Again, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni plots a big stunt on Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. Last time it was Jennifer Nakanguubi aka Jennifer Full Figure who went from a vocal People Power activists onto a Presidential Advisor in October 2019. Now, its gone a few months and the National Resistance Movement and the President continues to scheme.
This time its the Ghetto TV founder (since 2017), the blogger (since forever) and social media activist Ashburg Katto. His been been called an local attention seeker. His been using his platform for all sorts of reason. However, his been known as a supporter and activists for Bobi Wine and the People Power Movement.
So, his known and during last year he saw the dark side of the regime. As he was arrested, detained and gone missing for while. Therefore, its not like the man doesn’t know what sort of characters they have and what sort of action it does to their enemies. His seen what the authorities done to other People Power activists, leaders and members. Not like he haven’t seen it and spread the word about the impunity against it.
That is why today its more hurtful. It’s like he knows the ills of society, but still joins forces with the ones who oppress the public. Instead of holding on and pushing for change. His going into “steady progress” and getting a quick pay-off from the NRM. He gets a few cows, gets his name in bold with big-men, but at the same time loosing his edge and personality.
He becomes the Ghetto TV personality who went all red into yellow. That is a move and a decision. Just like he showed some of it with him joining forces with Duncan Abigaba, Deputy Head of Government Citizen Interaction Centre (GCIC). The man behind the NRM Social Media Task-Force. Together with him and Promoter Balaam he decided to cover “Yellow Influencers” with food during the COVID-19 Lockdown now earlier in May 2020. This supported by son-of-the-president Muhoozi Kainerubaga.
So now, its taken further. Ashburg isn’t only associated with “Yellow Influencers”. His gotten cows from the President. Spent time with the President on his farm and said his joined the NRM. That means the man whose supposed to be behind Bobi Wine. Has signed off to the President and his team. All it took was the play of some food deliveries to loyal social media influencers, writers and bloggers.
We knows his on the bus now. His a yellow and not a People Power Movement guy. His even praising Sevo and going for Mission 2021.
Again, the President has pulled a trick. Giving a very little and taking away someone from the opposition. Instead of having Ashburg Katto as a credible voice in the opposition. He will turn into the new Canary Mugume or Andrew Mwenda. Don’t expect any genius attempt of reasoning, only self serving enigma now. Where he will be the victim if he gets called out.
Since his supposed to be allowed to change party and change his views. However, that is allowed and people are changing parties with time. Nevertheless, this man knows how far the NRM and the state uses the authorities to quell opposition. So, to join forces with them after being an ally to the rising star Bobi Wine. He should know better, but instead he does this.
Just because he has Ghetto Initiative. Another ghetto maverick the President strings along to Bobi Wine. Like this man will destroy the support and the message of Bobi Wine. It won’t, but what it does. It shows how little the President has to give to make people switch sides.
Not like the President offered him a lot. No, he didn’t give him a title or a official salary. Just some cows and listening to his Ghetto Initiative. His not a Presidential Advisor, nor appointed to be part of the NRM SOMA or anything. No, just small tokens of silver. Even Judas Iscariot got better paid for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
So, we now know. It was already shady that he was part of the joint venture this month with Balaam and Abigaba giving food to “Yellow Influencers”. Now its official. Peace.