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How the regime rigged the 2021 elections

As earlier election periods in Uganda, the last months were full on insecurity and state intervention. Delving into the elections where Dr. Kizza Besigye run against Yoweri Museveni in 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2016, showed us that state violence & abuse of judiciary during elections is a common phenomenon in Uganda. In particular, in the 2016 elections, Dr. Kizza Besigye won the popular vote with 52%. But the moment his party, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) declared their results, their headquarters at Najjanankumbi was raided by the Uganda Police. All computers were confiscated, and all in the tally center arrested. Dr. Kizza Besigye was put under arrest for 90 days, and charged with treason. The day after the elections, the streets of Kampala were silent. The people mourned the death of democracy and faced the harsh reality that they were ruled by the gun. This frustrating experience led to the rise of Bobi Wine.

2016 EU recommendations

After the 2016 elections, the election observer mission from the EU made the following recommendations, of which none were implemented. Furthermore, for the 2021 elections, the EU observers were not invited. The mission from USA was also hindered, who had to abort the mission. The Ugandan government gave a strong signal that it wanted no foreign observation.

Several weeks before the elections, many journalists and observers were expelled from Uganda. From the beginning to the end of the election process, there was no clear distinction between the NRM party, and the state. As recommended by the EU observers in 2016, government should not be used for campaigns, but it would play a crucial role during the campaigns. Remaining journalists would remain mainly confined to Kampala.

Surveys

In preparation of the 2021 elections on January 14, several surveys by Dr. Schoonderwoerd were taken to gain insight in the expected results during voting. In these results, Bobi Wine started to take a lead over Museveni, especially when violence was used by the state during campaigns. With every act of violence against opposition, the popularity of Museveni lowered.


Robert Kyagulanyi receives 63% of the votes with a standard deviation of 5%. The probability of him acquiring more than half of the votes is 97.5% (in scientific terms: the p-value is 0.025, which means it’s scientifically significant). 27.8% of the votes were for Museveni, also with a standard deviation of 5%. 16% of the respondents indicated they would not vote, 11% were undecided and 3% wouldn’t share with us

The survey also asked if Ugandans expected the election to be honest. 58% indicated No, 35% said Yes, the remaining 7% didn’t know. A big majority of Kyagulanyi voters don’t believe in honest elections, but also a small part of the Museveni voters. This is reflected by a small survey on twitter among Ugandans on January 26.

In these surveys of Dr. Schoonderwoerd respondents had the opportunity to answer some other questions.


We asked the respondents how things have changed in 5 years with respect to corruption, health care, education and their personal financial situation.

Concerning health care the responses are mixed; 29% think it’s worse, also 29% it’s better.

33% of respondents think that education is worse.


In 5 years the personal financial situation of respondents has deteriorated. 63% say it’s worse, only 16% say it’s better.

Dr. Schoonderwoerd concluded with the following analysis:

This survey shows that life in Uganda for our respondents has become more difficult in the last 5 years, and they have seen corruption increasing. Education is also worse. Health care is perceived as the same. Although most do not expect an honest election, a big majority is planning to vote. The biggest wish of the respondents is change, and they expect to find this with their votes on new opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi (61%). Even many of those voting Museveni (34%) are asking for change. Statistics give a probability of 97.5% to Kyagulanyi having the majority of the votes. The support for Kyagulanyi is consistent among males and females, and those living in urban and rural areas. Most Besigye voters in 2016 are now voting Kyagulanyi. Two thirds of the Museveni voters from 2016 stick to their favorite. But the new voters, in overwhelming majority, vote for Kyagulanyi. If these young voters will show up in the polling stations then the change they are asking for might indeed be realized.

This was reinforced by a different survey conducted by Market Intelligence Group (MIG).

Nomination Day

Although the state has tried to harass the opposition for the last decades, we will limit our time frame to the current election period. This started several days before the nomination day of presidential candidates. NUP had raised funds and signatures for nomination of Members of Parliament, and the presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi. NUP had collected 6 million signatures of support for the presidency of Kyagulanyi. NUP had also collected 117 million Uganda shilling to pay for the nomination of candidates throughout the country. Several days before the deadline of for nomination the president, dozens of armed soldiers and police raided the headquarters of NUP and confiscated the signatures, 23 million shillings, and other belongings.


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Although NUP directly communicated to its branches to start collecting new signatures to secure nomination, it gave a clear signal of state harassment. On nomination day Kyagulanyi (NUP) and Patrick Oboi Amuriat (FDC) were intimidated, arrested, and manhandled by Uganda Police.

FDC: POA will run campaign without shoes – Ekyooto Uganda
Patrick Oboi Amuriat shoes were taken, which would become a powerful symbol for the barefoot revolution for the villagers. The FDC headquarters was surrounded. “It is disgusting, disappointing, but this was expected by a regime that is shameless, desperate to cling to power,” Amuriat told AFP after being marched by police across the university campus in his socks, his suit askew.

Kyagylanyi was arrested after he had submitting his nomination days, and placed into a van for three hours, while police violently dispersed supporters waiting at the home of Kyagulanyi. In this van, he was tortured. Police sprayed him with tear gas, placed hot metal in his hands, and beat him. His arrest from his police was recorded.

We had No Option But To Arrest Bobi Wine & Amuriat — Police - Uganda Mirror

Campaigns

The election campaign were marred with extreme violence. Patrick Oboi Amuriat was arrested 13 times, and taken to court 3 times. 5 Members from his team were arrested 4 times. At December 28, a can of pepper spray was emptied in the face of Amuriat in Tororo district. The election team of Amuriat claims that they were confronted by teargas every day during campaigns.

Baby Powder doesn't work: Amuriat pepper sprayed as he attempts to enter  Tororo for campaigns, hospitalized - Nile Post

Kyagulanyi was constantly harassed, and supporters beaten by the Ugandan Police Forces, but also soldiers from the military. These security forces used the excuse of covid-19 to prevent people from gathering

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Police blocks movement on 13 November in Moroto.

However, this policy was used only against opposition candidates. Wherever president Museveni went, there was no such harassment. The Electoral Commission remained silent on the issue, signaling that it was not an independent organ, but influenced by the state.

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Arrest Bobi Wine

On 18 November, Kyagulanyi was arrested, pepper sprayed, before thrown into a van. Security forces started to shoot live bullets on citizens that protested against the arrest. Local Defense Units (LDU’s) which were deployed in the cities, started shooting at any citizen with NUP symbols. The Uganda Police claimed that 54 citizens were killed, many innocent bystanders. Eye witness count claimed that around 90 citizens were killed.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/23/africa/ugandan-protest-death-toll-intl/index.html

In the video, soldiers are patrolling the streets. A women who is filming, is shot at.

https://www.videoman.gr/en/168749

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After the release of Kyagulanyi, campaigns continued, with increasing violence by the state against opposition activists and supporters.

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Producer ‘Dan Magic’ assaulted by Police. One of the police officers who protected Kyagulanyi, Kato, was hit by a teargas canister on his head.
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A supporter on boda motorcycle was knocked over by a Police truck and killed
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Kyanga, the bullets went through the front window, nearly hitting Hon. Zaake and driver.

A grenade was thrown to Kyagulanyi, who started a helmet and bulletproof vest afterwards. In several incidents, Police fired live bullets at the vehicle of Kyagulanyi. https://fb.watch/3nlqLPy9MF/

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Constant arrests took place. Norbert Ariho, one of the bodyguards of Kyagylanyi was framed for having thrown the grenade, and arrested. Kavuma Jamshid was also arrested. They were moved to so-called ‘safe houses’, that are torture chambers. Fellow producer Nubian Lee was shot at the head with a teargas canister on 6 December.
Hooded, masked and heavily armed counter terrorism officers traveling in police vans UP 7690, UP 7714, UP 7713 kidnapped some team members one by one and driving them off to unknown locations using an Police arrest van [Mobile prison], commonly known as mobile Nalufenya registration number UP 4923.
Even amidst all violence by Uganda Police Forces and UPDF, the Dutch government, chair of the Justice, Law, and Order Sector in 2021, donated 50.000 euros to the UPDF. Other donors continued their donor support to the Ugandan regime as well.
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Several pro-democracy NGOs have had their bank accounts frozen, and their leaders or associates harassed or deported. The judiciary was used to frame democracy and human rights activists as terrorists.

