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Minister Jim Muhwezi Recounts Escape from Prison Disguised as a Woman

During his time in prison after being arrested while fighting in the bush, Muhwezi managed to escape by disguising himself as a woman and fleeing to Kampala.

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Minister for Security, Maj. General Jim Muhwezi, while presiding over the ceremony commemorating the belated NRM Day in Kinkiizi East Constituency, Kanungu District, recounted his early days when they took up arms to fight the regimes they deemed inconvenient to the governance of the country.

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He emphasized that such a day should serve as a reflection to appreciate the journey the country has traversed and the sacrifices made during the Bush War. Muhwezi reminded attendees of the suffering endured to achieve the peace currently enjoyed, urging residents to respect the NRM, President Museveni, and those who fought for what they have maintained.

Moreover, he lamented that many people are unaware of the events that transpired during the war but commended the younger generation for their awareness of the historical trajectory, considering it a significant milestone in appreciating the nation’s history. Muhwezi reiterated that they took to the bush due to discontentment, citing widespread death as a norm under bad governance. He attributed these atrocities to the governments preceding NRM intervention, particularly blaming them for the rampant killings and disappearances.

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During his time in prison after being arrested while fighting in the bush, Muhwezi managed to escape by disguising himself as a woman and fleeing to Kampala.

He then traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, where his uncle, Bishop Kibenjere, encouraged him to pursue a scholarship for further studies, which he initially declined due to his commitment to the struggle against oppressive regimes. Reflecting on the turbulent political landscape post-independence, Muhwezi recalled instances of religious and political divisions, citing personal experiences of persecution. He emphasized the importance of unity and denounced the use of race and religion to manipulate leadership, urging residents to reject such divisive politics.

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Highlighting the achievements of the NRM government, Muhwezi emphasized the need to safeguard them to honor the country’s liberators. He stressed that their fight was not only for peace and security but also for economic transformation and clean political leadership, as evident in the 10-point program focusing on patriotism, nationalism, pan-Africanism, social-economic transformation, and democracy.Muhwezi called for dialogue in politics, acknowledging challenges within the NRM, such as violent primary elections. He proposed resolving internal disagreements through dialogue while focusing on dealing with external opposition.Regarding education, Muhwezi tasked Giso,s and Jiso’s with investigating schools hindering the Universal Primary Education (UPE) and Universal Secondary Education (USE) programs.

He emphasized that government-funded schools should not hinder learners’ access to education, even if they cannot afford uniforms or other expenses. In conclusion, Minister Jim Muhwezi pledged to convey the people of Kanungu’s concerns, including infrastructure and education, to the president, demonstrating his commitment to addressing the community’s needs.”

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