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I write 'By The Way', a humour and satire column that runs in ,The Sunday Monitor. I make many attempts to keep it serious and full of incisive facts. My editor doesn't quite agree.
Besides 'By The Way', I give a take on spirituality, manhood and marriage

Beating up the hero

This year started on a high for ‘By The Way’; the first article of the year was a call for every reader to be a ‘Batambuze’ this year. Mubarak Batambuze is a resident of Kaliro district who became a hero after killing a crocodile that had allegedly killed his wife and several other villagers. Batambuze’s […]

Let’s export more medics

Our beloved leader has many times spoken of how on close examination, we are the donors. In the eloquence we’ve grown to expect, even demand, from him, he’s many times said that in exporting raw, unprocessed goods and eventually buying them back at a higher price, we are, and have been, funding several nations for […]

When the Police get high

In the Daily Monitor, it was reported last week that police in Gulu district had arrested a police officer for smoking and being in possession of marijuana. The high officer (that should have been high-ranking) was arrested after his colleagues tipped-off their bosses of his strange behavior during working hours. In the story though, we […]

This stormy walk

In my head, Christianity is this nice, cushy place where you chill with the Lord Jesus, safe from all life’s randomness. Brokeness, brokenness, debt, indecision, loss, waves, crazy storms that toss you, lift you and carry you off and when they finally set you down (as you breathe a sigh of relief), you realise you’ve […]

Here’s to true hardworking Ugandans

It’s been said by a number of detractors that Ugandans are not very hardworking people. The same haters have said that we only love to party; that we only go to work to finance the partying. They are quick to bring out pictures of politicians in various states of slumber in the middle of meetings. […]

For a happier back-to-school season

The back-to-school season did this thing it usually does of sounding a war cry that simultaneously empties parents’ bank accounts and also draws traffic from all parts of the world and deposits it on our ailing roads. Over the years, with the help of school administrators around the country, the war cry has become very […]

That Street Preacher isn’t for you

This side of my writing has been in the works for a loooong time; it’s been more and more second-guessing before letting it lie ‘a little longer’. Today though, I finally leave my comfort zone and try something new. I hope you find it useful. A friend of mine and I were driving past a […]