On 11 december, 27 team members of Kyagulanyi were arrested, while journalists were beaten. The team was prevented to access a hotel, and had to spend the night on the roadside in or around their cars.

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On 14 December, presidential candidates were demanded to come to Kampala to meet with the chair of the Electoral Commission Mr. Byabakama over covid-19 restrictions. This was a method to disrupt the busy campaign schedules.
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On 15 December, a chemical weapon was used against supporters.

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Picture of the weapon that used a chemical substance on 15 December
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On 18 december, two supporters were attacked by a police officer with his bayonet, who also shot live rounds at the vehicle of Kyagulangi, damaging the car.
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22 December human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo was arrested, together with 3 other lawyers: Dakasi Herbert, Odur Anthony, Esomu Obure.
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A supporter and mother, Nakimanya Hellen commonly known as Aunt Kaduuka was violently arrested after using social media to expose the violence. Auntie Kaduuka became one of the hundreds of people put in jail without being produced in court.
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This man, Keke Birali aka Blaze from the Counter Terrorism Police. Many of them have been covering their heads with dark hoods to hide their identities.
Journalist in Busoga Region, beaten by Police.
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on 27 December, Kasirye Ashraf was shot in the head by security forces
27 December. The police offer that shot at Ashraf.
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on 27 December, Mr Francis Senteza Kalibala also known as Frank was killed. Francis was run over by a military police patrol truck Number H4DF 2382

On 1st of Januari, 20 members of the team were arrested and detained at military barracks in Masaka. Over 40 other members were in detention at Kalangala. Information was transferred from prison that these members were tortured.

The dictatorship arraigned 48 campaign team members (including Nubian Lee, Eddie Mutwe, Dan Magic, Bobi Young, etc) before the General Court Martial at Makindye and charged them with illegal possession of ammunition. Lawyers and family members of the comrades were all denied access to the court. The judiciary was used in state interests.

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7 Januari, the new campaign team was arrested
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The same tactics was being used by the state as happened to Kyagulany in 2018, where he was charged by pocession of illegal firearms. This proved to be false, but it is a common tactic of providing legal claims for the arrest of opposition members.

12 January. Joint Press Conference

On 12 January, several presidential candidates and Dr. Kizza Besigye come together to have a joint press conference, denouncing the violence used by the state, and their united action in case of rigged elections.

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12 January, at around 2am, a group of security operatives wearing army uniform and some in plain clothes raided the home of Lule David. According to his neighbors and other witnesses, these security operatives who traveled in two drones; fired live bullets in the air before dragging him out of his house. They say he was beaten mercilessly and taken to an unknown place. Reports of raids on many other homes of NUP supporters were reported. The raids were conducted by state operatives who are using several security agencies.
12 January. Elijah Mukiibi Kaate, a 24 year old who worked in Kiseka market as a mechanic. Elijah was shot in the stomach and today morning, and died. Hundreds of NUP supporters, such as Lule David Bwanika in Magere was raided by soldiers on the night 12th of January, who beat him before they bundled him in a drone van they came with and took him away. Many supporters and members were been abducted by soldiers, placed in torture chamber or safe houses, or even killed.

13 January. Internet Shutdown

Several days before the election, the internet was shut down to prevent the world from being able to see what was going on. International observer missions from EU and USA were cancelled due to blocking of the Ugandan government. Most journalists were in central Uganda, were it was relatively calm. In Western and Northern Uganda, however, massive force and rigging was used. Embassies were given state VPN, who blocked them completely from any information other than the one from the Ugandan government.

14 January. Election Day

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Kyagulanyi votes on 14 January, and is directly put under house arrest. Soldiers in UDPF uniforms climbed over the gate of his house, and camped in his garden. Kyagulanyi, his wife, and a 18 month old baby were unable to collect any food. Hon. Zaake was brutally beaten when he tried to visit Kyagylanyi, and had to be transferred to a hospital.
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Kagimu Umar Jim, On 16 January, armed men moving in a minibus (drone) vehicle with concealed private number plates raided his working place at Nasser Road. They suspected him of having some DR Forms. They violently arrested him. His family says he is being held at Mbuya military barracks.
Kagimu becomes the fifth person targeted by the regime over DR Forms. To date, over 8000 copies have been confiscated by security operatives from leaders and agents. Having lost the election resoundingly, Museveni is trying to kill all the evidence.
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Francis Zaake, Member of Parliament:
On the morning of of 16th of January, I received a call from our president H.E . Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert notifying me of a presser he had organised for all NUP MP-elects later that day. Upon my arrival at the first roadblock staged before the ‘Freedom Drive’ signpost near my President’s home in Magere, I encountered several members of local and foreign press. Some MPs too had already arrived.

I had a press briefing with the press crew who briefly interviewed me about the political persecution I’ve faced on several occasions. After interview, I sought clearance at the roadblock to access my President’s home but the officers referred me to their overall commander whom they said was ahead. They removed their barricades and I proceeded towards his home, where I encountered another roadblock I hadn’t been told about. I was informed from this roadblock that I wouldn’t proceed to my President’s residence under any circumstances without clearance from the overall commander. The junior officers informed me that their commander was a few metres close to my President’s gate and therefore I should individually reach out to him to seek access to his home.
I proceeded to the final check point to have a word with the commander. I politely requested for passage into his home. He refused and ordered me to make a U-turn to go back where I was coming from. I told him that detaining my President at home without any charges was illegal, and then turned to walk back to my vehicle. No sooner had I turned my back to head back into my vehicle than the commander pushed my head and I fell down on my walking clutch. He grabbed the clutch and started hitting me with the clutch till it split in half.

The commander then ordered his men to carry me shoulder high, and then dump me on the ground. Meanwhile, my driver was covering the incident from a distance using his mobile phone camera. They charged at him, confiscated his phone and thumped him mercilessly till he fled back into the vehicle. They then bundled me under the tyres of my vehicle and in the process my sunglasses shattered. They kept grilling me to explain what exactly Bobi Wine and NUP were planning. “What are you doing here? This is not Mityana. You think this country belongs to you?,” the commander barked.

I kept wailing and calling out for help but no body could come to my rescue. Later, the mobile police patrol car arrived and I was bundled in. My suitcoat had been torn in the process so they removed it together with my shirt and me and left my chest exposed. They then threw my broken sunglasses and clutch away, and then whisked me away at breakneck speed.

I was driven to Kasangati Police Station where they confiscated all my belongings before putting me in a cell. They took my watch, cash worth UGX 1.7m, my belt, and then ordered suspects I had found in the cell to tie me up but the suspects declined. Angered by the defiance of the suspects, the police officers instituted more beatings on me. They hit my knuckles, ankles, elbows, shoulders, and my neck. One of them dug his nails into my face and left me scarred around the forehead and my eyes. When they were done with the battering, they started dragging me to leave the cells upon realising that my health had deteriorated. Operatives from SIU Kireka where I was tortured from last year including Musa Walugembe and Hamudan Twesigye were present at the scene. They ordered me to leave their cells saying that they had informed my wife and that she was already on her way to collect me. “We’ve talked to Bridget and we have the ambulance ready. We can drive you to the hospital of your choice or at home,” they said. They then handed back some of my belongings they had confiscated and then bundled me into their ambulance. It was around then that our Spokesperson Hon. Joel Ssenyonyi arrived. I had left him at the police road block. On his arrival, the police goons rushed me to Rubaga hospital and dumped me there without even saying anything to the hospital management.

Subsequent medical examination revealed that I had sustained injuries around my eyes and face. My neck bone was injured, and I had sustained abdominal muscular strains that todate have affected my walking and standing abilities. I cannot sit or stand on my own. My limb joints too were weakened and can’t ably support my locomotion. The knuckles, ankles and fingers still hurt. Up to now I’m still languishing in agony but I’m steadily recuperating and I believe in a few days I’ll be discharged. Doctors have now advised me to take rest and go for further medical management so that I can fully recover.

