Opinion: Museveni is a “aguu”

Now that the polls are hastily happening, the President since 1986 suddenly wanted again to show his importance and care of the ghetto. The President have done this stunt before, as he been doing some stunts in 2019. As the President and his handlers was launching government schemes in Kibuye and Katwe, Kampala.

So, the video of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni speaking luyaye suddenly. It was not like he was in the ghetto with the ones playing Omweso in the streets of Kalerwe. Not like he was sipping some Nile Brew at a shack or run-down pub somewhere in a ghetto. No, the old man was sitting safe and soundly at the Entebbe State House. Acting like his street-smart and cares about the ghetto.

The ghetto’s of Kampala is an reflection of the failure of his administration. It is a reflection of where the wasteland of forgotten people and people seeking a new beginning in the capital. Instead of expanding on those and ensure the ones living lives there. The state is just visiting this areas, coming with minor programs and leaving them behind. The President and his cadres haven’t cared much. It is the CSOs, NGOS and UN Organizations that cover the discrepancies that the state leaves behind.

Therefore him speaking Luyaye now as a way of respecting the ghetto’s is beyond me. Speaking the supposed “anti-language” That an old man like Museveni trying to speak slang to act relevant only shows that his trying to hard. Instead of showing what he has delivered to the youth and the ghetto’s. His instead playing a character, which isn’t him.

That’s why Museveni isn’t only an outsider here, but his a “aguu” meaning either ‘thief’ or ‘prostitute’. His trying to act like a hustler on the street, but this is the richest man of the Republic. The ruler that has been living longer then the most of the people speaking Luyaye and the slang itself. Therefore, this is as disrespectful as when older lectures trying to act and speak up like the students. It sounds out of place and isn’t a bargain.

I doubt his story of working with the ghetto before the bush-war is true. As that is just a way of sounding legit now. Alas, a man who was working for the Uganda Research Bureau, was a spy and agent for the state. These people was using mental games and to interrogate people. That is not working there. Before he got a higher role in the Military Commission in 1979 and later became the Minister of Defence. Therefore, him working directly for the ghetto and the betterment before the Bush sounds like a lie too me.

Not only does he uses Luyaye to be relevant. His also using the language to speak the ones he left behind over the years. The publicity stunts and gig-economy positioning is the reason why the struggle is real. The state haven’t dropped consistent development or fixing the needs in the ghetto’s. If they had it wouldn’t be as dire as it is.

This is all done as a challenge and prove he can more Ghetto than Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. However, Bobi Wine has resided and lived in the Ghetto. Bobi Wine has grown up there and made a career from there. Something, the President never did. That is why Museveni is putting on an act.

For me, Museveni is an “aguu” and an imposter. He shows his arrogance and ignorance with this. This isn’t brilliant, but only shows his disregard of the people he tries to galvanise ahead of the polls. Peace.

Opinion: Bebe Cool thinks liquid courage can beat the pandemic…

Musician and political operative for the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool is at it again. He has is own little drive to end up here. He just have to end up in headlines for all sorts of reason.

Bebe Cool is proving not be a scientist and the smartest cookie, even if his trying to prove point:

The possibility of getting COVID-19 in a bar is less than the possibility of getting COVID in a Church, sanitizers are made from alcohol. In bars, people are drinking alcohol. Where does COVID attack someone from?” (Bebe Cool, 10.11.2020).

The alcoholics and the ones on steady liquid courage would be secure not to get COVID-19 or the Coronavirus if his statement was true. However, alcohol affects the body negatively to an extent and inhabits its strengths. Therefore, you should avoiding drinking to much. Because, that would weaken your immune system for diseases.

This is why Bebe Cool is the flirt in the bar and not the doctor hooking up with girls. So, the reality here is that Bebe Cool doesn’t know what’s his talking about. Maybe all those bottles thrown on stage has damaged his calm. Maybe his drinking has spawned some mysterious insights to the world, which we don’t get.

