Tuesday, June 16, 2015

WELCOME TO DEMOCRACY IN #UGANDA. ONLY THE CURRENT PRESIDENT CAN HAVE POSTERS UP

THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY LONG BECAUSE I INCLUDED THE COMMENTS.  JUST SO YOU ALL SEE WHAT #UGANDANS FEEL ABOUT THIS.
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Police have said they cannot pull down president Museveni's posters because he is immune.

Police spokesperson Mr Fred Enanga made the remarks while responding to a question as to why the police was defacing posters of former premier John Patrick Amama Mbabazi over engaging in early campaigns but left posters of Museveni hanging in different areas.

“The president is the fountain of honour and he enjoys absolute immunity for whatever actions and enjoys structural advantages. You cannot just pull down his pictures under whatever circumstances," Mr Enanga said.

“But even then, he has not come out to make such pronouncement (that he will run in the 2016 presidential elections),” he added.

Police on Monday arrested and detained several mobilisers of Amaama Mbabazi across the country over allegedly planning a demonstration and among others carrying Mr Mbabazi’s posters, T-shirts, caps and stickers.

In Mbarara town for instance, the suspects are said to have pinned Mr Mbabazi’s posters at some places on Sunday night but these were all removed by police in the wee hours of the morning.

This comes in the wake of Mr Mbabazi’s declaration to contest for presidency in the 2016 elections.
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Paul Kitaka • 11 hours ago
Mr. Enanga, you have a lot of duty to defend the indefensible acts being done nowadays. The President is not a Person, It is an institution holding the fountain of honour. I don't think Posters are part of the Person of the President. He campaigns in his/her personal capacity. Hope Kiggundu will not also come out to tell us how the president was already nominated and even declared the President even before the campaigns. Mbabazi is wrong to put up his posters (if at all he did it) but M7 is more wrong because all what he is doing is in the context of the near future campaigns. For instance, what was the purpose of selecting close to 10 ministers from one sub region? Look at Matia Kashaija's budget, all looking at defusing one person Mbabazi.

But also going back to your duties, i don't think removing posters is in any way your responsibility, it is the responsibility of the local authorities there, City cleaners etc. Please go back to your duties like; elimination of Katayimbwas, tracking stolen phones, eliminating terrorists so that Uganda can have peace.
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Ogwang-guji  Paul Kitaka • 10 hours ago
Dear Sir, Please let us be clear here. Museveni is a person. He currently occupies office of the "presidency of Uganda". Those are two separate "IDs" in law. The latter, the presidency, cannot be limited to Museveni but Museveni is limited to being Museveni. In law, Mr. Museveni can be sued as a person but the same law protects the presidency. Museveni's poster pictures are neither Museveni the person nor the presidency. In this particular case, the posters are advertising materials (PERIOD). And, therefore, must comply with the relevant laws regarding the displaying of such materials (FULL-STOP)
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Masiga Allan • 11 hours ago
I think one of the institutions that will have to be restarted afresh after a new president comes in 2016 is this police. They are so partisan and have completely forgotten what they are supposed to do and how they have to behave. We shall have a Uganda Police Service that is monitored and evaluated by a civilian body. This type that we have now , is so blurry that you cant tell whether its a militia or kiboko squard or utoda or just anything that is simply enjoys doing everything arbitrarily just because 'they are cadres' and its their 'time'. They forget we are their masters.
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Baker Kawesa  Masiga Allan • 10 hours ago
The problem with these so called institutions is that the people who man them are cowards if not simpletons -- because somebody who chooses to earn their living by placing guns and absurd laws between themselves and the generally harmless public has to be a coward, I'm afraid. What do they have to lose for saying no to the excesses of their masters every now and again? Highly-commendable well-paid careers in the police? Not quite!
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Peace  Masiga Allan • 11 hours ago
But you should know that a reigning president's picture cannot be brought down for any reason. That is the law and that is why offices are forced to have a picture of the president regardless of the occupant's political affiliation.
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Baker Kawesa  Peace • 10 hours ago
Really? Are you talking about the official portraits that hang in government buildings or just any picture whatsoever? Because these are illegal campaign posters and billboards in open view.
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Masiga Allan  Peace • 10 hours ago
How come some 1 or 2 years ago, these pictures were not there ! why now when we are heading for elections? But in all fairness it should only be a picture and in this case they abuse that 'right' and instead post political / electoral information. This is ethically wrong. In fact that is one of the causes of patronage/ corruption in this country. People using their 'offices' to gain unfair advantage over others just because they have that 'honour' and right to be those offices.
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kokoko  Peace • 9 hours ago
that is false
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eventmobil • 12 hours ago
“The president is the fountain of honour and he enjoys absolute immunity for whatever actions and enjoys structural advantages. You cannot just pull down his pictures under whatever circumstances," Mr Enanga said.

