Opinion: Karamoja is burning over mineral explorations…

A total of 17,083 square kilometers of land in Karamoja is licensed for mineral exploration and extraction activities, according to official data. Twenty-six companies currently have exploratory or mining rights in the region. In 2018, Chinese mining company Sunbelt was given 3.3 square kilometers of land to set up a $13 million dollar marble mining factory in Rupa sub-county. A year later, the company expanded its operations to cover an additional 4.1 square kilometers, ostensibly after a deal with local leaders. Hundreds of families have since been pushed out of their ancestral homes, local officials say. Locals accuse Rupa Community development trust, a community trustee group created three years ago, of conniving with investors to steal their land” (Diana Taremwa Karakire – ‘Mining Rush Threatens Indigenous Peoples in Karamoja, Uganda’ 01.09.2021).

What I feared the most seems to be reason for the joint operation of the Uganda Police Force (UPF) and Uganda People’s Defence Force (UDPF) in the Karamoja sub-region. Which is an continues operation and it is persisting. The state is even furthering it’s investments into it by deploying 6,000 Local Defence Units or LDUs in Karamjoa. Therefore, the burning and bleeding will persist for a long time.

The lack of accountability and transparency is very clear. The obvious reasons for that is the licensed land and territories given to mineral extraction corporation over the indigenous people. The people and the citizens are neglected. They are perpetrators and the unlawful one in the mind of the state, but not by their rights as people.

The Government and the Authorities are coming in as a colonial government. They are occupying and violently removing people. The state is blaming the cattle rustling, but it is obviously more too it. Because, it is not like the government would create so much and damage over some livestock. However, it would do so over the mineral extraction and possible gold-rush in Karamoja.

We know they have given this state operation the name of “Usalama Kwa Wote” to disarm and take away illegal guns, but I wouldn’t be shocked if it was an alternate motive. A cash enterprise and a possible profit objective of the state. As they know the values of the land and what it possesses. When knowing that… they might find it easier to scare people away and not take ownership of land. Make them displaced and ensure their fear to return. As the mineral exploration and exploitation can start. In such a manner, that the government and the companies can start their trading.

The unfortunate families, villages and the Karimojong is just dying. While they are defending their land and we don’t have any idea about the amount of fatalities. As the GoU, the State House and UPDF doesn’t release any sort of update on their Joint Operation there. Only in the beginning and stopped when the public outcry ceased to exist.

The Karamoja sub-region continues to burn, be looted and is destroyed by government entities. While they are blaming old cultural factors and blaming the herders. That just shows their sinister motives. Because, we are not supposed to know about the vast licensing agreements and the planned mineral exploitation, which has been sanctioned without the concern of the locals or the Karimojong in general. They just have to accept the loss of land, livelihood and where they have lived for generations.

Because, that is the “steady progress” and “securing your future” means for Karamoja these days. The state don’t mind violating or destroying, as long as it has a prosperous future ahead of it. Peace.

Opinion: Karamoja is bleeding and nothing is being done…

The Karamoja Sub-Region has been burning and bleeding of late. This has been as a result of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Force and Uganda Police Force, which are doing a joint-operation to stop cattle-rustlers, but clearly acting out of their means. As the 7 Karamoja districts are hurt as a result.

These districts are Kaabong, Kotido, Abim, Moroto, Napak, Nakapiripirit, and Amudat. All of them are touched by the state sponsored violence and savage killings. People are becoming internally displaced. Houses are being burnt and people are forced to flee. The amount of fatalities are unknown, as the UPDF have only dropped one update and the numbers from there is certainly an understatement.

The Joint Mission Update was what the authorities had done between 19th and 29th March and we are now on the 3rd April and the violence is still occurring at an uncertain rate. The verified 309 people must have add-ons as people are seeking shelters in mosques and elsewhere. Karimojong are really under fire here.

There are even a viral video clip of some soldiers in Abim district who killed an alleged cattle-rustler and burned the remains. While showing the skull in one of the hands of the soldiers as the burning fire of the remains was continuing in the back. That sort of video clip is haunting and show what sort of sinister acts that is going on.

We know that Commander of Land Forces Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga has promised them “hell” and his serving that on a plate. They don’t need to wait for the after-life to be in danger or meet the devil. The forces of Muhoozi is the agents of the Hell is already there and to get away from them would be like heaven.

As before in the month. There been speculations of mineral resources, findings of petrol and wider implications of foreign investors possible getting viable land. If not there is also reports of possible heists of livestock and thieving cows from the sub-region. As well, there is also reports of poisoning of goats there.

