On January 18, the United States commemorates the birth of Reverend Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, honoring his legacy in advancing civil rights and working to end racial discrimination in America.

Dr King led an extraordinary life one that inspired a generation, championed justice, and helped my country live up to its founding promise as a nation where all are created equal. The United States, while not perfect, is a better and more democratic country because of Dr King’s efforts.

Dr King achieved his accomplishments through an unwavering faith in nonviolence that was sometimes keenly tested. His campaigns, including the historic five-day march for voting rights in Selma, Alabama, in 1965, took place in the face of repeated attempts by his opponents to thwart his goals, including through violence.

Nonetheless, he and his followers never deviated from their commitment to nonviolent protest. By demonstrating that commitment, Dr King and his supporters prevailed and helped bring about the reform of America’s civil rights laws that ultimately ensured African-Americans’ right to vote.

Their peaceful example proved far more durable and much more powerful in influencing American policy and changing American minds than the violence and oppression that confronted them.

Dr King once said: “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.”

As Uganda enters the final stage of its presidential election campaign, it is worth remembering Dr King’s vision and philosophy.

The past few months have witnessed a lively campaign season, with many observers saying this is the most hotly- contested vote in Uganda’s history.

It is an exciting time with candidates and voters debating the issues that affect their daily lives. It is clear to me as an outsider that Ugandan citizens are eager to exercise their rights to choose their next leaders, and they want to hear from the candidates who aspire to lead Uganda in the years ahead.

The candidates and their supporters naturally have differing points of view, and they compete with one another in trying to convince voters to see things as they do.

That’s democracy at work. Unfortunately, as the electoral clock winds down, the number of reports of election-related violence and intimidation is increasing. These incidents don’t show democracy at work; instead, they point to a democracy at risk.

While the facts of what actually happened in these incidents are often clouded by conflicting accounts, the sad result is that some candidates often have been prevented or even prohibited from campaigning.

That’s not good for anyone. An informed voter is the first line of defense of a strong democracy, and voters become informed by learning what candidates have to say whether by attending their rallies, listening to their speeches on radio or television, or reading about them in print or online media.

Voters’ access to information without fear of violence or intimidation is a fundamental right. Elections are a proving ground not just of individual candidates’ popularity but also of the democratic institutions they are committed to uphold.

One vital test of these institutions is whether electoral regulations are applied equitably and consistently to all, and whether candidates are allowed to compete without fear of violence, obstruction, or intimidation.

And while exercising their democratic rights, everyone candidates, voters, civil society, the media, security forces, and government has a role to play in ensuring that this electoral season is peaceful and that violence is not used as a means of settling election disputes.

I commend Ugandan leaders, like those associated with the Inter- Religious Council of Uganda, who have stood up to urge respect for the rule of law and to condemn election-related violence.

I applaud prime minister Ruhakana Rugunda’s call for peaceful elections and an end to language that encourages violence. More voices like theirs must be raised and heard in the coming days.

These Ugandan voices understand what we learned from Dr King’s example that the path of nonviolence is always more powerful, more persuasive, and more permanent a way to touch hearts, change minds, and influence attitudes.

While we celebrate Dr Martin Luther King’s legacy, we, Americans, acknowledge that his dream is not yet fully achieved that, as President Obama said in commemorating the 50th anniversary of Selma last year, “our march is not yet finished, but we’re getting closer.”

As February 18 draws near, I hope that Ugandans will follow his example of nonviolence, expressing their views and exercising their franchise in an environment that is peaceful, fair, and transparent.

The author is the Chargé d’Affaires at the United States Mission in Uganda

Comments

0 #1 Dida 2016-01-18 12:48
I hail Patricia's advice to Uganda.

It helps Ugandan voters to know perhaps that what you may say by throwing stones or bashing each other physically you can choose to say it with your words and your vote.

In doing so you are not breaking the Law.You respect yourself and the rights of others.

The principle of nonviolence has prevented war in Africa too where it has been timely and successfully applied for example in South Africa.

