Bobi Wine’s ex-communications officer’s home, office to be searched

Friday October 06 2017
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Singer Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine with his then communications advisor Anne Whitehead at the Serena Hotel ahead of the presidential debate in January 2016. Courtesy photo

KAMPALA. Immigrations office is to search the office and home of the former communications personnel for Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine.
Ms Anne Whitehead told this reporter that she received a call from officials in the immigrations office on Wednesday afternoon informing her that her office and house in Muyenga would be checked.

“A gentle man whom I remember by only one name Emmanuel called me and said they were coming to check my office and house at that time. When I told him I was not in office, he said they would come today (Thursday) at 3pm. At the moment I am waiting for them,” she told this reporter on Thursday.

However, she later sent this reporter a message saying the officers had not showed up.
“Hi Derrick, so these guys did not show up as planned. May be because there was so much attention - thanks for looking out - they could come another time when I am not expecting,”

According to sources Mr Kyagulanyi is being accused of using foreign machineries to conduct his campaign in rallying the youth and standing strong against the amendment of Article 102 (b).

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Bobi Wine and Anne White at his Fire studio in Kamokya, Kampala in April 2017. PHOTO BY DERRICK WANDERA

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Suspected grenades detonated at MPs’ homes

Tuesday October 03 2017

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KAMPALA
Police are investigating circumstances under which the homes of two Opposition Members of Parliament were attacked with suspected grenades in the wee hours of Tuesday morning just days after another Opposition MP survived a similar incident.

“We have received information of explosions at the homes of Mr Allan Ssewanya (who represents Makindye West) in parliament and Robert Kyagulanyi (of Kyaddondo East). Our teams have started investigating the said incidents,” police spokesperson Mr Asan Kasingye told this reporter on Tuesday morning.
The explosion at Mr Ssewanyana’s Makindye residence, a suburb south of the capital Kampala occurred at 1.20am.
“People have thrown a grenade at my home. I need rescue,” Mr. Ssewanya said in a Facebook post.

At Magere, in Wakiso District, Mr Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine also said three grenades had exploded and smashed the window of his son, Solomon Kampala’s bedroom.

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People gather at Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi's home in Magere, Wakiso District following suspected grenade attack on Tuesday morning. PHOTO BY MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI


“Grenades have for the second time in two days been thrown at my house and exploded. Property damaged and no one hurt! But what kind of country are we now living in?” Mr Kyagulanyi asked in a Facebook post.
Mr Kyagulanyi further noted that he has been receiving death threats on an almost daily basis.

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A screenshot of the message posted on Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana's Facebook wall.

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Museveni warns on tribalism

Friday September 08 2017

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Hoima.

President Museveni has warned people in Bunyoro sub region against tribalism and environmental degradation.
“Don’t vote people basing on tribes. Vote people according to their abilities and competencies” Mr Museveni said on Thursday night while appearing on Spice FM during his countrywide campaigns on the proposed land amendment.

Bunyoro region is a hotbed of land and ethnic disputes between the indigenous Banyoro and the emigrant groups especially the Bakiga. According to the President, all ethnic communities in Bunyoro should co-exist and work towards development.
“We shall fight sectarian platforms legally and logically,” Mr Museveni said.

He said where there is evidence that leaders mobilised people to vote along tribal lines, the election results can be annulled.
His statement comes after Bunyoro Kitara Reparations Agency (BUKITAREPA) filed cases in court challenging land offers by district land boards to immigrants. The organisation also conducts community outreaches opposing immigrants standing for elective posts in Bunyoro on grounds that they disenfranchise the Banyoro from self-rule.

The Deputy Attorney General, Mr Mwesigwa Rukutana who accompanied the president said he had received copies of sectarian audio recordings that were being played on some radio station from a delegation from Bunyoro. He said the group of elders who met him are opposed to sectarianism and they want to co-exist with settlers, traditionally known as Bafuruki.

In 2001,a bloody tribal fight broke out in Kibaale District as the indigenous Banyoro resisted the election of Mr Fred Ahabwe Rulemera,a Mukiga who had defeated Mr Sebastian Ssali Ssekitoleko, a Munyoro.
President Museveni persuaded Mr Rulemera to step down. Later, Mr George Namyaka was elected after being regarded as a compromise candidate.

