Uganda Peoples’ Defence Force (UPDF): Operation Shujaa Update (05.07.2022)

DR Congo: UN envoy calls for strategy to address root causes of conflict (30.03.2022)

Civilian losses and displacement of populations have increased because of bloody reprisals by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militants.

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 30, 2022 – Amid deteriorating security in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the top UN envoy in the country has called for a comprehensive political strategy that includes measures to address the structural causes of the conflicts.

Bintou Keita, who heads the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), was briefing the Security Council on Tuesday, on recent developments there.

She said that only three months into this year, nearly 2,300 civilian deaths had been recorded in the country’s eastern provinces. “This is proof of the inherent limits of only having security operations to resolve conflicts,” she said.

Armed groups

Ms. Keita said the security situation in the country’s east has deteriorated despite the joint military operations against armed groups by the national security forces, known as the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC), which was joined by the Ugandan People’s Defence Forces (UPDF).

She said civilian losses and displacement of populations have increased because of bloody reprisals by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militants.

In the past three months, there has been an alarming increase in activities by the M23 rebel movement in North Kivu. On Monday, M23 elements carried out horrific attacks, targeting civilians in communities near Rutshuru.

In North Kivu, the situation has worsened because of the use of improvised explosive devices by the ADF. On 11 March, its leadership renewed its allegiance to Da’esh. MONUSCO has also documented a 10 per cent increase in human rights violations and attacks, since last December.

Helicopter crash: Investigation launched

Earlier on Tuesday, the mission reported that a search and rescue operation was underway, after a Puma helicopter lost contact with MONUSCO and crashed in the restive North Kivu region.

Speaking at the regular noon briefing, UN Spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, said there had been eight people on board, including six crew members – all from the Pakistani military – and two military personnel – one from Russia, and another from Serbia.

They had been on a reconnaissance mission in the area of Tshanzu, south-east of Rutshuru – the scene of recent clashes between Congolese forces and M23.

“An investigation is underway. We will update you as soon as more information becomes available”, Mr. Dujarric said.

“Our thoughts are obviously with the families and friends of those onboard the helicopter, and all of our colleagues of the UN Mission of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.”

Civilians increasingly vulnerable

Ms. Keita sounded the alarm in the Security Council over the considerable erosion of the protection of sites for displaced persons as well as frequent attacks against medical services and other civilian infrastructure.

In the face of these security changes, MONUSCO has redoubled its efforts to better protect civilians in Ituri, working jointly with FARDC/UPDF, deploying support units for FARDC to increase the deterrent effect against M23 in North Kivu.

The Mission is also pursuing mobile deployments to protect displaced persons in South Kivu, she said.

However, without a combined approach addressing both the causes and the symptoms, the efforts of both the United Nations and Congolese forces will remain insufficient, she emphasized, adding that in Tanganyika province, the Mission is closely monitoring the evolution of the security dynamics ahead of its scheduled withdrawal in June.

Opinion: Project Muhoozi is moving to the next chapter

After 28 years of service in my glorious military, the greatest military in the world, I am happy to announce my retirement. Me and my soldiers have achieved so much! I have only love and respect for all those great men and women that achieve greatness for Uganda everyday” (Muhoozi Kainerubaga, 08.03.2022).

The first son and Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga is on Women’s Day announcing his retirement from the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF). This means the UPDF Commission and institutions has to be notified and told about the retirement. As the military career is suddenly over and his becoming a civilian. Alas, his still the third ranking Lt. Gen. who happens to be the Commander of Land Forces (CLF) and previous leading the Special Forces Command (SFC). Which is making today very unique.

Because, since 2013 there has been smoke and mirrors. There been slowly growing movements of his rising power. Where he has gotten momentum and more prestigious titles. He has gone up in rank and in responsibility. While only holding the Senior Presidential Advisor title at home. Therefore, we knew things was happening and in the cards.

Gen. David Sejusa aka Tinye aka Tinyefuza warned the general public in letters, which was so grading and so confidential. That the Daily Monitor and Red Pepper was ceased for a week after releasing the first one. Heck, the General had to flee into exile and lived in London for a stint too.

What Muhoozi should consider is that his time in the army and becoming a civilian will come with a cost. He will always be questioned by the actions of the SFC and whatnot. The former Lt. Gen. cannot act like he doesn’t have blood on his hands or have used violent means towards civilians, which can be deemed as terror or torture. Therefore, Muhoozi will now carry on to another office.

