Kampala’s top hotels ‘refuse’ to host Bobi Wine’s event

By: nairobinews.nation.co.ke
Kampalahotels refuse to host Bobi Wine
Ugandan opposition MP, Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, during press conference at his home in Kampala on September 24, 2018. AFP | PHOTO

People Power pressure group today unveiled their steering committee ahead of the 2021 Presidential Election campaigns.

Get Digital Versions of Graphic Publications by downloading Graphic NewsPlus Here. Also available in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store

Quite unusual though, the group held its meeting at the home of Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi.

However, in an interview with Daily Monitor, Flavia Kalule Nabagabe, the leader of the Youth league in People Power, revealed that several major hotels around Kampala declined to provide space for the event.

According to Nabagabe, some of the hotels they approached include; Hotel Africana, Pope Paul Memorial Hotel and Sheraton Kampala Hotel.

“When we approached them, they asked for a clearance and permission from police just for a press conference. We are wondering why they wanted all this,” Nabagabe says.

The movement’s spokesperson reiterated the same during his address.



Without providing any evidence of letters or messages, the People Power leaders said they approached the hotels on eye to eye for past two weeks as they prepared for the event, but were rejected.

“This government is scared and that shows how powerful this movement is. We all know that the current and outgoing President Museveni knows that his future as president is limited,” Mr Ssenyonyi said.