Opinion: When will the UPF stop blaming the victims?

At this very moment of time, the authorities and the Uganda Police Force are currently busy dropping Press Releases and Press Conferences after the fact. Where they always blame either the victims or some alien outsiders, which are hooligans, hoodlums or supporters of the opposition. That is what the state does and it’s not funny.

This is a endless cycle where the authorities, the law enforcement comes out with guns, weaponry and tear-gas, where they come in with full force and being on guard. To disrupt and disperse the public. That is what they are doing with live-bullets, tear-gas and other means. As they are assaulting themselves and violating the space just to prove their vigilance. And it always happens to appear in front of the main opposition. It never happens around the people supporting the regime. No, then they are onlookers and in good spirit letting processions, rallies and greetings happening.

This is why reading the press releases and the reports from the press conferences are infuriating. They are putting forward narratives to clean their hands. As they have the weapons, the machinery and the ability to cause harm and injury. Still, it is always the fault of the citizen,s the campaign convoy or anyone not associated with the brother who held the gun, throw the tear-gas or acted violently towards fellow citizens. No, it is the injured fellows fault, it is the car of the convoy and for the Love of God. The Opposition should always know better. Still, the same actions and the same meetings are appearing with the ruling regime, but never ever this outcome.

That is why it’s two republic’s at the moment. One for the ruling regime and one for the opposition. It is one police force for the regime and another brutal vile animal for the opposition. The opposition got to act like saints and if not just do all party work at their headquarters. These headquarters can even be raided without warrants too. So, its not like these parties are “legal” in a sense. They are defying the state and the regime itself. Therefore, the Police Force are allowed to breach their human rights and their constitutional rights to assemble. Because, the state is only directly allowed to have one “party”.

This is how it seems. It doesn’t matter who is opposing or working to topple the President on the ballot. It could be a headless chicken at this point, still that chicken would be violated, thrown in jail and would be barbecued very quickly by law enforcement. That is just the sad reality at this point.

The Uganda Police Force always, always blame the opposition. It always has a reason to ambush, besiege and ruthlessly interfere in the campaigning of the opposition. There are some weird hoodlums, hooligans or extremists who plans to undermine the republic and they are always a part of the opposition. It is just a coincidence that it happens again and again. Like we are supposed to believe that and that its a coordinated effort to create insecurity in the Republic.

Alas, that insecurity or unwarranted attack always appears around the opposition. However, if someone sincerely should create insecurity they should have done that around the President and his associates. They are the ones ruling the Republic and running the nation. Not the Opposition. So, these folks they are monitoring and coordinating insecurity is dumb. That’s why you know these arguments are out of thin air and their existence is as shallow as the ego of His Excellency himself.

So, please for the Love of God. Can you stop the madness and the election violence. Uganda Police Force it is steadily happening on your watch and does this make you proud? Is this why the Police Officers wakes up in the morning? To create havoc and put citizens in danger for their political affiliation? Is that your mission and your lives work?

If so… your worthless civil servants. Who are only serving one master and not the whole nation. You are only doing the bidding of one man and not serving the Republic. That is a disgrace and very unfortunate. Because, you could have been proud of your days work. However, you instead have chosen to be beggar of one man. Instead of showing loyalty to all citizens of one Republic. Peace.

Opinion: The UPDF should offer Bobi Wine a tank or a APC [to ensure his safety]

The way the campaign is going for Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) through the Electoral Commission (EC) should give the NUP convoy a tank or even a Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC). That measure should secure his safety.

It seems a bit much maybe, but when your car is shot at. Tear-gas cannisters hitting the windows and live-bullets around the vehicle. The APC is also called “battle taxis” or “battle buses”. A tank is also a armoured vehicle, but more compact than a APC.

Since the EC Security Team isn’t enough or capable of defending or securing the Presidential Candidate. The panzer and such will secure the safety and stop the police from being close to assassinate Bobi Wine and his associates.

