“We, therefore, want to assure Ugandans that the country will be at peace as the new president is being sworn in” (Deo Akiiki, 10.05.2021).
Apparently, we are in for a shocker. As the opposition is either behind bars, house-arrested, abducted, kept incommunicado or tortured as well. The Defence Spokesperson Deo Akiiki is speaking out and promising a “new president” on the “d-day” or 12th May 2021.
Uganda has been waiting for a new President for ages. They have this one guy that never wants to leave office. The Republic has this one old man that seems to linger on forever. He seems to be busy burying his enemies. If not hoping he can compromise and corrupt the weak one among the opposition. That old man is the one who will have hold a massive ceremony again.
Still, Deo said this. He said it twice during his presser ahead of the Swearing-In.
“The UPDF under the Joint Security architecture on national security has strengthened its support to civil authority as mandated by law in a bid to ensure that the country, the function of inauguration and swearing in of the new president is safe and secure for both nationals and international guests invited to grace the same” (Deo Akiiki, 10.05.2021).
We are all awaiting for the new president. There been several of candidates aiming for that since 1996, but none has been able to get there. The system, the authorities and the state itself have worked hard to make it impossible to happen. It is nearly impossible to even overturn or try to challenge a Presidential Election Petition. That’s because the state and the his handlers have made it nearly impossible to prove the rigging.
That’s why the people is awaiting a new president. Not rebranding the same old fella of 1986. He was new in the 1990s but we are 20 years from that even. Museveni isn’t new, but he has a new middle name since last election: Tibuhurwa. He always comes with a new name. That is why he has gone from Yoweri Musevei, to Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to the final Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni.
So, with every name-change… his still the same man who overthrow his predecessors in the 26th January 1986 coup d’etat after a long civil war. Therefore, Deo is promising a new president. Which we will not see. Not after this D-Day… no no no …. it is just the same old fellow from around the way. Not a new breed or the hope of the future. No, just the same old same old man who is using the army and the guns to stay in power.
Because Museveni isn’t anything new. He is the status quo and the continuation of the same. There isn’t anything he can do at this point. The old man cannot reinvent himself. He can only continue to lie to himself and deceive the whole Republic. President Museveni will not make a fundamental change now. That time has passed and he will not reconsider that now.
Therefore, we are all wondering who is the new President? Because it’s not Museveni. Neither is it Besigye since wasn’t running in January 2021. Maybe he is initially saying Bobi Wine should be sworn-in, but then his going against his master. Deo is maybe thinking that Museveni is “new” because of his new term. However, Museveni is far from new.
I will end with Matthew 9:17: “Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved” (New International Version).
The same can be said about Museveni. This lesson from the bible is relevant and maybe Deo should check it out too. Peace.
Today, as its only two days to the Swearing-in on Kololo Independence Grounds. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) and President Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni is swearing-in himself in for the Seventh Time and for his 8th Unofficial Term.
So on the 10th May 2021 the authorities have sealed off the area around Magere, Wakiso District and entrenched National Unity Platform leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine house. They have also stopped the trial of the Campaign Team arrested on the 30th December 2021. Who was supposed to be arraigned at the Court Martial again today. However, that never happened, but they are still lingering in jail without any sentencing or verdict.
Therefore, the President who was so proud of “winning” the last election in January 2021. Clearly, cannot be a proper victor when his opponent is house arrested with no charges, warrants or even any sort of trial. While his campaign team and closest associates are still behind bars. If you think that man is a winner of an election. You are a fool.
There is also reports that Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) former Presidential Candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye is under house arrest too in Kasangati, Wakiso district.
So, the state is doing what it does best. Not create a multi-party democracy, but besiege its enemies. The Museveni era is ending a blast of fanfare and bracelets. The NRM Way is this and that’s what they does. While sprinkling a little a bit of fear and delusion. That is why they will be banging on achievements of the old man and vilify these men on all platforms.
They will come with any excuses to keep their home guarded. Because, they want these men to able to spoil the grandeur of Museveni partying himself into his eight term. While the authorities are saying the idea of s parallel swearing-in is treasonous. Which is very ironic, when the current President has stolen an election and is practically doing what the authorities is saying is illegal.
Well… we knew this day was coming and the authorities is unforgiving. As they are not serving the Republic, but one old man. Peace.
“Do you want change or more of the same?” – Amama Mbabazi (15 January 2016).
