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Wife To Uganda Land Fund Boss grilled For Grabbing 1479 Acres of Land

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Mariam Nabunya the wife to Uganda Land Fund Boss who is also the Wife to Ambassador Moses Kiwe Sebunya, was grilled before the Commission of inquiry into land matters over grabbing 1479 acres of land and evicting thousands in Kasanda District.

Miriam was told by Andrew Odit, the Assistant lead Counsel of the Commission that the land on Singo block 410 plot 5 doesn’t belong to her but she grabbed it from the family of the late Zabulooni Bakyayita who was the first to be registered on the land title. Odit revealed that Sebunya used her influence to evict over one thousand tenants who he said illegally bought plots on the said land.

He showed her documents as evidence indicating that she only owned Singo Block 410 plot 4 not plot 5 as she claims. Odit added that Sebunya used her farm managers Nicholas Kabagambe and Brian Mugume to harass tenants on the land. He said that some tenants were even imprisoned after being charged with fabricated offenses of criminal trespass while others were charged with insulting her workers. He said that Sebunya’s workers also freed her 250 cows and 150 goats to destroy their crops and properties.

He tasked her to explain to the commission how she obtained the land. Sebunya first told the commission that she has a hearing problem and she was tired but Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, the chairperson of the commission assured her that she was in the right place and she must cool down and answer the questions fired at her by Odit. She told the commission that the land was given to her by Kiwe Sebunya her father in-law after he became weak. She added that her father was a Member of Parliament representing Mukono constituency in the 1980s.

“My father in- law told me that I am the only person who can manage his ranch because I loved grazing animals. He introduced me Salongo Sajja whasho by then was the caretaker of his land in the village,” Sebunya said. She testified that her husband died in 2002, but because she was still engaged with international assignments, she failed to take over his father in –law’s estates. She said that when she returned in 2008, she applied for letters of administration of his father- in law’s estate and she was given the powers. She said that his father in –law bought the land in 1974 from a law firm of Matovu and company Advocates at shs1m. She said that his father in law partnered with his friends Zakaliya Bukenya and two India Nationals and they established a limited company of Kiwe Ssajjabi and company limited. Odit put it on Sebunya that after the death of his father in law and other company directors she decided to take over all the properties owned by the company including land and buildings. She defended herself that by the time her father in law died, the Indians had already gone back to their country and some were dead.

She told the commission that it’s true some children approached her claiming that they were children of Bakyayita and their grandfather was the owner of the land but she asked them to bring documents to support their claims. She said that her father in law was a respected man whom she can’t drag in land grabbing fights. She testified that the children never came back with any document as proof but they kust disappeared.

She testified that all the people claiming to be bibanja owners on the contested land were chased from the area government forest reserve, and were of Rwandese, Congolese and Burundi origin and they illegally entered Uganda. She said that she only recognized 4 families as bonafide bibanja owners on her land. The commission is still investigating the matter.

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Dr. Stella Nyanzi Petitions High Court To Review Her Offensive Communication Case

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Embattled Makerere University researcher fellow Dr. Stella Nyanzi has petitioned the High Court civil division in Kampala to review the proceedings of Buganda road magistrate court claiming they are biased.

Sources have confirmed that Nyanzi’s file was called by High Court after Nyanzi, through her lawyer Isaac Semakadde challenged the biased manner and procedures used by the trial Magistrate Gladys to set a date for the final ruling of Nyanzi’s case.

She further claims that the magistrate refused to summon the complainant who she offended to testify in court.   The file has not yet been allocated to a judge for review.

It should be remembered that Nyanzi applied to court to summon president Museveni to come to court and testify on how he was offended by the posts she put on her social media pages.

She also wanted court to allow her summon her witnesses through media, all her prayers were dismissed by the magistrate who set 1st August for the judgment. Nyanzi is battling with offensive communication and cyber-crime offences. 

By Jamil Lutakome

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Ugandans Should Start Telling More Lies: Nambooze Attacks Museveni For Calling Buganda Katikkiro Mayiga A Liar

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Mukono Municipality legislator Betty Nambooze has rallied Ugandans to start telling more lies because the word has changed meaning and government officials are calling the truth lies and lies truth.

During his address to the nation yesterday evening at State House Nakasero, a furious Museveni warned Buganda Kingdom Prime Minister (Katikkiro) Charles Peter Mayiga to stop uttering nonsense concerning the registration of coffee growers.

