the presidential age limit.
Through his lawyer Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi, Bobi Wine demands that police refunds him Shs300m he lost due to banned shows that were supposed to take place at Colline Hotel in Mukono town.
His shows in Kamuli, Busoga and in Kasese district were also cancelled. Jackson Mbaju, the MP Busongora South County had already paid Bobi Wine Shs20m to entertain his supporters.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Frank Mwesigwa, rejected a permission by promoters to host Bobi Wine in Mukono yet he had already spent Shs300m on advertisements in form of banners and posters that were taken down by policemen and crime preventers.
He is now seeking prohibition orders against the Attorney General and Mwesigwa who are threatening to end his music career.
The case file has been allocated to Justice Henrietta Woloya who will communicate the hearing date by Monday next week.
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