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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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State Minister Obiga says Bobi Wine “committed some crimes” but we know he offended the Don!

The Police is still at Hon Kyagulanyi’s home who will make a statement at the police tomorrow over a range of charges, and it is improper to make a statement” (…) “Police says Hon Kyagulanyi has committed some crimes, so he has been summoned to make a statement at the CID either today or tomorrow. Because the Police are preferring charges against him, i am unable to make a statement beyond this” – Internal Affairs, State Minister Obiga Mario Kania explaining the House Arrest today in Parliament on the 24th April 2019

There are sometimes things get stupid before they get better. At this moment, we again see how the orders high above makes everyone around seem dumb. Today, the State Minister of Internal Affairs Obiga Mario Kania shown utter ignorance and also showing how little rule of law means to him. As he cannot explain to fellow lawmakers, what supposed laws Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine have broken and what warrants the house-arrest of the MP.

This we already knew yesterday, when the MP was house-arrested, that the Police Force nor the National Resistance Movement (NRM) can directly have evidence of a crime. That is why they still doesn’t have the Arua Stone or evidence on the treason charge put on him from August 2018. However, they are now making up a new case because of he Easter Monday 2019. They will try to make something up, as they we’re the one violently arresting him and tear-gassing the public. While the criminal, is the one who just tried to show-up on his own property. Which is by all means, very impressive even for the Uganda Police Force.

This shows more of the impunity, the lack of the rule of law and the misuse of power. At this very moment, Bobi Wine is the victim of this. His just the latest target of Police Force and the NRM. That is why they are again trying to find fault and make him a criminal. So, that the politician cannot do his work or his profession. That is why they are blocking his concerts and also his ordinary life. This is the cost of standing up against President Museveni and his rule.

President Museveni doesn’t care, as long as his enemies pays or gets intimidated by him. This is done with the Public Order Management Act, the Penal Code or any else breach they can pin on somebody. This time its Bobi Wine. Even if the State Minister Obiga cannot answer the reason for his house-arrest.

It could be anything, but most likely, he has offended the DON and killed his MOJO. He has hit the pride and the arrogant cow-herders buttocks. So, that he cannot stomach it and has to use the law-enforcement against him. Peace.

Bobi Wine is now under House Arrest!

Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine after the violent arrest yesterday, as his Easter Monday Concert was blocked by the authorities, today, the Police Force and the authorities itself have sealed of his home in Magere. His wife Barbie and the kids was stopped at the roadblock nearly not allowed to go out of the home to school.

Clearly, the message of protest against the impunity and lack of freedom is issuing fear within the National Resistance Movement. As they have to go to extreme measures and house arrest Bobi Wine. Without a court order or without any proof of crimes. They are doing a pre-emptive measure, which means they will say his “inciting violence” or destroying “public order” without any proof of it. That is just how they operate.

Bobi Wine isn’t the first nor the last person to get this treatment, as more opposition figures and dissidents will get this treatment from the Police Force. This is the way they are, as the orders from High Above, states this.

Bobi Wine’s own Statement on today:

“Police and the military have been deployed at my residence since yesterday, after the violent arrest. My home is under siege. They have surrounded my fence and installed barricades on all roads leading to my home. It is today when I attempted to move out of my home that the police told me that I am under house arrest. I was headed to Police headquarters in Naguru to deliver a notification about our planned peaceful demonstrations against police brutality, injustice and misuse of authority. When they blocked me, I asked my lawyers to deliver the letter, but they too have been blocked and stopped from accessing the police headquarters. A public office! They were ordered to leave the gate to the police headquarters immediately or face arrest! Since they have refused to receive our notification as commanded by the law, WE SHALL GO AHEAD AND DEMONSTRATE PEACEFULLY AS GUARANTEED BY THE CONSTITUTION. This is our country!” (Bobi Wine, 23.04.2019).

When a Member of Parliament is under house arrest for doing his civic duty. You know something is wrong with the justice system and with the state of affairs. When a MP and a citizen can loose all his rights. He is just one out of plenty, who if they use their voices, it will be shut-down. Just like in the past, it will happen in the present time too.

Bobi Wine is getting the Besigye treatment, the House Arrest without a Court Order or a Warrant. Just a mere reflection if the injustice happening in the Republic. Peace.

Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine: Press Statement (22.04.2019)

Greetings, countrymen and countrywomen.

Yesterday, the 21st day of April, 2019 the Uganda Police Force once again blocked our music concert which had been scheduled to take place today at One Love Beach Busabala. Their letter also indicated that all our other planned shows across the country stand cancelled. For clarity, we have been planning to hold mega music concerts in the districts of Lira, Gulu and Kitgum and police had been duly notified. This brings the total number of our shows which have been blocked by the Police to 124!

Every citizen of Uganda knows what this is about. President Museveni is simply not happy with what I sing. He would simply want me to sing praises for him, and since I have refused, he won’t let me perform anywhere in Uganda. Being the coward he is, his government has even proposed ridiculous regulations that would ensure that I don’t perform outside Uganda without clearance from the government. He simply can’t stand our message being aired out anywhere.

Let me remind the nation that we have so far taken the following steps from the time these violations started in October, 2017. We filed a case in the High Court in 2017. To date, judgement has not been delivered. We petitioned the Uganda Human Rights Commission. We are yet to get a hearing. We petitioned the Parliament. Parliament passed a resolution against the blocking of our concerts and ordered the police and other security agencies to stop this unconstitutional conduct. They totally ignored Parliament’s resolution. We held meetings with the police leadership asking them what law we had violated. All they said was that they were acting on orders from above!

Let me also remind us all that it is not only our music shows that have been illegally blocked- I have on several occasions been barred from moving freely in this country. Several events that planned to host me have been cancelled, including a graduation event in Kasese. A few months ago, police attempted to block me from attending my sister’s wedding in Gomba district- I only eluded them and got to the event. In the recent past, police teargassed a church congregation that I attended in Kayunga. I have been put under 24 hour surveillance as if I am a criminal. People Power activities across the country have been blocked with impunity. Several of our songs have been banned on radio and television Stations. All these illegalities have been orchestrated by a few people in the police leadership, acting on the orders of President Museveni.

While these illegalities have been meted out on me, my family and the People Power movement, our other comrades in the struggle have not been spared. The police has violated clear constitutional provisions and blocked FDC activities across the country. Radio stations have been switched off for hosting comrade Dr. Kizza Besigye. Several events organised by the Democratic Party have been blocked without explanation. Colleague Members of Parliament have been arrested for protesting against evictions of our people in Apaa. Traders in Kampala have been brutalized for trying to peacefully protest against several injustices. Comrades such as Hon. Francis Zaake have in the recent past been violently arrested by the police. Other comrades such as Dr. Stella Nyanzi are being illegally detained. Many political activists are being illegally detained in ‘safe houses’ and being subjected to all manner of torture. Even our Muslim brothers and sisters have been blocked from holding public prayers in protest against the injustices on the muslim community. Journalists have been brutalized by the police and the military for doing their work.

The citizens have been watching all these injustices, and have been asking us- WHAT NEXT?

As I have labored to explain, we have made resort to all lawful avenues to have these illegalities struck down without success.

We have now decided to resort to another lawful avenue to protest against injustice by the leadership of the Uganda Police Force. We are invoking Article 29(1)(d) of the Constitution of Uganda which guarantees every citizen the right to assemble and demonstrate peacefully unarmed, and to petition. We shall hold peaceful demonstrations against the brutality, injustice and misuse of authority by the leadership of the police.

We call upon all those who have been victims of police brutality, injustice and misuse of authority, as well as other well meaning Ugandans to demonstrate peacefully against these illegalities.
We have written to the Police informing them of our intention to protest against the Police, as required by law. On Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 I will use public transport and if necessary walk to the Police Headquarters in Naguru to deliver the letter notifying them of our intentions. All other Ugandans who wish to protest are also encouraged to write to the police and walk or drive there to deliver the letters of notification. We cannot continue to live as slaves in our own country!
#EnoughIsEnough
#EkimalaKimala
#Tumechoka

Your brother and comrade,

Hon. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert- Bobi Wine

Bobi Wine arrested on the way to hold a Presser at One Love Beach, Busabala!

