After his first day on the road. Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is officially undermined and blocked from doing his campaigning.
As the National Unity Platform convoy was coming too Mbale after campaigning in three nearby districts. Where the Presidential Candidate had seeked lodging for the night. The District Police Commander Abraham Asiimwe is blocking Bobi Wine into town.
Bobi Wine is stuck on the North Road accessing town or any hotels for the night. As he has travelled across three districts earlier in the day.
This is clearly another signal how far the authorities are taking it. As they are using all means to weaken and block the man. They are not even letting him rest his head before another day of campaigning.
The NUP Presidential Candidate had booked himself into Masaba Hill Top Hotel at Republic Street in Mbale. Alas, his not allowed to access that one at this current time. The roads are blocked for him to enter by the DPC and the Police Force.
This is the sort of game the authorities and the Police Force are doing. Certainly, there is no law that justifies this or any proper justification. Only that’s it’s retribution for his courage to stand up to the President and challenge him.
Bobi Wine is a target and the state uses all means to assault and attack him viciously. This is not the first nor the last time he will struggle to find a place of refuge or rest for the night. No, these people in-charge got no heart or care for rule of law. These people only follows orders and wants to soldiers of impunity. As there is no law that can be used for these pre-emptive and acts of injustice. Which is served Bobi Wine today in Mbale. Peace.
This time Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine have taken care of himself. He has gotten a new security detail. However, his also wearing bulletproof vest and a helmet on the campaign trail as he was heading for Kibuku, Budaka and Manafwa districts today after ceasing campaigns for a day and having a meeting with the Electoral Commission.
Seemingly, the Police Force haven’t acted as brutal and stopped the campaign of yet. Still, there have been tear-gas and other measures in place in Kubuku district. We don’t know what is happening in Budaka or Manafwa district yet.
Bobi Wine himself states: “We have been able to reach and address our people in Kibuku. Like it has become the norm on our campaign trail, the regime militia again tear gassed us along the way and even shot a tear gas canister into our ambulance injuring two of our nurses in it! It’s a pity the brutality we face! Our next stop is Budaka and later on Manafwa” (Bobi Wine 03.12.2020).
Today’s story is far from finished and God knows what the authorities has in stall for the NUP Convoy. But we know they will answer somehow. Maybe even parlay for a day, but this moment of peace will be short. It is not like this will last.
Bobi Wine knows this and so should his supporters. There will be besieged arenas, closed radio stations and whatnot. The Police Force isn’t ceasing their activities. That is not happening. Have little faith that they will cooperate and make things at ease.
No, they are just buying time before the they set-off a fuse again. Don’t be shocked but expect more hurdles to come. These folks are relentless, and it is only a matter of time. Peace.
“I want to retire at my farm in Rwakitura but I want to leave when there is an East African government instead of these individual countries. You as NRM leaders should know that Africa will never succeed if we don’t have a large market brought about by integration” – Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on the 2nd December 2020 (Kenneth Kazibwe – ‘East African integration stopping me from retiring- says Museveni’ 03.12.2020, NilePost).
Man, there is always an excuse, a “reason” and a leaflet, which by default the President just got to stay in power. There is by some definition some unfinished business he got to attend too. If it is locally or regionally. He just can’t let go.
The man has been in office since the coup d’état in 1986. The man has never taken a break. The man has revised the Constitution twice to prolong his reign. The man has also suspended elections for a decade. So, this man is willing to do anything to stay in power. To think otherwise is naïve.
Instead of saying he needs to finish and be proud of his 10 Point Programme or Uganda National Development Plan I, II or now revised III. No, this man wants the EAC to become something more. As he knows that will not be happening anytime soon.
With his statement his initially stating that he wants Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan cease from being nations and become one large entity. He wants to rule supreme there, as that is his God given rights. It is not enough that his running Uganda and been doing so since the mid-80s. No, he wants more and is jealous that he cannot gain more kickbacks from where his residing now.
