Uganda Today: Does President Tibuhaburwa Museveni Have Friends In Uganda?
Way back in 1997 when responding to a question “Do you have friends? in an interview with a Monitor journalist whose name I have forgotten ( People at Daily Monitor can remind me who he was), President Tibuhaburwa Museveni retorted “I have no friends”. However, in practice the President manifests as if he is a friend of everyone. This has endeared the peasants, businessmen, traditional doctors, Muslims, Catholics, Protestants, the Savedees, et cetera to the President. Many politicians have also fallen prey to the President’s personality. The majority see no alternative to him. Others have already decided that in case God says enough is enough with President then his son General Muhoozi Kainerugaba must step in his shoes. They see those who want genuine change in the sociopolitical of the as monsters or devils that must be either eliminated or constrained in every way possible. Elections are then used to show that there is no one in Uganda who is or can be as popular as the President. This is despite the fact that central to the electoral process is military and police activism. In any case the boundary between the military and police has become deliberately erased. Civilian police no longer exists.
"When I meet the President of Uganda, I know that I'm meeting someone whose country has collapsed… & may not be put together even for the next 100 years"
– Lee Kwan Yew
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— @Burg (@Burg256) November 29, 2023