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LAND PROBE: Mukula’s Wife Henchman Squeezed Over Grabbing Old Woman’s Land



Badru Bwanika, a city businessman has been grilled by the Commission of inquiry into land matters over assisting Gladys Mukula, a wife to former health Minister Mike Mukula in grabbed land belonging to an old Woman in Makerere.

Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, the chairperson of the Commission told Bwanika that acting in his capacity as Mukula’s henchman, he tormented 76-year-old Rosemary Nabukenya and forced her to vacate her land. Bamugemereire said that Bwanika used his position as Local Council 1 chairperson Makerere Kivulu to intimidate Nabukenya, “Mr. Bwanika, you are good at siding with people who have money. We have evidence that you moved with Miss Mukula because she has money and you intimidated that old woman Nabukenya, why are you harassing poor people?”

Bwanika denied moving with Mukula and said that he only met her when she came to his office with documents that he bought the land where Nabukenya’s old house sits. He said that he advised Mukula to sit down with Nabukenya and see how much money she can compensate her so that she can leave the land which is located on Kyadondo Block 9 plot 360.

Bamugemereire was not convinced with Bwanika’s testimony, she said that Bwanika even went to Court and testified against Nabukenya that she is not the owner of the land without giving her an opportunity for fair hearing has a leader. She pinned him for being a greedy person who is even under investigation by the Commission for uttering forged documents and witnessing of double land transactions in Kivulu village.

Bwanika insisted that the disputed land on Kyadondo Block 9 plot 351-360 doesn’t belong to Nabukenya but she is just a tenant.

He said that he went to Court and testified against Nabukenya in the case where she was battling with a one Bwogi. He told the Commission that he was summoned by the Court because he was the chairperson who signed on an agreement when he was purchasing the piece of land from Kesige.

Bamugemereire tasked Bwanika to prove to the Commission why he is insisting that the disputed land doesn’t belong to Nabukenya. Bwanika state that when Bwogi bought the land, she took her complaints to the area leadership that the land belonged to her. He said that Bwogi presented to him his land title and Nabukenya didn’t have any which proved to him that she was not the owner of the land.

Justice Bamugemereire presented to him all the documents showing that Nabukenya was the bonfide owner of the land. She gave him the micro films from Entebbe survey and mapping department, a document from the registration of land titles showing that in 2011 Mukula’s land title was cancelled and registered in Nabukenya’s names.

Bamugemereire also showed Bwanika documents showing that in 2016, Nabukenya’s land title was fraudulently cancelled and reinstated in Mukula’s names.  Bamugemereire wondered where a leader like Bwanika got the guts to even go to Court and testify over a matter whose history he did not understand.

She blasted him for giving wrong information to Court when he testified against Nabukenya.

Earlier, Bwanika showed the Commission plots which were allegedly grabbed by top city businessmen and powerful government officials from Nabukenya. These include Uganda Insurance Regulatory Authority Boss Kadunabi Lubega, imprisoned city businessman Kato Kajubi, John Katuramu the former Tooro Kingdom Prime Minister, Global Consultants and others.  Justice  Bamugemereire said that the Commission is going to summon all the named persons in this fraudulent land grabbing scheme. She said that the Commission has evidence that in 1970’s, a group of people lead by Dr Emmanuel Lumu the former Health Minister forcefully stole documents concerning this land from Eliyab Nsubuga and evicted him from the land.

Nabukenya testified that her mother Nalongo Nanyonga bought the land from Nsubuga but her documents were stolen by Lumu and other people when she grew old. The Commission is still investigating the matter.


By Jamil Lutakome



Stop Debating MP’s OTT, Concentrate On Where The Money To Finance Next Year’s Budget Is Going To Come From – MP Nambooze



Mukono Municipality legislator Betty Nambooze Bakireke has cautioned Ugandans to stop concentrating on small diversionary matters like MP’s OTT and instead focus on where the money to finance next year’s financial budget is going to come from.

Below is Nambooze’s Facebook post:

When MPs were given iPads, I felt that it wasn’t necessary and hence I don’t use one. The ongoing OTT hullabaloo has nothing to do with Nambooze. I have my own gadgets and I service them…I can’t use Parliamentary iPads that are on one central server and I believe in teaching myself to live- off free things.

But still I am surprised at the way Ugandans behave….as a Country we pick on small matters sentionalise them, become cynical and get diverted from the most important things! And we opposition Politicians are not innocent at all we are guilty of ridding on excitement created by the media and doing so little in guiding public debate.

Now,apart from diverting society what is in 36000/- to a member of Parliament AND what is in 110 million to Uganda? What if every MP pays his/her OTT or what if Parliament picks the bill.I mean what is big about this matter whichever way it goes? Suppose Parliament drops this expenditure as they are likely to do,will that turn the next budget into a prudent and fair economic plan?

The important matter remains leveling a tax on social media use;it’s unfair and a primitive tax. At the moment government would be telling us how much they collected from OTT in it’s first year and how the funds from this new tax we’re utilised.

Two, the 2019/2020 bugdet is being projected at 34,trillions.Ugandans would be interesting themselves in knowing where this money is to come from.

The Health budget is reducing from Shs2.3 trillion to Shs2.2 trillion.

