Opinion: Gen. Museveni lies about meeting NUP coordinators

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.

Opinion: Field Marshal Museveni? Hell no…

“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.

Opinion: Kagame isn’t a statesmen, but a calculated ‘killer’ [‘Pilato’ What’s Up?]

General Paul Kagame, the President for life of Rwanda. The man who consolidated all power and keeps everyone else on a leach in Kigali. The Rwandese President has a history and the ones who dissent to him is silenced. Kagame has ensured the ones who is in his way either gets detained, poisoned or dies suddenly. That has been reoccurring during all the years in power.

While people are praising him for his achievements, the propaganda and the grandeur of certain policies. They are not seeing the ill and vicious side of the regime. The Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) is all under his control and nothing is without his touches.

Kagame has been a key architect behind a lot of slaughter, horrific murders and possible genocides. A man like that shouldn’t be seen as a “statesman”. When he has issued more orders of death, than creating possible development of his domain. The Rwandese President wants his story to not be told, but the show the stadiums, the cleanliness and the “progressive” manners of which he rules with an iron fist.

Kagame don’t want the stories of FRONASA. Surely he don’t want his nickname from the bush-war days in the National Resistance Army (NRA) as ‘Pilato’. That was his nickname because of his ruthlessness during the bush-war in 1980 to 1986. I’m sure that he don’t want people to remember his time as a Head of Administration at the Military Intelligence at Basiima House.

Just as Kagame was heading and being a high ranking commander during the regime overthrow between 1990 to 1994. Where he participated in massacres and murders. As his RPF was doing whatever it could to take power from exile. This was done with support and help by his ally in Kampala, Museveni.

So, we know that Kagame and the RPA was part of the deaths in Luweero Triangle and also part of the genocide in Rwanda. Kagame has been vital part of these violations, horrific atrocities and murders to get power in Uganda and Rwanda. This continued by the forged alliance between Kigali and Kampala who together overthrow the leadership in Zaire/Democratic Republic of Congo twice. Where they have after this also supported proxy militias and looted that Republic across its border. This is continuing to this day. Where Kagame is also responsible for vast amounts of death over decades in the DRC.

Why do I say all of this and put this out there? Well, the praises of him should stop. His a calculated killer and been trained to do this. That is why suddenly his detractors after falling and dying. They are assassinated, killed and suspiciously gone missing. The state will always state they don’t know and they will investigate the deaths, but they are never properly solved or proven. As everyone knows the state was involved in the demise of these people.

While that is happening. The state have PR exercises and trying to forge another narrative. The state is willing to sell other stories and selling Kagame as a saint. The state is trying together with the President to look as the greatest leader and the grandest man to ever be President. The President clearly doesn’t want to be known as ‘Pilato’.

Kagame wants to be a smooth sooth-sayer, but everyone should know the truth. His a militant and a autocrat, who is not leaving anyone behind. The ones who stands in his path gets buried. That is a tragic state of affairs, but the reality is this sinister.

The RPF and the Rwandan government never would like the truth to come out. They rather bully someone who says it and dismiss it. They are calling writers who speaks the truth all sort of names and does what it can to tarnish them. It is just tragic and the world should know. As Kagame wants to be known as a statesman, but they should know that its a lie. A big fat lie and not the truth at all.

Kagame is a killer and a calculated one. He is deceitful and dishonest. There is nothing else to it. Peace.

Opinion: General Museveni is the mechanic behind the wars [in Rwanda & DRC]

There is time for this to be blasted and not be forgotten. The President of Uganda since 1986. Have been vital and the one behind several of wars. Not only was he the man behind the bush-war, which lasted between 1980 to 1986. He was also part of the prolonged war in Northern Uganda too. The President ensured the conflict to last and made it possible to reign supreme in Kampala.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni needs to be remembered for how he wanted to be the Kingmaker and anoint the leaders in East Africa and in the Great Lakes Region. The rebel wanted his fellow peers in power and not independent leaders who he couldn’t control. The President wanted his sort of people and assert influence there.

