Pesacheck is a joke

We have written about the problems with Pesacheck before. They refuse to factcheck Ugandan government lies.

The bad fact-checking is not limited to Uganda. Also in Kenya their factchecking is of poor quality. One problem that Pesacheck has is they dont understand humor.

We ask Deutsche Welle & Code 4 Africa, who financially sponsor Pesacheck, if it was their intention to fact-check jokes.

Joke 1: Kibuye roundabout

Frank Gashumba is making fun of the terrible state of the Ugandan infrastructure. Many projects are unfinished. There’s so much corruption that the costs are enormous. That’s why Gashumba posted this photo of a roundabout in China. Pesacheck says it’s false. It’s clearly a joke.

Joke 2: UDA flag on the moon (9 August 2022)

Chepkerio Mtetezi posted this photo of UDA, the political party of William Ruto, planting a flag on the moon.



Joke 3: Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport has not been renamed to HUEN (28 February 2022)

Of course it has not really been renamed like this. This joke puts attention to the growing economic power of the Chinese and their loan to Entebbe airport gives them so much power, they could even make this name change if they really wanted! Pesacheck didn’t understand that.

Joke 4: Photo of Cristiano Ronaldo wearing Uganda’s People Power Movement colours is doctored (27 October 2020)

Of course he didn’t. But Pesacheck had to fill their website.

NRM Criminal Organisation

Although the National Resistance Movement (NRM) claims to be a democratic organisation, in the 36 years that it has been in power in Uganda it has never transferred power to another party. NRM leader Museveni made clear during recent elections that it’s not the people of Uganda who decide: “NRM has the last word

NRM came to power, still known as the NRA (National Resistance Army), by the sword, killing thousands of Ugandans. When the NRM was in power, it was determined to stay in power and only pressure from donor countries made it adapt multiparty democracy. However, according to factcheckers site Pesacheck none of the organised elections were free & fair. Organising zombie elections was the perfect compromise for the NRM to stay in power while keeping donor countries happy.

Also within the NRM itself no opposition to the leadership of Yoweri Museveni is accepted. Now that Museveni gets older he wants his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba to take over. His former NRA fighters were not happy about that and in 2013 General David Sejusa wrote an article in the Daily Monitor describing the project of launching Muhoozi to power and coining the term ‘Project Muhoozi’. The office of the Daily Monitor was blocked for days and General Sejusa had to flee the country.

The Ugandan constitution did not allow for anyone to serve more than two terms, so Museveni intimidated parliament and changed the constitution. Later, he ran into the ‘age limit’, and also that article was lifted from the constitution. Again, he used violence, intimidation and bribery. MP Betty Nambooze was tortured inside parliament and still has to use a wheelchair.

Important positions in the government are not given on the basis of qualifications and elections, but are given to friends & family. His wife Janet is the minister of Education, his son Muhoozi leads the army.

In-fighting is necessary to become part of the group. NRM primary elections are decided by intimidation, bribery and violence, such as in Isingiro that saw a violent struggle between Stephen Kangwagye and Dr. Mpeirwe.

Violence,Torture and Corruption

The non-democratic, corrupt and violent nature of the NRM is also shown by the many crimes that key members of NRM have been involved in.

  1. NRM president Museveni and former NRM foreign minister Sam Kutesa have accepted 500.000 USD bribes from Chinese investor Ho according to American department of Justice.
  2. NRM president Museveni commented on the torture of Bobi Wine that he was ‘appropriately beaten‘. The torture was likely ordered by Museveni.
  3. NRM commander of the land forces Muhoozi, the son of Museveni, had Ugandan writer Kakwenza picked up from his house and tortured after Kakwenza posted tweets about Muhoozi and Museveni..
  4. NRM deputy speaker of parliament Tayebwa has tortured an employee of the UMEME electricity company and was caught on video.
  5. NRM speaker of parliament Anita Among mocked torture survivor Francis Zaake after he competed in a sport competition.
  6. NRM prime minister gave out bribes in the by-election of Kayunga according to dozens of locals interviewed by BBS.

