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    Court Summons Busiro North MP Nsubuga’s Mother, UPDF To Testify On Who His Rightful Father Is In Election  Petition…



    MP Paul Nsubuga

    High Court Judge Dr. Winfred Nabisinde has issued summons against the mother of controversial Busiro North legislator Paul Nsubuga and UPDF authorities.

    Busiro North concerned voter, a one Edgar Lubadde petitioned Court accusing Nsubuga and Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama’s Electoral Commission of fraudulently nominating the accused and declaring him winner of the 2021 parliamentary elections.

    Through his lawyers of Tayebwa Sserwada and Company Advocates, Lubadde insisted that MP Nsubuga was wrongly declared winner. He added that his rightful name on his baptism card since childhood is Peter Mukalazi.

    Lubadde told Court through his affidavit that Nsubuga attended St. Charles Lwanga primary School in Bukerere Kakiri Wakiso district in 2002 using Peter Mukalanzi as his name but he was surprised to learn that he was declared winner by EC as Paul Nsubuga.

    He further explained to Court that Nsubuga’s father was called Mathias Kibuuka, a peasant farmer in Wakiso.

    Lubadde stated that MP Nsubuga fraudulently used his elder brother’s academic papers.

    He divulged that the original Nsubuga is willing to testify against his brother who took his bright future away from him and relegated him to a life of misery and drunkenness.

    However, Nsubuga through his lawyers of Lukwago and Company Advocates denied all the allegations arguing that his political opponents have resorted to using Lubadde to snatch his win and humiliate him.

    Nsubuga also based his defense on the affidavit sworn by his mother, a one Agnes Nabawanuka who explained to Court how Nsubuga was baptised by his step father as Peter Mukalazi.

    Nabawanuka told court that before meeting Mathias Kibuuka who the community of Bukerere thought was the father of Mukalazi (now MP Nsubuga), she first had a relationship with Kibuuka’s elder brother a one Charles Mbabali who was a rebel in president Yoweri Museveni’s NRA militia.

    She further explained to Court that by the time Mbabali left for battle, he left her pregnant with Nsubuga.

    When later on Kibuuka proposed to marry her, she just accepted but didn’t tell him her secret that she was pregnant with his elder brother Mbabali’s child.

    Nabawanuka upheld that when she gave birth, the baby boy was named Peter Mukalazi.

    However, when Kibuuka died, she informed the family that the father of his first born Mukalazi is not Kibuuka but his elder brother Mbabali.

    The family members accepted and changed the boy’s name to Paul Nsubuga.

    In his affidavit, Nsubuga also denied studying with Lubadde.

    He claimed that he sat his Primary Leaving Examinations in 2002 from Sentema Catholic primary School not Bukerere St. Charles Lwanga primary school.

    He further narrated that because his father was a soldier, he was given a scholarship by UPDF to continue with his studies after passing his PLE exams with flying colours.

    He later completed his Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) in 2007 from Nakasongola Military Senior Secondary School and his Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) from Mbarara Army Senior Secondary School still under UPDF scholarship.

    The presiding judge decided to summon army bosses and other potential witnesses from all parties involved in the matter.

    Earlier, she dismissed Lubadde’s application to file additional evidence to prove his case.

    According to Lubadde’s lawyers, the evidence which they wanted Court to put on record included an investigation report made by CID handwriting expert Pinning Nsubuga on forging nomination signatures.

    However, Nsubuga’s lawyers and EC’s Hamid Lugolobi protested the application insisting that it was filled out of time and it was introducing new grounds which were not indicated in the main petition.

    Justice Dr. Winfred Nabisinde also dismissed Nsubuga’s application to dismiss Lubadde’s main petition on the technicality that he didn’t serve them in time.

    The soft-spoken justice Nabisinde concluded that the respondent was properly served and should not waste Court’s time.

    He set 31/08/2021 as the kickoff date to hear the main petition.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki



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



    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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    M7 Summons KCCA Ministers, ED Kisaka Over Invisible Hands Fueling City Market Wrangles…



    Minister Hajjat Minsa Kabanda (L) and Suzan Kushaba (R)

    President Yoweri Museveni has summoned Kampala Metropolitan Minister Hajjat Minsa Kabanda and Dr. Dorothy Kisaka, the Executive Director Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) over allegations that invisible hands are fueling city market wrangles.

