Ugandan Member of Parliament Bobi Wine caused a stir at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi on Thursday morning during a brief stopover enroute to Entebbe.
Excited Kenyans mobbed the musician-turned-politician with several requests for ‘selfie’ opportunities.
Bobi Wine made the stopover at the JKIA enroute to his native Uganda from the USA, where he has been receiving specialized treatment for the last few days.
Dressed in a dark blue suit and his trademark red beret, Bobi Wine (real name Robert Kyagulanyi) who was walking with the aid of a walking stick, smiled warmly even as he obliged to the requests from ordinary Kenyans and airport staff.
Bobi Wine has in the recent past endeared himself to Kenyans on social media, following his arrest by President Yoweri Museveni’s regime over treason charges.
TENSION IN KAMPALA
He was initially locked up at a military camp where he claims to have been tortured by the army, before he was transferred to a remand prison.
During that period, Kenyans joined in the call for his release using the hashtag #FreeBobiWine on Twitter.
Bobi Wine is expected to arrive in Kampala at around 1 pm and already there is tension after journalists from different media houses were blocked from accessing Entebbe International Airport to cover his arrival.
Two other journalists attached to Kingdom TV and NTV Uganda are also reported to have been arrested.
Others who have been arrested include Bobi Wine’s brother Nubian Li, former Makerere University Guild president Roy Semboga and a certain Dan Magic.
Meanwhile, some of the opposition members, including Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago, are also reported to be under house arrest.