Ugandan tyrant Gen. Yoweri Museveni has reportedly feared to surface at the United Nations General Assembly which is ongoing in New York city. Some pundits say Museveni is afraid that he may be embarrassed by world leaders who are disgusted with his stinking human rights record. Museveni’s intolerance was well manifested in the January 2021 general elections where he ordered his armed forces to torment opposition supporters of the NUP party presidential candidate Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine.
On top of this, the election was mired with bloodshed that was spilled in state sanctioned violence. The November 2020 killings that left more than 54 people dead, are some of the things that have frightened Museveni to decline to physically surface at the UN general assembly.
Even when Museveni is trying to lobby for foreign legitimacy by admitting Afghan refugees, and involving his army in fights against terrorism, reports suggest that some international key players do not want to associate with him in the open. Some of the G-9 members are opposed to Museveni’s prolonged dictatorship and political repression on the dissenters.
Fearing to be embarrased by world leaders, Museveni has preferred to follow the proceedings on zoom having delegated his foreign affairs Minister to help him observe the proceedings and report to him where necessary.
Delegations of African heads of state like Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan, newly elected Zambian leader Hakainde Hikilema, among others are already in New York.
Climate change, COVID-19 and security are to dominate the discussions by the world leaders. US president Joe Biden has also joined the congregants according to a communication from the White House.