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    Is M7 Planning To Fire Kayihura Before His Term Ends!

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    By Hadadi Mubiru

     

    On November 10, 2017, the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura began the journey on his new Four-year contract. In a communication to some of his commanders, Kayihura laid down plans through which he intends to transform and clean up the police force.

    “On 10th November 2017 I began serving under the new contract. I take this opportunity to thank H.E the President for his trust and confidence to continue steering the Uganda Police Force. Since November 2005, when I was first appointed to date, the police has undergone incremental quantitative change in terms of both human and non-human development. During the current ‘kisanja’ am quite sure that the police will transform the gradual incremental quantitative changes into qualitative change. We should therefore expect that the changes that have been gradually taking place in police will within this 3 years period lead to fundamental progressive, irreversible transformation,” Kayihura wrote.

    “Since November 2005, when I was first appointed to date, the police has undergone incremental quantitative change in terms of both human and non-human development. During the current kisanja am quite sure that the police will transform the gradual incremental quantitative changes into qualitative change. We should therefore expect that the changes that have been gradually taking place in police will within this 3 years period lead to fundamental progressive, irreversible transformation.”

    Kayihura told his commanders that in this new term, he plans to Build a professional human resource through intensive ideological (political education) and technical training and building crime investigation capacity (training and equipping investigators, crime intelligence officers, forensic officers, K9 capability, counter terrorism and community liaison officers. But our question at the Grapevine is, will his boss (Museveni) allow him to finish the four years he gave him after blasting them for following the wrong ideology and warning the top administration in the force to clean up all the rotten elements in the force?

    IS MUSEVENI USING OTHER SECURITY FORCES TO HELP KAYIHURA CLEAN UP

    In the aftermath of Joan Kagezi, Major Kigundu and Afande Felix Kaweesi murders, the nation was shocked to hear president Museveni castigating Kayihura’s men for doing a shoddy job in the investigations. Museveni said police was still using stone age investigation policy instead of adopting the modern systems.

    A few days later, there was panic at Naguru police headquarters after a team of combined security operators from Internal Security Organisatio (ISO) and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) arrested the IGP’s high ranking officials who were also his right-hand men.

    To many, the trial of these senior officers was seen as a move in the cleaning up exercise which the president had promised and also a hole to Kayihura’s job security. “The trial of Nickson Agasiirwe , Joel Aguma and other high ranked officers also said to be the most trusted confidants of Kayihura in the force by CMI wasn’t a mistake. The president has knowledge of whatever is going on,” a security source told the Grapevine.

    Agasiirwe is a former commander of the special operations unit within the police force while Aguma is the commandant of the Professional Standards Unit (PSU). Their trial has left a number of questions concerning the safety of thei boss. Charles Rwomushana, a former operative at ISO intelligence desk says it’s a matter of days before Kayihura is relinquished of his duties. “This was a slap to Kayihura, Museveni is trying to eliminate him politically and military,” Rwomushana said.

    IS HIS FIGHT WITH OTHER SECURITY FORCES A FIGHT FOR BREAD?

    Some say the trial of Kayihura’s trusted men is a manifestation of the long-standing conflict between security agencies who are fighting for Museveni’s favour. It must be noted that before Kale’s appointment as IGP, each security agency had its own budget. Things changed later on and Kayihura started receiving the all bread and deciding on who takes what. To some analysts, this might have caused another inner war within several security agencies.

    The big man is the Commander in Chief, meaning he is always updated on every operation in the state. The question is, wasn’t he aware of the arrest of Kale’s men? If he wasn’t aware, what move did he take? If he was why would he let that happen to the point men of his NRM cadre boy? Is this enough to prove that the power is slipping off Kayihura’s hands?

    Recently at a function in Kisoro, Kayihura sought to show his loyalty by assuring the big man that he will never forsake him. “I can never forsake you no matter what I will always go through,” Kayihura said. Question is, does his boss share the same sentiments?

    .TUMUKUNDE’S APPOINTMENT

    After Tumukunde fall out with Museveni over amending the presidential term limit bill, he was arrested and Kayihura was at hand to oversee his arrest. This opened up beef between the two. After seven years in detention and on katebe, Tumukunde was released and given a deal of mobilising Museveni’s re-election in 2016.

    Surprisingly after the election, he was appointed Minister for Security, a docket that links directly with the police force headed by Kayihura who witnessed his arrest years back. To critical thinkers and analysts, Museveni was set up a good cop, bad cop strategy to try to trim Kayihura’s powers by trying to put someone to check and monitor him since he well knew the two wouldn’t eat on the same plate.

