I would have loved seeing the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Without the soldiers, without the police force, without the Special Force Command and without the ESO/ISO. I wonder how the NRM and Museveni would be without the militarism. That would have been a whole other picture.
It would been a different story, if the President wasn’t that engaged the army and soldier in need. If the President was more tolerant and accepting of different views. The perspective of army and police intervening within the political spectrum. That is why the recent days has been it is. As the Special Force Command and the ISO, whose taken the MPs and Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. All of these stories would have been differently. However, every time when Museveni has needed results, it hasn’t been with all public support, but by the use of guns. He has needed a rebel force and the army to secure his position.
Because with the army and the security organization, what does Museveni has to offer the Republic?
There aren’t much these days, there are more lies and deception. The NRM doesn’t offer anything, more of the same, cronyism and corruption. The public is tired of the empty promises and pledges.
Therefore, we should wonder, what would the Ugandan government look like if it wasn’t military based and actually represented by people who wasn’t rigged in or the cronies that Museveni trusts or needs. That is a question we should be to ask. As the military are everywhere and taking control.
This is a vital question and also something the People Power Revolution and anyone who wants change. Because what does it mean, if the army will just be used for territorial control of the sovereign nation and also be parts of peacekeeping missions. Not used to control and intimidate the public, even invade the chambers for lawmakers in Parliament. That needs to be asked.
What would the government look like if it wasn’t based on militarism and was based on the will of the people and for the people? What would change and what sort of leadership would be there? How would it play and how will it conduct its affair?
Because right now, the army answers everything from delivering mosquito nets to getting people to beg for their life on Nasser Road, Kampala.
We just have to ask, not that Museveni or any of his apologist will want to answer. Because that is their demise and their meal-ticket. But the public have to ask, what will happen if they are ending the militarism and the militarized politics of present day. That is the future, but what is the future like and how will it change. Who will be there and what sort of reconciliation will be made to ensure the justice after years of tyranny and oppression?
All the acts of injustice, needs to be address, unless their will be left unhealed wounds. To many families and people have been hurt over the years. To many unanswered ills in society, which needs to counter for. Until that time, the saga will continue and someone will pursuit to use the same methods to control others. There need to be ways to secure the future, but also deal with the militaristic past.
This isn’t just for Bobi Wine and the detained MPs, but for all the people who has suffered and deserves a better future without Museveni and the NRM. Peace.
Since 2012 the United States have donated Security Aid to the Republic of Uganda in the total amount of $291,096,088, in 2018 alone they have donated $80,665,000. These numbers are taken from the Security Assistance Monitor. So, these are legit numbers. This is giant numbers, as the republic are parts of peacekeeping missions in AMISOM and in Central African Republic. However, some of these funds are used locally and on training of soldiers, which could be part of the Special Force Command as we speak.
What does the United States of America and the US Ambassador Deborah R. Malac feel about that? Are they proud that their military ally and for life President is working to become their modern day Mobutu. Which they also supported for decades, until he became a sore thumb and they had to overthrow him. Like they did with his predecessor together with Belgians in the than Zaire.
Will the United States stop their relationship and their military support of the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) and the Special Force Command, as they are used to attack civilians, as they are in on the streets to torment the public.
I wonder if they have any sort of plan now, as their “aid” is now really hurting people, the training from American Military and the certainly the arms-trade are now used directly at civilians. It is not used to fight the wars the Americans don’t want to participate directly themselves. Now, it is used to actually kill innocent civilians and used to prolong Museveni’s tyranny. Is that what the US ideal in East Africa is about?
Will the United States be responsible for their cultivation of Museveni and for all the weapons, the training and the direct military support of the republic.
We can wonder if they are proud that the helped trained soldiers are used to silence the media, silence the voice of the people and to prolong the dictatorship. That should make the Washington D.C. so proud, that their funds are directly a life-line for the President for life.
