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How Mbabazi’s Comeback, Kayihura’s New Bond With M7 Have Forced Tumukunde To Start Panicking – Gov’t,Army Fail To Explain Why His Guards Were Allegedly Withdrawn…

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This week, news circulated that UPDF, with orders from above, withdrew the military guards who were providing security to the former security minister Rtd. Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde at his posh home in Kololo along Mpala avenue in Kampala without his knowledge.

A number of political, social and economic commentators speculated that this was done to tame his ambitions of standing stand for presidency in the 2021 general elections. However, president  Museveni’s adviser on media Joseph Tamale Mirundi differs.

Mirundi said that when Museveni deployed Tumukunde to tame his fellow 1986 war veterans who wanted to oust him from power, he thought that he will once again be the king maker in the 2021 general election. He said that Museveni used Tumukunde to fight former Gofoward presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi and former Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura who were targeting Museveni’s office.

“You know if you are a house helper and your job is to take care of children at home, when you see the children being taken to boarding school just know that you no longer have a job. That’s what Tumukunde failed to calculate, he was used to defeat Mbabazi and Kayihura and now that they are no longer a threat, he his not useful to Museveni,” Mirundi said.

He further explained that Museveni is not willing to give Tumukunde the same privileges he gave him during the 2016 elections which included huge sums of money and a helicopter to move all over the country looking for votes. Mirundi insisted that Tumukunde is as sensitive politician, he established that Mbabazi is slowly coming back in government and there are ongoing negotiations between Museveni and Kayihura with high chances that he is also coming back.

Mirundi said that Tumukunde has already calculated that if he stays in the NRM government, he will be crushed and written off from the records of Uganda’s politics by Kayihura and Mbabazi who he badly humiliated.

He added that Tumukunde understands that Mbabazi cannot forgive him for humiliating him when he took his chopper to the hotel where he slept and disturbed his peace during the 2016 elections.

Mirundi said that Tumukunde is in a bad situation because even if he tries to go to the opposition, he will not be welcomed since he was the one who planted and has been facilitating most of the opposition members to keep their government in power.

He also revealed that even the opposition political wave has changed from the ones they controlled and paid to People Power under Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine who they don’t have control over.

“You know for me I was in Kyadondo and I saw big government officials giving 50k shillings to voters to vote Bobi Wine. They thought that they would use him to intimidate Museveni to give them money, right now, they are stranded because they cannot control him, he got other people who are controlling him,” Mirundi said.

The Kalagala born advised Tumukunde to lay low like an envelope and quit politics to protect their wealth. Mirundi insisted that he was a very close friend to Tumukunde and in the early 2000’s he survived being detained by government over allegations that they were planning to overthrow the government.

He said that Tumukunde invited him to his Kololo house to plan on how to establish a political party but in the middle of the meeting, General Kayihura stormed Tumukunde’s home with over 50 armed men to arrest Tumukunde.  

Mirundi revealed that he survived being arrested by jumping Tumukunde’s erimeter wall, Tumukunde was arrested and up to now, he still thinks that he was betrayed by Mirundi who is being used by Kayihura.

UPDF SPEAKS OUT

When contacted to explain why military guards were withdrawn from Tumukunde, since the army has an obligation to protect their retired officers, Lt Col Deo Akiiki, the deputy spokesman of UPDF said, “What I can tell you is that we are no longer responsible to General Tumukunde, first of all he retired from the army and was appointed as a minister so it’s the government to explain why his guardes were withdrawn.”

However, when we contacted Col Shaban Bantariza, the deputy government spokesman, he said that, “Let the army explain. We are not the ones who withdrew his guards, what does Akiiki call government, he is also in government. I will not talk on their behalf because they didn’t brief me when they were withdrawing the military guards from General Tumukunde.”

By Ssengooba Alirabaki

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You Can Quarrel But You Should Never Fight – Muhoozi Advises His Father Museveni And Kagame…

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President Museveni’s son Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba who also doubles as his senior adviser on Special Operations has given him advice never to fight with his former bush war colleague, Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

In a post on his twitter page, Muhoozi told his boss that, “Brothers/Comrades and Revolutionaries can quarrel but they should never fight. We have come from very far. I wish His Excellency General Kagame and the people of Rwanda a solemn and respectful kwibuka.”

Muhoozi was wishing Rwandan president Paul Kagame and the people of Rwanda a respectful Kwibuka. Kwibuka means ‘to remember’ and describes the annual commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

This year marks the 26th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Kwibuka26 provides an important opportunity to Remember and honour the over one million victims of the genocide, preserve its evidence and educate Rwandans about its history as well as the lessons that Rwanda has learned.

 

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Govt’ Cannot Poison Its Own People – UPDF Mouthpiece Warns Those Spreading Fake Info On Free Posho And Beans: M7’s Blue Eyed Girl Nakalema Arrests Security Personnel Who Beat Up, Undressed, Forced Women To Roll In Mud…

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President Yoweri Museveni’s blue-eyed girl Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema who doubles as the head of State House anti-corruption unit has started reigning on errant military officers who misinterpreted  President Museveni’s directives.

