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    Kyanjo Undresses Kadaga, MPs On Age Limit Fracas: Ugandans Should Tighten Their Seat Belts For The Worst




    By Hussein Kyanjo


    Ugandans have just witnessed another example of elite craft against the people’s will.  We have seen all main participants at different stages playing their role. We saw the decoy of a private member and his group.  Then we saw the major party and consequently their chairman plus cabinet. We also watched the army, police and other security organs desecrate Parliament. 

    Keen observers saw both the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Uganda do their part availling un budgeted cash to proponents of the bill. We followed the minority parliamentarians on both sides sustaining a powerful campaign till the end at exactly 11pm on the historic night of 20th December 2017.

    Besides this recent episode, there have been tireless efforts by religious and civil societies as well as The Elders Forum to find a durable solution to the country’s succesion question.

    Before then over the years  there has been a long list of  candidates who also tried to follow the rightful procedures of the law to cause political change  but all in vain. I can remember,  in no particular  order -Dr Semogerere. Mr. Muhammad  Kibirige Mayanja. Mr Francis Bwengye. Hon Aggrey Awori. Haj Sebaggala. Col. Kiiza Besigye. Hon Sebaana Kizito,  Hon. Norbert  Mao. Hon. Beti Kamya Mr. Lubega Mukaaku. Mr. Olara Otunu. Mrs Miria Obote. Hon. Bidandi Ssali. Prof. Baryamureeba. Hon. Amama Mbabazi. Dr Kyalya. Gen Biraro. Pastor Abed Bwanika and Mr. Elton Joseph Mabirizi.

    All the above meant well save for changing positions of some as of now. There are some on the list who were thought to be weak, ridiculed  and considered lacking in ‘substance’ only to discover at the end that even those perceived to be powerful ended up with the same net result as their earlier colleagues.

    When I was a Member of the 8th and 9th Parliament some of us resisted the creation of Districts and constituencies hence the ever swelling numbers of the legislature but we were over powered at all occasions. Some members on my side were tricked to support the idea. Now you all know what the intention was.

    There have been critics of hardline members of parliament who were called all sorts of names and were blamed for using their fists rather than their debating skills.

    position was and still is that these were more relevant and somehow proportionate to the treacherous  tricks of the dictator than some of us who were thought to be smarter at debate.  I argue even now that you can’t  fault Hon Niwagaba,  Hon Sekikubo,  Hon Seggona,  Hon Ogenga Latigo,  Hon Regan Okumu, Hon Winnie Kiiza,  Hon Abdu Katuntu,  Hon Mathias Mpuuga (a typical sample) for being violent and lacking in debate. But where  is the profit of their sober effort?

    They have cited laws and rules, they have attempted court processes but the hard liners scored higher in the end. I dont have words suitable anough to thank them and more so those from NRM who braved the intimidation and tesisted the bribes. You are great!!!

    During this last hot debate on the amendment of the constitution you must have heard voices of seccesion from the North, the East and the Central.  It was only the West which was understandably silent on this issue.

    You wonder how quick time flies; when I raised a similar voice 8 years ago many simply rubbished my cry; reality has vindicated me. In short,  we are faced with a dictator who employs elite conspiracy using both good English and twisted law,  mixed with military dominance and financial bribes to subdue the majority voices.

    It is time to concede that conventional methods have failed and to start listening carefully to voices of other means from people we may erroneously  consider irrelevant.  These are the general public who have been cheated and variously robbed  through a scheme of tricks. They are definitely  going to react and I doubt whether they will be advised on how where and when because they have lost trust in elite leadership and only look at us as hypocritical  self seekers.

    They will not listen to any voice whatever reasonable because they have seen our glaring failure in the face of a military man attempting to create family rule using their resources. Any one who thinks am wrong can continue to try their luck.

    Look at what mainly transpired. The presidential age limit was scrapped, the term limits reinstated and the parliamentary term was expanded to seven years. If all goes according to plan the presidential term will also be expanded accordingly after a referendum. These have never been the desired positions of the masses but were arrived at by self seeking legislaters duped by a greedy leader.

    The argument that 5 years arent enough time is lame because even 7 is equally short. I would have been persuaded if they had proposed 35,  because even after 32 years the president  is not yet done and seems to be just begining work.

    He has started with the constitutional amendment  as was the case in 1995. He has to re-establish cooperatives. He wants to start on the railway system.  He also in high gear to fly a flag carrier (the same Uganda Airlines he destroyed). He has just embarked on distributing coffee and fruit seedlings.  Recently he commissioned sign posts which indicate the construction of an oil pipeline…  so the list is long.  All are new projects which can not be completed in 14 years. After 14 what guarantee does any one have that the sitting parliament will not craft new reasons to lift the terms again?

