Museveni could easily become the first hereditary Muhororo king of Uganda


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!

Eric Kashambuzi


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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.

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  1. My brother, you have such a wonderful imagination. You could do more in your retirement than dream up these weird stories!! I still vote for the library project. Prof. Kate Parry at Hunter College can help you get started. Please get in touch with her.

  2. While we all agree that Museveni Must Go. People who hype his power like this author are dangerous. When our illiterate peasants hear such stuff, being said by our elites, of mUseveni’s grand masterplan to take over Africa (cummon, even for him that is a really tall order, to put it lightly.) the peasants lose all hope and just return kaguta with more votes. So please spare us your conspiracy theories, We should instead be thinking of how to increase political awareness amongst our people so that very soon we can have a united uganda under, not just different leadership, but a changed civil service, driven by honest people.

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    This dictator MUST GO. HIS TIME IS UP. Since I was born I have never seen a new fresh president of Uganda this greedy bastard has been in power for 26 years rigging every upcoming election which are not free & fair & no one is doing anything about it, he has abused our constitution enough. It is enough, WHERE ARE FELLOW UGANDANS WHEN WE NEED THEM????? His government has caused alot of Ugandans to leave the country due to poor public services recently he & his regime/NRM have spent 266BN Shillings on Fighting jets for 2011 elections to intimidate or to dare anyone to remove him out of power & that’s his agenda he spends public stay in power for life funds to buy Weapons, Tanks, Guns etc. to abuse opposition supporters during elections for him to, The recent 266BN Shillings from aid donors & public funds spent on fighting jets do you know what it can do for Ugandans?? Education reforms Heath care reforms fix roads Emergency services Transport Electricity & a lot more MUSEVENI MUST GO with this regime of 2011 to 2016.
    You know people we have failed to understand that things can change. what am assuring Ugandans that time is coming I have to do something by all means ,today or 2morrow, just wait, what I need is you support me. When we Ugandans fail to do anything it means we are nothing in Uganda, I don’t think that we are studding for nothing. All people outside Uganda things can change we need your support,
    We are tired he must know he is not the owner of Uganda, blackmailing citizens, swindling government funds; God will help us but remember God help those who help themselves, it’s our battle, and enough is enough, ITS NOT OVER UNTILL ITS OVER!!!! Museven you must go.
    Our plans must be under way to completely remove this Dictator Museveni .He will have few options but some of his fellow NRM wants him to kiss the dust. Time has come even if we Ugandans try to remove him, we can manage. , it can be done. We don’t want bloodshed but it will like the case of Sankara.Hey. It’s real. It’s hot and it’s happening. Am on the ground, down here in Kampala, but this dummy must go. Just gotten to this site by chance, though had really never heard of it. I am sure all Ugandans will be appreciative once this knuckle head is ousted. I for one I am ready full time. I need partners for more strength and kicking some us. Ok let us get together and make sure we are helping our country.

    We all need to pose for 30 seconds and ask ourselves what our legacy is going to be if we let this man rule unabated and illegally? This man is not a citizen of Uganda and therefore any claims that he was elected are based upon a falsehood. That alone ends the discussion and we need not get to the other issues which include rigging elections, human rights abuses, looting the national treasury and a whole lot of other illegal acts by him and on his behalf. Every Ugandan owes it to their family, children and grand kids to see this guy eliminated from the political scene. Join the numerous organizations trying to ensure that what everyone is screaming “bloody murder” about, comes to a halt and collectively vow “never again”. It is about time and gone are the days and nights of snoring or claiming “kasita twebaka”. That is about the most stupid of excuses. The reason you guys sleep is because the person responsible for your lack of sleep happens to have achieved his objective and has not had a good reason since, to commit the horrendous crimes and related acts intended and calculated to cause the masses to hate the leadership while sacrificing human life. The proverbial joke is on you if you really believed in the “kasita twebaka otulo” nonsense. It does not take a genius or brain surgeon to figure out why “mwebaka otulo”. The choice is clear. You may decide to continue snoring or, if you believe it is about time to do something, rise up and tell the world that their so-called darling is no saint and has been hoodwinking them on the alleged basis he is “trying to deal with terrorism”. There is no such thing and he figured out a long time ago that, if he claims to be vigilant about a cause America is so committed to pursuing, his reign is indeed endorsed with an American stamp of approval, thereby effectively guaranteeing his continued reign. this shows that he is not a Ugandan.

