Will Ugandans celebrate when Museveni kicks the bucket?
Former head of political intelligence desk at State House, Charles Rwomushana, wonders whether Ugandans will mourn with genuine grief after President Yoweri Museveni meets the grim reaper.
The former Internal Security Organisation [ISO] spy was angered by the ongoing killings and raping of women in Entebbe district.
Police in Entebbe in conjunction with the Flying Squad Unit say they have started investigations into the serial murders of 11 women so far.
In the last two months, bodies of young females have been found decomposing in bushes.
Preliminary investigations into the alleged murders indicate that the unidentified suspects kill their victims after sexually assaulting them.
In relation to the other ten females murdered in the last two months, a number of suspects have been arrested and some of them released.
A total of 6 suspects are still in custody in relation to these murders.
Appearing on NBS TV Monday, Rwomushana said going by media reports, the number is more than 17 women.
“I would like to congratulate you for this revolutionary work because you have brought out voices of these women.”
According to the political analyst, there is a conspiracy of silence of women in that “hopeless Parliament”.
He expressed anger at women leaders [especially female MPs] for staying mute in the face of these killings.
“But when you touch [FDC mobilisation secretary] Ingrid Turinawe’s breast, all of them are up in arms. Who is organizing this conspiracy of silence?” he pointed out, adding, “It’s now a duty of men to elevate these stories and stand up against this insensitivity of women MPs.”
According to Rwomushana, the moment one deploys a gang to manage security and there are no consequences, then there is a problem.
He said this insecurity is not ordinary insecurity and that these operations are run by specialized people.
According to Rwomushana, the rapes are political. “It’s all arranged. The violence of women in resolution of political disputes has not started today.”
He recalled when 12 UPDF soldiers were killed in Somalia, President Museveni did not look like he was bothered at all.
“The other day they killed soldiers in Somalia. When the bodies arrived in the country, the flag wasn’t flying at half-mast; we didn’t mourn.”
He added: “Are we going to mourn when Museveni dies? He was busy taking selfies when the bodies were arriving in the country.”
However, world powers like USA, Britain, Italy and regional organisations including African Union all condoled with Uganda for losing soldiers at the hands of Al Shabaab insurgents.