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Uganda Pentecostals are treading a dangerous political path by fornicating with Museveni’s corrupt dictatorship: Pastor Joseph Serwadda, Bishop David Kiganda and Pastor Jackson Senyonga new year eve celebrations turn into political fora to raise support for President Museveni.



3For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.( 1 Thessalonians 5:3)

 

14Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart. 15Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed. 16And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; and they shall have none to bury them, them, their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters: for I will pour their wickedness upon them. (Jeremiah 14:14-16)



New Year celebrations peaceful - police

Pastor Joseph Sserwada praying during the passover celebration at Namboole organised by Victory Christian fellowship center to ursher in 2014. Photo/ Godfrey Kimono
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On 31st December, 2013 , Pentecostals in Uganda flooded Namboole, Nakivubo and Kololo airstrip to welcome the new year 2014. Bishop David Kiganda presided over the festival  at Nakivubo stadium under the  theme, ‘Turning blessings into curses’’, Pastor Joseph Serwadda presided over the festival at Namboole stadium under the theme Divine connections , Pastor Jackson Senyonga presided over the Kololo festival under the theme, I Am Making All Things New - Revelation 21: 5. There is nothing wrong with welcoming the new year in the presence of God however these new year eve Pentecostal festivals have turned into ponzi schemes to merchandise the saint of God.  


These pastors are ‘smart’ just like their American prosperity cronies; they come up with sweet prosperity themes  that  attract people to their festivals and massively advertise these festivals on their radio stations for over two months. The purpose of these advertisements is to mind control people just like coca-cola or Pepsi. They make cards which the faithfuls get free of charge but on these cards they tell the faithfuls   to write their prayer requests on these cards and enclose an offering together with the prayer requests . This is blasphemy of the highest order because  it implies bribing God to answer your prayer requests. The money in these envelopes is never accounted for. They will never tell you how much they collected in offerings and what it was used for. That is why they really like President Museveni because he never taxes their loot and never reprimands them for robbing the poor. Because of their dirty hands, these Pentecostal preachers have no morally authority to criticize the corruption, injustice, and human rights abuses of Museveni’s government. All they do is to foolishly  support Museveni’s government.  When a corrupt dictatorship falls in love with born again Christians, some thing must be terribly wrong. Governments will never love born again Christians . True born again will always be persecuted for standing for the truth . If you disagree check the book of Acts. It is surprising that the Namboole and Nakivubo festivals were shown live on national TV. Surely, hypocrisy, compromise and fornication are at play.

Marriage, jobs and wealth top Kololo prayer requests

http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=22884:marriage-jobs-and-wealth-top-kololo-prayer-requests&catid=43:sizzling&Itemid=71



At Nakuvubo, pastors echoed the view that demonstrations in Kampala capitals city are due to the demon of rebellion. The gullible Pastor Ntale did not waste time other than tell people to bind this spirit of rebellion. You need to note that the right to freedom of expression through peaceful assembly is a granted  in the 1995 Uganda Constitution  and most of the demonstrations in Kampala city have been due to perceived injustices by the state. The likes of Pastor Ntale have never read the bill of rights in the 1995 Constitution.  ‘Born again’ police officers such as Andrew Kawesi , Sam Omalla have been used by President Museveni to harass peaceful demonstrators and the born again police spokesperson Judith Nabakooba is used to justify  police brutality. They are silent about the prevention of Elias Lukwago from accessing his office despite the court order and are instead rejoicing because the current executive director of Kampla is a Pentecostal. This political Christianity and spiritual fornication have thrown the Pentecostal  church in Uganda into incredible ridicule and disrepute. After the Kololo, Nambole and Nakivubo loot, pastors Kiganda, Serwadda and Senyonga must have walked smiling all way to the bank to deposit their loot to the bank for safe custody. This is the curse of the prosperity gospel !! Every year they prophesy peace and safety but the opposite happens. This year pastor Kiganda has again prophesied peace in 2014. Our ears  are on the ground.

