‘Be strong and take care of your mum’, Read Bobi Wine’s emotional message to his children while in prison

Ugandan Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine – who has since been released  from Makindye Military Prison –  wrote  two heartfelt letter to his children while he was being held.
The prison authority had permitted his four children to visit him, but Bobi’s worry was the trauma the children would undergo should they see his bruised face.
Dear Son, I am writing to you from Makindye military prison. Mama will explain to you the rest,” a letter from Bobi Wine to his firstborn Solomon begins.
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His wife Barbie Itungo Kyagulanyi shared two letters on her Facebook page written to their children:

“When I visited Bobi on monday, I told him that they had permitted our children to visit him. Even when he misses them so much and would love to see them and hug them every minute, he asked me to wait before I bring them to the military prison. Like the caring father he always is, he asked me, “Don’t you think finding me in this state will traumatise them further?” We both agreed that the wounds on his body and the inability to walk was not a thing to show to them. He then decided to write two letters- one to Solomon who is at school, and one to Shalom, Shadrack and Suubi who are at home. Taata, we are all praying for you. Uganda is praying for you. The world is praying for you.”

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So today, I told him that I was coming from Rubaga Cathedral where multitudes gathered to pray for him and his detained comrades. He is a million times grateful to you all for your prayers, your concern, and your comradeship. I already Thanked you for raising your voices for his release and praying for us. I CANT THANK YOU ENOUGH. IAM FOREVER INDEBTED. As we continue to ask for Justice for all people detained in connection to the Arua byelection, as we pray for the families of the deceased whose lives were lost during the campaign,may we continue to intercede for our nation Uganda.

Check out the emotional letters to his sons;

bobi's letter to his son

 

bobi 2nd letter

 

Deputy President William Ruto honored with Lifetime Achievement Award in Uganda

DP William Ruto was this past weekend feted in Uganda where he got the life time achievement award.

Ruto shared the news of his win in the post below.

“Honoured to receive the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award during the Young Achievers awards ceremony, Kampala, Uganda, in the company of Uganda Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda.”

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Ruto was awarded in Kampala on Saturday night for being part of Jubilee’s initiative to give 30 percent of all government contracts to youths, women and the disabled.

He was described as being a visible champion for youth empowerment, industrial and technical training, and praised for supporting talent development through sports and art.

It was also noted that Ruto was once a ‘hustler’.

The DP said he accepted the award not because the organisers are well known but because of the idea it represents; that Africa must begin to celebrate and reward its achievers and validate their dreams instead of waiting for others to do so.

The DP noted that the continent is rich and values hard work, enterprise, craft and innovation, that are mostly associated with the youth.

To unlock their potential, he said, primacy must be given to science, technology and technical education as keys to transformation.

Ruto said: “We must start imparting relevant skills to our learners. For what will it benefit a young man to know when Vasco Da Gama came to Malindi when he doesn’t know how to mechanise his farm or innovate new technologies to scale his enterprise?”

He added: “Let us leverage on our young people’s enthusiasm and energy to unleash new opportunities and open arenas for discovery and achievement.”

 

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