    Some analysts say the re-invigoration of Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde as the minister for Security, altered the equation in the Kayihura-Museveni relationship. This is evidenced on several security incidences that have been happening in the country say the murder of women in Entebbe, wakiso and other city surbubs where the two (Tumukunde and Kayihura) have been seen colliding in the investigations.

    A lot is happening in the security forces and with Tumukunde following Kayihura’s tail closely on Museveni’s behalf, we pray that the police chief finishes his ‘kisanja’ well though analysts say it is highly unlikely.

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    How Boyfriend, Pressure For Wedding Money Forced MP Nanyondo To Withdraw Her Signature From Censure Motion Against Mpuuga And Company…

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    Bukomansimbi woman legislator Veronica Nanyondo

    Kira Municipality legislator Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda has explained that the actions of Bukomansimbi woman legislator Veronica Nanyondo to withdraw in writing her signature from the censure motion against the four parliamentary commissioners over corruption allegations was showed that legislators don’t read.

    He revealed that the reason why he always overshadows fellow legislators on the floor of parliament and even during media talk shows is because they don’t read but just sign documents, especially when they are told that they will get allowances after signing.

    “How can a member of parliament withdraw her signature claiming that you were misled to sign, now how can you convince your voters that you are not misled to take decisions that affect them!” Ssemujju wondered.

    In her defense, Nanyondo said that the movers of the motion to impeach the commissioners used her signature from the opposition cabinet meeting and put it on the censure motion papers.

    Ssemujju noted that once a legislator appends their signature on a censure paper, he or she cannot withdraw it and Nanyondo is still taken as one of the legislators who signed the censure motion against the legislators.

    However, theGrapevine established that Nanyondo was forced by her boyfriend to withdraw the signature.

    Sources claim that Nyanyondo’s boyfriend, a one Kateregga who was a councilor for Bukomansimbi district, pleaded with Nanyondo to withdraw her signature because Mpuuga is one of their own and it will shame them to betray him.

    He alleges that Nyanyondo and her boyfriend are set to legalize their marriage in church before the end of this year and Mpuuga has already contributed Shs20m to help in the preparations of their wedding.

    Others who contributed include Annet Anita Among the speaker of parliament who contributed Shs10m.

    Sources divulged that Kateregga nowadays spendsmuch of his time in the United States of America because the couple plans on relocating to the US once this political term ends and after they legalize their marriage.

    Sources added that Nanyondo is not going to defend her position in the coming 2026 elections after realizing that the ground no longer favors her.

    Before joining politics, Nanyondo and Kateregga were running a printing business on Nasser Road in Kampala city.

    When Nanyondo contested for the first time as MP to replace her sister Suzan Namaganda, the former wife to former East African Assembly Uganda representative Fred Mukasa Mbidde, Kateregga was in charge of pinning her posters.

    theGrapevine made several phone calls to Nanyondo’s known phone numbers for a comment on the story but they all went unanswered.

    Nanyondo is among the poor performing legislators in Buganda.

    The four commissioners who in trouble are; Mathias Mpuuga the Member of Parliament for Nyendo-Mukungwe, Prossy Mbabazi Akampulira the Rubanda district legislator, Solomon Silwanyi the Bukooli Central legislator and Esther Afayochan of Zombo district woman legislator.

     

    By Hadijjah Namagembe

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    Gen. Bigirwa Deletes NUP From Busoga & Dumps It In Magere; Gen. Museveni Jubilating….

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    The legendary chinua Achebe stated that; “never test the depth of a river with both feet”.

    This is what Bobi Wine did through selective and apoplectic persecution of Bigirwa Moses, the self proclaimed general who of recent denounced the Un reliable National Unity Platform (NUP) and its entire lurch leadership.

    The self styled general has created a very big endless smile on the legendary president and the NRM after completely drowning and eventually killing NUP, burying it at Bobi Wine’s Magere.

    After all, What colorable reason could be assigned to Bigirwa in a party that feels comfortable on settling as the leaders of opposition for monetory gains?

    Recently, the suspicious and rancor Bigirwa launched his pressure group called the Eastern Revolutionary platform (ERP) and installed himself as the supreme leader. This is a very big blow to the already embattled Robert Kyagulanyi’s NUP, whose support in Busoga has been deteriorating day after day.

    Busoga lost trust in NUP because of it’s disrespect to the kingdom. This is after Various NUP herd mentality people abused and ridiculed the cultural institution and the king on several occasions.

    The startled subjects almost wept when the top NUP leadership failed to de-associate it’s self from such individuals.

    Coupled by the alleged support of homosexuality, the vexed people in the Busoga territory can’t bear NUP anymore. The ethnography of Basoga can’t give chance to such un cultured leaders to thrive. They realized President Museveni is the only person who can preserve their culture.

