Uganda Dancing on St. Janani Luwum’s Grave

As we commemorate St. Janani Luwum Day on this Tuesday, 16th February 2021, a public holiday in Uganda, my thoughts are plagued with the English idiom “dance on someone’s grave.”  Yes, I admit that since my own father’s passing on 1st November 2020, certain truths unfolding about actions of people that my late father, Engineer… Continue reading Uganda Dancing on St. Janani Luwum’s Grave

For Mr. Nicholas Opiyo’s persecution, vote out MPs

Today, Mr. Nicholas Opiyo, the Executive Director of Chapter Four Uganda, an award winning human rights lawyer, the 2017 German Africa Prize Recipient, appeared before the Anti Corruption Court in Kampala. He is accused of money laundering in his individual capacity, but yet for an external grant of US$ 340,000 (over 1.2 billion shillings), which… Continue reading For Mr. Nicholas Opiyo’s persecution, vote out MPs

Banana republic politics & Kakwenza-type writers

Banana republic is a derogatory noun to describe “a small state that is politically unstable as a result of the domination of its economy by a single export controlled by foreign capital” (definitions from Oxford Languages). While, one has not yet read either of Kakwenza Rukirabashaija’s books for which he has been arrested twice, one… Continue reading Banana republic politics & Kakwenza-type writers

Who will save Kakwenza from death row?

The author of the book: "The Greedy Barbarian," Kakwenza Rukirabashaija remains in what officers of the court have described as "illegal detention." Who will save him from death row? I ask, who will save him from death row, because, as reported by the Daily Monitor, on 11th June 1975, Denis Cecil Hills, a vocal British… Continue reading Who will save Kakwenza from death row?