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Age Limit: Government crackdown is now nationwide!

Police has banned joint age limit consultative meetings organized by the opposition MPS. Police says the meetings are no longer consultative meetings but avenues used by the opposition to incite the new directives, an MP is not allowed to move from his constituency and attend a rally of another MP” (Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Frank Mwesigwa on NTV Uganda, 19.10.2017).

This news reel is a lot of smaller stories that gives you an added picture into the day of oppression and police crackdown on free speech, opposition gatherings and in general contempt of justice. This by the state and the by Police, who at free will are causing havoc, shooting live bullets and arresting, whenever and wherever. There are nothing that is not going to far!

Dr. Kizza Besigye and Patrick Amuriat Oboi have both been arrested on their way to Kisoro-Kabale, as they convoy of cars was blocked by the Police Force. The block of cars happen and both of the Opposition Leaders are arrested and taken to an unknown location, even not sure where they are detained and for what reason. Unless, they are using the order of earlier this month to stop all consultations outside of their constituency.

While a 77 year old man who was collecting signatures to recall Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi. Has spent days in prison for doing so. He was released on 17th October 2017, but that is on bond while awaiting trial that will be on 20th October 2017. This proves how foolish the state is when coming to the Age Limit. Even a peaceful old-man has served days in Bushenyi Police Station and now awaiting new trial for the acts collecting signatures. The offense being possible violence and creating riot. Like the ink on the paper will make the Igara West go into fire. Seriously?

In Kampala, Lubaga South as MP Kato Lubwama’s Consultation Rally was about to appear and other MPs we’re blocked from entering. Gunshots we’re heard and Police blocked the venue. This was at the Lorry Park of Natete. So at the Consultation Rally as the MPs was not allowed to attend. The Public who gathered in the Lorry Park we’re consulted by their local councilors. Clearly, the state is suffering from the Presidents tolerance and democratic worldview, that he delivered on Independence Day this year. These we’re blocked: “MPs Ibrahim Kasozi Makindye East and Muwanga Kivumbi MP blocked from accessing Natete Lorry Park where Kato Lubwama is consulting” (Uganda Radio Network, 19.10.2017).

While Robert Kyagulyani aka Bobi Wine met in Court as he is banned from performing and being the MP who is also a musician. He has sued the state for 300 million shillings in hurt for loss of revenue from the blocked performances.

Meanwhile Democratic Party President Norbert Mao has written to the National Resistance Movement Caucus, asked for a minute or two consult with the NRM Caucus over the lifting of the age limit. The bold move is clearly trying to come with dialogue. While the NRM Party is split on the matter, there been a Anti Age-Limit Party for the suspended NRM MPs and the ones who stand against it. Also, the National Resistance Movement Youth League have written to the NRM Deputy Secretary General and explained at their extra-ordinary Conference, that they will discuss the Constitutional Amendment, even if the NRM Secretariat is against it. The NRMYL will not be intimidated by the Central Leadership.

Richard Todwong spoke to NTV:

NRM secretariat denies being sidelined in Age limit debate. Todwong also noted that it is worrying for MP’s to seek money for consultations yet they are paid enough money” (NTV Uganda, 19.10.2017).

While the opposition of the lifting the Age-Limit are wearing red, red-ribbons and red hats. The NRM are planning and releasing pictures of yellow ribbons to counter this. They are trying to counter-attack the people’s reactions and use of red-ribbons to show their dismay with the possible life presidency of Museveni. That is natural, 31 years and counting.

Soon, the Police will arrest anyone on any charge. As long as there are dissidents and people standing up to it. They will be taken by the authorities. This will not stop, as the NRM are trying to put forward their positive campaign for the life presidency, as they want to silence the opposition and the ones against the change in the Constitution.

This here will continue until the Constitutional Amendment are put for vote in Parliament and that the Legal and Constitutional Committee have sent the law back to the Plenary Session for vote. Clearly, this will take time as the state are looking for the money and the pay-offs of the cronyism.

Clearly, the President are awaiting results and surely will use all means to get this through the Parliament. Even blocking all of town and dispatching the army to make sure the vote goes in his favor. This here will not be left to chance, this isn’t some spoiled shillings on a road development, this is the future of his presidency, that is the most important of all.

We can just wait and see, we will know there will be more developments, more arrests, more deaths and more intimidation, more harassment. No stone is left unturned. Peace.