The alcohol in sanitizers isn’t the same as the ones you drinking. The industrial alcohol isn’t the same as the beverage. It should be stated that its dangerous to drink and could destroy body-parts. Just like it was dangerous to play around with bleach like Donald Trump said a few months back.

Bebe Cool should get enlighten before he talks. Though I know I am expecting to much. He will be his own self to his grave. This man will dance and drink every time he has a chance. This man won’t open a book and study. That would reflect bad on his judgement.

The World Health Organization (WHO) states the ordinary spread of COVID-19 is this:

The virus can spread from an infected person’s mouth or nose in small liquid particles when they cough, sneeze, speak, sing or breathe heavily. These liquid particles are different sizes, ranging from larger ‘respiratory droplets’ to smaller ‘aerosols’. Other people can catch COVID-19 when the virus gets into their mouth, nose or eyes, which is more likely to happen when people are in direct or close contact (less than 1 metre apart) with an infected person” (WHO – ‘Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): How is it transmitted?’ 09.07.2020).

So, if people are close in a bar, church or anywhere else where the droplets or such are in the air. Then the ones who has it can easily transmit it to others. This means that people should avoid those places and social distance. If that means not going to the service or the happy hour at the bar. Both places are dangerous, unless people are as far as one meter from each other. That is the Math here.

Therefore, because of Bebe Cool. I have debunked two things at the time, which is needed. Because, COVID-19 isn’t a joke, but a serious hazard and a pandemic that causes a lot of pain. Until, the Vaccine is out and been implemented to stop the spread. We have to adjust our lives and secure ourselves.

This means stopping some social gatherings for a time. To ensure that the spread of the virus doesn’t persist.

So wash your hands, don’t touch your face, socially distance and stay safe. That is what we got to do these days. Also, not listen to people like Bebe Cool. That will only continue the spread of this virus. Peace.

Opinion: Bebe Cool’s bottleneck

We make example out of you haters runnin’ your mouth

You the reason why your peoples is pourin’ they 40s out“ – Kunniva on ‘40oz’ from D12, 2004

Bebe Cool aka Moses Ssali came into issues this weekend as he participated in a concert in Kampala. Not that this is shocking, as the National Resistance Movement (NRM) friendly artist and mobilizer. We are talking about rowdy youths and civilians throwing bottle at someone who defends a tyrant and supports the tyranny he runs. Therefore, my sympathy for the man is very low.

However, this is the recent report on the matter:

The police have arrested 11 suspects for attempting to disrupt a music concert at Lugogo Cricket Oval over the weekend. Police says the suspects are accused of booing and pelting Bebe Cool with bottles while performing at the Boom Party Music concert” (09.03.2020).

We also know that Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations Muhoozi Kainerubaga came out in defence of the musician and wondered why the Police Force hadn’t arrested anyone in association with this. Clearly, they got the memo and captured 11 people from the event.

What is special about this, is that it is a non-issue. It is side-show. This is not important. Not at all. There are people who are arbitrary arrested, tortured and killed by the authorities. While, Bebe Cool asks for sympathy and good vibes.

Like we should feel sorry for this man? Really?

Yes it is bad throw bottles at someone. First, at least he gets to performed, get to spread his message and show his loyalty to the President. If your a critic and wants to grab the mike, you get singing into the pen. That is just the way it is, if not you get taken away without any warrants, moved between prisons and suddenly dropped off with bruises and needle holes. That is just what the state does to you.

It is not like Bebe Cool doesn’t deserve free speech, nevertheless, so does everyone else. The same day he cries foul over the weekends actions. There is reports that a opposition sporting event was cancelled, because VP Ssekandi was holding rallies or whatnot in the same area and the old man couldn’t have competition. The NRM is allowed to do everything, while the others are blocked. This is why there is little care for the likes Bebe Cool.

Bebe Cool can do everything. He can knock-up the daughters of the President even. He can do whatever without any consequence. His one of them. His the loyal water-boy. They threw a few bottle on him, but not like he needs treatment in India for the torture. Neither is he mentally fatigued by it. No one has blocked him to pass through Kololo or pass through any neighbourhood in Kampala. Not been arrested or even had people associated with him detained.

