“For a leader to say a vote can never oust Museveni without offering a solution is disappointing. We believe in democracy and it should not depend on us but on people. What politicians can not solve, the people of Uganda can solve, they should continue to register as voters and be many” (…) “Don’t talk about democracy and stand four times and on the fifth time you say it doesn’t work, we believe it works” (…) “We have spent two years organising our people and we think now there’s strong competence to regain the control of the country. Apart from the ordinary people being organised, we need better organisation as political leaders. We need to be synchronised, coordinated to achieve what’s needed to be achieved, focused on where the problem lies…There has been some uncoordinated movements sometimes. This year is to make sure this is kept in the past and we move as a purposeful pro democratic force” – Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine on 4th April 2019 on the Launch of the Democratic Party Block or the Memorandum of Understanding between Democratic Party and Peoples Development Party and Social Democratic Party.
There are today signs, that Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine are imagine himself in the likes of DP’s Norbert Mao, PDP Abed Bwanika, SDP Michael Mabike, also with the ANT’s leader Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu and also JEEMA’s Asuman Basalirwa. It shows the friends of the rising star on the political spectrum. However, while he is speaking with peace, he is at the same time throwing grenades into the field of Opposition. Targeting directly FDC’s Dr. Kizza Besigye. That is shown today at Hotel Africana.
What Bobi Wine is showing today?
Partly, a bit of political naivety, a bit of ignorance and secondly, also a bit self-righteousness. Which all I will explain. Because, it is fine and dandy, that all these parties want to show an agreement to work together. That is fine for them. They can collectively achieve, what they think they will achieve. As the PDP, SDP, JEEMA and DP haven’t been boasting big of late. That JEEMA got an MP, their own Party President is good, but not a giant victory. Neither is the MPs won by the DP itself. PDP is one-man band cannot be seen as viable organization. Last, ANT of Muntu is just established and registered after a prolonged consultation period and mix of underlying needs, which haven’t been publicly specified.
Alas, if they think DP Block will be powerful and able to topple Museveni. They should look into the Inter-Party Cooperation (IPC) of 2011 and The Democratic Alliance of 2015. Alas, these sort of projects should be gone, because they are not strengthening the Opposition, but weakening it instead. However, I wish them good luck on their endeavours. Surely, Bobi Wine should take pictures of more books to learn from the past. This is the little notice on his political naivety.
On ignorance is on his attack of Besigye. As does he think Kizza Besigye would have run if his party didn’t send delegates to pick him? Does the politician himself, think Besigye would been on the ballot this many times if there was no internal political discourse within the FDC and established his candidacy? Isn’t that, why he believes in Democracy, because the FDC party has elected him to be their Presidential Flag-bearer?
However, in this regard, the man who has not aligned with any party before or been built an organization with a protocol. Shouldn’t he study that first, too? Shouldn’t Bobi Wine understand, why Norbert Mao can run again on his third stint? He couldn’t run last time, but would have if they allowed him. Is that Democratic, then? Secondly is democratic that Bwanika has run for President since 2006 on his own ticket? Again and again, believing that his church and Party would blow the Republic away. But it never did.
So, Bobi Wine should look around his own and what they been doing before throwing grenades at the FDC and Besigye. Surely, the DP Block will be no more than fling. A tiny fire with hope like the TDA for Amama Mbabazi. Because, nothing will topple Museveni at this point. As long as there is elections with Museveni on the ballot. There will be no peaceful transition. The last time he lost, he went to the bush and since taking power. There been no cheap-shot of a peaceful transition happening in the Republic.
Therefore, I don’t believe Bobi Wine, any Opposition Coalition or Joint Candidates can beat Museveni and the National Resistance Movement (NRM). For the simple reason, the President lingers and secures his allies places. While, he will intimidate, rig and do whatever it take to own the Crown. There is no democracy in that sense. He let the Opposition and the others win some bread-crumbs to look like it. But, still, there is like war-zones and planned interference in the By-Elections, that makes them more violent and sinister, than it needs to be.
