“Men shouting their voices hoarse dran rivers of waragi, a potent banana juice ferment.  A crowd casually kicked to death a man who did not kneel before the Kabaka…..”

[Life, 14 November 1955, Vol. 39, No. 20, p.63]

Lance Corporal (Rtd) Patrick Otto


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Ba Ssebo ne ba Nyabo, Twebaza Abaganda bonna abulumulirwa Obuganda . Era twebaza ne mikwano gya Buganda gyonna wonna wegiri munsi yonna. Omukutu guno gwatandikibwawo nga e’kigendererwa kwe kuyigiriza abantu ebintu ebikwatagana no’Buganda era nokuwanyisiganya ebilowozo nebanaffe abatali Baganda. Abaganda ne mikwano gya Buganda mukozese omukisa guno muwereze ebirowozo byamwe no’bubaka bwona obunaagasa Abaganda na’baana Buganda berizala mu maaso eyo. Obumu ku bubaka obuwerezebwa ku mukutu guno bugyibwa mukuwanyisiganya ebirowozo okubera kumukutu gwa Ugandan’s at Heart (UAH) Forum ogwatandikibwawo Mwami Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba. Era twebaza muzukulu wa Kintu ne Nnambi ono olw’omulimu gwakoledde bana Uganda bonna abali e’bunayira mungeri yo kubagatta mu byempuliziganya no’kutumbula okukolaganira awamu.

6 responses »

  1. Otto,
    A different time ,different occasions. But i do understand your point..or rather appreciate your efforts at educating some of us in seeing the wider scheme of things.

  2. Gook,

    You say: “A different time, different occasions.”…………..I was worried that you were going to add , “different people”.

    But Just a few words from others’ mouths, to remind you about the reality of the “same people”:

    “As we have made clear, Buganda’s present government is tribally minded and politically backward. It would be most dangerous to place powerful police force in their hands.” (Lord Munster, Report of the Uganda Relationships Commission, 1961, p. 69).

    “The real problem lay with a system which could make the government afraid of the people and the people afraid of the government. It was a system of power without responsibility in which those who clustered around the Kabaka were made immune by his presence from public criticism of their day-to-day administration. It was also a system closed to public opinion but very susceptible to public violence.”
    [Hancock, Ian (1970), “The Buganda Crisis of 1964”, African Affairs, Vol. 69, No. 275, pp. 109-123, page 121]

    Lance Corporal (Rtd) Patrick Otto

  3. Otto
    Good that the Kabaka stopped the function in order to avoid any further deaths. This is what the other leader should have done instead of forcing his way in. Any serious (clear headed) leader would read the situation and act accordingly to save lives. Its not only the lives of leaders that are sacrosanct.. those of the majority led are equally important and should be protected- especially by the leaders.

  4. Mw. Patrick Otto,

    In the Kasubi inferno we are asked to await for the outcome of enquiries rather than rely on media. We are in a fortunate position that we have first-hand eyewitness accounts on which we can reliably base our preliminary conclusions. When, therefore, you bring a single newspaper item 54 years old, I personally cannot accept it as evidence of how “casually” someone was killed. Can you please produce evidence of a police inquiry or report and perhaps a post-mortem to confirm the the cause of death and whether it was a result of a “casual” murder, as sensationally put by that journalist. Please do not doctor anything. Otherwise what you are presenting, for what it is worth, is spin. If you can’t find the documents I have mentioned, at least produce other media reports to collaborate the incident. Otherwise you are only doing what you do best – spinning.


  5. Mr Musisi,

    I quote again,

    “Men shouting their voices hoarse drank rivers of waragi, a potent banana juice ferment. A crowd casually kicked to death a man who did not kneel before the Kabaka…..”
    [Life, 14 November 1955, Vol. 39, No. 20, p.63]

    Those are not Otto’s words. The burden of proof is not mine. Produce news articles/Mmengo PR/spin statement that controverted that report. If you cannot, then, to use the last word of my good friend, “Otherwise you are only doing what you do best – spinning.” [Musisi Bosco]

    Lance Corporal (Rtd) Patrick Otto

  6. My Friends,

    My good corporal Otto is an expert at computers, and unfortunately at doctoring. Today he has just sent me a post purportedly form Abbey. A few weeks ago, he sent bogus exchanges between me and Jenniffer Biti. I am sure he is the one who has somehow cracked my facebook account and keeps sending really horrible messages.
    The good corporal should stick to the facts. It serves no purpose to kidnap other people’s identity. Subterfuge is no good and may actually just be the last kicks of a dying horse.

    George O. Pacu-Otto

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