A Supplementary Budget in 2021 is paying the State House salaries of 2018/19!

In the Budget Supplementary Appropriation Bill Number 3, which is dated 27th September 2021. This is now up for the Budget Committee to discuss, as this Supplementary Budget will be covered by added debt, as the state is adding another 2 trillion shillings in spending.

Part of that spending is going to the State House, which is 285 billion shillings, which is covering recurrent expenditure on salaries, wages and other expenses of the State House. If this was for this budget year or for last year. That would make some sense, but the Supplementary Budget is stating the billions of shillings is paying for Budget Year of 2018/2019.

Why haven’t this been covered in the salaries or recurrent expenses of 2018/19 or 2019/2020? The state had Supplementary Budget these years as well. This is usually scheduled moves and sometimes they have even more of them.

That this wasn’t covered before or even in the budgets before seems strange. This isn’t just some random excuse or such. The Financial Ministry should show the needs and reports of the lacking funds. Since this is three year old expenditure. There is a need for proof and lack of salary slips. I doubt the State House didn’t pay it’s staff or the Presidential Advisors. As the State House is close to the President and these are his high ranking official.

285 billions not paid out in 2018/2019 seems fishy to me. Not like these people didn’t get paid or had their benefits paid out. These are the men who would cry out in the press and be angry if so. These people are influential and important to the President. So, he wants their loyalty and they are his cronies. That’s why I have doubt that these got left behind and without pay. No, this is something else and the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) should prove the validity of this, because I have a hard time believing the real need for this.

These billions will go to the wind and to cover some pet-pee of the President today. Not cover old expenditure or salaries. No, these are already covered or paid. Since, the State House always gets bountiful budgets and even confidential posts, which can used whatever the President see fit. Therefore, there is a lie here and I just don’t know what. Peace.

The NRM are preparing to scrap bail permanently

Cabinet queues behind President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as they heed to his call for the lifting of the right to bail. Lawyers want wider public consultation on the same & strengthening of investigations by the security agencies rather than scraping off the right to bail” (Red Pepper Uganda, 16.10.2021).

The National Resistance Movement and President Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni is all out and against the opportunity for bail before release of criminals in the Republic. This is clearly a plan to reform and again change the 1995 Constitution. However, this is setting a dangerous precedence, which could inflict harm on the ones enacting it.

What is striking here that one key principal of law is abolished by doing this. The state is practically implicating a person and saying they are guilty before trial. They are not innocent before proven guilty. The state can pin and put on charges on political prisoners and activists, which fits the penal code. Where the application for bail after per review of a judge isn’t needed. Alas, meaning the person is seen as a criminal and felon before even tested in the judiciary system. That is neglect of rule of law and injustice.

This is an deliberate act and a sinister one at it. The NRM and the President will with this have yet another legal tool to keep people indefinitely behind bars. As they can be charged with serious crimes of murder, manslaughter or treason. While being behind bars and not able to challenge it in the free world. They will be behind bars and not have access to attorneys or help. That will help the government to silence dissidents and the ones who are vocal against it.

We should be worried about it. The Constitution has been revised after wishes from the President before. That has been directly for selfish reasons and for his own benefit. Now, it is to prove his power and his whims. The Cabinet has no balls or ability to say “no”. They cannot say this wrong or even not right. These folks doesn’t have the spine, as they are “yes men” for the President. While these people could easily when fallen out of favour with the President be charged and taken to cout. They could suffer the consequences of this law. That wouldn’t be shocking. Neither would it be, if Odrek, Muhoozi or even Salim Selah could be touched by this one. They could all be victims of it and justifiably so.

The NRM is playing with fire. The state is already misusing the penal code and the justice system to crackdown on the opposition. It is already violating the Constitution and keeping people detained without trial, sentencing and tortured in ungazetted safe-houses. Political prisoners are kept for a year and even longer behind bars without any proof of their alleged crime. They were punished for insulting the Don. That’s all really and now they will have legal intent to keep it that way. This is really at a dire stage. There is no jokes here and only no mercy.

Museveni and the NRM have no heart. This sort of enacted law and change of constitution shows their way of governing. There is no middle-ground or concern, only the vision of man and his every wish. Museveni clearly cannot foresee the future and what this can cause. He can ensure innocent civilians are behind bars without proper procedure. Manufactured charges and they have no remedy to challenge the system. That’s what he wants and it’s tragic.

This is disgusting and disgraceful. Nobody should accept this. The NRM should know better, but clearly they don’t. The Cabinet is filled of cronies and puppets who dances to whatever song Museveni sings. That’s so sad and at this point it’s inevitable.

