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    Jakana Died Fighting For Shs.70m – Mirundi Warns Nadduli On Accepting His Other Children To Work In M7’s Gov’t…

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    The late Jakana Nadduli

    The late Sulaiman Jakana Nadduli, the son to former minister Al-Hajji Abdul Nadduli died fighting for his Shs.70m.

    Jakana died on Monday night and was buried at his ancestral home in Nakaseke district.

    However, veteran journalist and senior presidential advisor on media Joseph Tamale Mirundi has revealed that he died fighting for Shs70m.

    He explained that Jakana had made a brand which attracted a number of people in the diaspora who started contributing money for his research and work.

    “I know that boy was being used to abuse president Museveni. That’s why I was wanted to meet him and warn him on those people who are paying him. He was also being given a lot of money by those people in the diaspora who are always happy whenever they see someone abusing Museveni,”’ Mirundi said.

    Early this month, there was a fight between Nadduli and for ABS TV presenter and bodaboda rider Peter Kankaka who bitterly fell out with Jakana over millions of shillings which Jakana claims Kankaka received on his behalf from people in the diaspora.

    In one of the videos seen by theGrapevine, Jakana claimed that the money was supposed to help him receive good medical treatment after he was kidnapped and allegedly tortured.

    Kankaka first denied the allegation but later apologized to Jakana and the two made peace.

    Mirundi revealed that when he realised that Jakana had went overboard in abusing Museveni and his family, he approached Kankaka who used to host him on his Youtube Channel and edit his videos.

    “You know Museveni has a family and supporters, for him it can be ok to criticise him through abusing him but there are those who cannot tolerate such and can kill you,” Mirundi said.

    He further pleaded with Nadduli’s family not to accept Museveni’s job once he offers it to them because it was a deliberate move to frustrate their family.

    He blasted president Museveni for firing Nadduli from the ministerial office and refusing to help him to retain his Central Executive Committee slot as National Vice Chairperson Buganda which pushed his family into financial problems.

    He added that Nadduli for a long time has been there for Museveni but he has been frustrated like they did to him (Mirundi) when they fired him from the office of the presidential press secretary.

    Mirundi divulged, “When I was fired, villagers started torturing my mother psychologically by moving around the village with that Bukedde newspapers telling their friends that the hot news from Kampala was that Museveni had summoned his mother to be there when doctors were examining his mental status.”

    “She was knocked by a vehicle intentionally because of me supporting Museveni. My mother always castigates me that she lost her legs because of me supporting Museveni.”

    He added that the reason why Museveni wants to meet Nadduli’s family is to comfort him and allow him to choose one of his children for a juicy job in his government.

    Mirundi advised Nadduli not to accept the offer but be satisfied with the life he is living.

    He commended the angry mourners who thumped NRM supporters, Majembere Kamuntu whom he accused of provoking them.

    Mirundi warned that let it be a lesson to other NRM supporters in government.

    Nadduli told the Grapevine that he talked to president Museveni who promised to meet him very soon.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Why M7 Appointed Trusted Brother Gen. Saleh To Command Fight Against Gunmen Attacks On Security Forces …

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    President Museveni and his brother Gen. Salim Saleh

    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the Commander in Chief has assigned his young trusted brother and special senior presidential advisor Gen. Salim Saleh to supervise the fight against gunmen who are attacking security installations and forces.

    Credible security sources have intimated to theGrapevine that Museveni was briefed by his confidant intelligence team that security agencies have failed to defeat the armed men who attack police posts and military barracks.

    Internal Affairs State Minister Gen. David Muhoozi briefed parliament that 22 suspects including UPDF soldiers and two police officers were charged before the court martial on offences related to the recent attacks on police stations and military barracks. The minister said that within a period of 12 months, 13 attacks have been reported, 15 guns were stolen and 6 of these have not yet been recovered.

    “According to available intelligence, the motives for these actions are acquisition of arms for subversive activities, as well as for other criminal ends other than subversion,” the minister said.

    However, the minister explained that some of the attacks were as a result of laxity in the security forces and sources have said that it is this laxity that has forced President Museveni to bring back Gen. Saleh after establishing that his security forces were carrying out uncoordinated operations against the said gunmen.

    Sources added that the big man was very bitter with some security bosses for giving uncoordinated statements, he gave an example of the statement issued by police identifying the gunmen as rebels which the army rubbished and insisted that the attackers are criminal gangs.

    Sources said that Museveni directed all security bosses that before an operation is carried out, Gen. Saleh has to be informed and if it is an emergency, he has to be briefed not beyond five hours after the operation.

