By Henry D Gombya
Ugandans now preparing to contest next year’s presidential elections as the only way of ending President Yoweri Museveni’s nearly 30 years in power, have been told the Ugandan leader has already gone beyond the political process and won the 2016 election after succeeding in overthrowing the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM)’s constitution.
A message from Free Uganda, whose overall function is the total liberation and emancipation of the people of Uganda, warned that Museveni has now put into motion the arming of militias similar to Rwanda’s Interahamwe who will mix with civilians and appear to be legally appointed to work as ‘crime preventers’. These, warns Free Uganda which is led by the former coordinator of military intelligence in the country, Gen David Sejusa, are among a militia that Museveni is allegedly training and arming to ensure nobody interferes in his bid to win, at all costs, next year’s general election.
Free Uganda warned that this time, not only will the Kibooko Squad that has been seen at past elections be armed with clubs to beat up those wanting to vote for Museveni, they will as well be armed to the teeth. In all, Free Uganda claims Museveni is already in the process of recruiting at least half a million so-called ‘crime preventers’ who will be placed under the command of police chief Gen Kale Kayihura. “Museveni is now recruiting in every Gombolola Ssaza etc., the target being to raise a total of 150,000 soldiers from 50,000. He is arming selected boda-boda [motorbike taxis] who are now under command of professional thugs supervised by Kayihura,” Free Uganda alleged.