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Police Letter to Robert Kyagulanyi MP: “Re: Invitation to Police for Interview and Statement Recording Vide; KMP GEF 303/2017.” (18.10.2017)

Age Limit: NRM Youth League (NRMYL) letter to NRM Deputy Secretary General Todwong: “Response to Your Press Release Dated 16th October 2017 (19.10.2017)

Uganda Police Force: Guideline for MP’s consulting meeting (18.10.2017)

Possible death-toll up-to three (One Official) after the Calvary caused havoc at a FDC Rally in Rukingiri!

Rukungiri today is a mark, a day where the opposition met the most hostile force of Police in the country. Where the people took the person shot by the Police and went in procession to the Rukungiri Police Station. In total one is officially dead, but there we’re rumored up-to three people died in the skirmishes done by the Police Officers today. One at the stadium and one at the nearest hospital. This should be told as the state enforced violence is now deadly. That the loyal troopers of the IGP Kayihura shoots bullets against civilians who dissent from the state or Presidents view.

This because there was a rally hold by Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), by big leaders like Patrick Amuriat Oboi and Dr. Kizza Besigye, Besigye was even tried assassinated as the shot was hit high up by the back window of the white Van. The same people who tried to hold the rally at Rukungiri Stadium and also reacted with the shooting of one citizens in the rally, the same crowd walked to the house of the police officer who killed the protester. So the public in Rukungiri has acted with peaceful means against the aggressor and the intimidation of the Police. They clearly didn’t win this, even if they killed someone innocent in Rukungiri today. The stadium the FDC party had even paid the Rukungiri Municipal County rent for a 100,000 shillings to use. Still, the Police blocked it and the havoc it created, as the FDC had even written letter about the commitment for Presidential Campaigning for the FDC Party and the rally for Amuriat Oboi. Clearly, this was now deemed illegal by the authorities and therefore, the violence occurred on the premises and in town.

This is not the first time people has died because of the Police Officers defending the ruling regime and the orders of central-government. It is happening again and Besigye gets into trouble, nearly assassinated as he drove through Rukungiri. There we’re continuing lots of bullets and shooting. That just the three reported dead says a lot. It could have been more, as the Police Officers has been rumored told each other to not use all bullets. Since, the public was able to overcome them. So they could enter the barricaded Stadium. Still, the tear-gas and violence stopped the peaceful gathering in the town.

All of this has come as the Police has banned rallies from Members of Parliament having consultation meetings outside their constituencies, even banning joint-rallies as well. Similar to this one, even if the FDC had all things covered before the new police order made on the 16th October. This proves the law are clearly only to follow for FDC and not for NRM. As the NRM can consult and have meetings wherever, without any problems from the law.

We can now see the devilish ways of the authorities, that they have no trouble again to kill. Even try to shoot the car of the leaders. So to silence the FDC totally and their local hero, Besigye. It shows something about the leadership.

This is not acceptable, this proves the draconian dictatorship the republic has, as even a simple rally that was prepared for and had public uprising to show-up got violent and intimidation from the Police. They are not interested giving the opposition party and space. Therefore, the violence and killings had to occur. It is insane, but shows the lacking of accountability of the state and their lack of democratic values. Neither the checks and balances, as the Police brutality is accepted by the Central Leadership, as this is done to silence the citizens. Since the state has no trouble to end a life, if the make the ends for the Presidency to continue.

This is the state of affairs. It is not right, it is wrong. There isn’t anything proven or anything good come out of today. Other than a little prove of people power, but still innocent people died. Who just fought for their cause and for what they saw just. They didn’t show up to die, they showed up for the Constitution and justice. Instead they got legal impunity and police brutality that ended up in death. This injustice should not be accepted, life should be valued, not just the lifestyle and power of the President. He is not only one borrowing time and living in Uganda, there is the 41 millions who deserves justice and not possible injustice, because the orders from above, says so!

Enough, it should be enough! To many lives has been lost. Just so Museveni can rule, the tally should be far to high already. Peace.

Police bans Robert Kyagulyani MP aka Bobi Wine from holding Concerts due to Police Investigations!

A released letter from Police Commander Frank Mwesigwa of Kampala Metropolitan Police to the Balunywa Promotions and their coming concert at the Coline Mukono Hotel reveals that the Police are looking into the speeches and texts of Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulyani aka Bobi Wine, especially this weekend’s statements made during the ‘One Love Beach at Busabala’. The letter sent to Balunywa Promotions is actually dated to tomorrow, the 19th October 2017, but shows the intent of the police.

