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Opinion: Bobi Wine, apparently, the Enemy of the State!

Bobi Wine went to America and said that people should not come invest in Uganda. That means he is an enemy of progress in Uganda. In the 1960s, I was a member of DP but when I couldn’t say, ‘don’t build the Masaka-Kabale Road because I am not in the government, because that road is my road –it’s not for the government. When you go and tell foreigners that they should not come and invest in our country, you are waging war on our prosperity. So why then do you want to come and take advantage of that prosperity? (…) “That may be one of the reasons [for cancellation of Bobi Wine’s concerts] I suspect, I have not talked to the police in details” (Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on BBC News Africa, 18.10.2019).

It is now evident that the Uganda Police Force and the authorities has blocked a total of 156 concerts, which Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has tried to do. Also, in consideration the various of charges pinned on him. From being charged with treason, inciting violence and so-on. Like a common criminal not allowed to do his profession on the side of being a Member of Parliament. It would be like killing the cows and impounding, grabbing the land and expropriate the land to foreign investor to start ranching on one of the farms the President owns.

Because, what the state has done, is effectively stopping his other career and political messages through music. The have blocked him and his fellow artist to express themselves. There been all sorts of requirements, but the state has in the end blocked it.

If it is not a big enough venue, not enough toilets, not enough officers or the ability safeguard the venue in question. The Police Force will say that, as the artist and MP has to by law, notify the authorities and get rights to perform. This is what the laws are saying and he has complied to this.

Still, the state has blocked him and silenced him this way. It really shows how the state are using their power. Because, the state has an enemy and that is Bobi Wine. His now not allowed to pursuit his career, since he shouldn’t advantage of the prosperity of the nation.

Still, the President and his men can do that, all the time. The President can siphon, steal, land-grab or do whatever. Even spend the fortunes of the future, take out loans on the future and expect people to praise him for tarmacking roads.

Therefore, we know know the the enemy of the state. Even if it has been public knowledge for a while. Since, the MP and artist cannot move without getting into trouble. That is because the state are awaiting around the corner, if not they are trying to house-arrest him like other opposition leaders in the past. Peace.

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Opinion: Mzee, what progress has Bobi Wine stopped?

Bobi Wine went to America and said that people should not come invest in Uganda. That means he is an enemy of progress in Uganda. In the 1960s, I was a member of DP but when I couldn’t say, ‘don’t build the Masaka-Kabale Road because I am not in the government, because that road is my road –it’s not for the government. When you go and tell foreigners that they should not come and invest in our country, you are waging war on our prosperity. So why then do you want to come and take advantage of that prosperity? (…) “That may be one of the reasons [for cancellation of Bobi Wine’s concerts] I suspect, I have not talked to the police in details” (Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on BBC News Africa, 18.10.2019).

Since June 2017, as he won the Kyadondo East By-Election his been an active troublemaker for the President, because he has stood up to him and his causes. That is why, the President tries to deflect and put blame on the MP, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. Instead of looking into own acts and mischief made.

It is not as if the MP tortured himself after the Arua By-Election in 2018. Not like him made the headlines of not being allowed to leave the country for treatment. It is not like its his fault, that the Police Force and their brigades are blocking every avenue and venue for his concerts. That is the state apparatus. Therefore, the enemy of prosperity and the enemy of good political PR is the state.

That’s why its insulting what the President is saying on BBC News Africa. Like he thinks that people are this damp. That he thinks people are not seeing through the shades of grey, that they cannot configure the ordeal and see the reasons for all of it.

This is like the evangelical prosperity gospel kind of nonsense too. You know, if you don’t follow the teaching of the pastor and his church. Your whole business will fail, your whole family will be deceased, and God forbid, if you’re a farmer your crops will not grow. So, with that in mind. The President is pin-pointing wrong.

If it wasn’t for Americans, many government programs wouldn’t have funding, lots of the UPDF equipment and training wouldn’t be there. The list goes on. Therefore, the man should come down about that. After his rise to power, he shake hands with Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. Therefore, be at ease, Mzee, take it easy.

I don’t see that Bobi Wine has stopped any progress, but instead shed light on some of the businesses. That the President doesn’t want light shed on. Because, you just want to rule indefinitely without any question or bargain. That is just the way it is.

His a threat to you, that is why his an enemy. Not because his a severe danger to the Republic. Nevertheless, you thinks the Republic will not stand the day you cease to hold the keys to power. We know that, but you can act as if we don’t already know. Peace.

Opinion: A little bit of defiance overpowered the independence celebration!

Let us reject being mere spectators in life, to becoming masters of our own destiny” – Dr. John Garang from the 1990 Torit Speech

Today was supposed to be the day that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni shined in the Bugisu Sub-Region and in Sironko District. Where he together with all the flair, the state machinery, the army and dignitaries. Even Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa was there to bring the festivities to the next.

