Uganda Police in the Daily Monitor-Redpepper saga is comparable to the day the wakombozi went to Mulago and killed patients


Monitor Executive Editor Simon Freeman (R), News Editor Alex Atuhaire (C), and Managing Editor Don Wanyama

Monitor Executive Editor Simon Freeman (R), News Editor Alex Atuhaire (C), and Managing Editor Don Wanyama

Uganda Police has embarrassed us in the Daily Monitor-Redpepper saga. It is comparable to the day the wakombozi went to Mulago and killed patients there suspected to be Amin’s soldiers.Amidst the enormity of the crime by the Ugandan police-hear them that Monitor offices were a crime scene-some of us may have been aghast, but not surprised to see the Ugandan police, yes on orders of Lt General Kale Kayihura who led Makerere university students in 1979 to city square when wakamobozi entered Kampala and Amin’s soldiers fled. Such raids are actually not uncommon today under the IGP; they are normal and even banal.

Ironically, it was the late Justice Joseph Mulenga (RIP), an uncle to the IGP,Kayihura, who made the fundamental ruling on press freedom in Uganda. Now that he is dead, IGP kale Kayihura and his sidekicks’ bakabulimba Mary Okurut and Judith Nabakooba are pissing on those freedoms. Yes pissing on the while standing and telling lies.

This brings me to the question in the title. Folks, in 1979, when Wakombozii entered Kampala, many went straight to Mulago and other hospitals where they executed from close range patients suspected to be connected o Amin or the war. I was shocked to see patients shot in hospital beds. People it is true.

To IGP and his sidekicks, you are now the cats, while the majority of Ugandans are rats. Yes yesterday you feasted on Monitor and red pepper but please reflect on this saying. The rat that age will one day feast on the cat. Yep.

Folks, think about it, General Ssejusa courageously wrote the letter and sent it to the director of ISO to investigate allegations. I understand why the director of ISO feigns ignorance and denies ever receiving the said letter from General Ssejusa. So why would the IPG order his boys and girls to go and shut down the Monitor and Red Pepper to look for a letter which was written and sent to the director of ISO.

IGP Kale Kayihura shame on you. As they say ebbibimba bikka/what rises, come down eventually.

W.B. KYIJOMANYI
UAH member in NewYork

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