Soon is the day when President Yoweri Tiburhurwa Kaguta Museveni is swearing himself in again. Which he will have done 7 times and suspended one election before helding his first election in 1996. Still, here we are in 2021 and some people are counting down for his 12th May 2021 Ceremony at Kololo. However, we have all been here before and nothing is new under the sun.
After ruling the nation since 26th January 1986 there is nothing this man can do. He has done everything. He has pledged to fix anything possible and said what anyone should say. There is promises, lies and deceptions. The state can try to fix his track-record. Lie about his achievements, but we all know his not that great.
What is striking is that Museveni has nothing new create. His promises are more of the same. The President has gotten away with it and haven’t paid a price. There will be no further prosperous state. The state will not suddenly be able to stop the stagnation of the economy. Neither will this government create possibilities for businesses to thrive or even operate in. There will be little to nothing, which will change the current status quo.
The state of today is deprecating. The depleted parts of government, local government and such will just become worse. Schools will fall apart, hospitals will be trashed and the only thing that will get fresh funds is the military and the police force. The rest is left behind to suffer and just getting enough to keep it alive. They are all on the death-bed, but the medics have no equipment or medicine to help the patient.
The same state is more busy with hunting after opponents, opposition and activists. The state is more willing to wire-tap, monitor and follow them than actually open up the government. The state is more keen on arresting, silencing and stopping the opposition from forming proper parties, organizations or even bodies, which can challenge the current regime. Therefore, the President this term has no will to see a transition or changes on the political arena.
After 35 years there isn’t more to give. The old man is a tyrant and a dictator. He doesn’t value people and he doesn’t care about the state of affairs. His just willing to stay in office by any means. The state isn’t there to serve the public, but to serve a small elite.
The people shouldn’t expect anything. There will be new schemes, missing funds, more loans, lack of service delivery, grand corruption scandals and so fourth. They should be worried about extra judicial killings, rampant injustice and misuse of power. The state clearly doesn’t value the lives of the people or their liberty to associate with whoever they feel. The President and his allies can clearly use the authorities to knock down on anyone who oppose them. They can send officers, drones and keep people captured incommunicado for days, months and even years. This is done as an effort to keep the regime alive.
President Museveni has nothing new to offer… and why should he? He has gotten away with everything and there been no retribution for his performance. Museveni have been allowed to get away with murder, injustice and impunity. Why should that change in his 8th Term?
Sorry brother… but this old man will continue to kill, arrest and stop anyone in his way. That is the proper NRM way. That is the only way he knows and how he knows how to rule. This President will not serve the general public, but serve himself. Peace.
“President Museveni today elevated the Commando Battalion of Special Forces Command into a Brigade after passing out over 1,000 commandos who have been undergoing specialised training. The Brigade is in charge of special operations. Let nobody think of messing up with Uganda” (Duncan Abigaba, 08.05.2021)
Yesterday the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni upgraded the Special Forces Command (SFC). It has gone from being a Command Battalion to a Brigade. The SFC passing out 1256 commando soldiers too. This meaning the SFC will be more important for the President.
The SFC is already commanded by the Presidential Advisor for Special Operations and Commander of the SFC being Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga. Who happens to be the son of the President. This is why it’s suspicious, but giving him more power.
The Son of the President is getting more people to command and order around. This is upgrading his role and also stature in the army. Muhoozi has already gotten titles and roles because of the lineage. Not because his so special or have other abilities.
The SFC have already had more power and participated in the inner-works of the current regime. The SFC was part of the massacre in Kasese. The SFC was the armed forces who invaded the chambers of Parliament. The same forces who has also abducted, kidnapped and even extra judicial killed civilian dissidents in the recent elections.
Therefore, the upgrade and the boosting of SFC is to give Muhoozi more power. A man who already been able to serve injustice and have no accountability for it.
The SFC have violated people, killed civilians and still there been not aftermath. Now the Special Operations under the UPDF is bigger. Giving the son more armed men to follow his lead. They have the ability to do more damage and cause more harm. This isn’t a positive. The pain and suffering served in the recent term. Could turn even worse.
As Muhoozi have now a brigade behind him. These will follow his orders and his words. If he see it fit or righteous. These soldiers can now not only knock-on doors, but brutally attack opposition. These soldiers are trained killers and could easily be used to thwart anyone opposing or trying to demonstrate.
