Thursday, April 30, 2015


The people who know me know that I never ever apologize for anything.  I have an inferiority complex but it is not a very good one.

I had never heard of this one cardioligst till 2015.  It is not because I do not read.  I was working on some things to help my people to become independent and stop saying TGE.  What I have found over the last 2- 3 months is that the man is a lethal criminal.  One needs a brain to be him.

He has murdered 7 people in 6 months in Uganda but has not even flown into the country during that period.  I love geniuses so this proves how the man can fire bullets from Australia to Uganda and murder people.
We have the thing about the murder (just call it Execution, you cannot be that stupid) of his wife.  So the man actually murdered his wife while he was in Australia and the wife was in Uganda?  I love the "Science of Deduction".  The big property kinda of got taken by an "investor" (I hate to think chapati and sumbusa sellers in Kampala can do a better job than my cooking).  What bothers me about this murder is the fact that I cannot find any information about that woman (RIP Robinah).  No damn thing.  Given that she was working on corruption, how is it possible that we have no report of her death except her husband murdering her from some 3 flights away from Uganda.  Hey, stop being so naive.  My ex husband would never murder me.  For one thing, that is always the first suspect.  For another thing, how do you explain such a thing to the kids?  AND then, I am rather cute.  There is no way in hell Aggrey Kiyingi murdered the mother of his kids.  No way.  I know Ugandans like to hear the worst but I can assure you that if you think or even imagine that Kiyingi murdered his wife, then you are not paying attention.  AND if you are not paying attention, you are not angry enough.

My theory on why Aggrey Kiyingi is now a terrorist is because he thinks he can change Uganda.  No idea what that brother is thinking.  Does he even know that military service is being introduced for the entire country?  AND Ugandans do not even see this as an issue.  Does this man know that the Secondary School is now going to be cut down to half day as the kids learn too much.  All the arts and humanities face elimination.  European History is apparently getting phased out.  When you think about this, no one really needs kids who can reason and ask questions and my gosh, the whole French Revolution is not right for Uganda, a country which got PEACE and SLEEP.

When you suffocate voices of dissent in a public forum which you can attend, you end up with what I just wrote above.  You end up with people finding ways out of your interlocking chocking siege on freedom of speech.  I wonder how that worked out for Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Borkina Faso, DRC and now Burundi.  Your decision to shut off communication and dissent will cost you a lot.  Strong leaders listen to the voices of dissent as that tells them what they might not be doing right for their country.  ONLY THE WEAK and SELFISH leaders dare not confront the problems of their people.  Tick, Tick, Tick, Boom,

For God and My Country
Moncton, Canada
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District)
Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
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IS THE DAY YOU GIVE UP YOUR OWN RIGHTS.  It is now global that our elders stipped and danced naked to protect their lands.  I watched many Uga

Ugandans mock some of my friends who dared to talk about the land grabbing.  The fact is now land grabbing is the biggest issue in #Uganda.  In our culture, an elder dancing in front of you is one of the biggest curses which will haunt you for life. Make no mistake about this.  God never sleeps and satan will never be fooled.

What the apologists fail to understand is we have gotten everything taken away.  Most of the country has experienced land grabbing.  The leaders do not think that the people know.  We have this FBzero which is not really an internet service but puts people on the internet minimal as we can all share the information on the FBzero to inform and educate our people.  You do not like it, then go the Burundi way where you shut off everything.  When you told the world you would hunt down and imprison all the gay people (mobs were actually going for their blood though, thanks to chimp and red chili), you soon found out that the world can cut off all the money which buys your land cruisers.  You rescinded a silly law which should never even have been signed in the first place.  What you do in your bedroom must not be for the world,    I fail to understand you.  You chased your own daughters and sons underground and out of the country.  Howe can you hunt your own kids like animals?  The rapes, killings and impunity in the country is now much more than before you passed your hate law.

I now enjoy watching all your religious leaders who preached hate kinda of disappear or end up charged with pe of kids.  So you did not like two consenting adults but you let your own heteresuzuals rape and koll an 8mth old year girl, yr old girl,  and this week, 14yr old raped and murdered.  I have made it my job to document all your rapes and murders and all of them were committed by heterosexuals and so many by priests and pastors.  Maybe Jesus should return and bring His mother and His two daddies.

