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Opinion: The Police Force shows Democracy the “Ugandan Way” in Mbarara!

Now, today on the 5th April 2019 in Mbarara, as the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) was holding a meeting with the leaders of the FDC in Kiruhura, Ibanda, Isingiro, Ntungamo and Mbarara.

The Police Force again shown no mercy in the streets of town in Uganda. As Dr. Kizza Besigye and his team entered Mbarara. They used enough water-cannon to make the streets look like it been raining earlier in the day. This was done to get the people away from the convoy of FDC. The Police Force used also live-bullets and threw tear-gas at the public too.

In Kabale, Besigye was yesterday scheduled for a Talk Show on Hope FM. However, the Security Agents cut of the signal and switched off the radio. So, that the FDC leader couldn’t attend the radio show as scheduled. Besigye was meet by the public in Kabale, even as the radio show didn’t go as it was supposed too.

Besigye continued from Kabale to Mbarara today. Where the state continued to follow him and his party, they continue to use violence and methods of oppression against them. Just for showing up and waving hands to a leader like Besigye. Because, the same machinery wouldn’t do this if Bosco or any of his kind stepping up without authorization in Mbarara. We just know that.

Therefore, as the FDC and Besigye was entering Mbarara, the whole chaos, which is very common in the Republic. This together with the rest of the central leadership, who was there to meet the leaders of Greater Mbarara Districts.

Because of the hardships of just holding these meetings. Shows there is a double standard and misgivings. As there never an issue, if the President or his party are holding party functions, alas, if the FDC are doing the same. The tear-gas, water-canons and mambas are directly in the close proximity of the opposition leaders.

This is the democracy, the Ugandan Way, in the image, which the President has set forth over the years in power. Where the other political parties are lucky to hold a meeting, consultation meetings, party work or opening party offices without meeting police officers or security agents of the state. That is how they are and operating. Peace.

Kaliro District: FDC Rallies Ambushed by the Police Force, as usual!

Well, this a common trend and its been going on for years. The Police Force shows up with barbed wires, mambas and tear-gas. To ensure that whatever the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) are planning in town and district will not go down.

This being especially around the Party President Patrick Oboi Amuriat and Dr. Kizza Besigye. Who both usually engaged in legal battles, because of the hardships of their political work. Today is not breaking news, it is common to common. Which is just sad knowledge of how much desperation and how much pain, just to do political rallies and campaigns.

Today, it is ACTION2019 Campaign that Besigye and the whole of FDC had planned an event in Lugonyola Landing site in Nawampiti, which later in the day got moved to Bulumba Town Council. In both places the Police Force came with Water-Canons and Tear-Gas to disperse the public gathering around FDC rally.

The Police had put on Road-Blocks and tried to block the roads in the district. Which is also common practice of the force. This is not new either. What was rare, was that the Police Force didn’t arrest them nor do that with any of the local leadership of the Party too.

Therefore, we have seen this all before and the NRM continues their persistent hunt for Besigye and his party fellows. They are not allowed to do party work or even campaign. They are trying to silence the ACTION2019. Just like they have done with everything else the FDC or Besigye have tried to do. That is just what they do.

That saddest thing is not only the stoppage of ordinary party work of an opposition party, but the innocent public of Kaliro District. Which is caught in the cross-fire between the FDC and the state apparatus under orders of the Police Force.

That is just the costs of doing business and the price, everyone has to pay. That is the Multi-Party Democracy, Museveni-Style. Peace.

Opinion: Awaiting Museveni to appoint himself King of Rwakitura Kingdom and anoint his royal court!

We are tired of a situation that our constitution is only amended when Mr Museveni feels that he desires something. When his term expires, the constitution is changed to give him another term. When attains the age limit, the constitution is amended to lift the age limit. When he becomes weak to campaign, the constitution is amended to have him on the throne without elections”Betty Nambooze MP (30.01.2019).

Well, as anticipated, as the National Resistance Movement (NRM) have delivered their Road Map for General Elections in 2020/21. We can anticipate that the NRM and their NRM Parliamentary Caucus, will either drop some Private Bills or direct Electoral Reforms directly right before the polls. Just like it has done in the past. Like changing the boundaries of districts right before and ensuring more favourable candidates in these compared to the Opposition ones in the same region.

