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Saturday, 18 June 2016

BEHIND MUSEVENI'S RESUFFLE OF MILITARY ATTACHES


Just a day following dictator Museveni announced his new anti-defiance cabinet, he made a reshuffle of his Military Attaches.  This move served to confirm that his grip on power is dependant on the military as his major power base rather than the formal government structures.  A Military Attaché is a high ranking military officer whom a country posts to another country under its diplomatic mission to act as its representative on military matters.  The other forms of Attachés are Commercial Attaché, Cultural Attaché, etc.

Depending on the sending country's military advancement, Military Attaché observes and gather information on the host country's military for purposes of collecting intelligence of strategic value, liaison services, and updates on corresponding services of host countries.  This implies that the first obligation of a Military Attaché is to develop contact with top level military officers of any host country's army where the military stands out as a powerful political force like is the case with Uganda, military officers emerge as prime intelligence sources and targets.  That is why at one time the Museveni regime got concerned over Gen Oketa's close links with the Military Attaché of a powerful foreign country. For countries with advanced militaries, Military Attaché identify officers of the host country's army who have the political thrust to wield power thus use them in causing regime change by military means.  Totalitarian regimes keep such officers away from the reach of such pray.  That is the reason why Museveni does not assign certain officers to specific positions, undertaking and are victims of selective training abroad.

Museveni uses the position of Military Attaché to retain and keep hold of such officers whom for political reasons he can't deploy into meaningful active military service while at the same time fears to retire.  That way such officers are kept actively and profitably employed thus dissuading them from getting disgruntled and contemplating change of regime.  In some instances, the affected officers coordinate training opportunities, arms procurement, intelligence gathering etc.  To fully appreciate the above argument, you need to take an insight into the profiles of the officers who were affected by the recent reshuffle:

1.  Michael Bossa -  from CMI to CCIT
He is a Muganda and an Engineer.  Joined the NRA in 1986 through the President's Office. Transferred to DMI at Basiima House where he headed the Technical Department while was still a Sgt.  He rose to become an officer until when he was displaced by Gen. Tumukunde in the late 1990 when the later was carrying out a clean up of all senior staff who had served together with the Rwandese when they were still in Uganda and were dominating DMI. Eng Bossa is married to the sister of former M.P Nathan Banyima and she had been Kagame's Secretary at DMI and had continued to serve under Directors.  Both Bossa and his wife were sent packing to the army headquarters in Bombo for reassignment.  years later, Engineer Bossa bounced back to CMI long after Gen Tumukunde had left.  Col. {Eng} Bossa has been the brain behind CMI's surveillance programs.  therefore, his posting to take charge of the entire army's information and communication system is based on his undisputed loyalty.

2.  BRIG. VICTOR TWESIGYE - from CCIT to New Delhi
He is from Kanungu. joined NRA around 1985. served under ISO's Operation Rabit {electronic surveillance of enemy communication system}.  During the Congo expedition, he played a key role in providing the strategic communication to Operation Safe Heaven.  Gen Kaziini picked interest in his role and dissuaded him from returning to ISO by promoting him and putting him in charge of the entire army's communication department.  however, Museveni's intelligence services have always suspected him to be close to former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi.  Therefore, his being sent to India is meant to keep him away from the army and in particular the vital and sensitive military communication network.  His successor, Col. Bossa will be compelled to overhaul the entire department by misplacing the network of officers who have been serving under Brig. Twesigye.

3.  BRIG. STEVEN KASHAKA - from Pretoria to Dar Er Salaam.
He is one of the senior Bush War commanders who spent some time on Katebe {redundant} after he hastily issued Col Besigye a retirement certificate without consulting prompting the later to sneak out of the jaws that are holding Gen. Ssejusa.  Later he was suspended over charges of ghost creation before he was pardoned and posted to South Africa so that he is kept into active and profitable employment.  He renewed his loyalty when he openly became outspoken against Gen. Ssejusa when he fled to exile in 2013.  In return, he was rewarded with his brother who as Permanent Secretary was convicted of stealing billions of shillings from Ministry of Local Government was released from prison on and indefinite bail pending appeal. His transfer to Tanzania is strategic because all importation of our military hardware passes through Dar Er Salaam.  Secondly, with Museveni's push for a defence alliance, Tanzania is a strategic ally.

