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    City Businessman Runs To Court After Being Arrested And Detained For Being Kagame’s Spy…

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    Businessman Mugisha and Prossy Boonabana (inset)

    City businessman has run to the High Court Civil Division Kampala seeking a court declaration that he is not a Kagame agent or spy.

    Henry Mugisha of Lloyd FX Limited through his lawyers of C/M M/S Kigenyi-Opira and Company Advocates has dragged fellow directors in the said company, Prossy Boonabana, Sulah Nuwamanya and police officer Godfrey Chebet in court for deformation.

    In his suit, Mugisha claims that on 27th March 2020, he was arrested unlawfully and imprisoned for several hours at his office by different security operatives who accused him of being a Rwandan operative spying for Rwanda in Uganda.

    He revealed that after security operatives searched his office and home, two of his flash discs, his passport, two smart phones and laptop were taken.

    He noted that the entire search was done when he was handcuffed. After, he was driven to Special Investigation Unit in Kireka for further interrogations.

    In his affidavit, he stated that for the nine days he spent in cells, he was told that the defendants told security agencies that he was in possession of a gun and spying gadgets which was not true.

    “The investigations were done and the security personnel were fully satisfied that all the allegations against me were false, malicious and I was unconditionally released and all my properties were returned to me,” he stated.

    He noted that the defendants misled the security agencies by informing police and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) that he had a gun which was false.

    He said that the defendants wanted to cause pain, psychological torture and defame him before the general public.

    He narrated that as a business partner to the defendants, his troubles started when he demanded accountability from the defendants for money amounting to USD35,000 in one of the company meetings which they failed to produce.

    He noted that this sparked disagreement among them that is why they decided to fabricate criminal charges against him.

    He explained that on 27th March 2020, Godfrey Chebet, a police officer number 38541 broke into his office and illegally took the company’s books of account and even stole money amounting to USD 2500.

    He said that he reported a criminal case at Central Police Station in Kampala vide SD REF 23/27/03/20 and the case is still ongoing before Buganda road chief magistrate’s court.

    He stated that when the defendants learnt that he had opened up a criminal case against them, they started threatening to report him to security agencies that he is engaging in espionage.

    He said that because of the torture he went through, he wants the defendants to compensate him with one hundred million Uganda shillings (Shs.100,000,000) as income he lost for the days he was illegally deprived of his properties and detained for 36 days he spend without his trade tool (laptop).

    He also wants a public apology in all media platforms where the story was published or broadcast.

    He also wants general and exemplary damages for libel, special damages of Shs.200m.

    The defendants have 14 days to file their defense.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    How First Son Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Saved Kabushenga From Losing Juicy Job At Vision As CEO…

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    Vision Group CEO Robert Kabushenga

    It has been not an easy task for the first family to convince president Yoweri Museveni to renew the contract of Robert Kabushenga, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of vision group.

    Multiple credible sources have intimated to theGrapevine that for almost a year, Kabushenga has been running from one office to another pleading to those he thinks can convince President Museveni to renew his contract.

    “The man spent almost two days at Gen Salim Saleh’s home pleading to him to convince his brother to renew his contract until he told him that he had failed to persuade the old man,” one of Kabushenga’s best friends at vision group revealed.

    He added that Gen Saleh’s statements didn’t make the humble Kabushenga to give up.

    He decided to run to other first family members and the target was Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the first son, senior advisor to the president and also the commandant of the Special Forces Command (SFC).

    Sources revealed that several meetings were held between Kabushenga, Muhoozi and a one Alice Kaboyo, a close relative to Museveni on how they can convince the old man to renew Kabushenga’s contract.

    After several secret meeting, Kabs’ contract was renewed for two more years as the head of the vision group.

    Sources intimated to theGrapevine that even though Kabushenga’s contract was renewed, he was told that President Museveni is not happy with the way he has been running affairs at vision group.

    His peers advised him to make sure that by the end of the 2021 elections, the old man from Rwakitura is happy with his performance.

    Sources at vision group disclosed that for the last one year, since the expiry of his contract, Kabushenga has been a very frustrated boss, he has been spending much of the time out of office moving from one office to another in a bid to save his job.

    Recently, Kabushenga’s longtime enemy Joseph Tamale Mirundi who also doubles as the senior presidential advisor on media warned that Kabushenga should leave vision group.

    Mirundi has been moving from one radio station to another saying that Kabushenga refused to vacate office even though his contract expired and that President Museveni directed SFC commandos to go and evict him.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    I Don’t Want To Smell Any Corruption In Uganda Airlines – M7 Warns, Thanks Airbus For Making Planes That Do Not Kill People Like Boeing…

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    President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni has warned his cronies not to steal the new revamped Uganda Airlines.

    While receiving the first of the two new Airbus A330-neo flag-carriers, Museveni warned the management, staff and officials of Uganda Airlines against being corrupt.

    “I congratulate Ugandans upon this achievement and encourage each one of us to support our own Airline. To the management, staff and officials of this Airline, I DO NOT want to hear of ANY corruption in the Airline, I don’t want to even smell a little of it,” President Museveni said.

    The President said that he is hopeful that this Airline will help us to boost tourism and travel across the continent and beyond.

    “When my family were leaving in Sweden, I went there from the bush to see them, I found them eating terrible things (bananas) that they were from Panama, but they were not bananas, we can help those people from Europe from (eating) bad bananas, so that they can eat good bananas. These bananas from here are good,” President Museveni boasted.

    He thanked the pilots for doing a good job and making sure that the airline is fully functional, “I want to thank our pilots because they really put pressure on us, I congratulate Ugandans for having their own airline.”

    Ugandan Pilot Mike Etyang who hails from Tororo District flew the Airbus A330-800 neo alongside a Ugandan crew from France to Entebbe.

    “I thank the Airbus for making a good product, I thank the airbus for making a good product, we were wise not to buy the other American one, the Boeing which was always crashing and killing people. So God is there and he guided us,” President Museveni said.

     

    By Sandra Mukisa

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    Uganda Airlines Can’t Be Revived By The Same Hands That Killed It – Besigye

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    Four time presidential candidate, Rtd. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye has said that it’s a total disgrace that upto 30 officials fled to France to receive one plane.

    President Museveni congratulated the Uganda Airlines upon the reception of the new A330neo aircraft.

    “The revived Uganda Airlines will support our economic growth by facilitating transport and tourism. It will be a major boost if the $400m Ugandans spend annually on air travel comes to our own airline,” the president said.

    Besigye has expressed discontentment as a senior citizen who feels the tax payer’s money is being misused to foot unnecessary bills.

    His pain comes from a view that all those hefty expenses could be avoided in many different ways.

    “A delegation of 30 led by Minister to “receive” a new aeroplane? The proprietors of this whole scheme are so shameless,” Besigye noted.

    As a fact, Uganda Airlines has a fleet of 4 Bombardiers only; the 30 people will get the 5th (Airbus330) from France.

    Besigye noted how the Ethiopian Airlines has 128 aircrafts, with 47 on order- including 10 Airbus350, much bigger than A330 but are not so excited. “If Ethiopian Airlines behaved like Uganda Airlines, it wouldn’t exist today,” Besigye added.

    Besigye recalled that the Uganda Airlines started operations in 1977 (under Gen Idi Amin). He adds that it was looted by NRM/M7 Junta and eventually wound up in 2001.

    “Its most lucrative assert, the ground-handling business was taken over by Gen Salim Saleh, Minister Sam Kutesa et al,” Besigye revealed.

    “The “revived” airline is starting its journey on very familiar ground that killed its namesake,” he added.

     

    By Baron Kironde

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