The Presidential Candidate Bobi Wine would need this at this point. The campaign cannot continue like this. As they are attacked, ambushed and nearly having skirmishes. The EC Security Detail isn’t enough, as even one of the bodyguards was hospitalized today.

Francis Zaake MP could have died in Jinja today. The shot at the wheel could have also taken lives, as it was a dangerous move just doing that. Bobi Wine had already seen his bodyguard and Dan Magic getting hospitalized.

This after 5 people died yesterday as well. So, it’s not like the NUP and the supporters haven’t seen death. At the Free Bobi Wine demonstrations there was even more fatalities. These will never be truly answered. Just like the ones who died yesterday.

The specialized and armoured vehicle can secure the passage. It neither better weaponry than guns and tear-gas. You need grenades, missiles and bombs to destroy the panzer defence. They need grenade launchers and whatnot to breach through. When they are making the campaign trail look like a war-zone.

When they make it look like a war-zone for him. Maybe, they should give him some military gear to get through the period of time until the polls in middle of January 2021. That would safeguard him in the coming month and a half.

It seems like a bit much. However, when its like this. It seems like the only necessary step ahead. For some it seems much, but the Presidential Candidate needs this. As that is the answer to all the police brutality and election violence from the authorities.

The UPDF would do the right thing to offer the EC a tank or APC so that Bobi Wine could feel safe and actually campaign safely across the Republic. Instead of worrying about the safety about his convoy and his own life. Also, the lives around his convoy as nothing would compare a tank or an APC.

The SUVs are clearly not enough. They are small-fry … and can easily be targeted by the state. That is apparent… and evident by the recent days of action by the state. It seems like a necessity and sadly so. Peace.

Bobi Wine’s car shot at in Jinja

Breaking: Bobiwine’ car shot at,bullets aimed at Zaake in co drivers sit,car tyre shot,Bobiwine survives narrowly. Jinja. “Museveni wants to kill me”– Bobiwine cries out to the world” (Red Paper Daily, 01.12.2020).

Today, there could have bene a direct assassination of the Member of Parliament Francis Zaake, as he sat beside the driver of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. This happened in Jinja, as the National Unity Platform continued to pass through the Republic and campaign. Which have been met with hostility from security personnel. These have assaulted the convoy and they have directed their weapons at the public.

The 1st of December 2020 have already been tragic in concern to the NUP campaign and the NUP convoy. As the bodyguard ASP Kato and Dan Magic is hospitalized. Therefore, today has been bloody enough and the state has served so much injustice already.

However, the state amped up and as the convoy continued to the next district. The law enforcement was ready and aiming about the car of Bobi Wine. They aimed so closely that they could have killed Zaake. That says how far these guys are taking it. To incite violence and use force against the opposition. When it is this easy to aim and shoot at a car, which you know a Presidential Candidate and his associates are sitting in. Just mere luck and grace saved their lives.

This here isn’t campaigning anymore, but being ambushed by law enforcement. The NUP campaign is met with bullets, tear-gas and violent law enforcement. If this continues, then someone close to Bobi Wine will die, like his driver did in the Arua By-Election. That could easily happen again and even Bobi Wine could be hurt as well. It is just mere luck that nobody died today.

That its mere luck that no one is dying during campaign … Yesterday people did die on the road, as the Police have blamed the supporters for this. Not taking any accountability themselves. Therefore, they will surely make excuses for the pain and suffering put on the campaign today.

The authorities cannot continue like this. Sooner or later more people will suffer. More people will be hurt and it could easily be fatal. As the authorities are using means, which easily could bring fatalities.

Just like Bobi Wine’s message: Our lives are in danger! After blocking us in Kayunga, on the way to Jinja, they blocked the main road & diverted us to a remote road. As if to set us into a ‘kill spot’, they shot the tyres of my car and directly into our windscreen, narrowly missing Hon Zaake and my driver” (Bobi Wine, 01.12.2020).

