Adding his voice to that of the general public, Eddy Kenzo has joined the fundraiser to raise money for the late Yasin Kawuma’s family, Bobi Wine’s driver who was shot in the Arua fracas.
The role of artistes in Ugandan politics today is increasingly growing. Top acts in the entertainment industry have been actively involved in many important decisions, playing major roles in politics today.
From Bobi Wine, Kato Lubwama, Judith Babirye, among others who have joined the parliament, the likes of Bebe Cool, Catherine Kusasira, Eddy Kenzo, have also added their efforts in the game of politics – in one way or the other.
Unlike those actively involved in legislative roles, Eddy Kenzo is choosing to stand with the family of Yasin Kawuma, the slain driver of Bobi Wine who was shot in the Arua bi-elections fracas.
After the president sent his condolences to the late Yasin Kawuma through Catherine Kusasira, the family declined the UGX 20m raising concern from the general public.
A few people suggested that they start up a fundraiser to raise money for the late driver’s family. Among those were Eddy Kenzo. The Big Talent Entertainment CEO joined the efforts saying that as much as the family might need financial help, they regard justice first and that it could be the reason why they rejected the president’s offer.
“We want justice first and money can come in later. The family has appreciated the President for his generous contribution, but told the messengers to return the money. They demand justice for their father’s death. I feel proud of them because dignity is better than silver and gold. Your late dad, brother and husband must be proud of you.”Eddy Kenzo
The family later is said to have accepted the money after consultations but the fundraiser will go on as the public continues to stand with them.