Opinion: The assassination attempt on Gen. Wamala is a part of a bigger problem

Today in Bukoto, Gen. Katumba Wamala was close to get assassinated, while stray-bullets took the lives of his daughter Brenda and his driver. Those two died on the spot and the car was filled with bullet-holes. The assailants and the assassins had a clear plan and a target. It happened to be Gen. Wamala, who survived this plot today.

However, this isn’t something new in the Republic. There been other high ranking officials who has suddenly been killed by unknown assailants on boda-boda’s. Which happens to trace the target from their home or in their area. Than attack the car and leave the victim for dead. This isn’t anything new and seems to a way they can get away from it.

These extra judicial killings and murders are appearing is usually after a fall-out, a gambit behind close-doors and in manner of keeping the elite under control. So, that people doesn’t have to much ambition or even considers themselves as future leaders.

If not if these are generals that knows to much. These have to taken-out and be silenced. They know too much and they should be worried. These men was useful, but at one point the regime needs them gone. They can talk and reveal facts, which they shouldn’t or even think off.

That’s why high ranking officials or generals have died in the past. This is not new and the ones who believes that is wrong. There is enough questionable deaths in the Republic. Not only happening to the abducted, tortured and suddenly left behind dead National Unity Platform (NUP) activists, members and whatnot. That is happening to, but that is to intimidate and silence the opposition, which the state cannot control or absorb.

However, the General’s taken out. Have been done for all sorts of various of reasons. That being their knowledge, being outspoken or defying the orders from the high above. If not they have to be taken out, because the state has others in the rank who needs their place. God knows, but these men on the top doesn’t value life. Except for their own life and titles. The rest of the public and citizens is disposable. This included the ones appointed by the high above and showing die-hard loyalty to the crown. Still, that is never enough…

This assassination attempt … is just one out of plenty. The past and present is filled with death. The extra judicial killings isn’t a new thing and too many people have lost their lives over stray-bullets and bullets in general. Gangs of Boda-Boda’s doing this isn’t new either. We shouldn’t be shocked, but the regime needs a reality check.

Since they were near to complete another assassination. They were so close to get rid of one of their generals. They have done this to Gen. James Kazini, Gen. Aronda Nyakairima and Assistant Inspector of General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Kaweesi. That’s three from the top of my head and they were done with different methods, but still had questionable demise. So, it is not like this is anything new… and only a slow bloodshed served the general public. As a friendly reminder of who and what sort of regime that is ruling the Republic.

Expect more people to be targeted in the near future. A death never happens alone. It might be the assailants themselves going after each other to leave no witnesses behind. Secondly, they might target more high ranking officials, as the state is clearing the offices for new blood. That wouldn’t be shocking either. They don’t value life and can easily just get rid of the ones who stands in their way. Even if they are loyal and serving silently. Still, if they fear anything or want to have more finessing “yes-men” in the reigns. Than, they will silence them totally.

What happened to Gen. Wamala today is the sort of act that shouldn’t happen in the first place. However, with the ones in-charge, that’s what you get… and they could easily pull the trigger again. Nobody deserves to die this way, but the ones in-charge doesn’t care and only value their own heads. They don’t mind if others lose their strawberry tart or stops breathing. Peace.

Ahead of the polls: Is the state targeting boxers?

Before the 2016 General Elections there was several of cases of abductions, murders and killings of Muslim Clerics. That happened all through the 2015 and 2016. These cases haven’t been answered and we can wonder if the state was behind these too. As the state cannot implicate the high ranking officials who could order it and the inner-circle who was behind it.

The President and his team seriously knows why these things are happening. Just like the Muslim Clerics was targeted before the previous election. It seems this time around the boxers are the new issue. As they are disappearing and dying. The biggest one for the moment is “Zebra”. However there are more.

Joseph Lubega aka “Joey Vegas Lubega” is now feared dead after gone missing. This case is similar to the murder case of Isaac Senyange aka “Zebra”, which the President profoundly addressed in his New Years Message to the nation. Therefore, there is a campaign against boxers in the nation right now.