However, the actions of his state apparatus, the acts of his own security organizations and their compatriots failed. They were supposed to have a smug party and celebrate the spoils of 57 years of independence. Instead, this day will not be remembered for whatever trophy or award Mnangagwa got or the speech of Museveni.

No. Today will be remembered by what happen in Wakiso district and in Kampala. There was another fellow taking the headlines and stealing from the military parades of Sionko. The man who overtook the mantle and the spotlight was Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.

His not the first opposition figure (Dr. Kizza Besigye and Ingrid Turinawe) to sneak out his own home, as it is besieged by police officers and road-blocks. Which was the case today, as the news of Independence and Magere was sealed off. Still, Bobi Wine found away and he took off.

What is even more amazing was that Bobi Wine was able to dip through traffic and pass into Kamwokya. He was able to drive-in convoy during the day and even jump onto a boda-boda while the police tried to arrest him. This all made fuzz and the video-clip of this is online. It went viral. Because, it shows the lack of freedom and how one mad had to defy the authorities.

This is defiance in-action. Where one man took it and showed the world what it means to stand-up against the oppressors. He could have been a defeatists and been behind sealed of premises. Instead, his action showed the public what a little effort can do. He was able to shock and awe, but also show them that they can stand-up towards the people with guns and spike-strip or tire deflation device to stop him from passing.

Still, Bobi Wine did pass his home. He went and became the man about town. Bobi Wine didn’t only show his face, but he showed true defiance. Some calls him a hooligan, but his not a fanatic football support. His a man who stood up for his own freedom and as an example of someone who will not be shackled by an unfair system, which the NRM is putting the public.

A little defiance overpowered the festivities today. Who knew? Nobody did, that’s what defiance does. Peace.

Bobi Wine escapes house-arrest on independence day!

Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine released pictures earlier today of a cordoned home, road-blocks and a police siege at his home; and also on the road-blocks to his “One Love Beach”. Where he was supposed to hold an Independence Day concert. A concert that the authorities didn’t have the man-power to secure it.

However, they had the man-power to put up roadblocks, several of them, apparently. Both, in Wakiso District and in the greater Kampala area.

Well, that didn’t work out well for the Police Force. The Police Officers could detain the man in his own home. The artist and politician escaped on a motorcycle or boda-boda. As he was able to cross from Magere in Wakiso district and been able to ride to Kamwokya, Kampala. On route to Busabala, where the beach property is.

Surely, the state is looking foolish in all of this. As the boda-boda’s are even riding convoy with the man across town. As the President of the Republic is presiding over events elsewhere and totally forgotten. It proves his popularity and his rise, why the authorities fear Bobi Wine. Because, the public stand behind him and support him. Stops even police from arresting him again.

Therefore, even as this tale is far from over. The proof of his resilience and will is there. That his not following orders from high above. To silence himself and his comrades in the struggle against oppression. That he takes up the mantle and stands up against it.

By all means, for doing what he did today. He will get new charges where he defied orders, “incited violence” or trespassed Bosco’s mind. But that is something that impossible not to do. When without court orders, warrants or legal justification, they put him under house-arrest, which state did earlier this morning.

Alas, that is the proof of the sinister state and lack of freedoms in the Republic. When a man has to break away from his own home to get freedom on INDEPENDECE day. Not just a random day. BUT ON INDEPENDECE DAY. Just let that pickle cherish for a minute. Peace.

Only Museveni can celebrate Independence Day: Bobi Wine’s concert is blocked!

Besides, police would not be able to fully provide the requested for security as our main effort will be on securing the national Independence Day celebrations in Sironko district,” the letter reads in part” (NBS Television, 08.10.2019)

The Osabala Concert at One Love Beach on the 57th Independence of the Republic has been blocked by the Police Force for their ordinary reason. “Safety” and whatever else concerns the state has, as the musician and politician Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine was prepared to hold a concert at his venue again. Since, everything else is steadily blocked for him during the last two years.

This is the first concert his tried to hold in the Republic in a long while. Not the first nor the last time the National Resistance Movement will close of venues of other people and politicians celebrating independence day. Because, its only an independence celebration if the President and his cronies are there. If not its deemed unfit and dangerous.

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) are planning also an event at the FDC Headquarters at Najjankumbi, but don’t expect that to go through either. As the state has a gift of blocking these events.

I didn’t expect Bobi Wine to get this. Just like the other politicians who has tried to celebrate the day without His Excellency. That is just mere impossible in the Republic. The freedom is limited and only the one given by him. Your lucky if your free and have the liberty to celebrate it. Especially if your figure who oppose him. Than, your freedoms are limited and your moves are restricted. Just like in the manner of the concert of Bobi Wine.

