Ghetto president, H.E Bobi Wine, on Thursday demonstrated leading by example, when he mobilised youth in Kamwokya to block a road.
The action was in protest of Kampala Capital City Authority [KCCA] negligence that saw a pothole on Old Kira Road cause an accident that luckily didn’t claim lives.
Road users say they have been complaining about the pothole but authorities did nothing.
Bobi who even recorded a song criticising KCCA executive director, Jennifer Musisi, for harassing Kampala dwellers, was not about to sit back and watch.
“Am not being critical but just about four days ago, this “sink hole” right in the middle of Old Kira road caused an accident that claimed 2 senior four students as I watched,” he wrote on his Facebook wall sharing pictures of the youth blocking the road.
He said KCCA officials were arresting vendors and closing illegal businesses in the same neighbourhood but could not address a matter that was about to claim people’s lives.
“Today morning another accident happened. Luckily, no one died. So I thought,#WhatWouldMagufuliDo? I got the residents together and we did just that. I would like to call upon the Authorities to come and save live,” he wrote.
Hours after barricading the road with tree branches and leaves, KCCA sent tractors to the scene.
Bobi later shared pictures supervising KCCA tractors and workers as they filled the pothole with soil.
“When we closed Old Kira Road this morning because of a deadly Hole, we wanted to draw attention of the authorities to the matter and it worked like magic…I want to thank KCCA for responding accordingly in just a matter of hours. We are now working with KCCA engineers to fix it in the shortest time. #ItsEverybody’sResponsibility,” he wrote on his Facebook.