26 Years and Counting: Gen. David Sejusa still isn’t allowed retire from the army

This General has caused a lot stir over the years. He has clearly been a resound opposition during the years of 2013, as he revealed the “Project Muhoozi” and the plan of ushering the first son as the successor of the President. He went a year away in Exile and formed a political party Freedom and Unity Front (FUF), which he used as a vehicle in exile.

Gen. David Sejusa aka Tinyefuza aka Tinye have a huge standing in the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) as he served as army commander and also a member of High Command UPDF, the UPDF defense council and a member of parliament representing the Uganda People’s Defence Force.

Reported about his first retirement request:

On December 3, 1996, Sejusa who was then a presidential aisor on Defence and Internal Affairs, wrote to President Museveni as commander in chief, resigning from the UPDF. “With great difficulty, I have decided to resign as a member of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces…There are several reasons but most important among those is that I feel I am unjustly being harassed over my testimony before that Parliamentary Committee…To require me to appear before the High Command so that action is taken against me is rather too high handed,” Sejusa wrote” (The Observer – ‘Retirement – Will Sejusa Have His Way This Time?’ 03.01.2015).

Reported about his second retirement request:

Once again, it all depends on the wish of President Museveni as commander in chief. Dr Busingye Kabumba, a constitutional law lecturer at Makerere University, said in a Monday interview that legally speaking Sejusa can succeed in his quest to retire. “Gen Sejusa enjoys the right to retire or resign for as long as he follows the established procedure. But the grant of his wish is a matter that is dependent on the political reality of the time,” Kabumba said” (The Observer – ‘Retirement – Will Sejusa Have His Way This Time?’ 03.01.2015).

He has blocked his request again in 2022:

The judges explained that the approval of the application to resign can be withheld on reasonable grounds and that the effect of not communicating the approval or disapproval of the application meant that Gen Sejusa continued to be a serving army officer. “ln practical terms, he remained the serving officer of the UPDF after the statutory 90 days and this amounted in practicaI effect, for the intervening period before he receives his or her approval or refusal of the approval, a refusal.” The Court of Appeal consequently overturned the judgment by Justice Margaret Oumo Oguli that had indicated the Gen Sejusa had been retired from the army” (Kenneth Kazibwe – ‘Government wins case to have Gen Sejusa back in army’ 14.02.2022).

The NRA Commander and insider within the National Resistance Movement who fell out with the President. Is clearly not allowed or blocked from civilian life. As he has lost his privileges in Parliament and within the UPDF. However, his still a soldier in their eyes. While Gen. Sejusa haven’t been involved or worked within the national army for years.

We know the fallout was already in 2013 and that’s 9 years ago. The General is close to 10 years in defiance of the President. The President did promise his retirement in 2019 but the Courts have clearly not allowed it. Therefore, the General is still part of UPDF to this day.

Just imagine when the Party and the Government can do this to its own. A man who was a commander and a resolute soldier in their liberation war. When they can retaliate and act this way towards him. Yes, his been an insider and has vast knowledge of how the NRA, UPDF and NRM operated. As he was a trusted army commander and he did excel in his role. However, his still a person who has his rights and is justified to retire.

The reason for not doing is, as simple as if he speaks or utter words of defiance he can be challenged in Court Martial and be seen as treasonous. It would like his mutineer and going against the army, which he happens to represent. Even if he hasn’t been in command or held an office within it for years. That’s the only reason for this quagmire and lack of results.

It’s tragic, but it’s like the saying:

Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer”. That’s evident here and it’s all in the open for the whole word to digest. Peace.

Opinion: Okello Oryem is mocking the wrong partners with MONUSCO

In an Interview with NTV this morning, the minister for foreign affairs in charge of international relations Okello Oryem said Uganda “does not need the help of the UN” which he says they consider as a “useless group” that has allegedly preserved terrorism in Congolese soil. “We have no good words for them, they have been there for long but what have they done? As far as we are concerned, we do not want their military assistance, even if they offer us a cup of tea, we do not need it,” said Mr Oryem” (Ritah Kemigisa – ‘Uganda doesn’t need UN’s help for DRC mission- Oryem’ 02.12.2021, KFM.co.ug).

The hubris and the arrogance is clear as the Minister Henry Okello Oryem who is is now downplaying the role of United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO), which is starting their gradual exit strategy from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). MONUSCO is based in the provinces of Ituri, North Kivu and South Kivu, which the UN based mission is to stop the militias with disarmament and demobilization of them. In such a way, that the MONUSCO is there to be the civilians’ protection.

