Opinion: Does Gebeyehu know who Museveni is?

I had to come physically and ask for President Museveni’s wisdom in these matters. We want him to mediate in the issue of Somalia and Kenya, but we are also looking at the leadership of IGAD, which is chaired by Sudan. Both Somalia and Kenya are members of IGAD, but now they do not have diplomatic relations. But countries are connected in all ways and a concern for everyone, not just President Museveni, despite being a trusted leader. The other issue is, Ethiopia and Sudan, which are also connected, do not see eye to eye because of a border dispute. We did not expect the tensions to escalate to this level, but it is happening. It is dangerous for the region because if one country is not peaceful, the entire region is destabilised. When we engaged President Museveni, he was happy and took the matter seriously. We are confident that he will deal with the issues diligently” – Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, executive secretary of IGAD on Museveni (Nicholas Wassajja – ‘We want Museveni to mediate regional conflicts, says IGAD boss’ 27.02.2021, New Vision).

A man who always wants to fight and crush. A man who needs to constantly intimidate and warn the public. A man who will deal and destroy people. That is the sort of man the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) wants to appoint and lead mediations.

It is just like Gebeyehu doesn’t know Museveni at all. Like he just reads the gist’s and the friendly headlines, but not see the blunt truth of his actions. A man who is a warlord and general at heart. This man rather kill his enemies, than have a honest dialogue and negotiations with. He either tries to corrupt people or await for the right time to strike with vengeance.

Museveni isn’t a man of peace. He cannot even leave the opposition in peace. They are in a steady limbo and wrecked by either new excessive laws or rampant usage of security organization to strangle them. Therefore, that man who cannot even be at peace with his foes. How can he make peace elsewhere?

General Museveni will only ensure a “fake” peace. Where he helps the stronger party or the ones who he hopes can be an ally to himself. Museveni wants to certify his legacy and be the “kingmaker” of the region. The Pan-African leader of this Generation. Though, he couldn’t even remain friendly with Kagame. He had to create disputes with him too. Even after all their dealings and battles they have fought together. That says a lot about the man Museveni is.

He even breached the Nairobi Accord of 1985. That is the sort of man he is. He just participate to buy time and find a better way out for himself. So, this sort of cunning leader isn’t a peacemaker, but a man of war. His the general you get to ruthlessly ensure someone’s demise and weaken your enemies. Just like he suddenly entered South Sudan as a favour of President Kiir. Therefore, he knows when his useful and can get the upper-hand.

Gebeyehu seems like he doesn’t know or doesn’t want to know. Whatever it is… asking a man of war to make peace seems foolish. This man rather kill and destroy than actually create peace. That is why its strange IGAD thinks of Museveni. Calls him a “trusted leader”.

He can be trusted to back-stab and trick you. Museveni can be the leader who serves a long-con and is able to get away from lightening up a burning hut. While blaming the burning hut on the neighbour. Ensuring the demise of the neighbour and get praise of destroying him. Even if it was Museveni’s fault for burning the hut in the first place. That is the game he play. The man who kills and later says he will compensate, which never happens.

So, you can really wonder. What game does Gebeyehu play? Is this being loyal to a member-state and showing some love. Since, IGAD will not challenge its members. No, they will just be a supporting mechanism and vocal side-piece. The IGAD will not go after or keep them accountable. No, that is not in their best interests. As that hurt their mandate and apparent mission. To be a gatekeeper between the Heads of State and their population. 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.

Opinion: Gen. Museveni needs the army and that’s why its never leaving the hallow halls of Parliament

The 10 UPDF MPs were put in the constitution on account of our history. They would be like a listening post to what is happening in Parliament” (…) “The NRM/A liberated the country together with peasants. After we realized that the army can’t govern the country and we handed it over to civilians. The country is not ours, it is yours, we are also just part of it” – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Kenneth Kazibwe – ‘Museveni warns army MPs against defying him as he lists priorities for new term’ 30.01.2021, NilePost.Co.Ug).

If it wasn’t for guns, ammunition and heavy weaponry General Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni wouldn’t be in power. The old man with the hat wouldn’t be relevant or even have any sort of influence in the Republic without the army behind him. This man isn’t there because of the love of the people or his popularity. No, this old man rather kill his grand-children and everyone who stands in his way. That is why political affiliation with National Unity Platform (NUP) is close to treasonous and grounds for abductions, torture and possible death in the hands of state security organizations.

So with that in mind. The General does need the services of the Chieftain of Military Intelligence (CMI), Internal Security Organization (ISO), Uganda Police Force (UPF), Special Force Command (SFC) and Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF). All of these organizations is working for him and he wouldn’t be as “strong” or “above the law” without ordering these all around on a whim.