I just wonder, in his after life and Muhoozi Kainerubaga is behind bars on phony charges. Will he cry river from the clouds or will be giddy? Because, his manner and ways punished his son… that could easily happen as a retribution to all the years of tyranny of the father. Don’t be shocked if these things happen. That is how mankind is and revenge is a powerful sentiment. Never underestimate what people are willing to do after being scorned for years.

I know Museveni doesn’t consider that. His in advanced age and thinks his a demigod. However, he should reconsider this stance. We know that will not happen, but it would be refreshing. Peace.

Opinion: Awaiting either a private bill or a constitutional amendment to abolish bail

We have been here before… the National Resistance Movement (NRM) have twice altered the 1995 Constitution to favour or personally help the will of the President. Now, the President is on another war-path. As he wants to have all legality to keep people in prison and not free them. Since, he believes killers and the ones doing serious crimes deserves to behind bars without the constitutional right for bail or be temporary freed until trial or sentencing.

This is showing the viciousness of the state. A state that already uses the authorities, security organizations and law enforcement to target and detain the opponents of the state. This state uses Panda Gari’s or “drones” to pick-up, abduct, kidnap and keep civilians incommunicado for days. These people are not produced in court within the 48 hours timeline. Neither is there a trial or proof of guilt for their supposed crimes. Many has been tortured or extra-judicially killed by the authorities. That has happen during the reign of Museveni and how he operates.

Those actions is clearly not sinister enough. The state who already uses the Chieftain of Military Intelligence (CMI), Internal Security Organization (ISO) and Uganda Police Force (UPF) for their own gains. This is done to intimidate and make it impossible for dissidents and activists to organize. They are blocking and finding ways to silence the main opposition too.

That is why the President wants to take away the ability to get bail. The courts are issuing this and they are tending to come with conditions and the “culprit” or alleged criminal has to appear before the courts. This is happening while the investigation and the case is pending. However, when it comes to political active and opposition members. They are arrested for charges, which the state never proves or produce evidence. The state is prolonging the cases and never stopping them. The criminal cases against an opposition can last for many years and never been closed or dismissed. It can take a decade or even longer. Therefore, if the bail goes away. In practically for cases like these. The person charged could be behind bars for a decade without sentencing or proper case work. That is detaining innocent civilians and non-criminal without prejudice. This is making the citizen guilty before proven innocent. That isn’t rule of law, but lawlessness.

If the NRM does this… they do that to please their master and his whims. It will be a practical issue and assure the President that he can punish his enemies without any court order or a sentence. He can keep them detained and they don’t have the right to be released pending trial and sentencing. The state doesn’t need to produce evidence or witnesses to build cases. That is the evil side of this.

It wouldn’t be shocking, if the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Kahinda Otafiire or a private bill from a loyal cadre within the NRM caucus. They would do that to abolish the article 23(6) or amend it. The NRM did that with the term limits and the age limit as well. So, this wouldn’t shock anyone if they did.

However, the previous articles was directly about the Presidency and his office. This can be a legal jeopardy for citizens in general. Taking away bail means the citizens looses their rights and if they are arrested. Nobody can bail them out or pay bond to get them out. That is injustice and shows what the regime is willing to do.

Yes, the regime and the President is already serving the public injustice with the “drones” and ungazetted safe-houses. The state is already misusing it’s power by re-arresting people released on bail. Taking them to a new prison and a new incarceration facility elsewhere. While they are adding new charges or pinning it on the citizen. That is what the state is doing towards two NUP MPs these days and these tricks has been used before.

So, am awaiting two types of legislation delivered in Parliament. That is done to secure the ambition of the President. Either the Minister coming with his testing of the popularity of it or a private bill to do it in favour of the will of the President. Because, the NRM and Museveni is willing to alter the Constitution and this is the manner the state does it. Peace.

Opinion: Field Marshal Museveni? Hell no…

“He has always wanted to build a monarchy; you know he calls himself the Ssabagabe (the king of kings) and he cannot be the Ssabagabe without having full control over land.”Wilfred Niwagaba MP

It seems like the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and the “Yes-Men” around the President is fielding the idea of giving Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni the title of Field Marshal. Just as his not only the President, the Commander-in-Chief and the Head of State isn’t enough. He has also kept his title as the General.

