Sunday, 15 September 2019

UGANDA: Why it is only Museveni who can authorise command raid on court


WHY ITS ONLY MUSEVENI WHO CAN AUTHORIZE A COMMANDO RAID ON COURT

CHANGE OF GUARDS - Museveni's reign of terror has not spared the Judicial and legislative arms of government.  There have been repeated raids on both courts of law and Parliament.  The Justices, Judges, Magistrates and officers of court in general have been subjected to immense ridicule and humiliation by the Museveni regime.  Parliament has severally been raided and some opposition Members of Parliament beaten up, arrested and detained.  Ordinary Ugandans have suffered the brunt but to some extent they have sometimes sought refuge in courts and Parliament.  That is why Museveni's current offensive is concentrated on total destruction of these two institutions.

In all the atrocities that have been going on for the last 33 years, Museveni's blessing is paramount.  However, being the master of deceit, Museveni has attempted to exonerate himself from the state inspired atrocities.  In public, he attempts to disprove the highhandedness of his security goons but in private he encourages them to double the brutality.  That is why no single security personnel has ever been successfully punished for torture and other human rights violations.  In instances where the public pressure is high, the regime has pretended to reprimand its officers but only for the matter to be swept under the carpet.

Following the gruesome torture of the Mayor of Kamwenge by his security goons in May 2017,  Museveni wrote to all security chiefs over the use of torture in criminal investigations.  In the letter, he said;
    "The use of torture is unnecessary and wrong and must not be used again if it was being used as I see some groups claiming in the media."

No one was punished for that particular gruesome torture but instead his security goons doubled their efforts in subjecting Ugandans to a reign of terror.  In August 2018, his security goons pounced on a photo journalist, James Akena and battered him in full view of the cameras.  Museveni responded by arguing that he had been briefed by his security agencies that;

      ".....the Journalist was mistaken to be a petty thief and rioter trying to steal a Journalist's camera."

The regime claimed that the implicated security goons would be reprimanded but instead the matter was as usual swept under the carpet.

The following month, in October 2018, an opposition activist, Yasin Kawooya was brutally kidnapped in fully view of the cameras by gun wielding security goons in civilian clothes.  The army came out to apologize and pretend to reprimand the culprits.  However, Museveni came to their defence during his regime caucus at State House.  He said that the said security goons had been acting in self defence.

    ".......when I inquired, the concerned people told me that the suspect had bitten him (security goon).  That is very serious because some of the criminals have got infectious diseases.  Our officers can be infected in that way and that should be an extra charge put on him."

His above statement marked the end of the so-called reprimand process and the matter was simply swept under the carpet.

However, in his usual deceitful modus operandi (MO), he went ahead to write to the heads of his security agencies posturing to issue guidelines on arrests.  Among the guidelines, No. (f) hypothetically stated that:

   "The arresting officers should always identify themselves so that the public knows that they are legal operators.  Therefore, the security personnel should be patient, restrained, but also firm.  If the criminal resists arrest, wrestle him down and handcuff him."

Obviously, in private he must have as usual told them to double their efforts in promoting the vice.  Since then, unabated daylight kidnaps by his security goons is the order of the day.  Just last week, on September 11, Museveni used his social media account to issue a stern warning to the judiciary.

     "........we need to make this clear to courts.  It must be an eye for an eye.  Nothing less will be acceptable.  We need to work on the courts."

The following day, on September 11, his heavily armed security goons in civilian clothes raided the High Court and violently kidnapped four accused Muslims together with their Lawyer.  The four had just been granted bail  by the High Court.  Both the army and the Minister of Security vehemently defended the kidnap and made it clear that "government has no apologies."

The judiciary and other stakeholders have issued the usual empty statements and as the norm the matter is closed.  Moreover, this is not the first time security goons are raiding courts of law to reverse its decisions.

From the a foregoing, it can be authoritatively argued that there is no single security agency that can carry out a daylight raid on courts of law to kidnap citizens without the approval of Museveni.  The same applies to establishment of torture chambers dubbed Safe Houses, the blocking of M.Ps from carrying out their oversight functions, the raid on Parliament, the proliferation of security agencies and defying of court orders.