YOU CANNOT PREACH MORALITY when you rape and murder kids.  You also apparently kill your own people.  Who killed Kagezi?

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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After a long day of hard work picking up coffee, fetching water, fire wood and matooke, our brothers were taunting us.  We did everything to ignore them as all girls in Bugisu are taught.  I have no idea what they were thinking because mzee used to come to #Uganda only 2 weeks per year (hey, he was absent but those 2 weeks were filled with IMPACT.  It is not the quantity, it is the quality).  So him watching all the girls complaining about the boys, he decided to run a village competition.  We are all kind of competitive in one way or the other.

The boys were really behaving badly and he had to teach them a lesson.  So he brought out the rope.  One side is all the girls.  The other side is all the boys.  He counts and when he whistles, either side has to pull the rope to make the other side come tumbling.

That is when I first learned about female power.  I watched one of my cousins demand to go to the front of the rope of our line.  She flattered her eyes and all the boys on the other side dropped their concentration.  The girls won.  The rest is history.  Never mess around with a woman's face or you will lose. the end.

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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WAS COMBING THROUGH MY BLOG FOR INFORMATION ON THIS TERRORIST.  This man makes a lot of news daily so I gotta keep an eye on him.  Do you want to know if he is a terrorist or murderer?  THEN read.  Did you know that reading is great for you?  How do you think Uganda has not gotten Interpol to arrest this murderer and terrorist.  Oh you people, the fire which will burn you. I just came up with a great idea though.  I will be contesting for president of Uganda for 2016.  Watch how fast I will be listed as a terrorist and all my information spilling onto the internet.  Sadly, it is already on the internet.  I have no other way of telling Uganda that they cannot brand everyone who dares to say anything as a terrorist.  We are looking like complete imbeciles on the world scene.  If you doubt me, I can post this for real (which I just did by the way) as a candidate for the first Woman President of Uganda contesting for the elections of 2016, my campaign now just got launched.  Mukule mubone.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Australian-based doctor added to Uganda's most-wanted list
I cannot help but to laugh.. my ribs hurt so much it is no longer funny.  So this is it?  Hey, count on me to bring you anything and everything about this terrorist doctor who lives in another continent and kills people in #Uganda.  AND Jesus Weeps.  The guardian actually has a better sense of humour than I do.  They do not use Kiyingi's picture.  Well, of course surely you see this is not the man "Interpol per l'ouganda" is searching for.  WAIT WAIT, this is now becoming interesting.  Subliminal. Why would they do this?  Interpose the picture of the hunter over the hunted? I give up.  Let me return to the news for my people because politics stinks. Do these editors even bother to look at what they publish? This is nuts if you think about it.  The title of the article and then the picture.  Well, now we all know.  I had no idea that Museveni was a cardiologist in Australia being wanted in Uganda!!!

An Australian-based doctor who wants to stand as a presidential candidate in Uganda has been placed alongside the warlord Joseph Kony as one of the country’s most wanted men.

Dr Aggrey Kiyingi has repeatedly accused the Ugandan government of pursuing charges against him for political reasons.

The names and photographs of the 11 wanted people have been published in all major newspapers in the country, and they include Kiyingi.

“He is a wealthy cardiologist based in Australia,” the ad says. “He is wanted for bankrolling murders that rocked eastern Uganda from December 2014 to February 2015.”

According to prosecutors, Kiyingi and 23 other suspects murdered four Muslim clerics, two policemen and a local leader.

Sydney doctor in Ugandan presidential bid accused of funding assassinations
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They are further charged with attempting to murder three other people.

Kiyingi has previously dismissed the claims as “absolute nonsense”, saying they were part of a long history of orchestrated government harassment of his political organisation, including imprisonment of members, in the lead-up to the 2016 election.

In February he accused the president, Yoweri Museveni, of a “pre-emptive strike” linking him to the murder of the clerics, designed to damage his electoral chances. He said his supporters had been harassed, arrested and in some cases tortured by authorities.

The country’s police spokesman, Fred Enaga, says: “We have released the list of Uganda’s most wanted criminal fugitives.

“Some of them are in countries which do not have extradition treaties with Uganda. We are working with Interpol to arrest the suspects outside Uganda.”

Kony, who launched a rebellion in Uganda more than two decades ago, is wanted on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity including murder, sexual slavery and using child soldiers.

