The creation of Tutsi Empire originated from defeat of Batutsi in Rwanda by Bahutu in the 1959 Social Revolution and Batutsi/Bahororo failure to secure a separate district in Ankole at Uganda’s independence and defeat by Bairu in Ankole elections leading up to independence in 1962.
starting in the early 1960s to recapture power by military means using Uganda as a base and reestablish dominance over Bantu people initially in Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and DRC and then expand to other countries in the Horn of Africa, Middle Africa and ultimately Southern Africa. That is why in large part Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe joined Kabila when Uganda and Rwanda invaded DRC for the second time starting in 1998. The southern African states were trying to prevent creation of Tutsi Empire in Middle Africa and by extension stop it from spreading to Southern Africa.
Uganda’s political contest based on majority rule pushed Bahima and Bahororo out of power in Ankole as Bairu benefited from their numerical majority and got elected to political offices at national and district levels, sidelining Bahima and Bahororo who had dominated the political stage since pre-colonial days. At the same time political events in Rwanda resulted in the 1959 Social Revolution that saw political power transferred to majority Bahutu who for centuries had served as slaves or servants of Batutsi. Some 200,000 Batutsi fled Rwanda and half of them trekked to Uganda through northern Rwanda a hostile area occupied by Bahutu (David Reynolds 2000) instead of fleeing to nearby Burundi and Congo where they also speak French as in Rwanda. Some commentators have reasoned that these refugees were descendants of Bahororo who returned to Rwanda when Mpororo kingdom disintegrated. They decided to flee to Uganda where they would rejoin their Bahororo kith and kin and escape harsh refuge conditions.
While still at Ntare School, Museveni formed an association for the advancement of Batutsi cause. Fully aware that demographics were not on their side they opted for military training to regain their lost glory and power by military means. Museveni was joined by Fred Rwigyema (RIP) and others and later Kagame in military training beginning in the 1960s. Their plan was to capture power in Uganda first and use it as a base to oust Bantu dominated governments in Burundi, Rwanda and DRC and create a Nilotic Tutsi Empire with .
Meanwhile Kagame and Museveni plotted from their Entebbe location the removal of Hutu president in Burundi. Here is what happened. « Museveni also had a hand in the Oct.23, 1993 coup against Burundi President Melchior Ndadaye, whose election had ended 31 years of Tutsi military rule in Burundi. According to some sources, Museveni planned the coup in a meeting in Entebbe which included the PRF’s Paul Kagame. … The … coup in Burundi resulted in the murder of President Ndadaye » (EIR November 1994).
Meanwhile Kabila was having difficulties with Batutsi because Congolese people didn’t like their presence in key positions in DRC. Eventually Kabila chased them out of DRC. When this happened Kagame and Museveni felt betrayed and decided to punish him. They mounted another military attack against DRC in 1998/99. However, their former allies including Angola and Zimbabwe in the 1996/97 war that toppled Mobutu changed sides and fought with Kabila and defeated Museveni and Kagame troops.
Museveni has been telling East Africans and Ugandans in particular how the East African federation will create markets for goods and services and make everyone prosperous through job creation and increased incomes. But, in a situation where the majority of the people are absolutely poor, sheer numbers heaped in an East African political federation won’t make much difference. What matters most is purchasing power and political federation per se won’t improve it. What is needed is investment in productive and labor-intensive enterprises that put money into workers’ pockets. You don’t need to wait for economic integration and political federation before increasing productive investments that create jobs. Uganda needs to fight corruption, sectarianism and mismanagement of public funds first and release funds for productive investment, not chase economic and political federation as the top priority. Impoverishing Ugandans and Bahutu in Rwanda is part of the game plan. Poor, hungry and corrupted people are powerless and voiceless so they think.