I’m however puzzled by the police remarks that whatever I faced was self inflicted. This is a consistent narrative they’ve sustained right from the first time they tortured me in their custody to evade accountability.
16 Januari, a baby and mother are killed by security forces.
The baby was shot in the neck.

Election Fraud

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Museveni received 100% at 348 polling stations, and 95-99% at hundreds other polling stations across the country. According to the Electoral Commission, all registered voters at those polling stations turned up- no one died, was sick, travelled or just didn’t vote. No ballot was invalid at polling stations in rural areas of Isingiro and Kazo, yet there were invalid votes at polling stations in urban places including Kampala.
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Many videos were shared recording ballot stuffing

As the internet was switched off, NUP agents were put under arrest and the military deployed everywhere, security forces rigged with impunity

https://fb.watch/3no8k53_uP/

This was recorded in Butembe county, Jinja District. The military took positions and was ordering people to vote for Museveni. This happened in many rural areas. There are several others who were caught recording videos and were immediately ordered to delete the videos, their phones were confiscated and thrown away.

https://fb.watch/3noa9HDFJz/

These videos were recorded in Kisoro. Security operatives came to polling stations and took away the ballot papers and ticked all of them in favor of Museveni. On returning them, the voters were told that all ballot papers had been ticked and there was no longer opportunity to vote for the president. Our agents complained and they were immediately arrested. With all this rigging, he could only muster 58%. It is clear that Museveni could not even get 20% in a free and fair election.

https://fb.watch/3nob_4Y92B/

Kisoro. In this video, the presiding officer was reporting to her supervisor how security operatives took away all ballot papers and ticked them. People who recorded these videos were doing so in fear because of the potential repercussions if they were seen recording. All security operatives who participated in this fraud and those who gave them the orders are an embarrassment to this nation. Regime operatives have been moving in different villages looking for our polling agents and asking them to fill new DR forms.

https://fb.watch/3nocZZcUQ-/

This video was sent by a UDPF soldier, who had been commanded, as many else security forces, to pre-ticking ballot papers in favour of Museveni.

https://fb.watch/3noeZrgoq6/

A police officer recorded by filling a box with pre-ticket ballot papers.

https://fb.watch/3nojS8-MOL/

People were ordered to vote in presence of everyone, such as military.
At several polling stations, the military raided polling stations, chased everyone away and stuffed ballot papers at will. At other stations in Isingiro and other districts, people reached polling stations only to be told that they could only vote for MPs as the president had already been voted for. Many witnesses are willing to come out, others recorded these on video although for many, attempting to record attracted severe beatings and torture.

https://fb.watch/3nomlOcMvJ/

Post-Election: Mass arrests

After the elections, many arrests were (and are still being) made by so called ‘drones’. These are specific vans that are positioned throughout cities, and are known to monitor and arrest citizens that are in support of opposition. What follows, is a collection of missing persons in the past days.

29 Januari. Kakooza Mozes, Sub County Coordinator for Renewed Uganda is arrested in in Wobulenzi, Luweero District.

1 February. Many Ugandans are still missing. Their families cry out for help on social media.
1 February. My Husband, Byansi Daniel Bright, is someone who loves Uganda. He is a supporter of change. He was arrested on Wednesday night by persons in plainclothes who identified themselves as CMI operatives. I have not see. Him since then. His phones are off. He was abducted from Nansana, Wakiso District but we are residents of Magere village, Wakiso District. He was driven away in an Ipsum private registration UAM 612N. His detention is unlawful. While he participated in elections, he did everything under the laws that govern Uganda. He has been providing everything for me and his entire family . I need a lawyer but end when I get a lawyer, I cannot afford to pay them. Supporters of change, comrades and all Ugandans, my husband, Daniel Bright Byansi needs your support.
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1 February. 49 campaign team members of Kyagulanyi are brought before military court. Kazo Angola is unable to walk.

Conclusion

The 2021 elections of 14 January in Uganda, were the most rigged election in the history of the country. During campaigns the state used both security forces as the judiciary to disrupt the campaigns of opposition. More than 100 citizens died because of state violence, hundreds are under arrest or missing, feared to be in safe houses that are known to be torture chambers. Presidential candidates were arrested, pepper sprayed, and shot at with live bullets, grenades, and tear gas. There is one instance that chemicals were used against supporters, while supporters were also stabbed with a bayonet by a police officer. Intense state violence was used against the population, and there are hundreds of incidents of election fraud, where pre-ticket ballots for Museveni were used, or voters had to fill in their choice under the watchful eye of armed soldiers.

Election observer mission were actively shunned, while the internet shut down prevented the world to witness the violence in Western and Northern Uganda. None of the recommendations of the EU election observer mission were followed. It is clear that the Ugandan government is functioning as a dictatorship.

NUP had expected this violence and election fraud, that is why the project UVote was started, to collect and protect the real votes of the people. Results can be found on: https://uvote-uganda.com/. This results reinforce the earlier surveys. Not Museveni won the 14 January elections, but Robert Kyagulanyi. Museveni is using the full capacity of the state to hide this election fraud. It is important that all donors denounce the election results, and stop sending donor funding to the government. It is clear that the Ugandan government is no longer a legitimate received of donor support, in particular, its Police, Army, and Judiciary.

However, most mainstream media reported that the Ugandan elections were relatively peaceful, and that Museveni had won the elections. They are maintaining the narrative of the Ugandan dictatorship. Donor embassies have maintained their ‘cordial’ relationships with the Ugandan government. In response, protests have erupted all over the world. Protest occurred in the United States, Netherlands, Denmark, Canada, Switzerland, Kenya, Malawi, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Ghana, Israel, Sweden, and are likely to continue until the will of the Ugandan people is acknowledged.

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Hundreds of Ugandans wearing people power shirts of red berets are arrested by the Uganda Police. Note the licence plate on the Police van that is hidden.

Open note to: Museveni Kaguata Yoseri Tibuhaburwa

I am writing to request for the immediate release of my fellow Ugandans that have been falsely detained and imprisoned on fake or no charges. They are grabbed from streets, their businesses or homes. They are then killed or brutally arrested, beaten, kicked and the majority sustaining broken bones, damage to their organs, wounds etc from the torture inflicted by your soldiers (military men).

So many men, women and teenagers are dying whilst in your custody (your prisons, safe-houses and various torture centers). Most of these people have not had a chance to trial, hence abusing their rights to life and freedom.

The girls and women in detention are raped again and again in addition to the cruel beatings and torture they are subjected to by your soldiers. They can barely walk and some are still bleeding as a result of aggressive assault suffered. This inhumane treatment is despicable and disgusting.

The soldiers raping these girls are actively spreading sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). These women need urgent treatment for the STDs that they have contracted from being raped by your men. The unfortunate cases that have contracted HIV technically have been denied chances of getting urgent help making their health problems even worse!

Did you know that HIV can be prevented if these girls/women had access to emergency treatments such as PrEP? These innocent girls/women have no hope for medical checkups, treatment or future. You have sentenced many people to death indirectly!!! And most of them have died in your custody. The girls’ wombs are ruptured, and there is general internal damage to the girls & women from the rape and gruesome torture.

Not only the women suffer but the men too, their manhood (private parts), are completely destroyed due to the torture inflicted on them. Your soldiers squeeze the men’s testicles and at times, beat them with huge sticks or kick them in their manhood.

In general, so much damage has been inflicted on the kidnapped and arrested victims. Missing body parts like fingers, organs or damaged/crushed organs like kidneys etc. have been noted. Also many dead people as well as dismembered bodies are disposed off in various locations around the country. Ugandans have a right to know or be 2 informed when their loved ones are dead. It should not be hidden from the public and the dead people need to be respected as they deserve a right to decent burials.

The rest of Ugandans are treated like criminals on a daily basis, the only free individuals are your relatives, friends and the police plus foreign soldiers you deployed in our country. (Foreign soldiers from Angola, Congo, Rwanda, Sudan, Somalia etc…)

Are Ugandans your enemies? What did we do to you?

