Still days after the Swearing-in of both Presidents of Uganda, the Opposition is still under fire. The fire is burning and the opposition have to fight still for their liberties while the NRM-Regime tries to act as nothing happen. The National Resistance Movement and their Members of Parliament that are sworn-in tries to act normal.
Before the Courts open the Police had made roadblocks around the building and area around the Nakawa Court, so that not even boda-boda’s to pass, bicycles and cars was not allowed to enter the perimeter of the court. They did this to make sure the judgement and verdict of today’s court we’re not on public display!
As the FDC Presidential Candidate and the ones that question the Power of President Musveni, Dr. Kizza Besigye who we’re charged with Treason for his second time by NRM Regime, we’re today set in Court at Nakawa Magistrate Court. He came directly from Luzira Prison and back to Luzira in quick speed.
As FDC explained the Courtship of their leader:
“President Kizza Besigye has been charged with treason at Nakawa Court early this morning and remanded till 1st June. At 08:30 am Dr. Olive Kobusingye was near court but by the time she entered court at 08:40, The President was being taken away after being charged within a few seconds earlier. Media, lawyers, supporters and friends we were locked out” (Forum for Democratic Change, 18.05.2016).
Houses of Michael Kabiziguruka and Ingrid Turinawe have been closed and monitored by the Military Police.
As Ingrid Turinawe states herself:
“Comrades, police has cordoned off my house. Deployment very heavy! They have Taken positions all around the house. I can’t guess what they want to do next, it’s deep in the night. They arrived at exactly 1am. Two police trucks just parked crossing my way outside the gate” (Turinawe, 18.05.2016).
While Lord Mayor Lukwago had to hassle with Police Officers to be allowed to go to Court and defend his case, as he had today been up-to 14 days under house-arrest without a clear charge. The Police Officers accepted it finally. While he had courted a case with a legal team comprised of Hon. Sseggona, Asuman Basalirwa and Isaac Ssemakadde. The ones Judge looking over the case was G1 Magistrate, H. W Semondo of the Makindye Magistrate Court.
The verdict was finally positive as Lord Mayor Lukwago states:
“Isaac Ssemakadde formally moved court to, inter-alia order police vacate my home and forthwith set me free. Before court could give its ruling, which is reserved for 27th May, they hurriedly fled from my home. THANK YOU all for your prayers and support. Aluta continua” (Lukwago, 18.05.2016).
The newly elected Councillor of Makerere Doreen Nyanjura her former rental room have been sieged by a commando of military Police during the night, as the Police Force seemingly doesn’t know the right house.
This here is just a few cases as there is surely more and more coming in the coming days as the NRM regime is in shock mode to silence the Opposition and crush it, like President Museveni spoke about during the campaign and after. He has no quarrels of doing so to consolidate all power, that what this term is all about, therefore seconds after swearing-in Muhoozi Kainerugba was elevated from Brigadier to Major General and also wanted to establish a higher order for the Special Force Command, which initially the son of the President is in charge of.
So the regime is centralizing more and more power as even Gen. Salim Selah have been in charge of the Operation Wealth Creation and henceforth rigged the systems and funds so that the development haven’t really been there, as the Museveni-family could eat some of the funds from there too, do you think a family connected leader inside a project, wouldn’t be there for niceness of the President, no to control it and embezzle from it.
This here is happening while the FDC and FDC members linger in a limbo, while they are detained, house-arrested and intimidated. Not only the leadership and the headquarters, but the homes and others who has been a part of the Defiance campaign!
With that earlier today:
“FDC party members at Makindye court to answer charges of participating in the parties defiance activities. Reports Stephen Otage” (Daily Monitor, 18.05.2016).
There will be more to come and struggle continues as the National Resistance Movement and their head honcho Museveni who will use all the tools he has to silence them as he owns no legitimacy and honest leadership, as he orders inner-party and now pay the MPs to follow instructions, as the rumoured shillings 5m to vote for Hon. Jacob Oualanya for the Deputy Speaker in Parliament. So there are something brewing and the NRM Regime thinks it is back to normal, it isn’t as the FDC are still hunted and questioned at every second; also at all stages of the political spectrum. Peace.
The Ugandan Police have monitored and been a political engine for long but the recent days and months to prove to what extent. As the realization of how embedded in the ruling it is. There is not only the ways the Uganda Police Force is detaining Opposition and Monitoring Opposition leaders. That with the knowledge of the Democratic Party members, Forum for Democracy leader and supporters; the way the Police uses it’s time to cause havoc around Besigye every time he kicks his shoes on the outside of the compound of Kasangati, Wakiso.
We are at the point as I have realised something that is not only a Police State where the Police is embedded with the Political Framework and monitoring the Opposition. That is bad enough. It is nothing positive when you know that the Police is Preventative Arrest and dropping more charges on the Opposition leaders then there are Malaria Medicine at the Yumbe Referral Hospital. Not that says lots of the state of Yumbe Hospital, more about the state of Police who has the time to add charges on every movement from the several citizens who have a mind of not being parts of the National Resistance Movement, henceforth challenging the freedoms and liberty of these individuals deserve.
