The ongoing murderous approach initiated by the security forces is heating up the anger of the masses.
There is a common saying that goes, ‘when the nose is pressed to the extreme, it oozes blood.’ The rampant arbitrary killings will evolve into a usual thing. In the wartorn Middle East countries, people now look at abandoned street corpses as a ‘decorum’. The impeding killings will eventually turn into a normality that will no longer scare off the masses. Killing to frighten will reach a point when the masses are used to it.
Patterning the gruesome memories of the 2018 Arua incidents that left Yasin Kawuuma lifeless and several other ‘off record’ civilians maimed and killed by the Special Forces Command guards attached to president Museveni’s security detail leaves Ugandans in total despair.
Revolutions all over the world have been sparked by slight social issues. The spark of the famous 2011 Arab spring sparked with a devastated street vendor, Muhammad Bouaziz who set himself ablaze over the Ben Ali government frustration of his entrepreneurial ventures. The ‘simple’ death of Bouaziz would later escalate into a wave of revolutions all over the Arabian nations.
Similar incidents might occur in a glimpse of an eye. The killing of Muslim clerics, abduction of opposition dissidents, imprisonment of youths and the arbitrary murders will eventually frustrate the population and a revolution will occur from all angles. What began with men is now coming for women. Last year in Luweero, it was Hakim Ssekamwa (Boda Boda cyclist) knocked deliberately by a police patrol. Just a few months later into 2020, Ritah Nabukenya, a mother of two was knocked in the same manner. In a space of just 24 hours from her burial in Kiboga, another youthful man, Dan Kyeyune was shot by an LDU officer. All these events, coupled with the frustration of the youths who languish in a sea of unemployment will eventually catalyse Uganda’s worst liberation struggle of the time. It will be hard for the People Power principal to contain the masses because the situation will be out of hand with many families striving to avenge. Now that the revolution is eating up it’s very own seeds, (Dan was a son to a police officer) it is predictable that the armed men in uniform may join the cause of the oppressed civilians.