The Kyadondo East legislator’s candle flame seems to be glowing even brighter than never before. Week after week, month after month, accolades have continued to flow in as different international organizations and players recognise his unrelenting efforts to contest injustice afflicted by the autocratic Yoweri Museveni government.
Just a few days back, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine was named among the African continent’s most famous and influential disruptors. Bobi Wine and Tanzanian president, John Pombe Magufuli are the only duo that have represented the East African region on the list.
In a report published by the Africa Report which selected influential figures ranging from politicians, athletes, investigative journalists, techies and business barons who have been credited for changing the rules of the game, some for better while others for worse on the continent.
Bobi Wine has been recognised for challenging Uganda’s long time despot, Yoweri Museveni. The analysts appreciated Bobi Wine’s struggle and initiation of the young generation into the national politics of his country, something that never existed before his rise.
Magufuli, is being credited for restoring and building his country’s economy while Aliko Dangote is lauded for being a game changer in the energy sector of West Africa since 2016. South African political activist, and friend to Bobi Wine, Julius Malema also made it to the list for leading a struggle in his country while Kenyan splinter, Kipchoge holds records for the fastest and second fastest marathon speeds in human history.
The noble prize winner and also Ethipian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed Ali made it to the list for his determination to revive peace and stability after negotiating a ceasefire in his region. Congo’s Felix Tshisekedi and Joseph Kabila also made it to the list.