In October 2015, while at a public function in Nrungamo, the former Police Chief, Gen. Kalekyezi plainly enumerated Museveni's role in the actions of his security agencies.

      ".........“For us we are small people; agents. I work on order; the commander-in-chief’s order.  When you are going to war, the commander-in-chief (President) gives you instruments of war. He gave me an order.... Do I have a choice? If I don’t do this, he dismisses me, and, of course, I like my job.”

If there is anyone in doubt, I challenge you to commence criminal proceedings (whether private or public) and you see how far you can go.

The brutal show of force was as usual meant to further instil fear in both the judiciary and the general public.

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WHY THE RAID ON COURT WAS  SANCTIONED BY MUSEVENI

CHANGE OF GUARDS - Museveni's reign of terror has not spared the Judicial and legislative arms of government.  There have been repeated raids on both courts of law and Parliament.  The Justices, Judges, Magistrates and officers of court in general have been subjected to immense ridicule and humiliation by the Museveni regime.  Parliament has severally been raided and some opposition Members of Parliament beaten up, arrested and detained.  Ordinary Ugandans have suffered the brunt but to some extent they have sometimes sought refuge in courts and Parliament.  That is why Museveni's current offensive is concentrated on total destruction of these two institutions.

In all the atrocities that have been going on for the last 33 years, Museveni's blessing is paramount.  However, being the master of deceit, Museveni has attempted to exonerate himself from the state inspired atrocities.  In public, he attempts to disprove the highhandedness of his security goons but in private he encourages them to double the brutality.  That is why no single security personnel has ever been successfully punished for torture and other human rights violations.  In instances where the public pressure is high, the regime has pretended to reprimand its officers but only for the matter to be swept under the carpet.

Following the gruesome torture of the Mayor of Kamwenge by his security goons in May 2017,  Museveni wrote to all security chiefs over the use of torture in criminal investigations.  In the letter, he said;
    "The use of torture is unnecessary and wrong and must not be used again if it was being used as I see some groups claiming in the media."

No one was punished for that particular gruesome torture but instead his security goons doubled their efforts in subjecting Ugandans to a reign of terror.  In August 2018, his security goons pounced on a photo journalist, James Akena and battered him in full view of the cameras.  Museveni responded by arguing that he had been briefed by his security agencies that;

      ".....the Journalist was mistaken to be a petty thief and rioter trying to steal a Journalist's camera."

The regime claimed that the implicated security goons would be reprimanded but instead the matter was as usual swept under the carpet.

The following month, in October 2018, an opposition activist, Yasin Kawooya was brutally kidnapped in fully view of the cameras by gun wielding security goons in civilian clothes.  The army came out to apologize and pretend to reprimand the culprits.  However, Museveni came to their defence during his regime caucus at State House.  He said that the said security goons had been acting in self defence.

    ".......when I inquired, the concerned people told me that the suspect had bitten him (security goon).  That is very serious because some of the criminals have got infectious diseases.  Our officers can be infected in that way and that should be an extra charge put on him."

His above statement marked the end of the so-called reprimand process and the matter was simply swept under the carpet.

However, in his usual deceitful modus operandi (MO), he went ahead to write to the heads of his security agencies posturing to issue guidelines on arrests.  Among the guidelines, No. (f) hypothetically stated that:

   "The arresting officers should always identify themselves so that the public knows that they are legal operators.  Therefore, the security personnel should be patient, restrained, but also firm.  If the criminal resists arrest, wrestle him down and handcuff him."

Obviously, in private he must have as usual told them to double their efforts in promoting the vice.  Since then, unabated daylight kidnaps by his security goons is the order of the day.  Just last week, on September 11, Museveni used his social media account to issue a stern warning to the judiciary.

     "........we need to make this clear to courts.  It must be an eye for an eye.  Nothing less will be acceptable.  We need to work on the courts."

The following day, on September 11, his heavily armed security goons in civilian clothes raided the High Court and violently kidnapped four accused Muslims together with their Lawyer.  The four had just been granted bail  by the High Court.  Both the army and the Minister of Security vehemently defended the kidnap and made it clear that "government has no apologies."

The judiciary and other stakeholders have issued the usual empty statements and as the norm the matter is closed.  Moreover, this is not the first time security goons are raiding courts of law to reverse its decisions.