So, the Son of Kaguta have involved himself in the Luweero Triangle. Used the boost of military power to take office. He used the same armies and soldiers to get involved in conflicts elsewhere.

Museveni was the engineer and the support system of the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) between 1990 to 1994. The President was part of the coalition who went into Zaire or Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

I can say this become statements like these:

Sergeant Kayitana declared that the weapons, vehicles and other logistical means used by the combatants of RPF – Inkotanyi were provided by the Ugandan Government, which also puts training camps at their disposal. He asserted that it is President Museveni who is behind the war being waged against Rwanda. The following is an extract from his statement on this subject: “I’m making a call to President Museveni of Uganda because he is the engineer of this war, he is the one providing weapons, he is the one confusing the Rwandese and Ugandans who are there (in Uganda), he is the one creating all such things … that he should stop doing so.”” (Letter dated 21 April 1994 from the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Rwanda addressed to the President of the Security Council, 1994).

About the pretext for the attacks on Democratic Republic of Congo:

Uganda has said that the alleged Ugandan dissidents living in Zaire have taken advantage of “the rebellion” to violate Ugandan territory. Why would they have waited for “the rebellion” to break out in Zaire totake action against Uganda, one third of whose territory is under their control? This statement is simply a pretext to justify an unprovoked attack on Zaire. The truth of the matter is that neither before nor after “the rebellion”and the instability created by Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda did Ugandan dissidents make incursions into Uganda from Zaire. Did not the Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Eriya Kategaya, acknowledge at the Ouagadougou summit held on6 February 1996 that his country had shelled the town of Kasindi in Zaire? Can he tell us what Ugandan dissidents are in Kasindi?” (…) “The members of the United Nations Security Council should not let themselves be fooled by the statements of intent and petitions of principle contained in paragraphs 4-15 of the communiqué from the Ugandan Government. The Kampala regime is known for its deceit. After swearing everywhere that Ugandan troops had not entered Zairian territory, several States ultimately came across evidence that irrefutably established their presence there. How reliable, then, can the Kampala regime be? How can a country which takes the initiative of attacking another country enjoy any credibility when it presents the other country with a peace plan to deal with the effects of the attack? The statements of the French and Belgian Governments and the United States Department of State, taken together with the material evidence collected by Zaire, show that the Ugandan Government is persisting in this lie when it claims, in paragraph 7 of the aforementioned document, that it has no soldiers involved with the current problem in eastern Zaire” (Reply of the Government of the Republic of Zaire to the communiqué dated 30 January 1997 from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, 1997).

These stories needs to be retold and not forgotten as these are important to tell. President Museveni needs to be remind, but also know that it is not water under the bridge. The actions he did and wars he supported for his own benefits has to catch-up on him.

Museveni has played these wars out and installed favourable Heads of State, which he haven’t only done here. However, we have to remind the world of how he did it in Rwanda and the DRC. That he ensured Kagame, Laurent Kabila and Joseph Kabila. All of these was leaders Museveni wanted on the throne. Being the kingmaker of the region and have allies in the region.

He was the engineer and the mechanic behind these conflicts. He used his comrades in the RPF to do it and get his people on top. The fall-out between Kagame and Museveni happened later. Nevertheless, these two have a career where they have helped each other out all the way from the FRONASA days. Therefore, Museveni knows that the Kagame has knowledge of his past and what the did together to get where they are today. Peace.

Opinion: Museveni has nothing new to offer…

Well.. Mr. Sunday, M7 or the Old man with the hat has run this lap to many times and the sad truth is… that he has nothing new to offer. He got nothing, nada to prove or deliver. This man has shown his character and how he rules over the years. Things will not get better. No, they will only get worse.

President Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni will only show the Republic two things in the up-coming term. These are death and destruction.

The deaths we are already seeing and it will come steady. The republic is using the security apparatus with full force and impunity. There is no wiggle room or justification anymore. It is just a total attack on anyone and anybody who dares to associate or be active in certain spheres of society. There is no space or possible other way to see. The drones or “Panda Gari’s” is the truth of this. The same is the safe-houses, the use of the army, Special Force Command and other outfits to hunt, abduct, detain and even kill on orders of the state.

