Yoweri Kaguta Museveni you have committed more sins than Iddi Amin Dada Rev. Fr. Gaetano Batanyenda tells Museveni .

gaeThe Parish priest  Rev. Fr. Gaetano Batanyenda of Kitanga, Kabale and Chairperson Inter-Religious Council Kigezi Sub-region has written to dictator Yoweri Kaguta  Museveni exposing him as dictator who cannot repent after robbing Dr. Kizza Besigye  of his victory  on 18 Feb 2016.

He reminded him  that  Museveni  himself lost the February 18th presidential elections but continue to impose harsh life to the winner Dr. Kizza Besigye who is incarcerated at his Kasangati home.

Below is the letter

On Wed 23rd March 2016 I wrote to President Museven in these or similar words

Your Excellency,

Where as I personally gave Holy Blessings to you this year on 4th January purposely that you may REPENT your SINS, it is very unfortunate that your SINS have rather over heaped and are now overflowing.

It is Miserable to watch the unending and continuous harassment, torture, arrest and mistreatment posed on Col Dr. Kiiza Besigye like an animal, by Kayihura instructed by you president Museven.

Regrettably, you and the small group of people with guns that lost the election last Month cannot repent.

Your Excellency, I was born in the same month and same year like you in 1944 if at all your age is correct, and I have witnessed all kinds of Leadership since 1962 or before, but most assuredly I tell you, you are the most Dictator in Uganda’s record ever!

Your Excellency, allow me to inform you that you have broken all bad records that were set by Idd Amin and lamentably you are setting your own bad records to worse.

Your Excellency, Most assuredly I tell you, you have exposed that you are a top dictator in Uganda’s history that cannot repent.

Your Excellency, I know you are aware that you badly lost the election last month, but unfortunately you have continued to impose harsh life to the winner (Col. Dr Kiiza Besigye) at his home by your small group of people with guns led by Kayihura

Your Excellency, you have forgotten that Ugandans no longer love you at all and you are forcing yourself on them, I remember last year I personally told you the same words while you were in Kabale district.

Your Excellency, dictators are not born but they are made, you have sadly reached at a level of being autocratic and monocratic because you have qualified for it.

Your advisors, ministers, and unfortunately some religious leaders, who know the truth prefer to keep dumb and watch things falling apart because they are opportunists, egomaniacs, sycophants and are fearful.

Your Excellency, Kindly consider repentance before the wonderful resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter.
May the Lord be with you

Free and fair election will never be tested under dictator Museveni with his NRM party

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Ugandans should  shun  2016 elections in order not to legitimize President Museveni ‘s fraudulent election.  
Having followed the  conduct of President Museveni, we  should not expect credible elections under his regime with its partisan electoral commission  and police .  This regime came to power guns blazing and under false pretense of rigged election, but up to nowt the  greed and thirst for power being exhibited by President Museveni  is still  phenomenal as in the  previous elections of 1996,  2001. 2006  2011 and up to now it looks to be as if  he has learnt  nothing and  forgotten nothing. President Museveni is now used to beating people into submission  using  security personal to cause election violence  such as  police  ISO, DSO   LDUs  armed militias   to terrorize Ugandans create  a state of fear among voters so that they can see him  as the custodian of security  . In the past elections  we have witnessed  soldiers being  deployed near voting booths to intimidate opposition supporters and the weak minded  voters especially in the  rural areas.   In Uganda president Museveni has brought a new  culture of violence in our society as it has already been reflected in constant violent strikes in schools.
    
