A look into the “Rigged” Report [the 11th May 2021 Edition]

Today was the day of the 7th Swearing-In Ceremony of President Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni. The 6th Ceremony held at Kololo Independence Ground and the 6th Ceremony of this kind held on the 12th May in the election year. Well, the President has now concluded this election.

Though I will dig into the important material in the Report released called “Rigged” which was published with a new edition yesterday. Dr. Nico Schoonderwoerd with acknowledgements to Bruce I. Afran and Robert Kyagulanyi and the National Unity Platform (NUP) for certain aspects of the report, which was in the original published on the 17th March 2021.

I will look through and drop my notes on the matter in between the pieces of information. Which say a lot about the conducted elections of January 2021. I will not look into the voter intimidation and bribery. Neither address the senseless violence, impunity and misuse of the authorities in favour of the regime. That I have discussed in length in other articles. Here I feel the “head-shot” or the “winning ticket” is the ballot box stuffing and Post DoR Fraud.

I will begin with this quote:

In the various regions we see the different types of rigging being applied in a different way.

Region

Voter intimidation

Bribery

Ballot box stuffing

Post-Dor Fraud

Central

Heavily

Limited

Limited districts

Average

Eastern

Heavily

Heavily

Average

Average

Western

Heavily

Heavily

Massively, in all districts

Average

Northern

Enormously

Heavily

Average

Average

In most cities it was difficult to stuff the ballot-boxes, so the effect of voter intimidation becomes more clear. Gulu City shows how enormous the intimidation was up north, as is supported by the statements in our Chapter on the North. Ballot box stuffing is indicated by high turnout & high percentage of Museveni votes. In the top right of the diagram (courtesy Melina Platas) we do not only see Western districts, but also Northern districts such as Amudat” (Schoonderwoed, P: 9, 2021).

There are now saying that the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and the President lost Baganda (Central Region) in this election. However, by the state of things. The evidence coming forward proves only that the results there are more close the reality. As the rigging was as extensive as in the other regions. This means, they deliberately gave up a part and knew the rigging elsewhere would secure the victory anyway.

A very interesting finding of the rigging was the finding on page 57, which says:

Since the ‘election fingerprint’ of these 3 elections is similar to the fingerprints identified as fraudulent by Peter Klimek et al we can apply their conclusion that the Ugandan elections results of 2011, 2016 and 2021 do not represent the will of the people. When the authors designed these fingerprints they assumed that the numbers would always be between 0 and 100. However, in fraud every number is possible. Although the tally sheets do not show any turnouts of over 100% (it’s prevented by the software), an inspection of the Declaration of Results (DoR) forms show that in many cases of ballot box stuffing ‘overstuffing’ took place and the DoR form shows more ballots casted than registered voters” (Schoonderwoed, P: 57-58, 2021).

This here just shows the algorithm and the difference numbers through the process of counting the ballots doesn’t add up. There are more casted ballots than registered voters. That is just the proof of the misgivings of this election and how it was predetermined. When this sort of malpractice is securing one man to “win”.

The main contributor to the rigging of these elections was ballot box stuffing. 409 polling stations across Uganda saw a 100% voter turnout, which is impossible give that the voter register is fixed 10 months before the elections. A total of 1333 polling stations had a voter turnout of 90% and according to election experts that is not possible under free & fair elections. Scientific research is presented in the form of election fingerprints that show that the correlation of high voter turnout and high Museveni scores is typical for rigged elections such as in Uganda and Russia” (Schoonderwoed, P: 76, 2021).

This here shows the proof and the systematic rigging. This is just the technical aspect of it. Not all the other techniques used, which is important, but the end-game of any election is the numbers-game. Where the winner takes all and the majority matters. An rigged election just needs the numbers, but not the true will of the general public or the voters. That is the gist of it.

A nation wide comparison of DoRs collected by UVote and official tally results show over 120 polling stations where the DoRs were illegally changed or fraudulent. One such DoR for the Nebbi Anyang polling station received international attention after the Electoral Commission denied that 84 Kyagulanyi votes were changed into 8 Kyagulanyi vote” (Schoonderwoed, P: 77, 2021).

This here is just a final one and shows the acts being made by the state to ensure another term for the incumbent. There was not other way to see this. The “Rigged” Report is very clear and addresses the significant actions made and what it resulted in.

