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

Uganda and our Pretend Democracy

There are similarities between the current status quo post 2021 elections and the status quo post 2011 elections. Firstly, the amount of money that Uganda spends on elections, which elections are invariably always contested by those who are declared loser, makes one wonder why we even bother. Post elections, furthermore, the incumbent and who is… Continue reading Uganda and our Pretend Democracy

Kadaga’s push for green jobs Machiavellian

About two weeks ago, a New Vision story headline, “Museveni backs Sh200b job creation programme,” caught my attention. A headline that excites, but, in the context of Uganda, is also truly Machiavellian. Let me explain, using one of the job creation programmes included in that story, the “Green Jobs Programme,” which was described as: “The… Continue reading Kadaga’s push for green jobs Machiavellian

The Iteso Lens on Cabinet

First, important context. Media reports are abound in which, His Excellency President Yoweri Kagutta Museveni, is quoted as having said something to the effect that those who are applying an ethnic analysis on his political appointments are myopic individuals with no sense of direction. Atesot in the centre with two Karimojong beauties during a cultural… Continue reading The Iteso Lens on Cabinet

Unopposed Presidential Candidates Worrying

This unopposed business is a double edged sword, one thinks. It could cut both ways, but for Uganda now, taking in our historical challenges of failure to peacefully transition power from one president to another, one is inclined to believe that it will cut the other not so good way.