Stella Nyanzi feels like a prophet on trial for prophesying what has variously come to pass
“Today, I return to court for the Matako Butako criminal case, in which I am charged with cyber harassment and offensive communication against Yoweri Museveni. Although the trips to and from court are a nuisance, I am already vindicated by the dictator’s performance. If anyone once delusional thought that Museveni was a fountain of honour, the truth is now clear for all to see.
He is the worst curse upon Uganda, a cancerous tumour eating up our body politic, a festering ulcer oozing with sepsis, a serial rapist of the constitution, a big fat worm feeding on our children’s inheritance, a hissing viper full of venom that poisons all our public institutions, a piece of low-lying vermin uttering promises never once fulfilled, a blood-sucking vampire feeding on the carcass of what is left of Uganda, a thieving scoundrel stealing not only from home but also abroad, a butchering murderer of those his paranoia suspects of being his enemies… Indeed, Museveni is the castrating knife that gorged out the testicles of Uganda’s ball-less Members of Parliament, the dentist’s tool that pulled out the sharp teeth of barking dog critiques who no longer bite, the female genital mutilator’s knife that dug out our country’s clitoris and stole all pleasures out of being Ugandan, the ultimate murderer of truth, justice and rule of law in our bodaboda republic, and the naked witch bewitching all citizens, residents and nationals of our land.
Excuse me: I was too kind in my earlier description of this plague. Museveni is much worse than an innocent pair of buttocks. As I iron my kitengi to go to court this morning, I am glad that I spoke my truth to power. I now feel like a prophet on trial for prophesying what has variously come to pass. Try me all you want. Call me a lunatic as loudly as you want. The real insane criminal is your repressive president and all those who stoically defend him.