Julius Nyerere - a great African leader from Tanzania (Tanganyika is an island)

What has happened in #Uganda is the elimination of the key history of our people.  Can you imagine that some people do not even know about Nyerere or Lumumba?  I am a genius (temuwakana).  One time I posted a picture of being married to Lumumba.  The shock was insane... so many people did not know anything about Lumumba.  I had to stop fuming.  We had some really great freedom fighters.  Sharing the information of the people who fought for independence for our countries from the Britons, Germans and Belgians is something that these new generations must learn.  Did you even know that you can learn history while performing chemistry and biology experiments at the same time?  One of my friends (Pediatrician doctor) sings "Old MacDonald had a farm" while he is performing surgery.  Just imagine it, music and surgery.  SO to see so many Ugandans write off our history as if it does not matter, one has to shake their head.  By the way, if you are NRM, you might want to send a love letter to the relatives of Nyerere.

Julius Kambarage Nyerere (13 April 1922 – 14 October 1999) was a Tanzanian politician who served as the leader of Tanzania, and previously Tanganyika, from 1960 until his retirement in 1985.[2]
Born in Tanganyika to Nyerere Burito (1860–1942), Chief of the Zanaki,[3] Nyerere was known by the Swahili honorific Mwalimu or 'teacher', his profession prior to politics.[4] He was also referred to as Baba wa Taifa (Father of the Nation).[5] Nyerere received his higher education at Makerere University in Kampala and the University of Edinburgh. After he returned to Tanganyika, he worked as a teacher. In 1954, he helped form the Tanganyika African National Union.
When Tanganyika was granted responsible government in 1960, Nyerere became Chief Minister. He led Tanganyika to independence a year later and became the new country's first Prime Minister. The country became a republic in 1962, with Nyerere as the country's first president. During the first years, Nyerere created a single-party system and used "preventive detention" to eliminate trade unions and opposition. In 1964, Tanganyika became politically united with Zanzibar and was renamed Tanzania, with Nyerere as president of the unified country.[6] He was the sole candidate for president in the unified country's first election, in 1965, and was reelected unopposed every five years until his retirement in 1985.
In 1967, influenced by the ideas of African socialism, Nyerere issued the Arusha Declaration, which outlined his vision of ujamaa(variously translated as "familyhood" or "socialism"; not to be confused with the Swahili word Umoja which means "unity"). Ujamaa was a concept that came to dominate Nyerere's policies. However, his policies led to economic decline, systematic corruption, and unavailability of goods. In the early 1970s, Nyerere ordered his security forces to forcibly transfer much of the population to collective farms and, because of opposition from villagers, often burned villages down. This campaign pushed the nation to the brink ofstarvation and made it dependent on foreign food aid.
In 1985, after more than two decades in power, he relinquished power to his hand-picked successor, Ali Hassan Mwinyi. Nyerere left Tanzania as one of the poorest, least developed, and most foreign aid-dependent countries in the world,[7] although much progress in services such as health and education had nevertheless been achieved.[8] As such, Julius Nyerere is still a controversial figure in Tanzania. He remained the chairman of the Chama Cha Mapinduzi for another five years until 1990. He died of leukaemia in London in 1999.
Kambarage Nyerere was born on 13 April 1922 in the town of Butiama in Tanganyika's Mara Region.[9] He was one of 26 children of Nyerere Burito (1860–1942), Chief of the Zanaki.[10] He began attending Government Primary School in Musoma at the age of 12 where he completed the four-year programme in three years and went on to Tabora Government School in 1937. He later described Tabora School as being "as close to Eton as you can get in Africa."[11] In 1943 he was baptised as a Catholic. He took the baptismal name of Julius, which eventually became his given name.[12][13] He received a scholarship to attend Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. Here he founded the Tanganyika Welfare Association, which eventually merged with the Tanganyika African Association(TAA), which had been formed in 1929.[14] Nyerere received his teaching diploma in 1947.[9] He returned to Tanganyika and worked for 3 years at St. Mary's Secondary School in Tabora, where he taught Biology and English. In 1949 he got a government scholarship to attend the University of Edinburgh. He obtained an undergraduate Master of Arts degree in Economics and History in 1952. In Edinburgh he encountered Fabian thinking and began to develop his particular vision of connecting socialism with African communal living.[15][16]

Political career[edit]