Whatever the reasons why it’s happening now. The citizens and the ones that dies… it happens without due process and without the courts of justice. The civilians are guilty before proven innocent in Karamoja right now. This is injustice and extra judicial killings. With the murder of over 300 people. Some might easily say massacres is going on and we don’t know to what extent. Since there is little to none reporting on the actual actions going on. The fatalities is therefore totally hidden and the bloodshed is happening in darkness.

The justification for the amount of death and it’s scale should be really crucial. As these amounts of deaths would be close to war or skirmishes between enemies of a civil-war. Alas, the state is behind a huge operation, which is causing harm that will linger on in the sub-region for decades. The fatalities and the insecurity isn’t becoming better, but worse. The devastating results will linger on and the damage cannot be mended. The souls taken and the land scorned will not be viable quickly. The needs for dialogue and peace. There isn’t a need for war or more guns. It is only causing more fatalities and more death.

That seems to be the devil in Muhoozi. He comes with death and thrives on the burning region of Karamoja. That’s the devil in the details… and how it can be perceived. Peace.

The Parliament of Uganda: Press Statement on the deteriorating security situation in Karamoja (31.03.2022)

Karamoja: The Karamoja sub-region is burning and bleeding in silence…

The 1966 District Annual Report concluded on a note of surrender to circumstances; “All of us would like to see Karamoja developed as fast as possible so as to catch up with the rest of Uganda but the major problem is how to do it” (Wozei 1977; 218)

The Police Anti Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) command in Karamoja has urged its officers to express discipline and observe human rights in the course of carrying out their duties” (97.8 Kazo FM Omushomesa, 31.03.2022).

There are unverified reports that over 309 Karimojong have been killed and we are still counting. That is only the first estimates after the reported Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) operation in the region.

The Karamjoa sub-region is now hit with state-sanctioned violence. The sub-region has 17 MPs and one State Minster for Region Agnes Nandutu who are clearly not stopping the massacre and killings of the state. Which is killing people without trial or due process. They are just turning up and killing them. Just like it is reports of poisoning of goats and such too. We have also seen pictures of burning houses too. So, everything is done to target and hurt the Karimojong.

We know that Commander of Land Forces Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga has been proud of the operation and what has been happening. He has been the voice of the government that has delivered this terror to the Sub-Region. It is not like this is his first doing this or such. He participated with the Special Forces Command (SFC) in Kasese in 2016. So, this man knows blood and bloodshed.

Some are claiming this operation is happening because of either gold or petroleum, which is found in the region. The government wants to disarm the cattle-keepers and take their lands. In a manner of which they are disarmed and cannot defend their land. Therefore, this could be a ploy to take valuable land with mineral resources, which is to be given to foreign investors. This is why the authorities and army is attacking the region with such brazen means.

So, if things are so, it shouldn’t shock anyone that the state and the leaders are willing to do this. They have used vicious means in Amuru and with Apaa land to other investors there. Therefore, the UPDF could serve a favour to some oil companies or other sort of mineral extraction company, which has gotten a go from the State House. However, that is yet to be proven.

Nevertheless, this wouldn’t shock anyone and we have seen the state act out before to prove a point and get their way. This is killings without justifications and done without legal precedence. It is only done to silence and extra judicial kill the ones who defy the state. Therefore, this is showing a dangerous means to an end. We don’t even know the possible amount of fatalities, as we have only the UPDF numbers from 29th March 2022.

This is showing what the GoU is willing to do to it’s own citizens and there is no way they can defend this. This is extra judicial killings on a massive scale. People should be warned and the plights of Karamjo can easily come closer to home. The November 2020 killings in Kampala by the UPDF says it all. Everyone can be touched and lose their lives. If the state isn’t getting their way. Peace.

Opinion: Project Muhoozi is moving to the next chapter

After 28 years of service in my glorious military, the greatest military in the world, I am happy to announce my retirement. Me and my soldiers have achieved so much! I have only love and respect for all those great men and women that achieve greatness for Uganda everyday” (Muhoozi Kainerubaga, 08.03.2022).

The first son and Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga is on Women’s Day announcing his retirement from the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF). This means the UPDF Commission and institutions has to be notified and told about the retirement. As the military career is suddenly over and his becoming a civilian. Alas, his still the third ranking Lt. Gen. who happens to be the Commander of Land Forces (CLF) and previous leading the Special Forces Command (SFC). Which is making today very unique.

Because, since 2013 there has been smoke and mirrors. There been slowly growing movements of his rising power. Where he has gotten momentum and more prestigious titles. He has gone up in rank and in responsibility. While only holding the Senior Presidential Advisor title at home. Therefore, we knew things was happening and in the cards.

