The Case of Kakwenza Rukira is a proof that the rule of law is dying

The National Resistance Movement and President Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni promised a fundamental change and a new state of governance. However, with time those promises has withered and proven to be a fault-line. There is a correct line, but that isn’t the ones of rule of law or justice for that matter. No, it is blind loyalty to one man and his quest for eternal power. The rest is just a game of scandals and spin to forget the injustice and the plights of the population.

The NRM and Museveni just show their sinister attitude towards their civilians and the dissidents when they are keeping a man incommunicado from 28th December 2021 to the 11th January 2022, as his charged in court for disturbing the peace of the President and his son Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga. After the writer insulted and infuriated the ones power. Now, his behind bars and in prison for insulting the President and his Son.

If you thought Museveni brought fundamental change, you are wrong. It is more of the same and his acting just like the ones he “liberated” the people from. There is no difference between him and the ones who fought. The liberation war was for a chosen few and not for the general public. The NRA historicals and the elites, the rest has to beg for mercy it seems. The President wants beggars and people on their knees to get blessings like the former tormentors did to the people in the past.

Museveni and Muhoozi isn’t supposed to be ridiculed or mocked. They are supposed to have fun content and praising texts of glory. These men are supposed to be beloved and cherished. However, these are harming and going after the dissidents, the opposition and the ones who isn’t behind them. They are using the authorities and the law enforcement to silence the ones who dares to defy them. That’s what has happened to Kakwenza Rukira.

The writer dared to call Muhoozi obese and a drunkard. The writer of the Greedy Barbarian dared to question and mock the first family. While he did so in the public and in social media. He did what Dr. Stella Nyanzi has done and others like Pastor Joseph Kabuleta. They have all been taken to court and been detained for their writings. Therefore, the state isn’t acting in a new manner.

They are just resolving it quicker and with more brutality. While not producing him in the courts within 48 hours. Not giving him access to legal representation or having due process. The writer has been gone for days and weeks. The man was missing from 28th December to the 11th January 2022. That’s the sort of act of injustice and impunity. This is not proving the state to be fair or treat their dissidents fairly. It is showing the world that Museveni and Muhoozi bears grudges, they are ruthless and reckless. They don’t mind blood, pain or suffering upon the ones who challenge them. While they don’t have the character to address it back in the written word.

It was God damn tweets with a few words, not a decree or a ill advised speech. No, this was quick remarks and mockery on social media. A public figure of the stature of Muhoozi or Museveni should handle that. They should have the character, not only as public figures, but as army commanders. However, they have thinner skin and bigger egos than movie starts. They are sentencing and charging people, because they cannot manage criticism. Maybe, the words of the writer is true, then? He is obese and a drunkard? Is the Lt. Gen. Mr. Obese? Is he fatty-fat and feels ashamed of it? S

Since he has to order and get daddies to help to arrest, torture and keep someone incommunicado for days. That is maybe even validating the mockery, instead of refuting and rebuking it with simple words. That is what the state should do and it has several of spokespersons, government communications outlets and a few ministers who could do something useful. However, they are instead answering with violence and law enforcement. That is showing what lack of resolve and character the two men has.

They cannot articulate or use their minds. Instead they order guns, glory and pain on a civilian. Muhoozi cannot even defend himself. A man who is boosting himself and his position on social media. A man who can be vile and attack without any hesitation other political leaders like Bobi Wine. Muhoozi can write whatever and say what he feels without any other than positive coverage. However, a civilian must face jail and the courts for doing the same. That shows the discrepancy of the current state.

Museveni didn’t come with real change. Neither will Muhoozi. They are just liberators of their own fate and hopes the naive believes their arrogance and their rash acts of insincerity. Clearly, their egos are fragile and the Leopards Anus needs to save his buttocks from his son obese tummy. Peace.

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Opinion: One law for Andrew and another for the brothers of Robert

Through his official Twitter account Kainerugaba, who is also the first son, said that Mwenda is part of the Army’s fan base, which is ‘just an excited’ lot. “My bro Mwenda is part of the massive fan base that UPDF has because of the great work we do. They want to wear our uniforms, hold our guns and even pretend to fly our aircrafts. It means nothing. They are just excited beings. A victorious army like ours is used to such adoration,” he tweeted. Early this week, videos of Mwenda, a media personality and founder of the Independent Magazine, circulated on social media, attracting criticism from the Ugandans online, who quickly pointed out that his actions are criminal and punishable under the Army Law” (Betty Amamukirori – ‘Muhoozi defends Andrew Mwenda on military attire’ 09.01.2022, New Vision).

