A black cap with the words ‘RISK TAKERS’, and a black jacket with an American flag – that is all Bobi Wine needed to escape from the arrest of police officers on Wednesday amidst protests against the social media and mobile money taxes. The Ghetto President met the man who helped him with the disguise, and he had a lot to say about him.
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The image above became the picture of the day on Wednesday as Bobi Wine together with other protesters peacefully demonstrated on Kampala streets against the recently instituted taxes on mobile money transactions and social media usage.
Bobi Wine, a musician turned legislator took lead role in the protests and was the key target when police started arresting the protesters in an effort to reduce on the chaos and tension from the busy city streets. Bobi was alert to their intentions and managed to escape from the police’s grip with the help of a young man who gave him disguise attire to confuse the police operatives.
Yesterday, Bobi Wine went ahead and mounted a search for the mysterious man.
Barely ten hours after announcing on his Facebook community, a platform that has garnered a following of over 790,000 fans, the Member of Parliament managed to stumble upon this young man identified as Mugalu John.
In his subsequent Facebook post, Bobi shared a picture of him and Mugalu at the Parliament premises. He labelled Mugalu “a young, patriotic and fearless brother“. Mugalu is said to be a trader working in areas of Kiyembe and dealing in clothing merchandise. He is said to also be working from Magoba Shopping Mall opposite the Old Taxi Park.
On the contrary, some fans have jokingly suggested that the jacket and cap be taken to the museum as a symbol of struggle and others expressed skepticism about the young man’s safety given that the Police may charge him with abetting crime and may soon apprehend him for arrest. Female fans commented asking for details on how to contact Mugalu which left many of us wondering what they are after.
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