No. It was the Military Commission under the late Paulo Muwanga as Chairman and Yoweri Museveni as Vice Chairman that arrested and detained the late Mr. Sam Kalega Njuba in 1980. I recall vividly because on that day, there was a massive DP rally at City Square when news broke that the late Mr. Njuba had been arrested on his way to the rally.
At the time Mr. Njuba (RIP) wore multiple hats as Chairman Uganda Law Society and Chairman Express FC.
And let me be clear: for many in DP circles then and now, the chairman and Vice Chairman of the Military Commission were active participants in his arrest. Figure out why.
Quiz: what do these distinguished Ugandans have to do with that period, the late Mr. Saul Musoke (then President Court of Appeal), the late Justice Nyamuconco (SP), and the late Mr. Oluol Wacha?
They were innocent men who had nothing to do with the chaos that engulfed Ugandan then. Honestly, those wakombozi screwed up Ugandan. And I mean that. The returning Ugandans and TZ simply screwed up the country. If there is one single moment responsible for Uganda’s trauma ever since it is that so called liberation.
I wish those who lived in TZ could tell us more but one sensed that life especially in TZ was very tough and dominated by relative deprivation. Why? The returnees were in a rush to catch up and in the process screwed the country for good.
YKM was as much responsible as the late Paulo Muwanga for the arrest of the late Mr. Sam Kalega Njuba (RIP) by the Military Commission in 1980.
If there is one lesson from these articles by the children of those who were impacted by the wars in Uganda, is the unfortunate recognition that the majority (emphasis added) of Ugandans suffer from mental illnesses and historical trauma. Those of us who live in North America and have encountered First Nations or Aboriginal Peoples can testify to the destructive legacy of historical trauma. Things are very bad.
The best example from Africa is how Somali have run amok. Holy cow! Why do you think they are killing each other in such larger numbers in Western capitals? Why is crime rate so high among Somalis? Many suffer from the trauma in their motherland. Yes even those born in the West do because of the historical trauma. The crime, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the excessive drinking, multiple sex partners and deliberate transmission of HIV/AIDS, rising rates of divorce etc. are symptoms of that historical trauma. It is the scape if you will. I can say without fear that Ugandans have not seen anything yet. Mambo bado or gakyali mabaga.
This brings me to the clinical psychologists and social workers in UAH and Uganda. What can be done to offer effective counseling and therapy to the Ugandans in need? I
But the real burden is the historical violence in Ugandan society. Very few in that wretched country have not witnessed violence.
It would be interesting to hear from the Editors at the Monitor. Why are they running these stories? We also ask hat they should cross check the facts and get them right.
BTW, what happened to the children of the late Oyite Ojok and those who perished on that chopper?