This is well-known tactics now during the last day, there been speculations delivered by the fantastic reporting of Sadab Kitatta Kaaya in the Observer, that the President are tired of hungry MPs and want to self-appoint them as he see fit, according with the results in any given district. So if he win Arua Municipality as President, the MP there would got to the NRM. That is the principal.

Also, with this move, the President is evidently taking away the opportunity for the NRM Members to vote for their given candidate, as they can handpick one favourable crony. Like in October 2015, the loyal crony and Minister of Justice Gen. Kahinda Otafiire lost to the detained Capt. Mugabe Dononzio Kahonda. So, the MP for Ruhiinda County went someone else, than the one in favour with the President. However, with the new rule, no Captain Mugabe would win, but Otafiire would be the chosen one. That is just the slim-picking of the President.

With the Age Limit, with the change of Presidential Terms, the Self-Styled President for Life, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will fix the laws as it favours him. Expect more of that in the coming time before the General Election of 2020/21. As he has seen the fire and swift changes within the electorate as Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has risen from the ashes of the ghetto into prominence.

He is not run-of-the-mill politician, neither is he part of the Bush-War Generation or anyone whose been associated with President. Certainly an Independent spirit, who the President cannot reside with and cannot contain. That is why, the changes of law, would be directed because he has seen the capabilities and the rigging couldn’t stop the new type of leadership. That is why the NRM and Bush-War Generation are calling him out and singling him out. Just like they did with Dr. Kizza Besigye.

For certain, the only awaiting the Republic is to change the form of government from Multi-Party Democracy and Republic, into a full fledged Kingdom, where the current day President Museveni turns into eternal King, the ruler of all Ugandans and with all it posses. Where his vision is the law, where his words are the fountain of glory and where his men is anointed into power. No need for elections, as the King by decree is levying who gets to be lawmakers, who gets to be merchants, who gets to be generals, who gets to be soldiers, who gets to be peasants and so-on.

That is what the game is missing after 33 years. As the NRM playing the court, playing the public and international community. With small legislative changes and rumours of twists, to ensure more control and less questions from anyone else. As the self-serving man and ruler, wants to reign without questions. That is who he is, the ones praising him for being the New Breed of Leadership in the 1990s, didn’t know him really. Because, with the years his character has been shown to the world and no PR Stunt can overshadow it.

President Museveni are ready to be King. Museveni, who is ready to become a royal monarch and let it be known to world. That the citizens of the former republic of Uganda, will be subjects of his Kingdom of Rwakitura. Where they are like livestock and not independent citizens, they are people who are there to serve the King and be his loyal subjects. The are supposed to bow for the King and feel blessed that he uses his time on them. Not complain and just be there as props in his Monarchy. Where he can order them around, but they are not supposed to address him back. Because, he as King is the word, that is holier than God and has more vision than anyone else. That is who he is, in his naked mind and how he acts.

He just need it enacted, get he ACTS and BILLS through Parliament. Than, it could be official. Also pay enough shillings to the NRM Caucus MPs. Time will tell, but by his actions and words. This wouldn’t be far fetched. Especially not his dreams of total control. Peace.

Opinion: Presidential Donations secured for up-coming elections in 2020/21!

Isn’t it convenience in the beginning stages of the negotiations of the Budget Sessions for the Financial Year of 2019/2020. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) have secured the allocated funds for the President Donations Budget, so that the money is secured for the President Welfare Fund, which he can use as he pleases. This is something sorted out, as the NRM and President is already planning the Campaigns for 2020/21. That is the initial reason for this, nothing else. Since, the campaign season boast lots of funds, spending and usage of state resources to settle grievances with plenty of people, also paying added staff, buying cars to VIPs, campaign material and everything else.

So the President needs this secured early, as we can anticipate supplementary budgets for the State House and the President Welfare Fund, as the spending will run-off the roof. That is just what they do and also did with the last General Election Period.

Take a look!

