Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and his team was arrested on the 30th December 2020 in Kalangala District. At that point the authorities, the army and Police Force was co-ordinating an operation to detain the Campaign Team for the National Unity Platform (NUP) Presidential Candidate. This was weeks ahead of the polls in January 2021.
We have now seen the Bobi Wine team being behind bars for 100 days. They have been charged and been presented in front of the Court Martial. This meaning civilians captured for no apparent reason is charged in a manner of soldiers or high ranking officials in the military.
They have no been for months been detained in the Kitalya Prison. These are political prisoners who are just there because they are associated with Bobi Wine. There is no other proof or reason for their arrest. This is why there been no evidence or affidavit settling these cases. They are just kept as a retaliation for going against the incumbent and the Self-Styled President for Life.
Over 90 people is kept detained in this facility just for a simple reason: They offended the Don. The junta leader and President for life. They went ahead and campaigned for Bobi Wine. That is the cardinal sin of their actions. However, there is nothing treasonable about that or “illegal”. Unless, the state revises all laws and makes it illegal to campaign against his reign. That is the only thing missing from the ageing president.
A President who is smugly spending time time with musician Akon and dropping propaganda from his farm. They are clearly living like nothing happened and the efforts of the elections is supposed to be forgotten already. The state has just kept over 90 people locked up without any probable cause. There is no “evidence” or “intelligence” proving the reason for their arrests. Other than retaliation and retribution politically. The state is only doing this to prove a point. That no sincere candidacy or party should challenge the High Above.
That is why they are still detained and in detention. That is done in such a fashion, which is foolish at best. The Bobi Wine’s Team was arrested on the 30th December 2020 and this was done for “crimes” committed on the 3rd January 2021. So, these men who was already detained and pre-emptive arrested committed a crime 4 days later. That is really a work of magician and Houdini would want to know how they we’re able to do that trick.
Still, we are supposed to spread the good message that Museveni is gracing his cows. While Bobi Wine’s Team is still kept detained and not accessing their freedom. They have lost their liberty and rights to be politically affiliated. That is the sort of message we get out of this. The old man is telling the world in the Republic there is only officially one party and if your not behind that. You deserve to rot in jail. This is at least the memo I get from this. Peace.
“The 10 UPDF MPs were put in the constitution on account of our history. They would be like a listening post to what is happening in Parliament” (…) “The NRM/A liberated the country together with peasants. After we realized that the army can’t govern the country and we handed it over to civilians. The country is not ours, it is yours, we are also just part of it” – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Kenneth Kazibwe – ‘Museveni warns army MPs against defying him as he lists priorities for new term’ 30.01.2021, NilePost.Co.Ug).
If it wasn’t for guns, ammunition and heavy weaponry General Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni wouldn’t be in power. The old man with the hat wouldn’t be relevant or even have any sort of influence in the Republic without the army behind him. This man isn’t there because of the love of the people or his popularity. No, this old man rather kill his grand-children and everyone who stands in his way. That is why political affiliation with National Unity Platform (NUP) is close to treasonous and grounds for abductions, torture and possible death in the hands of state security organizations.
So with that in mind. The General does need the services of the Chieftain of Military Intelligence (CMI), Internal Security Organization (ISO), Uganda Police Force (UPF), Special Force Command (SFC) and Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF). All of these organizations is working for him and he wouldn’t be as “strong” or “above the law” without ordering these all around on a whim.
Museveni will never let go of the army and its connection to civilian life. He needs the votes of military men in Parliament. That is an successive way to a majority without an election. These are bound by law and by chain-of-command of the army to follow their general i.e. him. They will automatically “give to Caesar what belong to Caesar” and he knows this.
We know the military have involved itself everywhere in civilian matters. That is why they are monitoring together with law enforcement the opposition leaders. They are used as operatives to control the political movements of the Republic. That is just a sad reality that this government is promoting.
The General have appointed military men all-over to all sorts of ministries. Made military men ambassadors and participated directly in the cabinet. So, he needs them all around and they are vital to his reign.
Also, the military have for some reason been involved in delivering mosquito-nets and going after illegal fishing in Lake Victoria. The army is part directly running beauty pageants even. The UPDF have a big role in Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) and National Agriculture Advisory Services (NAADs). That meaning they are part of micro-loans, cash-crop development and so fourth. None of these are the supposed role of an army.
