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Opinion: Is ‘Project Muhoozi’ resurfacing?

I beg to question, what is so special about Maj. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba? What is so unique and such leadership skills he has that should make Youths and Ugandan citizens interested in this man? There are dozens of younger leaders within the Republic, which has more swagger, more profound qualities of leadership and has a positive public standing. None of the above is key features with this man.

The only thing and the only reason this is a piece and the reason why I write this. Because suddenly the Sunday Vision has a main story, that the Youths wants this man. I have a hard time believing it. At this point if it was Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine or even of the other renegade Members of Parliament. Has bigger standing in the public, than the son of the current President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. That Muhoozi is famous and known, is not strange, he is part of the leadership and is a Presidential Advisor. He is also a former leader of the Special Forces Command. Therefore, he has been in key roles on occasions and also gotten military training and teachings in specialized school in the United States. So it is not like he has no skills, but being a profound leader of the Republic. He is not and has no entitlement to be.

Even if the President of current believes so and trying to make it seem so. But that is only in his delusional mind. The makeshift of trying to forge a scheme to prepare next elections for Maj. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba is insane, but also shows the lack of understanding of certain key elements that are lingering in the public. The people are already tired of the father and his rule, why would they trust the son to be better or be less of crook in charge? It’s true they are two different persons and theoretically be totally different. However, he has been within the reach of power all his life, seen how his father has maneuvered and acted. Without a doubt, the son will do the same as father. Treat the Republic as he playground and crush the ones who stands in his way. He has already on few occasions proven the quality of SFC and used it even to exile the Rwenzururu King to the Baganda.

Therefore, I doubt people want a man like this, the only reason for his rise and his position, is not for his brilliance, not for his street-smarts or his public persona. Do he really have one worth considering? Even certain NRM historicals has more of a public standing and deeper roots in society, than the son of Yoweri. Let’s be clear. The youths who made this show, we’re most likely paid for it and their gear was made by the Museveni family themselves. To try to make it look like there are people who wants him.

The only time Muhoozi mattered a lot was back in 2013, when Gen. David Sejusa or Tinyefuza who dropped a few dossiers too Red Pepper and Daily Monitor, which initially was closed and suspended by authorities within May 2013. Part of the Second Letter from the General was this, which is striking in itself: “Of course it takes the lead off the can and its not only bad for the boy but actually dangerous to that ambition. Thats the truth. But of course its like the “tower of babel” you wonder if they they understand even what they are saying.( A distinction should be made between Muhozi the man and Muhozi the UPDF officer. I personally would never for even a second discuss the affairs of that young man as a person, for it would be wrong and unacceptable. But then once you make him a general in the army, he ceases to be a private person in that regard and must pass certain scrutiny. )” (General David Sejusa, May 2013).

So if you have forgotten the whole thing, this is even as revealing of the long-term plan of it all: “The government’s anger was prompted by a story in the paper said to reveal details of a plan by senior officials to assassinate rivals opposed to a scheme by President Yoweri Museveni to arrange for his son to succeed him in office. By exposing deep rifts within the ruling establishment, the paper has shaken Uganda’s political establishment to the core. The Monitor quoted extensively from a letter by a senior intelligence officer, General David Sejusa, calling for an investigation into claims that the government is planning to target opponents of the so-called “Muhoozi Project,” an alleged plan to pave the way for 39-year-old Brigadier Kainerugaba Muhoozi (pictured left), commander of an elite army unit, to take over the presidency. The state-owned Uganda Communications Commission (which controls licensing) warned radio stations that they would be shut down for airing the story of Gen. Sejusa’s letter” (Batanda, 2013).

Now in the 2017, the state and agencies are clearly preparing something again. Since they even uses their Newspaper to prop up the son. The son whose supposed to have no ambition and not wanting to become President(he said that earlier this year, not that anyone believed the man). Now, there are Youth prepared for seeing him in. It just happens as the lifting of the age limit is prepared for his father. Just so perfectly and the timing so striking.

That the Muhoozi Project surfaces like an old fish. The old fish is now stinking up the place with the family succession, to a man with no merit or finesse in public. There isn’t anything that could be said about Muhoozi that gives way to say, he should be our next leader. Other than he is the son of previous one. Like that is good fix, just look at the Democratic Republic of Congo and Joseph Kabila. He is such a lovely fellow and statesmen, who has no trouble killing and creating insurgency to stay in power. Not like we need another country with that issue, just because Muhoozi is following the bloodline of Museveni.

I would not be surprised if the 2013 Project came to life and lit up the place. Put some petrol into the steamy age-limit debates and just proves the entitlement of the Museveni-Clan. Since he own the removal of the Age Limit from the Constitution. Clearly, he doesn’t give a fig about how people sees him or his rule anymore. He just wants to rule and if that meaning to secure his family set, when he is left. Then be it. But Muhoozi is a non-character and nobody who seems like a candidate for leadership. He is just there because of his father. There aren’t anything of his persona that says, well, he could be “good one” even. He just have too, since he is already there.

All of that is nonsense and I had to bring up the May 2013 drama around Red Pepper, Daily Monitor and Gen. Sejusa, because it was said to be “Project Museveni” by the government back-then. Clearly, they we’re lying. But that is not so weird too. It is not strange that Museveni wants his son to someday take his place, but that doesn’t mean he has a right to do so. There are enough men and woman who has more public standing, natural leaders or even has the public persona that can be trusted compared to him.