Education is equally in facing a cut from Shs2.7 trillion from shs2.6 trillion.

Ministry of Works has increased its claim from Shs4.7 trillion to Shs5.3 trillion, maintaining their lead in allocations.

Treasury operations, which deals with domestic debt refinancing, still takes a total of Shs9.5 trillion, which must worry everybody.

There is need to drastically restructure government agencies to curb sagging expenditure and relocate funds to sectors that benefit our people. In 2017, government announced merger of its agencies to improve efficiency and end duplication of roles; why isn’t this being inplemented?

On Security, which is classified expenditure, the budget is giving them Shs1.9 trillion while Agriculture is getting only Shs919.8 billion. Uganda is not at war,why put more money in security than Agriculture?

Shouldn’t the debate be about these important matters instead of the diversionary MP’s OTT?


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Govt Spent Over 100 Million To Bring Suzan Magara Killer Home, Pato’s Lawyers Cry Foul – Security Has Denied Us Access To See Our Client



Lawyers representing incarcerated Patrick Kasaija commonly known as Pato, the key suspect in the murder of Suzan Magara have pleaded with security agencies to allow them to access their client.  In an exclusive interview with the Grapevine, counsel Evans Ochenge revealed that they have been denied access to their client.

“We have tried to talk to them through writing and engaged them at the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) headquarters but we were denied access to see him. They are violating the human rights of Pato by denying his right to access his lawyers and doctors,” Ochange revealed.  He further told this website that as lawyers, they are going to continue asking the security organs to grant them access to their clients.

Some of the suspects who have already been convicted to the High Court

Ochange also added that even the family members have not been allowed to see him. Sources from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) have told this website that all the investigations against Pato concerning the murder of Magara are done and very soon he will be paraded at Buganda road court. 

A senior prosecutor explained that Pato will soon be arained in Buganda road court where he will receive his committal papers legally on top of the 8 other suspects who have been already committed to high court.   Pato was extradited from South Africa after he lost the legal battle where he was protesting his extradition back to Uganda to face kidnap and murder related charges. Another Source from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has told this website that the government of Uganda has spent over shs100m on the process of extraditing Pato. He told us that the DPP’s office last spent such huge amounts of money during the Jamil Mukulu extradition from Tazania.

President Museveni himself revealed that he had to talk to his counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa, the president of South Africa about Pato’s criminality. Currently, Pato is detained at SIU security center Kireka and next week, he is expected to appear before Buganda Road Magistrate. Pato is accused with 8 others of Kidnaping and killing Suzan Magara who was the administrator of the family businesses as well as a cashier for Bwendo Dairy Farm in Hoima. The suspects after being paid ransom of shs700m from the family of the diseased, even after the president had at first refused them to pay the ransom went ahead and killed Magara. Magara was murdered and her body was dumped on Entebbe express high way.

By Jamil Lutakome


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PICTURES: Stop Blaming Everybody On The Death Of Our Twins – Minister Kibuule’s Nalongo Pleads With Husband



Kibuule's wife Fortunate addressing mourners as husband looks on

Nnaalongo Fortunate Alindinda Kibuule, the wife to the State Minister for Water Resource, Hon. Ronald Kibuule and mother to his twins, that died in the swimming pool on Monday has pleaded with her husband to stop accusing and blaming everybody over the death of their sons.

“We are passing through a trying moment but I ask my beloved ssalongo to stop blaming and accusing everybody on the death of our twins. Ssalongo, even if it was not the swimming pool, our children might have died from other causes,” Fortunate told mourners during the burial yesterday. The grieved mother was speaking before thousands of mourns at Kapeke, Nama Village Mbalala, Mukono district, who escorted the bodies of Rayden Kato and Raymond Wasswa, who died in the swimming pool on Monday evening, to their final resting place. 

Yesterday, this website reported that Fortunate survived being arrested and detained as a suspect in the death of the twins.  A source revealed that on Monday evening Kibuule, during a secret family meeting ordered. CID Director Grace Akullo to arrest Nalongo and interrogate her because over the death of his children.

Akullo, NRM Chief Whip Ruth Nakabirwa, Pastors Henry Nyanzi and Samuel Lwandasa had to calm the minister down and save Nalongo from being arrested. It should be noted that peace Nakunda a housemaid, Lawrence Kabaya a shamba boy, Scovia Nabubwema also a housemaid and Agripa Kumanya, were later arrested to help in investigating how the twins died in the swimming pool.


During the burial, the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga revealed that her and Kibuule have come a long way that is why she failed to preside over the parliamentary sitting when his good friend is grieved. Kadaga said that she first got in touch with Kibuule before his appointment as the state minister for youth. She said that before the appointment, Kibuule frequented her office begging her to recommend him to become a minister. Kadaga also told mourners that Kibuule can’t take a day without talking to her on phone, and she always picks gifts from him whenever she’s driving past Mbalala to her home district of Kamuli.


President Yoweri Museveni also joined other Ugandans to mourn the death of Kibuule’s kids.  In the statement read by Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi, Museveni said that the death of Kibuule’s twins was unfortunate. He prayed to God to comfort the parents. The burial was attended by several government dignitaries, foreign and local investors and area locals.

By Joseph Luboyera and Jamil Lutakome


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