An army is supposed to safeguard the territory and shield the citizens from foreign invaders. Instead they are measuring the beauties of woman candidates for a pageant and checking if seedlings is correctly delivered to the Teso region. That shouldn’t be a thing, because how is this furthering the mandate of the army and making the Republic more safe? Why are they picking Miss Uganda or doing the logistics for Ministry of Agriculture? That shouldn’t be a thing, but it is…
The UPDF MPs are there to rubber-stamp and ensure the will of the General goes through. He has loyal allies that will never speak up against him and is only there to always have the majority to get his way. To think otherwise is naive. They are not there to represent a unique and special group. These are supposed to serve the Republic and do their duty. The army isn’t supposed to be involved in civilian matters, but ensure the civilians are safe. That is a big different.
Just like the army courts, the Court Martial shouldn’t be used to charge and be on trial as civilians in front of judges there. They are not enlisted or part of the UPDF. Therefore, the usage of the Court Martial towards the NUP Campaign Team and associates is foolishness. As that is outside their mandate and jurisdiction. They are not soldiers or high ranking officials who didn’t follow army command. No, these are civilians participating in a campaign for presidency for an opposition candidate. Which is without any legal grounds “effectively treason” but they will only postpone the judgement as long as possible. Just so the army can keep them hostage and detained with no other reason than as a statement to not challenge the almighty general.
This here is… just showing the military is embedded in the government and done for a reason. It is the reason why the General doesn’t need the public, but is addicted to the guns. The old man needs the soldiers and troops to follow his every move. They need to be part of every single institution and be there to listen to every heat-beat. The UPDF will go after and use their influence to ensure the old man has all power. The mandate is supposed to secure the border and avoid an invasion, but instead they are busy checking if Bobi Wine has sneezed. That is what they do and why Museveni will never let them off the hook. That is what an addict does and this is what gives him “a high”. Peace.
“High court in Kampala has ordered police and UPDF to vacate Bobi Wine’s home in Magere Wakiso. Police spokesperson Fred Enanga says they are waiting for copy of this court order” (91.2 Crooze FM, 25.01.2021).
Since the 14th January 2021 the presence of Police Force and soldiers been stationed at and around the home of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. Some reporters did state that the military presence of Magere in Wakiso district dated back three weeks of the polls. So, the state had planned and did issue more security details in the area. All in order to surveillance and monitor the National Unity Platform (NUP) Presidential Candidate.
Just read here:
“We shall withdraw the deployment from Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi’s home as per the High Court ruling issued this morning. However, we shall maintain surveillance on his movements – Fred Enanga (Police Spokesperson)” (91.8 Boona FM, 25.01.2021).
This here proves that Bobi Wine isn’t free yet. They might take away the soldiers on the compound and around his gate. However, the checkpoints from Kampala to Magere in Wakiso district. There has been put up several of checkpoints on the way to his home. These will be there. It will also be several of areas in the nearby his home.
Bobi Wine isn’t yet totally free. Not until the Police Force is stopping the surveillance and monitoring his movements. Because that is done without court orders and charges. They are still treating him as a “enemy of the state”.
The “No. 1 Terrorist” and danger to society is Bobi Wine at this given moment. Especially, when the citizen is followed and usage of surveillance to know everything he does. That is only done to a person like that. If he wasn’t a big-man and someone in the spotlight. Bobi Wine would already dwell in a safe-house somewhere. That is what the state does to minor candidates, activists and civilians in military confinement.
This is why today isn’t the end. The “house-arrest” and illegal arrest of Bobi Wine will continue in one way or another. The state will not stop this. The same state held Besigye under House Arrest for over 40 days. This is Day 11 … so expect more. There is more to come. Peace.
“PM Ruhakana Rugunda and first NRM National V/Chairman Moses Kigongo arrive at Kololo to meet a group of youth claiming to be NUP supporters. The organizers of the meeting claim it is about ensuring a peaceful election” (NTV Uganda, 10.01.2021).
It is just a mere week ago when the Electoral Commission suspended all campaign rallies and election activities in Kampala. That was done for all parties and all candidates to stop the spread. However, what happened in Kololo today clearly violated that.
As this was the report earlier in the month:
“EC to consult scientists over 14 districts campaign ban The EC suspended campaigns in Kampala, Mukono, Buikwe, Wakiso, Mbarara, Kabarole, Luwero, Kasese, Masaka, Jinja, Kalungu, Kazo and Tororo” (New Vision, 06.01.2021).