At every level the NRM is a violent and criminal organisation. The book ‘Rigged’ about the 2021 Ugandan elections documents this very well.

Museveni lies about diaspora

During his national address on 23 May 2022, Yoweri Museveni also spoke about the diaspora.

Uganda generated a big diaspora.
Mainly because of our stagnant history
Many people ran away during the time of Amin, UPC.
They went abroad during the time of (..) & Obote
They stayed there, they have had children, they have a big group there.
But sometimes they get all sorts of…
Good political ideas but also bad political ideas
So the ESO officer should monitor them, should link up with them
and diffuse… the negative and encourage the positive.
That should be part of his mandate.

As can be seen in this clip posted by @USA_NUP(

On this website we find data to which countries Ugandans have emigrated: https://migrants-refugees.va/country-profile/uganda/

If you look around the diaspora community in countries like US, UK, Germany & Netherlands you see that most are first generation immigrants in the age group 20-45. They left Uganda when Museveni was already president.

The remark by Museveni, saying that people in majority fled to the diaspora under his predecessors, is nonsense.

2nd NUP diaspora conference

or

Amsterdam, 30 June – 3 July

Re-energizing the struggle


Registration: 270
(£227, $297)
The registration only becomes final once the full payment is received


NO CASH PAYMENTS AT THE DOOR ALLOWED

Thu 30 JuneArrival day

19.00 “Freedom of Expression” night at Pakhuis de Zwijger.

Ugandan writers & artists will go into discussion with Ugandans & Dutch about the importance of this Freedom.

Hosts: Erik van der Zande & Nico Schoonderwoerd

Featuring:
Kakwenza Rukirabashaija
Nubian Li
Johnson Ssentamu
Mathias Mpuuga
Fri, 1 JulyDemonstration day

8.00 Departure from Amsterdam

9.30 The Hague (International Court of Justice)
11.00 NIMD (organisers IPOD)

14.00 Brussels (European Union)

Bus Transport: 50 ( £42, $54) if you’re not going by car

19.00 Coordinators meeting at Grand Hotel
Sat, 2 JulyDiscussion day

Rhone Events, Rhoneweg 12, Amsterdam
9.00 Key notes:
His Excellency Robert Kyagulanyi,
Kakwenza Rukirabashija

Speakers:

Dr. Lina Zedriga,
Robert Amsterdam,
David Lewis Rubongoya,
Nubian Li,
Alex Waiswa,
Honourable Mathias Mpuuga,
Honourable Muwada Nkunyingi,
and many more

More information here:
http://speakersday.nup-uganda.com

18.00 Dinner
21.00 – 5.00 CONCERT (included in registration fee)
Sun, 3 JulyAmsterdam Canals Tour Day
Included in registration fee.

15.00 – 17.30 Amsterdam Canals Tour
(passing Red Light District, Anne-Frank House)

Canal tour only tickets: 80
Hotel arrangementGrand Hotel Amstelveen
Bovenkerkerweg 81, 1187 XC Amstelveen

Booking code: Ppconf2022
Single room:  93 (£78, $102)
Double room: 126 (£106, $139, limited avail.)

People that want to book hotel should email
conference@nup-uganda.com

To register: https://forms.gle/6UjFzDMWfX8qVwPN6

To pay the Conference fee there are 3 options:

  1. Transfer 250 to IBAN account: NL92 BUNQ 2068 8589 32 (practicalinfo.nup-uganda.com)
  2. Creditcard / Apple pay / Google Pay: Click here
  3. Tikkie (Dutch) Click here for Tikkie
     

The registration only becomes final once the full payment is received.

Participants that require a visa will be sent a visa recommendation after full payment has been received. There’s a refund policy of 50% in case the visa is denied, to be paid back after the conference.

Fine print:

  • Prices in pounds and dollars are indicative, your payment company may charge differently.
  • All indicated times are indicative and subject to change
  • Attendance of speakers dependent on Covid situation, visa issuance, & other circumstances.