On his return to Tanganyika, Nyerere took a position teaching History, English and Kiswahili, at St. Francis' College (currently Pugu secondary school), near Dar es Salaam.[16] In 1953 he was elected president of the Tanganyika African Association (TAA), a civic organisation dominated by civil servants, that he had been involved with while a student at Makerere University.[4] In 1954 he transformed TAA into the politically oriented Tanganyika African National Union (TANU).[4] TANU's main objective was to achieve national sovereignty for Tanganyika. A campaign to register new members was launched, and within a year TANU had become the leading political organisation in the country.[17][18]
Nyerere's activities attracted the attention of the Colonial authorities and he was forced to make a choice between his political activities and his teaching. He was reported as saying that he was a "schoolmaster by choice and a politician by accident".[19] He resigned from teaching and travelled throughout the country speaking to common people and tribal chiefs, trying to garner support for movement towards independence. He also spoke on behalf of TANU to the Trusteeship Council and Fourth Committee of the United Nations in New York. His oratory skills and integrity helped Nyerere achieve TANU goal for an independent country without war or bloodshed. The cooperative British governor Sir Richard Turnbull was also a factor in the struggle for independence. Nyerere entered the Colonial Legislative council following the country's first elections in 1958–59 and was elected chief minister following fresh elections in 1960. On 9 December 1961, Tanganyika gained independence as a Commonwealth realm and Nyerere became its first Prime Minister. A year later Nyerere was elected President of Tanganyika when it became a republic. A month later, Nyerere declared that to further the interests of national unity and economic development, TANU was now the only legal party in the country. However, it had effectively been a one-party state since independence.
Nyerere was instrumental in the union between the islands of Zanzibar and the mainland Tanganyika to form Tanzania, after the Zanzibar revolution on 12 January 1964 which toppled the Sultan of Zanzibar Jamshid bin Abdullah. The coup leader, a stonemason from Lira, Uganda, named John Okello, had intended Zanzibar to join Kenya. Nyerere, unnerved by the Tanganyika Army mutiny a few days later, ensured that Okello was barred from returning to Zanzibar after a visit to the mainland.

Ujamaa and economic transformation[edit]

When in power, Nyerere issued the Arusha Declaration, which called for the implementation of an economic programme influenced by African socialist ideas. He also established close ties with the People's Republic of China under Mao Zedong, and introduced a policy of collectivisation in the country's agricultural system, known as ujamaa, "socialism" in the sense of "familyhood" or "extended family"—the Swahili word for socialism comes from the word Jamaa—which literally mean "familyhood" and the "extended family".
In 1967, nationalisations transformed the government into the largest employer in the country. The state expanded rapidly into virtually every sector. It was involved in everything from retailing to import-export trade and even baking. This created an environment ripe for corruption.[20]