  • Order all your torture centers and prisons to release those innocent people immediately. The country is aware these people have been beaten and tortured so badly. Let them be released so they can go for treatment
  • Save lives now! Do not keep them trying to heal their wounds in detention before releasing them because you make their health problems even worse.
  • Stop killing people. If anyone of them have committed a crime, they can be summoned and stand trial prior to sentencing. They should not be tortured or killed. Uganda’s constitution does not even support the death penalty. So who are you to judge, and kill people on the spot without trial? Why?
  • Immediately stop kidnapping people. Many are taken away in unmarked vehicles.
  • The internet is off and that is a major problem. Is the internet your property too? Many people have died as a result. You have denied the country access to their mobile money accounts or finances. Money for food, hospital treatment and other necessities cannot be accessed. The internet and social media should be turned back on. Internet is not ‘State Property’, it is the people’s right.

Finally my thoughts on the sham elections.

We as Ugandans have had enough. We are in hiding because we had elections!! What a shame? If you claim you won elections, then go out and celebrate. Why are you killing people? Why do we have to walk on eggshells? Respect our country. If you feel you are not liked, then it is about time you stepped down. It is not a crime if Ugandans want a different leader. Personally I do not think killing, torturing or kidnapping people with a difference in opinion will change anything. You can capture people (bodies) but remember that their minds or souls are not captured. Are you going to kidnap everybody? Or perhaps kill everyone? Stop all the injustices Uganda cannot suffer anymore. No!!! Uganda will respect you more if you stepped down, sooner than later!

Rigging of the 2021 elections

On 16 January the Electoral Commission announced the results that president Museveni has requested for. In this blogpost we will be explaining how they rigged the election.

As a scientist I request that the reader asks him or herself a number of questions.

  1. Why would the Ugandan government shutdown the internet if it wants to organize transparent elections?
  2. Why were voters chased away from polling stations if the government is confident they have the majority?
  3. Why were agents from NUP & other parties chased away?
  4. Why were agents hunted down, tortured and their copies of DORs destroyed?
  5. Why weren’t opposition parties allowed to campaign?
  6. Why weren’t opposition parties allowed access to radio & TV?
  7. Why were so many journalists & election experts expelled from the country?
  8. Why did the military & police had to intimidate their own people on a day that is supposed to be the celebration of democracy?
  9. Why weren’t observers from European Union not invited like in 2016?
  10. Why is Electoral Commission announcing the president to be the winner without providing a breakdown of how they got to that result?

There are many, many more questions to ask yourself, but a very important one is:

Which country in the world has voted for 35 years for the same person to be president, given that the country is one of the poorest of Africa?

Starting with the last question; there is simply no democratic country in the world that voted for 35 years for the same president, even if it’s a rich country. According to Freedom House, an organisation that rates countries across the globe for amount of Freedom, Uganda scores 34/100; it is qualified as “Not free”.

Another fundamental question:

Why is Ugandan government organising elections at all?

Uganda doesn’t organise elections because Museveni believes in democratic elections. Museveni came to power through a war after he had lost elections. The book “How to rig an election” by Nic Cheeseman explains a lot of reasons why dictatorships organise elections. One is justification. Using elections they can justify their power.

When you are popular, then having elections does not cause any problems. But Museveni has lost a lot of support of Ugandans in recent years. And with the rise of Bobi Wine they found a favorite candidate of their own generation. Talking to Ugandans it was clear to me that Kyagulanyi had a lot of support; I rarely encountered a Museveni supporter. But as a scientist I know the danger of bias… [still typing]

In Remembrance: The age limit

Remember the vote about the age Limit? Would those that voted Yes understand they are also responsible for the explosion of violence?

Most NRM MPs voted to remove the age limit, but not all. Most independents actually voted with NRM. Only FDC consistently voted against the age-limit removal.

When you vote on 14 January , remember the vote of the MP of your constituency.

