Today there is news on one of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s favourite ministers, the State Minister for ICT Aidah Nantaba, whose been an Member of Parliament since 2011. Whose lost in the recent National Resistance Movement Primaries, even as she tried to scam herself in for a second term as the NRM MP Flagbearer for Kayunga District. Instead was one of the former NRM MPs who ran as a Independent and actually won in 2015.
She has been called untouchable, a favourite, because of close relations with the President. As she has been calling the President “Daddy” and him calling her “Daughter”. Who knows why, but something must give to get into that close proximity of His Excellency.
Alas, now as there been speculation of a relations with the People Power Deputy Francis Zaake during 2018, which is unverified, but the pictures of them to together went viral online. Whatever it is, she surely knows how to stir the public speculation. Just like it has done in the past with the President too.
However, because of everything. She is clearly not untouchable anymore, as she was in the spotlight for the wrong reasons today.
“Minister Aidah Nantaba says she’s “traumatized” but “grateful to God” following an apparent assassination attempt today; assailants riding on a sport bike reportedly opened fire on her car in Naggalama prompting her security to respond, killing one of the gunmen” (NBS Television, 24.03.2019).
“Aidah Nantaba (Nrm) Woman MP for Kayunga District has cheated death after an assassination attempt by unknown assailants that were following Her Today morning . However , One of the Gunmen was shot dead by Nantaba’s escorts” (87.7 Kampala FM, 24.03.2019).
Who knows why this is happening today? Is it because she is slowly moving away from the President and gets enlighten by the People Power Movement or is that she’s getting truly independent, but still knows she needs the pay-check of the Ministerial Position.
Because, who knows, but there been other assassination in the mere past, political and where the MP or high ranking security official just been killed by unknown motorcycle killers on the streets of Kampala. This isn’t a new feature in politics in Uganda. This is a mere reflection of how brutal and sinister the political life is.
She cheated death and a direct planned attempt on her life today. Its a sign that she has been to vocal or considered her place, in a manner, where the high-above doesn’t accept. Even as she has been a loyal cadre, a two time minister and run for the cause of the NRM. Still, that is not enough, as might even be questioning the reasons to stay on this path. Because, something is up, when suddenly the same kind of killers, that gotten rid of Abiriga and Kaweesi is turning up and pulling up to her.
We can just question this, as there been plenty of these, the regime is keeping their hands close and the wisdom, even closer. But this is yet another sign of how far the mobsters of the government take it. Because, this sort of crime will not be solved, just be buried in bunch of papers in the Central Police Station or at CMI, Kireka.
Don’t expect to know who ordered the hit, but certainly someone did. Peace.