Tuesday, March 31, 2015


There have been many murders of high profile in Uganda recently. We mourn with their families.  The first reaction is for all of us to be afraid.  I can assure you that fear is not our option.  Many have died before us.  Think of all the freedom fighters in the world over.  Many were tortured and imprisoned for working for the freedom of their people.  Ugandans must not think that this time around some people will not be tortured, imprisoned or murdered.  If you follow the cases of all the high profile people being murdered in that country, you will realise that no one is immune to being killed now.  So yes, some of us put our lives on the line knowing we can go down any minute.  I beg you to remember that God (or Allah for my Muslim friends) never sleeps and satan will never be fooled.  Choose your silence at your peril.  Never sanction for the murder of anyone because you could be next.

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
Moncton, Canada
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. 
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