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Don’t Mistake Gen Muhoozi’s Niceness For Weakness, You Will Soon Start Chewing Elephant Grass Thinking It Is Sugarcane – Kabuleta Warned For Attacking Muhoozi

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Sam Okello, a concerned Ugandan has answered back to Joseph Kabuleta’s attack on the first son Muhoozi Kainerugaba.

In his weekly rant on his Facebook page, Kabuleta said that much as President Museveni is trying to groom his son Muhoozi as the next leader, the son does not have the qualities of his father (Museveni) and he carries the tormented look of someone struggling to match people’s expectations of him.

In response to Kabuleta’s rant, Sam Okello, a Muhoozi diehard warned Kabuleta not to misatke Gen Muhoozi’s niceness for weakness otherwise he will soon start chewing elephant grass thinking it is sugarcane.

BELOW IS OKELLO’S SUBMISSION:

Mr. Joseph Kabuleta, first and foremost I am sorry if I am addressing you by a fittingly deserved title considering I know little or nothing about you.

I am at crossroads on whether to address you as a journalist, an altar boy, the chief yes-man or chief bootlicker of ‘Prophet’ Elvis Mbonye.

Well, may be all those titles are as useless as the white colour on our Ugandan flag. What I am trying to say? I have come across your gibberish tirade titled the “MAFIA EMPIRE AND THE TRANSITION” and I must say that the only good thing about your rant was the English. Perhaps, if you had lived during the times of King Louis XVI, his arrogant wife, Marie Antoinette would have taken you as an adopted son.

For a long time, you have written very toxic, sentimental articles about the Fountain of honour- President Yoweri Museveni and the First Family. You have nastily tried to portray how Museveni is setting ground for his son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba to take over as President.

In your rant, you have littered and belittled Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba as a man with no iota of charm to lead. From your rant, you certainly have no idea what a charming character you are missing in Gen Muhoozi’s personality.

The Muhoozi you don’t know is an independent, sober-minded, self-controlled, hospitable, gentle and non-violent human being you will ever interact with.

Ugandans will forever be indebted for his bravery where he led the UPDF soldiers in the ADF battle in Bundibugyo, the war against Joseph Kony in Northern Uganda, the war against the Al Shabab in Somalia, among others. Aren’t those just more than enough attributes for one to be a leader?

Kabuleta is mistaking Gen Muhoozi’s niceness for weakness. He will soon start chewing elephant grass thinking it is sugarcane. In the first place, Uganda is not a monarch. Uganda is the fulcrum of multiparty democracy and has a supreme Constitution which allows its citizens to choose their leaders frequently after 5 years. Like Dr Prem Jagyasi says, the likes of Kabuleta need to remove the blinders from their eyes to have a neutral, level-headed and logical viewpoint, lest he will liken Uganda to his briefcase Church Ministry whose leadership is hereditary.

If tomorrow Gen Muhoozi declares bid for presidency and Ugandans think he can do a good job then why not? Should he be denied his constitutional right simply because he is First Son?

The reigning President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta is a living testimony. He was only 3 years when his father Jomo Kenyatta became the first president of the republic of Kenya. Like any other citizen, Uhuru humbly rose through the political ranks and now he is serving his second term in office having garnered 54% of the popular vote.

The Bush family in U.S is another example of father to son presidency. George H.W Bush became the 41st U.S president from 1989 t0 1993 and 8 years later, his eldest son George W Bush was democratically elected President and diligently served for two terms in the White House.

Other countries that have democratically had father to son Presidents include Togo, South Korea, Gabon, Philippines and India. In fact, in Pakistan, a husband, Asif Ali Zardari took over from his wife, Benazir Bhutto as President.

So, Gen Muhoozi who recently clocked 45 years of age may take the same root if Ugandans find him a suitable candidate.

The majority of Uganda’s population is predominantly made up of young people. In fact 78% of our population is below 30years of age and 49.3% is under the age of 15 years. So what is wrong with young people adoring a fellow youthful Muhoozi as their mentor?