Mr Museveni said Bunyoro region and Uganda are strong when ethnicity is diverse with each people utilising their skills to contribute towards national development.
“If you say everyone return where you came from, what shall we do for a Munyoro who has bought land and built in Kampala or in other areas?” Mr Museveni wondered.

He said the tribal disputes are linked to land as people fight over land for agriculture. In most developed countries, Mr Museveni said, agriculture employs about 2% of their populations. “Majority of people in developed countries are employed in industries and the service sectors,” he said. “I have observed that most of your thoughts are on land and agriculture. Expand your thinking beyond agriculture. There are hotels, factories, ICT and other sectors which can employ many people. Uganda’s wealth is broad.”

He claimed that opposition against the Land Amendment Bill is being fuelled by greedy people who want to loot from the government the institution they accuse of planning to steal citizens’ land.
“How can NRM be accused of stealing land when it is the one that first brought a law that says land belongs to the people,” Mr Museveni said.

He said the land law goes ahead to require government to compensate landlords when it intends to use the land for public projects.
He said many road, water and power projects have stalled or delayed due to astronomical compensation demands by landlords.
He said government will review the compensation funds it has spent on various projects to ensure value for money.

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Age limit: How many are willing to die with Kadaga?

Monday October 02 2017

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In his song, Two Hearts, Phil Collins sang that “if you don’t have faith in what you believe in, it’s getting you nowhere.”
I recall many years ago in our Christian Religious Education class, Mr Evan teaching us the difference between faith and belief.

He gave an example of a stunt man who used to walk on a tight rope across a section of the famous dangerous Niagara Falls, on the border between USA and Canada.
One day, a spectator who was so impressed approached the stunt man and told him that he (spectator) believed that the stunt man could raise his game by pushing a wheelbarrow as he walked the rope.
The stunt man said he was willing to do so only if the spectator would sit in the wheelbarrow.

The spectator was having none of it. He feared that he could easily lose his life if the wheelbarrow fell in the water. He just didn’t have faith in the dexterity of the stunt man to trust him with his life!
Uganda is seemingly at a boiling point. Many people are apprehensive with the attempt to amend the Constitution to remove the age limit of 75 years for one to stand as president.
The Baganda from whom I originate, say, “Kyewayagaliza embazzi, kibuyaga assudde”.) You wish to fell a tree with a rigid trunk, then from nowhere the wind blows it to the ground.
Many thought that Article 102(b) was the gale that would finally fell the tree.

Now many are disappointed that the tree is likely to remain standing, (no pun intended) seeing that the journey to amend the Constitution has begun in earnest.
If you thought that President Museveni is not interested in standing for presidency in 2021, the show of force in Parliament last week should disabuse you of that notion. And when Museveni is on the ballot, he will be announced winner irrespective of what happens in the ‘election.’
Thus many frustrated people are venting their anger.

They say the Speaker, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, should never have allowed the motion for an MP to take leave and prepare the Bill to lift the age limit. They offer that she should have resigned ‘to protect her legacy’ rather than soil her name as an accomplice in this act.
The question of belief and faith comes up here.

If Kadaga left her job or angered the NRM to the extent that they pushed her out with a motion of censure (like a fly on the wall claims was in the offing if she had not been compliant), how many would physically stand with her?
How many of us opposed to amending Article 102(b) are willing to leave or risk our jobs in government, the NGO, corporate, business world, etc, and join Kadaga when she stands up to Museveni ‘for the sake of saving Uganda?’
How many of us are willing to risk our lives, the wellbeing of our families and our investments to be part of a legacy for a better Uganda?
Museveni has drawn the line.

He will not leave power because of ‘heavy bombardment’ on social media (the preferred alternative of the middle class.) Neither, like he has put it on record, is he going to accept the result of an election which does not go his way.
He won’t go ‘merely’ because of a constitutional provision yet he has the numbers to amend it.