It is really striking that the Ugandan Minister is mocking and not wanting to work with MONUSCO now. This mission was first established in 1999 as MONUC and got a new mandate in 2010. While in 2020 the mandate changed and they are starting already to back-out. Therefore, the UN Mission is dwindling down. As well, as there are new militias and foreign interference in the region of which the Ugandan army entered yet again.

MONUSCO is partly created by the interference of Ugandan troops within the DRC. Not that the Ugandan armies was alone in these wars or always been welcomed to enter the DRC. The UPDF and Rwandan Defence Force (RDF) have both entered it. As well, as both nations have been involved in supporting militias, rebels and armed groups within the DRC. That is well-known and they re-appear at certain stages. Just like the UPDF have been inside the DRC before on specialized operations towards certain targets.

Okello Oryem is just showing how the Ugandans elites and the ones within the regime is thinking about it. It is their rights to attack and be part of military operations within the DRC. Since, they don’t want anything with the UN or MONUSCO. I wonder, if Okello Oryem would accept similar feelings in Somalia between the Somali National Army (SNA) and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which the latter UPDF is a pat of. I wonder, if Okello Oryem and all of the Ugandan hierarchy would like to be painted in similar fashion. Because, there is two sides to any coin and this is a foolish take.

Yes, MONUSCO isn’t perfect and neither is it’s mission. There has been continued insurgency and lack of territorial integrity, which the Ugandan and Rwandan counter-parts has supported and participated with. That is well-known and is a reason for the illegal export of resources from the provinces as well. Therefore, Okello Oryem should be a bit more humble, but I know that’s too much to ask for in 2021.

Okello Oryem could suddenly wake up and bite the dust. Since, his just showing a lot of flair. Nevertheless, we know the trouble will return and be a real issue. There isn’t only the ADF in Ituri, North and South Kivu provinces. There is several of other militias and guerrillas in the provinces and they are causing massive concern and is a silent war that never ends. They are invested in, given arms and training. This is deliberate and the joint operation will not stop this… sadly…

MONUSCO will not end this and they being gone will not stop the existence either. As long as the head of state and foreign interference for profits continues. The insecurity and usage of militias will continue.

It is like we are supposed to be naive and forget how this all started. The UPDF and RDF is responsible for a lot of the pain. The two nations have used the provinces and the DRC as a treasury chest for them. While using the same means to re-enter again and for some reason the Kinshasa government allows that to happen. This is even happening, as the State of Emergency in this regions are occurring. That is really tragic…

Okello Oryem should think about what he says. Since this could be easily said about the UPDF within the AMISOM. Which the SNA and Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) only creates more problems within Somalia. Alas, he as a diplomat should be more careful, but I don’t expect it to ever happen. Peace.

Opinion: The General believes the army can solve everything

It is now a new directive of the 1st July 2021 that the Army Brigade will start to construct buildings for the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health. Who cares about the random engineers or the National Planning Authority (NPA). No, the President, His Excellency and the General of all ages have directed the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) to be involved in building buildings too.

This is not new… the UPDF have looked over fishers in Lake Victoria. The army have been involved in delivering out mosquito-nets and they are participating in the Operation Wealth Creation (OWC). There is nowhere where the army is not implicated or not an active role. Just like they have 5 MPs in the 11th Parliament too.

The army just needs to be involved in civilian matters. Soon these folks will have marriage counselling and such. Since the Court Martial, the Military Courts are already a useful pawn to address and silence political operatives of the opposition. Therefore, the UPDF and the army can be used for everything.

For the heavens sake, the same army was in-charge of beauty pageants as well. Where they we’re deciding and nominating who became “Miss Uganda”. There is nothing this army will not.

The General can order these soldiers and his army to do whatever it takes. They can not only, but use their boots. These armed personnel are used to fix anything, because these are the only one he trusts. Even if he has hundreds of government entities to trust and work with. He will always turn to the UPDF. Where he has the loyal subjects willing to do whatever work they are ordered to do. Even if it means looking at skirts, shirts or now load trucks full of bricks.

The President really shows his intent and that he only have one safe haven. These fellows can be directed and ordered around without any issues. They will just show-up and follow up orders. It wouldn’t be shocking, if the UPDF will dab into the future vaccination programme or soon start to build roads in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) together with Dott Services. Nothing would shock me anymore, but just be a proof of how useful the UPDF is at this point.

The General needs his army and this is visible everywhere. Soon, if you go to the dentist. A soldier is there. If you go to the doctor. A soldier is there and if God forbid. You go to Church(!). A soldier will be there too. 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.

Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu: Press Statement about the Burning of hte Omusinga’s Royal Residence in Kasese Town 28th January 2021 (28.01.2021)

Opinion: The PM could Campaign in Kampala? [Wasn’t that suspended just a week ago?]

PM Ruhakana Rugunda and first NRM National V/Chairman Moses Kigongo arrive at Kololo to meet a group of youth claiming to be NUP supporters. The organizers of the meeting claim it is about ensuring a peaceful election” (NTV Uganda, 10.01.2021).

It is just a mere week ago when the Electoral Commission suspended all campaign rallies and election activities in Kampala. That was done for all parties and all candidates to stop the spread. However, what happened in Kololo today clearly violated that.

As this was the report earlier in the month:

EC to consult scientists over 14 districts campaign ban The EC suspended campaigns in Kampala, Mukono, Buikwe, Wakiso, Mbarara, Kabarole, Luwero, Kasese, Masaka, Jinja, Kalungu, Kazo and Tororo” (New Vision, 06.01.2021).

That Prime Minister Rugunda and NRM Vice Chariman Kigongo could hold this sort of meeting/rally is a clear violation of the guidelines and the suspended elections. This shows a double standard. As we know the arrests, the brutality and tear-gas, which would have followed the opposition candidates doing the same.

If Bobi Wine or Patrick Amuriat Oboi even considered this. They would be in shackles and chains. The cars would be towed and they would be detained. These folks would be targeted and the venue blocked. There would be met with force and there would be no mercy from the authorities. That is what the grand public knows and everyone who has followed this election.

However, even when the EC have banned campaigns in Kampala. The Prime Minister and NRM National Vice Chairman Kigongo held a campaign meeting in Kololo. That is an deliberate act. As it showed a supposed group of youth crossing over from National Unity Platform to the NRM. That is an act of campaign. To show force and strength.

Nevertheless, it shows there is a vast difference between the ruling regime and the opposition. The ruling regime can disregard all practices and laws. They can convene and hold meetings. Even when the state says its suspended. That all in proof of hubris and strength. However, it just shows how hallow the chambers of power is. As they have to breach laws and guidelines, which would be used with law enforcement against their adversaries. These folks wouldn’t even been able to gather anyone without some sort of havoc.

Alas, the Prime Minister shows his entitlement. That there are people who are above the laws and rules of the game. There are no level playing field. No fair campaigning and fair elections. Neither are they free, as there are only hurdles on the way for the opposition. Nothing is given, things are only taken away.

The PM and Kigongo have shown their cards today. They believe it righteous. This was a campaign meeting, a campaign rally. All for the scope of showing greatness. As it was a “victory” to get people crossing over to the NRM. That is a political ploy. However, we have not seen anyone giving away their member-cards. So, we can imagine that these folks might not even be NUP Members before becoming NRM members today. Don’t be shocked if that is true. Peace.

Opinion: Museveni proves his a lost duck at the Channel 4 Interview

All sorts of foreigners. We monitor them. Bobi Wine in particular is an agent of foreign interest. But the social group, the youth who feel marginalised, that’s a healthy internal force which we’re working with” – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (08.01.2021, Channel 4)

This week there was a rare sight where President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was interviewed by a foreign media house. That happened to be Channel 4, the Independent New-caster from United Kingdom. The interview was held on the 8th January 2021 and just mere 6 days ahead of the polls.

It is not the first time the President claims Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is an foreign agent or supported by foreigners. That is very ironic. As President Museveni wouldn’t have a career or an office. If he didn’t have the backing of Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere and Libyan President Muammar Gadaffi. These two was vital for him to get to power and be able to deliver the coup d’etat in 1986. Nyerere helped him as a part of a Tanzanian-Ugandan invasion to topple Idi Amin. The other helped with ammunition and arms in the 1980s Bush War. Therefore, the President should be more careful throwing these allegations around. Especially, when he never ever brings any proof or evidence of it.

As he continues:

The connection is some of the constituencies in the West, is that we choose to agree with some things and reject some. They want us to be puppets. They don’t expect us to be skeptical. So anything against us, they jump on it. And off course they make mistakes by so doing because they don’t know our situation” (Museveni, 08.01.2021, Channel 4).

Well, I don’t wants puppets anywhere, but legitimate leadership and not the ones that uses sorry excuses to be leaders. Leaders who uses the guns and the authorities to shackle the communities and citizens. People like me don’t want people to be suffering in injustice and impunity. Therefore, the allegations of puppets is utter nonsense. He just using the neocolonialism excuse to stay longer in office. As he has no trouble taking grants, donations or even loans from the West. He expects free money and with no strings attached. Like it is just supposed to fall from thin-air and into his lap. That is how it seems and that nobody should question him, but that he deserves to live forever in power.