    Uganda might exit from the current neo-colonial, private sector dominated and market oriented model to a truly poverty-reduction paradigm based on building viable and lasting institutions and infrastructure (rather than governments and individual leaders) and promoting public and private partnership. But for this to happen, leaders in Uganda must have a different political economy profile from those in power today.
    Museveni has failed the people of Uganda and pleased his western sponsors because he has had two conflictingstrategies. On the one hand, he has told Ugandans the right things such as transformation of Uganda’s economy through industrialization and improving the living standards of all Ugandans etc. On the other hand, he has in practice implemented what western powers have demanded – integrating Uganda into a global market economy embodied in the Washington Consensus (WC) similar to what Britain demanded during the colonial period. The WC model requires Uganda leadership to adopt policies and strategies similar to those in the colonial days under the indirect rule system. In essence Museveni has behaved like an indirect rule chief under the direction of western powers including the World Bank, IMF and especially Britain. Let us review a few examples to show that Museveni has served western and not Ugandan interests.
    First, under the colonial indirect rule system, the ideal chief was loyal to the British authorities. Similarly, under the Washington Consensus, Museveni has been loyal to the World Bank and IMF under the overall authority of Britain represented by Lynda Chalker, William Pike, Paul Collier and DFID (Department for International Development) formerly the Ministry of Overseas Development.
    Second, the indirect colonial chief in Uganda was responsible for maintaining law and order to avoid eruption of revolts. Uganda was brought under colonial administration through the barrel of the gun especially in Bunyoro. So there was always fear that Ugandans might revolt again against oppressive political and economic British policies.
    Museveni was brought to power by western powers led by Britain through the barrel of the gun – the five year guerrilla war that devastated central Uganda (Luwero Triangle) and overthrew a national government. Similarly, since 1986 there has been a fear that a revolt might erupt against Museveni because of his draconian economic policies under structural adjustment and political dictatorship. Museveni is still considered by many Ugandans as a foreigner from Rwanda to justify why he does not care about the welfare of Ugandans (especially children Uganda’s future leaders) except those from his Bahororo tribe who have got more than everything they need.
    A true Ugandan, some have passionately argued, would not treat Ugandans as Museveni has done even refusing to provide resources for primary school lunch and medicines and supplies in children wards but he is willing to cover funeral expenses. Can you believe this! A normal person does not behave like this anywhere in the world in time and space. It is really baffling to say the least.