IMAGINE this stupid police officer!!!!!!!!!
Telling us, that Mr. Museveni could even kill someone or rape his housemaid without being punished by law??????

NOBODY is above the law in a democratic country. Mr. Enanga, read the Ugandan Constitution again, probably even Mr. Kayihura should finally take a look in that book, then you will be aware that not even the 'president' is above the laws.

Pull down the yellow posters and arrest those criminal individuals who pinned them disrespecting Ugandan laws and regulations. And if those criminal individuals acted on behalf or orders of the 'president', then go to Entebbe and arrest this individual, too, for leading and masterminding a criminal organization of poster pinners!
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Olum S.  eventmobil • 11 hours ago
eventmobil, this is the reality in Uganda today. Enanga says all this without any shame whatsoever. This is your Police force in Uganda today: Kale Kayihura's 'law enforcers'. Simply disgusting.
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robinz • 10 hours ago
The police is an extension of the oppressive NRM dictatorship
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Jimmy Otim • 10 hours ago
Judging from the views,there is overwhelming bitterness in this country!
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Peter H Kaujju • 11 hours ago
All forms of advertising in the city are regulated by Kampala Capital City Authority. We have not authorized pasting of posters anywhere in the city. All unauthorized tools in the city will be removed.
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Kato Mahed  Peter H Kaujju • 9 hours ago
MR. KAUJJU you need to be clear say they have to be authorised by your office
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Masiga Allan  Peter H Kaujju • 10 hours ago
I hope you have already secured another job in the private sector. Your contribution is right 100% but your madam and Mzee must be wondering this is the 'real' you .
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ssesanga  Peter H Kaujju • 11 hours ago
Hahahahaha!!
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Michael Juma  Peter H Kaujju • 11 hours ago
I hope somebody is not impersonating Kaujju.
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kats  Peter H Kaujju • 11 hours ago
Then remove Museveni's posters as well if you have the balls to do that.
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Peace  Peter H Kaujju • 11 hours ago
You man Kaujjo leave politics for politicians. You might leave this ground bruised. You just keep wujjaring the KCCA saucepans please.
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atule • 12 hours ago
Let everyone be held to account by the same standards and values-simple.
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Stevenson Ssevume • 8 hours ago
“The president is the fountain of honour and he enjoys absolute immunity for whatever actions and enjoys structural advantages. You cannot just pull down his pictures under whatever circumstances," Mr Enanga said.

“But even then, he has not come out to make such pronouncement (that he will run in the 2016 presidential elections),” he added.