No, everything is just COOL with Bebe Cool. The man of the hour, the man of the 86ers and the whole brigade of Yellow. The Silent Majority, which isn’t that silent. They cry like babies over banana flies, but wouldn’t save a famine, except if it hit Mbarara. That is just the way it is.

Call your master up Bebe Cool, You can be like your name sake: “Let My People Go”. Maybe even cross the river and see the promised land. Because, your enemies never seem to get there. You should ask your man to stop these bottle and maybe block them from being at the venues. No more bottles at concerts or rallies. They are banned from entering. Just like People Power and FDC is not allowed to operate. That seems like fitting the bill. Peace.

Lt. Gen. Tumukunde: Another NRM big-man aiming at the throne

Today, Lieutenant General Henry Tumukunde has unleashed his will and determination to stand as a Presidential aspirant in the upcoming election of 2021. This is not new that the National Resistance Movement (NRM) have some big-men falling out. However, they have usually gotten back into the fold and gotten new chairs to fill.. 

Lt. Gen. Tumukunde is a long-term NRA/M, who has served in various of positions and held a high regard in the circles around the President. He has failed, gotten sacked and gotten into trouble. However, always had the ability to return and get in the good graces. In May 2018 with his latest role was being the Minister of Security. Also, we know something is up, when the aide to Tumukunde is releasing the information of him loosing military guards at his house in Kololo. That happened about a week ahead of the letter to the Electoral Commission on the 28th February 2020.

With regards to this, I’m not fooled. There been plenty of decoys in the past too. Even NRA historical of John Nagenda have been critical of the President, but still in good graces in the end. Surely, Tumukunde following a long line of Presidential candidates, who in the end looking for a new avenue for work after the elections. We are even seeing Amama Mbabazi returning to Museveni and getting closer like kin. Surely, Tumukunde wants those perks too.

In 2011, the former Local Government Minister Jaberi Bidandi Ssali was a Presidential Candidate as an opposition candidate. His the father of Bebe Cool, so we know that the NRM loyalties aren’t far from each other. Even as Ssali was known for talking against Museveni for never retiring, still he wasn’t anything the President feared in the polls. He was a former Minister who wouldn’t dare to insult his former master.

In 2015, there was two former high ranking NRM leaders who suddenly stood as Independents. This being Gilbert Bukenya and Amama Mbabazi. Both of these we’re high ranking officials. Bukenya went straight independent and even tried to swing the The Democratic Alliance (TDA) his way. Mbabazi tried to get a position in the Primaries in 2015. However, that is not how the game in the NRM works. That is why Mbabazi was clipped of his wings, both as the Secretary General of the NRM and also of his powerful role as the Prime Minister.

Now, Tumukunde is doing the same, as Ssali, Bukenya and Mbabazi has done. Some says its daring and inspiring. Some says its special for these men to aim at the king. Well, there is no succession and no parts to play internally. So, they got to be loose canons to ever try. However, these gentlemen knows that the President rigs and they will never achieve the goal. It is a battle they are bound to loose.

So, why do it? Is it to get the attention and possible be a part of the NRM NEC or something? Do they want a perky position and get back in the good graces? Is that it all?

Does Tumukunde want the cool headlines, that he visited the President at his farm? Is that all he wants out of life?

We all know, he has no shot to win. There is no winning in this, unless he wants to become the next Beti Kamya or something. If he wants a minor role in a mushrooming cabinet after 2021 elections. To be paid-off handsomely…

Well, this is not a drill, but is a curiosity. It will be bloody, it will be tested and he will be in trouble. However, in the end, he will kiss the ring and go back to his master. That is what they do.

Lt. Gen. will need to eat after 2021. He will return, it is just a matter of time and what he is on the menu. Peace.