He will stay, violently staking his claim with the help of what he calls his army.
The game of politics is about numbers. Kadaga, Kizza Besigye, Norbert Mao, Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) are individuals, who like William Shakespeare’s Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, have one life. They have families that hold them dearly. They eat, sleep, hunger, feel pain and can die.
Now if you think the solution is politicians standing up against Museveni’s dictatorial tendencies, it will get you nowhere if you are seated at your desk behind the computer because you fear for your life and that of your family.
From 1981, Museveni, who was not born with ‘numbers’, was empowered by people like Besigye and Mugisha Muntu. He mobilised them to take a risk and leave their jobs and families to fight a sitting government. Museveni did not sit and urge politicians to work for their legacies by fighting for the country.
From then on, the big numbers in Parliament of the ruling UPC were inconsequential.

Numbers energise leaders and threaten dictators.
If only 100,000 people who believe that leaders like Kadaga should stand up to Museveni, peacefully marched on Parliament in solidarity, Article 102(b) would probably not be amended.
If you believe leaders should rise up, be faithful to the cause by leaving your comfort zone and joining them. Anything less than that will remain empty noise that like Phil Collins said, will get you nowhere.

Nicholas Sengoba is a commentator on political and social issues. nicholassengoba@yahoo.com
Twitter:@nsengoba

“I have also been advised by some friends who know more than I know that I should be very careful what I eat or drink, how I drive and from where, whom I meet, even who touches me while I go to Parliament. Apparently something could be done to me during the kind of scuffle that happened when state agents invaded the Parliamentary chamber! Reason? Opposing the removal of age limits in the Constitution! Anonymous calls targeting not only me but my family as well. I have been told that 'if I don't leave that thing a lone, I will just be terminated or disabled,” Mr Kyagulanyi added.

However, Mr Kasingye described Kyagulanyi’s statements as ‘too many a word’ based on no facts.
“What they believe is not what is actually true. We are investigating,” Mr Kasingye said.

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MP Robert Kyagulanyi's wife Barbie addressing the media


Mr Kasingye asked the public not to tamper with the scene of crime so that police officers undertake a smooth investigation that will lead to unearthing the root cause.

“You don’t have to chase people who come to investigate. If there is an explosion, not any officer can investigate. It can only be investigated by trained officers and bomb experts,” Kasingye said.
Last week two hand grenades were hurled and exploded at Rubaga North MP Moses Kasibante just an hour after being returned home by police that had detained him at Kibuli after an arrest from parliament over the age limit fracas.

Twenty four opposition MPs were arrested on the orders of Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura. They were all charged with a wide range of crime including assault, malicious damage, disobeying lawful orders, inciting violence among others.
Their police bonds were cancelled on Monday and seventeen of them have warrant of arrests on their heads.

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Age limit: Police block Bobi Wine procession

Friday September 22 2017

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ENTEBBE: Police on Friday briefly detained Kyadondo East MP Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine over age limit remarks.
Mr Kyagulanyi Wine was returning from a week long New York trip on Friday afternoon when his entourage comprised of vehicles and civilians was intercepted by Entebbe police.

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Bobi Wine to Museveni: You can’t fool all the people all the time

Thursday September 14 2017

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Kyaddondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine has, in yet another missive attacked President Museveni and NRM Members of Parliament who on Tuesday passed a motion to table a Private Members Bill to amend Article 102 (b) of the constitution to allow the President to lead Uganda beyond 75 years of age.

In an audio message that has gone viral on social media, Mr Kyagulanyi, says the MPs’ resolution to remove the Presidential age-limits from the Constitution of Uganda is aimed at making Mr Museveni a life President.

Below is Mr Kyagulanyi’s message in text.

LISTEN to audio:Museveni should be as good as his word

Fellow Ugandans,

Yesterday the 12th day of September 2017 was a very sad day in the leadership of our country. Yet again, some of my colleague Members of Parliament who belong to the NRM Party did the most dishonorable and unpatriotic thing. They passed a resolution to remove the Presidential age-limits from the Constitution of Uganda so that President M7 can become life President.

