Police have arrested 11 people for hurling objects at singer Moses Ssali also known as Bebe Cool during Cindy Sanyu's 'Boom Party' concert on Saturday.
This comes after the Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba expressed concern over what he described as failure by the Police to protect musician Bebe Cool as he performed.
Bebe Cool was again pelted with empty plastic bottles although the singer maintained a solid performance as the majority of the revelers showed him support as they cheered him on.
According to police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, their covert officers at the concert were able to identify some of the revelers involved in throwing bottles and they have since been apprehended.
“Our covert officers were able to arrest 11 people who were involved in throwing bottles. Preliminary investigations indicate that five of these entered the concert with plastic soda bottles waiting for him to get to the stage and disrupt his performance,” said Mr Enanga.
Gen Kainerugaba, in a tweet, had demanded police to do more to protect Ugandans from acts of hooliganism as suffered by Bebe Cool.
“How could @PoliceUg and the bouncers at Cindy's Concert allow a few hooligans to hurl bottles at one of Uganda's greatest artists?” Gen Kainerugaba wondered in a tweet, adding that: "The same hooligans beat up women (on Women's Day) for simply loving Museveni and Bebe Cool. “We expect a lot better next time from the Police”.
During today's police press conference that happens weekly, Mr Enanga said that the authorities have not yet established the motives of the suspects.
“We can’t know whether it was for political motives but investigations will tell,” Mr Enanga said.