Here comes the lies in three quick quotes:

I know. We shall figure it out with my party. The NRM shall determine that. I don’t even need to be in the government. For what? I’m not looking for anything personal” (Museveni, 08.01.2021, Channel 4).

Now what am I looking for in power? Unless I’m looking for something personal. Do you think I am looking for money?” (Museveni, 08.01.2021, Channel 4).

If there’s a mission to be done. In Uganda here, and Africa we have a mission that has to be accomplished. And if we don’t do, we shall become a Latin America” (Museveni, 08.01.2021, Channel 4).

We can really see how he sticks to common traits. It is always his party that has to decide. A party, which his the forever Chairman and the leader of. Anyone who has ambition in the party gets kicked out and left astray. Therefore, the ideals that the NRM will let him of the hook is a lie.

Well, he knows that if he isn’t in power or in office. He will be more accountable and has to answer for what he did. However, as long as he stays in office and call the shots there will no ramifications. There will be no questions or even serious inquires. As he determines and micro-manage it all.

This man is the richest man in the Republic. By all means, so much of his family and cronies are involved in business ventures. They are all living large because of the stature and power. These folks are eating because they are in power. So, if the day comes and their gravy-train stops. The buck stops too. Therefore, the lie of not seeking money is rubbish. That is part of game. Not like his piss poor and driving a Honda Accord. No, his Richie Rich and has Tony Stark sort of money.

His still daring talking about “mission” in 2021. A mission that is never-ending story. A tale never ending. The man has been in power since 1986 and his always upping the bar. There is either something locally that was in his way or participation in abroad. Latest venture of was the East African Confederation. Where he surely would be liked to be crowned King of the whole EAC. Since, nobody else is as wise as this man.

The final lie: “No. I’m not the only one, but it’s not harmful if I also contribute” (Museveni, 08.01.2021, Channel 4).

His the only one. That’s why his never letting go and never trusting anyone else. It ends with him and only him. That is why his not the man he claims to be. This man isn’t a revolutionary or a liberator. If so, he only liberated a few chosen people and the elites. The rest has to suffer if they dare to oppose him. This is why this interview undermined his agenda here.

It only showed his disregard and lack of tolerance. Where he only wants to rule supreme and can do whatever. While the opposition is foreign agents. That coming from someone who wouldn’t have a career if he foreigners didn’t support him. That is disgraceful. Peace.

Mzee and the Authorities come with warnings 10 days ahead of the polls…

The Opposition has been threatening to burn petrol stations in Kampala. I want to assure you no one is going to burn Kampala down” – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (04.01.2021).

This is continuing what the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and the President does best. That is to spread warnings and incite fear. This is spelling out stories that never happens and its supposed to intimidate.

The Opposition are always planning to burn petrol stations and do harm in the elections. However, the ones who come with force and guns is the state. The government comes with the LDUs, Crime Preventers and soldiers. They are tear-gassing and injuring the public. They are coming with live-bullets and even killing protesters. However, the greater public is supposed to fear ghost opposition who plans to set fire to a Total station somewhere in the capital.

The Police Force says this today:

We would like to issue a stern warning to candidates/political parties that continue to hold mass rallies that it is too dangerous. They have to adjust accordingly for the sake of protecting the health of the community. So far, none of the candidates/political parties have come out with a formal statement cancelling their campaign events in these respective districts/cities and how they will contend with the Electoral Commission directive” (Uganda Police Force, 04.01.2021).

Just as the final campaign rallies are happening. The opposition are already arrested or charged by the state. The opposition have already been blocked and the Police are in the way of ordinary campaigning. The state haven’t offered the opposition a hand. They are saying the opposition shouldn’t hold mass-rallies, but they are not enforcing the same laws in concern to the ruling regime.

Therefore, we know this warning is to the NUP and FDC. These warnings isn’t for the NRM nor anyone else challenging the state. No, these are for Bobi Wine and Patrick Oboi Amuriat. Who are always in legal trouble and having their team under fire. The state is targeting them and warning them.

So, we can just await the use of force and injuring more people ahead of the polls. As the Police will use their means of tear-gas, live-bullets and pre-emptive arrests of opposition activists and candidates. Just like they have been doing through the whole campaign. That will continue and there is no ceasing of this. Peace.

President Museveni orders his Army Commanders for “Election Oversight”

There is a new leaked letter or PO/21 on “Deployment of Commanders for Election Oversight”. This letter sets the tone and targets this time around. We know in the Republic that things are militarized and usage of the army within the political sphere is totally normal from both the President and the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM). Therefore, the letter itself seems legit.