4.  COL. JOHN KASAIJA
He is from Fortportal and joined the NRA from UNLA around late 1985.  He worked closely with Gen. Saleh while the latter was the Chief of Combat Operations {CCO}where he demonstrated extraordinary skills in field operations.  He rose to become a Major and Assistant Director of Combat Intelligence under DMI at the time Paul Kagame was also a Major in the same department. However, Museveni's intelligence agencies held him in contempt owing to the allegations that he had during the Bush War he had worked closely with the North Korea backed Crack Unit to harass the NRA in the Luwero Triangle.  He was at one time accused by the late Aronda of rising a suspicious Combat Intelligence Squad under Basiima House that comprised of among others then Private Abdul Rugumayo who is now a Colonel just like his former boss. He

5.  Col. Emmanuel Rwashande
He is from Nyabushozi.  He joined the NRA around late 1985.  As junior officer he led the gang of other junior officers to attack the then Army Chief, Gen. Muntu at the funeral vigil of the Col. Kyatuta in Old Kampala in the early 1990s.  They openly accused him of rendering army officers redundant (Katebe) before calling him a Mwiru.  This humiliation with impunity by Junior officers under the protection of Museveni is one of the reasons Gen. Muntu threw in the towels.  He remains in Benjing because of the strategic military interests with China.

6.  Col. Bernard Obola
He is from Nebbi and joined the NRA as a Captain.  He served as Chief Instructor in Kabamba for years training tens of thousands of recruits including now Gen. Wilson Mbadi.  His being moved from Jubba back to Kampala is rendering him of redundant because he was talking the same 'language' with the SPLA--I. O and the LRA.

7.  BRIG. HUDSON MUKASA
A Muganda who was commanding 7th Battalion based at Mbuya in Kampala around 1996 when his unit openly showed support for then Presidential candidate Paul Ssemogerere.  Consequently. 7th Batallion was immediately moved from Kampala and they left while singing: "Ssemwogere gira ofuge Uganda, Museveni Tumukooye' (Ssemogerere prepare to rule Uganda, we are tired of Museveni).   An astute, professional and no nonsense commander, Brig. Hudson Mukasa was since then placed under close scrutiny that led him to Bujumbura as the Military Attaché.  With the proliferation of arms in Burundi and more so the anticipated Museveni's support for the Rwanda backed anti-Nkurunziza rebels, Brig. Mukasa wouldn't be the best choice in Bujumbura.  He can best be contained in the less hostile Nairobi than bringing him back in Kampala.

8.  BRIG.  BURUNDI NYAMUNYWANISA
He is from Kiruhura but married to a Musongora from Kasese.  Joined the NRA in the Bush.  He was in charge of training Congolese militias in Ituri at Kasenyi and Nyalake.  His posting to Kigali from Washington is the most appropriate at a time when the support of Uganda and Rwanda to the Congolese M23 militias is soon resuming and also the Burundi project.

9.  COL. BUTUIRO OCTOVUS
 He is a brother to Chief Justice Bart Katurebe.  He joined the NRA around 1988 under the air force bit ended up at DMI in the early 1990.  A holder of a degree certificate written in Latin, he rose through the ranks to become the Deputy CMI at one time before being displaced by Tumukunde for attachment to IGAAD in Nairobi.  He eventually ended u as a military attaché in Kigali from where he is now being moved to Khartoum for reasons explained under Brig. Burundi Nyamunywanisa.  Being a Mwiru from Bunyaruguru, some missions are strictly restricted to either Hima or Tutsi officers