As we knew yesterday, that the concert scheduled today on the One Love Beach at Busabala, or the Kyarenga Extra Concert was blocked. Early this morning the Police Force had put up road-blocks and massive amount of police officers at the venue. They didn’t have the manpower for the concert to be held, but enough to close-off the venue. Shows the priority of the state.

In that manner, as they have blocked the up-coming Kyarenga Concerts as well, as the one tonight. The man behind it, Roberty Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, the MP and singer was trying to access his property and hold a press conference there. However, the authorities are in acceptance mode.

The road-block was put in place as the convoy of Bobi Wine was passing to his property. However, the Police Force broke a window on his car, forcefully arrested him and even threw tear-gas at him. The Police did the same at the public and the crowds around the car. They used water-canons on the public, as well as tear-gas, also using live-bullets.

Bobi Wine wasn’t the only arrested today, also his promoters Andrew Mukasa and Abbey Musinguzi were taken in custody. At this point of time, we don’t know where they are detained. The same can be said about Francis Zaake MP. Whose also was arrested as he was supposed to go there too. Nubian Li is the only one who walked away without being arrested.

We know after all the fuzz, the Police have driven Bobi Wine directly to his home in Magere. So, that he cannot address the public or be at his other property. Because, that is decided from high above.

Surely, this was well planned manoeuvrer to stop it from ever happening. As they were there from early on today and had all equipment, manpower and the means to stop it. They knew that Bobi Wine and friends could try to access his own land. Still, they wouldn’t let him. Even as they had already blocked the event from happening through letters.

Therefore, the actions was in ordinary fashion of the Police Force. With violence and arrests. This is just what they do. Pre-emptive strikes and attacks on the public. That is just what they do. The Police Force use all means to silence the opposition. They have done it again and surely can report giddy to Okello House. That they have saluted Bosco with a mission accomplished. Peace.

UPF: Police Speaks Out Alleged Attack on Hon. Minister (24.03.2019)

The police at Nagalama are investigating circumstances under which two men dressed in black leather suits and riding a silver grey Suzuki sports motorcycle Reg No.UDL 822A, allegedly trailed, The Hon. Aida Nantaba Erios, The Hon. Minister of State for ICT and Woman Member of Parliament Kayunga District, in a threatening manner over a distance of 40 kms, from Sezibwa bridge up to Nagalama trading centre. It is alleged that two riders today 24th.March 2019 at around 11:00am rode past The Hon. Minsters official vehicle after, made a U-turn, drove back and pulled alongside the roadside market after Sezibwa bridge. One of them came to the stall where she was buying fruits and pretended to seek for the direction to Kabimbiri trading centre . His suspicious conduct prompted her bodyguard to respond and they drove off.

The Hon. Minister upon realizing that she was being trailed, branched and alerted the police at Nagalama, about the suspicious conduct of the riders.

The two  suspicious riders, upon noticing that the Hon. minister had branched and alerted the police at Nagalama , diverted and attempted to escape in the direction of Kimenyede – Mayangayanga Road .

The response teams at Nagalama, pursued them, and after a long chase forced them to abandon their sports motorcycle at Nagojje trading centre, several shots were fired in their direction, to cause them to surrender, but all in vain. In the process, Sebbulime Ronald a resident of Nakabugo Village, Nakabugo Parish, Pakiso Sub County, and Busiro County in Wakiso District was shot dead during the pursuit. The police is still searching the area with canine dogs for the second suspect, who is feared armed and dangerous.

We want to inform the public that The Hon. Minister, despite the scare is very safe and was not attacked at any stage as alleged in the media. Due to the signature technique of attacks from assailants perched on the back of moving motorcycles, the police is taking keen interest, in this investigation, to establish the motive of the suspects. The mobile phone to the deceased, the motorcycle and identification documents recovered are essential leads in our investigation.

CP Enanga Fred

Police Spokesperson

24th March 2019

Aidah Nantaba MP survives an assassination attempt in Kampala!

Today there is news on one of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s favourite ministers, the State Minister for ICT Aidah Nantaba, whose been an Member of Parliament since 2011. Whose lost in the recent National Resistance Movement Primaries, even as she tried to scam herself in for a second term as the NRM MP Flagbearer for Kayunga District. Instead was one of the former NRM MPs who ran as a Independent and actually won in 2015.