The Ugandan republic is sovereign and should be able to determine their own political trouble on their own. But when we know that the US is participating at these levels with security funding. They should take responsibility and man-up. Suspend their security aid and step away. Until someone who is suitable and actually elected by the people is running the Republic. Right now, its one man forcing his rule on the people with the arms traded with the US. That should be a worry the USA, even with their history of interfering and securing their men in power. Peace.
There been parts of Kampala like in Kamwokya, where there been riots for over three days. While today there been riots across the city for Kisekka Market, Makindye, Kamwokya, Ntinda and the Old Kampala. This is showing, that after some time, the people are have started to demonstrate over bigger areas. As the weekend started in Kamwokya and some parts into Gayaza road in the Kyadondo East district which is Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine was elected from. Therefore, the youth and people is demonstrating for him and the rest of the arrested MPs in the custody of the authorities.
Result of today:
“70 people reportedly arrested in protests against MPs’ arrest. Riots started in Kampala spread to Mukono, Kayunga and Jinja” (NTV Newsroom, 20.08.2018).
There been several of journalists detained and arrested because of the riots, as they were monitoring and reporting on it. Both in NTV journalists Juma Kiirya and Ronald Galiwango was arrested, while being on the streets of Kampala. Also, James Akena of Reuters was beaten by the soldiers. On Nasser Road soldiers forced hundreds of people down on the ground to kneel and have the their arms in the air. To really show who was in command. On Kampala Road people was walking through with their hands in the air.
There was burning tires, tear-gas and soldiers across the city. There was across town reports of soldier going around masked. Meaning they were covering up themselves and shows their lack of understanding of what they are doing. As they are harassing and tormenting people to stay in power. Because they are starting to question the power of the people. They are burning tires and showing their discontent they way they know, while the soldiers and police are tormenting the public.
The President have clearly ordered the Special Force Command to contain the riots of Kampala. There are also some reports of stay-bullets used by these men hitting people. But the amount of shot or killed is uncertain. At this point, each one is too many. Each one of them is done as the President ordered. He accepted their fate and are responsible.
To know the real results to this matter. It is hard to know at this present time. However, what this is a proof of the militarism and the answer to every single move. Is to call in the army and violate people’s right to demonstrate. They are not allowed to have a voice and answer back to the authorities who oppress them. Who take their leaders and only put toils, sweat and tears back to them.
Now, the authorities are answering back with the military, trying to stop people from monitoring or even documenting the riots. The President have forgotten why he supposedly liberated people, to actually free them, not torment them as he does today. That is what is happening.
The people are the losers, as they are still under siege and the riots has to continue, as the soldiers and Presidential Guards had the capacity to contain the riots. But this is a sign, that the people are tired and answering back to the President and his army. They are not afraid and starting. Even as they are still humiliated and arrested by him for doing.
The acts of Nasser Road today, should be moment, where you see how the supposed “freedom fighter” gave way to be the tormentor of every single citizen if he has too. Peace.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni are on the verge of mental headbanging the youth, the people and everyone who is loyal to him. The Arua By-Election and the days after have shown the state violence and stay bullets hitting anyone from Parliamentary Guard in Kampala to Football Fans in Mityana. Therefore, it is a bit rich, that he continues blaming the unarmed civilians, while his army and his security organizations are shooting and killing people.
President Museveni are showing his ignorance and lack of understanding. He cannot run away from the reality, which he cannot propaganda this and win. That time has left the building since he abolished the term limits. Now he continues blaming anyone else. This time not explaining the health of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, but says it was a group who planned to terrorize Arua. If that wasn’t the Special Force Command who shot people and not the people of the Opposition? That isn’t something the President can now cover up. He can try, but we will not forget that.
