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Bukenya Speaks on Son’s Death

Facebook has pulled down the hugely popular Ugandans At Heart page, health http://chompdigital.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/markdown.php citing “breach of terms of service, troche ” Chimp Corps have learned.

The page was mainly used by opposition activists to discredit the NRM government and also disparage its top leaders but its founder says the group gave a platform to Ugandans to express their divergent views on the country’s politics and matters of national interest.

Today afternoon, page someone on the page made a scathing attack on President Museveni, accusing him of crimes during the bush war.

That individual also made more allegations about the president’s private life during his NRA struggle. Some posts seemed to promote hatred against the Baganda and Banyankole tribes.

The page was being managed by Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba, a Ugandan opposition-leaning political commentator living in United Kingdom.

Semuwemba told Chimpreports on Tuesday night he suspects the Ugandan government had a hand in Facebook’s decision to shut down the group which boasted over 67,000 active members.

Government officials who talked to us on condition of anonymity so as to speak freely welcomed Facebook’s action against the group, describing the move as “good news.”

However, they denied asking Facebook to crack the whip.

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Semuwemba also runs another ‘Ugandans At Heart email group’ where Ugandans especially those in the Diaspora exchange views about governance in Uganda and other topics.

Most members on the email association live in the Diaspora, with many having fled Uganda immediately after Museveni took over power in 1986 but have not returned since then.

Ugandan government officials including IGP Gen Kale Kayihura were members of this group. He on several occasions urged members to avoid abusive and slanderous comments and even made clarifications on contentious issues.

Facebook’s action is likely to ignite debate on Uganda’s social media platforms on the role of new media in shaping public opinion regarding Uganda’s politics ahead of the 2016 elections.

With a deeper internet penetration and increased access to mobile gadgets in Uganda, most literate and youthful Ugandans use social media groups on Facebook, Twitter and What’s App to discuss politics.

The NRM government is expected to give its all to use new communication technology to tap into this online constituency ahead of the much-anticipated general elections.

During a recent public debate with Presidency Minister Frank Tumwebaze in Kampala, opposition FDC ironman Col Kizza Besigye said “we will all become journalists. We will use social media to express our views. You can no longer censure access to news.”

Chimp Corp spoke to Ugandans at Heart administrator, Semuwemba on the closure of the Facebook page. Excerpts:

Giles Achebe Muhame: Boss. Ugandans at heart Facebook page has been pulled down?

Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba: Hello Giles. True. Well known activist social media group, ‘Ugandans At Heart(UAH) Community’ has been shut down on Facebook. At 14.30pm UK time, Facebook, without any warning shut the group down citing a breach of terms of service.  …

Giles Achebe Muhame:  You were managing it. What’s your reaction?

Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba: Yes, I was……………..we even banned over 20 people yesterday but Facebook went ahead and pulled it down. It makes you wonder, doesn’t it?

Giles Achebe Muhame: What reason did Facebook give?

This is one group that has been connecting Ugandans in and out of the country. Though it had turned political, their decision to close it makes it look like Facebook has been compromised by the dictatorship in Uganda. Facebook didn’t give any serious reason or warning.

Giles Achebe Muhame: But you allowed people to use it to disparage head of state and government. May be you should have done more to restrain abusive members.

Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba: Is a head of state supposed to live on an Island. If any head of state doesn’t want to be criticised, he or she should save money and buy a country of its own. As far as I know, Uganda wasn’t bought by Museveni and those UAH members that criticise him, do so because they love him and their country.

Giles Achebe Muhame: What’s your next step after the shutting down of this page?

Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba: We have opened up another one as we wait for a response from Facebook. This is one group that has been connecting Ugandans in and out of the country. Though it had turned political, their decision to close it makes it look like Facebook has been compromised by the dictatorship in Uganda. It had rules of discipline in place and it was well spelt out to all members, as indicated in our outside site at: http://ugandansatheart.org/ugandans-at-heartuahforum/

We had banned over 2500 members before its closure. We never allowed anybody to advertise on the site. We removed nude pictures if any members made a mistake to post them. We fulfilled all the rules of moderation of a discussion group and there was no hate being promoted on our group.

Giles Achebe Muhame: Should I publish this brief interview on ChimpReports?

Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba: Do so if you wish, Giles, because we want people to know what Facebook is all about NOW.

Giles Achebe Muhame: Ok, thanks, man.
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The page was mainly used by opposition activists to discredit the NRM government and also disparage its top leaders but its founder says the group gave a platform to Ugandans to express their divergent views on the country’s politics and matters of national interest.

Today afternoon, someone on the page made a scathing attack on President Museveni, accusing him of crimes during the bush war.

That individual also made more allegations about the president’s private life during his NRA struggle. Some posts seemed to promote hatred against the Baganda and Banyankole tribes.

The page was being managed by Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba, a Ugandan opposition-leaning political commentator living in United Kingdom.

Semuwemba told Chimpreports on Tuesday night he suspects the Ugandan government had a hand in Facebook’s decision to shut down the group which boasted over 67,000 active members.

Government officials who talked to us on condition of anonymity so as to speak freely welcomed Facebook’s action against the group, describing the move as “good news.”

However, they denied asking Facebook to crack the whip.

Semuwemba also runs another ‘Ugandans At Heart email group’ where Ugandans especially those in the Diaspora exchange views about governance in Uganda and other topics.

Most members on the email association live in the Diaspora, with many having fled Uganda immediately after Museveni took over power in 1986 but have not returned since then.

Ugandan government officials including IGP Gen Kale Kayihura are members of this group. He has on several occasions urged members to avoid abusive and slanderous comments and even made clarifications on contentious issues.

Facebook’s action is likely to ignite debate on Uganda’s social media platforms on the role of new media in shaping public opinion regarding Uganda’s politics ahead of the 2016 elections.

With a deeper internet penetration and increased access to mobile gadgets in Uganda, most literate and youthful Ugandans use social media groups on Facebook, Twitter and What’s App to discuss politics.

The NRM government is expected to give its all to use new communication technology to tap into this online constituency ahead of the much-anticipated general elections.

During a recent public debate with Presidency Minister Frank Tumwebaze in Kampala, opposition FDC ironman Col Kizza Besigye said “we will all become journalists. We will use social media to express our views. You can no longer censure access to news.”

Chimp Corp spoke to Ugandans at Heart administrator, Semuwemba on the closure of the Facebook page. Excerpts:

Giles Achebe Muhame: Boss. Ugandans at heart Facebook page has been pulled down?

Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba: Hello Giles. True. Well known activist social media group, ‘Ugandans At Heart(UAH) Community’ has been shut down on Facebook. At 14.30pm UK time, Facebook, without any warning shut the group down citing a breach of terms of service.  …

Giles Achebe Muhame:  You were managing it. What’s your reaction?

Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba: Yes, I was……………..we even banned over 20 people yesterday but Facebook went ahead and pulled it down. It makes you wonder, doesn’t it?

Giles Achebe Muhame: What reason did Facebook give?

This is one group that has been connecting Ugandans in and out of the country. Though it had turned political, their decision to close it makes it look like Facebook has been compromised by the dictatorship in Uganda. Facebook didn’t give any serious reason or warning.

Giles Achebe Muhame: But you allowed people to use it to disparage head of state and government. May be you should have done more to restrain abusive members.

Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba: Is a head of state supposed to live on an Island. If any head of state doesn’t want to be criticised, he or she should save money and buy a country of its own. As far as I know, Uganda wasn’t bought by Museveni and those UAH members that criticise him, do so because they love him and their country.

Giles Achebe Muhame: What’s your next step after the shutting down of this page?

Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba: We have opened up another one as we wait for a response from Facebook. This is one group that has been connecting Ugandans in and out of the country. Though it had turned political, their decision to close it makes it look like Facebook has been compromised by the dictatorship in Uganda. It had rules of discipline in place and it was well spelt out to all members, as indicated in our outside site at: http://ugandansatheart.org/ugandans-at-heartuahforum/

We had banned over 2500 members before its closure. We never allowed anybody to advertise on the site. We removed nude pictures if any members made a mistake to post them. We fulfilled all the rules of moderation of a discussion group and there was no hate being promoted on our group.

Giles Achebe Muhame: Should I publish this brief interview on ChimpReports?

Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba: Do so if you wish, Giles, because we want people to know what Facebook is all about NOW.

Giles Achebe Muhame: Ok, thanks, man.
Former Vice President Prof Gilbert Bukenya has threatened to expose the identities of the people he suspects to have taken the life of his son in 2009.

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President Museveni directed the school’s commander, Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti to investigate the causes of the accident.

Speaking at Bryan’s memorial service recently, Bukenya said, “Those who planned this accident are well known. They are moving around without restraint. If police do not arrest them, I will expose them.”

He also revealed that the car in which Bryan died is in DRC.

“I know the people who were in that car and where it came from,” Bukenya told mourners at his home in Kakiri, Wakiso District.

Speaking during a radio programme in United States, Bukenya said he talked to the neurologist at Mulago who operated Bukenya.

“The neurologist said Bryan had a wound on the back of his head and a piercing through his eye. But his clothes were intact – without a single scratch. I don’t want to open fresh wounds. May God grant his soul eternal peace.”

The Busiro lawmaker further said he was yet to receive Bryan’s post-mortem report.

Mulago Referral Hospital boss, Baterana Byarugaba was last year quoted as saying Bukenya had not requested for the report.

“He didn’t ask for it. If he wanted it, we would have given it to him. I’m surprised that he can make such claims because before he joined politics, he worked at Mulago and knows the process. Why didn’t he ask for it? If he wants it let him write to us and we give it to him,” said Dr Byarugaba.

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