A Warlord reasons not to kill: General Museveni “weird” tale at Rev. Luwum Commemoration Day

Me I don’t fear anybody, whoever you are, if you are wrong, I will tell you. If you are confident about your position then there is no reason why you should kill people or intimidate them” – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (16.02.2021).

Well, we are now in February 2021. The Warlord and General Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni spoke yet again at another Commemoration Day for Rev. Janani Luwum. Still, the legacy remaining for the deceased is still being altered by the men in power. Just like the days after his death in 1977. When the state wanted it to look like car-accident, when it was an assassination.

Now in 2021, the President is using the day to try to mask himself as better than Amin. Not a new trick. That trick is as old as this regime. Museveni has always tried to reflect himself in a better light and as “liberator” of the old. However, he now uses all the tricks they did. His regime is ushering the same violence, has the same reputation and kills civilians without any sort of punitive action. The state is abducting, kidnapping, torturing and dumping bodies on a regular. It is not like his record is vastly different from Amin now. He just have had more years to do the damage and get rid of more naysayers and enemies. That is the tragic realities, as massacres of 1980s and as late as November last year is left without any consideration of the lives that was taken. So, it is not like this Presidency has changed a lot. Except for the self-belief of being better than in the past. When in reality. His doing practically the same for his own end.

Here is some quotes from today:

I am proud that our generation avenged the death of these innocent people, there was no need for Amin to kill the Archbishop, why kill a person because of criticizing you? That means you’re insecure, when you criticize me, I also criticize you” (Museveni, 16.02.2021).

There was no reason for Idi Amin to kill Bishop Luwum, even if he was criticizing him. He could have just ignored him but Idi Amin was also illiterate and yet he was managing state infrastructure” (Museveni, 16.02.2021).

Archbishop Janani did not die in vain, he took the martyrdom road. Amin was shallow, what would killing a person benefit you? That shows you are a coward and lazy, unless it is a war but for someone who is unarmed, use counter logic” (Museveni, 16.02.2021).

It is rich for someone who uses the “Panda Gari’s”, a man who promised to not have a government, which take away lives and kills without knowledge about it. It is really rich by someone who knows perfectly well the rights things to do, but does the opposite in power. A man who has gone to war in several of nations.

A man who has burned villages, towns and taken lives to gain power. There are only estimates about how many lost their lives in the Luweero Triangle, but some estimate about 250,000. A man who burned Northern Uganda for years just to prove a point. A man who continued his warfare in Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. A man who has send soldiers to Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea and Somalia. This man knows about killing people and does it deliberately for his own ends. It is not like Museveni doesn’t know the price of winning wars and destroying his enemies. He knows that perfectly well and has enjoyed the spoils of war.

This man has violated people’s rights to assemble, gather and be democratic active. A man who has used his power to constrain the public by law and by arms. There has always been an excuse and “reason” to do so. However, it has by all means, benefited him and his cause.

So, for Museveni to say these things today. Is like the man thinking his living in a vacuum. Where people don’t know what his done and know how he got there. A man who wouldn’t have power, if it wasn’t for 27 guns, foreign support and ability to cunningly take power away from other men. That is what he did and he has held this capacity ever since. A man who used his position to trick it into a better one. That is what he has done ever since he joined UNLA in Tanzania. After joining the Military Commission in 1979 and going to the Bush-War. This man has always found a way and method to get ahead. Even using negotiations and deals to buy “peace”, but later bury the ones he made agreements with. That is the sort of man Museveni is.

One day, maybe not as a mortal. Maybe one day, he will answer for all them skulls. Maybe one day he will answer for all the fallen, the deceased and the ones who suffered as a result of his greed for power. One day, the God Almighty will keep him to account and let him answer for it in eternity. That is all up to him. As it seems, there will be no answer for his deeds in the Courts of Men. That is why we got to hope he will answer in the Courts of the Creator and the Devine Power who also resides on planet. To give credit, where credit is due. So, that there can be served justice and the lives can be accounted for.

As at the end of the day. Museveni is just a man of flesh and blood. When his soul is bare-naked and he has no office. God will see him for who he is and give his verdict. To give justice to all the other souls who was taken, because it was the price for the life liven by Yoweri.

He call murderers cowards, what is he then? A mass-murderer and warlord. He must be one of the biggest cowards walking on planet earth. That is if his words has any value. Peace.

Opinion: This is what Museveni didn’t learn from the assassination of Rev. Luwum

During the last week there was protests and riots in the Republic after the authorities arrested Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine in Luuka District on Thursday 19th November 2020. These demonstrations has cost over 50 people’s lives and more than 100 people injured.

