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    Among Is Not A Person Anybody Should Associate With; NUP’s Mufumbiro Speaks Out On Zaake’s ‘Public Stunt’ Of Trashing Speaker’s Money At His Wedding…

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    Zaake with wife Bridget Ndagire (L), Speaker Anita Among (R) and NUP's Mufumbiro

    National Unity Platform (NUP) Deputy Spokesperson, Waiswa Mufumbiro has said that the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Anita Among is not a person anybody should associate with.

    Mufumbiro’s statement follows an act of misconduct that saw Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament, Francis Zaake throw away Shs.10m that was sent to him by the speaker as a gift on his wedding.

    Yesterday, Zaake wedded his long-time girlfriend, Bridget Namirembe in a ceremony which was attended by a number of opposition leaders.

    Zaake, 31, made his marriage vows at Mityana Cathedral Parish-Kiyinda and later invited his guest at an expensive reception that was attended by masses.

    Among the opposition leaders who graced the occasion was Four-time presidential candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye, Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Leader of Opposition, Mathias Mpuuga, NUP General Secretary, Lewis Rubongoya, NUP Spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi, NUP Deputy Spokesperson, Waiswa Mufumbiro among others.

    However, during the ceremony, as speeches went on, Ndorwa East MP, Wilfred Niwagaba, on behalf of the Speaker, handed over Shs.10m as a gift to congratulate him in his marriage.

    Zaake honourably received the package but later was seen throwing it on the floor as a sign to show that he was not interested in it.

    Zaake’s act has since left mixed reactions and murmurings in public as some called it a ‘public stunt.’

    NUP’s Mufumbiro told theGrapevine that what matters is that the Speaker is not a person anybody should associate with.

    “I don’t think it was out of proportion. The wedding is organised by committees and probably it was an overlap of one of the committees. What matters is that the speaker is not a person anybody should associate with,” he said.

    Mufumbiro added that Zaake is not a person who is bought by money but a person of high moral integrity.

    Parliament’s Communications Director, Chris Obore, told theGrapevine that Zaake’s act of throwing away money was about himself more than the Speaker.

    “Zaake personally invited the Speaker to his function and yet it was his private function and so he had a reason to invite her or not,” he disclosed.

    Obore added that Zaake chose to send the Speaker a card to attend his function but because she was busy, she sent someone with some gifts.

    “In our customs in Africa, when someone invites you for a function, we present gifts. By choosing to throw a gift, maybe his intention was to attract public attention but the Speaker was not sending the gift out of the blue.”

    He propounded that throwing a gift that has been given speaks more about the person who throws it than the one who gave.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    PICTURES:  Pastor Bujjingo Fills Up Kololo Grounds During Independence Night Prayers; Pr. Kayiwa Asks His Brother Kato Lubwama To Get Saved…

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    Thousands of believers flocked Kololo Independence grounds to Pray, Praise and worship the Almighty God.

    This was during the Independence Night prayers organised by House of Prayer Ministries International pastor, Aloysious Bujjingo.

    Believers from different parts of the country and abroad withstood the rain to worship and pray from Friday 6:00am to Saturday 6:00am.

    Independence night prayers are organized every year every year towards independence.

    Pr. Bujjingo revealed that just like Uganda was able to get independence in 1962 from the British, he decided to organise these prayers to pray for believers so that they are liberated from whatever is distressing their lives.

    The theme for this year’s prayers was ‘Pursue, Overtake and Recover All’, from 1 Samuel 30:8 where King David inquired from God concerning launching an attack on Israel’s enemy, the Amalekites, “Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And He answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.”

    Pr. Bujjingo told believers that through constant prayer, trust and faith in the Almighty God, He will give them victory in anything that they need and pray for including fighting their enemies both seen and unseen just like He did for David.

    He further told believers to always depend and rely fully on God for a good life here on earth and also for the inheritance of eternal life.

    Believers were seen in deep prayer with some rolling on the floor as they were delivered from demons.

    During prayers, Pr. Bujjingo invited his spiritual father, Pr. Simeon Kayiwa, the Vice Chancellor for Kayiwa University who appreciated him so much for saving his brother former Member of Parliament, Kato Lubwama.

    Through a song, Pr. Simeon noted that Lubwama loves Pr. Bujjingo so much that he (Lubwama) tried to understand how to pray.

    “I know most of you people were not aware that Kato Lubwama is my biological brother and that we share the same mother,” he said.

    He added, “I know he is not saved but I believe one day he will because he loves you (Bujjingo) so much. Thank you for loving him too.”

    Bujjingo prayed through the rain which started at 2:00pm and stopped at 5;00pm leaving many socked in water but that did not stop them from worshiping and praying to God.

    During the night prayers at 11:00pm, Bujjingo introduced his wife, Suzan Makula and the couple excited believers when they danced the “kinyarwanda dance”.

