A forecaster is a person who, using available information, estimates, calculates or predicts in advance what will happen in future. Based on information at hand, it is possible to foretell that Museveni plans to become the first hereditary king of Uganda kingdom. What are the ingredients for this prediction?
1. It is not a secret any longer that Museveni entertains the notion of creating a Tutsi Empire with himself as the first Emperor. Museveni believes very strongly in using military might to realize what he wants. Other strategies are supplementary. And that is why democracy in Uganda is conducted at gun point. There is sufficient information about Museveni’s military/political intervention in Burundi, Rwanda and DRC as preparation for Tutsi Empire. If Mugabe had not intervened in DRC war, Museveni would probably have realized his dream. As is now known Mugabe entered the war principally to stop Museveni from creating a Tutsi Empire in Middle Africa (J. N. Weatherby 2003). Besides military intervention, Museveni is indirectly pushing Tutsi Empire through the East African economic integration and political federation. Museveni has even talked about a federation larger than the Great Lakes one. On April 4, 1997, it is reported that Museveni stated “My mission is to see that Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Zaire [DRC] become federal states under one nation [and one leader]” (EIR Special Report 1997). Thus, Uganda kingdom is an integral part of this scheme. The following steps have been or are being taken to create Uganda kingdom.
2. When Bahima and Bahororo (Batutsi from Rwanda) minority (so-called pastoralists) were in full control of political and military operations in southwest Uganda (Ankole and Rujumbura county of Rukungiri district) in pre-colonial and colonial days, intermarriage between them and Bairu (slaves or so-called agriculturalists) was forbidden. Bairu were condemned to slaving for the comfort of their masters. In such circumstances it would not have made sense to encourage intermarriage between masters and slaves. Occasionally the king of Ankole would give a Muhima woman to an outstanding Muiru (singular for Bairu) soldier to marry and incorporate him into his group thereby depriving Bairu of a strong military leader.
3. The arrival of independence in 1962 based on majority rule changed the equation. The majority Bairu through one person one vote changed previous arrangements and became bosses at the district and national levels. To undo this development and bring Bahima and Bahororo minority back to dominant position, restrictions on intermarriage were withdrawn overnight. Bahima and Bahororo women (excluding those from royal families) were encouraged to marry en masse wealthy and/or educated Bairu who in turn would be naturalized Bahima or Bahororo and forsake their ancestral roots. They would thereafter be champions in promoting and defending Bahima and Bahororo interests. Meanwhile Bahima and Bahororo men continued to marry Bahima and Bahororo women only to avoid being penetrated by Bairu women so that their secrets about dominating others are not revealed.
4. Since Bahororo and Bahima came to power in 1986, Bahororo and Bahima women mostly from lower social classes are marrying Uganda men in large numbers and naturalizing or integrating them into Bahima/Bahororo culture like they have done with Bairu of southwest Uganda. Thus, the numbers of Bahororo/Bahima and in-laws of influential people have steadily increased in all parts of Uganda. A group of Bahororo women called Bashambokazi Kumanyana (to know one another) has been formed and one of the principal objectives is to arrange for Bahima and Bahororo women to marry men outside their Nilotic ethnic group and boost the number of political supporters of Bahororo. Please note that Bahima and Bahororo men continue to resist marrying women outside their Nilotic ethnic group. Increased intermarriages would be easy to deduce from marriage statistics but the files have disappeared.
5. Since the social revolution of 1959 in Rwanda, Uganda has attracted many Batutsi refugees (cousins of Bahima and Bahororo) many of whom have stayed and are playing crucial and strategic roles in Museveni’s government. Batutsi women like their Bahororo and Bahima cousins are encouraged to marry men outside their Nilotic ethnic group. There are stories of Batutsi men (and Bahima and Bahororo) forcing their daughters to marry at tender ages. These intermarriages are political although falsely presented by Kesaasi and others as the result of love between two consenting individuals. With recent disappearance of files on immigration, it is going to be difficult to determine how many Tutsis are in Uganda and marrying outside their ethnic group. It is therefore important that the government must be pressured to get all the missing files (on immigrants and vital registration) back intact because those who ‘stole’ them are known.
6. Article 37 of 1995 Uganda constitution states in part that every person has the right to promote any culture, cultural institution and tradition. This culture and institution could be at a community, district or national level! It is possible that a person or group of persons could propose that Uganda becomes a kingdom in order to unify the country under one king instead of a proliferation of kings that constrain the achievement of national unity project. What is happening in Uganda right now that began as demand for cultural institutions and leaders has turned out to be a demand for creating kingdoms and installing kings. Demands are coming in from all parts of Uganda presumably with tacit encouragement of the government. There are reports that Bakiga are now demanding a cultural institution and leader. This is laying the groundwork for eventual demand for a kingdom at the national level once a critical mass of demands has been secured. It is possible! What is needed is a mechanism to put the idea of Uganda kingdom into effect. That mechanism could be parliament. Parliament can change the constitution and declare Uganda a kingdom. Remember not too long ago Uganda parliament changed the constitution by removing presidential term limits. When the idea was first floated, many Ugandans thought that that was the dream of a lunatic and brushed it aside, arguing that Ugandans would not accept that. Now we have a constitution without presidential term limits!
7. What Museveni needs is to have in the next parliament at least two-thirds of NRM unwavering supporters to introduce a bill calling for making Uganda a kingdom and Museveni the first hereditary Muhororo king. And the game will be over. The media will say all it wants until it gets tired or if riots break out, Museveni has taken care of that in advance. With security forces at his disposal, he will crush any protest. With the Supreme Court in his pocket, the decision of parliament will be confirmed.
8. To keep international criticism at bay, Museveni has collaborated with strategic western powers in Great Lakes geopolitics, structural adjustment and anti-terrorism crusade. Do you now see how strategic Museveni is!
9. Should the Tutsi Empire come to fruition or the East African Federation be realized while Museveni is king of Uganda, he will move on to a larger institution and appoint his brother, son or daughter to succeed him as king or queen of Uganda.
10. That is why 2011 elections have become crucial. NRM candidates were selected carefully causing chaos because the non-trusted candidates were rigged out of the primaries. To prevent the creation of Uganda kingdom, voters must deny Museveni two-thirds of NRM members of parliament. The choice is yours.
11. When you fail to act and Uganda becomes a kingdom with Museveni as the first hereditary Muhororo king, do not shed crocodile tears that you did not know. Now you know!