It is now clear that there is a distinction between the ones who are part of the elite and who is serving the state, which Andrew Mwenda now clearly is. As of last year and since Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine went into the political landscape. He has galvanized youth and used a red beret, which has “illegal” and people have served time in prison for wearing.

That’s why it’s special and unique to see a civilian like Mwenda. The Editor and journalist at The Independent Magazine. Getting all out in military fatigue and being praised by First Son for doing so. The Commander of Land Forces in the UPDF is accepting this and letting him do it. However, we know his same army and state wouldn’t have allowed anyone else do this in the opposition.

We know already that the National Resistance Movement MPs and High Ranking Officials are all in military fatigue when they have lectures and seminars at Kyankwanzi every year. We have seen them gallivanting around with the fatigue. All from Jennifer Full Figure to the former Secretary General Lumumba-Kasule. We have seen it all and it’s not news, but we are seeing the hypocrisy and the use of law applied to one part of society, and easily dismissed in others.

Just read this passage here:

164. Unauthorised sale or wearing of uniforms, etc.

(1)

Any person who, without authority—

(c) wears or uses any decoration supplied to or authorised for use by any member of the Defence Forces or any decoration so nearly resembling that decoration as to be likely to deceive,

commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to imprisonment not exceeding seven years.

2) Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to any uniform or decoration for the purposes of any bona fide stage, film or television production or military representation.

(3) Any person who by act, words, conduct or otherwise, falsely represents himself or herself to be a person who is or has been entitled to wear or use any uniform or decoration referred to in subsection (1), commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to imprisonment not exceeding three years” (Uganda People’s Defence Force Act 2005).

We know Mwenda was sitting in the helicopter and being proud-cock of participating with the UPDF. Where he was showing it off to the whole social media as well. He was in military fatigue and wearing the whole uniform for anyone to see. I doubt it was a film-production, television clip or indirectly a military representation. No, it was just a display that his in the anointed elite and “one-of-them”.

I’m looking forward to the display of a movie role or the next UPDF promotion clip with Mwenda acting out his military dream. Where he displays his inner Terminator or Rambo. Because, surely something has to come out of this. It is very clear that the National Unity Platform (NUP) has been violated here. If the ones in the inner-circle can do it, but the ones opposing the government cannot. Then the interpretation of law isn’t justified. Since why should one brother be allowed and another not? The law and the text is the same. The UPDF Act haven’t changed or says, if you are affiliated to government or associated with the National Resistance Movement (NRM), then you are justified wearing military outfits, uniforms and fatigues. No, it states that only UPDF actives are supposed to wear it, unless your doing specific movie or television productions. Therefore, Mwenda should be held under contempt just like the NUP activists, members and leaders who has faced the law for wearing a red beret. That is just fair, if there still is any resemblance of rule of law in the Republic.

As it stands now… there is one law for Andrew and another law for Robert. Peace.

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Opinion: When you got nothing, you can always point at Kigali

Ugandan intelligence has discovered that Kakwenza Rukirabashaija who has been running a smear campaign against Ugandan government officials is a Rwandan agent. Kakwenza was recently arrested following a number of social media posts in which he was insulting President Museveni and the Commander Land Forces Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba. CID Spokesperson, Charles Twiine, said that for his recent arrest, Kankweza is charged with “insulting President Museveni and Commander of the Land Forces of UPDF Muhoozi Kainerugaba via his Twitter handle.” (The Kampala Post – ‘Ugandan Intelligence Confirm Kakwenza Rukirabashaija is Rwandan Agent’ 04.01.2022).

We have been here before, as critics and people falling out of favours are suddenly arrested or getting into legal jeopardy. In September 2021 Dr. Lawrence Muganga, the Vice Chancellor of Victoria University faced also espionage case concerning Kigali and Rwanda. Alas, there was never any proof of these allegations. Neither has there been produced any evidence or proof of the allegations towards the VC.