Julius Nyerere

10 tz shillings back
The private sector suffered from the multiplying cumbersome, bureaucratic procedures and excessive tax rates.[20] Enormous amounts of public funds were misappropriated and put to unproductive use.[20] Purchasing power declined at an unprecedented rate and even essential commodities became unavailable.[20] A system of permits (vibali) allowed officials to collect huge bribes in exchange for the vibali.[20] Nyerere's policies laid out a foundation for systemic corruption for years to come.[20] The ruling party's officials became known asWabenzi ("people of the Benz"), referring to their taste for Benz cars.
Collectivization was accelerated in 1971. Because much of the population resisted collectivisation, Nyerere used his police and military forces to forcibly transfer much of the population into collective farms.[21][22] Houses were set on fire or demolished, sometimes with the family's pre-Ujamaa property inside.[22] The regime denied food to those who resisted.[22] A substantial amount of the country's wealth in the form of built structures and improved land (fields, fruit trees, fences) was destroyed or forcibly abandoned.[22] Livestock was stolen, lost, fell ill, or died.[22]
In 1975, the Tanzanian government issued the "ujamaa program" to send the Sonjo in northern Tanzania from compact sites with less water to flatter lands with more fertility and water; new villages were created to reap crops and raise livestock easier. This "villagization" (coined by W.M. Adams) encouraged the Sonjo to use modern irrigation techniques such as the 'unlined canals' and man-made springs (Adams 22–24). Given the diversion of water from the Kisangiro and Lelestutta Rivers by dams, river water can flow by canals into the irrigation systems to alleviate the hardships of smallholder farmers and livestock owners.[23]
Farming practices towards tea and cloves had increased for subsistence farmers. By 1974 ujaama programs and the IDA (International Development Association) worked hand and hand; while villagisation organized new villages to farm, the IDA financed projects to educate farmers to grow alternate crops and granted loans to farmers with added credit to small farmers (Whitaker 206). For example, only 3 tons of tea had been produced in 1964 yet by 1975, 2,100 tons of tea was the net output of smallholder farmers mostly by Nyerere's policies have given the communal villages the opportunity to grow tea leaves despite the long history of tea being only grown in estates (208). Although these statistics come from the late 1970s, one may understand agricultural growth through reorganising traditional farms and investing into non-staple agriculture (especially through educating farmers how to grow tea and improve farming methods. One may look upon another example of Tanzanian government's extensive services in training farmers to grow tobacco and improve farming methods, which aided significantly in tobacco yields 41.9 million pounds in 1975–1976. By 1976, Tanzania became the third-largest tobacco cultivator in Africa (207). Therefore, when the Tanzanian government used extensive services in agriculture, they achieved positive results and crop yields' growth, especially in tea and tobacco smallholder farming whose prices are cheaper for Tanzanian villages to consume than purchase products within the cities.[24]
As a result of this centralised government-controlled focus on tobacco and tea dominating arable land with only cash crops beneficial to the central government, food production plummeted, and only foreign aid prevented starvation. Tanzania, which had been the largest exporter of food in Africa and was always able to feed its people, became the largest importer of food in the continent.[25][26] Many sectors of the economy collapsed. There was a virtual breakdown in transportation. Goods such as toothpaste became virtually unobtainable.[25][26]
The deficit in cereal grains was more than 1 million tons between 1974 and 1977. Only loans and grants from the World Bank and the IMF in 1975 prevented Tanzania from going bankrupt. By 1979, ujamaa villages contained 90% of the rural population but only produced 5% of the national agricultural output.[27]
Nyerere announced that he would retire after presidential elections in 1985, leaving the country to enter its free market era — as imposed by structural adjustment under the IMF and World bank – under the leadership of Ali Hassan Mwinyi, his hand-picked successor. Nyerere was instrumental in putting both Ali Hassan Mwinyi and Benjamin Mkapa in power. He remained the chairman of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (ruling party) for five years following his presidency until 1990, and is still recognised as the Father of the Nation.
Nyerere left Tanzania as one of the poorest, least developed, and most foreign aid-dependent countries in the world.[7] Nevertheless, Nyerere's government did much to foster social development in Tanzania during its time in office. At an international conference of the Arusha Declaration, Nyerere's successor Mwinyi noted the social gains of his predecessor's time in office: an increase in life expectancy to 52 years, a reduction in infant mortality to 137 per thousand, 2600 dispensaries, 150 hospitals, a literacy rate of 85%, two universities with over 4500 students, and 3.7 million children enrolled in primary school.[28]

Foreign policy[edit]

US President Jimmy Carter, Julius Nyerere, and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, 1977
Nyerere's foreign policy emphasised nonalignment in the Cold War and under his leadership Tanzania enjoyed friendly relations with the People's Republic of China, the Soviet bloc as well as the Western world. Nyerere sided with the Chinese in the Sino-Soviet rivalry.