We know today that it went into as usual, that every five years Museveni swears himself in at Kololo Independence Grounds on the 12th May of the election year. That happened today because of the “legitimacy” the recent election gave him. Though the Report shows that he stole and bashes himself in glory of rigging an election. That is really tragic, but the Report also states facts many of us has said. That this regime rigged the 2011 and 2016 as well and the ‘election fingerprint’ evidence shows that.

So, if people are saying “Museveni is not my President”. I understand them. This election is yet another one he rigged to rule supreme. He doesn’t have the love of the people, but is elected by the algorithm, ghosts and goats, not voters as he should have been. However, that is not important when you value guns, arms and heavy weaponry over the public. That is why the Report is important to show the way the regime did it and prove it to the whole world to see. Peace.

7th Time the “charm”: The 12th May 2021 ceremony is no real celebration

What is happening today on the 12th May 2021 is the seventh ceremony of this one man. He is celebrating himself “winning” for the 7th time. They are saying his 6th Term, but I say it’s his 8th term because of the decade without any election, which should be counted as well. That is only fair to the general public who had to live through the “transitional” period with President Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni with no polls, election or awaiting a new Constitution.

He took power on the 26th January 1986 and he got sworn-in on the 29th January 1986. The 2nd time was after the “no” party election in 1996. When he was sworn-in on the 12th May 1996. The 3rd time started again on the 12th May 2001. The 4th time was on the 12th May 2006. The 5th time was on the 12th May 2011. The 6th Time was on the 12th May 2016 and now the final edition of this was in full effect.

That’s why this is his seventh time and it has been traditionally held at Kololo Independence Grounds. Which is happening today too. He has clearly scheduled the 12th May every five years since 1996. That is steady programming and the venue is the same too. The only difference is the guests and the year it’s happening in. The VIPs and the speeches might differ a little bit, but not much because its the same genie out of the bottle every time.

If you think this term will be any difference than before. You are out for a loss of words and proper conclusions. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) and the same President of the ages. Who never seems to get things done or able to fix his bottlenecks.

The same man who has said all the rights things, but that is all lies to keep himself in office. He knows perfectly well that he has betrayed those words and those policies too. This Presidency will not get better. It will only become more horrific and deprecating. There will be no nice silver-lining ahead. Only if you have some false hope that the oil money will be able to pay the rising debts. Than you are living on hope and not reality. As this President and his cronies eats everything else up and sends the bill to the next generation.

That is why you shouldn’t look forward or think he will make a difference. This man has produced fancy plans, policies and papers for development, but that can only happen if donors, aid organizations or multi-national organizations paying the bill of doing so. That’s why every piece of gravel or road is hugely overpriced to cover cronies and kickbacks for every single kilometre they cover. This will not … be better now and his been of the hook for so many years.

Just like with the militarization, impunity and anti-democratic actions, which is happening on the regular. Where the opposition and dissidents are hunted down. There is no wiggle room for their existence and the laws are applied to them. Sometimes on random and the state is detaining people without even charging them, abducting them and keeping them incommunicado. Therefore, this Presidency will not be better. He will only continue to unleash the beasts and drones to go after the ones who dares to support someone else than him.

So, today isn’t a day of celebration. It is a day of ceremonial burial of freedom, liberty and justice. The state and the President is celebrating a 1980 Election Victory, again!

He is repeating the same sins and not repenting anything. His just hoping its all water under the bridge. That we are supposed to forget all the lives taken so he can rule supreme. We are supposed forget all the lives kept without due process, the lives put on hold and the ones living in exile. That is all so one MAN can rule indefinitely. This is tragic, but the reality here. Peace.

Opinion: Museveni proves one thing “If you live by the gun … you will die by the gun too”

What is happening tomorrow on the 12th May 2021 is occurring because of what he did all the way to the 26th January 1986. That is the celebration of his “sixth” election victory. Though we all know he has used the same tricks as the ones toppled to stay in power. The elections are mirroring and copying the 1980 election, which was the reason for the civil war in the 1980s.