10.  BRIG. FRED TOLIT
From Mucwini in Kitgum, he commanded the last battles for the control of Kampala around Kololo under the UNLA before he fled to the northern Uganda.   Gem.  Ssejusa picked on then 2lt Tolit to help him in intelligence gathering in the counter insurgency operations in northern Uganda.  He rose to become a Division I.O for northern Uganda before Museveni appointed him the Deputy DMI at Basiima House in the early 1990s.  He was the DMI in charge of LRA insurgency and Southern Sudan SPLA military aid.  Around 1994 he became the full DMI following the NRA passing on of Col Byemaro.   He was displaced by the coming on board of Gen. Tumukunde who renamed DMI as CMI.  He later on became the Chief of Training and Operations before rising to become the Chief of Staff.  In the meantime, he did a degree course at Ndejje University thus graduating from a primary school teacher to a university graduate.  His transfer from Adisababa to Bujumbura is the best decision because he wont be able to establish links with local military and political figures in Burundi unlike in Adisababa where he could interact with a vast number of such people.  Unfortunately, the regime still sees him as a Gen. Ssejusa loyalist. His elevation and assignments were driven by the need to lure the Acholi people and dupe them into supporting Museveni.

11.  COL. DOMINIC TWESIGOMWE
He is from Kabaale and joined the NRA around 1985 as a university graduate.  He served under DMI and CMI become one of the few original DMI officers to have survived Gen
 Tumukunde's purge.  He has been in Nairobi mostly for liaison of counter terrorism operations that diplomatic assignment.  He has been heading a squad of CMI and ISO operatives like the notorious Captain Kamusiime and Coleb Kamgisha.  His transfer to head the Chieftaincy of Integrated Resource Management Information System (CIRMIS) is the best decision because the project is intelligence and political based in that it comprises of the National ID project thus the voters register.

12...   BRIG. MOSES RWAKITARTE
He is from Nya ushozi and a son to Mzee Rwakitarate.  He joined the NRA in late 1985 and saved under DMI at Basiim House in the late 1980s.  He was later attached to the office of the Army Commander during the early 1990s from where he went to India for University education.  From India he was posted to the then PPU as the intelligence officer.  Its from there that he was assigned to command positions under the Muhoozi Project.  He was a rigadier and appointed Chief of Staff of the Airforce before the three choppers crashed in Kenya enrooted to Somalia.  Together with fee. Airforce Chief, Gen. Owoyesigyire, he was suspended but instead as usual he was instead sent for a course in London.  His current posting to Europe is nothing but an assignment to carry out intelligence against the Ugandans in exile there.

13..  For the rest of the affected officers more especially the Baganda ones, their assignments are meant to keep them away from the mainstream military service.


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Friday, 10 June 2016

MINISTER BETTY KAMYA MISSES THE HERO'S MEDAL

June 9th was Hero's day in Uganda.  The national celebrations were held in Mukono and was presided over by Museveni.  Museveni who always portrays himself as the topmost Hero in Uganda.  His role is only comparable to the legendary film star, John Rembo.  The choice of Mukono was driven by the need to bring on board the people of Mukono who during the bush war had overwhelmingly supported the rival pro Buganda and DP, UFM and FEDEMO rebel groups of Andrew Kayiira.  Its three decades now since Museveni took over power, neutralised the UFM and FEDEMO and the eventual murder of Dr. Kayiira by 'thugs' in 1987 but the people of Mukono have remained closer to the DP than the regime. in his estimates, Museveni fears that should the oppressed resort to armed option, Mukono and its forests, river Nile, and accessibility to Lake Victoria and Lake Kyoga provide a geo- military trategic opportune grounds. Therefore, in this regard you should expect more of the regime's activities in Mukono designed to win over the residents in case of an insurgency.