The humble advice to Kabuleta and a few others with the same class of thought, is that the power to remove a leader in a democratic Uganda is through the ballot, not even the curse of Ham can do the magic because leaders come from God. Uganda is not a football game that you want to prophesy who will win the match. I rest my case.

KABULETA IN HIS ARTICLE IN PART SAID:

It started with sporadic appearances at events, a few dreary speeches, and plenty of social media activity but now it’s clear to every discerning eye that The First Son (official title) is crawling out of his hole like a squirrel.

Even his bevy of paid promoters are becoming bolder in their proclamations; calling him “our next president” in their tweets. Knowing who these people are, and how close they are to the junta, that is more than idle talk.

Clearly, whatever has been cooking under the scenes is about to be unleashed. And it has been several years in the making, starting in the mid-90s with a recruitment of young, graduate soldiers who were in effect Muhoozi’s boys. As that crop grew through the ranks, although not as meteorically as the man they were enrolled to serve, the recruitment net was cast wider.

About twelve years ago, a close colleague raised the subject in a cavalier but serious way, if you know what I mean. He knows me to be a bit of a firebrand, a mover, so to speak, and thought those qualities were being wasted in sports. I could be an asset in their push for the presidency of “our age mate”.

I was at crossroads in my life at the time but I could not involve myself in any venture for which I had no conviction. I would have to lock my conscience in a maximum security prison to be part of an operation that turns our country into a monarchy. Even then, I suspect my conscience would stage a prison break to rival Michael Scofield and find its way back into my heart. The gentleman who was inviting me is now a cabinet minister and was one of the organizers of the recent 45th birthday party thrown for the First Son at Munyonyo. It was more than just a hyped revelry that made the front pages of the New Vision. It bore the markings of an initiation, or a rite of passage. It was a coming of age, so to speak. It’s no wonder that the main protagonist noted how it was his first public birthday celebration in 33 years. The last time was in 1986 (!!!)

Uganda has often been referred to as a Mafia State by many of its disillusioned citizens so permit me to juxtapose the affairs of this state with the Godfather trilogy of movies taken from Mario Puzo’s fabled novel that bears the same title.

The head of the family Vito Corleone is frail and goes into semi-retirement. His son Michael, who was once determined to live a normal life away from his family’s criminal empire, is the new boss even if his ageing father lurks in the background. The Capos of the family and the Consiglieri, the executioner in chief, doubt if the young and reticent Michael can take after his father.

But how wrong they are. Michael earns his stripes by arranging for the simultaneous execution of the heads of the five rival families, followed by an internal cleansing in which all family traitors are also killed. Almost overnight, the once demure army veteran and family man became even more ruthless than his father.

In one of the most iconic scenes from the movie, all the Capos come and kiss Michael’s hand, acknowledging him as the new Don. Muhoozi’s birthday party had a similar feel; an opportunity for his “age-mates” who have served the old man to pledge their allegiance to him.

In the eyes of the Uganda mafia family, the support structure to uphold the new Don is already in place.

The regular army has been systematically disengaged and replaced with Muhoozi’s SFC. Many of the old guard have found solace in business, farming and NAADS. The rest are quietly disillusioned. It was General David Sejjusa who first stood up to resist what he called “The Muhoozi Project” and he got his comeuppance in the form of a stint in exile followed by total oblivion. It was said that even the Late General Aronda Nyakairima was opposed to it and that’s why he was sent out to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, but what do I know?

The project also needs a ‘friendly’ police and the appointment of Major General Sabiiti Muzeyi as Deputy Inspector General of Police was the first step in that direction. It has since been followed by other appointments of army officers into police in what Army Spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire described as “cross pollination between sister security agencies”.

It would be cross pollination if police officers were also being appointed in the army, but they aren’t. So it is in actuality a military invasion of police and it is all a part of preparing for the new Don.

The net has also been cast in the media. Cedric Babu, a close friend of Muhoozi’s, now heads Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) and by kowtowing to the new Don, Robert Kabushenga has ensured that there will be no need to appoint a younger person to head the New Vision empire.

