Opinion: Fears for People Power and the NUP [after the Komamboga blast]

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga told a press conference on Sunday afternoon that the number of those injured was three, down from the seven reported earlier. ‘Our joint task teams of experts from Counter Terrorism, Intelligence and Investigations have confirmed the incident was an intentional act of domestic terror,’ he said. Three suspects are on the run, added Enanga, as investigations continue, with their motivation not yet established. No group has come out to claim responsibility for the deadly attack” (New Vision – ‘Komamboga blast was ‘intentional act of domestic terror’ – Police’ 23.10.2021).

The bomb in Komamboga in Kawempe division at a pork joint should worry everyone. The state is easily using these sort of domestic terror acts for political gains. That’s why I am worried for the ones who is quickly to target these days. The state easily charge, detain and brutally attacks, which is the People Power Movement and the National Unity Platform (NUP). This is happening, because they are force to reckon with.

The public should not fear, we shall defeat this criminality like we have defeated all the other criminality committed by the pigs who don’t respect life” (Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, 24.10.2021).

The state has used incidents like these before and two NUP MPs are already charged for serious crimes and awaiting trials. They are detained first implicated in the murders in the Greater Masaka region. Alas, that is a politically charged persons and not because they are criminal. This is very clear and we can expect more of this.

The state has done the same to Reform Agenda and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC). The state targeted the central leadership and their family members in a made up ‘terrorist organization’ . This could easily happen again. We shouldn’t be shocked if the “domestic terrorist” act would be used as a means to an end. A way to make the NUP and People Power Movement illegal. We shouldn’t be shocked. The state is willing to do this…

The Police at KMP, have responded to a serious blast which occurred on the 23.10.2021, at around 9 pm, at Digida eating point, in Kawempe Division, Kampala. One person has been fatally wounded and 7 others rushed to Mulago National Referral hospital, with serious injuries. We ask the public to remain calm, as we establish the true circumstances surrounding the incident. Any new developments will be communicated in due course” (Uganda Police Force, 24.10.2021).

I know I shouldn’t think this way. However, the cynic in me knows that the state uses these crimes for personal gains. The ones behind the crime or even culprits can easily go away. There been spies and other people able to make bombs who the Internal Security Organization (ISO) let go earlier this year. The United Kingdom authorities and MI-6 warned about possible terror attacks in Uganda. That was just a week ahead of this one. Therefore, we should worry about this.

At this very moment, everything is just speculation. The state will continue it’s investigation. However, cases have gone could quickly. The authorities will strike hard and expect some political targets. This will not show some unknown terrorist organization or group, which was similar to the announcement of Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga who announced a terrorist was captured a few weeks ago.

This is why I wonder what is happening and why the UK knew about this, but the authorities let it all happen. They we’re warned and still let it happened. I just have a feeling it will be used against Bobi Wine and his comrades. This is because, the state does this and they use the justice system to apprehend political opponents. Therefore, I am worried that this case could be used for this. Because, why not?

They used the Greater Masaka murders… so… this one could easily become another one of these. Peace.

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