Opinion: When they don’t want to pin the assassins on the cross they point at the ADF

This a very common case and especially with the authorities in the Republic. After a high ranking or a public murders/assassinations. The Uganda Police Force (UPF) is showing up people charged and implicated in the cases. However, they are never sentenced or closing the cases. The murders or assassinations gets cold and the killers are on the loose.

That’s because the boda-boda assassinations are in on it and ordered to do it. They are well-trained and equipped to handle their mission. These have tracked and followed their victims. Therefore, they know their routes and routines. That’s why it’s easy to find a spot and time to make them stop.

This is how everything seems. The ones who becomes vocal or a worry of the state. Is just suddenly meeting their maker. The people who are doing it often or most likely are former Allied Defence Force (ADF) affiliates or combatants. That is what the UPF is saying after the fact and in the beginning of the spin.

It just happens to be a combatant with a funny nick-name and who has trespassed the Republic. Who happened to be engaged in local politics and had the knowledge of the high ranking officials. That was a big target and would a positive measure to create a public outcry. However, ADF is busy causing massacres and keeping their territory intact in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are known for their vicious attacks and also massacres in Beni. Therefore, it takes a special character to always have enough combatants to kill unique targets inside Uganda.

That’s why you know the UPF is full of horse-shit. They are pulling a trick and thinking they can lie like this. Because, if they did investigate the assassins and find them. Than they could quickly find out who hired them and who ordered the murders. That would implicate some other people, which doesn’t want to be named or even be close to the blood. The bloodshed and the murders are supposed to happen in such a manner. That the general public are frightened and in fury. The ones fallen have a following and people know them. That’s why there is a need for answer, but the acts will quickly forgotten.

That’s what the state is playing along with. There is new cases and new assassinations. That happens before the old ones are solved. There been murders of woman in Entebbe. Muslim Clerics, high ranking officials and other extra judicial killings, which has never been answered. They are just fallen civilians without justice. Their lives haven’t been answered for and their demise is just in the unknown.

Still, time and time again the UPF is implicating some ADF combatants for these assassinations. It just happens that they are never captured or officially sentenced. That’s why it seems like a lot of smoke and very little action. The Police just telling stories, but not proving the cases… or showing any legit evidence.

That’s why we are not whiffed and neither should Gen. Wamala Katumba. He knows this perfectly well and his in the middle of this regime. The man who was so close to get killed, but lost his daughter and personal driver. Still, he knows this is nonsense. Because, these stories have been recycled so many times and its not funny anymore.

It is time for police to do actually policing. However, in these cases we know they are not willing to do so. Because, if they started on the leads and looked at the evidence. They could easily get to places they are not supposed too. That would tarnish their roles and possibility to even be appointed and be in the good graces of the system. This is why nothing ever really happens with this cases and it’s a continuation of these tragic affairs.

Murders and Assassinations gone cold and forgotten. Cases never solved and justice never served. That is the reality of this all. However, the same police has all resources in the world to collect, charge and detain political opponents of the state. Heck, they can pre-emptive arrest them at will. That shows their mismanaged priorities. While always claiming former ADF combatants are involved. Peace.

Opinion: Museveni’s own pigsty

After the assassination attempt on General Katumba Wamala this week. The President have again called the assassins or killers ‘pigs’ that he will hunt down. He has again promised leads and that they will be hunted down. However, we know the drill and know this will be a never ending story.

Just like other cases of the recent years. These deaths, murders and extra judicial killings will have no end. The state is sanctioning it and allowing it too happen. The murders of either high ranking officials and civil activists is happening on broad-day-light and the boda-boda assassins are trailing their victims before taking aiming at the target. Therefore, this isn’t new, but a well known play at this point.

If the ones deceased are boxers, party activists, party officials, members of parliament or even generals. If it is police officers or even high ranking state officials, everyone can be taken out by this measure. The men ordered with the hit-job dips easy out after the shots been made. They will not resurface until they have a new hit-job. That’s how these things are going and that’s why they are happening on semi-regular basis.

The state clearly knows about this. Since there is never anyone charged, indicted or put on trial. Only a few handful of subjects, subjugated to a disgraceful public display before allowed to return to “normal” life.