From the a foregoing, it can be authoritatively argued that there is no single security agency that can carry out a daylight raid on courts of law to kidnap citizens without the approval of Museveni.  The same applies to establishment of torture chambers dubbed Safe Houses, the blocking of M.Ps from carrying out their oversight functions, the raid on Parliament, the proliferation of security agencies and defying of court orders.

In October 2015, while at a public function in Nrungamo, the former Police Chief, Gen. Kalekyezi plainly enumerated Museveni's role in the actions of his security agencies.

      ".........“For us we are small people; agents. I work on order; the commander-in-chief’s order.  When you are going to war, the commander-in-chief (President) gives you instruments of war. He gave me an order.... Do I have a choice? If I don’t do this, he dismisses me, and, of course, I like my job.”

If there is anyone in doubt, I challenge you to commence criminal proceedings (whether private or public) and you see how far you can go.

INFORMATION IS POWER AND THE PROBLEM OF UGANDA IS MUSEVENISM

UGANDA: How many MPs, IGPs, Army Chiefs, DPPs, DPCs, Sheikhs are killed in USA & RSA?








HOW MANY MPs, IGPs, ARMY CHIEFS, DPPs, DPCs AND SHEIKHS ARE KILLED IN THE USA AND RSA?

CHANGE OF GUARDS - With mysterious killings of both prominent personalities and ordinary citizens, Uganda is at a crossroad.  The Museveni military dictatorial regime has not only failed to solve the mystery surrounding the killings but has failed to tell citizens the motive behind the vice.  According to Museveni, the killings is the work of pigs.  His Minster of Internal affairs has said it is the work of 'Iluminati' while his security chiefs have repeatedly pointed a finger at neighboring Rwanda.

The regime has consistently told citizens that the situation is under control and that those killings are just isolated incidents.  Top regime cohorts have repeatedly justified this line of argument by citing the statistics of killings in the USA and South Africa.  However, what they hypocritically evade to bring out is the fact that while in both USA and South Africa it is ordinary citizens who are killed, in Uganda it is the high profile personalities that are targeted.  Members of Parliament (Hon. Abiriga), Army Chiefs (Gen. Kazini), Inspector General of Police (Felix Kaweesi), Director of Public Prosecution (Joan Kagezi), District Police Commander (Mohammad Kirumira) and Muslim Clerics (several Sheikhs) have fallen victim.

While in both the USA and South Africa such incidents are thoroughly investigated, actual suspects apprehended, and  culprits brought to book, in Uganda such incidents provide an opportunity for Museveni's security goons to go on rampage with random arrests, kidnaps, torture, arbitrary killings and detention without trial.  While in both the USA and South Africa investigations establish motive that helps design preventive measures, in Uganda the motive remains a mystery as the regime uses the opportunity not only to swell their huge security budgets but to also pass draconian laws designed to suffocate dissent and other freedoms.

Unlike in Uganda, the killings in the USA and South Africa have not systematically targeted the vulnerable like women and children.  It is only hypocrites who can bring up and the gullible who can take in such a comparison.

INFORMATION IS POWER AND THE PROBLEM OF UGANDA IS MUSEVENISM


Friday, 13 September 2019

UGANDA: Why Gen. Tumwine lectured Chief Justice on criminal procedure, evidence, human rights



WHY GEN. TUMWINE LECTURED THE CHIEF JUSTICE ON CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, EVIDENCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

CHANGE OF GUARDS - Gen. Elly Tumwine studied Fine Art at University.  By the time he joined the army in 1979, he was teaching Fine Art in a Secondary School.  He deserted the army in 1981 to join Museveni's sectarian Bush War.  For the last 33 years, he has been a permanent Member of Parliament.  As the Minister of Security, he has of recent distinguished himself as the parliamentary Chief Political Commissar besides the role of a scarecrow to parliamentarians.

Around early 2000, Museveni assigned him the Chairman of a parallel General Court Martial that was set up to specifically persecute real and perceived political opponents.  He presided over cases that carried a maximum death sentence thus giving him a false impression that he was a Chief Justice.  During the Iddi Amin regime, Col. Ozoo presided over the military court that sentenced civilians to death by firing squad. The only role of Gen. Tumwine's Court Martial was to provide a false legal backing to the illegal detentions in ungazetted places, detention without trial and prolonged incarceration of victims of torture.

