CRIME PREVENTERS

AS A MILITARY POLICE FORCE

 

Government ya Uganda etambuza abalwanyisa obuzigu mukulonda okugenda mumaaso(Crime preventers)

19/12/2015

 

Lwaki Banna

Uganda ate be basaba ssente z’obuyambi okusalwako?

May 03, 2014

 

 

 

Abbey Walusimbi ( ku ddyo), Titus Kirabo ne Edriss Kironde abatalaaga ensi z’Abazungu okubamatiza ku buyambi.

 

Bya Abbey Walusimbi

AKALULU ka 2016 nga kabindabinda, mwe tusuubira abantu obukadde 10 okulonda Pulezidenti n’ababaka ba Palamenti, buli ludda lugezaako okwessa ku mwanjo.

Ffe abawagizi ba NRM mu nsi z’ebweru, tugezaako okumatiza amawanga n’amakampuni agagaba obuyambi wamu ne bayinvesita abaagala okuleeta ssente mu Uganda baleme kukwataganya bulungi bwakuleeta nsimbi mu Uganda ku kikula kya muntu na ndowooza ya byakwegatta.

Etteeka erikugira ebisiyaga bwe lyayisiddwa amawanga g’Abazungu agamu gagenda olukongoolo kulussa ku bakungu ba Gavumenti ng’okubamma viza era waliwo abamu abaaluguddemu edda!

Okugeza omuduumizi omu owa Poliisi mu Kampala abadde asuubirwa mu Amerika okusoma baamummye viza, omubaka wa Palamenti omu omukazi yabadde alina omukiolo gw’okumuweerako ekirabo naye viza yamummiddwa sso nga teyakuba kalulu ku tteeka lino. Bannaffe abali ku ludda oluvuganya nabo engabo bagirumizza mannyo, tukitegedde nti abamu bagenda bayitaayita mu mawanga gano, nga bagasaba okusalako obuyambi obumu olw’etteeka lino. Babagamba nti kino kye kiyinza okusuula Gavumenti ya NRM.

Enjawukana zibizadde

Ekibuuzo kiri nti kiki ekiyinza okulemesa NRM okuwangula akalulu ka 2016? Nze aba NRM abali ebweru tukola butaweera okulaba nga bammemba b’ekibiina si be bavaako okufiirwa akalulu.

Okwerumaaluma okw’omunda kitono nnyo okusinga ku buzibu bwe tuyinza okufuna okuva ebweru w’eggwanga. N’olwekyo enjawukana munda mu kibiina tuzikendeeze lwe tunaasobola okwang’anga ekizibu ekinene ekitujjidde.

Bammemba ba NRM ebweru w’eggwanga be nkulembera, naddala mu Amerika, Bungereza n’amawanga nga Norway, Sweden, Budaaki n’amalala tukoze pulaani eyinza okuyitibwamu okulwanyisa obukyayi bwe tuyinza okufuna mu mawanga g’Abazungu era agayinza okweyambisibwa okutugatta nga bammemba ng’okulonda tekunnatuuka.

Omwogezi w’ekibiina kyaffe, Edriss Kironde abeera e Colorado yalabudde nti yadde tuteekwa okumanya buli maanyi agaagala okusuula NRM, ekizibu ekisinga kiyinza kuva mu kulwanagana okw’omunda.

“Wadde NRM eyaniriza buli omu naye tusaanye okwegendereza abeeyita bakkaada mu mawanga g’ebweru sso nga bagiriira munda nga kigenge,” Kironde bwe yagambye. Ekibiina ekigatta aba NRM mu mawanga gano kibadde kitalaaga ebibuga n’ensi era bino bye baafunye mu bammemba:

1. Bonna bakkaanyizza n’akabindo ka NRM mu Palamenti, okuwagira Pulezidenti Museveni akwate omumuli gw’ekibiina nga tavuganyiziddwa mu kalulu ka 2016.

Endowooza eri nti kino kye kiyinza okuggyawo enjawukana mu kibiina, twang’ange abatuvuganya nga tewali kwetemamu.