    To maintain law and order, Museveni has like his counterparts in the colonial days paid special attention to security matters, allocating increasing amount of money to police, prisons and military to train and equip these institutions to prevent an uprising. Like in colonial days inadequate resources have been allocated to social institutions and infrastructure that are needed to transform Uganda and pull the population out of poverty. As in colonial days poverty reduction is not a priority under Museveni.
    Third, British authorities encouraged Uganda peasants to produce crops – cotton, coffee, tobacco and tea – for export in raw form. The commodities would be processed in Britain and re-exported to Uganda at exorbitant prices beyond the means of small scale farmers who produced the raw materials. The imported goods were mostly for the few Uganda elites and expatriate population of Asians and British civil servants and business entrepreneurs and their families who benefited from foreign currency obtained from selling peasant export commodities.
    Since Museveni came to power not only did he resume export of traditional crops of cotton, coffee, tea and tobacco (that had virtually vanished during the Amin regime), but diversified into non-traditional export commodities (NTEs) of foodstuffs (beans, maize and fish etc traditionally available for domestic consumption) and cut flowers, and timber. Museveni has intensified and diversified colonial production relations with Britain severely damaging the environment through de-vegetation.
    Fourth, during the colonial days manufacturing, commercial and the service sectors were concentrated in foreign hands mostly British Asians. Dynamic indigenous manufacturing enterprises were destroyed thanks to Ricardian comparative advantage that confined Uganda to the static producer of raw materials.
    With Museveni in power, the Asians were invited back and repossessed their properties possibly including those that had been compensated by Amin regime. Museveni’s government privatized all public enterprises and retrenched Ugandans with the largest share of business going to foreign ownership including the all important and strategic post office. As in colonial days Britain is the largest investor in Uganda under Museveni. Through trade liberalization, Uganda’s manufacturing enterprises have been outcompeted and Uganda has de-industrialized.
    Fifth, in colonial days, senior servants were British. The few Ugandans that were trained occupied semi-skilled jobs such as clerks, assistants, teachers, carpenters, brick layers or in local government under a decentralization policy which amounted to divide and rule etc. Education was largely limited to primary level although Makerere produced fine graduates albeit few and in arts subjects dominated by literature, religion and history etc.
    Under Museveni education has been reduced to primary level. Although universities have multiplied they are producing mostly semi-illiterate graduates and many of them unemployable. Makerere lost its glory as the “Harvard of Africa” a long time ago. It is now being compared to a two year diploma institution. The semi-illiterate graduates are therefore dependent on European expatriates especially British that like in colonial days are dominating or directing Uganda’s economy and society. The well educated Ugandans have been advised by Museveni to stay abroad and those at home are being urged to join them so that the skills gaps are filled by expatriates whose number has no limitation. Museveni as in colonial days has emphasized decentralization strategy supposedly to bring services and decision making processes closer to the people. But driven by divide and rule motive Museveni has divided the country that at one time had 18 districts into over 100. The exercise has become counterproductive because there is no money and skilled human power to do the job. This could not have been an accident.
    Sixth, under the colonial rule, wages were deliberately kept very low especially in labor reserve areas in western and northern regions. Under Museveni, labor flexibility has been employed to the maximum. There are no meaningful workers organizations to negotiate wages and decent working conditions. Consequently, Uganda workers are hired and fired at will, work under some of the worst conditions especially domestic workers who are treated almost like slaves according to reports appearing in the local media.
    To sum up, the Uganda chief under British colonial rule and Museveni under the Washington Consensus dominated by Britain have behaved the same in terms of loyalty and acceptance of foreign domination (especially Britain in colonial days and since 1986), governing by authoritarian means disguised as law and order, promotion of raw material production and export in exchange for manufactured products that have destroyed domestic industries and kept wages very low so that business mostly foreign maximize profits which are then remitted abroad.
    As in colonial days the majority of Ugandans are illiterate, poor, hungry and sick. The Washington Consensus like the colonial policy before it has come under heavy attack. In 2009, Museveni was forced to abandon it. Museveni like his colonial chief counterparts is serving the interests of his western masters and not those of Ugandans. It is for this reason that Museveni was described (not anymore) by western powers and corporations as the star pupil of WC, blue-eyed boy and darling of the west because he met all the conditions of structural adjustment that in the process hurt the welfare of Ugandans.
    With structural adjustment out of the way, Uganda needs a new leader to implement a truly poverty-reduction growth and development model. The new model would include: (1) job creation and poverty reduction, (2) production for domestic consumption with surplus for export, (3) public investment in education, health and infrastructure, (4) manufacturing enterprises that add value, reduce losses and improve longevity of the product and (5) protection of workers and environment from abuse.
    This should constitute the new post-Washington Consensus agenda. Museveni who has been involved in the failed structural adjustment program for does not have the profile for the new proposed agenda. A new president and party will be needed to carry the new agenda forward. Uganda needs to be given space to use her natural and human capital with foreigners providing additional support upon request but not running our economy as has been the unprecedented case under Museveni who has turned Uganda into a true neo-colony of Britain, with Museveni serving almost like a British employee. Consequently Museveni has seriously devalued Uganda’s pride and dignity. For this retrogression, Museveni and his NRM government should be ashamed.

    Ugandans must therefore overcome the temptation to be bribed by NRM. They should use their inalienable right to elect freely a leader that should govern Uganda in the next five years according to the wishes of the people and relying on Ugandans with foreigners only providing temporary support upon request. And that leader is definitely not Museveni and his NRM.
    If Ugandans miss this golden and unique opportunity either because of bribery or fear then we should not blame anyone else but ourselves. Our Creator helps those who help themselves. You cannot sit there, complain and then wait for changes to take place automatically. Those who are afraid of incurring bruises in the struggle for their dignity, liberty and equality will remain trampled on. That is a lesson of history. Museveni has ruled by fear and Ugandans must gather courage and challenge him. This is the right moment.

