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    KINGDOM ON FIRE! Kabaka Has Avoided Us For 10 Years Yet His BLB Is Selling Our Ancestral Grounds, Why Are You Attacking Us? Clan Heads Fire Back At Mengo…



    The clan heads who met President Museveni (Top), Premier Mayiga during today's Lukiiko (bottom) and Kabaka Mutebi (R)

    Furious Buganda Kingdom clan heads through Mubiru Njuuki the Secretary General of Bazzukulu ba Buganda International have set tough conditions for meeting their boss Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, the Kabaka of Buganda over their dealing with President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

    Last week Yusuf Mbirozankya, the clan head of Fumbe exclusively confirmed to theGrapevine that President Museveni has fulfilled his promise to buy for them two acres of land at Mengo opposite Bulange building, the headquarters of Buganda Kingdom.

    Mbirozanya told theGrapevine that the money which sources in State House claims was about Shs10bn was directly deposited to the landlord’s bank account.

    Highly placed sources in Buganda Kingdom close to the clan heads told theGrapevine that the process of transferring the land title from the names of the landlord who is a retired Bishop of one of the prominent religion in the country, to the names of the Battaka Trust, an association formed by Buganda Kingdom clan heads is ongoing.

    Sources further told theGrapevine that the process to develop the said land is in high gear because President Museveni assured them of his full support in developing the land.

    These source explained that the President told them that this gesture is one of the ways he established will help them to fight poverty so that they can also help their grandchildren (Bazzukkulu).

    Sources allege that the clan heads are set to establish a commercial building on the land which will house their offices on the upper floors and the lower floors will be rented to business people to generate revenue.

    However, on Sunday, Owekitiibwa Dan Muliika, a former Buganda Kingdom premier and also the advisor to Kabaka Mutebi told journalists that Kabaka told him that the section of Buganda Kingdom clan heads who met Museveni did not consult him when they were going to seal the said deal.

    Muliika explained that in Buganda, clan heads don’t have powers to negotiate any deal with the central government without the knowledge of the Kabaka.

    He added that Kabaka Mutebi always assigns the Kingdom premier to lead negotiations on behalf of Buganda.

    Muliika noted that it is wrong for clan heads to meet Museveni and seal deals without the knowledge of Kabaka.

    He added that in the early years when Museveni government had just restored Buganda Kingdom, he tried to compromise the clan heads including himself who is not a clan head with travels abroad but they declined to take the offer.

    They further told him that for them to accept such offers, the Kabaka has to first give them the green light.

    Muliika’s statements were supported by the recommendation made by Buganda parliament (Lukiiko) that sat today which asked the clan heads that before entering any developmental deals, they should first seek advice from Kabaka who is their boss.

    Kingdom Premier (Katikkiro) Charles Peter Mayiga told the Lukiiko that the Kingdom was not aware of any arrangements involving the clan heads with either the President or the central government.

    Mayiga castigated the clan heads who met the president that there is potential harm that could arise from such uncoordinated arrangements which might negatively impact the kingdom causing divisions within Buganda.

    However, Njuuki has told theGrapevine that the clan heads are very disappointed with Kabaka Mutebi who is the chairperson of their council of the Buganda Kingdom clan heads for undermining them by sending his message to them through their grandson Muliika.

    He explains that in Buganda culture, clan heads an independent organ of the Kingdom and are not subjected to Buganda Kingdom parliament.

    He adds that it was wrong for Kabaka to look on as members of the Buganda parliament make demeaning recommendations against them.

    He insists that before the clan heads met their grandson Museveni who is from the Ente (cow) clan, they first sought for audience with Kabaka through their council chairperson Omuttaka Anugustine Kizito Mutumba, the clan head of Kkobe clan who told them that the Kabaka was very busy.

    “Our clan heads were very surprised to see Kabaka meeting event promoter Balaam Bagaruhare at the beach yet he had earlier told them that he did not have time for them knowing very well that they are the foundation of Buganda,” Njuki says.

