Ladies, stop woman-on-woman cyber bullying as well

I have seen on a social media profile of a slay queen (I presume) a picture of the wedded wife of Kakwenza Rukirabashaija carrying her baby boy, both mother and child looking visibly distraught. I assume that the picture was taken at one of the times when her husband was tortured and in detention. She… Continue reading Ladies, stop woman-on-woman cyber bullying as well

The Kakwenza phenomenon

Yesterday, within less than seven hours, Kakwenza Rukirabashaija raised from individual donors, I assume mostly Ugandans, Shs 40 million (nearly US$ 11.4 thousand). He used a simple fundraising strategy. Through his social media platforms he requested five thousand donors to each donate, via mobile money, Shs 8,000 (which is less than US$ 3). And, once… Continue reading The Kakwenza phenomenon

Description versus abuse

Yesterday, as I was pampered by my manicurist-pedicurist, a conversation ensued in the beauty parlour about how abusive Ugandan youth are these days. It was specifically triggered by the trending incident in which the outspoken, controversial, youthful, dreadlocked, city lawyer, Isaac Ssemakadde, debated Kampala Central Member of Parliament, Muhammad Nsereko. During the debate, on live… Continue reading Description versus abuse

Dancing on St. Luwum’s Grave II

“Archbishop Luwum was a leading voice in criticising the excesses of the Idi Amin regime that assumed power in 1971. In 1977, Archbishop Luwum delivered a note of protest to dictator Idi Amin against the policies of arbitrary killings and unexplained disappearances. Shortly afterwards the archbishop and other leading churchmen were accused of treason (and… Continue reading Dancing on St. Luwum’s Grave II

Social media advocacy power

Twitter has suspended Kakwenza Rukirabashaija's account. I did not see that coming. And so, it happened shortly after I had 'facebooked' that considering the exponential growth of Kakwenza's Twitter following since his most recent abduction and torture, his Twitter following could potentially grow to a million; and therefore, his anticipated third book, yet to be… Continue reading Social media advocacy power