Although the scenario of Dr King was different from the Ugandan and the South African I think its the belief in the Leaders that nonviolence would solve their problems and prevent unnecesary bloodshed.

Uganda has prevented civil war since 1986 on its path to peace and security.You can do it again nonviolently cant you?
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+1 #2 Loyce 2016-01-18 17:39
DIDA you are lying flat out. ...Prevented civil war since 1986? So the 20 year Kony war in northern Uganda was, what, in another country or never happened?

It is one thing to support your candidate surreptitiously , but to the extent of suppressing a publicly known and serious matter?

Try as you might, facts can never be changed. Pure and simple.
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0 #3 nimurungi 2016-01-18 19:24
well to Mr Dida some parts of uganda are not in uganda since 1986 no civil wars in The country his opinion
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-1 #4 Dida 2016-01-18 19:35
Quoting Loyce:
DIDA you are lying flat out. ...Prevented civil war since 1986? So the 20 year Kony war in northern Uganda was, what, in another country or never happened?

It is one thing to support your candidate surreptitiously, but to the extent of suppressing a publicly known and serious matter?

Try as you might, facts can never be changed. Pure and simple.


Loyce there is a dfference
between a country at Civil war and fighting insurgency.ADF, Kony and so on are bandits.Uganda was not at war with its Northern part.

Up to now Uganda is preventing banditry distabilising the whole country.

Thats not siding with any candidate that is a serious security matter for the whole Country.
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+2 #5 Eboo 2016-01-18 20:39
Good observation @loyce.. It is most unfortunate that to quite a sizeable portion of Ugandans the northern civil war in Uganda is but a figment of their imagination to some its folk lore..

but if you can, imagine your infant children and their children growin up in a war zone, its heart-rending yet true it happened to a whole generation it left deep scars..so we havenot been without civil wars we have just been too selfish to see..shame!
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-1 #6 Dida 2016-01-18 23:25
Quoting nimurungi:
well to Mr Dida some parts of uganda are not in uganda since 1986 no civil wars in The country his opinion


Nimurungi If you are going to call Kony's insurgency in Northern Uganda a civil war what will you call the war in Syria?

Although insurgencies and civil war can be used interchangably you can not for instance say that the British American colonies fought an insurgency for their Independent states from the UK.The American fought a civil war.
What was the size of Kony's men and their objective?

If not sure google civil war and insurgency then we shall have a good chat.
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-1 #7 Dida 2016-01-18 23:32
Quoting Eboo:
Good observation @loyce.. It is most unfortunate that to quite a sizeable portion of Ugandans the northern civil war in Uganda is but a figment of their imagination to some its folk lore..

but if you can, imagine your infant children and their children growin up in a war zone, its heart-rending yet true it happened to a whole generation it left deep scars..so we havenot been without civil wars we have just been too selfish to see..shame!


Eboo we should begin by calling the Kony rebellion the right name.

The loss of life and the suffering caused by Kony's banditry and evil acts are undeniable.

I call it an insurgency not Civil war like some people would like us to believe.Get it right.
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+2 #8 Busagwa 2016-01-18 23:49
Uganda has prevented civil war since 1986 on its path to peace and security.You can do it again nonviolently cant you?

But..exported them (Civil wars) to the neighbours. Uganda was in DRC for five years causing death and loss of property to 4.000.000 Congolese..They looted Congo and bound to pay 10.billion Us Dollars!!

Uganda is in Somalia.selling Fuel and Guns to Al shabaab!.Uganda was recently in Southern Sudan..selling Guns to Nuer and Dinka.
And One DIDA is here hoodwinking us with Security!!.Firs t Produce AINE and then talk about Security..
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+4 #9 masoobboo 2016-01-19 06:12
Violence, intimidation, rigging, concealment of the truth and murders of real or potential or even perceived opponents have been the order of the day since 1986.

There has been very careful selection of who gets closer to the ruling circle to the extent possible that only one person has done good for Uganda and all bad things are done by others.

To the extent that national wealth is now personalized - read "my oil".

