As the political landscape in Uganda undergoes shifts, the Justice Forum (JEEMA) spokesperson, Ssentongo Kyamundu, voiced concerns over what he perceives as betrayal by Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine.
In an interview, Kyamundu hinted at the possibility of severing ties with Kyagulanyi’s National Unity Platform (NUP) due to alleged disregard for JEEMA’s role.
Kyamundu, an educationist and farmer, shared his views on the country’s political situation, emphasizing the lack of direction, insecurity, and human rights violations.
He criticized the prolonged leadership of President Museveni and dismissed the idea of a genuine transition.
Regarding the alleged betrayal, Kyamundu highlighted that Kyagulanyi’s allegiance seemed to waver post the 2021 general elections, where NUP formed an alliance with JEEMA.
“Yes, he betrayed us in the 2021 elections, but we are focused on a bigger goal. NUP leaders also don’t recognize JEEMA as a party. They only choose individuals in the party to cooperate with. But we are considering stopping our members from participating in their undertakings should they not go through the official party channels though we are mindful of forces of change unity.“
Kyamundu hinted at preventing JEEMA members from engaging in NUP activities in response to what he perceives as betrayal.
The interview covered JEEMA’s campaign for proportional representation as an alternative electoral system, deemed by Kyamundu as the best for Uganda.
He defended JEEMA’s progress, noting its representation in various leadership positions.
On the relationship with NUP, Kyamundu acknowledged feeling betrayed in the 2021 elections but emphasized JEEMA’s focus on broader goals.
He indicated a potential restriction of JEEMA members from NUP activities if proper party channels are not recognized.
Kyamundu concluded by critiquing the current Parliament as the worst since independence, calling for a leaner and more experienced representation.
As for his political ambitions in 2026, Kyamundu remained non-committal, stating he will cross the bridge when he reaches it.