Museveni will never let go of the army and its connection to civilian life. He needs the votes of military men in Parliament. That is an successive way to a majority without an election. These are bound by law and by chain-of-command of the army to follow their general i.e. him. They will automatically “give to Caesar what belong to Caesar” and he knows this.

We know the military have involved itself everywhere in civilian matters. That is why they are monitoring together with law enforcement the opposition leaders. They are used as operatives to control the political movements of the Republic. That is just a sad reality that this government is promoting.

The General have appointed military men all-over to all sorts of ministries. Made military men ambassadors and participated directly in the cabinet. So, he needs them all around and they are vital to his reign.

Also, the military have for some reason been involved in delivering mosquito-nets and going after illegal fishing in Lake Victoria. The army is part directly running beauty pageants even. The UPDF have a big role in Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) and National Agriculture Advisory Services (NAADs). That meaning they are part of micro-loans, cash-crop development and so fourth. None of these are the supposed role of an army.

An army is supposed to safeguard the territory and shield the citizens from foreign invaders. Instead they are measuring the beauties of woman candidates for a pageant and checking if seedlings is correctly delivered to the Teso region. That shouldn’t be a thing, because how is this furthering the mandate of the army and making the Republic more safe? Why are they picking Miss Uganda or doing the logistics for Ministry of Agriculture? That shouldn’t be a thing, but it is…

The UPDF MPs are there to rubber-stamp and ensure the will of the General goes through. He has loyal allies that will never speak up against him and is only there to always have the majority to get his way. To think otherwise is naive. They are not there to represent a unique and special group. These are supposed to serve the Republic and do their duty. The army isn’t supposed to be involved in civilian matters, but ensure the civilians are safe. That is a big different.

Just like the army courts, the Court Martial shouldn’t be used to charge and be on trial as civilians in front of judges there. They are not enlisted or part of the UPDF. Therefore, the usage of the Court Martial towards the NUP Campaign Team and associates is foolishness. As that is outside their mandate and jurisdiction. They are not soldiers or high ranking officials who didn’t follow army command. No, these are civilians participating in a campaign for presidency for an opposition candidate. Which is without any legal grounds “effectively treason” but they will only postpone the judgement as long as possible. Just so the army can keep them hostage and detained with no other reason than as a statement to not challenge the almighty general.

This here is… just showing the military is embedded in the government and done for a reason. It is the reason why the General doesn’t need the public, but is addicted to the guns. The old man needs the soldiers and troops to follow his every move. They need to be part of every single institution and be there to listen to every heat-beat. The UPDF will go after and use their influence to ensure the old man has all power. The mandate is supposed to secure the border and avoid an invasion, but instead they are busy checking if Bobi Wine has sneezed. That is what they do and why Museveni will never let them off the hook. That is what an addict does and this is what gives him “a high”. Peace.

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Opinion: Willy comes from the woodworks to save Bobi Wine’s Petition

Now the long-gone Presidential Elections Petition of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine seems to be fetched by former Presidential Candidate Eng. Willy Maymbala. Mr. Mayambala suddenly comes out of nowhere to be the saviour of the day or the useful idiot depending on how you look at it.

Since, the Supreme Court Petition is useless neither way. The Courts will only validate the election and move on. It is all compromised and will not serve in favour of any opposition candidate. A person like Willy is only a pawn in a game chess. This will not change anything.

What is even more striking, is that NBS Television reported this on the man only two or three weeks ago:

“When asked about his financial status post-election on The Morning Breeze show, Mayambala said the elections left him poorer, jobless and down to earth. This is the situation for most politicians after elections, fr those who have lost, it is a double tragedy because they have to deal with the heavy debts without a source of income and for those who win, they have to clear their debts and deal with the pledges they made. It is a catch 22” (Freda Ajok – ‘Former Presidential Candidate Willy Mayambala Broke and Jobless After Elections’ 08.02.2021, NBS Television).

So, a man that is broke and jobless seeks relevance and a paycheck to revive a dying petition. This is clearly an attempt to stay relevant and have some sort of play in the public regard. Willy needs to be seen and get traction. He needs that to stay relevant and have any points of getting validated somewhere. Willy already ran a terrible campaign as an independent and didn’t get anything worth mentioning from election. The only thing he got was debt to deal with. That is surely not the detail he signed up for.

Clearly he does this to get a some traction, but how can a broke man be able to carry the expenses of a court case? How could he even have the funds to campaign and be a Presidential Candidate, when he has nothing when its ended? It is not like he was in the public ahead of the elections and neither been so after it all.

No, this is a publicity stunt and he maybe hopes the State House can bail him out. He has already stated his poverty earlier in the month. A jobless man with no money can clearly not carry a petition like this. Who will be his lawyers and be his attorneys in this case? Who will do that Pro-bono? Aye?