The destruction is more for us mere mortal who follows from afar. Except more devastating news that the state is crippling economy, rising interests rates and lacking forex reserves. The state will not get funds as it is sanctioned. The state will be poor and the loan repayments are to high in comparison to the domestic revenue. The revenue collected from new taxes will not service the short-fall between it either. As the general spending is too high with the huge patronage and expensive beneficiaries of the state needs to be greased. If not the President and his elite will struggle to be active. This is why things will become even more dire with time.

That is why he will not bring hope or steady progress. The President doesn’t have the trust or allies securing his bank. The State House doesn’t have a wand to settle old debts or re-issuing grace periods. The President has tried to sell himself as a fighter against terrorism and be a operator of brigades for peace-keepers. However, that only take you so far.

At some point, all the death and destruction will turn against him. When everyone is struggling. When the elites and the decreasing middle-class isn’t feeling any development. The time when the ones who accepted the plights of others are seeing that everyone is going hand to mouth. When all government schemes are eaten by high ranking officials and not serving the general public. There is not money for light-bulbs at public schools, but ministers can buy imported luxurious goods. They can wear expensive suits, fresh Italian leather shoes, one of kind cell-phone and jewellery.

That’s why the President and his party has nothing really to offer. They will only continue their rampant self-destructive ways to further feed their cause. These folks only are there for eating themselves. The President has said his nobody’s servant, but works for himself. That is why you shouldn’t expect for him to care.

Museveni will not make a difference now. That time is long gone. Now, he will only order death and destruction. Right now he will only torment people and cause more suffering for plenty. It will get worse. Expect hyper-inflation, lack of goods and other hiccups, which they will make all sort of excuses over.

The state who loans to pay salaries and do the basics. Will sooner or later deplete the warehouses and cripple the economy. It is just a matter of time before civil servants aren’t paid. Teachers, nurses and others are going for months without pay. While the soldiers and key security outfits are covered to safeguard the regime. Don’t be shocked if this is coming. With so many years of greed and stagnation. It is at this point… that the never finished revolution starts to eat its own. It is tragic to say so, but we are soon there.

Museveni is reckless and brutal. That is why his willing to take this far. This is why he does, because it hasn’t cost anything in past, but soon he needs to do it. Why? Well, he wants to save his own skin and kin. As the battle for breadcrumbs will arrive and true survival comes for the wealthy too.

That is why he will only continue to deliver death and destruction. This is his steady progress and securing your future is all about. Peace.

A memo on how I will remember Museveni of the early 2020s

In the good old days the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and Yoweri Kaguta Museveni could easily win propaganda victories. The NRM and the Government of Uganda had all the goodwill of the world. The republic had been burning and Museveni could blame the previous administrations for everything. It wasn’t his men and they hadn’t followed the right path. If not they were not educated in the Movement system and its 10 point program.

That maybe worked like clockwork until mid-90s but that era is long gone. The crimes of those days got downplayed and the prolonged conflict in Northern Uganda got swept under the rug. Because, the President and the NRM was not only promising things, but reforming the state. They were issuing policy changes and making a difference. The policies wasn’t only get rich-schemes by the elite, but actual government work for the citizens.

Now these days the NRM has left the port and is sailing in the wilderness. All of the Presidential Advisors and Yes-Men cannot save this ship. It is sort of rudderless, but still seems deliberately so and does it with perfect. It is moving on the knives edge and pushing all of its boundaries. It has been able for so long to get away with horrific things and thinks it can do it now as well.

The NRM and Museveni have left several of things burn in the past and let other people clean up his mess. He has involved himself in conflicts and pushed his interests there. Seen a profit possibility and operations of looting as an outcome. Still, it is the general public who will pick up the bill for his warfare and looting. Not the gentlemen who was merchants of death and destruction. No, these people are ministers, high ranking officials and if not dead heroes.