Muhoozi has now been given a huger portfolio. This is a blessing for him and a validation of what he has done to serve his father. The General is giving his Lt. Gen. more men. A clear proposition to continue what he does and approach people the way he does.
This isn’t good news, but worrying news. As the rise of power and usage of military power shows the true vicious signs of this regime. There isn’t anything positive here. The public will suffer and the dissidents especially.
If there will be another Kasese or something similar wouldn’t shock me. When they have promoted and given the Lt. Gen such a role after all of this. This is happening because his the son and the heir. He is rising and getting stronger. Though that is all through the military and not true the support of the people. Peace.
“Meeting a section of coordinators and members for the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) at State House Entebbe. I appreciate their views on the different failures of the NRM, and my assurance is that we shall work together to address such” (Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, 06.05.2021).
On the 6th May 2021 there was suddenly a tweet and a dropped piece of information from the President Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Musveni. That he held a meeting at the State House with supposed National Unity Platform Coordinators from the recently held elections in January 2021.
This is the Commander-in-Chief, the President and the Chairman of the ruling party, National Resistance Movement (NRM). He has targeted, gone after and ordered his Security Organizations to hunt after the NUP. His government has arrested, detained, kidnapped, kept incommunicado and even killed NUP activists, leaders and coordinators. The state hasn’t been favourable or fair to the NUP. That’s why I don’t believe …. that there was any real NUP Coordinators at the State House.
The NRM Chairman and Self-Styled President for Life isn’t having dialogue with the NUP. Neither did he have the ability to prove anyone of the people in the picture even was part of opposition party. The same party that has been targeted and aimed at all true campaign season.
The President of a ruling regime, which still have the NUP Presidential Campaign Team behind bars, which it has been since the end of December 2020. That’s why the belief of a meeting like this unlikely. It isn’t like the NUP have been in communication or tried to talk with the NRM. They have sent letters to the other opposition parties, but not the ruling regime.
Museveni wants to look like a winner and be praised ahead of the 12th May 2021 swearing in at Kololo Airfield. Where he wants all the dignitaries and the glory of the rigged election ahead of his 9th term in office. The man needs legitimacy and look sincere, though we all know the grift and the reasons for this.
He has no trouble living on a lie. The regime is pushing it. That’s why we know the drill and we have been here before. The NUP isn’t collaborating with the NRM. That is just the truth. The President and State House isn’t straightforward with this. That’s why we know this was a publicity stunt and PR move, but not the reality. If it was… he would have shown their faces and smiled with them. Like the moves with Ashburg Katto, Jennifer Full Figure and everyone else he has “taken” from the NUP in the past.
Now, he just held a meeting, but not showing any of them off. It is just filled with ghosts, unaccounted people and internally displaced individuals who happens to be there. I’m sure more coordinators are behind bars, on bail or been sought after during the days of polls in January 2021. The state have gone after these and they have even killed them too. So, I doubt the party who has been hunted down like the NUP would suddenly let their people greet the man behind the scenes doing these sinister things to them.
Like will you meet the killer and the one punishing your kin? His been doing so without any justification or reason. Calling the NUP coordinators, activists and members as thugs, hoodlums and whatnot. He has talked about crushing them… so why would they even talk to this man? Who only has selfish interests and not care for the Republic?
Museveni can live on the lie. The lies… which is embedded in his modus operandi … and keeps him in office. These lies are what makes him powerful. Still, it is lies and deceit, which isn’t true. That is why he needs to stuff like this to make legit. Though we all know his just trying to take people for fools. People are not that stupid, even if his handlers believes they are. Peace.
“He has always wanted to build a monarchy; you know he calls himself the Ssabagabe (the king of kings) and he cannot be the Ssabagabe without having full control over land.” – Wilfred Niwagaba MP
It seems like the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and the “Yes-Men” around the President is fielding the idea of giving Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni the title of Field Marshal. Just as his not only the President, the Commander-in-Chief and the Head of State isn’t enough. He has also kept his title as the General.
That is why many refers to him as the General, which is natural. Some has referred to him as the King of Kings or the Ssabagabe. As he wants to be the anointed one and the royalty of his own court. He wants to be more than a mere mortal and have a royal heritage. That he oozes greatness and is ushering in a new era. However, the greed of power and prolonged stay in office is only repeating the sins of the past.