    “You know these gangs have started using tactics which President Museveni’s NRA rebels used especially when they started attacking security installation with the aim of stealing guns, didn’t you hear that the attackers at Gaddafi barracks in Jinja first strangled the UPDF soldier before firing bullets on his dead body?” a source said.

    He added that Museveni wants Gen. Saleh to use the same tactics they have previously used to fight gunmen.

    Another source said that there is a sharp division within security agencies and the president wants Gen. Saleh to fix it and save the situation.

    Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the special presidential senior advisor on operation, has been the supervisor of all the operations in the country.

     

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    Has Bobi Wine Finally Made Up His Mind To Replace Mpuuga With Zaake? Battle For LOP Position Rages On, NUP Speaks out…

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    L-R: Mityana municipality MP Zaake, LOP Mpuuga and NUP boss Bobi Wine

    David Lewis Rubongoya, the National Unity Platform (NUP) Secretary General has rubbished allegations that his party president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has written to Annet Anita Among, the Speaker of Parliament, appointing Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament (MP) Francis Zaake as the Leader of Opposition in Parliament replacing Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba.

    Rubongoya said that the aim of people who are circulating allegations that Bobi Wine has fired Mpuuga is to disorganise opposition legislators and NUP members at large which they cannot accept as NUP leadership.

    The allegation come at a time when Bobi Wine has just blasted some of his party MPs and opposition at large for not supporting Zaake when he was protesting on the floor of parliament over the kidnapping of opposition supporters especially in Buganda.

    Thomas Tayebwa, the deputy speaker of parliament early this week sent Zaake to the parliament’s disciplinary committee for violating his orders when he insisted on commenting on the ongoing kidnaps in the country even after advising him on the right procedure to follow.

    However, Bobi Wine claims that it was wrong for Tayebwa to frustrate Zaake and praised Makindye West legislator Derrick Nyeko, Kasanda South’s Frank Kabuye, Nakaseke Central’s Allan Mayanja and Kilak South’s Gilbert Olanyah who stood with Zaake when he was protesting.

    Sources inside NUP revealed that Bobi Wine is very determined to drop all the opposition leadership in parliament because they are not respecting his orders and are in bed with the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party which he says is betrayal.

    Sources added that apart from Zaake, other people who are being vetted to replace Mpuuga include Busiro East’s Medard Lubega Ssegona and Kasanda North’s Patrick Oshabe Nsamba.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Buganda Premier Mayiga In Panic Over City Businessman Who Wants To Finish Him…

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    Buganda premier Charles Peter Mayiga

    Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango has revealed that detectives from Old Kampala police station have kicked off investigation against a controversial city businessman for inciting Kisekka market youths against Buganda Premier Charles Peter Mayiga.

    In an exclusive interview with theGrapevine, Onyango said that on Monday morning, Old Kampala police received information about angry Buganda youths who were threatening to cause insecurity at Bulange building which houses Buganda Kingdom headquarters.

    Onyango said that his police quickly saved the situation and arrested some of the youths who led the attack.

    He explained that preliminary investigation show that there might be a big man behind the goons who were hired from Kisekka market to bring tension and panic at Bulange building and against the person of Mayiga.

    “They are going to be charged with the offences of criminal trespass and inciting violence. However, investigations are ongoing and we might charge them with other offences because we are still looking for that person who is behind them,” Onyango said.

    Detectives at Old Kampala police told theGrapevine that they suspect that there is a top city tycoon who facilitated these youths to attack Buganda Kingdom.

    He added that they might be the ones who forged the signature of the Buganda Kingdom King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi that was put on the letter suspending all works at all Kingdom institutions including clans headquarters, his palaces and at the Kingdom headquarters.

    In the forged letter, there were instructions directing UPDF and Uganda Police with immediate effect to stop providing security at the said Kingdom headquarters.

    Detectives added that the youths identified themselves as Kabaka Munyango and are the ones who normally escort Kabaka Mutebi when he is travelling internally.

    It is alleged the suspects wanted to stage a deadly protest against Kabaka as a way of provoking his security to fire bullets at them which would have resulted in bloodshed.

    The suspects were found with machetes and placards with writings pleading to Kabaka Mutebi to fire Mayiga over incompetence and corruption.

    Buganda Kingdom disowned the said letter insisting that it was not signed by Kabaka.

    However, sources within Mengo revealed that the letter was authored within Bulange by Mayiga’s enemies.

    Efforts to get a comment from Buganda Kingdom were futile as Noor Kiyimba, the Kingdom’s information and cabinet minister was not picking our calls by press time.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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