Ekirungi nti ne Ssaabawandiisi Patrick Amama Mbabazi naye yassa omukono ku kiteeso kye kimu ate ng’akakiiko akafuzi ke kajja okusala eky’enkomeredde.

2. Okuwa bammemba amagezi ku ngeri y’okuwooyawooyamu amawanga g’Abazungu ku nsonga z’ebisiyaga, nga tubalaga engeri Abazungu gye balina okuwa ekitiibwa obuwangwa bw’abantu abalala.

3. Okutumbula enkolagana mu byobusuubuzi wakati wa Uganda n’amawanga bammemba gye bali. Tujja kusindika ebibiina by’abasuubuzi babalage obulungi bw’okussa ssente mu Uganda.

Ekiwayi kya NRM e Stockholm, Sweden kye twakyalidde omwezi oguwedde kyatwanjulidde pulojekiti y’okulima n’okusunsula katunguluccumu alina akatale ak’obuliwo mu Sweden n’awalala.

4. Okussaawo emirimu ne pulojekiti ezivaamu ssente eziyamba ekibiina kya NRM n’emirimu gyakyo sinakindi n’ebibiina ebirala.

5. Bammemba baasazeewo ttabamiruka wa bammemba ba NRM abali ebweru okumussa mu kibuga London ekya Bungereza, gye tujja okusisinkanira ssentebe Pulezidenti Museveni.

Ebibiina bisseewo pulojekiti z’ensimbi

Ekibiina kya NRM Diaspora League kirina abawagizi empagi luwaga babiri, Ssentebe wa NRM Pulezidenti Museveni ne Ssaabawandiisi Amama Mbabazi, era tubeebaza olw’obuwagizi bwabwe.

N’olwekyo ebyasalibwawo e Kyankwanzi tebirina kutwawula, wabula okutugatta. Tekirina nsonga disitulikiti ki ewagira ani, anaakwata omumuli gwa NRM ajja kwetaaga obuwagizi bwa buli omu.

Amagezi

Abakulira NRM mu nsi z’ebweru babadde batalaaga amawanga okuva nga March 23 2014 e Boston ne bagenda e United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, ne batalaaga n’ebibuga California, Colorado, Illinois ne Washington DC.

Yonna gye babadde, ne boogerera ne ku leediyo ne ttivvi, babadde bagezaako okusaba Abazungui bayige okussa ekitiibwa mu buwangwa bwa Bannayuganda. Babategeezezza nti obuyambi bwe baagala okusalako buyamba muntu wabulijjo, sso si bali abali mu Palamenti.

Bammemba baayanirizza obubaka bwa Hon Richard Todwong obulaga nti tewali kukubagana mpawa wakati wa Mw. Mbabazi ne Pulezidenti Museveni, era nti babadde bakola bonna okumala emyaka 30.

Ekibiina kitegese okukyala e Canada, Girimaani, Bufalansa, Japan, China, Malaysia, Buyindi, Botswana, South Afrika ne Nigeria.

Amaanyi gaffe tegali mu kuba nti Pulezidenti Museveni aludde mu buyinza, wabula olw’ebyo Uganda by’etuuseeko mu bukulembeze bwa NRM.

Bammemba abalala abali mu kibiina kuliko Edriss Kironde USA, Male Kamya-USA, Kennedy Burashe, USA, Godius Ayesigye -USA, Med Kasujja -Sweden, Diana Atim- Canada, Adam Kasambula -Sweden, Charles Inyoin -Sweden, Peter Mashate-UK, Dr. Keefa Kiwanuka -UK, Patrick Asiimwe -UK, Barbara Ankunda-UK, Dr. Yusuf Kyeyune-Girimaani, Moses Bukenya-USA, Charity Baira, Jacob Bamwenda-USA.

Abbey Kigozi Walusimbi ye ssentebe wa NRM Diaspora League.

Email: awalusimbi@hotmail.com

 

 

Seeing the Uganda State through the condition of the Kabaka of Buganda:

 

Written by Yusuf Serunkuma

 

Kabaka waves to Buganda royalists

 

With all the gossip about the Kabaka being poisoned - and whispers pointing to President Museveni - I feel Museveni's pain.