As sure as the sun in Africa, the state/NRM-0 violence will most likely be systematic with well written and coordinated responses from people like Tumwebaze, Ofwono Opondo, Nabusayi, Kirunda, the partial and unprofessional media, etc and quickly blame it on opposition and the world including America will do very little to intervene.

Since 1986, the state machinery in Uganda has been the only monopoly of violence.
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+1 #10 Lakwena 2016-01-19 12:12
Quoting Dida:
Quoting Eboo:
Good observation @loyce.. It is most unfortunate that to quite a sizeable portion of Ugandans the northern civil war in Uganda is but a figment of their imagination to some its folk lore..

but if you can, imagine your infant children and their children growin up in a war zone, its heart-rending yet true it happened to a whole generation it left deep scars..so we havenot been without civil wars we have just been too selfish to see..shame!


Eboo we should begin by calling the Kony rebellion the right name.

The loss of life and the suffering caused by Kony's banditry and evil acts are undeniable.

I call it an insurgency not Civil war like some people would like us to believe.Get it right.


And Didaduda, how do you categorize and differentiate between the LRA, and NRA 981-86 expedition into Luweero, which caused loss of lives, properties and the suffering of the people of Luweero; and by extension to Greater Northern Uganda?

But FYI, during World War II, in reference to Hitler's invasion of Poland and France, Sir Winston Churchill said that, "being soft (non-violence) invites aggression".

Therefore don't be a M7's soothsayer here. It is the inherent non-violence in the Africans (natives) that invited domination, exploitation and colonialism by the Europeans.

In other words, the M7 of this world learnt their lessons so well from the colonialists (Churchill): dominate and exploit the soft and weak, is the origin of colonialism and dictatorship in African & the third world.

Just like in the colonial era, don't you see, wherever M7 and wife go; with a swagger: they wear the colonial hats, move with their food & drink; carry around their tent, folding seats & table and also mobile toilets (potty).

And sometimes, where the road is impassable, the damn presidential potty is hoisted on the shoulders to the humiliation of some of the unfortunate SFC guards.

It is because like the former colonial masters conducted themselves; M7 & family despise Ugandans in their stricken poverty and backwardness: with no proper and/or dirty houses, crude furniture, food and dirty toilets.

If it is out of personal/public hygiene concern, they are right. But in the African context, it is not only a bad manner to carry your own: food, drinks, chair, and even toilet to your host home; it is insult or discourteous.

That's what M7 and family are doing on a daily basis to Ugandans. Unfortunately, although it is such uncouth manner, the "badoofu" of this country worship them.
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0 #11 Dida 2016-01-19 13:07
Quoting Busagwa:
Uganda has prevented civil war since 1986 on its path to peace and security.You can do it again nonviolently cant you?

But..exported them (Civil wars) to the neighbours. Uganda was in DRC for five years causing death and loss of property to 4.000.000 Congolese..They looted Congo and bound to pay 10.billion Us Dollars!!

Uganda is in Somalia.selling Fuel and Guns to Al shabaab!.Uganda was recently in Southern Sudan..selling Guns to Nuer and Dinka.
And One DIDA is here hoodwinking us with Security!!.First Produce AINE and then talk about Security..


Busagwa you have said many things in one breath!
No need for Dida to woodwink anyone.

The emphasis of Patricia's view point was how Americans solved their prolems nonviolently during the Civil Rights Rebellion led by Dr Martin Luther King in the 1960s.

Uganda can emulate such a principle where there is conflict except where the UPDF is required to intervene for example to secure its borders or help its neighbours in their fights against terrorism and insurgencies.

Its a matter of security.Whatev er happens in the field leave it to the Army.I have never known the army dealing with killers amicably.

The Americans were accused of torture in Iraq but they also got rid of a monster.You seemed to have confused yourself but thats my view only.
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-1 #12 Dida 2016-01-19 14:32
Quoting Lakwena:
Quoting Dida:
Quoting Eboo:
Good observation @loyce.. It is most unfortunate that to quite a sizeable portion of Ugandans the northern civil war in Uganda is but a figment of their imagination to some its folk lore..

but if you can, imagine your infant children and their children growin up in a war zone, its heart-rending yet true it happened to a whole generation it left deep scars..so we havenot been without civil wars we have just been too selfish to see..shame!


