Book critical of Museveni nominated for top award


“It caused me kidnap for 19 days and got me tortured by government operatives,” is what Norman Tumuhimbise says of his book “Unsowing the Mustard Seed” which allegedly corrects the lies in President Museveni’s war memoir “Sowing the Mustard Seed”.

“Two years now since its publication, it has been nominated for best political/Leadership book of the year award alongside Buaganda Prime Minister [Katikiro] Peter Mayega’s book and three other books,” Tumuhimbise said.

The awards will be given out on December 2, 2017 at MacKinnon suites Hotel in Kampala. The book was nominated by National Authors and Publishers.

In March 2016, Tumuhimbise then the coordinator of Jobless Brotherhood was arrested from his home over allegations that he was part of the group that dropped yellow pigs at State House Nakasero.

It later emerged Tumuhimbise was questioned on the information he used to portray as lies events Museveni describes in his book “Sowing the Mustard Seed”.

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A month before, Museveni had launched the 2nd Edition of ‘Sowing the Mustard Seed’ in which he discusses regional stability, Great Lakes region’s history, geopolitics of countries like Rwanda, DRC and the defeat of LRA rebels.

The president also revealed that the original fighters were not 27 as the myth has always maintained but 43 although only 27 were armed with guns.

In June 2015, Norman announced the launch of a book titled ‘Unsowing the Mustard Seed’ claiming Museveni published “falsehoods” that his comrades lost their lives in the liberation struggle and only he emerged the hero.

The lad was later “kidnapped” by state agents and held in “a safe house”.

In July, 2013, he was arrested and interrogated over a “devil” in the title of the book he wrote: “Behind the Devil’s Line”. The activist said the devil was President Museveni who he described as a “traitor”.

His book was unfortunately rejected by local bookstores forcing him to carry around copies that he sells to trusted agents because he is concerned that the state intends to buy all printed copies and destroy them.

In July 2016, police led by then RPC Wesley Nganizi and then Wandegeya DPC Moses Nanoka stormed Amazing Grace Gardens along Bombo Road where Tumuhimbise was set to launch his book.

Tumuhimbise is one of the children of the Bush War fighters who took to the gun to reject dictatorship and usher in NRM rule.