    As readers and friends know. I am not in favor of removing NRM military dictatorship by force in the first instance. I have used the phrase “in the first instance” to mean that if non-violent methods fail or NRM uses excessive force to crush civil resistance then Ugandans have a right to use defensive force as a last resort. So contrary to critics, I am not ruling out military force and training should continue. But military force should not be used in the first instance. That is the difference: peaceful means should come first and military last if absolutely necessary. Further, the principle objective of regime change must remain the same. But removing NRM system does not mean that all known NRM supporters will be thrown into the ocean with stones around their necks so they drown. No: only those who have committed crimes against humanity will be dealt with according to national and international laws. Those innocent NRM supporters have nothing to fear. In fact they should join with us in the opposition to speed up NRM exit and form a transitional government of all Ugandans to prepare for free and fair multi-party elections.
    There are many reasons why I am against using force. First, military people (those that I am familiar with) generally do not use, much less understand, the language of dialogue, compromise and win-win arrangements. They know winner-take-all or zero-sum games. That is why Museveni keeps reminding us that he killed a beast. It is his and he cannot share meat with anyone else. He can dish out some chunks to others only if he chooses to but none can force him. Similarly, Museveni believes Uganda and Ugandans are his home properties. He fought and he won. So Uganda is his colony and Ugandans his colonized subjects who have no rights and freedoms like free people. This is something that those who support Museveni should understand. They are supporting a colonizer and dictator. This may sound incredible but it is true. And that is why Museveni stated to a foreign journalist in 1994 that he does not blame previous colonizers but colonized people that accepted to be colonized. Second, using force to remove NRM means that the successor government will be another military. That will mean continuation of military dictatorship by different individuals. So why should we remove one military government to bring in another one? Ugandans will continue to get crushed every time they raise a figure in protest. Every challenge is seen as coming from an enemy that should be crushed. That is why soldiers should not be used in law and order enforcement matters such as demonstrations because they are not trained for that. That is the work of a disciplined and professional police force that serves the people not the regime in power. Uganda’s next government should be civilian. The picture below shows what is mentioned above.