    A furious Njuki adds, “And they were very happy with president Museveni because he cancelled all the programs he had on the day he met them because he knows their importance in Buganda.”

    He maintains that one of the reasons why they wanted a meeting with the Kabaka was to ask him why his Buganda Land Board refused to allow them to develop the land he gave them.

    It should be remembered that Buganda Land Board (BLB) bosses refused the clan heads to develop land that the Kabaka had given them arguing that they didn’t have documents from Kabaka to confirm ownership, something that surprised them because BLB is supervised directly by the Kabaka.

    When asked why they didn’t go back to Kabaka to ask for the documents, he said that he has avoided them for more than 10 years.

    He maintains that they also wanted the Kabaka to explain to them why Buganda Land Board was selling their clan land and ancestral grounds.

    He gave an example of the Empologoma (Lion) and Engo (Leopard) clans which lost their accenstral ground to Kabaka’s BLB.

    Njuuki says that for years, clan heads have been writing to Kabaka complaining about their mistreatment and humiliation from Charles Peter Mayiga but he kept a deaf ear.

    At one time they even asked the former Buganda Kingdom Minister for Culture, Security and Palace Affairs Owekitiibwa David Kiwalabye Male to add them to the category of people who are supposed to get a monthly salary from Mengo Establishment, but Kiwalabye told them to the facilitation from their grandchildren.

    Njuki now wonders why Mengo is currently attacking them yet they are well aware that Museveni is one of their grandchildren.

    Njuki was supported by Lands State Minister Dr. Sam Mayanja who warned Muliika to stop undermining and humiliating clans heads because has does not have that authority to do so.

    “Before rushing to Ssabattaka, why not first go to his Namungoona clan head and inform him what is going on. Muliika should know that without clan heads, Buganda is nothing” Mayanja said.

    However, Mutumba confirmed to theGrapevine that whatever deal was entered between a section of clan heads and Museveni was done in their personal capacity not on behalf of Buganda clan heads council or Buganda Kingdom.

    He added that in whatever they do, they first get audience with Kabaka Mutebi which was not done.

    He promised that the matter will be resolved amicably internally.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki



    Gloves Off As Prime Minister Nabbanja Declares War On Minister Lumumba Over UN Trip…



    Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja (R) and minister Kasule Lumumba (L)

    Furious Prime Minister who also doubles as the Kakumiro district woman Member of Parliament Robinah Nabbanja Musafiiri has declared a war on Justine Kasule Lumumba the minister of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister over the recent trip to United States of America to attend the United Nations Assembly.

    Nabbanja revealed that she was surprised to see Lumumba attending the Assembly meeting because she was not given permission from her as the leader of government business who is responsible for giving ministers and government officials permission to travel abroad.

    She explained that she kept quiet while in US. However, when they immediately landed at Entebbe, she issued a directive not to refund any money to Lumumba and the people she travelled with because they traveled on their own.

    “She will not bring here her fighting practices she has exhibited where she came from. We don’t even have that slot of the minister for General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister. I directed that she should not receive a refund for the money she used in that trip,” a furious Nabanja told CBS radio.

    She added that she was told that Lumumba was part of the delegation that went with Jessica Alupo the vice president whom Nabbanja said does not have authority to ask because she is her boss.

    She however explained that president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni gave her the green light to travel to the UN Assembly.

    Nabbanja noted that for her to travel to the US to attend the UN Assembly, she first received a special invitation from the UN and report to the president who allowed her to travel.

    She said that while in the US, she meet a number of investors on the sideline of the UN Assembly who picked interest to invest their money in Uganda.

    She added that she also met some of the top leaders of the World Bank who promised her that very soon, they are going to lift the ban they slapped on Uganda because of the Anti-Homosexuality Act passed by the parliament and signed by President Museveni.

