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    Bujjingo Narrates What His Bodyguard Muhumuza Told Him If He Is Ever Attacked By Gunmen: 7 Bullets Removed From His Body; Bobi Wine’s Message To HPMI Pastor…

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    The late Muhumuza with Pastor Bujjingo during Makula's graduation ceremony at Cavendish University late last year. On the left is Bujjingo's car in which Muhumuza died after they were attacked by a gunman

    Kampala Metropolitan spokesperson Patrick Onyango has confirmed that pathologists from Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Mulago mortuary removed seven bullets from the body of the murdered Special Forces Command (SFC) Commando Cpl. Richard Muhumuza who was murdered during the brutal attack on House of Prayer Ministries International (HPMI) senior pastor Aloysious Bujjingo on Tuesday evening.

    The late Muhumuza’s widow Jovia (C) with Suzan Makula (L) who is holding the late’s last born son and Pastor Bujjingo (R)

    Onyango added that investigators assigned to handle the murder and attempted murder crimes on Pastor Bujjingo have collected the bullets and bullet shells and they are going to subject them to examination to help establish the gun used in the murder.

    He further told theGrapevine that investigators from police’s Crime Intelligence, Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence and Special Forces Command have collected footage captured around the areas where the attack took place to help in the investigations which will help them to capture the assassins.

    Today, police showed the media the car that Bujjingo and Muhumuza were travelling in when they were attacked. The car was riddled with bullet holes on the co-drivers side and the co-driver’s seat was stained with blood.

    Sources said the only person who is a chapatti dealer around Kasubi has so far been arrested to help with the ongoing investigation.

    Because of his closeness to Bujjingo, Richard had become an elder at HPMI and his family has been staying at Pastor Bujjingo’s home in Namayumba, Wakiso District.

    AT BURIAL OF RICHARD

    Today, Richard has been laid to rest at his ancestral home in Rwebitakuri, Muguluka Village in Sembabule District.

    While eulogizing g the deceased, Pastor Bujjingo disclosed that he lost a brother.

    Pastor Bujjingo said, “Richard one day told me in front of his wife that, we don’t choose relatives, but we can choose family. Richard has been family to me.”

    Bujjingo added that it is sad that people are making fun about his demise but no one understands his pain, and only God knows the truth.

    Bujjingo narrated that for many years, they have been together with Muhumuza and he has always told his family that Pastor is his brother.

    “Jovia (Richard’s wife) and family know that Richard has always told them that Pastor is my brother and God has a lot in store for him. If he were to be shot, I would take in the bullets and he lives to serve the people of God,” Bujjingo narrated.

    For the last 10 years, Richard has told me that if bullets are to be fired to kill me, the bullets should kill him instead of me.

    “Richard has sometimes been praying startlingly prayers which I have always disagreed with. He always said that his prayer is if it ever happens that I’m attacked, he should be around.”

    He narrated that, “When the bullets were fired, the first two bullets brushed on him and hit my back. Richard quickly shielded me.

    I just heard Richard shielding me. The Lord told me to go down. I went down and most of the bullets hit Richard. I heard God’s voice telling me to rush to Mulago Hospital. (When I reached there), As they were operating on my back, I was told that Muhumuza was dead. He lost a lot of blood.”

    Bujjingo assured the widow and her children that he will do everything to make sure that they have the life that Richard desired for them.

    Bujjingo promised, “Jovia knows that the only thing I cannot do is be her Husband, let me assure you that I will do anything for the family and she knows. Richard’s family is my family and I will make sure they want nothing. God gave me a second chance, I can’t joke with that.”

    SFC spokesperson Maj. Jim Omara declared that SFC’s investigation department has picked interest in the murder since their personnel was the one who was murdered.

    Senior Presidential Advisor on Media and also the MK Movement spokesperson Joseph Tamale Mirundi insists that Bujjingo’s attack was political explaining that Muhoozi’s enemies wanted to scare away people from publicly supporting him in his bid to become the next president of Uganda replacing his father Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

    BOBI WINE SYMPATHISES WITH PASTOR BUJJINGO

    Natinal Unity Platform (NUP) boss Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine) also took time to simpathise with Pastor Bujjingo.

    Bobi Wine said, “I was shocked but not surprised by the alleged gun attack on Pastor Bugingo that left his Assistant/ Driver/Church-elder/ UPDF- SFC bodyguard dead. Gun violence has been so normalised in Uganda that every time an incident like that happens, we are all left wondering who the next victim might be!”

