The National Resistance Movement failure and at the same time legend, Henry Tumukunde have been arrested at least twice recently. While also, the outspoken critic and former journalist Joseph Kabuleta have gotten arrested too. This is just the steady progress of the NRM.
Like today reported that: “Gen Henry Tumukunde has been arrested and is being held at Njeru Police station. The Presidential hopeful that recently launched a political pressure group was allegedly picked from Royale Paradise Hotel on Kayunga Road, Njeru Division” (NTV Uganda, 18.08.2020).
Also, on the 14th August in Hoima, that Kabuleta was holding rallies and meeting the public. The police arrested the Presidential Candidate there.
This here is just typical of the state. They are now using the COVID-19 guidelines as means to arrest and silence the opposition. These two are arrested as they are gearing up their campaings. Both as individuals.
Tumukunde with his pressure group Renewed Uganda and Kabuleta with Reclaiming our Country and Kin (ROCK).
Both are running for the Presidency. Neither with much fanfare or big following. These men have names and is known. Because of what they both did in their past. Tumukunde is a fellow who has bounced in and out of government. Appointed and faltered. This time he tries the route of Mbabazi in hopes of recognition and jobs after the election.
Kabuleta is a outspoken pastor, former journalist who does whatever he feels. Needless to say his not as much of big deal, as he thinks himself. He will end up as a lucky loser and will have waisted all of the time.
Tumukunde will land someone government or NRM appointment after all this. After he bows his knees and pleads allegiance to the President. Kabuleta will not be able to that. He has only used his platform and ensured a spring-board away from his divine enterprise.
These two are just the run-of-the-mill Bwanika and Biraaro running for the Presidency. The lone soldiers trying to find enough lost souls to gather a brigade. These two will revolutionize or have the ability to gain much traction. These doesn’t even have alliances with others to help them to up their game.
It is wrong to arrest them and do so on spite. The only thing it does. Is giving these gentlemen some headlines. However, they are lost causes. We just don’t know by what margins or stretch before the polls starts… Peace.