Opinion: Lt. Gen. Elwelu fall will come suddenly [if history is repeating itself]

There is already questionable reasons for the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) aka the National Army having 5 Members of Parliament. This is a “specialized” group by law and to further the militarization of the state in Uganda. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) have these sorts of MPs to secure majority and have the votes in their favour. It is not there to represent anything in particular. This is just a political game fixed in favour of the President and his ruling party.

Within those MPs from the UPDF. The newest member is Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu. He will forever be remembered for the Kasese Massacre. Where there some numbers of fatalities. However, I doubt this numbers are legit. Since there was mass-graves made after that. People losing their lives, the state went into full mayhem and the supposed group they were fighting has never existed before or after. They just targeted the Rwenzururu Kingdom, which has been in legal jeopardy since then. The king has been in exile and not allowed to return. Therefore, the wounds of Kasese is still open and the lack of proper investigation or trials is the truth of the army, flying squad and special force command attacks on the Royal Palace in Kasese. That is something that I will never forget and nobody else should either. There are 136 lives taken, which have never gotten justice. While the ghost of the invisible “Kirumiramutima” or the “Strong Hearted” never came into fruition.

To this day and as he was swearing-in as MP he defended this. Saying the ICC had clear him and so fourth. Saying it was all justified and so fourth. However, still to this day… there is no evidence of the reasons for the attack, the massacre and the extra judicial killings happening in Kasese. Neither burning the Royal Palace and evidence for the arresting the Kings Guards and the King Charles Mumbere himself. Therefore, the Lt. Gen. better chill and await the turn of the tides.

Right now the Lt. Gen. is rising and promoted by all means. Since Kasese he has shown loyalty to the President and his son. That’s why he has gotten titles and new roles. He has benefited and gotten a pay-off for being a soldier in their causes. Clearly that is visible to the naked eye. This is why he feels superior and untouchable.

However, the Lt. Gen. should check how many generals that has had their demise. They have been close to the throne and suddenly they have died. There is plenty of these in the times of Museveni. He maybe feels unique and being something else, because of his position today. Lt. Gen. Elwelu might think he can get away from his past.

Nevertheless… him as person will sooner or later meet reality. If his ego gets to big or he forgets the chain-of-command. His been able to get promoted and get a bigger role. That’s because of his services and the levels of trust right now.

Well, he should know that this doesn’t last forever. He should read them books and see why so many high ranking officials is gone and had mysterious “illness” or “fatalities” which have never been resolved. The Lt. Gen should be reminded of that. Especially, when he hasn’t answered for the deaths in Kasese. The unidentified corpses that was buried in mass graves. These ghosts will haunt him until his death bed.

That’s why he should know how easily he could ensure their demise. Someone else could order his as well. Especially, if he turns left instead of right. At one point… he might do something wrong and the tables will turn.

Lt. Gen. Elwelu should be careful. He might thinks his the rising star, but that light can easily be dimmed and even be silenced, if the powers to be wants it so. He should be reminded of that and his lucky that he never been touched, because of what happened in Kasese.

At one point these souls will not only be his nightmare, but be reason for his fall. 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.

Opinion: Gen. Elwelu isn’t an hero, his a criminal!

One year ago, more than 55 people – including at least 14 police officers – were killed in the Kasese clashes on November 26. A day later, the military and police forces launched a deadly assault on the Rwenzururu palace killing more than 100 civilians – including children” (Chapter Four Ugamda – “First Anniversary of Kasese Killings: We Remember” (27.11.2017).

Well, those was the days, the days that Kasese was burning since the Fountain of Honour and the orders from “high above” directed Gen. Peter Elwelu to conduct this massacre. Burn the palace of the Kingdom of the Rwenzori. While ensuring the arrest of 180 people and also send the King Charles Wesley Mumbere into exile in Kampala. The ramifications of these events still has effects to this day.

As the living guards of the king is still lingering in jail. Several others with open cases against them. While the butcher of Kasese is praised, promoted and become a high ranking official. So, the killer now is not only an elevated military officer, but also a regarded citizen. However, the blood on his hands, the killing of civilians and the guards of the Buhikira palace in Kasese shall never be forgotten. No building or relic built by this man shall erase that.

