Mzee’s unhinged speech

If you stand in the way of the NRM after patiently working and negotiating, we shall remove you. If you are doing other things, we may not be happy, but we shall ignore you” – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (20.08.2020).

Today is the final day of the National Resistance Movement Delegation Conference ahead of the 2021 elections. It has been very standard, but the today the President is holding his Address to the Nation. Which is like most of his speeches. He has done the same over the years. Tonight is no difference.

He will do his thing and tonight was nothing different. That’s why I will just take a few small quotes. Address them and call it a night.

Here we go:

I thank NRM people for participating in the past election. Stop being enemies of yourselves. Our only enemy is the one who tries to block our forward movement” (Museveni 20.08.2020).

That is why we fought with Idi Amin. Some people say we fought Amin because he killed people. Even if he hadn’t killed people, we would remove him because he didn’t understand our mission” (Museveni, 20.08.2020).

‘I have met people like Full Figure, Buchaman. I demand that the NRM leaders avoid the politics of elitism. In Luweero, when we were fighting, we were with the people” (Museveni, 20.08.2020).

It is just like we are supposed to brush over these things. That the President goes to these attacks on people. He does it so easily. Makes people targets and shows his attitude. The president always got to remove, crush or get rid off. That is just his ways and he doesn’t know anything else at this point.

What is also striking is that he continues to forge the narrative around the bush-war. It is a story that never gets old. It a revolving door. He even proves what was his mission. The mission wasn’t to liberate, but for him to rule. To ensure that the NRM got power. The importance wasn’t to get rid of Amin and Obote. No, it was only for the NRM to rule and for him to stay in power. This is what he initially stated today. You gloss over that, but incidentally what his saying, which is showing the grim reality of his reign. When that was the goal of the whole bush-war for him.

That his continuing to pound for the ghetto as a result of Bobi Wine’s rise. His doing this to prove his stature that and also his party. However, that is a neglected area. He can try to softly make it into the struggle story, but that doesn’t make it more true. As the NRM haven’t done much for the ghettos, but now want to be seen as the saviours of it.

Therefore, the whole speech today was just another one. There was nothing brilliant about it. Just another rant… Peace.

Opinion: Lord Mayor Lukwago is cornered [and that’s the plan after all]

The ones whose thinking Lord Mayor of Kampala, Erias Lukwago has an easy road. He doesn’t, as he has the City Hall. Where he reside and supposed to be the leader of the elected leadership together with Local Councillors and the 5 Division Mayors. However, that isn’t everything the Lord Mayor have to toy around to get things done.

The Mayor has the major challenger Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director Andrew Mubiru Kitaka. Whose been given a mandate and was made to be in the way of the elected leadership, as the NRM couldn’t achieve majority in the Capital.

To ensure more havoc and chaos, the President has appointed Minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs Beti Amogin and State Minister for KCCA Benna Namugwanya. This makes a lot of chefs already blended in the mix.

Then you have the likes of Cathrine Kusasira, whose appointed Presidential Advisor for Kampala Affairs. Together with Mark Bugembe aka Butchaman as Presidential Advisor on the Ghetto Affairs and Jennifer Nakanguubi aka Full Figure the Presidential Advisor on Youth and Artists. All of these are sort of involved in matters in Kampala. As Kusasira is directly under the Ministry of Kampala. While Butchaman has a indirect role and the same with Full Figure with her office in Katwe. Not like they are not making the picture of people less stressing.

There is always the stress between KCCA and Lord Mayor. The mandates and the roles of the Executive Committee and so fourth. There is mix of the appointed leadership, the Ministers and the Presidential Advisors. All putting the fingers in the pot and there is so many chefs, which only create a bad stew. The flavours will be off and the meat will burned. Nothing to enjoy and just pure maladministration.

It seems like this is the idea of the President who has made this system. He has ensured the capital to be run like a mad-house. Where the Lord Mayor complains about the lack of leadership and co-operation. This is yet another term where the mayor has nothing to show for. Neither has the KCCA or the Executives there. The previous one could shuffle enough snow to make big show.

Lukwago doesn’t look smart. He looks bewildered and its not weird. Lord Mayor isn’t able to play, the cards are stacked against him. This is what the state wants, as they want the opposition to suffer her. They don’t want the opposition to have a viable candidate and they can ensure people get distrust in Lukwago.

However, that isn’t his faults. Not that his proven other levels, than resilience and character. No one is helping him succeed. No one is ensuring the lawyer to victor anywhere. The only thing happening is that his not allowed to operate in office. That is why he was impeached last term and was evicted from office. That didn’t happen now, but its not like the KCCA or the Ministry have given him any way. While the Division Mayors is also wanting more power.

It is a struggle for political power and its created not to better the city, but to swallow the opposition leadership of it. So, that the people get tired of the malfunction and puts in one of the President’s puppets instead. Peace.

Mr. White falls as the NRM doesn’t need him anymore…

Just like last years fall of Abdallah Kitatta, the ring-leader of Boda Boda 2010. Today, the Court Bailiffs confiscated cars and furniture from the house of tycoon and NRM associate Brian Kirumira aka Bryan White. It is now reported that White is currently detained at Central Investigation Division (CID) of the Police Force.

Again, a former big-man and a useful tool of the regime falls. That happens quickly, as the state is impounding his wealth and his cars. They are taking his valuable assets, while stripping of his title as city tycoon. Because, surely the wealth was built on sand and not on mountain soil for ending up at the CID.

Kitatta thought he was untouchable, as he had allies within the ranks of the NRM and had a hot-line to the President. Alas, that was worthless, the minute the President and the Inspector General of Police didn’t need his services anymore.

Now, Bryan White, the man of the Foundation, the man of NRM Youth Fund Money and money man is behind bars and facing criminal justice. Suddenly, his time in the spotlight. His time touring around with socialites like Zari. Now, that is coming to halt and a standstill.

There are claims that Kirumira aka Mr. White has gained his money through channelling drugs, the second is his mother married a rich Italian real-estate guy and he inherited this money. We don’t know where it came from, but as a suddenly overnight rich-man. There will be speculations, as he has not owned famous businesses nor have the Sudhir Ruparelia standing in society either.

That’s why, the political connections and the social media presence was needed for Mr. White. More, than what he could enforce or do. That’s why his in trouble now, because his not needed currently by the authorities.

Bryan White is a lost soul now. Just like Kitatta his not useful for the NRM anymore. White couldn’t even bribe the voters of Arua in 2018. Mr. White was just a fading star, someone who was supposed to do something with the youth, but now the Butchaman, Full Figure and Catherine Kusasira are doing his thing.

That’s why his Foundation and everything around him falls apart. He didn’t build this on real funds. Him posing with on Facebook and on Social Media steadily. Like his a proud billionaire or millionaire. Which he cannot be, because the courts are today seizing his assets, his expensive cars and valuables. That wouldn’t be done if he really was rich.

White shows his fraud, which has been supported by the authorities, but these people doesn’t need him now. That’s why his gone from a star into oblivion. CID has him now and the deteriorating state of affairs is obvious. Peace.