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    M7’S NEW PLAN: Strategic President Tibuhaburwa Calls Out His Ghetto “Partners In Crime” To Help Him Beat Bobi On Jan 14…



    Ahead of the 14th January 2021 election, candidate Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa has employed new tactics to win over the hearts of voters, retain his presidential seat.

    Reading from a note, Museveni spoke to the ghetto people in a language they understand, to narrow the big gap between slums and the statehouse.

    Museveni addressed ghetto youths as his “ba chali” to loosely translate to “partners in crime” or rather “buddies” from the ghetto dialect.

    Gen Museveni has been in power for over 3 decades now, and he knows exactly which tactic to employ at which time. It’s however a very big doubt that such a relationship will be maintained between the president and his ultimate “essential” allies regardless of the poll result. After 14th January, it’s eminent that some allies will become irrelevant more so when Museveni retains his seat, and he will hardly loose it to someone else in the race.

    Within the past four years, The Ugandan president notably started meeting and closely working with local celebrities, mostly musicians and other performing artistes of the same nature. President Yoweri Museveni had worked with such people in his government before, but from the rise of influential Kyadondo East MP and now competitive presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine.

    Ashburg Katto, Balaam Barugahara & Bebe Cool (Some of M7’s allies from the entertainment industry.)

    It’s debatable, but clear enough that Museveni employed people who are like Bobi Wine to counter the ghetto gladiator’s influence. That’s how Buchaman, Fullfigure and Catherine Kusasira became presidential advisors. And that’s why Big Eye thinks he’s so relevant.

    The NRM director of information and publicity, Emmanuel Dombo said that President Museveni’s target it to take even the only people candidate Bobi Wine was having, the young people. He said Bobi Wine is promising heaven to the young people even when he may be delivering hell because he claims they don’t know the history of Uganda.

    “Candidate Museveni is very busy securing the future of Ugandans, and he sends greetings. I saw a candidate being asked about statistics and figures, he was more interested in sloganeering. Unfortunately, states are not run that way,” Hon Dombo commented in reference to Bobi while speaking on a talk show.

    “According to the figures, we are working for a comfortable lead basing on what we have done. What has happened has demonstrated and put NRM apart from the rest,” Hon Dombo added.

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    Security On High Alert After Sunday ADF-Linked Bomb Blast Near Uganda, DR Congo Border



    Uganda security agencies have been put on high alert after a bomb linked to the Allied Democratic Forces – ADF went off yesterday near Uganda, Congo border.

    The incident in the Eastern DRC happened at Pentecostal Church in Lhubirira, an immediate town located 4kms after Mpondwe border point. At least 10 people died on the spot and 47 others suffered injuries.

    “The terror attack shows that terrorism can occur any time and anywhere, and further reminds us all of the terrorist threats that we face as a country. Because of the existing threat environment, our Joint Counter terror task teams from CMI, Crime Intelligence, Counter terrorism, CID in coordination with territorial units, continue to operate with a heightened state of readiness. It is approximately, 425days, since the double terror task at CPS and Kampala Avenue that have led to several investigations, multiple arrests and recovery of an assortment of dangerous weapons. So far, 18 guns have been recovered, 1 PK gun and 116 PK rounds, 1 pistol, 7 IEDs, 21 electronic detoriators, 52 explogel explosives, 2 Axel blades, 2 emulsion explosives, an assortment of bomb making materials, walkie talkies, mobile phones, 185 other types of ammunition, and motorcycles etc. In addition, a total of 57 suspects (terrorists and rebels) have been arrested,” Police Spokesperson who doubles as the Joint Security Spokesman told the media in Kampala on Monday.

    And while those disruptive operations present a positive step in securing the safety of Ugandans, Enanga says that “there is still work to identify ADF cells of agents, collaborators, operatives and sponsors within the country.”

    “Several measures have also been put in place, to avert any hostile infiltrations and attacks at Mpondwe border and all other crossing points. For instance, we have stopped the movement of cargo and passenger boats across Lake Albert, intensified patrols in Bugoma forest and across the borderlines, bolstered security at major installations, markets and parking yards, and intensified intelligence on several targets among others,” he said.

    Enanga, however, asked the public not to be alarmed “by these steps because it is meant for their safety.”

    “We would like to further remind the public that the threats of terrorism are real, especially on soft targets, which are many and sometimes difficult to defend, especially restaurants, markets, shopping centres, public transportation hubs like taxi and bus parks, places of worship and other crowded places etc. as a result, we call upon the public to be extra alert and vigilant, as they go about their activities. Remember, the best defence against any terrorist threats is our collective community effort. Once again, please be alert but not alarmed. And report any suspicious behaviour or activity to the nearest police unit or security agency.”


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    City Babe Who Offered Room For Cousin & Her Boyfriend Arrested For Double Murder



    The police are investigating circumstances under which two young adults died in a fire at Jinja-Nabweru on Thursday evening.

    The deceased have been identified as Patricia, 24, and Kajumba, 27.

    Findings show that the lovers visited Suzan Keitesi, 24; a cousin of Patricia on Thursday morning. Keitesi is a resident in an apartment at Jinja Kawempe Zone A, Jinja Kawempe Ward in Nabweru Division.

    However, the pair were found dead on Thursday evening in a suspicious manner, while Keitesi was rushed to a nearby clinic and later Kawempe hospital for first aid. She was later discharged that day.

    Suspecting foul play, detectives attached to Kawempe Police Station interacted with Keitesi on her hospital bed. Her statement looked uncoordinated. She has been detained as further investigations continue.

    Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says Patricia and her boyfriend are suspected to have been murdered.

    “We have reserved the scene for further examination by officials from National Building Review Board, UMEME, and other stakeholders, to ascertain the exact cause of the fire. 

    Whereas the tenant had a gas cooker, it was in a store and it remained intact,” Owoyesigyire said. “We have however arrested Kaitesi Suzan on allegations of Murder as investigations continue.”



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    Aponye MD Harold Byamugisha Still Missing – Security



    Police are searching for the Managing Director of Aponye Uganda Limited who went missing on Sunday night.

    Harold Byamugisha is said to have left home on Sunday dressed casually, promising his wife that he was to return.

    “The wife says he left home in a yellow shirt and white shorts. She said he called her around 11pm and informed her that he could return home in 20 minutes. He didn’t return,” Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire told the media yesterday.

    Byamugisha’s family has also put up an announcement, promising a Shs5m reward to anyone who can help them find him.

    “He was last seen in Ntinda on Sunday…driving his motor vehicle, a Range Rover, white in colour number UBF 017D. This is to inform the general public that whoever has any idea of his whereabouts, please call us on 0775363017, 07770611435 or report to the nearest police station. A reward of Shs5m is available,” the notice reads in part.

    But while reports emerged Friday morning that he had been found, security sources say Byamugisha is yet to be found.

    “He called us yesterday and said he is okay. But the wife who reported the case hasn’t physically seen him,” a security source said.

    Owoyesigyire says Byamugisha is still missing.

    “To us, he is still missing,” he said. “So, we are still looking for him and he is not safe and sound like he said.”


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