On the other hand, the Deputy Chief Justice of Uganda, Justice Owing Dollo is a Lawyer by profession.  He is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda.  As part of legal training, he studied criminal procedure, evidence and human rights.  By virtue of both private practice and judicial service, Justice Owing Dollo has obviously generated immense experience in the legal profession and needs no lectures in law and moreover from a graduate of fine art.

As a redundant Minister of Security, Gen. Tumwine is struggling to remain relevant by engaging in law enforcement.  In this regard he has repeatedly bulldozed and humiliated the institution of Parliament in its oversight role over gross human rights violations by the executive.  On September 12, 2019, Museveni's security goons carried out another round of commando raid on the High Four.  The heavily armed and unidentifiable goons violently kidnapped four citizens who had just been granted freedom by court.  Their Lawyer was subjected to the same violent kidnap before being driven away to an unknown destination.

The Judiciary protested the incident in a statement issued by the Chief Justice, Owiny Dollo.  He described the incident as highhanded before calling on the executive to exercise restraint in the unnecessary use of excessive force.  In response, the Minister of Security, Gen. Tumwine vehemently defended the kidnap in an interview with NBS Television.  He went ahead to give his version of the law pertaining to arrests and detention.  He commended the security goons for a job well done before warning the Deputy Chief Justice to "mind his own business."

The incident is not the first and won't be the last.  Security forces have in the past made commando raids on courts of law to reverse court decisions.  The legal fraternity and the Judiciary in particular has simply stopped at issuing toothless statements.  Museveni's security apparatus has severally defied court orders and the above mentioned stakeholders have acted passively.  Museveni's security forces have not only brutalized individual Members of Parliament but have repeatedly raided the floor of Parliament, beaten up, arrested and detained M.Ps.  The same security goons have repeatedly blocked M.Ps from accessing certain premises in the course of executing their oversight mandate.

The citizens are curiously watching as both the judicial and legislative arms of government are made to bend to the whims of the coercive agencies of the dictatorial executive branch.  With both the Judiciary and the legislature at the verge of being totally subdued, the country is slowly but surely creeping to the communist military dictatorship that had been halted by the Iddi Amin coup d'etat of 1971.

Unless the citizens and friends of Uganda say enough is enough, the country is headed for doom.

INFORMATION IS POWER AND THE PROBLEM OF UGANDA IS MUSEVENISM



Thursday, 12 September 2019

UGANDA: Museveni has never been a good security manager


MUSEVENI HAS NEVER BEEN A GOOD SECURITY MANAGER

CHANGE OF GUARDS - Driven by childhood presidential ambitions, the young Museveni associated with Marxist ideology of what he terms as Revolutionary Violence. As a university student, he led a student delegation for a tour of the guerrilla FRELIMO's Liberated Zone in northern Mozambique. His thesis was influenced by Franz Fanon's theory on violence. Upon graduation, he enlisted with the notorious communist oriented intelligence agency under the Obote I government in the late 1960s. However, the Iddi Amin coup d'etat of 1971 brought the communism scheme to a halt.  Just one day after the Iddi Amn takeover, Museveni opportunistically followed the deposed President Obote to exile in Tanzania.

From his self imposed exile in Tanzania, Museveni was the chief architect of violence inside Uganda.   From his bases just across the Mutukula border in Tanzania's Banyarwanda dominated North Western Kagera region, he masterminded and orchestrated heinous violent crime designed to undermine the credibility of the Iddi Amin regime. The abductions, forced disappearances, arbitrary killings and economic sabotage were some of the weapons he used to 'fight' Iddi Amin. Driven by power greed, he broke ranks with the main exile group under deposed President Obote by forming his own briefcase organization, FRONASA.

However, he maintained his spying feelers in the Obote led group for purposes of undermining its progress. They often suspected that he was spying for Iddi Amin - a factor that made the Tanzanian authorities to place him under arrest a number of times. It's President Nyerere who would intervene to have him released. As the ouster of the Iddi Amin regime got closer, Museveni opportunistically secured for himself the role of the overall Political Commissar. He used this position to not only boost his briefcase FRONASA with Rwandese refugees and Banyankole, but a misinformation campaign against the Baganda and Muslims. It is this opportunistic misinformation that accounts for the violent destruction of property in some parts of Buganda and the infamous gruesome killing of Muslims in Ankole.