Eboo we should begin by calling the Kony rebellion the right name.

The loss of life and the suffering caused by Kony's banditry and evil acts are undeniable.

I call it an insurgency not Civil war like some people would like us to believe.Get it right.


And Didaduda, how do you categorize and differentiate between the LRA, and NRA 981-86 expedition into Luweero, which caused loss of lives, properties and the suffering of the people of Luweero; and by extension to Greater Northern Uganda?

But FYI, during World War II, in reference to Hitler's invasion of Poland and France, Sir Winston Churchill said that, "being soft (non-violence) invites aggression".

Therefore don't be a M7's soothsayer here. It is the inherent non-violence in the Africans (natives) that invited domination, exploitation and colonialism by the Europeans.

In other words, the M7 of this world learnt their lessons so well from the colonialists (Churchill): dominate and exploit the soft and weak, is the origin of colonialism and dictatorship in African & the third world.

Just like in the colonial era, don't you see, wherever M7 and wife go; with a swagger: they wear the colonial hats, move with their food & drink; carry around their tent, folding seats & table and also mobile toilets (potty).

And sometimes, where the road is impassable, the damn presidential potty is hoisted on the shoulders to the humiliation of some of the unfortunate SFC guards.

It is because like the former colonial masters conducted themselves; M7 & family despise Ugandans in their stricken poverty and backwardness: with no proper and/or dirty houses, crude furniture, food and dirty toilets.

If it is out of personal/public hygiene concern, they are right. But in the African context, it is not only a bad manner to carry your own: food, drinks, chair, and even toilet to your host home; it is insult or discourteous.

That's what M7 and family are doing on a daily basis to Ugandans. Unfortunately, although it is such uncouth manner, the "badoofu" of this country worship them.


Lakwena son of Churchill's Pearlof Africa.This M7 baggage you have carried for soo long appears too heavy for your fragile frame.It has blurred your vision in most instances.

Seeing Uganda and the world through M7 baggage lens is not necessarily prudent.

The magnitude and objective of any arned conflict will determine if it is a civil war, insurgency,coup or world war.You may call it what you want from a perapective.Its the outcome of such conflict that is definitive.

You sound like a victim of Sobibor!Uganda is not Sobibor.The Americans helped the victims and the British will never forget that Good prevails over evil.

We can learn a thing or two about compassion otherwise we may never improve.

Lakwena I feel your pain.Perhaps Patricia does too and so was her letters to Ugandans and not M7.
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0 #13 Lakwena 2016-01-19 18:56
Quoting Dida:
Quoting Lakwena:
Quoting Dida:
Quoting Eboo:
Good observation @loyce.. It is most unfortunate that to quite a sizeable portion of Ugandans the northern civil war in Uganda is but a figment of their imagination to some its folk lore..

but if you can, imagine your infant children and their children growin up in a war zone, its heart-rending yet true it happened to a whole generation it left deep scars..so we havenot been without civil wars we have just been too selfish to see..shame!


Eboo we should begin by calling the Kony rebellion the right name.

The loss of life and the suffering caused by Kony's banditry and evil acts are undeniable.

I call it an insurgency not Civil war like some people would like us to believe.Get it right.


And Didaduda, how do you categorize and differentiate between the LRA, and NRA 981-86 expedition into Luweero, which caused loss of lives, properties and the suffering of the people of Luweero; and by extension to Greater Northern Uganda?


But FYI, during World War II, in reference to Hitler's invasion of Poland and France, Sir Winston Churchill said that, "being soft (non-violence) invites aggression".

Therefore don't be a M7's soothsayer here. It is the inherent non-violence in the Africans (natives) that invited domination, exploitation and colonialism by the Europeans.