Organisational Committee

Chair: Susan Nabuti

Finance: Nico Schoonderwoerd

Active Members: Evelyn Nakibuuka (Minnesota), David Steel (UK), Nature Muyanja, Erik van der Zanden, Kenneth Mujuni (Belgium), Thimaud de Driesen, Yasmine Mayanja, Stephen Lutwama, Barbara Batesaki, Henry Kawuma (Belgium), Lina Zedriga (Uganda).

We support Ukraine!

Have people noted that Kaguta Museveni has not spoken out against invasion of Ukraine? He did strongly object to various Coup d’états that are toppling dictators across Africa. But Putin also wants to commit a Coup in Kiev and remove the democratically chosen president.

It’s important to understand that not only UK & France were mayor colonizers in 19th century, but also Russia. Rather than giving the colonies independence like what happened in rest of the world, they created the superstate Sovjet-Union, where Russia was in control.

Next to the Sovjet-Union were their puppet dictators in Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria & more. Democratic movements there were crushed with Russian tanks. Hungary in 1956 and Prague in 1968. These countries gained freedom in 1988 when Sovjet-Union broke up.

Putin is modern day imperalist that wants to re-establish the reign of the Russian czar in it’s former colonies. Museveni respects him because Putin is an autocrat and he understands the desire to rule neighboring countries. M7 loves meddling in Congo, Rwanda, Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania & Kenya.

M7 & Muhoozi want to rule the whole of East-Africa by force. Putin is obviously fine with this and that’s why he supplies our dictator with Russian arms, bought with money we borrowed from @IMFNews and selling slaves in the Middle East. Putin does not want change in Uganda.

This is why it’s important to morally support our comrades in Ukraine, that were only liberated from dictatorship 10 years ago. We stand with Ukraine!

UPDF committing atrocities

A video surfaced on February 15, 2022 apparently showing Soldiers wearing Uganda Peoples’ Defense Force (UPDF) uniform posing with dead bodies in civilian clothings.

The dead appear to include a middle aged woman, an elderly woman and several men. The video shows their hands being tied, which indicates they were executed. One of the man’s head was chopped off.

The soldiers were speaking Swahili and Luganda languages commonly used by Uganda security forces. Civil society organizations have condemned the soldiers actions calling them repugnant and a dishonor to the dead.

Although the Ugandan government has not failed to give almost daily briefings about the supposed advances of the ‘most disciplined army in the world’ in the fight against ADF, it has not issued any comments about this atrocity.

UN Human Rights council ‘reviews’ Uganda

The full video of the session can be found here: https://media.un.org/en/asset/k1q/k1qagj04on

Although there are some members that have good recommendations; they only have 90 seconds time. Many countries are dictatorship committing human rights violations themselves, don’t expect any positive contribution from them. But there also many tiny states like Fiji, that have no clue what is going on in Uganda.

No human rights organisations, that know what is going on, are given the floor.

However, the country under review (Uganda) gets a lot of time to present their story. The dis-information is well presented, while the contributions of the members states are all over the place.

The result is a total mess.

Here are the members of the UN Human Right Council

SPEAKERS:
H.E. Ms. Eunice Kigenyi, Ambassador Deputy Permanent Representative and Chargé D’affaires (Introduction)
H.E. Mr. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar, Minister of Foreign Affairs-Head of Delegation