Especially since he has nothing to do with it, he must be bursting with anger. You know what I mean?

Recall the story of a witchdoctor who lost a client who had come to her shrine with an acute health condition, and died inside the shrine moments after arrival? Yes, the witchdoctor had all her shrines burned down, beaten and kicked off the village. She was innocent.

But her actual crime was the difficulty to explain her innocence after villagers had suspected and complained about her shrine being involved in murderous ritual sacrifices.

If the beloved Kabaka passes from the condition witnessed a few weeks ago (May God forbid), the jury is out already—and Museveni is guilty. A combination of reckless utterances — “ffenga Abaganda, ffenga abaganda, otunude Kabaka mu kamwa, we will crush those enemies”— and suspicious deaths of high-profile persons conspire against Museveni.

Despite his innocence, no one will believe him. Although no one will dare seek to ostracise him in the immediate present, his fate will not differ from that of the witchdoctor above. Dear reader, besides wishing His Royal Highness a quick recovery, I have no business with these infectious stories and rumours about his health circulating in our numerous gossip corners.

But I intend to use the Kabaka’s condition to reflect on the general health of the county. My contention is that you can tell the condition of contemporary Uganda by looking at the condition of the Buganda king. Poisoned, bewitched or just sick from natural causes, Uganda has the same condition — poisoned, bewitched and sick.

Like the gossip, whispers, anxiety and deception around the king’s illness, Uganda is in the same condition of endless gossip, suspicion and deception. And I do not say this as simple rhetoric but, rather, as historical and contemporary reality.

Let me start from the beginning: when northern Ugandan-born singer, Eezzy, released the Covid-19 satirical song, Tumbiza Sound, credit was given to the strength of the song, and how a star from the north of Uganda can actually hit music charts in the capital, Kampala.

What was missing in this line of analysis of the song and its greatness was that, Eezzy, whose original name is Eric Opaka, was able to break through only because he Bugandanized his art. He had been singing in his native Acholi for long before Tumbiza Sound.

The song is in Luganda, which is the defacto language of cultural production in Uganda. Indeed, unless one is told that Eezzy is Eric Opaka and is Acholi, he could actually pass for a Muganda, and earlier Buganda arrivals are happy to embrace him as one of their own.

The challenge for all Ugandan leaders is that they have to work with Uganda to develop the country. If you fail Buganda, you have failed the entire country. I know it is not a likeable proposition for many non-Baganda elite. It sounds like arrogant Buganda supremacism. My friend, novelist and soldier Ulysses Chuka Kibuuka calls it ‘Buganda self-delusion.’

But who are the Baganda anyway beyond a cosmopolitan idea and endlessly expanding group of subjects? Perhaps this argument is about the region called Buganda, those who live in it and its iconic representation of the Kabaka. Failure to grow this region and its people means stagnating the entire country.

Yes, it is that fish which starts to go bad from the head, and the opposite should be true: a good head means the entire fish is good. I can feel Museveni surrogates bursting their heads on my proposition above.

They believe their man has actually developed the country—as explanation for the humongous amounts of borrowed money. Have you not seen the roads, they ask. One of them actually uses Kampala’s traffic jams as explanation for this growth. There are also generous stats and figures to back up their man’s performance.

Perhaps, I need to admit my handicap in assessing Museveni’s presidency. I am not a traditional political scientist who finds figures fascinating for analyses, but a playwright with training in anthropology and history.

And for hanging around with historians, I masquerade as a historian, sometimes. Thus, on the strength of historians and anthropologists, I have argued plenty of times that the only time Uganda saw actual prosperity was when President Idi Amin enabled Buganda to take charge of the economy. This happened in 1972.

As natives were liberated from the backwaters of the economy, with the region and the people in Buganda taking the lead, the country prospered. And this prosperity spread.

If not blinded by deafening noises of an “economic collapse” after the economic war; if one is able to appreciate the fact that biting sanctions imposed on Uganda by the departing imperial power, United Kingdom, who had wanted the deputy-colonialists to continue milking Uganda, one will see that any economic pain under Idi Amin was the handiwork of an obsessive colonialist.