They did this at a time when our nation has been bleeding for the past 31 years. Our country’s former glory is all gone. Corruption rates are alarming.
Service delivery is at the worst. Mothers die giving birth.Unexplained murders are everywhere and the judiciary is a mockery.

Our children face an uncertain future where unemployment is the order of the day. The national debt has turned us into slaves and the gun has become the master. The one time pearl of Africa is now a laughing stock among nations.

All public assets have been sold and as if that's not enough to to satisfy their appetites, after selling almost all public properties,the government now wants to take people’s private land!

In response to all this, your elected members of parliament think that the best response to this crisis and national shame is to remove age limits and continue with the same nonsense. Other than think of rescuing Uganda from this mess, they are asking that Uganda sinks even deeper!

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Well my message to them is this;
You are traitors. You have betrayed your country and you have sold your conscience for cheap. History will judge you very harshly. You should remember that it is your children and your children's children who will have to inherit this mess that you are creating.

You should individually reflect on what you have just done. Remember that there will be a time when you must account for this nonsense. Yesterday those of you who put up hands to support that stupid resolution, you have put your names on the national wall of SHAME.

You should think about how you would love to be remembered- whether as men and women who loved and served their nation, or as people who thought about only themselves.

You should also remember that you swore an oath to bear true allegiance to the Republic of Uganda and uphold its Constitution. So by passing this resolution, you did exactmy the opposite of what you swore to do.

Well,the good news is that there is still time for you to withdraw your endorsements before it is too late!

And before I forget, I want to thank those few patriotic NRM Mps who rejected the madness of raping the constitution. You're heroes and please maintain your stand. Do not bow down to pressure because your voters are watching you and they will be rewarding you.

AND TO YOU PRESIDENT MUSEVENI;

In 1986 you asked for four years to re-organize the country and hand over power to a civilian government,we agreed. You personally said that Africa’s problem was not the people but leaders who overstay in power.

In 1990, you asked for five more years to be able to enact a DURABLE CONSTITUTION for the nation and then you go,
We agreed.

In 1995, you asked for a new mandate under the Constitution, you asked for five more years,we agreed.

In 2001, you requested the nation to renew your mandate for your VERY LAST CONSTITUTIONAL TERM.
We agreed.

In 2005, you moved to remove presidential term limits. You told us that you wanted only five years to be able to consolidate your achievements.
We agreed.

In 2011, you came back.You campaigned under the prosperity for all slogan (BONA BAGAGGAWALE). You promised that poverty would be history in Uganda after that term and you would return to RWAKITURA to look after your cows....These were your words!

2016 came, and you once again asked for your very last term.
In a televised address to the Nation you swore that you would certainly NOT lead beyond 75 years of age.
You told us that after 75, a leader would no longer have the vigor required to run the country.

You promised that your last term would be a 'hakuna mchezo' one and pledged to end corruption.

Well Mr. President,
You have failed us on all these promises, and our hope was that you would end your rule in 2021 and give way for the nation to begin a new chapter. If you do that , the nation will be grateful for your contribution.

Bob Merely once said "YOU CAN FOOL SOME PEOPLE FOR SOME TIME, BUT YOU CAN'T FOOL ALL THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME".
You cannot lie to the whole nation and think that each time you will get away with it.

As a good reader of history, you should remember that history always repeats itself with leaders who thought they were wiser than their generations. Those who thought their populations were gullible and easily manipulated.

There comes a time when people are TIRED. UGANDANS ARE TIRED! They have been patient with you. They have been respectful and generous to you knowing that in 2021 a new dispensation will come.
PLEASE DO NOT ABUSE OUR TRUST AND PATIENCE.

Come out clearly and disassociate yourself from this madness. Our children want to emulate a leader who does not lie to the Country on national TV.

Come out now and repeat what you said to NTV’s Patrick Kamara program when he asked if you would go beyond 75- “Not at all, certainly not.” That's what you said Mr. President.
As the first citizen of Uganda, you should come out and inspire the nation to always be truthful to their word because as they say, "A MAN IS ALWAYS AS GOOD AS HIS WORD"
We can not continue to have a President whose word we can no longer trust. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Now to you my fellow Ugandans especially the younger generation;
Here in Uganda we actually one time laughed at Zimbabwe. We laughed when Mugabe promised to rule until God calls him. We thought it was a joke, but now we share his falling and sleeping pictures on social media and he and his whole Country have become a laughing stock.