1.            ABABIKU JESCAAD­JU­MANINRMYES
2.            ABA­CANON CHARLES AN­GIRO GUTO­MOILIRAFDCNO
3.            ABALA DAVIDNGORANRMYES
4.            ABI­GABA CUTH­BERT MIREMBEKAMWENGENRMYES
5.            ABIRIGA IBRAHIM Y.A.ARUANRMYES
6.            ACHEN CHRIS­TINE AYOALEBTONGNRMYES
7.            ACHIA REMI­GIONAKAPIRIPIRITNRMYES
8.            ACHIA TER­ENCE NACONA­PAKNRMYES
9.            ACHIENG SARAH OPENDITOROROYES
10.          ACHIRO LUCY OTIMPADERNO
11.          ACIDRI JAMESMARACHANRMNO
12.          ACON JULIUS BUAOTUKENRMYES
13.          ADOA HELLENSERERENRMYES
14.          ADEKE ANNA EBAJU0NO
15.          ADOME BIL­DAD MOSESKOTIDONRMNO
16.          ADONG LILLYNWOYANO
17.          AGABA AB­BAS MUGISHAKAMWENGENRMYES
18.          AJILO MARIA GORETTI EL­OGUKABERA­MAIDONRMYES
19.          AKAMBA PAULNA­MU­TUMBAYES
20.          AKAM­PULIRA PROSSY MBABAZIRUBANDANRMYES
21.          AKELLO JU­DITH FRANCAAGAGOFDCNO
22.          AKELLO LUCYAMURUFDCNO
23.          AKELLO ROSE LILLYKAABONGNRMYES
24.          AKELLO SIL­VIAOTUKENRMNO
25.          AK­ENA JAMES MICHAEL JIMMYLIRAUPCNO
26.          AKOL AN­THONYAMURUFDCNO
27.          AKORA MAXWELL EBONG PATRICKAPACUPCNO
28.          AKU­GIZ­IBWE LAWRENCEKYEN­JOJONRMYES
29.          AKU­RUT VI­O­LET ADOMEKATAKWINRMYES
30.          ALEPER AACHILLA MAR­GARETKOTIDONRMYES
31.          ALERO TOM AZAMOYONRMYES
32.          ALI MOSESAD­JU­MANINRMYES
33.          ALIONI YORKE ODRIAYUMBEYES
34.          ALUM SANTA SAN­DRA OG­WANGOYAMUPCNO
35.          ALYEK JU­DITHKOLENRMYES
36.          AMEEDE AGNESPAL­LISANRMYES
37.          AMERO SU­SANAMURIANRMNO
38.          AMOD­ING MON­ICAHKUMINRMNO
39.          AMONG AN­NITA AN­NETBUKEDEAYES
40.          AMONGI  BETTY ON­GOMOYAMUPCYES
41.          AMON­GIN JACQUILINENGORANRMYES
42.          AMORU PAULDOKOLONRMYES
43.          AMULE DOREENAMO­LATARNRMYES
44.          AN­GELLA FREDMO­ROTONRMYES
45.          AN­GUN­DRU MOSESARUANRMYES
46.          AN­GURA FREDRICKTORORONRMYES
47.          AN­ITE EVE­LYNKOBOKONRMYES
48.          ANYAKUN ES­THER DAVINIANAKAPIRIPIRITNRMYES
49.          ANY­WARACH JOSHUA CARTERNEBBINO
50.          AO­GON SILASKUMINO
51.          AOL BETTY OCANGULUFDCNO
52.          AOL JACQUE­LINE RAMANEBBINRMYES
53.          ARIDRU GABRIEL AJE­DRA GADI­SONARUANRMYES
54.          ARIKO HER­BERT ED­MUND OK­WOROSOROTIFDCNO
55.          ARI­NAITWE RWAKA­JARA0NRMYES
56.          ARINDA GOR­DON KAKU­UNABUSHENYINRMYES
57.          ASABA NS­ABI­MANA PAULKYEGEGWANRMYES
58.          ASAMO  HELLEN GRACE0NRMYES
59.          ASI­IMWE EVER­LYNE BU­R­E­GYEYA (CAPT.)00YES
60.          ASIKU ELLY ELIASKOBOKONRMYES
61.          ATIKU BE­NARDARUANO
62.          ATIM BEAT­RICE ANY­WARKIT­GUMYES
63.          ATIM JOY ON­GOMLIRAUPCNO
64.          ATIM OG­WAL CE­CILIA BAR­BARADOKOLOFDCNO
65.          ATUHAIRE JACK­LETSHEEMAYES
66.          ATYANG STELLAMO­ROTONRMYES
67.          ASINDE BRENDA SU­UBIIGANGANRMYES
68.          AVUR JANE PA­CUTOPAKWACHNRMYES
69.          AWOR BETTY EN­GOLAAPACNRMYES
70.          AYAKA ROSE ATIMAMARACHANRMYES
71.          AYEBAZ­IBWE JAS­TINEISIN­GIRONRMYES
72.          AYEPA MICHAELABIMNRMYES
73.          AYOO TONNYAPACNRMYES
74.          AZAIRWE DOROTHY NSHAIJA KABARAIT­SYAKAMWENGENRMYES
75.          BABA JAMES BOLIBAKOBOKONRMYES
76.          BABIRYE JU­DITHBUIKWENRMYES
77.          BABIRYE KI­TYO SARAH0NRMYES
78.          BABIRYE MARY KA­BANDAMASAKADPNO
79.          BABIRYE VERON­ICA KADOGOBUYENDEYES
80.          BAFAKI GOR­DONKIRUHURANRMYES
81.          BAGI­IRE AG­GREY HENRYMAYUGENRMYES
82.          BA­GOOLE JOHN NGOBILUUKAYES
83.          BAGUMA SPEL­LANZA MUHENDAKYEN­JOJONRMYES
84.          BA­HATI DAVIDKA­BALENRMYES
85.          BAKIREKE NAM­BOOZE BETTYMUKONODPNO
86.          BAKKAB­U­LINDI CHARLES0NRMYES
87.          BA­LYEKU MOSES GRACEJINJANRMYES
88.          BAN­GI­RANA AN­IFA KA­WOOYASSEM­BAB­ULENRMYES
89.          BARYAYANGA AN­DREW AJAKA­BALENO
90.          BARY­OMUNSI CHRISKA­NUNGUNRMYES
91.          BASEKE FREDKAYUNGAYES
92.          BATEGEKA LAWRENCE NKOOTOHOIMANRMYES
93.          BBUMBA SYDA M. NAMIREMBENAKASEKENRMYES
94.          BE­BONA BABUNGI JOSEPHINEBUNDIBU­GYONRMYES
95.          BI­GIRWA  NO­RAH NYEND­WOHABU­LI­ISANRMNO
96.          BINTU LUKUMU JALIA N.MASINDINRMYES
97.          BI­RAAHWA MUK­I­TALE STEPHEN ADY­EERIBU­LI­ISA
98.          BIRUNGI CAR­OLYN NANYONDOKALAN­GALANRMYES
99.          BI­TAN­GARO SAM KWIZ­ERAKISORONRMYES
100.       BUKENYA MICHEAL IGAMUBENDENRMYES
101.       BU­RUNDO MUSINGO MUNGOMA ALEXBU­LAM­BULINRMYES
102.       BUS­INGYE MARY KA­ROORO OKU­RUTBUSHENYINRMYES
103.       BU­TIME TOMKYEN­JOJONRMYES
104.       BU­TURO NS­ABAKISORONRMYES
105.       BWINO FRED KYAKU­LAGAIGANGANRMYES
106.       BYABAGAMBI JOHNIBANDANRMYES
107.       BYAN­DALA ABRA­HAM JAMESLUWEERONRMYES
108.       BYARU­GABA ALEXISIN­GIRONRMYES
109.       BYEK­WASO FLAVIA (COL.)00YES
110.       BY­IBESHO SAMKISORONRMYES
111.       CEN­TE­NARY FRANCO ROBERTKAS­ESEFDCNO
112.       CHEKA­MONDO RUKIYA KU­LANYKAP­CHORWANRMYES
113.       CHEK­WEL LY­DIAKWEENYES
114.       CHE­LIMO REUBEN PAULBUKWONRMYES
115.       CHEMU­TAI EVER­LYNBUKWONRMNO
116.       CHEP­TORIS SAM MAN­GUSHOKAP­CHORWANRMYES
117.       DHAMUZUNGU  GE­OFREYBUYENDENRMYES
118.       DIRI BABA MAR­GARETKOBOKONRMYES
119.       DRI­WARU ZA­ITUNYUMBEYES
120.       D’U­JANGA SI­MON GIWZOMBONRMYES
121.       DULU AN­GEL MARKAD­JU­MANINRMYES
122.       ECWERU MUSA FRAN­CISAMURIANRMYES
123.       EGUNYU NAN­TUME JANEPHERBU­VUMANRMYES
124.       EITUN­GANANE ES­IANGU KEN­NETHSOROTINO
125.       ELOTU COS­MASSOROTINRMYES
126.       ETUUKA ISAAC JOAK­IN0ARUANRMYES
127.       FUN­GA­ROO KAPS HAS­SANMOYOFDCNO
128.       GAFABUSA  RICHARD MUHU­MUZABUNDIBU­GYONRMNO
129.       GAL­ABUZI DEN­NIS SSOZIWAK­ISONRMYES
130.       GO­NA­HASA FRAN­CIS BARN­ABASKIBUKUFDCNO
131.       GUMA GU­MIS­I­RIZA DAVIDIBANDANRMYES
132.       GUME FREDRICK NGOBIKALIRONRMYES
133.       IGEME NA­BETA NATHAN SAM­SONJINJANRMYES
134.       IKOJO JOHN BOSCOBUKEDEANRMYES
135.       ILUKOR CHARLESKUMINRMYES
136.       ISALA ER­AGU VERON­ICA BICHETEROKABERA­MAIDONRMYES
137.       ISANGA MUSUMBA ISAACKA­MULINRMYES
138.       KAAHWA TOPHACE BYA­GIRAHOIMANRMYES
139.       KABA­FUN­ZAKI HER­BERTKA­BALENRMYES
140.       KABAGYENYI ROSEKISORONRMYES
141.       KABAIJE SHEILA MWINEKIRUHURANRMYES
142.       KABAZIG­U­RUKA MICHEAL AN­DREWKAM­PALAFDCNO
143.       KAFABUSA WERIKHE MICHAELMBALENRMYES
144.       KAFEERO SSEK­I­TOLEKO ROBERTMUKONONRMYES