In other words, the M7 of this world learnt their lessons so well from the colonialists (Churchill): dominate and exploit the soft and weak, is the origin of colonialism and dictatorship in African & the third world.

Just like in the colonial era, don't you see, wherever M7 and wife go; with a swagger: they wear the colonial hats, move with their food & drink; carry around their tent, folding seats & table and also mobile toilets (potty).

And sometimes, where the road is impassable, the damn presidential potty is hoisted on the shoulders to the humiliation of some of the unfortunate SFC guards.

It is because like the former colonial masters conducted themselves; M7 & family despise Ugandans in their stricken poverty and backwardness: with no proper and/or dirty houses, crude furniture, food and dirty toilets.

If it is out of personal/public hygiene concern, they are right. But in the African context, it is not only a bad manner to carry your own: food, drinks, chair, and even toilet to your host home; it is insult or discourteous.

That's what M7 and family are doing on a daily basis to Ugandans. Unfortunately, although it is such uncouth manner, the "badoofu" of this country worship them.


Lakwena son of Churchill's Pearlof Africa.This M7 baggage you have carried for soo long appears too heavy for your fragile frame.It has blurred your vision in most instances.

Seeing Uganda and the world through M7 baggage lens is not necessarily prudent.

The magnitude and objective of any arned conflict will determine if it is a civil war, insurgency,coup or world war.You may call it what you want from a perapective.Its the outcome of such conflict that is definitive.

You sound like a victim of Sobibor!Uganda is not Sobibor.The Americans helped the victims and the British will never forget that Good prevails over evil.

We can learn a thing or two about compassion otherwise we may never improve.

Lakwena I feel your pain.Perhaps Patricia does too and so was her letters to Ugandans and not M7.


Dida, you didn't answer the question. It is your characteristic, whenever you goof, you resort to reverse psychology of finding a victim to blame.

If you didn't get it, I can ask you again. When M7 miserably lost the election in 1980 (got three votes), and together with other UPM losers; did they use, nkoni (sticks) brooms and pillows to fight Congolese in Luweero, or they raided police stations, killed Ugandan policemen and took the guns and uniform to start a civil war.

In other rebellion leads to civil wars; when countrymen and women commit abomination, by illegally picking up arms and killing each other over political power.

That is what makes the wound of civil war or any war incurable. Because war is organized murder.
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0 #14 Dida 2016-01-20 00:46
Quoting Lakwena:
Quoting Dida:
Quoting Lakwena:
Quoting Dida:
Quoting Eboo:
Good observation @loyce.. It is most unfortunate that to quite a sizeable portion of Ugandans the northern civil war in Uganda is but a figment of their imagination to some its folk lore..

but if you can, imagine your infant children and their children growin up in a war zone, its heart-rending yet true it happened to a whole generation it left deep scars..so we havenot been without civil wars we have just been too selfish to see..shame!


Eboo we should begin by calling the Kony rebellion the right name.

The loss of life and the suffering caused by Kony's banditry and evil acts are undeniable.

I call it an insurgency not Civil war like some people would like us to believe.Get it right.


And Didaduda, how do you categorize and differentiate between the LRA, and NRA 981-86 expedition into Luweero, which caused loss of lives, properties and the suffering of the people of Luweero; and by extension to Greater Northern Uganda?


But FYI, during World War II, in reference to Hitler's invasion of Poland and France, Sir Winston Churchill said that, "being soft (non-violence) invites aggression".

Therefore don't be a M7's soothsayer here. It is the inherent non-violence in the Africans (natives) that invited domination, exploitation and colonialism by the Europeans.

In other words, the M7 of this world learnt their lessons so well from the colonialists (Churchill): dominate and exploit the soft and weak, is the origin of colonialism and dictatorship in African & the third world.

Just like in the colonial era, don't you see, wherever M7 and wife go; with a swagger: they wear the colonial hats, move with their food & drink; carry around their tent, folding seats & table and also mobile toilets (potty).

And sometimes, where the road is impassable, the damn presidential potty is hoisted on the shoulders to the humiliation of some of the unfortunate SFC guards.

