Its been a week where the Democratic Party MP for Mukono Betty Nambooze has been charged and arrested for offensive communications in the case of deceased politician Abiriga. So since 13th June 2018, the troubles has been heavy for the Member of Parliament, she was even taken from her home and dispatched between police stations before she was supposed to be allowed on bond. However, she has been buried in cases.
Where she with her heart condition has not gotten the needed treatment, even seen enough doctors and be to the hospital. So her condition is deteriorating. Not that it matters to the law and the authorities. They don’t care if her body and mind is failing, if the sickness are creating more weakness for the MP. Because they are building a case and showing force.
So finally, yesterday, because what she wrote after Abiriga was assassinated. She has deserved treatment and if she had violated any law. It could be postponed until her health was better. That she would be normal and not bed-ridden in uncertainty like now. This is really showing the lack of understanding and needs of the citizen.
That on top of this, they are now ceasing her phones, tablets and computers to be used in investigation as per Court Order on the 20th June, as well as prolonging the investigation by 14 more days. That means the state will use in the first part of the discovery and to investigate the matter, a total of 22 days or a little over 3 weeks. This while her heart condition is making her life worse. That is punishment in itself and harming her.
The Police have even used Court Order to storm the Kirudu Hospital where she is bedridden to get the collect the evidence, as she was for over 48 hours in Police Stations. Before she was taken to the Hospital by the lawyers and also with help from the Uganda Human Rights Commission. Clearly, this shouldn’t be this hard and the state should be ashamed of how they are charging and investigating a fellow citizen.
It is like Nambooze is the biggest terrorist and the one that is the biggest threat to the state. With the acts of the Police, you would think that she was cousin of Kony and if she was the offspring of the ADF. Because that would make sense. However, common sense is that she is pinned and a picked victim of the failing insecurity in Uganda. They are pinning her and using her statements to show the people what is justice. Instead of actually considering her words, they are detaining and ready to suffer for her comments.
The state is ready to violate human beings and misuse their powers, that is the signal of the activity and oppression that the MP is going through. This will not bring Abiriga back and she is not the killer. There is someone out there laughing at this and thinking how foolish the Police are, as they are pinning offensive communications on someone as they please. Even Museveni has said much worse about random state subject since 14th June 2018. Therefore, the law is justified. Peace.
I don’t know if this is the remedy, the Uganda Police Force has or the National Resistance Movement (NRM) have to secure their existence, because at some point of time. They just have to arrest some Members of Parliament on some fraudulent charges. This time it hon. Hassan Fungaroo Kaps, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) the Obangi County MP and also Betty Nambooze Bakireke, the Democratic Party (DP), the Mukono Municipality MP.
Today, the Police Force first took Nambooze from her home in Mukono, than she was put in Jinja Road Police Station before taken to Naggalama Police Station. Where she after a whole day was released. This after producing a statement and let out on bond until Friday, as the probe on Abiriga continues. That is because the Police says the MP has delivered “Offensive Communications”. Meaning, she said something profound online or in a broadcast. Which was insulting the intelligence of the NRM.
Certainly, the same must have been done by Fungaroo too. Both of them have to show up on Friday as the Police are investigating them. This is all a charade, where they are used as pawns to create chaos. Certainly, the UPF and UPDF don’t want people to look into the cover-ups and the sudden arrests surrounding Gen. Kale Kayihura, also the strange events around his airlift. Nothing seems like the statement the UPDF said. Neither, the changing narrative. They are doing that, as people are worked-up of the assassination of Abiriga.
Therefore, because these MP’s was speaking out, writing their heart out and actually taking a stand. The Police are shielding the state arresting them and trying to stop them from questioning the death of Abiriga. That is why the Uganda Communication Commission are also explaining how people should communicate about the investigation into Abiriga, because the state doesn’t like thinkers. The NRM Regime need loyal followers, everything else is sectarianism.
That is why this arrests and this threats against to MPs is just sad. They are used as tool from the state. Their arrests and their investigations into the words they said, won’t bear fruit and create any changes of the cause. This sort of investigation is more a public mirage, than actually making a difference. The investigation should be into the motorcycle killers and the leads from the murder-scene. Not if an MP wrote something on Facebook or talked on NTV. That is just nonsense and the world knows that.