With all this said we are in 2021and the legacy of Museveni is sort of getting written. His handlers and team is trying rewrite it all, but that shouldn’t be the truth. There is now real evidence of the torture, the kidnappings and detentions of civilians without a fair trial. The state is acting with swift impunity and vengeance against the National Unity Platform (NUP).

There been safe-houses for years who is un-gazetted by the state. Where the various of security organizations have held detractors, dissidents and supposed “spies”. While they are tortured and kept incommunicado. The state is also known now for “drones” or “Panda Gari’s” which is really bringing back the vicious techniques of the past. Taking people in the middle of the night or on the streets, in restaurants even without any forewarning or warrant. The security officers are coming in the famous wagons and just taking the citizens away. That is happening while the state plays around with numbers of missing people and not releasing any true reports on the matter. Like it is a joke, while families are missing loved ones because of their political affiliation.

That is the state Museveni is ruling at the moment. A man who came and promised a fundamental change. A man who came and was supposed to be different from Idi Amin and Milton Obote. However, it was a lie. His living a lie and the citizens are paying the price for it. He is using all the tricks of the past, but for his own agenda. In the end the fortunes and the wealth is in his hands. All decrees, orders and the final say is all up to him.

There is no middle ground. That he orders soldiers on the streets to crack-down on civilians protesting. A man who has no trouble using all security apparatus to detain a whole campaign team and impound all their gear, cars and such too. Arresting everyone in near association with a Presidential Candidate and take these folks to Court Martial to be charged as soldiers. While these are civilians and political prisoners of conscience. These men and woman are all behind bars, because they dared to be part of the NUP. That is the only reason for their demise and days behind bars.

That is how Museveni will be remembered. As well as becoming the personification of the state. Who has easier access to tear-gas than to needed PPE equipment. A state who has no issues lying about everything and blame everyone else. Have a huge machinery and bloated state budgets, but no good revenue. A state that is run on rampant grand corruption, but doesn’t take care of it. Neither does any of the parastatal’s or agencies supposed to combat it. They are just awaiting the go ahead from the “high above” before apprehending a small fish. The big men are in the kitchen cabinet and these are untouchable.

Museveni might say the right words now and then, but that doesn’t make it true. His reign is a mockery of a great republic like Uganda. There was so much potential, but he squashed it all with his ego and will to get massive wealth. The President is willing to do whatever to his enemies. There is no bound to the fate of the ones who opposes him. They can suffer and be in dire straits. The state doesn’t care, because the President doesn’t either. While his at a public function reciting the bible and at another hour ordering someone’s demise. That is the sort of character he is and the hypocrisy is the road his walking.

The NRM way is how they act upon the NUP. That is the NRM. Through and through. The death, the destruction and the use off all means to silence it. They are downplaying it and making it seem superficial, while people are living in injustice. Parents has lost their kids, grandparents lost their grand-kids and so on. Brothers, sisters, wife and husbands have all been scorn by the acts of the state. People have been missing and found dead no a field or left for dead on a street after weeks of uncertainty. These stories are the reflection of the ills of Museveni’s reign.

There is no half-way crook. Museveni is crooked and abide by this too. His lies and deceit is catching up on him. The way he speaks of democracy and such is all just a front. He always wanted to be the centre and be the man in-charge. That is why he doesn’t care about rigged elections, as long it is in favour of him and his allies. Nevertheless, he went into the bush over another rigged election in 1980. The 2021 is hopefully the final 1980 election of this kind. Where all things are in favour and built for one party. Instead of being credible, free and fair, which was far from it in January 2021.

Museveni’s actions will haunt him. Even if he thinks his above it. The scars, the wounds and the deceased will be his detriment. There is no way out now. He has created this and will have to answer for it all. The lives he has both taken and hurt is the ones who will in the end destroy him. Maybe not in this life, as all security organizations is defending his mortal soul. However, in the afterlife, the almighty will ask him and determine if this was all justified. Then he will get the verdict on judgement day.

As it seems like Museveni will rule until his final breathe. Still, we all should remember him for the NRM way, which wasn’t the prolific changes of the 90s but the deteriorating and destructive state of affairs of late. That is what he shall be remembered for and what he cannot run away from. These lives was taken on his watch and these fellow brothers and sisters ,will forever be remembered for their sacrifice. Peace.

