Opinion: When will the UPF stop blaming the victims?

At this very moment of time, the authorities and the Uganda Police Force are currently busy dropping Press Releases and Press Conferences after the fact. Where they always blame either the victims or some alien outsiders, which are hooligans, hoodlums or supporters of the opposition. That is what the state does and it’s not funny.

This is a endless cycle where the authorities, the law enforcement comes out with guns, weaponry and tear-gas, where they come in with full force and being on guard. To disrupt and disperse the public. That is what they are doing with live-bullets, tear-gas and other means. As they are assaulting themselves and violating the space just to prove their vigilance. And it always happens to appear in front of the main opposition. It never happens around the people supporting the regime. No, then they are onlookers and in good spirit letting processions, rallies and greetings happening.

This is why reading the press releases and the reports from the press conferences are infuriating. They are putting forward narratives to clean their hands. As they have the weapons, the machinery and the ability to cause harm and injury. Still, it is always the fault of the citizen,s the campaign convoy or anyone not associated with the brother who held the gun, throw the tear-gas or acted violently towards fellow citizens. No, it is the injured fellows fault, it is the car of the convoy and for the Love of God. The Opposition should always know better. Still, the same actions and the same meetings are appearing with the ruling regime, but never ever this outcome.

That is why it’s two republic’s at the moment. One for the ruling regime and one for the opposition. It is one police force for the regime and another brutal vile animal for the opposition. The opposition got to act like saints and if not just do all party work at their headquarters. These headquarters can even be raided without warrants too. So, its not like these parties are “legal” in a sense. They are defying the state and the regime itself. Therefore, the Police Force are allowed to breach their human rights and their constitutional rights to assemble. Because, the state is only directly allowed to have one “party”.

This is how it seems. It doesn’t matter who is opposing or working to topple the President on the ballot. It could be a headless chicken at this point, still that chicken would be violated, thrown in jail and would be barbecued very quickly by law enforcement. That is just the sad reality at this point.

The Uganda Police Force always, always blame the opposition. It always has a reason to ambush, besiege and ruthlessly interfere in the campaigning of the opposition. There are some weird hoodlums, hooligans or extremists who plans to undermine the republic and they are always a part of the opposition. It is just a coincidence that it happens again and again. Like we are supposed to believe that and that its a coordinated effort to create insecurity in the Republic.

Alas, that insecurity or unwarranted attack always appears around the opposition. However, if someone sincerely should create insecurity they should have done that around the President and his associates. They are the ones ruling the Republic and running the nation. Not the Opposition. So, these folks they are monitoring and coordinating insecurity is dumb. That’s why you know these arguments are out of thin air and their existence is as shallow as the ego of His Excellency himself.

So, please for the Love of God. Can you stop the madness and the election violence. Uganda Police Force it is steadily happening on your watch and does this make you proud? Is this why the Police Officers wakes up in the morning? To create havoc and put citizens in danger for their political affiliation? Is that your mission and your lives work?

If so… your worthless civil servants. Who are only serving one master and not the whole nation. You are only doing the bidding of one man and not serving the Republic. That is a disgrace and very unfortunate. Because, you could have been proud of your days work. However, you instead have chosen to be beggar of one man. Instead of showing loyalty to all citizens of one Republic. Peace.

Opinion: The UPDF should offer Bobi Wine a tank or a APC [to ensure his safety]

The way the campaign is going for Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) through the Electoral Commission (EC) should give the NUP convoy a tank or even a Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC). That measure should secure his safety.

It seems a bit much maybe, but when your car is shot at. Tear-gas cannisters hitting the windows and live-bullets around the vehicle. The APC is also called “battle taxis” or “battle buses”. A tank is also a armoured vehicle, but more compact than a APC.

Since the EC Security Team isn’t enough or capable of defending or securing the Presidential Candidate. The panzer and such will secure the safety and stop the police from being close to assassinate Bobi Wine and his associates.

The Presidential Candidate Bobi Wine would need this at this point. The campaign cannot continue like this. As they are attacked, ambushed and nearly having skirmishes. The EC Security Detail isn’t enough, as even one of the bodyguards was hospitalized today.