He just had to be blocked. Even if there is no evidence, no clues or no intelligence saying it will be an issue. Just that the orders from high above says so. That the President doesn’t want to be outshined or be exposed for his hypocrisy on the 57th Independence Day. That cannot happen and Bobi Wine just have to shut-up.

That is initially what the President is saying. Expect arrests either today or tomorrow. Of fellow peers, of people going towards One Love Beach. Expect FDC leaders in trouble too. They are always in the mix. While President will bless an venue with his deception of freedom, liberty and liberation, which was made for him and his cronies, but not the whole republic. Peace.

Opinion: The UCC report on breach of “minimum standard” is the anti-broadcasting Bobi Wine Report!

The Uganda Communication Commission report on the breach of minimum standard is really about the media houses, radios and TV-Stations broadcasting events and court-trials. This investigation report goes on supposed breaches of broadcasting standards.

All observations and affairs in these circumstances just happen to be involving the People Power Movement, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and his affairs with the law. The demonstrations or the return from a police station.

This being the reports from Bukedde TV, BBS, NTV and NBS Television. What is really striking from all of this, is that the UCC recommends actions of “remain impartial and non-partisan in the course of their work”. Still, this whole report itself is only looking to breaches following Bobi Wine and sometimes Dr. Kizza Besigye,

These all stems from the same time and incidents surrounding Bobi Wine on the 29th April 2019. The UCC is all looking into the messages about this. Not about any other instance or investigating how the media houses followed the messages of the state. No, only how it blessed the air-ways with content following an arrest of unlawful assembly, as the politician tried to hold an Kyarenga Extra Concert on East Monday; Which the state blocked.

The report doesn’t look into how the state acted towards him. Neither is the mandate of UCC to do this. But it is interesting that their scope is on this and they are showing loyalty to the “high above” this way. Because, it makes it obvious.

That the reporters, the media houses, the radios and TV-Stations should be “non-partisan” the NRM way and not follow up on arbitrary arrest of opposition figures. Because, that incite violence, startle the public to demonstrate or even can cause “riots”. Since, this will not happen if they just show Museveni in 3D all day or make mash-ups of his latest speeches.

This is an targeted assault on media freedom from the UCC. This is biased attack on these media house. Nothing else too it. Peace.

Opinion: Mzee lies to Godfrey

Godfrey Begumisa (Twitter-@GodfreyBegumis2), tells Bobi Wine to go to the bush if he wants power. That is not necessary. Politics is about competing policies. Our policy is well stated. Let the others also state theirs. If they do not have anything different, then support what is on the ground” (Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Facebook, 26.08.2019).

Well, this is too easy. Therefore, this will be very short. There is no-way in the current state of affairs, that policy nor leadership itself would ever topple Museveni. He has and direct the state at every single turn from the State House Entebbe or Nakasero. To think otherwise is naive or stupid.

Secondly, all the security organizations is behind him and is loyal to him. Even if he pay them squat and they live in piss-poor conditions. As their loyalty is to his cause and his usage. They continue to be used by him, by hoping for a promotion and better pay in the future.

Thirdly, the Electoral Reforms are lackluster, the Electoral Commission and all the state machinery are gearing in for another term. There is no way, they want to squander or even lax into 2021. Unless, he start having strokes or even poke at some serious illnesses caused by fatigue and advanced age.

Fourth, Museveni is not giving up on policy, even if all his actions are filled with mismanagement, corruption and patronage. Still, he will act like statesman and act like pure-bread politician. Even if he is war-lord and a manipulator.

Bobi Wine can come with all the guns blazing in a political battle over the ballot and at this current state. He will loose. No one sensible will deny that. Besigye have done the same thing and popular, but beaten in the polls, because the polls are massaged to fit Yoweri, not the public. The EC has delivered the majority of MPs and the needed leadership across the Republic. It is only a figment and some power-play moments where the opposition has gotten some traction. But that is when Museveni and NRM feels safe about it.

That is why Godfrey is right. The history repeats itself. The only way to get rid of a rigging, self-styled for life-president is to topple him with weapons and arms. Just like Museveni did Mobutu and Obote. Not that we want another coup d’etat or bush-war. But its not like Museveni will accept a peaceful transition. As the stacks are always on his side and rigged to his advantage. Its only the blind that doesn’t see that.

At this point and time, a incarnation of Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Jesus Christ couldn’t beat Museveni at the polls. He would have configured the results, edited the stats and crucified his opponents at the Constitutional Square in the midst of Kampala. That is what he does. Peace.

Uganda Police Force: Police Refutes Claim of Spying on Opposition (19.08.2019)

Opinion: Surveillance of the opposition is nothing new by Mzee

That the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni have used many methods to continue to surveillance the ones in opposition. Not only all the notifications to the Police Force, when the Opposition parties are planning gatherings, meetings and rallies. This clearly shows that the state wants to follow and monitor them.