Muhoozi will get the next chapter into becoming a civilian and another high ranking official in the government. Where he will have the space and opportunity to evolve. So, the ones paying the gigs and praising brigade of Muhoozi will staunch his every move. They will praise him like a demigod. That’s who he is to them and they are creating an image of greatness, even when he hasn’t created anything substantial. Neither, does he have an impeccable record as an army commander. No, his just been a raunchy and loud individual who happens to have rank.

The ones that believe anything good comes out of this. They are fools. There is nothing good coming out of this. It is the eventualities of a succession plan and a monarchy ticket. That’s all there is and the National Resistance Movement will either be what it is or be rebranded to the new kingpin. Because that is what it all is. Just like there was an UPM and it had to become NRA before it was successful. The same will be with Muhoozi and his fellow cronies. They will dance and sing the songs he wants them too. However, they will not give any service or care to the designated office, which he will happen to take. Some other unlucky permanent secretary or fixed bureaucrat has to lift the burden away from the first son. Because, it is not like his enlightened or have the wits to capture it.

Muhoozi will go to “greener” pastures now, but don’t expect it to graze the fields quietly. No, he will come with all the big-guns and gravitas of his unceremonial presence. This man will not make strides or go through tribulations to go anywhere. No, this man will go without any hurdles or re-runs to get there. The way has already been paved and he can just walk on the tarmac as we speak. While someone else made the road and prospects of getting to that point. Peace.

Opinion: Muhoozi’s prominence is no good

The Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga and Commander of Land Forces (CLF) of the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) has again thrown his opinion to the public domain. As the third ranking official of the army, presidential advisor and the first son of the President. His the epitome of what is both wrong and proving how erratic things are in Entebbe/Kampala these days.

Muhoozi’s tweet is causing a stir and it’s not the first time. It is even published articles in foreign press like BBC and elsewhere. As he takes a stand on foreign affairs. Just like he stand behind Tigray in Ethiopia or now defends Russia in the invasion of Ukraine. That is the sort of fella and brother he is…

Lt. Gen. who is an avenger and a war-lord. That’s why his proud of the warfare in the Democratic Republic of Congo. That’s the sort of man he is. Just like he was trying to have a beauty contest between Ugandan and Rwandan woman after the short talks in Kigali with President Paul Kagame. That’s the sort of man he is…

We surely know the rumours of him chewing woman and not being loyal to his wife. Even as he praises her looks and person on social media. We know about that and he is the male Sheila Gashumba, who has her dirty laundry leaked by her ex recently. Clearly, the same sort of affair is associated with Muhoozi too.

So, maybe he should continue living the life of a socialite in Kampala. Instead of behaving like a mad man on Twitter. As his a prominent guy and his father made him that too. Next up is trying to learn some tricks from “Bad Black” since just defending Muhwezi and calls torture a small thing. Surely, if he gets a painful experience in the future, we can just downplay it. Like he downplays the harm, the damage and the pain, which his government applies to it’s dissidents.

Muhoozi is no good. Muhoozi is everything that is wrong with the current regime in Kampala. He is the image and resembles what is totally despicable about it. Muhoozi doesn’t value the unjust behaviour of the state, neither does he care about the prospects of more human rights violations. Yes, he bashes in it and wants glory for amplifying destruction with his forces. He don’t mind the deaths, the pain or the suffering on others. That’s why he defends and stand behind Moscow in the battle to annex the whole of Ukraine.

If the Republic is supposed to be great or move forward. You will not move forward the likes of Muhoozi. He will only go backwards and use ill willed means to defend his prestige. He wants to manifest and be the grandeur of Kampala. That’s who Muhoozi is and he has lived the elite life. Not like Muhoozi would ever understand the plights of the random civilian on the street. No, he has eaten with the rich and been a spoiled brat in the corridors of power, all of his life. Not like he has any worries of the world. Since, his father has bailed him out and given him a life-line. He wouldn’t be a Lt. Gen. or have run Special Forces Command (SFC) if it wasn’t for his father.

That’s why he doesn’t understand the ramifications or the possibilities of outcry after tweeting like a mad man. Defending the imperial troops of Russia. That’s just who he is and he has no issues about it. He thinks people will stand behind him and be proud of President Putin. That’s because Putin is a dictator like his father.

He just proves what wrong with both him and his father. His tweets are just undressing the bashing glory of oppression in the Republic.

