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Bobi Wine in trouble over Kyarenga concert 

Bobi Wine, sings on stage in Busabala, on November 10, 2018. Thousands of Ugandans thronged a lakeside recreation ground to attend the long awaited first music concert of the politician after previous attempts were blocked by the Ugandan police

Ugandan pop star Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine made history last weekend when he attracted one of the biggest crowds by a Ugandan musician, during his Kyarenga concert at his One Love beach in Busabaala

Some have estimated that the Kyadondo east MP performed before more than 20,000 revellers among whom included lawyers, fellow lawmakers and other members of the corporate world.

However, his show ended without a serious incident, save for 26 people who were arrested over allegation of pick pocketing and phone snatching, because of tight security.

Besides police, Bobi Wine also hired some muscled men to keep law and order at the more than 12 hours concert especially the gates, stage and the VIP section. They did a tremendous job as only a few cases that police reported to have arrested.

However, earlier Tuesday, more than 50 men said to have been part of Bobi Wine’s bouncers camped at his residence in Magere claiming not to have been paid for their services.

Under their umbrella ‘Uganda Bouncers Association (UBA), the men claimed they offered their services to the musician, but Bobi is yet to pay them.

“We want cash and not mobile money. We support Bobi Wine because he’s our president. But we have worked for promoters like Abitex and Balaam and they have been paying us on time. He hasn’t given us our money since Saturday,” some bouncers were heard saying in a video clip sent to this reporter.

Our efforts to get a response from the ‘Kyarenga’ musician hit a dead end as his known telephone numbers were switched off by press time.

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