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How M7 Directed Zeija To Forcefully Send Justice Bashaija Who Awarded Shs.180bn To Controversial City Pastor Walugembe On Leave…



President Museveni (L), justice Bashaija (C) and Zeija

For a number of months, many court users especially journalists and lawyers have been asking the whereabouts of soft-spoken High Court Civil Division Judge Dr. Andrew Bashaija.

The mighty Grapevine can authoritatively report that the controversial judicial officer is on forced leave.

Multiple credible sources intimated to us that the appointing authority who is also the President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni recently rang the Principal Judge who is also the head of the High Court and directed him with immediate effect to remove Bashaija from the Uganda Courts.

“The man is on forced leave, Mzee (Museveni) called the principal judge and told him that he no longer wants him in his courts,” one of the top judicial officers authoritatively told this reporter.

He explained that Museveni was very bitter with Bashaija’s decision to award Shs180bn to the city pastor and also the director of DMW Uganda Limited Daniel Walugembe.

Bashaija awarded Walugembe Shs180bn after government through NEMA canceled his licenses to mine sand in wetlands of Lwera in Masaka district.

Sources revealed that the president was very bitter after a number of top government officials including the Speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga wrote to him complaining about Bashaija.

Shockingly, Pastor Walugembe stubbornly petitioned the Court of Appeal challenging the Shs180bn awarded to him by Bashaija claiming that it was too little compared to the huge amount he invested in this business before NEMA cancelled his license.

The Attorney General challenged Bashaija’s appeal.

Sources further told this website that Museveni told Zeija that the Lwera issue is not the first complaint he received on Bashaija’s unrealistic decisions, he cited other incidences like the complaint from Justice Catherine Bamugemereire when she was still chairing the Commission of Inquiry into land matters, Bamugemereire petitioned Museveni and the former Chief Justice Bart Magunda Katureebe complaining about Bashaija’s orders that always frustrated the work of her commission.

Other people included Local Entrepreneur and proprietor of Green Lounge, Bar and Restaurant in Muyenga Ponsiano Kwizera who cried foul following repeated attempts by his neighbor Justice Andrew Bashaija to have his business closed.

He reported that Bashaija wanted him to leave the place so that he expands his apartments that sit on plot 1652, in Ministers Village, Zzimwe road Muyenga Kampala.

Efforts to speak to Justice Bashaija were futile since his known phone numbers were not going through.

However, Ssalongo Solomon Muyita, the Senior Communications Officer of the Judiciary told theGrapevine that the judge is on a normal leave not a forced one.

When this website checked on the judiciary website, it indicated that Bashaija is currently not deployed anywhere but just on leave.

Another judicial officer told this website that because Museveni doesn’t have powers to send a judicial officer on forced leave, what he had to do after receiving a report from the Judicial Service Commission pining the judge on breaking the judicial service standards, was to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate the troubled judicial officer.

Nzeija first removed Bashaija from the office of the head of the High Court Civil Division and replaced him with a junior judge Micheal Elubo something many said was a demotion.


By Sengooba Alirabaki



Obote Son Beats Up MP Akena Before Their Old Mum Miria Obote At Their Kololo Home…



Jimmy Akena (L) and Miria Obote (R)

The children of Milton Obote are unhappy with Jimmy Akena for dominating everything in the family including the billions they get annually as benefits because their late father was both Prime minister and President of Uganda.

The other two Obote’s sons Eddie Engena Maitum and Tony Akaki are unhappy that Akena and his wife Betty Among are monopolizing all the money without giving them anything. Akena is also politically enjoying all the benefits got from the Obote name in Lango without allowing his brothers to benefit also by shining politically.

When Apac municipality was created, Engena, who is also a pastor in Kenya came home and demanded to stand there on the UPC ticket but Akena blocked him and gave the UPC flag to someone else. Engena went ahead and stood as an independent against Akena’s candidate but lost.

He has been grassing since that time and one afternoon recently, he stormed his mother’s house in Kololo where he demanded to know why he should live in poverty when his father was a very rich man and former President of Uganda. Akena was there, he confronted him and the two exchanged blows until Miria their mother separated them.

Engena accused Miria of favoring Akena even when he mistreats them by denying them benefits of being Obote’s sons. A tearful Engena cursed Akena and assured Miria he will never come back again. Bishop Engena became so much annoyed that even when his Kenyan wife died recently, he grieved alone without involving Akena and other family members.

The miserable Bishop buried his wife in Luwero where he bought land and says he isn’t interested in the Oyima clan things anymore because Akena has monopolized everything back home in Akokoro.        


By Sandra Mukisa


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M7 Gives Me Everything I Ask For, I Can’t Be Corrupt – State House Anti-Corruption Unit Chief, Col Edith Nakalema Emphasizes She’s Clean…



State House Anti Corruption Unit boss Lt. Col. Nakalema

Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema has applauded the establishment of the State House Anti Corruption Unit, and says it’s a very great work in progress.

Lieutenant Colonel Edith Nakalema, is a Ugandan military officer, who graduated in August 2018, from the Higher Command and Staff Course at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, in Watchfield, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, where she had been admitted in 2017.

The State House Anti Corruption Unit headed by Nakalema was set up to counter overwhelming corruption cases in late 2018 will now make 2 years on 10 in December this year.

Commending herself for a job well done, Nakalema said, “I am grateful to the appointing authority that made me join the rest of the anti-corruption agencies and become the link between State House and other agencies and the public. We all have to work together.”
She disregarded statements that her unit is overshadowing the other anti-corruption agencies, and argued that they instead work together.

Discussing the progress of the barely two year old unit, Nakalema disclosed that they have managed to recover over UGX 1 billion during the execution of their duties.

“We have also managed to bring back Ugandans who were stuck in the Middle East and unfortunately returned some dead bodies. All the companies that export workers abroad that were not licensed have been closed – about 88 of them,” she said.

“For citizens who have paid to meet the president, it is not too late. We are ready to clean up the State House as long as you show us the dirt,” she added.

According to Nakalema, 247 have so far been investigated and arraigned before the courts of law by the unit, plus 24 convictions within two years.

“We are grateful to the judiciary because our cases have special court hearings in different parts of the country,” she said.

Nakalema however admitted that fighting corruption is not easy at all, but a determined team has made it possibly successful to a certain extent.

She said, “Corruption changes face. People are not ready to expose the corrupt because they benefit. A number of the corrupt have been exposed with the help of the media, whistleblowers, and my team, and we have acted.”

“Corruption starts from family. How you bring up the children matters. The schools they go to and what they are taught matters. You find that little children have to buy sweets for their campaigns in schools,” she added, citing that corruption is a rooted evil.

Denying corruption allegations, she said, “I cannot be corrupted when I have a God who can give me anything and also, I can ask for everything I want from President Museveni.”

By Baron Kironde


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M7’s National Address Postponed As Bobi Wine Also Announces Address At Same Time…



NRM presidential candidate Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni (R) and his NUP opponent Bobi Wine

The Presidential Address that was scheduled for 7pm today has been deferred to a new date that will be announced, Museveni’s press secretary, Don Wanyama has revealed.

Museveni was slated starting this Sunday, and every other Sunday during the campaign season to conduct a televised national address.

Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate has also announced that he will address the nation today at 7:00 PM via Facebook and all other social media platforms. He added that a wide range of matters of national importance are to be communicated in his address.

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

NAB says that it will 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 the 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.


By Baron Kironde


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