With time there will not be less of leaders and people who could contest for the role, enough people with leadership experience and public standing to take the place of Museveni. There are so many who could and who deserves to try. The Project Muhoozi is back in full steam, by the demands of the old man, not because the people really want him. It is just propaganda by the state who wants people to believe so. Peace.

Reference:

Batanda, Jackee – ‘A leak in high places puts Ugandans on edge’ (22.05.2013) link: http://foreignpolicy.com/2013/05/22/a-leak-in-high-places-puts-ugandans-on-edge/

Opinion: Gen. Muntu wished back to NRM by Lumumba, is this another sign of disarming the opposition?

Well,  since the General Election of 2016, there been all sorts of play from the National Resistance Movement (NRM). Where the Opposition parties has either gotten ministerial posistions, EALA slots or even been detained. In ways of solidifying the NRM regime and their President for life – President Yoweri Museveni. Therefore the news that the NRM Secretary General Justine Lumumba wishes the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) President Gen. Mugisha Muntu, shows there some foul play in the cards. The deck is usually sealed and this cannot be the party line, as the talks of succession is a stalemate as long as Museveni breathes on planet earth. But take a brief look at the quotes from the Secretary General Lumumba.  

“Ms Justine Lumumba, who represented First Lady Janet Museveni at a belated Women’s Day celebrations for Ntungamo District at Rwenanura Primary School playground in Rweikiniro Sub-county, said: “Gen Muntu comes from this district, from Kitunga, I even know the village where he comes from, he is a sober man but he is walking with wrong company. Talk to him as his brothers that he comes back, if there are any grievances or anything that angered him, we can resolve it.” (…) “He is someone who can bring back the presidency here; he is such a good player in a bad team,” she added” (Rumanzi, 2017).

That Lumumba said the FDC was a bad team, was expected as she has that view of anyone who isn’t in the NRM Organization or the Movement. Therefore, that Gen. Muntu is around Lukwago and Besigye, means he is in a bad team. That Muntu is suddenly in the wrong company, means that he isn’t directly a part of the NRM. The right party and company is the NRM. That is if you get the deeper meaning of what NRM Secretary Lumumba was saying yesterday.

The good company is the 31 year old regime under President Museveni. It is not like the NRM has ever consider succession and using that as sweet gift to Gen. Muntu is most likely hogwash. As the Maj. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga is most likely the next in line, if the President get his wish. Why else would he stop the Daily Monitor Press a few years back when the Gen. Sejusa tale leaked to the Press?

If the NRM would offer anything it would be a ministerial role, an ambassador and trading away the normative and legitimate leadership role of Gen. Muntu. Even if Gen. Muntu sometimes isn’t progressive, aggressively enough against the regime, who use all sorts of tricks to manipulate and control the Republic. Therefore this must been seen as a ploy to destabilize the FDC. As they hope the fraction and people loyal to Muntu would be swayed back to fold. Leave Besigye and the hardliners behind.

This would be typical way of offering a gift and then destroy the competition, as they know many of the FDC NEC and FDC leadership has no real need of either going back to the NRM or any wish to be back there. Since many of the FDC leaders has been former NRM, especially the ones who established the party and wanted a significant different party than the NRM.

So the Machiavellian approach by Secretary General Lumumba and the NRM, can be seen as a tactic to undermine the leader in the FDC; while offering and saying he would be fit to come after President Museveni. Like the NRM could offer anyone that, as the NRM couldn’t do that to their own like Amama Mbabazi or back-in-the-day Kizza Besigye. So why should Gen. Mugisha Muntu suddenly be good enough? Do the NRM think their citizens are generally stupid?

Peace!   

Reference:

Rumanzi, Perez – ‘Return Muntu to succeed Museveni, says Lumumba’ (17.04.2017) link:http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Return-Muntu-to-succeed-Museveni–says-Lumumba/688334-3892216-h9ejj2/index.html

Maj. Gen. Muhoozi, says “he has no ambition for Presidency”, but the meteorically rise seems like ploy to usher him in!

No, I do not have the ambition to be President. I am very happy being in the military and that is where I intend to stay for some time,” Maj Gen Muhoozi said (NBS TV Uganda, 31.01.2017).

Major. General Muhoozi Kainerubaga spoke out in an interview yesterday, not that it out of water now that he has gone through the ranks in the military, had years of specialized training in the United States and we’re running the Special Forces Command or the Flying Squad. That he is the son of the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, do show that family matters and the reason for the meteorically rise. Maj. Gen. Kainerubaga can claim otherwise, but deep in his heart he knows that is the reason.

Muhoozi Kainrubaga has been a project in the making, that when revealed documentation from Gen. David Sejusa aka Tinyefuza who leaked it to the Daily Monitor. “Gen. Sejusa has kicked up a storm after the Daily Monitor last week published a letter he wrote to the director of the Internal Security Organisation, asking that he investigates claims of plots to assassinate top government officials opposed to the “Muhoozi Project”” (Splash Radio, 13.05.2013). So the questionable rise to power and to become a Senior Presidential Advisor after years inside the army. Therefore, the letter didn’t just stir troubles for Gen. Sejusa, but also closed the Daily Monitor after the release of the letter. Like the Government and Army didn’t like the release of this information.

So if the army and government didn’t like this internal plan come into the public. Than, why was their an issue with the closure of a newspaper and the leadership? One of who is today the Presidential Spokesperson Don Wanyama, who know is crony instead of an opposition voice inside the Monitor journalist.