Then there is the war chest. The billions that have been set part for the purpose. NRM MPs approved the $379m for the fake Lubowa Hospital investor because they were told it’s the money they will be given for campaigns, and that’s not about all. More money will be minted and printed for that purpose, because the Godfather, having gathered illicit wealth for 35 years, will be looking to keep it within the family. After all, they say there is no success without a successor. Key sectors in government and finance are being held by old and near-senile people with no ambition while in the interim Muhoozi kids are entrenching themselves below. It is a discreet but systematic takeover.

SFC is in charge of natural resources and national parks while the First Family have their fingers in every major cash-generating venture. It’s not just greed. It’s control. It’s as much about getting the money as it is about keeping it from rivals. So that by 2021, only one camp is liquid. Those who bow and kiss the hand of the new Don are rewarded with the means to live. The rest merely survive or worse.

But the biggest hindrance to the Muhoozi project is the man himself.

Unfortunately for Museveni, qualities like political sagaciousness and charisma are not necessarily transmitted through genes. Muhoozi has no allure beyond the privilege of being his father’s son. He has no personality, no aura, no charm. He carries the tormented look of someone struggling to match people’s expectations of him. Even at the aforementioned birthday party, he looked stoic and disinterested, like he would rather be somewhere else. Somewhere he doesn’t have to be the centre of attention and doesn’t have to give a speech.

Then there was his much-hyped interview on UBC with veteran journalist Tony Owana. As much as I tried to keep an open mind, I couldn’t last the duration of the discourse. For a moment I was tempted to blame the interviewer, who was overly excited and animated like an intern meeting his childhood idol. But I spared a thought for him because I suppose Muhoozi is not an easy person to interview. The dialogue never got out of first gear. Dressed in full combat with his beret hanging under the ranks on his shoulder, he spoke about key moments in his life as if they had been lived for him, and gave one-line answers to open-ended questions like: “Tell us about Sandhurst?” He sounded more like a suspect being interrogated by police, trying not to give anything away, than like a potential politician, much less a president. He has lived too long in his father’s shadow and his only exposure is to the wealth and privilege that surrounds him. He cannot relate with the poverty that his father has inflicted on Ugandans. I would be hard-pressed to mention anyone more ill-suited to be a leader.

The big question for Ugandans is: How and when are they planning to make this transition?

The First Son is already being sent on foreign missions on behalf of his father and is meeting ambassadors and dignitaries, and tweeting about it.  Maybe the Godfather is planning to go into semi-retirement after rigging the 2021 elections and take on an advisory role as his son runs the Family Business called Uganda Limited. Or maybe, just maybe, the transition happens within NRM and the country adopts a Parliamentary System in which the party with the most elected legislators takes the presidency. Whatever their plans, I know for sure that the reality will be different. The Mafia empire is crumbling and Uganda will return to Ugandans.

Extracted from Joseph Kabuleta’s Weekly Rant via his facebook page under the title “MAFIA EMPIRE AND THE TRANSITION”

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Rwanda Has Sent Beautiful Women To Poison Me 3 Times – Mulago Doctor Reveals Shocking Secrets Why Kagame’s Men Want To Kill Him…

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Finally, Dr Gideon Rukundo Rugari, a senior surgeon and head of Department of Minimum Access Surgery at Mulago Hospital has spoken out on how he survived being killed by Rwanda intelligence operatives.

In an exclusive interview with the mighty Grapevine, Rukundo said that he has survived Rwanda’s deadly DMI operatives three times including baits of beautiful Rwandese women.

Rukundo, who was among the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) doctors who fought hard to make sure that the welfare of the doctors and nurses at Mulago hospital improves, during their strike in 2018 together with UMA boss Dr. Obuku Ekwaro has said that Rwandan agents started hunting for him in 2017 when he operated on a patient who had escaped from Rwanda.