145.       KA­FU­UZI JACK­SON KARU­GABAKYEGEGWANRMYES
146.       KAHUNDE HE­LENKIRYAN­DONGONRMNO
147.       KA­JARA AS­TON PE­TER­SONKYEN­JOJONRMYES
148.       KA­JUNGU MU­TAMBI ROSETTE CHRIS­TINEMBARARANRMYES
149.       KAKOOZA JAMESLYAN­TONDEYES
150.       KAKOOZA JOSEPHMUBENDENRMYES
151.       KALEMBA CHRISTO­PHERRAKAINRMYES
152.       KALI­ISA JOVRINE KY­OMUKAMAIBANDANRMYES
153.       KALULE SSENGO EM­MANUELGOMBANRMYES
154.       KALUYA AN­DREW KI­IZA NA­MITEGOIGANGAYES
155.       KA­MARA JOHN NIZEY­I­MANAKISORONRMYES
156.       KA­MA­TEEKA JO­VAHMI­TOOMANRMYES
157.       KA­MUGO PAMELA NASIYOBU­DAKANRMYES
158.       KA­MUNTU EPHRAIMSHEEMANRMYES
159.       KA­MUSI­IME CAR­O­LINERUKIGANRMYES
160.       KA­MUSI­IME PEN­TA­GON IN­NO­CENTKYANKWANZINRMYES
161.       KANG­WAGYE STEPHENISIN­GIRONRMYES
162.       KARUBANGA DAVIDHOIMANRMYES
163.       KARUHANGA GER­ALD KA­FUREEKANTUNG­AMONO
164.       KARUNGI ELIZ­A­BETH BEIK­I­RIZEKA­NUNGUNRMNO
165.       KA­SAIJA MA­TIAKIBAALENRMYES
166.       KA­SI­BANTE MOSESKAM­PALANO
167.       KASIRIVU AT­WOOKI BAL­TAZAR  KYA­MANYWAKIBAALENRMYES
168.       KA­SOLO ROBERTBU­DAKANRMYES
169.       KA­SOZI IBRAHIM BIRIB­AWAKAM­PALAFDCNO
170.       KA­SOZI JOSEPH MUY­OMBALWENGONRMYES
171.       KA­SULE ROBERT SE­BUNYAWAK­ISONRMYES
172.       KA­SUMBA PATRICK PADDYMASINDINRMYES
173.       KATALI LOYJINJANRMNO
174.       KATO LUB­WAMA PAULKAM­PALANO
175.       KA­TOTO HATWIBRU­B­I­RIZINRMYES
176.       KA­TUMBA WA­MALA ED­WARD (GEN.)00YES
177.       KATUNTU ABDUIGANGAFDCNO
178.       KAT­U­RAMU HOOD KIRIBEDDAWEST­ERNYES
179.       KA­TUS­ABE GOD­FREYKAS­ESEFDCNO
180.       KA­TUSHABE RUTHBUKO­MAN­SIMBINRMYES
181.       KATWE­SI­GYE OLIVER KOYEKYENGABUH­WEJUYES
182.       KEMIREMBE PAULINE KYAKALYAN­TONDENRMYES
183.       KE­SANDE GRACERU­B­I­RIZINRMYES
184.       KHAINZA JUS­TINEBUDUDANRMNO
185.       KIBALYA HENRY. MKA­MULINRMNO
186.       KIBU­ULE RONALDMUKONONRMYES
187.       KI­IZA MON­DAY ERNESTMASINDINRMYES
188.       KI­IZA STELLAKYEGEGWAYES
189.       KI­IZA WIN­FREDKAS­ESEFDCNO
190.       KI­NOBERE HER­BERT TOMKIBUKUYES
191.       KIPTERIT CHRISTO­PHER AKO­RIKI­MOIAMU­DATYES
192.       KISA STEPHEN BAKUBAL­WAYOLUUKANRMYES
193.       KISEMBO BASE­MERA NOE­LINEKIBAALENRMYES
194.       KI­TATTA ABOUDLWENGONRMYES
195.       KI­TUTU  KI­MONO MARY GORETTIMAN­AFWANRMYES
196.       KI­WANDA  GOD­FREYMITYANANRMYES
197.       KI­WANUKA KEEFAKI­BOGANRMYES
198.       KIYINGI DE­OGATIUS D. GON­ZAGABUKO­MAN­SIMBIDPNO
199.       KIZIGE MOSES. KKA­MULINRMYES
200.       KOLUO JOSEPH AN­DREWKATAKWINRMYES
201.       KO­MAKECH LYAN­DROGULUDPNO
202.       KO­MUHANGI MAR­GARETNAKA­SONGOLANRMYES
203.       KO­RETA IVAN (LT. GEN.)00YES
204.       KU­LAYI­GYE FE­LIX MU­TI­INI (COL.)00YES
205.       KU­MAMA NSAMBA GEORGE WIL­SONKAYUNGANRMYES
206.       KU­NI­HIRA AGNES0NRMYES
207.       KUSASIRA PEACE KANYE­SI­GYE MU­BIRUMUKONONRMYES
208.       KU­TEESA PECOS ONES­MUS (MAJ. GEN.)00YES
209.       KUTESA  SAM KA­HAMBASSEM­BAB­ULENRMYES
210.       KWIYUCWINY GRACE FREE­DOMZOMBONRMYES
211.       KYAG­U­LANYI SSEN­TAMU ROBERTWAK­ISOIND.NO
212.       KYAM­BADDE AMELIA ANNEMPIGINRMYES
213.       KYEYUNE HARUNA KA­SOLORAKAINRMYES
214.       LAKOT SU­SAN ORUNI (CAPT.)00YES
215.       LAMWAKA CATHER­INEOMORONRMYES
216.       LAMWAKA MAR­GRETKIT­GUMNRMYES
217.       LANYERO MOLLYLAMWONRMYES
218.       LOK­ERIS PE­TERNAKAPIRIPIRITNRMYES
219.       LOK­ERIS SAM­SONKAABONGNRMYES
220.       LOKII JOHN BAP­TISTMO­ROTONRMYES
221.       LOKODO SI­MONKAABONGNRMYES
222.       LOKORU AL­BERTMO­ROTONRMYES
223.       LOK­WANG HILLARYKAABONGNRMYES
224.       LOW­ILA C.D OKE­TAYOTPADERNRMNO
225.       LUBEGA MEDARD SSEGG­ONAWAK­ISODPNO
226.       LUBOGO KEN­NETHKALIRONRMYES
227.       LU­FAFA NEL­SONJINJANRMYES
228.       LU­GOLOOBI AMOSKAYUNGANRMYES
229.       LUKYA­MUZI DAVID KALWANGAMITYANANO
230.       LUT­TA­M­AGUZI SE­MAKULA PAUL­SON KASANANAKASEKEDPNO
231.       LY­OMOKI SAM0NRMNO
232.       MA­CHO GE­OF­FREYBU­SIANRMNO
233.       MAFABI  ISHMA0YES
234.       MA­G­A­NDA JULIUSBU­SIANRMYES
235.       MAGYEZI RAPHAELBUSHENYINRMYES
236.       MAKUMBI KAMYA HENRYMITYANANRMYES
237.       MAN­DERA  AMOSRAKAINRMYES
238.       MAN­GUSHO LAWRENCE CHEROPKWEENNRMYES
239.       MASIKA APOLLOMAN­AFWANRMYES
240.       MASIKO WIN­FRED KO­MUHANGIRUKUN­GIRINRMYES
241.       MAYENDE STEPHEN DEDENA­MAYINGONRMYES
242.       MBABAALI MUYANJALWENGONRMYES
243.       MBABAZI JANEPHER KY­OMUHENDOKA­GADINRMYES
244.       MBAJU JACK­SONKAS­ESEFDCNO
245.       MBAL­IBULHA TA­BAN KIBAZANGA CHRISTO­PHERBUNDIBU­GYONRMYES
246.       MBAYO ES­THER MBU­LAKUBUZALUUKANRMYES
247.       MBEIZA MAR­GARET KISIRAKALIRONRMYES
248.       MBOGO KEZEKIABU­DAKANRMYES
249.       MB­WA­TEKAMWA GAFFAMUBENDENRMNO
250.       MI­GADDE ROBERT NDUGWABU­VUMANRMNO
251.       MIREMBE LY­DIA DAPHINEBU­TAM­BALAYES
252.       MORIKU JOYCE KA­DUCUMOYONRMNO
253.       MPU­UGA MATH­IASMASAKADPNO
254.       MUDUKOI FRED ODUCHUPAL­LISAYES
255.       MU­GABE KA­HONDA DONONZIOMI­TOOMANRMYES
256.       MUGEMA PE­TERIGANGANRMNO
257.       MU­GENI MILLYBU­TALEJANRMYES
258.       MU­GOYA KYAWA GASTERBU­GIRINRMYES
259.       MUGUME ROLANDRUKUN­GIRIFDCNO
260.       MUGISA MUHANGA MAR­GARETKABA­ROLENRMYES
261.       MUHEIRWE DANIEL M.HOIMANRMYES
262.       MUHINDO HAROLD TONNYKAS­ESEFDCNO
263.       MUKASA JULIUS OPONDOKALAN­GALANO
264.       MUKASA WIL­SON MU­RULINAKA­SONGOLANRMYES
265.       MUK­ISA ROBINA HOPENA­MAYINGONRMYES
266.       MUKODA JULIE ZABWEMAYUGEYES
267.       MUKULA FRAN­CISPAL­LISAYES
268.       MULINDWA ISAAC SSOZIBUIKWENRMYES
269.       MUN­YAGWA MUBARAK SSERUNGAKAM­PALAFDCNO
270.       MU­SANA ERICKIBAALENRMYES
271.       MUSA­SIZI HENRY ARI­G­ANYIRAKA­BALENRMYES
272.       MU­SOKE PAUL SE­BU­LIMEBUIKWENRMYES
273.       MU­SOKE ROBERTBUYENDENRMYES
274.       MUTEBI DAVID RON­NIEBUIKWENRMYES
275.       MUTEBI NOAH WAN­ZALANAKA­SONGOLANRMYES
276.       MU­TONYI ROSE MASAABAMAN­AFWANRMYES
277.       MU­TU­UZO PEACEBUN­YANGABUNRMYES
278.       MUWANGA KIVUMBI MUHAM­MADBU­TAM­BALADPNO
279.       MUYANJA JOHN­SON SSENY­ONGAMUKONONRMNO
280.       MUYINGO JOHN CHRYSOS­TOMLUWEERONRMYES
281.       MWE­SIGE  KA­SAIJA ADOLFKABA­ROLENRMYES
282.       MWE­SIGWA RUKU­TANANTUNG­AMONRMYES
283.       MWE­SI­GYE FREDKIRUHURANRMYES
284.       MWI­JUKYE FRAN­CISBUH­WEJUFDCNO
285.       MWINE  MPAKA0NRMYES
286.       NABAKOOBA JU­DITH NALULEMITYANANRMYES
287.       NABAYIGA IDAHKALAN­GALANRMYES
288.       NAB­BANJA ROBI­NAHKAKU­MIRONRMYES
289.       NAB­U­LINDO JANE KWOBABU­SIANO