“About the licensing of coffee, there is no license, this Katikkiro was telling lies. I sent a message to someone that this Katikkiro should stop this nonsense. He was lying, and he should stop. There is no licensing, what is happening is registering and the reason for registering is exporting,” Museveni said.

The president said that he was the one who ordered his cabinet minister of agriculture Vincent Sempijja to go and explain the Katikkiro what the government wants to achieve by registering Coffee farmers.

The president said as a cattle keeper from Ankole, he has been registered and they have their chairman.

It should be remembered that the Katikkiro, during the Buganda budget reading on Monday cautioned government the new laws which the government plans to slap on coffee growers in the country are in bad faith. It should be noted that coffee is one of the popular cash crops grown in Buganda region.  

In the same address, the president told security organs to stop arresting people for annoying him.

“I don’t mind being annoyed. I have no problem with being annoyed. That was a colonial law that I used to hear about. The bigger issue is telling lies, inciting and sedition. Those are the areas of substance that police should concentrate on,” Museveni said.

WHY ARE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS CALLING TRUTH LIES?

Mukono municipality legislator betty Nambooze Bakireke has attacked the president for calling Buganda Premier Chales Peter Mayiga a liar.

Through his Facebok page, Nambooze said, “At State House last evening Mr.Museveni called the Buganda Katikiro a lier and a perdon who speaks rubbish…. His I mention was to belittle the Katikiro for he Insisted that his interpreter Rose Namayanja gives his word their true meaning in Luganda. Mr.Museveni said that farmers are to be registered because foreign buyers if coffee want to trace the coffee bean right from the farmer…so because of this what the Katikiro is saying are lies and Nonsense!”

She adds, “In Parliament, State Minister Mutuuzo on the floor of Parliament said the same things about me… she said that I am a liar when I say that Ugandan girls in the Middle East are being enslaved. She justified her submission with telling Parliament that these girls bring in 600 million dollars in the economy annually…so because of this, I who was talking about their plight was a liar and speaking Nonsense.

I therefore wish to inform Ugandans who care for our country to start telling the lies and nonsense like the Katikiro….. The two words changed meaning, they mean to oppose policies, actions and laws that disfavor Ugandans by exchanging their rights with foreign interests.”

By Jamil Lutakome

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Don’t Be Stupid, You Are Fools To Think That Bujjingo’s Followers Will Run To Your Churches – Mirundi Blasts Pastors Kiganda And Bugembe, Reveals Shocking Information About Teddy

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Self-claimed media consultant Joseph Tamale Mirundi has blasted and warned pastors under the National Fellowship of Born-Again Pentecostal churches to stop celebrating house of prayers ministry international senior pastor Aloysius Bujjingo’s woes.

Mirundi said that born again pastors must learn that the reason why people are still at Bujjingo’s church is because of the miracles Bujjingo performs and his preaching and the day they discover that he no longer performs to their expectations, they will leave on their own.

“I was suprised to see the likes of pastor Bugembe, David Kiganda cerebrating the troubles of their fellow pastor Bujjingo stupidly, thinking that they will get his followers.  They don’t know the reasons behind Bujjingo’s problems, it’s a big scheme that can only be understood by us who eat enough food,” the celebrated political analysts stated. 

He wondered why Bishop David Kiganda sided with the mafias who want to put Bujjingo down yet he also once tested the bitterness of these mafias when he was embarrassed in public that his wife was snatched by a chapatti maker which was not true.

He insisted that the scheme to put Bugingo down was planned by mafias because of his steady progress spiritually and economically which made him a political threat to those who are fighting to succeed President Museveni.  A bitter Mirundi blasted the women who participated in the demonstration against Bujjingo saying that they were just hired as machineries to humiliate the man of God. 

He boasted that through his Mirundi Internal Security Organization (MISO), he has collected enough evidence pinning Naluswa that she was cursed by her father after conspiring with her mother to harass the old professor until he died.

The former press secretary to the president further blasted journalists who were beaten at Salt Media based home at Lugujja in Lubaga division, he branded them as machineries hired to tarnish Bujjingo’s name like they did to him during his tenure as the President’s press Secretary.

“I was accused and called all sorts of names, that man Kulubya of Bukedde even called me a mad,” a bitter Mirundi said.  The cerebrated journalist warned that if journalists don’t stop being used, the public will continue beating them up.  However, Mirundi blamed Bujjingo for miscalculating and always responding to his enemies.  He predicted that Bujjingo will not lose the battle though he must be prepared for the war if he is to decisively defeat his enemies.

By Jamil Lutakome

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