In a report derived from yesterday’s virtual Cabinet (Museveni would never understand the concept of a virtual cabinet meeting, let alone chair one, wink, wink) meeting chaired by President Kagame, the tabloid’s comic attempt to appear as if they are merely reporting on the resolutions of the Cabinet meeting is betrayed at the point where they create and quote a fictitious character, who they even christen Timothy Manzi, to convey Chimpreport’s main interest in reporting on the Rwanda Cabinet meeting.
‘Manzi’ laments that the extension by Cabinet of the lockdown by a further 15 days spells more suffering to Rwandans. Chimpreports, which is fulfilling its end of the deal in the production of anti-Rwanda propaganda content with Uganda state house and CMI, wanted to create the misleading impression that Rwandans are opposed to the lockdown aimed at controlling the further spread of Coronavirus in Rwanda.
While CMI and Uganda state house are wasting tax payers’ money to pay propaganda tabloids like Chimpreports and bloggers to undermine Rwanda’s well coordinated measures aimed at protecting her citizens against a raging pandemic, meanwhile things are falling apart in Uganda.
To begin with, Uganda government woke up from its deep slumber a tard too late, only to realise that things had gotten out of hand. They resorted to the folly of denial, which is Museveni’s trademark, claiming, alongside slumber buddies Burundi, that they had zero Coronavirus cases for sometime, until that claim flew in their faces.
Once they realised that Coronavirus was a different ball game altogether and that they could not hide its spread, they devised a foolish way of breaking the news. Museveni went on TV and announced that there was one case of Coronavirus, and shocked the nation when he said he would be the one updating Ugandans on what was happening as if he has no cabinet.
As he was busy making hollow speeches on TV, his corrupt officials were letting into the country suspected infection cases to mix with ordinary Ugandans. Only those who could not pay bribes were detained in hotels belonging to Museveni’s cronies, where they were required to pay exorbitant accommodation and food charges. Many escaped or paid the one off bribe to be let out of the disguised detention centres.
As time progressed, Museveni was informed that the situation was geting desperate as cases were increasing rapidly. That is when Museveni resorted to that one measure that he knows best how to implement -unleashing his brutal army, police and LDU units, under the guise of implementing his directives to control the spread of Coronavirus.
What happened in the following days made Ugandans wonder whether Coronavirus isn’t a better adverssary, in comparison to the suffering visited upon them by Museveni’s security forces as they brutally beat up and shot people without any explainations.
The whole world knows that majority of Ugandans are employed in the informal sector, in a largely hand-to-mouth kind of economy because public service jobs are only reserved for Museveni’s relatives and croonies.
Without a coherent plan to cushion these majority Ugandans who would be hurt by a lockdown, they resisted and continued to eke out a living on the streets. Museveni responded by ordering more soldiers to clobber them to the extent that casualties arising from the combined brutal force of the UPDF, police and LDUs amounted into another crisis for hospitals to handle.
After a global outcry calling out Museveni’s brutality manifested by images shown by local and international media, Museveni resorted to PR to attempt damage control. He also tried to copy Rwanda’s initiative of distributing food, only that his was mostly meant for the cameras than the need to bailout Ugandans affected by police and army brutality and the lockdown.
Confused and frustrated by current worsening situation, now Museveni is resorting to his favourite distration tactic, which is to project all his tribulations on Rwanda using his loyal anti-Rwanda propaganda tabloids.