Free Willy, he needs redemption and that quickly. This is not cutting it. It is not funny. Just to breathe life into a dying horse. To validate the election and give Museveni the recognition he needs. So, that he can get the foreign donors of his back. As every “avenue” has been exhausted. Peace.

 

A Memo on Bobi Wine’s Bulletproof Vehicle

Well, so… Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine got a bulletproof SUV as a gift from the diaspora and well-wishers from abroad. It was a gift given to him, because of how the state uses its security organizations and how they are going after him. This is to ensure the leaders safety and security with one measure at least.

However, what has unfolded since says more about the then it should have. First and foremost, they are probing and investigating who allowed it to happen. Secondly, they are warning that they might impound it and make it government property. However, that is really interfering in the givers and the diaspora’s will to donate to Bobi Wine.

Because, until recently… the state has had no issues with donations, gifts and grants to its enterprises. The state could offer deals for kickbacks and whatnot. So, its not like this is new. The President issued a legal remedy a few years back called “Presidential Handshake” where everyone involved in the Tax case with Heritage and Tullow got some extra “bonuses”. Even the brothers who photo-copied documents got a little fortune for the “hard” work in that case.

This vehicle is only showing how this state operates. There are people involved who have no issues and ensure things comes across borders with no fuzz. That is why it came in the hands of Bobi Wine who is practically very isolated and not allowed to do much in the grand sphere of things. Therefore, the state and its high-ranking officials is scratching their heads of the sudden pictures and thank you note from Bobi Wine.

These sorts of perks are only for the ones closely associated with the President or himself in that manner. The state doesn’t even provide these services to the huge entourage who is all eating on the plate of the Executive.

You could wonder and speculate, but the mere gist of it is… that only Yoweri is entitled to gifts like these. He can have planes, choppers, ranches, estates and businesses in his name all around. His plaque of himself across the Republic from schools to a water-tap. That is just what he does. But nobody else is supposed to do it. That is just for the Fountain of Honour himself.

However, the Fountain of Honour cars haven’t been shot at off late. That has happened to Bobi Wine while he was campaigning. That happened at least twice and was close to hit the passenger beside the driver. There were also shots at his tires in another district. So, its easily to say why he see the need for this vehicle with that equipment. When the state is so trigger-happy and aims at him.

This here is a foolish enterprise. It only shows what sort of state that is at play. Instead of showing maturity or sincerity. The state goes after the opposition who just got scraps. When the state own high-ranking officials is swimming in cash and perks. That is obvious to the naked eye. The double standard and the lack of care.

The vehicle is only showing the symptom of everything wrong with the state at this point. A man shouldn’t need that type of car with those specifics, but because of how the state operates. The man needs that type of car to shield himself from danger. Peace.

Opinion: Nyanzi’s obsession with the Bad Man from Kamwokya [isn’t doing her any good]

It is not long ago Dr. Stella Nyanzi left Kampala for Nairobi as she feared for her life post-election time. Everyone understood this and applauded her for leaving to secure herself and her kids shelter in Kenya. However, now that she is there…

Here activism isn’t fruitful or doing anything good. Only showing that her focus isn’t as clear as it needs to be. Nyanzi needs to either chill or ask for some guidance. Because, her two last poems only seems like a weird obsession. For someone who has been a Besigye fanatic and supporter. She should know what it does and why she joined Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).

Nyanzi lost her first election and that to the National Unity Platform candidate for Kampala Woman MP. The two last poems seems like she’s targeting Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. One is about his “bullet proof car” that the diaspora and his supporters abroad bought him. The other is about him sexually withdrawing mid-way from the Supreme Court. This is really her character now.

We know she has used sexuality and vulgar language. That is why she was arrested over “buttocks”. Therefore, this is not shocking… but her ways… now she is targeting Bobi Wine instead of Museveni. Wanting Bulletproof buses and cars for all citizens. Wondering, if she was as infuriate when Besigye made his a fortress and made new security features?

I don’t remember her fury and style of response to it. Maybe she wrote about everyone needed steel-reinforcement over the windows and windscreen. I cannot recollect that, maybe I don’t get the memo or the 16 bars of fury from the good doctor.

Nyanzi have worked for the cause and shown character. She has gone through a lot for her activism. Nyanzi deserves credit for that. Nevertheless, this here is a full wasteland. It is a such a sorry excuse from her. If she thinks this is her bread and butter. Good for her… but it is not doing any good.

It is just making trenches between the FDC and NUP. Instead of being on the same side trying to dismantle and remove a dictator. The Head of State get to see a battlefield between the ones on the other side. Museveni must be grinning and thinking…. Nyanzi couldn’t have served a better cold opening and be more self-destructive then this.

That is why even in a Open Letter on NRM.Co.Ug called her now a “comrade” and that says it all. Nyanzi should be so much better then this… but apparently this is her game right now. Instead of using her platform to advance the “defiance” or “Plan B” or anything else to challenge Museveni. She is busy going after Bobi Wine, because he isn’t acting in manner, which she is cool with.