    “Unfortunately, NONE of these gun attacks over the years has ever been investigated to a logical conclusion. This is because, either the regime has no capacity to do so, or they know who the killers are but are trying to cover up. In any case, so many times, after such an incident, we have been told that critical evidence in these murders or attempted murders has gone missing from government stores or that case files have been stolen. Suspiciously, they often claim that CCTV cameras were not working at the time or the CCTV footage goes missing!!”

    He added, “At times, hardcore criminals who have confessed to having murdered people in cold blood have been arrested, only to be released and armed again on the orders ‘from above’. There are more questions than answers because there is no trust in state institutions- no wonder many citizens are questioning if the said attack was real or stage-managed. Whatever it is, I send sympathies to Pastor Bujjingo, his family and all those who fellowship at House of Prayer Ministries. I also send sympathies to the family of the deceased, Mr. Richard Muhumuza.”

    The late Muhumuza (behind Pastor Bujjingo) greeting guests during Makula’s graduation party at Namayumba

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

    Photos courtesy of New Vision online

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    Tamale Mirundi, Lawyer Mabirizi On Standby To Stand Surety For TikToker Presure 24-7 Who Is Battling Charges Of Insulting Kabaka Mutebi…

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    L-R: Tik Toker Ibrahim Musana, Tamale Mirundi and lawyer Mabirizi

    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s Senior Presidential Advisor in charge of media Joseph Tamale Mirundi and maverick city lawyer Kassim Male Mabirizi are set to stand surety for Ibrahim Musana (27) alias “Pressure 247,” who was remanded to Luzira prison on charges of promoting hate speech and spreading malicious information.

    Last week, Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Ronald Kayizzi remanded Musana alias Pressure Pressure 24/7 to prison until 7th March 2024 when he will return for the mention of his cases.

    The trial Magistrate gave the accused person the opportunity to apply for bail but the sureties he presented to Court were not satisfactory because they did not have the necessary documents including a National Identity Card.

    As relatives and friends are still strategising on how to rescue Musana from prison, Mirundi confirmed that he is available to stand surety for him.

    Mirundi claims that the charges slapped on Musana are a threat to freedom of speech and expression and all Ugandans should come out and stand with him.

    “I have to stand with that boy, Mayiga and his people at Mengo gave money to a one Dr. T. Amala to appear on their Kingdom television and radio and he made comedy out of me. They gave him packets of waragi and drugs to show the public that I always drank and I use drugs. But they used him and after dumped him,” Mirundi said.

    He added that in Uganda, it is only President Museveni and First Lady Janet Kaguta Museveni who can win a defamatory case but the reputation of many big wigs is already damaged by no oner other than themselves.

    He added that they don’t have any moral authority to drag other people to courts of law claiming that they were defamed.

    He warned Buganda Kingdom officials to be very careful on proceeding with the case against Musana noting that he will guide him and expose them in court because he knows their dirty dealings which include stealing gifts donated by Baganda to their King.

    “I know some Royals fighting for Kingship are the ones behind the charging of this boy because he calls himself a King with proof that he belongs to the royal bloodline. They know that anytime he can ask for a DNA test,” Mirundi said.

    Lawyer Mabirizi also confirmed his readiness to fight for Musana’s right explaining that he didn’t commit any offence by insulting a person holding a public office and surviving on taxes paid by Ugandans.

    Mabirizi warned that if Kabaka Mutebi proceeds with imprisoning people because they have talked about him, Baganda would become angry and support the abolition of cultural leadership in Uganda as they did in 1966 because his father Sir Edward Mutesa was also threatening people’s free speech.

    Mabirizi gave a scenario when King Mutesa commanded Buganda police to storm Lubaga Cathedral to arrest Archbishop Nsubuga because he was supporting Ben Kiwanuka of Democratic Party and he survived because he was not found at the premises of the church.

    However, Israel Kitooke Kazibwe the Buganda Kingdom information and mobilization minister warned that the Kingdom will take all legal means available to punish those threatening and insulting the person of Ronald Muwenda Mutebi and his Office as the Kabaka of Buganda.

    He added that they will further take action including imprisoning those who take Kabaka Mutebi to Court on what he termed as stupid cases.

