“DEFENDING THE DIGNITY OF OTHERS is never a lost cause whether you succeed or not.”

I read this very encouraging quote in Yasin Kakande’s book “Why We Are Coming” taken from Ernest Hemingway’s book “For Whom The Bell Tolls“:

“Defending the dignity of others is never a lost cause whether you succeed or not.”

Sometimes it feels as though all the hours spent keeping in touch with events in Uganda, supporting people, writing posts, campaigning through letter-writing to politicians and promoting petitions is achieving nothing and is therefore time wasted.



Bobi Wine (Uganda’s NUP opposition president and MP) wrote this lovely birthday letter to Dr. Kizza Besigye  who opposed Museveni in previous Presidential elections and suffered as a result. He didn’t stand this year but has mentored Bobi Wine.

Dear Dr. Kizza Besigye, I want to send you the very best wishes on your 65th birthday. Thank you for remaining steadfast and resilient in the pursuit of our country’s freedom, even in the most difficult challenges. I thank you for showing us the way, and for preparing us for the kind of treatment we continue to receive from the dictatorship.

When we took this picture shortly after the 2016 election, you were under house arrest. We spoke so much about our country and how to put an end to the humiliation of our people. It is conversations with you, and several other leaders and comrades, that woke me up and gave me reason to stand up and fight for our people. I hope that like you, I can inspire many more people to rise up and join this cause for our country’s redemption.

I know that this journey has been long and many times bumpy. But, Inshallah, it will end in victory. May God grant that you live long enough to see a #NewUganda where we shall all be free, a Uganda for which you have devoted your entire life to. Happy birthday son of Kifeefe.