The President has created this insecurity and his thriving on it. He gets rid of his enemies or prospects of ambition. He incites fear and ensure loyalty to death. Everyone can become a target and he has a group loyally silencing anyone he likes. That is the power he has and enjoys it.

That’s why he uses the same rhetoric. The same baseless narrative and promises to crush things. Because, it is not like he can create or develop things. It is easier to deplete, annihilate and completely destroy.

This is why this is his dirty pigsty. The rotten game, old food, half-eaten bugger filled vegetables and smelly dirt filled with pig feces. The unbearable stench it was the President has created. He has ensured the pigs can roll, dip and move-on. They don’t need to value life and can kill. The amount of bullets doesn’t matter, as long as the ones they aim at dies. This is why they shot at the General’s car over 50 times week. Still, even with all those loads of bullet. They still couldn’t the General.

However, the same gentlemen and the same groups have succeeded in the past. Their missions have been successful. They have had missions complete. The ones who they sought got dropped and smoked. They got ghosted and their tally got registered. The ones who ordered the hit got their pay-off and they moved-on. The President called them ‘pigs’ and awaited the next prey.

Now, this is the game the state plays and its getting old. If these wasn’t men or people ordered by the high above. If it wasn’t untouchables. They would have been slaughtered and been taken in to custody. They wouldn’t be mass killers and gotten away with these senseless killings.

That is what’s happening and the President has created this pigsty. He is accepting and letting the pigs go wild. He is letting them stench up the place and leave the dead behind. It is tragic and devastating, but still a fact.

What remains is for this too stop, but don’t count on it. If it did stop. It would only be temporary until the President and his men finds new target to prey upon. Peace.

Opinion: Museveni will answer with fury but in the end only deliver hot-air

Just like today’s statement on calling the assassins on the boda-boda’s “pigs” in his recent statement. Is only a moment of fury for the online and the ones following reports. The crime that’s committed or the extra judicial killings happening in Bukoto today will not be solved by this.

President Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni has done this several of times. Promised to find the culprits. Gone himself to the crime-scene. Showed his public and cried crocodile tears the vigil of the deceased. Promised the families gold, silver and retribution. However, not ever seems to happen and the dead, stays dead.

What President Museveni did today… was his stick. Name-Calling, promising action, but don’t anticipate a sincere investigation, criminal prosecution or anyone in connection getting caught. No, because if they investigated this. It might come to close to comfort and a brother like him doesn’t need that. He is already bickering about misuse of funds with his wife, sons and extended family. They have all their games and misgivings to earn fortunes on the state platter. He doesn’t need a additional crime syndicate investigation, which could be knocking on his door. No, that’s not happening.

Which is why he rather speak ill of the criminals and the hired guns. The hit-men or the assassins. They are the pigs that should get slaughtered and not the ones who was with today’s target. No, they should be punished. They didn’t even finish their job and left empty handed. Taken lives that wasn’t accounted for and in the same car as the supposed victim.

President Museveni knows this and we don’t believe his words. He knows perfectly well how many investigations, criminal cases and whatnot that is ice-cold. There is no leads or hope to resolving, as the culprits and the hired guns are in connection with high ranking officials, which cannot be implicated in any sort of fashion. They are untouchable and their orders, their regime and their ways of dealing with this has to be done in complete silence.

That’s why statements like today from Museveni is only done to score brownie points. Make it seems like he cares, though in the end. His just covering over the fact and hoping the assassins will get away. He needs them another day, if not his close associates does. They have the needs for these services and they are willing to comply. This is done in the clear implication of buying him time.

President Museveni knows this game and plays along. Taking everyone for fools. Everyone knows in secret that there are dark games at play at the State House. The President and his men can order killings and murders like others order coffee or a chai. That is just the mere reality and the men who does this for them. Is shielding them from any sort of legal jeopardy or any sort of harm. They are allowed to this and not paying a price for it.

He will not deliver the gentlemen on the boda-boda today. No, he needs them and their kind. They are vital for his business and the way he runs affairs. A man who masters death and who seals the fate of others. That is what he has made a career doing. President Museveni will not find them or get the authorities to find them. If he finds them. He has lost the men who carries out his dirty work and the President cannot do that. It costs him to much.

