Whoever coined the old adage, once beaten twice shy was no old fool if your to judge by the relevancy of the adage itself. To open your mind a bit further, this implies that a person who has taken much pain or loss in trying to achieve a certain result, will be a little more careful or worse so fearful in doing the same thing again.
The adage is richly viewed as an analogy for the previous status of National Unity Platform (NUP) leader, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu who also commonly goes by the names Bobi Wine in the public and social sphere. It is evident that before the lockdown and the passing of the new taxes on internet packages and rent, Bobi Wine had been so quiet and laid back on issues pertaining the wellbeing of a common Ugandan.
Having fought beyond eyebrows and lost the quest to unseat the current President of the Republic of Uganda, HE. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa, Bobi Wine’ s previous gesture was more of a laid back retard soldier who seems to have lost more in the battle and can’ t go back to further expose the little left, to risk.
Many took this silence for acceptance, ” Perhaps he’ s in bed with the state judging by some of his posts on social media that are no longer as radical as they used to be. ” A reaction on one of the social media posts read. Many thought Bobi had a robust Plan B having promised that whether it rains or Shines, Mzee’ s reign is ending in the year 2021.
During his silence, the country lacked a Strong dissenting voice. This is undoubtedly the reason for the re- emergence of the retired Colonel. Kizza Besigye, back into the media political arena. Currently, The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) strong man is all over the news, always giving alternative views on public affairs.
His active media presence, recently attracted the Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja who informed Media that she will make it a point to pay Besigye a visit and seek his counsel on bettering the affairs of her ministry.
” I will speak to Besigye. I can visit his Kasangati home. I have not been watching TV so much so I don’ t know what he has been saying, ” Nabbanja said.
Besigye who had previously been an outcast of the opposition, is now seemingly the darling of the many. Unlike Bobi Wine, The son to the late Kifefe has been coming out strong to condemn the way government is handling the pandemic situation in the country.
He has provided surrogate solutions on how government can mitigate the on going impasse to the benefit of every citizen. Judging by the viewership and attention, its like Ugandans badly missed his opinions and alternative ideas to key issues.