The President and his party National Resistance Movement (NRM) haven’t acted righteous towards the dead, neither have shown any sorrow for all the deceased these days. Bobi Wine did after his release from Nalufenya Police Station. Show some concern and later hold a presser where he mourned the victims of the protests. That is more than what the government and the authorities did. Which has come with a lot of conspiracy and hoax to cover-up their actions towards the citizens.

This remind us about what former President Idi Amin Dada did to Reverend Janani Luwum assassination and how the state played that out. The state is repeating the sins of these acts. An government ironically claiming to be different then the ones running the governments in the past. However, it copies the lack of remorse and the active conspiracies without evidence to haunt for “criminals”.

President Museveni is repeating sins of the past. It is not a sign of strength … but of weakness. A sign that the Fundamental Change, which never appeared. As the state could again easily take lives, but don’t account or even care about the loss. Only finding others to pinned for their deaths. Instead of taking some responsibility for using soldiers, armed men in plained cloths and law enforcement shooting at civilians during the riots. Which in the end … caused the loss of a lot of lives and injured a lot more.

In 1977:

Washington Post Reported:

The prodecessor of the Anglican archbishop who died last week in Uganda said yesterday he has evidence that the archbishop. Janani Luwum, was shot to death, not killed in an automobile crash as Ugandan President Idi Amin has said” (…) “Amin’s message said he would welcome a delegation from any government to investigate the situation in Uganda. He said the country was calm after surviving a “dangerous situation” during which armed raiders entered the country” (Washington Post – ‘British Bishop Says Ugandan Was Murdered’ 22.02.1977).

New York Times Reported:

The turbulence, according to reports from refugees, has included the purging from the army of more than 2,000 members of these tribes, the power base of former President Milton Obote, whom Field Marshal Idi Amin overthrew six years ago. According to President Amin, the unrest has consisted of brief mutinies in the last few days by tribesmen in the army and also a coup attempt plotted by the late Anglican Archbishop, Janani Luwum, and others. The Archbishop, an Acholi, was officially said to have died in a car accident Feb. 16, but churchmen and others have charged that he was murdered. The church sources said that the campaign against churchmen and Lango and Acholi tribes began on Jan. 25, the sixth anniversary of Field Marshal Amin’s coup against President. Obote. Tribesmen were arrested, the sources said, and Christian churchmen interrogated” (Michael T. Kaufman – ‘(Churchmen Say Amin Is Carrying Out Drive Against 2 Uganda Tribes)’ 25.02.1977, The New York Times).

In 2020:

““Some of these groups are being used by outsiders, homosexuals, and others who don’t like the stability and independence of Uganda, but they will discover what they are looking for,” Museveni said. Museveni said those who started riots will ‘regret” because they are entering a terrain that is reserved for the NRM government” (Crispus Mugisha – ‘Museveni attacks homosexuals, foreign groups, says they are sponsoring opposition protests’ 20.11.2020, Nile Post)

In a statement signed by the deputy spokesperson of the UPDF Lt. Col Deo Akiiki, the UPDF last week noted, “Following the lawlessness that broke out following the arrest by police of NUP (National Unity Platform) leader and credible intelligence about groups and individuals planning to plunge the country into chaos, UPDF will carry out extensive pre-emptive and decisive operations to deal with planned and premeditated designs of criminal elements.”” (Conan Businge – ‘Police steps up operations over riots, looting’ 23.11.2020, New Vision).

End note:

This is tragic that we are repeating ourselves. That history is repeated. Especially by someone like President Museveni who has history lessons on live performances all the time. The President uses so much of the speech to remind what he brought since 1986. The peace, the change and such.

However, what value has that peace, if you can die without any accountability and anyone taking responsibility? What value has life in the Republic if you can die, just for protesting for the leader you believe in?

The President should answer that, as he can so easily say he will crash and destroy others. Incite violence himself and use law enforcement for his own gains. However, these authorities are supposed to shield the citizens from people who actually kill and steal. They are not the ones who are supposed to be violating these law and committing these crimes in broad-daylight.

The UPDF and UPF are using conspiracies. The same does the President without proof. The UPF coming with shoddy investigations and cannot hold water. The UPF will not look at the Police Officers killing civilians and neither will the army.

The rioters was supposed to plunge the Republic into chaos in 2020. Just like the Reverend was supposed to do a coup d’etat against Amin. None of that would happen, but the authorities in both times wants to make true.

The NRM is not acting any different than Amin. That says a lot. This shows again how the whole Bush-War was wasted and a false liberation. Peace.