What is striking is how this appear to happen to the newly elected MP. He is under fire and stumbling even into the rants of the President. Bobi Wine must have strike a nerve and that either with a jackhammer or with Miley Cyrus wrecking ball. Since the Police are so active and ready prepared with the Besigye treatment for the man. Certainly soon, he will see both Nagalama Police Station in Mukono and various other police station in his efforts as a honest politician.

That the Police is banning concert due to police investigations shows how afraid the state is of the man, just like the dozens arrests of Besigye. The same might happen to his companies, sealed off and made in to crime scenes. Do not be alarmed, that is just how the Police are working in the Republic.

Bobi Wine has been sincere and unapologetic in his stance against the NRM and the hostile takeover; therefore, he has become an enemy against the state. Just like others before him and after him. That he stands on the barricades against the Age Limit and for Constitutionalism, while pressuring the agenda on social media and in concerts. Are hurting the dogma and the strength of the resilient Movement.

Clearly, the state do not know how to stop the jackhammer or the wrecking ball in their faces, how to fix the hurt or to pursuit their own justice by good means. They are instead trying to silence Bobi Wine, suspend his operations and not allowing him to Perform as an artist or be a figure of hope in the midst of oppression.

This will not be the final nail in the coffin, but a start of long ride against the justice system for Bobi Wine, he will feel the way Besigye do and will not be left alone. The police will monitor all of his activity and his public appearances. He will not roam freely, but his pursuit by the law, even if he is just buying splash for his kids. Let it be known that he is the prospects of the state, an outlaw; because he stands against the life Presidency and public disregard the President.

This gives the state all the reasons for following and monitor him, by any means. Peace.

CAO Lorwor of Katakwi Letter to Action Aid: “Re: Request for Support for Independence Celebrations” (17.10.2017)

Uganda Police Message: “Ref: OPS/234/21401(.) Consultative Meetings By MPS of Article 102(b) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda (.) – (16.10.2017)

My letter to the Bushwhacked Otafiire after he says people disagreeing on the Age Limit can start a new bush-war!

17th October 2017, Oslo

Dear sir,

Your honorable Minister of Justice, Major General Kahinda Otafiire!

I hear some People saying that if the constitution is tampered with, they will go to the bush, those who wish to go to the bush should go but they will never come out from the bush,” Otafiire said. “It is a must. We will amend the constitution.” (Ayebazibwe, 2017).

I don’t know about you Major General Kahinda Otafiire, the Minster of Justice and Constitutional Affairs in the term of 2016-2021. But have you lost your mind? Are you drunk on Royal Vodka? Did your mind stumble on a bit of strong Whiskey?

I have to ask you this, it is insane but are you asking for civil war? Are you asking for insurgency? Do you want militias created to fight the Life Presidency of Museveni? Do you want Uganda to go back to the 1980s and settle the score with AK47 and grenades?

Maj. Gen. Otafiiire are you out of your mind? What part of the whole democratic model and multi-party democracy is to go to the bushes when you disagree?

I am shocked that you sort to this, that you are telling a new generation to exploit the roads to succession by the guns, not by peaceful transition. The lifting of age limit is something most of Ugandan people are against and its proven by the hostile meetings the Members of Parliament have met in different constituencies.

Major General Otafiire is one life and one President more worth than all the 41 millions of citizens. Is the constitution of the Republic so little of worth, that it can be changed to fit one man? So, if someone stands in your way, they have to grab guns and build armed rebellion to defeat the old man. The Republic that was liberated by your rebellion and supposed new start out of dictatorship. Has festered another one and that has lingered. So long that you deem it fit to only be brought down by the same venom that you did in the 1980s.

I don’t know what went through your mind, but will let so many more suffer just for the President? Is it worth to have so many more dying because of his stubborn will and need for power. Are you saying that he is more worth than any other leader or any other law? So that it fits him?

If we don’t feel like it, than we should support armed rebellion and start a militia to bring down the National Resistance Army/Movement (NRA/M), the way it ended the reign of the previous administrations and leaders. All of this brought the to long lasting regime of Museveni. Who has since then stopped anyone else with ambition to take his position and throne.

This sort of amendment and change of law shouldn’t start a civil war. Bullets and guerrilla warfare shouldn’t be the end of the reign of Museveni. He should step down because of advanced age. He shouldn’t force himself anymore as his age and his time in office has already been spent. No need to prolong it. The need for change and give the President the ability to be it for life.

