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

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

President Obote legacy lives in speeches – Part I

I stand humbly before you, today, in a country ravaged, plundered and divested for over eight years by the brute and monstrous regime of Idi Amin. I am deeply conscious of the untold suffering and misery inflicted on the people of our country by the monster Amin and his henchmen. His attempt to enslave the… Continue reading President Obote legacy lives in speeches – Part I

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