    Third, war is very costly in lives, property, and infrastructure. Look at Luwero Triangle and Northern and Eastern Uganda to be convinced. I visited Luwero and heard horrible stories. I have read about the consequences of war in the North and East Uganda. Please let us not repeat the suffering of Uganda people through ill-thought out actions. The fourth reason I am against another bush war is because of statements by some Ugandans that since Museveni did it and succeeded we should do it too. Museveni operated under unique favorable circumstances. Therefore because Museveni succeeded does not automatically guarantee that the next bush war will succeed. Let me digress a little if only to make a point from another angle. My whole career has been in the economic development industry where we use development models and success stories. My experience in many African countries where I served and gained hands-on knowledge has led me to conclude that because a development model worked successfully in country Y at time X does not guarantee that it will automatically succeed in country B at time Z or even in two countries or more at the same time. One has to understand conditions in each country and either adapt or reject the model. Many African countries have failed in developing their economies simply because the models were transplanted.
    Uganda under NRM is a case in point. It transplanted structural adjustment program without appropriate adaptations and we have all seen the damage it has caused. Eventually the model was abandoned after it had caused so much suffering from 1987 to 2009 and the government has not figured out what to do next. It is still stuck in pure neo-liberal economics of invisible hand of the market and laissez faire capitalism as well as trickledown mechanism that do not work. UDU has prepared a home grown alternative (National Recovery Plan) based on conditions on the ground and has received overwhelming support. Sadly, the opposition cannot implement the plan because political power is in the hands of the failed NRM government. That NRM has failed is no longer in doubt. Presenting programs designed over 26 years ago as evidence of success is in itself admission of failure. The success or failure of a program is not based on quality of the program or processes but on concrete outcome – improvement in the standard of living of all Ugandans. Therefore the matrix submitted a few days ago by Gen. Caleb Akandwanaho to Ugandans-at-Heart Forum with a copy to me does not serve a useful purpose. It only confirms what we have been saying namely that NRM developed good programs (or were developed for it by someone else) which have not been implemented presumably because NRM cadres did not understand them or there was no money to implement them because of corruption. What we know is that NRM government has received more than $31 billion in donations for development purposes. The judgment of NRM performance must be based on outcomes in terms of quality and relevant education, mortality and morbidity (illness) reduction, good nutrition, remunerative jobs, decent housing and clothing and environmental quality and through these improvements poverty reduction (poverty reduction occurs through improvements in these areas. It cannot happen on its own). In Uganda economic, social and ecological indicators have declined for the majority of Ugandans under the NRM regime and we are nowhere near the level attained by 1970.
    Let us return to guerrilla war. Ugandans who want to emulate Museveni must understand a couple of things. First, Museveni planned the use of military force for a long time. He knew he did not have the numbers (he comes from a very small tribe of Bahororo who are Batutsi from Rwanda) to help him achieve his political ambitions through the ballot box. So he began preparing for the political/military option (to win in politics by military means) while still in High School he was at ntare school. He ended up in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania for undergraduate university studies (Dar was not the best place to study political science or economics, Makerere was) in part because he wanted to get in touch with Southern African guerrilla fighters headquartered in Dar es Salaam. The OAU Liberation Committee that supported liberation movements was also located there. From these contacts, he began military training and established a network of contacts that would help him when he waged the guerrilla war. Second, Museveni had a ready reservoir of Batutsi refugees (mercenaries) in Uganda and elsewhere to recruit from when he formed FRONASA and became his closest and trusted allies during the war and after. He also had some financial support from some African countries (the Burundi story is now well known). Within Uganda, the environment was very favorable to Museveni. Buganda and Catholics (for understandable reasons) were very unhappy with the UPC government especially under Obote (the 1966 Mengo military action and 1964 Lost Counties referendum were still fresh in Baganda minds. Catholics believed they had lost elections to UPC twice unfairly), were not ready to wait for another general election and Museveni offered to lead them in a guerrilla attack on the government. He obtained strategic Luwero Triangle area to operate from. It is not certain that Luwero would be available again.
    Obote’s win of 1980 election did not please some external powers. They feared he would reintroduce socialism and were not prepared to let him govern Uganda. In the early 1980s, they identified Museveni as their man to do the job in Uganda and other assignments in the Great Lakes region (Peter Phillips 2006). That is why they have pampered him. These external powers including African supporters, Gaddafi among them, provided massive financial support, intelligence information, media and diplomatic cover. Not only did this support help him win the war but has sustained him in power since 1986. Museveni is unpopular in Uganda (because he has impoverished and dispossessed Ugandans of quality education, good health, jobs and land) but he has legitimized his regime through democracy at gun point (as he planned it from the start) with tacit concurrence of some of his external supporters.
    In view of this information, Ugandans who think can launch a guerrilla war and succeed like Museveni did need to take another hard look and determine whether the environment now is similar, better or even worse than the one Museveni operated and has survived in. My reading of the situation is that the internal and external environment in which Museveni launched and conducted the bush war is fundamentally different today. There is not much, if any, support within and without Uganda for another guerrilla war. But the favorable environment in which he has operated since 1986 has considerably changed. Museveni does not have as much support as he had when he was described as the blue eyed darling of the west and dean of a new breed of African leaders. The western press that for a long time presented Uganda as a success story and Museveni as a star pupil has changed and is now describing Uganda as a failed state under Museveni’s military dictatorship disguised as democratic. World leaders are calling on those who have governed unjustly: politically, economically and socially and for a long time like Museveni to step down because they are on the wrong side of history. Museveni’s recent visit to London (February 2012) was not a comfortable one because he was asked the question he hates to hear: when are you stepping down? His answer: when NRM decides but Museveni is NRM! Other powers are calling for restoration of presidential term limits and independent electoral commission. They are supporting Ugandans to exercise their rights and freedoms including the right to march, assemble, associate and demonstrate against the failed NRM leadership. In short, they are supporting the legitimacy of civil resistance to remove an unpopular regime. As already noted internally Museveni is very unpopular as Ugandans begin to understand his motives better and relate to actions on the ground especially land grab by non-Ugandans. So there is enabling environment the opposition should take advantage of in terms of civil resistance instead of engaging in guerilla warfare with virtually no chance of success.
    Ugandans are ready for change and the international community will support the peaceful change that takes all Ugandans into consideration. But Ugandans are lacking a new leadership. There is too much selfishness, ego and bickering. There are debates about whether the next leader should again come from the west, or be a Muganda, Catholic, Northerner or Easterner. There is one concrete case where a candidate was denied support because he comes from a particular region. And the world is watching in disbelief and Museveni is obviously taking advantage and encouraging this sort of behavior to continue. What we need to do is to agree on a profile of the leadership we want first. Then individuals should be judged against this yardstick and nothing else especially at this time. Right now there is no profile. We are trying to put the cart before the horse. And it will never work as expected. Let us choose a leader who is bold, selfless and patriotic with known history and impeccable discipline and experience in public service. No leader should be imposed on Ugandans. Leaders that burst onto the national political stage from obscurity or with vague credentials have not served Uganda well. Running a country without experience of public service is dangerous. Museveni is now telling us that after 26 years as president he has become an expert in governance. Apparently he did not mention experience, implying that now that he has expertise he be given more time to gain experience again on the job. He is preparing for 2016 elections. This is not the kind of leader Uganda needs. That is why I have advocated that as long as Museveni is in power the next elections should be boycotted by the opposition as parties and individuals because he won’t lose and opposition participation will only serve to legitimize the results and another five years of NRM misrule and entrenched dictatorship.

