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MP Zaake’s Magical Journey has ended!

“MP Francis Zaake off the hook. Grade one magistrate Swaleh Asiku, has acquitted the Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake of the case of escaping from Police custody in Arua on August 14, 2018, a day before the Arua Municipality by-election” (New Vision, 21.06.2019).

Well, the lies and deception is finally over. As the tortured soul post Arua By-Election 2018 has now gotten one final verdict on one of his charges. The Member of Parliament Francis Zaake was charged with escaping Police Custody. Even if the Security Officers dropped him off at a hospital after days in unknown territory last year.

Therefore, the whole process and justification of the charge has been bogus and a bogey since get-go. There been no justification or within reason to charge the man with fleeing. When he couldn’t even walk or have capacity to run away from his own shadow. The MP was in dire need of medical attention and even struggled to get allowed to travel for visa to India.

That is why the whole case been magical journey of lies and deception. Where the state has thought they could fool everyone, but only fooled itself. Zaake is out of this charge, but surely they will pin more on him. As he is a People Power Movement MP and is a sharp critic of the regime.

Zaake is not out of the woods, but has one less charge on his name. Still, there is more Post Arua By-Election to come. Since, the state is still working on cases considering the people involved in that. It is just a matter of time, before more happens. However, we all knew that Zaake couldn’t flee last year. He couldn’t even walk nor run. He was bedside and in need of medical care. Peace.

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The man behind the Arua Stone is charged, but why not drop charges against “Arua 33” and MPs?

The 13th August 2018 are haunting the people who was part of the Arua By-Election. The Members of Parliament, the Arua 33 and the ones who was part of the opposition team beating the National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate there.

There been plenty of charges, gathering of evidence, even arms and bullets discharged. Still, there been no case, no profile and no verdict on the People Power MPs nor their supporters. An almighty and powerful Arua Stone attacked the Presidential Convoy, which have never surfaced, while no one has to answer for the driver of Bobi Wine death. Until today, someone has to answer for the stones hitting the convoy, but the others are still in legal jeopardy.

This is 311 days, 10 months and 7 days. NBS Television reports: “A 70-year-old man has been arrested in Arua for allegedly stoning President Museveni’s car and smashing its rear door glass on 13th August 2018. Omar Risasi was summoned on Tuesday to make a statement and later detained” (NBS Television, 20.06.2019).

This should mean that the charges against the Kyadondo MP Robert Kyagulanyi, Francis Zaake MP and others should be dropped, since the authorities have found an culprit. Which isn’t any of the high profile or any of the Arua 33.

Since, the charges against the ones are still viable, the pending trail is still on-going and the evidence collected against them are still in Arua. Therefore, the UPF and the authorities are still acting as the Opposition are the ones behind it. Even if they have now a new suspect and even detained a whole different person for the crimes against the President. We are now also seeing that the destruction of a luggage car of the President is more valuable, than the life of an citizen, the driver who got killed during the same day. Which still isn’t investigated or even cared for, his life is without value in the sense of the authorities.

Even with all of this, we are learning the values of this government. AS they are persisting to assault the freedoms of people, take people for granted and not dropping charges, even as the discovery and finding evidence doesn’t pull way against the ones the state wants to indict. The NRM and the government are looking foolish, just like the stories about that window.

Seems like they just found a character they could depose and suspect after ten months, instead of actually trying to find the ones breaking the glass. Because, the windows of that Presidential Car was broken perfectly without any damage of the paint, nor any significant damage on the rest of the car. Like the tinted metal could manage everything, while the window could just give way.

This seems like a fishy move, but if it was believable, the state would have dropped charges against the Arua 33 and the MPs in question. Alas, they are not doing that, so the political motivated investigation and charges are still alive and living colour. Peace.

[A Memo] The NRM will never accept Bobi Wine!

If you didn’t the get the memo.

You can get it now.

The National Resistance Movement (NRM), President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and all his comrades will never ever accept Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. They will never ever take him in or give him way.

President Museveni called him in the midst of a speech today “indisciplined” and Muhammad Nsereko said he couldn’t other things than his family. Both of them is part of the Junta and the regime itself. They are just not as fabulously worded as Tamale Mirundi and Andrew Mwenda. Still, the same sort of affair and wording is there.

The President and the NRM will never ever open up the door for a Bobi Wine. Just like it never opened the door for Dr. Kizza Besigye. They have used the same words and opinions against him. This is recycled propaganda and rhetoric aimed at another political advisory. Now its Bobi Wine. His is in the spotlight and is the bird that is shoot down.

The bus isn’t letting anyone who isn’t anointed by His Excellency. The chairman and the Executive is now disbarring him. Just like he and his allies has done in the past. It doesn’t matter if Bobi Wine would speak of genuine dialogue and actual peaceful change. The President doesn’t want to step down and he expects blind loyalty like from the people. That is why the MP and artist is indisciplined.