As the Executive Director of the Uganda Hero's Authority  (URA), Gen. Tumwine read out the names of the Hero's who were being crowned by Museveni, newly appointed Minister For Kampala Betty Kamya was visibly anxiously waiting for a moment for her name to be called out.  She had been lured into opposition political activism by her late husband, Sgt Spencer Turwomwe.  Sgt.  Spencer had served the NRA for six years before he was relieved during the Reduction In Force (RIF) exercise in the early 1990s.  Slightly over a decade ago, one of Museveni's intelligence outfits linked her to falilitating the securing and delivery of satellite phone sets to the LRA through emissaries.  Many will find this revelation not adding up because of the Kamya/LRA differences but it is understandable because for some reasons the details can't be posted here.  Because she sees herself as a reformed person who has contributed to the regime by abandoning the so called 'hard line' stance, she felt entitled to a medal.  Take heart girl!!! You are not alone; in the same pavilion was Minister Musa Echweru who was a senior officer with the Teso based rebel group, UPA before he switched sides like you did.  He was not considered and in terms of switching sides, he is more senior than you.  As the saying goes:  Patience Pays; at the next medal giving ceremony, you will be considered together with the likes of Janet Kataaha, Alice Lakwena,  Maama Fiina, Desire Luzinda, Betty Bad Black,  Stracker Mwezi, and others. Most likely by that time the awards for HEROINES and a Heroines Day will have been put in place.  In the meantime she should examine why Gen. Tumwine while describing the enemy that they were fighting during the bush war imitated the accent thus:  "..... she overheard the the enemy military radio communication saying that Mucebeni Kileka road and that lady informed Gen. Sale who together with Rwigyema Fred rushed to Kireka to rescue Museveni."  That was before Gen. Tumwine yelle:  NRM Oyee, UPDF Oyee."  Its upon Betty Kamya to choose to pronounce the Presidet's name as either Museveni and she become a friend or Mucebeni and risk being branded an enemy.

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

LOCAL PRODUCTION OF ARMY UNIFORMS - HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF!!!

Museveni has directed that all security forces should stop importing uniforms but should instead have them made locally.  This affects the army, police, prison and wildlife rangers who according to him compose his armed forces.  When he took power in 1986, his NRA was mostly dressed in a mixture of tattered UNLA, police, prisons and civilian clothes.  Its only the Commanders who were decently dressed in full UNLA uniform.  Its predecessor, the UNLA used to procure its high quality Franklin uniforms from the UK.  The NRA embarked on obtaining uniforms from abroad - Europe, North Korea, Cuba, China etc.  Towards 1990 the NRA opted to make their own uniforms locally.  A number of local companies were contracted to make and supply uniforms to the army.  These were:
1.  Nyanza Textile (NYTIL) in Jinja whose General Manager was Elly Rwakakoko.
2.  BATA (U) Ltd in industrial area that produced Gumboots.
3.  ELADAMA Enterprises in Jinja owned by an Ethiopian Ex-Army Colonel.
4.  Christex Garments on Nkuruma Road owned by Kellen Kayongo.
5.  Another company on Luwuum Street owned by wife to former D/CID Bakiza.
6.  Another company in Nalukolongo

The quality of uniforms produced was so poor that for soldiers in field operations they would hardly last three months.  Corruption and swindling of funds became rampant.  The MOD advanced NYTIL billions of cash for procurement of an equipment to enhance production.  The army fabrics found their way to the open market before they could be dyed with army green.  The scarcity of uniforms became so worse that in the mid 1990 the army top leadership set up a committee headed by the then Chief of Conbat Operations (CCO), Gen. Joram Mugume to investigate the problem.  The committee toured all the companies  in both Kampala and Jinja and submitted its findings and recommendations.  The scheme to procure uniforms locally was halted and procurement of uniforms from overseas resumed.  Though it became a venue for swindling cash by a few privileged ones, at least the army was decently dressed with quality clothing.  Now that local production of uniforms is scheduled to resume immediately at a time when the textile industry is almost dead, the worst is what awaits the men and women in uniform but guess who the beneficiaries will be.

