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    Jailed over Child Neglect, spends 6 hours in Coolers

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    Celebrated Local Tv Star Henry Kityo a.k.a Henrico Sema on Tuesday morning spent 6 hours in coolers. Henrico was arrested and detained for failing to take care of his one-year daughter who he fathers with Caroline Apecho a student of UMCAT School of Journalism.

    On Tuesday morning, Henrico was detained at Old Kampala Police Station and ordered ordered to pay 1.3M for him to be realeased on. Henrico’s defence was that he is not the father of Caroline’s baby hence he can’t take care of her. Henrico is an Entertainment Presenter at UBC Television and presents a Talent Show Every Saturday at 6pm.

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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…

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    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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    Tearful Mirundi Narrates How He Sat With M7 To Write Apology To Calm Down First Lady Janet Over Mwenda’s Fabricated Recorded Tapes…

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    President Museveni (R) and his adviser Jospeh Tamale Mirundi (L)

    Former State House Spokesperson Joseph Tamale Mirundi broke down in tears while narrating how President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni saved him from the First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni over fabricated recorded tapes.

    Mirundi, the Senior presidential advisor on media revealed that in 2015, when he developed a misunderstanding with State House staff who included; Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema, Lt. Gen. Proscovia Nalweyiso and some members of the first family, he decided to stop reporting to Okello House where his office was.

    Mirundi narrated that while at his home, he received a phone call from State House informing him that the President wanted to see him immediately.

    While he was still preparing himself, military vehicles sealed off his gate under the command of Maj. Gen. Stephen Sabiiti Muzeeyi, the former Deputy Inspector General of Police who told him that the President directed him to take him to State House.

    Sabiiti gave Mirundi time to take a bath and dress up in his good suits and after drove him straight to Entebbe State House.

    He was ordered to enter the room where he found veteran journalist Andrew Mwenda, Lt. Col. Nakalema, Lt. Gen. Nalweyiso and other people.

    Hours passed without each talking to the other until the president entered the room.

    “Mirundi, are you in your normal understanding, I am told you have run mad, and you are always drunk,” Mirundi quoted a furious Museveni.

    While he was still denying the allegations, Mwenda started pinning him.

    Mwenda told the meeting that Mirundi is an abusive person and is placing State House and the President in bad light.

    Mwenda asked the president to grant them permission to play recorded tapes when Mirundi is abusing him, his wife, first family members and other government officials.

    While listening to the recorded tapes, Mirundi narrated that Museveni closed his eyes while listening to Mirundi’s voice abusing him, his wife with strong words including using words like ‘stupid’.

    “When I looked at Museveni and saw him closing his eyes, I saw his face change. I realised that I’m going to be killed or imprisoned for all my entire life,” Mirundi stated.

    He added that when the tapes were done, Museveni asked Mirundi whether the voices on the tape are his, which he accepted but pleaded to the President explaining that the voices on the tapes were fabricated.

    The president again ordered the tapes to be played again and at the end asked Mwenda why the voices of the moderator of the talk shows which Mirundi used to abuse him and wife were not on the tape.

    “The President told me that he used to listen to my programs and moderators guided me. That is why he was asking, why I was alone in the tapes this time.”

    As Mirundi was defending himself, Lt. Gen. Nalweyiso raised his hand and told the president that Mirundi not only abused him but he also abuses religious leaders and cultural leaders like Ronald Muwenda Mutebi the Kabaka of Buganda.

    “I was humiliated to the bone marrow. Museveni told me that; ‘Mirundi you are gone, and squirrels have eaten you, even though you thought that you are a huge snake’,” Mirundi narrated.

    Mirundi recounted that Museveni asked him who he is in State House. Before he answered, he asked him whether he knows how to write and Mirundi responded to him that he knows that’s why he appointed him his press secretary.

    He then told him that he has been fired from his job as senior press secretary but he gave him the opportunity to recommend the person to replace him. That is how he recommended his deputy Linda Nabusaayi.

    Museveni then ordered Mwenda and his group to move out of the room. Museveni then told Mirundi that the First Lady was very bitter with him.

    He immediately got a plain paper and asked him to draw close. He then asked him to write an apology letter to the First Lady in his hand writing.

    “We drafted the apology letter together while he was guiding me on which words to use,” Mirundi said.

    Mirundi added that after agreeing on the final letter, Museveni told him to wait for him so that he takes the apology letter to the First Lady.

    Mirundi related that Museveni spent an hour before coming back with the good news that the First Lady had forgiven him.

