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Museveni Is Sacrificing Kayihura To The ICC – Tamale Mirundi

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President Museveni’s adviser on media Joseph Tamale Mirundi has said that the former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kale Kayihura is destined for tougher times because his boss is sacrificing him to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Mirundi said this during Top Radio’s ‘Okwatibwako’ political talk show hosted by Steven Dunstan Busulwa.

“Kayihura is being sent to the Hague unknowingly. Killing Kaweesi is a domestic matter but you don’t expect someone who is giving you over 900 million for refugees to take the matter of repatriating them easy,” Mirundi warned.

“Museveni values international relations. Many of you don’t know why he recently picked a phone call by the road side. But someone close to him told me that a certain African leader had called him pleading that they wanted to take him. Picking a phone call by the roadside showed the other leader that he (Museveni) values him, that is the politics of symbolism,” Mirundi warned.

The self-proclaimed media consultant said that the president is trying to sacrifice the former IGP to strengthen the country’s overseas interests because any country that does not sacrifice its children for overseas interests is not a country.

Last week, the military court charged Gen Kayihura with aiding and abetting the kidnapping by commission, repatriating Rwandan exiles and refugees and Ugandan citizens to Rwanda between 2012 and 2016. Mirundi says such charges will bring the ICC breathing down Kayihura’s neck because it is a crime internationally to take someone back to a country he is running away from.

“It is like saying that a man set up a refugee camp and started impregnating all the girls in the camp, it means your aim was not to help them,” Mirundi joked.

He added that, “Museveni values refugees because he was once a refugee. He helps other countries because Tanzania also helped Uganda during the war.”

Last year, during a two-day solidarity summit held at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala, the international community raised $354m (over sh1.2 trillion) to support the emergency response for refugees through the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees. Uganda is home to refugees from 13 countries.

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POLICE SPEAKS OUT ON NAILED M7 SUPPORTER: We Cannot Trust These Hooligans With Power – Bebe Cool Stings Opposition

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Dancehall musician Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool has attacked the opposition for being violent towards a president Museveni supporter.

Today morning, a gruesome picture of a National Resistance Movement (NRM) supporter was shared all over social media. In the picture, the NRM supporter was nailed with a six-inch nails in the hands because he was putting on a yellow cap that had a picture of president Museveni.

Later, the Kampala Metropolitan Police PRO, SP Patrick Onyango released a statement identifying who the man was and what happened.

Onyango’s Statement read, “Police in Wandegeya is investigating an incident where a man identified as Kasumba Baker, 21 years, a resident of Avis Kivulu, Kawempe Division Kampala who was putting on NRM cap was intercepted by two unidentified men who hit him on the head and lated nailed his hands.”

“According to Kasumba, on 28/8/2019, he left his work at 10:00pm at JESCO Ham shopping center, heading home, but he realised that he had spent some time without visiting his mother. He decided to go and check on her. He decided to take a short route through Kalerwe where old spare parts of vehicles are sold, as he was about to reach the flyover, two men grabbed him and nailed his hand with two nails of 6 inches.,” the statement further reads.

The statement adds, “two ladies who were looking for their child that went missing saw the men and shouted that they should leave their child alone. They thought the two men were kidnapping their child. The two men decided to run away when the wome reached the scene, they made an alarm and police of Kibe/Kalerwe responded and Kasumba was rushed to Mulago Hospital where he is currently receiving treatment. He is out of danger.”

BEBE COOL WARNS

In a phone interview with the Grapevine, Bebe Cool warned this violent group is known very well and this is not the first time this is happening.

“If this group can do this without power, how about if they are entrusted with power, what will they do and what will happen to this peaceful nation of ours? These are hooligans who want to destroy the peace of this country.”

However, when we tasked him to name the group of people who are doing such acts, Bebe said that everybody knows them and they are the very people who are yearning to take power.

Bebe later posted on his Facebook page, “I condemn such acts of intolerance, intimidation and violence that some political groups are trying to bring in our peaceful country, six inche nails nailed in the hands of an NRM /president Museveni supporter!

If without power this who they are, how about if they are granted power?! Let’s embrace democracy and condemn violence!

I am an NRM and president Museveni supporter and it’s my constitutional right to choose who I support!”

By Mboowa Nathan

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I Want This Regime To Know That I’m Not A Village Dog You Beat And Walk Away – Nambooze Drags SFC, Police To Court

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Mukono municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze Balireke has dragged security forces to court for brutally assaulting her when they invaded parliament 2017 during the ‘togikwatako’ debate.

Hon. Nambooze asserts that; on the 27th day of September, 2017, Parliament was besieged and blockaded by the combined forces of the Uganda Police force and Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) personnel who ordered MPs to park at National Theatre Kampala and made MPs access to Parliament to transact business very difficult.

