In a video-recorded message he released Saturday afternoon, Aine says Museveni has 15 days within which to address popular grievances or face the wrath of his militant group in case he remains obstinate. Aine, who has been into some oblivion for close to 5 years now, was a big actor in the 2016 campaigns as he flamboyantly headed Mbabazi’s security detail.
Aine in question is a former body guard of presidential candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi. During the presidential campaigns he was abducted by unknown men when JPAM campaigned in Ntungamo Town where Aine commanded the thumping of President Museveni’s supporters who were trying to disrupt his boss JPAM’s procession as the candidate left the rally.
It was at that press conference that Museveni made the famous remark of “poking the leopard’s a**s.” He said by beating NRM supporters, even in self-defense, Aine had poked the leopard’s **** and as CiC Museveni bragged he had capabilities to make Aine regret his actions.
In the days that followed the Museveni pronouncement, Aine went missing and leading Kampala political/security analyst Charles Rwomushana subsequently posted images he claimed was the body of Aine. Long after the campaign storm had settled, Aine unexpected resurfaced in a video that went viral of social media. He was speaking as Gen Salim Saleh stood next to him and that created the impression he was finally in things.
His latest video, accompanied with a strongly worded two page missive, shows the man remains bitter and disappointed as ever. Introducing himself as National Coordinator for “Rise for Peace Africa,” a pressure group concerned with governance issues in Uganda, Aine lists several grievances his members have against Museveni’s government.
He says his latest rant is provoked by Museveni’s less than satisfactory State of the Nation address which he says created more questions than answers. In the message, Rwomushana describes as heavy, Aine says Museveni has 15 days to respond in a meaningful way or risk regrettable consequences if he doesn’t. In the video, a tough-talking Aine doesn’t disclose where he is.
He appreciates a few good things Museveni has done including growing tourism, the water and road infrastructure but says these aren’t enough. He says corruption has become endemic and demands real tough action including confiscating property of the corrupt. That efforts like Afande Nakalema’s can’t create any hope anymore in the populace he purports to speak for.
Aine also speaks about Mafiarism and wonders why it’s what everybody powerlessly talks about without the head of state doing anything. He claims many of the wrongdoers are well known and untouchable because they are connected to the President and his brother Gen Salim Saleh.
He says Ugandans can’t continue looking on when Mafia group members go on killing and grabbing public land and forests without facing any consequences. He cites the Kwagalana Group some of whose members he says are known mafias.