In Uganda, humans are now slightly below the value of a cow, says political analyst Charles Rwomushana.
Rwomushana, a former head of political intelligence desk in State House says President Yoweri Museveni, who hails from a pastoral community, is now using the “cattle keeping approach” to control Ugandans.
Rwomushana who was appearing on NBS television at the close of last week called upon the population to reject the divisions being caused among them by politicians.
“Kizza Besigye, IGP Kale Kayihura and President Museveni are causing diversions and eliciting our reaction,” Rwomushana said.
“We should shun them,” he suggested.
The former spy also said Kizza Besigye pays people to come out and follow him in processions.
“They come out and are beaten, then he complains. If the media stopped covering Besigye’s drama, it would stop.”
Rwomushana noted that if Besigye was to move quietly in his car, FDC would not cease to exist.
“He should upgrade our politics beyond violence.”
Besigye says Museveni scared
Besigye on the other hand claims Museveni’s government is mistreating people because he “is scared”.
“Museveni is surrounded by bad eggs everywhere and also afraid of his own shadow,” Besigye said claiming that was why the president had to move out of his car to make a roadside phone call.
“Mr. Museveni feels surrounded by enemies everywhere so he is now extremely fearful. He cannot trust anybody. He is the one who hires people whom he works with in State House Uganda but he doesn’t trust any of them. He looks at them and thinks that they are all after him.”
He added: “That is why you saw him running from his car to speak to someone on the phone because he does not know what is in the car.”
Soldiers shooting people
Butambala MP Hon. Muwanga Kivumbi also asked the state to examine the soldiers involved in shooting civilians and why the trend is rising.
“While other issues might be the reason, we also need to review the pay that these soldiers who risk their lives get,” the legislator said.
According to Kivumbi, the timing of all these shootings is also critical.
“Is there post-election unrest in the Ugandan army? C-I-C, also president, Museveni, lost at many polling stations where soldiers voted. Is there unrest in UPDF?”
He said if there is no crisis in the UPDF, why the arrests of soldiers who were allegedly plotting a coup?
“There are 23 groups operating in the country. Kampala is no longer a safe area. Vigilantes are taking over towns.”