 “They brought to me a patient who was badly beaten, I tried to save his life not knowing that I was putting my life in danger,” he explained. He revealed that as a medic who pleasures in saving people’s lives, he worked hard and with the help of God saved the patient’s life.

However, when the patient gained consciousness, he told him horrible things.

He said that the patient told him that his names was Pasco Manikiza, a Rwandese national who came to Uganda as a refugee but he was kidnapped by a known people who took him to a certain safe house in Namugongo.

He said that Manikiza told him that when he was in the safe house, a group of people recognized him because he was with them in the camp and started torturing him.

Rukundo revealed that his patient told him that he tried to escape from the safe house but he was re-arrested and driven to another place where he was seriously beaten, his tormentors thought that they had killed him.

He narrated that the patient pleaded with him to find ways of hiding him because dangerous people from Rwanda government were looking for him.

“I thought of discharging him since he was recovering but when he told that touching story, I told the security guards and nurses not to allow anybody to access him. I sensed that it was a serious matter. Later, the security guards and nurses told me that some unknown people always came to the hospital asking to see him,” Rukundo said.

Rukundo said that he worked with the Mulago hospital management and they secured a secret room for Manikiza until he fully recovered.

When we tasked him to tell us who paid the hospital bills because he said that he was kept in private room at the hospital.

Rukundo told us that the hospital bills were paid by the office of the prime minister. He added that when his patient was discharged, unknown people started following him from the hospital up to his home.

He decided to report the matter to police after realizing that people had started following him.

He reported the matter to Old Kampala police and gave the a business card that the patient had given him so that they kick of their investigations from there.

“The business card was for a one Bonabana. One of the police detectives was very scared when I mentioned Banabana’s name, he told me that he knows her very well and she cannot be a criminal. He convinced me and we met her. Bonabana told me that she was an activist who was fighting for lives of Rwandese who were being hunted by unknown Rwandan government agents. Banabana admitted that she was the one who gave Manikiza her business card after explaining to her what he was going through and the people who were hunting him,” Rukundo said.

Rukundo said that he was not contented with the way Old Kampala was handling his matter because people were still following him and, on several occasions, tried to kill him at his home.

He said that to save his life, he ran out the country and went into hiding.

RWANDA COME UP WITH A NEW TACTIC TO FINISH HIM OFF USING BEAUTIFUL WOMEN

He said that the situation in exile was not good so he decided to come back to Uganda.

When he came back home, he was approached by a beautiful woman who tried to convince him to enter into a relationship.

“At first, she came as a patient but when I realised that she was a Rwandese, from her name Jolly Mutesi, I was scared because it was clear now that Rwanda government wanted to finish me with this woman and I started avoiding her,” Rukundo said.

He said that later, detectives from Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) approached him and warned him that the government of Rwanda wanted to kill him.

He said that detectives told him that CMI is going to put him under 24/7 surveillance because some people in the Kigali administration think that the patient he worked on gave him important information.

He said that when CMI started guarding him, he gave them Mutesi’s number. They tried to call her for 2 weeks but all her numbers were switched off. He warned Uganda men to be careful because the Rwanda administration has deployed a lot of beautiful women with a mission to kill important Ugandans so that they create chaos here.

Efforts to speak to the army were futile since army spokesperson Brigadier Richard Karemire was not picking his known phone numbers.

KAGAME WANTED TO MAKE KAYIHURA THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF UGANDA

When we asked him to tell us what his patient told him, Rukundo told us that he cannot tell us everything but the patiently partly told him that president Paul Kagame’s men wanted to make embattled former Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura the next president of Uganda. He insisted that according to the patient’s confession, there was a well-planned move by Kayihura and Kagame to destabilize Uganda.

“Kagame’s tactic was to destabilize the country’s security and make natives hate their leaders. This is what he did to Rwanda’s former president Juvénal Habyarimana, many people including politicians who were challenging Habyarimana lost their lives which annoyed the natives,” he said.

