In his serialised crap, distributed by Uganda’s Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI)’s online tabloid, Spyreports, criminal Michael Mupende continues to tell his tall tales about how he ostensibly survived imaginary assassinations.
These posts make for good entertainment though, especially for those who fancy kindergarten fiction stories. It seems that there is always more where every post comes from, as he continues to concoct his deranged narrations of how he was targeted for ‘elimination’ for several years, since the RPF struggle until the capture of power, but being the ‘superman’ he is, he managed to escape all the snares laid in his path.
Mupende needs urgent medical attention by a psychiatrist. Reading his posts, it is clear that his mental faculties are not in order. From the chronology of events, grammar to eagerness to project himself as a Hollywood movie character, a (Rambo) Sylvester Stallone of sorts – it all doesn’t add up. Otherwise, how could Mupende manage to escape three assassination attempts, when he claims that the entire RPA army was after him, with ‘orders from above?’ He wants us to believe that apparently, while others were being assassinated left right and centre, he, for some mysterious reason, was left as the only man standing. Amazing!
However, from his narrations, he inadvertently incriminates himself as an undisciplined, unruly, rumormonger and disrespectful soldier. Instead of portraying him as a victim, which apparently was his original intention, he ends up painting a picture of tolerant superiors, who managed him with a lot of patience in spite of his impossible character, this being a disciplined army notwithstanding. Reading his narration is enough to automatically classify him as one of the difficult cases that the RPF struggle had to grapple with.
In effort to present a ‘me-against-the-rest’ narrative, Mupende tries to convince, without success, his readers that the ‘secret’ he kept about the death of Fred Rwigyema was what made everyone else bay for his blood. But he does this so carelessly that the reader wonders how he actually survived all that long in the service of an army so disciplined like the RPA/RDF.
The other takeaway from his post, it is clear that Mupende had a personal issue with Kayumba Nyamwasa, or vice versa and now finds it convenient to unload his frustrations on the RPA leadership. As they say, birds of a feather flock together, and from the look of things, the two undisciplined officers hated each other’s guts. What Mupende calls a vendetta by the RPA senior command turns out plainly as a personal quest by the RPA head of intelligence, terrorist Kayumba Nyamwasa, to settle a score against a fellow officer, Michael Mupende.
We may never get to know the genesis of their problem, but from his narration, theirs was not a good relationship. Evidently, Mupende would like to conveniently make the problem between him and Kayumba Nyamwasa a general problem, by insinuating that terrorist Kayumba Nyamwasa may have been acting on ‘orders from above.’ The truth of the matter is that as the RPA transformed into a modern army that is RDF today, inevitably, some of its officers had to drop by the roadside for lack of moral fitness. You guessed right, those who failed to make the cut included Fugitive Kayumba Nyamwasa and the mentally unfit Michael Mupende, for various reasons, including gross indiscipline, greed and theft, insubordination, desertion, among others.