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    Cyprian: A Great Preacher And Smart Money Maker, How A Nun’s Life Was Sacrificed To Save The Archbishop…

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    The late Kampala Archdiocese Archbishop, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga

    Christians and other Ugandans were utterly shocked by the sudden demise of the Archbishop of the Kampala Archdiocese, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who was found dead in his house.

    Born in January 1953, Dr Lwanga was 68 years. He was appointed as Archbishop of Kampala on August 19, 2006.

    The post mortem results have indicated that he died of a heart attack.

    Alot of controversies have come up since the man of God breathed his last. Here are 25 other things you need to know about the late Archbishop;

    1. The Archbishop had so much trust in his driver Jimmy and his personal assistant, Ssekamatte after his Anglican church confidants allegedly started spying on him instead.

    2. The Archbishop had survived several attempts to murder him.

    3. In 2017, unidentified people poisoned his passion fruit juice at Rubaga, but a nun took it before him and she died instantly.

    4. On another attempt, another unidentified found his way to the Archbishop’s kitchen and poisoned his food. Fortunately as the executioner was noticed by the chief chef as he was making his way out. All the food was given to the pigs, and whichever pig ate of the food died.

    5. Since then, the Archbishop has been dining together with all his workers on the same table.

    6. He always made private calls at night.

    7. He spoke to his relatives in Kyabakadde the night before his death. They had lost a relative there.

    8. His extended family has a WhatsApp group where they would address their issues and he would actively contribute.

    9. He was outspoken and straight forward.

    10. On the 24 August 2017, he openly Express his dissatisfaction with the age limit bill that was passed.

    11. He had issues with head teachers of Catholic schools who are not catholic Fathers. He made an effort to reset the trend.

    12. He was angry with catholic Fathers who amassed riches in the name of the Catholic church and didn’t want to give back to the Church.

    13. The Archbishop once was so bitter with the government for closing Radio Sapienta after violent protests resulting from an incident in which the Kabaka of Buganda was barred from visiting Bugerere. He demanded that the station be opened immediately.

    14. He notably asked that the presidential elections that were carried out on 14 Jan 2021 should have been postponed for three years to avoid violence which was so eminent at the moment.

    15. Before he died, he had organised to meet the speaker in mass to pray for favor upon her in her Speakership contest.

    16. Before he died, he was to swear in 8 papal guards for the during the Easter mass. The act since his death was put on hold since it can only be done by the Archbishop.

    17. He was good at preacher of the gospel, and also a smart money maker.

    18. He had shares in Centenary Bank.

    19. He had shares in Roko construction company. Roko has been awarded many contracts to build Catholic Churches.

    20. He had an Organisation known as Twekembe which gives help to women who are in need.

    21. He founded the Bishop Cyprian SS school in Kyabakadde.

    22. He had a farm of cattle in Kyabakadde.

    23. He owned acres of land with Pine and eucalyptus trees.

    24. He extended electrification from Kalagi to his home village in Kyabakadde ( a distance of about 3 miles).

    25. He could speak English, Luganda, Italian, French and Runyankore.

    By Hope Kalamira

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    Former Chief Justices Katureebe, Odoki Meet Dollo, Other Supreme Court Justices  Over Justice Kisakye’s Confiscated File…

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    Justice Kisakye's misunderstanding with the Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo came in light during Kyagulanyi's presidential petition withdrawal against Museveni's reelection

    Sources at the Kololo based Supreme Court have revealed  that two former Chief Justices have started mediating between eight Justices of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny-Dollo and Justice Dr Esther Mayambala Kisakye.

    Our sources stated that last month, Justice Bart Magunda Katureebe, the immediate former Chief Justice separately met Chief Justice Dollo at his chambers at the Supreme Court and they held a secret meeting which took almost three hours. Our sources intimated to us that two weeks later, another former Chief Justice, Benjamin Odoki also met Justice Dollo, where after the two former Chief Justices met the eight Justices of the Supreme Court including Justice Robby Opio Aweri, Justice Mike Chibitta, Justice Stella Arach Amoko, Justice Faith Mwondah, Justice Ezekiel Muhanguzi, Justice Percy Night Tuhaise, Justice Paul Mugamba, and the issue at hand was the misunderstanding between them and fellow Justice Kisakye.

    It is not yet established whether the former Chief Justices also met Justice Kisakye. The misunderstanding came in light during the withdrawing of the presidential petition filed by National Unity Platform (NUP)’s former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine challenging president Yoweri Museveni’s victory.

    Justice Kisakye accused Justice Dollo of confiscating her file containing her dissenting judgement after refusing him to vet her ruling. Judiciary’s Senior Communications officer Ssalongo Solomon Muyita rubbished Kisakye’s accusation stating that the problem was with her because she refused other justices on the penal from going through her ruling as the practice is, and or requires.

    By Alirabaki Sengooba

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    NRM MPs Warned Over Sex And Booze At Kyankwanzi Retreat, Speakership Candidate Under Probe For Bribing MPS With Alcohol For Votes…

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    Some of the NRM cadres at the NRM Kyankwanzi retreat

    The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party leadership has warned the selected party members and the new elected Members of Parliament to avoid involving themselves in acts of indiscipline including having sex and getting drunk on alcohol during the ongoing party retreat at Kyankwanzi National training Institute.

    Speaking to the Grapevine, Emmanuel Lumala Dombo, the NRM’s Director for Communication and Public Relations revealed that they have already started investigating the indiscipline exhibited by their members during their trip to Kyankwanzi on Thursday evening where party members got drunk and started abusing each other on the bus. Dombo described the incident as “absurd” and revealed that investigations are on into the matter, warning that culprits will be punished.

    Sources in Kyankwanzi intimated to this website that there is a candidate vying for the office of the deputy speaker who bought expensive alcohol and wine, on it branded with her pictures asking them to vote for her.

    Dombo also said that all members who are going to attend the meeting will not be allowed to access their mobile phones until evening.

    He added that other members who are pregnant will not be allowed for exercising after classes and breast feeding mothers were not welcome because of the highly physical demands of the retreat.

    There have always been ugly reports from the previous retreats at Kyankwanzi where reports of alcoholism, explicit sex and NRM big wigs fighting for beds.

    By Alirabaki Sengooba

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    Rapper DMX, 50, Dies Of Heart Attack…

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    Rapper Earl "DMX" Simmons music inspired countless fans across the world,

    US rapper and actor DMX has died at the age of 50, five days after suffering a heart attack.

    The performer, real name Earl Simmons, had been placed on life support and died with his family by his side.

    In a statement, his family said he had been “a warrior who fought till the very end”.

    “Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever.”

    DMX, aka Dark Man X, was a leading hip-hop performer who collaborated with such artists as JAY-Z, Ja Rule and LL Cool J.

    He took his moniker from the name of a drum machine used in rap tracks.

    The chart-topping artist’s songs included Party Up (Up in Here) and X Gon’ Give It To Ya.

    He also acted on screen, appearing in such films as Cradle 2 the Grave, Romeo Must Die and Exit Wounds.

    Born in Mount Vernon, New York in 1970, DMX publicly battled substance abuse for years and spent several periods in rehab.

    A father of 15, he served jail sentences on charges including animal cruelty, reckless driving, drug possession and weapons possession.

    According to his family, DMX died on Friday at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York.

    “He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him,” their statement continued.

    “We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time.

    “Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX.”

    Via BBC

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