As Minister of Defense in the first Post Iddi Amin government, UNLF, Museveni set in motion a race for dominance of the post Iddi Amin security forces between the southerners (Bantu) and northerners (Nilotes). In order to undermine the northern Uganda dominated main liberation faction, Kikosi Malum, a campaign of mysterious killings targeting prominent personalities rocked the country. As Minister of Defence and Vice Chairman of the most powerful Military Commission, Museveni helped the overthrow and the violent crashing of the pro-Prof. Yusuf Lule demonstrations. Hardly a month after he miserably and fairly lost the December 10, 1980 general elections, he launched his sectarian Bush War on February 6, 1981.

His so-called Bush War was a sectarian campaign of terror targeting what he perceived the UPC and its northern Uganda dominated security forces. His Bush War deceptively targeted civilian targets aimed at discrediting the UPC government. Even when an amicable settlement was sought through the Nairobi Peace Talks, Museveni treacherously used the occasion to violently take over power. His ascendancy to power silenced the violence in the western and central regions but shifted the same violence to the northern and eastern regions. This is what most gullible Ugandans term as the "peace brought by Museveni". His reprisal campaign of terror in the northern and eastern regions Gave rise to the two decades of the insurgency in the same regions. His counter insurgency operations recorded the worst form of violence and gross abuse of human rights ever witnessed in Uganda.

Just for political expediency, he has in recent times hoodwinked the people of those regions that he would punish the key players who were involved in the atrocities. Instead a new campaign of terror has downed on those areas and in particular Buganda, that had kept a blind eye when the northern and eastern regions were at the verge of inhalation. His 33 years hold on power has not spared the neighboring countries. Kenya furiously repulsed his military aggression in the late 1980s but Rwanda did not survive. Congo, Sudan, CAR and to some extent Burundi have not survived. In return he is heavily reaping from the donor dollars in form of aid meant for over a million refugees that have been and continue to be generated by his military aggression.

To reverse the cycle of military takeovers in the post independence Uganda, Museveni adopted a scheme of privatising the security services. For the last 33 years his micromanagement of the security forces has been based on patronage, sectarianism and nepotism. He has build a most partisan and corrupt institution of the armed forces. His security officers must subscribe to his regime party (NRM) in return for access to primitive accumulation of wealth. The human rights record of his security forces is steadily in excess of what was allegedly committed by the past regimes. They are arbitrarily killing, kidnapping, torturing, detaining in ungazzetted detention facilities dubbed Safe Houses, raiding courts of law to reverse decisions, raiding Parliament to beat up M.Ps opposed to Museveni's hold on power.

From the outside, his security forces paint a picture of a cohesive and professional armed force that has excelled in keeping peace in Somalia. However, from the inside, his security forces are a private security enterprise with the sole mandate of keeping him in power.

Several underprivileged and disillusioned members of his security forces are time and again attempting military takeovers that go unnoticed but only unquestionably reported in the press. Museveni has destroyed any iota of professionalism in the security forces to such an extent that in the event of Museveni's unceremonious demise, the security forces will disintegrate into warlords worse than the Somalia situation.

Museveni came to power, he came up with a scheme of uncoordinated issuing out of arms to individual civilians dubbed demystifying the gun. A lot of unrecorded guns are in private hands more especially in the western region. For the last 33 years, he has formed, armed and disbanded dozens of his so-called auxiliary forces. From Mchakamchaka, Cadres, Political Moblisers, Local Defence Forces (LDF), Special Police Constables (SPCs), Amuka, Rhino, Informers, 11 million Crime Preventers, etc, uncoordinated issuing out of guns was involved. This explains why almost 99% of the violent crime involves use of guns that are exclusively linked to the security forces.

Museveni has always used the consistent lion's share of the national budget to the defence and security sector as a conduit for diverting and putting resources to personal use. The selfish proliferation of security squads within the main security agencies has negatively affected the command and control. Nepotism and sectarianism is adversely affecting professionalism. It is against this background that the general population has lost confidence in the security forces. Consequently, the surge in violent crime cannot be tamed because in the face of the regime, the general population is treated as the enemy number one.