1 Italy, Mr. Gian Lorenzo Cornado @italyun_geneva
2 Japan, Mr. Yoshiyuki Yamada
3 Kenya, Ms. Lucy Kiruthu
4 Latvia, Ms. Elina Bracina @elinabraslina
5 Libya, Mr. Akram Alshybani
6 Luxembourg, Ms. Anne-Sophie Rauchs
7 Malawi, Mr. Pacharo Kayira
8 Malaysia, Ms. Rina Hanis Rodzli
9 Maldives, Mr. Hassan Hussain Shihab
10 Mali, Mr. Mamadou Henri Konate
11 Malta, Mr. Christopher Grima
12 Mauritania, Ms. Diamilatou Dia
13 Mauritius, Ms. Usha Chandnee Dwarka-canabady
14 Mexico, Mr. Raúl Vargas Juárez
15 Montenegro, Ms. Slavica Milacic
16 Mozambique, Mr. Amadeu Da Conceição
17 Namibia, Mr. Jerry Mika
18 Nepal, Ms. Chandika Pokhrel
19 Netherlands, Ms. Simone Gerrits
20 Niger, Mr. Amadou Issaka
21 Nigeria, Ms. Odunola Y. Oduwaiye
22 Norway, Ms. Jannicke Graatrud
23 Oman, Mr. Abdullah Al Riyami
24 Pakistan, Mr. Afaq Ahmad
25 Paraguay, Ms. Carmen Parquet
26 Philippines, Mr. Evan P. Garcia
27 Poland, Mr. Zbigniew Czech
28 Portugal, Mr. Gonçalo Ferraz De Lima Sanchez Da Motta
29 Qatar, Mr. Talal Al-naama
30 Republic of Korea, Ms. Yena Yoo


H.E. Mr. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar, Minister of Foreign Affairs-Head of Delegation (Comments and Answers)
Mr. Kiryowa Kiwanuka, Delegation of Uganda
Mr. Peter Wambi, Delegation of Uganda
H.E. Mr. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar, Minister of Foreign Affairs-Head of Delegation


31 Russian Federation, Ms. Kristina Sukacheva
32 Senegal, Mr. Amadou Dame Sall
33 Serbia, Mr. Dejan Zlatanovic
34 Sierra Leone, Mr. Samuel Housman Buggie Saffa
35 Slovenia, Ms. Ursa Pponikvar
36 South Africa, Ms. Portia Lindiwe Mngomezulu
37 South Sudan, Mr. Garsiano Mogga Elia Waja
38 Spain, Ms. Aurora Diaz-Rato Revuelta
39 Sri Lanka, Mr. C.A. Chandraprema
40 Sweden, Mr. Fredrik Nivaeus
41 Switzerland, Mr. Félix Baumann
42 Timor-Leste, Ms. Ralyana Maria Horta Ribeiro
43 Togo, Mr. Tmanawoe Tazo
44 Tunisia, Mr. Anouar Missaoui
45 Ukraine, Ms. Nataliia Tsyhulova
46 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ms. Laura

47 Frances Callaghan-Pace
48 United Republic of Tanzania, Ms. Maimuna Tarishi
49 United States of America, Ms. Delaney Felker
50 Uruguay, Ms. Carla Giovanoni
51 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Mr. Félix Peña Ramos
52 Zambia, Mr. Inyambo Liboma
53 Algeria, Mr. Lazhar Soualem
54 Angola, Ms. Margarida Rosa da Silva Izata
55 Argentina, Mr. Christian Machuca
56 Armenia, Ms. Armine Petrosyan
57 Australia, Ms. Ruxandra Voinov
58 Austria, Mr. Michael Pfeifer
59 Azerbaijan, Ms. Marziyya Vakilova-Mardaliyeva
60 Bahamas, Ms. Sasha Dixon
61 Bangladesh, Ms. Shanchita Haque
62 Barbados, Mr. Ricardo Kellman
63 Belgium, Ms. Lisa Van Geesbergen
64 Botswana, Mr. Dimpho Tsiane
65 Brazil, Mr. Benhur Peruch Viana
66 Burkina Faso, Mr. Pime Germain Zong-Naba

H.E. Mr. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar, Minister of Foreign Affairs-Head of Delegation (Comments and Answers)
Mr Joel Cox Juuko, Delegation of Uganda
Mr. Safia Nalule Juuko, Delegation of Uganda
H.E. Mr. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar, Minister of Foreign Affairs-Head of Delegation
Mr. Benard Mujuni, Delegation of Uganda
H.E. Mr. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar, Minister of Foreign Affairs-Head of Delegation