That’s why his trash talking and promises the heaven’s, but we know this will only be dealt with in hell. Peace.

Uganda: Ministry of Defence & Veterans Affairs – Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces – Shooting at the Vehicle of Hon Gen Edward Katumba Wamala (01.06.2021)

Opinion: The assassination attempt on Gen. Wamala is a part of a bigger problem

Today in Bukoto, Gen. Katumba Wamala was close to get assassinated, while stray-bullets took the lives of his daughter Brenda and his driver. Those two died on the spot and the car was filled with bullet-holes. The assailants and the assassins had a clear plan and a target. It happened to be Gen. Wamala, who survived this plot today.

However, this isn’t something new in the Republic. There been other high ranking officials who has suddenly been killed by unknown assailants on boda-boda’s. Which happens to trace the target from their home or in their area. Than attack the car and leave the victim for dead. This isn’t anything new and seems to a way they can get away from it.

These extra judicial killings and murders are appearing is usually after a fall-out, a gambit behind close-doors and in manner of keeping the elite under control. So, that people doesn’t have to much ambition or even considers themselves as future leaders.

If not if these are generals that knows to much. These have to taken-out and be silenced. They know too much and they should be worried. These men was useful, but at one point the regime needs them gone. They can talk and reveal facts, which they shouldn’t or even think off.

That’s why high ranking officials or generals have died in the past. This is not new and the ones who believes that is wrong. There is enough questionable deaths in the Republic. Not only happening to the abducted, tortured and suddenly left behind dead National Unity Platform (NUP) activists, members and whatnot. That is happening to, but that is to intimidate and silence the opposition, which the state cannot control or absorb.

However, the General’s taken out. Have been done for all sorts of various of reasons. That being their knowledge, being outspoken or defying the orders from the high above. If not they have to be taken out, because the state has others in the rank who needs their place. God knows, but these men on the top doesn’t value life. Except for their own life and titles. The rest of the public and citizens is disposable. This included the ones appointed by the high above and showing die-hard loyalty to the crown. Still, that is never enough…

This assassination attempt … is just one out of plenty. The past and present is filled with death. The extra judicial killings isn’t a new thing and too many people have lost their lives over stray-bullets and bullets in general. Gangs of Boda-Boda’s doing this isn’t new either. We shouldn’t be shocked, but the regime needs a reality check.

Since they were near to complete another assassination. They were so close to get rid of one of their generals. They have done this to Gen. James Kazini, Gen. Aronda Nyakairima and Assistant Inspector of General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Kaweesi. That’s three from the top of my head and they were done with different methods, but still had questionable demise. So, it is not like this is anything new… and only a slow bloodshed served the general public. As a friendly reminder of who and what sort of regime that is ruling the Republic.

Expect more people to be targeted in the near future. A death never happens alone. It might be the assailants themselves going after each other to leave no witnesses behind. Secondly, they might target more high ranking officials, as the state is clearing the offices for new blood. That wouldn’t be shocking either. They don’t value life and can easily just get rid of the ones who stands in their way. Even if they are loyal and serving silently. Still, if they fear anything or want to have more finessing “yes-men” in the reigns. Than, they will silence them totally.

What happened to Gen. Wamala today is the sort of act that shouldn’t happen in the first place. However, with the ones in-charge, that’s what you get… and they could easily pull the trigger again. Nobody deserves to die this way, but the ones in-charge doesn’t care and only value their own heads. They don’t mind if others lose their strawberry tart or stops breathing. Peace.

Gen. Wamala survived an assassination attempt earlier today

BREAKING: Former Works and Transport Minister, Gen. Katumba Wamala and driver have been shot in Kisota. The driver has been confirmed dead, Gen. Katumba has been rushed to the hospital. Gen. Katumba Wamala’s daughter, Brenda has been confirmed dead in an assassination attempt on the General’s life. The car was shot seven times” (NBS Television, 01.06.2021)

Along Kisota road where Gen Katumba Wamala’s daughter and driver was killed, there is a Police post barely a minute away. 3 Minutes away at Kisasi trading center there is a Police post” (Uganda Radio Network, 01.06.2021).