On Friday evening, president Museveni told Ugandans to report all errant military officers especially Local Defense Unit (LDU) personnel who are abusing their human rights to the extent of entering their houses and beating them up to Lt. Col. Nakalema.

Museveni warned such arrant officers who he branded as pigs to stop exposing their ignorance because his National Resistance Movement (NRM) government will not look on.

On 2nd April 2020, the anti-corruption unit received a call from Beatrice Auma of Lorokwa village Alegu town council in Amuru district reporting military officers who clobbered, undressed and broke people’s bones under the premise of implementing the presidential directives on curfew.

Auma told Nakalema’s detectives that the officers undressed women, beat them and forced them to roll in the mud naked, some were allegedly raped.

Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson said that the victims were found in the bar drinking in the wee hours of night.

“Using a heavy handed approach, to disperse occupants, the patrollers kicked open doors and dragged the occupants and some fell on the muddy surfaces, several vulnerable women and a few men were injured in the process,” Enanga said in a statement.

Charles Kuma Adingoli  one of the victims who suffered major injuries including a broken hand was admitted to 4th Division Hospital in Gulu for further medical attention.

He revealed that the affected people were 38 in number, 31 women and 7 men. He revealed that ten police officers were arrested and these include, ASP Richard Bulenzi, Sgt Charles Musaasiizi, captain Joseph Odong, PC Moses Opado, PC Augustine Opio, PC Bosco Okello, PC Jimmy Okello, PC Richard Sentamu, PC G Byabakama, PC Johnson Fanga, PC Ronald Busingye have been charged. The military officers who were on the patrol included; L/Cpt Constatine Awanyi Abori, PTE Muhammad Makanga, PTE John Ebuku, PTE Robert Mutenge, PTE Silvester Ayo and PTE Eria Ahimbisibwe who were charged in the Court Martial.

In the same development, UPDF spokesman Brig. Richard Karemire warned a section of the public from spreading harmful information that the government is distributing poisoned food to the vulnerable poor to kill them so that they can reduce on the population. He further advised the general public to disregard such fake information on social media because government cannot kill its people.

 

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Security Forces Impounded Two Ambulances Ferrying Passengers After Charging Them Shs.100,000, Man Arrested Selling COVID-19 Cure, Army Warns Rogue Elements Who Are Breaking Into People’s Homes Masquerading As Security Officers…

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LDU officers keeping law and order

Security has impounded two ambulances that were being used to ferry passengers to Kanungu instead of patients.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police mouthpiece SP Patrick Onyango, the ambulances were impounded at Wandegeya check point after a tip off by intelligence.

“The driver of one ambulance was arrested and detained at Wandegeya Police Station. He is identified as Sserukenya David. The second driver ran away. The ambulances are registration number UAB 355Z and UAH 832W all land cruisers. They belong to Revival Fire Ministries based United Kingdom,” he noted.

He added, “One of the two ambulances had four passengers. On interrogation, the passengers alleged that they had paid the drivers Shs 100,000 each so that they could be transported to Kanungu. The Ambulances had set off for their journey from Katanga, Wandegeya in Kampala. They were yet to agree on the dues for the luggage. On searching the ambulances, bags of rice, sugar, matooke and other items were got inside. Security forces have been directed to keenly monitor the movement of ambulances in their Areas of Responsibility.”

ARMY WARNS THUGS WHO ARE MASQUERADING AS SECURITY OFFICERS

Meanwhile, the Uganda People’s Defence Forces Spokesperson Brig. Gen Richard Karemire has warned Ugandans that there are rogue elements are breaking into people’s homes and beating them up while masquerading as security personnel enforcing the curfew.

“This is not to inform the public that the role of enforcing the curfew lies with the Uganda Police Force (UPF) supported by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and Local Defence Unit (LDUs) in Kampala Metropolitan area covering Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso district,” Karemire said.

He added, “Those being tempted to do so MUST stop forthwith before they are arrested. Security forces on duty have been briefed not to enter people’s homes and compounds purporting to be enforcing the curfew.”

Karemire also warned the public to stop attacking security forces on duty by throwing stones at patrols.

The COVID-19 herbal cure that Lazarus was selling

MAN ARRESTED SELLING HERB THAT CURES COVID-19

Central Police Station in Soroti is also holding a one Kungu Lazarus, aged 24, a self-proclaimed mobile Herbalist, resident of Angopet Village, Amen Parish, Soroti Sub-county, Soroti District.

According to East Kyoga Police spokesperson ASP Ongom David Mudong, Mr. Kungu yesterday 2/4/2020 while at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital with intent to extort money from Patients gave false propaganda that he had discovered local herb for curing COVID-19 by presenting a red liquid in a white container.

However, the police was tipped and he was arrested and charged with spreading false propaganda vide SD Ref. 64/2/4/2020.

Upon conclusion of investigations by our detectives, Mr. kungu wil ll be prosecuted in courts of law should his case file be sanctioned.

 

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