That is why it’s really special that the arrogance and entitlement of a big bash, 4,000 people at the Kololo Independence Grounds. In the end of a campaign and a year, which has made it nearly impossible for people to gather or campaign. Where the authorities have blocked rallies, campaign meetings, concerts and other public gatherings. Therefore, it is really a show of power to do it at this day.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni came into power by the gun. He didn’t come in as the elected fella. No, he had to topple and get rid of his opponents. Museveni didn’t win people’s heart, but was able to destroy, hurt and harm the leadership of Kampala over years. That was done in a “liberation” war, which only freed him and anointed allies. The rest have to accept the idea of a limited freedom, liberty and justice. They just have to bite the dust and live with the impunity and injustice served on the daily. That’s because they are not part of the clientele and the cronies who serves the President well.

At this point and time we can give up the idea of a peaceful transition. The dreams of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and National Unity Platform (NUP) isn’t happening with Museveni. No, he came in with the guns and will only leave with them. There are only three avenues to his end and it’s not through the ballot-box. Any election held within the spectrum of Museveni will be rigged and an run in a manner, which will resemble the 1980 fiasco.

So, there are just three ways out. These are the first and the obvious one is that he has to die. Death. That means his heartbeat stops and his last breathe is finally done. The natural death of ageing… and it is inevitable. Everyone living will at one point die and then there will be a battle to fill the power vacuum. That will be horrific days and possible new atrocities, if not another military takeover for a “Transitional” Government supported for “stability” sake. Which is just a mere lie and will only prolong the agony of the citizens wanting a true civilian government.

The second is an assassination or a coup d’etat. Neither how this is happening. They have to go against the militarization of the Presidency and Government will make this hard. Unless, there is getting people disgruntled and feeling disfranchised by the regime. If the armed forces, security organizations and such feels they are taken care off. As if the state stops paying them off and starving them. Then they might turn on the President, but that is all just mere speculation at this point. This is ruling by the bullet and dying by the bullet. This is a General falling for another General. That is the ultimate betrayal, but is one way out… and will cause even a more totalitarian state. As it will be less forgiving as well.

The third solution is the revolution. That has been described by Dr. Kizza Besigye on many occasions. He has deliberately tried to spark this off. He has tried to get the people to revolt and demonstrate. The defiant man has tried to get people organized and boycott. Besigye have tried to educate the public on how the dismantle the system. Hurt it where it matters and get the feet on the ground. However, he has been close and shown that he could boost the public. Nevertheless, the politician and opposition couldn’t get it passed the finishing-line. He couldn’t get the state loose its strength and control. It was hurt, but not totally damaged and weak.

The defiance and walk to work was forceful, but lacked the final push to end the curse of the misrule and mismanaged state of Museveni. It couldn’t stop his oppression and his atrocities.

Museveni has lasted because of relations to the guns. His clinging to power to arms and security organizations. He has armed personnel and police officers ready on the go. There are people able and ready to kidnap, abduct, torture and get rid of his enemies. The state is doing this willingly to keep Museveni in power.

That is why Museveni will be a warlord and continue this life of never begging, but carrying a canon. This is why you either have to end it the way it started or show the force of the whole general public against him. The whole population have to rise onto levels like the Sudanese did to Omar Al-Bashir. That’s what is needed to be done to get rid of him. The will haven’t been there, but if it happens.

It will be like lightning and the thunder will hurt him. He will loose everything. Because, even a tyrant and a dictator cannot hold everyone captive. The Head of State cannot kill, arrest and abduct everyone. He can do that to a minority and to levels of society, but not to the ranks of cities, towns and whole districts standing up against the state. That is what needed and they need to stand-up. It will cost. Just like the ones who are already paying for their activism and trying to campaign against him. There are so many victims already and families scorn for decades, because one needed to rule for life.

Those guns and those weapons will only keep you there for so long. When he looses all momentum and there is hope for proper fundamental change of guards. That has never happened with Museveni. His still keeping lingering without anything like the peasants he “freed” in the 1980s. There is still so many educated people not getting jobs and so fourth. The state Museveni will leave behind will have plenty of the same misgivings as the ones he promised to fix. That says more about Museveni, than it says about the Republic itself. This is because of how he became the personification of the state and never let go. The “high above” and the one deciding people’s fate from the State House.

Museveni will not be remembered to free people, but keeping them hostage because of his powerful guns. Peace.

Opinion: Deo Akiiki, who is the new President?

“We, therefore, want to assure Ugandans that the country will be at peace as the new president is being sworn in” (Deo Akiiki, 10.05.2021).