67 Burundi, Mr. Nitunga Pacifique
68 Cabo Verde, Ms. Clara Delgado Jesus
69 Canada, Ms. Nadine Khoury @khourynn
70 Chile, Ms. Montserrat Fuentes @Montserrat_aFC
71 China, Mr. Jiang Duan
72 Congo, Mr. Gerard Ondongo
73 Costa Rica, Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar
74 Côte D’Ivoire, Mr. Kouame François
75 Cuba, Ms. Lisandra Astiasaran
76 Cyprus, Ms. Olympia Neocleous
77 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Mr. Han Tae Song
78 Denmark, Mr. Søren Høgsbro Larsen @dkinUganda
79 Djibouti, Mr. Houmed Gaba Maki Houmed Gaba
80 Dominican Republic, Mr. Héctor Virgilio Alcántara
81 Ecuador, Ms. Patricia Borja
82 Egypt, Ms. Yasmeen Khattab
83 Estonia, Ms. Katrin Saarsalu-Layachi
84 Eswatini, Ms. Bawelile Simelane
85 Ethiopia, Ms. Yibza Aynekullu Tesfaye
86 Fiji, Ms. Robyn-Ann Mani
87 Finland, Ms. Kirsti Kauppi @KirstiKauppi
88 France, Ms. Emmanuelle Lachaussée
89 Gabon, Ms. Nadege Moucketou Mvou
90 Georgia, Mr. David Jalagania
91 Germany, Mr. Ralf Schröer @GermanyUNGeneva

92 Ghana, Ms. Akousa Okyere-badoo https://www.facebook.com/akosua.d.okyerebadoo
93 Holy See, Mr. John Putzer
94 Iceland, Ms. Ólöf Hrefna Kristjánsdóttir
95 India, Mr. Pawankumar Badhe
96 Indonesia, Mr. Agustinus Anindityo Adi Primasto
97 Iraq, Mr. Alaa Sami
98 Ireland, Mr. Michael Gaffey @IrelandUNGeneva @irishMissionUN

Kyagulanyi addresses Italian parliament

“Send us your Gucci, not your guns”

On 19th January Robert Kyagulanyi was invited by the Italian Parliament Commission on Human Rights to explain about the atrocities that are taking place in Uganda.

The session was opened by chairwoman Laura Boldrini and she gave a short introduction. Then this video was played showing the events of the last years and outlining the military & financial aid by western countries.


In this Italian parliament session everything in Italian was translated into English, and anything English into Italian, accept for the video that was presented. This is the reason why Nico Schoonderwoerd, who manages the NUP relations in Europe, provided a short summary.

After this summary our President Bobi Wine took the floor. We have a draft version of his speech which can be found at the bottom of the article. You can watch both the summary and the President’s speech here:

Then Masuudi took the floor. Masuudi tells the story of how on 18 November 2020 he was stopped by police for wearing a red People Power T-shirt. Before he was able to answer, he was shot in the mouth. He ran away and he was shot in the shoulder again. In hospital he was told “If we ever see you in the newspaper again, we will kill you”. That’s why he had to flee Uganda. He spoke in Luganda, but an Italian comrade provided the translation into Italian for the national viewers.

After this Ugandan introduction time was reserved for questions by Italian MPs. One of them asked whether NUP has contacted the
Human Rights Programme for Global Parliamentary Organization – IPU. They take action for colleague MPs that are tortured like Ssegirinya and Sewanyana.

Finally we share with you the draft version of Bobi Wine’s speech.

My party, the National Unity Platform, is a liberal progressive party. We believe in equality and Rule of Law. We believe in freedom and social justice. All of this is absent in Uganda.


One year and four days ago, presidential elections were held in Uganda. They were more like a military operation than an election.

As you saw in the movie shown earlier, independent surveys had predicted that I had 60% of the support of Ugandans. But EU observer delegation was denied visa to enter Uganda and my own observers were chased away so Museveni’s party could commit their fraud with minimal disturbance. The Electoral Commission, of which all members have been appointed by the dictator himself, announced Museveni as the winner. All opposition parties have stated these elections were rigged. US state department & EU parliament protested saying the elections where “Neither Free nor Fair”. But the EU commission was silent and the Italian ambassador Massimiliano Mazzanti was even the first to congratulate the dictator.