As we winded up  2015 Museveni was back to  his  best with violence which we saw in Ntungamo this is something that had been brewing up for sometime .  Before this incident NRM had openly used under hand methods to undermine Mbabazi’s campaigns wherever he went. ,We saw Tumukunde with his chopper.  using taxpayers money bribing people not to attend Mbabazi’s rallies. The question is where do they get this money from. As our hospitals are rotting away. Museveni  is so obsessed with staying in power now he has gone an extra mile by renting  political crowds  The event in Ntungamo was an early  sign of telling Ugandans  to expect more violent times ahead. 
  After the   Ntungamo skirmishes   president Museveni while addressing the press at Mbale state Lodge called those that attacked NRM supporters idiots thugs promised that they will pay dearly wont hide unless they go to heaven .It may not be surprising that President Museveni may have judged, sentenced and guillotined Anie sending him to heaven as promised.According to some sources President Museveni wasn’t happy with Anie  after government sending him to guard and spy on Mbabazi .Anie  instead joined the Mbabazi camp and was the one identifying among the NRM demonstrators solders that  were among the demonstrators  this enabled the Mbabazi camp to give them a thoroughly beating that resulted into some of them being hospitalized . With these skirmishes the Electoral  Commission ‘s hands were tied because the provocative actions were organized by the NRM camp therefore it couldn’t do anything.Its only General Kale Kayihura that vowed to arrest Mbabazi s supporters that were defending themselves from NRM hooligans that had  thrown stones to their convoy as  best defence is defence itself .NRM members thought they had monopoly over violence but were taught a good lesson  .
 Now   Mbabazi is  having a dose of his own medicine this time  its being administered by his former boss Museveni. In  Kanungu his  home district  Mbabazi ‘s  posters  have  been  defaced with  Museveni s poster s nothing has been done by the concerned authorities , one of his supporters  Daniel  Ayugi of Abim was picked up by security operatives at Uganda house and tortured.  In Lira district Mr Okello was also harassed  and assaulted .Again in Bukedea district Mr James Aogon and Mr Okwii Isaac were  severely  beaten up dragged along the tarmac road  resulting in the loss of skin .
With what  Mbabazi s experiencing this may be a good lesson for those still serving the dictator that one day if they fall out with him they will face the same fate .
Ugandans should remember that in all the past elections  we have been experiencing election violence .I dont think this  is  new to make Mbabazi lament about mistreatment ,while still in government at no time did we hear him condemn state brutality that was being unleashed on Dr Besigye  as of   now he’s crying of state harassment.Ugandans should know that no regime lasts forever.   .All Ugandans need to stand up and condemn Museveni s brutal acts in the strongest terms possible   .We are requesting the international community to come out and help Ugandans to get rid of President Museveni before he begins his terror  on innocent Ugandans using crime preventers 

Uganda continues to sit on the fence of dictatorship.

With the declaration of a fundamental change 28 years ago, Uganda made remarkable improvement but has since moved full circle back to the same position. It is now apparent like before, that that persistent governance problem is still with us. This is not only political but endemic in the economic, social and other sectors. Ms Betty Kamya convincingly argues that our problem is constitutional since like its forerunner, our constitution contrary to article 1(1) therein, entrusts all power with a president who is also under 98(1), erroneously declared a fountain of honor (in a non-feudal society) thus literally placing the country’s fate in an individual’s hands! With the exception of pontiffs, a contemporary elected head of state is never a fountain of honor, rather (s) he is a servant of the people heading a formidable team that leads a country on which (s)he is a first among equals. In a flawed argument on this critical matter, Ms Sarah Bireete (Daily Monitor September 8, 2014) of the Centre for constitutional governance, insists that Uganda’s problems are weak institutions and not constitutionally rooted presidential powers. Defending the constitution, Bireete points out that it does not empower a president to act alone anywhere. She picks on Parliament as “a classic example of how weak institutions and the people representing Ugandans in these weak institutions are the problem in advancing Uganda’s democratic agenda BUT not the constitution”. The above argument doesn’t answer the key question of what Uganda’s problem is that Bireete raises for It certainly can’t be the people that comprise institutions since these have continuously changed over the years. She is also dead wrong in asserting parliament’s failure in performing as a body charged with protecting the constitution and promoting good governance. This is a duty for all citizens at which parliamentarians alone can never succeed as long as Ugandans continue sitting on the fence. Perhaps we could pick a leaf from Tanzania or Kenya that also had imperial presidencies and have had to contend with governance challenges over the years. Such an undertaking requires a constitutional efficacy audit and comparative analysis of the three legal documents deployed by people with a similar background, in the same community and striving (or hoping) to answer other than ducking the big question of synchronising their governance to fit in the same body politic. But Bireete would have none of this. She contends that “the ideal situation is that if one came up with an adequate constitution it would provide the basis for good and democratic governance but in Uganda’s case, this school of thought overlooks the impact of a country’s historical and social conditions that have conspired to create undemocratic and exclusionary processes.” She contends that “Uganda’s constitution was made in the most democratic manner possible that is unprecedented in its participatory character” then (by a seeming stroke of luck) stumbles onto the lacuna of missing out on nominated delegates in a society where the elected are as wanting as the electors. Being unprecedented doesn’t mean nothing better can emerge. Uganda needs to free herself from the firm grip of that invisible hand that grabbed her on September 8, 1967 when the pigeonhole constitution came into force.