He revealed that when the security situation worsened, Kagame’s men and his RPF rebels declared war on Rwanda. He insisted that Kagame’s men had a hand in the murder of fallen police spokesperson AIGP Felix Kaweesi and a number of women murders in Entebbe, Wakiso district. He further revealed that Kagame’s men were using Kayihura’s men like the incarcerated flying squad commander Nixon Agasirwe to kidnap and take Rwandans back to Rwanda in the hands of the sitting government.

He told us that right now, Kagame is very desperate after Museveni got wind of their agenda and arrested Kayihura and his men and he is now looking for politicians to help him implement his mission to oust Museveni.

He warned Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine that some people may soon infiltrate his camp and try to use him.

“I warned that boy Bobi Wine because for me I survived, he should be suspicious of some people who may use him they used Kayihura and kill his future. I sent him a text message and I am sure he received it even though he didn’t reply it,” Rukundo added.

KAYIHURA’S LAWYERS RUBBISH RUKUNDO’S ACCUSATIONS

When contacted, counsel Edson Karuhanga from the famous Kampala Associated Advocate (KAA), who represented Kayihura in court rubbished Rukundo’s claims. The soft spoken Karuhanga said Rukundo is peddling falsehoods against his client.

Karuhanga pleaded to the likes of Rukundo to leave his client to rest and run his private businesses instead of spoiling his name.

“Those allegations against General Kale Kayihura were raised before and found to be totally without merit. It’s an old and discredited rumor that has no basis and won’t become true simply because malicious efforts are made to repeat it numerous times,” Karuhanga told this website.

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INSIDE M7’S MEETING WITH NETANYAHU: Govt. Hires Top Israel IT Experts To Hack Into Whatsapp As Elections Draw Near, Israel PM Asks M7 To Open Embassy In Jerusalem And Allow Direct Flights Between Uganda And Israel…

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The Indian Ocean Newsletter has revealed shocking secrets why Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Uganda today.

The newsletter has claimed that Uganda government through President Yoweri Museveni has hired an Israel Cyber Intelligence IT firm to provide the country with modern technology to detect characters of espionage especially in security organs.

It has further revealed that Israel based NSO group of company has subsidiary contracted Q cyber Technologies to supply Uganda with Pegasus software which is used to back door to hack the WhatsApp applications which is mostly used by operatives in third world countries to communicate with their bosses.

It adds that the firm has also teamed up with their Kenyan peers to oversee a data analysis and see how it can be used as a political strategy to develop a digital campaigning tool for Museveni and NRM in the coming 2021 general elections. The newsletter however doesn’t reveal the cost of the technology.

When contacted on the matter, government deputy spokesperson Col Shaban Batariza rubbished the claims saying that Uganda has enough IT experts to do whatever it needs.

“You go to the ministry of IT and Uganda police cyber-crime unit and see the experts we have there, they are young brilliant Ugandans. Now, why should we hire those non-Ugandans?” Batariza asked.

OPEN AN EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM AND I’LL OPEN AN EMBASSY IN KAMPALA – NETANYAHU ASKS M7

In the meeting, President Yoweri Museveni affirmed that Uganda is seriously considering the proposal of building its embassy in Jerusalem.

The President said in a joint Press Conference with Netanyahu at State House Entebbe, that the sour relations between Israel and Palestine would not affect Uganda’s plans.

“The issue of the embassy, we are discussing it. The good thing with all the controversies is that there is a part on Jerusalem which under the partition plan was in Israel. At least that is not part of the argument,” Museveni said.

Museveni was responding to PM Netanyahu, who directly asked the president at the press conference to build an embassy in Jerusalem

“I have a simple suggestion that you’ll have to consider Mr President my friend. You open an embassy in Jerusalem and I’ll open an embassy in Kampala,” Natenyahu  said.

Netanyahu asked Museveni to consider having direct flights between Uganda and Israel.

If Uganda, follows through on President Museveni’s promise, it will be following in the footsteps of the United States under President Donald Trump, who in 2018 moved the US embassy from the Israeli capital Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, amid international backlash.