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Kumi Woman MP Monica Amoding talks to journalists shortly after a section of the NRM caucus on Tuesday passed a motion to table a bill lifting the age limit from the Constitution. PHOTO BY ALEX ESAGALA

I know you know these things because most of the problems I have mentioned affect you every day. Poverty, unemployment, uncertainty, exclusion,violence at the hands of the state and many others.

We have ONLY this one chance. No matter your TRIBE, no matter your RELIGION, no matter your POLITICAL PARTY...Poverty and these terrible conditions in our country do not discriminate.
We must make the pledge that WE SHALL NOT ALLOW THIS AMENDMENT TO PASS.

Article 1 of that Constitution says that “ALL POWER BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE.” We are the people. If this Constitution is amended today, we shall have only ourselves to blame for eternity.

20 or even 30 years from now, President Museveni will be asking for more terms and you will perhaps be on your sickbed or dead! or still living in this suppressive and oppressive environment. At that time, you will look back and wish you did something today.

WE MUST DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION BEFORE IT IS TOO WEAK TO DEFEND US.

Article 3(4) of our constitution says " All Citizens of Uganda shall have the RIGHT and DUTY at all times to defend the constitution...It also says that any person who resists the amendment of the constitution comits NO OFENCE.

Am therefore calling upon all leaders from Religious leaders,Cultural leaders,leaders of the business community, members of Civil Society, leaders of educational institutions, journalists, bloggers, fellow artistes and all of you fellow Ugandans, Pleaaaase do not keep quiet on this very sensitive matter on the future of our Country Uganda.
As it has been said before and now seems real in our times, that "THE WORLD IS SUFFERING NOT BECAUSE OF THE WORDS OF THE EVIL PEOPLE, BUT BECAUSE OF THE SILENCE OF THE GOOD ONES.

Let's speak up in one voice and prevent this rape of our Constitution or else your children in future will ask you what we did when the nation came to this point.

Begin today and exercise your God-given rights. Call your Member of Parliament or better still, pay them a visit and demand accountability. Stand up NOW Before it is too late.

And if you believe in this cause, please help translate this message into your own language and spread it far and wide. Let us make use of social media and this modern technology to emancipated ourselves because THE TIME IS NOW. Let's make sure every Ugandan gets involved because we are the Country , we are the future and the future is TODAY.

Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, confirmed that police had blocked Bobi Wine because his procession was going to antagonize traffic flow on the highway.

"On top of the procession and public gathering, the police have also questioned the Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine on the audio that is attributed to him that has been doing rounds on social media platforms," added Mr Kayima.

Mr Kayima further noted that: “Our commander engaged him because his procession was going to paralyze traffic flow at the highway. The commander sat with him and he was very okay with it. We have not arrested him,” Mr Kayima said.

However, it’s not clear whether Mr Kyagulanyi recorded a statement at police.
However, before he was taken in for questioning, there was a standoff between Bobi Wine supporters and police.
The driver of the tow car hired by police refused to tow away Bobi Wine's car in Entebbe citing no wrong doing on the Kyadondo East legislator's part.

Police had reportedly ordered Bobi Wine out of his vehicle to go and report to Entebbe Police Station over inciting violence through

Bobi Wine to Museveni: You can’t fool all the people all the time

Thursday September 14 2017

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Kyaddondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine has, in yet another missive attacked President Museveni and NRM Members of Parliament who on Tuesday passed a motion to table a Private Members Bill to amend Article 102 (b) of the constitution to allow the President to lead Uganda beyond 75 years of age.

In an audio message that has gone viral on social media, Mr Kyagulanyi, says the MPs’ resolution to remove the Presidential age-limits from the Constitution of Uganda is aimed at making Mr Museveni a life President.

Below is Mr Kyagulanyi’s message in text.