That Prime Minister Rugunda and NRM Vice Chariman Kigongo could hold this sort of meeting/rally is a clear violation of the guidelines and the suspended elections. This shows a double standard. As we know the arrests, the brutality and tear-gas, which would have followed the opposition candidates doing the same.
If Bobi Wine or Patrick Amuriat Oboi even considered this. They would be in shackles and chains. The cars would be towed and they would be detained. These folks would be targeted and the venue blocked. There would be met with force and there would be no mercy from the authorities. That is what the grand public knows and everyone who has followed this election.
However, even when the EC have banned campaigns in Kampala. The Prime Minister and NRM National Vice Chairman Kigongo held a campaign meeting in Kololo. That is an deliberate act. As it showed a supposed group of youth crossing over from National Unity Platform to the NRM. That is an act of campaign. To show force and strength.
Nevertheless, it shows there is a vast difference between the ruling regime and the opposition. The ruling regime can disregard all practices and laws. They can convene and hold meetings. Even when the state says its suspended. That all in proof of hubris and strength. However, it just shows how hallow the chambers of power is. As they have to breach laws and guidelines, which would be used with law enforcement against their adversaries. These folks wouldn’t even been able to gather anyone without some sort of havoc.
Alas, the Prime Minister shows his entitlement. That there are people who are above the laws and rules of the game. There are no level playing field. No fair campaigning and fair elections. Neither are they free, as there are only hurdles on the way for the opposition. Nothing is given, things are only taken away.
The PM and Kigongo have shown their cards today. They believe it righteous. This was a campaign meeting, a campaign rally. All for the scope of showing greatness. As it was a “victory” to get people crossing over to the NRM. That is a political ploy. However, we have not seen anyone giving away their member-cards. So, we can imagine that these folks might not even be NUP Members before becoming NRM members today. Don’t be shocked if that is true. Peace.
“All sorts of foreigners. We monitor them. Bobi Wine in particular is an agent of foreign interest. But the social group, the youth who feel marginalised, that’s a healthy internal force which we’re working with” – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (08.01.2021, Channel 4)
This week there was a rare sight where President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was interviewed by a foreign media house. That happened to be Channel 4, the Independent New-caster from United Kingdom. The interview was held on the 8th January 2021 and just mere 6 days ahead of the polls.
It is not the first time the President claims Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is an foreign agent or supported by foreigners. That is very ironic. As President Museveni wouldn’t have a career or an office. If he didn’t have the backing of Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere and Libyan President Muammar Gadaffi. These two was vital for him to get to power and be able to deliver the coup d’etat in 1986. Nyerere helped him as a part of a Tanzanian-Ugandan invasion to topple Idi Amin. The other helped with ammunition and arms in the 1980s Bush War. Therefore, the President should be more careful throwing these allegations around. Especially, when he never ever brings any proof or evidence of it.
As he continues:
“The connection is some of the constituencies in the West, is that we choose to agree with some things and reject some. They want us to be puppets. They don’t expect us to be skeptical. So anything against us, they jump on it. And off course they make mistakes by so doing because they don’t know our situation” (Museveni, 08.01.2021, Channel 4).
Well, I don’t wants puppets anywhere, but legitimate leadership and not the ones that uses sorry excuses to be leaders. Leaders who uses the guns and the authorities to shackle the communities and citizens. People like me don’t want people to be suffering in injustice and impunity. Therefore, the allegations of puppets is utter nonsense. He just using the neocolonialism excuse to stay longer in office. As he has no trouble taking grants, donations or even loans from the West. He expects free money and with no strings attached. Like it is just supposed to fall from thin-air and into his lap. That is how it seems and that nobody should question him, but that he deserves to live forever in power.
Here comes the lies in three quick quotes:
“I know. We shall figure it out with my party. The NRM shall determine that. I don’t even need to be in the government. For what? I’m not looking for anything personal” (Museveni, 08.01.2021, Channel 4).
“Now what am I looking for in power? Unless I’m looking for something personal. Do you think I am looking for money?” (Museveni, 08.01.2021, Channel 4).
“If there’s a mission to be done. In Uganda here, and Africa we have a mission that has to be accomplished. And if we don’t do, we shall become a Latin America” (Museveni, 08.01.2021, Channel 4).
