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If Ugandans could pick a thing from Princess Katrina…

Princess, please give us a signal tulumbe!

PEOPLE’S PRINCESS: Remember that moment when her Luganda was not lugandaring but she was outside? The princess is outside. If Bobi Wine wanted to take the ghetto to the Parliament, the princess is taking royalty to the people. She is demystifying this thing. And that is a big threat to the power that is people. That is a big threat to all those that belong to the so-called ‘high classes’ in Uganda.

The poor tend to get lost in optics. I guess, when you lack something, you try hard to cover it up. Those unsettled in their riches will use every moment to remind everyone about their latest car, or the city they travelled to. It takes such a long time for one to settle into wealth and royalty. And Ugandans, they struggle with settling in.

Of course, it is good for the economy. For the marketers, it is easy to market to people with self-esteem issues. You can always sell them belonging, sell them validation. What better validation than going for a concert and having some special ground gazetted as ‘VIP’. For those few hours, Ugandans find that which they lack, something to fill the emptiness in their soul.

That also explains the sirens during peak hours. Do not think of those buzzing sirens as people rushing somewhere. Think of them as a longing to fill a void. For that moment, as they speed past and look at their fellow Ugandans, that fills a void. And humans we have always longing for this, to think of ourselves as belonging to another class. Same reason people keep retreating to their former schools, it is a search for belonging.

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