So, this shouldn’t be happening. This isn’t campaigning. This is sending message, that if you continues. We can kill you and get rid of you. If you can easily move like this and shoot at the car, which a Presidential Candidate was riding in. They cannot defend it … this is despicable and disgusting. Mere luck that nobody was hurt or got a fatal shot. That shouldn’t be a thing, but clearly it is. Peace.

The Bloody Security Operatives attacks Bobi Wine’s Convoy in Kayunga district

ASP Kato, the head of Bobi Wine‘s security detail that was given to him by the Electoral Commision has been shot at and terribly hurt. He might have actually lost his eye. Sir Dan Magic too is in bad shape after being hit by a teargas canister” (Andrew Natumanya, 01.12.2020).

Several people have been injured and rushed to Nazigo Health Centre lll hospital in Kayunga District after security operatives fired bullets and teargas to disperse supporters of NUP presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine” (Caroline Katusiime, 01.12.2020).

These two reports are saying everything. The National Unity Platform (NUP) Convoy of Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine was attacked again. The Police and Law Enforcement coming armed and with tear-gas to violently disperse the public that gathers around the convoy. This is happening again and again. Just yesterday, the Police was killing five people and they blamed the supporters driving dirty.

Today, I wonder what excuse the police and the authorities will have for this. As they have hit one of their own. Who is there to defend and secure the Presidential Candidate. They have also hit Dan Magic as well. There is apparently no new low for this regime in concern with Bobi Wine.

They are willing to take out everyone around him. Even his security detail, which he got when he started his campaign. That is how violent the state officers are and reckless behaviour, which is costing people lives and also injuring a lot more. This is done so steadily, that more of skirmishes, than of actually campaigning.

The NUP and Bobi Wine is danger by continuing. The state doesn’t care about the loss of lives, the injuries of the people or the destruction to stop this convoy from campaigning. They are directly ambushed and attacked. They are the targets and the public is the one tasting the medicine of the government, who have ordered this officers and armed security personnel to be there.

This here is insane. As the campaign of Bobi Wine was in such trouble all through November and Desember seemsd to be more of the same. This is tragic and this is the message the state is sending. Impunity and injustice is cool as long as it happens to the opposition or dissidents of the state. Peace.

Opinion: Is waving at Bobi Wine “illegal” now?

Today, the National Unity Platform campaign rallies and convoy have been hard hit. Civilians have been knocked by law enforcement. Campaign venue in Mukono Town was hit by police brutality and tear-gas. The state have taken all precautions and using all means.

They hit 5 civilians in Mukono and they have later died. There has also been issues of usage of live-bullets and we don’t know how many who were fatal from that alone. The whole state is gone rogue and using all means to disperse the crowds around Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.

We can see that all gatherings, campaigning and everything that is done is deemed illegal by the state. The NUP cannot go anywhere without the state answering with brute force. The Police Force like the authorities they are. Never taken any accountability, but blames the citizens for dying themselves. They say the Bobi Wine supporters was riding reckless and therefore, their fault that they died.

I have not seen the reporting on the usage of teargas on the people or the reasons for the violent attack of the law enforcement in Mukono Town. Surely, they will claim the supporters was rowdy or find any other superficial argument to disperse them that way. Also, the use of live-bullets, which is the greatest means of being fatal to just show up to an rally.

Just driving in Mukono and the ones waving their hands to Bobi Wine was tasting the bitter taste of tear-gas. He couldn’t even just take a drive and ride through Mukono without some show of force from the authorities. That is the sort of people that is ruling the Republic.

That this is happening. Just show what sort of regime that is in place. As they cannot even care or give way. They only show the bullets, the cannisters of tear-gas and boots on the ground. It is like an impossible mission just to travel across the Republic and greeting his supporters.

When did it become illegal to greet and wave at the Bobi Wine convoy? Is there a direct law saying its wrong? What sort of reason can the Police Force have to throw cannisters of tear-gas at waving citizens?

