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1. Police Brutality must stop at once. I am strongly against all forms of violence and fighting. A human life is so fragile I tell you. I have seen fights where a simple punch sends someone into a coma, and the next things is that he has a blood clot. Take for example what happened to one Ugandan by the names of Roger who died a few weeks back after being in police detention. True he was wrong to drive on the wrong side of the road or be an indisciplined driver but what ever happened to impounding his car, a stint in jail or heavy fines?  How about banning him from driving? Ok wait, this will only be possible when Internal Affairs or the Police gets the tender to print driving licences hence can control who gets a driving licence! I strongly wish this to happen, Afande Kale can include that in his budget presentation for the next financial year. Back to the brutality issue, police men are figures of authority not authoritative figures. You don’t just beat people up, well except in self defence and in a riot but to beat people up like they dont deserve any dignity? Crying shame..

2. I have a problem with the Uganda Law Society. How could they let Former Health Minister James enrol for a law practioner’s course? I am still seething with anger. When I saw the lawyers and ULS protest the invasion of the court a few months back I was impressed, atleast I had feeling the lawyers were starting to have a little more integrity. But I was wrong, i now despise the whole lot of them. Every single one of them, if you are lawyer and my friend I despise your society, your profession not your persona. Some tell that Adriko fellow he is one of them..and ask him how much he was paid. No ethics for standing members, wait and see that guy defend himself next time he borrows state funds on behalf of someone else.

3.How come no one seems to know about the ‘Keep Kasese Kaveera Free’ campaign? I had attributed the failure to the previous rainy season which saw an over production of maize hence them being sold cheaply. You could get roasted maize for the price of two. Maize bonanza in Kasese, let’s cash in. We can sell that for gold prices..wait..rolex prices in the towns across East Africa from Gatuna to Kakamega, does anyone want to cash in with me?

4.The NFL had a season game in Wembley stadium. New York giants versus Miami dolphins.First time for a season game to be held outside of America. Giants won the game 13-10..YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why am I so happy? Well coz a Ugandan played in that game, Kiwanuka Mathias. Turns out he is the grandson of first Prime Minister Benedicto Kiwanuka, he is 6’5 and is a giant himself. And guess what? He has the Uganda flag tattoed on his back!Patriot or what..

5. I have links for y’all. Newbies to our kafunda, it would wrong not to mention them amooti and Soulchild, the newest blogren and whoever I haven’t mentioned let us know where your place is so we can stop by for a visit

6.What will human rights think when they log onto the news paper websites and see a picture of grown ass men laying in dirt, being flogged by policemen with AK47 rifles?

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..and how did your weekend go?

have a great week,

a luta continua

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8 Comments

  1. October 30, 2007 at 5:05 am

    Woah. This look very, very shitty.
    I wonder who the poor buggers are. I see some soldiers in the picture. Where did you get the pic from?

    And me, I don’t buy the line they would feed me on. Nobody has to have this shit.

  2. Tandra said,

    October 30, 2007 at 4:34 pm

    eee 27th i dont read papers but u have surrrpased me.

    Joshi, interesting numbers…

  3. Zack said,

    October 30, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    You know technically, a suspect is presumed innocent in Uganda, until proven guilty. Not to exonerate him or anything related, old Jim and his compatriots are still on trial. Let’s hope and pray that justice prevails at the end of the day! And on the brutality, it’s such a shame!!! And maybe the New Vision kept some good staff that let some of these things get the exposure they so require to get attention to!

  4. antipop said,

    October 31, 2007 at 5:17 am

    spare the rod….
    is it unfortunate that some of them dont make it out?yes. do some of them deserve kiboko? yes.
    u ever got robbed josh? robbed and beaten up? would you rather the “suspect” go to court, and get a slap on the wrist? or would you rather the cops administer a few-even many- kibokos…

  5. duksey said,

    October 31, 2007 at 8:45 am

    Shame this justice system…and to imagine the law keepers breakin the law…

  6. soulchild said,

    November 1, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    The way arrests are done in Uganda is shameful. I abhor criminals, but police needs to treat people with dignity even when they dont deserve it.

    …and Joshi, thanks for the ad.

  7. jasmine said,

    November 1, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    kati Josh, me i’ve been waiting for the next post for like forever. humbly. i do not like to talk about Uganda Police. policemen and madmen single me out (don’t know why) so i avoid them like a plague.
    next post please. (again, humbly)

  8. Cheri said,

    November 7, 2007 at 9:36 am

    My point exactly.


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