     

    By Hadijah Nakazibwe

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    Mirundi Narrates How He Survived Bullets After Allegedly Urinating On Pastor Ssenyonga’s Building…

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    Tamale Mirundi

    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s Senior Presidential Advisor on Media has narrated how he survived bullets while urinating on the building belonging to Pastor Jackson Ssenyonga of Christian Life Church in Bwaise a Kampala suburb.

    Joseph Tamale Mirundi revealed that one day, during the days when he was still being hosted at Pastor Ssenyonga’s top radio every Monday, he was approached by a Local Defense Unity (LDU) Soldier who accused him of dirtening their place of work. The LDU officer told Mirundi that his action were likely to cause deadly diseases to those who attend the church.

    Mirundi said that when he denied committing any crime, the LDU officer started pointing at the zip of his trousers claiming that it was open. He carefully observed him coaching his gun.

    He boasted that his senses informed him that the LDU man wanted to shoot him. He jumped in the air like an SFC Command and kicked the LDU soldier in the chest sending him tumbling down.

    He added that he stepped on his neck and the LDU officer was saved by Mirundi’s SFC Commandos who were given to him by Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba who pleaded with him not to kill a government soldier.

    “For me I fear those LDU people and I don’t want to come close to them because they are naive and they always want to show the public that they know how to use a gun. They don’t normally get the opportunity to fire bullets like other soldiers who go to war. So I don’t want them to make me their shooting target,” Mirundi said.

    He further revealed that he made investigations through his Mirundi Internal Security Organisation (MISO) and established that there was a senior pastor who was behind the LDU soldier who wanted him dead because of his loyalty and support to House of Prayer Ministries International senior pastor Alosious Bujjingo.

    He claimed that the said pastor had a misunderstanding with Bujjingo and was the one behind Teddy Bujjingo Naluswa who is fighting Bijjingo’s divorce case at the Family Division of the High Court.

     

    By Hadijjah Namagembe

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    TROUBLE: How Top Magistrate Fueled City Businessman’s Divorce To Chew His Wife…

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    Drama ensued recently when a Master of Ceremony (MC) was forced to withdraw a microphone from a city businessman who attacked a male magistrate accusing him of fueling the collapse of his marriage.

    The incident happened at a public engagement meeting that was held at a playground in one of the five Divisions that form Kampala city where the Division leadership and the magistrate (names withheld) were invited by the Division Deputy Resident City Commission to advise the public on how to prevent and fight crime and to assess the public’s views towards the Court’s performance in the area

    When the invited guest had finished making their speeches, the MC invited those with questions to ask for the microphone.

    Among the attendees was a businessman (names withheld) who is popular in the Division.

    When he raised his hand, the MC quickly gave him the microphone.

    “I thank all our leaders here for organising such a wonderful meeting to air out our grievances and problems. I have a serious issue with our magistrate who is here with us, I’m very sure that he knows me very well because I appeared before him defending my marriage but he used the law to make sure that I lose my wife,” the businessman said before the microphone was grabbed from him.

    The crowd started shouting on top of their voices asking the MC why he removed the microphone from their man. The crowd wondered why he was being silenced yet the meeting was called to give them the opportunity to air out their grievances.

    The MC advised the businessman to talk to his lawyers and advised him on how to get justice, insisting that he cannot allow a full magistrate to be humiliated without evidence.

    theGrapevine sat the businessman down quietly after the meeting and he narrated how the said magistrate stole his wife.

    The businessman claimed that it all started when he appeared before the said magistrate to defend the divorce case his wife had filed against him.

    He disclosed that throughout the whole case, the Magistrate was harsh towards him and he did not know why.

    “I pleaded with him to give me six months to sort out my issues with my wife because I was still in love with her given that her issue was very small but the man just directed me to come back the next week for the hearing of the case,” the businessman said.

    He claims that he was surprised one day when after the hearing, he waited at the court premises to talk to his wife, who spent almost an hour inside court.

    When he went back inside court to ask the clerk about the whereabouts of his wife, the clerk told him that she was still inside the magistrate’s chambers.

    He said that within one month after the incident, the magistrate had already finished the case, dissolved the marriage and while delivering his judgment warned him to stop playing with people’s daughters because in the end they kill their future.

    He claims that he did not respond to him but just moved out of the courtroom since he had lost his wife, and his properties.

    He said that the next time he saw his wife moving with the magistrate in the same car and he was told that they are in love which confirmed allegations that he was the one fueling their divorce to speed up the process because he was interested in her even though she was legally married.

    He was advised by his friend who is a lawyer to petition Judicial Service Commission for help.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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