The ability to give him own titles, land, businesses, nepotism, corruption, torture, extra-judicial killings, destruction of institutions and becoming the personification of the state. Is a reason for self-inflicted harm and destruction of the state, which he resides over. He is taking away all the little reform and progress he delivered in the past. Taken it all away and he has resided in the highest of office with any transparency, accountability or responsibility to tell what’s his doing.
That is why the likes of Ministers and Yes-Men are saying he should become the Field Marshal. The highest rank of the army. Be the militant and the army commander he is. It is not like his beloved character anymore or have popular stance in the general public. Those years have long gone and passed. There is enough water under bridge for that.
He is already rehashing the ideas of the depleted state of the predecessors. Already tormenting his opposition, dissidents and people are coming back dead from their meeting with destiny or the tyranny of his state. The opposition are already political prisoners, the state is retaliating with all means and there is no space for them to breathe. Therefore, Museveni isn’t delivering a change or freedom, which his so often. He has the freedom, but his peers don’t have the same.
If he becomes Field Marshal, he will be in the same fashion as Idi Amin. A fellow he has always been so proud of toppling, because of his tyrannical reign. Now, his repeating all the sins of him and doing the same to the peasants too. Crippling the economy and coming with the military, if anyone dares to oppose him.
That’s why his just selling himself short and destroying his own name. His being do so for years. However, if his pride catches him and he eats this title. His just the epitome of an emperor. His showing his arrogance and how he belittles the general public. As he entitles himself and calls himself by fashionable names.
The King of Kings, the Fountain of Honour, His Excellency (H.E.), the Field Marshal and President Museveni. Peace.
Yesterday, the prolonged time for making it illegal to be homosexual or gay in the Ugandan Republic came into effect. This was passed in Parliament and was a part of the new Sexual Offences Act of 2019. This has been in the making since the early drafts in 2014. However, the attack on people’s love-life is just the beginning of the oppression in the Republic.
The same-sex persons and gay-community in Uganda is small and disfranchised already. There been cases of people going into exile and claiming to be gay to get visa’s in the Western Hemisphere. Therefore, this is far from new and is a continued problem. As well, as the Police have had crackdowns on gathering and rainbow meetings.
Well, they are meeting the same blunt force all dissidents are getting. The political freedoms are limited. The dissidents and people who are against the regime is targeted. The state is going after, using all means to silence the opposition. They cannot have rallies, meetings or even do internal party work without meeting security organizations. Radio shows are blocked, venues sealed off and so fourth.
The opposition are abducted, kept incommunicado, detained without charges, arraigned in court martial as civilians, held in ungazetted safe-houses, tortured and even killed. The state is using all of its security organizations to brutally get rid of the ones who oppose its reign. This is the aim of the state… and what they do. It is reported and stated. They are targeting civilian activists, killing civilians during demonstrations and random bystanders are hit by “stray-bullets” too.
I feel bad for the homosexuals and the gays. They deserve to love whoever they love. That shouldn’t be criminalized. Nevertheless, like in early 2014 and 2015, I called it wrong to just point at this and I still do. Because, the wrongs done to them is a systemic default of the current state. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) is targeting dissidents and people who oppose it. Therefore, them going after the same-sex lovers is just following the same programming. Giving them ten years in prison for doing so.
The state is already attacking such big groups and everyone who gathers in spite of His Excellency (H.E). The NRM can use the army, security organizations and the police force to silence the opposition.
When the state have re-issued the ills of previous regimes. Giving the “Panda Gari’s” a second life. Ensuring to strike fear to anyone who oppose the old man with the hat. The Special Force Command, CMI, ISO, UPF and UPDF are all collecting individuals who they deem fit. They are taking without proper procedure or within the bounds of the law. While the civilians who is taking in have to follow the same law. That is the reality of the oppression in the state.
So, the whole state needs to be reformed. Not just revoking the stipulation in the Sexual Offences Act. There is a need to change how the state operates … and create another atmosphere. The current regime doesn’t value, liberty or freedom of anyone else than the ones who is anointed by the state. The rest can just linger in detention, get re-charged and re-arrested. These folks can get tortured and possibly killed as well on the watch of the regime. There is not mercy and only sinister approach to justice.
It is injustice and impunity on a high scale. The same-sex/gays are just a populist fitting target to shallow the lack of results of this state. To follow up on a old promise and not really do anything to create a better nation or steady progress. This is what the guys believes is securing your future. They are putting people in bracelets and screaming “democracy”. You cannot make this one up, but that is the reality of it all. Peace.