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.


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