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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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What I Want Bobi Wine To Do – Besigye Reveals Why He Regularly Meets People Power Boss….

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Bobi Wine (L) at Besigye's home last week

Finally, four-time presidential candidate Rt. Col. Kizza Besigye has cleared the air on the frequent discussions he is having with People Power movement boss Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine.

The Former Forum for Democratic (FDC) party president revealed that they have held a series of meetings with Kyagulanyi to see how easily they can oust President Yoweri Museveni from power as a united force.

“You know very well that honorable Kyagulanyi is my village mate he just crosses from Magere and comes to Kasangati, we always meet, unfortunately in our last meeting, our photos leaked to you (media). We have to join all forces of change together to oust the junta. Ugandans have to regain power to control their country,” Besigye said while appearing on Olutindo program on radio Simba.

He revealed that the reason why they always meet is to come up with a single statement to Ugandans who have been yearning for change for a long time.

He disclosed that he is happy that very soon, this is going to happen.

Besigye praised Kyagulanyi for his effort and collaboration to see that they join hands to force change together.

When contacted for comment, the leader of the informal sector in People Power Fred Nyanzi Ssentamu said that their movement welcomes the initiative of all forces of change coming together.

He however insisted that all the other forces of change should stand behind their candidate Kyagulanyi in the 2021 General elections.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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FULL LETTER: It Wasn’t Me: Mbale Judge Narrates How Traffic Officer Was Knocked Dead By Speeding Ford Driver, Tasks Police To Produce CCTV Footage….

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Justice Byaruhanga's car. He has written to the CJ Katureebe (R) explaining what happened

Mbale Resident Judge Jesse Byaruhanga Rugyema has explained what happened on the day Innocent Ayesigye, a traffic police officer attached to Seeta Police station was knocked dead.

In a letter to his boss the Chief Justice (CJ) Bart Katureebe written on 27th May 2020, Justice Byaruhanga says that Ayesigye was not knocked by his car, he was knocked by a Ford driver who never stopped to offer help .

Below is Justice Byaruhanga’s letter to the CJ verbatim:

The Hon. Chief Justice
Judiciary.

May 27, 2020

RE: BRIEF ON THE ACCIDENT REGARDING THE TRAFFIC OFFICER AT
NAMANVE

It was on Sunday the 24 th of May, 2020 at around 07:15pm when I was on my way home to Mukono from Zana, Kampala. I was driving motor vehicle Reg. No. UAS 597U in the company of my wife and the body guard.

As I approached Namanve, there was traffic officer riding a motorcycle infront of me who was also moving towards Seeta Mukono. Upon approaching Namanve SGA motor vehicle inspection facility about 200 metres from a road CCTV Camera, I saw an incoming motor vehicle from Mukono side being driven at a very high speed knock the traffic officer who was on the motor cycle. I was behind the traffic officer at a distance of about 100 metres and therefore in a position to clearly see the incident.

The traffic officer appeared to had tried to dodge a rough part of the road on his side and collided with a high speeding vehicle that had also left its part of the lane for reasons not known to me. Upon collision, I saw a dust of glasses and fragments filling the atmosphere and the motor cycle flew to my vehicle, on the driver’s side and scratched the vehicle as it rolled passed me.

I immediately stopped to assess the condition of the traffic officer. The traffic officer had been thrown into a ditch on the left hand side of the road. My body guard tried to pull the injured traffic officer from the trench but humanely failed.
He complained to me that the traffic officer got broken legs and that without gloves he could not do much. We agreed that we needed to seek for help. I immediately rang a traffic officer known to me by the names of Aheisibwe on 0772323312 whom I had passed along Kinawataka road. I implored him to mobilise his colleagues to go and help the victim.

In the meantime, the onlookers who had gathered around were photographing my car imagining that it is the one that knocked the traffic officer.

I rushed to Seeta and I found a traffic officer called Acan (Tel. 0770540930) and others on a patrol vehicle. I personally approached them and implored them to rush to the scene. I gave them my phone number for a follow up. The police promised to alert me on every development and they rushed to the scene.

On the following day, when it clocked afternoon without any information, I again rung the traffic officer Aheisibwe for the updates. I was informed that the officer was retrieved and was being hospitalized.

The Ford car that allegedly knocked Ayesigye dead

In the meantime, I started seeing information attributed to the police on the social media which was to the effect that it is my vehicle which knocked the traffic officer. That my vehicle and its driver are being sought. This shocked me.

Later, on Tuesday, I got a call from Ms. Acan of Seeta Police seeking my presence. I dispatched my body guard and a driver by the names of Hamis to take my vehicle to police and for the body guard to record a statement.

To my surprise, upon reaching police, both were immediately detained. With this kind of development, I suspected foul play. It appeared to me that police of all institutions, wanted to take advantage of my position and malign us by embarrassing me.

In the meantime, I requested police to send an officer to take my statement. I was told to hold on. Considering what I now see in the media, I seek from the police the following clarifications:-

1. Why is police still holding my bodyguard and driver whom I entrusted to take the vehicle to police so that he takes charge of it to avert any possibility of tampering with it. What offence have these 2 people committed?

1. Why is police not referring to any CCTV footage regarding the collision yet the accident occurred about 150 metres or thereabout from the camera?

2. A Ford motor vehicle Reg. No. UBD 896E has been revealed to be the one that knocked the traffic officer. How did this vehicle reach Bweyogerere Police?

3. Why was police condemning me before getting the driver of the Ford UBD 896E? why are its pictures not being released to the media but its only mine which are being released?

Judiciary as an Institution is being maligned and it should therefore demand for the following:-

1. The CCTV footage of the collision.

1. An explanation why the Ford driver never stopped to offer help or to ascertain the life of the knocked traffic officer if his version of the incident is the correct
one to be believed.

2. The release of my driver and the body guard who up to date are still being held for no apparent reason (it is suspected that police intends to intimidate them to divert from the truth).

3. A forensic examination of both vehicles and the motor cycle which the traffic officer was riding and then the surface of the road at the scene.
It is my firm belief that the above will reflect the truth. The just God we serve shall judge.

Byaruhanga Jesse Rugyema
JUDGE

c.c. The Principal Judge

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10 Years From Now, Buganda Kingdom Will Be No More, Officials Have Sold It To M7 For Riches, Titles And Cars – Mirundi

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Mirundi and Bugnda Katikkiro Mayiga (inset)

President Museveni’s adviser on media Tamale Mirundi has predicted that Buganda Kingdom will be no more 10 years from now.

Appearing on NBS TV, the controversial NRM diehard pointed out that the Kingdom has for several years lost track and is quickly becoming irrelevant in the political, Social and economic affairs of the country.

He explained that for the 34 years of President Museveni’s rule, he has silenced the once mighty Kingdom officials with goodies such as expensive cars, convoys for officials like the Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga and other officials and prestigious irrelevant titles.

Mirundi said that even the return of Kingdom assets and Land commonly referred to as ‘Ebyaffe’ has led to dubious dealing within Buganda Kingdom which has weakened the Kingdom.

Mirundi said that the Buganda officials always think of their stomachs and pockets before thinking of the Kingdom and its people.

Mirundi added that Buganda politicians including Members of Parliament are no longer interested in paying allegiance to Mengo due to its deteriorating position in Uganda Politics.

The motormouthed Mirundi prophesied that it is going to take Buganda kingdom another 40-50 years to get back to its former glory. He gave an example of the return of the Tutsi to Rwanda after 40 years, the changes that led to Germany being United after 50 years and the fall of Soviet Union after 70 years.

 

By Ronald Kisekka

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