The repeated uncoordinated statements by Museveni with regard to the surge in crime depicts lack of professionalism. The issuing of decrees banning hooded jackets, L.C elections, registration of firearms, reintroduction of "guerrilla tactics", registration of SIM cards, issuing of national IDs, installation of CCTV cameras, directives of arbitrary " sorting out" of motorcycle riders, etc is nothing but a gamble with the lives and property of citizens. As long as he has built a sectarian 10,000+ strong Special Forces Group (SFG) under the command of his son, Museveni feels his hold on power is secure.

Therefore, since peace is the opposite of violence, Museveni who gained and has kept power through violence and prefers to reign over a fear stricken nation, has never been and cannot be a good security manager.

INFORMATION IS POWER AND THE PROBLEM OF UGANDA IS MUSEVENISM





Tuesday, 10 September 2019

UGANDA: Why Museveni purports to "withdraw charges" from Hon. Nantaba





WHY MUSEVENI PURPORTS TO 'WITHDRAW CHARGES' FROM HON. NANTABA

CHANGE OF GUARDS - On March 24, 2019 Museveni's blue eyed cabinet Minister, Hon. Aida Nantaba ordered her army bodyguard to shoot a one Ssebulime who was riding a motorcycle behind her car.  Her bodyguard refused but instead Hon. Nantaba informed the Police about an alleged assassin who was trailing her.  The Police immediately swung into action pursued, intercepted, arrested, handcuffed and bundled Ssebulime on its pickup truck.  A few minutes later, the same police pulled Ssebulime off the truck and shot him dead at close range.

The Police made the usual attempt to cover-up the coldblooded murder by alleging that Ssebulime had been a wrong doer in the company of another armed suspect who had managed to flee.  As it turned out shortly after, Ssebulime had been an innocent young man who at the time was rushing to visit his children at a nearby boarding school.  The police arrested its officers who had murdered Ssebulime but only one, Cpl. Ssali.

However, Hon. Nantaba maintained that the late Ssebulime was a potential assassin who had been hired by her enemies in government.  She supplemented her assertion with an argument that the police had arbitrarily killed Ssebulime on 'orders from above' so as to destroy evidence.  Police investigation summoned Hon. Nantaba for an interview but she refused.  She claimed that Museveni had ordered her to keep away from the public domain. She wrote back to police:

         "Note however that i am unable to report in person having been directed by His Excellency the President to confine within my premises until he himself instructs otherwise.  In such circumstances, I am constrained to travel to Kibuli CID Headquarters as you requested. But you may in the meantime consider visiting my premises to record the required statement."

On the advice of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), the Police did not only back off the pursuance of Hon. Nantaba, but  dropped the other three police officers who had been in the company of the one who pulled the trigger, Cpl. Ssali who was charged with Murder and remanded.

Around late June 2019, the family of the late Ssebulime filed for private prosecutions against Hon. Aidah Nantaba and the four police officers.  The move was based on the state prosecutorial and law enforcement agencies deliberately undermining the search for justice.

The complainants through their Lawyer informed court that Hon. Nantaba was making preparations to flee the country.  Court issued Criminal Summons for Hon. Nantaba and the other three police officers to appear on July 15, 2019.   Neither the Hon. Minister, nor the three police officers responded to the court's Criminal Summons.  Later on, the accused Cpl. Ssali recorded an extra judicial statement admitting the murder but interestingly he has never been sentenced. 

Since late March 24, 2019, Hon. Nantaba has neither attended Parliament nor been seen in public. Around late July 2019, Parliament raised concerns as to whether Hon. Aida Nantaba was under house arrest.  The Prime Minister informed Parliament that Hon. Nantaba was a free person.  Around the same time, Hon. Nantaba gave an interview to the local Luganda Newspaper, Bukedde in which she re-asserted that a group of Mafias in government comprised of three army generals and one top politician were behind the plot to kill her over her anti-land grabbing stance.

Around Mid last month, Parliament again wanted to know if it was true that Hon.  Nantaba had fled the country to Canada where she was allegedly seeking asylum.  The Prime Minister refuted the claims thus:

     "Hon. Nantaba is out of the country officially on duty and I dismiss the information that the whistleblower has intimated. I authorized Nantaba on her request to attend to official duties."