    Bellow is a conservative sequence of events as they are likely to unfold. Am just thinking allowed you can create your own check list but one fact is that things will never be the same again. To begin with some of the legislators who have secured the seven years will not live to benefit from them as death will continue to  take its toll. This is not to say that some us will not face the same fate.

    We are going to see MPs  facing increased financial demands from voters who have discovered that their purported  representatives actually work for money (selfishly) than the people. Very soon there is going to be a cabinet reshuffle  to reward the new turks as well as offload the misplaced “parasites” currently occupying positions.

    Those who will live hopefully to the next general election are going to experience unprecedented in fighting during party primaries for the presidential flag bearer Ugandans may see Gen Moses Ali, Haji Kirunda, Hon Kajura Hon Sekandi, Hon Sam Kutesa among the candidates.

    On the other hand we may also be suprised by Hon Kibuule, Hon Balyeku, Hon Anite also putting up bids for the big office but i bet all will be intimidated into silence or just heftly bought out.

    The parliamentary flag bearers are going to fight even more with majority ending up joining other parties or running as independents and for the first time we are likely to see drastically reduced numbers of NRM in the 11th parliament if they are not outrightly defeated.

    The regime is going to increase and tighten security around themselves and their cronies. The dictator will act more ruthlessly on suspected opponents and brutally on outright ones. We are going to see more militia training  sessions and so called crime preventers all over Uganda(chaka mchaka).

    We shall also witness enhanced curbs on  civil liberties as well as increased curtailment of press freedom save the current Mutabazi crusade. There is likely to be many Ugandans running into exile in three main categories;  political for fear of repression professional for frustration of poor pay and economic for lack of employment.

    The education system is going to deteriorate further,  as the  health services are substituted by traditional healers and unqualified jua kali medical personnel.

    We are definitely  going to witness accelerated  corruption, nepotism and tribalism in public institutions as the unpopular leader will opt to surround himself with his own trusted tribesmen while at the same time he won’t  have the moral authority to fight these vices.

    As a result,  we must face an inevitable closure of both local and foreign investments because of dwindling profits.  Next will be unbearable inflation and the net effect of this will be a collapsing  economy. Crime is going to be on the rise and with the failure of the traditional police the justice system will be rendered impotent. Lastly we might live to see terrorism gaining currency as a result of frustration and hopelessness.

    If people of faith don’t  pray harder,  we shall end up with destruction  and a break down of Uganda into small tribal states controlled by young millitias in the end.

    Fore warned is fore armed.

    Hon. Hussein Kyanjo is former MP Makindye West and retired Secretary General, JEEMA



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    Namibian Ambassador Kirumira Set To Face Criminal Charges As Police Bosses Floor Him In Multbillion Case…



    Businessman Godfrey Kirumira

    Justice David Matovu the Mukono High Court judge has dismissed with costs an application filed by flamboyant city businessman Godfrey Kirumira who also doubles as the Namibian honorary consul against top police bosses and the Attorney General Kiryowa Kiwanuka.

    Kirumira filed the application arising from the main suit against Liberty ICD Limited who he accused of grabbing his kibanja situated on Kyaggwe Block 113 plot 392 Namanve in Mukono district.

    In his application, Kirumira accused police officer Anatoli Katungwesi, the Kampala East regional police commander; Erasmus Twaruhukwa, the police legal director; Edirisa Kyeyune, the Mukono district police commander; Norah Akide, the Namanve police station commander of disobeying the court order.

    In his affidavit, Kirumira accused the defendants of defying a court order stopping the surveying of the land on which his Kibanja is located.

    He also wanted Ambrose Ocol the State Attorney in the Attorney Generals chambers to be subjected to cross examination for defending the accused persons without their instructions.

    However, Ocol told court that he received instructions to represent the defendants from the Attorney General Kiwanuka.

    He insisted that the defendants allowed the surveying of the land legally which is procedural in their work and they cannot be sued individually.

    He explained that the survey was done with the guidance of Twaruhukwa who was implementing the Court Order issued by Justice David Batema in 2021.

    “Police officers cannot be sued individually because this would set a bad precedent in the country which can lead to police failing in their activities,” Mark Muwonge, another State Attorney, told the court.

    Justice Matovu agreed with the respondent and dismissed the application with costs explaining that it was filed to waste courts time.

    He set 27th November, 2023 as a date when he is going to visit the locus to ascertain the truth of the matter through interacting with neighbours to the contested land.

    He directed Kirumira’s lawyers led by Francis Ssebowa to make sure that their client is present during the ground interaction.

    According to Court documents, Kirumira claims to have bought the kibanja from Yokana Galikwoleka Mukasa who died in 1996.