Then one will see how living conditions actually improved amidst external aggression from the wide world—ushering in modern Uganda. The coffee trade prospered, growers’ unions and native cooperatives thrived, and in turn there was money in the hands of ordinary folks.

In the area of health, a recent book by Dr Olive Kobusingye, The Patient, is emotional on how Mulago hospital was a truly national hospital in Uganda under President Amin: fully equipped with medicine and other supplies, doctors fully facilitated [with supermarket and fuel pump inside the Mulago compound for easy access] and sumptuously remunerated.

Mulago was the hospital of choice for the region. As this was happening, President Amin actually mended ties with the people in Buganda by returning the body of the Kabaka Sir Edward Mutesa.

Let’s move to the present. Take Kampala as a microcosm of Buganda region. Museveni has stubbornly refused to invest and grow Kampala and its surrounding areas. After Jennifer Musisi’s makeshift cosmetic gigs on the city, Kampala remains a mess. You have seen this place when the rains come down. The so-called city drowns.

The surge of unplanned and inaccessible [allegedly, rich-people] settlements across the suburbs of Kampala including specifically Najjeera, Naalya, Seeta, Bunga, Entebbe Rd, Kyengera, Nansana, Bweyogerere, Namugongo, Naguru, etc. reveal a crisis of exhaustion.

The blighted and ideologically handicapped transport system, which privileges the owners of capital over their labourers, tells a story of a ‘normalised makeshift mentality.’ In just a five miles radius away from the Constitution Square, one is met by the foul stench of sprawling ghetto unable to collect its rubbish or even cover its sewers.

The peasant economies in the Buganda countryside upon which the city thrived were killed and buried. Coffee growers’ union in Masaka, Kyaggwe and Bugerere were collapsed and closed. Growing food crops for the nearby markets such as maize, cassava and beans has become unprofitable and useless.

Young able-bodied men who once tilled the land for livelihood now overcrowd Kampala’s streets atop motorcycle taxis in the blighted makeshift spirit of okulembeka, philosophised by the president.

And while this is normally narrated as individual laziness and choices of the riders, it is in truth a mode of governmentality simply depoliticised. You find this mess and confusion reproduced across the country – since once Buganda sneezes, the rest of the country catches the cold!

President Museveni could be a gone case, but subsequent presidents will have to appreciate, although painfully, the symbolism of both the kingdom, and the region called Buganda to the rest of the country.

Journalist Timothy Kalyegira has often spoken about the pain of voting in Kiruhura and having to drive to Kampala to take up the seat of the presidency. Does Museveni still see himself as a representative of Kiruhura, and not the president to vote in the capital? Perhaps the challenge is failure to see what Eric Opoka did — Bugandanise self and craft.

yusufkajura@gmail.com

The author is a political theorist based at Makerere University.

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Indeed Uganda in the condition of the Kabaka of Buganda is made up through an African gentleman's agreement. It is a sort of a marriage of convenience in which a process of divorce is certainly an option. One has a belief that the State of Buganda is not in political marriage with Uganda where the abuse and harassment are constant phenomenon. Buganda state is not in the marriage where when the abusing partner is having some sleep, the abused partner wakes up and gets a sharp knife and cuts off the head of the abuser. Actually, why stay put in a marriage where every other day your partner does not love you! Who exactly has got to be blamed?

 

 

 

 

The Supreme court in Uganda has accepted for President Museveni to stand for a sixth term of office for the President of Uganda:

18 April, 2019

Written by URN

Supreme court justices

Supreme court justices

 

The seven member panel of Supreme court judges has quashed the consolidated presidential age limit appeal in a 4-3 verdict. 

Four judges including the chief justice, Bart Katureebe, Jotham Tumwesigye, Rubby Opio Aweri and Stella Arach Amoko quashed the appeal in their judgments delivered separately.

Those who allowed the appeal are justices Paul Mugamba, Eldad Mwangusya and Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza. 

 

The consolidated appeal stemmed from applications by city lawyer, Male Mabirizi, six opposition members of parliament and Uganda Law Society challenging the decision of the Constitutional court to uphold the approval of the Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2017, which paved way for scrapping of the presidential age limit.

