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    How Women Crippled M7 Aide Moses Byaruhanga



    By Otim Nape

    In his hey days, Moses Byaruhanga was a very powerful political assistant to the President and many took him to be defacto 2nd PPS in Kaguta M7’s palace. He was very powerful, connected and feared in the public service sectors outside state house.

    This was so because he was influential and trusted to both M7 and Mbabazi who were the two most powerful leaders in NRM and government. Mbabazi liked him because he is intelligent and hard working. Moses was in Mbabazi’s inner circle which had other intelligent leaders like Adolf Mwesige, Daudi Migereko, Kiwanuka Kiryowa, KAA lawyers and others. Byaruhanga freely accessed the president because he was in very good terms with powerful PPS Amelia Kyambadde who liked him for being hard working and knowledgeable. He joined M7’s service right from Makerere political science class where his source of income was using the Yashika cameras to take photos.  While he always worked with Mbabazi on M7 missions, when Amama stood for president the haters used this to deceive M7 that Byaruhanga was also in the Mbabazi camp whereas not.

    Moses Byaruhanga campaigning for his friend Peter Sematimba

    Faridah Mayanja with President Museveni at a function recently

    M7 never took these rumors seriously but haters targeting Byaruhanga used that to justify why they would never invite him for sensitive meetings in Entebbe, Kisozi and other places. They would tell M7 we can’t invite that man Byaruhanga because he is for Mbabazi. M7 would keep quiet and when they saw he was still trusting Byaruhanga, they resorted to concocting money scandals to spoil his name. Incidentally some of these false accusers are people Byaruhanga mentored and guided on the workings of State House. Sources say one of the things that helped and saved Moses mostly was his connection to the first lady Janet through marriage. After Amelia left, Miriam Kankunda who now heads the SGR project took over as defacto PPS and filled the vacuum. Kankunda had been very close friend of Moses but turned against him when Moses became too busy and was no longer available to guide and advise her on the very tough administrative office work as defacto PPS. Kankunda started using her proximity to Mzee to accuse Moses of all sorts of things plus those concerning the NAADS equipment procured during the days of Slim Nandy as head NAADs. It turned out some of these were assignments Moses did on Mzee’s instructions and Kankunda didn’t know this. Moses was investigated by a group of ISO operatives put in place by Mzee himself. The ISO men went to all city divisions and discovered that Kankunda’s rumors were not true. It turned out Moses worked very well with the groups of NAADS beneficiaries and used those coordinators to mobilize the high votes M7 got in Kampala in 2011 in Kampala unlike 2016 when he got very few votes and Besigye walloped him like a kid.

    The ISO report showed that the vacuum created by Moses’ disappearance from Kampala mobilization after haters accused him falsely was responsible for Mzee’s decline in Kampala in 2016. The ISO teams spoke to all the leaders Moses was working with in NAADS and it was confirmed he never diverted any money and never used the NAADS network to market Mbabazi as M7 had been told by his female aides who just hated Moses for totally other things with nothing to do with Mbabazi or loyalty to M7. In the end, Kankunda left State House and even reconciled with Moses having realized beef wasn’t good between two old friends. She now works with Standard Gauge Railway project in Nakawa finance controller and very powerful that even Kasingye who is the overall coordinator is under her control. Some haters went to M7 and claimed Moses was using State House money to start his mega milk business which tuned out false. However, the powerful babes in State House continued fighting him. After Kankunda, there came a one Faridah Mayanja whose father used to be the driver to M7 in the bush war. She was put in charge of Kampala mobilization and Moses was pushed in the background because haters had lied M7 he was for Mbabazi. It seems Faridah feared Moses might come back with a bang. She started fighting him and reporting him to Mzee as a bad man each time she got chance to meet Sevo but little did she know Moses’ shoes were too big for pretenders like herself.  In her hands, mobilization in Kampala fell flat and Besigye defeated M7 like never before.   The blame then turned to Jennifer Musisi yet Faridah’s vindictive approach of mobilizing turned away many NRM supporters who were revenging Moses’ mistreatment hence the decline in Mzee’s Kampala votes. In that period Moses got a lot of stress and was recently diagnosed with diabetes which resulted from the stress and false Accusations State House women piled on him.

    New PPS Changes things-But things started changing when Molly Kamukama became PPS and refused to listen to rumors and said she would judge each officer on their own merit as opposed to rumors spread by people motivated by malice and personal vendetta. Moses these days is back with his original powers as Molly ensures he attends all important meetings for Mzee because he has institutional memory of M7’s office having worked with him for over 20 years. He is always the secretary to many M7 meetings in State house especially those related to political mobilization and Togikwatako issues. Apart from Faridah Mayanja, the other babe that fought Moses a man known for his quiet nature was Susan Rubogo from Busoga. The ISO report exonerating Moses on the NAADS cash and the Mbabazi connection was verified by a group of State House operatives headed by Mr. Kiwuwa who is Mzee’s personal secretary on agricultural matters.  Before the malicious babes destroyed Moses, M7 was even considering making him NRM Secretary General after he declined the ministerial post of Microfinance and recommended Haruna Kasolo along with IGP Gen Kale Kayihura. Such unfounded rumor mongering is the reason why M7’s brother Saleh wants total restructuring of workers in State House so that mediocres are eliminated for serious cadres like Moses Byaruhanga and his team can have the space to serve.


