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I Lost All My Senses When Katumba Wamala Punched Me – Zaake Narrates His First Term In Parliament And Why He Is Always Being Tortured…

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Mityana legislator Francis Zaake

Youthful Mityana Municipality legislator Francis Zaake Butebi has narrated the challenges he has faced in his first term in parliament.

Appearing on NTV’s Mwasuze Mutya program, Zaake revealed that when he joined parliament in 2016, he thought that he was going to use parliamentary to fight for the development of his electorate and make sure that all Ugandans receive justice, unfortunately, what he found at parliament was different.

He said that as a charismatic leader, when he entered parliament, he looked for people he could unite with to fight against oppression and his only option was Kampala MP Muhammad Nsereko.

“I thought that my friend Nsereko was going to help me that is why I strongly supported him when he stood for deputy speaker. Both of us were young legislators, that is why I thought that we could team up and fight for our people. At first, he showed me that he was a good man and that we shared similar political interests, unfortunately, I learnt later that he had double interests and I had to leave him,” Zaake said.

Zaake explained that by that time, he was only 24 years and his older counterparts were disrespecting him and looked at him as their grandson that’s why he turned violent sometimes.

Zaake explained that he later gained confidence when Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine joined parliament, the two joined hands to fight for justice for all Ugandans.

He revealed that many NRM members tried to use him since he was young to push their interests and when he refused, they turned violent that’s why they always torture him to death.

“You know those people think that money is everything, they have approached me many times promising me a lot of money. One time they gave me a big deal and promised to give me Shs.2bn and take me to see the President but I refused, that’s why some are very hostile at me,” Zaake explained.

He revealed that many people have tried to compromise him with money but they forget that he grew up in a family that has a lot of money.

He added that when they failed to lure him to their side with money, they planned to weaken him by making his father Ronald Ssembuusi Butebi poor financially because they thought that he was the one facilitating his political programs.

He revealed that the state tried to financially weaken his father by frustrating his financial deals, denying him contracts and other juicy businesses because of him.

He narrated that he has survived several attacks on his life but he will never forget when he survived being killed in Arua fight when Bobi Wine’s driver Yasin Kawuma was shot dead.

“I was at that particular place where our brother was killed from but out of the blue, Bobi Wine told me to leave that place, after a few minutes, we were told that our brother Yasin Kawuma was killed. I’m sure they were targeting us but our ancestral spirits saved us,” Zaake narrated.

Concerning the chaotic incident at parliament during the age limit debate, Zaake boasted that Bobi Wine inspired him to fight back after SFC commandos stormed parliament to arrest them.

He said that the only weapon he had at that time was his beret which he used to fight back until General Katumba Wamala punched him on the head and he lost his senses.

Zaake insisted that Katumba seized the age limit debate chaos as an opportunity to punch him because they had personal misunderstandings before.

Zaake said that he was always on Gen. Katumba Wamala’s neck concerning the bad roads in Mityana Municipality. He however said that even though he was punched, he is very happy that after the fight, many roads have been constructed and they are now friends since the incident.

He also thanked Gen. Katumba Wamala because his punch saved him from SFC commandos who were determined to kill him.

He also praised his dear wife who has always supported him, “She is my everything. One day they tortured me and I failed to fulfill certain marital obligations but she was understanding.”

He told the people of Mityana Municipality that he is coming back to seek re-election in 2021.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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Kasangati Police Boss In Trouble For  Breaking  Businessman’s Leg Over Curfew Directive…

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Bedridden Daniel Muweke and Andrew Angume (inset)

Kasangati Police Division boss in trouble for breaking a civilian’s leg.

Daniel Muweke (31), a businessman in Kasangati accuses Andrew Angume, the commandant of operations at Kasangati police for ordering his officers to beat him and break his leg.

“It was Saturday evening when Angume with his men stormed my working place and started beating me saying that I was violating curfew directives. During the beating, I fell down and Angume rode his police motorcycle on my legs and broke them,” Muweke stated.