That is why many refers to him as the General, which is natural. Some has referred to him as the King of Kings or the Ssabagabe. As he wants to be the anointed one and the royalty of his own court. He wants to be more than a mere mortal and have a royal heritage. That he oozes greatness and is ushering in a new era. However, the greed of power and prolonged stay in office is only repeating the sins of the past.

The ability to give him own titles, land, businesses, nepotism, corruption, torture, extra-judicial killings, destruction of institutions and becoming the personification of the state. Is a reason for self-inflicted harm and destruction of the state, which he resides over. He is taking away all the little reform and progress he delivered in the past. Taken it all away and he has resided in the highest of office with any transparency, accountability or responsibility to tell what’s his doing.

That is why the likes of Ministers and Yes-Men are saying he should become the Field Marshal. The highest rank of the army. Be the militant and the army commander he is. It is not like his beloved character anymore or have popular stance in the general public. Those years have long gone and passed. There is enough water under bridge for that.

He is already rehashing the ideas of the depleted state of the predecessors. Already tormenting his opposition, dissidents and people are coming back dead from their meeting with destiny or the tyranny of his state. The opposition are already political prisoners, the state is retaliating with all means and there is no space for them to breathe. Therefore, Museveni isn’t delivering a change or freedom, which his so often. He has the freedom, but his peers don’t have the same.

If he becomes Field Marshal, he will be in the same fashion as Idi Amin. A fellow he has always been so proud of toppling, because of his tyrannical reign. Now, his repeating all the sins of him and doing the same to the peasants too. Crippling the economy and coming with the military, if anyone dares to oppose him.

That’s why his just selling himself short and destroying his own name. His being do so for years. However, if his pride catches him and he eats this title. His just the epitome of an emperor. His showing his arrogance and how he belittles the general public. As he entitles himself and calls himself by fashionable names.

The King of Kings, the Fountain of Honour, His Excellency (H.E.), the Field Marshal and President Museveni. Peace.

Opinion: Museveni has nothing new to offer…

Well.. Mr. Sunday, M7 or the Old man with the hat has run this lap to many times and the sad truth is… that he has nothing new to offer. He got nothing, nada to prove or deliver. This man has shown his character and how he rules over the years. Things will not get better. No, they will only get worse.

President Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni will only show the Republic two things in the up-coming term. These are death and destruction.

The deaths we are already seeing and it will come steady. The republic is using the security apparatus with full force and impunity. There is no wiggle room or justification anymore. It is just a total attack on anyone and anybody who dares to associate or be active in certain spheres of society. There is no space or possible other way to see. The drones or “Panda Gari’s” is the truth of this. The same is the safe-houses, the use of the army, Special Force Command and other outfits to hunt, abduct, detain and even kill on orders of the state.

The destruction is more for us mere mortal who follows from afar. Except more devastating news that the state is crippling economy, rising interests rates and lacking forex reserves. The state will not get funds as it is sanctioned. The state will be poor and the loan repayments are to high in comparison to the domestic revenue. The revenue collected from new taxes will not service the short-fall between it either. As the general spending is too high with the huge patronage and expensive beneficiaries of the state needs to be greased. If not the President and his elite will struggle to be active. This is why things will become even more dire with time.

That is why he will not bring hope or steady progress. The President doesn’t have the trust or allies securing his bank. The State House doesn’t have a wand to settle old debts or re-issuing grace periods. The President has tried to sell himself as a fighter against terrorism and be a operator of brigades for peace-keepers. However, that only take you so far.

At some point, all the death and destruction will turn against him. When everyone is struggling. When the elites and the decreasing middle-class isn’t feeling any development. The time when the ones who accepted the plights of others are seeing that everyone is going hand to mouth. When all government schemes are eaten by high ranking officials and not serving the general public. There is not money for light-bulbs at public schools, but ministers can buy imported luxurious goods. They can wear expensive suits, fresh Italian leather shoes, one of kind cell-phone and jewellery.

That’s why the President and his party has nothing really to offer. They will only continue their rampant self-destructive ways to further feed their cause. These folks only are there for eating themselves. The President has said his nobody’s servant, but works for himself. That is why you shouldn’t expect for him to care.

Museveni will not make a difference now. That time is long gone. Now, he will only order death and destruction. Right now he will only torment people and cause more suffering for plenty. It will get worse. Expect hyper-inflation, lack of goods and other hiccups, which they will make all sort of excuses over.

The state who loans to pay salaries and do the basics. Will sooner or later deplete the warehouses and cripple the economy. It is just a matter of time before civil servants aren’t paid. Teachers, nurses and others are going for months without pay. While the soldiers and key security outfits are covered to safeguard the regime. Don’t be shocked if this is coming. With so many years of greed and stagnation. It is at this point… that the never finished revolution starts to eat its own. It is tragic to say so, but we are soon there.

