She Was Raped on Her Way to School

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Mr. Byamugisha (not real name) is a troubled man. Last year, his 7-year-old daughter was raped on her way to school. The culprit is 16 and by every definition, this is statutory rape. Immediately Byamugisha went…

Dear Uganda’s First Lady

Dear Uganda’s First Lady, You are an ardent reader of the good book. I have heard you quote this good book many times. Did you by any chance land on the verse that says “But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak…” ? You were quoted saying that the women of Uganda  should…

Nanka, get up and do something about it

Being brought up by a Mukiga father, I didn’t survive lecture sessions marked by proverbs and sayings that painted graphic images in my mind. He probably hoped that this imagery would stick and strike at the right time to sabotage my self-destructive ventures. My mother on the other hand was not a woman of words…

Lend us Museveni for 10 years

“You can have him for as long as you want.” I replied. This was a conversation I had with Abdoulaye Bah my 72-year-old friend from Guinea during his visit to Uganda. He was dead serious when he requested for President Museveni of Uganda for only 10 years. He is convinced that if Museveni became president…