Meet Joseph Kabuleta
I am well known for my brutal honesty, standing up for what I believe is right.
A presidential candidate for the 2021 Uganda Presidential elections and flag bearer for the Reclaim Our Country and Kin (ROCK) Revolution.
Born on 17 March 1972 in Kampala to a Ugandan father and a Kenyan mother, I am qualified as Civil Engineering and journalist and for the last 6 years, I have been teaching the end time and Bible prophecy, preparing the Church for the soon return of our Lord, Jesus Christ under my ministry, The Watchman Ministries.
I am the founder of the Watchman Ministries, a ministry dedicated to teaching Bible prophecy and the end times and preparing the saints for the soon return of Jesus Christ.
I am well known for my brutal honesty, standing up for what I believe is right
After High School I enrolled at the Mt. Elgon Technical school in Mbale, where I attained a diploma in Civil Engineering. I practiced my profession briefly before my passion for writing threw me into the print media , the first step into a journalism career that spanned over ten years: despite the fact that when I started out, I had no formal qualification whatsoever, only a passion and knack for writing.
As someone interested in politics, and governance issues, I realised there was a lot going on in this country that undermined constitutionalism and the prosperity of our country, a lot that escapes the knowledge of most Ugandans. So I started writing my thoughts and findings on Facebook. These were eventually were christened “Joseph Kabuleta Weekly Rants.”
One rant in particular, “Mafia Empire and the Transition” posted on my Facebook wall on July 8, 2019 particular provoked the wrath of the powers that be. In that rant, I talked about the “Muhoozi project,” a move by President Yoweri Museveni to have his son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, succeed him. Four days later, on July 12, 2019, while at a coffee shop in Kampala, I was whisked off by plain clothes operatives and taken to an unknown location where I was held for four days and tortured.
You could say that experience was my baptism by fire into the world of politics, but I was not deterred. Since then, I have continued to exercise my right to express myself , expose the wrongs being committed by the government and wake up Ugandans, especially the elite, from their slumber .
My pursuit for justice and good governance has seen me actively oppose unjust laws and policies like The National Religious Faith-based Organisations Policy that is being pushed in parliament to regulate the practice of religious organizations. The Bill, which was introduced by the minister of Ethics and Integrity, Fr. Simon Lokodo, seeks to monitor and coordinate religious affairs in Uganda. I have been vocal in opposing this policy; organizing conferences to sensitize religious leaders on its consequences and under the watchman ministries, I introduced a petition called “Stop Religious Oppression” to garner support against the bill. I have further challenged it in court as being an infringement on the fundamental freedom of worship of the citizens of Uganda, hence unconstitutional.
When I looked at the presidential candidates and saw that no one seemed to be bothered about all these things I had been writing about for over a year and no one had a clear message for what they bring to the presidential table, I decided to run for the top office, because it is the only way I can implement change. So, on the 1st of July, I announced my presidential bid.