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Lord Mayor Lukwago on House-Arrest for the ninth day and gave something to the Police Officers: “are now beaming with some little excitement as their ration for lunch”

Lukwago 13.05.2016

It has gone nine days in captivity and the house-arrest of the Lord Mayor of Kampala Erias Lukwago, they are so much over the penal codes and laws, that it’s foolish to speak about, since President Museveni couldn’t care less. He is busy of the laurels of yesterday at Kololo, while the FDC and the Opposition is still under siege. The house is besieged, still Lord Mayor have defended and spoken about the care of Police Officers.

Today it wasn’t just talk, but actual action from the Lord Mayor who shows heart and not only words. It’s a small gesture, but proves the greatness of this man as a man who is detained in his own could acted totally different towards the ones that keeps him captive there. Instead he shows heart with a bite of food. That is Nobel and the men and woman of Kampala that have him as their mayor should be proud! Look at the picture and his statement.

Statement from Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago: 

“DAY 9 OF HOUSE ARREST. My ”co-prisoners/ inmates”, who have been in a sombre mood throughout the better part of the day, are now beaming with some little excitement as their ration for lunch /supper is delivered in buckets with inscriptions; ”Sadolin weather guard paint”. Am sure some police honcho should be profiteering from the agony of these innocent policemen” (Lukwago, 13.05.2016).


Opinion: The only good news from Kololo, today; and also surprised that the Western diplomates didn’t know President Museveni sentiments on the ICC (or tried to forget)

M7 Guards Inaguration 2016

Well, the good news is not that there was a Swearing-In of President Museveni for his Seventh Term, bite me, it is not fifth, it’s Seventh! Got to teach the National Resistance Movement to count, after that the international media some recent history to not shave off the first decade in Power for Mr. Yoweri in Uganda.

The good news was:

“Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac and a visiting Washington-based official, along with several European and Canadian diplomats, abruptly left the inauguration after Museveni made negative remarks about the International Criminal Court in his inaugural address. She added that the U.S. also objected to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s participation in the inauguration. Al-Bashir has been charged by the court for atrocities in Sudan’s western Darfur region” (Lee, 2016).


Because this set the perimeter of next inaugurations as Uganda is not the only country where the Opposition is under fire and where the human rights are squabbled for the Ruling Regime to control. But the reaction from the European Union representative and the United States is a bit late now. United States Government have supported them the Ugandan Government for three decades as the Ugandans have fought wars you wouldn’t touch with a your little finger. The European Union have done so in good faith and with the hopes that this will be one of their success stories as the beginning of Museveni terms he was actually sounding like a democratic ruler and had swagger like no-one else and even swallowed the Structural Adjustment Program; more than many other leaders did for long-term loans and direct-budget aid to the Ugandan government.

But that is not why the diplomates left the Inauguration of President Museveni at the Kololo Independence ground. They left the event in midst of the speech and everything because of mentioning of International Criminal Court, the discontent that exist in certain parts of Africa, as the ICC have target many African leaders and Warlords, while nearly none of the allies of European or American Government have been taken. Which make it seem like Post-Colonial tool and certain totalitarian, and Police State leaders feels that especially since they might be the next in line to be charged by the ICC.

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Even on the second Live Presidential Candidate or the second #UGDebate President: “A founding signatory of the Rome Statute, on ICC: Yes we should be out of the ICC. ICC is not serious. It is partisan. There are so many people who should have been tried if they were serious. The way to go is to have our own African Criminal Court. Trying to work with ICC was a mistake”.

So if the American or European diplomats were surprised by the words uttered by the President, they should check his track-record, and are you naïve? He is the same brother who toyed with the worlds in the Nairobi talks in 1980s, muffled the involvement in Rwandan Patriotic Front, the direct involvement in wars in Democratic Republic Congo that got rid of both President Mobutu Sese Seko and President Laurent Kabila. His involvement in South Sudan and also the claimed help of President Nkurunziza after the coup d’état in 2015; there are too many instances where he has went to the gun for himself and others. So that he dislikes the ICC should be seen as natural for his Western Allies, that have given military experts and equipment over decades.