Francis Zaake MP could have died in Jinja today. The shot at the wheel could have also taken lives, as it was a dangerous move just doing that. Bobi Wine had already seen his bodyguard and Dan Magic getting hospitalized.

This after 5 people died yesterday as well. So, it’s not like the NUP and the supporters haven’t seen death. At the Free Bobi Wine demonstrations there was even more fatalities. These will never be truly answered. Just like the ones who died yesterday.

The specialized and armoured vehicle can secure the passage. It neither better weaponry than guns and tear-gas. You need grenades, missiles and bombs to destroy the panzer defence. They need grenade launchers and whatnot to breach through. When they are making the campaign trail look like a war-zone.

When they make it look like a war-zone for him. Maybe, they should give him some military gear to get through the period of time until the polls in middle of January 2021. That would safeguard him in the coming month and a half.

It seems like a bit much. However, when its like this. It seems like the only necessary step ahead. For some it seems much, but the Presidential Candidate needs this. As that is the answer to all the police brutality and election violence from the authorities.

The UPDF would do the right thing to offer the EC a tank or APC so that Bobi Wine could feel safe and actually campaign safely across the Republic. Instead of worrying about the safety about his convoy and his own life. Also, the lives around his convoy as nothing would compare a tank or an APC.

The SUVs are clearly not enough. They are small-fry … and can easily be targeted by the state. That is apparent… and evident by the recent days of action by the state. It seems like a necessity and sadly so. Peace.

Bobi Wine’s car shot at in Jinja

Breaking: Bobiwine’ car shot at,bullets aimed at Zaake in co drivers sit,car tyre shot,Bobiwine survives narrowly. Jinja. “Museveni wants to kill me”– Bobiwine cries out to the world” (Red Paper Daily, 01.12.2020).

Today, there could have bene a direct assassination of the Member of Parliament Francis Zaake, as he sat beside the driver of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. This happened in Jinja, as the National Unity Platform continued to pass through the Republic and campaign. Which have been met with hostility from security personnel. These have assaulted the convoy and they have directed their weapons at the public.

The 1st of December 2020 have already been tragic in concern to the NUP campaign and the NUP convoy. As the bodyguard ASP Kato and Dan Magic is hospitalized. Therefore, today has been bloody enough and the state has served so much injustice already.

However, the state amped up and as the convoy continued to the next district. The law enforcement was ready and aiming about the car of Bobi Wine. They aimed so closely that they could have killed Zaake. That says how far these guys are taking it. To incite violence and use force against the opposition. When it is this easy to aim and shoot at a car, which you know a Presidential Candidate and his associates are sitting in. Just mere luck and grace saved their lives.

This here isn’t campaigning anymore, but being ambushed by law enforcement. The NUP campaign is met with bullets, tear-gas and violent law enforcement. If this continues, then someone close to Bobi Wine will die, like his driver did in the Arua By-Election. That could easily happen again and even Bobi Wine could be hurt as well. It is just mere luck that nobody died today.

That its mere luck that no one is dying during campaign … Yesterday people did die on the road, as the Police have blamed the supporters for this. Not taking any accountability themselves. Therefore, they will surely make excuses for the pain and suffering put on the campaign today.

The authorities cannot continue like this. Sooner or later more people will suffer. More people will be hurt and it could easily be fatal. As the authorities are using means, which easily could bring fatalities.

Just like Bobi Wine’s message: Our lives are in danger! After blocking us in Kayunga, on the way to Jinja, they blocked the main road & diverted us to a remote road. As if to set us into a ‘kill spot’, they shot the tyres of my car and directly into our windscreen, narrowly missing Hon Zaake and my driver” (Bobi Wine, 01.12.2020).

So, this shouldn’t be happening. This isn’t campaigning. This is sending message, that if you continues. We can kill you and get rid of you. If you can easily move like this and shoot at the car, which a Presidential Candidate was riding in. They cannot defend it … this is despicable and disgusting. Mere luck that nobody was hurt or got a fatal shot. That shouldn’t be a thing, but clearly it is. Peace.