Opinion: NUP is now following FDC’s Post-Election Programming

The National Unity Platform (NUP) after the January 2021 elections have the majority of the opposition in the 11th Parliament. Just the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) had in recent elections. Both the FDC and NUP have claimed the elections been rigged and righteously so. Still, they are playing the political games and taking positions in Parliament after. Therefore, their stance of the rigged elections falls flat when you buy into “positions” within the same political sphere.

If the NUP wants to be different then the FDC. Why are you playing into the same fold as them? There is only a name-change and the leader of the Party. The rest is more of the same. The same with Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine planning a tour across the Republic. That is no differences to all the different campaigns Dr. Kizza Besigye have launched over the years. That is all fine, but this isn’t creating something new. This is continuing the same charade and politicking that is lacking.

A glass is either half-full or half-empty. The glass either is soon running empty or have the ability to fill it with more water. That depends on how you look at it. For me, I want to be consistent. If I was against Winnie Kiiza standing as the Leader of Opposition in 2016. There will be wrong of the NUP to have Mathias Mpuuga or anyone else in the 11th Parliament as the ‘LoP’.

That is because both parties have flagged the same case and similar actions after the elections. They have stand the same ground and with similar principals. Therefore, the NUP is going into the same trap as the FDC. They are getting compromised by the ideals of a shadow government and perks of office in the 11th Parliament.

The NUP is supposed to challenge the NRM and General Museveni. However, if they go into the Parliament with this and take those titles. They are getting a cash-grab and getting compromised by becoming “high ranking” officials, instead of fighting the good fight. These are getting incorporated in the political sphere of the dictator. The man they are supposed to fight and get rid of in the first place.

They are going down the same rabbit hole and will caught in the same election cycle without any sort of proper avenue as a shelter for dissidents. To play second fiddle with the dictator and be within his rule will eat you alive. The Parliament will not shelter or ensure the safeguard of these values, but instead be a place for a quick pay-check and instant prospects of becoming a crony.

The NUP should have learned from the past, but now they are doing the same thing. There is no difference between the compromises of Muntu and the NUP selling out here. The radical NUP is becoming as mediocre as the Muntu faction of FDC, which became the ANT. Therefore, if you don’t like it. Check the track-record and see how it went.

Bobi Wine should know better and this gambit will trade-off his resilience. The NUP will become a “red” FDC instead of being its own entity. They will become the new established opposition, instead of being a possible successor to the NRM. The gamble and offering of the January 2021 polls for a cheap bargain of positions within the 11th Parliament. That is no different than what the “blue” did after the 2016 elections.

And I had no kind words for the Kiiza/Muntu actions post-2016 elections and I have no favours for Bobi Wine too. If he uses the same methods and moving post-2021 elections. Then the sacrifices and the costs to run was sold for a few silver coins. That is selling your political capital for cheap and short-sighted titles. The NUP deserves better, just like the FDC deserved as well. They are better than this, but greed can always overcome a ideological pathway. That has happened to others and now its the NUP’s turn to eat of the public plate. Peace.

National Unity Platform (NUP): Statement (19.04.2021)

Opinion: Kutesa lives in an alternative reality [and I needs to know how he got there]

Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa yesterday published a press release where he addressed Western Powers and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Which in itself is a natural thing to do for a Foreign Minister. Especially, when you want to address or explain certain situations for context to the international community. However, his so far from planet earth. He must either already entered Akon City or gotten a VIP ticket to Wakanda. Where I want to join him in the near future. Because, it must be bliss to live like him.

Kutesa is really out of line and lying out of his ass when his saying abductions doesn’t exist and arrests only happening through due process. The minister needs a reality check and maybe someone should enlighten him. He must living on pink cloud and drinking some powerful juices to not be able to apprehend the truth.