Apparently, we are in for a shocker. As the opposition is either behind bars, house-arrested, abducted, kept incommunicado or tortured as well. The Defence Spokesperson Deo Akiiki is speaking out and promising a “new president” on the “d-day” or 12th May 2021.

Uganda has been waiting for a new President for ages. They have this one guy that never wants to leave office. The Republic has this one old man that seems to linger on forever. He seems to be busy burying his enemies. If not hoping he can compromise and corrupt the weak one among the opposition. That old man is the one who will have hold a massive ceremony again.

Still, Deo said this. He said it twice during his presser ahead of the Swearing-In.

The UPDF under the Joint Security architecture on national security has strengthened its support to civil authority as mandated by law in a bid to ensure that the country, the function of inauguration and swearing in of the new president is safe and secure for both nationals and international guests invited to grace the same” (Deo Akiiki, 10.05.2021).

We are all awaiting for the new president. There been several of candidates aiming for that since 1996, but none has been able to get there. The system, the authorities and the state itself have worked hard to make it impossible to happen. It is nearly impossible to even overturn or try to challenge a Presidential Election Petition. That’s because the state and the his handlers have made it nearly impossible to prove the rigging.

That’s why the people is awaiting a new president. Not rebranding the same old fella of 1986. He was new in the 1990s but we are 20 years from that even. Museveni isn’t new, but he has a new middle name since last election: Tibuhurwa. He always comes with a new name. That is why he has gone from Yoweri Musevei, to Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to the final Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni.

So, with every name-change… his still the same man who overthrow his predecessors in the 26th January 1986 coup d’etat after a long civil war. Therefore, Deo is promising a new president. Which we will not see. Not after this D-Day… no no no …. it is just the same old fellow from around the way. Not a new breed or the hope of the future. No, just the same old same old man who is using the army and the guns to stay in power.

Because Museveni isn’t anything new. He is the status quo and the continuation of the same. There isn’t anything he can do at this point. The old man cannot reinvent himself. He can only continue to lie to himself and deceive the whole Republic. President Museveni will not make a fundamental change now. That time has passed and he will not reconsider that now.

Therefore, we are all wondering who is the new President? Because it’s not Museveni. Neither is it Besigye since wasn’t running in January 2021. Maybe he is initially saying Bobi Wine should be sworn-in, but then his going against his master. Deo is maybe thinking that Museveni is “new” because of his new term. However, Museveni is far from new.

I will end with Matthew 9:17: “Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved” (New International Version).

The same can be said about Museveni. This lesson from the bible is relevant and maybe Deo should check it out too. Peace.

Scheduled Programming ahead of 12th May: Bobi Wine and Besigye is house arrested

Today, as its only two days to the Swearing-in on Kololo Independence Grounds. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) and President Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni is swearing-in himself in for the Seventh Time and for his 8th Unofficial Term.

So on the 10th May 2021 the authorities have sealed off the area around Magere, Wakiso District and entrenched National Unity Platform leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine house. They have also stopped the trial of the Campaign Team arrested on the 30th December 2021. Who was supposed to be arraigned at the Court Martial again today. However, that never happened, but they are still lingering in jail without any sentencing or verdict.

Therefore, the President who was so proud of “winning” the last election in January 2021. Clearly, cannot be a proper victor when his opponent is house arrested with no charges, warrants or even any sort of trial. While his campaign team and closest associates are still behind bars. If you think that man is a winner of an election. You are a fool.

There is also reports that Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) former Presidential Candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye is under house arrest too in Kasangati, Wakiso district.

So, the state is doing what it does best. Not create a multi-party democracy, but besiege its enemies. The Museveni era is ending a blast of fanfare and bracelets. The NRM Way is this and that’s what they does. While sprinkling a little a bit of fear and delusion. That is why they will be banging on achievements of the old man and vilify these men on all platforms.

They will come with any excuses to keep their home guarded. Because, they want these men to able to spoil the grandeur of Museveni partying himself into his eight term. While the authorities are saying the idea of s parallel swearing-in is treasonous. Which is very ironic, when the current President has stolen an election and is practically doing what the authorities is saying is illegal.

Well… we knew this day was coming and the authorities is unforgiving. As they are not serving the Republic, but one old man. Peace.