It is because like the former colonial masters conducted themselves; M7 & family despise Ugandans in their stricken poverty and backwardness: with no proper and/or dirty houses, crude furniture, food and dirty toilets.

If it is out of personal/public hygiene concern, they are right. But in the African context, it is not only a bad manner to carry your own: food, drinks, chair, and even toilet to your host home; it is insult or discourteous.

That's what M7 and family are doing on a daily basis to Ugandans. Unfortunately, although it is such uncouth manner, the "badoofu" of this country worship them.


Lakwena son of Churchill's Pearlof Africa.This M7 baggage you have carried for soo long appears too heavy for your fragile frame.It has blurred your vision in most instances.

Seeing Uganda and the world through M7 baggage lens is not necessarily prudent.

The magnitude and objective of any arned conflict will determine if it is a civil war, insurgency,coup or world war.You may call it what you want from a perapective.Its the outcome of such conflict that is definitive.

You sound like a victim of Sobibor!Uganda is not Sobibor.The Americans helped the victims and the British will never forget that Good prevails over evil.

We can learn a thing or two about compassion otherwise we may never improve.

Lakwena I feel your pain.Perhaps Patricia does too and so was her letters to Ugandans and not M7.


Dida, you didn't answer the question. It is your characteristic, whenever you goof, you resort to reverse psychology of finding a victim to blame.

If you didn't get it, I can ask you again. When M7 miserably lost the election in 1980 (got three votes), and together with other UPM losers; did they use, nkoni (sticks) brooms and pillows to fight Congolese in Luweero, or they raided police stations, killed Ugandan policemen and took the guns and uniform to start a civil war.

In other rebellion leads to civil wars; when countrymen and women commit abomination, by illegally picking up arms and killing each other over political power.

That is what makes the wound of civil war or any war incurable. Because war is organized murder.


Ok Lakwena back here in the so called Luwero triangle.I understood from the admission of the incumbent that raids and ambushes were carried out by NRA to obtain arms.

I also think that M7 could have masterminded some "uncoordinated arms movement"whilst Minister of Defence.On the other hand he knnew he was being watched.

He may have had a stash of arms by Dec 1980 though this ia difficult to validate.

He was reported to have gotten more and more frustrated with the "Big men" at Nile Mansions who once detained him at a Road block in kireka for hours.

Incurable are the scars of war indeed Lakwena but I think people can move on with less burden once the fear has been confronted and confidence increases.
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+1 #15 Lakwena 2016-01-20 16:54
Quoting Dida:
Quoting Lakwena:
Quoting Dida:
Quoting Lakwena:
Quoting Dida:
Quoting Eboo:
Good observation @loyce.. It is most unfortunate that to quite a sizeable portion of Ugandans the northern civil war in Uganda is but a figment of their imagination to some its folk lore..

but if you can, imagine your infant children and their children growin up in a war zone, its heart-rending yet true it happened to a whole generation it left deep scars..so we havenot been without civil wars we have just been too selfish to see..shame!


Eboo we should begin by calling the Kony rebellion the right name.

The loss of life and the suffering caused by Kony's banditry and evil acts are undeniable.

I call it an insurgency not Civil war like some people would like us to believe.Get it right.


And Didaduda, how do you categorize and differentiate between the LRA, and NRA 981-86 expedition into Luweero, which caused loss of lives, properties and the suffering of the people of Luweero; and by extension to Greater Northern Uganda?


But FYI, during World War II, in reference to Hitler's invasion of Poland and France, Sir Winston Churchill said that, "being soft (non-violence) invites aggression".

Therefore don't be a M7's soothsayer here. It is the inherent non-violence in the Africans (natives) that invited domination, exploitation and colonialism by the Europeans.

In other words, the M7 of this world learnt their lessons so well from the colonialists (Churchill): dominate and exploit the soft and weak, is the origin of colonialism and dictatorship in African & the third world.

Just like in the colonial era, don't you see, wherever M7 and wife go; with a swagger: they wear the colonial hats, move with their food & drink; carry around their tent, folding seats & table and also mobile toilets (potty).

