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DEFIANT ZAAKE SPEAKS OUT: They Have Attempted To Kill Me Twice, I was Injected With Slow Killing Poison, I’m Coming Back On Thursday

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Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake Butebi has finally spoken out on the Arua incident.

In a post on his Facebook page, Zaake, who is currently receiving treatment in India says they have tried to kill him twice and failed. He says he was injected with deadly poison that kills slowly but thankfully doctors in India quickly removed it.

The legislator says that he will land on Ugandan soil this Thursday 11 October.

Below is his full account:

BROKEN BUT NEVER CHANGED,THURSDAY 11/10/2018 IS THE DAY.

Friends, Foes and frenemies, it has been long since we last communicated. I must profoundly aver that life has not been easy especially in the period between now and the 13th day of August, 2018 when we were attacked by miscreant beings from SFC.

These guys battered me excessively to the extent that my body could no longer feel the pain, I think that after failing to kill me during the “Togikwatako” Saga, they thought that another opportunity had presented itself to them to completely eliminate me. Well, let’s say they had eliminated me. God forbid! Would that stop the incessant killings in Uganda or it would improve on the health care services in HCs? Would it in anyway construct standard roads or it would arrest the escalating pecuniary difficulties amongst the plebs in Uganda? Kindly enlighten us whether it would solve the conundrum of Corruption, nepotism and sectarianism in our Country? Would that really solve the unresolved Land problem in Uganda? If the answer to any of the above questions is no, then, God will erect many youths reading from the same script as myself, trust me when the late Cerinah Nebanda was brutally murdered, many of us joined the struggle and here we are exactly reading from the same script as her.

Last year, when I had just come back from overseas to seek medical treatment, I recollect making statements as to who has authentication to take away my life and I wish to reecho the same here. It is only God who has capacity to end my life at His will because he authored it and for the same reason, I am grateful to Him that I am now feeling better, no migraines, less pain in the neck and for the scars on my hands, back and other body parts, I shall live with them.

It is a public secret that, Health workers that attended to me in Lubaga Hospital were intimidated during and after my admission in the Lubaga Hospital by the state, but, you guys braved the storm by never relenting. In Mannipal Hospital through Ugandan Embassy, the state of Uganda attempted to conspire and obtain my medical documents but the professional ethics that these medical workers exhibit, made their efforts futile.

The other issue prudent for all to know is that, foreign chemical substances were detected in my body system, perhaps slow killer poison but luckily the specialists managed the situation early by a general body cleansing after which procedure the medics declared that, I am out of danger and that I can now completely heal from home an idea which was highly welcomed because this red pepper can really be boring but most importantly, I miss home. With such declarations, on Thursday 11/10/2018 at exactly Midday, I will be back home and home will be sweet home. I am just waiting for a fit to flight document.

Even though I am yearning for Mityana Municipality, the major challenge that befalls me as of now which I think my People should know is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder comingled with Panic attacks on recollection of events stretching way back from 27/09/2017 during the Togikwatako epoch, lack of balance while walking is also an issue now, I must support myself to walk but the good news is that I am told that after continued Physiotherapy sessions, I can walk again.

With much grief, I take this opportunity to commiserate with those families that lost their beloved ones during demonstrations all over the Country that were intended to demand for our freedom, in Mityana Municipality alone many People died in the hands of the Police which is by law mandated to protect life and property but in lieu resorted to killing innocent and unarmed civilians. That was so unfortunate!

There has been propaganda orchestrated by the state to justify their wrong doing that People Power is a violent group. That is not true, we are non-violent, and we associate ourselves with the principle of Mahatma Gandhi which states that an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. We can never violent and never shall we ever be, we have always advised our followers never to be violent because two wrongs can’t make a right. I want to iterate and reiterate here that People Power is never violent and also our People aren’t violent. We are just seeking transfer of power to a generation that will address the current constitutional crisis that befalls us as a Country and we intend to do this with utmost tranquility unless otherwise the state plants a bad group among us. Upon that, I wish to remind our People to be peaceful, we must show good conduct that distinguishes us from them.

Lastly and important, I wish to thank AAR Insurance for meeting my medical bills both in Lubaga Hospital and Mannipal Hospital whose doctors have been so kind to us, I appreciate your professionalism.
Thank you the doctors and the all the medical of Lubaga Hospital for handling my situation with great care and love, may God bless you
Thank you the People of Uganda for praying with me, I am fine and I am coming home on Thursday this week. When I come I shall many unanswered questions by dispelling the myths about my story in Arua and I will surely disclose what exactly happened.
Thank you
Zaake Francis Butebi. MP Mityana Municipality
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How Can He Ignore Us: If He Does Not Meet Us We Are Quitting NRM – Kampala NRM Leaders Warn Museveni

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President Museveni, inset is Nyakana (L) and Uhuru (R)

Leaders of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party in Kampala district are very bitter with their Chairman who also doubles as the president for ignoring them during his recent meetings with different business groups in the city, who he has been giving money.

Credible sources from within the party who asked the Grapevine to conceal their identity have assured us that a section of leaders who include the NRM chairman Kampala Central Salim Uhuru and Godfrey Nyakana, the NRM chairman of Kampala district wrote to the president requesting to meet him or else they leave the party.

According to the source, the two leaders are bitter with  their chairman for ignoring them when he visited their areas .

“How can the president and the chairman of the party lock us the leaders out while doing such activities, this means he doesn’t trust us. Does he think we can’t give out this money to our people, what was so difficult? We are the leaders and we know these people very well, he would have involved us,” the NRM source quoted one of the disgruntled leader.

