The minister of state for Internal Affairs Obiga Kania yesterday told Members of Parliament on the committee of Defence and Internal Affairs that the government had taken extra steps to protect Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
Kania told the committee members that ever since Kyagulanyi declared his presidential ambitions, it has become the duty of government to ensure that nobody hurts him because he is an asset to Uganda,
“It is the duty of security right now to see where Bobi Wine is. Whether they do it overtly or covertly, they must do it because Bobi Wine is an asset in this country. When he reaches the point of nomination that is when the IGP will come in and say now “you must be surrounded with this security, you cannot sleep in such and such a place,” Kania said.
Kania’s declaration followed a question from Butambala MP, Muhammed Muwanga Kivumbi who expressed fear about Kyagulanyi’s security as we get close to the most tight season of Election.
Kania said when someone expresses interest in a certain category of office like that of the president as Kyagulanyi has done, the state takes over his or her security immediately because anybody can hurt them for different reasons not because they are bad but because someone wants to create a bad image for government.
He said: “Actually your security is no longer your own personal responsibility. All these people who are going to be presidential candidates, we must insist they must get security. The reason is simple…anybody can hurt them for different reasons not because they are bad but because someone wants to create a bad image for the government. Someone can hurt a presidential candidate because they want to cause chaos.
The People Power Spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi responded to the development saying that the People Power Movement Officials have their own internal security mechanisms, he, however, revealed that they have increasingly observed that there some individuals who are following them believed to be security personnel.