WHAT EXACTLY DOES ROBERT KABUSHENGA SEE AS LACKING IN GEN MUSEVENI’S UGANDA?
By Mulengera Reporters
In his crude social media exchanges with FUFA President (also Budiope MP) Mosses Magogo, ex-Vision Group MD Robert Kabushenga has inadvertently betrayed his private views about the extent to which things have gone wrong in Gen Museveni’s Uganda. And the thing is that he believes a lot has gone wrong and the situation in our Republic is far from ideal. And we illustrate it all in the following submission:
It all started with Kabushenga, who was in the past rumored to be eyeing the top FUFA job, exhibiting his skepticism about the circumstances under which former coach Milutin Micho Sredojevic was lured back to serve as Head Coach of Uganda Cranes. Kabushenga made veiled reference to the fact that his remuneration may never be paid and implored the Serbian never to go around crying upon getting disappointed once again.
“I hope this time you have been paid in advance. Unless of course you are returning as a volunteer. If they pickpocket you again don’t come here to make noise for us,” asserted the now big-name commercial farmer based in Namayumba Wakiso district.
As expected, Eng Magogo (renowned for his belligerence and for never taking prisoners) hit back using the same twitter space implying that Kabushenga was idle, upon his retirement, and was using twitter to kill boredom and joblessness. Not one to go down without a fight, Kabushenga shot back thus: “In normal times you should be in jail & weightlifter Julius Sekitoleko should be an MP. But then God has played a cruel joke on us as a country & it is the other way round. But it takes a special kind of idiocy to make a mockery of it. I give up!!!”
We consider the Kabushenga choice of words instructive especially regarding the phrase “in normal times & the cruel joke God has played upon us as a country.” This amounts to an inadvertent admission that things, regarding to rule of law and common decency, have gone wrong in Museveni’s Uganda and impunity, resulting from political connections, is the sole reason Magogo (whose criminality Kabushenga implies) is not in prison yet many of his adversaries believe that is where he belongs and deserves to be as opposed to being an MP.
Kabushenga also references on Julius Sekitoleko who was recently jailed for alleged commission of lesser crimes compared to the magnitude of the allegations that have been levelled against Magogo over the years.
This inadvertent admission that a lot has gone wrong in the Museveni-governed Uganda will certainly intrigue many who always considered Kabushenga to be a model sycophant for Musevenism. That reference to things not being normal anymore in Uganda is stuff renowned Museveni critics like Dr Kizza Besigye, Robert Kyagulanyi, Erias Lukwago, Betty Nambooze, Semujju Nganda and others have vehemently uttered over the years. Besides bringing out the worst in (the hitherto restrained) Robert Kabushenga, the Magogo war is dragging the ex-Vision Group boss nearer to anti-establishment politicians and their way of looking at things in this country. (For comments on this story, call, text or whatsapp us on 0705579994, 0779411734, 0200900416 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org).