The EU parliament resolution condemning the fraud was passed with a 90% majority of the votes. Ugandans are very happy to have so much support from European citizens, but it’s unfortunate that even the European democratic process is far from perfect. We think that the Italian parliament is able to pass such a resolution with even a bigger majority. It will force the European commission to listen to the wishes of European people.

As you have seen in the movie, Human Rights are consistently violated by the dictator. Just this weekend, Human Rights Watch published its annual report on Uganda. 

Let me quote:

“Security forces arbitrarily arrested and beat opposition supporters and journalists, killed protesters, and disrupted opposition rallies.”

“military police beat at least 10 journalists covering opposition presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi, as he delivered a petition to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Kampala over the abuses against his supporters”

“Security forces conducted a spate of abductions and arrests of opposition supporters, government critics, and other people”

Again, this is from the Human Right Watch report.


PWhen Benito Mussolini founded fascism he was a journalist. He knew how to manipulate, to control and to attack information. The fascist MinCulPop sent ‘veline’ messages to the press, and likewise Museveni provides clear instructions for journalists. 

It has worried us a great deal that the Ugandan government’s dis-information is regarded as credible by the European delegation.  We come to this conclusion because it can be found in the response of the Italian government to the questions by Laura Boldrini.

The first piece of disinformation is that the 14 January elections were ‘largely peaceful’. This is false. Our agents were chased away from polling stations with machetes & guns, many ending up in hospital. Please read the Human Rights Watch report.


The second piece of disinformation concerns the demonstration that took place after I was arrested in Luuka. Over a 100 Ugandans, and even an unborn triplet, died. Most deaths were not even demonstrating, but randomly shot at as shown in a BBC documentary. To date No investigation has taking place into these documented random killings and no one has been been held accountable for the killings despite the amount of evidence, but the Italian government talks about ‘positive developments’.

We have noticed that the relationship between the Italian representatives and the dictatorship are extremely friendly. Why does the Italian ambassador have dinner in the officers club of the SFC, the most feared and violent security service in Uganda who are torturing the writer Kakwenza and two of my MPs, Segirinya and Sewanyana at this very moment? 


Dear Italian amici, you know from the past how it is to be ruled by a dictator. You have suffered under the authoritarian rule of Benito Mussolini for 21 years. Ugandans are suffering under the dictatorship of Yoweri Museveni for over 35 years now. Instead of recovering from almost a century of British colonialism, our country became one of the poorest countries of the world, although Uganda is rich of natural resources and very fertile. 

The idea that dictatorship brings more stability than democracy is false, you have seen how the nazi’s & fascists were happy to start the Second World War. Recently Museveni invaded Congo, without even asking the parliament for permission.

So why is it that for Africa the lie of the benevolent dictator is still alive? Why does European television never show African demonstrations for democracy, but only hungry children? Please realize that your journalists are creating a very biased view of Africa, trying to confirm European prejudices. It may sound harsh, but the western post-colonialistic approach to Africa is racist.

If there’s one dictator in the world that is ready to be taken down, it’s Museveni. He’s totally dependent on military & financial support from the West. But with our barebear hands it’s difficult to stop the Italian bullets. Sell us your Gucci, not your Guns. 

If you look up the definition of fascism, you find six conditions, like Absolute Power of the State, Rule by a dictator, and Militarism. These conditions are all met by the Museveni government; we request the EU and Italian government to impose Magnitsky sanctions against human rights violators and stop the financial and military support for an African fascist dictator. 

MUSEVENI! LEAVE MR. KAKWENZA RUKIRABASHAIJA! HE IS NOT A CRIMINAL

Museveni must stop torturing Kakwenza Rukirabashaija. Dear Ugandans, those who may not know who Mr. Kakwenza is, he is a great Ugandan novelist who is one of the critic writers of Museveni’s government. He has been perpetually arrested and badly tortured because of using the might of a pen as his great weapon in the search for change in his motherland Uganda.