This is not the promises of the NRA, the Musevenism, but his ideology and his political stances has differed over years. Now the only thing that matters is the President.

That is proven when the liberation and rebels are saying, the only way to get rid of us is using guns and going to civil war against us. There is no legal argument, there is no justice, only blind loyalty to the old man. This is insane and shows your lack of heart and political will Mr. Otafiire. Since the only way out is guerrilla warfare. So you will send the grandson of the rebellion and the army of the government to fight the righteous and impoverished youth to fight the NRA/M and UPDF out of control.

Instead of being the ones ushering hope and freedom, giving way to poverty and making sure the citizens are educated and ready for the future. The NRM are preparing for life presidency, Museveni and nothing else.

Maj. Gen. Otafiire, along the way, you lost what you fought for or you became a sycophant who is only loyal to Museveni and has not ethical backbone to speak off. At least not worth mentioning.

I can preach of civil disobedience and defiance, defy the system and create public display of peaceful demonstrations and boycott. That I can support and believe if it is done strongly enough and long enough it can bring down the most power institutions and longest serving Presidents. That was done through persistence pressure and blockade of government functions until the system malfunctions and the security forces has to give-up natural support of their leader. That is just the other way of bringing down a regime, other than through a credible, free and fair election. This is what the Republic and Youth should do in defiance of the NRM.

But the NRM wants militias that they can terminate with the support and the equipment given by the United States, to beat and assassinate the people who are standing against the President and his Movement. It is crazy of you… to wish this fate on your youth, as the only way out of the life presidency!

You need to stop drinking, your get of the Krest Lemon diet or whatever your putting feeding the skull of yours. You are bushwhacked and it is now proven. We see now why you lost both the NRM Primary and in the General Election and only got into parliament, by old scores of brownie points with President. So it is not like you have anyone else who loves or will care for you, not even the constituents where you reside and comes from. That must hurt. Peace.

Best Regards your bushwhacked Minister!

The Writer of Minbane

Reference:

Ayebazibwe, Marion – ‘Otafiire: Go To The Bush If You Want But We Shall Remove Age Limit’ (17.10.2017) link: http://thetowerpost.com/2017/10/17/otafiire-go-to-the-bush-if-you-want-but-we-shall-remove-age-limit/

Police Orders to limit MPs to only have Age Limit Consultation Meetings in their own Constituency!

The Police Force in Uganda issued an Internal Notice to all their Regional Police Commanders, District Police Commanders and all of the Police Stations on the Consultations Meetings done by Members of Parliament. This Notice is clearly stating on the 16th October 2017, IMM – OPS/885, time: 1134. This really put the provisions and the orders of the Police Force.

The Notice to all the officers of the land says:

During the Consultative Meetings Ensure the following ;-(.)

1. MPs should strictly consult in their Constituency Only (.)

2. Those MPs Moving or Intending to Move in Order to Support Counterparts or Consult Outside their Constituences must be stopped (R) Must be Stopped (.)” (Uganda Police Message – FM: GENPOL, 16.10.2017).

This here proves the ability of the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura and his brigades of Police Officers to be involved in Political Affairs. This is not the first time the Police are interfering in the politics. Not the last either as they are oppressing the freedom of speech and the scope of liberty the people have. That even the Representative of the National Assembly will be limited in their possible consultation meetings. Meaning if Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine are having meetings outside of Kyadondo East, he might meet the power of the law. If he travels to have meeting in Jinja, Mbale or Fort Portal.

That the Police are interfering are really showing how little the freedom the President wants to give his own citizens. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has surely ordered this from above to make sure there wont be any sort fuzz about meetings or consultations between MPs. They are all bound by orders and by the notice of highest rank. That is why the Police can do as they please.

The Police are now showing how loyal they are for the National Resistance Movement (NRM), since IGP Kayihura are really showing loyalty to Museveni. This is now bound to stop campaigning of other MPs in the Constituency. President Museveni clearly has gotten them to be as him, either be by his side or become his enemies. Since the MPs are supposed to work for his cause.

This is not surprising. It is with the M.O. of the NRM to suppress other voices than their own. President Museveni is acting as normal. To stop the radio campaign of Besigye and all the opposition parties trying to campaign against him. The NRM are just using their power to silence the MPs as well. MPs who are elected officials and they cannot by order cross into other districts. This is to control the speeches, the campaigns and the consultation. So the majority of the NRM MPs can speak in their constituency, but not speak outside.

Total control as always. Peace.

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