Opinion: Zaake MP will only get served injustice…

There will be no justice in the cases surrounding Francis Zaake MP. To think so is bitterly naive and redundant at this point. The National Unity Platform (NUP) and People Power Movement MP for Mityana will not be served justice or paid costs for the hardship, the torture or the arbitrary arrests done against him.

All the pain he has gone through since Arua By-Election. All the arrests, charges and the twice tortured for being the man he is and the sort of opposition he is. Zaake is getting the blunt and brutal force dropped right in his lap.

Zaake MP the man who couldn’t stand on his feet, but still was able to escape police custody. The man who needed permission to get counsel and visits at a hospital. Needed special care and concern before he got a fit-to-flight and bond to do so. Even has he was struggling after the blunt force and the trauma he had.

That is the sort of treatment and service the state delivers to its own MP. The ones speaking of justice, democracy and freedom. Should clearly look into the cases surrounding this man. The treatment this man is getting and what he has to go through. Just to give neighbours some food, to be an active politician and activist. It clearly costs and the authorities can violate you without any punishment or retribution towards them.

The can break his arm, hit his head and bruise his skin. They can harm a man without any consideration or inkling. These people can just use their means to cause pain and suffering. While he has to beg for justice, go back to the courts who are not willing to apprehend their own, but a man like him. They can produce this man in court, when his nearly stopping from breathing and at a abysmal state. That is fine and dandy, but the ones causing him that state. Will not even attend a trial or be called for. This shows whose the overlords and whose the peasants of this society.

When police officers, law enforcement can skate free after harming and damaging a fellow citizen, a citizen who is an MP and they don’t even have to set foot in a court. While this man had to be produced when his skull was harmed and his bones was healing. That shows the impunity and the lack of justice in the Republic.

How easily they could raid his home, detain him and hurt him. While it will take forever and be nearly impossible to answers for the ills committed. That will be like pulling canine teeth. An affair and troublesome ways to justice.

In the republic of Museveni. Impunity and injustice is awarded, while defiance and civil disobedience against him is punished with furious vengeance. A vengeance that Zaake knows all to well. He has tasted the bittersweet remedy of the power-trip these officers has, as they are following command and orders from “high above”.

That is why Zaake will not get his justice. Especially not for now. They will not do that, because that implies their actions are wrong. That the state did something wrong in ordering and sanctioning it. This will not happen, they rather keep it up in the air and hoping it will be forgotten about. Peace.

Today it’s Zaake, tomorrow it could be you…

Let’s be clear, when the authorities can torture, detain and charge someone as easy as they did with a Member of Parliament. Than you know, that they can touch anyone for no apparent reason. They will make up one after the fact and try to defend their actions. If not, they will blame the person they tortured and left behind to rot in his home after blatant impunity towards him.

We know why Francis Zaake MP was targeted. His an direct opposition MP and a voice of reason. He directly enforced local food distribution from his home in the midst of a pandemic and a lockdown. While NRM MPs has done it with flash and fury, they have been in the middle of it and even commercialized their donations in their respective districts. While they are taking the bashing sun and the PR. Zaake was being tortured, detained and in legal jeopardy. That shows how unfair and unreasonable, there is no common sense in this Republic.

Zaake was an easy target. His been there before. He has gotten tortured, arrested and had to become a medical tourist to India to heal his wounds. Therefore, this man knows the drill and knows what capacities the state has. He knows the risk of standing out and being obliged to stand-up to the regime. Still, with that knowledge he still does it. That’s the sort of character Zaake has.

But… you should know. Right now it was him. Next up could be anyone daring to question or challenge the high above.

If someone dares to push the envelope. Dares to insult the intelligence of the State House and the Presidential directives. If not, if a person really undermines and makes it look like dumb fools. You can be captured, taken away and intimidated. There will no line they will not cross to stop you. You are neither the first nor the last.

