Every lockdown comes with its own hunting dogs for the regime. In the preceding year, the name Erik Samuel Sakwa never missed out in the media headlines whenever a presidential representative would be implicated in maltreating people. Sakwa’s ambition was to prove himself as the most loyal cadre to Gen. Yoweri Museveni who anointed him to take up the office in Jinja. But Sakwa’s fall started from when he unfortunately or fortunately in one of his expeditions killed a civilian.
When Sakwa’s iron fist was dug into an ordinary citizen and left him lifeless, the presiden indicted him and ordered for his arrest.
The 2021 lockdown has arrived with a replica of Erik Sakwa in the names of Hood Hussein. The name Hood Hussein is well familiar to the residents of Kawempe where he served as the RCC. The youthful pompous man is among the lucky few at his age to sit on the dining table with the first family. Hood’s loyal stance for the regime first manifested when he outlawed opposition campaign rallies in Kawempe till the Byabakama Electoral Commission came out to tell him off to retract his words and stay in his lane.
Hood is apparently on the neck of the newly elected Kampala councillors. He recently announced that he would not allow council sessions that exceed 20 people. As if that is not enough, Hood Hussein in last night’s NBS Barometer extra show endorsed the heavy handed approach on traders and vendors who work in the central business district of Kampala. According to Hood, all Ugandans must keep at home and think about their ventures at a time when the virus is gone. It should be noted that Hood is comfortable because he receives a monthly pay whether he goes to work or not. He is assured of a salary, unlike other Ugandans. Besides, Hood who recently took off with UGX 20m for the Kawempe COVID-19 taskforce at least has something to put on his table even if the lockdown lasts for 365 days.