INFORMATION IS POWER

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

GEN. TUMUKUNDE REPLACES GEN. SSEJUSA; WILL CLASH WITH GEN. KAYIHURA

In a new cabinet line up dictator Museveni has appointed his in-law Gen.  Henry Tumukunde as the Minister of Security.  This is the ministry under whose docket falls the regime's intelligence agencies.   Its the first time that this ministry is being headed by a military officer.  All along it was headed by civilian Ministers who apart from Amama Mbabazi had no security background thus posed no threat to Museveni because the spy agencies would directly report to Museveni.  One of the crimes that the regime covertly accuses Mbabazi of having committed is to register personal loyalty from a number of intelligence Officers in both internal (ISO) and external (ESO) intelligence agencies.  This is how Police Chief Gen. Kayihura  came up with formulation of quasi intelligence outfits.  The Special Forces and State House also initiated and runs intelligence outfits. 

As Coordinator of Intelligence Services, Gen.  Ssejusa would have been performing the functions of the Security Minister if it had not been that Museveni had created that position specifically for Gen.  Ssejusa  so that he could be closely monitored by the very security agencies that he was supposed to coordinate.  That is why after he fell out with the regime, that position was scrapped.  Museveni who values the role of intelligence in his regime survival more that any other branch of the state, has for the last three decades been bypassing those figurehead Ministers and directly linking with those outfits.  Gen.  Tumukunde being his in-law,  is coming in with full confidence of the First Family.

Gen. Tumukunde's main task is to restructure the intelligence services by getting rid of those operatives suspected to be loyal to former Premier Mbabazi, Gen. Ssejusa, and the opposition in general which may include those not happy with the trend of events.  His task is the similar to that of Muruli Mukasa who under the guise of fighting corruption  is supposed to clean the Public Service of non regime sympathisers.  With Museveni's son Gen. Muhoozi in-charge of a Division of elite Special Forces,  Gen.  Tumukunde is the right choice at the helm of the regime's intelligence outfits if power is to be consolidated.   With Gen. Tumukunde at the helm of Intelligence services, Gen. JJ Odong at the Internal Affairs Ministry, and Gen Muhoozi as commander of the Special Forces, then whoever heads the the Ministry of Defence does not matter.  By appointing Hon. Adolf Meesigye and the stranger Col. Angola to the Ministry of Defence,  Museveni has taken over the running of Ministry of Defence.  Moreover,  the major challenges of the day concern the intelligence services and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Police, Prisons and Immigration Services) more than does the Ministry of Defence.

However, Gen. Kayihura has had problems with Museveni's inner circle  who have been accusing him of having sinister motives by assuming too much powers to the extent of being viewed as the No. 2 to Museveni.  He has been favoring his Banyarwanda tribe mates with strategic positions in the Police.  This coupled by his close historical links with the Kigali regime.  Overhauling these suspicious structures  and security networks that have been put in place by Gen. Kayihura are what Gen. Tumukunde is supposed to dismantle as a priority.  This is what will pit the two Generals on a bloody collision  course over power, resources, loyalty and vast resources.

INFORMATION IS POWER

Sunday, 5 June 2016

NORTH KOREA AND MUSEVENI ARE INSEPERABLE


"I thank the government of North Korea.  They always give us technical support.  There are people who are happy with them but I have  not seen any problem with them.  They trained our first tank crew, they trained our Special Forces, ....."

       (Museveni:  during the pass out of North Korea trained Police at Masindi, April 2014.)

North Korea's relations with Uganda date as far back as the early 1960s when diplomatic ties were established immediately after independence.  At the time, North Korea was offering free higher technical and specialised education, arms and finance to a number of African countries like Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, etc who were struggling for their independence and the fight against Apartheid in South Africa.