We can really see how he sticks to common traits. It is always his party that has to decide. A party, which his the forever Chairman and the leader of. Anyone who has ambition in the party gets kicked out and left astray. Therefore, the ideals that the NRM will let him of the hook is a lie.
Well, he knows that if he isn’t in power or in office. He will be more accountable and has to answer for what he did. However, as long as he stays in office and call the shots there will no ramifications. There will be no questions or even serious inquires. As he determines and micro-manage it all.
This man is the richest man in the Republic. By all means, so much of his family and cronies are involved in business ventures. They are all living large because of the stature and power. These folks are eating because they are in power. So, if the day comes and their gravy-train stops. The buck stops too. Therefore, the lie of not seeking money is rubbish. That is part of game. Not like his piss poor and driving a Honda Accord. No, his Richie Rich and has Tony Stark sort of money.
His still daring talking about “mission” in 2021. A mission that is never-ending story. A tale never ending. The man has been in power since 1986 and his always upping the bar. There is either something locally that was in his way or participation in abroad. Latest venture of was the East African Confederation. Where he surely would be liked to be crowned King of the whole EAC. Since, nobody else is as wise as this man.
The final lie: “No. I’m not the only one, but it’s not harmful if I also contribute” (Museveni, 08.01.2021, Channel 4).
His the only one. That’s why his never letting go and never trusting anyone else. It ends with him and only him. That is why his not the man he claims to be. This man isn’t a revolutionary or a liberator. If so, he only liberated a few chosen people and the elites. The rest has to suffer if they dare to oppose him. This is why this interview undermined his agenda here.
It only showed his disregard and lack of tolerance. Where he only wants to rule supreme and can do whatever. While the opposition is foreign agents. That coming from someone who wouldn’t have a career if he foreigners didn’t support him. That is disgraceful. Peace.
“JUST IN; 49 recently bailed NUP supporters have been arraigned before the General Court Martial in Makindye on charges of unlawful possession of ammunition” (91.2 Crooze FM, 08.01.2021).
We know the charges put on the National Unity Platform supporters and activists are deliberate act to keep them detained. There is no proof and wouldn’t be the first time the NUP and associates are pinned with crimes they didn’t commit. However, what happened today is striking in one manner.
The activists, team members of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. Who was all arrested in Kalangala District on the 30th December 2020. This is the aftermath after that and after being moved by the authorities to Masaka and now they are in charged in the Military Court in Makindye Military Court.
This sort of actions implies that the NUP supporters and activists are charged with military law, as if they were soldiers or part of the army. These are civilians tried in a military court. If you find that mind-boggling. You should find it foolish, as civilians cannot and shouldn’t get tried in these sorts of courts. No, they should have been charged in High Courts or Lower Courts, which is investigating and charging civilians.
A Military Court and a Court Martial is for a soldiers, Commander or anyone in association with the armed forces. Who has breached the conduct and the laws of military operations or his station. That is not for a commoner or a civilian to be tried at.
That is why we know this is forged up charges and a political motived trial, as these people are tried like soldiers. The state is unserious and dumbfounded if they are making all citizens directly members of the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF). Because, that is the only way they can do this move and make sense of it. Alas, then everyone could fear to enlisted and get active by the UPDF. However, that is choice people make and a career they might choose.
Nevertheless, this is a political ploy and to make things harder for the NUP and Bobi Wine ahead of the polls. As his activists and his team is behind bars. They are not getting bail and being beyond redemption. They are detained and barred from public life. That is what this does and just in time before the polls. So, that these folks cannot spark interests or the cause of Bobi Wine.
We all should mock the state for charging civilians in a military court. There is no reason to do so. That is null and void. As civilians shouldn’t be on trial there… no, that is for armed personnel. That is the reality of it all. This shows the world that the gentlemen in power isn’t the smartest. When they cannot even move the citizens righteously or even forge a narrative that makes sense. This is just bonkers and showing how tyrannical the state is. When they are charging civilians in military courts and nobody is really questioning that.
There should be judges and lawyers petition other courts. Even wanting to petition the ones who made the case and forged this. As this is just a destruction of common sense, but sense isn’t always that common. Peace.