290.       NAG­GAYI NABI­LAH SEM­PALAKAM­PALAFDCNO
291.       NAG­WOMU MOSES MUSAMBABU­TALEJANRMYES
292.       NAIGAGA MARIAMNA­MU­TUMBANRMYES
293.       NA­JJUMA SARAHNAKASEKENRMYES
294.       NAKATE LIL­LIAN SEGU­JJALUWEERONRMYES
295.       NAKAWUNDE SARAHMPIGINRMNO
296.       NAKAYENZE CON­NIE GALI­WANGOMBALENRMNO
297.       NALULE SAFIA JUUKO0NRMYES
298.       NA­MAYANJA FLO­RENCEMASAKADPNO
299.       NAMBESHE JOHN BAP­TISTBUDUDANRMNO
300.       NAMOE  STELLA NY­OMERANA­PAKNRMYES
301.       NA­MU­GANZA PER­SIS PRINCESSNA­MU­TUMBAYES
302.       NA­MUG­WANYA BENNY BUGEMBEMUBENDENRMYES
303.       NA­MU­JJU CISSY DION­IZIALWENGONRMYES
304.       NA­MUKHULA GRACE WATUWANAMISINDWANRMYES
305.       NA­MUYANGU KACHA JENIPHERKIBUKUNRMYES
306.       NAN­DALA MAFABI NATHAN  JAMESSIRONKOFDCNO
307.       NANKABIRWA ANN MARIAKYANKWANZINRMYES
308.       NANKABIRWA RUTH SEN­TAMUKI­BOGANRMYES
309.       NAN­SUB­UGA ROSE­MARY SENINDEWAK­ISONRMYES
310.       NANTABA IDAH ERIOSKAYUNGANO
311.       NANYONDO VERON­ICA NA­M­A­GANDABUKO­MAN­SIMBIDPNO
312.       NAUWAT ROSE­MARYAMU­DATYES
313.       NAYEBALE SYLIVIAGOMBANRMYES
314.       NDAMIRA CATHE­LINE AT­WAKI­IREKA­BALENRMYES
315.       NDEEZI ALEX0NRMYES
316.       NGABI­RANO CHARLESMBARARANRMYES
317.       NIN­SI­IMA BOAZ KASIR­ABORAKAINRMYES
318.       NIRINGIY­I­MANA JAMES RU­UGI KABERUKAKA­NUNGUNRMNO
319.       NI­WAGABA WIL­FREDKA­BALENO
320.       NOKRACH WIL­SON WILLIAMNORTH­ERNYES
321.       NSAMBA OS­HABE PATRICKMUBENDENRMNO
322.       NSEREKO MUHAM­MADKAM­PALANO
323.       NSUB­UGA SIMEOMUBENDENRMYES
324.       NTENDE ROBERTMAYUGEYES
325.       NYAKE­CHO AN­NETTOROROYES
326.       NYI­IRA ZERUBA­BEL MI­JUMBIMASINDINRMYES
327.       NZOGHU MUS­ABE WILLIAMKAS­ESEFDCNO
328.       OBALOKER ONEK HI­LARYLAMWONRMYES
329.       OBIGA MARIO KA­NIAARUANRMYES
330.       OBOTH MARK­SONS JA­COBTOROROYES
331.       OBUA DE­NIS HAM­SONALEBTONGNRMYES
332.       OCEN PE­TERKOLENO
333.       OCHEN JULIUSAMURIANO
334.       ODONGA OTTOPADERFDCNO
335.       ODONGO JEJE ABUBAKHARAMURIANRMYES
336.       ODUR JACK LU­TANYWAKIRYAN­DONGONRMYES
337.       ODUR JONATHANLIRAUPCNO
338.       OGAMA ALLI IS­MAILARUANRMYES
339.       OGENGA LATIGO MOR­RIS WODAMIDAAGAGOFDCNO
340.       OGONG FE­LIX OKOTDOKOLONRMNO
341.       OGUZU LEE DE­NISMARACHAFDCNO
342.       OG­WANG PE­TERKATAKWINRMYES
343.       OK­ABE PATRICKSERERENRMYES
344.       OKELLO AN­THONYAMO­LATARNRMYES
345.       OKELLO BONNY DE­SALESKOLENRMYES
346.       OKELLO.P CHARLES EN­GOLA MA­COD­WOGOOYAMNRMYES
347.       OKIN P.P. OJARAKIT­GUMNO
348.       OKORI-MOE JANET GRACE AKECHABIMNRMYES
349.       OKOT PE­TERGULUDPNO
350.       OKUMU RONALD RE­GANGULUNO
351.       OKUPA ELI­JAHSEREREFDCNO
352.       OK­WIR SAMUELALEBTONGYES
353.       OLANYA GILBERTAMURUFDCNO
354.       OLEGA ASHRAF NOAHYUMBENRMYES
355.       OMONY OS­CAR0NRMYES
356.       BIYIKA LAWRENCE SONGAZOMBONRMYES
357.       ON­GALO-OBOTE CLEMENT KEN­NETHKABERA­MAIDONRMYES
358.       ONGIERTHO EM­MANUEL JORNEBBIFDCNO
359.       ONYANGO GIDEONBU­SIAYES
360.       ONZ­IMA GOD­FREYYUMBENRMYES
361.       OPOLOT ISI­AGI PATRICKBUKEDEANRMYES
362.       OPOLOT JA­COB RICHARDSPAL­LISAYES
363.       OROT IS­MAELKUMINRMYES
364.       ORYEM HENRY OKELLOKIT­GUMNRMYES
365.       OS­EGGE AN­GELLINE ASIOSOROTIFDCNO
366.       OS­EKU RICHARD ORIEBOPAL­LISANRMYES
367.       OS­ORU MOURINEARUANRMYES
368.       OTH­IENO OKOTH RICHARDTORORONRMYES
369.       OTTO ED­WARD MAK­MOTAGAGOYES
370.       OULA GEORGE IN­NO­CENT (BRIG.)00YES
371.       OUMA GEORGE ABOTTNA­MAYINGONRMYES
372.       OYET SI­MONNWOYAFDCNO
373.       RUHUNDA ALEXKABA­ROLENRMNO
374.       RWABUSHAIJA MAR­GARET.N0YES
375.       RWAB­WOGO SYLVIAKABA­ROLENRMNO
376.       RWAKI­MARI BEAT­RICENTUNG­AMONRMYES
377.       RWAKOOJO ROBINA GUREMEGOMBANRMYES
378.       RWAMI­RAMA BRIGHT KANY­OTORE (Lt. Col.)ISIN­GIRONRMYES
379.       RWEMU­LIKYA IBANDANTOROKONRMYES
380.       SABI­ITI DE­NISKA­BALENRMNO
381.       SE­BAG­GALA AB­DU­LATIF SEN­GENDOKAM­PALANO
382.       SEGUYA LUBYAYI JOHN BOSCOMPIGINRMYES
383.       SEKINDI AISHAKALUNGUNRMYES
384.       SE­MA­TIMBA PE­TER SI­MONWAK­ISONRMYES
385.       SIL­WANY SOLOMONBU­GIRINRMYES
386.       SIZOMU GER­SHOM RABBI WAMBEDEMBALEFDCNO
387.       SOYEKWO KEN­NETHKAP­CHORWAYES
388.       SSE­BIKAALI YOWEERI JOELKYANKWANZINRMYES
389.       SSEK­ABI­ITO JOSEPHSSEM­BAB­ULENRMYES
390.       SSEKANDI ED­WARD KI­WANUKAMASAKANRMYES
391.       SSEKIKUBO THEODORESSEM­BAB­ULENRMNO
392.       SSEM­BATYA ED­WARD NDAWULALUWEERONRMYES
393.       SSEM­PALA KIGOZI EM­MANUELWAK­ISODPNO
394.       SSEM­PI­JJA VIN­CENT BA­MU­LAN­GAKIKALUNGUNRMYES
395.       SSE­MU­JJU IBRAHIMWAK­ISOFDCNO
396.       SSEMULI AN­THONYMUBENDENRMNO
397.       SSEN­TONGO ROBI­NAH NAKASIRYEKY­OTERADPNO
398.       SSE­WANYANA ALOIZIOUS AL­LANKAM­PALADPNO
399.       SSEWUNGU JOSEPH GON­ZAGAKALUNGUDPNO
400.       SU­UBI KYINYA­MATAMA JULIET .KRAKAINRMYES
401.       TAAKA  AGNES WE­JULIBU­GIRINRMYES
402.       TA­BAN IDI AMINKIRYAN­DONGONRMYES
403.       TAKIRWA FRAN­CIS (BRIG.)00YES
404.       TAYEBWA  THOMASMI­TOOMANRMYES
405.       TIMUZIGU KA­MUGISHA MICHAELNTUNG­AMONRMNO
406.       TIN­KASI­IMIRE  BARN­ABASKIBAALENRMNO
407.       TU­MUHEIRWE FRED TU­RYA­MUH­WEZARUKUN­GIRIFDCNO
408.       TU­MU­RAMYE GENEN­SIOKIRUHURANRMYES
409.       TU­MUSI­IME ROSE­MARY BIKAAKOWAK­ISONRMYES
410.       TUMWE­BAZE FRANK KAGYI­GYIKAMWENGENRMYES
411.       TUMWE­SI­GYE ELIODASHEEMANRMYES
412.       TUMWINE ANNE MARYNTOROKOYES
413.       TUMWINE ELLY  TUHIRIRWE (GEN.)00YES
414.       TU­RYAHIKAYO KE­BIRUNGI MARY PAULARUKUN­GIRINRMYES
415.       TUSI­IME MICHAELMBARARANRMYES
416.       TWE­SI­GYE JOHN NTA­MUHI­IRARU­B­I­RIZINRMYES
417.       TWE­SI­GYE NATHAN ITUNGOMBARARANRMYES
418.       TWINA­MASIKO ONES­IMUSKIBAALEYES
419.       WAIRA KYE­WAL­ABYE MA­JEGERE S.JMAYUGEYES
420.       WAK­ABI PIUSHOIMANRM
421.       WALUSWAKA JAMESBU­TALEJANRMYES
422.       WA­MALA NAM­BOZO FLO­RENCESIRONKONRMYES
423.       WA­LY­OMU MUWANIKA MOSESJINJANRMYES
424.       WA­MANGA WA­MAI JACKMBALEFDCNO
425.       WA­MUKUYU MUDIMIBU­LAM­BULINRMYES
426.       WA­TENGA GOD­FREY NABU­TANYIBUDUDAYES
427.       WA­TON­GOLA RE­HEMA TI­WUWEKA­MULINRMYES
428.       WEKOMBA SARAH NAM­BOZOBU­LAM­BULIYES
429.       WOBOYA VI­CENTSIRONKONRMYES
430.       YAGUMA WILBER­FORCEMBARARANRMYES
431.       YERI OF­WONO  APOLLOTORORONRMYES
432.       ZA­AKE FRAN­CISMITYANANO
433.       MAWANDA MICHEALNTUNG­AMOYES
434.       OULANYAH JA­COB L’OKORIGULUNRMNO