He added that when he started screaming, Angume ordered his men to put him on handcuffs and they continued beating him until other people came to his rescue him.

He narrated that when people threatened to fight police, Angume ordered his men to remove handcuffs from his hands and they took off.

Muhammad Saaku father to Muweke

Muweke told us that on Monday morning, he was carried by his relatives to go and open a police file at Kasangati police Station but he was stopped by Angume.

“He gave me Shs200,000 and pleaded with me not to open a police file against him. I took the money but after I was advised to return the money to Angume, I gave it to our area chairperson to return it to him,” Muweke said.

He explained that what he wants is justice, not money. Efforts to speak to Angume were futile since he was not picking our calls.

 

By Robert Semirimo

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Don’t Be Fooled, Kutesa And M7’s Families Are Positioning Themselves For A Bigger Project – Semujju Nganda, NRM’s Dombo Explains Why They Did Not Use Tibuhaburwa Name On M7 Posters…

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L-R: Dombo, President Museveni and Ssemujju

Emmanuel Dombo, The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Director for Information and publicity has disregarded the widely spread perception that his Museveni led party is gradually loosing it’s authoritative ground, having failed to resolve a feud between Museveni’s brother Aine Kaguta alias Sodo and Minister Sam Kutesa’s daughter, Shartsi Musherure.

Sodo and Musherure were nominated as independents to run against each other in the Mawogola North constituency parliamentary race after they failed to agree on who won the party ticket.

Dombo projecting a win for one of the two, said with confidence that whoever will be elected in Sembabule will still be NRM leaning because the opposition could not raise a candidate.

He said, “When you look at the elections that have been conducted so far, the performance of the opposition has been very low. In these areas where we have had our councilors unopposed, who will be their (opposition) polling agents?”

Kira Municipality MP, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, referring to the same incident insinuated that in Sembabule, NRM is projected to win because it is Museveni’s own family matter.

“Kutesa and Museveni’s families don’t need Parliament salary. They are positioning themselves for the future. To them Uganda is their property. The country must begin looking at the transition from Museveni because it is about to happen,” he said.

On why President Museveni’s official campaign portrait was unveiled with his other official name Tibuhaburwa missing, Dombo explained that they started the process at the secretariat minus putting the president’s Tibuhaburwa name.

“It is going to be fixed with time. It is not true that we fix the president’s picture because when he is speaking on TV he is live,” Dombo argued, disregarding MP Ssemujju’s sentiments that President Museveni has to have his face made up to look younger on set. Semujju reiterated that President Museveni is an old man who is literally tired.

Dombo provocatively stated that Semujju like other opposition entities should admit that President Museveni is too hard for them to beat. He added that Semujju’s verbal energy should rather be diverted to the population to decide who’s more powerful.

 

By Baron Kironde

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She Is Mentally Disturbed – Gayaza High School Speaks Out On Female Student Who Was Caught Night Dancing Naked…

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Ms. Kizito Robinah Katongole, the headteacher Gayaza High School has in a public statement clarified on the incident where a girl from the same school was reportedly caught night dancing at the school premises.

“Gayaza High School has learnt and noted with concern the sociall media publications of a video clip and photographs posted yesterday alleging the improper conduct of one of our students,” partly reads the awareness statement.

The letter from Gayaza HS headteacher

The Gayaza High School headteacher strongly repudiated popular reports making rounds on various media platforms that the incident happened at the school’s premises.

She however also acknowledged that the pictures and video evidence of the accused female are indeed those of a figure synonymous with the school, having once studied and left the same school over years ago.

“Gayaza High School would like to clarify that the incident did not happen at the school. We have also established that the pictures show a former student who finished S6 in 2014 and has since her University days suffered mental health challenges,” described the statement by the high school’s headteacher.

She added that the school is stringing together efforts to get in touch with her parents to ensure that she gets the necessary medical attention.

“We deeply sympathize with the family and pray that all efforts to restore her mental health materialises,” she added.

By Baron Kironde

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