Security operatives cornered Ugandan opposition leader in his car and smashed the windows in and did their best to tear gas the occupants out this afternoon. The star of this bizzarre show was a guy in a flowery shirt and dark glasses. clearly enjoying the media attention he went about his ‘dirty’ business with gusto. It was all very strangely familiar right down to shoing Kizza besigye in to the back of the poloce pick up truck, under the seats, no less!
All Ugandans have to do is rewind 35 years and we will realise that the bogeyman is well and truly back. He may have a different name, but the same lousy sense of style and the dark glasses and the brutality is all the same. He has been around quite awhile, but true to form we were too afraid to say his name.
We love to quote Winston Churchill: describing Uganda as the pearl of Africa. Here’s another quote: ‘Those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it’.