A look into Taban Idi Amin: The new Deputy Director General of ISO

The man, the myth and the legend. Who am I kidding, right? The oldest son of Idi Amin Dada. The man who came back from exile. A man who ran a racket and battalion of mercenaries in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A man who has been part of the Internal Security Organization before. Therefore, this is not new to him. The man is going to familiar offices and work.

The man who is a former rebel, warlord and even occupied the Embassy in Kinshasa at one point. This man is in-charge and has a grand oversight of ISO now. That is job that is important in the months ahead. As these sort of organizations combined with the Chieftain of Military Intelligence (CMI) is spying on, doing surveillance and detaining dissidents ahead of the polls.

That is why the President has men like this around him and who are capable of doing so. This man is bold enough to ask years of bloody war and horrific acts. To ask for millions of dollars for his duty as a Warlord in the DRC. That is the sort of man, Taban Amin is. He reflects the sort of leadership and sort of military commanders, the President promotes.

The President did the same or similar appointment of him in 2006. Just two weeks ahead of the polls. Now, he does it earlier in October, than 14 days ahead last. We know the state doesn’t want to flaunt this.

So, that his returning to ISO. Is only a warning for what’s ahead. The man who has no quarrels and qualms to use force. Will do it again. As he can be bought and use all means to fulfil his missions. The President can apparently trust him and could re-appoint him. He has gotten this job twice.

Taban Amin has a unique place in the reign of Museveni. Which is weird in the grand scheme of things. The President is so proud of toppling his father with Fronasa. Therefore, to give one of his sons such a role within the law enforcement is quite rare.

We can wonder what he knows, what he offers and how come he become relevant for this. Since, his now picked up for this twice. That is an achievement. No doubt about that. Trust me, Taban Amin will not like this text.

He wanted to run FUFA at one point, but wasn’t deemed fit by technicalities. Surely, he wouldn’t run it because of his knowledge of the sports. The man has run a Congolese Music Band in favour of the President’s third term and run of several other enterprises.

Well, enough for one day. ISO got a “new” Deputy Director General. Golly gee, we will see some headlines and will some people hurt ahead of these elections. Especially, if someone tries to steal his woman. Allegedly, he tortured a man for doing that back-in-the-day. That is the sort of man Taban is. Peace.

 

Opinion: Mzee has to pose with soldiers ahead elections…

This is just like staple food. The President, the Head of State and the Commander-in-Chief Yoweri Kaguta Museveni are always posing with armed personnel, police officers and law enforcement ahead of the polls in 2021.

Soon, he will polish his rifle, wear an AK-47 and say he wants to crush his opponents. That is what this man does. Around the polls, the campaigns and such. He will warn, with stern words and use allegories to explain his position. The old man will use all means to address his opponents. While knowingly scare, intimidate and order force against them.

His allies will call them hoodlums, extremists and rascals. They are the ones who is to blame, when the tear-gas, the arbitrary arrests and extra judicial killings. The armed forces and the law enforcement will go hard towards the citizens who happens to attend or be close to the opposition candidates. That is just the way of life.

So, what the President does with this posing. Is not only to show his army, his soldiers and his police force. But trying to message that your not planning to mess with him and his agenda. You are supposed to listen and obey his command. If you don’t, then expect no mercy.

That is why he has the army, LDUs, ISO, CMI and so fourth to gather intelligence, get the wrong people into safe-houses. Ensure the public are silenced and intimidated. So, he can rule for life. Because, he cannot rule on popularity or love, but he can rule by the iron fist. It is with the power of the arms, the bullets and the possible he can run a nation.

Museveni is making sure of this. That is what he has and what he stands for. This is why his posing. Taking pictures and spreading the news of new enforcements. New trainees and officers to the rescue. To prove that the state is not only safe, but he has the force to combat anyone who pose a challenge. He got the guns, the trained personnel and the will to silence you. That is the message he sends.

He has done this before and now done it again. That is what this man does. Especially, ahead of another election. Just to prove a point. He just have too. He live by the guns and will die by the guns. Peace.

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The Cable Guy: The missing piece to why the Police Force couldn’t solve crimes

It seems like there is a reason why the Police Force cannot solve crimes. All along they never hired Jim Carrey or ‘The Cable Guy’ from 1996. He should really help the detectives, the police officers and every other agency in the Republic to solve the criminal activities there. His needed and that quickly.

This is since, the Police Force has claimed, when they get to study the tapes of the murder scenes and places where crimes where committed. They would able to solve these crimes. However, now as the murders are a week old and some are even older than that. Then, they are putting out a statement, that power outage and disruptions in fibre cables is the reason for their lack of possible leads.

Like, this is now UMEME Limited and Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) fault, they are too blame for the power outages. While the National Information Technology Authority (NITA) and National Data Transmission Backbone Infrastructure and e-Government Infrastructure (NBI/ EGI) is to blame for the bad fibre optic cables, which is also causing issues for the CCTV cameras.

It is like its a acronym jungle, where the Police Force (UPF) is lost together with Internal Security Organization (ISO), the Flying Squad and the Cheiftain of Military Intelligence (CMI). Who knows whose else is missing. Because, the UMEME, UETCL, NITA and NBI/EGI is all screwing up. I am sure someone there, they can need the service of the Cable Guy.

They surely seems to need him now. If not, the Police Force wouldn’t come with a statement like this. Where they are pleading to the public, like a school-kid who couldn’t finish their homework on time and blaming the dog for eating the assignment. Because, that what they did. Instead, as professionals call the technician. Or is it their plea to get money so they can get service on their operation? Do the Police Force need supplementary funds and more funds for upkeep?

Seemingly, the UMEME, UETCL, NITA and NBI/EGI should be offended, but also defend their craft. We know the UMEME has often outages, but the Police Force should be able to cover tapes, angles and have safety batteries in their operational CCTV cameras. In this day and age, even fire-alarms and other installations like that has alarms that has batteries that last for days even without electricity. That is if, the state and its producers has built a well-functioning system. Especially, considering the knowledge of the common cold or the common black-outs.

That is really the magic trick here. It is a reason why many fuel power-generators to keep the business humming, even when the black-outs are appearing on the skyline and awaiting for the return of the Dark Knight. However, the Police Force isn’t prepared for villains nor heroes. Only to be silently idle and await their next happy hour.

That is why they are lonely and need a friend like the Cable Guy to save the day. He might even cover them with a free cable to save the next coming crime. Because, you invited him and befriended. He needs a companion and who better, than the lost in darkness, Police officers in the Republic. Peace.

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