Opinion: The Ghetto is not yet verified by the State House

However, in response, Nakyobe told the MPs that there is no official or formal communication from the President, regarding the appointment of Catherine Kusasira and Butcher man as his presidential advisers.“As far as I’m concerned it is still a pronouncement that has not yet been put in writing, therefore, Kusasira and Butcher man are not yet staff of State House until when we have it in writing and then we shall have a normal process of their recruitment,” Nakyobe explained” (Henry Sekanjako – ‘Kusasira, Butcher man, Full Figure not our employees – State House’ 18.01.2020, New Vision).

When you do public stunts and sudden political moves like President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni did in regards to the Ghetto Superstars of Kusasira, Butchaman and Jennifer Full Figure. They are not official Presidential Advisors, even if they consider themselves as big-men already.

Therefore, what is really weird is the reports of 600 millions shillings first salary in cash and also SUV Cars. This is really heavy spending on these three, which is not even official or on the payroll of the State House. A State House, which already has over 170 Presidential Advisors on its payroll. Not like these three would make a huge difference in the asked funds for the next financial year. And in that regard, the State House usually get at least one Supplementary Expenditure or budgets for the up-coming elections. Don’t be shocked or surprised by that.

That is why, the President and State House acts like this. Not like its a big whoop, but still substantial. That the President doesn’t act accordingly to protocol and now someone else has to sort it out. Unless, suddenly there will come a letter of formality and sort this one out. As it is embarrassing.

This show how the State House and the Republic is run by a one-man brigade. One man with one vision. Nothing else is holding it up. They are all supposed to dance to his tune. Surely, these people will be paid. The State House will not humiliate the President and his will to “ghetto”. Even if the President will always be more of cow herder, than a man of the Ghetto. But because of Bobi Wine he will sing tales of the streets, the murky roads and the potholes. However, it will not be a tale he lived, because he never did.

That is why he has hired these people. Why he has handpicked them and is using them as tools for his upcoming elections. Soon, they will be on the lists of Presidential Advisors, but they are only needed tokens and they will be used as bargain chips. Not because they are smart, neither because they have much to offer, but because serve one cause. That he has them, as a representation of what his not.

It is always a reason, some are hard to digest. Others are easy access. This one is slim pickings. Peace.

Hypocrisy: Capt. Mukula Team holds a Semi-Rally and Concert in Serere District!

Captain Mike Mukula, the owner of Voice of Teso was able to hold rallies in Serere District and concerts sponsored by him too. That all happen under the guise of promoting the radio station with artists like Bebe Cool. Bebe Cool is a official mobilizer for the NRM party. That shows levels of hypocrisy, which the state is in. So, it was a semi-National Resistance Movement rally at the Serere District Headquarters.

That it happen now on the 18th January 2020. Is really insulting to the troubles of others to hold consultation meetings and do party work itself without any issues. Mukula has been able to gain a lot of power within the leadership and the State House. As his been able to get vast fortunes on corruption scandals, even been serving time in jail for that. Still, his still in the inner circle of power and has never left.

That is why the likes of the Captain and his ‘Voice of Teso’ is allowed to hold concerts and rallies. Even if the grace of the owner and political juggernaut Mukula. While also Bebe Cool was also allowed to address the crowds in Serere District.

That there was no police force, no toilets, no sniffer dogs and not any proof of applications for a formal announcement from the Electoral Commission with notification. Neither, any proof of following the Public Order Management Act (POMA). Since, they just announced the whole trip and promotion tour in Serere, but seemingly needed no paperwork. Even made a concert into a semi-rally. If the FDC or Bobi Wine even did this, they would be ambushed or blocked from doing so.

It shows the double standard. However, that is not new, as the state party can act as they want too. While the opposition has to beg for meeting and greeting outside of campaign season. While the state can organize any sort of function, for any sort of figure of the party and call it a day. That is what this is. As the Voice of Teso is like a privately owned “state radio”, as they working for the things the NRM does too. Peace.

