From 1966 to 2019: Ocheng Motion Sails Through, Gun Takes Over

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John Kakonge, the only legislator who opposed Daudi Ocheng's motion in February 1966. Photo picked from Akena Adoko's 1970 book, "The Uganda Crisis".

John Kakonge, the only legislator who opposed Daudi Ocheng's motion in February 1966. Login to license this image from 1$.

In short
For at least 33 years, February 6 is celebrated annually to mark the day Yoweri Museveni waged a five-year civil war that brought him to power in January 1986. But Tarehe Sita, as the day is popularly known, is linked to another historical event, 53 years ago, that may have given birth to Tarehe Sita. In this second part, minister Sam Odaka and MP John Kakonge try in vain to turn the tide, with only Kakonge eventually opposing the motion. As the motion sails through parliament, Prime Minister Obote returns, and the gun takes over.

 

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