Major (Rtd) Roland Kaooza Mutale, infamous for his torturous squad in 2001 elections, says he will not hesitate to quash whoever will stand in President Yoweri Museveni’s way in 2016 general elections.
Maj. Mutale told NTV that his ongoing training of NRM cadres is aimed at ensuring that president Museveni wins the forth coming general elections.
According to the former bush war hero, this time round, the situation requires a stronger team which is in position to counteract the opposition which he says is full former UPDF officers.
“We will work hard until we see Museveni back in power,” he pointed out.
In his advice to Museveni opponents, Mutale said all you need is to “just step aside and let Museveni return to power. How then will we attack you if you don’t stand in Museveni’s way?”
As for those who fear the 600 NRM militias being trained at Matembe farm in Kamira sub-county in Luwero district jungles, should go ahead and “fear us” because “We will not listen to anyone trying to oppose us”.
“Give us space and allow Museveni to pass. If you become a problem, we will remove you and let Museveni through.”
Government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, is on record saying: “I don’t expect Major Kakooza-Mutale to train people for purposes of guarding elections. That is not his job.”
Opondo said NRM was not building militia to counter opposition.
“I don’t speak for Maj Kakooza-Mutale, (but I know) there is no militia.”
Quite to the contrary, Mutale made it clear that he is training pro-Museveni militias.
“If I am to die, let me die, but these youth will train for at least four months until we handle the generals who are ready to interfere with Museveni’s presidency.”
Mutale said the generals include; Gen David Tinyefuza, Gen Benon Biraro, Gen Mugisha Muntu, Col. Kizza Besigye as well as former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi.
“We have lieutenant generals on that side while for us we are Majors but we will defeat them.”
Maj (Rtd) Mutale, a special presidential adviser on political affairs, is remembered for his Kalangala Action Plan (KAP), a militia that terrorised opposition in 2001 elections.
He gained more popularity in 2007 with his Kiboko Squad, armed thugs dressed in civilian clothes and using big sticks to beat up demonstrators who were protesting against President Yoweri Museveni’s proposed sale of Mabira Forest to the Mehta Group for sugarcane growing.
Last year, shadow interior minister Hon Muwanga Kivumbi told the media that KAP would be revived under the supervision of Gen Charles Angina assisted by former chief of the Uganda Air Force Brigadier Moses Bukamabwe Rwakitarate, Chief of Staff of Land Forces Brigadier Leopold Kyanda, the Maj (Rtd) Mutale.
Ronald Kibuule, the State Minister for Water Resources said they [NRM] need such cadres as well as those running the operation wealth creation to ensure the security of the country.
“We need Museveni because he is a good planner,” the Member of Parliament for Mukono County North concluded.