Minutes after President Museveni told Ugandans that he had extended the lockdown for 21 more days, several people took to social media to express their concerns, most of which were about how they will survive through the three weeks ahead.
Ugandan singer Edrisah Musuuza aka Eddy Kenzo who is currently trapped in Ivory Coast after President Museveni suspended all passenger flights and closed borders in a bid to forestall the spread of coronavirus is one of the celebrities who immediately took to the internet, after the presidential address on Tuesday, to voice his concerns.
“I was watching president adding more 21 days of which mutufu kubanga kiyamba egwanga naye nze sigenda kufa banange who can send me western union. Muwe emotoka yange otherwise siri bulungi. Eno tugenda mu 700 cases,” he posted on his social media pages.
“I was watching president adding more 21 days of which he’s right because it helps the country but I’m not going to die here. Who can send me western union! I give him my car, otherwise I’m not okay. There are about 700 confirmed cases here”
Earlier Kenzo had said it was not fair for government to lock its citizens out yet some of them were in transit and with no money to sustain them.
After announcing the extension, the president urged Ugandans to remain patient as government assess the Covid-19 situation and reorganizes itself to see how to relax the measures in case the pandemic remains a world challenge.
About the car
Towards the end of last year, several socialites including musicians and comedians met President Museveni in what some analysts say is a strategy to ward off the political heat from his biggest critic Bobi Wine who also recently declared his intention to contest for president in 2021.
On the long list of musicians who made their way to State House to meet the head of state is Edrisah Musuuza alias Eddy Kenzo. Most of those who met the President left State House with gifts ranging from money, cars to heads of cattle, among others.
His meeting with the president came on the heels of a feud with Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata regarding a video in which Kenzo claimed to have been disrespected by Muzaata.
It’s however not clear what gift the Semyekozo singer who had hitherto declared his undying love for the Kyadondo East MP, left State House with.
But days after the meeting, Kenzo posted a photo of himself with his newly acquired Land cruiser V8 on his social media platforms and captioned “Bombardier!”
That’s when his followers started speculating about the source of the car.
Most of them believed it was a gift from the President in exchange for his support and pledge to canvas votes in the 2021 elections to further prolong his stay in power.
However, the Sitya Loss singer said at the time that the car is just one of those smallest achievements out of his personal sweat.