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MP Muwanga Kivumbi Narrates How Mbabazi Saved Lord Mayor Lukwago From Being Humiliated By M7 Men…

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Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago’s best friend Muwanga Kivumbi has revealed shocking secrets how former Prime Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi saved the rule of law general from being humiliated by President Yoweri Museveni during the days of his impeachment.

The Butambala legislator boasted that he is a good friend to Lukwago and he knows very well that even if he leaks his political secrets, it will not annoy him which he did.

The former National coordinator of the popular resistance against life presidency revealed that during the period when Justice Catherine Bamugemereire led KCCA probe found out that Lukwago abused his office as the head of political wing; he approached some of his good friends to design strategies on how to save the Lord Mayor.

He disclosed that top on the agenda was how to organise a meeting between Lukwago and president Museveni because it was very clear that he was the one fighting him.

Kivumbi said that most of the people recommended that Lukwago meets Museveni.

“After the meeting, my friend Lukwago secretly came to me, you know we have a lot we share with him, and he asked me whether I also support the proposal of him meeting Museveni. I openly told Lukwago not to meet Museveni because if he does, he will be humiliated more,” Kivumbi said.

He boasted that he was very happy that Lukwago agreed with him and refused to meet Museveni, “People in Museveni’s camp who were organizing this meeting were very bitter with his decision; they started removing all privileges like salary, fuel allowances, security and others from him.”

He revealed that he later learnt that when Mbabazi got to know that government wanted to confiscate Lukwago’s car, he intervened and told his people that since they had humiliated Lukwago enough, they should not take his official car because it was going to put government in bad light and expose them as personally fighting the Lord Mayor.

Kivumbi added that Lukwago was very happy that Mbabazi at least saved his official car, the only property he had to show that he was still wielding some power as the Lord Mayor.

He said that Lukwago endured the hardship but he was happy that he still had his official car.

It should be noted that by that time, Lukwago did not have any personal car because police had confiscated his Toyota prado car. When he appeared on NTV’s Mwasuze Mutya with Faridah Nakazibwe, Lukwago said that he is not after wealth but dignity and justice.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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I Swear Upon God It Wasn’t Me: Saleh Distances Himself From Ndeeba Church Demolition Before Kazimba…

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Gen. Salim Saleh, the coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) has distanced himself from the demolition of St Peters Church Ndeeba in Kampala.

There were media reports that had started linking Saleh as the invisible hand funding Dodoviko Mwanje, the man who facilitated the demolition of the church.

While addressing the House of Bishops led by Archbishop Stephen Kazimba at Kawanda Research Institute, Saleh said that he was saddened by allegations that he was behind the extinction of the church.

“I’m (always) here in Kapeeka, I haven’t got time to respond, I’m hearing Saleh you are grabbing land, am I a mad person to grab a church? So for that matter, I want to swear before you the Bishops and Archbishop that in the name of God I’m not involved in that church demolition issues,” Saleh assured the House of Bishops from the Anglican faith on Wednesday.

 

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Tumukunde Officially Kicks Off His Race To State House, Launches Presidential Bid…

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Former Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) senior military officer and presidential aspirant, Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Henry Tumukunde has today officially unveiled his presidential bid at Kololo, as he prepares to face his former boss and bush war comrade, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in the forthcoming 2021 general elections.

Gen. Tumukunde who arrived at his Kololo based offices at 10am was welcomed by his wife and other politicians from different parts of the country also launched his pressure group ‘Kisoboka’, which directly translates to “it’s possible”.  The retired general who will stand on an independent card will now ride his presidential ambitions under the slogan, “A renewed Uganda, It is possible,” and will be identified by the colour orange.

Led by Hon. Beatrice Kiraso, Chairman bodaboda Association of Uganda, Charles Ndugwa, business community led by Frank Gashumba, lawyers, among other dignitaries from all corners of the country were present at the function.

Gen Tumukunde earlier this week revealed that he has in the previous weeks been soaked in activities purposed to build solid structures and systems that will aid his campaign thrive once he embarks on the race to persuade voters.

“I don’t know how quiet I have been but I believe in having networks and sorting out links to people from whom you expect votes. So I don’t know if that is being very quiet,” the soft spoken General argued.

On voluntarily retiring from his position as senior military officer on 3rd/May/2020. The former spy chief right then declared his ambition to preside over Uganda, and vowed to contest and defeat the incumbent President Museveni in the 2021 elections.

 

By Baron Kironde

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I Want To Look At Bobi’s Academic Papers, Someone Born In  1982 Cannot Join Primary One At Two Years Of Age! – Mabirizi Questions EC Over Kyagulanyi Nomination…

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Contentious city lawyer, Male Mabirizi has petitioned the Electoral Commission to avail him with the academic documents of Kyadondo East Member of Parliament (MP) and National Unity Platform (NUP) leader, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine.

On Tuesday, The EC announced that Kyagulanyi was among 8 other candidates picked nomination forms to stand for presidency, taking the total number of applicants to 19, after 10 others collected theirs on Monday.

In a petition dated 10th/August/2020, Mabirizi wrote to the Electoral Commission secretary requesting for certified copies of Kyagulanyi’s nomination academic papers for the Kyadondo East by-election, in which the latter eventually emerged victorious.

The introductory part of the petition read; “I address you in my capacity as a civically active Uganda well aware of your constitutional duty as elaborated under Article 61(1)(d) of the Constitution to organize, conduct and supervise elections and referenda in Uganda and you indeed held a bye-election in Kyadondo East bye-election where Robert Kyagulanyi participated as a candidate and declared winner and now a sitting Member of Parliament.”

The lawyer noted that section 4(3)( C) of the Parliamentary Elections Act ,2005 provides that a person is only qualified to be an MP if that person has completed a minimum formal education of at least Advanced level standard or its equivalent of the Ugandan Education system, a fact he says he wants to prove.

Mabirizi persisted that the EC must have therefore have been availed with his academic documents to prove Kyagulanyi completed the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent before nominating him. Mabirizi now demands to have a look at the NUP leader’s papers.

“The required documents are required to satisfy my doubts that the said Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu possesses the said qualifications given that as per his details via the parliamentary website, he was born in 1982 and sat A- level in 1998. Implying that if the birth year is true, he sat A-level at 16 years, O-level at 13 years PLE at nine years and joined primary one at two years,” Mabirizi insinuated.

The lawyer insisted that his doubts can only be satisfied by looking at the academic documents tendered to the Electoral Commission in 2017 at nomination prior to the Kyadondo East by-election.

Robert Kyagulanyi is currently legally battling allegations of illegally obtaining, taking over and changing the National Unity, Reconciliation and Development Party (NURP) into the National Unity Platform and later assuming it’s presidency.

The provocative lawyer has in the past been notably known to contentiously dare the head of state, the state itself and various state officials to legal battles in the courts of law. And for a traditional Muganda man who has petitioned his cultural leader before, Mabirizi’s latest move is significantly so typical of him. For many however, mostly Kyagulanyi’s fanatics have deemed his action as an attempt to seek relevance to shelter his ambitious political career, on a hint that he could vie for the upcoming 2021 general election.

 

By Baron Kironde

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