Opinion: Someone was arrested over nothing – Just for name-calling Bosco!
You a certain individual have been ruling the Republic too long. When the news of arrests being done in the aftermath of your to brazen convoy passes on narrow roads. Where the local youth are addressing the steady progress and the inefficiency of the government, by arresting them. This being the Presidential Convoy, being hazzelled by the youth, as the Presidential Guards felt they insulted the old man with the hat, the grandfather of rap and the State House. They insulted him, nicknaming him. What they already are calling him: BOSCO.
Here is the news. Check it out.
Reported by Sadat Mbogo: “Kasumba allegedly abused the President on January 1 as he ( Museveni) was travelling from St. John’s Cathedral, Kasaka where he had attended New Year’s church service. “When his [Museveni’s] convoy reached Kanoni Town, Special Forces Command soldiers reportedly ordered one of the drivers to move his vehicle from the road to allow the presidential motorcade pass. This is when a group of youth allegedly led by Kasumba started exchanging words with the soldiers and abused President Museveni, calling him all sorts of names including Bosco. They also blamed him of constructing narrow roads,” a police source who did not want to be named because he’s not authorized to speak to the media said on Thursday” (Sadat Mbogo – ‘19-year-old man arrested for annoying Museveni’, 04.01.2019, link: https://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/19-year-old-man-arrested-annoying-Museveni/688334-4921200-c5nuqez/index.html).
My first thought, is what sort of violation did the man and what law did he break? How come he get a criminal record for calling the President Bosco? Something, plenty does after the MTN Commercial came on the screen during 2018. Mr. President has so many nicknames, that he should be grateful, the youth didn’t call him anything from the Leopards Anus, Mr. Sunday, M-7 or anything else you could put on the old man with the hat.
Grandpa President, better chill and his Presidential Guards needs some guidance too. Because, I wonder still, what law did the man break? Did he carry a Arua Stone? Did he spread hot-air and create fuzz by saying the truth about the road?
Are you not allowed to tell officials and guards about the situation, as the Presidential Convoy takes the space on the way and presses the locals away. As the roads where the Presidential Convoy passed through, weren’t build for all this traffic. In that moment, the youthful made a statement and told the truth. A truth that was too brutal, that the man becomes a felon for doing so. Instead of consoling the citizen and caring for the words put. They have arrested him.
Seems like they are using the Sub-section 167 of the Penal Code: “(d) publicly conducts himself or herself in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace”. Which is really special, because speaking to the Presidential Guards as the Presidential Convoy are passing is called breaching the peace.
Would mean, that the soil that the President graces cannot be touched or anyone can cross that. Without fearing that they can be arrested. As the old-man with the hat has to travel on the roads, everyone has to give it a pass and not show their faces. They should be afraid to be close. Because if they are. They could all be arrested for all sorts of reasons.
Bosco cannot handle it and they will use all the means of the law to show their power. Since, there is no love lost between the community and the President. Since there is apparently, none. Peace.