He has come with this sort of thought before, but it is evident that he wants more. If he was satisfied. He would have stopped, but the pursuit is for selfish gains. Why else would he work for it now? When there is already bickering between the Republics and it’s not settling that quick.
This just an excuse, because this man needs a reason to stay in office. He has told several of times that he planned to retire. Not seeking another term… but when the time as right. The man went through the motions and fixed it in his favour.
Therefore, this is just a mockery. He is playing with his own and hoping he can hype an idea. To hijack the EAC as well. Because, this man is hungry for power and nothing else. If historians will write about this man. It will not be positive, but in a grim light. As he came with so much promise but squashed it all with an armed fist. Using all means and weaponry to get his way. Even starting wars to loot and enrich himself.
This man is only using the EAC as a useful excuse. He will not pursuit this, unless the EAC suddenly would crown him K-I-N-G. Peace.
At this very moment of time, the authorities and the Uganda Police Force are currently busy dropping Press Releases and Press Conferences after the fact. Where they always blame either the victims or some alien outsiders, which are hooligans, hoodlums or supporters of the opposition. That is what the state does and it’s not funny.
This is a endless cycle where the authorities, the law enforcement comes out with guns, weaponry and tear-gas, where they come in with full force and being on guard. To disrupt and disperse the public. That is what they are doing with live-bullets, tear-gas and other means. As they are assaulting themselves and violating the space just to prove their vigilance. And it always happens to appear in front of the main opposition. It never happens around the people supporting the regime. No, then they are onlookers and in good spirit letting processions, rallies and greetings happening.
This is why reading the press releases and the reports from the press conferences are infuriating. They are putting forward narratives to clean their hands. As they have the weapons, the machinery and the ability to cause harm and injury. Still, it is always the fault of the citizen,s the campaign convoy or anyone not associated with the brother who held the gun, throw the tear-gas or acted violently towards fellow citizens. No, it is the injured fellows fault, it is the car of the convoy and for the Love of God. The Opposition should always know better. Still, the same actions and the same meetings are appearing with the ruling regime, but never ever this outcome.
That is why it’s two republic’s at the moment. One for the ruling regime and one for the opposition. It is one police force for the regime and another brutal vile animal for the opposition. The opposition got to act like saints and if not just do all party work at their headquarters. These headquarters can even be raided without warrants too. So, its not like these parties are “legal” in a sense. They are defying the state and the regime itself. Therefore, the Police Force are allowed to breach their human rights and their constitutional rights to assemble. Because, the state is only directly allowed to have one “party”.
This is how it seems. It doesn’t matter who is opposing or working to topple the President on the ballot. It could be a headless chicken at this point, still that chicken would be violated, thrown in jail and would be barbecued very quickly by law enforcement. That is just the sad reality at this point.
The Uganda Police Force always, always blame the opposition. It always has a reason to ambush, besiege and ruthlessly interfere in the campaigning of the opposition. There are some weird hoodlums, hooligans or extremists who plans to undermine the republic and they are always a part of the opposition. It is just a coincidence that it happens again and again. Like we are supposed to believe that and that its a coordinated effort to create insecurity in the Republic.
Alas, that insecurity or unwarranted attack always appears around the opposition. However, if someone sincerely should create insecurity they should have done that around the President and his associates. They are the ones ruling the Republic and running the nation. Not the Opposition. So, these folks they are monitoring and coordinating insecurity is dumb. That’s why you know these arguments are out of thin air and their existence is as shallow as the ego of His Excellency himself.
So, please for the Love of God. Can you stop the madness and the election violence. Uganda Police Force it is steadily happening on your watch and does this make you proud? Is this why the Police Officers wakes up in the morning? To create havoc and put citizens in danger for their political affiliation? Is that your mission and your lives work?
If so… your worthless civil servants. Who are only serving one master and not the whole nation. You are only doing the bidding of one man and not serving the Republic. That is a disgrace and very unfortunate. Because, you could have been proud of your days work. However, you instead have chosen to be beggar of one man. Instead of showing loyalty to all citizens of one Republic. Peace.