This after weeks of a disappearance of boxer Justine Juuko aka “The Destroyer”, as he was detained incommunicado and without a trace. The man wasn’t killed, but was gone for over 14 days before he returned back to the public.

Also before the 2020 was over. There was a report that boxer Robert Mukasa was found dead too. Therefore, the state is targeting them. When it is 4 boxers gone after this last few days. This all happened during December 2020. All of them suddenly missing and killed as well.

If the state want to speak about “securing your future” is it worth it? When lives is this cheap and this is people who have excelled in their field. The state can take these one out like a fish in a barrel. This is extra judicial killings and systematic going after boxers. Just like they went after Muslim Clerics. These cases was never fully investigated and resolved. The same will happen to these boxers. That is the sad state of affairs.

This is the Second Round K.O. of the state. They are out-boxing themselves and it is so vicious. That citizens can be abducted, murdered and “white-washed” by the state. Who empty promises of investigations that will go nowhere. As we know these will go cold, as nobody will really implicate the killers who most likely did it on orders from “high above”.

It is tragic. We are starting another year with a Modus Operandi of state sponsored murders. That is sad, but the reality we are living in. Peace.

Opinion: Zebra’s murder was an act of extra judicial killing!

When I heard of the unfortunate death of Isaac Ssenyange alias Mando Zebra, Uganda’s boxer and former captain of the Bombers. I telephoned his wife who narrated to me the events in detail. Zebra was an NRM supporter, & was mobilising for us so well. He was also training many youth in the ghetto & giving them hope in their search for meaningful life. Indeed, Zebra was meant to come and see me when he was killed. Zebra’s wife told me people in police uniform came to pick Zebra but he jumped over the wall and could have met another group who shot him first, I thought they were thugs disguising in uniform, but as I investigated, I found out that he was killed by security personnel. This is sad and devastating and I am very sorry about this. I will keep on this case and will bring every finding to the knowledge of Isaac Ssenyange’s family and the murderers will be dealt with accordingly. I am so sorry” – Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (31.12.2020)

Today in his New Years Message to the Nation, the President, His Excellency and Commander in Chief in explicit detail told that his security operatives have no issues to be the judge and the hangman. They can both seal someone’s charges on the spot and take their lives. That is how much value a persons life has.

That someone like Isaac Ssenyange aka Zebra can be taken that easily and cheaply says it all. This is a sign that lives are worthless and can be sold for a chapati. There is no value or concern. The order to take a life is without consequence and can be fixed. Heads and skulls can be broken, the heartbeat can be stopped and the person be silent forever. That is the memo from this New Years Message.

That the President and the Law Enforcement. That the ones who are supposed to save lives and be there to keep them secure. Have no issues to be the fatal force and end people’s lives. They can be judge and the hangman. They can in the blink of an eye take a life and serve no punishment for it. That’s because the authorities and the state allows it to happen.

This is extra judicial killing. A murder in broad daylight sanctioned by the state towards a citizen without a trail, without a court and without charges. A blunt attack on the persons rights and freedom to live. No decency and just death.

This is the state that the President is proud of delivering to his citizens. First kill the and later “investigate” as the case goes cold and nobody will ever know what happens. Secondly another similar affair happens and he promises to “investigate” and that case goes cold too. That is how he runs things. It is a reason why so many cases is never solved and the killers never are caught.

These men was ordered from “high above” or the inner-circle to do their bidding. As they needed to get rid of someone. This time it was Zebra. That says it all and it was all in the sphere of the Presidency. As the man was supposed to met the President too. Just like other high ranking officials killed before meeting him. This follows a tragic pattern.

If you don’t know. Now you know. This was an extra judicial killing and the state will never solve it. It will be a cold case until a new regime gets in power. Until then, this and so many other similar cases will be indefinitely unsolved until eternity. Peace.