No Fundamental Change: Museveni prepares himself for his eight term!

Do you want change or more of the same?”Amama Mbabazi (15 January 2016).

Soon is the day when President Yoweri Tiburhurwa Kaguta Museveni is swearing himself in again. Which he will have done 7 times and suspended one election before helding his first election in 1996. Still, here we are in 2021 and some people are counting down for his 12th May 2021 Ceremony at Kololo. However, we have all been here before and nothing is new under the sun.

After ruling the nation since 26th January 1986 there is nothing this man can do. He has done everything. He has pledged to fix anything possible and said what anyone should say. There is promises, lies and deceptions. The state can try to fix his track-record. Lie about his achievements, but we all know his not that great.

What is striking is that Museveni has nothing new create. His promises are more of the same. The President has gotten away with it and haven’t paid a price. There will be no further prosperous state. The state will not suddenly be able to stop the stagnation of the economy. Neither will this government create possibilities for businesses to thrive or even operate in. There will be little to nothing, which will change the current status quo.

The state of today is deprecating. The depleted parts of government, local government and such will just become worse. Schools will fall apart, hospitals will be trashed and the only thing that will get fresh funds is the military and the police force. The rest is left behind to suffer and just getting enough to keep it alive. They are all on the death-bed, but the medics have no equipment or medicine to help the patient.

The same state is more busy with hunting after opponents, opposition and activists. The state is more willing to wire-tap, monitor and follow them than actually open up the government. The state is more keen on arresting, silencing and stopping the opposition from forming proper parties, organizations or even bodies, which can challenge the current regime. Therefore, the President this term has no will to see a transition or changes on the political arena.

After 35 years there isn’t more to give. The old man is a tyrant and a dictator. He doesn’t value people and he doesn’t care about the state of affairs. His just willing to stay in office by any means. The state isn’t there to serve the public, but to serve a small elite.

The people shouldn’t expect anything. There will be new schemes, missing funds, more loans, lack of service delivery, grand corruption scandals and so fourth. They should be worried about extra judicial killings, rampant injustice and misuse of power. The state clearly doesn’t value the lives of the people or their liberty to associate with whoever they feel. The President and his allies can clearly use the authorities to knock down on anyone who oppose them. They can send officers, drones and keep people captured incommunicado for days, months and even years. This is done as an effort to keep the regime alive.

President Museveni has nothing new to offer… and why should he? He has gotten away with everything and there been no retribution for his performance. Museveni have been allowed to get away with murder, injustice and impunity. Why should that change in his 8th Term?

Sorry brother… but this old man will continue to kill, arrest and stop anyone in his way. That is the proper NRM way. That is the only way he knows and how he knows how to rule. This President will not serve the general public, but serve himself. Peace.

Opinion: Gen. Museveni lies about meeting NUP coordinators

Meeting a section of coordinators and members for the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) at State House Entebbe. I appreciate their views on the different failures of the NRM, and my assurance is that we shall work together to address such” (Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, 06.05.2021).

On the 6th May 2021 there was suddenly a tweet and a dropped piece of information from the President Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Musveni. That he held a meeting at the State House with supposed National Unity Platform Coordinators from the recently held elections in January 2021.

This is the Commander-in-Chief, the President and the Chairman of the ruling party, National Resistance Movement (NRM). He has targeted, gone after and ordered his Security Organizations to hunt after the NUP. His government has arrested, detained, kidnapped, kept incommunicado and even killed NUP activists, leaders and coordinators. The state hasn’t been favourable or fair to the NUP. That’s why I don’t believe …. that there was any real NUP Coordinators at the State House.

The NRM Chairman and Self-Styled President for Life isn’t having dialogue with the NUP. Neither did he have the ability to prove anyone of the people in the picture even was part of opposition party. The same party that has been targeted and aimed at all true campaign season.

The President of a ruling regime, which still have the NUP Presidential Campaign Team behind bars, which it has been since the end of December 2020. That’s why the belief of a meeting like this unlikely. It isn’t like the NUP have been in communication or tried to talk with the NRM. They have sent letters to the other opposition parties, but not the ruling regime.

Museveni wants to look like a winner and be praised ahead of the 12th May 2021 swearing in at Kololo Airfield. Where he wants all the dignitaries and the glory of the rigged election ahead of his 9th term in office. The man needs legitimacy and look sincere, though we all know the grift and the reasons for this.