Cabinet has resolved that Parliament should continue allocating money to the president’s welfare fund. This is the fund that the president uses to deliver financial pledges. There has been concern from civil society over reduction of funding for the Youth Livelihood Fund implemented by Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development in the planning for the 2019/20 financial year and creation of a vote for a Youth Fund under State House. The creation of the Shs130 billion Youth Livelihood Fund under State House has resulted into the reduction of Gender Ministry funding from Shs 66.6 billion in the 2018/19 financial year to Shs 4.62 billion in the 2019/20 financial year.” (URN – ‘Cabinet endorses Museveni’s donation budget’ 29.01.2019, link: https://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Cabinet-endorses-Museveni-donation-budget/688334-4956718-axn6arz/index.html).

This here is a direct show of money, that the state is preparing its war-chest and securing funds for the campaigns. That is what this seem like, as there is a movement and quick resolving the needs of the President, as he needs the mobility and ability to donate as he see fit. That is surely to ensure the needed funds for campaigns.

If I am wrong, please tell me, but I can securely say, as the NRM put out their Roadmap for the upcoming elections recently. The drive and the need for funds are there. The President needs to pay-off possible loyal MPs, Pastors, Bishops or whoever it is. To secure, the sympathy and continued chronic cronyism, which he has installed while being in power for over three decades. Peace.

Opinion: No mere mortals is apparently good enough to succeed Museveni!

Just as all  the other times, another Presidential Advisor went on live TV telling that, yet another character that he is not capable of taking over after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The man whose run his republic since 1986. It is getting old and quick.

That John Nagenda went on TV again and again, speaking up against Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and saying he doesn’t have the capacity or ability to takeover from Museveni. The same has happen before, every time someone stands up and becomes big enough. The Presidential Advisors, the NRM apologists and the ones showing token of loyalty to the President.

Therefore, it is a very usual narrative. The narrative, that no one has the ability or the skill set. People tend to forget, it is not like President Museveni came with all knowledge and ability to run the Republic either. He was sacked as minister and didn’t win an election to become it even. The President needed a violent bush-war to topple the government. That is how he did it and stayed ever since.

Bobi Wine is not the same as Museveni and goodness in that. Just like Besigye was not the same as Museveni. Therefore, every time someone stand up and says or seems viable to seek higher office. They are told by the NRM, that only Museveni can achieve that and no one can succeed him. They neither have the army behind them, the Security Organizations, the Parliament, the aunties of Kisoro and Goats of the Karamojong. Because a person needs to have the selected possessions, the grandeur and the skill-set of present day Museveni. Like the next man will be as corrupt, devious and calculating as the current day President.

However, to be the man who comes after him, needs to be able to reconcile the public and also have the legitimacy, which are not there today. That is why the NRM and the President fears the People Power. Like they have feared the Defiance Campaign in the past. These sort of moves are showing how vulnerable. That the President isn’t loved or cherished. Still, everyone around him acts like he is God and the biggest blessing on planet earth.

That is why at some point, not only Wifey Janet saying his reign is lasting on Gods Will and Pastors doing the same. But they are praising his ground and soon making statutes in his name. Because, he is the closest to divine. Since, no one is able or capable to takeover.

That is what is bugging me. The merciless attitude of these men, the YES MEN who are spellbound and the ones has the only lifeline with the President. That is why they are saying no one can succeed him. Like he is part of an unholy trinity, that he has parts of the eternal spirit who cease all mortal powers. That the President is so special, that he is so unique, which makes things so impossible…

There will be someone ruling Post-Museveni. There will be a Post-Museveni, even if the NRM and his closest allies believes that. As they cannot see a tomorrow without him. However, like all mortals. One day he will stop breathing and then the Game of Thrones will appear. As the shadow of power, will be sealed by the fall of the Grandest Dictator in Modern Times. The man of the Mustard Seed and Bottlenecks will succumb to what all life has to, sudden DEATH. At this point, it is just a matter of time.

Therefore, people like Nagenda shouldn’t talk like his forever ruling. Because, the old man will not be helpful from the casket. Neither, is it helpful to discard all the talent, all the ones aspiring and that has possibility to rule Post-Museveni. Because, that time will come. We just don’t know when. Peace.

