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    Col. Nakalema Directs Arrest Of Buganda Princess Over Land Grabbing…

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    Bwanga arriving at CPS for further questioning

    The Commandant of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit Col. Edith Nakalema has directed the arrest of Buganda Kingdom princess.

    Credible sources in State House have intimated to theGrapevine that on Thursday, princess Nalinnya Bwanga was arrested from Kikyusa in Luweero district.

    Nalinnya’s arrest was confirmed on the Anti-Corruption unit twitter handle.

    “Omumbejja Nalinnya Bwanga allegedly impersonated as AntiGraft-SH staff. She spent the night in police custody at Kikyusa police station, Luweero and was this morning transferred to Kampala Central police Station for further questioning,” the post read.

    Sources added that Nalinnya has been using her influence in security and the security personnel that move with her to cause the arrest and persecution of people fighting with her over land.

    Sources said that Nalinnya is accused of grabbing land in Luweero.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Former Minister Mbayo Survives Arrest, Sneaks Into CID, Grilled Over Nepotism And Corruption…

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    Minister Esther Mbayo

    Former Minister for Presidency Esther Mbayo has survived arrest after secretly presenting herself to Kibuli based police’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to answer charges related to corruption and nepotism.

    Last month, police threatened to arrest the Luuka district woman Member of Parliament for refusing to respect the criminal summons issued against her through the office of the Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah.

    Mbayo pleaded with the speaker for assistance claiming that the police detectives are being used by her political opponents to humiliate her and brand her a criminal.

    However, the speaker advised her to go to CID and record a statement since police have followed the necessary requirements to summon her as an MP.

    On Monday last week, Mbayo sneaked into CID together with her lawyers and she was grilled by detectives led by Julius Twinomujuni.

    Sources at the CID disclosed that Mbayo was grilled on allegations of influencing the Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation(UPPC) board to approve her sister Christine Mayengo as the Finance and Accounting manager yet she lacked the required qualifications.

    It is alleged that Mbayo used her influence as the former minister to put pressure on the chairperson Finance, Investment and marketing committee Dr. Patrick Ibembe and Managing Director Tom Wasswa to omit the capable  candidates for the job as advertised in mainstream media in favor of her sister.

    It is further alleged that Dr. Ibembe disclosed that they did not have to engage any external consultant for the said recruitment.

    Sources revealed that Mbayo was told that her sister emerged second in the interview but she was declared the best candidate.

    Sources state that as a token of appreciation to these officials, Mbayo increased their retainer fees from Shs2,500,000 to Shs3,500,000 and Shs2,000,000 to Shs3000,000 to Board chairperson and other members respectively.

    Mbayo was also grilled on allegations that she benefited from the Shs9bn cash which was paid to UPPC by the Electoral Commission to gazette the elected political leaders and polling stations in the recently concluded 2021 general elections.

    Investigators allege that Mbayo directed UPPC management to share the Shs9bn and she was given her share which was used in her 2021 political campaigns in Luuka district.

    Sources revealed that the former minister denied all the allegations and she was released on a police bond.

    The current minister for presidency Milly Babalanda suspended the UPPC board and the management on allegations of corruption, abuse of office and embezzlement.

    Police discover Shs600m in the course of investigation and it alleges that this was part of the Shs9bn paid by the Electoral Commission.

    The police are still investigating the matter.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    IGP Ochola Drops Charges Of A 17-Year Old Who Announced Him Dead On Facebook…

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    Police has arrested a 17-year old senior student for allegedly announcing the Inspector General of Police dead on Facebook.

    The Criminal Investigation Division Spokesperson, Charles Twiine explained that on September, 22, 2021 a one Brison Olwyl Oz on Facebook declared that Ochola had finally died and that he should “rest in peace.”

    “Our investigators from the cyber unit working together with UCC followed up the case and found that the facebook account had been opened using a number 0752813959 belonging to Fatumah Nakazibwe who was tracked and arrested,” Twine said.

    According to investigations, Fatumah who is the mother to the accused  denied having a facebook account but said she would always give her phone to her son who is Mubarak Mubiru (real name).

    Having interrogated Mubiru, he admitted that he is the owner of the Facebook page however claimed that he uses it with three of his colleagues so they could be behind the  post.

    Police later arrested Mubiru’s colleagues who also denied having made the post.

    Mubiru, the owner of the facebook account later confessed that he is the one behind the announcement.

    “After the investigations were completed, the Inspector General of Police as the complainant was informed and on realizing the person behind the offence was a 17 year old student, he advised that he should be forgiven since he is still a minor and the IGP has a parental heart,” Twiine noted.

    “The file was however forwarded to the Director of Public Persecutions to ensure the charges of offensive communication slapped against the senior two student are formally dropped in accordance with the law,” he added.

    The CID spokesperson however noted that they are waiting for a communication from DPP on dropping of charges but warned parents to always be careful with their children and monitor what they do.

     

    By Hope Kalamira

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    More Trouble For MP Ssegirinya As Court Summons Him For Inciting Genocide In Facebook Post…

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    MP Muhammad Ssegirinya

    The officer in charge Kigo prisons has been directed to produce embattled Kawempe North legislator Muhammad Ssegirinya in Court over charges related to inciting violence and genocide.

    In a production warrant signed by Buganda Road Grade one magistrate Doreen Karungi, the prison authorities have been told to produce Ssegirinya on 15th of October 2020 at 9:00am.

    According to the charge sheet sanctioned by Jane Frances Abodo, the Director Public Prosecution (DPP), the state alleges that between the months of August and September 2020 in Kampala district, the accused through his Facebook page in the names of Ssegirinya Muhammad Fans Page incited the public to participate in violence against some of Ugandan population.

    “I am warning those who are trying to assassinate Hon Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, what will happen will be forty times worse than the 1994 Rwanda genocide,” the charge sheet reads in part quoting one of Ssegirinya’s Facebook posts.

    Ssegirinya was remanded to Kigo prison on charges of murder, attempted murder, terrorism and abetting terrorism.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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