“The problem in Arua was caused by Bobi Wine’s group together with Kassiano Wadri, who attacked me, a useless action because I am protected and I can defend myself. The more serious issue is these chronically indisciplined people attacking women and children, destroying people’s property etc. Who is Bobi Wine or anybody to beat our people and for what? Watch the videos of Jinja and Bugiri, which are attached to this post. Should that happen in Uganda and why? If the Army had not intervened in Arua, a lot of people would have been killed by this Bobi Wine group. They had gathered stones, knives and there were reports of even guns. Why is it that we have never heard of any incident where the NRM supporters have ever attacked the Opposition supporters? Do you remember how the Bobi Wines were attacking the other MPs in Parliament? Are we to allow them to attack the Wanainchi in similar ways? How about assaulting soldiers or policemen? Do you remember the policeman, Ariong, who died from a stone throw? The security forces should be commended for saving mass deaths in spite of the fact that many of them were not equipped for anti-riot” (Museveni, 2018).
I look forward seeing the old man with the hat going into the streets and against the riots. Standing there and taking charge. Since, he seems more entitled to some of his estates. Than actually protecting and defending himself. He thinks he is Napoleon Bonapart, but he gotten into exile. Maybe, that is time for this old man too. As his ghost-stories and weird stories doesn’t make sense. As the supposed healthy Bobi Wine are able to rattle these people, while his car was perfectly damaged in Arua and driving the next in Kampala. Should commend people for shooting live rounds at unarmed civilians? What sort of mad-man does that? That is only someone who doesn’t value other people’s life you like you.
“His mistake may be to organize and participate in such a violent procession and to import illegal voters. The court will decide according to the evidence. Stop supporting impunity, stop supporting election cheating, stop supporting violence whatever side you are on. As already said above, I am investigating the circumstances of the driver of Bobi Wine who died. Five people were also reported in hospital with gun- wounds. We shall get the circumstances of those cases. In certain circumstances, the Police can use live bullets if they are not equipped with anti-riot equipment and the rioters are on the verge of killing innocent people. That is also possible. The question is: “Why do you riot? Why not use legitimate and peaceful ways of expressing your opinion?” When they stoned my car, what was the reason? If they could be so reckless to attack me, how would they spare the poor Wanainchi? Good enough, my protection force did not respond immediately. They delivered me to the helicopter and went back to rescue the Wanainchi, which they generally did in spite of the circumstances. That is why no local mwanainchi was killed by the hooligans. They did not have enough time to do the damage they intended” (Museveni, 2018).
Why are you claiming a violent procession was appearing now, when there was no reporting by the fake media doing so? When there was no official violence or any sort of ill activity until the Presidential Guards hit the scene and blasted fire against the ones you saw fit? What about Mr. President? Do you see how your malice and ignorance for facts are going?
Like when have you cared for the ones killed of the opposition or rallies in general. We still have no real answer for what happen to Andrew Kayiira? When will that be delivered. Not like you care for the opposition or the wannachi, unless, they are useful pawns for donor aid or for fixing the polls. The rest of the time, they linger like old stenching fish. You can make up stories, but that doesn’t make sense.
“To destroy property by throwing stones is not acceptable. To disenfranchise Ugandans by importing illegal voters from other areas is tantamount to treason because it overthrows the power of the people in the given area to elect their leaders. If you do not see these as problems, then you are a fascist. The Security forces must be commended because they saved mass deaths by dispersing these misguided people without using rifle fire, considering the fact that many of them were not equipped for anti- riot duties notwithstanding” (Museveni, 2018).
In the fight for justice against the injustice of Museveni, we are called pseudo-intellectual, terrorist and now also fascist. This for accepting throwing stones. However, I am not for violence of any kind. Especially not manufactured nonsense his PR Team has made. While the real violence from his authorities and his security organizations are killing and destroying people’s lives. His orders and the ones in his militarism is the ones that prolonging the tyranny in the Republic.
So, maybe take more responsibility for the pains you have caused to Bobi Wine, all of the others MPs and the families of the ones hurt in the recent days. Because, your blaming everyone else. It is tiring and without mercy. Peace.
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni – ‘Facebook Post on Arua on the 20th August 2018”, 20.08.2018