Gen. David Sejusa aka Tinye aka Tinyefuza warned the general public in letters, which was so grading and so confidential. That the Daily Monitor and Red Pepper was ceased for a week after releasing the first one. Heck, the General had to flee into exile and lived in London for a stint too.

What Muhoozi should consider is that his time in the army and becoming a civilian will come with a cost. He will always be questioned by the actions of the SFC and whatnot. The former Lt. Gen. cannot act like he doesn’t have blood on his hands or have used violent means towards civilians, which can be deemed as terror or torture. Therefore, Muhoozi will now carry on to another office.

Muhoozi will get the next chapter into becoming a civilian and another high ranking official in the government. Where he will have the space and opportunity to evolve. So, the ones paying the gigs and praising brigade of Muhoozi will staunch his every move. They will praise him like a demigod. That’s who he is to them and they are creating an image of greatness, even when he hasn’t created anything substantial. Neither, does he have an impeccable record as an army commander. No, his just been a raunchy and loud individual who happens to have rank.

The ones that believe anything good comes out of this. They are fools. There is nothing good coming out of this. It is the eventualities of a succession plan and a monarchy ticket. That’s all there is and the National Resistance Movement will either be what it is or be rebranded to the new kingpin. Because that is what it all is. Just like there was an UPM and it had to become NRA before it was successful. The same will be with Muhoozi and his fellow cronies. They will dance and sing the songs he wants them too. However, they will not give any service or care to the designated office, which he will happen to take. Some other unlucky permanent secretary or fixed bureaucrat has to lift the burden away from the first son. Because, it is not like his enlightened or have the wits to capture it.

Muhoozi will go to “greener” pastures now, but don’t expect it to graze the fields quietly. No, he will come with all the big-guns and gravitas of his unceremonial presence. This man will not make strides or go through tribulations to go anywhere. No, this man will go without any hurdles or re-runs to get there. The way has already been paved and he can just walk on the tarmac as we speak. While someone else made the road and prospects of getting to that point. Peace.

Opinion: Two writers into exile within a month [a sign of the lack of freedom of speech in the republic]

Kakwenza Rukirabashaija fled into exile today and his not the first dissident to do that in 2022. He is the second high profiled writer and activist to flee the Republic. Dr. Stella Nyanzi fled into safety in the end of January 2022 and it was official on the 31st January 2022. It is only two weeks in between the fleeing of Kakwenza and Nyanzi.

So, it is clearly a pattern here. Dr. Nyanzi was for in exile in Kenya from end of January 2021 to April 2021. We don’t know how long Nyanzi will stay in Germany now, but this is the second time she says she’s in exile.

We are now seeing Kakwenza has crossed the border and without a passport, which is kept by the authorities, as the writer and activist wasn’t allowed to travel for medical treatment elsewhere. Today is really a worry as he has turned into a fugitive now.

This shows how limited the freedom of speech is and what the ones who dares to challenge regime has to do. The regime is clearly on a warpath and directly targeting the ones who writes, types or thinks outside the correct line. It is clear that there is only one man with a vision and the ones who doesn’t follow is endangering themselves.

That is why Kakwenza and Nyanzi had to flee. We know they have both written and stated on social media publicly what they feel about the regime leaders. They have written texts which humiliate and mocks the President and their family members. Since then they have been in legal jeopardy and been harshly treated by state security agencies.

It is not strange they both have fled and it is a sign of the times. As dissidents and honest actors in their writing they are getting barred, attacked and tried to be silenced by the state. This gives them all the reasons to flee or leave. Since, their voices are not heard and if so… it makes a court case or a torture case, which we have seen recently.

This just shows what the state does to the ones who doesn’t comply or follow the “guidance”. They have dared to write insulting words and been direct in their dissent of the regime. That has cost them a lot and they are also mocked. However, the state shows how limited the freedom is and what sort of liberty the state operates within.

They are just the proof of how limited and lackign ability to speak freely there is. These two are proof of the dictatorship and how the security agencies are working directly for the first family. As they are serving the avenging powers upon those who offend the Don or his Son. Therefore, everyone should know about this.

If your own citizens has to flee into exile to be able to speak their mind. You know the Republic is a heaven for the dictator and not for his subjects. Peace.

Opinion: The court documents proves torture of Kakwenza Rukira

The writer and activist Kakwenza Rukira who dared to question and call Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga ‘obese’ in December 2021. After prolonged agony, kept in detention in-communicado and not produced to court from mid-December to early January 2022.