And sometimes, where the road is impassable, the damn presidential potty is hoisted on the shoulders to the humiliation of some of the unfortunate SFC guards.

It is because like the former colonial masters conducted themselves; M7 & family despise Ugandans in their stricken poverty and backwardness: with no proper and/or dirty houses, crude furniture, food and dirty toilets.

If it is out of personal/public hygiene concern, they are right. But in the African context, it is not only a bad manner to carry your own: food, drinks, chair, and even toilet to your host home; it is insult or discourteous.

That's what M7 and family are doing on a daily basis to Ugandans. Unfortunately, although it is such uncouth manner, the "badoofu" of this country worship them.


Lakwena son of Churchill's Pearlof Africa.This M7 baggage you have carried for soo long appears too heavy for your fragile frame.It has blurred your vision in most instances.

Seeing Uganda and the world through M7 baggage lens is not necessarily prudent.

The magnitude and objective of any arned conflict will determine if it is a civil war, insurgency,coup or world war.You may call it what you want from a perapective.Its the outcome of such conflict that is definitive.

You sound like a victim of Sobibor!Uganda is not Sobibor.The Americans helped the victims and the British will never forget that Good prevails over evil.

We can learn a thing or two about compassion otherwise we may never improve.

Lakwena I feel your pain.Perhaps Patricia does too and so was her letters to Ugandans and not M7.


Dida, you didn't answer the question. It is your characteristic, whenever you goof, you resort to reverse psychology of finding a victim to blame.

If you didn't get it, I can ask you again. When M7 miserably lost the election in 1980 (got three votes), and together with other UPM losers; did they use, nkoni (sticks) brooms and pillows to fight Congolese in Luweero, or they raided police stations, killed Ugandan policemen and took the guns and uniform to start a civil war.

In other rebellion leads to civil wars; when countrymen and women commit abomination, by illegally picking up arms and killing each other over political power.

That is what makes the wound of civil war or any war incurable. Because war is organized murder.


Ok Lakwena back here in the so called Luwero triangle.I understood from the admission of the incumbent that raids and ambushes were carried out by NRA to obtain arms.

I also think that M7 could have masterminded some "uncoordinated arms movement"whilst Minister of Defence.On the other hand he knnew he was being watched.

He may have had a stash of arms by Dec 1980 though this ia difficult to validate.

He was reported to have gotten more and more frustrated with the "Big men" at Nile Mansions who once detained him at a Road block in kireka for hours.

Incurable are the scars of war indeed Lakwena but I think people can move on with less burden once the fear has been confronted and confidence increases.


Dida, now we are on the same page: because M7 is a capital offender, waiting to be officially charged. Unless justice is done, that is the "baggage" you referred to, which Ugandans have been carrying for the last 30.

FYI, because of "Silent witnesses, it is not difficult to validate arms smuggling. Do you remember, somewhere in 1990; a section (record room) of the former Republic House (Bulange) went ablaze?

It were intended to obliterate information regarding weapons, not only when M7 was Defense Minister, but also records of weapons dolled to RPF.

And remember twice, between 1999 and 2003 those very weapons were turned against Ugandans (UPDF), and M7 has not accounted for the number of our brothers (missing in action) slaughtered by the RPF.

And remember Gen Kayihura, who si now the IGP, was one of the commanders.
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0 #16 webeshixty 2016-01-21 17:59
Quoting Busagwa:
Uganda has prevented civil war since 1986 on its path to peace and security.You can do it again nonviolently cant you?

But..exported them (Civil wars) to the neighbours. Uganda was in DRC for five years causing death and loss of property to 4.000.000 Congolese..They looted Congo and bound to pay 10.billion Us Dollars!!

Uganda is in Somalia.selling Fuel and Guns to Al shabaab!.Uganda was recently in Southern Sudan..selling Guns to Nuer and Dinka.
And One DIDA is here hoodwinking us with Security!!.First Produce AINE and then talk about Security..