These people don’t care. If you think your voice is unique, special or even worth it. Know that without any warning, the CMI, ISO or UPF could suddenly knock on your door. You could end up in one of them ungazetted “safe-houses” and be there for days. Especially, if your some small-time activists and organizer. You could be gone for long. Nevertheless, they will not stop with that.

The big-men and leaders like Zaake ends up in SIU Kireka, Nalufenya or something alike. While a small-timer will end in a safe-houses without any blinking lights or warrants. They are just cast-a-ways for the authorities.

There will be more cases. Suddenly someone goes missing. Suddenly, somebody whose an activists or part of the opposition. Will not be found for while or known knowledge of their current location. People will wonder and speculate. The authorities will play dumbfounded and disingenuous about it.

Don’t be shocked, expect more of it. Especially ahead of the elections. During last campaign season, lots of youth leaders, activists and people in connection with FDC’s Moses Byamugisha suddenly was arrested and detained for longer time than constitutionally correct. So, expect this and be sure.

The ones pointing at the Leopards Anus will be burnt, it is just a question of how and when. Peace.

Uganda Police Force: Joint Task Force refutes claims of torture by Hon. MP (08.05.2020)

Opinion: UPF blames Zaake for the torture, how convenient right?

Today, Police Spokesperson went in-front of the Press blaming Member of Parliament Francis Zaake is indirectly to blame for the torture he had while he was arrested. They are blaming him for previous things too. Just piling on blame on the man that couldn’t at one point open up his eyes and who had blunt-forced trauma. That was stated by one doctor during last month.

Therefore, rich of the Uganda Police Force to pin everything on Zaake. Like its his fault he cannot open up his eyes or chemical conjunctivitis and got blunt-forced trauma. It is really rare that a person get both of these illnesses on his own.

Especially, when the Police Force states this:

We would like to strongly dismiss these allegations as false and misleading. And the reason we are responding is to counter the sophisticated propaganda aimed at negatively portraying security forces as brutal and further tarnish the image of Uganda as a country. Investigations into his allegations have shown the following” (UPF, 08.05.2020).

In this regard, the image of the security forces is already breached abroad, by also knowing the European man lingering in Luzira and dying in Court yesterday, while fighting skin-cancer. This is the sort of action the security forces of Uganda does. Zaake is just your own and you trying to dismiss your actions towards people.

Allegations are true, the Hospital would make up what sort of illness he had and that they wanted to transfer him to another hospital. You instead moved him from Courts to Courts and dropped him off in SIU Kireka. Instead of giving him treatment for the illness he got by being with the Police Officers. He didn’t catch this at home giving food to boda-boda’s, but by the actions made by the Police Force.

The statement from the UPF ends with this:

Although the specific allegations of torture in his affidavit are not consistent with the physical evidence gathered thus far, the Leadership of the Joint Security agencies remain committed to protecting the fundamental rights and freedoms of all Ugandans as guaranteed in the Constitution. We remain confident that once the facts gathered are presented before the Civil Court, our officers will be considered to have carried out their duties in accordance with the law.” (UPF, 08.05.2020).

Well, about evidence, do you have anything on Ziggy Wine or MP Ibrahim Abiriga? Is there anything in the works on the other weird deaths in the recent years, whose not solved or resolved? Just a bunch of cold-cases in the freezer and nothing happening, because when they are dead. The people will not cry and the families will not speak out either, because they don’t want to die as well.

So, in this regard, what about Bobi Wine’s fake arms in Arua? Is this the same sort of collected evidence, since your disregarding the findings of the doctor in your statement and politicising the arrest itself.

It is funny talking about the Constitution and the Courts, when the Police Force keeps people arrested without producing them in Courts with time. Neither warrants nor Court Orders to arrest them. They can just be pick people up and make-up charges later. Then, the family members or trusted people can pay bonds a few days later. This has happen so many times, that I cannot even count. So, don’t use the 1995 Constitution, when you use the Penal Code like a man-whore dipping into every ocean you can and hope you don’t catch an STDs.

