Today morning, all the leading daily newspapers in Uganda had Eddy Kenzo’s photo on the front page – a mighty man, with a Ugandan flag wrapped around his neck, holding his AEAUSA award in the air as mammoth crowds watched and cheered on.
That is a sign of victory for a man who, a few days ago, appeared in a video with tears rolling down his face, broken and visibly really hurt by the relationship drama and war of words that has surrounded his life recently.
Ugandans joined his die-hard fans to celebrate his victory after winning the Best African Performer award at the 2019 African Entertainment Awards. He was given a heroic welcome.
Sadly however, the fun of the day turned into sadness for a few families as it was reported that about four people were involved in an accident which claimed their lives.
The Big Talent singer revealed that over 30 people were arrested by police, and several others beaten and sprayed with teargas as the forces moved in to disperse the crowd.
Reportedly, others were injured after being knocked by a police patrol vehicle which was trying to block Kenzo’s motorcade in order to arrest him supposedly for causing chaos in the city.
I am so grateful to whoever did all they could to come and pick me and celebrate with me, however I have no idea why some police officers behaved the way they did.
I am here seated with too much frustration because of my innocent people who have been arrested, sprayed with teargas, others were knocked buy a police patrol that was trying to arrest me for an offense am unaware of.
People were injured badly and rushed to hospital. We are as well getting information that others died in this accident caused by the police.Eddy Kenzo
The ‘Signal’ singer has now moved out to urge authorities to release the people that were arrested because the people were only celebrating Uganda’s win and hence it was wrong to arrest them.
I am kindly calling upon all authorities responsible, to please release these innocent souls because all they were doing was to celebrate a win for our country Uganda.
I had great plans to celebrate with you my fans and share more pictures about yesterday but, as you all know some innocent people were arrested during the celebration. Celebrating is not a crime.Eddy Kenzo