Nevertheless, Nyanzi is maybe not the Bad Man’s crowd. Nyanzi maybe hope the international supporters will by her poems and next book. God knows what her next stage in her career. As her political gambit didn’t pay-off in the first play. She needs some sort of guidance. This isn’t it… unless, she wants less friends.

Bobi Wine has backers and they will help him out. Just like others have helped Besigye and other opposition candidates. This is just how the game goes. The diaspora cannot afford to shelter everyone. Neither can the backers of the FDC. Therefore, the former academic. Should ask for the safety from the government… who is the reason and the needs for bulletproof car and vest in the first place. The rigged court system and predetermined petition as well. Not like her party would even challenge an Presidential Election. So, why have trouble pulling out? When your man isn’t even trying to get it in the first place? He wasn’t even hitting that with his bare-feet?

Therefore, Nyanzi better call Kasangeti and get some feedback. We all understand why she left and that is within reason. Now, that she did that for her safety. She should be the first to understand why others see it important to safeguard their leader. Just like it was fine when Besigye added features to his own SUV back-in-the-day. It all made sense then and it does now.

Also, why have problems with withdrawal, when you men doesn’t even try to hit a shorty up? Your gang didn’t even join the dance and don’t even want to see if they have a shot in the first place? That’s because they have already been told in the past they weren’t all that in the past. This is why the FDC isn’t doing it.

Bobi Wine did campaign. The NUP did challenge within its capacity and they gotten much more weight in the game. It is not all lost. Neither is it for the FDC. However, they both need each other and can make it stronger. However, this bickering here is only making things weaker.

Nyanzi should know better, but maybe people like are asking to much. Maybe she has had enough and needs to vent indefinitely. Maybe she was scorned by the loss in the Election and blame the head of the party who made it happen. God knows, but I don’t….

Nevertheless… in this instance. Nyanzi is in the wrong and doing no good. Doing no good to herself and neither to her cause. If she want change and wants to make difference. She could be on the barricades, but here she’s throwing stones at a ally. Just because he got a car and shown the world how entangled the judges was with the dictator. However, that wasn’t enough for Nyanzi. Who is safe and sound in Nairobi. Peace.

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Opinion: Bobi Wine needs to drop a scathing report on the 14th January 2021 Election

Now that the National Unity Platform (NUP) and Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is withdrawing his petition to the Supreme Court. Than he has to do something smart. The case itself and the petition … needed to be waterproof and prove “beyond reasonable doubt” and its close to impossible for the petitioner to prove the deficiencies in the General Election itself.

The NUP and Bobi Wine hopefully knew this and that is why they have tried to add amendments, affidavits and whatnot. The state and the court have dismissed that. They have downplayed and mocked Bobi Wine too. Chief Justice Dollo have sounded like a renegade brother of the President. He could just be his attorney and smile along. This was a predetermined case and no matter what Bobi Wine would have brought. He wouldn’t have received justice…

Now, on the 22nd February 2021 the NUP and Bobi Wine needs to add the evidence together. The algorithms, the polling stations extravaganza and election violence as well. Putt it all together and show it bluntly in a document. Have the DR Forms in annex and everything else. Have the bail and bond notes. Sort together all the sort of pictures and shown the amount of abductions. Prove the malpractices and maladministration of the Electoral Commission and the other authorities.

All of this has to be made and dropped online. For the whole world to see. Make it a big report and a modern day ‘Pearl of Blood’ of 2021. That is what is needed to be done. In such a manner, which Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) tried in the early 1990s with their pieces too. To undress and prove the ills of society. That is what is needed now. Just to show the sinister, aggressive and the sort of approach the state did to “win” the election for Museveni this time around.

This wasn’t a contested election. It was open rigging and they are not even trying to conceal it. There is nothing honest about the approach or the ways they did do it. Every single of action and planned steps ahead was in favour the incumbent and his allies. They have secured the majority of Parliament without even trying. As they could field candidates and even in new districts, where the opposition couldn’t try. They were blocked and stopped from organizing… therefore, the “victory” is a false flag in itself. Doing the same thing Museveni said UPC was doing in 1980 election.

Bobi Wine needs make a giant report filled with details and evidence to such an extent. That the state and the authorities feels undermined. Also, in such a way that makes the citizens react too it. Not to forget, get the donors and international community to react and sway their opinion. Get them to grips with the bleak realities and figure out the status of things. Since, they look baffled and not understanding of the oppression and horrific acts towards the opposition in the Republic.

Bobi Wine and his party have a lot of work to do, but I believe they can do it. They have already made one smaller report and it would be grand to get giant report filled to the brim. Just to show the world the truth and the harsh environment, which they reside. Peace.