Did Andrew Mwenda really identify the real Tom Voltaire Okwalinga-TVO?

Andrew Mwenda last week managed to point out and identify individuals whom he alleged that they are the personalities behind the account Tom Voltaire Okwalinga, immediately; TVO came up and laughed at Andrew Mwenda saying that Old Mwenda cannot know who the real Okwalinga is. Of course, this is the response we expected from Okwalinga, even if he was the one, he cannot just accept the defeat that he has been netted. But here is the question are the names mentioned by Mwenda the ones behind the account TVO?

The mentioned individuals include the one of Abbey Semuwemba, Lugasira Henry and Robert Shaka.

Before we come to a conclusion whether his allegations are real or false, let us start with the proof that he brought as to how he found out who the real Okwalinga is. Mwenda said in his own words “You do not need to be a rocket scientist to establish the identity of persons behind TVO…… four twitter accounts were opened using one email address poliko2010@gmail.com – that of Henry Rugasira (now living in Uganda), Robert Shaka (now a dissident in the USA), Tom V Okwalinga and TVOUganda. Shaka and Rugasira are brothers”

Mwenda’s first proof is invalid, Twitter, Facebook etc cannot allow you at any one time to open multiple accounts using a single email account. One account will use a single email at a time. Mwenda saying that a single email address was used to open four email accounts is something that is not technically possible.

TVO is someone who has been an internet rebel for so long and cannot be caught/tapped/netted just using the contact address. He needs something more than that (if he is a man anyway).

Shaka Robert one of the individuals he mentioned was sometime back arrested by the Uganda Police in connection to the account of Tom Voltaire Okwalinga. So the appearance of this name on his list was not his research but relied heavily on the previous work of Uganda Police and the Uganda Intelligence of which the two  (Mwenda’s sources) have failed to capture Okwalinga and are still hunting him.

Andrew Mwenda claimed that the three are having a girl who is helping them, though he said that he would not reveal the names of that girl. Maybe if it is a different Mwenda not Andrew Mwenda the Old Man of the Clan, if he knew the name of this girl or if this girl existed and he was sure of her, he would have named her to prove his research right.

The reason why he included Semuwemba Abbey is that Tom Voltaire Okwalinga has been promoting his content in the group Ugandans At Heart (UAH) Community since it was the first political platform on Facebook in Uganda and many people thought Okwalinga was one of the administrators if not the owner of the group, Mwenda also had that very same thinking. After finding out that Abbey is the owner of the group, he concluded that TVO and Abbey must be the same person.

In another paragraph he said “But I can post pictures of Semuwemba with Besigye in a hotel in London.” Semuwemba has for so long been an open supporter of Forum for Democratic Change something that even made his group UAH lack balance as he is always sidelining with the opposition members. Therefore, as an open supporter of FDC, there is nothing that stops him from meeting the party leader, Dr. Kizza Besigye if he gets a chance.

So Mr. Andrew Mwenda in identifying the real identity of Tom Voltaire Okwalinga, betting will not work, bring convincing facts that you have caught the man. We are also eager to know who this big brain could be behind the account TVO.


Nasa Tushabe

Writter at The Ugandan Blizz, Business Executive and Internet Marketing Personnel. twitter @nasatushabe