A citizen died on the fatal day of 24th March 2019. An ordinary person who just happen to cross path with National Resistance Movement (NRM) Member of Parliament Aidah Nantaba. As the stories of what happened at Naggalama.
Because within mere days, it went from an assassination attempt to a murder case. Where even the state said it was an illegal killing of Robert Ssebulime that day. This was in public statements, by Police Spokesman Fred Enage on the 27th March 2019. Since then, there haven’t been much. There haven’t been any indication, that the security guard nor anyone associated with Nantaba MP would get sentenced or punished for the acts that day.
That is why the news of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mike Chibita pulled the Withdrawal Form dated to 9th September 2019 on this case, which stated that the state “discontinued proceedings against Nantaba Idah Erios”. It states in black-and-white, that the state will not pursuit justice in this matter. The death of Robert is silenced. The illegal killing of the security guards of the MPs doesn’t matter. It matters to the remaining family of Robert, his kids and their future, but it doesn’t have consequences, that they took his life early.
You can say its procedure, that its like this when the Police Force haven’t collected enough affidavit, enough evidence or proactively investigated the case. However, there are plenty more political cases that has run for years. That has been producing court dates and continued indefinitely. Even when the state haven’t produced or tried to dismiss their own case. This being the plenty of Walk-to-Work charges, the campaign related charges and mere magical stones of Arua. No one is answering for or getting the punishment for shooting and killing the driver of Bobi Wine in Arua. They are continuing like a sore thumb to the ones involved, while the ones hurt by these actions made. Are still not answered for as well, just like Robert. They are just resting in peace and no one is sentenced for silencing them.
At this mere junction, there is two states within the state. An elite who can use force, enforce death and get away with it. While the others can be arrested, detained and killed without any justification. The MPs, the NRM high-ranking officials are above the law and has all the power to seal people’s life or death. But the others are lucky to be in the Republic breathing. Since, there is no mercy, is no law or no law-enforcement that is there for them.
Aidah Nantaba MP have proven that. Robert has no voice, has no system to get proper answer for his case. It is withdrawn as his breath, his life and his memory isn’t worth a damn. While the MP can live scotch free, while she was overseeing the most valuable asset Robert had, his own life, which he cannot get back. This could be taken away, but nobody is answering for the taking of it.
The ghost of Robert will now always follow Nantaba MP. She has a victim who will follow her and until he get justice. He will be there and never get rest. Because, his family and his soul deserves to get justified relief. Instead, the government are shielding its own, like the upper-class who is above us other mere mortals. Peace.