Then what's the meaning of the Posters Mr. Enanga if the he enjoys absolute advantage? You'll find it difficult to satisfy Ugandans of your actions against some people and yet the President seems to be a different Ugandan. Is what Mr. Enanga saying apart of the constitutional provisions? Why when NRM is making deliberations on the sole candidature Police is quiet about it? Like my colleague below has pointed out, then let Police declare the President as the winner of the 2016 Elections so we do away with elections. If the Law applies to all, Mr. Enanga, the President has repeatedly made it clear that no one is above the law, not even him as President of Uganda. If he is not above the law, let the apply to him also. So can you do what you are doing to others and indeed what you are supposed to do by removing all posters from wherever they are no matter to whom they belong, until campaigns time is declared by the IEC
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Dick Kasolo Willie • 11 hours ago
What a travesty Uganda police is !!! These politically incline cops have no regard for the law that they're employed to uphold .......Pathetic !
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Lazarus Anguvaa • 11 hours ago
What a daft utterance from the Police spokesman. Uganda has gone to the dogs! Should we just watch the president abuse his position including violating electoral laws and persecution of political oponents and using state resources for personal political advantage and manipulation the constitution to remain in power for life? Is this really a police force which observes the law and constitution? The police are simply presidential dogs armed to the teeth to protect him at all cost. This makes any sensible person sick!!!
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Nera2134 • 11 hours ago
The police creat laws in Uganda with impunity.Are there lawyers in this country?Is there a judiciery which can interpreat the law for these rag time policemen.
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owinyi • 12 hours ago
This remindas me of George Owells Book, the Animal farm, the settining is Ugnada of today
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Original  owinyi • 10 hours ago
Amin prohibited that book, Museveni must have burnt them co's I no longer see them, or dear me, these people are all the same . George Orwell must have been a prophet!!
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Jomo • 12 hours ago
Well, well, well, i didn't know that Presidential privileges extended to engaging in perpetual electioneering - for that is what the Police seems to be telling us officially. The Constitutional Court needs to move in quickly and help us out here for it seems Mr Enanga is interpreting the law his own way, and taking citizens for total imbeciles.
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Tusiime • 12 hours ago
Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga is talking crap. Uganda just cannot have it both ways .. either we are a democracy or a dictatorship but not both. Anyone who is suggesting that a candidate who has declared his intentions to contest for the presidency cannot get his poster's pinned wherever he likes, is undermining the principles of democracy and the police should stop poking its noses in democratic processes.
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Nelson Miruka Okuku • 12 hours ago
Mr. Enanga read the quote.“Use your powers wisely knowing that you will be held responsible as individuals for all the unprofessional acts. You are in uniform and can be identified as individuals when you act outside the law. The people you mistreat are Ugandans and are here to stay,” Maj Gen Muntu told police in Nakaseke District.
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ahamushozi kanungu • 13 hours ago
Truth is the law in banana republics is a weapon of suppression. As you can see the police spokes person exuded a lot of ignorance and sectarian/discriminatory attitude.
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Baker Kawesa • 13 hours ago
That sounds like a bit nonsense. People often misunderstand what immunity permits. It might protect him from prosecution while sitting but doesn't place him above the law or magically make his blatantly unlawful actions lawful.
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kasangakitov forward • 13 hours ago
The militia police spokesman
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Edward Musinguzi • 14 hours ago
M7 is immune and enjoys structural advantages. I would call this selective application of the law. And I said it before that Mbabazi is not looking at winning NRM primaries. He wants to set traps that will expose NRM and leave it weaker. The police has fallen in TRAP Number 1. Maaso kuluttimbe.
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NRK  Edward Musinguzi • 11 hours ago
Ugandans u forget so quickly and it's very unfortunate. What's all this excitement for!!!!!!!! Uganda has a bright future with Mbabazi or not !!! Utilize the prevailing peace do something for your self.....don't take this peace for granted. Otherwise Uganda is the most luck country on the African continent to have a Leader of M7 character and Vision !!!!!!>
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cissy  NRK • 10 hours ago
And what will happen when he is no more. Do you think he is going to live forever? definitely not, and Uganda will be without him.
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Ogwang-guji  NRK • 10 hours ago
You are asking Ugandans to burry their heads in sand like an ostrich, aren't you?
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atule  NRK • 10 hours ago
NRK! This is not about Mbabazi. This is about using the law to promote the human values of Justice and equity.
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Edward Musinguzi  NRK • 10 hours ago
Man, I am neither for Mbabazi nor for Mu-saba. My argument was about someone playing dirty and he doesnt want to be smeared with the same dirt from the opponents. The actions of police at first shows a force that is enforcing the law (presidential elections act) on one hand and later they show their partisan nature that Mu-saba's posters cant be pulled down coz hes pres. Is he above the law that govern presidential elections?
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Masiga Allan  NRK • 10 hours ago
Wapi..stop these simplistic views that are full of emotion. What makes you think Mbabazi cant defeat M7? And please be fair to yourself and respect other people's view too ! Perhaps it you that should utilize this your 'peace' to do something better for yourself instead belittling others.
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nkuunsa  NRK • 10 hours ago
Ha Ugandans are so blind withM7 that you can't see the deep end you're going to . God bless us.
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KANTAYOMBA • 10 hours ago
What does Rt. Hon Mbabazi does not know in NRM and in the Government. He should have instead request to explain all weakness he caused while still serving.
Let him get ready to be treated the way he used to treat others either by verbal or by action. Is he also jumping the queue like he told Mr. Besigye in 2001.
Let him get ready for new song . . . but not MP'ENKOONI Engarama zeyizire.....
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Al Farouq • 10 hours ago
i will seat back and enjoy this drama House of cards at play
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Ogwang-guji • 10 hours ago
What a reasoning !!!!. The pictures of MUseveni are not Museveni. Where does that immunity end? Does it include things that he uses everyday? Where is the limit of that immunity,the person and his things, inclusive?[ Try listing such things - and you will surely be surprised]
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vkizza • 12 hours ago
You have just read it man!
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Waleya • 13 hours ago
The Police is right, People think so hard! Yes now you get all that is connected with immunity, then ban it
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Tumukuratire Elia • 13 hours ago
I wonder if there is anyone in Uganda who is above the law..be it the President
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Peace • 10 hours ago
I am surprised that people do not know the law about presidential portraits. Removing the portrait of a sitting president is criminal and all of you should know it. Bringing down the portrait of a nominated political candidate during political campaigns is equally criminal. But for now Mbabazi has not been nominated. So the police cannot let him be.

http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/We-cannot-pull-down-Museveni-posters--Police/-/688334/2753854/-/lr6i1x/-/index.html

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