Opinion: Kusasira is having buyers remorse…

I feel a lot of pain that I can’t explain to you or to someone else inside me. But all the pain comes as a result of enemies who are fighting against me left and right that makes me just find myself in the center squeezed from there. My tears and pains are of a combination of many things that include my property that I have lost include that which I worked for as a musician because fans supported me overwhelmingly and I made some money but now all is gone. I am being fought by many individuals and I know the president’s word is a direct order. I support President Museveni as an individual but I request what he directs, let it be done because some of us who love him we face lots of challenges and difficult times. We are fought side by side and you find that those who don’t support him don’t fight us as much but those in the party play all sorts of dirty games against us” Catherine Kusasira (07.10.2022).

The running up to the 2021 elections was like nothing else. That’s because of the People Power Movement and the rise of the National Unity Platform (NUP). The National Resistance Movement finally met an organic rise of opposition and within the means of youths who opposed the reign of Museveni. Not the like the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) haven’t been the Leader of the Opposition and rightfully so. However, NUP and People Power came in like a wind and caused a stir.

That stir was met with changes, President Museveni suddenly showed up in the ghettos and acted like he cared for a hot minute. He tried to sway former People Power associates and some he got into his fold. One of them was Kusasira. She went from being on the side of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine into an appointment of being Presidential Advisor of Kampala Affairs. That happened in 2019 ahead of the 2021 elections.

She was one of the people Museveni purged and got into the NRM. Just to prove that the mass-mobilized party could be relevant for the people that Bobi Wine talked to and was relevant for. That’s why he went for Balaam, Ashburg Katto and others. He appointed them, gave them a role and made them “special”. They became part of the state and was suddenly honourable people.

Kusasira was suddenly one of them. She had a V8 Vehicle, an Office and could afford to buy a mansion. Her place within the NRM was established and she was part of the ruling elite. She could travel with racks-on-racks and even act arrogant towards the Ministry of Kampala and the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). That’s because she could just call President and get vouched for.

Now she is falling short. The money is draining up and she’s not relevant. Kusasira is feeling lost and isn’t in the wind. Her place and role is sort of outplayed. It is nothing she has to offer or relevance for the President. Museveni only needed her for the elections and appointed her to hurt the campaign of Bobi Wine. There was no real love, just like all the other ones who was “captured” or swayed over from People Power. They only did so to damage and possible break the popular rise of the NUP. However, that wasn’t the case and these folks lost their way.

It is tragic that she lost her house and feels betrayed by her own. She chose to be a pawn and pawns never lives long. The king stays the king, but she haven’t done anything to fight or change her role. The only thing she offered was arrogance and betrayal. That’s not valuable for anyone in the long-run. Neither is she a master mobilizer or a people’s champ. No, she’s just another of them. A washed-up musician who got caught in the web of Museveni.

Kusasira made her bed and she now has to sleep in it. Peace.

Opinion: Kusasira fell off the bandwagon very quickly

I have lost everything because of my party NRM,,there is alot of unfairness in NRM as a party..you work hard and be committed to everything in the party for the betterment but never to be appreciated..I really sacrificed alot during the last campaigns where I even went for bank loans and started projects as a way of motivating the youths as a tactic of fighting the pressure group that had arose(NUP).Why NRM..I have lost alot because of you.. business..friends and fans bkoz of choosing you as my party…I thought president MUSEVENI was the commandant and his was always respected by his representatives but then it’s vise versa bkoz for whoever he directs to perform they do the opposite..” (Kusasira, 29.01.2022).

It wasn’t a long time ago, as Cathrine Kusasira was appointed as a Presidential Advisor in 2019 ahead of the 2021 polls to takeaway and be a musician favourable for the Yellow and be vocal voice to the ghetto and the ones who would follow Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. That was an deliberate act of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) as a way of swaying the public and using the image of her and Butchaman ahead of the 2021 General Elections.

However, it is now January 2022 and a year since the polls, which means the need and use of Kusasira is up. Her own office and space is maybe out of date. She was appointed as the Presidential Advisor on Kampala Affairs, got an office, a vehicle and a salary. It was to boost the ego and the party own ability to be viable in the ghetto, but also in the slums of Kampala. Alas, that was something, which wasn’t built on a mountain, but on sand.

Kusasira is now crying out loud. She is on social media calling out for money and getting refunded for her loans. The loans she took out … to support youth and projects on her own merit. Which means that the NRM wasn’t involved and neither the state. Yes, she was a Presidential Advisor and a member of the NRM. However, she did it all alone and on her own accord. Therefore, the singer and advisor should carry the blame and the debt on her own.