She has been called untouchable, a favourite, because of close relations with the President. As she has been calling the President “Daddy” and him calling her Daughter”. Who knows why, but something must give to get into that close proximity of His Excellency.

Alas, now as there been speculation of a relations with the People Power Deputy Francis Zaake during 2018, which is unverified, but the pictures of them to together went viral online. Whatever it is, she surely knows how to stir the public speculation. Just like it has done in the past with the President too.

However, because of everything. She is clearly not untouchable anymore, as she was in the spotlight for the wrong reasons today.

Minister Aidah Nantaba says she’s “traumatized” but “grateful to God” following an apparent assassination attempt today; assailants riding on a sport bike reportedly opened fire on her car in Naggalama prompting her security to respond, killing one of the gunmen” (NBS Television, 24.03.2019).

Aidah Nantaba (Nrm) Woman MP for Kayunga District has cheated death after an assassination attempt by unknown assailants that were following Her Today morning . However , One of the Gunmen was shot dead by Nantaba’s escorts” (87.7 Kampala FM, 24.03.2019).

Who knows why this is happening today? Is it because she is slowly moving away from the President and gets enlighten by the People Power Movement or is that she’s getting truly independent, but still knows she needs the pay-check of the Ministerial Position.

Because, who knows, but there been other assassination in the mere past, political and where the MP or high ranking security official just been killed by unknown motorcycle killers on the streets of Kampala. This isn’t a new feature in politics in Uganda. This is a mere reflection of how brutal and sinister the political life is.

She cheated death and a direct planned attempt on her life today. Its a sign that she has been to vocal or considered her place, in a manner, where the high-above doesn’t accept. Even as she has been a loyal cadre, a two time minister and run for the cause of the NRM. Still, that is not enough, as might even be questioning the reasons to stay on this path. Because, something is up, when suddenly the same kind of killers, that gotten rid of Abiriga and Kaweesi is turning up and pulling up to her.

We can just question this, as there been plenty of these, the regime is keeping their hands close and the wisdom, even closer. But this is yet another sign of how far the mobsters of the government take it. Because, this sort of crime will not be solved, just be buried in bunch of papers in the Central Police Station or at CMI, Kireka.

Don’t expect to know who ordered the hit, but certainly someone did. Peace.

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Opinion: A staged opposition in-fighting is a automatic victory for Bosco!

Yesterday’s unneeded drama and heckling outside of CBS Radio Station as Dr. Kizza Besigye left the station. It was speculated that the ones doing this was associated with the People Power Movement and Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. However, he has disassociated and said that isn’t the way.

We have to reconfigure something, as the radical people will always surface in any bracket of the public. In any part of a party and in a movement. That is a natural feature within any party and for all sorts of reasons. That is why we get days like yesterday. This is not a vindication of Mwenda’s attacks on the Bobi Wine and Defiance Campaign of Besigye. No, it is just a reality check, because, it matters everywhere. The majority isn’t like that, but a selected few.

What we do know now, is that these who went there yesterday might be staged or hired to do so. They were not directly ordered or behind it, as it has been speculated that a James Mubiru is behind it. Which hired people to carry on with the slogans of Bobi Wine and his movement, while heckling and addressing Besigye yesterday. This is then not an direct attack of Bobi Wine or his people, but instead a hired man, whose using money to get people to create a staged fuzz.

Therefore, the disassociation of Bobi Wine makes sense, but as it is staged. It is important that this is supposed to make these two look like enemies in the public perception. Even though that is far from true, as these two has been close and also talked on various occasions. Both Opposition leaders are working for the same cause. However, for the NRM to look strong, the Opposition needs to be infighting and needs to weakening itself. Because, then the NRM is the only viable avenue, even when the side-roads are better. Since, it looks hectic and filled with blockades, instead of a straight road to redemption.

That is what is up. That the NRM and the President is having a quick victory if the People Power and FDC is fighting. If Besigye and Bobi Wine is fighting too. If the NRM gets the DP, UPC, JEEMA, FDC and People Power all against each other. Than, the NRM will easily win. Not that they need it peaceful and friendly atmosphere. Because, the NRM will rig the up-coming elections.