    Nabbanja denied allegations that she travelled with a huge delegation including his physical trainer.

    She divulged that she traveled with only five people and among them was his bodyguard, protocol officers and others.

    She threatened to take legal action against the Monitor Publication adding that some papers are used to fight her by publishing malicious stories which put her in bad light before right thinking members of socity.

    “They wrote that I stole Shs9bn which was allocated to teach youths how to drink coffee, yet the money was misused before I was even appointed a prime minister. Enough is enough, I’m going to act against them and you will hear the results,” a furious Nabbanja threatened.

    She explained that her predecessors used to travel abroad with huge delegations but they were never publicised as it was done to her.

    It is on this note that she alleged that her enemies are using the media to put her down but vowed to go down fighting.

    Hamson Obua the government Chief Whip in parliament revealed that during the NRM parliamentary caucus meeting at State House Entebbe, Nabbanja and Alupo were given the opportunity by the president to clear the air over the huge delegation they both traveled with to UN Assembly. They both denied the allegations.

    theGrapevine has established that there has been a silent war between Nabbanja and Lumumba with the Prime Minister accusing Lumumba of disrespecting her and backbiting her.

    Before being appointed a minister, Lumumba, who was the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party Secretary General had a bad working relationship with Dr. Tanga Odoi the party Electoral Commission chairperson.

    theGrapevine made efforts to get a comment from Lumumba over her boss’ allegations against her but her known phone numbers were not going through.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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    Brig. Gen. Ddamulira Advised To Clear Air On Allegation Of Shielding Criminal Gangs To Avoid Ending Up Like Gen. Kayihura…



    Criminal Intelligence boss Brig. Gen. Christopher Ddamulira

    Uganda’s representative to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) James Kakooza has advised the nonsense police’s Director for Criminal Intelligence Brig. Gen. Christopher Ddamulira Sserujogi to come up openly and clear the air on allegation made against him of shielding criminal gangs in Kampala city and Metropolitan areas because he fears a nasty ending like former Inspector General of Police Gen. Edward Kale Kayihura.

    Kakooza revealed that when Gen. Kayihura was at the helm of police leadership, allegations were made against him that he used criminal gangs to solve political questions.

    Kakooza narrated that he severally pleaded with Kayihura that if the allegations are true, he should stop because it was soiling his name.

    He added that Gen. Kayihura’s enemies based on his cooperation with criminal gangs to fabricate criminal allegations against him including pinning him over his involvement in the high level murders in the country.

    He stated that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni based on the said allegation to fire Kayihura from police leadership and ordered for his arrest and prosecution in the court martial.

    “If president Museveni didn’t handle Gen Kayihura’s issues with maturity and experience, he would have ended up being sentenced to death or life imprisonment because the allegations placed on him were very treasonous. So my young brother Brig. Gen. Ddamulira should come out and clear the air on those allegations put against him,” Kakooza stated.

    He added that Brig. Gen. Ddamulira’s statement will not only cleared him but it will also clear the good name of the UPDF institution.

    Kakooza’s advice comes days after Kira Municipality legislator and also the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda accused Brig. Gen. Ddamulira of shielding criminals that beat up FDC delegates and stole their belongings both at Busabala and Katonga where they had gone to attend the Extra-Ordinary Delegates Conference summoned by party national chairperson Wasswa Birigwa.

    The Observer newspaper journalist Baker Batte also accused the criminal gang of stealing his brand new laptop.

    However, while speaking to theGrapevine, Batte confirmed that his latotop was recovered by Katwe police even though they have not yet handed it over to him.

    The ghetto leadership in Kampala city, Mukono, Wakiso districts also issued a statement asking Ssemujju to apologize to Brig. Gen. Ddamulira for tarnishing his name that he is shielding criminal gangs in the city.

    Shafik Kalyango, the coordinator ghetto structures, John Lukuse and Geoffrey Nsamba who were arrested by police for terrorising FDC delegates.