Horror Shock as UPDF Soldier shoots 10 people dead, leaving 25 others injured – Ntoroko district

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       The wounded Civilians and soldiers at Fort Portal Referral hospital on Friday .
Government security officers on Friday shot 10 dead civilians in a bar in one of Ugandan district leaving  the population in fear as the state fails provide protection to its citizens,  For several years Soldiers have continued their senseless mass killing proving government’s failure to carry out its duties . The Ntoroko District  rampage killing is not different from those which has been taking place in various parts of the country  Although some of these crimes may not share features, every case is the same.
Commonalities of the crimes.
Almost all of the shooters are soldiers and police men on government duties, This  implicates “Museveni’s government on failures to protect its citizens.
The fact that there have been so many rampage killings in Uganda certainly points to failure of the state and it also gives confirmation that things have gone out of hands in Museveni’s regime. All these cases are symptomatic of the atmosphere in the whole country–from west to  East-even at the highest level.
At the bottom is mishandling of disagreements within the the ruling system,  In order to put an end to these senseless  teargasing, beating and killings by the government coercive forces, we should have to rise up withiout fear and confront Museveni’s dictatorship.
This weekend  a  Uganda peoples defence forces [UPDF] soldier  meant to protect the state and the Civilians shot 10 people dead, including five soldiers and left 25 others injured in a shooting spree following a bar brawl over a woman in Ntoroko District on Friday night.
The killer soldier, Pte Chris Amanyire, attached to Rhino Battalion at Kanyansi barracks, also shot himself dead. The District Police Commander, Mr Bosco Bakashaba, said the soldier went on a shooting spree after fighting with boda-boda riders over a woman at a drinking joint in Karugutu Town Council in Ntoroko.
Soldiers who died on the spot were identified as Nuwatuhwera Nabosi, Mark Kirungi, Saturday Alex and Pte Chris Amanyire (the perpetrator).
The fifth soldier died later at Buhinga Hospital where he had been admitted but was not readily identified.
The dead civilians were identified as Mama Nyabasa, Mama Muhindo, both residents of Kisenyi cell in Karugutu town council, God Aleluya and Mbambu Chachimwa, residents of Economic Village in the same town.
The bodies and the injured were taken to Buhinga Hospital in Fort Portal Town.
The Hospital Superintendent, Dr Charles Olaro, said five civilians, including three women and two men were in critical condition.
Eyewitnesses said the tragedy began when Pte Amanyire and boda-boda riders developed a quarrel over a woman in the bar. The boda boda riders attacked Pte Amanyire and grabbed his mobile phone and smashed it. A fight broke out between the soldier and the cyclists.
The witnesses say the soldier, who sustained bruises in the fight, retreated to the barracks and returned with a gun and dressed in a pair of jean trousers and an army jacket.
Upon reaching the pub, Amanyire started random shooting at the revellers who were drinking inside, killing eight on the spot. The UPDF 2nd Division spokesman, Maj Ronald Kakurungu, said the army was investigating the matter to establish the main cause of the tragedy.
On June 10, 2010, the armycourt martial on sentenced aLanse Corporal FrancisOkello, to life imprisonment for murdering his girlfriend inKarugutu Trading Centre,Ntoroko District in 2008.Okello killed MsKaveEsparance on July 6, 2008 by shooting her 17 times in the abdomen after he allegedly caught her with another man, kissing.