 The Curse of Dominion Theology: How Pentecostals in Uganda are trying to take over Kampala Capital city from Muslims by hook or crook. Born again KCCA executive director Jennifer Musisi shuts down KCCA offices after court ruling that reinstated Al.Haji Elias a Muslim mayor of Kampala City

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-curse-of-dominion-theology-how.html  

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Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) commander
Andrew Felix Kaweesi



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Judith Nabakooba, the pentecostal born again police spokesperson

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MUST READ:

"America-nized Christianity, ‘Another Gospel’ To Africa"

http://www.naijarules.com/vb/religion-philosophy-spirituality/30793-america-nized-christianity-another-gospel-africa.html 
 

Transformations II, Political Christianity and False African Revivals By Kato Mivule

www.christian-witness.org/docs/Transformations2.doc


Faithfuls pray at Namboole, 2013
  MUST READ:
 
'Man Control', The End-time Implications
Part I: False Submissions, Total Rebellion
 
http://www.geocities.ws/kmivule7/Comment4.htm 
 
 
‘Man Control’, The End-time Implications
Part II: False Coverings, Spiritual Fornication
 
http://www.geocities.ws/kmivule7/Comment5.htm 
 
Faithfuls pray at Namboole, 2013
  MUST READ:
 
‘Man Control’, End-time Implications
Part III: Flee Babylon, Free Covering in Christ Jesus




‘Man Control’, End-time Implications
Part IV: Man Approval, Total Witchcraft



Setting Our Minds On Christ in This Day and Age 




Preach God’s Word, Stick to Sound Doctrine


 
Government representatives, politicians and religious leaders pray for President Museveni as they stand in front of his portrait during Pastor Jackson Senyonga of Christian Life Ministries New Year prayers at Kololo independence grounds. Photo/Tony Rujuta.

MUST READ:

PASTOR JOSEPH SERWADDA’S 9TH NAMBOOLE PASSOVER FESTIVAL: CHANNELS OF HIDDEN COMMUNICATION, ECUMENISM AND SUBTLE POLITICAL CHRISTIANITY


THE GREAT UGANDAN PASSOVER PLOT


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Pastor David Kiganda prays for thousands of people on New Year’s Eve at Nakivubo Stadium.

  Pastor David Kiganda prays for thousands of people on the 2013 New Year’s Eve at Nakivubo Stadium. PHOTO BY EPHRAIM KASOZI

Bishop David Kiganda’s preposterous wealth gospel : If wealth and poverty are buses taking people to hell, where wealth takes 10 people to hell, poverty takes 60.



From an eternal to a temporal perspective : Bishop David Kiganda organizes Money Makers Convention, 2013 : Frank Gashumba who has said that Catholicism runs in the blood in his veins was one of the speakers. 

 




Bishop prophesies peace, prosperity in 2014 
Publish Date: Jan 01, 2014
Bishop prophesies peace, prosperity in 2014

Worshippers at Namboole Stadium
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By John Agaba

Thousands attending end of year prayers at Nakivubo Stadium in Kampala Tuesday night heard that 2014 will be a year of peace and prosperity.



Bishop David Kiganda, the founder of the Christianity Focus Ministries, preaching at the national prayer day, prophesied that 2014 will be a year of blessings and a year of breakthroughs for Ugandans.


He predicted less strife, less hunger and less poverty and said, compared to 2013, 2014 will be a year of peace and prosperity and economic transformation.


He asked Kampala leaders to come to a round table and resolve their differences. He said we need a city “free of tear gas.”


The 8th Annual National Prayer Day started as early as 9:00 am on the morning of December 31. Many attended the prayers. There was Justice Richard Buteera, General Benon Biraro, Ndorwa West legislator David Bahati, among the high profile presences.


Kiganda asked the masses to turn around and face into the direction of South Sudan. He then asked them to raise their hands into the air and pray for a country which has been at war for about two weeks now.


“Over 1000 people have died,” he prayed. “We need to prophecy peace in South Sudan. Lord, we declare peace in South Sudan. Let their leaders come to a round table and resolve their differences.”

He said a similar prayer for Libya, Syria, Somalia, and Egypt.


Though the masses had started flocking the stadium early in the morning, it was not about 9:00 pm that the stadium got lively. With Pastor after Pastor getting onto the stage and praising the Lord and different choirs dancing, it was a night worthy the name ‘the last day of 2013’.


The Kampala North Police operations commander, Sam Omalla, sent many in the crowd cracking their ribs when he asked for a microphone from Kiganda and started preaching.


 

Kiganda prayed for President Yoweri Museveni. He asked God to give Museveni enough wisdom and courage and strength to transform the country economically.



He said Uganda needs to have good roads, good railways, good hospitals, and good schools.



“Lord bless him. Guide him. Give him wisdom to carry Uganda forward. Guide his advisors to advise him well,” prayed Kiganda.


He prayed for good governance, fairness, justice and peace in the country. He asked God to protect the country from HIV/Aids, which he said has slain hundreds and continued to slay many.