Blame it all on the Belgians for not doing the job properly.

Snakes do not dig holes, any hole they slither into must be vacated a.s.a.p by the owners if they do not want hisses and that familiar fangs sunk into their legs!

Soft bellied didaz is secretly praying nobody picks up canes to see off invasive serpents, does he think nobody knows how serpents slither into human places of abode in search of warmth because they re clueless how to dig holes?

Who needs soft bellies for company? There is a saying a mad man on earth will go with his madness to hell, Didaz came with his funny violence and it's the same violence that ill see them off to hell!
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0 #17 Dida 2016-01-22 12:43
Quoting webeshixty:
Quoting Busagwa:
Uganda has prevented civil war since 1986 on its path to peace and security.You can do it again nonviolently cant you?

But..exported them (Civil wars) to the neighbours. Uganda was in DRC for five years causing death and loss of property to 4.000.000 Congolese..They looted Congo and bound to pay 10.billion Us Dollars!!

Uganda is in Somalia.selling Fuel and Guns to Al shabaab!.Uganda was recently in Southern Sudan..selling Guns to Nuer and Dinka.
And One DIDA is here hoodwinking us with Security!!.First Produce AINE and then talk about Security..


Blame it all on the Belgians for not doing the job properly.

Snakes do not dig holes, any hole they slither into must be vacated a.s.a.p by the owners if they do not want hisses and that familiar fangs sunk into their legs!

Soft bellied didaz is secretly praying nobody picks up canes to see off invasive serpents, does he think nobody knows how serpents slither into human places of abode in search of warmth because they re clueless how to dig holes?

Who needs soft bellies for company? There is a saying a mad man on earth will go with his madness to hell, Didaz came with his funny violence and it's the same violence that ill see them off to hell!


Serpents are very smart.I would urge my esteemed friend to emulate the genre(style).

Why dig holes for yourself only to buried alive
while your God-given stealth moves and supersenses can protect you from those intimidated by your sight.
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0 #18 webeshixty 2016-01-24 22:20
Quoting Dida:
Quoting webeshixty:
Quoting Busagwa:


Uganda is in Somalia.selling Fuel and Guns to Al shabaab!.Uganda was recently in Southern Sudan..selling Guns to Nuer and Dinka.
And One DIDA is here hoodwinking us with Security!!.First Produce AINE and then talk about Security..



Snakes do not dig holes, any hole they slither into must be vacated a.s.a.p by the owners if they do not want hisses and that familiar fangs sunk into their legs!

Soft bellied didaz is secretly praying nobody picks up canes to see off invasive serpents, does he think nobody knows how serpents slither into human places of abode in search of warmth because they re clueless how to dig holes?

Who needs soft bellies for company? There is a saying a mad man on earth will go with his madness to hell, Didaz came with his funny violence and it's the same violence that ill see them off to hell!


Serpents are very smart.I would urge my esteemed friend to emulate the genre(style).

Why dig holes for yourself only to buried alive
while your God-given stealth moves and supersenses can protect you from those intimidated by your sight.


Hehehe , my fulenda Didiyazi, 9/10 times it's the slithery fiend doing Hussein Bolts in the bushes just because a man happens to be going about his business.

That said, snakes only creep into human places of abode because of warmth, daybreak usually find them in bushes for fear of dear old cane.

You do recall Pumbafu 23 fiasco in Kivu where TPDF discovered empty trenches because our slithery fiends were so fast that refugees found them basking in UPDF training camp in Wakimachete. What kind of bravado was that?

I can guarantee you, the huffing & puffing all deflated when mzee wa pumba began grabbing peasant fields to help out because Kivu dreams were abandoned in Kisangani.

Even Karamoja goldfields will go belly ho if ICC scribbles something on a napkin to invite big hat for a little chat. I suggest you pay 20 year rents in advance to His Majesty Kabaka Mutebi, things do not look very good in the hissing department.

Even the fingering section is only producing CIA interest, Hampstead & San Diego are wrong venues for hissing contests! Why did you not think of Moscow?
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