You’re a tyrant, Miguna Miguna tells Museveni

Suspended Prime Minister's Advisor on Coalition Affairs Mr Miguna Miguna on December 31, 2011 addressing a news conference at Nairobi where he declined that the had been reinstated into service. PhotoWilliam OeriNation Media Group

A Kenyan opposition figure and member of the National Resistance Movement [NRM] has accused President Museveni of becoming a tyrant.

Miguna Miguna is a Kenyan-born author, columnist, attorney, and politician.

He is a barrister and solicitor in Canada, and an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

Dr. Miguna was angered by the brutal arrest and torture of MPs Bobi Wine and Francis Zaake. Bobi is rotting at Makindye military barracks while Zaake is on life support at Lubaga hospital.

“Mr. @kizzabesigye1, greetings from forced exile. The NRMKe and I stand in solidarity with all the Ugandan freedom fighters like @HEBobiwine, Francis Zaake and others facing torture and murder by Tyrant Museveni,” Miguna tweeted on Saturday.

He added: “Let’s remove the tyrants from power. Avoid pressures. Viva!”

Miguna said tyrants who grab power by force or kill and maim innocent civilians in order to retain it like President Uhuru Kenyatta did don’t become democrats because those they stole elections from or brutalise have cowardly surrendered.

“They are stopped by fearless revolutionary fighters.”

He turned to Museveni: “Mr. Kaguta Museveni, you claimed to be a freedom fighter when you went to the forest in 1981 with a ragtag of boys.”

He went on: “However, since 1986, you have brutalised Ugandans and turned the country into a personal fiefdom. Ugandans aren’t your cows. #FreeBobiWine and his comrades.”

Miguna said when Karl Marx published Das Capital and the Communist Manifesto, he was living in Europe; not in Russia, China or Cuba.

Karl Marx never travelled, lived or worked in Africa. But his revolutionary ideas found fertile ground globally and inspired revolutions all over the world.

Similarly, Miguna went on, revolutionary ideas by Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Vladimir Lenin, Mao Zedong, Frantz Fanon and Amilcar Cabral were conceived and written in far flung places but found traction in continents, countries and peoples that they had not physically encountered.

He said ideas never die and that revolutionary thoughts don’t have to be conceived where they will spout and splendour.

“In the 18th and 19th centuries, revolutionaries used pamphlets as the primary means of dissemination. In the 21st century, we use the Internet, Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp.”



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