Yesterday, social media was awash with pictures Bobi Wine sneaking his children out of the country ahead of the the Presidential election.
NRM) bloggers attacked National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu for championing chaos yet his children are being flown out of the country.
Bobi Wine in his defense said: “I have seen regime enforcers and propagandists trying to question the travel of my children out of the country as we get close to the election!
Of course, everyone knows that their statements are not born out of genuineness, but out of their usual schemes to diminish our resolve to remove their corrupt regime.
Firstly, the nation is aware of the challenges my family has endured from the time I decided to take on the dictatorship of Gen. Museveni.
My children have lived in constant fear over the past three years. On several occasions, the cars which trail us have been trailing them, even to and from school.
Last year, there was a direct attack on a car transporting two of them from school, forcing us to change their schools and try to strengthen the security around them.
For most of this year, they have largely lived as prisoners; very rarely leaving home.
As we near the election, I received credible information from sources within the system of plans by the regime to cause physical harm to them!
You all recall that in 2017, at the height of the Age Limit debate, they threw grenades at my son, Solomon Sekayi’s bedroom window, and left a message that I should back off, or the consequences would be dire.
The regime has made it a deliberate plot to attack me, and when they don’t, attack those who are close to me to demoralize me!
There is nothing Museveni is not ready to do in order to stay in power against the will of Ugandans!
That is why, therefore, when I received information of pending physical attacks on me, my wife, and the kidnap of our children, friends in the diaspora reached out to us, offered to host them for a while!
That does not mean that I or my wife are any safer by remaining around. But our effort is to ensure they don’t kidnap one of these minors and try to use them to coerce us into subjugation!
The regime propagandists should be very ashamed. In a free and democratic country, nobody should live in fear simply because they oppose the government in power.
In a free country, a presidential candidate would never have to wear a bulletproof jacket and helmet in order to go for campaigns! That is the country we are struggling to build.
Gen. Museveni should even be more ashamed that 35 years later, children have to yet again run away from their country over fears of vengeful attacks!
You can also see the unprofessional conduct of the immigration staff who went ahead to share confidential travel information of minors with the public.
None of our institutions is independent. Every part of government is being misused and abused by the regime, that’s the country we are living in.