He has no trouble living on a lie. The regime is pushing it. That’s why we know the drill and we have been here before. The NUP isn’t collaborating with the NRM. That is just the truth. The President and State House isn’t straightforward with this. That’s why we know this was a publicity stunt and PR move, but not the reality. If it was… he would have shown their faces and smiled with them. Like the moves with Ashburg Katto, Jennifer Full Figure and everyone else he has “taken” from the NUP in the past.

Now, he just held a meeting, but not showing any of them off. It is just filled with ghosts, unaccounted people and internally displaced individuals who happens to be there. I’m sure more coordinators are behind bars, on bail or been sought after during the days of polls in January 2021. The state have gone after these and they have even killed them too. So, I doubt the party who has been hunted down like the NUP would suddenly let their people greet the man behind the scenes doing these sinister things to them.

Like will you meet the killer and the one punishing your kin? His been doing so without any justification or reason. Calling the NUP coordinators, activists and members as thugs, hoodlums and whatnot. He has talked about crushing them… so why would they even talk to this man? Who only has selfish interests and not care for the Republic?

Museveni can live on the lie. The lies… which is embedded in his modus operandi … and keeps him in office. These lies are what makes him powerful. Still, it is lies and deceit, which isn’t true. That is why he needs to stuff like this to make legit. Though we all know his just trying to take people for fools. People are not that stupid, even if his handlers believes they are. Peace.

Opinion: Field Marshal Museveni? Hell no…

“He has always wanted to build a monarchy; you know he calls himself the Ssabagabe (the king of kings) and he cannot be the Ssabagabe without having full control over land.”Wilfred Niwagaba MP

It seems like the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and the “Yes-Men” around the President is fielding the idea of giving Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni the title of Field Marshal. Just as his not only the President, the Commander-in-Chief and the Head of State isn’t enough. He has also kept his title as the General.

That is why many refers to him as the General, which is natural. Some has referred to him as the King of Kings or the Ssabagabe. As he wants to be the anointed one and the royalty of his own court. He wants to be more than a mere mortal and have a royal heritage. That he oozes greatness and is ushering in a new era. However, the greed of power and prolonged stay in office is only repeating the sins of the past.

The ability to give him own titles, land, businesses, nepotism, corruption, torture, extra-judicial killings, destruction of institutions and becoming the personification of the state. Is a reason for self-inflicted harm and destruction of the state, which he resides over. He is taking away all the little reform and progress he delivered in the past. Taken it all away and he has resided in the highest of office with any transparency, accountability or responsibility to tell what’s his doing.

That is why the likes of Ministers and Yes-Men are saying he should become the Field Marshal. The highest rank of the army. Be the militant and the army commander he is. It is not like his beloved character anymore or have popular stance in the general public. Those years have long gone and passed. There is enough water under bridge for that.

He is already rehashing the ideas of the depleted state of the predecessors. Already tormenting his opposition, dissidents and people are coming back dead from their meeting with destiny or the tyranny of his state. The opposition are already political prisoners, the state is retaliating with all means and there is no space for them to breathe. Therefore, Museveni isn’t delivering a change or freedom, which his so often. He has the freedom, but his peers don’t have the same.

If he becomes Field Marshal, he will be in the same fashion as Idi Amin. A fellow he has always been so proud of toppling, because of his tyrannical reign. Now, his repeating all the sins of him and doing the same to the peasants too. Crippling the economy and coming with the military, if anyone dares to oppose him.

That’s why his just selling himself short and destroying his own name. His being do so for years. However, if his pride catches him and he eats this title. His just the epitome of an emperor. His showing his arrogance and how he belittles the general public. As he entitles himself and calls himself by fashionable names.

The King of Kings, the Fountain of Honour, His Excellency (H.E.), the Field Marshal and President Museveni. Peace.

Opinion: Museveni has nothing new to offer…

Well.. Mr. Sunday, M7 or the Old man with the hat has run this lap to many times and the sad truth is… that he has nothing new to offer. He got nothing, nada to prove or deliver. This man has shown his character and how he rules over the years. Things will not get better. No, they will only get worse.

President Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni will only show the Republic two things in the up-coming term. These are death and destruction.

