Former National Resistance Army (NRA) bush war hero Rtd Col Dr Kizza Besigye has regretted joining the 5 year Luwero guerrilla warfare that ushered in the current regime in power accusing it of straying away from what took them to fight past the regimes.

Besigye while addressing the FDC UK P10 Chapter at Hilton Hotel in London on Saturday, he and his wife Winnie Byanyima joined the guerilla bush war to fight the past dictatorial regimes thinking that the country could have good leadership than the past which ruled citizens on the barrel of the gun.

“The control of the country and of resources is in the hands of the very few that control guns. My wife and I when we went to the bush we thought there could be bad and good guns”. Besigye said.

“We have all realized that we were wrong. The control of guns is through a disciplined system of orders which come from the top” he added.

The former bush war president Museveni’s physician also said that even while still in the bush some of his colleagues had different agendas for their own benefits which they wanted to achieve after the war.

“Sitting at the fire place in the bush I would hear some of my colleagues saying that I want to drive that vehicle like the other one whom we are fighting is driving. One came to me as well he said things seem to be working out and the only thing i want to be is a market master of Owino” he explained.

“Even the young activists are saying that those malls that they are building will be ours someday. Many of the people you find that those fighting have been eliminated so they are fighting not because of well-intentioned ideas”

He also commended his wife for being a good partner for all the time he has been  in the struggle to liberate the country.


Firm remarks from Winnie Byanyima About Her Husband 

​while  in London for  a meeting with diaspora wife to the FDC’s  Besigye submitted about him firmly here are her remarks 

“I thank you so much for coming here to welcome Besigye. This man must never feel that he is fighting alone. I would like to thank the men and women that have worked flat out to organize this event”.

“There have been many speakers that have excited us. We want to take a step back to some comments regarding other countries.

“My role here is to introduce to you my partner and friend. Many times people tell me how he copes. All the time people are sympathizing. How sorry they are how do we cope.

“I ask them: What is the alternative. Let us consider. By the end of today, 17 women will die giving child birth and that is every year. Museveni will send his daughter to Germany to give birth. That is one single woman yet 17 die every day.

“I met a little boy in Karamoja. I asked him why aren’t you in class he said my mother couldn’t afford. 150m has been spent on just MPs as this goes on.

‘I met Patience with a daughter with a first class degree but not job but we have some school drop outs in the offices as diplomats.

‘Muhanga brought a sack of 10bn to buy UBC. Is this acceptable alternative.

“I think of a secondary school teacher in Mbarara. She is to teach other people’s kids but cannot afford her own kids’. Is this an acceptable alternative?

“I ask myself, what the alternative is. When I think of the thousands of our kids that have been taken to bushes to Congo to loot. There is no authority of Parliament. He took me to prison for asking. Our kids die in the bushes. M7 just takes kids to bushes with no Parliament approval.

When I think of all this, it is injustice.

When people ask me .how does Besigye cope, I say we cannot accept injustice. There’s no choice. We must take a stand once you take a stand you do not go back, you take the blows.

I am married to a man who stands up to injustice and does not count the cost. Those just scare you. I heard you saying that the spies are here and you pointed to one corner. Those are bullies, look at them in the eyes and take a stand. The power shifts back to you. Let’s take a stand. To be human means not to accept injustice. Do not accept injustice, we take a stand we take the blows.

For Besigye I do not sympathize with him, I do not pity him, I take a stand. We first met in the bushes. He treated them and they do not remember him. We take a stand and all those blows are badges of honor.

It is not just about FDC, it is about a movement to claim back our power and have justice. The fact that he is a prisoner…we are proud. We shall fight it off, we fought it off remember. We have been there before. That is how a bully works. He still won.

As a prisoner, he symbolizes that we are all prisoners. We have to work for the liberation through defiance. We shall defy forcefully. We cannot accept to be ruled illegimitely.

Museveni says this kisanja Hakuna Mchezo. I say back this time Hakuna Mchezo.