Kasese Killings – Conflicting Schools of Thought

So i have read and continued to read Rwakakamba’s reaction, tweets and posts. I have also had the agony of reading his exchanges with other commentators regarding the killings in Kasese. While it is easier to wonder from which school of thought his arguments are premised, it is annoying in itself to attempt to justify the arguments for the state in the after math of the killings.


It is always logical to draw the conclusion that it takes two to tangle. The killings are unfortunate, really unfortunate. I still think the problems of the region cannot be summarised by altercations and ought right bludgeoning of human beings by all means unnecessary. I hardly think they can be resolved by mere dialogue neither.



Plainly speaking, i think they are symptomatic of our societies’ lack of inclusiveness. This is just a tip of icebergs considering the rhetoric that followed the death of  Mr. Akena, an Acholi allegedly at the hands of one Mr. Kanyamunyu, a Munyankole. I have also heard of rumours of a secession of the Yiira Republic.These ethnic tensions. All parties should take time to think of workable and more practical options.
I align myself with my senior brother H.E Gimara of the Uganda Law Society’s comments in relation to this question. Indeed, all critics and commentators on this subject need to take a step and ponder about the root cause of this drama.

At times wonder what amounts to self-defence in the opinion security forces or government leaning bureaucrats. In most cases, these are incidents that can be avoided from the onset. Problem is that our politics dirty as they are don’t allow us alternative dispute resolution. In my view we leave and serve a regime that cares for its survival than the sustained survival of its citizenry.

Of course, for political purposes, the likes of Mr. Tumwebaze will reach for the cameras and attempt to sell a narrative that the forces were simply doing their job restoring order. But how do the actions of the security forces at the Obusinga of Rwenzururu reflect on the very narrative he attempts to sell.

The problem is that the state then finds it suiting to arrest Ms Joy Doreen Biira of KTN News for i hear aiding and abetting terrorism. One cannot clog free  press and free speech in the light of the happenings in Kasese. The misguided approach of panicking to save face by the security forces make one think this regime has lost its bearings.

In the same regard, I tend to think we continue to lack a professional police force and intelligence force. This has over the years been evident. Various investigations and inquests have gone botched for this same reason. We rush to speak and save face. We also forget to address the issues at hand.
My last word on this subject is simple. I am not for retribution. The problem with retribution is that it hardly corrects and gives room for the thought of blood for blood.  I think for purposes of harmonising for the long time and to avoid an impending genocide, we need to do it the Post Genocide Gacaca way. By that, all fronts find a workable solution that suits all parties.



Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu,President of Forum for Democratic Change Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu,President of Forum for Democratic Change
At the tender age of 23 years, Muntu left Makerere University after doing his last paper for his political science course to join Museveni’s bush war. He was driven by the urge to restore rule of law and human rights to Uganda that had broken down at the time courtesy of Yoweri Museveni who had created a situation to justify his bush war. Being a son of a prominent UPC leader (Enock Muntuoyera) who was a personal friend of the then President Obote, Muntu would have been given a better job in government but his resolute character and urge for the freedom of others took him to the bush. Initially, in the bush he was placed under close watch on suspicion that possibly the UPC government had sent him to spy on guerrillas.

In the bush Muntu belonged to the category…

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10 Reasons You Should Be Mad About #RoadSafety Situation In Africa Following International #RoadSafety Challenge 2015

Brian Kanaahe Mwebaze Bilal Dr.PH(c)

Iam (WE) growing tired of having to say each year; 1.3 million people die as a result of road traffic crashes globally. This approximates to at least 3000 deaths each day. Funny enough, nearly 90% of all road traffic mortalities do happen in low and middle income countries of which Africa takes a lion’s share. Again, Africa has one of the lowest car ownership in the world. It’s no myth however that, if you are aged 15-29, and live in Africa, you have the highest risk of dying in a road traffic crash than Malaria, HIV/AIDS or Cancer. The economic, psychological, social effects arising from death and disability can’t be under estimated either.

Brian at #IRFRSChallange2015 Brian at #IRFRSChallange2015

Mr Kapilla, Chair IRF giving key note address Mr Kapilla, Chair IRF giving key note 

#IRFRSChallange2015, held from 11th-12th March 2015, Addis Ababa Ethiopia, aimed to challenge African countries and participants to accomplish targets of road safety in accordance…

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Technical Writer based in Kampala, Uganda

Stories of UNICEF Innovation

VACANCY – Technical Writer

Global Innovation Centre

Duration: 11 months

Duty Station: UNICEF Global Innovation Lab, Kampala, Uganda

Level: Individual contract (equivalent to P3 / NO-C)


Since 2007 UNICEF has been a global leader in leveraging technology to advance development goals. Initially a small team within the Division of Communications, UNICEF Innovation currently exists as a highly distributed network of innovation labs, designers, developers, programme managers, academics and private-sector partners. The team focuses on:

  • Identifying program needs and linking them to innovative technologies and methodologies;
  • Building the capacity of programme colleagues at the country, regional and global levels, enabling them to identify and assess opportunities for the use of innovations;
  • Advising government counterparts;
  • Creating and strengthening partnerships, and supporting capacity building with local and regional stakeholders;
  • Managing the design and development of software and hardware products;
  • Supporting the roll-out of innovative programmes and initiatives.

In January 2014, UNICEF created…

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HSBC tax scandal ‘public’ in 2010

Render unto Caesar: A Tax Blog by Susan Bakaawa

HSBC tax scandal ‘public’ in 2010 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31433674
In regard to the front page headline of the Daily Monitor newspaper published on Tuesday Febuary 10, 2015 titled, ‘7 Ugandans hiding billions in Swiss bank’, I wonder if our system will be as quick in handling the ‘hidden billions’ situation and as transparent in their dealing with this matter.

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