The politics in Uganda, as in Kenya are characterized by predatory governments which actively seek, and go to great lengths to steal elections and maintain poor quality leaders in office, illegally. Both governments use state institutions to usurp the will of the people and duplicate their process of choosing leaders.
The long time opposition stalwart of Kenya, Raila Odinga, just like our own opposition chief, Kizza Besigye carry out campaigns with real national interest issues and are both often caught between the bayonets of politically shaky ‘authorities’, who use state institutions to bolster up their faltering support and purchased crowds.
The fact is, these opposition leaders hold the accurate spirit of their respective countries. If they were in free and unchained by their incumbent president political opponents, they would overthrown then in an heartbeat. Hence the state oppression.
But recent developments from the recent Kenyan election of August 09, 2017, indicate that in-spite of electronically inserting own results in the national poll, and murdering the election’s I.T security expert by suspected regime, Odinga still won, and through his broad political coalition in Kenya made the judges to nullify the results and declare fresh election. The regime is currently clamoring to hold the election in the same conditions that allowed them to rigged it in the first place, making clear and sundry that it knows and fears the massive defeat.
The regimes of Museveni of Uganda and Uhuru of Kenya, are predicated on usurpation of people’s power. It is common knowledge that the past leader of Kenya – Kibaki, and the present have in the past relied on Museveni for political strategy or action when they were on the verge of losing power through the ballot, for advise on how to subvert that.
In the grand scheme of geo-politics, Kenya is economically more integrated and developed than Uganda, but its political heads have not been as headstrong and Uganda’s semi-automatic dictator, in terms of exacting political will.
If Odinga wins, moreover under these circumstances, Kenya would have a president who is not in bed with Museveni, as the Uhuru regime is, or at-least has been.
Since Uganda is also currently undergoing labor pains to change the regime, a democratically elected president would bolster the democratic forces to attempt change using democratic means with more force and resilience, to emulate the Kenyan path