Just look at the rewriting of history from New Vision:

Elwelu, remembered for his leadership role in the 2016 attack on Charles Wesley Mumbere’s palace in Kasese in 2016, said Elohim is the name of God used frequently in the Hebrew Bible just like Yahweh. “On August 14, 2017, I had had a vision from Elohim directing me to construct the house of Elohim,” Elwelu revealed to hundreds of people who attended the event” (Emmanuel Alomu – ‘Former Kasese Commander Gen. Elwelu constructs church’ 01.12.2019).

His the man that ensured the devastation, the killings and the massacre. The arrests and the king in exile. The blood and the mass graves of Kasese was all because his orders and his actions. The President and his handlers let this one go too. They have not challenged or arrested him for it. So, they must have sanctioned it, but he carried the orders and secured this outcome. Therefore, he shouldn’t be praised for greatness, but be remembered for the massacre he created.

Gen. Elwelu isn’t a hero, his a criminal and a man whose crimes are against humanity. His a killer and he should answer for that in courts. He shouldn’t be the man to make churches, statutes and monuments. He should answer for his crimes and be behind bars. As there are too many victims, to many families scorn and forever lost some of their loved ones. Because of the actions done by this man. Peace.

Opinion: Lt. Gen. Elwelu stern warnings to the MPs are foolish!

I have seen our honourable MP (Luwero District Woman MP Eng. Lillian Nakate) here. We love you very much, but you people (MPs) like causing chaos in Parliament, without knowing that chaos is our business. You try creating the chaos again and we shall come and bring peace in your heads again” – Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu

Surely, I would never anticipate anything of democratic values or understanding of Parliamentarism from the dude behind the burning Buhikira Royal Palace of the Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere Irema-Ngoma and killing of his royal guards plus other casualties. I would not expect that man to care about Members of Parliament, that they supposed to control him and give him as a Lieutenant General a mandate. As the Lt. Gen. Clearly doesn’t understand his role, but that is because the President is acting a militarised leader and not a representative of the people.

The whole NRM is praising the army and what it does. Therefore, it is not surprising that Lt. Gen would say this stuff. However, this proves that the army can easily invade and be strangers in the national assembly as they did during the Age Limit Plenary Sessions on the 27th September 2017. This is done to prepare for the President for the General Election of 2020. Clearly, the Lt. Gen. is ready to do this again. Who needs Parliamentary rules, when the army is ready to cause havoc, because of chaos.

The army man is not finished with his speeches, as the opposition also get also under fire. This being another stern warning, since this man cannot shield himself from himself nor the ability to understand his place again. That is not new, but his just repaying favours to the ones who has promoted him. Therefore, he is defending the UPDF and indirectly the NRM. Which he knows is the reason for his fortune.

You will not destabilize peace in this country when we as UPDF are here, UPDF will not allow this. We fought for this peace and we shall defend it at whatever cost because we are trained to do that. You will meet us ready, you will meet fire and you will meet a disaster” – Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu

The Lt. Gen needs some civic education, maybe even some understanding of politics and parliament, but we cannot blame him for this. He is just trained to be this way. We couldn’t expect a man whose proud of killing innocent civilians and being promoted for it. That he would care for civilians, neither caring for civic education either.

The Constitution of 1995 is very clear on the article 79: “Functions of Parliament.

Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, Parliament shall have power to make laws on any matter for the peace, order, development and good governance of Uganda. Except as provided in this Constitution, no person or body other than Parliament shall have power to make provisions having the force of law in Uganda except under authority conferred by an Act of Parliament” (Constitution of 1995).

Clearly, the Lt. Gen cannot grasp this, as he thinks the army has the control and set the bar. Instead of remembering the representatives of the people, the lawmakers are the one setting the standard. Something, the army man doesn’t understand. Maybe, he doesn’t want to. As he just want to show force and intimidate the MPs into submission like the President likes.

Also the Constitution says what the UPDF are supposed to do in the article 210: “Parliament shall make laws regulating the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces and, in particular, providing for— the organs and structures of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces” (Constitution of 1995).

Surely, it is not the army man whose supposed to regulate them, but the other way around. This is by law, by the Constitution, the one guiding law and principal document of the Republic. Therefore, the mandate of the UPDF is set by the Parliament. This is why the argument of the Lt. Gen is foolish. He should start to grasp reality, but then again his a hired gun for the regime.

I don’t expect the man has studied the Constitution, his been busy with weapons instead of picking brains, except exposing brain-matter. Peace.