The petitioners ran to the Constitutional court citing various flaws in the approval of the bill that scrapped the presidential age limit to allow President Yoweri Museveni who will have clocked 75-years of age to seek re-election in the 2021 polls. The Constitutional court upheld the amendment, forcing the the petitioners to seek redress in the Supreme court. 

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That is what should have been done properly a long time ago (1990/2000) when the late Dr Obote wanted to make a come back a third time to participate in competitive democratic elections in this country. He was over 75 years old and the N.R Movement did not like that. Now that most of the former older Presidents of this country have died, it is very clear to the honourable judges where their interests lay. It is high time the Opposition stopped blaming the electorate of Uganda and started blaming themselves for helping to uphold an African Dictatorship by the Rule of Law.

 

 

 

 

 

Omugagga Yanga atabuse abaasaze kkufulu ku bizimbe bye abatwala mu kkooti:

By Musasi wa Bukedde

 

Added 16th February 2019

 

Mr Masoor Matovu Yanga


Abamu ku basuubuzi abakolera ku kizimbe kya Zai Plaza nga batidde okukiyingira oluvannyuma lw’ekibiina kya KACITA okubaggulira amadduuka gaabwe omugagga Yanga ge yabadde aggadde.

 

OMUGAGGA Mansoor Matovu Yanga atabukidde b’agamba abaasaze ekkufulu ku bizimbe bye yaggadde n’agamba nti abatwala mu kkooti. Ng’ekkufulu tezinnamenyebwa ku bizimbe, Yanga yakedde mu kafubo ne dayirekita wa ISO Col. Frank Kaka Bagyenda, Ssaabawolereza wa Gavumenti, William Byaruhanga, omuyambi wa pulezidenti mu by’amateeka, Florence Kiconco n’abakungu abalala okumulungula ensonga.

 

Akafubo kano, kaabadde ku ofiisi ya Byaruhanga ku Lwokuna ku ssaawa musanvu n’ekitundu ez’emisana. Yanga baamusoyezza ebibuuzo lwaki talinaamu mutima gulumirirwa bapangisa be ate nga be bamuyimirizzaawo n’okumugaggawaza. Yanga yategeezezza nti, naye ali mu bulumi okuzimba ekizimbe ng’akozesezza ssente ezibalirirwa mu buwumbi bannakigwanyizi ne baziyingiramu nga tebalina wadde empapula kwe beesigamye.

Yabuuzizza Byaruhanga nti, ye awa nsonga ki nga munnamateeka eremesezza poliisi okumukwasa ekizimbe kye ate nga baamuwa dda ebbaluwa eziraga nti oludda lwa Charles Muhangi teruteekeddwa kukibeeramu.

 

 

 

Yanga yakyukidde Kiconco n’amutegeeza nti, yakwasibwa okukulira olukiiko lusalewo eggoye ku ani nnannyini bizimbe omutuufu kyokka naye asirise. Yakyukidde Kaka Bagyenda n’amusaba nti, nga tannaba kumunenya lwaki tabuuza muduumizi wa poliisi mu Kampala, Moses Kafeero lwaki alemezza Muhangi mu bizimbe nga kati ku baserikale ba poliisi baayongerako ne miritale.

Col. Kaka bwe yatuukiriddwa ku nsonga eno, yagambye nti, Yanga okuggala ebizimbe yakikoze mu bumenyi bw’amateeka n’agamba nti, yayogedde naye ne bakkaanya aggulewo ebizimbe abantu bakole. Yannyonnyodde nti, okumenya endagaano Yanga gye yakola n’abasuubuzi ng’abawa amaduuka ku bizimbe bye, musango ate nga bannamateeka, baabadde tebasobola kugumikiriza mbeera yakacankalano ku bizimbe 10 mu Kampala. “Ebizimbe bye yaggadde tebirina we bikwataganira na kizimbe ky’abanja ne munne Drake Lubega yabadde ayagala kuggala bibye ne tumugaana.” Kaka bwe yategeezezza.

