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‘Opposition MPs are not Hooligans but Liberators’

OPINION: DEUS KAMUNYU MUHWEZI

To my President HE YK Museveni: I am heart broken by events of this week which many writers and your objective comrades have likened to the 1966 constitutional crisis and the events that motivated you and fallen comrades to opt for war.

There is something small I want to bring to your notice. It is the emerging social class (economic class) which the new pseudo Middle and Upper class NRM era are calling HOOLIGANS/Ghetto Men and Women. The likes of Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine).

I want you to remember your Excellency that one of your motivations to start the youthful struggles that I continue to believe liberated Uganda, was the issue of social class that mainly affected your Kinsmen, the ‘Bahima’ of Ankole.

I remember and you may also recall the belittling demeanours that people of power (UPC politicians and beneficiaries) often hurled at these innocent people and their immediate associates. In contemporary terms and because of your move to liberate them (Banyarwanda, DP Catholics and Muslims of Ankole) we were perceived as a low class and a group of aggressors with nothing to offer to Uganda’s progress. You and your like-minded were hooligans of the time and nuisances to public order.

Today, in a twist of events and as history may clearly judge us, I see the same newly arrived pseudo middle and political class composed of ‘NRM’ comrades involved in the same practice. They easily refer to a group of people (social class) currently struggling to get their people out of bondage of urban poverty, disease, destitution and unemployment as HOOLIGANS and GHETTO boys and girls disturbing their peace. They have become the only Ugandans that deserve peace and order (refer to Madiba’s Mandela’s words …. all people want peace).

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