I cannot be the only one missing him. His is totally MIA or Missing In Action. It is like his vanished and ceased to exist. Tom Voltaire Okwalinga or TVO has just stopped to operate. The last post on Facebook was back in the 1st November 2020. Since then there has been radio-silence. Not a word, memo or anything. It just stopped…
TVO went from stirring things up online. Dropping nuggets of intelligence and internal government leaks. He spoke with analysis of the political landscape and with disdain for the Museveni presidency. TVO went hard on the authorities and the government in general. There wasn’t a day or a moment he didn’t cease the moment to reveal the brutal truth. However, here we are in 2023 and it’s been years since he uttered a word.
TVO came onto the scene in 2010 ahead of the 2011 elections. He gotten himself a name and was well known for his theatrics ahead of the 2016 elections. The years between 2011 and 2016 he dropped gems after gems. The authorities has arrested several of people they claimed to be him. However, nothing has ever been proven, if it was Robert Shaka, Titus Seruga or Roland Kaweesi. There was even speculations that it was a IT Crew and hackers based in Albania doing it. Therefore, the knowledge of who he is or what he does is unknown.
That’s why you can be even more curious after a man has been in the wind for so long. Especially since he did for a decade. Suddenly just stopped… without any fanfare or final goodbye. He just stopped. Went back into ghosting society and being another citizen. Instead of being an internet nuisance to the state.
On his about page on Facebook he proclaims to be “the last one standing”. At this very moment it is hard to know anything. Everything is just speculation and nothing is verified. It’s just hearsay and guessing games. Because, a prominent man like this doesn’t just go silent over nothing. That happens for reason… especially when his so tech-savvy and able to go under the radar for so long. As his mocking the authorities for arresting the wrong fella. That’s the sort of dude, TVO was… and that’s why it’s bugging me.
We can just wonder what happened… did the man get bored? Because, he wasn’t a fan of the red-wave and the NUP… is that why he went silent? You can really wonder if he died or just wanted to spend time with his family…. There is no word or statement… neither is there any signs or reasons for the silence. It just occurred and now there is nothing.
TVO was a master and did make headlines. He was able to stir a conversation and also challenge the ones in power. That’s why so many followed him and took his “intelligence” seriously. Alas, now that’s all gone… and his in the wind. A man whose either missing, incommunicado or just took a long “vacation”.
It is just striking that a man who created such a fuzz. Just didn’t continue and didn’t even say a “goodbye”. He just left and didn’t think much of it. TVO is just a distant memory and we will not forget. Peace.