The way the campaign is going for Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) through the Electoral Commission (EC) should give the NUP convoy a tank or even a Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC). That measure should secure his safety.
It seems a bit much maybe, but when your car is shot at. Tear-gas cannisters hitting the windows and live-bullets around the vehicle. The APC is also called “battle taxis” or “battle buses”. A tank is also a armoured vehicle, but more compact than a APC.
Since the EC Security Team isn’t enough or capable of defending or securing the Presidential Candidate. The panzer and such will secure the safety and stop the police from being close to assassinate Bobi Wine and his associates.
The Presidential Candidate Bobi Wine would need this at this point. The campaign cannot continue like this. As they are attacked, ambushed and nearly having skirmishes. The EC Security Detail isn’t enough, as even one of the bodyguards was hospitalized today.
Francis Zaake MP could have died in Jinja today. The shot at the wheel could have also taken lives, as it was a dangerous move just doing that. Bobi Wine had already seen his bodyguard and Dan Magic getting hospitalized.
This after 5 people died yesterday as well. So, it’s not like the NUP and the supporters haven’t seen death. At the Free Bobi Wine demonstrations there was even more fatalities. These will never be truly answered. Just like the ones who died yesterday.
The specialized and armoured vehicle can secure the passage. It neither better weaponry than guns and tear-gas. You need grenades, missiles and bombs to destroy the panzer defence. They need grenade launchers and whatnot to breach through. When they are making the campaign trail look like a war-zone.
When they make it look like a war-zone for him. Maybe, they should give him some military gear to get through the period of time until the polls in middle of January 2021. That would safeguard him in the coming month and a half.
It seems like a bit much. However, when its like this. It seems like the only necessary step ahead. For some it seems much, but the Presidential Candidate needs this. As that is the answer to all the police brutality and election violence from the authorities.
The UPDF would do the right thing to offer the EC a tank or APC so that Bobi Wine could feel safe and actually campaign safely across the Republic. Instead of worrying about the safety about his convoy and his own life. Also, the lives around his convoy as nothing would compare a tank or an APC.
The SUVs are clearly not enough. They are small-fry … and can easily be targeted by the state. That is apparent… and evident by the recent days of action by the state. It seems like a necessity and sadly so. Peace.
“Breaking: Bobiwine’ car shot at,bullets aimed at Zaake in co drivers sit,car tyre shot,Bobiwine survives narrowly. Jinja. “Museveni wants to kill me”– Bobiwine cries out to the world” (Red Paper Daily, 01.12.2020).
Today, there could have bene a direct assassination of the Member of Parliament Francis Zaake, as he sat beside the driver of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. This happened in Jinja, as the National Unity Platform continued to pass through the Republic and campaign. Which have been met with hostility from security personnel. These have assaulted the convoy and they have directed their weapons at the public.
The 1st of December 2020 have already been tragic in concern to the NUP campaign and the NUP convoy. As the bodyguard ASP Kato and Dan Magic is hospitalized. Therefore, today has been bloody enough and the state has served so much injustice already.
However, the state amped up and as the convoy continued to the next district. The law enforcement was ready and aiming about the car of Bobi Wine. They aimed so closely that they could have killed Zaake. That says how far these guys are taking it. To incite violence and use force against the opposition. When it is this easy to aim and shoot at a car, which you know a Presidential Candidate and his associates are sitting in. Just mere luck and grace saved their lives.
This here isn’t campaigning anymore, but being ambushed by law enforcement. The NUP campaign is met with bullets, tear-gas and violent law enforcement. If this continues, then someone close to Bobi Wine will die, like his driver did in the Arua By-Election. That could easily happen again and even Bobi Wine could be hurt as well. It is just mere luck that nobody died today.
That its mere luck that no one is dying during campaign … Yesterday people did die on the road, as the Police have blamed the supporters for this. Not taking any accountability themselves. Therefore, they will surely make excuses for the pain and suffering put on the campaign today.