Museveni is reckless and brutal. That is why his willing to take this far. This is why he does, because it hasn’t cost anything in past, but soon he needs to do it. Why? Well, he wants to save his own skin and kin. As the battle for breadcrumbs will arrive and true survival comes for the wealthy too.

That is why he will only continue to deliver death and destruction. This is his steady progress and securing your future is all about. Peace.

A memo on how I will remember Museveni of the early 2020s

In the good old days the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and Yoweri Kaguta Museveni could easily win propaganda victories. The NRM and the Government of Uganda had all the goodwill of the world. The republic had been burning and Museveni could blame the previous administrations for everything. It wasn’t his men and they hadn’t followed the right path. If not they were not educated in the Movement system and its 10 point program.

That maybe worked like clockwork until mid-90s but that era is long gone. The crimes of those days got downplayed and the prolonged conflict in Northern Uganda got swept under the rug. Because, the President and the NRM was not only promising things, but reforming the state. They were issuing policy changes and making a difference. The policies wasn’t only get rich-schemes by the elite, but actual government work for the citizens.

Now these days the NRM has left the port and is sailing in the wilderness. All of the Presidential Advisors and Yes-Men cannot save this ship. It is sort of rudderless, but still seems deliberately so and does it with perfect. It is moving on the knives edge and pushing all of its boundaries. It has been able for so long to get away with horrific things and thinks it can do it now as well.

The NRM and Museveni have left several of things burn in the past and let other people clean up his mess. He has involved himself in conflicts and pushed his interests there. Seen a profit possibility and operations of looting as an outcome. Still, it is the general public who will pick up the bill for his warfare and looting. Not the gentlemen who was merchants of death and destruction. No, these people are ministers, high ranking officials and if not dead heroes.

With all this said we are in 2021and the legacy of Museveni is sort of getting written. His handlers and team is trying rewrite it all, but that shouldn’t be the truth. There is now real evidence of the torture, the kidnappings and detentions of civilians without a fair trial. The state is acting with swift impunity and vengeance against the National Unity Platform (NUP).

There been safe-houses for years who is un-gazetted by the state. Where the various of security organizations have held detractors, dissidents and supposed “spies”. While they are tortured and kept incommunicado. The state is also known now for “drones” or “Panda Gari’s” which is really bringing back the vicious techniques of the past. Taking people in the middle of the night or on the streets, in restaurants even without any forewarning or warrant. The security officers are coming in the famous wagons and just taking the citizens away. That is happening while the state plays around with numbers of missing people and not releasing any true reports on the matter. Like it is a joke, while families are missing loved ones because of their political affiliation.

That is the state Museveni is ruling at the moment. A man who came and promised a fundamental change. A man who came and was supposed to be different from Idi Amin and Milton Obote. However, it was a lie. His living a lie and the citizens are paying the price for it. He is using all the tricks of the past, but for his own agenda. In the end the fortunes and the wealth is in his hands. All decrees, orders and the final say is all up to him.

There is no middle ground. That he orders soldiers on the streets to crack-down on civilians protesting. A man who has no trouble using all security apparatus to detain a whole campaign team and impound all their gear, cars and such too. Arresting everyone in near association with a Presidential Candidate and take these folks to Court Martial to be charged as soldiers. While these are civilians and political prisoners of conscience. These men and woman are all behind bars, because they dared to be part of the NUP. That is the only reason for their demise and days behind bars.

That is how Museveni will be remembered. As well as becoming the personification of the state. Who has easier access to tear-gas than to needed PPE equipment. A state who has no issues lying about everything and blame everyone else. Have a huge machinery and bloated state budgets, but no good revenue. A state that is run on rampant grand corruption, but doesn’t take care of it. Neither does any of the parastatal’s or agencies supposed to combat it. They are just awaiting the go ahead from the “high above” before apprehending a small fish. The big men are in the kitchen cabinet and these are untouchable.

Museveni might say the right words now and then, but that doesn’t make it true. His reign is a mockery of a great republic like Uganda. There was so much potential, but he squashed it all with his ego and will to get massive wealth. The President is willing to do whatever to his enemies. There is no bound to the fate of the ones who opposes him. They can suffer and be in dire straits. The state doesn’t care, because the President doesn’t either. While his at a public function reciting the bible and at another hour ordering someone’s demise. That is the sort of character he is and the hypocrisy is the road his walking.