 President Museveni's Confusing world

President Museveni hold holy bible

BROTHERHOOD: President Museveni (C) joins Muslims in Arua for Idd prayers in 2010. PPU PHOTO 

President Yoweri Museveni
President Museveni with the so called African bible

Museveni courts cults, witch doctors and religious heads

http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12201&Itemid=59



Museveni drums during a meeting with witches  at Namboole in 2011.He was looking for votes


For the past several decades, a New World Order has been emerging. The model calls for most of the nations of the world to be divided into two parts - an elite class of political / economic "managers," which in most countries approximates about 20 percent of the population, and a "worker-serf" class, which makes up the remaining 80 percent of the population. The "managers" rule the country at the behest and in the interest of American corporate power, which itself is sustained by the machinations and intrigues of the CIA, which in turn is backed up by the guns of the American military. It is an Orwellian realm of "Newspeak" in which there is very little connection between perception and reality; where "freedom" means "slavery;" "democracy" means rule of the many by the few in the interest of corporate profits; and ORGANIZED religion is utilized as a significant and extremely consequential instrument of state control.For the eighty percent of the population which falls into the "worker-serf" category, it is a notably cruel and utterly despotic system. It's held together in two ways: first, by police forces given to fascist-like brutality, torture, terror, and, on extreme occasions, the use of death squads; and second, by an ORGANIZED religious system which has mastered "magic," "mysticism," and Pavlovian psychological techniques. S.R shearer


Police chief Omalla turns 'preacher' during prayers 
Publish Date: Jan 02, 2014
Police chief Omalla turns 'preacher' during prayers

Omalla preaches during the New Year prayers at Nakivubo Stadium. PHOTO/Ronnie Kijjambu

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By John Agaba
KAMPALA - Sam Omalla, the Kampala North Police operations commander, stole the show at the celebrations to usher in the New Year at Nakivubo stadium, attended by thousands.


The prayers were organised by Bishop David Kiganda of the Christianity Focus Ministries. It all started when Kiganda, who was the host Bishop asked the Police to go to the stage to be blessed.
Sam Omalla is renowned in the city for dispersing riots and blocking opposition politicians from holding protests.


When Omalla got the microphone, it was as if the power of the Holy Spirit had suddenly descended on him. He caused much excitement among the crowd than bishop Kiganda had managed to cause.


Speaking in Luganda, Omalla said: “I am who I am because of Jesus. I do what I do because of Jesus.”


This caused much excitement murmurs amongst the congre gation. Some started to whisper among themselves saying “Do you also tear gas people on behalf of Jesus?”


But Omalla did not relent. He ‘preached’ on — majestically, and emphatically, and with such force in his voice like pastors do.


Bishop Kiganda looked on amazed. When the people were getting used to the Police commander turned preacher, he suddenly shouted, “Praise the Lord” and handed back the microphone to Bishop Kiganda.


It took Kiganda some time to calm the excited crowd. He called Omalla back and blessed him again. Kiganda prayed for him that 2014 comes with more ‘stones’ or insignia for him.


Kiganda prophesied peace and prosperity in 2014. He said there will be less strife, less hunger and less poverty this year.


By 8pm on Monday, worshippers were already at Kololo Independence grounds for the annual national celebration prayers hosted by Pr Jackson Ssenyonga and his wife Eve under the theme, See, I Am Making All Things New - Revelation 21: 5.


Eyes glassy from the sting of the evening cold, Christians settled into their seats. Some worshippers had arrived as early as 3pm. Jorum Ssebandeke from Masaka was in Kololo to ask God for a proper job. For eight years, the 39-year-old has worked as a casual labourer and now wants an office job.
“Last year, I prayed for a job but did not receive any. So, I have come back for the third time hoping 2013 will work out,” he said.

It was hard finding anyone on the grounds without a request. Christine Kirabira from Matugga squeezed a Shs 50,000 note into a white envelope and dropped it into the offertory basket. Her prayer was for marriage this year. Random interviews indicated that jobs, marriage and the desire for an affluent life dominated the prayer requests.

The certainty that when one sows one reaps, ran throughout Ssenyonga’s sermon of the night. And as the congregation worshipped with eyes closed, each person offered a prayer request accompanied by their seed of faith. However, Robert Asiimwe, a congregant, disagreed with Ssenyonga’s position, saying that people are forced to give out of intimidation.

“Rather than telling people that the larger seed you sow, the greater your reward, people should be encouraged to give cheerfully and also tithe,” Asiimwe said.

