“I have been discussing with my children, who are now senior adults, the timeliness of creating the DRA (the Descendants’Resistance Army I) to take forward the work of the original NRA of their parents” – Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, State of the Nation Address on the 04.06.2021
We know things are off the hook. The State of the Nation Address yesterday was a snoozefest, but I still had to drop two points, which stands out. Not the other obnoxious and obvious lies. Neither, the ordinary boosting of his ego and supposed achievements, which he directs back to the stone-age. Just like the old President invented the wheel and was the first man to create fire in the caves of Luweero. That is just how this saga goes.
Now, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) have spawned in every direction. Every term and every year, they are adding additional organizations and units underneath it. They have the Poor Youth, SOMA, Youth-League, Woman’s League, Youth Power, Yellow Brigade and everything else. There are so many creations… and initiatives, you can wonder if they can keep it all up.
The NRM has done this always as an reaction to one or another opposition party, which was mobilizing one part of the society. Therefore, the NRM needed to have something draw attention and look like it cared about the same demographics.
Now, they have gone into descendants. That is surely more sexy and more feasible, than trying sell NRA Historicals on the regular. Making the old school and the loyal soldiers of old getting perks in the current day. Now, they are working or the kids and the next generation.
MacMillan Dictionary describes descendant as: “a relative of a person who lived in the past” (MacMillan Dictionary – ‘Descendant’). The funny thing here is that Museveni and the NRA didn’t all live in the past. This is securing and making it feasible to sell the next generation. Having the sons and daughters to takeover. They are preparing and initiating reasons for the second generation of NRM to have control.
This is like the wet dream of Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga and his naked ambition. He and all the others wants to ensure the party continues. They are afraid of losing the empire and the ability to control the State House. The Museveni’s and their associates wants to have an excuse for the next generation.
That is why the Descendants are suddenly a thing. The Historicals is losing out and they will be dimmed with time. Their work and legacy will not be as valued, since they are processing ways to usher in the sons and daughters. Kuteesa have already been able to do so. His daughter (Shartsi Kuteesa Musherur), is in Parliament already.
Museveni wants to ensure he gets enough token soldiers of the current grown generation to fight the same battles as before. Just to continue on the foundation and be in the battlefield for him. It is not like he can be in battle or jump between skirmishes in the bush. He needs the perks and will not give that away anytime soon.
This descendant thing is to secure the future of the elite and the ones in-connection to the President. Maybe the first step into succession and dwelling into the truths that was leaked by Gen. David Sejusa back in the day. Only done more as a sideshow in the SONA of 2021. Project Muhoozi never died, but it is multiplying apparently. Peace.