Did Museveni lie to the Baganda to get into power?

The Buganda king weeps after his ancestor's burial place is burnt down.
The Buganda king weeps after arsonists burnt down his ancestor’s burial place, the Kasubi Royal Tombs.

On Thursday September 9th through Saturday September 11, 2009, Mr Museveni ordered the Kabaka’s convoy to be blocked from visiting his subjects in Kayunga District which is part of Buganda Kingdom. Government troops indiscriminately shot and killed hundreds of innocent people on the streets all over the Kingdom who were protesting Mr. Museveni’s move to block their Kabaka from visiting his people in Kayunga District in Bugerere County. On May 24, 1966, when Uganda’s first premier Dr Apollo Milton Obote attacked the first President of Uganda Kabaka Edward Muteesa II, vandalized his palace, forcefully removed him from the presidency, killed hundreds of innocent people in King Mutesa’s palace and abrogated the Uganda Constitution, all his efforts to unite Uganda by force was futile and Uganda ceased to exist literary.

In 1981 many prominent Baganda, including my biological father, had totally refused to support Mr Museveni’s guerrilla war until when our beloved Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II directed all his people to support Mr Museveni and his NRA fighters. In 1983 and 1984, I saw our King Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II clad in military attire with a gun in the battle fields together with Mr. Museveni. On January 7, 1985, when Mr Museveni’s NRA rebellion was failing, he brought Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II from United Kingdom (UK) through Rwanda to the battle grounds, handed him an AK47 riffle and addressed the rebel fighters which morale-boosted the guerrilla war because most of the NRA fighters were Baganda during the bush war. During that surprise visit, both Museveni and the Kabaka were clad in military attire. If it wasn’t for our beloved Kabaka His Royal Majesty Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, Mr Yoweri Kaguta Museveni wouldn’t have become president of The Republic of Uganda even for a single day. Fellow Ugandans, life is not about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain.

Dr Kiyimba Joseph who resides in New York, in the United States, is a regular reader of The London Evening Post. We apologise for having at first erroneously given the byline to another person. Have you got a good article you want published in The LEP? Send it to: editor@thelondoneveningpost.com.

2 thoughts on “Did Museveni lie to the Baganda to get into power?

  • June 26, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    The writer of this article has Buganda at heart. He represents the views of many Baganda.
    And I think his views can unite Uganda. If only he could come here to Uganda and help in the
    struggle. Many thanks to him

  • July 4, 2017 at 4:53 am

    Thanks so much Peter for your kind comment and feedback on my article.
    We are all involved in the struggle to liberate Uganda regardless of where we live at the moment.
    Uganda will be freed from the dictatorship no matter how and when!!
    No one can stop an idea it’s time has come! It’s time for change in Uganda and change can no longer be avoided whatsoever!


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