The NRM way is how they act upon the NUP. That is the NRM. Through and through. The death, the destruction and the use off all means to silence it. They are downplaying it and making it seem superficial, while people are living in injustice. Parents has lost their kids, grandparents lost their grand-kids and so on. Brothers, sisters, wife and husbands have all been scorn by the acts of the state. People have been missing and found dead no a field or left for dead on a street after weeks of uncertainty. These stories are the reflection of the ills of Museveni’s reign.

There is no half-way crook. Museveni is crooked and abide by this too. His lies and deceit is catching up on him. The way he speaks of democracy and such is all just a front. He always wanted to be the centre and be the man in-charge. That is why he doesn’t care about rigged elections, as long it is in favour of him and his allies. Nevertheless, he went into the bush over another rigged election in 1980. The 2021 is hopefully the final 1980 election of this kind. Where all things are in favour and built for one party. Instead of being credible, free and fair, which was far from it in January 2021.

Museveni’s actions will haunt him. Even if he thinks his above it. The scars, the wounds and the deceased will be his detriment. There is no way out now. He has created this and will have to answer for it all. The lives he has both taken and hurt is the ones who will in the end destroy him. Maybe not in this life, as all security organizations is defending his mortal soul. However, in the afterlife, the almighty will ask him and determine if this was all justified. Then he will get the verdict on judgement day.

As it seems like Museveni will rule until his final breathe. Still, we all should remember him for the NRM way, which wasn’t the prolific changes of the 90s but the deteriorating and destructive state of affairs of late. That is what he shall be remembered for and what he cannot run away from. These lives was taken on his watch and these fellow brothers and sisters ,will forever be remembered for their sacrifice. Peace.

Opinion: Kutesa lives in an alternative reality [and I needs to know how he got there]

Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa yesterday published a press release where he addressed Western Powers and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Which in itself is a natural thing to do for a Foreign Minister. Especially, when you want to address or explain certain situations for context to the international community. However, his so far from planet earth. He must either already entered Akon City or gotten a VIP ticket to Wakanda. Where I want to join him in the near future. Because, it must be bliss to live like him.

Kutesa is really out of line and lying out of his ass when his saying abductions doesn’t exist and arrests only happening through due process. The minister needs a reality check and maybe someone should enlighten him. He must living on pink cloud and drinking some powerful juices to not be able to apprehend the truth.

The Minister should connect himself with the Jeje Odongo and Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. Even have a talk with the IGP Okoth-Ochola , Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga and others who are associated with the abductions, kidnappings and unlawful detentions. There are several of reports and security outfits, which has been in direct connect with the “drones” or “Panda Gari’s”. That is the state effort before, during and after the elections this year. Therefore, Kutesa needs to get his mind right and corrected.

He knows perfectly well that this has occurred and happened in the Republic. His just hoping the International Community and these dignitaries are naive. That these folks knows nothing and will eat the lies of his hands. While civilians are getting court martial like soldiers. People are abducted and the state doesn’t even produce the proper list of the ones who is taken away. That is why its disrespectful to the relatives and the loved ones of these individuals that the Minister says this.

Kutesa should know better, but rather live on a lie, than speaking the truth. That is the character of him and the regime he serves. The Minister is a reflection of how the NRM operates and how they think they can whitewash the sinister acts they do. That is just the reality of it all and its tragic.

Sam Kutesa needs to produce does tickets and ways to get Wakanda. If not how he already has entered Akon City. Since, with this sort of statement he cannot be sincere. It is false and a lie. The minister needs to chill or apologize about this.

The Minister needs to get an understanding or back-off. Because, the lies is easy to decipher in 2021. It is not like the grapevine is silent and the truth isn’t leaked out. This isn’t the bush and where you can control all aspects of information. That is impossible at these days and he cannot pull up a smokescreen to hide the facts.

Kutesa needs to call up Odongo and get some knowledge. Clearly that’s not happening. If not, his trying to deceive the world and that wouldn’t be shocking in 2021. Peace.

Uganda: UN experts extremely concerned at serious rights violations linked to general elections (13.04.2021)

GENEVA (13 April 2021) — UN human rights experts* today called on the Government of Uganda to immediately stop the brutal crackdown on its political opponents which began in the lead-up to January’s disputed general elections and continues to suppress opposition supporters.

“We are particularly alarmed by the reports of widespread and continued repression against opposition leaders and their supporters,” the experts said. “More than 50 people have been killed as a result of the brutal policing methods, including the use of live ammunition fired without warning, and at least 20 others have lost their lives in incidents linked to the electoral context.”