Muhoozi is just a symbol of everything that is wrong in Kampala. That is the reality here and he cannot run away from it. Peace.

Opinion: Two writers into exile within a month [a sign of the lack of freedom of speech in the republic]

Kakwenza Rukirabashaija fled into exile today and his not the first dissident to do that in 2022. He is the second high profiled writer and activist to flee the Republic. Dr. Stella Nyanzi fled into safety in the end of January 2022 and it was official on the 31st January 2022. It is only two weeks in between the fleeing of Kakwenza and Nyanzi.

So, it is clearly a pattern here. Dr. Nyanzi was for in exile in Kenya from end of January 2021 to April 2021. We don’t know how long Nyanzi will stay in Germany now, but this is the second time she says she’s in exile.

We are now seeing Kakwenza has crossed the border and without a passport, which is kept by the authorities, as the writer and activist wasn’t allowed to travel for medical treatment elsewhere. Today is really a worry as he has turned into a fugitive now.

This shows how limited the freedom of speech is and what the ones who dares to challenge regime has to do. The regime is clearly on a warpath and directly targeting the ones who writes, types or thinks outside the correct line. It is clear that there is only one man with a vision and the ones who doesn’t follow is endangering themselves.

That is why Kakwenza and Nyanzi had to flee. We know they have both written and stated on social media publicly what they feel about the regime leaders. They have written texts which humiliate and mocks the President and their family members. Since then they have been in legal jeopardy and been harshly treated by state security agencies.

It is not strange they both have fled and it is a sign of the times. As dissidents and honest actors in their writing they are getting barred, attacked and tried to be silenced by the state. This gives them all the reasons to flee or leave. Since, their voices are not heard and if so… it makes a court case or a torture case, which we have seen recently.

This just shows what the state does to the ones who doesn’t comply or follow the “guidance”. They have dared to write insulting words and been direct in their dissent of the regime. That has cost them a lot and they are also mocked. However, the state shows how limited the freedom is and what sort of liberty the state operates within.

They are just the proof of how limited and lackign ability to speak freely there is. These two are proof of the dictatorship and how the security agencies are working directly for the first family. As they are serving the avenging powers upon those who offend the Don or his Son. Therefore, everyone should know about this.

If your own citizens has to flee into exile to be able to speak their mind. You know the Republic is a heaven for the dictator and not for his subjects. Peace.

Opinion: Yoweri, you should have named your son Emirembe [instead of Muhoozi]

I’ve been quarreling about this issue of bail. It’s a provocation. In my culture, when you wrong me, my clan has a duty to avenge. That’s why when my son was born, I named him Muhoozi which means vengeance, such that when someone wrongs me he avenges” (…) “Among the Banyankole, if you insult me we fight. But according to other cultures, provoking and insulting is free speech. Free speech by insulting me and my mother?” Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni (04.02.2022).

Clearly there is a reason why Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga got his name. Not that his named “Uhuru” which means freedom or amani (Swahili)/emirembe (Luganda) which means peace. No, he is named Muhoozi, which means the “avenger of the innocence”.

Just to put things in perspective, an avenger means: “a person who exacts punishment or inflicts harm in return for an injury or wrong” (Oxford Languages). To be more blunt, a man who plans and intends to revenge someone. That is what is at stake and meaning of it all.

I know Mirembe is a name for a baby-girl or a woman, but the meaning is still profound, as it says something of the intension of the parents. Instead of wanting more warfare and someone to be the vigilante for you, which is why the father named him Muhoozi.

As an intent of revenge or to avenge a cause, Museveni named his first son just that. Like the good “Christian” man he is and brutal rebel he is known to be. We know there is one rule for the His Excellency and another for the general public. That is well-known and been stated over the three decades his been in power.

Therefore, saying this in 2022, as the father is ageing is making it very clear. He doesn’t intend to go out in peace or harmony. No, this old man doesn’t plan to create a space of liberty and freedom. No, he will avenge and use his son to do his bidding. It all makes sense, why the man who took power by the guns. Is issuing his son to carry the same. That’s why Muhoozi is carrying the weight, using the guns and ushering in suffering on the dissidents of the state. It all makes sense and it’s a brutal one at that.

We know now why he was trained as a warrior, sent to military school and became a military commander. It was all to serve a cause for the old man with the hat. That is the lesson here and his just a weapon of destruction to the ones that is in the way of Museveni. Muhoozi is there to stifle, destroy and silence the ones who does the father any wrong. It is that simple and his purpose is really described for all of us. Not only in the name, but in the actions as well.