Museveni while in exile in Tanzania in the early 1979s travelled to North Korea for guerrilla training.   Milton Obote's 1st and 2nd governments received military support from North Korea.  In 1981, Obote made a goodwill visit to North Korea where he signed cooperation agreements in technology, economy and cultural areas.  North Korea agreed to deploy a military team of 30 military officers to manage the equipment maintenance project and infantry training based in Gulu.

These experts trained a specialized unit of the UNLA dubbed Crack Unit based at Nakasongola.  In November 1984, 200 North Korean troops arrived in Uganda to boost the UNLA's Crack Unit.  It carried out combat operations against Museveni's NRA insurgents in the Luwero triangle.  It gave the NRA a rough time and 3 Koreans lost their lives in action.  They left Uganda in September 1985 following the overthrow of Obote by the Okellos in July 1985.

When Museveni took over in January 1986, he adopted quite a number of military equipments that had been supplied by North Korea to the UNLA thus he had to request for experts from North Korea to come and train his men on this machines.   In 1987, Museveni made his first official visit to North Korea.  Following the visit, North Korea provided Uganda with  a military loan worth US$ 4M, 40 military advisors, and 150 NRA military personnel participated in a joint military exercise with North Korea.

A consignment of weapons consisting of Surface to Air Missiles, eight truck mounted rocket launchers, sixty Anti-Aircraft guns, ten Armored Personnel Carriers (APC), unknown amount of ammunitions was despatched from North Korea and offloaded at Dar Is Salaam port before being transported to Uganda.  Korean experts conducted the first formal Military Intelligence course at Kireka barracks during that same period.

The graduates of that course are currently the senior military and intelligence officers in both Rwanda and Uganda.  In 1989, a batter trade deal worth US$4.2M of military weapons and clothing in exchange for coffee beans and cotton from Uganda was signed. DDelivery of military equipments and clothing from North Korea continued into the early 1990s.   North Korea has been assisting the Uganda Police with training in martial arts, specialised units and martial arts since 1988.

Since coming to power, Museveni has visited North Korea for three times.  In June 2013, a high delegation from North Korea led by the Deputy Minister of People's Security visited Uganda.  They inspected the Police training  that was being conducted by the North Koreans where the visiting Deputy Minister was photographed holding a tear gas canister launcher in the company of Police Chief, Kayihura.   During the same visit, mutual cooperation agreements were signed for among others, the construction of housing units for the Police.

In October 2014, North Korea's ceremonial leader, Kim Yong Nam visited Uganda and during the State banquet, Museveni praised North Korea for its "prominent role in fighting imperialism."   He added that North Korea had helped by training Uganda's Mechanised Units and Airforce.  During the four days visit, the two countries signed an MOU on bilateral cooperation.   In the same year, Museveni hypocritically refused the International Kim Il Sung Award that North Korea had offered him.

SOUTH KOREA
In May 2013, Museveni became the first Ugandans head of state to visit South Korea. During the visit he praised the achievements of former South Korea dictator, Park Chung Her.  Following this visit, South Korea has supplied Uganda with a total of US$350,000 worth of military equipments.  US$ 320,000 for bullet proof vests and helmets in 2013;  US$ 20,000 for grenades in 2014; and US$ 10,000 worth of flares.  In August 2015, South Korea set up its first Military Attache office in Kampala.

This accounts for Gen. Aronda's mission  to South Korea before he died while on a plane flight from Seoul.  Museveni castigated the government of South Korea accusing it of negligence and South Korea responded with a diplomatic protest.  Last week the President of South Korea led a strong delegation  on a short visit to Uganda.  During the visit, ten MOUs of cooperation were signed that among others included military aid.  During the same visit Uganda announced its termination of military cooperation with North Korea.  In a series of the usual uncoordinated statements from government officials, they were quick to reaffirm that they were not severing diplomatic relations with North Korea.