Opinion: The ones on the bus always dismiss Besigye

Besigye was relevant then because he came from the NRM with some people and indeed it happened. On the percentage of opposition then, Besigye came with an addition, but is he still able to add more support, NO, he does not have the capacity”Charles Rwomushana

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) and its shadow backers will always dismiss Dr. Kizza Besigye and the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC). If this is the “independent” MP Mohammed Nsereko or political analyst Charles Rwomushana. Even the ilk of Andrew Mwenda, Bebe Cool and all the others will all throw shade at Besigye, like its their meal ticket.

Now, that the 2021 elections are up on the horizon. The People Power Movement is growing and the anxious, passengers on the bus are awaiting their destination. The NRM are trying not only to deflect harm at Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, but also the relentless and never ending story of fight against dictatorship Besigye.

It is like people are complaining that Besigye is not stopping. But, has his battles been won? Has his struggle finished? No, Museveni is still there and bus is still knocking everyone else on the way. One of them is Besigye. That is why the enriched and the ones closely associated with the bus is bitching about Besigye. Like they cannot see, that their should focus on Museveni and how he plays the game of chess. They are his pawns and they accept that fate.

It wouldn’t be shocking if former Presidential Press Secretary Tamale Mirundi was still getting pay-checks from the State House, as his day-in and day-out in NBS Television talking non-stop ill of the opposition. As his wearing yellow. We see you, we have seen you and its obvious.

That Charles is aiming Besigye isn’t shocking, his done this for years. The same with Nsereko who wants to be relevant too and in that regard. Doing the bidding of the bus, while acting like a renegade, which his really not. If he was, he wouldn’t be in the good graces and be able to rotate like he does.

Therefore, this is the first of plenty of shots ahead of 2021. The aim is to weaken the opposition. Is to put sour taste between Bobi Wine and Besigye. To make the enemies, so that they are fighting each other, instead of finding avenues for a peaceful transition of power. Not, that Museveni will let them or give way. Nowhere is there any visible signs.

So, the ones driving the bus is telling the direction and guiding the ones there. They are passengers, whose grateful to participate and be there. Since it is like that, they have to show tokens of loyalty and say these things about Besigye. Because that cleans the hands of the driver and his ills get forgotten. As everyone is discussing why Besigye is still around and his motivations. While everyone is forgetting, the same machinery, the same state of affairs and control over everything is still there.

Not Besigye have won yet, not like the FDC has fulfilled its mission nor its reason for being founded. The issues are still there. It has just moved for over 2 decades and still have to ignite a flame. Not that its easier now, as there are new faces, there are new platforms, but the aim should still be same.

That is why people are blaming and aiming at Besigye. His the easy target. Not like these people are afraid of Nobert Mao or Mugisha Muntu. Both of them are to pragmatic to even spark any fire. That is why they either aim at Besigye or at Bobi Wine. Because, they can awake the people and get them woke. Peace.

Opinion: Long live the ironies, but most likely, long live the foolishness

There is something about tyranny and dictatorships, where the Dictator can travel around like a King. Have his court and his jesters on tour, he can hold a campaign rally, some sort of public function without notifying the authorities or even get the approval to do so. That is because his the Fountain of Honour, the Head of State and the President.

In this regard, all through the 2019. The President and his team was for long a part of the Operation Wealth Creation Tour, where he travelled and held rallies. Also held a Radio Tour and others ones too. Hard to remember them all, but it all legal, because its the President and his court doing so.

During the last two weeks, we got to see that Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine planned and notified the Electoral Commission of planned consultation meetings in consideration of being an Presidential Candidate in the 2021 elections.

I find it very special, that the People Power Movement and everyone else has to follow guidelines and follow codes to be able to assemble, meet and hold consultation meetings. When you consider how easy and non bother it is for the President. Because, the implications for the President, should be the same as for any other aspiring candidate for the same role. There shouldn’t be one whose allowed to sing songs on bridges, while the other cannot even put up a speakers and microphones to do a gig. However, we all know there is a double standard, but this sets it in print.

That Bobi Wine and the PPM is limited in their actions, just like the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and Dr. Kizza Besigye been in the past, even Amama Mbabazi and Go Forward was stifled before the 2016 elections. With this in mind, it follows a pattern, but the restrictions and the limitations put on Bobi Wine isn’t fair.