What is even more tragic is that the state has yet again done more extra judicial killings in Mukono. Which they are blaming the citizens for themselves. Instead of taking responsibility or even finding peaceful measures to disperse the crowds. They are just coming in armed through their teeth awaiting a moment of glory and using their weapons to prove their balls. Since, these law enforcement officers is naked and oblivious that their relatives or kin could be caught in the cross-fire. Since, this is direct assault on citizens and not a gang of criminals.

That is what is striking here. The state doesn’t value life and the ones who dares to participate and acknowledge Bobi Wine. Peace.

Keeping up with Kaguta S2E1: Nobody is untouchable…

Sometimes I wonder if President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ever listens to the words coming out of his mouth. That he doesn’t the ironies and hypocrisy in his own words. A man who for instances claims the opposition leaders are supported by foreigners, but has indulged no proof. The same with the protesters and rioters. A man who has shown no grievances or care with the ones killed. He took his time to this. During the National Address today, he did send his condolences and promised an audit to compensate people. However, I don’t trust that a minute…

Well, Museveni has to intimidate and talk rubbish. He has to show strength and force. However, this man talking about nobody is untouchable. Nevertheless, the old man acts and lives his like that. He is initially speaking of himself. Everyone else can answer in Court, but not his own self. That is never happening and we know that.

The President even warns and comes with stern warning. We can assume that he will answer anyone who oppose or demonstrate. Still, that is not really news. The police and law enforcement have crackdown on every movement, which isn’t the movement itself. So, we can expect the attacks happening.

Some quotes from today!

If Hon Kyagulanyi was arrested, his supporters should have waited for him to go to court like he eventually did. The feeling that Kyagulanyi is untouchable because he is a politician and prompts people to riot must NEVER be repeated” – Museveni (29.11.2020)

Some politicians working with foreigners have been promoting impunity and swearing that they will make Uganda ungovernable. We have been monitoring them through intelligence” – Museveni (29.11.2020).

So those who rush to condemn the Police and Army. Yes, they do mistakes and if they make mistakes I will be the first to condemn them “but what I find disgusting is the dishonesty, especially those who misdirect the young people” – Museveni, 29.11.2020).

Police should audit this phenomenon of ‘stray bullets’. If a bullet goes astray, we should know why it was shot. If 32 of those killed were rioters, it means we have at least 20 people killed by stray bullets” – Museveni, 29.11.2020).

I will not indulged in the big whoop. The apparent reasoning of the old man is hypocrisy. A man who himself used the guns to get to power and let go. The man who himself acts like his untouchable and the “high above”. The man who everyone is supposed to praise and support. His movement, his vision and his party.

The old man is forgetful or selective. That the man who spoke for peasants and said all their avenues was closed. Therefore, he needed to go to war. That man is saying that people shouldn’t demonstrate or riot for their leader. A man who took up guns and went to civil war for his own cause. That is why his a hypocrite. A big giant hypocrite.

Bobi Wine is only signalling the things that is wrong and the double standard of the society. What his doing during campaigns. Is the same the NRM is doing. The President is gathering crowds and they have processions. That is evident by pictures. Even though the speeches of the President is in venues with less people.

Still, the order of things is always in favour of the President. He is saying the opposition is supported again by foreigners and that protesting civilians are criminals and hoodlums. That sort of approach is only undermining and only shielding the efforts from the citizens. Who are using their only avenue for grievances. An avenue that the President is not allowing them too. Only coming with empty pleas of condolences ten days after the fact. Before that he has called it nonsense and wished it away.

President Museveni acts and lives likes his untouchable. That man shouldn’t comment about others. At least, Bobi Wine is more popular and have more of relevance in 2020. Than Museveni had in 1979 and 1980. This is why he needed years in the Bush to win a WAR. Peace.

Opinion: H.E. calling the “Free Bobi Wine” riots…. nonsense

“I was going for a meeting like this, they told me that something (protests) was happening in Kampala and that I should ring there and also stop my campaigns. I said I won’t interrupt my plans with that nonsense. I said they will handle them………I was sure no one can disorganise Uganda because I know we have a strong army” – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in Kapchorwa in Sebei Sub Region (27.11.2020).