What is saddest is that the state use these tools, instead of solving the murder. They are misusing the state resources on mirages on forgery and not on the initial investigation into who actually killed Abiriga. Because they are more preoccupied playing with these MPs and their lives. Using their time and spirit. This is not making the Republic better. Just hurting it instead and also the integrity of the Parliament. As again MPs are suddenly made criminals for speaking their mind. Peace.
“Ale leleko” – translated to “We don’t Want Yellow!”.
Today, the casket of Hon. Ibrahim Abiriga arrived to Arua Airfield and was ready for the citizens to have the public burial of their Member of Parliament. This is just mere days after the assassination of him. Therefore, the public was tense before his casket came there. The public is mourning and worried as their MP came home.
What was sad that the army sent 10 trucks of soldiers from Bondo Army Barracks, who where there to takeover Arua town before the ceremony. There is no redemption from this, as the burial became bloody. Not only destruction of plastic chairs. But the soldiers shot bullet into the air. That in a burial of an MP ended up in more dead. That is really just sad, that in Arua two more people is reported dead. Two more people died because of the burial of Abiriga.
The people of Arua chased away possibly Funeral Workers from Kampala who spoke Luganda. Also beat on Journalists. These was tense youth, who struggles with the death of their MP. They didn’t even want to see the Yellow Color and anything associated with it. There is reports that Abiriga’s relatives have seek refuge at the Arua Police Station.
As reported from Arua:
“We the Arua people don’t move the bodies of our loved ones in cars,we carry them and walk wherever we have to go,it took them too long to realise,that van would reach the venue at midnight” (…) “He has always been a hero to Arua people, HATE is an understatement for what they feel for NRM, but Abiriga has always won the votes despite being NRM because he loved his people more than the money”.
This is sentiment from Arua itself. Not just some random person saying it. The mourners did take the casket out of the car. Because they wanted a walking procession, not a slow-downed drive to the funeral. The locals wanted to celebrate their hero and pay their respects properly. They are also tense, because the NRM would destroy the affair. There is also reports that the A-Persons Funeral Services got the other bodies taken away from them too. That is why the army and the violence appeared.
Yellow cars got burned, everything yellow burned in Arua. Motorcycles everything. The youth have really showed their anger and reacted to the affair.
They don’t want yellow now and is tired of it, as they didn’t take care of their representative.
So what we know after today’s violence. We can wonder if the Security and Army will act as swiftly tomorrow. As they went on rampage and the locals chased the police and journalists away. The affair went from celebrating their slain hero, into sad tragic event, no one worthy. The saddest part is that the public have even more people to mourn. As people got shot and killed by soldiers today.
This is a sad way of ending a life and the day before the burial. As the people wanted to celebrate the end of their MP’s life. Abiriga really got the people’s heart, more than we the outsider could understand.
Therefore – Ale leleko. Peace.
“I would like to distinguish my use of violence from other dictators used the gun to put an end to the use of the gun. There was no and other way” – Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at Campaign Rally in 1996.
The story of Ibrahim Abiriga, the story of Andrew Kaweesi and all the sudden deaths in Uganda follows a pattern. This isn’t about their initial rise to power. More its on the lack of security, the rise of insecurity, as so many sudden deaths goes untraceable and without concern of the state. They just vanish, disappear and get no further notice. The stories of all the woman kidnapped and killed, all the innocent woman in last year taken in and around Entebbe. All of this people got the same fate.
They all suddenly get taken away without any warning, certain killers roam the streets and take people away. Certain set of criminals are taken the Republic and they know they will not get caught. Because the Police doesn’t have the ability and neither has the state resources to capture them. That is the sadness. That the state should have the ability and the capabilities to solve this. Find the culprits and let them meet the court of law for prosecution. However, at this point, if we would ever get the real murderer of Kaweesi, that would be a miracle. The same can be said of the Entebbe murders and the mafia’s kidnapping woman. Either ever thinking of getting the killers of Abiriga.
This here is a sad moment, another reflection of the failed state, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) has created. Over so many decades and over so long time. The President, the almighty incarnation of power, the big-man of the Republic has promised and said that during his time. That insecurity would be gone and the security was the first priority. However, with time that has dwindled. Especially when cases like this come.
