“Justice for me is the leaders being accountable to the people and everyone being equal before the law” – Robert Kyagulanyi on 6th September 2018.
That the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni have underestimated the People Power movement of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. It has been more and more visible ever since the brutal arrests in Arua on the 14th August 2018. Now we’re in early September 2018 and the ramifications are showing itself.
That was with the defenses of the government spokesperson own presser right before in Kampala and his earlier Communique, which I have already commented on today. So, to throw more into that its waste of our precious time. But shows how nervous and how eager they are to spin the news. As they need someone to spoil the grand entry in Washington D.C. of Bobi Wine. As he is still in medical treatment after the torture.
“I come from the ghetto like many young Ugandans and all we want is to have a say in what happens in our country. it’s not about Museveni and it’s not even about me” – Robert Kyagulanyi.
“It is a habit for Ugandan authorities to torture people and then come out and lie about it. I’m not the first, you’ve seen muslim clerics and women. It’s a privilege for me to be here, what I can do is speak for those people” – Robert Kyagulanyi.
This here shows as the humility and chosen words from the MP are, as he could have narrated, he could have exposed more and even been directly more aggressive. Instead, his tone and choice of words shows how smart he is. Bobi Wine has decided to take a charge on the NRM and Musveni, but for the betterment of the people, not only for him. This is like younger Besigye appearing, but with more of international following. As he got supporters from abroad.
This Presser not only the words, but the interests, the added pressure, shows that the President and his brigade, don’t know what they are fighting. If they thought Military Detention and torture would silence him. It only makes him more determined and sure of his cause. Even as his attorney claim that the government was about assassinate him and not his driver in Arua. That proves, that the NRM have a long way to go for redemption or even trying to act humane.
That is why the government even claims they didn’t even torture him now and they have used vicious words for the supporters of the opposition. Not attacked or even asked for a fair investigation into the forces using arms against civilians or such. Even as the stories of the President has been changing, but he is allowed to change his narrative, the others have to worry to do the same. Because of the stone in the luggage car or was it the main-car? What was it Mr. President?
Well, the reality of what happen in Arua isn’t clear still. Not even all the damage the SFC did to Bobi Wine or anyone else for that matter. Because there was plenty of people who was arrested and tortured for humiliating the President.
But seemingly, the Presidency and the NRM have finally meet someone who rises to occasion and shows flair, in ways they haven’t seen in a while. Peace.