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Time for Ugandans to save themselves from M7 bondage - Bobi Wine 

Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has queried NRM party chairman Gen Yoweri Museveni’s leadership abilities to continue as president of Uganda following the increasing cases of kidnaps and murder in the country.

Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine said that the centre can no longer hold and the earlier Ugandans realise this and save themselves from the current bondage, the better so as to save more lives and property because the current government can’t guarantee their security anymore.

Bobi Wine addressing the media

According to Bobi Wine, the state is preoccupied with keeping itself in power rather than protecting Ugandans. There has been an increase in the spate of murders; robberies, kidnaps – orchestrated by both criminals and security operatives

Bobi Wine was addressing a press conference at the National Theatre upon his return from the United States where he has been pursuing a leadership course at Harvard University.

He said that it was unfortunate for President Museveni, who, in 1989 while addressing a security meeting, said that he could not preside over government whose security and district administrators could not trace murderers of innocent civilians.

“Unfortunately, 30 years later, it is the same president that only takes to social media to mourn people that are being gruesomely killed without any answers. This is not the first, we saw a spell of murders of women across Wakiso and nearby districts and indeed many Ugandans are killed with no police report at all,” Bobi Wine said.

The MP said it was sad coming back to Uganda and learn of more shocking kidnaps and most especially the recent gruesome murder of Susan Magara. Magara, a cashier with her family business, Bwendero Dairy Farm was kidnapped on February 7 near her home in Lungujja in Lubaga division.

Her body was found dumped at Kitiko in Kigo off the Southern bypass highway 20 days later. Her captors reportedly demanded for $1 million (about Shs 3.5 billion) in ransom money. The kidnappers had already been paid about Shs 700 million at the time of her murder according to some family members.

A seemingly angry Museveni who broke the news of Magara's murder to the family, said the “swines” who killed her shall be brought to book to face justice. He also suggested installation of more CCTV cameras and capturing of biometric and DNA data of every Ugandan.

According to Magara’s family, her captors used up to 17 mobile phone Sim-cards to communicate and demand for their ransom during the period of the kidnap. Some of the Sim-cards were reportedly not registered while others were registered under other people’s names.

““DNA records of everybody are good to compare with blood samples, sweat, sperm etc found at the scene of the crime. Palm-prints are better than thumbprints because the criminal may leave the palm-print and not a thumbprint,” Museveni said.

To Kyagulanyi, this will be a waste of resources since other orders have been given before without yielding success. 

“When Gen. James Kazini was killed apparently by a sex worker, an order was given to have all sex workers registered, when Afande Kaweesi was shot dead, the president still ordered for the installation of cameras in all places even where there is no electricity.”

“When Radio was killed, another order was issued to have all bouncers trained; such orders are always given but solve nothing. DNA or no DNA, when we have a police that is not bent on its mandate but to play politics then nothing will work,” Kyagulanyi said.

Police also placed a Shs 100 million bounty for anybody with information that would lead to the arrest of Magara's kidnappers and killers. But according to Kyagulanyi, the response from police and Museveni is disappointing and offers no solution to the rampant kidnaps and murders in the country.

“The response of the president is not what we would expect from a president who is in charge. It was evident that our president is not in charge and indeed our security organs are not in control of the situation,” he said.

“It is disappointing to see that police has come up after another murder of a woman and put Shs 100m bounty to look for killers when the same was not done when more than a dozen women were killed, that is a disappointment,” Kyagulanyi added.

Senior presidential press secretary Don Wanyama advised Kyagulanyi to leave the security of the country to those with the abilities to comprehend securities issues.

“Kyagulanyi has no clue on security of the country, let him stick to singing his funny songs,” Wanyama told The Observer by telephone

Last year, 24 women were killed in Nansana and Entebbe municipalities in Wakiso district in what appeared to be serial murders.  

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Comments

+2 #11 Phalanch 2018-03-02 22:44
It's already been time Hon, all that is needed is an ignition .

Deep down millions can't wait our challenge is find that key to ignite and off we go.
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+2 #12 michael Ssentongo 2018-03-02 23:38
Mr. Wanyama, is devoid of a good explanation about what is going on in the country.

What a pathetic response by some one who is supposed to be President Museveni's chief explainer of isues??

One does not to be a security expert to understand that people are being killed in all corners of Uganda, and that many of these murders are going unresolved.

Something is terribly wrong if stories of official security agencies and criminal gangs compete for news headlines for kidnapping people for example.

