KAMPALA – The Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, has condemned the Uganda Police for failing to protect singer Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool as he was being hurled with bottles during Cindy’s Show on Saturday.
In a Monday morning tweet, the first son also blamed the Police for failure to reign in on ‘hooligans’ who beat up Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s supporters on Women’s Day.
“How could @PoliceUg and the bouncers at Cindy’s Concert allow a few hooligans to hurl bottles at one of Uganda’s greatest artists?” Muhoozi tweeted.
“We expect a lot better next time from the Police,” Muhoozi concluded.
How could @PoliceUg and the bouncers at Cindy's Concert allow a few hooligans to hurl bottles at one of Uganda's greatest artists?? The same hooligans beat up women (on Women's Day) for simply loving @KagutaMuseveni and @BebeCoolUG. We expect a lot better next time from @PoliceUg pic.twitter.com/eYzsHINAC9
— Muhoozi Kainerugaba (@mkainerugaba) March 9, 2020
Bebe Cool was performing at Cindy’s Boom Party Concert at Lugogo Cricket Oval when he was booed, and told to get off stage.
Hell broke loose when the singer refused to leave the stage. As he continued with singing, revelers heckled and booed him and accused him of conniving with ‘oppressors’.
Bebe Cool keeping the same energy amidst flying bottles at Cindy’s concert. 👏🏽🔥👌🏾pic.twitter.com/RHYUefnZNQ
— Sir Arthur (@digitaldidan) March 8, 2020
Attempts by the MC to call for order fell on deaf ears and sensing danger, the singer was later whisked away amid pelting of empty plastic bottles, others full of urine.
Africa Tembelea understands this is not the first time the ‘wire wire’ singer is being attacked on stage ever since he started mobilizing support for President Museveni.
Recently, several other artistes, including Catherine Kusasira, Big Eye and Full Figure were pelted with water bottles and heckled off stage, an action that is also viewed as a protest to their loyalty to the ruling NRM party.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga tasked event organisers to ensure safety of the artistes at the concerts.
“We would like to issue a serious warning to event promoters and organisers against acts of disorder by revelers and activists burling bottles and stones during public events and in particular music concerts. We do not want to see a repeat of these ugly incidents which have a potential of putting lives of participants at greater risk,” Mr Enanga said.
Sanctions will be taken against events managers if people throw bottles at artistes, he added.