This isn’t shocking anymore, but just tragic. That unknown assailants on boda-boda’s came around the car of Gen. Wamala and shot at it. This has happened to other targets of the state. That has happened to deceased MP Ibrahim Abiriga, ASP Andrew Felix Kaweesi and others.

This is modus operandi of the state. Gen. Wamala is clearly a target of the big-men. Who knows what he did behind closed doors, but something went down. He was inaugurated as the UPDF MP in the 11th Parliament.

Gen. Wamala have had several of roles in government. He has resided close to the chambers of power and with loyalty to the State House. Clearly he knows the game and seen how other have gone missing, taken out and lost their lives.

The General knows all of this and he was nearly assassinated today. He lost his daughter Brenda and his driver. There was seven shots towards the car. That says everything and shows how fickle power is.

Gen. Wamala is lucky to be alive. The other cases, which has ended in up in death have never been solved. The criminal cases and murder investigations have never ended up anywhere. The same will happen to this and the General will never know who killed his daughter. That got to hurt. He knows this, because there is no answer for Abiriga or Kaweesi. These are just cold cases, which is as cold as Penguins in the North Pole. There is now way we will know who ordered the boda-boda assassins and who had put a hit on the General.

That’s the double tragedy here. That not only is two more lives lost by means, which have been used before. Where big-men, staunch critics and people who dared to the question the powers to be. I don’t know what Gen. Wamala have done recently. Since his an UPDF MP and a leader of men. Therefore, something is up.

I don’t know who did it or what’s the motivation to do so. Clearly, there is some mischief and sinister happening behind closed doors. Someone operating with the boda-boda drivers who are killers too. Who are untouchable and able to run rampant. They are designated people who clearly is above law and can operate like this.

Gen. Wamala should worry. He was able to get away now, but that’s only on luck and not on merit. The two other deceased besides him is the proof of this. They shot at the car seven times and he survived. His in the hospital now, but it says a lot.

This is a continuation of other high ranking officials who has fallen prey to similar assassinations in the Republic. Which I have already mentioned. Therefore, Gen. Wamala would be another one of these and a victim of the same state he has supported. The General have thrived and lived large on the affairs of the state.

Nevertheless, it is still not righteous to die as a part of a assassination. This is a extra judicial killing and done without mercy. The men who ordered this should be investigated and the hired guns should answer for their crimes too. However, don’t expect anything to happen. It will become ice-cold quickly and only a few unlucky subjects will be on a photo-montage as possible boda-boda killers, but it will amount to nothing. As the state isn’t interested in exposing its secrets. Peace.

11th Parliament UPDF MPs elected: This is why they are still there…

UPDATE: The army has elected 10 new MPs for the 11th parliament: they include Gen. David Muhoozi, Gen Katumba Wamala, Lt. Gen Wilson Mbadhi, Lt. Gen James Mugyira, Lt. Gen Peter Elweru, Maj. Gen. Henry Masiko and Lt. Gen. Sam Kavuma” (NTV Uganda, 29.01.2021).

I find it weird that the 11th Parliament, this is the term between 2021 to 2026. Maybe after the bush-war it was reasonable to have army representatives. Now it is 35 years since the bush-war. The National Resistance Army (NRA) surely issued this idea of army in the Parliament to give the President automatic votes there.

Now, they seems like a special interest group intended to have loyalists of the President. This is because the commander-in-chief have a partisan army and General Museveni intends to keep it that way. While the Parliament haven’t amended this, but if they did. We surely know that the President will not approve of this. Since the 10 MPs from the UPDF will serve the “High Above” and do his bidding.