In 2016 to the Observer he said:

As you heard, I don’t have the ambition to be president. I am very happy being in the military and that is where I intend to stay for some time. It [Muhoozi Project] doesn’t exist, non-existent – that is a red herring. You have never heard of a message where I promote myself, it is always from the promotions board. That is the process in the military” (David Muhumuza – The Observer, 25.05.2016).

So that the Maj. Gen. Muhoozi could easily now be the giant plan the President has in the making, as the years goes and his age sinks in, he needs somebody to carry the torch. Still, the Ugandan Republic isn’t a family company or LLC. Even if the President acts of the state funds and Bank of Uganda is his coffers.

That their has been less of questionable reporting of the acts of the Flying Squad or the Special Force Command as they have violently oppressed people, can be understood that the Maj. Gen. Muhoozi has even had a close relationship and it could be romantic with Journalist Sheila Nduhukire, who has traveled with the general to Somalia and other UPDF missions with him. So the comforting news instead of questing the UPDF and rise to power, haven’t really been there.

Therefore, the son of the President except for the dossier released by Gen. Sejusa has skated by and enjoyed the rise. While other in his generation haven’t gotten to his place or had the possibilities. They have all been left behind or is still in lower level in the army. If it wasn’t for being groomed and made ready for bigger stage. The army is also so he should be rougher and experienced in battle, as the father was a bush-warrior and general. The father wants the same for his son and therefore the Special Force Command was to check if he could do operations and could carry out assaults on the ones who needed to be silenced.

However, he continues to play the role of I have “no plan” and doesn’t want to be President. Still, the rise to power and the senior adviser role is made for him to be the next in line. Gen. Muhoozi, the Presidents son certainly has the initial hope to keep the torch lit. Still, this is not family business, even if the President acts like it is.

President Museveni as all fathers wants the best for his family and sons. That means that Gen. Muhoozi has gotten special treatment and own parts of the army to lead. Therefore, he went from Special Force Command into the Senior Adviser role, proves that the father wants him to learn the political game too. So that he knows the guns and commando operations. Now he will learn to venture into politics.

So this is yet another step into the reigns and the control of the National Resistance Movement, as the father and son plans away to make it natural change. How it will happen, but surely Gen. Muhoozi has no plans to dwindle into a village and be a farmer, just like the father has no plans to run one of his farms. As the NRM Regime plans to subtly subdue and suddenly over night change from Museveni to Muhoozi. Like we didn’t know and forgotten the dossier in 2013.

The Presidency in Uganda isn’t a family matter, even if the current President thinks so. He can even switch the constitution and amend it. So that Muhoozi by law has the rights, soon the President might do as they have worked for long change the age-limit. Museveni has no legitimacy and would use all tricks to stay in power. Therefore, using his son as sideshow could possibly be a sort of play of the old man. Still, he would also see that Muhoozi takes over for him when he is done.

We can just wait and see, if like the first lady becoming a minister in the cabinet, the son could soon in the next shuffle in Parliament become a Minister for Defense, so that he follows the family line. Museveni was a Minister for Defense, before becoming a rebel and going against the then Obote government. Peace.

Opinion: Fake Conspiracy to clear the gates for Muhoozi and oppress the Opposition to interconnected the supposed plot to ‘overthrow’ the NRM regime…

UPDF Rwenzori

In the midst of the fire and the oppression, men can wonder why the oppressive state continues to forge stories, charges and reasons for detaining. They can wonder why the government continues to claim conspiracy against the up-high and coup d’état against the sitting president, as they once back in the day took to the gun and overthrew an ‘illegitimate regime’ of the day.

The National Resistance Movement are right now in a ghost hunt, claiming DP connected man in Gulu, Makindye barracks was shut-up by one soldier who wouldn’t accept to be detained, Lira barracks have solders and colonels been detained by the government forces. Even CDF Gen. Katumba Wamala reported detained at Makindye and Col. Dan Opit Odwee been detained after Gulu Barracks attack. Together with so many other soldiers and such who has been picked up in their own home and not made report of since departed with security forces from their homes or work.

Besigye Detained

This together with the pick-up of Forum for Democratic Change men like Hon. Michael Kabaziguka who have been tortured and detained at SIU Kireka, also other men have been taken for question and been asked for in the conspiracy. While innocent police men and others have been killed in the attacks of Lira, Gulu and Makindye, like flies with no names. Like they don’t matter in the grand scheme of things, as they are useful pawns on the chess set, to set the center stage for the grand conspiracy that are made up by the state for ‘attacking’ and planned ‘coup d’état’ against the Presidency.

It’s all like a wind, it is there, but no visible, you believe it exist, and can feel it now and then, but it is not something that is static and visible to the naked eye. The wind just touches the ones that are literally within the wind-fall, but for the ones who is not there it is just hearsay. So with this in mind, the UPDF and UPF are creating a ghost, a conspiracy that doesn’t exist and at the time, use feasible means to oppress the ones that are not loyal to the “above high”.

Besigye Nakawa 18.05.2016

As the named up rebel forces, acronyms of so-called rebels will pop-up like staged theatrics from the Government, as they comes when needed and gone as quick as they surfaced on the ground. The ability of the army and security forces continues to spin the stories and tales, as the validity of the norm. This is happening as they trying to combine the wished rebellion in the army connected with the handpicked victim of Hon. Kabaziguka and the ‘treason charged’ former FDC Presidential Candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye, while he lingers waiting trials for all kind of charges all over Uganda.