SOME OF THE PAST RAMPAGE KILLINGS DURING SINCE 1986.
June 26, 1994
Anti-Smuggling Unit (ASU) soldier Richard Komakech shot randomly at wedding guests, killing 14 on spot; 12 died later in hospital and 13 were injured in Naguru, Kampala, after one of the female guests refused to dance with him.
December 25, 1994 Police constable Alfred Ogwang attached to Kamwenge Police station shot revellers in a disco in a trading centre, killing 13 people and wounding 14 others.
March 23, 1998 A Police officer, Fred Ngobi, shot dead seven people, including four Chinese workers at a Chinese construction company, before later killing himself.
October 15, 2006 A UPDF soldier, Bono-Lino Africano, shot seven people dead, including his wife, child and father in law at Laguti IDP camp in Pader District. September 28, 2006 UPDF soldier, Private Andrew Wanyama, attached to the 409 brigade in Arua, shot at a crowd in Paradise night club, killing at least three people and injuring four others.
May 1, 2009 UPDF soldier, Private Nicholas Mucunguzi, attached to Presidential Guard Brigade (now Special Forces Command) opened fire on revellers at Top Pub in Kampala, killing eight people after a prostitute reportedly made off with his mobile phone and money. He later shot himself.
December 10, 2012  UPDF soldier, Herbert Rwakihembo shot three people and injured one in Kisenyi Zone III, Luzira in Nakawa Division; after his wife allegedly cheated on him.
March 9, 2013  UPDF soldier, Private Patrick Okot Odoch, shot dead 10 people including five soldiers and injured two others at a trading centre in Bombo, Luweero District.
October 7, 2013 Eight people were shot dead at Top Pub, a bar in Kampala following a scuffle between two men over a commercial sex worker. Deogratias Ilukori, a security guard was arrested later after he reported to police that his pistol was missing.
December, 2013 UPDF soldier, Patrick Odong, opened fire at revellers in a pub in Kiwanawataka, Kampala killing three people.
January 14, 2014 UPDF Soldier, Pte Andrew Sikhanga, attached to Arengekeju detach in Nadunget Sub-county, shot dead a tractor turn man in Moroto District.

Museveni’s atrocities on the people of Northern Uganda-The Beasts at Burcoro.

This man was stabbed with a bayonet in the leg

This man was stabbed with a bayonet in the leg by the soldiers at Burcoro. Photo extracted from The Beasts at Burcoro

Ugandans have for long claimed that Museveni’s army has since 1986 been committing a slow genocide on the people of northern Uganda and Uganda at large'” particularly, the Acholi people. this revelation brings us to one question; can President Museveni be tried for committing genocide or presiding over atrocities committed by his soldiers in northern Uganda?  Like other African counterparts, Museveni has ruled for over 28 years and waged a ‘dirty war’ that callously targeted and eliminated members of Acholi Communist Party and opposition members during  perpetrated massive atrocities under the covert military operation on Rebels in the Northern Uganda and other parts.

It is estimated that dictator Museveni butchered 100,000 of innocent civilians in the North only  Many of his victims simply ‘vanished’ as they were kidnapped and killed, then buried in unmarked graves leaving relatives to wonder.

Hundreds of thousands people have been brutally killed allegedly by the Ugandan army originally known as National Resistance Army (NRA) led and founded by General Yoweri Museveni, president of Uganda. The NRA was later renamed Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF). The other group accused of gross human rights violations in northern Uganda are Lords Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group led by Joseph Kony.

President Museveni who controls the Ugandan army has been accused of orchestrating a slow genocide in northern Uganda, an allegation he has vigorously denied. In response, he has portrayed and blamed all atrocities in northern Uganda on the LRA.

Confesses to killings

At the celebration of the 28th anniversary of the National Resistance Movement in power in Mayuge District last Sunday, President Museveni spoke about the armed wing of his Movement in a candid manner that had never before been heard

He said there are incidents to be “ashamed of” in the way the National Resistance Army (NRA), which is now Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF), fought rebels in northern Uganda.