He used ties to Libya to get arms to bring down Obote, Obote whom he had a agreement with to get rid of Idi Amin. This man has done whatever to get power and get powers other places. He is ruthless and does not care how far he has to go to have it. He builds people up and burry them if they get ambition. So many men have fallen and so many fallen without the reason or the authorities have cleared the cases of the killings. Many men who have had honorable positions and been high up in the military have been silenced by the NRA/NRM. And this isn’t just rumors, this is known, but not something that is talked about.

Face to Face Cote D'ivorie

So European diplomates and American ones, you have to consider your obligation and role in Uganda, the walkout and the assessment of that, is only a small embarrassment, but to cut donor-aid and military equipment would mean something. To endorse directly Dr. Kizza Besigye would be another force of change. That would be like Alassane Ouattara won over Laurent Gbabgo in Cote d’Ivoire in 2010. Who made his own army and took over power when the International Community recognized Ouattara in 2011 and later detained Ggabo. So there are possible ways of creating the changes, but hopefully without guns though that is the only thing President Museveni believes in.

I know he told at one point he wanted to be a Pastor, but over the time he became a gun-loving, bush-war and embezzlement patriarch who oppose the idea of any other human being having a vision of leadership in the country he is running.

That isn’t a beautiful picture, but there certain questions remain why the American and European were mad about this:

“After introducing ICC indictee Bashir, Museveni said: “We lost interest in the ICC. We thought they were serious.” Museveni said he had supported ICC at the beginning but realised that “ICC is a bunch of useless people” (Trending.co.ug, 2016).

This words uttered from the mouth apparently was too much from the Western Diplomates today. Together with them we’re also the invited and warranted President Bashir; for me some strange reason no problem with the other hectic and problematic despots, dictators, lingering Presidents and so on; that also showed-up for the event. Why no problem with Cameroonian Biya? Why no problem with President Obiang? Why not mad about President Mugabe? And list goes on of people who disrespect democratic values and freedoms in their countries… though not sanctioned by the ICC.

For being diplomates, they should have known at least about the words said by the man on the Presidential Debate in February 2016. The ICC has already issues within the African Nations and the African Union have had talks on removing itself from the International Criminal Courts because of Post-Colonial affairs and targeting African leaders. So with that in mind, this doesn’t help the cause for the Europeans or Americans unless they do something serious, a ruthless man like President Museveni. Needs the guns and equipment, if not he trade with Russians and trains together with North Koreans, he has done it before and will do it again. Even order second level army equipment from China instead of getting training and army deals with Americans. The Western diplomats should not be surprised and should know his history and how reckless he can behave.

Why do you think Hon. Paolo Muwanga even feared and was disgusted with the man? He even understood to what extend the President would go when he got into power. Since he spoke beautiful words as it was needed in the Bush, the people and international community supported him.

Now there a long run since 1986, lots of European and United States Presidents have been in Power and changed leadership, while the Ugandan leader have lingered on and not caught flack before now, really? Late to the Party or is it the later redeemer now?

The issue is that they have known he has these sentiments, as the escalated violence, detaining and use of army against his own citizens. We can see it with the recent Post-Election killings in Kasese, the pro-longed Northern Uganda Conflict that lasted since 1980s into peace agreement in 2006; and the Ugandan-Fueled guerrillas in the DR Congo.

So that he is a little rash and rough with the introduction of President Bashir is the issue all of sudden, is sorry to say a little weak tea as you have given way for him to do all the other activities and not really condemn that. This because President Museveni have been a needed ally in the region after the fall of Mobutu, that American Government had for so long; that is why President Clinton even praised Museveni together with other leaders.

