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“We were poorly prepared,” Museveni decries failure of his RNC proxies as he tries to revive Kayumba at any cost

By:Jackson Mutabazi

CLOCKWISE: Uganda ruler Yoweri Museveni, Fugitive Kayumba Nyamwasa, head of RNC, Sulah Nuwamanya and Prossy Bonabaana both RNC agents based in Kampala.

Reliable sources have revealed to this website that President Yoweri Museveni has instructed the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) to set up a cadreship training school for the Rwanda National Congress (RNC). This follows a conversation between Museveni and Kayumba Nyamwasa in which both acknowledged they had failed miserably in their shared ambition of destabilizing Rwanda. The decimation of the RNC rebel outfit in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the decision by most senior members of the terror group to break away to form a rival outfit after failing to dismiss Kayumba are what got the two principal agents in the anti-Rwanda scheme to brainstorm on a new strategy.

After President Museveni gave instructions for creation of the RNC cadreship training school, a large “safe house” was immediately acquired in Mbuya, Kampala, and given heavy CMI protection, according to the source. Further, it was ordered that training begins “immediately.” Indeed, the first cohort received a week-long cadreship training there and were passed out on June 20 and other intakes have continued to arrive for training since.

RNC agent Prossy Bonabaana appeared before Buganda court over extortion and blackmail.

Sources say Sulah Nuwamanya Wakabirigi and Prossy Bonabaana are the RNC local coordinators of the programme and are assisted by Frank Ntwali, Kayumba Nyamwasa’s brother in law. In addition to their main recruitment task, Nuwamanya and Bonabaana also offer the programme’s induction courses. After these initial courses, the external lecturers, Gereve Cyondo (the US based RNC Secretary General), Epimaque Ntamashobora (UK based RNC Commissioner in Charge of Mobilisation), and Abdul Karim (also a UK based RNC Commissioner in Charge of Communication) offer online courses via teleconference, a source that participated in the lectures revealed. Other online seminars are provided by RNC members from Europe, Canada, and the United States.

As has been RNC strategy, most of the recruits are drawn from places hosting large populations of Rwandans. The recruits for the course were recruited from Kampala, Kiboga, Kibale, and Nyakivara refugee camp. Nuwamanya and Boonabana have been busy crisscrossing these places looking for recruits in a Toyota Alteeza UBB 294Y. A list of those who have participated in the training is available to Virunga Post, which it will  publish in due time.

Read: Kampala finds another anti-Rwanda proxy; RNC breakaway faction begins operations in Uganda

In the meantime, our sources also explain why ideology and how to conduct clandestine operations are the training centres main courses.

Why ideology and clandestine operations?

After he had just returned from the Katuna summit that is aimed ending hostilities between Uganda and Rwanda, where he had once again been presented with evidence of operations of RNC operatives in Uganda, an angry Museveni summoned Sulah Nuwamanya and Prossy Bonabaana at Statehouse along with CMI top officials, Abel Kandiho and CK Asiimwe on March 1, 2020. A communique from the summit had required Uganda to disband RNC operations, including Self Worth Initiative, the pseudo humanitarian organization that is used as a fig-leaf cover for anti-Rwanda operations in Uganda (mainly recruitment and mobilization). Rather than disband the organization as the summit requires, Museveni instead lambasted his RNC-CMI team for having failed to operate clandestinely. After a lengthy lecture on his own heroic exploits in clandestine work in the 1970s and 1980s, he gave them new instructions and modus operandi on how to effectively carryout operations undetected. At the same meeting Museveni instructed CMI to provide bodyguards for Nuwamanya and Bonabaana as well as safe houses where they could be protected by CMI. The officers attached to this task were personally approved by CMI chief Gen Kandiho, and were deployed by his deputy at the time, Brig CK Asiimwe.

Shortly after the two were bragging about their untouchable status in Uganda. Bonabaana robbed a Kampala businessman, Henry Mugisha, with the use of a police officer enforcer. In an audio from the scene, she is heard boasting that no one can touch her because she has Museveni’s protection. She is out on court bond with Nuwamanaya standing surety.

Nuwamanya and Bonabaana have kept boasting that Self Worth Initiative was created at President Museveni’s request and as a result it could not be closed. Indeed, the organization kept its activities even as Uganda says that the organization has been “deregistered” which is also a reversal of its prior brazenly repeated denials that any such organization operates in Uganda.

Since the two, Sulah and Prossy, can’t stop boasting about Museveni’s support for the RNC, they should have been in the first cohort of students for the course on clandestine operations; they shouldn’t be instructors. But Museveni should know by now that Rwanda will never fail to know what its enemies are doing in any country in the region, including those who support them. So, the clandestine training course will not help much.

Museveni also wrongly thinks that the ongoing collapse of the RNC which has led to the formation of a break-away rival band highly antagonistic to the Kayumba Nyamwasa faction is due to what he calls “ideological bankruptcy”. Consequently, he is committed to bring back the defectors under Kayumba Nyamwasa’s leadership. Ideology training will not solve this problem either unless Kayumba himself attends to take courses not as an instructor like Nuwamanya and Bonabaana are doing.

Read: Turayishimye and Nyirigira intensify efforts to peel members away from Nyamwasa’s RNC faction

Maybe Museveni himself should take courses at the RNC cadreship training center. His problem is that he has always attracted greedy, and selfish malcontents whose only cause is personal disgruntlement. This includes Nyamwasa himself. No amount of ideology training can change such people, which also explains their predictable failures. They always bring their destructive disgruntlement, factionalism and fights for control of resources to everything they get involved in.

In summary, President Museveni’s stubborn continuation with his failed Rwanda-destabilization project despite failure after failure of those efforts, the drubbing of his genocidal and terrorist proxies in their former DRC strongholds, and the ensuing collapse and factional fragmentation of his RNC, satisfies Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity or madness. His determination to persist in this losing campaign, throwing good money after more and aggravating hostility with a key neighbor, and previous close ally, is a perfect demonstration of Einstein’s definition.

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