Gospel artistes Pr Wilson Bugembe, Julie Deborah and Martin Seku got the congregation dancing. But when Uche Agu of the Hey, My God is Good-ooo fame stood up to sing, the crowd went crazy. Chairs were lifted, hankies waved and dance moves of all ages displayed.

Then came the fireworks. Bursts of yellow, green, blue, and purple… This loud crackling announced the dawn of 2013, as on the grounds, the prayers and screams got louder.

For the past several decades, a New World Order has been emerging. The model calls for most of the nations of the world to be divided into two parts - an elite class of political / economic "managers," which in most countries approximates about 20 percent of the population, and a "worker-serf" class, which makes up the remaining 80 percent of the population. The "managers" rule the country at the behest and in the interest of American corporate power, which itself is sustained by the machinations and intrigues of the CIA, which in turn is backed up by the guns of the American military. It is an Orwellian realm of "Newspeak" in which there is very little connection between perception and reality; where "freedom" means "slavery;" "democracy" means rule of the many by the few in the interest of corporate profits; and ORGANIZED religion is utilized as a significant and extremely consequential instrument of state control.For the eighty percent of the population which falls into the "worker-serf" category, it is a notably cruel and utterly despotic system. It's held together in two ways: first, by police forces given to fascist-like brutality, torture, terror, and, on extreme occasions, the use of death squads; and second, by an ORGANIZED religious system which has mastered "magic," "mysticism," and Pavlovian psychological techniques. S.R shearer

 

 

Sam Omara (R) shares a rare light moment with Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago
The man Besigye loves to hate
Sam Omala, who joined the police in 1980, toiled in relative obscurity until he was picked by Police Chief Kale Kayihura to take the lead in quelling opposition-led walk-to-work protests.
With some senior officers falling from grace, Omala became the regional operations commander for Kampala Metropolitan North, just in time to take on Col Kizza Besigye, then leader of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change, who was the face of the riots.
In his first interview with The Observer, Omala says he doesn’t personally hate opposition politicians like Besigye, Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, outspoken NRM MP Muhammad Nsereko (Kampala Central) and Muwanga Kivumbi (DP, Butambala), who have had several brushes with the law.
Omala says that in quashing protests, he is doing his noble duty. “If your action is legally backed by law, you can’t go wrong because I know the repercussions.I don’t have a grudge with any politician but we are enemies of any person who disturbs the peace in the city or country because our work is to keep public order. We shall suppress anything that will incite the city,” Omala said.

How he works

Omala takes pride in what he has accomplished so far. Asked why his is a success story, he says he follows the law and has power to arrest anybody who disturbs the peace in the city.
“I want Kampala to be a riot-free city. I will not entertain unplanned public assemblies. All demonstrations must be agreed with all the stakeholders including security to keep the peace.”
Politicians who misuse constitutional rights and turn to protests will be suppressed, he says.
“I pity anyone who thinks that he/she will provoke me because I do things professionally; I follow the law and at times I move with constitutional books. I read laws to people if they don’t understand them. If they fail, I tell them to inquire more.”
Omala, now at the rank of senior superintendent, sits at Kawempe police station. He says he does not negotiate or discuss directives.
“If you fail my directives, the next action is on my fingertips. For example, I held Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago in his gardens at City hall last year for seven hours when he was planning an illegal demonstration with other opposition politicians disguised as an inspection tour of roads.”
“I knew his plans beforehand, I warned him but he refused and the next action was to hold him in his gardens until he gave up…,” Omala said.
“Most of the time, I first warn people before I take action,” Omala said.
“I warned Besigye and Lukwago to abandon the cleaning of the city last month but they refused to listen and the next action was to arrest and lock them up in their houses.
“I also warn Lukwago, Besigye, Nsereko and other politicians to avoid riots because whenever they do so, I will lock them up. I will not get tired because that is my work,” he said.
Speaking about an incident last year when Besigye beat 24-hour police surveillance at his home in Kasangati and escaped twice, Omala said the former FDC leader is a soldier at the rank of colonel who knows so much about escaping.
“But sometimes when we deploy heavily he fears to escape and remains in the house,” Omala said.

