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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEVO: M7 Has A Genuine Bachelor’s Degree Because We Graduated From The Same University, He Only Changed His Names – Says Prof. Ndebesa.

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Today, Uganda’s grandfather (Jajja) who is also the President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is celebrating 76 years of old.

In this birthday spirit, Prof. Mwambutsya Ndebesa, a senior lecturer of History at Makerere University, who graduated from the same University as Museveni has refuted all claims that President Yoweri Museveni does not possess a bachelor’s degree from Dar-es-Salaam University.

Ndebesa noted that though him and Museveni were not contemporaries, he found his legacy there after his departure. Museveni’s OB argued that that is enough assurance that the president is indeed a graduate of the University of East Africa ( Dar es Salaam Constituent college).

The veteran history professor however also noted that at the time President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was officially addressed as Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni.

Ndebesa wrote clearing the air in response to a one Tumwine Elly who he said sent him a WhatsApp message seeking for clarification on his claims on UBC TV that he studied with President Museveni at Dar es Salaam University and whether or not Museveni has a degree since the professor said he studied with the president.

“Let me make two things clear. I did not say on UBC that I studied with Museveni. He is not my contemporary. I said he is my OB (Alumni).  We are both graduates of Dar es Salaam University him in the 1960s me in the 1980s,” Ndebesa explained, disregarding popularised blogs indicating how Museveni is a high school drop out.

“Let me say here that although we were not contemporaries at Dar I found his legacy there and can assure you that he is a graduate of the University of East Africa ( Dar es Salaam Constituent college),” he added.

Prof. Ndebesa rcalled that before 1970, Makerere, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam were constituent colleges of the University of East Africa.

“And I can confirm that yes, Museveni is a graduate. Even my professor the late Tambila Kapwepwe would always ask me about his class mate of the 1960s,” Ndebesa empasised.

This follows former Ethics minister Miria Matembe’s allegation recently that the Ugandan president is a senior six dropout who only went to Dar-es-Salaam University for courtesy visits.

Matembe challenged President Museveni to produce picture evidence of him as a student of Dar-es-Salaam University.

But Prof. Mwambutsya has melted down Matembe’s allegation, saying there is enough evidence to prove that President Museveni graduated from Dar-es-Salaam University.

In the recent past, there has been increased calls from a section of Ugandans to have President Museveni’s academic documents made public, prompting city lawyer Muwada Nkunyingi to petition the Electoral Commission (EC) seeking to be availed with the same, just days after the EC released academic documents of National Unity Platform (NUP) president Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.

Nkunyinji stressed that his concern stems from his doubts on whether President Museveni’s academic documents have been ever vetted by the EC since he assumed power in 1986.

Here at theGrapevine, we wish the President a happy birthday and sign off with this video compiled by his family members of random events of him as a gift on this day

By Baron Kironde

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You Can’t Be So Angry At Protestors Rioting With Stones When You Killed People With Guns To Grab Power – Besigye Attacks M7…

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President Museveni and Kizza Besigye

Four time Presidential candidate, Rtd. Col. Dr Kizza Besigye has trashed President Museveni’s statements in condemnation of protests that left over 50 people dead.
Upto 32 of them were rioters according to the report presented to the president. Some were hit by stray bullets while others were knocked dead.

The president sent condolences to Ugandans that lost their relatives in what he termed as senseless riots, and promised that the government will compensate those who lost their lives and properties, but shall not in anyway compensate those who died and were rioters.

Besigye was so aggravated by his former bush war comrade’s “unrealistic” statements. He stresses that Museveni’s submissions are self destructive.

Besigye faults President Museveni for doing everything just to keep himself in power including continuously contradicting himself. He previously linked the notably numerous number of COVID19 deaths to the NRM presidential candidate.

“Mr M7’s selective memory doesn’t allow him to remember that he came to power by breaking the law for 5yrs, not rioting with stones but guns,” Besigye stated.

President Museveni while adressing the nation yesterday however insisted that the overall security posture of Uganda is robust, in spite of the weakness of the police that allows impunity of lawlessness to persist.

He said that such slight weakness is where rioters make miscalculations, and warned that they will be defeated anyway.