Interestingly, today the DPP wrote to the Magistrate withdrawing the charges against Hon. Nantaba and the three Police Officers that had been instituted in a private prosecution.  Since Hon. Nantaba and the three police officers had never been formally charged with murder before any court (taking plea),  there is no way the DPP could purport to withdraw charges.  What the DPP did was to block the private prosecution of Hon. Nantaba and the three police officers.  Obviously it must have been Museveni who ordered the DPP to block the private prosecution.

Most intriguing is that the  development comes at a time when the regime has not come clear over Hon. Nantaba's alleged seeking of asylum in Canada.  Could it be that by blocking the private prosecution, Museveni is trying t make it easy for Hon. Nantaba to rescind her decision?  A few years ago, another cabinet Minister, Hon. Bakoko Bakoru fled to USA claiming death threats over her stance on corruption.  Just last month, another cabinet Minister, Hon. Anite alleged that powerful mafias in the Museveni regime were plotting to kill her over her stance on corruption.

RIP, Ssebulime.

INFORMATION IS POWER AND THE PROBLEM OF UGANDA IS MUSEVENISM

Friday, 6 September 2019

UGANDA: Police gun at murder scene closes investigations


A POLICE GUN AT THE SCENE OF MURDER CLOSES INVESTIGATIONS

CHANGE OF GUARDS - Today morning Ugandans woke up to another incident of murder (September 6, 2019).  Very few are shocked because such killings are the order of the day under the Museveni regime.

Obviously, like all other murder incidents, Ugandans don't expect any outcome from the sham criminal investigations.  Moreover, as a rule of practice, they are not entitled to know what transpired.  However, this time round the assailants have left a big clue that will at least make Ugandans know the source of arms that have been killing citizens.

An AK-47 riffle No.UG POL56-3100699022697 was left at the scene.  The gun had 27 rounds and the victims suffered three bullets, making it 30 rounds which is a full magazine.  Unless it is by coincidence, the three bullets that claimed the lives must have come from the same gun.

Since the same gun is clearly marked UG POL, there is no doubt it belongs to Uganda Police.  Explaining how it ended up at the murder scene does not require complex investigations.  Just a simple audit of records at the armoury will provide the answer.  Otherwise, for now the Uganda Police is the prime suspect in the murder.  As to whether the police investigate itself,  your guess is as good as mine.

There you go.

INFORMATION IS POWER AND THE PROBLEM OF UGANDA IS MUSEVENISM


Why South Africans should resist blackmail by some African states


WHY SOUTH AFRICANS SHOULD RESIST  BLACKMAIL BY SOME  AFRICAN STATES

CHANGE OF GUARDS - While the so-called xenophobic attacks in South Africa is unacceptable, it is important to take a close look at its background.

As most black African countries were agitating to replace the white colonial governments with their own black colonialists, like had been the case in any other colonial territory,  in South Africa the ANC resorted to use of violence.  The white dominated rule suppressed the ANC activists through arrests and trial of some of their top leadership like Nelson Mandela.  They were sentenced to imprisonment where Mandela spent 27/years.  It's a fact that Mandela and group were not framed but actually committed the alleged terrorist acts against the government.

In the rest of the so-called independent countries, most of the new batch of black colonialists who called themselves Presidents and Prime Ministers, were busy serving the interests of either the west (capitalism) or the east (communism) during the cold war.  They were also preoccupied with amassing personal wealth while at the same time destroying the achievements of the colonial administration.  Above all, these leaders were busy trying to out compete the colonialists in terms of suppression of human rights.  In fact,  almost non of the politicians who tried to cross the way of the independence leaders survived the way Mandela survived prison to become President.  In many post independence African governments, those elites who expressed any form of dissent or divergent views were out-rightly killed or died in detention.

Consequently, most of the so-called independent governments slid into economic, social and political retardation.  To hoodwink their citizens and the international community, the Black Colonialists jumped into the scheme to 'liberate South Africa from White minority rule.'   They committed their time, resources and propaganda into liberation rhetoric.  The most active committee of the OAU was the Liberation Committee.  They founded the so-called Frontline States in the southern region.  Other than spreading racist propaganda,  the other task of the Frontline States was to entice, receive and accommodate fleeing black South Africans.  Initially, the SA refugees would be accorded military training and facilitated to sneak back into South Africa to carry out what would in modern times amount to terrorism.

