Gen. Elly Tumwiine, the Uganda Minister for Defense, gave his two-cent thought on the #FreeBobiWine that was trending all over social media across the better part of East Africa and even beyond. That was when the authorities in Uganda arrested and detained lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
Gen. Tumwiine had a bone particularly to pick with Kenyans on Twitter (#KoT), who according to him, was a case of visitors ‘crying more than the bereaved.’ The 64-year-old who always wears sunglasses in public was being interviewed by the NBS television when he said:
“By the way, young people (Ugandans), most of these messages you have received on WhatsApp, we have analyzed them, and most of them are from abroad and sent by people who are comfortable wherever they are,” said Gen. Tumwiine.
“A good number of them (messages) are from neighboring bad people from Kenya who are demonstrating when they have enough problems there.”
In essences, the General was telling Kenyans to focus on handling their internal affairs first, before turning to help their neighbors. However, to be fair, the voices of #KoT could only be louder than their …read more