Work experience

Omala joined the force at the rank of constable and has risen through the ranks. He commands five divisions, taking charge of areas like Old Kampala, Wandegeya, Kawempe, Kasangati, Wakiso, Nsangi, Buloba and Kakiri.
“To serve 33 years on the force is not easy; so, my promotion to SSP is not rapid as some people say. I excelled in public order management since I was trained in various fields of command by Americans, Israelis and Ugandans. Some people call me a soldier yet I’m not. I feel proud when people don’t know me better.”
Omala insists he only follows the law, and equates himself to half a lawyer. “I can quote a law in the book without looking at it and then tell people what to do. I use laws because they are key to my work.”
Omala seems to be coming some sort of national riot chief. Recently, he was also in charge of the tightly-guarded Butaleja by-elections, where some politicians were arrested – wrongly, critics claim.

Do you like your job?
I love it; I can’t get tired of this job when all the resources are there like vehicles, fuel and a fully-paid self-contained house.

Omala stops opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye from leaving his home last year during 'Walk-to-work' protests PHOTO: Edward Echwalu

Who pays?
I don’t know; my work is to use the resources and command others to work by giving them guidelines according to the law. I expect to retire in 2020 after serving 40 years on the force.
How do you start your day?
My day’s programme is determined by the situation on the ground. Police officers work 24 hours. They don’t have public holidays or personal time even if we are in civilian clothes. We sneak in churches but at times they call us from there and go to handle situations without hesitation.

Your likes and dislikes?
I don’t have a social group and I don’t go for outings. After work, I go straight home to meet my lovely wife and children. I’m a simple man; I don’t take alcohol since its disadvantages are more than the advantages.
I like watching television especially war and documentary movies because I learn more security skills from them. I like church music because I’m a man of God and help my wife with some housework.
I don’t eat out in hotels; not because I fear to be poisoned, but to save money for my children. Born in Tororo 53 years ago, Omala resides in Kampala. He has 13 children and nine grandchildren.


Sam Omala, the officer watching over Besigye

 



Kampala North Metropolitan Commander Sam Omala confronts Dr Kizza Besigye at his home in Kasangati during the former FDC  leader’s house arrest last year.
Kampala North Metropolitan Commander Sam Omala confronts Dr Kizza Besigye at his home in Kasangati during the former FDC leader’s house arrest last year. PHOTO BY Isaac kasamani. 
By John K. Abimanyi

Posted  Saturday, February 9  2013 at  02:00
In Summary
Zealous police officer. He has found himself recently showing more face on TV than the police spokesperson or the IGP, and
although some of his actions have made him unpopular, this police officer is just any other, going about his work, albeit
zealously. 

Kampala
He may never have intended it, but Sam Omala now has a personal relationship with the country’s most famous opposition
politician, Dr Kizza Besigye. Because, if the State has had its hands firmly coiled around the doctor in clenched fists,
then Mr Omala, the over 6ft, dark, tough-talking and mean-looking police officer, has been the fingers of the State.
This officer is the face behind all the might and strength of the State’s machinery trained on Dr Besigye’s every movement.
Omala, a senior superintendent of police, is the operations commander for Kampala North, stationed at the Kawempe Police
Station. But chances are that his office at the station treats him like a stranger, because his defacto office has in
general, been Kasangati, Dr Besigye’s estate in particular.
It is here that a man of humble beginnings, who has bid his time in the Force, rising to his current position, has found
the contrasting combination of fame and infamy. It is also here that he has built a relationship - a bitter, battle-worn
relationship - with the opposition politician. And it is here that has been laid before us, the makings of a man who is
overflowing with extreme zealousness and eagerness to please his superiors, even to a fault.
Cat and mouse chase
It is wise counsel that you do not ever swear that something will happen except if you are certain, beyond doubt, that it
will. Omala could have chosen to make his usual threats of tight security around Dr Besigye during the police’s deployment
at the doctor’s house in October last year. But no; he opted to dare the gods, saying, “I swear, he will not leave this
house.”
Opposition politicians had organised a new wave of protests, dubbed Walk-to-Freedom. Police had responded by raising
barricades around opposition politicians’ homes to block them from leaving. And Omala was in charge at Dr Besigye’s house.
On October 4, a day after he made the statement, he and his band of officers surrounded and crawled all over Dr Besigye’s
home, thinking they had contained him. The politician was instead right in the centre of Kampala, 20 kilometres away,
waving at and greeting supporters who jammed his car. The joke was squarely on Omala.
That evading incident was one of many climaxes in Dr Besigye-Omala relationship, where each takes turns at trying to undo
the other. And like it is in the Tom and Jerry tales, the weaker Dr Besigye, without guns and patrol pick-up trucks to
summon at his whims, came out smarter.
There is more to pick from the character of Omala, just by reading into Dr Besigye’s evading incident. It reveals the
character of a man who does not find it easy to speak in measured tones. He is the kind who when excited, speaks first and
reflects later, a typical extroversion trait.
When Hassan Bassajabalaba was presented at court for a bail hearing, and his protesters showed up in protest, he dispatched
his commando-looking boys to disperse them. And what did he say? “I don’t want hooligans (pronounced holygans) in court.” “But they have come to listen to the case,” queried a reporter. “No. It is not their job,” he replied, as if to say
everyone who goes to listen to a case at court, is on assignment.
Omala is an authoritative man. He often works to make his presence and authority felt. This is largely denoted from his
words. His speech quickly graduates into threats of violence when he feels his authority questioned.
For instance, when FDC’s Salaam Musumba complained that police officers had defecated all over Dr Besigye’s home, he shot
back: “Can you speak arrogantly around me like that and you finish? Go back. I don’t want you here. And if you want, I will
force you to go back.”
It is probably an outward display of what many people who have seen him work call an excessive zealousness in his modus
operandi. It is this very zealousness that often outshoots his reasoning, observers say, leading to tough actions such as
when he slapped, struck and arrested a journalist covering the police deployment at Dr Besigye’s home.
It also shows him as an individual who seeks physical confrontation. Observers say he thrives on the heat of the moment
that comes along with being a police officer in conflict situations.
The act of bringing about order using force, is sometimes inevitable, his body movement switching mode and his muscles
twitching when a potentially explosive situation is on the cards. His body itches to get something done, and when he has
‘restored order’, a sense of contentment overcomes him. He will then walk back to his truck, sit back, and sip on a bottle
of water.

