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)

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.

Opinion: Kusasira needed two weeks and she’s now the Queen of Kampala

The position I have is more superior whether they want it or not. They have to formally write to me if they want me to meet them. To be a senior presidential advisor, it means I’m above them. They have to request me to go meet them to see how we can develop Kampala” – Catherine Kusasira (on the 9th November 2019).

It is 14 days since Catherine Kusasira was appointed as Presidential Advisor on Kampala Affairs. Already after two weeks she is now senior. Surely, that has to be explained to the 169 others who has the same capacity in the Republic. Three of them was appointed at the same time or in the same time. This being her, Jennifer Full Figure and Butchaman. These are all Presidential Advisors with new official cars.

Surely, the power goes to the brain of the public. She now thinks she’s so special and unique. That is just the way she is. Now, because of her role, she thinks she’s higher than the elected officials, the ones whose elected to represent the public. That she a bureaucrat and appointed leader are bigger than the Lord Mayors, the MPs and whoever else. That is the words she has.

A friendly reminder, when she was appointed:

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has officially appointed local Artiste Catherine Kusasira as presidential advisor on Kampala Affairs. Under this role, Catherine Kusasira will be charge of coordinating the young NRM recruits in the slum dwellings” (NBS Television, 26.10.2019).

It is not like Kusasira have done anything. Not that Catherine have a big name or proven her abilities to anyone. She has not even coloured her office or dirt on the wheels of the 4 Wheel Drive she gotten. Therefore, that she thinks so highly of herself is a bit far-fetched.

She should humble herself a bit. She only has it, because the President needs a few Ghetto passes and have some friendly faces from the ghetto. Catherine has a long way ahead. She can try to pull this stunt on Erias Lukwago, the KCCA Director or the Kampala MPs, but they will stop her. They will not accept this. She’s not bigger than the Minister of Kampala Beti Kamya and Lord Mayor Lukwago will also stand his ground. That’s why she’s crossing a dangerous path by doing this.

Kusasira better drop the act, she’s not a queen nor a super-high ranking official. She’s just another one of the needed stooges of the 170 Presidential Advisors. They are not that important. That’s why most of them are obscure and only fetching salaries. Therefore, she will soon be one of them.

Catherine should take it easy. Your not that grand nor great. You haven’t done anything to earns people respect. They didn’t even vote for you. Your not that special. You have been appointed a Presidential Advisor, one out 170. Kusasira, relax, your not a Queen, even Sheeba is more Royal than you ever will be. Peace.

Opinion: The NRM is fishing, but will anyone be tricked?

We are at a stage and time, when the National Resistance Movement (NRM) are trying to play smart by getting Butchaman, Kusasira and Jennifer Full Figure on their team. They are trying to be wise by making new sub-groups like the NRM Yellow Power. We can all see the mix.

While the old game of paying for relevance and need for meal tickets have come too. As in the past there was a big pushing group within the NRM called the Poor Youths, in 2019 it has become the Isolated Youths. We just know that the NRM is busy scheming and someone wants to get a handshake.

We all see the drill as we are in 2019. Two years ahead of 2021. We know what is up and what’s at stake. That is why the government is busy scheduling cities and new districts, even if the previously created ones cannot be sustained, neither have addressed the legally bound institutions nor buildings. Therefore, the state is crippling itself without any outside forces looking in.

While the government is busy finding new schemes to hurt the opposition. The Yellow Power group is just a mere reflection of the People Power Movement, but just a continuation of the NRM itself. We can be adviced that Bebe Cool might show up and the neera neera movement sings its songs.

There will be no fanfare, only a paid escorts and enterprises, which consists of old cronies and old slogans made lit by a new generation. The sort of build-up, where the saviour and the creator of the party will be a blessing until eternity. That is the sort of acts the NRM is up too.

They can lie about it, they can make splendid promos and photo-ops. They can look like a picturesque Hollywood movie, but the end of it is a Tarantino flick. Where everyone dies, except for the anti-hero, the President and the Self-styled President for life. His the one that survives it all and is the only person walking on earth.

We can laugh, but we know the game that is played. It is a mockery of the institutions, of the state and the republic. Where the President is only residing over whose eating and whose at the table. He controls and micro-manage the events together with his handlers. There are no middle ground. Because, the opposition is dancing in tear-gas, arrests and safe-houses. That is just the way it is.

The NRM Yellow Group is only a challenge to Bobi Wine and his folks. We all know that, the Isolated Youths and Poor Youths are only made because of the hunger, the lack of resources and places to go. Just like the justification of the ghetto-fication of the President and his party, that is only done to answer to Bobi Wine too. We can only look and wonder, why didn’t the government give a crap 20 years ago about ghetto?

Because, the voters didn’t matter. That’s why, not like they matter too. Only for shows and for tours, but not for real. Since, the elections are shams, rigged and prefixed to hail the king. That is what it is. We can lie, but than we’re like the NRM and we shouldn’t.

So, lets be real. If the NRM didn’t see Bobi Wine and People Power as a threat, why coping and why suddenly hire the Ghetto? Well, that is because they have seen what it does and how it connects. That is why they suddenly care and are there. Not because the President has any passion or concern, but because his image needs a boost. He will never play games on the streets, he will never ensure the safety of the kids in the ghetto. He will only play the façade and get the preside over the throne. That is what he does and nothing else.

The president and his men are building, but only for the need of themselves, but not for the real fundamental change. Because, that train has left a long time ago and the causes to do so are also not functioning anymore. We are at a point, where everything is done for short-term gain and not for building proper institutions. Since, everyone is supposed to have blind loyalty to his highness.

You do not challenge the Leopards Anus, only praise him. Not write poetry or words that express your concern, because then your in trouble. Peace.