    However, the President told him that he had to plead with the First Lady to accept his apology and the condition was that he had to take it for publication in the next day’s New Vision which Mirundi accepted.

    Unfortunately, Robert Kabushenga, the then Chief Executive Officer at the New Vision refused to publish the apology letter.

    He added that the next day, he received a phone call from the president asking him why the apology was not in the papers. Mirundi told the President that Kabushenga had refused to publish it.

    The President comforted him and told him that it was ok he was going to talk to the First Lady.

    However, Mirundi confirmed that he has forgiven Mwenda because he was used to fight wars he did not understanding.

    He however swore never to forgive Lt. Col. Nakalema and Lt. Gen. Nalweyiso insisting that they frustrated his career as a person and his family suffered when he was fired.

     

    By Grapevine Reporter

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    Businessman Sentongo Suffers Setback In Legal Battle To Save His Multibillion Empire: Bank Threats To Auction Buildings Over Shs10bn Debt…

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    Businessman Haruna Sentongo and his Segawa Market building

    City businessman Haruna Sentongo has suffered a setback in the legal battle to save his multimillion empire which is under threat of being auctioned by I&M Bank formerly Orient bank over a Shs10bn debt.

    Justice Harriet Grace Magala of the Commercial Division of the High Court dismissed with cost the application filed by Sentongo seeking a court order staying taxation proceedings against him until the determination of his appeal at the Court of Appeal.

    In his affidavit, Sentongo challenged the proceedings of taxation against him explaining that he challenged the order for payment of costs in his Appeal and he has secured the interim order staying the execution of the orders of the lower court.

    He accused the bank of abusing the court process by filing the bill of costs which will irremediably prejudice to his appeal.

    He pleaded with court to exercise its inherent powers to stay the execution proceedings of the bank’s bill of costs because if it is allowed, it is going to be a  pivotal ground on his appeal and render the appeal nugatory and academic.

    The bank protested the application through the affidavit in reply deposed by Cheguvera Mushemeza, the Legal Officer of the bank, stating that the application for stay of execution is an abuse of court process.

    Mushemeza explained to the court that the court of appeal granted Sentongo a conditional stay but he failed to comply with it. He added that the court of appeal issued an interim injunction against the sale of the mortgaged property and an interim stay of execution of the Decree.

    He explained that the Court partially allowed the application but declined to grant a stay of execution and it is the ground they based on to file and serve their bill of costs in the consolidated suits which was scheduled for taxation on the 7th June 2023.

    He stated that prior to the taxation hearing date, Sentongo was invited for a pre- taxation hearing on the 5th June 2023 but he either declined or failed to attend.

    In her ruling over the matter, Justice Magala explained that her court cannot entertain Sentongo’s application because he is in contempt of the court order issued against him.

    “The applicant therefore came to court with unclean hands. For that reason, the court cannot exercise its judicial discretion in the Applicant’s favor unless he has purged himself of the contempt. In the result, this Application is dismissed with costs to the Respondent,” Justice Magala ruled.

    Sentongo is challenging the decision by the Commercial Division of the High Court which dismissed his case challenging the bank’s action to auction his commercial property known as Segawa Market, on land situated on Kibuga Block 12 Plots 250 and 251, Kisenyi Kampala city over Shs10bn debt.

    Court records indicate that in 2015, Sentongo approached the bank for a financial facility for completion of the commercial blocks for Segawa Market which was to be rented out to tenants to derive rental income.

    Both parties executed a facility letter dated 22nd February, 2016, for a Loan of Shs5bn and it was agreed that the facility would only be serviced through rent collections from the market if the bank funded the development.

    Sentongo claims that the bank breached the facility contract by failing to disburse the agreed sums of monies.

    Court documents show that Sentongo told the Commercial Division of the High Court that the ban would purport to credit his bank account, and synonymously liquidate the loan, paying itself back immediately with the sums credited, and the sums it would repay itself were always reflected as “Loan amounts recovered”.

    The bank on the other hand, according to court documents claimed that between February to October 2016, Sentongo was granted several loan facilities and at his request, they were consolidated into one term loan with a single monthly instalment amortized for a period of five years.

    He however, failed to meet his loan repayment obligations consequent upon which the bank issued him two notices of default.

    The bank further claimed that when they started the process of recovering their sum of Shs10bn, Sentongo decided to institute a lawsuit and was defeated at the High Court. He appealed at the higher court.

     

    By Grapevine Reporters

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