Opinion: NRM “Youths” apparently cannot stage a proper demo!
Clearly, there are some mismatching information, as there various reports already. Most of them is about how the authorities sudden cracked down on them, as they were illegally marching in a procession towards the British High Commission in Kampala. This being the supposed National Resistance Movement (NRM) Youths. What making me fuzz more?
Are this affiliated group parts of the NRM Youth League or even NRM Poor Youth. It is something else. It is the newly made NRM Social Media Activists (SOMA), who started their Facebook Group at September 3, 2017. While some claimed it was them, their own Twitter handle has said the people being arrested deserved to be it. As today’s action was deserved. Which is rare too.
“That’s not how they petition @Parliament_Ug !
They adorn themselves in our T shirts but they’re not part of us! Their demonstration is not know within the circles of NRMSOMA. Let them be arrested by police” (NRMSOMA_Official, 14.01.2019).
NRM Group Paid:
“The NRM group of people are being paid by the member of state house to demonstrate the UK parliament ruling on the democracy in Uganda. This group of people meets up in the morning at the state house official’s house where they get paid and served with breakfast before they set off to the planned destination. We are being told that each participant gets 100000/= for the day and so far they have been in two places the first being UK embassy and today they went to the parliament” (Nile Post, 14.01.2019).
NRM Youths Arrested:
“Police have intercepted NRM youth as they marched towards parliament, they’re now detained at Central Police station. Kampala metropolitan area deputy police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire has warned protestors to seek police clearance first. About 50 youth affiliated to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) have been arrested and detained at Kampala Central Police Station for allegedly participating in an unlawful procession” (91.2 Crooze FM, 14.01.2019).
Whatever happen today in Kampala, is that a group associated with the NRM wasn’t lawful. They were illegally demonstrating and arrested several of them. Which group it is associated with are still unclear. Because earlier this month, the NRM SOMA demonstrated for the same cause, the Anti-UK involvement in Uganda. This because the UK Parliament has gotten a wind of the actions against Bobi Wine and other MPs post Arua By-Election last year.
So, what happen today, is yet another ripple effect of the Arua Stone, of the Abiriga assassination, it is all connected. As it just continues to unfold. It is like the President and the whole NRM doesn’t see it. But everyone should know. That they are just playing the worlds for fools.
It is weird if any affiliate of NRM, didn’t know how to notify and how to ensure the legality of any demonstration or rally. As the NRM are usually on time and on point, if not they are forging the document to make it look legal. That is what we know, we who follow it.
Today is a anomaly, it bends the ordinary fashion, the M.O if you may. That is why all the reporting it doesn’t make sense either. But with time, usually the facts come to the surface and the realities behind it all. But the pictures of the demonstrators doesn’t look to youthful. So, something is up, but what? I don’t know.
However, if any GROUP or any POLITICAL PARTY in UGANDA should know PUBLIC ORDER MANAGEMENT ACT, it should the NR Fucking M! I’m just saying. Peace.