The writers document and court documents are really revealing, as it states some fact, which the government cannot deny at this point. While he was in Kitalya Mini Max Prison showed that he was healing from scars from torture on his back, buttocks, thighs and hands. As well, as the St. Francis Hospital Nsambya report the Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), blood clots under finger nails, multiple lacerations and healing bruises on his back, buttocks, thighs and right forearm, stress fracture left distal tibial shaft and periostitis left fibula.

As you can see the court document says very substantial torture which he went through in government detention and at unknown facilities. The Special Force Command (SFC) the former unit, which Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga lead before he became the Commander of Land Forces (CLF) of Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF).

It is really frightening that they can do this to a civilian and a writer. That means that the SFC on command and orders of the “high above” can torture someone just out of spite and revenge. This is the message and meaning of spreading fear.

Torture isn’t new and has been a staple of the National Resistance Movement (NRM). As it has used SIU Kireka and ungazetted safe-houses to torture civilians and activists for decades. Therefore, the state and it’s security agencies has been doing so. While fragments of the horror stories are revealed in courts and sometimes the injustice is vindicated with paid cost and damages.

If they can do this Kakwenza Rukira, which is a public figure and writer. The state can be even more hostile, more avenging and causing fatalities as well. That is well-known… and it has been visible with the “drones” and extra-judicial killings, which was prevalent in the campaign season and up to the polls. We also know that opposition activists, members of parliament and civilians affiliated is still linger behind bars, as we speak.

Therefore, the writer and dissident has been tortured for questioning the first son and third ranked army commander in UPDF, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi. That is evident and clear for everyone to see. Peace.

Opinion: Muhoozi is so obese, that his fat-ass stands in the way of rule of law

“Muhoozi has humongous hips and breasts. He’s obese. How can a soldier who went to genuine military training and exercises everyday have such a sedentary figure? God punishes the corrupt in a good way with a badge of stupid figure” (Kakwenza Rukira, 27.12.2021).

Today, the writer and critic Kakwenza Rukirabashaija were bound to be released on bonds after being captured, tortured and detained since 28th December 2021. He was finally produced in court and was supposed to be later released. However, right after being released from Kitalya Prison and put on bond by the Buganda Road Courts. A vehicle with unmarked registered plate kidnapped the dissident and sent off.

Just like the plain-clothed invaders of his home on the 28th December 2021. As they took him away and arrested him after writing the forementioned tweet. Clearly, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga has a fat ass and that is standing in the way of rule of law. The obese mindset, which implicates everyone to bow down to his greatness and lack of heart. Since, everyone is bound by an unknown law to love the man and gentle massage his ego. Like the keyboard warriors of the NRM and the whole GCIC staff apparatus.

That is very clear, as anyone can be touched for calling a man obsess. Just like the state could arrest and go after Dr. Stella Nyanzi too. There is no bound and reasoning, only merciless betrayal of freedom of expression, which is limited and narrow. Unless you are one of them and are powerful. Then you can call people pigs, insects, vermin, or any sort of derogatory word in book. Heck, you can throw the book at them and use the whole spectrum of insults, which is what the father of the offend son does on the regular.

The kidnapping and re-arrest today only shows how fragile the over bloated ego of Muhoozi is. As he can use his power and rank to demolish his detractors. While we still can name-call his ass and be blunt. Muhoozi is a fragile and weak individual, who calls himself a general. A man who thinks of greatness and aspire for the highest office but isn’t fit to even stand up to a few whiny words on social media. That’s the sort of fella he is and its weak tea.

We are clearly seeing the fat-ass of Muhoozi is blocking the avenues of freedom of speech, as the writer and such wasn’t allowed to talk about the case or anything to the media. He was muffled by the court order with his bond. While the state also confiscated his passport. That’s all done to humiliate and capture him. So, he cannot leave into exile… because the state wants to severely punish him.

It is even proven by how they take him right after the release and didn’t even get a cup of tea or say hello to his family. He just got out of the courthouse and boom, the vehicle and agents of state was there ready for action. They want to scar him more and prove their point. That Muhoozi is an obese man with a very big ego.

Muhoozi needs guidance and help, he needs mercy and some self-reflection, however, the ones around him is only boosting his ego. They are there kissing his fat-ass and cleaning up his plates. They are just “yes-men” who hopes to eat of the career of Muhoozi. They don’t mind this mind-numbingly stupid Lt. Gen. who cannot even carry a few insults or infuriating words. He just supposed to be praised like the baby dictator he is. The future despot and prince of darkness with an ass that can carry few more calories than most apparently. Why do I believe that? Since, his arresting people for calling him obese. I wouldn’t believe, if he let it fly and didn’t pay it no mind. However, when he uses the state apparatus to go after someone for calling him that. Then I have to believe it is true.

