Kayumba Nyamwasa is bootlicking Yoweri Museveni, one of his top sponsors in the Rwandan National Congress (a terrorist organization) that he leads. On his Fake Facebook page (RPF Gakwerere) he uses the Ugandan President’s trip to Tanzania to paints a false picture, hiding what the visit is truly about.
Museveni’s corruption has become a problem, it has just collapsed a pipeline deal that was supposed to make a lot of money for Tanzania. Total, recently announced it, they have halted the Ugandan Tanzania pipeline project. The Tanzanian President did not mince his words, he literally asked for Museveni to sack his bureaucrats for derailing such an important project.
But since the RNC leader tried to paint his sponsors as “Mr Regional Integration”, lets look to other Ugandan neighbors for clarity.
With Kenya, Museveni has a pending issue, a fish rich Island – Mugingo Island – that is in dispute since Uganda simply decided to annex it. Kenya also complains about Uganda’s attempt to sabotage its Europe Union trade deal. In South Sudan and DR Congo, the Ugandan President is accused of backing up rebellions and armed groups that constantly commit war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The case of Rwanda, Museveni has such hostile policies that he has resorted to persecution, illegal detention and torture of Rwandan citizens. He supports terrorist groups to destabilize Rwanda and engages in economic sabotage.
Kayumba Nyamwasa should not think that photo opportunities in ceremonial events will blind the region. For a sovereign head of state, Magufuli, to starts advising his colleague, Museveni, publicly to sack corrupt officials, it confirms that corruption is now attached to Museveni’s image.
The Ugandan ruler’s trip to Tanzania is about damage control, a case of corruption export incident just as the Patrick Ho case in New York that earned Museveni his nickname #Exhibit 1510. In the New York case, Museveni was bribed with $1,000,000 USD that he shared with his Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa.
Sponsored bootlicking from a fugitive will not change Museveni’s image in Uganda or in the region.