Press Statement

CONDEMNATION OF THE CONTINUED PERSECUTION AND BRUTALIZATION OF KYAGULANYI SSENTAMU, NATIONAL UNITY PLATFORM AND MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC

At the time of this press release, flag-bearer of the National Unity Platform and Presidential Candidate Honourable Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has again again violently pepper-sprayed and illegally detained at the infamous Nalufenya ‘torture house’ in Jinja, and charged with breaching COVID guidelines.”

Honourable Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has been on a campaign trail for National Unity Platform for a week now, each one of his stops cleared with the relevant authorities beforehand. At every stop he has made since the unveiling of the manifesto in Mbarara, the state operatives have been trying to stop the general public from accessing him.

We have reports of Ugandans who have been shot by the Police, while others are in different hospitals nursing wounds inflicted on them by the same Police. We have witnessed increasingly violent efforts by Uganda Police Force and other units, intended to prevent Honourable Kyagulanyi from addressing the general public. In some areas he has been outright prevented from addressing the public, as was seen in Iganga a couple of days ago.

This is clearly an effort to stem the wave of support following our Principal as he makes his way about the country and can in no way be seen as the precursor to a free and fair election. This morning’s arrest took place on the campaign trail in Luuka, Eastern Uganda. Disturbing images have been captured of Uganda Police Force assaulting and arresting Ugandans for invoking their inalienable right to assembly, their right to freedom of political expression. In the protests that have sprung up in Kireka Market and other locations since Honourable Kyagulanyi’s arrest, people have been beaten, brutalised by Uganda Police Force. Reports of at least 5 deaths at the hands of the Police have reached us. From street vendors to politicians, Ugandans are not safe in the hands of those tasked to protect us.

We note with concern the unjustifiable silence of the East African Community, the African Union, the European Union, the Commonwealth as well as the US State Department and the United Nations. It is time for our partners in development to stand with the Ugandan voices seeking justice and a non-violent, democratic DIASPORA COMMUNICATIONS DESK PP/NUP Diaspora Communications Team E: spokesperson@nup-uganda.com transition of power. Our hope is that their silence will not render them complicit in the Museveni regime’s many crimes against humanity. We, again, condemn the brutality visited by the Ugandan Police force on Ugandans. We, again, call upon on all individuals, bodies, media and governments around the world to not only condemn the actions of the regime, but to ACT in support of Uganda, her People and their rights.

We remind the dictator Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni, that his days are numbered. We are not intimidated by his tyranny, and we will never be. We will continue to fight. We will be free of him. To our Brothers and Sisters fighting for our freedom in the streets, in the workplace, on social media – stay strong.

Uganda will be free. Resist!

Uganda Will Be Free.

Herman Ainebyona
Team Leader
PP/NUP Diaspora
+1 857 231-3739 [USA]

Kharim Ntambi
Spokesperson
PP/NUP Diaspora
+1 410 469-0533 [USA]

Namata Serumaga-Musisi
Spokesperson
PP/NUP Diaspora
+233 50 536 2117 [GHANA]

Some Articles:
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/11/18/bobi-wine-uganda-oppositionpresidential-candidate-arrested


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-8961939/Protests-Ugandas-capital-BobiWine-arrested.html


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/bobi-wine-uganda-arrest-kampalaprotests-b1725056.html