The deaths we are already seeing and it will come steady. The republic is using the security apparatus with full force and impunity. There is no wiggle room or justification anymore. It is just a total attack on anyone and anybody who dares to associate or be active in certain spheres of society. There is no space or possible other way to see. The drones or “Panda Gari’s” is the truth of this. The same is the safe-houses, the use of the army, Special Force Command and other outfits to hunt, abduct, detain and even kill on orders of the state.

The destruction is more for us mere mortal who follows from afar. Except more devastating news that the state is crippling economy, rising interests rates and lacking forex reserves. The state will not get funds as it is sanctioned. The state will be poor and the loan repayments are to high in comparison to the domestic revenue. The revenue collected from new taxes will not service the short-fall between it either. As the general spending is too high with the huge patronage and expensive beneficiaries of the state needs to be greased. If not the President and his elite will struggle to be active. This is why things will become even more dire with time.

That is why he will not bring hope or steady progress. The President doesn’t have the trust or allies securing his bank. The State House doesn’t have a wand to settle old debts or re-issuing grace periods. The President has tried to sell himself as a fighter against terrorism and be a operator of brigades for peace-keepers. However, that only take you so far.

At some point, all the death and destruction will turn against him. When everyone is struggling. When the elites and the decreasing middle-class isn’t feeling any development. The time when the ones who accepted the plights of others are seeing that everyone is going hand to mouth. When all government schemes are eaten by high ranking officials and not serving the general public. There is not money for light-bulbs at public schools, but ministers can buy imported luxurious goods. They can wear expensive suits, fresh Italian leather shoes, one of kind cell-phone and jewellery.

That’s why the President and his party has nothing really to offer. They will only continue their rampant self-destructive ways to further feed their cause. These folks only are there for eating themselves. The President has said his nobody’s servant, but works for himself. That is why you shouldn’t expect for him to care.

Museveni will not make a difference now. That time is long gone. Now, he will only order death and destruction. Right now he will only torment people and cause more suffering for plenty. It will get worse. Expect hyper-inflation, lack of goods and other hiccups, which they will make all sort of excuses over.

The state who loans to pay salaries and do the basics. Will sooner or later deplete the warehouses and cripple the economy. It is just a matter of time before civil servants aren’t paid. Teachers, nurses and others are going for months without pay. While the soldiers and key security outfits are covered to safeguard the regime. Don’t be shocked if this is coming. With so many years of greed and stagnation. It is at this point… that the never finished revolution starts to eat its own. It is tragic to say so, but we are soon there.

Museveni is reckless and brutal. That is why his willing to take this far. This is why he does, because it hasn’t cost anything in past, but soon he needs to do it. Why? Well, he wants to save his own skin and kin. As the battle for breadcrumbs will arrive and true survival comes for the wealthy too.

That is why he will only continue to deliver death and destruction. This is his steady progress and securing your future is all about. Peace.

A memo on how I will remember Museveni of the early 2020s

In the good old days the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and Yoweri Kaguta Museveni could easily win propaganda victories. The NRM and the Government of Uganda had all the goodwill of the world. The republic had been burning and Museveni could blame the previous administrations for everything. It wasn’t his men and they hadn’t followed the right path. If not they were not educated in the Movement system and its 10 point program.

That maybe worked like clockwork until mid-90s but that era is long gone. The crimes of those days got downplayed and the prolonged conflict in Northern Uganda got swept under the rug. Because, the President and the NRM was not only promising things, but reforming the state. They were issuing policy changes and making a difference. The policies wasn’t only get rich-schemes by the elite, but actual government work for the citizens.

Now these days the NRM has left the port and is sailing in the wilderness. All of the Presidential Advisors and Yes-Men cannot save this ship. It is sort of rudderless, but still seems deliberately so and does it with perfect. It is moving on the knives edge and pushing all of its boundaries. It has been able for so long to get away with horrific things and thinks it can do it now as well.

The NRM and Museveni have left several of things burn in the past and let other people clean up his mess. He has involved himself in conflicts and pushed his interests there. Seen a profit possibility and operations of looting as an outcome. Still, it is the general public who will pick up the bill for his warfare and looting. Not the gentlemen who was merchants of death and destruction. No, these people are ministers, high ranking officials and if not dead heroes.