The Anti Bobi Wine Act is on the Horizon: The Stage Plays and Public Entertainment Act of 2018!

Today, there was a leaked legislation called the Stage Plays and Public Entertainment Act Cap 49. This is legislation made to bend the crowds, ensure the promoters and the musicians are following due protocol and can be directly controlled by the state. They cannot just without justification put up an event, concert or any public gathering without proper acceptance of the authorities.

However, if you feel like you have heard about something before, it because you have. There was a time in our life, before the infamous and outrageous law, called the Public Order Management Act (POMA). The law made to ensure the state to know every single activity and political movement of the opposition. They had to notify and be accepted by the state and the Security Agencies before holding rallies, consultation meetings and whatnot.

In the same regard, the 2018 legislation, which is leaked today. Is in the same manner. The second law was make the ones rising to political stratosphere like Dr. Kizza Besigye. Make sure he couldn’t do his work and also make it near impossible to build party structure. Which in some regards has happen, as the strength of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) isn’t everywhere. Because, they cannot be able or have the ability to get there properly without being arrested or breaking the codes of law, which is stated in the POMA.

In the same regard comes the new legislation. It is made for the nuisance, the man who has sky-rocket in the political sphere and has made mess for the President. Bosco is really worried and he has to contain it somehow. Just like he did with Besigye. So, now with the new legislation he hopes he can stop the rise and silence Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. Because this law is targeting him.

As the leaked legislation says: “No person shall perform public entertainment unless that person is registered with the Ministry responsible for Culture in Uganda as a Performing Artist; An artist or entertainer shall submit his/her works for documentation and approval by Uganda National Culture Forum; No Performing Artist or Group of Performing Artists shall stage performances abroad without clearances from Minister responsible for Culture in Uganda” and also this: “The Event Organiser and/or Promoter shall obtain a Special Performance Permit from the relevant Local Government ( Where the performance is going to take place ) at least 30 days prior to the date, where such a performance involve: i Performing Artists not citizens of, or domiciled in Uganda; ii Three or more independent Performing Artists or three or more different Groups of Performing Artists; iii National Event; iv An annual event; – the permit shall NOT be unduly denied”.

These are just snippets of the law. Not the whole gist. But it smells like POMA for musicians right? The notifying of Local Government for any event or performance, also the registration of the performer and the clearance to do so. That is just like POMA. It is just the POMA made for musicians, comedians or anyone on stage, also for anyone planning to make a concert or holding one. They got to get the new permits, the new dispensation to do so. Since, the law will ensure, that everyone doing these activities are following the new guidelines. By all means, that is when this become official legislation and signed off by the President. But, that man wants to silence yet another critic, this is certainly the way to go. With another draconian legislation to curb the enthusiasm and make it stop.

The last paragraph from the leaked pages of the law, which is really striking. Is this one: “Performing Artists or a Group of Performing Artists shall not enter into other Public Performance Contracts on the same day at different venues, unless such other performances shall be held at least four hours after the end of the preceding performance. This provision shall form part of the Performance Contract between the parties”.

All of this is signs of the new found struggle Bobi Wine will have and the other renegade artists who stands a bitter fight against the oppression. As the government are trying to find other solutions to contain him and his career. Since, he has followed the protocol of POMA as public gatherings, but this is so they can really establish strict guidelines for Bobi Wine and other to follow.

What will be interesting when this come into action and being in-forced. Is how this will effect the campaigns and the NRM own concerts in the Campaign Rallies, as they are known for paying a stable of artists to perform before Bosco shows up to utter sadness in every corner of the Republic. Clearly, Bebe Cool and Jose Chameleone cannot perform more than twice that day. Meaning, if the NRM is supposed to follow this law. They got pick who goes where and limit the productivity of the artists it has in its back-pocket.

However, this is all just mere say. Even as the legislation has leaked. Showing yet again. How frighten the NRM is of Bobi Wine. Just like Besigye shooked them, he has too. That is why the President is cooking up legislation to beat him down with. So, that he can use justification to destroy his career or stall it. To show who is the man and who is the servant.

