President Museveni has vowed to capture “some pigs” behind the killing of blogger, Ibrahim Tusubira, aka Isma Ichuli, arguing that executions or assassinations don’t solve political questions.
According to the President, some actions are of “fake thinkers” who cannot stand to argue with an opponent.
“I condemn and treat with contempt the killing of this Ugandan by some pigs. It is pigs that believe in using guns against unarmed opponents. NRM enjoys defeating unarmed opponents with counter-arguments. Killing critics shows that your position is false and you cannot out-argue an opponent. Why kill him if he is wrong and you are right? Killers are fake thinkers. They stand on false positions,” the President said in a tweet on Monday, 08 May 2023.
He assured that like the Bijambiya gangs in Masaka and other killers, those behind Isma’s death will soon be arrested.
“Anyway, I can assure Ugandans that this criminal will be traced and punished. Do you remember the Bijambiya in Masaka? Most of those suspected killers are in the courts of law today. Do you remember the Kiddawalime group? Most of them are either dead or in prison. Kiddawalime himself was among the dead,” he said.
He also said that he had sent condolences to the family.
“I have sent ‘mataaba’ to the family The State House Comptroller will deliver it. Sympathy to the family of Isma. We stand with you and we shall punish the killer,” Mr Museveni said.
According to the President, killings do not solve any political questions.
“I ask Natasha to dig out the pictures of our People that Idi Amin publicly executed in February, 1973. These were: Masaba and Namirundu in Mbale; Nkoko and Ntale in Jinja; somebody in Kampala that was a thief, not connected with FRONASA; Obwona and Labeja in Gulu; Malibo and Kasolo in Fort- Portal; Karuhaanga, the mathematics teacher nicknamed as Muharaabu in Mbarara; and Karambuzi, Bitwaali and Kangire in Kabale,” He said.
“How did it help Idi Amin? Where is he now and how did he end up and those who were supporting in these crimes?” he added.