    However, Liberty ICD lawyers led by Esau Isingoma of K&K Advocates claim that Kirumira acted fraudulently including directing his alleged employee a one Steven Muwongo to put his thumbprint on the sales agreement insisting that the contested agreement was signed in 2017 yet Mukasa died longtime ago.

    Kirumira is also accused of fraudulently paying only Shs1.27m as stamp duty on the contested 85 acres of land yet according to the government chief valuer, he was supposed to pay Shs573m.

    Sources at K&K Advocates intimated to theGrapevine that Kirumira’s action are criminal in nature and he is likely to face criminal charges over undervaluation of the property which is under dispute.

    However Kirumira’s lawyers were allowed to appeal against justice Matovu’s ruling at the Court of Appeal.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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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…



    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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    NCBA Bank In Spotlight Over Fraudulent Advert With Intent To ‘Deal’ Top Lawyer’s Multi-Million-Shilling Property…



    NCBA MD Mark Anthony (R) and a copy of Tibeingana's letter to the bank

    A city lawyer and property mogul has accused NCBA Uganda of trying to defraud him of value by selling his prime property in Kampala by employing underhand methods

    Deox Tibeingana, also a property developer, accuses NCBA Bank Uganda of trying to sell off his property by maliciously advertising the same.  He says that in doing so, they are trying to actualize a fraud.

    On Monday, September 25, 2023, the bank advertised the lawyer’s property in Mbuya for sale in the Daily Monitor, with a call to the occupants to vacate. He attached a letter from the bank granting him 30 days extension from 16th September 2023 but even before the lapse of the days given, the bank was advertising. This obviously means his efforts are now useless.

    For Tibeingana, it raised a red flag.

    “They put up a notice for ‘occupants’ to vacate property knowing that I voluntarily vacated the property under the false presumption that they (the bank) would respect common sense and sell the property by private treaty,” he says.

    Tibeingana reveals that by going ahead to advertise, NCBA bank was cementing its reputation as a financial institution that thrives on other people’s misfortune.

    Tibeingana, who had a financial obligation with the bank, said he approached the bank, when it was still being headed by Mr. Anthony Ndegwa, with proposals on how he could pay part of the loan to a tune of UGX 1 billion.  However, they were unrelenting and he flew to Nairobi at the bank’s head office where he got positive feedback.

    “In Nairobi, they accepted my proposal to sell off the Estates in Kireka to pay off the principal. However, what followed was the most unprofessional and childish display of personal vendetta from the bank. They said that since I had gone to Nairobi, they would frustrate me and refused to accept an immediate part payment of UGX 670m insisting I must pay UGX 1 billion in one lumpsum,” he says.

    Part of lawyer Tibeingana’s letter to NCBA

    According to Tibeingana, it went on for one year with interest accumulating at 36%. Eventually, after frustrating me, the Managing Director called to say he was going to sell off the property in piece meal and had buyers. They became the brokers for my properties and were negotiating with clients to pay them inducements on the side and sold all the property that way.

    Tibeingana also accuses the then MD of meeting up with his (Tibeingana’s) business rival, a notable loan shark, at a Golf Course Hotel, and devising means to frustrate him.

    “I engaged lawyers (Kyazze & Kyankaka advocates), after I got wind of the MD’s meeting with the loan shark. They put it to him that since I had constructed the apartments and had shown steps to create value and pay the bank, their scheme was bound to fail,” he says.

    He recalls that in 2020, he requested the bank to release to its lawyers the land title for plot 8A Mbuya Road so he could create condominium titles to sell the houses he had constructed and pay the bank.  They refused his request for 6 months while his account ran on penal interest.

    According to Tibeingana, the bank eventually relented but he had to first raise 10% of the agreed sum before he could get the title. After depositing UGX 250M, the title was released and the condos created.  “I was able to pay the bank UGX2.5Billion in 30 days after selling 5 of the 43 condos that were created.  Upon payment of these monies, It was another battle to get my titles released as management was “too busy” to sign all the 38 mortgage releases,” he narrates.

    Tibeingana recalls that on two separate occasions, officials from the bank approached him proposing a gentleman’s agreement to sign sham mortgage documents of UGX 3.88bn and UGX 3.97bn in a period of 3 days to fool BOU auditors. He further narrates that “…I was shocked to later learn that these too had been registered against my properties as legal charges. It was against that fact that I filed a suit to challenge the thuggery of the bank,” he says.

    He reveals that out of the UGX3.5b lent to him by the bank, he has so far paid back more than UGX7.5b, but the bank now claims they are still demanding UGX 1.6bn.

    “We reached an agreement and I vacated the building so that the bank could tour prospective buyers after they declined my offer to participate in disposal of the property. Hardly a week has passed and the bank is keeping with its culture of advertising a property under a mortgage Act, whereas the agreement was a gentleman’s deed to sell under the insolvency act by all players,” he says.


    By Grapevine Reporter


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