Nevertheless, the hope for a better future, the hope for a transition is good and needed. But it is a false-flag right now. That a man who at the same moment claiming that he wants UNITY is still throwing grenades at the biggest Opposition Party. That shows that the UNITY isn’t that UNITED. It is just partly united and not in all sense. This is why the leader and the one whose been standing in the battle. Getting thrown under the bus. Because, why not right?
If it had been a democracy, been a righteous and fair elections. Than, the elections of 2015, 2011, 2006, 2001 and 1996 would have looked differently. Even by this time, the President wouldn’t have been the same over that time. It would have shifted. Also, the FDC has changed their Party President. Something, certain other parties that Bobi Wine is aligned to hasn’t done since its inception. The DP have changed, but the rest are Parties of One-Men Bands who are existing because of them and might be gone, when they have left the building too.
So, it is self-righteous of Bobi Wine, that is what is today. Instead of taking the high-road and such. He sounds more like Mao rip-off and its weak tea. Bobi Wine should know better, but apparently he don’t. I don’t know what got into him, but surely his showing his blazing glory. That his message and memo to the rest.
That he has utter faith in the Electoral Commission, that the appointed men of Museveni, the Security Apparatus and everyone else. Will obey the codes of law and pass over to the DP Block, because of their UNITY will be able to Topple Museveni. Sorry brother, but you got to be kidding me.
That is even worse than Kiggundu math. Get back to the drawing board and re-invent magic. Because, that doesn’t add up. Maybe, Bobi Wine has some love-potion or something to beat the Elections his way. Since, it doesn’t seem so to me. Peace.
“We have specialists to handle the cases the Members of Parliament that went abroad. We are not shamed about our hospitals, we have all requirements for specialised treatment of the MPs that left” – Ruth Aceng (04.09.2018).
Today, the Uganda Media Centre, State Minister of Helath Ruth Aceng, Minister for Housing Hon. Chris Baryomunsi and Gen. Elly Tumwiine has done their best to defend the state defense to the media. However, their defense of the state of Health Care needs to be dismissed. The other of the spin of what happened in Arua in August has to stop. As there are no one looking into the death and the tortured individuals, more spinning the blame on the civilians and not on the ones shooting live-bullets.
While that is a case, the Members of Parliament Hon. Francis Zaake and Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine left the Republic for medical treatment in both United States and India. However, this is not new. Earlier this year Betty Nambooze after the Age Limit ruckus has had medical treatment in India. She is not alone. As I will show.
From the Ministry of Health Alone in 2017:
The State minister for Primary Health Care, Dr Joyce Moriku Kaducu because of food-poisoning last year, couldn’t get treatment in Uganda, so she flown to Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. While Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, the State Minister of Health left Uganda for her knee surgery in India.
Former MPs Died in 2017:
Last year, Annie Logiel MP for Moroto headed to Denmark for treatment for her brain tumor, but did not survive. In the same year, William Bejikukye Zinkuratire, who was poisoned after he was sworn-in as MP, later getting treatment several times in India, but as he got final treatment in Uganda, finally succumbed to the illness. Former MP Issa Kikungwe died last year of a brain-tumor, as medical team at Mulago couldn’t save him.
Earlier this year, former MP Ruth Alinyikira Owagage was to get life needed treatment at the Jinja Hospital. However, the lack of oxygen and treatment let her die at the premises.
So, when I hear Ruth Aceng and others saying the Health Care have the ability to treat Bobi Wine and Zaake. I have my doubts, as the State Minister’s of Health went abroad for their treatments last year. The Presidents daughters have traveled abroad to give birth even. Therefore, when the National Resistance Movement (NRM) says everything is fine and dandy. Why did the State Ministers for Health travel themselves for treatment last year? Shouldn’t they be the firsts to use the services they represents?
This is like the brewer not drinking the own made drink, but instead buys Coca-Cola. Your supposed to be proud of what you produce and sell, not the ones you buy wholesale. That is what the State Minister of Health is doing. They are not proud of their service delivery, when your traveling abroad yourself for medical healthcare. That is what they have done. That is why Aceng isn’t the right voice to defend it. She has traveled herself, if someone should understand Zaake and Bobi Wine, it her. Instead she is all defensive. Peace.
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?