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    I Have Lost A Comrade Who Pioneered Nude Protest In Uganda – Stellah Nyanzi Sends Moving Poetic Tribute To Barbra Allimadi…



    Makerere University research fellow Dr. Stella Nyanzi has poetically narrated how fallen Political activist and International Affairs Secretary of the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT), Barbara Allimadi pioneered nude protest among Uganda’s elite.

    Barbara Allimadi was found dead in her house in Kiwatule, Kampala on Monday April 27 night.

    Nyanzi said that Barbra Allimadi fearlessly fought to liberate Uganda and stood with her in crisis

    Below is her Poem:

    Kitalo nnyo ekya Barbara Allimadi!

    (1) The world has lost a brave warrior.

    I have lost a determined comrade who sought me out and stood with me in crisis.

    She was of such singularity of mind.

    She needed no bandwagon to support a cause she believed in.

    Kino kitalo nnyo ekya Barbara Allimadi.

    (2) The feminist collective has lost a courageous Commando.

    I have lost a radically innovative ally who pioneered nude protest among Uganda’s elite.

    She was fearless when fighting patriarchs.

    She found peace in wholeheartedly giving her solidarity to underdogs she identified with.

    Kino kitalo nnyo ekya Barbara Allimadi.

    Stella Nyanzi with Barbra Allimadi

    (3) The liberation struggle in Uganda has lost a committed strategist.

    I have lost an exemplar who never allowed womanhood to exclude her from politics.

    She was at the forefront thinking for freedom.

    She led by example; majestically pushing through the trenches battling our oppressors.

    Kino kitalo nnyo ekya Barbara Allimadi.

    (4) ANT has lost a Minister of International Affairs.

    I have lost a passionate source of inspiration whose resilient tenacity was boundless.

    She never gave up even if it called for resurrection.

    She always picked herself up after a fall, hoisted herself up her horse, and marched on.

    Kino kitalo nnyo ekya Barbara Allimadi.

    (5) Milton has lost an amazing sister.

    I have lost a candle that will no doubt ignite many fires in my daughter’s generation.

    She is indelibly written in my history of the revolution here.

    She is Uganda’s heroine who will henceforth lead us from the world of goddesses.

    Kino kitalo nnyo ekya Barbara Allimadi.

    May Barbara Allimadi rest well! We shall not rest until the freedoms she fought for are attained. Rest, mighty warrior, rest in power


    People Power movement boss Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine, in his tribute to Allimadi said she was a freedom fighter and a true comrade in the struggle for freedom and democracy in Uganda.

    “It with with deep shock and profound grief that I have learnt of the untimely passing of our dear sister in the struggle, Barbara Allimadi. There are many things we shall say about her in the coming days, but in brief, Barbara has been a freedom fighter- a true comrade in the struggle for freedom and democracy in Uganda,” he said.

    He added, “My deepest condolences to her family, especially my comrade brother Milton Allimadi. My deep condolences to Gen. Mugisha Muntu and the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) Party where she served as Secretary for International Affairs. In honoring the family’s request for privacy in this tragic time, we’ll be praying for her soul to rest in perfect peace.”

    Barbra Alimadi during the semi nude protest


    In his tribute, Dr Kizza Besigye, former president for Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) where Allimadi was also once a member described her as “an impactful and a fearless frontline activist.”

    “Barbara has been an impactful and a fearless frontline activist of the ongoing liberation struggle in Uganda. Her sudden (and still inexplicable) demise is as shocking and painful as it’s debilitating. Heartfelt condolences to family and friends,” Dr. Besigye tweeted.


    Barbra Alimadi is one of 17 children born to the late Otema Allimadi, a former Prime Minister of Uganda during the Obote II regime between 1980 and 1985, Allimadi attended Nakasero Primary School before joining Gayaza High School for one year prior to her family’s exile to the United Kingdom following the 1985 coup that ousted Dr Milton Obote. Until her return to Uganda, she worked as a network engineer in the UK. In 2007, she returned for her mother’s funeral, and eventually decided to stay.

    Allimadi became a popular activist in April 2012 when she stormed Police together with other activists in a semi -nude protest against police brutality against fellow activist Ingrid Turinawe whose breasts were squeezed by police officers during her arrest in 2012.


    By Ronald Kisekka



    Commonwealth Lawyers Caution M7 On Dismissal Of Justice Kisakye



    Lawyers under the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) have protested the removal of Justice Esther Kisakye from office.

    In a written statement by the association, the Commonwealth Lawyers have called upon president Museveni to carefully consider the implications of Justice Kisakye’s dismissal.

    The lawyers say that judges should only be subjected to suspension only when they are incapable or if they misbehave.

    “Judges should be subject to suspension or removal only for reasons of incapacity or misbehaviour that clearly renders them unfit to discharge their duties,” part of the statement reads.

    The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) last month recommended the removal of Justice Esther Kisakye from office and have her probed over her misconduct and attack on chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo.

    Justice Kisakye’s troubles began following the 2021 election petition by National Unity Platform president Robert Kyagulanyi in which she gave a dissenting opinion from other judges.

    Justice Kisakye in her ruling said Kyagulanyi had not been given enough time to present his case.





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    Karamoja Iron Sheets Scandal: Speaker Among Returns 500 Iron Sheets



    Speaker of parliament Anita Among has revealed that she has bought 500 iron sheets to compesate those meant for the vulnerable in Karamoja that were misallocated  by the minister of Karamoja affairs Hon. Goretti Kitutu.

    Among told parliament on March 15th that she bought the iron sheets because she does not want to be accused of grabbing iron sheets that were meant for the vulnerable in Karamoja.

    Speaker Anita Among is among the government officials who were cited in the Karamoja iron sheet scandal. Among is reported to have received 500 pieces of iron sheets. However, Among claimed she did not request for the iron sheets but admitted that she saw them in her district Bukedea.

    Other government officials that received the iron sheets include vice president Jessica Alupo, minister Rose Akello, Agnes Nandutu, prime minister Robinah Nabbanja, minister Amos Lugolobi, finance minister Matia Kasaija, Minister Maria Goretti Kitutu, government chief whip Denis Obua among others.

    The Karamoja iron sheet scandal sparked off when family members of minister Goretti Kitutu were found in possession of iron sheets meant for the vulnerable in Karamoja region. Minister Kitutu told the committee on presidential affairs, during the probe, that she was not guided thus misallocating relief items meant for Karamoja.



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    Opposition MPs To Boycott M7 Address



    Members of Parliament from the opposition have announced a boycott of president Museveni’s address slated for Thursday this week.

    Members of the opposition say they will not attend Museveni’s address because his government has failed to address their concerns.

    The legislators say the regime has continued to arrest political opponents, failed to fight corruption, violated rights of members of Parliament and incarcerated innocent citizens without trial.

    President Museveni is expected to address Parliament and the nation at large tomorrow March 16th, 2023 at Kololo ceremonial grounds.

    There is high anticipation of what president Museveni’s address will look like with some legislators hoping that he will address the issue of his ministers involved in the Karamoja iron sheets scandal.

    Forum for Democratic Change’s Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda on Tuesday during plenary protested the change of venue of Thursday’s plenary from Parliament to Kololo.

    Ssemujju said there is no need for legislators to move to Kololo yet Parliament purchased a big tent to host sessions with high attendance.


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