Nubian Li, who goes by real names Bukenya Ali has expressed solidarity for the People Power Movement and National Unity Platform (NUP) by releasing a song titled, “Tebalina Kyebatugamba” as a revolutionary outcry for what happened yesterday.
For those who aren’t aware, on Wednesday things went out of hand when supporters of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine took to the streets to protest his sudden arrest leading to the death of over 17 people during the riots that ensued after, with others left severely injured.
The Tebalina Kyebatugamba song has been seen as a solidarity song by Nubian Li who believes that the current regime has nothing to prove or say about the current situation of the country as they have failed to deliver on their promises.
The song commands powerful lyrics pointing out the failures of the current regime with the statement ‘tebalina kyebatugamba’ a common phrase in the chorus. Nubian Li also calls out to NRM to give up power and hand over peacefully since they no longer have anything to convince the people to vote them back to the office.
The Firebase Vice President and MP Bobi Wine’s right hand believes strongly in Bobi Wine’s vision and sees him as a potential presidential candidate for Uganda come 2021 elections since the power belongs to the people.
In a statement released on Thursday, police said a total of 16 people had died while 65 were injured, and added the death toll could rise. A further 350 were arrested in the clashes according to Al Jazeera.
Tebalina Kyebatugamba is a song for solidarity according to Nubian Li
Robert Kyagulanyi has emerged as the strongest challenger against President Yoweri Museveni, 76, in the presidential election which due on January 14.
According to the Uganda Police statement, they said they arrested Bobi Wine on Wednesday while he was campaigning in the country’s east for violating anti-coronavirus measures.
They accused him of involvement “in the massive mobilisation of unauthorised assemblies and processions amidst the threat of COVID-19 in Uganda”.
After news of Wine’s detention broke across the country, violent protests immediately erupted in the capital Kampala and several other major towns forcing the police to react which ended with over 17 people killed and several others injured.
In many parts of Kampala, young people were seen lighting fires and setting up roadblocks in response to Bobi’s arrest as they demanded his release. The police and military personnel responded in kind by firing tear gas and live bullets to disperse them.
Since expressing his intention to replace Museveni, Wine has won a large following, especially among young people in the East African country.
Listen to the Tebalina Kyebatugamba song by Nubian Li right here
Author: Allan Bangirana
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