It is this that some use to conclude that Omala is, after all, a good officer. The very reasons that make him come across
as a brutal insensitive instrument of force, are also the reasons some use to conclude that he performs his duties
diligently.
A police officer is mandated to follow instructions, and Omala does this religiously. While on duty, his phone and radio-
call buzz constantly, with instructions, and he rarely takes decisions without making consultations with his superiors.
It comes across clearly that Mr Omala takes his job seriously. You will see this in the way he handles himself, the way he
dresses, with well-pressed fatigues, clean boots, and a clean-shaven head, standing tall as an officer who commands
authority. His overzealousness sets back to over a decade ago when he was serving in Kalangala, where he is said to have
led many campaigns against illegal fishing and lumbering, clashing with corrupt district leaders in the process.
There’s no doubt Omala loves his job. Contacted for comment on this story, in a short order, he told this reporter: “My
life belongs to the police. You talk to the IGP.” He may be an over-the-top character, but Omala is not brutal. There is a
reason behind his actions, observers say. He may implement a reign of terror against Dr Besigye and his supporters, but
that will not mean it is his own wish.
He knows which side of his bread is buttered. And because of that, let it not surprise you that if it were Dr Besigye
living in Okello House in Nakasero, and President Museveni were in Kasangati, Omala would still be there, telling the
latter to stay put.
That though, stands in contrast with that photograph published in the Daily Monitor, showing him brandishing a thumbs-up
sign, largely known as an NRM symbol in Uganda. He is also shrewd. He is acutely aware of what role the media can play in
making and breaking a career. And he is using it to his advantage.
Overtime, he has grown to learn how to use his time in front of a camera and microphone, to make sure he is noticed, or at
least, that his superiors notice. He seemed to have learned this a long time ago. Back when he worked in Kalangala, Mr
Omala often made numerous visits to newsrooms in Masaka Town, chatting up reporters and sharing bits of juicy stories on
crime, law and order in the area.
A sense of humour can be read from his very actions and words. Attention, here, is drawn to an incident when he chose to
play fool and receive a potty and bucket, which Makerere University students donated to his officers as provisional
toilets.
When a group of Luganda-speaking rowdy protesters once threatened to lynch him, Mr Omala told them that they would be
beating their in-law, because he is married to a Muganda. There was also something funny about a picture the Daily Monitor run of him, apparently instructing a fellow police officer on how a Samsung Galaxy tab works. It was a total contrast from the usual rugged, rough-on-the-edges air he wears.
As of now, the watching Ugandans probably see Sam Omala on their TV screens more often than they see Ms Judith Nabakooba, the Force’s spokesperson, or Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police. Some have even referred to him as the defacto IGP or PRO.
And for a man who spent a part of his time as a fisherman in the waters of Kalangala before joining the Force, it must feel
a great honour doing what he does.