Uganda Police should handle crime carefully

BY MARVIN  KUSHABA Ugandan Police have failed to fulfil their primary role which is maintenance of law and order. The most prominent and troubling role the police have achieved is ideology of the war on crime.           They  have assimilated the overriding message that as long as their actions are taken in the name of the war on crime, constitutional rights can be liberally disregarded. The police have spread the idea that doctrines and rulings that promote fairness and equality in the criminal justice system aggravate…

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Tribal loyalty should never replace reason

BY MARVIN KUSHABA Tribalism can be defined as the state or fact of being organised along tribal lines, showing loyalty to a tribe or other social group, especially when combined with strong negative feelings for people outside that particular group. While there is nothing wrong with identifying with and being proud of one’s tribe, the danger is that extremism often causes pervasive behaviour, which readily overrides our thinking and reasoning. A number of inhuman, atrocious and irrational decisions have been taken by individuals and leaders over the years, in the…

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Are electoral colleges still viable in the US?

BY MARVIN KUSHABA In the 2000 US Presidential    Election, Vice President  Al Gore received 543,000 more votes than  his rival, George W Bush, then   governor of    Texas. But when   the election and legal disputes were over, Bush was declared the winner. In a repeat of history this November, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote and lost in the electoral colleges, so Trump emerged the winner. Contrary to popular belief, Americans do not vote directly for their president and vice president. Instead, they operate an electoral college…

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