    In a chat with the Grapevine, Kabanda confirmed the meeting adding that it is going to take place next week at State House Entebbe to resolve the ongoing leadership fights in Kampala markets especially St. Balikuddembe commonly known as Owino market, Nakasero market, Wandegeya market and Bugolobi market.

    “It’s true the president summoned us to guide on his directive given on the leadership of the city market and I am going with members on the technical wing. He wants to know why his directives are not being implemented and also guide us on how to implement them,” Kabanda said.

    Museveni’s decision to summon KCCA bosses comes after getting information that there are ongoing fights between KCCA and the interim market leadership who refused to vacate offices to allow the election of new leadership to run the market.

    Sources revealed that during the Monday cabinet meeting, minister Kabanda reported Suzan Kushaba, the interim Owino market boss to the President for refusing to leave office and insulting her and Kampala City Resident Commissioner (RCC) Hawa Namugenyi Ndege.

    Sources revealed that Kabanda decided to run to Museveni after meeting security bosses in Kampala City who warned her to go slow on Kushaba because she is working for some big government official.

    “Security cannot remove Kushaba from the office, the lady is protected by SFC and police fear her,” a source at the KCCA revealed.

    He further revealed that when RCC Ndege evicted Kushaba from office last week, she contacted her bosses who allegedly intensified her security and directed her to go back to her office.

    A new energized and fully armed Kushaba went back to office with swag and insisted that she will not leave office on orders of the Minister.

    She further claimed that she had information that the minister wants to sell the market and also return the bad leaders who were fired by the president for mistreating market vendors.

    Yesterday, Minister Kabanda held a meeting with security heads in Kampala to see how to handle Kushaba but it didn’t resolve anything.

    Another source disclosed that the minister is bitter with Kushaba for branding her a fraudster who is behind the selling of public land and city markets like park yard which she sold to controversial city tycoon Hamis Kiggundu.

    However, the minister insisted that her directive on city markets still stands and Kushaba should leave office for new leadership.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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    CRIME IS A CRIME: Stealing From An Employer, Whether Government Or Private, Will Send You To Jail – M7 Directs Arrest Of Top Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, Security Chiefs, RDCs Over Corruption….



    President Yoweri Museveni

    President Tibuhaburwa Museveni has directed the arrest of top ministers, permanent secretaries, security chiefs and Resident District Commissioners (RDC) over corruption and neglect of duty.

    In a letter dated 22nd August 2021 to the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Frank Tumwebaze, copied to the Vice President, Prime Minister, Attorney General and other top ministers, the president gave three courses of action against the suspected corrupt government officials.

    The president was responding to Minister Tumwebaze’s letter dated 11th August 2021 where he accused top government officials of frustrating government service delivery in local government through corruption and lack of patriotism.

    Tumwebaze reported that these actions are putting NRM in bad light. However, in his response, the president insisted that the problem starts from the top, in the ministries and they should be cleaned.

    “The problem is not just in the districts. It starts with ministries in Kampala, the ministers, the permanent secretaries, who do not supervise and monitor programs of the government being implemented by the districts” the president stated.

    He told Tumwebaze that he has information on government officials who are selling vaccines and government properties but he is still collecting evidence against them so that they are arrested and prosecuted.

    In his letter, Museveni gave three courses of actions against the suspects and these include; arresting and prosecuting the suspected officials, sacking and arresting Chief Administrative Officers (CAO), dismissing or prosecuting RDCs, DISOs DPCs, GISOs under whose jurisdiction these crimes are being committed.

    Museveni further directed that even political leaders can be arrested and prosecuted if they collude or aid these crimes.

    “It is, therefore, not a structural problem but neglect of duty by the ministers and the permanent secretaries. Decentralization did not decentralize crime and impunity. Crime is a crime. Stealing from an employer, whether Government or private, will send you to jail for ten years,” Museveni stated.

    Museveni’s letter comes on the heels of a warning from Milly Babalanda, the Minister for Presidency who cautioned RDCs and security bosses in Busoga region to stop involving themselves in illegalities because the president has already directed for the prosecution of all public officials implicated in corruption and evicting tenants from their land.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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