The ones that swallows all of this as sudden wildfires and approaches of misdeeds, does not see the ripple effect of both clearing the army of men that are not loyal to cadre-line of the President and the wished escalating career of his son. Former Brig. Muhoozi, whom in the end also swallowed the loyalty of former Gen. David Sejusa. This is all connected as the Police Force and the Army is all fitted together with central leadership of the President and his cabinet, therefore they still need representatives in Parliament from the UPDF. Because militarism is far from dead, as the guns are close to the heart of the president.

Muhoozi Museveni

That the NRM Regime are right after the General Election going after the ones that supposed not loyal to the Party line and not offering their vote of confidence to the regime, are the ones that are supposed to be detained and taking down the men who doesn’t follow blindly the leadership of the day. This is like the shooter of Makindye Barracks Sergeant Isaac Obua who killed people at the barracks. The ones of Gulu barracks came more in systematic operations and have not really been displayed or called out in public as the men behind it, as they are surely offered some token to create a conspiracy and connect a DP Colonel Odwee to a plot to overthrow the regime. We have no certainty why the Government all of a sudden detained Col. Kibet in Lira and the backdrop behind doing so. And this happens in sort of two weeks all over; therefore there are questionable reasons for doing so. Just like a summer clean-up behind the ranks to fit the ‘Muhoozi project’ or fix more loyal men towards Mzee, as the election and activity from the UPDF didn’t live up to expectations for the President. He wanted a harder force and oppressive behavior and had to both pick ex-M23 men and also hire SPLA from South Sudan to have enough men in the streets around the General Election 2016.

This is just happening while FDC Youth Activist and others who have campaigned with the party have been taken from their homes (Kidnapped) without charges and detained, as the clear fictive oppressive behavior continues with the same speed, as the government tries to silence the opposition and really “crash the opposition” as Mzee stated during the campaign trail during 2015/2016. Just as the FDC General Secretary of Lubaga Division Prince Kahemba Babi who have been detained and kidnapped since before 12th June of 2016 and still not surfaced or any token from the authorities, this happens as the oppression and detain also soldiers and leaders of the army.

issues clinton uganda

So the authorities are cracking down on FDC, like they have done with steady speed since February. Now they are also going after the Army, like they are clearing the shop for the son of Mzee. That is not a surprise, it’s more like a necessity from him as this is the time to do so, as he is already weaken, his legitimacy is not there, as he wasn’t really invited or met by local dignitaries in Germany, proven the signal between Western Countries towards the former new-breed leadership sponsored through Bill Clinton in the 1990s. Therefore the established approached now is to make ready for Muhoozi to control more of the army and not only ‘the Flying-Squad’ or Special Force Command.

So there are many questions and even wonders behind the recent attacks on the Makindye, Gulu and Lira Barracks around the country, while there been violence in other areas like the Kasese and Rwenzori Sub-Region. These been where the UPF have used any kind of reasoning for the killings and taking down Royal Guards of the Rwenzururu Kingdom. But that is not looked really into, as the government sent army men and blasted down as many as possible, both in villages and also around the Palace. Though IGP Kayihura want another story as he want to clean his hands from the blood, as he doesn’t want and see that ‘the Flying Squad’ also went in to renegade against the people and their cultural leader.

So there to many questions and unsolved stories, while the conspiracies and the state affairs are still by all means oppressive and adherent not creating security, but clashing against their own citizens instead of securing their neighborhood. The Police, Army and Security Forces are targeting the opposition and the men of the army who might not be connected directly to Mzee, while the ‘Muhoozi project’ fumes on as he was recently promoted Major General. These kinds of actions cannot happen and not be interconnected, only the blind, cannot see the connection between the promotion, the cleaning in the barracks and the conspiracy that is made-up between the FDC leadership and the UPDF men that are detained in army and the Opposition party. Peace.

Gode nyheter – om Daily Monitor & Red Pepper! +Goverment Statement 30th May 2013

Her er det først et par gladmeldinger fra kjente i FDC og oppisjonen. For så en offisiell statement fra minister i regjeringen til NRM. Check it out!

Uganda Talks: “Government to let Daily Monitor resume business today, Red Pepper to open after on going negotiations are finalised” ca kl 10 Norsk tid.

Francis Mwjiukye: “Monitor, KFM, and Dembe have finally been reopened. The ugly police gangs have left”. Denne oppdateringen kom rundt 12.30 i dag. Francis var på dette tidspunktet usikker på Red Pepper blir åpnet.

Det spekuleres om internasjonalt press har satt dette igang. Noe jeg har ingen anelse om. Annet enn at det var på tide. Hvis landet skal påstå å ha pressefrihet! Aga Khan er forhåpentligvis litt gladere idag. Selv om han sikkert føler seg snytt av oppførelsen til President Museveni. Sagaen er langt fra Project Muhoozi er langt fra ferdig!

GOVERNMENT STATEMENT ON THE POLICE SEARCH AT THE MONITOR PUBLICATIONS, THURSDAY 30TH MAY 2013

1. On the 7th day of May 2013, the Daily Monitor published a classified letter headed “proposed investigations” dated 29th April 2013 purportedly written by Gen. David Sejusa, addressed to the Director General, Internal Security Organisation and copied to a number of senior security officers, including the Chief of Defence Forces and the Director General, External Security Organisation.

2. Soon after that publication, the Police initiated investigations to establish the authenticity of the letter published by the Daily Monitor.

3. According to the preliminary inquiries, it was established that the Director General, Internal Security Organisation, to whom the letter was addressed, as well as the officers to whom the letter was copied never received it. Evidently, it was only the Daily Monitor in possession of the letter.

