IT’S JUST ANOTHER ELECTION, FOLKS, NOT THE END OF THE WORLD

Thank you Kalungi Kabuye, I couldn’t have written about Uganda’s presidential elections 2016 any better. “In Uganda, apparently, elections are not about who you want to lead the country, his philosophy or what you want to see the country look like in the future. No, it is mainly about who you don’t like it. And it gets extremely personal.”

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This article ran in the New Vision on Friday, Feb 19th, the day after Uganda’s elections. But it was written before the elections. 

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Until recently I belonged to several WhatsApp groups, made out of different kind of people so each one served up different observations and views on life. But I have had to leave many of them because it was no longer about life’s observations going on, but skewed, biased, and at times very toxic views about elections.

In Uganda, apparently, elections are not about who you want to lead the country, his philosophy or what you want to see the country look like in the future. No, it is mainly about who you don’t like it. And it gets extremely personal.

If you don’t like the candidate somebody likes, that is a big problem. But if you happen to like a candidate somebody does not like – that’s tantamount…

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