“Nobody will divide that Rwakitura unless they want to (force) my ghost to come from where it is, I am appealing to Ugandans that when we are making wills for your children, let us do what other people in advanced countries learnt long ago, the system of dividing land when u are going to heaven or hell is very dangerous for our future, I propose a compromise which I use in my own family, when I go to heaven, when you come to Rwakitura it will still be there” – President Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni (Nile Post – ‘No child of mine will dare divide my property when I go to heaven or else my ghost will haunt them- Museveni’ 02.11.2022).
The man and self-styled President for Life is now telling people how things will be after his life. Yes, the deceased are known for writing wills and have some legally bound documents for what is happening in the future. However, President Museveni will not have the same power or influence like he has today.
He can write in names and make a legal document on how he wants the Rwakitura farm is shared or supposed to be part of the family. Nevertheless, the President cannot tell the future or what will happen with it.
We know that the President claims he bought the Rwakitura farm in 1967, but the reporting from the 1990s states it was his new palatial home. The “Camp David” of Uganda. Therefore, it is most likely a place he got or was able to takeover after getting in office. Since him as a student in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania wouldn’t be able to buy the land or farm for that matter.
That’s why reading these statements made by Museveni isn’t directly surprising. He is a micro-manager and directing minor things all the time. That is something he does and usually with Presidential Directives or letters directing others to follow his command.
His family should know that his like this and shouldn’t be shocked either. Anyone who has heard or seen how he acts over the years. They should just take this for what it is. His planning to be a ghost and roam his farm. He has a plan for the afterlife and where he wants to reside.
We now know that the advanced aged President has a plan to follow and have a second life. That’s his wish, but it’s up the Gods to decide where he will end. The final destination and residence isn’t up to the person himself, but that’s up to the deity. However, we know he has wishes and we can wonder if God will listen to his choices.
I will not speculate in how the clan and the Museveni family will act upon his death. The day Museveni is gone. There might be reactions and ramifications that is out of control for the family. A dictator and tyrant is gone. Rwakitura could end up like Mobutu’s Palace Gbadolite. That palace is now in ruins and forgotten.
President Museveni might be sincerely discouraged in his afterlife. His fate might be more dark and grim. He has to answer for his life choices to the Gods and that might cost him. Where he is not in good graces, but instead getting punished. However, that’s not up to me to state… or assess, but we do know he has plenty of lives on his tally. This is written and will be part of a record that he got to answer for. He should answer for this while living, but if he doesn’t here. We can hope the Gods does the right thing for all the ones who has lost their lives. Just so he could be in office and be His Excellency.
Until then… we now have a future ghost. Peace.