The President sends a clear message to the grand public. That their grievances and their suffering isn’t important part of his plans. They are just nonsense and an interference to his plans. This says a lot about how he values the citizens and the civilians.

When a man in power, who is the commander-in-chief and the head of state can say this about the civilians protesting. You know that he doesn’t see the public as important. They are just useful pawns and underlings to him. These are the peasants that are supposed serve him and acknowledge the big-man. They are not supposed to raise their voice or even question his orders.. Since his the colonial overlord currently reigning over this enclave.

The President who is in-charge of the army and police. The ones taking up weapons, using tear-gas and directly ordering law enforcement on the streets to quell the riots and demonstrations. That man calls the expression and frustration with the system “nonsense”.

The old man with the hat still doesn’t send condolences or any sort of grief to all the families that lost their loved ones during those days. Not, these deaths and extra judicial killings by the state isn’t worth his time. These lives could just die, because they interfered with his plans…

Does this old man hear himself and talk to his handlers before he speaks at all?

This is garbage. This is actually hot-garbage. The sort of infuriating and insulting attitude that only serves his own agenda not the betterment of the Republic. A sort of arrogance, that isn’t worthy of his office. No accountability or acceptance of blame for what went down. Where he doesn’t care about the voices or the reason for why it happened.

Just calling it nonsense. Shows his hubris… which is always important to show. Never show any humility or grace towards the ones who got caught in the cross-fire, hit by a stay-bullet or was directly aimed at during the riots. No, these people are worthy of his time. They are just nonsense anyway and the army can handle them. Because, who needs to have their civil rights and their rights to demonstrate. No…

Civilians and peasants needs to extend their tax-base, earn money to feed the army, but not be shielded from that same army. No, that is nonsense. This army isn’t there to protect the civilians, no it is there to protect the elite and the President. The people should know that and it is clearly evident by how they have acted during the recent days.

It is not the Republic for all the people, but a Republic serving Museveni. Peace.

Bobi Wine blocked in Migyera from accessing the Hotels [forced to be sleeping by the roadside tonight]

“The DPC Nakasongola Patience Namara and a one OC Byaruhanga have blocked Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine from accessing a hotel which he earlier booked in Migyera” (Uganda Diaspora Eye, 26.11.2020)

Just as a long and terrible day on the campaign trail is over. The National Unity Platform who has been blocked from entering towns and campaign venues.

There has been reports that the Presidential Candidate and his team tried to get a place at any hotel in Migyera in Nakasongola District. However, the got blocked from doing so.

Just like I wondered yesterday. What laws are stopping Bobi Wine from riding his convoy on the main roads to Hoima. Which laws said he needed to travel on the feeder roads?

Also, what law is stopping him from participating and talking on Spice FM earlier in the day?

Is there a law and any legalities can be reasonable to stop Bobi Wine finding shelter and sleep on the road for the campaigns?

On our way to Kyankwanzi via Hoima, all roads were blocked by police saying they had orders not to allow us through. We decided to spend the night in Migera but DPC Patience Namara and OC Byarugaba ordered all hotels not to host us. We’re now stuck and sleeping by the roadside” (Bobi Wine, 26.11.2020).

I know, the authorities cannot find any law, which is directly making it legal to block the roads for Bobi Wine and his team. Neither, can there be any wisdom in the blocking him for accessing and sleeping in hotels.

I wonder, what sort of law does the DPC and OC have and how can they defend doing this? Since, I doubt there is any sort of justice behind this. This is just more impunity and injustice.

The authorities are really foolish with this. Letting a Presidential Candidate sleep roadside. Block the roads so he can travel across the Republic and also blocking all his engagements. They stops his radio shows and stop his venues.

There is nothing in his way that is allowed. That is evident. They are now doing everything, but arresting him. Peace.

