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MP Zaake’s Magical Journey has ended!

“MP Francis Zaake off the hook. Grade one magistrate Swaleh Asiku, has acquitted the Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake of the case of escaping from Police custody in Arua on August 14, 2018, a day before the Arua Municipality by-election” (New Vision, 21.06.2019).

Well, the lies and deception is finally over. As the tortured soul post Arua By-Election 2018 has now gotten one final verdict on one of his charges. The Member of Parliament Francis Zaake was charged with escaping Police Custody. Even if the Security Officers dropped him off at a hospital after days in unknown territory last year.

Therefore, the whole process and justification of the charge has been bogus and a bogey since get-go. There been no justification or within reason to charge the man with fleeing. When he couldn’t even walk or have capacity to run away from his own shadow. The MP was in dire need of medical attention and even struggled to get allowed to travel for visa to India.

That is why the whole case been magical journey of lies and deception. Where the state has thought they could fool everyone, but only fooled itself. Zaake is out of this charge, but surely they will pin more on him. As he is a People Power Movement MP and is a sharp critic of the regime.

Zaake is not out of the woods, but has one less charge on his name. Still, there is more Post Arua By-Election to come. Since, the state is still working on cases considering the people involved in that. It is just a matter of time, before more happens. However, we all knew that Zaake couldn’t flee last year. He couldn’t even walk nor run. He was bedside and in need of medical care. Peace.

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Opinion: The re-arrest of Zaake isn’t for the integrity of rule of law!

Let us be clear, the rule of law and justice for all is a long ship sailed, where the bounds of the NRM and the President is well overboard. Where the justice is a mere ship for sailing away, those who are unwanted and to pursuit the ones that challenge the regime. That Hon. Francis Zaake is now in prison on harsh sentences is because they want to signal something. Nevertheless, not because of rule of law.

The Police Force and the Justice system is serving their master and to the T. They are not doing this to show how the force will act or how the Police enact on these laws. Instead, they are showing the intent of silencing their biggest enemies. They are using legal means to mask the injustice. That is all they are up too.

Because, since August 2018, when Zaake first got charged and “supposed” fled from the Courts and the Enforcement. When he in reality got dumped and got legal remedy to be able to get medical care for the injuries made while being in detention without any warrant. However, that is a non-issue in the statement released today.

The only thing they say, it’s a warning for the politicians who think they can escape the law and the enforcement of it. That they shouldn’t be politicking, but following the commandments of the Courts and the Police Bonds they have. They should tread the waters carefully and follow the guidelines of the Police.

This sort of state shows the Police State and militarization of society, which the NRM holds so dear. That is why all mean of honour, at one point become high ranking officials in army, they are men of guns and titles. That is who they are and that is why they strike even harder at dissidents, because they are not following the command from above high.

So, todays Press Release from CP Fred Enanga is just another step of the prolific harassment and lack of good judgement in the parts of law enforcement in the republic. They are making dissidents arch-nemesis and criminals, while the real thieves and murderers are lingering in the streets. That is just what they do. They are keener on Besigye and Bobi Wine, than on solving real crimes to society. They have ensured nearly all public meetings, all political activism and all collective gathering of opinion as illegal, with exception of the ruling party. They can do whatever like.

Zaake wasn’t taken yesterday, put courtside today for integrity sake. No, he was taken as a sign of how oppressive this regime will be until the polls of 2021. How, they are taking it up a notch, to signal the opposition of who rules and what gives. They are not coming storming the gates, but they are taking you out, one by one. Right now its Zaake, next time someone else.

This is selective law; this is misuse of power and statutes, as they are inflicting more harm on themselves, without even knowing. Because, they have had the time since August 2018 to show something for the investigation and proof of ill will and criminal offenses by the culprits of Arua By-Election. However, there not even a stone that has been displayed. Peace.

Uganda Police Force: Press Release on the arrests of Hon. Francis Zaake (22.02.2019)

Hon. Zaake Re-Re Arrested (!!!)

Last night Hon Francis Zaake was abducted on the Queensway, Kampala. This was done by Police Detectives, later arraigned and detained him at Kampala Central Police Station. Today, however, has been even more hectic. As the shadows of last year is repeating itself. The repetition is happening in front of our mere eyes. As the state retaliates and continues to pursuit the oppositions Members of Parliament, who was campaigning for Kassiano Wadri in Arua By-Election.

This is the aftermath of this, as Zaake is unjustifiably charged again with attempting to flee and treason.

Here is a short snippet of today:

Mityana Municipality Mp, Francis Zaake was this morning produced at Arua Chief Magistrates Court where charges of escaping from a legal detention facility were read to him before he was released on a non cash bail of 50 million UGX” (…) “Immediately after his release, Zaake was arrested, put into the waiting police double cabin truck and driven to Gulu where he faces charges of treason” (NBS Television, 22.02.2019).

What is magical about this affair, is that police are able to charge a man with unlawful escape, a man that was in coma and in the midst of worst health condition, as the torture and the brutality of the arrests in the aftermath of the Arua By-Election. He was even struggling to leave the hospitals, where the security officers dropped in him after a few days or close to week M.I.A in unknown medical conditions. Therefore, for someone dropped off like garbage at Kiruddu Hospital. Where the Police wouldn’t let him leave for treatment at one point. Where they kept him without letting anyone see him. Still, they are pursuing the case of unlawful escape. Plus the TREASON, which is just a sign of his resilience against the regime. As any proper opposition gets that tag by the NRM and their Police Force, when needed be.

Surely, the Gulu Magistrate Court will drop some more charges. Not that the state has collected any more evidence against the Arua 33 or any or the MPs in question. Because, this is just tactics used to stifle the opposition and silence them. Make sure they have enough legal cases, so they cannot campaign or even live as ordinary human beings.

Zaake within 48 hours, in one cell, two courts and later surely either bailed twice, or arrested three times. Because, now they have in his sight and they will not let him go. The Deputy of People Power Movement, and loyal friend of Bobi Wine. Will surely see the Police more than his kin for a while. That is how the Police Force operates.

There is no change from IGP Kayihura to IGP Okoth-Ochola, just mere change of façade, and the rest is the same; this is a well-known tactic and keep on using it. They are now pawns in the giant chess set, which has been made in a fashion, where the king always win. The winner is Museveni and his minions are scheming and ensuring the ones, who was vocal in the Arua By-Election gets to pay. He doesn’t want Zaake or anyone else speaking up. That is why these cases are prolonged and nothing is gained. As we are speaking August 2018 and we’re soon in March 2019. Nothing has been produced, other than allegations and alleged crimes. Even the magnificent stones haven’t been produced or even explained to the world.

Surely, the UPF and NRM will continue these harassments of Opposition. Especially, considering the race to 2021. However, we all seen it before and the lies will come to the surface. Peace.

Upper Madi By-Election: Return Form for Transmission of Results (22.06.2017)

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