The POMA came because of the power of Besigye, now the SPPE or SPPEA comes as an effect of Bobi Wine. It is not enacted or in-force yet, but signs to come. Because, this is retaliation, Museveni style. This is what he does, he finds ways to assault your life by legislation or by mere humiliation through the courts. Clearly, he intends to do both. Surely, the Ministry will muffle with the works of Bobi Wine too. Just a matter of time, before most of it is banned. Let time tell, but not be confused or surprised by that. It is in the cards.

If not, why would they use time drafting and finding the words to ensure that Bobi Wine and the likes are in the mercy of the state? I just said it there.

FYI or BTW: This is the 2nd Generation Public Order Management Act, just made for musicians, nothing else. That smart aren’t the junta, the ruling regime and YES MEN of Bosco. This is just revising it for the ones being artists instead of politicians. Peace.

Opinion: Gen. Tumwine is speaking nonsense, when advising Bobi Wine!

There are some day, when the National Resistance Movement and the NRM Bush League people like General Elly Tumwine speaks nonsense. He is now again advising Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine on his career and his way as an artist. What is flabbergasting is how stupid this sounds.

We know, that the Firebase Crew and Entertainment are following all procedures and obligations, as a company and the same does MP Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. He can notify and explain the Musical Shows, the Campaign Rallies and whatever he tries to do. But at this point, everything he touches, he get blocked, soon he will be house-arrested in home like Dr. Kizza Besigye. That is why I am confused by NRM Bush General. He speaks of Bobi Wine following the orders, but he is complying with the law and Constitution. Still, the Authorities are still ambushing him and torturing him. Therefore, who is not abiding the laws, that is the authorities who has attacked him and kept him away from the public!

Tumwine speaking on Bobi Wine:

“If Bobi Wine follows what he’s told by security, there will be no problem. I advised him right from the beginning and I am willing to advise him every other time…”He needs to calm down and separate his political stance of defiance from his artistic stance. You know artists are objective, we think for everybody. But once you now start taking a sectarian line which is confrontational to others, then you meet the necessary resistance.” said Tumwine (URN – ‘ We’ll continue blocking Bobi Wine concerts – Gen Tumwine’ 28.12.2018, link: https://observer.ug/news/headlines/59543-we-ll-continue-blocking-bobi-wine-concerts-gen-tumwine?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter).

I am not shocked of Gen. Tumwine, this is his M.O as a loyal soldier under General and Commander in Chief, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. He has always done this and continues as long as he is the ranks under the President. Even get dirty in favour of the President. That is who the Star-Trek Shades Man of Uganda aka Gen. Tumwine.

It doesn’t matter what advice you are giving Bobi Wine, as the authorities doesn’t favour him or cares about his career. They are not working with him. They are working against him. They are acting like people are blind. He cannot do anything nearly, it is just by luck if he can. Tumwine, says a lot and tries to undress the manner. But only showing the naked lies.

Tumwine knows that the authorities haven’t accepted prayers by opposition parties, consultation meetings or even just letting the leadership going out to vote. That is what this NRM are up to. Therefore, even if Bobi Wine would comply and act cool. The NRM and its Calvary would attack and monitor him. They would detain him and arrest him on phony charges. That is what the NRM does to real opposition. We know this and Tumwine knows this too.

So, he can play around the bush, but the General acts like if, the people are following the orders of the government. Everything will be dandy, but then I suppose, things would have been different for plenty.

Gen. Tumwine, acts like his righteous, while Bobi Wine is the bad criminal savvy pick-pocket. However, he is just a man… who tries to do his thing, but his blocked. This on orders from above high. This is planned and done by the government against him.

Even, if Bobi Wine filled all protocols and all measures put by the state, they would still block his ass. That is the truth about it all. Peace.

Uganda Law Society Statement on Blocking of Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi’s Music Shows (28.12.2018)

Bobi Wine Concert Blockade: Shows the Naked Truth about Museveni!

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act”George Orwell

There are apologists out there, that are blaming Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine for his actions against the government. That is why the government is blocking his concerts. However, that just shows the viciousness of the government. As they cannot accept that not all people are blind followers of the President and his cronyism.

