Ugandan singer turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known as Bobi Wine, is at the
centre of a storm in the East African nation. Ssentamu has been arrested and charged with treason
in a civilian court – shortly after a military court dropped a charge of illegal possession of firearms
and released him from custody. The 36-year-old uses his politically charged songs to call for change
in the country that President Yoweri Museveni has led for more than three decades. The
Conversation Africa asked Jimmy Spire Ssentongo to try and make sense of what’s happening.