SANCTIONS AGAINST NORTH KOREA
Since 2005, Uganda had abstained from voting against all the nine UN General Assembly resolutions over North Korea's  poor human rights record.    The UN eventually imposed sanctions on North Korea over  its nuclear test and ballistic missile launch.  Despite the sanctions, Uganda continued with its military dealings with Uganda -  military and police training, weapon transfer, weapon repair and servicing, establishment of a small arms factory at Nakasongola, supplying of repressive police equipments, etc.

45 North Korea security experts are training the Police in Masindi.  Until 2007, Uganda had refused to have its Nakasongo Army Factory  to be inspected by international experts and even when it did its only the ammunitions production line that was viewed. Uganda is suspected to have acquired man portable air defence system from North Korea.  In April 2016, a report by a global think tank, USIDS listed Uganda as one of the six countries that seemed not to be ready to cut military ties with North Korea.

The Museveni regime has a special bond with North Korea that can not be easily done away with.  The two regines share all the characteristics of a military dictatorship, despotic leadership, political repression,  totalitarianism, worst abuse of human rights, ecc.     All the repressive schemes that have kept his regime in power have  been supported by North Korea.  Given the current political situation in Uganda, Museveni needs North Korea  now more than ever before.

Its newfound friendship in the South Korea comes at a time when Museveni is all out to fight the so called "western imperialism" and North Korea is his No. 1 ally in this war.   Therefore, Nuseveni is at his survival games once again and this time around adding South Korea on the list of countries that he has always blackmailed.   In his estimates, he thinks that by declaring a hoax disengagement with North Korea and engaging with South Korea, he will win back favors from the West.  There is no doubt Museveni will secretly continue to to get military aid from North Korea.  South Korea only needs to watch its back.    Watch the space!!!!!!!

INFORMATION IS POWER

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

MUSEVENI TO PROTECT THE CORRUPT 'ANDANGERED SPECIES'

Uganda's military dictator, Musevei gave a State of the Nation address yesterday.  Among other issues, Ugandans had expected him to come out clear on how he intended to tackle the issue of endemic corruption.  As Museveni fidgeted to explain his anti-corruption strategy, he made a statement to the effect that:  "The corrupt are an endangered specie".  A specie is a class of individuals having some common characteristics or qualities.  The term Endangered Species applies to animal and plant species which have been categorised as such by the international Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and placed on the Red List as likely to become extinct  owing to threats to their existence thus the need for concerted efforts in protecting and preserving them.   The Siberian Tiger, elephant, Tortillas, and some few others are some of the endangered species.

Museveni's sycomphants will argue that it was a mere slip of tongue, quoted out of context, and all such lame excuses.   No way!  Though Museveni is not very excellent in the English language, he very well understands the meaning of the term And angered Species.  He used it deli barely to send a message to his gullible Ugandans that he was ready to heighten protection of the corrupt who are being threatened with extinction.   The Museveni regime has thrived on corruption, nepotism and abuse office among others.  Whether in the public service, security forces, or local government, these vices have been and will continue to be his major weapon in ensuring loyalty to him while at the sametime using it to lure fence sitters to join the carnage.  The last 30 years of his corrupt hold on power, corruption syndicates have entrenched themselves in every aspect of the Ugandan society.  These powerful individuals, their offsprings and cronies have taken control of all key agencies of the state such that even if Museveni attempted to interfere in their dealing, they will make him loose his much cherished political power.

 Fighting corruption was one of the Ten Point Program that he purpoted to have been fighting for during his Bush War.  He failed to do so during the first fews years after coming to power in 1986 when he had the means to do so but he lacked the will and its too late do do so now.  However,  as part of the scheme to calm down the rising tampers among Ugandans and the international community, he is likely to take a few steps on some individuals more especially civil servants whole political leaning is suspect.  It is through corruption that he intends to rise a class of Ugandans that he will parade around as a middle income society.  The scheme has been in place and currently its at the phrase of grabbing land from the rest of the Ugandans by using the huge amounts of ill gotten money, political power and the power of the gun.

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