At the commencement of the plenary sitting in the afternoon of 27th September, 2017, the Speaker of parliament (Rebecca Kadaga ) cited and arbitrarily suspended 25 MPs, the Applicant inclusive, and accordingly the proceedings were suspended for 30 minutes to allow the suspended Mps move out and asked Sergeant at Arms to ensure compliance. No sooner had the speaker of Parliament risen to exit from the chambers than several security personnel stormed the chambers and started molesting several MPs on the opposition side.

Together with other MPs, Nambooze was tortured, harangued and arrested in a cruel, inhuman and degrading manner, which amounted to a violation of her Constitutional rights. Upon her illegal arrest, the she was illegally detained in police custody at SIU Kireka in Wakiso District for the rest of the day.

The conduct of the combined forces of the Uganda People’s defence forces, the Uganda Police force personnel and other militia was high handed, malicious and illegal and as a result, the Applicant was subjected to physical and psychological torture, mental anguish, embarrassment, humiliation and emotional stress for which Government is vicariously liable.

Upon that background therefore, the Opposition strong lady through her lawyers (Erias Lukwago and Mpenje Nathan) of Lukwago and Co.Advocates is seeking a declaration that the brutality, humiliation and embarrassment meted out onto her amounted to inhuman and degrading treatment under Art. 44 of the Constitution.

This case is has been brought Under Art. 44(a), 45, 50 of the Constitution, Ss. 3 & 4 of the Human Rights (enforcement) Act, 2019, S. 33 Judicature Act and the Judicature (Fundamental Rights and Freedoms)(Enforcement Procedure)Rules, 2008 in an action for redress for the violation of the rights to liberty, freedom from torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and the matter will commence anytime at High Court.
Nambooze later took to her Facebook page and said, “I have today taken a step further by going to Court to seek redress in relation the harm I suffered on the 27th of September 2017,when SFC soldiers invaded Parliament.” The Mukono legislator adds, “My brother and Counsel Erias Lukwago will lead our team to seek for a declaration that the torture brutality and violence on me by SFC, Uganda Police and other Militia amounted to violation of my Constitutional rights and freedom as enshrined in the Constitution Artical 24 and 44.”
“I particularly want the regime to know that am not a village dog that you can beat, maim and walk away with impunity. We shall never tie until we get justice,” she says.

Nambooze’s medical form
Nambooze with her lawyer Erias Lukwago

By Doreen Menezer

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People Power Is A Bastard Child Of Defiance – Mwenda Attacks Bobi Wine/Besigye In New Rant

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Journalist Andrew Mwenda has attacked Bobi Wine’s people Power Movement and baptized it as the bastard child of Kizza Besigye’s defiance in his latest rant.
Through his Facebook page, Mwenda said that Bobi (who he kept referring to as Bobby ) and his People Power Movement lack vision to lead this country.
Below is his rant verbatim:

Last week, it became apparent that the initial news that a one Michael [K]alinda aka Ziggy Wyne had been kidnapped, eye yanked out, fingers chopped off and face burnt using a flat iron were exactly that – a hoax. Ziggy had a nasty motorbike accident at 7.30pm on July 21. People around the accident scene picked him up and took him to the nearby Hope Clinic. The nurse at the clinic referred him to Mulago for urgent medical attention.

But the first version of the story was more appealing for two reasons. First, it fitted the narrative about the state in Africa – as being brutal, violent and cruel to its citizens. It is a story Western media and human rights organizations (and naively followed by us African elites) love to embrace and tell in their everlasting (perhaps unconscious) desire to project Africa as the “heart of darkness.” Second, it provided political fodder for opposition politicians like Bobby Wine to project himself as the champion of human rights and democracy against the forces of tyranny.

However, the indefatigable Canary Mugume of NBS, then Tom Malaba of Daily Monitor, and other reporters went to the scene of the accident and interviewed eyewitness who told the story of what actually happened. For this, these reporters, but most especially Canary, became a victim of the most savage hate-filled personal attacks from supporters of People Power. Incidentally, none of Canary’s critics made any effort to challenge the facts he told.

Later I visited Mulago and talked to the doctors. Ziggy was brought to Mulago by a “good Samaritan” who said the victim had been involved in a traffic accident and was admitted at about 9.30pm as an unknown person and given the code name “Zulu.” Ziggy was treated, fed, bathed and given fresh clothes; the ones he was wearing at the time of the accident were taken and washed. On July 24th, his family came. He recovered and was discharged on July 28. He was given medicines to stop convulsions. He was later readmitted on July 31; doctors suspect he was not taking his medicines. However, the convulsions he suffered as a result of not taking his medication are the most likely cause of his death.