Still, for the public perception sake, the NRM needs the infighting and the bickering, where the Opposition seems more fragmented than it is. Then the President can proclaim that he is only viable way out and the Opposition is just mess. That he is the only saviour and the NRM only has the solutions, because the Opposition is making havoc, even without power. This is the ambition of this sort of play.

Not that the Opposition needs a new The Democratic Alliance (TDA) or an Inter-Party Coalition (IPC), but an cohesive strategy to show progress and ability to be significant better; than what is currently ruling the Republic. That doesn’t mean that they should follow the DP idea of challenging the NRM with Joint Candidates. With that the Opposition is not showing strength, but creating a two-party system. Because, they lack faith in their own candidates and want to ensure less costs for a possible victory.

Instead, the Opposition should field all candidates and prove their value to the voters. Even if that fragment the votes. Because, that is natural, but at the same time work together with common goals, as they are all supposed to want to show supremacy and better political platform than NRM. That should make sense.

That is why we need to see Bobi Wine and Besigye working together in a cohesive and in a manner, where the public trust their agenda. Where the public perception is positive and where they are showing progressive means to further their work. They don’t need bickering and in-fighting. That is something the NRM can do themselves, as they usually does in their Primaries. We can just await the chaos coming up in the Road to General Elections of 2021.

That is why they stage this sort of operations. To make the Opposition look bad. Make someone a victim and blame someone else. Even if it is a ploy to play the public. They might think they are able to succeed, but when you look through it all. Then you see why and know the agenda. That is why you know it is deliberate by the regime to make a fool of the opposition. Instead, they are looking like Tin-Soldiers on the streets.

What we are seeing is more of the power of Besigye and Bobi Wine, their supporters and their vision. Instead of making them look foolish, which was the goal. Peace.

Opinion: The re-arrest of Zaake isn’t for the integrity of rule of law!

Let us be clear, the rule of law and justice for all is a long ship sailed, where the bounds of the NRM and the President is well overboard. Where the justice is a mere ship for sailing away, those who are unwanted and to pursuit the ones that challenge the regime. That Hon. Francis Zaake is now in prison on harsh sentences is because they want to signal something. Nevertheless, not because of rule of law.

The Police Force and the Justice system is serving their master and to the T. They are not doing this to show how the force will act or how the Police enact on these laws. Instead, they are showing the intent of silencing their biggest enemies. They are using legal means to mask the injustice. That is all they are up too.

Because, since August 2018, when Zaake first got charged and “supposed” fled from the Courts and the Enforcement. When he in reality got dumped and got legal remedy to be able to get medical care for the injuries made while being in detention without any warrant. However, that is a non-issue in the statement released today.

The only thing they say, it’s a warning for the politicians who think they can escape the law and the enforcement of it. That they shouldn’t be politicking, but following the commandments of the Courts and the Police Bonds they have. They should tread the waters carefully and follow the guidelines of the Police.

This sort of state shows the Police State and militarization of society, which the NRM holds so dear. That is why all mean of honour, at one point become high ranking officials in army, they are men of guns and titles. That is who they are and that is why they strike even harder at dissidents, because they are not following the command from above high.

So, todays Press Release from CP Fred Enanga is just another step of the prolific harassment and lack of good judgement in the parts of law enforcement in the republic. They are making dissidents arch-nemesis and criminals, while the real thieves and murderers are lingering in the streets. That is just what they do. They are keener on Besigye and Bobi Wine, than on solving real crimes to society. They have ensured nearly all public meetings, all political activism and all collective gathering of opinion as illegal, with exception of the ruling party. They can do whatever like.

Zaake wasn’t taken yesterday, put courtside today for integrity sake. No, he was taken as a sign of how oppressive this regime will be until the polls of 2021. How, they are taking it up a notch, to signal the opposition of who rules and what gives. They are not coming storming the gates, but they are taking you out, one by one. Right now its Zaake, next time someone else.

This is selective law; this is misuse of power and statutes, as they are inflicting more harm on themselves, without even knowing. Because, they have had the time since August 2018 to show something for the investigation and proof of ill will and criminal offenses by the culprits of Arua By-Election. However, there not even a stone that has been displayed. Peace.

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