Opinion: The EC is trying to pull a trick

The Electoral Commission Commissioner Simon Byabakama written a letter called “Re: Alleged Blocking and Disrupting Scheduled Candidates’ Campaign Meetings’ the Inspector General of Police Okoth-Ochola today on the 26th November 2020.

This letter is supposed to get the directions and reasoning behind the blocked rallies, campaign meetings and so fourth. However, we all know that Uganda Police Force, Uganda People’s Defence Force, Special Force Command, Internal Security Organization and so fourth will not cease their operations. Just because a letter like this.

The matters are coming from high above and this is only happening to shield the pain. The Police Force and the other law enforcement will not cease their activities. They will pursuit the same means and shut down venues. They will block radio appearances and so fourth. These folk will block the roads and districts too. On the orders from the various of authorities and local leaders like RDCs and RPCs.

That is why this letter will not be taken serious. The opposition candidates will still meet the same authorities today, tomorrow and beyond the polls. This letter is a smoke-screen. A way of showing grace and humility. However, it will not mount to anything.

It is not like the Police Force will stop or any other law enforcement. Not even the army or its outfits will not stop their activities. The letter from the Electoral Commission will not stop it. The police brutality and the extra judicial killings will not stop. The state will still make the supporters, bystanders and innocent civilians get caught in the cross-fire or stray bullets. There will be more tragedies ahead of the January 2021.

To think otherwise at this point is naive. The IGP and EC Commissioner will not change that. They are working on orders and command from the high above. These folks cannot stop their duty to serve the State House. That is what they are doing.

That is why I have no faith in this letter. IGP Okoth-Ochola will not change it. Neither will army commanders change their ways. It is not happening. Let me repeat, it is not happening. Peace.

Opinion: Museveni seems to forget the role of a viable opposition [colour me not suprised]

There is no opposition in Uganda I can’t defeat because they have no logic. What are they opposing? There is no ground for opposition in any part of Uganda. They are discredited. They have no track record of what they have done on national issues”Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on the 25th November 2020

The role of a functioning opposition in a democracy is to check the government and keep their powers accountable. Their main duty is usually to criticise and critique the policies of the government. Put forward legislation to counter the governments own policy and get the press to report about it. Question and check the budget, the use of expenditure and criticise the government during plenary session in Parliament. These are the main things a function opposition should do.

That is the role of the UPC, DP, FDC, JEEMA and NUP who are the main parties in the Republic. The President talks of them like they are supposed to deliver on things. No, they are not in government, but in opposition. These are not the ones that needs be held to account. They are the ones that’s keeping you in check and order.

It is weird that the President of 35 years. A man who has served in politics in various of positions since he was a part of the Military Council in the late 1970s. Doesn’t have the mental stimuli to get the daft idea of what the opposition does.

There will always be grounds for opposition for any government. People will always disagree. Some wants chocolate- and others wants vanilla ice-cream. No sensible person doesn’t see that. We know that Museveni never wanted a Multi-Party democracy and only did it to get more donor aid. He wouldn’t have held two referendums, if there wasn’t external pressure. The old man would prefer everything being in-house and ordered beneath him.

That is why his talking like this. In a manner, which is very futile and make him sound deluded. Like he doesn’t know what the opposition is supposed to do. They are not supposed to be “Yes-Men”. That for his appointees and cadres within his own party.

What are they supposed to do? They are not governing! You are Mr. President, that’s why they are wondering about your “classified expenditure” and the massive budgets for security or ministry of Defence. However, there isn’t enough funds for local government or education. Still, you say they are discredited, Because they are not following your correct line. That is the reality.

You want everyone to be blind as bat and follow you without questioning your reign. Then they would fine to exist and be there. However, that is not their role and you got to keep up with it.

And if you can’t handle that. Do yourself a favour old man and retire. Which you promised several of times to by now. I will not have more than two terms and I will retire by the age of 75. Nevertheless, you never did and your promises is worthless. Just like your manifestos and pledges. Recycled ideas with no grounds for development. Only for your cronies and cadres within a small elite who eat it all. While the public only gets scraps. Peace.