    Over 2000 people gave their lives to Jesus Christ.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    Where Is My Brother And Cousin Who You Picked From Our Home In A Drone? Former NBS Journalist Tasks UPDF…

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    Jornalist Bahati Remmy and UPDF spokesperson Brig. Felix Kulayigye (R)

    Former NBS journalist, Remmy Bahati has questioned government over the unlawful arrest and detention of her relatives.

    Bahati alleges that her family fell victim to the drone abductions yesterday.

    She revealed that armed plain clothed men driving a drone with no plates stormed her 76-year-old father’s house in Fort Portal City under the guise of searching for ‘guns’.

    “They didn’t find any (guns) and abducted my brother, cousin and his friend who was visiting. Their whereabouts are unknown. Help me find them,” she added.

    The US-based journalist has since pleaded with the defence Spokesperson, Brig. Felix Kulayigye to investigate the matter and help her find her family members.

    “My dad has been going from one police station to the other looking for them but no luck. I demand to know the whereabouts of my brother, cousin and friend identified as Abala.”

    In response to her cry, Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) Spokesperson, Brig. Felix Kulayigye revealed that last evening, the flying squad arrested a one Allan who has been masquerading as a soldier.

    “Police flying Squad assisted by other security agencies carried out an operation to apprehend criminals who have been masquerading in military attires, conning people in & around Fort Portal City. On a tip off, one Kanyesige Allan, main suspect, was netted in Semuliki Lodge and Bar with a lady accomplice, Peace Sudai.”

    “On brief interrogation, he led the security team to the home of Katungi Kelvin, claiming to be his place of aboard. Katungi Kelvin was also on the wanted list as an associate. He too was apprehended. Two other associates Mugisa lsaaya and Asa ba Abdulatif were also arrested. They are all detained at CPS Fort Portal.” UPDF spokesperson said in a statement.

    However, Bahati told the UPDF Spokesperson that none of the people mentioned is a relative to her.

    “None of the pictures of the suspects shared by UPDF is related to me. UPDF don’t play games with me. I need to know where my brother is. Period! The unlawful detentions, torture and abductions must stop.”

    “Where is my brother Mr. Katungi Kelvin, My cousin Mugume Latif and their friend Identified as Abala who you picked up from home in a drone?” she asked.

    UPDF responded to her that, “I did not say they are your relatives, we have shown you those that we arrested from Fort Portal. That’s all.”

    This comes after a number of alleged abductions of different opposition supporters in the infamous drones.

    National Unity Platform (NUP) president, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine recently demanded the release of these victims dead or alive.

    He noted, “The Drones Are Back.” These past three weeks, 15 of our people have been abducted by state operatives. Most are still missing. Others were brought to court days or weeks later, limping as a result of grave torture.”

     

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    I Have Not Asked Anyone To Bail Me Out, I Will Rise Again Like Job In The Bible – Kusasira Tells Netizens Celebrating Her Demise…

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    Musician Catherine Kusasira

    Senior Presidential advisor and musician Catherine Kusasira has blasted those celebrating her demise.

    This week Cranima Associates auctioned the musician’s house for failing to clear her loan.

    “Upon instructions from our client a registered Mortgagee, we shall proceed to sell the under mentioned property and developments thereon if any, after the expiry of the thirty (30) days from the date of this notice or thereafter unless the mortgagor/debtor, pays all monies owed to our client, plus our fees and costs incurred in the process,” the advert read.

    Kusasira has now assured haters that he doesn’t need them to bail her out because she has not asked for their help.

    “I have not yet asked anyone to bail me out because people are haters. You are saying I was given a lot of money. State House did not give me that money that you saw me showing off with, it is Balaam who gave me that money. State House does not give old notes,” she noted.

    She added, “But what I know is I’m a strong woman, if the house has gone it is okay. I will get another one. I believe that the God who gave me these things will bring them back.

    “I want to be like Job in the Bible, Job was a believer who never lost his faith in God. Even when they take everything, I will never stop supporting President Museveni.”

    However, blogger Ibrahim Tusubira alias Isma Olaxess consoled his fellow NRM die-hard that it is normal for one to make wrong decisions in business.

    “There factors that lead to such problems like financial discipline. When one holds money that they have never held, they start to spend it like nothing and you feel like your life is changing drastically.”

    Olaxess further advised Kusasira that financial discipline is required in business especially when one gets a lot of money.

    Isma sarcastically told Kusasira that if Balaam gave her money at the start, she should go back to him for more.

    “Kusasira said she is a strong woman. Let her find her friends who helped her in the first place to bail her out.”

    He furthermore adduced that people should stop talking about NRM money being cursed.

    “Won’t we drive nice cars; won’t we sit in aeroplanes, because hospitals are not built? They should understand that those hospitals won’t employ us,” Isma said.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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