“There should not be mass assemblies around polling centres according to the EC. You need to vote and go home. Any act of hooliganism around the polling stations will be dealt with – Maj Gen Paul Loketch, Deputy IGP” (NTV Uganda, 08.01.2021)
“The EC has barred all persons from taking pictures inside the polling station area on 14th January . EC chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama says even the media will not be allowed within the polling area to preserve the sanctity of secret ballot” (NTV Uganda, 06.01.2021)
It is just mere days ahead of the polls on the 14th January 2021. The Electoral Commission (EC) and Uganda Police Force (UPF) is steam-rolling ahead with their messages of voting and going home. Even if there are no laws stating this. There is no reason for the citizens and voters to trust the authorities and the preparation to the polls.
This is a mere reflection of how the whole election be handled. As the state is sowing distrust and a disingenuous attempt of controlling it all. They are willing to use any narrative to conceal the election and the results. In such a fashion, that the public is supposed to blindly trust the EC and the state itself. These gentlemen ruling and having powers must be foolish.
President Museveni, Electoral Commission Chairman Simon Byabakamba haven’t proved themselves to be trustworthy. As they are either inciting fear or wants the public to have less knowledge of the process. As there are no laws telling the citizens needs to home after dropping their votes. They can be there and oversee it. They are allowed to tape and take pictures of the Polling Stations. That is to ensure that the Returning Officers and the Declared Result Forms are genuine. That these are not altered or there been shady works of the polling officers and others.
Therefore, this whole act is a another angle of intimidation ahead of the polls. Not only the citizens are targets, but the journalists too: ““We’ve been beating journalists to restrain them from going where there’s danger. Polce beat journalists to help them…for their own safety. When a police officer tells you to stop, you must stop for your own safety. I won’t apologise for police actions” IGP Martin Ochola” (Daily Monitor, 08.01.2021).
This is just further proof of how the state wants the election to be done in darkness. They don’t want the people to know and know the affairs of how their ballots are counted or processed to final results. No, they are just supposed to trust these gentlemen with their future. No questions asked. No observers or people looking over the shoulders to ensure that the ballots are respected and the will of the people is served. No, that is not supposed to happen.
That is why the Electoral Commission and Uganda Police Force is doing this. They are all doing it to serve their master, instead of actually serving the people. They rather work directly for the President, then doing their duty to serve the general public. That is why they don’t want reporting or any oversight to their action. This is their message. Just like they are afraid to show what happens and what they will do when the ballots are done.
If they we’re sincere or had good intentions, but this actions only rely on the fact that the citizens should blindly trust the authorities. However, there are little to no reasons for them to do so. They should expect to be robbed and that they will be disingenuous about their motives. Therefore, they should ensure their votes are respected and that the polling officers are doing their duty. Nevertheless, expect election violence and arrests for the ones doing so. Peace.
“The Opposition has been threatening to burn petrol stations in Kampala. I want to assure you no one is going to burn Kampala down” – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (04.01.2021).
This is continuing what the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and the President does best. That is to spread warnings and incite fear. This is spelling out stories that never happens and its supposed to intimidate.
The Opposition are always planning to burn petrol stations and do harm in the elections. However, the ones who come with force and guns is the state. The government comes with the LDUs, Crime Preventers and soldiers. They are tear-gassing and injuring the public. They are coming with live-bullets and even killing protesters. However, the greater public is supposed to fear ghost opposition who plans to set fire to a Total station somewhere in the capital.
The Police Force says this today:
“We would like to issue a stern warning to candidates/political parties that continue to hold mass rallies that it is too dangerous. They have to adjust accordingly for the sake of protecting the health of the community. So far, none of the candidates/political parties have come out with a formal statement cancelling their campaign events in these respective districts/cities and how they will contend with the Electoral Commission directive” (Uganda Police Force, 04.01.2021).
Just as the final campaign rallies are happening. The opposition are already arrested or charged by the state. The opposition have already been blocked and the Police are in the way of ordinary campaigning. The state haven’t offered the opposition a hand. They are saying the opposition shouldn’t hold mass-rallies, but they are not enforcing the same laws in concern to the ruling regime.
Therefore, we know this warning is to the NUP and FDC. These warnings isn’t for the NRM nor anyone else challenging the state. No, these are for Bobi Wine and Patrick Oboi Amuriat. Who are always in legal trouble and having their team under fire. The state is targeting them and warning them.
So, we can just await the use of force and injuring more people ahead of the polls. As the Police will use their means of tear-gas, live-bullets and pre-emptive arrests of opposition activists and candidates. Just like they have been doing through the whole campaign. That will continue and there is no ceasing of this. Peace.