By Andrew Irumba
Barely a day after the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) banned politicians from wearing the red berets because it’s a preserve of the army after it was successfully gazetted last week, People Power politicians led by Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagukanyi aka Bobi Wine have unleashed new red caps.
The UPDF high command on Monday gazetted the red beret and other high gear as attires meant to be worn exclusively by army officers and ordered Crime Preventers across the country to arrest anyone found wearing them.
However, Bobi Wine’s People Power group has come up with Plan B, by unveiling a whole new collection of red head gear, which include baseball caps, traditional caps and Santa Claus caps, among others.
Spy Uganda has learnt that one of the people coordinating the production and distribution of these attires is singer Nubian Li, who is one of Bobi Wine’s People Power coordinators.
However, it is not yet clear whether the UPDF and police will allow People Power politicians and supporters to wear these attires. For now we wait for their reaction to this new development,but our well placed source told this reporter that this looks to be ‘a thorn in their flesh’ as they will struggle to fault them in the law. “Unless they use pure impunity, otherwise, these ‘boys’ belong to dot-com era naawe,” a source said on phone who didn’t want to be quoted. Watch this space!