Obama Merkel Hollande_0

Today should not be surprising, the European and American Diplomates should have known his sentiments on the ICC, and he want to be a great leader, so he would invite anyone who wanted to show-up. This here is just the proof of it, nobody expected President Obama or Chancellor Merkel or even President Hollande to attend: They would rather have a cup of tea then showing-up. The strangest was that the former loyal ally President Kagame was in the wind… but that just so the strained relationship.

Well, this was my two cents. Not beautiful… just the way it is; when you have trusted a man to fight for you and expecting him to be peace loving democratic values full of integrity and standing by for liberty and justice in his Nation, while they have for decades let him get away with murders, destabilizing neighbor countries and done other adventures without giving him much of even a slap on his face. Then you expect him to be the grandest man… you have lost the plot fellow Western Diplomates. Peace.


Lee, Matthew – ‘US diplomats walk out of Uganda president’s inauguration’ (12.05.2016) links: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/whitehouse/us-diplomats-walk-out-of-uganda-presidents-inauguration/2016/05/12/e461854c-1874-11e6-971a-dadf9ab18869_story.html?postshare=5891463086874273&tid=ss_tw

Trending.co.ug – ‘ICC is useless, says Museveni’ (12.05.2016) link: http://trending.co.ug/politics/icc-useless-says-museveni

Lord Mayor Lukwago on a unlawful House-Arrest for the 8 Day; while Museveni have a lavish celebration at Kololo!

Gen. Sejusa 11.05.2016 Arrest Lukwago

The dark shaddow over the day is knowing that so many of Opposition is unlawfully detained and silenced as the giant feast is happening at Kololo. The country is diveded between the men and woman who lavishly have it all and the ones who doesn’t have basic rights even. Therefore the UCC and Government had to even ban Social Media and make the words of mouth silenced, though there ways of countering that.

Still, and still! The Lord Mayor are behind bars in his own home, still without charge or warrent, his words says it all. Take a look!

Lukwago 10.05.2016

Statement by Erias Lukwago today:

“DAY 8 OF HOUSE ARREST. It’s certainly a day that will live in infamy. You cannot drag a young nation into a devastating 5 year guerrilla war and renege on the promise to restore a sustainable constitutional order that would guarantee orderly succession to power; bastardize the entire nation and turn it into a personal estate; organise sham elections and entrench a personal rule for 30 solid years; institutionalise a reign of terror, persecute and humiliate your political opponents, including your contemporaries like Dr. Besigye, Gen. Ssejusa, Gen. Muntu, Mbabazi etc; and then, majestically match to the Kololo independence grounds, stand by the graveyard where the remains of Yusuf Lule and Ignatius Musaazi were interred and proclaim that you derive inspiration from the likes of Mugabe, Nguema, Idris Debby, Santos, Biya etc. With all due respect, Sir, I wouldn’t attend that function even if I had not been incarcerated at home” (Luwkago, 12.05.2016). 

Gen. Sejusa got arrested by the Police at Lord Mayor Lukwago’s home!

Gen. Sejusa 11.05.2016 Arrest Lukwago

Well, I am sure the Gen. David Sejusa a.k.a. Tinyefuza visited Lord Mayor Lukwago on his birthday. That was illegal it seems by the Uganda Police Force; as they arrested him there and henceforth detained him somewhere! He is now again back in the hands of the Police as he was recently released after the issues with Police around February 2016. This just had to happen at one point, as Gen. Sejusa is an issue President Museveni can’t get rid off. Peace.

Lord Mayor Lukwago on House-Arrest on the Seventh Day – Celebrates his birthday in incarceration!

Lukwago 11.05.2016 P1

This here is never-ending saga as he now feeling the same as Dr. Kizza Besigye, Besigye was last time 40 days under House-Arrest in Kasangati. Now it’s been 7 days for both of them. The leaders of Forum for Democratic Change are under siege and their homes are not free as the country is neither free and under the control of President Museveni. Who shows no mercy towards his opposition and the ones who are not loyal to him.

Still it is good to see that the Police Officers open the doors to fellow citizens to greet the Lord Mayor as they could have done what they do in Kasangati. In Kasangati anybody who tries to visit Besigye get Detained! So this here is something positive in the midst of darkness.