This is why Special Forces Command (SFC) has acted like it does. That’s why the army is under his wings and his a high ranking official. It’s all to do what the father needs and retort with blunt force. Initially, the role of the avenger of the ancient rebel. Peace.

Opinion: Remember to praise Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba

It is one vital thing for humanity and especially for the ones living in the Republic of Uganda. There is a need for a daily reminder. Just like we needed a daily reminder that former Vice-President Edward Ssekandi was still walking on this planet earth. We now need to remind ourselves, that it’s about time to worship and sing songs of appreciation of the great wonder-boy Lieutenant General Muhoozi Kainerugaba. If we don’t do that… someone will crush your soul and your bones will be eaten wild-beasts. I have now warned you … and I am sorry for being so late about it. However, we still have time to do the right thing.

Because, he needs red-carpets, long convoys of cars and fabulous woman to chew (which happens to be side-dishes and not his official wife). The Lt. Gen. needs to be humoured and get well written articles about his achievements. If he speaks or acts like a diplomat. Make it seems like his a seasoned statesman and solved world hunger.

The first son is the salvation of mankind. It is just like he has risen from the dead on the third day. After getting born in Tanzania in the 1970s… and being a refugee until his father took power in 1986. Alas, his greatness manifested in the flesh. His the next Kofi Annan and Nelson Mandela. No, his the second coming of Christ. That’s how the gig-workers makes it seem and his saving everyone along his way.

The Lt. Gen. isn’t the Special Force Command or uses any of his authority to torture people, keep people incommunicado or harm civilians who offends him. No, the people get hurt by themselves, they get scars on their own and they shouldn’t question the magical vessel of human inspiration called Muhoozi Kainerugaba.

I am writing this… because I am already tired of the praises, the songs or rejoice and grandeur of a man who only is in the spotlight, because he happens to be the son of the old man with the hat. He is only having the authority and office, because of birth. He would be another bottom-feeder and slum-dweller, which not a single soul would have paid no mind. Unless, he suddenly was able to strike gold and found a path out of poverty.

However, Lt. Gen. will be the golden boy and the Project Muhoozi is active. Just like Gen. David Sejusa aka Tinyefuza aka Tinye warned the world years ago. Now, The Independent Magazine and the East African is writing about his prominent rise. As if his coming out the ashes like a phoenix. However, he just came out with a silver-spoon from the Entebbe State House after listening endlessly to his father and the sermons of mama Janet. It must be tedious, but someone has to listen to these two on the regular.

So, if you expect this to die down. No, this will only amplify until Muhoozi has a church and a cult in his name. They might call it a political party or movement, but we know the drill. These folks will make the fans of Taylor Swift or Beyoncé look like innocent school-children. The ones following and sings psalms of the Lt. Gen. will be much worse…. and it will be far from holy.

He will be their deity and demi-god who is saving mankind. That is who he is and the air that he breathes can heal the sick. This the sort of narratives and rhetoric that is coming your way. Heck, Lt. Gen. will even guard the gates of heaven and secure entry of the fellowship of Rwakitura Monarchy and Church of the M-Sevens.

If you don’t know, now you know. Peace.

Opinion: The court documents proves torture of Kakwenza Rukira

The writer and activist Kakwenza Rukira who dared to question and call Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga ‘obese’ in December 2021. After prolonged agony, kept in detention in-communicado and not produced to court from mid-December to early January 2022.

The writers document and court documents are really revealing, as it states some fact, which the government cannot deny at this point. While he was in Kitalya Mini Max Prison showed that he was healing from scars from torture on his back, buttocks, thighs and hands. As well, as the St. Francis Hospital Nsambya report the Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), blood clots under finger nails, multiple lacerations and healing bruises on his back, buttocks, thighs and right forearm, stress fracture left distal tibial shaft and periostitis left fibula.

As you can see the court document says very substantial torture which he went through in government detention and at unknown facilities. The Special Force Command (SFC) the former unit, which Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga lead before he became the Commander of Land Forces (CLF) of Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF).

It is really frightening that they can do this to a civilian and a writer. That means that the SFC on command and orders of the “high above” can torture someone just out of spite and revenge. This is the message and meaning of spreading fear.

Torture isn’t new and has been a staple of the National Resistance Movement (NRM). As it has used SIU Kireka and ungazetted safe-houses to torture civilians and activists for decades. Therefore, the state and it’s security agencies has been doing so. While fragments of the horror stories are revealed in courts and sometimes the injustice is vindicated with paid cost and damages.

