If Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine would die at the Barracks? – Could he become the “Ninoy” of Uganda?
It is reasonable to ask this as the health condition of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, whose in detention at the Makindye Military Barrack. This is happening after he is charged with treason, awaiting trial. Why I am asking this question, because will the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni risk the life of the young politician and kingmaker?
Because he has risked other people’s life of late. This being in September 2015, when General Aronda Nyakairima died of a mysterious illness while visiting South Korea. There was an assassination of AIGP Andrew Kaweesi on the 17th March 2017. Also, the recent assassination of Ibrahim Abiriga on the 8th June 2018. There are others too who has died in this period. Other MPs that has died during this term of the 10th Parliament are William Zinkuratir, Annie Logiel(Moroto), Cyrus Amodoi (Toroma county) and Grace Khauda (Jinja). Therefore, there are enough people who are dying in and around the President. This are not all crimes, but some has been by suspicious illness. Other by traffic-accidents. Its a lot of deaths. Also, some who has seen the barrel of a gun.
If it wasn’t for these and all the other unanswered deaths during the Presidency of Museveni. We wouldn’t even dare to ask this question. But now that the darkness is here, the kidneys are possibly failing, the internal bleeding and lack of x-ray of his damaged head. As of the deteriorating health condition isn’t how it supposed to be. This is the hurt that the Special Force Command and the authorities have done to his body. Therefore, the responsibility is on the President and the ones in high-command that ordered it.
Therefore, what will happen if his body start to fail, as the condition of kidneys are worsening, as their no dialysis or treatment at the barracks. As the reports of only a hot-towel on the tummy. If that is true than, his special medical condition and possible hurt isn’t taken care off. What if the damage become much worse and the lack of bodily function stops him totally? What will happen then?
A mockery salvage of a day of silence within the chambers of parliament, a government burial and an empty speech of democracy and buying CCTV cameras from the President? Is that what awaits us, if he dies?
At this rate, the state isn’t caring for their MPs nor the health of its citizens. They have made life worse for Hon. Betty Nambooze, who was charged for her social media postings after the assassination of Abiriga. She could nearly not leave for needed treatment in India earlier in the year. Now, Bobi Wine is in a similar state. As he is charged with treatment, but pure torture and now continued ones, as the state is not giving him needed health care at either Mulago “the Kings Hospital” or at Katabi Military Hospital. That is where Bobi Wine should have gotten treatment, not linger at the barracks in uncertainty. Especially after the Special Force Command has tortured and hurt the man. This shows how little humanity the NRM has for the people in the Republic. If they truly cared, they wouldn’t have done this to him and continued his pains.
Bobi Wine are now in dire straits, but what the authorities should worry about:
What if he stops breathing?
Will, there be more than mere riots in Kamwokya, Gyaza of Kyadondo East and possible marches in Mukono. The Kingmaker might create more problems dead, than alive. As his spirit and the youths might rise up because he becomes their martyr. He becomes the embodiment of the fight against the tyranny and the leader who the NRM took away from them. The ghettos, the youth and the ones who is not in the lingo of 1986ers will react and take the republic back.
Museveni should consider this, that the Walk to Work, the Action for Change and all the other rallying of the past. Might be small-fry, if they have a high level, national martyr. They might have the battle-cry, to avenge the lost Bobi Wine. Would the NRM risk that?
A beloved, a hero and a well-spoken new generation of politician. The new face for liberation of the tyranny of the Museveni era. The three decades long control of the politics. Which has just taken the state and sold away their values for short term gains for the elites of Bugolobi and Kololo. There is time for fresh ideas and true liberation. Not from Bush-War legends, but from the children of the ghettos.
If they killed him. I think it would spark a possible fire, that Museveni never has seen before. A sort of attitude and martyrdom, which he could never anticipate. Because the ripple effect by just have him in detention at the barracks is creating an international reaction. However, if there is chain-reaction of protests, riots and even rallies, than the army couldn’t quell it all. That because he didn’t give the needed health care and special medical treatment. Which is insane, to risk ones man life, just because he bothers you and has the ability to gain grass-root political changes.
Would he risk that over the one life?
The ways revolutions starts are usually over one special assassination or death by authorities. Which they didn’t prepare. The one that triggered the People’s Power Revolution in the Philippines was the killing of Bengino “Ninoy” Aquino, which was the final nail in the coffin for the Marcos dictatorship. If Museveni will do the same. Then, the one that might trigger his downfall would be the death of Bobi Wine. Because of rising popularity and his message. Which the state couldn’t anticipate and now has to maneuver.
This is all just in our minds, I wish Bobi Wine speedy recovery and get acquitted, the cases against him dismissed and him back as the whirlwind in politics. Not being in the sick-bed at the military barrack without special medical treatment. That should happen as soon as possible and before his return to the Court Martial at the Gulu Military Court on the 23rd August 2018. Now he will await to that time before he can get medical treatment. That’s why we worry about it all and hope for the best.
Is it worth risking losing his life over the forged charges put on Mr. President? Really?
Would you risk that he would be the “Ninoy” of Uganda and be the final nail in coffin for your Presidency?