KAMPALA – While addressing hundred who attended a thanksgiving service at St. Mary’s Church Waltham in Boston – USA, pop singer and Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu said he has been able to survive the ‘conditions back home’ only by God’s grace.
He then went on to refer to the many biblical teachings as a source of truth and justice before drawing similarities to the injustices many face today, according to Ugandan Diaspora News.
Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu commonly known as Bobi Wine told the Church that many Ugandans have moved to diaspora (inpart) because conditions back home didn’t allow for them to prosper.
“Today many are fending for their families and loved ones sending every hard earned penny to allow their family members live better lives,” he said, according to Ugandan Diaspora News.
The thanksgiving service was organised by Uganda Catholic Community of Boston (UCCB), and it attracted Catholics and non Catholics alike.
Mr Ssentamu narrated his recent ordeal in Arua, explaining to Christians that it was only by God’s grace that he was able to survive it all.
He arrived in the United States on 1st September to seek medical treatment for what he said were injuries suffered during torture by security authorities after being arrested during a parliamentary by-election campaign in Arua.
Top officials initially dismissed the allegations that Mr Kyagulanyi was beaten up in detention while in Arua as “rubbish” and “fake news.” But late, a police spokesman said there would be an investigation into those allegations.
Mr Kyagulanyi who – as both local and foreign media reports – has emerged as a “formidable threat” to the president who has been in power for 32 years, was charged with treason over his alleged role in the stoning of Mr Museveni’s convoy.
At the Church Mass, Bobi Wine also paid homage to his father who he said allowed him to grow his faith in the Lord.
He acknowledged the Boston Community and those Diaspora Communities around the World that demonstrated in support of his freedom and that of his co-accused. He also extended his condolence message to those members whose families had been affected in one way or the other by the recent events in Uganda.
The singer concluded his remarks by acknowledging that “the truth will always set us free and he had chosen a path to make a difference as a Ugandan, and not a Politician.”
On Tuesday, Bobi Wine said preparations for his return from the U.S are complete. In a video recording shared across various social media platforms, the 36-year-old said he is returning to the country 20th September “to continue struggling for a better Uganda.”