DR. KALIISA WEIGHS IN ON NATENYAHU VISIT

Dr. Anas Kaliisa, a Top Researcher said that Museveni’s meeting with
Netanyahu is going to benefit the Israel president more because his political career is on a standstill after allegations of corruption against him arose.

“Netanyahu knows how to play his political cards right. He is facing a lot of problems at home and very soon he is going to be imprisoned. Now he is looking for allies that’s why you see him running to Donald Trump to endorse Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel. He wants Museveni to endorse the same so as to impress his people at home to exonerate him on a sympathy vote on the corruption charges which he is battling,” he said. 

He also explained that Netanyahu has come to Uganda to remind his countrymen that his family sacrificed a lot for Isreal. Natenyahu’s brother was killed by Idi Amin while trying to rescue Israelites who were held hostage by Amin.

He said that Netanyahu understands how good Museveni is when it comes to mobilization of fellow African leaders.

BUJJINGO PLEADS WITH CHRISTIANS TO PRAY FOR ISRAEL

On Sunday, Makerere Kikoni based House of Prayer Ministries International senior pastor Alouysius Bujjingo asked his followers to pray to God to give wisdom to president Museveni so that he allows the transfer of Uganda’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Bujjingo revealed that Israel has played a big part in the growth of Christians in Uganda.

The ‘Sabasaba’ pastor insisted that Jerusalem should be confirmed as the capital city of Israel because of its historical to Christianity. 

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SHOCKING: Is A Top UPDF General Putting Electoral Commission On Pressure To Buy One Of His Building In Bugolobi Expensively At Shs. 72 Billion To House New EC Offices? Taremwa Speaks Out…

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L-R: EC Secretary Sam Rwakoojo with EC boss Simon Byabakama

Finally, the Electoral Commission (EC) has cleared the air on allegations that they are being pressurized by one of the top generals in the country to purchase his building in Bugolobi at Shs.72bn as their new headquarters.

This week, Members of Parliament (MPs) who sit on the finance and budget committee got information that the commission is looking for shs72bn from government to purchase a new home.

Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, the EC chairperson told the committee that they want the money urgently because Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has already warned them that the contractors of Kampala-Jinja Express high way are going to demolish their current headquarters to pave way for the much anticipated high way.

There was a proposal that since the government doesn’t have money to purchase a new home for Byabakama’s team, they should be allowed to rent a property around Kampala until government gets the money to construct for them a permanent place.

However, this proposal was challenged by a delegation from the EC who claimed that they have a lot of sensitive machines which can be damaged when moved from one place to another.

Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo supported EC saying that they cannot transfer CCTV cameras to a rented place because in six months, they will have to transfer them again to another place since government is likely to get the money for their new home.

However, when he was on NBS TV’S famous frontline political talk show, Ofwono Opondo said that the process of procuring a home for EC kicked off years back and government had the money but the process was halted after some people complained to the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets (PPDA) and others run to court challenging the process of acquiring the new EC offices.

Opondo revealed that there might be people in parliament who want to benefit from the Electoral Commission through renting them their buildings that’s why they are challenging them on procuring their home.

On the same talk show, Butambala County legislator Muwanda Kivumbi revealed that the building which EC wants to purchase belongs to a UPDF General who has a tendency of selling and rent his building to the government at very high rates. However, Muwanga was challenged by Ofwono Opondo to reveal the name of the General if he is not spreading false news.

“If Honorable Muwanga Kivumbi is not a coward let him reveal the General’s name,” Ofwono challenged the man from Butambala.

When contacted for a comment, Jotham Taremwa, the EC spokesperson told the Grapevine that a few years back, the commission had started the process of procuring a new building but the government didn’t allocate funds for them.

“You cannot start looking for a building when you don’t have money, that Bugolobi issue is not true” Taremwa said.

He denied allegations that there is a UPDF General who is on the neck of Sam Rwakojo, the secretary to the electoral commission to purchase his building in Bugolobi. He confirmed that the new home they want is in that range (of shs72bn) and that they are prepared to look for it if government gives them money.

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