Museveni’s lies confirms his little intentions to normalize the relations

Since the Gatuna / Katuna Quadripartite summit on February 21st, there are number of facts that the Uganda leader suddenly forgot. A common phrase, “I didn’t know”, seems to be on the tip of his lips when dealing with the Rwanda-Uganda crisis. Barely hours after the Gatuna / Katuna meeting, Museveni claimed in a rally in Kabale that he did not know about anti-Rwanda militias operating in Uganda. It was a lie as he previously met them in Kampala and four days later, according Ugandan Intelligence sponsored media outlet, Museveni met RNC agents again disguising as humanitarians.

The women, Prossy Bonabanna and Phiona Barungi, claim their husbands were kidnapped by Rwanda and are all members of a NGO –Self-worth Initiative– claiming to be looking for their loved ones. In 2018, Museveni actually brought up the search for their husbands personally to his Rwandan counterpart, why would Chimpreports state, “A startled Museveni said he didn’t know”? Clearly, it was a sponsored lie designed to sanitize SWI as grieving women they take instructions from Kayumba Nyamwasa and live under the protection of the Ugandan Chieftaincy for Military Intelligence (CMI).

Not so long ago, in March 2019, Museveni wrote a long letter explaining how he “accidentally” held a meeting with RNC delegates headed by Charlotte Mukankusi its commissioner for diplomacy. He claimed he, “didn’t know” who he met. The same excuse is reported to have been used by Museveni when he was asked about RNC’s chief financier, Trilbert Rujugiro, he didn’t know him either until Rujugiro’s business links with the Museveni family (through Museveni’s brother) were made public. As it turns out, Museveni was lying initially denied knowledge of Rujugiro. In one letter, Museveni acknowledged meeting him and even wrote about the number of factories owned by the terrorists’ Chief Financier.

In short, one of Museveni’s favorite lie is, “I didn’t know”.

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  1. Execuses has always been the African module of consolidations. Almost every leader on the continent with exception of reknown Pan Africanists has in one way or the other shaped their selves innocent with the I didn’t know execuse. If so, YK Mushanju is no an exception. He’s an African Child.

    Our concern as Ugandans and Rwandese is to pray for unity and peace return home among the two twin states and plea to countries citizens not to base whatever is happening on individualism.

    If the two elephants are fighting its us the grasses to suffer. However, as citizens, Africans we are called to build strong mutual relations between ourselves especially this time when the Christians are in lent period while our Muslim brothers prepare for their Holy Ramadhan. Nevertheless, we can’t rule out the fact that either party is guilty and so our obligation to pray for arbitrations.

    Its obvious that excuses won’t help in building a strong relationship we desire for.

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