Yoweri Museveni is a man under siege. If it is not Bobi Wine giving his sleepless nights, it is his citizens trolling him online.
Just recently, the Ugandan army raided Red Pepper over a story published this month on tensions between Uganda and neighbouring Rwanda over a range of economic and security disputes.
“There’s no tension between Uganda and Rwanda…we have no problem at all (with Rwanda),”Uganda’s foreign affairs ministry spokeswoman, Margaret Kafeero, told Reuters.
Now Yoweri Museveni has to keep everyone in check. Especially after what happened to Uncle Bob in Zimbabwe.
Recently, he attended a combined arms live fire exercise at Karama Armoured Warfare Training Centre. The exercise preceded the passing out of tank crews and crews of other infantry fighting vehicles.
The Ugandan president warned his army to zip up and shape up.
“Congratulations to the crews and my advice to them is that they should avoid risky lifestyles – avoid umalaya, alcohol and corruption. Their future is bright.”
He then went ahead to promise them a salary rise.
“Now that the economic situation in Uganda is improving, the government will be able to look into raising of salaries of soldiers, public servants, health workers and teachers and also deal with institutional housing.”
Here are some tweets from Ugandans reacting to the post. The revolution will indeed be broadcasted live on social media.
Orwa IV: Banange, that is bribery Ssssebo! Are you trying to disrupt the coming revolution and your ouster? Because you deleted all your Bush comrades, not sure the young blood in UDF will give you a #Mugabe treatment. Good luck though #Resist
Dj Abonito: MY BROTHERS IN UGANDA🇺🇬 LOOK AT US ZIMBABWEANS🇿🇼.NOW IS THE TIME FOR THIS GOBLIN TO GO.YOU CANNOT CONTINUE TO SUFFER LIKE THIS. LEARN FROM US,TO THE ARMY LET THE PEOPLE PUT AN END TO THEIR SUFFERING.#DICTATORS_MUST_GO
PAPARAZZI: When you wake up and realise your long time serving comrade, mentor and partner in crime #MugabeHasFallen has been forcefully dragged out of power after 37yrs in Zimbabwe by soldiers using his own heavy guns purchased using tax payers’ money 💵
BeautifulSoul: Stop fooling us, now that your friend is gone, you want to show us that your doing good and the economy is booming. If you love this country please resign peacefully, an economy that changes leadership develops. Many Ugandans are in extreme poverty.
Kastiro Bernard: The economy being vibrant is one thing and debatable. Mr. President, will Uganda achieve middle income status as you promised jseveral ago, and what other plans in case you fail to get rid AgeLimit from constitution, will you go back to the bush? Greed for power.
Erizafani: Show us numbers to back that statement you know the fish only see the bate not the hook this time around you are the fish.
Wafiire Brian: Mr. president @kagutaMuseveni am sure soldiers are not policemen. These people have no advocates and yet they are almost the face of government, you didn’t mention them anywhere (hope they are not among the generalised public servants).
@McShaffy: You are next in line.. Do the honorable thing now, walk away before your are forced to do so.. Honorable men dont hold on to what they can’t handle.. Your continuous holding on to power is temporary. So think about it..
Elema Bashuna: Good 2c you are really scared. It might be too late though, they are no longer fools as u think.