This is not the only tricks, the state have done what it could to hack into the gadgets of opposition leaders.

Like Privacy International reports: “In late 2011, officials of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and Uganda Police Force (UPF), acting on presidential orders, used an intrusion malware, short for malicious software, to infect the communications devices of key opposition leaders, media and establishment insiders. The secret operation was codenamed Fungua Macho (‘open your eyes’ in Swahili), according to documents acquired by Privacy International. The tool chosen as the ‘backbone’ of the operation, FinFisher, is intrusion malware that was at the time manufactured by the Gamma Group of companies, headquartered in the UK” (Privacy International, January 2019).

Clearly, the NRM has used this tactics before and could use it again. Through new forms and even other type of equipment. So, the idea that the NRM could use all sort of tactics of surveillance of the new People Power Movement and Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. This has been written about in Wall Street Journal. However, the Chinese Embassy of Kampala has dismissed it.

Still, the Chinese company haven’t dismissed it, and secondly, the company has gotten into question for questionable usage of data in the past. Therefore, Huawei could have breach the privacy and done this to the rising star, Bobi Wine. They could do this on order combined with favourable deals with the Ugandan Government. None of which, sounds surprising, knowing the friendly relationship between the NRM and Beijing.

So, I am not shocked, as the NRM has even used other techniques in the past. Like putting in devices to monitor the movement of the car of Besigye. This they did during the campaigns of 2014/15. Therefore, that they could launch a new method to follow Bobi Wine wouldn’t be shocking.

We cannot be sure, but knowing how the NRM operate and uses all methods to breach the peace. They will initially find a way to monitor, surveillance and use their power to know everything. To take the data and connections, they will wire-tap or do whatever it take to gather intelligence on opposition leaders. That is what they do, if they have the opportunity.

They used Fungua Macho, they have used other since. To believe otherwise, would be naive and the usage of CMI, ISO, UPF and Office of the State House would be anticipated. Peace.

Opinion: Whose not annoying and ridiculing President Museveni at this point?

24. Penalty for acts intended to alarm, annoy or ridicule the President:

Any person who, with intent to alarm or annoy or ridicule the President— (c) assaults or wrongfully restrains the person of the President, commits an offence and is liable to imprisonment for life” (Penal Code, 15th June 1950).

We know they fought, we know they won and the rest is history. The 1986ers are running the Republic and doesn’t care if their revolution is eating and killing its kids. They just don’t care, everyone is charged with phony charges, taken by the courts in premeditated statutes and usage of colonial laws to pin them as criminals for standing up against the President and his patronage. They own the land, the rest is the peasants, whose lucky enough to live on rented time on the soil of the Republic.

Today, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is charged with annoying, ridiculing and blocking the road in Arua, as the President was passing with his convoy. The other Arua 37 was charged with this too. This is not new, because anyone can be charged with it these days. These people are still facing treason charges from the same Post Arua By-Election, so what the state put these additional charges on them.

There takes nothing to insult the President, if your Joseph Kabuleta writing about Project Muhoozi. If Bobi Wine tries to use his popularity to win By-Elections, which is demeaning to the almighty President, whose supposed to be the most loved person ever to grace the planet earth. You get charged with cyber harassment, if you just write a poem about you, this is the fate of Dr. Stella Nyanzi. Whose now under more trouble for demonstrating in the midst of sentencing on the last Friday.

So, we know that people are annoying, bugging and has to be charged for doing so. Even if the President says no-one is arrested for annoying him. Apparently, plenty are and in legal jeopardy. If you just spit in the wrong pit, they will charge you for it. However, in this regard, the citizen can just be in wrong place, at the wrong time and the state will capture you. That is what the state is doing.

The state and the authorities are using the Penal Code, Public Order Management Act and Computer Misuse Act to take people away for any reason from her until the sun. There is nothing the state cannot pin on its dissidents. They will create mirages, they will fix the codes and pin it on someone who happens to be the opposition to the regime. This is what they do.

At this moment, anyone can be charged with annoying the President. If you write a poem, if you drive on the wrong road, if you don’t take his biscuits as he doles it out through his aide, or dare to speak ill of him in public.

This shows the foolishness of the state, as they think they are bloody brilliant. The charges are forged, manufactured and if a serious court would look at it. They would dismiss it, because there is no case. If the state was serious, the Treason case against Bobi Wine and the Arua 33 wouldn’t last this long, but these bastards doesn’t care. They have not produced any evidence or affidavit to prove it. Even if their lives depends on it. Because, they know its just playing and misusing the time of the ones charges. So, that Bobi Wine and the rest have less time politicking. That is what the state does.

That is why everyone is annoying the President and he just have to pin something on them. Peace.

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