Spygate: CMI “arrested” Victoria University Vice Chancellor Dr. Muganga

Today, there was leaked video clips of Dr. Lawerence Muganga of a violent arrest of the Vice Chancellor of Victoria University. The “Panda Gari’s” or “drones” usually tend to come in plain-clothes and do it “discreetly”. However, in today’s instance it went viral and was all over the web.

The authorities claims this was a joint-operation to apprehend a foreign spy. There are claims that the VC have had close ties to Rwandan President Paul Kagame. That his education at Makerere University was sponsored directly by him. It is reported that he worked in the Presidential Office of Rwanda as Researcher together with David Himbara. In addition that he got the current job through Andrew Mwenda who has also been funded directly by Kigali in the past. Also, unverified reports that he used a Rwandan passport whenever he travelled.

However, all of that stated above isn’t written in stone, but it is a clear intent when this sort of play is happening. The V.C. have been a visible character and been even on NBS Television plenty of times. It is not like he has lived a life in hiding or tried to be Clark Kent. No, parts of his life has been on all public display and it’s weird that his spying too.

You can wonder what sort of intelligence this man was supposed to get. Was it supposed to get minutes and orders from the Ministry of Education and the prayers of Mama Janet? I wonder what this sort of fella would help Kigali with?

If he was a foreign operative and actually worked with espionage unless the authorities of Chieftain of Military Intelligence (CMI) or Internal Security Organization (ISO) have collect something we don’t know. Because, the VC had to do some real James Bond or Jason Bourne. God knows… what he did or didn’t do.

However, the way they manhandled him on public display and directly kidnapped him. Yes, they have hours later said he was arrested. Nevertheless, the citizen wasn’t warranted or informed of the pending charges. Well, it if it a matter of espionage and national security. We understand that they kept it secret.

Still, the authorities have arrested political operatives, activists and leaders in the same manner over the last few years. So, it is not like this is a new practice. The “Panda Gari’s” is a thing and surely like the ungazetted safe-houses across the republic as well. It is just common means to an end for the ones in-power at the marvellous times we are currently living in.

The VC might be an spy and might just be a foreigner working illegally in Uganda. If not.. .for a man living so long in Uganda. It seems weird that a public figure and of an educational institution have been able to keep all this under wraps.

That’s why I wonder how this continue. Will he be deported and expelled? Will Victoria University have to hire someone else?

If not this is a real stupid act. The state should explain how a VC in the open can be a hidden spy. That’s what is weird to me here. If its an “illegal alien” case… that makes more sense than he has done lip-service to Kagame on the regular. When Kagame have spent fortunes on Pegasus and listen through “the wire”. Therefore, an operative is only useful if you hope he will rise to the upper echelon to suddenly get into “confidential” documents. However, I doubt that will ever happen at Victoria at this point.

That’s why this seems like a weird situation and I wonder how this will unfold. Nevertheless, this will not make sense to me. Unless, someone has a notes, reports and shows the secret life of the VC. Where his capable of wiring, wire-tapping and getting intelligence from the Ugandan government through this office. I really want to see that and what sort of “valuable” cables he would send to Kigali.

I’m looking forward to read that and while I wait. I might watch another spy-movie on Netflix. Peace.

Opinion: It’s not revolutionary to kidnap or abduct civilians who oppose your leadership

It is has been plenty of times when the National Resistance Movement and its government has called itself a “revolutionary” movement. However, the acts of it isn’t so. The actions made of late. Only proves that its emulating and using the same means of the past. It only has appointed the authorities, security organizations and made new facilities for keeping civilians incommunicado.

The civilians are only taken, abducted, kidnapped, detained, tortured and even killed, because they are associated, members and active as a part of the National Unity Platform (NUP. If not they are part of other opposition parties like the Forum for Democratic Change(FDC). These folks can be gone missing for over 600 days at most and not seen again. People are retuning as bodies in fields and even suddenly left on streets. There are so many souls taken out early. Just because they are affiliated with other parties.

The state is playing a cat-and-mouse game with revelations of the ice-berg. As they have a few numbers of people kept in their dungeons and chambers. The public cannot know the extent of these “Panda Gari’s” or drones, which happens on a rampant basis. There is new stories and people who doesn’t know what has happened to them.

We don’t know how many the army have captured. We don’t know how many the Chieftain of Military Intelligence (CMI) has, neither does we know how many who is detained without charges at SIU Kireka. Neither how many who has been taken to ungazetted “safe-houses” across the Republic. We cannot know how many plain-clothed agents that is involved in this and who is directly ordering this.

For what we know, the Special Force Command (SFC), Crime Preventers, Internal Security Organizations (ISO) or any other state security organization who does this. We cannot know, because this is hidden and the orders are not leaked. The memos or documents showing their activity is hidden. Neither is conversation made between the commanders and higher command out either. Which we know will accept and let it happen, as they are doing the bidding of the “high above”.

The numbers of people taken by the state has been fluid, but we know the small numbers from the state isn’t close to the truth. We know its much worse. They are always downplaying and making the numbers jaded. That is what they have done with murders-in-the-city and with other horrific acts made by the authorities to its own. Therefore, I take the withhold lists of people from CMI and other agencies with a grain of salt. It seems like they acting naive, when they know perfectly well what they do.

This is a deliberate attack on the opposition. Scaring the up-coming generation. That is what this so-called revolutionary government does. A government who has a “freedom-fighter” and “liberator” as Commander-in-Chief, General and President. That government shouldn’t use the tactics of the ones it said it would erase. A “freedom fighter” who promised to never let citizens die in the hands of the government. A president who promised a fundamental change, but is delivering the same sinister acts 30 years later. His vile acts in Northern Uganda will never be forgotten. Neither, how he killed his opposition to consolidate power in the early years in power.

Still, what he does now. Just shows how little he cares about democracy and free speech. When everyone who associate and stands by the opposition is fair game. They are all targets and has a circle on their forehead to be hit. Because, the state is allowing this and doing it systematically.

So, if people call the NRM revolutionary. I’m sorry its not. It is just the same brutality it promised to dismantle. They promised to be different than Amin and Obote, but is doing the same thing. The extent is maybe even much worse, as the Museveni era has lasted much longer than their reign. When the sun suddenly will shine on the atrocities, crimes against humanity and extra judicial-killings. Maybe we will know the damage that the state has done. We will know what rumours have said about what happened in the “safe-houses” over the years. We get to know the pain and suffering that has happened in the dark.

Those acts isn’t revolutionary, its actually tyranny and what he promised to leave behind. The mighty general promised to make a difference, but this is more of the same. Only difference is his PR Team and western backing for peacekeeping missions and deal with their war on terror. While he could terrorize his home at the same time. That is how this story goes.

To many souls and lives been taken so one man can be in power. To many have been detained, tortured and scared for life. Just so one man can rule supreme for life. Peace.