By Norah Mukimba
Pamela Kentaro, a Counter Terrorism Police officer, has denied spying on Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, saying she has been friends with the lawmaker for many years.
A passenger on Kenya Airways on Thursday took a picture showing Kentaro standing next to Bobi Wine as he was returning to Entebbe International Airport.
The fast to act Ugandans swiftly took to social media to claim Kentaro had been planted to spy on the controversial MP whose ambitions are to change the country.
In a brief statement to friends, Kentaro dismissed the spying charges as groundless.
“It’s quite absurd that a lot of negativity is being spread about me having been planted as a spy on Hon Kyagulanyi,” stated Kentaro.
“Bobi and I have been friends from way back and he knows that I am a police officer,” she emphasised.
“On Thursday I met him at JKIA (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport). I was from traveling from Mombasa and him from America. I didn’t travel to the US as alleged.”
Kentaro explained that Bobi Wine “was the first to see me at the cafeteria and asked me to join him at the table with his brother called Dax. We chatted for close to two hours while waiting for our flight to Entebbe.”
She said “on the plane, he (Bobi) sat next to Hon Winnie Kizza and he asked that I sit across on the other side of the aisle near him.”
The Police twitter account also put things in perspective. ” Police cannot deploy anybody who is already exposed in uniform to do undercover operation, more so someone who is already known to the target as a Police Officer. She was away in Mombasa on a scheduled training from 17th to 19th September 2018 and the return ticket was for 20th September 2018, the day that the Honorable was also coming back,” they wrote.