“Apart from the Mukura railway wagon incident and the Burcoro pit incident, which were reported, there were other incidents that are coming to light now,”’ Mr Museveni said. “I do not know why the people did not report those incidents.”
The unreported incidents, according to Mr Museveni, happened “at Kanyum where wananchi were killed by elements of our army for no reason at all after the army had been attacked by the rebels; there were incidents of looting property including cattle; and other incidents of indiscipline reported in Nwoya.”
Mr Museveni vowed: “I am going to follow up all these incidents, unearth the culprits if they are still alive so as to hold them accountable and compensate the victims or their descendants.”

Whereas the President named the Burcoro incident as one of the documented ones, however, not many people seem to know the exact extent of what happened there.
New report
A report produced last year by the non-governmental organisation, Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP), titled The Beasts at Burcoro, offers piercing insights into what exactly happened there.

During a five-day spell, between April 14 and 18, 1991, the village which lies16 kilometres northeast of Gulu town was turned upside down by NRA soldiers from the 22nd Battalion which was commanded by Major Reuben Ikondere under the auspices of Operation North, whose overall commander was the then Maj Gen David Tinyefuza.

At Burcoro Primary School, the report notes, “several hundred” people were detained by NRA soldiers and were “released only after being interrogated, tortured, and sexually abused throughout the four days of the operation.”
“In this instance alone,” the report says, “government soldiers committed crimes including murder, rape, sexual violence, torture, cruel treatment, deprivation of liberty, outrages upon personal dignity, attacking civilians, pillaging and other inhumane acts.”
The report says the people of Burcoro came to refer to the soldiers of the 22nd Battalion “as the ‘Gung’ (‘bend for me’) battalion in reference to their acts of male rape.”
The 28-page report, released in July last year, is based on the recollections of the survivors of the incident and is heavy on survivor accounts, some of which we reproduce below.

Excerpts from the Report
A woman’s first encounter with NRA
We first noticed the presence of the soldiers on the evening of the day before the operation. When I came back from the garden with my husband I noticed that food had been spilled, granaries had been opened and someone had defecated inside. I was shocked. The children told us that some soldiers had come and done this. I asked myself what kind of soldiers are these that would do such a thing… We didn’t think that they would be back again so we slept that night in the house.
Another woman’s experience
“We weren’t even fully awake when the soldiers were already outside our house. They knocked on my door. My husband’s other wife and I both came out. My daughter was there as well. The soldiers told my daughter to give them the money that my husband got from selling charcoal. My daughter said that she didn’t know where her father’s money was. One of the soldiers slapped her and she fell down. Then another soldier picked up an axe and tried to hit her with it, but she managed to move in time and ran away to another home.”
A man recalls running to the bush
“But the soldiers ran after me and when they caught me they started beating me. They said that I was running like a rebel, so they beat me seriously.”
A woman on how they were taken to Burcoro
“(They ordered us) to gather in one straight line. Once this was done, some soldiers got to the front of the line while others stayed at the back and we were marched to Burcoro. Just like that we remained with no option but to follow their commands.”
A woman accused of hiding rebels
“They accused me of hiding rebels in the house and started beating and stepping on me… They beat me until I defecated on myself. My four-year-old son then started crying and one of the soldiers kicked him in the stomach. He fell down and started urinating on himself… Before long my husband came. His name was Albertino Kinyera, but he was commonly known as Lucoc. They accused him of being a rebel and beat him repeatedly until they broke one of his hands. They then forced us to follow them and we were taken to Burcoro Primary School.”
At the school
“The soldiers began to ask us whether we knew why they had brought us here. Everyone remained quiet…They went on to say that the reason they were here was in order to show us where the rebels were.”
Another woman’s perils
“Once in the school, the soldiers began to ask us whether we knew what had happened in the Luweero Triangle. We said that we didn’t. They then said they would do to us what the rebels had done in Luweero. The soldiers then ordered all of us to lie on the ground facing down. I tried to lift my head a bit to see where my two teenage girls were, but I received a hard kick on my ribs by one of the soldiers. Still I managed to grab the hand of one of my daughters and pulled her closer to me. As I struggled to pull her, another soldier yanked one of my thighs and pierced it with a bayonet sending a very sharp pain through my spine as he asked why I was taking away the young girl. Amidst the blood which was now oozing out of my thigh I replied that she was my daughter and that I was only telling her to put her head down.”