4. The Police commenced investigations by asking the journalists and the editors of the Monitor to explain how they got the letter and also to avail the letter. However, the Monitor employees declined to cooperate.

5. Subsequently on the 9th of May 2013 the Police summoned the two journalists who were the authors of the story as well as the Managing Director, Monitor Publications Ltd. They reported to CID Headquarters on the 14th of May 2013. However, they refused to co-operate with the Police.

6. Given the lack of co-operation from the editors and journalists of the Monitor Publications Ltd, on 16 May 2013 the Police applied for and obtained an Order from Court compelling the Monitor Publications Ltd to avail not only the document but also state its source. Again the Monitor Publications Ltd declined to respect the court order.

7. Subsequently on the 20th of May 2013, the Police decided to go to court again and, this time obtained a search warrant authorizing the search of the Monitor premises for the letter as well as any other document related to or similar to it.

8. On the 24th of May 2013, the Police was served with a court order canceling the search warrant earlier issued. Noteworthy, the order canceling the search warrant was issued by the same Magistrate who had earlier issued the search warrant. The Police found this to be highly irregular and has challenged the order and the matter is before courts of law.

9. In order to facilitate the continuation and completion of the search, the Police invoked the provisions of S. 27 of the Police Act, which empowers Police to conduct searches without a search warrant.

10. It should be noted that from the time the search commenced, the Police treated the Monitor premises and had them sealed, as a scene of crime, because apart from the letter, certain crimes had been committed by the Monitor Publications Ltd in particular violations of the Official Secrets Act.

11. In the meantime the management of the Monitor Publications Ltd made contact with me and on the 24th and 25th May 2013 the Government and representatives of the Monitor Publications met in an effort to amicably settle the matter.

12. Later on Sunday the 26th of May 2013, the management of the Nation Media Group met H.E the President in Addis Ababa, where he was attending the AU summit, as a follow up to the above mentioned meeting.

13. As a follow up to the undertakings in the meeting between H.E the President and the Nation Media Group, a delegation led by myself met representatives of the Nation Media Group at the Ministry of Internal Affairs. On the Government side, the meeting was attended by Hon. Rose Namayanja Nsereko, Minister for Information and National Guidance, Gen. Kale Kayihura, Inspector General of Police, Mr. Christopher Gashirabake, the Ag. Solicitor General and Mr. Ofwono Opondo, In-coming Executive Director, Government Media Centre. The Nation Media Group was represented by Dr. Simon Kagugube, Chairman Monitor Publications Ltd and Mr. Linus Gitahi CEO. In the meeting the Media Nation Group made written undertakings to the Government.

Specifically, the following are the highlights:

(i) They highly regretted the story that led to the closure of the Monitor newspaper and KFM and Dembe Radio stations.

(ii) They undertook that the Monitor newspaper will only publish or air stories which are properly sourced, verified and factual.

(iii) They also undertook that the reporting in the Monitor newspaper will always be objective, fair and balanced.

(iv) They undertook to be sensitive to and not publish or air stories that can generate tensions, ethnic hatred, cause insecurity or disturb law and order.

(v) They acknowledged that there had been violations of their editorial policy by their Reporters and Editors in Uganda. They availed us with a copy of their Editorial Policy and undertook to ensure that both the letter and the spirit of the policy are respected.

(vi) They undertook to tighten their internal editorial and gate keeping processes, to ensure that stories that impact especially on national security are subjected to the most rigorous scrutiny and verification process before they run.

(vii) Further they undertook to seek regular interface with the Government of Uganda to ensure that the undertakings they have made will be respected and implemented.

(viii) They undertook to ensure that the Monitor Publications Ltd will observe and comply with the laws of Uganda. In particular they committed themselves to co-operate with the Police on the ongoing investigations.

14. In view of the above mentioned commitments and undertakings by the management of the Nation Media Group/Monitor Publications to the Government; and at the request of the management, the Police has called off the cordon of the Monitor premises so that they resume their normal business as police continue with the search.

Dated at Kampala this _30th_day of_May_2013.

Eng. Hilary Onek (MP)
MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS

PS:

Her kommer flere sannheter fram. Denne sagaen er ikke over. Peace!

General Sejjusa andre brev(second letter) – kommentar til stenging av Daily Monitor Uganda og Project Muhoozi.

(Bilde – Tatt fra Daily Monitor Uganda’s Facebook side)

General Sejjusa aka Tinyefuza et nytt brev. Etter at politiet og styresmaktene har stengt av Daily Monitor, Red Pepper og radio statsjoner i landet. Som jeg har dekt ved flere anledninger den siste dagene. Derfor måtte jeg bare spre dette brevet også. Slik at du får hans synspukt. Brig. Muhoozi veien opp til toppen. Som er nå et åpent sår som hele verden kan se.  Les brevet. Det sier alt!

General David Sejusa’s latest Statement – confirmed by his legal team as authentic:

SEJJUSA’S LETTER IN FULL
First, i wish to extend my sympathies to all those that have suffered personal injury, physical ,monetary or any other during this difficult period in the history of our country. Those media houses that were closed and the thousands of workers that have been rendered redandunt including those young pepple who work as news paper vendors on our streets,i extend my solidarity and reassurances that your struggle is not in vain.

The excuse given is that they are searching for the Sejusa letter. Well,they are not because the writer of the letter is known and in any case, Redpepper never published that letter. It just published a press release from lawyers .