    Bigirwa read between the lines and opted not to assist an unjust administration by disobeying their unjust orders and decrees. To continue paying allegiance to NUP would mean partaking their evil. He chose the NRM’s noble cause of disobedience to evil to secure the future of our beautiful nation.

    Bigirwa has openly taken a bold decision and has castigated NUP’s top leadership for abandoning the struggle due to selfishness and parochial interests. He has demonstrated that it’s not right to think of oneself.

    He has emulated Gen. Museveni’s belief of sacrifice and service above self in a human spirit that will always survive and prevail.

    The alleged signs of parachoalism and chauvinism are barbaric and cannot drive our country anywhere apart from plunging us into turmoil yet we can no longer tolerate any dangers to the forward march of Uganda.

    President Museveni, NRM and Bigirwa wins. In Busoga, to resist radical evil means that you’re cultured. It’s a heroic character. It’s enduring a life that by all standards of the wider society is viewed as a success. The more Kyagulanyi runs to imperialists, the actors of the barbaric homosexuality to help him remove the tactical acumen from the most prestigious seat because of defending our culture, the more love and respect ugandans will accord gen. Museveni.

    Bigirwa has accepted that the dominant culture and NRM’s main pillars of social economic transformation, patriotism, democracy and Pan-Africanism is the way to go. There is no doubt he has opened the eyes of the remaining few people who have been blindly following the enemies of development.

    Compulsive liars are frightening and a great danger to society but the people of Busoga have rejected being compulsive believers. Believing would tantamount into liar’s enablers. NUP is finally buried in Magere and it will be extremely difficult to get any NUP elected leader from Busoga in the 2026 polls. NRM and president Museveni will be overwhelmingly voted.

     

    The writer, George Mubiru, is a researcher, political analyst and Ass. RCC Jinja City.

    Tel. 0754877595

    Email: georgemubiru93@gmail.com

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    Mayor Mulyanyama Takes His Fight Against Bobi Wine’s Brother Nyanzi For NUP Ticket To CBS Radio…

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    Makindye Division Mayor Ali Kasirye Mulyanyama

    Fight within National Unity Platform (NUP) for Kampala City Lord Mayor ticket has deepened as maverick Makindye Division Mayor Ali Kasirye Mulyanyama declared war on Fred Nyanzi Ssentamu, the elder brother to Principal Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine).

    Both Nyanzi and Mulyanyama have declared interest to contest against the current Lord Mayor Ssalongo Erias Lukwago and they are clandestinely mobilizing for internal party support.

    theGrapevine haa established that Mulyanyama has entered a deal with Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s CBS radio to popularise his political ambitions for Lord Mayor seat and he has already started using the platform to fight Nyanzi.

    Last week, he accused Nyanzi of using reckless statements which placed their boss Bobi Wine and their party in bad light.

    Mulyanyama was responding to the statement made by Nyanzi on the misunderstanding between NUP leadership and Masaka region journalists who accused Bobi Wine security of insulting them.

    Nyanzi told CBS radio that the said journalists are making these malicious allegations because they are working for Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba’s group to fight Bobi Wine .

    Nyanzi and other NUP leaders particularly accuse CBS radio’s Masaka city news reporter Tomusange Kayinja of masterminding the drive of attacking and giving false news against Bobi Wine which Mulyanyama rubbished.

    Mulyanyama asserted that CBS is a radio with professional journalists and presenters and they should not be dragged in petty internal party fights.

    He disclosed that he cannot look on as Nyanzi and other people use their positions in the party to fight Kabaka’s radio which has always given many opposition politicians the platform that has helped them win elections against President Museveni’s NRM party.

    It should be noted that there is ongoing bad blood between the Mengo administration led by Premier Charles Peter Mayiga and NUP leadership.

    The bitter verbal exchanges have come from both sides.

    However, insiders at CBS radio told theGrapevine that Mulyanyama wanted to use CBS as his political mobilization weapon to weaken Lukwago.

    Sources said that he is desperate, frustrated and confused after learning that there are ongoing talks spearheaded by Mukono Municipality legislator Betty Nambooze Bakireke for Lukwago to join NUP and one of the conditions involves giving him the Lord Mayor ticket come 2026.

    Recently, Bobi Wine stopped Nyanzi from campaigning for the office of the Lord Mayor and even threatened to take disciplinary action against him.

    Nyanzi accused NUP Secretary General David Lewis Rubongoya of compromising Bobi Wine to humiliate him because he is also interested in the position.

     

    By Hadijjah Namagembe

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