Well, the Police Force have taken the liberty to involve themselves directly in the Politics. As the Inspectorate General of the Police have taken decisions that he shouldn’t have. Not in an ordinary state of affairs, as his job should take criminals not decide political issues. The IGP Kayihura have taken the decisions to crash consultations meetings and stopping the opposition from having ordinary work and assemble in districts and towns around the country. Well, that is under framework of the Public Order Management Act. That is not what made me think today. It is because as the Councillors of Kampala was sent to the Executive or President Museveni, with the cover-up of the involvement of the Police in that shin-ding.
“He [Kayihura] made telephone calls to some councilors who were having second thoughts about attending the meeting,” one of his aides told us” (Kiggundu & Lubwama, 2016). This proves his involvement in politics and using his networks of security organizations in Kampala together with talk to bring them to the State House. That is not the job of them, but in the regime these days it is…
What made me think was the knowledge of the existence of a Senior Super of Police Susan Kasingye Commissioner Electoral & Political. That the Uganda Police Force need a person to commission the Electoral and Political offenses and the admission of doing political work in the country as she must have a Commission who monitors and decisions of the Political Parties as she can’t be as useless as Hon. Byandala the Minister without Portfolio. Ms. Kasingye the daughter of Kayihura must have something to do, as she must be involved in the care of collecting information and spying on the Political Parties. If Norbert Mao thinks of drinking in Gulu or Padre; If Mbabazi thinks of filling gas on the only car he has in his driveway and so on.
But to have Directorate and Commission on Electoral and Political should boggle your mind and send the “Yes, Minister” squabble and crass reality as if a man throws the egg to the wall and think that it still be a whole egg. An egg is fragile and will break on the moment it hits the wall. That is something we knows as we know how weak the eggshell is before throwing it into the air.
As we still remembers how the public shunned the local councillor elections and the tiny numbers as the Electoral Commission was tallying the results. In midst of this there was waiting for the final call from IGP Kayihura to verify if Makerere Division of Kampala where the results was showing that Doreen Nyanjura was the winner, but the EC didn’t verify and accept the result before Kayihura had given his thumbs-up; as there was speculated that he tried to trade the position to somebody else and the deal went through. And if it is so, then the Political system is totally infiltrated by the Police Force.
When you also knows that the Daughter of Kayihura is a SSP Kasingye and works with the Political Aspect of Policing then you can start to wonder what they are up-to and to what extent as the Police Force have already destroyed and inflicted their presence into the sphere of the opposition parties and their assembly. The other is the way the IGP Kayihura have all through the Pre-Election period and Campaigning either stifled the opposition or ushered the stage for the ruling party. That is evident through the stages, radio-closing, guarding the government buildings, anti-riot police following the campaign trails and detaining opposition members and electoral monitors right after polls. The Police involvement is embedded in the structure of the state. It is not the equation that they should be in, they should catch and secure that their no theft, killings and crimes done, not what Mbabazi or Besigye is up to as citizens of the Republic of Uganda. Peace
EDRIS KIGGUNDU & SIRAJE LUBWAMA – ‘Inside story of Museveni, KCCA Entebbe meeting’ (27.04.2016) link: http://www.observer.ug/news-headlines/43917-museveni-meeting-with-councillors-attacks-musisi
As the FDC Leader Dr. Kizza Besigye got detained the reaction sparked instantly in the FDC branch in Entebbe, where a group of FDC supporters went to walk-around the State House in silent demonstration against the oppression of their party.
This was not something the NRM-Regime could accept, this defying spirit and peaceful demonstration around the premises of state property, so the FDC supporters who was walking along the sides of State House, was finally taken by the Special Force Command and detained as well.
Also later in the day the FDC Officials went to Naggalama Police Station in Mukono to visit the detained leader:
“Visiting The People’s president at Nagalama police station.I am with General Muntu, Hon Wafula, Hon Nandala, Hon Mwijukye, Pastor Ngabo e.t.c. The OC CID, DPC have all fled their offices” (Doreeen Nyajura, 2016).
There are more people there with him from the FDC, like Susan Norma, Ingrid Turinawe and more where they are getting Past Ngabo to pray for Besigye!
More actions at the Naggalama Police Station:
“KB supporters terribly beaten and arrested here at Nagalama police station, the bodabodas that were transporting them have been arrested 2!” (Doreen Nyajura, 2016).
Also been said about actions there:
“Police are scared and firing bullets in Nagalama now. The people have had enough of the police criminality, we have to confront these goons. They have arrested even Mr. Ajuna the FDC candidate Fort Portal municipality as if he is a petty criminal” (Moses Atocon Atyeko, 2016)
There will come more, as it evolves and as the Government of Uganda, and the Police continues to stifle and undermined the opposition in Uganda. Peace.
Favourite political slogan is from LCV Woman Councillor at Makerere University, Doreen Nyanjura aka “The Iron Lady” that says: “If Aliens attack, I am ready!”. I’m used to special policy or political lingo, but science fiction is new! Hope you win by the way and use that iron to beat the crap out of the aliens, that are coming your way. Hope you learned som tricks either from the recent Star Wars movie or Will Smith in the Independence Day. I am sure the Presidential Speech, that’s in Independence Day can inspire you to gain voters.
Let me take a outake of that speech from Independence Day:
“Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. Mankind; that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it’s fate that today is the 4th of July and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution, but from annihilation. We’re fighting for our right to live, to exist. And should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice: ‘We will not go quietly into the night!’ ‘We will not vanish without a fight!’ ‘We’re going to live on!’ ‘We’re going to survive!’ Today we celebrate our Independence Day!”.
I think that is enough. Peace.