The Commander of it all is the always trusted and family member Gen. Salim Selah. While the son Maj. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga is getting the role authorizing excessive use of force at all polling stations. General David Muhoozi, the CDF of the UPDF is deployed to coordinate UPDF, SFC, ISO and CMI during the elections. While Gen. Sam Kavuma is directed to operationalize the Huawei mapping software of all Kyagulanyi strongholds.

While there are in each region someone deployed to delegate the blocking or buying off of the NUP supporters. Blocking people from accessing the tally-centres. Blocking Foreign Media as well from the same places. Scaring and intimidating voters. It is a total of 21 Generals or Commanders put in the various of regions to delegate these efforts ahead of the polls.

They are clearly, as anticipated targeting the National Unity Platform and their Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. That is to be anticipated. This letter show that all of the 21 Commanders are delegated to do the same things all across their regions. While the first specially mentioned are countrywide.

The army implicated in this manner. Proves that the President only trusts the army to fulfil his mission. The clandestine operation of securing the future. President Museveni’s future and the future of the Republic.

This shows what we all know. That the army is a partisan operation and only made to serve the throne. It is not there to secure the borders or fight external invaders. No, these forces and armed groups to create fear within the general public. The President is seemingly very interested in that and the ones who is supporting the NUP especially this time around.

This letter implicates the whole Ministry of Defence, the National Army and all of its Units or Divisions. As these are used in every region from Bunyoro, Kampala, Acholi, Lango, Karamoja, Ankole, Busoga, West Nile, Rwenzori, Masaka and Buganda. That is what they are initially planning and with various of commanders from the army. Nobody doesn’t have a role and doesn’t have a mission.

The UPDF will clearly not dwell in the barracks and take it easy. No, they are preparing to come out with blazing guns and scare the public. They are preparing to issue threats and be forceful towards citizens who plans to vote. That is the sort of game-plan the government has. This isn’t shocking either. As the President has spoken so often of warning and that he has forces, which can easily take people out. That is the sort of man he is.

The President lives by the gun and he will most likely die by the same gun too. That is the only thing he knows and this letter proves that. All the Presidents Men and all authorities of the state is at play to ensure another term for the Presidency. Nothing left to chance. This secret letter is proof of that too. Peace.

Opinion: Museveni continues to tarnish the #FreeBobiWine demos and intimidate Police Officers…

I congratulate the UPDF for defeating the insurrection that the traitors, with the foreign backers, attempted to stage a few weeks back. The Police Force must be made to do its duty of defending Ugandans from lawlessness, threat to life and property, any police person, that does not do this, must leave the Police. There are thousands ready to replace them” (Yoweri Kaguta Museveni – New Appointments memo to the UPDF & UPF, 16.12.2020).

Today the new appointments and changes within the leadership in Uganda People’s Defence Force aka National Army and Uganda Police Force was official. As the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni made swift changes and moved around personnel. This is not new, but something he does irregularly.

What was more striking than the actual changes was the way he ended it. As the old man with the hat. Was proud of the killings of the plain-clothed soldiers and armed personnel who did the extra judicial killings, which was promised to be investigated, but nothing has happened. That is not strange when the President is proud of it and continues to push unsubstantial claims without any evidence. As he is backed by foreigners and his budgets has been for years. So, him saying that is nonsense until any proof is delivered. Which will never happened. Just like we never got any evidence of the Arua stone.

It is tragic that the President is like this, but he lives and thrives on fear. President Museveni needs that to be in office. That is why his using these means and saying it this way. That he states it like this about the #FreeBobiWine riots or demonstrations. Where he cannot prove anything and neither can any of “his” security organizations. Calling citizens traitors, but not proving the treachery. That is a huge charge on citizens without any evidence.

The way the Police Force is addressed is also striking. That he says its easily to change the personnel and the police officers. This means for him that anyone else is replaceable, but not himself ironically. The Police can easily be replaced by someone else. They are told they are not doing their job good enough. Which is also intimidating them and inciting fear of their job. That their work is on the line and someone else can come in their place. To say that is challenging them to deliver.

That is what the President does and he does it a month ahead of the polls. This is clearly a message to them. To ensure the Police Officers acts accordingly and be vigilant towards the demonstrators and possible riots. The ones that doesn’t follow can leave the Force.

This says how much the President values the most important reasons for his prolonged time in power. The ones that is on the frontline for him He clearly doesn’t value them and sends them threats too. The Afande, Kifeesi and everyone else should know this. Peace.

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