It is really pathetic the way she post about this yesterday and today on Facebook. She is looking rather ignorant and was high on her own supply, as she thought everything would be covered by the state eventually. As she was the Presidential Advisor and did so as a state representative. However, it seems that she had to clarify yesterday’s statement, which only making it more obvious.

I did it because I love my party so it was for swagger this is dotcom generation infact I used that money to buy welding machines that I distributed to youth from different parts of our country this intended to have a good image of our Government to our youth who were being driven to bad acts by selfish minded people during election period who ever is using this propaganda is not real, the car the mafia usually talk about it was a gift from the president, I know mafia must come back with such videos to tint the message with in my recent post (kisajjagwe ne Nekikazi gwe) yo the real first enemies of NRM in fact yo the real enemies to my family and the orphans I take care of I will not keep silent to the propaganda being accelerated by the idiotic Mafia so I assure you that I won’t keep quite see my properties go like that” (Kusasira, 30.01.2022).

What Kusasira should know… is that she’s just showing what we all have said all along. That she was a pawn and a tool, which would loose value. As the President and his team only invited her in to be in the way and gain attention away for the People Power Movement. She was supposed to inspire and elevate a part of the public, which the NRM has lost. However, that wasn’t something she was able to or had the grasp of doing.

Kusasira just became another mercenary for the yellow brigade. It like she cannot handle the truth and think she was more special. She was picked for a purpose and that was it all. Neither was she elected or had the capacity to be on a ticket. No, she was just a pawn and got played.

Kusasira seemingly didn’t get that and thought she was a unique maverick of a politician all of a sudden. Like she suddenly could shadow-play and forge a narrative like other seasoned politicians, sorry but not sorry. She wasn’t one of them and the tide has turned.

Kusasira was used, played and is now left in the dark. She has played her part and have to dance to another tune now. Go back to her roots, since she’s not a grand standing or an important part of the NRM. Catherine should wake up and smell the coffee, but I doubt she ever will. Peace.

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: 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.

Opinion: Kusasira, your eating now, but it will not last forever

If you remember the shiny suits era of Sean Combs aka Puff Daddy or P. Diddy, even Diddy for that matter. Than, you know he had Black Rob, Mase, The Lox and other artist on his rooster. Now, none of them is nowhere. Why do I say that?

Well, the same lesson has to be taken by the musicians now associating, becoming presidential advisors and inter-connected with the State House and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. One of the new associates and Presidential Advisor Cathrine Kusasira will end-up like Mason Betha aka Mase. Cry foul, be bitter and left astray.

There will be no difference with her. Right now she is driving an SUV, she has more cash than she can spend and arrogance higher then Mount Elgon. However, she does not have the credibility nor the accountability to stand for this money. Neither, does she has the history, the moral background nor the capacity to prove her distinctive value as an Presidential Advisor. She’s just there to be a ghetto gimmick.

Cathrine might think highly of herself. As she is proud showing of the newfound wealth, the short-sighted and lack of tact. Not that Kusasira is considering that, she is her moment of glory and proudly one of them now. She is the NRM and the NRM is her, apparently.

The shiny suits did end, just like it flashed the seen, the gritty realities got into the music and took away the poppy sound of Bad Boy Records. In this regard, the same will happen to Cathrine and her like. They are useful tools now ahead and during campaigns for 2021. As they are representatives for the lost generation of the ghetto, which is where Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine directly represents. That’s why the President has picked her and gave her the pedestal now.

Well, you might bash in glory, you might have the money and able to push your narrative for this moment. The monetary gains feels like winning the lottery right now. However, this money is tainted, the cash that is shown will be proof of how easily you could be bribed and gotten used by the President. It is not a prove of a independent mind, but someone whose bought…

You got your shiny suit, you got your bag of money, but you didn’t build anything. Neither did you as an advisor do anything that has benefited the public. The only thing Kusasira is showing the world, the republic that you get benefits from being used by the President. That you don’t have any common sense or ability to see all of this.

Well, the shiny suit, the SUV and the bag of cash. However, that will not save her or her mission.

Cathrine. You might have it all right now, but this will not last. You might not see it, but we do. Even Puff Daddy said: “Bad Boys for Life”. But how many of his original rooster is there with him today? Not so many right? Yeah. Think of that for a moment. 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.

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)

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