“Former FDC President Dr. Kiiza Besigye defied Police orders & parked his vehicle in the middle of the road, blocking& inconveniencing other road users.The car was towed away and he was taken to Naggalama Police. At the moment no charges have been preferred against him” (Kampala Metropolitan Police, 04.11.2019).
At this point it must be impossible to be Dr. Kizza Besigye. Because by April 2018 he was already arrested about 1023 times, incarcerated 217 and indicted of 894 offences. Therefore, the opposition politician have been in plenty of courts, seen many lawyers and in prison. This is not calculation the time spent under house-arrest or even destruction of his property. Neither, the damages done to him to hurt him and torture him too.
Therefore, it is so much that Besigye has gone through in his pursuit of a peaceful transition from dictatorship. Not like it hasn’t cost him. The ones belittling him should try to be through his journey. The ones calling him a NRM stooge, would a stooge and enemy of state be able to pull that off with these sort of ridiculous numbers. Which is real, which isn’t a flawed statistic, but a reality that his been through. It continues to today.
He was arrested in April 2019 in Mubende district for visiting a radio show. That is what happens to happen and surely more than what I can remember right now.
Just like that, Besigye is still charged with treason, which happened on the 13th May 2016 at the Moroto Magistrate’s Court. Today on the 4th November 2019, its a total of 3 year, 5 months and 22 days. That’s a total of 1270 days, which he has had this hanging over him. That’s for swearing himself in as the President in the aftermath of the General Election of 2016.
That is why you know this man has a lot of suffering, pain and torment, which that state has obliged him again, and again. That’s why his been answering for “crimes committed” during the Walk to Work in 2011, all over the place during the campaign trail of 2015/16. Something, that hampers and put more strains on a campaign. Plus, the newly added charges and sentencing, which comes by him visiting various of districts and Police Force pinning whatever statutes or codes of law they could on the man. That is just what they do.
That is why he was standing on the wrong road, at the wrong time today. That he was in the middle of the road in Kireka, as he was supposed to address the press at a Press Conference at the Namboole Stadium. That is the reality. Because of that, he was arrested again, his car smashed and towed away.
It is impossible to be Besigye in the Republic. That is because the state has designated it to be this way. That’s why has been arrested so many times and how it continues to stack-up. It is an never ending journey of hurt, pain and suffering. It is never ending story of oppression, where he cannot express him, be free and liberated. As he can at any minute be arrested, be house-arrested or be kidnapped by some sort of authority. Because, that’s what they do to him.
This is the mere reality. This is not fiction, but a real life journey of one man. Who is not free and whose the symbol of tyranny right now. While others suffers too, while others get arrested for challenging the authorities. His been the one fierce-fully lightening the torch for the next generation. Peace.
Well, another day, another Dr. Kizza Besigye arrest. There must be someone whose job is to arrest him at the Kampala Metropolitan Police. That person’s sole duty is to follow and find out when to arrest the opposition leader, and People’s President Besigye are at any time. Because, the amount of times his arrested. Those numbers are outrageous for a civilian, whose not a terrorist or career criminal. Therefore, today is just another day in the Republic. Another day for Besigye to be arrested.
This is what it all goes down too. It is the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) had planned to hold a Presser or a Press Conference at the Mandela National Stadium. However, the Police weren’t happy or having it. That is why they blocked the venue and arrested Besigye on the spot. Towing his car. Breaking his windshield and water cannoning him like there was no tomorrow.
Two reports from what happened today:
“Police officers who were today deployed at Mandela National Stadium in Namboole, Wakiso District, to block a scheduled press conference by the leaders of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), have arrested the party’s former president, Dr Kizza Besigye” (97.8 Kazo FM Omushomesa, 04.11.2019).
“Police have stopped the FDC party from holding their weekly press conference at Namboole stadium. They have dispersed crowds using teargas and have followed Kizza Besigye, cracking the windscreen of his car and forcefully getting him out of it.” (93.3. KFM Radio, 04.11.2019).
Therefore, again we see what is up, where the state targets the FDC and Besigye. This is an old trick, but not a new one. This one was notified to the state, the Press Conference, but that didn’t matter. The state was prepared and ready, they had everything there. Instead of securing the premises. They took charge, went in on the civilians, on the leaders of the FDC, and took Besigye away.
His now in very familiar ground, as a man arrested at Nagalama Police Statopm. Where he has resided before, where he stayed for while before being dropped at home in Kasangati, Wakiso District. Where the Police is very familiar and have made roadblocks, plenty of times, even been stationed at the gates for weeks on end.
We have seen this all before, the same sort of acts, the same sort of play and state are continuing to do this. They use the law as a tool to oppress and silence. Where the FDC and Besigye cannot fully act as a party or as leaders, as their every movement can be stopped, either by the law or by default. That is just what the Republic does to him and others. Where the blockage of venues, media and so-on continues, as it is sanctioned and blessed by the man above. Peace.
After two weeks of heavy military presence and raids at the halls and campus of Makerere University. This comes after international community outcry as well, as Mastercard Foundation statement as well. The army reacts and suddenly let one of their men go. This happens as the state has violated the turf of the students, they have raided their homes, hurt people with violent acts, harmed their lives and assaulted them. They have used tear-gas and live-bullets in and around the halls. Clearly doing it while looking for the ones initiating the demonstrations.
Therefore, when the news struck yesterday, that the army is probing one guy. I am just asking myself. Isn’t that a nice goat, to be precise, a fabulous scapegoat.
Look at this:
“UPDF army has arrested the officer who commanded military into Makerere University protest over the 15% tuition increment. Army spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire has ordered for the arrest of Capt Richard Lubeere” (Delta TV Uganda, 01.11.2019).
Well, what can I say, he was not alone doing this. His a captain, he didn’t do this with the chain-in-command, neither without instructions what to do and what to look for. The Captain didn’t walk blindly into Lumumba or Mitchell and considered the implication of life, faith and possible horrific events that would transpire. No, most likely he followed command and ordered it accordingly. Just like all fellow officers of the police, and the soldiers on campus.
All of them was following orders from above. They were all liable for their actions still, but this doesn’t mean that one man is the only culprit. All of the soldiers who violated the students should answer for their deeds. All of the officers/soldiers who has hurt, hospitalized and raped students. Should answer for their crimes, as they targeted innocent civilians, some who just happen to live their and reside on campus. They were not even participating in the demonstrations. Still, they did this.
It is not like the commander is innocent. His not, he should answer for the deeds done at Makerere. But he shouldn’t do it alone. The ones ordering him and directing him should also answer, together with the ones shooting the live-bullet,s the one throwing the tear-gas, the ones beating and arresting students. The ones raping students and so-on. All of them are liable for the crimes committed. The destruction of property, the breach of trust between the security officials and the students. Should all answer for this.
However, the state thinks the public are stupid enough to just let one man take the blame. It’s like they are following this hook from Akon:
“ I understand that there are some problems
And I’m not too blind to know
All the pain you kept inside you
Even though you might not show
If I can apologize for being wrong
Then it’s just a shame on me
I’ll be the reason for your pain
And you can put the blame on me
You could put the blame on me” (Akon – ‘Sorry, blame it on me’ 2007).
Still, as stated earlier, the captain is a beautiful goat, a fine specimen, his the well-rounded scapegoat. Peace.