They have also accused Museveni of giving out money to thugs ‘bayaye’ and fake NRM supporters who lied to him that they have SACCOs where he put the money yet in actual sense they we duping him.

Recently, President Yoweri Museveni traversed Kampala Central business areas meeting different groups of people giving them money to boost their businesses and SACCOs.

However, some people complained that they made them register but they have never seen the SACCOs as well as the money that the president gave them .

On contacting the Nrm Chairman of the central region Salim Uhuru, he denied the allegations of quitting the party. He however said they were not happy with the way their chairman was doing things.

“We needed to be involved in all the activities of giving out money to SACCOs because we know these people. People around the president don’t want to tell him the truth, so he ends up making mistakes. But we are solving this out in the party, we can’t just expose that to the media now,” Uhuru said.

However, he insisted that the president would have involved them and tasked them to give money to the real people and real SACCOs in Kampala because they know them.

 

By Mboowa Nathan

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THANK YOU UPDF: Men Who Tortured DP Man Were Sent By Enemies Within To Tarnish The Name Of NRM Govt – Minister Tumwebaze

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The Minister of Information Technology and Communications, Hon. Frank Tumwebaze has said that the five security officers who tortured and brutally arrested Yusuf Kawooya on Thursday in broad day light were enemy collaborators.

Thrugh his twitter handle, Tumwebaze says that their key mission was to tarnish the name of the current regime in power and give credence to the anti- government propaganda.

He thanked the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) leadership for tracing and bringing the culprits to book.

“I thank the leadership of UPDF for tracing & bringing to book those characters. I insist those fellows must be enemy-collaborators plotting within to tarnish the name of NRM & give credence to anti-govt propaganda. Let’s be aware & expose enemy agents,” he tweeted.

Yesterday, the army court arrested and charged the five operatives. They pleaded guilty to the offences and asked for a lighter sentence.

On Thursday afternoon, at the junction between Colville Street and Portal Avenue adjacent to Theatre Labonita and Christ The King Church, at around 01:20pm, five security operatives armed with guns brutally arrested a one Yusuf Kawooya and tossed him into a waiting PSV Matatu Reg. No. UAF 325S.

Yusuf Kawooya, the man in the video is aged 43 and resident of Bulamu Village in Gayaza. Kawooya is said to be butcher in Kitintale, a Kampala suburb and also a political activist who is a member of the Uganda Young Democrats (UYD).

 

By Remmy Atugonza

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Ugandan Legislators Rally Global Legislators To Oppose Gay Debate At IPU Meeting

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Legislators from across the world attending the 139th Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Geneva have opposed plans by pro-gay nations to introduce the LGBT agenda. LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender and describes particular groups within the gay community.

Representatives from the pro-gay nations had moved an amendment of the IPU rules to have debate on the rights of homosexuals even after objections from mainly Muslim and African members.

The proposal moved by the IPU Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights is meant to be considered on Wednesday, 16 October 2018 during the IPU Assembly sitting but members of the committee decided to introduce amendments to rules that could make it impossible for the General Assembly to change or debate anything passed by the standing committee.

The Committee on Democracy and Human Rights chaired by B. Tshireletso (Botswana) reported that the proposal had got overwhelming support in the Committee, ‘hence the decision should be adopted without debate in the Assembly’.

This prompted the current IPU President, Gabriela Cuevas Barron to propose that members lobby and campaign in order to vote on a question whether the Assembly can change the work plan and agenda of the Standing Committees.

Members of the Uganda delegation led by the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, rallied many legislators in different geopolitical groups to support the motion, which could allow the Assembly to amend many issues in the committee report that had already been adopted by a smaller group of pro-gay supporters.

President Gabriela Cuevas Barron informed delegates that the results of the vote on the motion would be followed and no further motion will be allowed.

Following the vote, 671 MPs voted against the proposal with 120 abstaining throwing the Ugandan MPs in jubilation for their stand against any gay debate in the Assembly.

Hon Latif Sebagala (Kawempe North) thanked the Speaker for lobbying other speakers to support the motion and also thanked countries that stood firm and supported the motion to allow the Assembly to amend the committee reports.

“We are very grateful to all IPU countries that have supported this; we knew about these back-door plans and I informed the Parliamentary Union Islamic Conference.  We all agreed that we should fight this item,” Ssebaggala said.

Hon Akamba Paul (Busiki County) referred to the vote as a first win in the battle that they came ready to fight. He thanked the Asian community that stood with the African majority to fight LGBT issues that have often been smuggled onto the IPU agenda.

“Article 1 clause 2 of the IPU statute talks about defending and promoting only those rights that are accepted universally and issues of LGBT community as you can see have been widely opposed. IPU should restrain itself from such useless debates,” Akamba said.

Hon. Mwijukye Francis (Buhweju County) called upon legislators to always pass laws and vote on issues that will help their people and also promote their cultures. He thanked all the legislators who voted in favor of the motion and called them the true leaders who respect the laws of God and the Constitution of the IPU Parliament.

“We shall continue to fight the LGBT issues on the international level until people here appreciate that same sex is inhuman and anti-culture,” he said.

The delegation from Uganda comprises of Hon. Osoru Mourine (Arua Municipality), Hon. Sebaggala Abdulatif (Kawempe Division North) Kabagyeni Rose (Kisoro District) Anyakun Esther (Nakapiripirit District), Akamba Paul (Busiki county), Mwijukye Francis (Buhweju county).

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