Besigye has had a series of endless battles with Museveni, and mostly against this dictatorial government which he helped into power when they fought in the bush. Besigye, a few weeks back accused President Yoweri Museveni of seeking “to unite East Africa by force,” questioning his plans to build roads in Congo, and saying that by accumulating huge supplementary and classified budgets for the Ministry of Defence and State House, the president is preparing for ‘War’. Though he did not specify what war, and against who.

Earlier this month, Besigye revealed that The International Criminal Court (ICC) formally acknowledged receipt of a petition to drag President Yoweri Museveni to be arbitrated in the same court.

Besigye, who was the first to append his signature on the petition, said the process was meant for all citizens who feel aggrieved.

The People’s Government headed by Besigye handed over the petition to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to open cases of crime against humanity against President Museveni and other government officials in security agencies.

 

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Who Killed All Those Innocent Ugandans? Kabaka Mutebi Calls For Quick Investigation Into Death Of Over 50 People Killed During Bobi Wine Protests…

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Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II

The Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has for the first time raised his voice to speak about the nasty incident where over 50 Ugandans were killed and hundreds sustained injuries mostly from stray bullets.

Kabaka Mutebi has sought for an immediate inquiry into the death of over 50 people in two days during the free Bobi Wine riots on November 18/19 in protests that swept Kampala and other parts of the country.

He stressed that that several unaccounted for deaths have occurred in the post-Independence era and the recent one should not be taken as lightly.

The Kabaka voiced out his condemnation to police and army brutality in quelling the riots. In his majestic voice, Mutebi said, “There should be an inquiry into the death of all these people.”

The Kabaka, who was addressing his subjects also weighed in on the current political atmosphere relating it to the 1945 riots which resulted into 8 fatalities and left scores injured.

While concluding his address at this year’s annual Airtel Kabaka Birthday run, organised to celebrate his birthday, Kabaka Mutebi hailed the continued-annual participation of his subjects in the run and acknowledged it as a celebration of the progress in health initiatives.

The run was initially scheduled for April but delayed owing to the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease.

More than 20,000 people across Buganda Kingdom participated in the annual Airtel Kabaka Birthday Run that seeks to benefit the fight against HIV and AIDS.

According to organisers, the traditional event around the Kabaka’s palace in Mengo-Kampala could not be held in adherence to social distancing guidelines over concerns about Covid-19.

Instead, about 200 participants were allowed into the palace while others were encouraged to choose their own routes near their neighbourhoods.

Most of the runners participated in their respective county headquarters as well as those in the diaspora.

 

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M7 To Freely Talk To Voters, As NAB Insists President Sticks To Addressing National Matters Or Be Forced To Pay For Airtime If He Ends Up Campaigning…

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The presidential address deferred last Sunday will happen today, according to President Yoweri Museveni’s Senior Press Secretary Don Wanyama.

President Museveni aims at doing weekly televised national addresses. Today’s address has been set for 7pm, and will be broadcast on mass media.

“At 7pm tonight, I will address the country on issues of security and the Covid-19 pandemic. Address will be on all TVs and radios,” the president wrote on his various social media platforms.

President Museveni, who is also the NRM presidential flag bearer had his initial national address last week postponed citing unavoidable circumstances, but this was after Bobi Wine, another presidential aspirant, real names Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu also announced and went on to address voters at the same time.

Via Facebook and all other social media platforms, Bobi Wine successfully addressed a wide range of matters of national importance to the voters, but most notably emphasised the dire need to change leadership.

The Presidential Address that was scheduled for 7pm last week was then deferred to a later date that wasn’t announced then.

Relatively, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) had officially written to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) demanding to be enlightened about what President Yoweri Museveni is set to air out.

NAB said that it would not kowtow to UCC’s directive if it finds out that Museveni is among other things slated to also seek for votes instead, or else he pays for airtime.

According to UCC’s directive, all political aspirants are entitled to equal opportunity to speak to Ugandans to enable voters to choose from an informed perspective. The above directive therefore implies that it is wrong and unfair if Museveni as the president is allowed to freely campaign on TV.

 

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