LISTEN to audio:Museveni should be as good as his word

Fellow Ugandans,

Yesterday the 12th day of September 2017 was a very sad day in the leadership of our country. Yet again, some of my colleague Members of Parliament who belong to the NRM Party did the most dishonorable and unpatriotic thing. They passed a resolution to remove the Presidential age-limits from the Constitution of Uganda so that President M7 can become life President.

They did this at a time when our nation has been bleeding for the past 31 years. Our country’s former glory is all gone. Corruption rates are alarming.
Service delivery is at the worst. Mothers die giving birth.Unexplained murders are everywhere and the judiciary is a mockery.

Our children face an uncertain future where unemployment is the order of the day. The national debt has turned us into slaves and the gun has become the master. The one time pearl of Africa is now a laughing stock among nations.

All public assets have been sold and as if that's not enough to to satisfy their appetites, after selling almost all public properties,the government now wants to take people’s private land!

In response to all this, your elected members of parliament think that the best response to this crisis and national shame is to remove age limits and continue with the same nonsense. Other than think of rescuing Uganda from this mess, they are asking that Uganda sinks even deeper!

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President Museveni

Well my message to them is this;
You are traitors. You have betrayed your country and you have sold your conscience for cheap. History will judge you very harshly. You should remember that it is your children and your children's children who will have to inherit this mess that you are creating.

You should individually reflect on what you have just done. Remember that there will be a time when you must account for this nonsense. Yesterday those of you who put up hands to support that stupid resolution, you have put your names on the national wall of SHAME.

You should think about how you would love to be remembered- whether as men and women who loved and served their nation, or as people who thought about only themselves.

You should also remember that you swore an oath to bear true allegiance to the Republic of Uganda and uphold its Constitution. So by passing this resolution, you did exactmy the opposite of what you swore to do.

Well,the good news is that there is still time for you to withdraw your endorsements before it is too late!

And before I forget, I want to thank those few patriotic NRM Mps who rejected the madness of raping the constitution. You're heroes and please maintain your stand. Do not bow down to pressure because your voters are watching you and they will be rewarding you.

AND TO YOU PRESIDENT MUSEVENI;

In 1986 you asked for four years to re-organize the country and hand over power to a civilian government,we agreed. You personally said that Africa’s problem was not the people but leaders who overstay in power.

In 1990, you asked for five more years to be able to enact a DURABLE CONSTITUTION for the nation and then you go,
We agreed.

In 1995, you asked for a new mandate under the Constitution, you asked for five more years,we agreed.

In 2001, you requested the nation to renew your mandate for your VERY LAST CONSTITUTIONAL TERM.
We agreed.

In 2005, you moved to remove presidential term limits. You told us that you wanted only five years to be able to consolidate your achievements.
We agreed.

In 2011, you came back.You campaigned under the prosperity for all slogan (BONA BAGAGGAWALE). You promised that poverty would be history in Uganda after that term and you would return to RWAKITURA to look after your cows....These were your words!

2016 came, and you once again asked for your very last term.
In a televised address to the Nation you swore that you would certainly NOT lead beyond 75 years of age.
You told us that after 75, a leader would no longer have the vigor required to run the country.

You promised that your last term would be a 'hakuna mchezo' one and pledged to end corruption.

Well Mr. President,
You have failed us on all these promises, and our hope was that you would end your rule in 2021 and give way for the nation to begin a new chapter. If you do that , the nation will be grateful for your contribution.

Bob Merely once said "YOU CAN FOOL SOME PEOPLE FOR SOME TIME, BUT YOU CAN'T FOOL ALL THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME".
You cannot lie to the whole nation and think that each time you will get away with it.

As a good reader of history, you should remember that history always repeats itself with leaders who thought they were wiser than their generations. Those who thought their populations were gullible and easily manipulated.

There comes a time when people are TIRED. UGANDANS ARE TIRED! They have been patient with you. They have been respectful and generous to you knowing that in 2021 a new dispensation will come.
PLEASE DO NOT ABUSE OUR TRUST AND PATIENCE.

Come out clearly and disassociate yourself from this madness. Our children want to emulate a leader who does not lie to the Country on national TV.