Ugandans expect sensible explanation and assurances about what is going on. The fact is that nobody - not even Mr. Museveni - seems to have a clue.

The first job of any government is to protect the lives of all living under its jurisdiction.
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+2 #13 michael Ssentongo 2018-03-03 00:14
The problem with people like Mr. Wanyama, and even President Museveni himself is that they seem to confuse the difference between the safety and stability of a government on the one hand and the security and safety of the individual on the other.

That is why Mr. Museveni can tell people grieving for a loved one who has been murdered, that these murders are a small thing that will be solved one day like we defeated Kony, the Karimojong, Lakwena. the sun, the moon and Idi Amin in between.

Really?? Mr. Museveni and his court jesters like Mr. Wanyama s of this world need to know one thing : many Ugandans don't care about the government, or who rules as long as they are safe with their loved ones.

Many would not even care whether it is Mr. Museveni or Kony or Kibwetere,or Kifesi or Idi Amin were the president as long as they are sure that somebody is not going to murder them or even their loved ones.
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+2 #14 gwok 2018-03-03 01:52
Quoting Odongkara:
You got the point but are you sure all Ugandans are honest?

Betty Kamya was a fire brand against Museveni but what do we witness today?

Nearly a second first lady my foot! How long will you hold out before taking the same path to Entebbe?


I agree, but let him and his voters throw the first stone since M7 came to power with the support from that lot.
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+1 #15 Akot 2018-03-03 19:57
Quoting Phalanch:
..., all that is needed is an ignition.

Deep down millions can't wait our challenge is find that key to ignite and off we go.



Agreed!

It takes UNITY of a people with the right LEADERSHIP to set the ball rolling!
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+1 #16 Akot 2018-03-03 20:07
michael Ssentongo, understood, but,

Don't forget museveni came to make Uganda a country of his own & what Ugandans live is non of his business or concern!

It's up to Ugandans to say "enough is enough" & throw him out in UNITY, or he will just go on enjoying our humiliations-sufferings-confusion-division... while being our chief tribal leader in a zone he has no tribal land!

But, as museveni is about to own the entire zone, Ugandans won't have to bother any more because they won't have a country to call theirs & won't have to fight for even tribal lands that shall have become museveni's properties!

Museveni is about to finalise conquest under our noses & through help of tribal leaders & parliament, while the rest of Ugandans spectate-wait & hand over tax money to the soon owner of their country in peace!
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+1 #17 Akot 2018-03-03 20:32
Is Juma Kato wrong?

[Juma Kato
The analogy of throwing a stone in the bush to see what may come out does not apply to reptiles.

Dictators, past and present are all cold-blooded baffoonish reptiles that need to be harrassed until they fold up.

This should be done consistently and by every means possible.

EVERY UGANDAN, young or old, rich or poor, educated or not, MUST play a part in this liberation struggle.

We can no longer wait for the reptile to decide if is still hungry or not.

Its time to rescue our country.
WE DON`T WANT MUSEVENI ANYMORE]

Why are Ugandans maintaining the tribalistic system that keeps them apart form one another while they are ALL prisoners-slaves...of a common enemy they can throw out through just UNITY?

Wooden K. has not yet understood not 1 triba has a say in museveni Uganda, which means no triba is at home!
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0 #18 Akot 2018-03-03 20:44
We should believe & remind ourselves of what we say because we alone, can see-feel & want change; Ugandans alone will FREE themselves & not court nor parliament that serve museveni & no other!

Clinging to tribal identity will never FREE any Ugandan from museveni who is about to own each & every tribal land!

[gwok
Quoting magotfuli:
As long as their consciences are clear then that's all that matters. What the MPs said is irrelevant.

I agree. The whole parliament (the institution) has shot self dead, just as the High Court did to itself earlier in that Kavuma-ed election ruling.]

Where is the so much needed common opposition leadership without which, Ugandans will never get rid of museveni who is on the point making Ugandans foreigners-refugees-landless...?
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0 #19 Phalanch 2018-03-04 19:50
Quoting Akot:
Is Juma Kato wrong?

[Juma Kato
The analogy of throwing a stone in the bush to see what may come out does not apply to reptiles.

Dictators, past and present are all cold-blooded baffoonish reptiles that need to be harrassed until they fold up.

This should be done consistently and by every means possible!


& History has repeatedly recorded their dark exit wherever they r in the world nt b'se p'ple want but that's the only language they understand.
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