So with today’s action. I believe the fat-ass of Muhoozi is the reason for why there is a limited freedom of speech. His ass is blocking that and there is only a dark hole in space. The ass of Muhoozi is blocking the freedom and liberty of men to speak and to digress in public. Because, his ass is so afraid of ridicule and mockery. Since his raised in the belief that anyone should praise the ground his walking on like the demi-God, he believes he is. Peace.

Uganda: The Home Office of Andrew Karamagi – Re: Kakwenza Rukirabashaija – Enactment of Magnitsky Sanctions against Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Commander of the Land Forces, Uganda People’s Defence Force (25.01.2022)

The Case of Kakwenza Rukira is a proof that the rule of law is dying

The National Resistance Movement and President Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni promised a fundamental change and a new state of governance. However, with time those promises has withered and proven to be a fault-line. There is a correct line, but that isn’t the ones of rule of law or justice for that matter. No, it is blind loyalty to one man and his quest for eternal power. The rest is just a game of scandals and spin to forget the injustice and the plights of the population.

The NRM and Museveni just show their sinister attitude towards their civilians and the dissidents when they are keeping a man incommunicado from 28th December 2021 to the 11th January 2022, as his charged in court for disturbing the peace of the President and his son Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga. After the writer insulted and infuriated the ones power. Now, his behind bars and in prison for insulting the President and his Son.

If you thought Museveni brought fundamental change, you are wrong. It is more of the same and his acting just like the ones he “liberated” the people from. There is no difference between him and the ones who fought. The liberation war was for a chosen few and not for the general public. The NRA historicals and the elites, the rest has to beg for mercy it seems. The President wants beggars and people on their knees to get blessings like the former tormentors did to the people in the past.

Museveni and Muhoozi isn’t supposed to be ridiculed or mocked. They are supposed to have fun content and praising texts of glory. These men are supposed to be beloved and cherished. However, these are harming and going after the dissidents, the opposition and the ones who isn’t behind them. They are using the authorities and the law enforcement to silence the ones who dares to defy them. That’s what has happened to Kakwenza Rukira.

The writer dared to call Muhoozi obese and a drunkard. The writer of the Greedy Barbarian dared to question and mock the first family. While he did so in the public and in social media. He did what Dr. Stella Nyanzi has done and others like Pastor Joseph Kabuleta. They have all been taken to court and been detained for their writings. Therefore, the state isn’t acting in a new manner.

They are just resolving it quicker and with more brutality. While not producing him in the courts within 48 hours. Not giving him access to legal representation or having due process. The writer has been gone for days and weeks. The man was missing from 28th December to the 11th January 2022. That’s the sort of act of injustice and impunity. This is not proving the state to be fair or treat their dissidents fairly. It is showing the world that Museveni and Muhoozi bears grudges, they are ruthless and reckless. They don’t mind blood, pain or suffering upon the ones who challenge them. While they don’t have the character to address it back in the written word.

It was God damn tweets with a few words, not a decree or a ill advised speech. No, this was quick remarks and mockery on social media. A public figure of the stature of Muhoozi or Museveni should handle that. They should have the character, not only as public figures, but as army commanders. However, they have thinner skin and bigger egos than movie starts. They are sentencing and charging people, because they cannot manage criticism. Maybe, the words of the writer is true, then? He is obese and a drunkard? Is the Lt. Gen. Mr. Obese? Is he fatty-fat and feels ashamed of it? S

Since he has to order and get daddies to help to arrest, torture and keep someone incommunicado for days. That is maybe even validating the mockery, instead of refuting and rebuking it with simple words. That is what the state should do and it has several of spokespersons, government communications outlets and a few ministers who could do something useful. However, they are instead answering with violence and law enforcement. That is showing what lack of resolve and character the two men has.

They cannot articulate or use their minds. Instead they order guns, glory and pain on a civilian. Muhoozi cannot even defend himself. A man who is boosting himself and his position on social media. A man who can be vile and attack without any hesitation other political leaders like Bobi Wine. Muhoozi can write whatever and say what he feels without any other than positive coverage. However, a civilian must face jail and the courts for doing the same. That shows the discrepancy of the current state.

Museveni didn’t come with real change. Neither will Muhoozi. They are just liberators of their own fate and hopes the naive believes their arrogance and their rash acts of insincerity. Clearly, their egos are fragile and the Leopards Anus needs to save his buttocks from his son obese tummy. Peace.

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