“If you know that the rebels have ever cooked in your compound, or abducted you for even a mere reason like showing them the way, get up and come this way.”
One man recounts
“The soldiers cautioned us that should somebody wait until he was named by another person then that would amount to an automatic death sentence. The people became very fearful. I was abducted by the rebels and I spent three weeks in captivity before returning home. So, when I saw the people who knew me get up, I got afraid and voluntarily stood up as well. Some people whom we knew had been abducted for a longer time were brave and never got up.”
Another man says
Most people went, but I managed to save the life of one of my uncles who had previously been abducted by the rebels. His father was persuading him to get up, but I told him to wait a moment, to not get up because the motives were still unclear. He sat back in the crowd and never got up.” 35 men either volunteered or were selected from the group. The soldiers considered them the principal rebel collaborators.
Arach Ogwete, the intelligence officer of the 22nd Batallion, to the crowd
“He began to ask us whether we knew the reason why they had brought us to the primary school. Everyone remained quiet… He went on and said that the reason we were here was so that we could show them where the rebels were. The people could not say anything. We feared them.”
Remaining men separated from women
“They started asking us where our rebel sons were. They then accused us of having recruited all of our sons into the rebel ranks, so we were told to lie down; then the beating started. They began giving us five strokes with the cane, then 10, then 20…. They would give you some time to rest and then later on they would come back again.”
Woman recalls rape experience
“We were just left at the mercy of the soldiers; we had no say over our bodies. The soldiers set up small tents within the school and it was in these tents and classrooms that the women were gang raped.”
Missing daughter
“In the school, my two girls were taken away by the soldiers as I remained with a group of women. Both of them were raped by the soldiers and one was actually taken by them. Her name was Agnes Akello. She was only 14 years old and her breasts were just beginning to form. Unfortunately, she became part of the girls who were taken away from here by the soldiers. Maybe one of the soldiers took her for a wife. A few of these girls have returned, others have died, while others like mine cannot be traced. Whether she is still alive or not, I can’t tell… My daughter has been missing for over twenty years. It is impossible to forget her; this is my problem. It is my destiny from God and I can’t escape from it.”
Digging pit for the 35 men
“I think they selected us because we looked healthy and strong. They separated us from the crowd, took us to the school, and once there they ordered us to take our shirts off. We were given hoes and the Intelligence Officer then began to demarcate the ground. He said that the task he was going to give us was very tough and that we would be constantly stung by bees and wasps in the process… Little did we know that those bees and wasps were actually the soldiers that soon began to hit us with their canes as we dug.”
One man describes the finished pit
“[It] was covered with big logs of wood, and then mud was spread on top to help seal the space left between the logs. And finally dry grass was used to cover the top of the pit. A small hole was left for the entrance.” The 35 men who had been selected as rebel collaborators were forced inside the pit. They would be allowed out in the morning and then forced back at night for three nights.
One night in the pit
“The soldiers guarding us brought the wife of one man and raped her in turns at the entrance of the pit; we could hear her moan. It was such a disgusting thing. Hearing how this woman was fighting these soldiers saddened me and I felt that it could have been even worse for the rest of the other women. We could hear the constant strangling and slaps she was receiving from the soldiers.”

Suffocated with pepper smoke
The report notes that on the third night in the pit, the occupants were suffocated with pepper smoke. One man who escaped the pit recalls: “As soon as the smoke reached the men in the pit it created chaos and confusion. The people in the pit began to sneeze and scream at the top of their voices as they fought for their lives.” By the time the pit ordeal was over, Okema Rodento, Opwonya Opige, Okot Ogoo, and Ojabu were dead.

A pepper survivor recounts
“Some people began to shout, others were running crazy and quarrelling. The whole place became a spectacle… There was hardly any fresh air left in the pit, the men began to sneeze as some cried. This was also the very moment when a lot of men started suffocating, heat became so intense that some people sweated and dropped dead… I became so helpless that one of the men in the pit had pity on me and began to console me. He said that I wasn’t going to die and that he would protect me. He laid me down and guarded me. My whole body was dripping with sweat… Unfortunately this same man who passionately protected me from death succumbed to the heat and died.”