West German President Richard von Weizsäcker greets Julius Nyerere, 1985
Nyerere, along with several other Pan-Africanist leaders, founded the Organisation of African Unityin 1963. Nyerere supported several militant groups active in white minority African states, including the African National Congress (ANC) and the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of South Africa,FRELIMO when it sought to overthrow Portuguese rule in MozambiqueMPLA when it sought to overthrow Portuguese rule in Angola, and ZANLA in its war with the Smith government of Rhodesia. From the mid 1970s on, along with President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, he was one of the leaders of the Front Line States which campaigned in support of black majority rule in southern Africa. In 1978 he led Tanzania in war with Uganda, defeating and exiling the government of Idi Amin.
Nyerere was instrumental in the Seychelles military coup in 1977, in which soldiers trained by Nyerere deposed the country's democratically elected president James Mancham and installed a repressive one-party regime.[29][30][31]
In an interview with Hubert Fichte from Frankfurter Rundschau, Nyerere commented that homosexuality was alien to Africa and therefore homosexuals cannot be defended againstdiscrimination. His comments were omitted from the publication.[32] Despite it being illegal, persecution was rare during his tenure.[33]
He was criticised[by whom?] for his vindictive actions after unsuccessfully appealing to the Pan Africanist Congress to adopt dialogue and détente with Pretoria instead of armed revolution. He supported a leadership coup that installed David Sibeko but after Sibeko's assassination he crushed PAC resistance at Chunya Camp near Mbeya on 11 March 1980, when Tanzanian troops murdered[citation needed] and split up the PAC army into detention camps. Nyerere then pressured the Zimbabwe government to arrest and deport PAC personnel in May 1981. The PAC never recovered and despite rivalling the ANC from 1959–1981 quickly declined. Its Tanzanian controlled remnant gained only 1.2% in the South African freedom election of 1994.[citation needed]
Outside of Africa Nyerere was an inspiration to Walter Lini, Prime Minister of Vanuatu, whose theories on Melanesian socialism owed much to the ideas he found in Tanzania, which he visited. Lecturers inspired by Nyerere also taught at the University of Papua New Guinea in the 1980s, helping educated Melanesians familiarise themselves with his ideas.[citation needed]

Post-presidential activity[edit]

After the Presidency, Nyerere remained the Chairman of CCM until 1990 when Ali Hassan Mwinyi took over. Nyerere remained vocal about the extent of corruption and corrupt officials during the Mwinyi administration. However, he raised no objections when the CCM abandoned its monopoly of power in 1992.
Nyerere retained enough influence to block Jakaya Kikwete's nomination for the presidency in the country's first multiparty elections in three decades, citing that he was too young to run a country. Nyerere was instrumental in getting Benjamin Mkapa elected (Mkapa had been Minister of Foreign Affairs for a time during Nyerere's administration). Kikwete later became president in 2005.

Nyerere's portrait on the Tanzanian 1000 shilling note
In one of his famous speeches during the CCM general assembly, Nyerere said in Swahili "Ninang'atuka", meaning that he was pulling out of politics for good. He kept to his word that Tanzania would be a democratic country. He moved back to his childhood home village of Butiama in northern Tanzania.[13] During his retirement, he continued to travel the world meeting various heads of government as an advocate for poor countries and especially the South Centre institution. Nyerere travelled more widely after retiring than he did when he was president of Tanzania. One of his last high-profile actions was as the chief mediator in the Burundi conflict in 1996. He died in a London hospital of leukaemia on 14 October 1999.
Positions Held after Presidency: Chairman of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (1985–1990), Chairman of the independent International South Commission (1987–1990), and Chairman of the South Centre in the Geneva & Dar es Salaam Offices (1990–1999).
In January 2005 the Catholic diocese of Musoma opened a cause for the beatification of Julius Nyerere. Nyerere was a devout Catholic who attended Mass daily throughout his public life and was known for fasting frequently.

Cultural influences[edit]

In the late 1960s, Nyerere criminalised "decadent" forms of culture including soul music, unapproved films and magazines, miniskirts, and tight trousers.[35][36]
Nyerere remained an influence upon the people of Tanzania in the years following his presidency. His broader ideas of socialism live on in the rap and hip hop tradition of Tanzania.[37] Nyerere believed socialism was an attitude of mind that countered discrimination and entailed equality of all human beings.[38] Therefore, ujamaa can be said to have created the social environment for the development of hip hop culture. As in other countries, hip hop emerged in post-colonial Tanzania when divisions among the population were prominent, whether by class, ethnicity or gender. Rappers broadcast messages of freedom, unity, and family, topics that are all reminiscent of the spirit Nyerere put forth in ujamaa.[37] In addition, Nyerere supported the presence of foreign cultures in Tanzania saying, "a nation which refuses to learn from foreign cultures is nothing but a nation of idiots and lunatics...[but] to learn from other cultures does not mean we should abandon our own."[37] Under his leadership, the Ministry of National Culture and Youth was formed to encourage Tanzanian popular culture, in this case hip hop, to develop and flower. As a result of Nyerere's presence in Tanzania, the genre of hip hop was welcomed from overseas in Tanzania and melded with the spirit ofujamaa.[citation needed] In 2009 his life was portrayed in Imruh Bakari's – The Legacy of Julius Kambarage Nyerere (Mnet, Great Africans Series, 2009).[39]