If they can do this Kakwenza Rukira, which is a public figure and writer. The state can be even more hostile, more avenging and causing fatalities as well. That is well-known… and it has been visible with the “drones” and extra-judicial killings, which was prevalent in the campaign season and up to the polls. We also know that opposition activists, members of parliament and civilians affiliated is still linger behind bars, as we speak.

Therefore, the writer and dissident has been tortured for questioning the first son and third ranked army commander in UPDF, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi. That is evident and clear for everyone to see. Peace.

Opinion: Muhoozi is so obese, that his fat-ass stands in the way of rule of law

“Muhoozi has humongous hips and breasts. He’s obese. How can a soldier who went to genuine military training and exercises everyday have such a sedentary figure? God punishes the corrupt in a good way with a badge of stupid figure” (Kakwenza Rukira, 27.12.2021).

Today, the writer and critic Kakwenza Rukirabashaija were bound to be released on bonds after being captured, tortured and detained since 28th December 2021. He was finally produced in court and was supposed to be later released. However, right after being released from Kitalya Prison and put on bond by the Buganda Road Courts. A vehicle with unmarked registered plate kidnapped the dissident and sent off.

Just like the plain-clothed invaders of his home on the 28th December 2021. As they took him away and arrested him after writing the forementioned tweet. Clearly, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga has a fat ass and that is standing in the way of rule of law. The obese mindset, which implicates everyone to bow down to his greatness and lack of heart. Since, everyone is bound by an unknown law to love the man and gentle massage his ego. Like the keyboard warriors of the NRM and the whole GCIC staff apparatus.

That is very clear, as anyone can be touched for calling a man obsess. Just like the state could arrest and go after Dr. Stella Nyanzi too. There is no bound and reasoning, only merciless betrayal of freedom of expression, which is limited and narrow. Unless you are one of them and are powerful. Then you can call people pigs, insects, vermin, or any sort of derogatory word in book. Heck, you can throw the book at them and use the whole spectrum of insults, which is what the father of the offend son does on the regular.

The kidnapping and re-arrest today only shows how fragile the over bloated ego of Muhoozi is. As he can use his power and rank to demolish his detractors. While we still can name-call his ass and be blunt. Muhoozi is a fragile and weak individual, who calls himself a general. A man who thinks of greatness and aspire for the highest office but isn’t fit to even stand up to a few whiny words on social media. That’s the sort of fella he is and its weak tea.

We are clearly seeing the fat-ass of Muhoozi is blocking the avenues of freedom of speech, as the writer and such wasn’t allowed to talk about the case or anything to the media. He was muffled by the court order with his bond. While the state also confiscated his passport. That’s all done to humiliate and capture him. So, he cannot leave into exile… because the state wants to severely punish him.

It is even proven by how they take him right after the release and didn’t even get a cup of tea or say hello to his family. He just got out of the courthouse and boom, the vehicle and agents of state was there ready for action. They want to scar him more and prove their point. That Muhoozi is an obese man with a very big ego.

Muhoozi needs guidance and help, he needs mercy and some self-reflection, however, the ones around him is only boosting his ego. They are there kissing his fat-ass and cleaning up his plates. They are just “yes-men” who hopes to eat of the career of Muhoozi. They don’t mind this mind-numbingly stupid Lt. Gen. who cannot even carry a few insults or infuriating words. He just supposed to be praised like the baby dictator he is. The future despot and prince of darkness with an ass that can carry few more calories than most apparently. Why do I believe that? Since, his arresting people for calling him obese. I wouldn’t believe, if he let it fly and didn’t pay it no mind. However, when he uses the state apparatus to go after someone for calling him that. Then I have to believe it is true.

So with today’s action. I believe the fat-ass of Muhoozi is the reason for why there is a limited freedom of speech. His ass is blocking that and there is only a dark hole in space. The ass of Muhoozi is blocking the freedom and liberty of men to speak and to digress in public. Because, his ass is so afraid of ridicule and mockery. Since his raised in the belief that anyone should praise the ground his walking on like the demi-God, he believes he is. Peace.

Uganda: The Home Office of Andrew Karamagi – Re: Kakwenza Rukirabashaija – Enactment of Magnitsky Sanctions against Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Commander of the Land Forces, Uganda People’s Defence Force (25.01.2022)

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