Fellow Ugandans, we have to fight tooth and nail to protect people like Kakwenza and many others like him who have unequivocally stood out to boldly fight for change.  Museveni is using the most respected seat of our country to make sure that he intimidates and also humiliates freedom fighters to prevent them from fighting for their country.  So, when I read the two articles about Mr. Kakwensa that were published On 9th and 5th Jan 2022 as portrayed by the links at the end of this article, I also decided to write an article that is intended to encourage all journalists, freedom fighters, and all Ugandan citizens not to lose courage in the struggle. Let us not be intimidated by Museveni, bearing in mind that freedom of expression and the media are key tenets of democracy, and above all, it is our constitutional right.

Dear Compatriots, who are in the struggle, let us continue exposing Museveni using any means of communication not only in Uganda but also outside the country so that the entire world can get to know how dangerous vampire Museveni is. Museveni is trying his level best to silence people like Kakwenza. Despite the fact that he has faced state harassment countless times he has never lost track. My humble request is not to disappoint him. Let us, therefore, continue emulating his example. He and many of us who want a new Uganda have to be determined to work hand in hand to change the political situation in Uganda.

As I stated in the title that Mr. Kakwenza is not a criminal, of course, he is just an intellectual brave man who has his country at heart. Therefore, I want to advise bloodsucker, Museveni, that it would have been in order to imprison people like Blaise Kamugisha and those that are not mentioned but known by the public who are behind the killings of innocent Ugandans. It is said that a careless word may kindle strife, a cruel word may wreck a life, a timely word level strew, a loving word may heal and bless. It is so sad to remind Ugandans that, once the head of crime preventer Blaise Kamugisha who is in the photo below, was heard openly saying in broad daylight that, he and his fellow henchmen can kill for the president! (https://twitter.com/mugisha82614563 )In countries where democracy thrives, Blaise Kamugisha would have been arrested, to be charged for uttering careless and cruel words. But it surprises that up today, Ugandan security has ever mentioned arresting that used Idiot (Blaise Kamugisha). The question is; People are arrested in Uganda for spreading hatred. When will Blaise Kamugisha be charged in a court of law?

Blaise Kamugisha shamelessly confirmed that he and his fellow henchmen can kill for the president to enable him to cling to power.

It is so heartbreaking to mention that a number of educated Ugandans have held their brains for money which Museveni bribes to keep silent and nothing good can be heard from their brains to solve Uganda’s political dilemma.  Many of them are in high positions of responsibility but they cannot come out to talk about the way how the government violates Mr. Kakwenza’s rights and many other journalists. Let us have one voice and say to Museveni that enough is enough because it has become a normal thing in Museveni’s regime for Ugandan Journalists to Face physical danger and Psychological harm while executing their duties

Brothers and sisters, let us have one voice and say to Museveni that enough is enough because it has become a normal thing in devil Museveni’s regime for Ugandan Journalists to Face physical danger while doing their jobs.  A plethora of cases related to abuse and violations against journalists have always been documented but unfortunately, the government has not taken any serious measures to stop what Ugandans journalists go through. It is really so sad to see that, the government which would have to ensure the safety of journalists while on duty, has instead deliberately continued targeting journalists.

My fellow freedom fighters, we have to work hand in hand to create avenues geared to the protection of journalists and all other freedom fighters because both; Uganda Police and Military brutality against Journalists in Uganda are failing them to perform their work independently. Museveni has continuously ordered Ugandan security forces to harass as well as to attack journalists. That has caused the work of being a journalist in Uganda to become an unacceptably dangerous job in the country despite constitutional protections. It is so perplexing to witness in our motherland that even if journalists are clad in identifiable press jackets, the used idiot security officers have the powers to shoot aimlessly at them like a baboon armed with a loaded gun. I really wonder about the type of training security personnel in Uganda receive because what they do simply depicts that they are ignorant about the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, which stipulates clearly in Article 9 that;

“Every individual shall have the right to receive information.”