The authorities cannot continue like this. Sooner or later more people will suffer. More people will be hurt and it could easily be fatal. As the authorities are using means, which easily could bring fatalities.
Just like Bobi Wine’s message: “Our lives are in danger! After blocking us in Kayunga, on the way to Jinja, they blocked the main road & diverted us to a remote road. As if to set us into a ‘kill spot’, they shot the tyres of my car and directly into our windscreen, narrowly missing Hon Zaake and my driver” (Bobi Wine, 01.12.2020).
So, this shouldn’t be happening. This isn’t campaigning. This is sending message, that if you continues. We can kill you and get rid of you. If you can easily move like this and shoot at the car, which a Presidential Candidate was riding in. They cannot defend it … this is despicable and disgusting. Mere luck that nobody was hurt or got a fatal shot. That shouldn’t be a thing, but clearly it is. Peace.
“ASP Kato, the head of Bobi Wine‘s security detail that was given to him by the Electoral Commision has been shot at and terribly hurt. He might have actually lost his eye. Sir Dan Magic too is in bad shape after being hit by a teargas canister” (Andrew Natumanya, 01.12.2020).
“Several people have been injured and rushed to Nazigo Health Centre lll hospital in Kayunga District after security operatives fired bullets and teargas to disperse supporters of NUP presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine” (Caroline Katusiime, 01.12.2020).
These two reports are saying everything. The National Unity Platform (NUP) Convoy of Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine was attacked again. The Police and Law Enforcement coming armed and with tear-gas to violently disperse the public that gathers around the convoy. This is happening again and again. Just yesterday, the Police was killing five people and they blamed the supporters driving dirty.
Today, I wonder what excuse the police and the authorities will have for this. As they have hit one of their own. Who is there to defend and secure the Presidential Candidate. They have also hit Dan Magic as well. There is apparently no new low for this regime in concern with Bobi Wine.
They are willing to take out everyone around him. Even his security detail, which he got when he started his campaign. That is how violent the state officers are and reckless behaviour, which is costing people lives and also injuring a lot more. This is done so steadily, that more of skirmishes, than of actually campaigning.
The NUP and Bobi Wine is danger by continuing. The state doesn’t care about the loss of lives, the injuries of the people or the destruction to stop this convoy from campaigning. They are directly ambushed and attacked. They are the targets and the public is the one tasting the medicine of the government, who have ordered this officers and armed security personnel to be there.
This here is insane. As the campaign of Bobi Wine was in such trouble all through November and Desember seemsd to be more of the same. This is tragic and this is the message the state is sending. Impunity and injustice is cool as long as it happens to the opposition or dissidents of the state. Peace.
Today, the National Unity Platform campaign rallies and convoy have been hard hit. Civilians have been knocked by law enforcement. Campaign venue in Mukono Town was hit by police brutality and tear-gas. The state have taken all precautions and using all means.
They hit 5 civilians in Mukono and they have later died. There has also been issues of usage of live-bullets and we don’t know how many who were fatal from that alone. The whole state is gone rogue and using all means to disperse the crowds around Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
We can see that all gatherings, campaigning and everything that is done is deemed illegal by the state. The NUP cannot go anywhere without the state answering with brute force. The Police Force like the authorities they are. Never taken any accountability, but blames the citizens for dying themselves. They say the Bobi Wine supporters was riding reckless and therefore, their fault that they died.
I have not seen the reporting on the usage of teargas on the people or the reasons for the violent attack of the law enforcement in Mukono Town. Surely, they will claim the supporters was rowdy or find any other superficial argument to disperse them that way. Also, the use of live-bullets, which is the greatest means of being fatal to just show up to an rally.
Just driving in Mukono and the ones waving their hands to Bobi Wine was tasting the bitter taste of tear-gas. He couldn’t even just take a drive and ride through Mukono without some show of force from the authorities. That is the sort of people that is ruling the Republic.
That this is happening. Just show what sort of regime that is in place. As they cannot even care or give way. They only show the bullets, the cannisters of tear-gas and boots on the ground. It is like an impossible mission just to travel across the Republic and greeting his supporters.