The Minister should connect himself with the Jeje Odongo and Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. Even have a talk with the IGP Okoth-Ochola , Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga and others who are associated with the abductions, kidnappings and unlawful detentions. There are several of reports and security outfits, which has been in direct connect with the “drones” or “Panda Gari’s”. That is the state effort before, during and after the elections this year. Therefore, Kutesa needs to get his mind right and corrected.

He knows perfectly well that this has occurred and happened in the Republic. His just hoping the International Community and these dignitaries are naive. That these folks knows nothing and will eat the lies of his hands. While civilians are getting court martial like soldiers. People are abducted and the state doesn’t even produce the proper list of the ones who is taken away. That is why its disrespectful to the relatives and the loved ones of these individuals that the Minister says this.

Kutesa should know better, but rather live on a lie, than speaking the truth. That is the character of him and the regime he serves. The Minister is a reflection of how the NRM operates and how they think they can whitewash the sinister acts they do. That is just the reality of it all and its tragic.

Sam Kutesa needs to produce does tickets and ways to get Wakanda. If not how he already has entered Akon City. Since, with this sort of statement he cannot be sincere. It is false and a lie. The minister needs to chill or apologize about this.

The Minister needs to get an understanding or back-off. Because, the lies is easy to decipher in 2021. It is not like the grapevine is silent and the truth isn’t leaked out. This isn’t the bush and where you can control all aspects of information. That is impossible at these days and he cannot pull up a smokescreen to hide the facts.

Kutesa needs to call up Odongo and get some knowledge. Clearly that’s not happening. If not, his trying to deceive the world and that wouldn’t be shocking in 2021. Peace.

Uganda: UN experts extremely concerned at serious rights violations linked to general elections (13.04.2021)

GENEVA (13 April 2021) — UN human rights experts* today called on the Government of Uganda to immediately stop the brutal crackdown on its political opponents which began in the lead-up to January’s disputed general elections and continues to suppress opposition supporters.

“We are particularly alarmed by the reports of widespread and continued repression against opposition leaders and their supporters,” the experts said. “More than 50 people have been killed as a result of the brutal policing methods, including the use of live ammunition fired without warning, and at least 20 others have lost their lives in incidents linked to the electoral context.”

They urged the authorities to immediately and thoroughly investigate and prosecute all human rights violations, including allegations of extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrest and detention, enforced disappearance, torture and ill treatment, deprivation of due process of law and assault on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

Several thousand people have been arrested and while some have been released, others have allegedly been tortured before appearing in military courts, the experts said. Relatives of others often do not know their fate or whereabouts. “It is outrageous that those who are requesting information about their forcibly disappeared relatives are further subjected to reprisals and arrest,” the independent experts said.

“We are urging the Government of Uganda to take all necessary measures to immediately stop the concealing of information concerning individuals arrested in the context of the general elections, a practice amounting to enforced disappearance, and reveal their fate and whereabouts.

“The arbitrary house arrest between 14 and 25 January 2021 of the prominent opposition leader known as Bobi Wine (Mr. Kyagulanyi), which a High Court ruled to be unconstitutional, is symptomatic of the flagrant suppression tactics of the opposition and the absence of due process of law,” the experts said.

Opposition leaders and their supporters have protested against alleged electoral irregularities and the prohibition of gatherings under the guise of preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The massive deployment of armed forces in cities, as well as the intimidation and attacks of opposition observers at polling stations, reportedly affected voter turnout; while the interruption of internet services slowed the voting process and affected counting.

“The curtailing of freedom of press and media, the intimidation, ill-treatment and assaults of journalists covering the elections and especially the opposition is simply unacceptable. The Government must provide immediate remedies and reparation to all the victims,” the experts said.

ENDS

****The experts:* Mr. Tae-Ung Baik (Chair), Mr. Henrikas Mickevičius, (Vice Chair), Ms. Aua Balde, Mr. Bernard Duhaime and Mr. Luciano Hazan, Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances; Mr. Nils Melzer****, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment;Mr. Morris Tidball-Binz****, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions*; ***Irene Khan, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Opinion and Expression*; **Clément Nyaletsossi Voule*** Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

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