They urged the authorities to immediately and thoroughly investigate and prosecute all human rights violations, including allegations of extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrest and detention, enforced disappearance, torture and ill treatment, deprivation of due process of law and assault on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

Several thousand people have been arrested and while some have been released, others have allegedly been tortured before appearing in military courts, the experts said. Relatives of others often do not know their fate or whereabouts. “It is outrageous that those who are requesting information about their forcibly disappeared relatives are further subjected to reprisals and arrest,” the independent experts said.

“We are urging the Government of Uganda to take all necessary measures to immediately stop the concealing of information concerning individuals arrested in the context of the general elections, a practice amounting to enforced disappearance, and reveal their fate and whereabouts.

“The arbitrary house arrest between 14 and 25 January 2021 of the prominent opposition leader known as Bobi Wine (Mr. Kyagulanyi), which a High Court ruled to be unconstitutional, is symptomatic of the flagrant suppression tactics of the opposition and the absence of due process of law,” the experts said.

Opposition leaders and their supporters have protested against alleged electoral irregularities and the prohibition of gatherings under the guise of preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The massive deployment of armed forces in cities, as well as the intimidation and attacks of opposition observers at polling stations, reportedly affected voter turnout; while the interruption of internet services slowed the voting process and affected counting.

“The curtailing of freedom of press and media, the intimidation, ill-treatment and assaults of journalists covering the elections and especially the opposition is simply unacceptable. The Government must provide immediate remedies and reparation to all the victims,” the experts said.

ENDS

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Opinion: Museveni should just graze those cows…

The President since January 26th 1986 should resign and retire. The old man with the hat and advanced age should be humble and hang up his boots. Thought we know deep down in our hearts that this man will only retire when he catches his last breath. This sort of man doesn’t retire or let go. No, his a man who will prolong his stay and overstay in office.

President Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni will not retire. Though it would be a friendly surprise to see him constantly be grazing his cows at various of farms or ranches he owns. Where he could drive between them in his SUV and not be continuing his overdue time in office. However, this man who came in with the gun, will die by the gun or if not… by age.

Yoweri will not go out easy. That is why his still there and has outlived most of his enemies. The old man has overcome big hurdles and even gotten away from several of wars. This man has gotten rid of people who could have succeeded him. However, that will not be told stories about now. He has also been implicated in changes of powers in the neighbouring countries as well. That has been done to further his role and also wanting to become a “kingmaker”. Where everyone has to be loyal to him.

President Museveni wants a favourable legacy and known as farmer. Though his CV is filled with bloodshed, conflicts and use of war. This man is a General and a Warlord. Museveni will not be known for peace or negotiations. He will only be able to settle the score across the borders, but never within. In his own neighbourhoods or districts he will get rid of the enemies or silence them with compromising agreements. Where he get the upper-hand and sold out their causes to buy “peace” with him. Museveni doesn’t accept to loose, but he will win by all tricks possible.

That is why the pictures of his grazing the cows is fine and dandy. Nevertheless, the farmer should stay on the farm. He should maybe avoid the State House or politics in general. As it seems his now fitting here more and is more relaxed. Instead of stressing with politics and politicking. He could just chill and be out of sight, and out of mind. That would be healthy for the Republic.

After his been for years now the Personification of the State. The President should try to figure out a way to retire or going into another chapter of life. Surely, the President fears to do so. Since, he has created so many enemies. The old man has used power with ruthless force and the general public isn’t really loving the old man.

The President should consider this, but we know that won’t happened. The old man has promised several times of retiring. Promised to not to change the Constitution or laws to fit his prolonged rule. Nevertheless, betray all of those and hope people forgets.

President Museveni should just stay on the farm and leave the general public a rest. We know that will not happen. The President will only bury all of his enemies and use the state for his own benefits for yet another term. We can expect him to continue this scheme until death. That is just who he is and what his reign is all about.

There is nothing else to speculate on and the pictures on his farms is just to make him more a “commoner”. Though his richer than God and has more money than anyone else in the Republic. Museveni and his family owns the vital businesses and keys to Republic. That is the general rule and how things are going. As Museveni micro-manage everything and has to have his verdict before things get resolved.

The “high above” will stay the “high above”. Nothing will change there and he will not change too. That is a cause you can give up. Even if it would be progress and would be huge achievement to have a peaceful transition without guns involved and have a former president grazing some cows. Peace.

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