We know that the ones defying and actually resisting the general of the Resistance Movement gets into trouble and get all kind of names. Right now that is Bobi Wine, he just happening to be the guy who stand on a mantle, just like Besigye have done and does. Therefore, his not the cadre or the minion that the President wants. Peace.

Opinion: Government Spokesperson Opondo says Bobi Wine is fair-game!

Bobi Wine will be neutralized , he is just excited at his age , yes he has American backers but he will be stopped. He isn’t the first to oppose this government, ,we shall make sure he comes to his senses” Ofwono Opondo on Capital FM (05.05.2019).

Well, this isn’t new, this is more of the same. The National Resistance Movement have tried to do this with plenty and doing this to Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine wouldn’t be revolutionary. That the Director of the Uganda Media Centre, Hon. Ofwono Opondo spoke like this on Capital FM proves the will of the NRM to do whatever to silence the opposition, just as previously broadcast. Just, in this case, all gloves are off.

The man speaks of neutralize a person, meaning to shield him and stop him. This is not having an conversation or even a dialogue. That is far-fetched in this view. This is to ensure, that the MP and Opposition leader follows the program and salutes the master. Bobi Wine is supposed to be a tool and messenger for the Presidency, not challenge it, unless it is in a rigged election and his supposed to accept to loose it. Then, his following the program and being sensitized the right way.

Opondo is clear in his message, though ironic, the Ugandan government is heavy indebted to donor aid over the years of the United States, military training and equipment. It is not like the UPDF would be such a machinery and such a well equipped army, if it wasn’t for the US giving and aiding it. The UPDF couldn’t be such a big Blue-Helmet Operator if not. Not like the North Koreans could supply this or even aid them. This is well-know, so maybe, Opondo should send kisses to Washington D.C. and not claim anything on Bobi Wine whose only retained a US Lawyer Amsterdam.

By all means, the Ugandan government should stop all their connections to the US administration and the aids they are giving. If they are afraid of the interference with Bobi Wine. They should look into their own business and give way. In the meantime, it is easy spin to put blame on Bobi Wine, while the ones eating heavy is in the State House and done so since 1986. Maybe, the greatness of Opondo, even forgot that Museveni was one of the Golden Generation of Bill Clinton, meet in the White House with Ronald Reagan. But hey, that is forgotten history and who needs that.

It is time for Opondo to check his credentials and even his aspirations. Since, his way out of line, but his telling it like it is. Not sugar-coating it. He said he will neutralize him and stop him. They are not playing games. Bobi Wine is a target. Someone for the taking. This is just the beginning. The arrests, house-arrests and charges, until he follows the party line of the NRM. Until then, his fair-game. Peace.

Bobi Wine is out on bail, but not FREE!

Today, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is temporarily free for yet another term. As they took him home after a few days in Luzira Prison on unlawful assembly and inciting violence. Since he with the bail form has accepted to return to Buganda Road Magistrate Court on the 23rd May 2019. This means his only out for about 3 weeks before attending another Court Trial again.

This means the state is starting the process, which they are still continuing from last year in Arua. Where the ones charged for throwing alleged stones on the Presidential Convoy there. The Arua By-Election and the post-election violence, where the driver of Bobi Wine was killed, but nothing has been carried out or official in the concern.

Well, so we can expect that Bobi Wine will return again and again to Court to answer on his demonstration against the Social Media Tax. It is ironic that his Trial went over the VPN from Luzira to Buganda Road Magistrate Court. Where the Courts was doing whatever they could to make it hard.

This battle is far from over, the media houses claiming his free, sadly his not. This is the second charge that is still sticking on him. The Treason Charge of Post Arua By-Election and now the Unlawful Assembly and Inciting violence of July 2018. Therefore, the actions of last year is still haunting him.

The authorities and the state will continue to pursuit and hunt him down. They will arrest him and take him in. Because, they fear his message and what he stands for, which the President doesn’t at this point. The Member of Parliament are really challenging him and the state cannot stomach it.

So, remember, MP Bobi Wine isn’t free, his on BAIL. On a Second Trial and a long-waiting pending case, which the state is still trying to produce evidence for. Which by the manner of these people will take forever until it gets dismissed about 2022-2023. Peace.

Hon. Francis Zaake Statement on Bobi Wine’s Trial Today (02.05.2019)

Today, we attended a court session at Buganda road court in a case involving Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi on one part and Uganda on the other, peculiar enough is the use of video conferencing. It has been applied for the first time in Uganda.

The state has been overwhelmed by protests against the injustice against H.E Bobi Wine to the extent that, they have done all but out of fear.

They feared delivering him physically to Buganda road court.

They judge expressed fear outrightly in her ruling.

They feared containing him any longer.

This is no freedom for Hon. Kyagulanyi at all, it cannot be for us either. There is no freedom unless we liberate ourselves from dictatorship.
It is absolutely our duty and role as Ugandans to determine how we should be governed, we must not be governed out of fear, it must be done out of love for humanity.

