Bobi Wine Welcomes Sanctions on Speaker Among, Cites Impunity as Reason for Call

Bobi Wine welcomes sanctions on Speaker Among

Bobi Wine welcomes sanctions on Speaker Among

KAMPALA, UGANDA – National Unity Platform (NUP) President Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, has welcomed the imposition of sanctions on Speaker of Parliament Anita Among, citing impunity as the reason for the call.

“The reason we call for sanctions on Gen. Museveni and his officials, and why we celebrate when they are imposed, can be summarized in one word: IMPUNITY,” Kyagulanyi said in a press statement.

“We live in a country where the regime has effectively captured, undermined and disempowered all accountability mechanisms to the extent that they can no longer hold anyone connected to the regime responsible for wrong doing,” he added.

Kyagulanyi praised the international community for imposing sanctions on corrupt and brutal officials, saying that such measures “deny them the opportunity to travel, invest stolen funds, and enjoy life in other countries that have their act together; countries whose leaders have sacrificed to make life better for their citizens!”

“They deny regime officials the chance to run away from the consequences of their evil actions! They re-assert the duty of civilized nations: to never sit by and look on as the actions of a few individuals threaten the lives and livelihoods of whole countries,” he said.

The NUP President’s statement comes at a time when Uganda is facing increasing international pressure to address human rights abuses and corruption. The imposition of sanctions on Speaker Among is seen as a significant step towards holding corrupt officials accountable.

Kyagulanyi’s statement also highlighted the impunity enjoyed by regime officials, citing examples of how they have “destroyed and underdeveloped and looted Uganda just because they think they can enjoy life with their families in developed countries, using the money stolen from Uganda’s tax payers.”

“Now it is time for them to lay in the bed that they have made. They will have to stay in Uganda, go to Ugandan hospitals, use Ugandan roads — and even start using Ugandan cosmetics,” he said.

While appreciating the international community for the sanctions so far imposed on corrupt and brutal officials, Kyagulanyi requested that they “do more and more.”


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