“Do not fear them, this is our country” – Dr. Kizza Besigye
A hunch, a smidge of interest and a worry as this is a sign of what to come. This is not a token of goodwill from the state, the state under President Museveni will continue to pound on Dr. Kizza Besigye; something he has done so frequently since he left the NRM back-in-the-day. The 100 Million bonds from High Court proves that State Officials and the Government backed sanctions we’re a façade, a high rise with empty rooms and not a functioning building.
Today is a weird day, supposed to be celebrating, but parts of me is feeling that the Courtships and harassment will thrive, as his stage and place is countering the legitimacy of under the current leadership. It’s the true color of smacking the fist to the table and feeling the pain of actually doing so. I am supposed to be happy that the Nobel politician and freedom fighter is released after months behind bars in Luzira Maximum Prison on phony charges, I should be happy that Judge Wilson Musalu Musene gave him a hefty bail. Still the Treason Charge is still on him and not entirely free, he still have to fight the case, one court date at the time every second week starting 26th of July 2016. So the Government and Lawyers and State Prosecution is still working on the matter and finalizing the evidence of the conspiracy.
Why we know that authorities does in these occasions by now:
“A traffic gridlock is building up in Kampala Central District for the second day running. Several roads leading to and around the high court in the heart of Kampala have again been closed by the police ahead of the ruling on the bail application” (88.2 Sanyu FM, 12.07.2016). As there are even reports after the hearing and the scheduled driving home through Central Kampala as people wanted to greet the battled politician who we’re driving home, the Police had to beat on the public to get them away from the car and the areas surrounding it. The famous “Koboko Squad” they are nicknamed.
The truth for matter it is, the house in Kasangati, just by pictures of his release home. Proves that Kasangati Police Force have been put in regard of the situation and I am sure that Police Commander James Kawalya are prepared with all the tools as his disposal, as they would not totally grant his freedom, even if the General Election is over and the “Business as Usual”. Though they, the NRM and President Museveni have the problem of legitimate rule as long as Besigye is around and questioning them.
What sure will happen on one point is that his staged freedom from the Government, will become so much that he will detain him at Naggalama Police Station or Kiira Road Police Station, before the sunrise that particular day as the nuances of crowds and cheering public when he passes by, just as seen today. The friction between the public and the police are also vivid as the second nicknamed police “Kifeesi Police” is around and violating their rights as there are beating and harassing citizens who comes to greet the People’s President.
We can now ask ourselves, in honest approach, even with a little happiness as the waiting for his release from unsolicited detention as a suspect of treason. What will be the next verdict and the next way for the government to torment the man and arch-nemesis of Museveni? Because it is about time and effort from the Executive to take man down and trying to break, even if it has failed a hundred times already.
I wish it would not happen and that true justice would prevail, if so the man would be residing and be the man who runs the State House at Nakasero and in Entebbe. But alas that is not the equation right now, as the stolen country and stolen funds are in the hands of gun-loving President who has no fear and no quarrel to lie and deceive to keep the power he remains. The question just happen to be, by what force and to what extent does the Police Force and Army plan to continue their Post-Election Modus Operandi and to what degree?
He has his momentary freedom back and greeted by his supporters, but for how long. How long will the authorities, accept the conundrum and let it be. What will the Army infused NRM do to the greatest dissidents and his loyal cadres? That they haven’t already done and what level of oppression against the already hard-battled and destructive political games from the Executive? We can just question, but in the next few days the picture will be clear, and the obvious result is that somewhere will Besigye be behind bars and inside a Police Station, while waiting to be sanctioned his God given freedom, yet again. Peace.