The UPDF representatives acknowledge that theirs is indeed a fine line to walk as far as loyalty to the State and the exercise of their role swithing the Parliament. The then Coordinator of Intelligence and Army Representative, General Tinyefuza (now Sejusa) while contributing to Parliamentary debate in 2010 on this issue stated: “Our representation is a special kind of constituency; our representation in Parliament is not intended to cause disharmony and conflict within the armed forces. It is supposed to serve the strategic value of safeguarding the state and at the same time safeguarding the healthy situation within the armed forces. Therefore, while a Member of Parliament can come here and talk contrary to what your constituents sent you to say and nothing happens, for us that would constitute a service offence. We are a special category; we cannot defend this Parliament, defend the territorial integrity of the state, defend your property and person while we do not keep the rules of the institution intact. Therefore, there is a very thin line which we must walk” (BoreL,(2016).Army Representation in Uganda’s Multiparty Parliament–a critical review. CEPA Policy Series Papers Number 7 of 2016. Kampala).

We have seen how Gen. Elly Tumwiine have been serving in the Parliament and also others too. The UPDF MPs have tended to be partisan for the NRM. It would be shocking if they went against the President or his party. That would have been a shocking move. This is why it’s only how Gen. Tinyefuza went into exile and get released from being an MP.

The NRM and Gen. Museveni have the UPDF MPs to have an advantage and secure a bigger majority. The NRM have secured the bag with this one. Now, they have 10 loyal cadres in Parliament. People who listens and follows all direct orders of the Commander-in-Chief. These ones won’t dare to question the President and his orders.

What should cause an outcry is the Lt. Gen. Elwelu is elected in Parliament. A man who got promoted for the massacre in Kasese. Now, he got another promotion. This here is outrageous. However, in the end he will get all the blessings from the President and that’s why his there in the first place.

Don’t expect the UPDF MPs to do any good. They are their to serve the President and nothing else. Peace.

Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu: Press Statement about the Burning of hte Omusinga’s Royal Residence in Kasese Town 28th January 2021 (28.01.2021)

Opinion: NRM lacks 336 billion shillings for Village Radios

The government plan for long-distance learning through the provision of the 9 million radios sets is on course, the money is available and those radios will be provided” Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (20.09.2020).

In the upcoming Budget Supplementary No. 3 of the Financial Year of 2020/2021. In the 19th edition of the COVID-19 Speeches this year on the 20th September 2020. In the supplementary budget however, they are stating the troubles with both the procurement and the timeline of offering the village radios to the general public.

First of Orion Transformers & Electrics, the producer doesn’t even make radios of yet. They are making electrical transformers. The company needs a lot of training to shift their production. It will take up to 6 months before starting the production at OTE. The planning from Ministry of Education is already have an impossible timeline. As the state is supposed to be able to give 2 million radios in January 2021 and February 2021. So, that the radio learning program can start in March 2021. However, that is impossible, as we are in November 2020 and with the timeline of 6 months means OTE could earliest start production in May 2021. Which means the whole project is futile.

The other things is that this would cost 336.8 billion shillings to make the radios locally. The Ministry have also found no funds to make it possible to procure the radios. This means, the whole thing is impossible. Just like everyone of us said in September after the promise was made by the President.

A big big promise, but no execution or idea on how to actually do it. The only way the Government of Uganda could have made it happen. Was if they we’re able to get some of the United Nations Organizations hooked on the idea and they are covering the funds for the procurement. After that their logistics and such are able to transfer the radios across the Republic. That would be imported goods or radios. Not Build Uganda Buy Ugandan (BUBU). Still, it would benefit the general public and the needs for long distance learning. Which was the idea in the first place.

Just that the Supplementary Budget had the post in the paper shows how much work they put into this foolish enterprise. As everyone knew it wouldn’t stick. The government wouldn’t have the funds or capabilities to handle this. They are still lacking funds to keep old promises and funds to cover those as well.

The GoU with the NRM at the helm isn’t ready for this sort of affair. It is just to much work and needs a team who knows logistics, electronics and has the capability to use funds wisely. Not just handpick one company and hope they can solve the whole issue.

It is easily to see that this was bound to fail. The whole promise was empty hubris with no sort of idea how to implement it. The President wanted to talk big-game, but have no cards on his hands to win. Therefore, he hope the bluff would work. However, we all should see how his failing and how his government is pathetic.

Instead of promising within its means and acting fiscal responsible. The Presidential idea of greatness isn’t working. That is why this was bound to fail… Village radios won’t happen on the government dime. They will not invest and neither act upon it. These folk cannot manage it or have the funds to pay the engineers and technicians to fix it. Peace.