    They confessed that they are members of the ghetto structures which is supervised by State House, Brig. Gen. Ddamulira and officials from the ministry in charge of Kampala Metropolitan whose objective is to turn them into good citizens.

    Kalyango added that they are mobilizing the ghetto youths who have not yet joined their structures to avoid being used by the politicians to fight their battles against their political enemies and among them are those who beat FDC delegates and journalists.

    Ssemujju admitted to having seen Kalyango’s letter on social media even though it he not yet been officially served.

    He appreciated the efforts made by Brig. Gen. Ddamulira to organise youths in the city.

    He added that officially, Brig. Gen. Ddamulira denied having knowledge of the criminals hired by the Najjanankumbi FDC camp of party president Patrick Amuriat Oboi and Nathan Nandala Mafabi the Secretary General.

    Ssemujju however noted that there are elements in security circles who are working with criminal gangs in the city.

    He pleaded with Brig. Gen. Ddamulira to use his office to tame them because they will wreak havoc in the country.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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    DP Fights Deepen As Legal Advisor Declares Mbidde A Bush Lawyer Over Party Court Defeat…



    Lawyer Erias Nalukoola (R) and DP national vice president Fred Mukasa Mbidde (L)

    Furious Democratic Party (DP) legal advisor Erias Nalukoola has declared his party national vice president Fred Mukasa Mbidde a scrubland lawyer who lacks authority to challenge his understanding and interpretation of the laws of the land.

    Nalukoola was responding to Mbidde’s statements where he accused him of causing the party’s defeat in the Civil Division of the High Court by Ben Kiwanuka, who petitioned Court after the party leadership denied him the opportunity to compete for the position of the party Secretary General in the recent party delegates’ conference held in Gulu district.

    Mbidde explained that the party top leadership didn’t give instructions to Nalukoola to represent the party in the said suit insisting that he is responsible for the party defeat.

    He added that even though Nalukoola is the party’s chief legal advisor, it doesn’t mean that he automatically has the right to represent the party in all legal duties since the party has the right to hire a private law firm to represent them after assessing the gravity of the matter and establishing that their in-house legal officer cannot hold it successfully.

    Mbidde revealed that the party leadership including Norbert Mao, the party president general who also doubles as the Constitution and Justice minister in president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s government declared the elections made at the party delegates conference in Gulu illegal.

    He assured party members and supporters that the party leadership is going to study the judgment and establish whether they appeal it or not because most of them are proven lawyers.

    However, in response, Nalukoola blasted Mbidde and warned him to never again compare himself to him when it comes to matters of law and interpretation.

    He challenged him to table solomonic cases he won in courts of law like he has been doing.

    He wondered why Mbidde who studied law at a mature age after studying other inferior courses at Makerere university can compare himself to him who directly from Kawempe muslim Secondary School went to Makerere University school of law and passed with flying colours and followed them up with a successful practice.

    Nalukoola who was hosted at Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s CBS radio talk show revealed that when the judgment was delivered via email, Mbidde was among the DP top leadership members who stormed his office at Masengere building seeking for help to interpret the judgment but he was busy.

    When Nalukoola’s secretary advised him to wait for him because he was very busy, he instead decided to go.

    He explained when Kiwanuka petitioned Court against DP and served as the party legal advisor, he directly discussed the merits of the case with Dr. Gerald Siranda the party Secretary General who was among the witnesses who swore affidavits defending the case and was in the know of whatever was going on.

    He boasted that DP partly succeeded in the judgment even though they were ordered to pay part of the costs Kiwanuka used in the entire case.

    He advised Mbidde and his group who signed an agreement with president Museveni to buy a cock and take it to his father thanking him for producing and educating a bright son who helped their party and the country at large.

    Nalukoola pleaded with Mbidde to concentrate more on the agreement he signed with Museveni instead of advising him on DP issues which are less of his concern.

    By Grapevine Reporter


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