Kapere goes berserk over pepper smoke
This time the pit became so hot that people started suffocating. Kapere became crazy and started biting people. Any attempt to restrain him was futile as he bit anything that came across his mouth. The people pleaded with him to remain calm but he kept repeating that he didn’t know if he was going to survive. People tried to console him but we struggled in vain.”
After the pit
Very early in the morning the soldiers removed me and three other men from the pit and they started beating us while we moved. The beating was so brutal that I thought they would kill us there, so I told the other men to pretend to be dead so we fell to the ground. Once we fell the soldiers began to kick us and step over us.
Fate of a religious leader
“Being a religious leader, I was beaten until I could not bear the pain anymore. As I tried to shield myself from the canes using my hand, it got beaten and wounded very badly. The beatings went on until one of the commanders showed up and talked to their leader.”
Avenging Luweero?
A soldier then accused us of sheltering rebels and told us to remember the things that happened in Luweero… He said if we knew what had happened in Luweero, then we wouldn’t be asking for water or cool shelter for the children, because in Luweero the children were pounded with mortars.
Lone rape survivor
“Those women that put up any resistance were beaten. I only survived from being taken because I had my baby with me and I clutched it strongly in my arms. I was the only woman that had a child at that moment. Almost all the other women were taken.”
The murder of Kapere
“Kapere was paraded before the crowd for a few minutes before being tied to the trunk of a tree across the road from the school. Ogwete, the intelligence officer, then addressed the people telling them how they had been warned about the dangers of keeping a rebel amongst them and that this would serve as an example for all other rebel collaborators. The soldiers then brutally shot Kapere until they had emptied their magazines.

By the time the shooting stopped, Kapere’s body was so badly maimed that skin had peeled off from some parts. Ogwete ordered the women to ululate while he turned to the men who had been in the pit and selected the ones who still looked strong to dig a grave for Kapere

WAR ATROCITIES PROBE – MUSEVENI TARGETING TINYEFUZA:

Tinyefunza                                                                   Photos of General David Sejusa

Musevenis recent promiseto probe and bring to book those who were involved in committing attrocities in the north and eastern regions during the insurgency is nothing but a desperate counter insurgencymove meant to isolate Gen Tinyefuza who is in alliance with the likes of Otunnu and Ogole. But moreso his claim that he did not know about these attrocities is a clear demonstration of the level of hypocrisy in him.

Will he also probe the following:-

1. Launching a sectarian guerrilla war to dislodge the northern and eastern regions dominance of government and the military. The bush war morale boosting song “ohhh Melda” that called for the killing of Acholis alluded to this.

2. His NRA killing of Tanzanian troops who were in the country after helping to chase Iddi Amin.

3. His NRA deliberate killing of unarmed civilians real or perceived to be members of of the rulling UPC government. By dressing his NRA in government military uniform, Baganda peasants were targeted in order to tarnish the image of the government. Its during such a time that the Kandoya and Kafuni styles of torture was introduced to deal with perceived enemies (Vipingamizi). Its these methods that were exported to the northern and eastern regions after taking over power.

4. Creating clandestine hit squads that operated in Kampala with the sole aim of antagonizing the population with government. NRAs urban hit squad under Kyaligonza caused mayhem to the city dwellers. Kyaligonza personally shot dead the DP member of Parliament for Mwenge, Hon. Bamuturaki at Kisementi.

5. His NRA disrupted the normal life of Baganda peasants in the Luwero Triangle where life and livelihood was lost.The Balalo pastrolists were compensated for their contribution but the Baganda peasants lost out completely.

6. To pursue his childhood presidential ambitions he lured many sons and daughters of Uganda who lost their lives while others had their future irrepairably ruined.

7. The shooting and lynching of defenseless defeated former UNLAs in Kampala upon takeover in 1986 and the general harassment of those hailing from the northern and eastern region being labeled to as Anyanyas.

8. The systematic reprisal attacks by the NRA against civilians in the northern and eastern regions that gave rise to the self defense insurgency.

9. The systematic economic deprivation of Acholis, Langis and Itesot of stocks. Gen Matayo Kyaligonza ferried trailer loads of cattle from Teso to his home in Hoima.