As he should have in all fairness, been able to do exactly what the President did during his Operation Wealth Creation tour, which was direct campaigning on the slogans of the 2016 elections. When that was allowed and accepted by the state, the same state should make it possible for Bobi Wine to do the same. That is as if there was level playing field for candidates, which by the regulations and orders by the Police and Electoral Commission, proves its not.

Not like the President nor his crew had any idea who would show up and how many for the rallies during 2019. They gathered a lot of people, hired buses and hoped to have propaganda shots, but they didn’t have an estimate or afterthought of how big things would be. Alas, that Bobi Wine and his team has to know and say whose possible is really concerning, because that is limiting his approach and also his possibilities to reach out.

If the President and his cronies this is well handled, well, I hate to break it to you. Its not, not the slightest. It is weak and a continued double standard, hypocrisy at the highest order. Most likely by the blessing from the orders from above. Alas, he knows and the ones giving the instructions to People Power knows.

Not like this is shocking, it is a pattern and showing the intent to stifle and put hurdles for the rising star. They want to stop the momentum and contain it. They want to ensure that the authorities are there and that they can handle it. They want to have the information and the intel to ensure, that the they can prolong the reign and secure the prospects of another rigged elections.

Because, if it was free and fair, why where there ever any issues with the gatherings nor the rallies of the President? There should have been, why no tear-gas? Why no-one arrested and taken into prison for inciting violence? Why were there ever anyone taken or house-arrested for preventative reasons?

Well, that because the President, everything goes and everything is cool. The rest has to beg to grab a microphone and say some words of wisdom. That’s just how things are in the Republic. Peace.

Opinion: Anticipating a rocky road for Bobi Wine

It is not that I wish anyone ill, I don’t, but knowing how the “orders from above” works and seen how the opposition has been treated over the years. I just know how this will play out. Even as the People Power Movement (PPM) and Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine MP plans to hold his consultations in 2020. It will not be without any hurdles.

There will be consequences, just like him jumping on campaign trails and joining forces with other opposition activists for the various by-elections during the 2018 and 2019. That is just the way it is.

The first and foremost. The PPM and Bobi Wine will be served with new criminal charges, if this is “inciting violence”, “unlawful assembly” and so-on. It will catch on and they will also told that they didn’t file the paperwork accordingly to the Public Order Management Act and surely pinned with some charges from the Penal Code. That just happens.

Secondly, the security outfits will monitor, block venues, follow the convoy of Bobi Wine. They will seal of hotels, they will detain activists and local organizers. They will ensure that the radio stations are losing their licenses and so-on. That just happens.

If the PPM and Bobi Wine still try to access the venues and such, there will be live-bullets, arrests and people hurt. There will a bath of tear-gas on the public, there will be road-blocks and will be damage of property.

The Police Force will say the supporters are rowdy, are hoodlums and thugs, while it was the police and armed state officers who fired the first bullet and tear-gas at the venue. The state will say the PPM didn’t act correct according to codes, even if they have negotiated for months for the stadium and whatnot in whatever county they were visiting.

In this manner, the Presidential Consultations, the meeting of locals and such will be with fury. It will be testy and will not be easy. If you thought Amama Mbabazi and Dr. Kizza Besigye have had it hard. The upstart and the rising star Bobi Wine will feel it too. There will be abducted mobilizers and stories of impunity within the range of the consultation season.

If not, the state has had a change of heart, which I doubt. It wouldn’t be shocking if the state tried to pull-off house-arrest and “preventative arrest” of Bobi Wine and close associates. Since, that way they can contain him in Wakiso district.

This state will use all means, because the old man doesn’t feel the love anymore, people are tired of him. That is why they use all means. To think otherwise is naïve, after seeing other campaigns and election cycles under Museveni.

We just know and will not be shocked, because this is scheduled programming. Peace.

Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine letter to the Electoral Commission – Re: Notice of Intention to Conduct Consultations (03.12.2019)