The likes of Mwenda will ensure that the blind men are blaming Bobi Wine, I will not exercise my right to double-down on him. Because, I have done enough of it in the past and Andrew doesn’t deserve my time. He can love the dictator in his head. Please continue.

However, the Boxing Day blocking of concert on Bobi Wine’s own land. They came with tear-gas and arresting several of the team before the concert. The Firebase crew had written and ask for clearance. Still, the Police Force came crashing in and stopped the event.

That is like the MP is the devil. At the same time, the President is promoting and is a PR Person for the Bebe Cool event in Uganda. Bebe Cool has all rights to perform, but he does as a sign of loyalty to the President. Therefore, getting all the subsidizes and help from the same regime that is going after Bobi Wine. That shows who is allowed and who is not.

They are saying various statements, that Bobi Wine was not prepared. However, all documentation dropped online proves that the government knew and there was correspondence. The Police Force knew and had the knowledge. The Police Force was able for the first Kyarenga Concert at the same venue. So, why not do it again in December?

This just shows the blatantly disregard of justice, freedom and liberty for one individual. As, the blockage of concerts for Bobi Wine is yet another prime example of how the President controls everything. He has done with plenty of persons in the opposition. Where he will stop them from doing their thing. Making their lives hectic and lose opportunities, because they are brave enough to stand in the way of the President.

President Museveni, who this Christmas Season spoke of loving thy neighbour and being there for each other. Apparently, he didn’t mean Bobi Wine and his kind. While Bebe Cool is super cool and can do whatever he like. That is the reality… but not that the apologists will ever say that. Because Cool had license to this, but Wine didn’t have it. We all know the Police is political and following orders from above. They are directly going against Bobi Wine, in same manner, as it has done in the recent decade. Peace.

Bobi Wine Statement on the blocked Boxing Day Show (26.12.2018

By Bobi Wine

“Friends,

The situation at One Love Beach is tense. It has been turned into a war zone. As if the raid last night was not enough, this morning they blocked the roads leading to the Beach and announced that our Boxing Day show is off. Our fans who had started gathering have been dispersed with tear gas and water cannons. As I said, yesterday they did the same thing and disrupted two concerts at which I was meant to perform.

Up to now, we have not been given any official reason as to why the show was blocked, because we wrote to police long ago and complied with all legal requirements. (I have sent along with this message, copies of the correspondences because one Emilian Kayima, the police spokesperson was on TV this morning saying that we did not comply with the guidelines although he did not specify anything that we did not fulfill). As they have been doing recently, they did not respond to us at all, until last night when they showed up to dirupt the event. This is after we had invested a lotof resources in advertising and other preparations. The police officers on the ground are avoiding the cameras – they simply told me that they are here on orders from above!! My colleague artistes are having their shows unhindered. President Museveni was even recorded live advertising a show for one artiste, to be held on this same day- as if to say that he owns Uganda, and if you want to be allowed to work, you have to lick his feet and be his sycophant!

Here is my message to him. Through these actions, you are revealing who you truly are- a brutal, cold and cowardly despot. You think you are hurting me and my dependents by blocking my sources of income, but you should know that the world is watching. Yes, I have done a show every 26th December for the last ten years, but if this is one of the many sacrifices I have to make for believing in justice and freedom, so be it! I will assure you once again that your intention to break my resolve through harassment and intimidation will certainly fail. I shall not kneel before you. I shall not be cowed by your acts of terror. The forces of evil may be so fearsome, but they never win in the end. One day, God being our help, you shall fall like all the other tyrants who came before you.

Thank you comrades in the struggle, brothers and sisters, olwo’kwebelelamu! Those who are resisting this madness in every way, power to you! I have been telling you and you can now see, that our solution will not come from the courts, from Parliament or anywhere else. The solution will come from us! We should not forget that Parliament last week passed a resolution against these illegal and repressive actions. But that resolution is being held in contempt, like they do to court orders and the very Constitution of this land!

I appreciate the messages of support and solidarity from all over the world and assure you that your prayers and effort shall not be in vain. We shall overcome.”

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