10. The mass murder of civilians in Mukura train wagon byMajor Bunyenyezi who was the Brigade Commander. Its only Capt Oduch the Brigade I.O who was briefly arrested and later released.

11. The practicing of scortched earth policy in northern Uganda that gave fuel to the insurgency. Museveni one time told the international media ” I dont know torture. I have educated myself on many things but I have never known the boundary between what is torture and what is not. I know the NRA people tie these people when they arrest them. They tie their hands back ward. Am now being told that is torture. Its the traditional method. (Daily Nation -26/01/86). Later he told the BBC Panorama program that “What is the Geneva Convention on War? I have never read it”

12. The use of Chemical weapons in Acholiland by the NRA against the insurgents. They had been acquired from Eritrea who also provided the first battle tanks.

13. The hording of former UNLAs into concenration camps in Kiburara and later Nabisojo under appalling conditions. The cold blooded shooting by the NRA of Maj. Odoch in Jinja ater the signing of the Pece peace deal with the UPDA faction of Col. Angello Okello.

14. The mass hording of civilians into concentration camps termed IDPs for two decades thus destroying their way of livelihood.

15. The recruitment of children from the northern and eastern region into the NRA by exploiting their economic and social vulnerability.

16. Knowingly recruiting Rwandese refugees into his personal NRA and using them to fight dissenting Ugandans in the north and north eastern regions.

Therefore, as Commander in Chief Museveni knew details of each and every military undertaking in any corner of Uganda.His current utterances can only be equated to dancing on the graves of the dead and adding salt to the wounds of the injured.
At the time of Operation North, Tinyafuza was the Minister of State for Defence. As Minister, he was not in any way in the heirachy of military field operations. He could only have taken command of Operation North with full approval, blessing and backing of Museveni the Commander in Chief. He only recalled Tinyefuza from that operation out of fear that the former was gaining alot of popularity among ground troops.

The said probe will simply remain on paper.

Ugandan helicopter gunship gunner Killed in South Sudan.

 

helicopter-5b27eSouth  Sudanese rebels claim to have killed Ugandan helicopter gunship gunner
February 8, 2014 (JUBA) – A Ugandan helicopter gunship gunner has been killed by the South Sudanese rebels and damaged the attacker helicopter in the South Sudanese central state of Lakes, according to the rebels spokesperson.

The fatal incidence occurred on Friday at 1pm when three Ugandan gunships allegedly carried out bombings on defecting soldiers that were moving towards Unity state to join the amassing rebel forces in the area.

The military spokesperson for the rebels, Brig. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang, told Sudan Tribune on Friday that the gunner was shot dead and fell off the helicopter after a serious damage was inflicted on one of the three helicopter gunships that carried out the bombings.

“Our air defence artillery opened fire on the three warplanes seriously wounding 1 and killed the gunner,” Koang said.

The collected passport and ID of the dead gunner identified him as Jona Abuduku Alfred, a fire on the three warplanes seriously wounding 1 and killed the gunner,” Koang said.

The collected passport and ID of the dead gunner identified him as Jona Abuduku Alfred, a Ugandan national with military ID No. 21883, passport No. 11180 and a Lance Corporal in military rank. His hometown is Mbale in Uganda and joined the Ugandan Air Force in 1997, the documents obtained show.

Although the spokesperson for South Sudan army (SPLA) Phillip Aguer could not easily be reached despite repeated attempts, his Ugandan counterpart Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda described the rebel claims as a “hoax”.

“No Ugandan gunship has been downed by Riek Machar rebels. Details of a soldier allegedly killed are a hoax. Ignore them as lies”, Lt. Col. Ankunda told Sudan Tribune by phone on Saturday.

The South Sudanese rebels have been accusing Uganda army of interfering in the internal conflict of South Sudan and called for the withdrawal of the foreign forces.

“Why does the UN [United Nations] continue to create a bad and false impression of Uganda’s role in peace efforts in the region? Very frustrating,” tweeted the UPDF spokesperson on 4 February.

An agreement on cessation of hostilities signed on 23 January in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, also called for the withdrawal of UPDF. Till now, however, the rebels claim there was no sign of the Ugandan army withdrawal from the new nation.