Well, so… Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine got a bulletproof SUV as a gift from the diaspora and well-wishers from abroad. It was a gift given to him, because of how the state uses its security organizations and how they are going after him. This is to ensure the leaders safety and security with one measure at least.
However, what has unfolded since says more about the then it should have. First and foremost, they are probing and investigating who allowed it to happen. Secondly, they are warning that they might impound it and make it government property. However, that is really interfering in the givers and the diaspora’s will to donate to Bobi Wine.
Because, until recently… the state has had no issues with donations, gifts and grants to its enterprises. The state could offer deals for kickbacks and whatnot. So, its not like this is new. The President issued a legal remedy a few years back called “Presidential Handshake” where everyone involved in the Tax case with Heritage and Tullow got some extra “bonuses”. Even the brothers who photo-copied documents got a little fortune for the “hard” work in that case.
This vehicle is only showing how this state operates. There are people involved who have no issues and ensure things comes across borders with no fuzz. That is why it came in the hands of Bobi Wine who is practically very isolated and not allowed to do much in the grand sphere of things. Therefore, the state and its high-ranking officials is scratching their heads of the sudden pictures and thank you note from Bobi Wine.
These sorts of perks are only for the ones closely associated with the President or himself in that manner. The state doesn’t even provide these services to the huge entourage who is all eating on the plate of the Executive.
You could wonder and speculate, but the mere gist of it is… that only Yoweri is entitled to gifts like these. He can have planes, choppers, ranches, estates and businesses in his name all around. His plaque of himself across the Republic from schools to a water-tap. That is just what he does. But nobody else is supposed to do it. That is just for the Fountain of Honour himself.
However, the Fountain of Honour cars haven’t been shot at off late. That has happened to Bobi Wine while he was campaigning. That happened at least twice and was close to hit the passenger beside the driver. There were also shots at his tires in another district. So, its easily to say why he see the need for this vehicle with that equipment. When the state is so trigger-happy and aims at him.
This here is a foolish enterprise. It only shows what sort of state that is at play. Instead of showing maturity or sincerity. The state goes after the opposition who just got scraps. When the state own high-ranking officials is swimming in cash and perks. That is obvious to the naked eye. The double standard and the lack of care.
The vehicle is only showing the symptom of everything wrong with the state at this point. A man shouldn’t need that type of car with those specifics, but because of how the state operates. The man needs that type of car to shield himself from danger. Peace.