Lukwago 11.05.2016 P2

Well, here is his statement and read it.

Statement from Lord Mayor Lukwago: 

“DAY 7 OF HOUSE ARREST. What would ordinarily be a special day on my personal calendar unfolds with such uncanny feelings, pondering how it is going to be yet another vile experience in my life as I commemorate my 46th BIRTHDAY anniversary under illegal incarceration. I was on the brink of flipping the lid and vent out my anguish on this Platform, but then I reminded myself that great icons of civil liberties like Mandela did not have the luxury of celebrating such memorable events in one’s lifetime for over two decades. The only one little thing that has given me a fresh heart, though, is the sweet mother-to-child telephone conversation I have had this morning with HAJJAT SALMA NAKAYAGA. At the tail end of the said soothing talk she quipped, in a rather frail and resigned voince; ”YASI (she has fondly called me like that since childhood) nze ensonga z’omusajja oyo akutulugunya nazikwasa munyazimungu yatalemelerwa”( I placed the controversial matters concerning you and your chief tomentor in the able hands of the almighty). I should also acknowledge the kind gesture of my dear sister, Hon. Mp Bakireke Nambooze, Hon. Moses Kasibante, some Authority councillors, city mayors and a score of other friends and relatives, who paid me a courtesy call and generously brought lots of foodstuffs for my persecuted family. Of course, I can’t forget all of you, my amazing friends; your unflinching support and encouragement has definitely enabled me to soldier on against all odds. Together we shall overcome what apparently many pessimists perceive to be insurmountable challenges. For God and My Country” (Lukwago, 11.05.2016). 

Lukwago 11.05.2016 P3

I think that is enough for now. Congratulation on your day Lord Mayor Lukwago and you shall overcome! Peace.

Lord Mayor Lukwago on the Sixth Day of his house arrest: ” Another day and another Police officer who makes sure that the Opposition is behind bars in their own homes”

Lukwago 10.05.2016

Another day and another Police officer who makes sure that the Opposition is behind bars in their own homes. Just as there are men blocking all enterance to Kasangati, the same is happening at the home of Lord Mayor Lukwago. So now the men are continuing to block his road and his house. The House-Arrest is real and the Opposition figure is not allowed to have the liberty of normal movement. Here is what he was saying about the state of affair on the road at the gate of his home.

Lukwago’s Statement on the Sixth Day: 

“DAY 6 OF HOUSE ARREST. We have a Luganda proverb that; ‘‘agamyuka akasolo gegamyuka n’omutezi”(a hunter suffers the same way as the prey ). After enduring a chilly breeze of the night, the poor policemen(am glad there isn’t a single policewoman) get drenched in the heavy early morning down pour. Their misery evokes sympathy but I can’t help much. But all this for what? ???” (Lukwago, 10.05.2016).

The Late-Night Situation on the Outside of Lord Mayor Lukwago Gates on the 5th Night of the House-Arrest!

Lukwago 09.05.2016 Night

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago Statement: 

“The situation at the entrance to my residence right now. Why subject these poor policemen to such horrendous, inhuman and degrading treatment!!??” (Lukwago, 09.05.2016).

Here we see how the State treats the loyal Police officers as they guard the “criminal” Lord Mayor Luwago on the 5th evening of the House-arrest. They have just the car and have no place to-go to their needed duties and have places to eat. So the Police Officer’s that are doing the duty that IGP Kayihura on orders from “above high” as they all are “honouring” the Interim order of  29th April  2016.

So when a government can first take a man illegally detained in his own home over the time of the laws in the country, then it by all means should also care for the caretakers that are put in place to secure the facilitation of the ruler in the land. They wouldn’t be sitting there for hour upon hour if it wasn’t for the President. The President want to silence the Opposition and therefore house-arrest the Opposition or detain them. Peace.

Lord Mayor Lukwago are house-arrested on the 5th Day as the Impunity of the NRM-Regime continues!

