The Kenya University Students Organization (KUSO) has announced that it’ll on Thursday August 23 rally its 200,000 student members to march to the Ugandan Embassy in Nairobi to “speak in the students’ language and pile pressure on the Ugandan authorities to release Bobi Wine.
In a letter addressed to all University students in Kenya, the Chairman of KUSO, Hon Manyara Anthony says that all students will converge at Freedom Corner Uhuru Park on Thursday at 10 am.
“The students fraternity of this country have watched in utter dismay the frustrations, humiliation and detention of the talented youthful Ugandan political leader Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine over fictitious and fabricated claims by a despotic regime.
While the Kenyan youth and students family have no stake or vested interests in Ugandan politics, we do openly take issue with the denial of basic democratic space of a youthful leader [Bobi Wine] embodying and sharing in the common man’s vision for a better society and we shall come out strongly and boldly to stand by what is right and demand that the Ugandan government releases the above named person.
The much-desired East African cooperation and free space surely doesn’t stop at trade and business ventures between the member states but should mean watching out for all involved,” Hon Manyara writes to the students fraternity in Kenya.
Bobi Wine was brutally arrested during the Arua campaigns mid-August, charged with unlawful possession of firearms and is being detained at Makindye Military Barracks.
Since his arrest, the youth have taken to social media to demand the unconditional release of the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament.