A guy died yesterday in Uganda. He was brilliant and he was on the rise. Actually, word is that he died earlier than that but the right political line was to keep it hushed till the system had covered their behinds.
He was misplaced. He was just too clever to be a stooge for the system. Always wondered what he was doing on that side of the fence. He was too good for the army too good for the constitutional assembly and too good for the intelligence agency. He was too qualified; the peeps under him, even those who were older just couldn’t keep up with his brainpower.
Now he’s dead and he is dead too early. He died of what they have told us is pancreatitis. The majority of us have never heard of the disease. A bigger number wont even understand it even when it is explained.
The two major newspapers ran a story that was too similar to be the truth. Y’know what they say, if it is too straight, then its gotta be crooked in reality. The state rushed to explain. And they went overboard. Their words didn’t match their emotions.
As said earlier, this dude was too good for his position. He belonged in the private sector, making oodles of money and ignoring the bungling system. But he fell for the charms of the leader. And he started worshipping him.
Maybe he thought he would change him and make this country better.
The brave Red Pepper has already said he was poisoned. The peeps in the bars are saying more than that and it is not the piss talking.
Before the Lutwas were kicked out, there were a number of mysterious deaths. Government bigwigs were falling like flies. I can’t verify this coz I wasn’t really there. As in, I wasn’t bored enough to leave my toys and books to listen to the folks discussing national politics.
Things fall apart. The center cannot hold, they say.