“Every individual shall have the right to express and disseminate his opinions within the law.” (https://www.achpr.org/legalinstruments/detail?id=49 )

Dear Mr. Kakwenza and all other freedom fighters, I wish to conclude this article, by urging you not to lose hope. Remember a journey of a thousand miles starts with one step. Fellow political activists, we have faced all kinds of humiliations both in and outside Uganda, it is therefore the time to consider the fact that we have to finish the journey of the revolution we started if we want to have a better Uganda for future generations to come.

https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/09/pen-prize-winning-ugandan-novelist-kakwenza-rukirabashaija-illegally-detained-and-tortured

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/5/detained-ugandan-satirical-novelist-tortured-in-custody-lawyer

WRITTEN BY,

FRANCIS KASIBANTE. FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY.

Fake tweets about Kakwenza don’t help him

When a screenshot of a Muhoozi tweet was shared on Social Media it was pretty clear to many it was fake. However, even some reputable websites claim it was deleted. Therefore we did an analysis.

The tweet says Kakwenza’s freedom of speech is also limited. Muhoozi has made quit a controversial and dumb tweets in the past, but never did the post anything that incriminates him. If Kakwenza is tortured, as we fear is happening, this tweet would internationally be regarded as admission he’s behind the arrest. To the contrary, the Museveni family has been very good in removing from internet any evidence that he has a drinking problem, that he is a womanizer, and that Janet Museveni is not his mother.

Facts

First all the facts, taken at January 1st 2022:

We did an advanced Twitter search with search terms: (to:mkainerugaba) until:2021-12-30 since:2021-12-28
On 29 December approximately 825 reply tweets to tweets by Muhoozi were posted. That day, Muhoozi retweetet his alleged mother Janet and some others, but we focus on the tweets which he composed himself.

  • He tweeted 10.29 AM a Samuel Jackson quote, which got 218 replies in total, 265 retweets and 1795 likes.
  • He tweeted 12.04 PM CET about his time in Sudan, which got 480 replies in total and 463 retweets and 2761 likes.
  • He tweeted 2.02 PM CET about being a captain in Egypt, which got 212 replies in total and 289 retweets and 1801 likes.

Not all of these replies were on 29 December, some were later, so it’s likely the total exceeds 825. Furthermore there are replies to tweets that Muhoozi retweeted.

For the 3 tweets composed by Muhoozi that can be found on twitter.com, the retweets/replies ratio is approximately 1, the likes/retweets ratio in the range 6-9. This means there are 6 to 9 more likes than retweets.

According to the screenshot it is taken 12.29 PM, but it doesn’t specify a timezone. It has 83 retweets, 11 quote tweets and 415 likes.

The screenshot that we are analysing is tweeted at 1.19 PM by @CashNtulume. It replies to the Samuel Jackson tweet, which is suspicious. It doesn’t mention any deletion either.

Another screenshot is posted at 2.12 PM by @chief_amen. It replies to the Egypt tweet of 2.02 PM. The screenshot is of a post by Kampala lord mayor Erias Lukwago. This is the image shown above.

We also found a tweet at 1.27 PM by NRM fan Mbaho Joshua labeling the screenshot as fake. Joshua doesn’t mention were he found the screenshot.

We then looked at Facebook. At 1.05 PM CET Erias Lukwago posted the screenshot that later appeared on Twitter.
At 2.16 PM Abubakari reported the screenshot as fake, but many others also reported it. However, Erias kept the post online.

Analysis & conclusion:

We conclude that the screenshot is fake for the following reasons:

  1. The screenshot shows 83 retweets. Since the normal retweets/replies ratio is 1 we should expect to have some 80 replies. Based on statistics, the change of having 0 replies is 0%. When a tweet is deleted, the replies are not deleted. However, we have not found ANY replies to a deleted tweet by Muhoozi. These tweets would have shown ‘This tweet was deleted by the tweet author’.
  2. The Facebook post by Erias Lukwago was made at 1.05 PM. Many reactions were posted even before the first tweet mentioned the bad tweet by Muhoozi or a screenshot. If the tweet had really been online, it would have started to distribute through Twitter before it came to Facebook.
  3. The message of the Tweet does not fit with the tweeting style of Muhoozi.
  4. Fake tweets of Muhoozi have been published before. See below