Now in January 2022 we are seeing Kakwenza Rukira getting the same treatment by the authorities. As he has been kept incommunicado and haven’t even produced to the courts within the 48 hours. While the law enforcement and authorities are creating more charges on the individual. That is all happening, because Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga is to lazy to go to the gym. The CLF of UPDF cannot stomach criticism… and there is now alleged torture of the writer and critic of the First Family.

However, what is clear is that the state is using all of its resources on this. They are trying to prove a point. While Muhoozi and his buddies are trying to sell him as the second coming of Jesus on social media. That’s why it’s hurting his pride that someone dislodged the majestic persona and image online. This is why Kakwenza Rukira is taken into custody and proving a point off.

The same the state did also with Dr. Stella Nyanzi who wrote about Museveni mother and the saga of “buttocks”. Now, it is about fatigue and health concerns in a colour expressed ways on Twitter. Clearly, the ones in power and a high ranking officials cannot handle their role as public officials. If you cannot handle the heat, you shouldn’t be in the kitchen. The same is to these gentlemen and the whole first family. As no one there has shown to have character to stomach their role. Since, they arrest and detains the ones that humiliate them online.

The President and the First Family should be able to handle words and articles made about them. This is the same family that has a head who calls people for bean-weevil, insects and pigs. There is no short-change of bad words and utterings about others. Therefore, these people should look onto themselves, before they judge and use the state against others. Peace.

Opinion: The dangers of breasts’ and buttocks’

Well, these are the troubling times we are living in. In the past, Dr. Stella Nyanzi was arrested for offending the President calling him  a “pair of buttocks” which landed her time behind bars. Now in the end of 2021 is no different as activist and writer Kakwenza Rukira wrote about Muhoozi Kainerubaga supposed “breasts”. It is now clear that he is feeling legal pressure and is arrested for calling the Commander for the Land Forces out and the son of the President. 

This is not shocking, but says it all. We knew this would happen to someone inevitably. As the state arrests comedians and people for offences all the time. That is what has happened to the law enforcement and going after high ranking officials is a dangerous sport. 

That is why Dr. Nyanzi was in trouble and this is why Kakwenza is feeling the blunt force too. They both did not only offend, but they aimed at the character of the first family. We know that Janet Museveni is thin-skinned and that the handlers of Kaguta go hard in the paint for him. That is well known… but now the state is defending Muhoozi and handling his affairs too. 

All three of these characters in the first family should be able to handle criticism and redicule, as they are public figures and on government salaries. These are government officials and their role is public servants with fancy titles. Their work, their speeches and everything they do should be natural to question.  

However, we know that these folks don’t have the character or the heart to stomach that. If it is their buttocks or breasts, which are malfunctioning. I cannot assess or say, but they are clearly not having the day or the ability to grasp their roles. Since, they are arresting vocal critics who would never hurt their life or be violent towards them. These are writers and academics who wouldn’t hurt anyone, except write insults and post outrageous texts. Therefore, the President and the son would have been wister to address this in writing. 

Nevertheless, breasts and buttocks are sensitive parts of the body. That a man doesn’t like to hear about his breasts, just shows that he lacks self-esteem and needs another way to boost his ego. Unless, he has man-boobs, which comes with lack of exercise and too much six-packs of beer. Secondly, if the buttocks are a problem. You either have diarrhea or you unconfortable where you are sitting. The gentlemen need to revise their issues and heartaches. There are so many bigger questions to throw a hissy fit and cry havoc. 

What is striking is that both men are army commanders and high ranking officials. People who are supposed to be Generals and leaders of the pack. Still, they are soft and metro-sexual to critics. I am sure David Beckham has been joking about his looks or Hugh Grant for that matter. Heck, other officials have been mocked for things too. I would think Otafiire and Tumwine could easily be mocked at a gathering or two. 

So, the buttocks and breasts shouldn’t be an issue. However, here we are and we are not talking chicken or what we are seeing in a magazine of pin-up ladies. No, we are discussing two army commanders who are getting people arrested over the smallest thing. That is how fragile their egos are and it is evident for the whole world to see. Peace. 

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