Contributor's Nicholas Osobi


By Nicholas Osobi,

Members of UPDF in operation ...
Members of UPDF in operation …

June 24, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— Although Uganda’s president, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is being highly revered for his folksy, and sometimes prudent oratory, it seems he has never come across a wise saying that “blood is thicker than water.” And his total ignorance of blood bond has translated into his egregious handling of South Sudan conflict, creating an indescribable political quagmire never seen before.

He (Museveni) seems unaware that Northern Uganda was part of South Sudan before the colonial era, and that South Sudanese are not aliens, but blood relatives to most tribes in the Northern parts of Uganda. Early this week, when the news of heavy military deployment around Torit, Magwi, Madi corridor and Yei, with Uganda people’s Défense Force [UPDF] proposing to involve in the campaign aimed at wiping out South Sudan’s main oppositions,  and establish firm tribal government of Kiir, some of Museveni’s soldiers from northern region felt, it is unjust for them to take part in this since their very own people who only happen to be on the other side of the border will be affected.

Info intimated to our revolutionary desks indicates that this confrontational policy toward their sisterly tribes have provoked them to the core, and that as a show of solidarity, they have vowed not to take any orders from their dictator, president Museveni, but rather stand with their people. By report, they are waiting for Kiir’s genocidal forces at Uganda border, and then teach them special military doctrine although our source couldn’t elaborate on the exact nature of this special military doctrine.

To add an abuse on injury, Salva Kiir’s genocidal forces have tried to export terrorism into Northern Uganda. Early this week they attacked Moyo, a district in northern part of Uganda bordering Kajokeji in the South, at dawn, and kidnapped 13 South Sudanese refugees. The suspected dinka haram terrorists also stole about 180 herds of cattle, sparking off fears among the locals. Per eye witness account, the gunmen had audacity to order residents to show them their Ugandan national identity cards. Those who could not produce IDs were kidnapped and possibly tortured on the way to the war ravaged country since brutality is enshrined in Salva Kiir’s styles of rulership.

By Museveni, allowing Salva Kiir’s tribal men to extend their tentacles into another sovereign nation at will, shows his total admiration for Kiir’s primitive ways of governance, and how he is willing to impose it on the marginalised people of Northern Uganda.

President Museveni’s admiration for Salva Kiir’s tribal regime came to prominence in 2013 when he sent his forces to defend the trainee dictator, Salva Kiir, but under pretext that his forces would only be securing government installations and also ensure safe passage of foreign nationals when fighting broke out in Juba. And since then the UPDF have been sucked into the conflict on the side of his semi-illiterate friend, Salva Kiir, who declared tribal war on non-dinka ethnics, paving way to genocides and humanitarian crisis in the country. And now with splits of UPDF over S. Sudan conflict, we are yet to witness another unprecedented political earthquake with highest tremor ever to be recorded in Uganda’s history since all the fierce fighters in Uganda hail from Northern part of the country.

Nicholas Osobi is a Revolutionary Columnist, he can be reached at nicholas.osobi@columnist.com

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were sam June 24, 2017 at 9:31 am

Pse stop the nonsense of tribalism. Stop interfering with UPDF, you are ignorant of the country’s arm is run and stop your arm chair imaginations and dreams of dividing Uganda like you have done to your country SS. M7 helped all of you and still helps you but you have perennial poor and backward tribal ideology that stagnates your thinking. This inadequacy is a disaster to you. You are cruel, corrupt and heartless to your own people. Bollocks and Bollocks.

Bismark LoWani June 26, 2017 at 11:16 pm


If I am not mistaken your surname seems to suggest you are a Muluya and Msamiya for that matter. I want to inform you that just recently Mody Awori a msamiya was the vice president of Kenya. No 2 man in the hierarchy of leadership in Kenya after Mzee Mwai Kibaki while Aggrey Awori his biological brother was competing for presidency in Uganda in elections. What is that so? Why can’t the people of Northern Uganda be treated in the same manner? The border created by colonialists should not and will not divide ethnicity. If that is tribalism so be it. However that is not a way of destroying a nation state like South Sudan or Uganda for that matter. The leadership of South Sudan has failed the country due to greed and stupidity. It is a disgrace and shame that they are still in power because Africa’s image is tarnished by such type of leaders.

Bismark LoWani June 24, 2017 at 11:55 pm

I see no reason why a Ma’di kills a Ma’di person or an Acholi kills an Acholi or a Lugbara kills a Lugbara or a Kakwa kills a Kakwa for any political reason whatever the case may be. Nature should not be dictated upon by anything artificial that is anything man-made. Ma’di, Acholi, Lugbara and Kakwa are God’s creation but South Sudan and Uganda are formed by people from within or without the region. So we must revere what God has made because no human being has capacity to make what he the almighty makes.


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