No single independent African government did attempt to commit its own army or citizens into taking up arms against the so-called white racist minority government of South Africa.  Save for Iddi Amin who threatened to send his Air force to bomb Cape Town, no other so-called African liberators attempted to even think of pulling resources to form a joint army to back the struggling black South Africans.  In fact the struggling black South Africans in exile were from Mandela's ANC and its rival PAC but these African leaders did not bother to unite the two groups.  Instead, they were more preoccupied with diversionary propaganda to sway public attention from their own mismanagement and failures in their respective countries. 

Consequently, despite the hatred propaganda, sanctions and embargo imposed on South Africa, it instead prospered and by the time the African liberators came to realize, South Africa had become a superpower in economic and military terms.  Consequently, some governments even expelled some of these ANC/PAC fighters from their territories let alone the mistreatment they were subjecting them to and not to mention the diversion of their resources.  Their elk did not imagine that these exiles would ever get into power in South Africa.  It was at this juncture that opportunists like Museveni jumped into the fray by accommodating a few of the ANC/PAC exiled youths who had either been expelled by their earlier hosts or were not welcome.

Its was against that background that what Museveni describes as having helped in the liberation of South Africa was just hosting and offering military training to them and simply piling them up without any plan of either sending them back to fight alone or with his backing.  After the White government in South Africa felt economically and militarily strong, it opted to amicably end the impasse.  Through a negotiated settlement, Nelson Mandela and group were released from Prison.  When Mandela compared the economic, social and political progress of the so-called racist South Africa and the rest of the so-called free African countries, he and his ANC opted to pursue the path of reconciliation as a way of appreciating the contribution of the so-called White racists in building South Africa.

In Zimbabwe, another liberator, Robert Mugabe chose the path of revenging on the whites through grabbing and redistribution of their private property.  In other African countries, revenge -driven nationalization of property owned by Europeans and Asians proved a disaster for the economies.  Despite the consistent incitement of South Africans by some other African rulers, the people of South Africa (both Blacks and Whites) have strongly resisted and continue to live in harmony.  There is no doubt South Africa is the economic power of the African continent. Its social services in terms of labour, education, health etc is unrivalled.  Its democratic and good governance credentials are exemplary.  Its observance of human rights and other freedoms is number one on the entire continent. The foundation of the success of its social, political and economic infrastructure was set by the so-called racist government and has been upheld by successive black led governments.

After the rulers and elites in other African countries mismanaging their economies and governance, they, their families and friends  rush to South Africa for better medical treatment, education, holidays, tourism, business and secret acquisition of private property from stolen government money.  Their economically deprived youth are also finding their way to South Africa in search of greener pastures.  Besides economic immigrants, South Africa has proven to be a genuine safe heaven for political refugees fleeing persecution in their home countries.  Unlike in other African countries, a genuine refugee's safety while in South Africa is only comparable to western countries.

It is South Africa's most friendly immigration policy that has enabled many desperate economically deprived African youth to flock there.  On the contrary, the immigration policies of most of the rest of the African countries are so inhumane that in most cases, economic immigrants and refugees are treated as destitute criminals.  In some cases like Uganda, the opportunistic liberal policy is designed to attract western foreign exchange in form of aid.  While an estimated 3 - 4 millions Zimbabweans live in South Africa as economic immigrants, some African countries are troubled by a few hundreds of African refugees that they host.  On the other hand, there are no citizens of South Africa doing odd jobs and retail trade in these countries.  The innocent South African businesses being targeted by protesters in other African countries are big international companies that have brought services and employment to citizens. 

The puzzle lies in the fact that the one who was LIBERATED is better off than the LIBERATORS.  The answer lies in the African leaders addressing the economic and governance anomalies in their respective countries.  Some of them are so envious that they would wish to see South Africa slide to the dogs. What if South Africa chooses to get tough with its immigration policy in tandem with other African countries!!!!

The blackmail of "we liberated you" should stop.

INFORMATION IS POWER AND THE PROBLEM OF UGANDA IS MUSEVENSM