    With proper, dedicated and patriotic opposition leadership in place Uganda will move faster in effecting regime change through civil resistance, unseat NRM regime and establish a civilian transitional government. Commendable work has already begun. It must continue and intensify at different levels throughout the country. Let us supplement and speed it up the process with the right leadership while keeping all options on the table with war as a means of last resort. Let us also tailor the struggle to local conditions, not on models transplanted from other countries or even from other areas within Uganda. Strategies must be location specific and implemented as much as possible simultaneously so the government is disoriented for lack of capacity to cover all areas at once. What is known is that civil resistance has worked in many countries. In those countries where it succeeded there was solidarity of all stakeholders including religious leaders. Take the admirable examples that should be emulated in Uganda from Poland, Philippines and South Africa where religious leaders played critical roles. Uganda has all that is needed except one acceptable leader. Opposition leadership has thus become the remaining Achilles heel. Let this leadership problem be solved without further delay and we are on the road to victory.
    We the people of Uganda, we have to be united to oppose Museveni’s brutal and corrupt dictatorship which has killed millions of innocent people in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, Sudan and Kenya.Museveni devised schemes of embezzling and stealing land from its rightful owners, especially in Buganda Region, giving it to his mono-ethnic group which includes illegal immigrants from Rwanda.Museveni has launched a campaign to destroy vital cultural institutions which are very dear to the people.Museveni has destroyed Uganda’s economy through the most corrupt schemes ever known in the country. He has handed over ownership and control of virtually all economic institutions and enterprises to foreigners, thus making Ugandans slaves to external economic owners. Needless to say, this has caused excruciating poverty to millions of Ugandans, turning Ugandans into economic refugees abroad. Observe the picture below.

    We believe that all human life is sacred and precious. All men are created equal with the right to make their own decisions, to have an equal opportunity to develop their talents, and to enjoy life, liberty and equality under the law, along with the opportunities to influence the law. The life of a nation is its people and their land.We believe that government is an instrument of the people which is freely instituted for the purpose of protecting and serving them.We believe that an independent and sovereign nation is free to organize its government as they see fit, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their SAFETY and HAPPINESS within natural laws and God’s Will.We believe in democratic governance of Uganda whereby the citizens have a right and a duty to elect their leaders in intervals, as may be prescribed in the Constitution. Such elections must be free and fair allowing leadership to rise from within the people.We believe that consent of the governed is the only legitimate basis of power. When government becomes irresponsible and destructive of peoples’ basic civic and human rights, citizens have more than a right to rebel; it is their duty to terminate its reign.