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    Namibian Ambassador Kirumira Set To Face Criminal Charges As Police Bosses Floor Him In Multbillion Case…



    Businessman Godfrey Kirumira

    Justice David Matovu the Mukono High Court judge has dismissed with costs an application filed by flamboyant city businessman Godfrey Kirumira who also doubles as the Namibian honorary consul against top police bosses and the Attorney General Kiryowa Kiwanuka.

    Kirumira filed the application arising from the main suit against Liberty ICD Limited who he accused of grabbing his kibanja situated on Kyaggwe Block 113 plot 392 Namanve in Mukono district.

    In his application, Kirumira accused police officer Anatoli Katungwesi, the Kampala East regional police commander; Erasmus Twaruhukwa, the police legal director; Edirisa Kyeyune, the Mukono district police commander; Norah Akide, the Namanve police station commander of disobeying the court order.

    In his affidavit, Kirumira accused the defendants of defying a court order stopping the surveying of the land on which his Kibanja is located.

    He also wanted Ambrose Ocol the State Attorney in the Attorney Generals chambers to be subjected to cross examination for defending the accused persons without their instructions.

    However, Ocol told court that he received instructions to represent the defendants from the Attorney General Kiwanuka.

    He insisted that the defendants allowed the surveying of the land legally which is procedural in their work and they cannot be sued individually.

    He explained that the survey was done with the guidance of Twaruhukwa who was implementing the Court Order issued by Justice David Batema in 2021.

    “Police officers cannot be sued individually because this would set a bad precedent in the country which can lead to police failing in their activities,” Mark Muwonge, another State Attorney, told the court.

    Justice Matovu agreed with the respondent and dismissed the application with costs explaining that it was filed to waste courts time.

    He set 27th November, 2023 as a date when he is going to visit the locus to ascertain the truth of the matter through interacting with neighbours to the contested land.

    He directed Kirumira’s lawyers led by Francis Ssebowa to make sure that their client is present during the ground interaction.

    According to Court documents, Kirumira claims to have bought the kibanja from Yokana Galikwoleka Mukasa who died in 1996.

    However, Liberty ICD lawyers led by Esau Isingoma of K&K Advocates claim that Kirumira acted fraudulently including directing his alleged employee a one Steven Muwongo to put his thumbprint on the sales agreement insisting that the contested agreement was signed in 2017 yet Mukasa died longtime ago.

    Kirumira is also accused of fraudulently paying only Shs1.27m as stamp duty on the contested 85 acres of land yet according to the government chief valuer, he was supposed to pay Shs573m.

    Sources at K&K Advocates intimated to theGrapevine that Kirumira’s action are criminal in nature and he is likely to face criminal charges over undervaluation of the property which is under dispute.

    However Kirumira’s lawyers were allowed to appeal against justice Matovu’s ruling at the Court of Appeal.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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    WAR AT THE MIRUNDIs: Mirundi Junior In Tears After Family Seeks Court Order To Remove Family Name From Him For Sleeping With Old Women For Money…



    Mirundi Junior with socialite Don Zella. Inset is Tamale Mirundi

    Joseph Tamale Mirundi Junior, the controversial son to maverick senior presidential advisor on media Joseph Tamale Mirundi is in tears after his family sought for a Court Order to remove the family from him because of shaming them.

    Mirundi senior revealed that last week, he summoned his family for a meeting at his Zana home along Entebbe road to discuss what to do for his son who is disgracing the family.

    He added that among the family members that attended the meeting included; his soft spoken son John Mirundi, a lawyer practicing with the Parliament of Uganda, Winnie Mirundi, Dr. Tamale Mirundi and all his wives and children.

    He explained that before the final discussion is taken, as a chairperson of the meeting, he gave all the members time to discuss the matter after providing tangible evidence including a recorded audio and video when his son Junior was declaring himself chairperson of young of men who get married to old women for money.

    Mirundi said that his elder sons turned furious when they saw their younger brother Mirundi Junior advising fellow youths in the group to be very carefully when handling old women and to do whatever they tell them to do including; washing their knickers, massaging their private parts, exercises every time and taking man power so as to satisfy them in the bed.

    Mirundi said that in the meeting, there was fear that very soon, Junior might declare himself a homo because they (homos) have money and are ready to give it to anyone who does their will.

    Before a final decision was taken to remove their family name from Juniour, Mirundi senior took the family through the great history of the Mirundi name which they inherited from their grandfather Yowana Mirundi of Rakai district.

    Mirundi said that Yowana Mirundi was a brave man, a fighter who fought in the Second World War and was among the awarded ex-servicemen in Uganda.