With all this said we are in 2021and the legacy of Museveni is sort of getting written. His handlers and team is trying rewrite it all, but that shouldn’t be the truth. There is now real evidence of the torture, the kidnappings and detentions of civilians without a fair trial. The state is acting with swift impunity and vengeance against the National Unity Platform (NUP).

There been safe-houses for years who is un-gazetted by the state. Where the various of security organizations have held detractors, dissidents and supposed “spies”. While they are tortured and kept incommunicado. The state is also known now for “drones” or “Panda Gari’s” which is really bringing back the vicious techniques of the past. Taking people in the middle of the night or on the streets, in restaurants even without any forewarning or warrant. The security officers are coming in the famous wagons and just taking the citizens away. That is happening while the state plays around with numbers of missing people and not releasing any true reports on the matter. Like it is a joke, while families are missing loved ones because of their political affiliation.

That is the state Museveni is ruling at the moment. A man who came and promised a fundamental change. A man who came and was supposed to be different from Idi Amin and Milton Obote. However, it was a lie. His living a lie and the citizens are paying the price for it. He is using all the tricks of the past, but for his own agenda. In the end the fortunes and the wealth is in his hands. All decrees, orders and the final say is all up to him.

There is no middle ground. That he orders soldiers on the streets to crack-down on civilians protesting. A man who has no trouble using all security apparatus to detain a whole campaign team and impound all their gear, cars and such too. Arresting everyone in near association with a Presidential Candidate and take these folks to Court Martial to be charged as soldiers. While these are civilians and political prisoners of conscience. These men and woman are all behind bars, because they dared to be part of the NUP. That is the only reason for their demise and days behind bars.

That is how Museveni will be remembered. As well as becoming the personification of the state. Who has easier access to tear-gas than to needed PPE equipment. A state who has no issues lying about everything and blame everyone else. Have a huge machinery and bloated state budgets, but no good revenue. A state that is run on rampant grand corruption, but doesn’t take care of it. Neither does any of the parastatal’s or agencies supposed to combat it. They are just awaiting the go ahead from the “high above” before apprehending a small fish. The big men are in the kitchen cabinet and these are untouchable.

Museveni might say the right words now and then, but that doesn’t make it true. His reign is a mockery of a great republic like Uganda. There was so much potential, but he squashed it all with his ego and will to get massive wealth. The President is willing to do whatever to his enemies. There is no bound to the fate of the ones who opposes him. They can suffer and be in dire straits. The state doesn’t care, because the President doesn’t either. While his at a public function reciting the bible and at another hour ordering someone’s demise. That is the sort of character he is and the hypocrisy is the road his walking.

The NRM way is how they act upon the NUP. That is the NRM. Through and through. The death, the destruction and the use off all means to silence it. They are downplaying it and making it seem superficial, while people are living in injustice. Parents has lost their kids, grandparents lost their grand-kids and so on. Brothers, sisters, wife and husbands have all been scorn by the acts of the state. People have been missing and found dead no a field or left for dead on a street after weeks of uncertainty. These stories are the reflection of the ills of Museveni’s reign.

There is no half-way crook. Museveni is crooked and abide by this too. His lies and deceit is catching up on him. The way he speaks of democracy and such is all just a front. He always wanted to be the centre and be the man in-charge. That is why he doesn’t care about rigged elections, as long it is in favour of him and his allies. Nevertheless, he went into the bush over another rigged election in 1980. The 2021 is hopefully the final 1980 election of this kind. Where all things are in favour and built for one party. Instead of being credible, free and fair, which was far from it in January 2021.

Museveni’s actions will haunt him. Even if he thinks his above it. The scars, the wounds and the deceased will be his detriment. There is no way out now. He has created this and will have to answer for it all. The lives he has both taken and hurt is the ones who will in the end destroy him. Maybe not in this life, as all security organizations is defending his mortal soul. However, in the afterlife, the almighty will ask him and determine if this was all justified. Then he will get the verdict on judgement day.

As it seems like Museveni will rule until his final breathe. Still, we all should remember him for the NRM way, which wasn’t the prolific changes of the 90s but the deteriorating and destructive state of affairs of late. That is what he shall be remembered for and what he cannot run away from. These lives was taken on his watch and these fellow brothers and sisters ,will forever be remembered for their sacrifice. Peace.