    1- Yoweri K. Museveni is a mass murderer whose victims number more than 10 millions in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, Sudan and Kenya put together. As a result, Uganda is littered with gruesome mass graves in which hundreds of corpses of men, women and children are buried. Thousands of people are languishing in prisons, detention and concentration camps often deceptively called “protective villages or safe houses” where they are tortured and killed. Political prisoners who are taken to those dungeons are deliberately injected with slow killing poison, HIV virus and others are subjected to poisonous snake bites. Museveni consistently blames his own crimes on the victims themselves or other innocent people. He is a pathological liar who defies all other known classification categories.
    2- Museveni has invaded neighboring countries one after the other, destroying some and trying to destabilize others. In particular, he carried out the most blood-letting destruction of Rwanda where over a million people were killed by his troops in collaboration with foreign groups. He invaded Congo and is occupying a part of it where he is killing thousands of innocent people daily and looting that country’s riches. He has conducted unprovoked wars in Sudan and Kenya and antagonized relations between Ugandans and their neighbors. After the 2007 elections in Kenya, Museveni sent a killer squad to Kisumu where they killed many innocent Kenyans. He has invaded two islands in Lake Victoria which belong to Kenya. Uganda, under Museveni became a training camp and a launching pad for military attacks of neighboring countries in collaboration with foreign terrorists.
    3- While many countries in the world are embracing multi-party democracy – away from military and one-party dictatorships, Museveni and his junta have pertinaciously imposed themselves upon Uganda through a perpetual brutal and corrupt dictatorship for many years.
    4- The civic and human rights of Ugandans are brutally suppressed and constantly violated by Museveni and his junta. Ugandans are denied the right to FREE and FAIR elections of their own leaders. People who oppose NRM’s dictatorship are fictitiously charged of “preason”.
    5- Museveni and his regime have maliciously dismantled and destroyed indigenous entrepreneurs. Many Ugandans were mischievously deprived of participating in ownership and managing their national economy. NRM’s fiendish economic policies have caused excruciating poverty, increased unemployment to over 65% and deprived a large number of Ugandans the ability to honorably earn a decent livelihood. To add insult to injury, Museveni has preposterously expropriated the national economy to foreigners, turning citizens into servile beggars to foreign buccaneers.
    6- Museveni’s regime is the most corrupt government ever to rule Uganda since independence. This was also confirmed by his Minister of Ethics and Gender who officially stated that, “at least 80% of the properties owned by the top political and military people in the government were acquired through corrupt means.”
    7- Museveni and his regime have violated Uganda’s most sacred laws – THE LAND LAWS – by allotting huge tracts of land to foreigners and expelling citizens from their homes. There are now areas in Buganda, Karamoja, Bunyoro, West Nile – just to mention a few – which are exclusively owned by foreigners purporting to be investors. The old Entebbe airport is a virtual foreign territory within Uganda in total disregard of our national security and interests. He once stated that, “Uganda is no longer a political pariah internationally but it is coveted by many”.
    8- The real power in the reigning army is not in the hands of Ugandan nationals but in the self-imposed Tutsis who entered Uganda as refugees and have grossly abused our hospitality. Ugandans who joined NRM’s army are treated as third class members, many of whom have been given hollow ranks and offices so much so that Tutsi officers of lower ranks often do wield more power and enjoy more privileges and benefits than genuine Ugandan officers of higher ranks.
    9- Museveni has surpassed all previous regimes in practicing tribalism and nepotism. Uganda is a virtual colony of Tutsis from any country. They occupy most of the strategic and powerful positions in Uganda. Many Tutsis could be holding high government jobs in Uganda today, and tomorrow the same are rulers in other countries which have been conquered by their marauding forces in the Great Lakes Region.
    10- Museveni’s regime is the most corrupt in the history of Uganda. Its terror has viciously squandered national wealth by distributing virtually everything among their own members and by financing military invasions of neighboring countries. They have bankrupted all of the public corporations and co-operative enterprises. After having done so, they sold them, at give-away prices, to foreign fortune seekers. Museveni has also re-instituted a dreaded colonial socio-economic system by returning British Asians as a privileged merchant class.
    11- Lastly, Museveni has defamed, vilified, disgraced and insulted beyond endurance the very essence of our Africanism with statements, i.e. “I do not blame white people for taking Africans as slaves; if you are stupid, you should be a slave.”


    1) Uganda belongs to Ugandans, not aliens whether refugees, powerful military forces or wealthy foreign fortune seekers.
    2) Uganda is an independent and sovereign nation whose citizens have the right and duty to govern themselves under a government of their free choice.
    3) Ugandans want peace among themselves and with neighboring states.
    Thus, no part of Uganda shall be used as a training camp or a launching pad for invading neighboring states.

    (1) To save my people and my neighbors from this NRM murderous regime.
    (2) To rescue Uganda from any and all forms of foreign occupation, domination and economic exploitation.
    (3) To restore the dignity and pride of Ugandans as a free and independent people who are masters of their own destiny politically, socially and economically. To re-build Uganda’s lost image where all people can live, work and raise families in peace and happiness, free from any and all forms of exploitation.
    (4) To eradicate corruption and bribery which have pervaded every economic sector and plundered our national wealth and tarnished our character.
    (5) To end dictatorship and re-introduce democratic rule through an elected representative government based on a multi-party system. I shall establish a federal system of government.
    (6) To end all forms of human rights violations, oppression and torture. All people are created by God making human life sacred and worthy of protection and preservation at all cost

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