So what is this closure about?

One,its panic. Those who peddle the nonsense that the muhoozi debate is good for him think people are stupid. Well,they are not. If its good then why close the papers and radios? Let the papers write freely about it and sure you will then get your reward. Of course it takes the lead off the can and its not only bad for the boy but actually dangerous to that ambition. Thats the truth. But of course its like the “tower of babel” you wonder if they they understand even what they are saying.( A distinction should be made between Muhozi the man and Muhozi the UPDF officer. I personally would never for even a second discuss the affairs of that young man as a person, for it would be wrong and unacceptable. But then once you make him a a general in the army, he ceases to be a private person in that regard and must pass certain scrutiny. )

Secondly, its intended to frighten everybody so that you surrender your country to the highest bidder. I will deal with the question of oppression and fear in my subsequent paragraphs but suffice to state here that the people have matured. You can see it in the resilience of those media houses, those young workers. That’s what is worrying those in power. An assertive population is a death sentence to any regime that becomes intolerant. They know it and hence the terror .

But whatever the case, its rather sad that a regime that cant create jobs for the youth can deprive the few that have some work of that opportunity. There will be no regime survival if the youth are not employed.

For today,however,i wish to address my fellow ugandans on one pertinent issue. This is the issue of abusing the law and institutions just to keep the current leadership in power.Just this one central issue,if not resolved, and pretty soon will lead to ceaseless strife.

This is the issue of refusing to retire officers from the army so that they are rendered captive forever, so that none can challenge the regime. In essence, using UPDF as a prison so that anyone who threatens or is even roumered to have political ambitions is threatened with military law,(,( death sentece and other trash.). This became especially so after Dr Besigye challenged mr Museveni for the presidency. Well, millions of ugandans are perishing due to the breakdown of the state to such an extentent that those death threats are of no consequence. But anyway the point is that military law has become a political weapon for those in charge of the state to keep all potential political challengers under lock and key using that bogey of military law. Thats why Brigadier Tumukunde for instance,would not get a higher sentence than caution. Because sentencing him to a harsher punishment would automatocally remove him from the military. Then what do you do with him when he gets out? Imagine 70,year olds who joined the army before some of us started school still serving and on the army pay roll, the tax payer shouldering the burden to pay thousands of officers, many even on katebe (without work in the army)so that they keep their mouth shut! This abuse must stop. Its this single most abuse of our officers that is creating discontent and anger within the military which is now spilling over to the streets? You remember my case when i wanted to quit yhe military in 1996. Since that time i have not been in the main stream command of the military. So why was i not allowed to retire? Simple, to keep my mouth shut and kill any political ambitions i may have. Its so sickening! I had one person say that i have presidential ambitions, they think its a crime. Thats the mind set. No one else except them,should have political ambitions. So vain and degenerate!
It becomes even more degrading when you want to fast track children to command positions. Its immoral to keep a former commander of the army or such senior people in an army commanded by their children and grandchildren.

The decent thinng would be to retire in honour those gallant sons and daughters of uganda who gave their everything and covered you even in your sleep against all danger. Ofcourse the reason is clear why they cant be allowed to go, eliminate any threat to any power related projects.

However, am now saying enough is enough. Retire us and Spare us the humiliation of having to salute our grandchilderen. Period. Why have this leadership become so vengeful against the people who brought and gave them that power? There is a verse in the bible Hebrews chapter 11:4 which says” Even though he died he speaks”! I know those gallant sons and daughters who died in our struggle, and even those living, whisper to you at night. I would love to know how you answer those whispers! Ofcourse for the record, betrayal never goes unpunished. It may not be you who may suffer it but it surely comes to visit at its own time.

It becomes even more degrading when you want to fast track children to command positions. Its immoral to keep a former commander of the army or such senior people in an army commanded by their children and grandchildren.

The decent thinng would be to retire in honour those gallant sons and daughters of uganda who gave their everything and covered you even in your sleep against all danger. Ofcourse the reason is clear why they cant be allowed to go, eliminate any threat to any power related projects.

However, am now saying enough is enough. Retire us and Spare us the humiliation of having to salute our grandchilderen. Period. Why have this leadership become so vengeful against the people who brought and gave them that power? There is a verse in the bible Hebrews chapter 11:4 which says” Even though he died he speaks”! I know those gallant sons and daughters who died in our struggle, and even those living, whisper to you at night. I would love to know how you answer those whispers! Ofcourse for the record, betrayal never goes unpunished. It may not be you who may suffer it but it surely comes to visit at its own time.
The weopons of the all oppressors are similar. They use the same weapons of control. These are Deception,fear, ignorence of the oppressed, terror, threats, unjust laws, oppressive systems,vulgar, decadent and immoral ways to dehumanise them etc. These weigh down the courage of the oppressed like you see gravity pulling us to the ground. The gravitational pull used against the oppressed is murder, torture, threats etc. Many of us resisted them before. So for me that LINE OF LIMITATION does not apply. I refuse to succumb to perpetual abuse. You must set us free and set my suffering comrades free or we shall free ourselves. I speak for those gallant officers who are virtual prisoners in the army but cant say a word because they fear to be framed and courtmatialled or worse. Let them go. Let them retire, with or without benefits. Freedom and dignity are better that retirement benefits which is merely used as an axcuse.

Thank you Ugandans for that incredible support.

Just remember, always, uganda is for all of us all.

Gen Sejusa mp.

– Hvis du ikke skjønner hvor seriøs situasjon er nå. Så kommer du aldri til å forstå det. Peace.