Yagambye nti, bagenda kuddamu okukola okunoonyereza ku mivuyo gya Qualicell okuzuula ensobi we yava, poloti Muhangi gye yafa akaayanira gye yaggyamu okuzimbibwako Lubega ne Yanga.

Yanga bwe yatuukiriddwa yagambye nti, baamusuubizza okukola ku nsonga z’ekizimbe kye era akafubo ke baabaddemu kaawedde ng’akkirizza okuggulawo ebizimbe abantu bakole. Ku ssaawa nga 9:30 ez’emisana, abasuubuzi nga bakulembeddwaamu KACITA n’omubaka wa Kampala Central, Mohammad Nsereko baasaze enjegere ku bizimbe byonna ne beggulira kyokka abasinga ne batya okubiyingira nga beekengera nti omugagga ayinza okusitukira mu bbo.

Yanga olwawulidde bino, n’agamba nti agenda mu kkooti okuwawabira Nsereko n’aba KACITA okwonoona ebintu bye n’okusaalimbira ku bizimbe bye nga tabawadde lukusa. Wabula nabo baamwanukudde ne bamugamba nti bw’aba alowooza nti kye yabadde akoze kituufu okusibira abasuubuzi baatabanja ebweru, beetegefu okwewozaako.

 

 

 

 

 

Uganda State continues to loose out on human rights for its citizens:

The so called religious African liberator, Mr Dominic Ongwen is back on trial in the International Criminal Court at the Hague:

January 14, 2019

Written by URN

Dominic Ongwen

Mr Dominic Ongwen

 

The trial of Dominic Ongwen, a former commander of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), resumes today Monday at the Hague after a two-month break.

Defense lawyers will be calling the next set of witnesses they hope will help convince the Trial Chamber IX that Ongwen, 44, is not guilty of the 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. 

Ongwen is alleged to have committed the crimes between July 2002 and December 2005 in northern Uganda. During their opening statements on September 18, 2018, Ongwen's lawyers argued that he should be acquitted of all charges against him.

 

Presiding Bertram Schmitt, judges Péter Kovács, and Raul Pangalangan are the three judges who make up Trial Chamber IX. 

The judges have so far heard evidence from 14 defense witnesses over a period of 19 days. The last defense witness to testify in 2018 concluded his testimony on November 19.

Among the defense witnesses who have testified was Joe Kakanyero, a member of Ongwen's clan, who told the court the family did not know whether Ongwen was alive or dead for 28 years.  

Other witnesses included Jackson Acama, who told the court he once served as clerk to the spirits of the LRA; Nathan Iron Emory, a former bodyguard to one of Uganda's presidents, Milton Obote; two spirit mediums and an expert on former child soldiers of the LRA, Kristof Titeca.

Six of the defense witnesses testified about the role of spirits in Acholi culture or in the LRA and, more generally, about Acholi culture. The witnesses who testified about spirits and Acholi culture were Yusuf Okwonga Adek; Harriet Adong; Jackson Acama and Kristof Titeca of the University of Antwerp in Belgium.

Acama gave a detailed account of the spirit world of the LRA. He testified about Kony being a medium for those spirits, the role each spirit played in the LRA, and how spiritual matters were handled in the LRA. 

In their opening statement, Ongwen's lawyers argued that Kony exercised complete control over the LRA. They said one of the ways Kony did this was by using Acholi culture, particularly the belief in spirits.

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Research suggests that prosecutions of leaders in the ICC makes DICTATORS less likely to peacefully step down.[259] It is also argued that justice is a means to peace: "As a result, the ICC has been used as a means of intervention in ongoing conflicts with the expectation that the indictments, arrests, and trials of elite perpetrators have deterrence and preventive effects for atrocity crimes. Despite these legitimate intentions and great expectations, there is little evidence of the efficacy of justice as a means to peace".[260]

 

 

 

 

 

The Full speech of the President of Uganda on the continuation of insecurity in the African country he has governed for 33 years:

These are President Yoweri Museveni's own words in 1989. "I will not preside over a country where a Ugandan is killed and security organs don't know who has killed him. That will not work"