Soon 4 Years since the Kasese Massacre: Some of King Mumbere’s Guards and Officials to be released… [still no real investigation into the matter]

KASESE – The Government is to start releasing subjects and some of the officials of the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu who were arrested and jailed following the November 2016 security raid on the cultural institution. During the raid, security forces also picked the Rwenzururu king, Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere. Sixteen security operatives and over 100 other subjects died in the incident” (John B. Thawite – ‘Govt to set Rwenzururu suspects free’ 21.11.2020, New Vision).

Since the 26th November 2016 and the Kasese clashes the Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu Charles Wesley Mumbere have been in exile and charged with two counts of murder, which if he had been indicted and on trial for it. The King of the Rwenzururu could get prison for life. However, the King and his men who has been arrested in 2016. Have never gotten justice, neither all the people who died those pivotal days in Kasese and at the Buhikira Royal Place who was burned down as well.

The charge was put on the King on the 28th November 2016. The case against have never been resolved and he has been put in exile ever since. Only allowed one visit to participate in a burial of his mother. Before having to return back to Kampala.

What is also striking about this, there was never any investigation into the murders and the mass-killings, as the Special Force Command and Flying Squad was participating in attacking the Royal Palace in October 2016. Like the state came with official numbers from 2016 was 62 deceased, but these other nunbers 70 identified dead, another 52 unidentified dead and 14 police officers dead. That is near double of what the says, which was 136 killed during the skirmishes.

The claimed they we’re going after the “Kirumiramutima” or “the Strong Hearted” a militia gathering in the area and soldiering up. Working together with the Kingdom. Alas, the reason for the sudden attack on the Palace and killing civilians. This taking lives of the Palace Guards and others in Kasese. However, what is sadly striking… is that this militia have never surfaced before or after the skirmishes of the state. It is seemingly on the state violence and their operation that created the deaths these days 4 years ago.

Still, there have been no investigation or look into the amount of killings. Only a dark and grim day of burring unidentified in a ceremony by clerical persons. Doing it while the army was monitoring the events. Therefore, we know the lives taken was quickly buried and hoped that no one question it.

While the King is charged with murder and has also charged with treason. There has never been any evidence of this. Neither has the militia the state claimed appeared and was dangerous haven’t been seen since the skirmishes four years ago. If that isn’t sign. Nothing really is.

That is why the state has to release these “suspects” because they are pulling things out of thin air. If there was anything. The state would have had a case and found them guilty of conspiring and doing criminal activity. Alas, that is not the case. The same should happen to the Obusinga as well. Since, they have no claim to hold him. Other than loosing their pride.

The ones that need to challenged and questioned for their actions in November 2016. Is the leadership of the SFC and the Flying Squad. This being Presidential Advisor on Security and former leader of the SFC Maj. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga and army commander Gen. Elwelu who both was in-charge that day. However, these two gentlemen has since then promoted and not suffered any consequences over their actions. While the victims of it has faced the law with no proof. This is why they are getting released. The Kings Guard that was arrested shouldn’t only be released, but get punitive damages and get vindicated. Since, this was injustice and making them guilty before being innocent.

What happened in Kasese and the aftermath is the sort of act, which no Government with sense should do to their citizens. Alas, it did happen and went down, a tragedy and massacre. A state sponsored enterprise with no efforts or no investigation into how it did happen. As well as any indication or proof of the supposed intelligence to spark the attack on the Palace in the first place.

Therefore, the injustice and impunity of the state is so viable. The wounds are still fresh. This didn’t happen a decade ago. It just happened months after the previous election. It is therefore vital that this doesn’t go away, but is a reminder of what the state does to its own. How little life matters and little consequences there is taking lives. If it had consequences and had effects on the ones taking the lives in Kasese. They wouldn’t walk free and without any cases against them. These folks in the Flying Squad and Special Force Command wouldn’t be allowed to carry guns. They would be charged with murder and manslaughter themselves. However, that is not the case and it doesn’t seem to happen with this regime. They rather hope people forget and only hopes the families of the lost ones moves on in silence. Peace.