Killer squads are everywhere in Uganda but do not be phased. According to the Police, investigations are being carried out to track down the murderers. We have waited for too long for justice for many of our brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, uncles, aunties, nephews, nieces and friends who have been killed and we find no justice. Consequently, choosing to fear and not speaking out and asking for justice will only translate into one thing, no one will speak up for you when you or your loved ones get gunned down by thugs of some sort.
If a government prosecutor can be gunned down in front of people, then who are you? In reality, we let her down. And then the UN doctor who died at the same time of stomach pains, then who are you? You all remember Celinah Nebanda. The other lawyer who was murdered last month (apparently there was a suicide note) but we all know otherwise.
I am writing this to alert all of you that SILENCE IS CONSENT. One time they will come for you and no one will be left to speak out for you. In essence, think very carefully, FEAR is not an option. Let all our voices rise up so loudly that everyone hears us instead of hiding ourselves from fear of persecution or being killed. The people who think this message is inciting are foolish. This is a call to all of us to tell our elected leaders that Enough is Enough. We want no more murders. We want all the culprits to be brought to justice. No more missing files for persecution. We also should ask for security around the people who fight for our rights instead of leaving them naked in the dark world of thugs who kill with impunity.
May all our people rest in peace. This is a new day. Uganda is awake. Thank you for the sleep but now there is no sleeping because all the murders are keeping most of us awake.
For God and My Country
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District)
Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
BELIEVE! I wept because I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet." Ancient Persian saying I am a Social Justice and Human Rights Activist. Find me on Face Book. All my opinions are mine and do not reflect on any employer or organisation.