Come out now and repeat what you said to NTV’s Patrick Kamara program when he asked if you would go beyond 75- “Not at all, certainly not.” That's what you said Mr. President.
As the first citizen of Uganda, you should come out and inspire the nation to always be truthful to their word because as they say, "A MAN IS ALWAYS AS GOOD AS HIS WORD"
We can not continue to have a President whose word we can no longer trust. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Now to you my fellow Ugandans especially the younger generation;
Here in Uganda we actually one time laughed at Zimbabwe. We laughed when Mugabe promised to rule until God calls him. We thought it was a joke, but now we share his falling and sleeping pictures on social media and he and his whole Country have become a laughing stock.

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Kumi Woman MP Monica Amoding talks to journalists shortly after a section of the NRM caucus on Tuesday passed a motion to table a bill lifting the age limit from the Constitution. PHOTO BY ALEX ESAGALA

I know you know these things because most of the problems I have mentioned affect you every day. Poverty, unemployment, uncertainty, exclusion,violence at the hands of the state and many others.

We have ONLY this one chance. No matter your TRIBE, no matter your RELIGION, no matter your POLITICAL PARTY...Poverty and these terrible conditions in our country do not discriminate.
We must make the pledge that WE SHALL NOT ALLOW THIS AMENDMENT TO PASS.

Article 1 of that Constitution says that “ALL POWER BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE.” We are the people. If this Constitution is amended today, we shall have only ourselves to blame for eternity.

20 or even 30 years from now, President Museveni will be asking for more terms and you will perhaps be on your sickbed or dead! or still living in this suppressive and oppressive environment. At that time, you will look back and wish you did something today.

WE MUST DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION BEFORE IT IS TOO WEAK TO DEFEND US.

Article 3(4) of our constitution says " All Citizens of Uganda shall have the RIGHT and DUTY at all times to defend the constitution...It also says that any person who resists the amendment of the constitution comits NO OFENCE.

Am therefore calling upon all leaders from Religious leaders,Cultural leaders,leaders of the business community, members of Civil Society, leaders of educational institutions, journalists, bloggers, fellow artistes and all of you fellow Ugandans, Pleaaaase do not keep quiet on this very sensitive matter on the future of our Country Uganda.
As it has been said before and now seems real in our times, that "THE WORLD IS SUFFERING NOT BECAUSE OF THE WORDS OF THE EVIL PEOPLE, BUT BECAUSE OF THE SILENCE OF THE GOOD ONES.

Let's speak up in one voice and prevent this rape of our Constitution or else your children in future will ask you what we did when the nation came to this point.

Begin today and exercise your God-given rights. Call your Member of Parliament or better still, pay them a visit and demand accountability. Stand up NOW Before it is too late.

And if you believe in this cause, please help translate this message into your own language and spread it far and wide. Let us make use of social media and this modern technology to emancipated ourselves because THE TIME IS NOW. Let's make sure every Ugandan gets involved because we are the Country , we are the future and the future is TODAY.

before he left for the US.
In the message, Bobi Wine called on Ugandans to block the lifting of the age limit from the Constitution.
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Ms Whitehead played a key role during Mr Kyagulanyi’s campaigns and it has been widely speculated that she could be the big brain behind his sessional messages.

However, she said she had stopped working for Bobi Wine a while ago and they have not met for a long time.

“I am not sure why I am going to be checked. I stopped working for Bobi Wine many months ago and we have not met in a while now. I am ready and let them come and check to find what they want,” Ms Whitehead said.

However, the directorate of citizenship and immigration control spokesperson, Jacob Simiyu said they are carrying out routine business returns.
“Normally, we conduct these routines once someone does not report the returns to office in six months.
It is six months and she has not reported to us. So that is why we are going to check her business. In fact the officials didn't know she works with Mr Kyagulanyi. It is not anything political,” he said.

Upon his return from a trip in US on September 23, Mr Kyagulanyi was arrested and grilled on a number of things including his source of funding.
The musician turned legislator said that while in the interrogation room at Entebbe Airport police, the officers among other things alleged that he was receiving money from Bill Gates, the world’s richest man to illegally topple this government.

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