Many will critique our approach, but recollecting the words of Theodore Roosevelt, we soldier on. He says that, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Ugandans should join the arena and jettison the junta out of the presidency of this country.

#NB. Vice president Nubian li is safe!

Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine – Bail Form/Release Letter (02.05.2019)

Hon. Francis Zaake Statement: Unfortunate day it has been (29.04.2019)

Unfortunate day it has been.

Yesterday, H.E Bobi Wine phoned me and Hon Asuman Basalirwa, requested that we do give him company to the Police CIID headquarters-Kibuli on Monday 29/04/2019.

We had agreed to report at 11:00am but before we had reached our destination, we were intercepted and arrested by Police at Kalerwe while en route to Kibuli CIID headquarters.

We were whisked away to Nagalama Police station in the famous but unpopular Police van.

While at the Police, Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi was charged with unlwaful assembly that is alleged to have been committed while demonstrating against OTT last year.

Bobi Wine has been produced before the chief magistrate at Buganda road Court, he was denied bail and remanded to Luzira Prison until Thursday where he will be produced before the same Court at 10:00am.

They also charged me with unlawful assembly while at Busabala which allegedly happened a few days ago but granted police bond until 10/05/2019.

Same People, arrested on the same day, in the same place while traveling in the same vehicle, charged with the same offence allegedly committed at different times, one given Police bond while another produced before court and denied bail.

That is how unprofessional Uganda Police Force can be!

We shall hold on until this government falls.

The Purge on the Opposition Continues: The Bobi Wine Edition!

Today is a very common day in the Republic of Uganda. Yet another day, where the opposition of the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his National Resistance Movement (NRM) are using all law officers and use of the law to purge the opposition.

As this special day, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine was supposed to be summoned for an interview for his charge of inciting violence and unlawful assembly on Easter Monday, as he that day was planning to hold an Press Conference on his property. Where he was blocked again from holding the Kyarenga Extra Concert there.

So, as Bobi Wine was summoned to CID Kibuli, however, as he was passing through Wakiso District and into Kampala through Kalerwe market. The public was really gathering around the politician. This really was infuriating the authorities. That is why they arrested him as his convoy was one the way to the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) to answer for his crime and give a statement. This would not happen. As he was taken away from Kalerwe by the Police Force.

They later took him to Nagalama Police Station, as they didn’t want to make fuzz about him. Later they moved him again to Buganda Road Magistrate Court, where they charged him for unlawful assembly and civil disobedience as he was in-charge of a protest against the social media tax and OTT Tax in July 2018. After this he was remanded to Luzira Maximum Prison. Where his now remanded until 2nd May 2019. This is just mere days after the same Police Force house-arrested him without any proper charges or warrants. They are continuing to stifle his political work and also his career in general. In the same fashion, Francis Zaake, and other associates of Bobi Wine have been arrested today. Therefore, his not alone in the fight for liberty and justice in the republic.

All of this was just because he was supposed to make a statement at the CID. As he was crossing the town, he ended up, re-arrested, taken to Court and put in prison. This within less of a half-day. That is the effectiveness of the Republic, when they are purging on the Opposition. Peace.

The charges against Bobi Wine is like clockwork!

Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock”Pablo Picasso

We now after a few days knows the verdict of the house-arrest and the charges put on Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. Whose been in house-arrest since 22nd April 2019 or Easter Monday. As he had scheduled a Press Conference on his property, as the state had barred and blocked him from holding his Kyarenga Extra Concert there later that day.

However, the Police Force violently took him from his Toyota Land Cruiser and also used water-canons, and tear-gas to get people away from the convoy of the politician/musicians. That is not seen as illegal or as a criminal affair. As they are the law-enforcement is allowed to use brute force and take people away. Even when there is no warrant or legal justification to do so.

Now, days after, the Police Force have sent a letter to Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, saying the reasons for his arrest. They claim that the MP was inciting violence and unlawful gathering. This is common crimes in Uganda, they are soon more common than pickpocketing and theft. Since, the Police Force issues these alleged crimes as often, that its as common as the sky-rocketing rate between the shilling and the US Dollar.

It is hard to see the MP to incite violence, as he was driving his car to his property. If it is illegal to gather on his own property too. Than, surely we should be worried about the gatherings in the compound in Wakiso District too. Surely, Barbie should be afraid of even meeting with her husband now. Since, just to meet and greet him could be seen as a criminal offence. Maybe even drive home to Magere could be seen as unlawful gathering. Who knows? Because, if your someone who challenge the throne, they will pin whatever on you.

This is just another method of the NRM and IGP Okoth-Ochola to misuse power. In the means of silencing a big critic. This time being Bobi Wine, next time, who knows, but could be anyone. Because, if your someone who goes against the President and his click. Expect the vile force of the Police Force to pin your some charges and have to answer for it. Even if it doesn’t stick in court or have the evidence. That is what they do. Peace.

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