    He concluded by fronting a proposal which was passed to remove the Mirundi name from Junior to teach a lesson to other young members of the family to be very careful with his father’s name.

    After the name Mirundi removed from Tamale Junior, he was renamed Tamale Sekima Junior and a resolution was taken directing John Mirundi, the lawyer son to kick off the process of getting a Court declaration removing Mirundi name from all Tamale Junior’s documents including the National Identity Card and academic papers.

    Mirundi noted that in the meeting, he assured Junior’s mother that removing his family name from his son doesn’t mean that he has disowned him.

    He told her that Junior is still his son and he loves him but what the meeting did was in the interest of protecting their family.

    He noted that he has been too patient with his son during his ventures with old women.

    He gave the scenario when he desired to sleep with celebrated singer Sheebah Kalungi, then Don Zella, then Tasha Namale who battered him and others who give him money.


    By Grapevine Reporter


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    NCBA Bank In Spotlight Over Fraudulent Advert With Intent To ‘Deal’ Top Lawyer’s Multi-Million-Shilling Property…



    NCBA MD Mark Anthony (R) and a copy of Tibeingana's letter to the bank

    A city lawyer and property mogul has accused NCBA Uganda of trying to defraud him of value by selling his prime property in Kampala by employing underhand methods

    Deox Tibeingana, also a property developer, accuses NCBA Bank Uganda of trying to sell off his property by maliciously advertising the same.  He says that in doing so, they are trying to actualize a fraud.

    On Monday, September 25, 2023, the bank advertised the lawyer’s property in Mbuya for sale in the Daily Monitor, with a call to the occupants to vacate. He attached a letter from the bank granting him 30 days extension from 16th September 2023 but even before the lapse of the days given, the bank was advertising. This obviously means his efforts are now useless.

    For Tibeingana, it raised a red flag.

    “They put up a notice for ‘occupants’ to vacate property knowing that I voluntarily vacated the property under the false presumption that they (the bank) would respect common sense and sell the property by private treaty,” he says.

    Tibeingana reveals that by going ahead to advertise, NCBA bank was cementing its reputation as a financial institution that thrives on other people’s misfortune.

    Tibeingana, who had a financial obligation with the bank, said he approached the bank, when it was still being headed by Mr. Anthony Ndegwa, with proposals on how he could pay part of the loan to a tune of UGX 1 billion.  However, they were unrelenting and he flew to Nairobi at the bank’s head office where he got positive feedback.

    “In Nairobi, they accepted my proposal to sell off the Estates in Kireka to pay off the principal. However, what followed was the most unprofessional and childish display of personal vendetta from the bank. They said that since I had gone to Nairobi, they would frustrate me and refused to accept an immediate part payment of UGX 670m insisting I must pay UGX 1 billion in one lumpsum,” he says.

    Part of lawyer Tibeingana’s letter to NCBA

    According to Tibeingana, it went on for one year with interest accumulating at 36%. Eventually, after frustrating me, the Managing Director called to say he was going to sell off the property in piece meal and had buyers. They became the brokers for my properties and were negotiating with clients to pay them inducements on the side and sold all the property that way.

    Tibeingana also accuses the then MD of meeting up with his (Tibeingana’s) business rival, a notable loan shark, at a Golf Course Hotel, and devising means to frustrate him.

    “I engaged lawyers (Kyazze & Kyankaka advocates), after I got wind of the MD’s meeting with the loan shark. They put it to him that since I had constructed the apartments and had shown steps to create value and pay the bank, their scheme was bound to fail,” he says.

    He recalls that in 2020, he requested the bank to release to its lawyers the land title for plot 8A Mbuya Road so he could create condominium titles to sell the houses he had constructed and pay the bank.  They refused his request for 6 months while his account ran on penal interest.

    According to Tibeingana, the bank eventually relented but he had to first raise 10% of the agreed sum before he could get the title. After depositing UGX 250M, the title was released and the condos created.  “I was able to pay the bank UGX2.5Billion in 30 days after selling 5 of the 43 condos that were created.  Upon payment of these monies, It was another battle to get my titles released as management was “too busy” to sign all the 38 mortgage releases,” he narrates.

    Tibeingana recalls that on two separate occasions, officials from the bank approached him proposing a gentleman’s agreement to sign sham mortgage documents of UGX 3.88bn and UGX 3.97bn in a period of 3 days to fool BOU auditors. He further narrates that “…I was shocked to later learn that these too had been registered against my properties as legal charges. It was against that fact that I filed a suit to challenge the thuggery of the bank,” he says.

    He reveals that out of the UGX3.5b lent to him by the bank, he has so far paid back more than UGX7.5b, but the bank now claims they are still demanding UGX 1.6bn.

    “We reached an agreement and I vacated the building so that the bank could tour prospective buyers after they declined my offer to participate in disposal of the property. Hardly a week has passed and the bank is keeping with its culture of advertising a property under a mortgage Act, whereas the agreement was a gentleman’s deed to sell under the insolvency act by all players,” he says.


    By Grapevine Reporter


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