Sagaen om Prosjekt Muhoozi forsetter (og noen Press releases og andre nyheter)

Jeg har venner i FDC og A4C. Via disse har jeg disse nyhetene. Ikke at dette er interesant for Norsk presse. Av den enkle grunnen til de kjenner ikke til historien til personene som er i sentrum av sagaen. Idag har det blitt gitt beskjed at Kale Kayihura er blitt general, og han er allerede overhode over politiet i Uganda.

Daily Monitor, Red Pepper og 2 radio stasjoner ryktes forsatt å være lukket. Gaten rundt Monitor Media er stengt. Samtidig er det blitt rokkeringer i hæren. General Katumba etter at Sejusa er borte.

Muhoozi project har kommet til pressen og presidenten vil ikke ha noe slikt. Daily Monitor sendte klage til retten, den ble forkastet. Det skal bli satt opp ny høring den 30 Mai. Inntil da ser det kanskje ut som kontorene til avisen vil være stengte – samtidig er statspressen i New Vision i full vigør. Her er offisielle Press-release om saken:

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE SEARCH OF THE NATION MEDIA GROUP AND PEPPER PUBLICATIONS

Members of the Uganda Police Force this morning cordoned off the premises of the Nation Media Group in Namuwongo and Pepper Publications in Namanve. The FM radio stations – K FM and Dembe FM were taken off-air.

This is to reassure Ugandans that the government is not interfering with press freedom.

The search of the above premises comes on the heels of the utterances made by Gen.David Sejusa, aka Tinyefuza which have caused undue excitement. This is being treated as a matter of national security.

However the police is working within the parameters of the law, specifically, section 37 of the Penal Code which bars the publication of information prejudicial to national security.The Police went through the due legal process and secured a court order

which was issued by a court of competent jurisdiction (Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court).There is therefore nothing untoward or surprising about the procedures used, as great care has been taken to follow the law to the letter. For the time being the premises in question are being treated as crime scenes.

As soon as investigations are over

which will be very soon as police is under instructions to handle the matter expeditiously

the premises will be duly handed back to the owners.

About social media

This is also to quash rumours going round that Social Media has been banned or that the platforms are about to be closed. This is not true. There is no plan to switch off or disconnect Social Media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut (Mrs)

Minister of Information and National Guidance

Min kommentar på Press release:
For å kommentere dette brevet fra ministeren av Informasjon og nasjonens veiledning. Man kan si at det er en hyggelig form for overtakelse av mediahuset Monitor Media Uganda. Så man kan bare si at hvis man skal kunne påstå at det er relativ media frihet i landet. Da skulle man kunne påstå at slike handlinger er uverdig. President Museveni kunne kanskje på 80 tallet og begynnelsen av 90 tallet å være en man med ønske om demokratiske og frihetstanker til folket. Selv etter å kuppet dette fra Obote II og Yusuf Lule. Derfor kan man lure hva som har skjedd siden 1986 til idag, annet enn at makten har korrupert. For å vise mer galskapen, her er press release fra Politiet:

UGANDA POLICE FORCE
20 May 2013
PRESS RELEASE

Uganda Police, on May 15, 2013, received a Court Order, from the Chief Magistrates Court Nakawa, requiring Daily Monitor journalists to avail and provide the original copy of a letter and other related documents, purportedly authored by Gen. David Sejusa (a.k.a.Tinyefuza), and the source of the said missive. The said documents are to help police investigate criminal offences.Daily Monitor Publications was duly served with the Court Order and confirmed receipt by signature.Though multiple requests were made, the organization has adamantly refused to comply with the Court Order leading to issuance of a search warrant by the same Nakawa Magistrates Court.Today, May 20, 2013, in pursuance of the search warrant Daily Monitor premises have been cordoned off in accordance with the Laws of Uganda. In particular, Section 27 of the Police Act.Similarly a search warrant has been secured for Red Pepper premises in respect of the three press releases allegedly authored by Gen. Sejusa. Uganda Police is currently searching the premises to recover the said press releases.Uganda Police shall continue to occupy and search the two premises until the said documents are retrieved to assist with ongoing investigations.Uganda Police further requests that all concerned parties cooperate with the police in the execution of the search warrant.
Judith Nabakooba
Police Spokesperson
20/05/2013

Kommentar på denne:
Her forsetter man å forsvare angrepet og hvorfor man gjør det. Man kan si hva man vil. Men vil det forsvare det. Her er det en statement fra den ene avisen Red pepper:

STATEMENT ON CURRENT SITUATION AT RED PEPPER
May 21, 2013
Yesterday morning, we received a search warrant from Magistrate’s Court in Nakawa requiring us to hand over to the police a Press Release that we had received from Gen. David Sejusa’s lawyers and published in the Red Pepper on May 15th 2013.
After consulting with our lawyers, we proceeded to hand over to the police a copy of this same Press Release. The police went ahead and carried out a search of our offices and cordoned of the area. Because of this, we have not been able to publish an edition of Red Pepper and it’s sister papers today.
We are saddened and disappointed that despite us complying with the court’s request, the police have refused to vacate our premises and to allow us to carry on with our work. They insist that they are carrying out more search for documents which they neither told us nor the magistrate who gave them the search warrant.
We have since been informed by our friends in government that this is not about just a Press Release which was distributed to all media in Uganda, but a long term plan orchestrated to cripple Red Pepper economically and disable its capacity to do business in Uganda anymore. We have been informed that the plan is to keep our offices closed for as long as they like, dismantle our new printing press, destroy our computers and servers by installing malicious malware and then hand over the junk when they are satisfied that we have been taken back to the stone age.
We need to remind all Ugandans and the international community that this is not the first time a raid of this nature is happening to Red Pepper. In 2008, men with guns, dressed in military uniform and riding government pick up trucks bombed this same printing press and burnt it down.
The act was captured on CCTV and despite a police investigation; none of the culprits has ever been brought to justice. This latest invasion is therefore another attempt to whet their long held desire to cripple an investment that is employing hundreds of Ugandans. This is a classic case of economic sabotage in which the government turns against a business owned by its citizens.
The Red Pepper is a law-abiding company. We respect the police and the courts of law. But we demand that the police and the courts of law do the same of law adding businesses in this country. There is no justifiable reason why the police and the courts should deny the hundreds of innocent Ugandans who work at The Red Pepper an opportunity to continue earning a living. If there’s a criminal case to pursue, we believe the process can go on without necessarily disabling the operations of a legally established company in Uganda.
We ask that the police and the courts to do their job without interfering with the freedom of the press as enshrined in the Constitution of Uganda.
Richard Tusiime
CEO
The Pepper Publications Limited

Siste Kommentar:
Yes, her er min siste kommentar. Dette viser hvor alvorlig det hele er. Og ikke minst hvor seriøst det hele er. Hvis ikke bildene på forrige bloggen fortalte sitt språk. Burde disse virkelig fortelle en viss sannhet og løgner. Som ikke kan kommenteres. Ikke minst hvor langt en autoritær stat gjør for å bevare sannheter og prosjekter unna sin befolkning. Håper dette var god lesning. Hvis ikke kanskje det åpnet dine øyne litt. Du kan si hva du vil. Men dette er ikke gjort korrekt ei eller av et statsapperat som virkelig vil ha fri presse. Peace.

Daily Monitor Uganda beleiret av politiet idag!

Idag er det ikke pressefrihet i Uganda. Idag er Daily Monitors kontorer i Kampala under streng bevoktning, dette skjer i sammenheng med Brig. Muhoozi Kainerugaba som er sønnen til President Museveni. I det siste har ryktene svevd om hans overtakelse av farens posisjon. Rykte om PROJECT Muhoozi. Ikke rart er det heller. Siden President Museveni har laget en perfekt kariere til sønnen i UPDF.

Så når Daily Monitor skriver om dette. Så treffer det en nerve hos faren. En far som har kontroll over politiet og militæret. NRM og Museveni gjør alt de kan for å dekke over deres planer om etterfølger til den sittende. Dette uten demokratiske spilleregler. Ikke at Museveni har spilt etter disse. Selv om han lovte dette når han kom til makten i 1986. Sowing the Mustard Seed. Masse løfter, deretter laget en konsitusjon nesten ti år etter hvert tok i fra hverandre slik at han kunne forsatt være president.

At President Museveni vil ha sønnen til å bli hans arvtager burde ikke overraske. Pax Musevenica vil vare. Hvor lenge dette vil vare er ikke lett å vite. Motivasjonen og ønsket til presidenten. Ikke at man kan forvente noe annet av slike planer. Når man vet hvordan mannen med hatten kvittet seg Mobutu Sese Seko, satte inn sin ønskede kandidat Laurent Kabila, senere satt inn Joseph Kabila, den fjerde president siden Belgia hadde makten over det svære DRC.

Idag ser vi hva maktens menn gjør med pressefriheten i Uganda. Den såkalte pressefriheten. I 2009 etter at kongen av Baganda ikke fikk fri reise i landet. Ble folket i Mengo, det kongelige og royalister i Baganda som utfordret de regjerende maktene i landet. Dette gjorde at styresmaktene stengte radio kanaler og andre mediahus for å spre feile visjoner.

Så at de angriper og skal gjennomsjekke kontorene til Daily Monitor er egentlig ikke første eller siste gang myndighetene i Uganda går til angrep på den såkalte pressefriheten. Man kan si så mangt. Man kan skrive så innmari mye. Dessuten kan man påstå at man har frihet. En relativ frihtet. Hvorfor skriver jeg dette. Fordi jeg håper at en person i Norge utenom meg får beskjed om dette. Vi gir mye bistand til landet. Veldig mye bistand. Selv om vi gir nå mer til Malawi enn tidligere! Fordi norske styremakter har støttet NRM siden de fikk makten i 1986. Fordi stabilitet og økonomisk vekst har skaffet en viss trygghet. Samtidig som NRM har ordnet fred i nordlige Uganda. Noe det ikke var tidligere når LRA var der. De er nå Central Afrikanske Republikken. Å er svekket.

Derfor skriver jeg idag at Daily Monitor sine kontorer bli stengt av politi og hæren i Uganda. Ikke fordi NRM viser noe nytt. Museveni har for lengst visst sin virkelige side. Alle de gangene de har ødelagt for FDC og Dr. Kizza Besigye. Alle ganger de har rigget valgene i Uganda. Alle distrikter de økt med for å flytte penger og gi makt til venner av regimet. Samme strategien som Daniel Arap Moi gjorde på 80-tallet i Kenya. Splitt og hersk! Så Museveni har både brukt triksene til Obote og Moi.

Nå er det spennende tider i vente. Man kan i allefall ikke forvente at det står noe sant i New Vision imorra. Ta deg en kopp te og vær takknemlig for pressefriheten i landet vårt!

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