Lukwago 09.05.2016

Here is more new on the House Arrest of Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago. They continue with their impunity towards him and the greater FDC. As he is house-arrested in his home. This is just making the NRM regime looks like mockerty of a legitimate government. Because to keep themselves in power they have to keep fellow citizens under arrest.

Here is the words of Erias Lukwago:

“DAY 5 OF HOUSE ARREST. More troops have been deployed at the entrance to my home and they have improvised a seating facility in form of a newly made bench, which is being used as a check Point. I humbly appeal to Gen. Kayihura to be considerate enough to provide them with a mobile toilet. Otherwise, the situation is really dehumanising, not only to my family and the community around, but even the innocent police officers themselves. Ironically, I have just received information from our Law firm in Kamwokya that a card inviting me to the Thursday swearing ceremony, in the capacity of Lord Mayor-elect, has been deposited there” (Lukwago, 09.05.2016).

The Oppression of the Opposition in Uganda; continues with vile force from the Calvary!

Ingrid Turinawe

Today on the 8th May of 2016 there is continued oppression of the Forum of Democratic Change as their Defiance Campaign continues!

FDC Mobiliser Ingrid Turinawe have been followed by the Police, and also been monitored by them. She first drove out of their home as they then stalked after her. Ingrid then drove down to Gayaza Trading Centre as the Police followed her. She was arrested around Kyetume Road in Gayaza as the Police surrounded her and have arrested her there.

Wafula Oguttu

He is not arrested by he has been monitored and followed in the recent days by the Police, the FDC leader Wafula Oguttu. The Police have been spying on his movement and not given him peace. As of last evening they even drove around his gate at 10:00 AM on a Saturday evening!

In Entebbe the Express Football Club coach Alex Gitta Mulibanga was arrested on the 5th May as the demonstrations was happening. Yesterday the Police continued his detaining him (7th May), but now put him behind bars at Kigo Prision.

Defiance Pens

As the levels of arrests in Rukungiri yesterday; there been reported that 20 FDC activists was arrested and charged with terrorism at local courts without evidence or any affidavit as the authorities wanted to silence the Political Party in the area. Today as a reaction to actions of the Police Force towards the local Political activist, have entered into anger. There are now reports of the Burning of the Electoral Commission offices in Rukungiri. The media is not allowed to see the offices as the Police are denying entrance to the area where the office is. So the media cannot verify it…

Kololo 09.04.2016 P3. Entertainer

It’s also been said from the official media that all the Presidential Candidates was invited to the Swearing-In of President Museveni at Kololo on the 12th May. But here was the answer from Dr. Kizza Besigye on the matter:

“I haven’t received the invitation yet but if receive it, it will go directly to the nearest dust bin. I will not attend a fake function”.

So the Opposition are still under fire as the Ruling National Resistance Movement is not delivering them peace or taking care of the citizens instead making them criminals for their peaceful assembly and their civil disobedience. Therefore we can feel the tension that is created between civil society and the Police Force, who has all the violence and powers to apprehend fellow citizens as shown in recent days.

This will continue. Peace.  

More people demonstrate in Kampala City Center where they chain themselves!

Chain Themselves 02.04.2016

As the IGP Kayihura and James Kawalya the DPC Kasangati who does not release the House Arrested Opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye; who is still under the same treatment as it has been since mid-February.

That is the reason why men is chaining themselves as a message to the government that they have put their leader in chains as his home becoming a prison in Kasangati. The IGP Kale Kayihura can play the international media, but he cannot play the local community and the Political Party who knows the situation with their leader. This is Youth on their own addressing it peacefully and showing disgust, most importantly disregard for the Authorities who detain and arrested their leader without a charge for over 40 days and they feel wronged. This can’t be seen any longer as one proud man who stood against the Police and the Government. Now there more people and they are showing their stance with silent protest against it. Not hurting anybody, except the pride of the Government as this is open demonstration is showing it all. Peace.

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