When the similarities of motorcycle groups coming with guns and ambushing high-ranking officials, before assassinating them. This is not a joke, that they can come on motorcycle, storm the cars and shot people into oblivion in the midst of early morning or late afternoon. Says it all, that the state is lacking the need of security and safety net to even secure the highest people of the Republic. What about the run of the mill citizen. Shouldn’t they worry that suddenly someone will make them stop. Someone would come for them and make them stop breathing.
That is random story, a random fantasy. That is the reality, the sad grim reality of the Republic. The NRM and the Police are not capable of securing their own, the high ranking individuals, and the ones that loyal to the state. They are sudden taken away and gotten rid of like garbage. Just shoot down and left to rot on the street. If that isn’t heartbreaking, nothing is. This here is failing of a state.
There is nothing else to say. Nothing can top that. This here is the failing of a state, they cannot even secure the people of the highest rank. Anyone in the state can be touched and be taken away. No one has the power to stop this or have the ability defend themselves against it.
This is ruthless, senseless and the true devastation of society. When random killers can roam the streets and the Police is hunting like headless chickens after them. There is nothing to redeem or give hope. The silence and the pledges is pointless. The lives cannot be resurrected. They are already dead and gone.
While the state didn’t deliver, what it was supposed to do. It was supposed to have the used the guns to end the need for guns. However, Museveni haven’t delivered the security, this rise of fatal crimes is proof of the lack of security of the territory. Everyone can be touched at this current state, not that Police has the capacity or ability to even catch the killers. They are just walking away scotch-free. Peace.
Two unknown men on a motorcycle went an assassinated Ibrahim Abiriga, the Arua Member of Parliament for the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and his bodyguard. As they have shot bullets into his car as he was on his way on this Friday the 8th June 2018. Again, another big-man get taken out by motorcyclists with guns ambushing someone on the way home. They killed him on the Gulu Highway on the way home to his Kawanda home in Wakiso District. This time it was a prominent MP and who was a vocal supporter of the Movement. But, alas something is wrong when people like this get taken away.
Not that support any of the ideas or ideals that Abiriga stands for, still I never wants his kind to die. That is not the just way. This is just wrong. Period. That someone fires bullets at a politician and a representative is wrong. To kill his guard is wrong. Everything about this tale is wrong. Thou shall not kill. It is a very simple commandment, but for some hard to follow.
Abiriga is the Yellow Man, the Yellow Fellow. The big-man and the voice of Museveni for many. He was so pro, that he was having a yellow car and all yellow clothes. As he was one of the noisy supporters of the cause. Now he is shot dead and gone.
That this can happen and usually get unresolved, the same happen to former AIGP Andrew Kaweesi and to this day. We still have no clear answers or indication into who ordered, payed and did the deed back-then. Now we have similar affair, but instead of leaving his home for duty. Someone went for Abiriga on his way home. This is just sad. The deteriorating state of security. The lack of safety and the opportunity to get rid of someone like this.
However, this here is deliberate killings, there we’re two hooded persons, who was motorcycle driving with the intent to assassinate Abiriga. You don’t do this sort of thing without careful planning. Therefore, someone knew of this and knew his car well. His yellow suits, so if someone wanted to carry this out. They would easily spot him and being able to follow him. They must have monitored him, before they ended his life.
What can for certainly know is that the NRM and the President is going to use this, to again proclaim CCTV Cameras and other bold statements to secure the investigation. But when coming to delivering that. It will be lackluster and lack of delivering up to promise. Neither have I faith that the investigation or individuals behind the murder will get caught. Since other killers has gotten away with it, just like the kidnappers do too.
These senseless killings, the sudden end of life and the death of the innocent is just sad. We might disagree with the NRM and their ways, but we don’t want them dead. We want to seek other means to get a peaceful transition in the future. This here is just wrong on all levels. All assassinations like these are wrong. You cannot say otherwise.
That unknown men on motorcycles can ambush and assassinate someone is a worrying sign. That they can get away and not be caught is also worrying. All of this is just the meager state of security, that even MPs can be touched and taken away. They can be left astray and left in limbo. The state doesn’t have the ability to secure their passage and their lives.
Abiriga, I disagreed on almost everything you stand-for and everything you did. But you didn’t deserve to end this way. This is a betrayal of the state and their institutions, that you ended this way. No one should get this final goodbye. No one should get this final goodbye. This is not the way to do it. Peace.