Yet in spite of this mountain of evidence Bobby Wine went to Mitooma to bury Ziggy and maintained the claim that Ziggy was kidnapped, tortured and murdered. He felt no responsibility whatsoever to provide any evidence to back up his claims. For him, the death of Ziggy only serves an opportunity for him to score political points. This crass political opportunism excites the passions of the hoards that see him as a messiah but shows how he lacks basic human decency and ethics even in the face of the death of one of his “close friends”.

Throughout last week, the journalists who told this truth but most especially Canary, became victims of cyber bullying by supporters of People Power. Rather than respond to the facts adduced by the journalists, the supporters of People Power hurled insults, abuses and false accusations that them. One wonders what sort of government Bobby Wine would preside over given the quality of people he has mobilized to his cause. We must remember that People Power is not supported only by lumpens. Some very smart Ugandans also do. The actions of its supporters demonstrate that behind its madness lies a clear strategy.

People Power is a movement without a cause except to grab power. It seeks so exploit the anger many Ugandans have at the state of affairs of in our country in order to gain power. But it has neither facts not a vision to justify its reckless pursuit of power. So its strategy is to deny all facts and insist that everything is subjective and relative; to dismiss all evidence as forged if it does not promote their political agenda; and to argue that every argument that seems to favor President Yoweri Museveni and his NRM is not based on conviction but has been paid for. It is interesting People Power resembles the Donald Trump movement in the USA although Americans who support it are anti Trump.

As Winston Churchill said, truths is incontrovertible: malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it. But in the end, it is there. Over the last decade, there has been a huge shift in government budgeting from consumption to investment – in roads, dams, power lines, water pipes, hospitals and schools. Defiance and its bastard child, People Power, hate to hear this. They know that the good things happening in our country are contrary to their political interests. Therefore they insist that there is nothing good being done. All there is are the bad things they complain about – which also happen – and which are driving people’s momentary anger.

Hence, they exaggerate the level of decay, disregard and deny all the improvements in the country and intimidate those who stand by the truths. They insist that everyone in Uganda should accept their gross distortion of reality. They do not seek to r persuade anyone to their point of view. They believe in using cyber bullying against all who disagree with them. This way they seek, like the European fascists of old, to rally everyone behind their cause by sheer use of psychological terror.

The aim of this strategy is obvious: bully everyone to believe change is urgently needed to rescue Uganda from catastrophe. They don’t want people to question the change they propose or ask for their alternative policies or even question their intolerant behavior. To question their lack of policy alternatives and the crudeness of their methods is evidence of having been bribed by Museveni.

For them politics in Uganda is a clash between good (People Power) and evil (Museveni); that these are the only alternatives available to us; that to say there is a third or fourth alternative is disguised support for Museveni; that for anyone to prove they support change in Uganda, they must hold fanatical, unthinking and unquestioning support for People Power. Many young people have been pushed into this because to do otherwise is to get ostracized from your circle of friends.

We are told that if Defiance and People Power supporters exhibit intolerance, we should not blame them because that is only an inevitable result of Museveni’s politics; that when People Power and Defiance use violence, intimidation, cyber bullying, blackmail, character assassination and insults against opponents, this does not reflect on the nature of government they will run; that Uganda needs change and it does not matter which methods are used or the behavior of the groups who bring it about. That lies, slander, cyber bullying are “weapons of the weak” fighting to end tyranny.

Lacking a serious policy alternative and being largely composed of the worst elements of our society, People Power needs to sell change as an emergency. This way it can avoid questions about its competence and values. That is why those who try to raise these questions are subjected to physical and psychological terror. This is why it has positioned itself in religious garb as a kind of holly spirit movement.

Yet Defiance and its bastard child, People Power, have failed to subdue the spirit of our nation. Increasingly many journalists like Canary and many others are finding the courage to stand up for the truths and defend it against this demented cult. The story of Ziggy Wine is one such example. These are the journalists who have chosen to swim against the tide of popular rhetoric and self-righteous indignation common among sections of our society today. They have chosen to defend right when it is miscalled wrong, to fight vices such us intolerance, radical extremism, blackmail, slander etc. that are presented to us as virtues.

Everyday, multitudes of elite Ugandans are coming out to say that politics must be about values and must be based on decency. That the role of our leaders should be to articulate these values and impart them on their followers by leading by example; that leaders should not pander to the worst instincts in their followers but try to appeal to the better angels in them. These developments will continue to expose pseudo democrats who, in their genuine opposition to Museveni’s corruption and incompetence, have turned a blind to the forces of evil fighting him.

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