Ugandans at heart,
Have you guys watched Andrew Mwenda on NTV recently? He is doing PR for the Museveni and Kagame on the TV but what I don’t understand is why should NTV pay him for something he’s already paid for? Double payment for spin! If NTV hired him, then what’s their agenda? Accomplices in crowd manipulation maybe? He talks museveni and kagame in the whole program.
Authoritatively I will tell you that Mwenda was appointed a special envoy by President Kagame during the M23 talks in Munyonyo. My inner being strongly feels against his presence on NTV between news anchoring; like he is there to pronounce some false prophesies and predictions to viewers! I think he is saying nothing at all but noise! His analysis lacks objectivity. What is happening now we are witnessing the death of Mwenda and now he joins his colleague Teddy Ssezi Cheeye.
The issue Mwenda raised recently was that there is no Muhoozi project in 2016 and that may be Janet would make a strong candidate if president Museveni is not standing. Reading between the lines-the main purpose of the discussion is to introduce a certain chapter (expecting the worst) to Ugandans’ minds and thereby create debate and as we speak now; either of them Janet M7& Muhoozi have a place in people’s minds as potential presidents of Uganda. It is a form mind corruption and that’s why it’s referred to as manipulation. That’s why I don’t trust Gen.Sejusa too because he also indirectly introduced almost a similar debate among Ugandans and now the whole thing looks real.
If someone can in all good conscience even think of proposing Mrs Museveni as a presidential successor to her husband, that person has got to have some ulterior motive. It is an insult on more levels than one to the people of Ugandan to even bring the issue up for debate in any forum least of all by someone who credits himself as a thinker and loves to rubbish the rest of Ugandans as non thinkers!!! With all respect to the good lady, Mwenda’s suggestion that she could be suitable material to lead Uganda reeks of mercenary behaviour!
Better still those who loved and read Mwenda in the past really need to set a date for a funeral, and drink and dance to the memory of a young man who once had a brain to match his motor mouth! Now he has the motor mouth!!!
For starters what happened to democracy and constitutionalism? I thought that the Vice President, the Speaker and the Chief Justice, were at the top of that queue or doesn’t our constitution matter? Maybe am missing something in my pedestrian Ugandan thinking but are Janet Museveni and Muhoozi Museveni anywhere in that queue? Why are we talking about them at all except for the fact that they carry a Museveni name?
So, in short M7 bought airtime from a media house he considers hostile to him to be praised by a former employee of the same media house who used to bash him but now full of praises for the same M7. We have got a Smart, smart president and to dislodge him, it’s going to be so difficult. M7 set a wrong precedent- if you want to be his friend, first abuse him 100 times in public to get his attention. I recall the voices of Kashillingi, Fox Odoi, Omar, the likes of Owori.etc as u know the list is endless. The only person who joined NRM top cream without first resorting to that course of Action is Hon. Frank Tumwebaze who joined cabinet at a time when all the young MPs had turned their guns onto their authorities. Frank was the only sweet voice among the young MPs. Remember there was also a complaint of cabinet being stuffed with an old useless line up.
That the Ugandan army is not corrupt because there is no serious debate about it on Facebook is a shallow analysis of corruption in the Ugandan army Andrew Mwenda.
We all must agree that Mwenda is a very cunning fellow who researches widely in a Ugandan society where the quest for knowledge/information is at its lowest. He therefore uses his wide knowledge to twist facts and intimidate/bully many of those who pay attention to him. To counter him therefore one has to be courageous and informed. There are times when he talks like some well learned intellectual, only to spoil it with a tone of rubbish claims.
As a private businessman, Mwenda knows his magazine can be closed permanently, just like they did temporarily to his Independent, and more recently the Monitor and RP. After all his leading advertisers are Sudhir (highly connected to State House) and Kagame (a prodigal son pushing the EA project). I think the fear of poverty, made him fall for the Guerrilla’s carrot and stick negotiation tactics. His flamboyance could not permit him to endure economic hardships that had knocked on his doors, when the independent was closed off.
I have always told my friends that whenever people join the ruling party, they stop reasoning and thinking and it is the party that thinks and reason for them. Mwenda should stop confusing people, what i am so sure of is that he is a state machinery trying to confuse Ugandans with his unfounded analysis of the First family.
I think NTV need to rethink their position on Mwenda’s analysis on news night. Ugandans have lost hope in this guy called Mwenda and we would not want to lose hope on NTV because of Mwenda. Mwenda’s analysis is always leaning to the first family. If you were to put the Mwenda who worked for the Monitor in the same room as the Mwenda today, neither of them would leave the room alive! The old Mwenda had nothing to lose. He only had the conviction of his thoughts and the power of his pen. The current Mwenda is a part of the furniture! When the ship goes down, he goes down. He is interested in maintaining the status quo of which he owns a fair sized slice.