Kadaga’s political suicide may not be as fatal as Kategaya’s

Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of the Uganda Parliament, who is said to have had thoughts of becoming president of Uganda, committed political suicide last week. By doing so, she reminded me of Eriya Tukahiirwa Kategaya who shredded his political legacy by jettisoning a core principle in exchange for short-term survival. What awaits Kadaga is public […]

Kisiizi Hospital in Uganda urgently needs your help

Dear friends, Kisiizi Hospital, one of the best managed community general hospitals in rural East Africa, has been devastated by floods. I am reaching out to you as a man born and raised less than 20 kilometers from that hospital, in Kigezi region of Uganda, and on behalf of the Board of the International Community of Banyakigezi […]

In Defense of Yoweri Museveni

We have seen this movie before. Multiple episodes since 1962. Different actors. Same producers. Same script. Just a variation on a theme. The movie: Uganda Against Itself. The actors: various rulers and their courtiers. The latest episode – The Age Limit – released in 2017, now playing in a theatre near you. Produced by: Ugandan citizens. […]

Kisiizi Hospital tragedy a wake-up call for all of us

  In recent days, the springs of the great deep have burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens have been opened all over Uganda. Landslides and floods have exacted painful disruption on hundreds of thousands, displaced by torrents of muddy water that have turned their homesteads and farms into lakes and deathtraps. Acholi, Bugisu, […]

Message to Yoweri Museveni

My dear president Who art in Entebbe Hear this young man In next door Kenya Accept the verdict of Court Finding against him.   Hear him say Beautiful words of peace To his supporters And to all his people.   Yes, brother Yoweri It is really possible To honour your people To speak without threats […]

The Doctor who would like to be Jennifer Musisi’s driver

Dr. Silvia Awor, an obstetrician and gynaecologist at Gulu University, followed an academic track at Class A institutions. High school at Mt. Saint Mary’s Namagunga; Medical school at Makerere University; and Postgraduate fellowship in obstetrics and gynaecology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Hers was the kind of education that prepared her to effectively compete […]

Charade behind lifting Uganda’s presidential age limit

Ugandan President Yoweri K. Museveni, who will be 77 years old at the time of the next elections in 2021, wants Article 102(b) of the Constitution amended to give him legal cover for his plan to continue to rule his realm. His public claim of disinterest in the matter is a cynical reprise of similar […]

MUGISHA MUNTU: A democrat in words and deed

Gregory Mugisha Muntu, the President of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), likes to remind his fellow politicians that they cannot give what they don’t have. This is usually said in the context of demands for democracy and transparent leadership that are his party’s raison d’etre. Muntu says this with the confidence of one who […]