A look into Taban Idi Amin: The new Deputy Director General of ISO

The man, the myth and the legend. Who am I kidding, right? The oldest son of Idi Amin Dada. The man who came back from exile. A man who ran a racket and battalion of mercenaries in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A man who has been part of the Internal Security Organization before. Therefore, this is not new to him. The man is going to familiar offices and work.

The man who is a former rebel, warlord and even occupied the Embassy in Kinshasa at one point. This man is in-charge and has a grand oversight of ISO now. That is job that is important in the months ahead. As these sort of organizations combined with the Chieftain of Military Intelligence (CMI) is spying on, doing surveillance and detaining dissidents ahead of the polls.

That is why the President has men like this around him and who are capable of doing so. This man is bold enough to ask years of bloody war and horrific acts. To ask for millions of dollars for his duty as a Warlord in the DRC. That is the sort of man, Taban Amin is. He reflects the sort of leadership and sort of military commanders, the President promotes.

The President did the same or similar appointment of him in 2006. Just two weeks ahead of the polls. Now, he does it earlier in October, than 14 days ahead last. We know the state doesn’t want to flaunt this.

So, that his returning to ISO. Is only a warning for what’s ahead. The man who has no quarrels and qualms to use force. Will do it again. As he can be bought and use all means to fulfil his missions. The President can apparently trust him and could re-appoint him. He has gotten this job twice.

Taban Amin has a unique place in the reign of Museveni. Which is weird in the grand scheme of things. The President is so proud of toppling his father with Fronasa. Therefore, to give one of his sons such a role within the law enforcement is quite rare.

We can wonder what he knows, what he offers and how come he become relevant for this. Since, his now picked up for this twice. That is an achievement. No doubt about that. Trust me, Taban Amin will not like this text.

He wanted to run FUFA at one point, but wasn’t deemed fit by technicalities. Surely, he wouldn’t run it because of his knowledge of the sports. The man has run a Congolese Music Band in favour of the President’s third term and run of several other enterprises.

Well, enough for one day. ISO got a “new” Deputy Director General. Golly gee, we will see some headlines and will some people hurt ahead of these elections. Especially, if someone tries to steal his woman. Allegedly, he tortured a man for doing that back-in-the-day. That is the sort of man Taban is. Peace.

 

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