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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.

The Blurred Vision of Museveni: Everyone whose not following him is politically indisciplined!

Yet again, the grand old teacher and the magician of the best of vision. Has addressed the Republic. The President of 1986, the master of political foolery is back-at-it again. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni are speaking again and saying some foolish things. That doesn’t make sense. I have heard similar before, but it is needed to address it.

He is speaking on the political indiscipline again, that is why I will address it, because it is needed. Since, this ideocracy will not go silently away. That is why I speak my peace, after you read what Museveni himself said on the matter.

On Political Indiscipline:

The fourth issue is political indiscipline by some actors. Our languages are more precise when it comes to describing actions (verbs). In Luganda, for instance, there are the following words: Okuvuganya, Okurwaana, Okuremesa, Okutabura, Okuseketerera, Okusanyawoor Okutemura. Okuvuganyais a peaceful way of putting forward alternative ideas about running society. If A has built 100 schools in the area, B can, without telling lies, truthfully say that, with better discipline and more frugality, he could have built 150. Then the debate can go on peacefully until election time when the electorate can decide on the two options. However, to behave in a double-faced way where you have one leg in constitutional politics (Parliament, Municipality, District council) and another in un-constitutionalism (Okuremesa, Okuseketerera, Okutemura, etc.,)cannot be allowed. Therefore, those who are not clear on this point, should get it clearly. Ugandan patriots have invested alot of energy in creating stability in Uganda. Nobody will be allowed to destabilize this. You heard how our economy is growing. Nobody should expect that we shall tolerate anybody diverting the country with indiscipline verging on criminality” (Yoweri Kaguta Museveni – New Years Address, 31.12.2018).

It is bloody brilliant of the man, who is enforcing the Police Force and other Security Agencies to follow, monitor and block other political actors of the land from doing political work or even doing their profession. That is why it is special, that the ones who tortures, charges the political adversaries with crimes and tries to silence them. Are explaining the public, how there is political indiscipline.

There is something out of this world, when the President claims the opposition and other people are lying. When his own judiciary, police force and security organizations are pinning crimes on the leadership, the ones rising from ashes in opposition on all kind of charges. Without having evidence or proof of the crimes they have committed. When the state is misusing the laws and the orders from above, who can attack them at any given moment.

It is not political indiscipline, it is just that they are not listening to their tyrannical grandad, who uses force against the ones speaking up against him. Even the ones who stands up to him. They have to silenced or disenfranchised. This is really the magic of the Republic. This is common knowledge, there is a badge of honour, where if your tortured or been charged with Treason. You know the Opposition leader is real. They are a threat and growing wound on the EGO of the President.

That is why we have the all powerful Arua Stone and we have other stupid stories, other forged charges against opposition leaders. This is just what they do. We can just await more foolish actions against Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine or Dr. Kizza Besigye. It is all happening and repeat itself. It is just a matter of time, before another Opposition MP is detained or charged with something. If not a FDC President or someone else is caught in the wind.

It is not indiscipline, it is pissing-off Mr. Museveni. Peace.

US: 4 US Senators letter to Secretary Pompeo on US-Uganda relations (13.12.2018)

FYI: The Bobi Wine and Arua 33 Treason Case will continue indefinitely!

Since 15th August 2018 Arua By-Election there been in the works a Treason Charge against the Members of Parliament who participated in the campaign there. This has been the reality since the By-Election, where plenty of the MPs was held incommunicado and were tortured by the authorities. That is why today, the proof of how long the prolonged the case has been already.

We are now in the beginning of December. Today is the 3rd December 2018 and the Gulu Magistrate Court ajourned until 10th January 2018. This one started already after being put on bail on the 27th August 2018, that was nearly 13 days without proper justice or rule of law. As the MPs and the other connected to the campaign was in legal limbo. Therefore, today is another day of disgrace from the state.

That Robert Kyagulanyi Aka Bobi Wine, Gerald Karuhanga, Paul Mwiru, Kassiano Wadri and Francis Zaake are the MPs who are in trouble together with the other Arua 33, who deserves to be credited. As they are connected and linked into the Treason Charge case and possible violence against the Presidential Convoy. However, there are no case against the ones killing the driver of Bobi Wine, Yasin Kawuma. Who had deserved justice, as he was shot directly in the car of Bobi Wine. As the MPs and others was captured by the Presidential Guards or Military Officers in Arua.

Therefore, today is mockery of justice, as we know the story has changed by the President. The Arua Stone and all the supposed violence. Where the ones most hurt and obviously hit was the opposition. The same opposition who are lingering in court long after the By-Election. This is a sign of how the state takes care of its own and who has value. As the state didn’t take the loss of the Yellow MP Seat in Arua Muncipality, where Hon. Ibrahim Abiriga was from and he was assassinated on the 8th June 2018. Therefore, if it wasn’t for an unfortunate death, there wouldn’t be more hurt. The spiral of death didn’t stop. After that it has been torture and people have been damaged. Just because they stood up to the authorities. That is the truth.

With all this in mind, that the Police say they need more time to collect evidence is for stalling time. If this was true, then they wouldn’t have thrown away the gun-charges and the ammunition they “found” in the Hotel and put on Bobi Wine. Because everyone knew they were put there by the army, as it was monopolized arms and guns of the UPDF. That is why that one was taken away. The rest is only political game with the misuse of the courts to benefit the government. As a time shedding environment and ensuring it is harder for the opposition to do their political work.

This is far from the final time these people are summoned and has trials at the Gulu Magistrate Court. They will be called back, not only in January but all through out 2019. It might be pushed into 2020 or even 2021. Because the NRM and President Museveni usually gifts the long-lasting cases to Opposition leaders.

So, expect that in the case of Bobi Wine and Arua 33. They are all going to be in a treadmill of legal jeopardy. Peace.

Police extend Hon Zaake’s summons to December 3, 2018 (21.11.2018)

Betty Nambooze Bakireke Statement on the House-Arrest of Nganda Ssemujju today (16.11.2018)

We are permanently under a twenty four surveillance by the regime…our homes are under watch day and night…We travel around the town with armed Bodabodas following us…Government spies followed me to hospital in India…those who follow us don’t do it for our security…. we are watched as enemies of the State….. in other words we are full time prisoners in this big brother’s house called Uganda.

So yesterday when I and Lord Mayor Lukwago visited Honourable Ssemujju for a colleagues meeting,the junta’s hitmen where watching….to them we can never meet to talk about anything else apart from plotting to overthrow their regime. So the fact that Hon.Ssemujju had a consultative meeting today and I and Lukwago were meeting him in the evening a day before was enough for them to tell that today we were to “overthrow the regime” through the Bweyogerere public meeting.

Deep in the night they intesfied surveillance on our homes …my guard told me that last night patrol vans kept a culculated distance from my home…In the night they deployed around Hon Ssemujju’s home breaking into the compound this morning,highly traumatizing his children and innocent wife. We are tired of living this life…I say we are tired,yes we are tired.

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