When did it become illegal to greet and wave at the Bobi Wine convoy? Is there a direct law saying its wrong? What sort of reason can the Police Force have to throw cannisters of tear-gas at waving citizens?
What is even more tragic is that the state has yet again done more extra judicial killings in Mukono. Which they are blaming the citizens for themselves. Instead of taking responsibility or even finding peaceful measures to disperse the crowds. They are just coming in armed through their teeth awaiting a moment of glory and using their weapons to prove their balls. Since, these law enforcement officers is naked and oblivious that their relatives or kin could be caught in the cross-fire. Since, this is direct assault on citizens and not a gang of criminals.
That is what is striking here. The state doesn’t value life and the ones who dares to participate and acknowledge Bobi Wine. Peace.
Sometimes I wonder if President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ever listens to the words coming out of his mouth. That he doesn’t the ironies and hypocrisy in his own words. A man who for instances claims the opposition leaders are supported by foreigners, but has indulged no proof. The same with the protesters and rioters. A man who has shown no grievances or care with the ones killed. He took his time to this. During the National Address today, he did send his condolences and promised an audit to compensate people. However, I don’t trust that a minute…
Well, Museveni has to intimidate and talk rubbish. He has to show strength and force. However, this man talking about nobody is untouchable. Nevertheless, the old man acts and lives his like that. He is initially speaking of himself. Everyone else can answer in Court, but not his own self. That is never happening and we know that.
The President even warns and comes with stern warning. We can assume that he will answer anyone who oppose or demonstrate. Still, that is not really news. The police and law enforcement have crackdown on every movement, which isn’t the movement itself. So, we can expect the attacks happening.
Some quotes from today!
“If Hon Kyagulanyi was arrested, his supporters should have waited for him to go to court like he eventually did. The feeling that Kyagulanyi is untouchable because he is a politician and prompts people to riot must NEVER be repeated” – Museveni (29.11.2020)
“Some politicians working with foreigners have been promoting impunity and swearing that they will make Uganda ungovernable. We have been monitoring them through intelligence” – Museveni (29.11.2020).
“So those who rush to condemn the Police and Army. Yes, they do mistakes and if they make mistakes I will be the first to condemn them “but what I find disgusting is the dishonesty, especially those who misdirect the young people” – Museveni, 29.11.2020).
“Police should audit this phenomenon of ‘stray bullets’. If a bullet goes astray, we should know why it was shot. If 32 of those killed were rioters, it means we have at least 20 people killed by stray bullets” – Museveni, 29.11.2020).
I will not indulged in the big whoop. The apparent reasoning of the old man is hypocrisy. A man who himself used the guns to get to power and let go. The man who himself acts like his untouchable and the “high above”. The man who everyone is supposed to praise and support. His movement, his vision and his party.
The old man is forgetful or selective. That the man who spoke for peasants and said all their avenues was closed. Therefore, he needed to go to war. That man is saying that people shouldn’t demonstrate or riot for their leader. A man who took up guns and went to civil war for his own cause. That is why his a hypocrite. A big giant hypocrite.
Bobi Wine is only signalling the things that is wrong and the double standard of the society. What his doing during campaigns. Is the same the NRM is doing. The President is gathering crowds and they have processions. That is evident by pictures. Even though the speeches of the President is in venues with less people.
Still, the order of things is always in favour of the President. He is saying the opposition is supported again by foreigners and that protesting civilians are criminals and hoodlums. That sort of approach is only undermining and only shielding the efforts from the citizens. Who are using their only avenue for grievances. An avenue that the President is not allowing them too. Only coming with empty pleas of condolences ten days after the fact. Before that he has called it nonsense and wished it away.
President Museveni acts and lives likes his untouchable. That man shouldn’t comment about others. At least, Bobi Wine is more popular and have more of relevance in 2020. Than Museveni had in 1979 and 1980. This is why he needed years in the Bush to win a WAR. Peace.