KAMPALA – Police have arrested four men, including the former bodyguard to Amama Mbabazi, Christopher Aine, for staging a demonstration in Kampala city.
The group led by Aine temporarily held up traffic on Kampala Road on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, protesting the lack of jobs in the country and rampant corruption.
However, they were intercepted by police, who immediately arrested them and whisked them to Central Police Station.
Aine was fulfilling a promise he made in July 2019 when he gave President Museveni 15 days to fix rampant corruption and other management weaknesses or else he would cause trouble.
In a video-recorded message then, Aine, who called himself the National Coordinator for “Rise for Peace Africa,” a pressure group, accused Mr Museveni of superintending over impunity. He said corruption had become endemic and demanded real tough action including confiscating property of the corrupt. He said that efforts like Afande Nakalema’s can’t create any hope anymore in the populace he purports to speak for.
Aine also spoke about Mafia and wondered why it’s what everybody powerlessly talks about without the head of state doing anything. He claimed many of the wrongdoers are well known and untouchable because they are connected to the President and his brother Gen Salim Saleh.
He said Ugandans can’t continue looking on when Mafia group members go on killing and grabbing public land and forests without facing any consequences. He cited the Kwagalana Group some of whose members he says are known mafias. He said members of his pressure group know these people very well and what they own. He says time has come for Ugandans to act since their government has let them down.