So, in this regard, the UPF cannot play this one out. The documents from Iran-Uganda Hospital is clear. It’s not like hospital would make up illnesses and ask for him to be transferred elsewhere for treatment. Not for more days in custody of the coppers. Let’s be clear about that.

This was just so convenient …. so easy access and you could blame Zaake. His the bastard, the arrogant ass-hole and a man who should know his place. He shouldn’t even do anything, but a be silent as a grave. However, that is not the man Zaake is. What he has done again is to show the real side of UPF. He has shown your actions towards your own citizens and that has made headlines abroad. Because it is special, that you does this to representative of the Parliament. That is rich. Really Richie Rich. Peace.

Opposition Leaders of Uganda letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres about the ongoing human rights violations in our country (04.05.2020)

Zaake MP is the Patient Zero of Injustice

Member of Parliament, People Power Youth Leader Francis Zaake who was arrested on the 19th April and since then not released from custody. Having pains in arms and legs, generalized blunt forced trauma and chemical conjunctivitis. It is so severe hurt that he was to be referred from Iran Uganda Patients Referral Hospital to St. Francis Nsambya Hosptial for futher treatment. However, that didn’t happen, instead he had a hogwash of a day as the authorities wants to continue to punish him. 

The Police Force have worked continuously to downplay the aftermath of the efforts made to Zaake. As his hospitalized after their arrest on the 19th April 2020. We are now over a week and he has to change hospitals to get the care he needs.

The investigations upon his arrest were expeditiously conducted, and the charges were accordingly sanctioned by the Director of the Public Prosecutions. Unfortunately at the time he was to be produced to Court, Hon. Zaake through his lawyers complained of ill health, which prompted the Police to have him examined. Indeed an examination was conducted by the Uganda Police Medical team in the presence of his Lawyers, personal Doctors as well as his dear wife, where by the team unanimously agreed of some treatment to be extended to him. Hon. Zaake is currently undergoing treatment at Iran –Uganda Hospital Naguru and he is very conscious and in stable conditions” (Uganda Police Force, 24.04.2020).

So, they are really seriously not taking it serious. They are not taking charge, no one in their rational mind get blunt force trauma out of nowhere. That happens when someone get stabbed, kicked or in a car accident. It is a severe hit to the body, which creates bodily harm and can be fatal if its done to certain areas of the body. The Iran-Uganda Hospital didn’t mention where on the body Zaake have the blunt forced trauma. Certainly, it will be hurting and need treatment.

chemical conjunctivitis is the “pink eye” or means that he either got smoke, liquids, fumes or chemicals in the eyes. This means someone administered and put it in his eyes. That is the reason why Zaake is struggling to open his eyes. So, the man who didn’t have this issue before this address. Means the Police Force did something and it causing concern now, as it is not a mild one, which would have been caused by chlorine in a swimming-pool. Not like he was swimming in the pen.

What’s even more special today, as he was moved from one hospital to another. While the Police Force is downplaying it and saying its nothing. Wonder if this happen to one of their own and even Fred Enaga got this treatment. Would someone lie and say it was nothing too?

Well, what was more special than the common lies of the Police Force. Was the at Nakawa Court order Zaake on Bail. However, the same Police Force took him to Mityana Court and ordered him to be in the Hospital. While the second court ordered that, the Police Force took him back to SIU Kireka. So, the more treatment is suspended then?

The moving from Iran-Uganda Hospital to St. Francis Nsambya Hospital was just a facade from the authorities. Instead, they are sending him back to the wolfs who already beaten him and put some sort of chemical in his eyes? Because that is the treatment he needs, apparently. So, the referred order from Iran-Uganda Hospital was pointless, as he went from between two courts and ended up where he started. Back to the ones who harm him. Such a noble move of the authorities.

Right now, Zaake is the Patient Zero. The man whose the sole benefactor of the pain and suffering of the Republic. Because, he had the audacity to feed the hungry of Mityana district. Peace.

Ghana for Uganda: Statement on the Arrest & Torture of People Power’s Hon. Zaake Francis (26.04.2020)