BOBI WINE: KENYANS GANG UP ON M7, PLANNING MASS NAIROBI DEMO ON WEDNESDAY, MARCHING TO UG EMBASSY IN NAIROBI
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Activists groups in Kenya have denounced President M7 for continuing to detain Bobi Wine. Led by Boniface Mwanga and working with their Law Society, the disgruntled activists have announced an anti-M7 demo on Wednesday on the Nairobi streets. They are using @TeamCourageKE, @alaminkimathi & @lawsocietykenya to mobilize signatures for a petition for delivery to Uganda embassy in Nairobi during their Wednesday 22nd August Nairobi demo. “Thank u Western Kenya (Busia) for leading on this. I love you. Nairobi we are on for #FreeBobiWine on Wednesday 22nd August. We are marching to the Uganda Embassy on Riverside drive. The organizing team @TeamCourageKE, @alaminkimathi, @lawsocietykenya will share more details,” activist Boniface Mwangi tweeted a while ago. 1000s of Kenyans have since signed onto the petition condemning Ugandan govt brutality vs the MPs. Renowned Kenya activist and lawyer Miguna Miguna tweeted earlier: “M7 you claimed to be a freedom fighter when you went to the forest in 1981 with ragtag boys. However, since 1986 you have brutalized Ugandans and turned the country into a personal fiefdom. Ugandans aren’t your cows.Free Bobi Wine & his comrades.” Miguna says he shares pain of Bobi because he himself was in February harassed and exiled for defiantly swearing in Raila Odinga at a mock ceremony in Nairobi. According to news blog kenyandigest, the Busia riots this Monday morning by Kenyans demanding Bobi’s release have inspired Nairobi activists to embrace the Wednesday mass demo in Nairobi. Kenyan activists are also demanding that their embassy in Kla issues a protest statement similar to what the EU & US embassy have released condemning security agencies for the brutality they unleashed on Bobi Wine, Francis Zzake and other MPs. In a related development, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office last night issued a travel advisory cautioning their nationals in Uganda to tread carefully as pro-Bobi Wine violent skirmishes are expected this week in Kla & other major towns.