Monday, July 24 2017
New roles, new problems for Bobi Wine and wife Barbie
It's coming to a month now from the time Hon. Kyagulanyi won the Kyadondo East parliamentary seat. He was sworn in and just the other day he was attending his first parliamentary session with all cameras following him as expected and he does not disappoint, he gives them what they want. He did not contribute much on day one, but you can be sure whatever he said could have dominated the headlines.
On flipping the other side of the coin, the new office and responsibilities have come with their problems too for Bobi Wine and his wife Barbie Kyagulanyi. On Saturday, Bobi Wine had to grace four functions on the same day. He started with Gayaza Junior school that was celebrating over 100 years of existence where he was from 10:00AM, but was forced to leave at 3:00PM to grace other functions.
However, at Gayaza Junior School, the Buganda Premier, Charles Peter Mayiga was the chief guest and a time came to cut the cake, Hon. Kyagulanyi who is the area MP was invited to come along, but unfortunately, he had left for other functions something that media reports interpreted as snubbing the Buganda Kingdom official. Bobi Wine came out to explain.
"On the same day I had been invited to officiate at four different functions (Gayaza Junior School, Kinaawa Secondary School, Nangabo Youth Bicycle race and the Uganda cranes vs South Sudan football match at Lugogo KCCA grounds).
After the Katikiro’s speech at around 3pm, and owing to the many panic calls from the organisers of the other functions, I silently left and rushed to catch up with my other engagements.
I must say it was a humiliation to the people of Kyadondo East to have their elected representative seated at a function for almost five hours and not given any opportunity to say a word. I had prepared to use the occasion to suggest ways of improving our education system!
Therefore, by the time the cake was cut, I was long gone and I think it was more important for me to say a word to my people rather than cut that cake."
On the other hand, his wife is battling with a certain group that was throwing shade at her family, which she says it's okay provided they don't involve her children.
"Me and my husband can be point of discussion any day, any time, any type of topic, hateful, or positive we are very fine with the scrutiny whether for fun or as role models. I However, would request that Our children be kept out of the immature hateful discussions," Barbie noted.
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