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    Mukono RDC Cited In Land Grabbing



    A top Resident District Commissioner (RDC) in Mukono is in trouble over shielding land grabbers.

    The Kyaggwe area RDC is said to be protecting Ms Jamaawa Nantuume who has continued distinguishing herself as a fearless and daring land dealer in Mukono.

    The Mukono Nassuuti resident’s courage is believed to be deriving from the fact that she has the backing of some powerful people including a veteran army General who is renowned for his crude land grabbing antics.

    Jamaawa recently inadvertently burnt her fingers when she risked grabbing and taking over a prime piece of land located on Mpooma Hill in Mukono belonging to two medical doctors based in Soroti.

    The history to the whole thing is that on 30th May 2008, Jamaawa covenanted to sell 8.89 acres of land to two renowned medical doctors namely Juventile Emuku and his spouse Dr. Elizabeth Emuku of Kyaliwajjala-Namugongo. She received Shs6m per acre for the land, which was a significant sum as of 2008 (which is now 15 years ago).

    The Mukono Nasuuti resident got all the money and wished the buyers well only to turn round after chewing and finishing the money.
    The clear sale agreement, which was witnessed by Moses Bakku on her behalf, indicates that she was to pass on the land and forfeit both her legal and equitable interest in the same. And gratefully, the land was freehold.

    The land is registered as Plot 24 Block 95 Kyaggwe. It’s in Mpooma Parish in Mukono’s Naama Sub County. An impression was created that she was equally representing the interests of her other family members. The purchase price was Shs6m per acre and the final instalment or payment was received by Jamaawa in January 2009.

    When called upon to surrender her passport photos to facilitate the transfer of the titles, Jamaawa hit the roof claiming she had changed her mind and wasn’t prepared to refund even a coin. The matter was escalated to the High Court whose Justice Flavia Senoga Anglin ruled in favor of the two doctors who proceeded to process their tilte which was issued on 26th March 2012.

    Jamaawa didn’t give up. She applied to the High Court again but her application was dismissed as vexatious by Justice Patricia Wasswa Basaza. The two doctors were awarded costs which Jamaawa has never paid up. After the 2014 Basaza decision, a dissatisfied Jamaawa once again ironically returned to High Court whose Justice David Batema in April 2021 dismissed her claim as fraudulent and legally unfounded.

    The two doctors proceeded to enjoy quiet possession while developing what they duly considered to be their land. They put up farming activities and erected livestock houses on the land.

    Recently, they got a shock of their life when their farm manager or caretaker of the land came under attack by kanyamas who were unleashed to frustrate them in favor of Jamaawa. The Kanyamas unleashed violence, demolished the farm structures and also assaulted workers at the farm.

    They also uttered ethnic stuff while questioning why somebody from Teso can own up almost 9 acres of such prime land when indigenous Baganda (mostly outcomes of rural urban migration) are landless.

    The two doctors, who operate one of the best private hospitals in Soroti City, tasked their farm Manager to report the case. This was filed at Mukono Police Division after officers at the Mpooma area Police refused to act claiming they feared being reprimanded by one of the Kyaggwe area RDCs who has continued to distinguish him or herself as a key defender and spokesperson for Jamaawa.

    The said RDC, renowned for crude deal-making and working for the rich in land wrangles, has since gone as far as lobbying Judicial officers in the Mukono area to intervene in favor of Jamaawa who many consider to be a very untruthful and controversial land dealer in the Mukono area.

    There is widespread dismay, which has also since been reported to the big man in State House that the Emukus have repeatedly been asked to part with colossal sums of money ostensibly to facilitate Policemen but they haven’t been helped at all.

    Each time Policemen come on the ground, they just supervise the Kanyamas destroying property and go away in the evening claiming there is nothing they can do because Jamaawa is backed by very powerful people including a notorious land grabber at the rank of General.

    On Thursday 27th April, an indifferent Jamaawa defiantly walked to Mukono
    Police Station and ordered the release of all the kanyamas who had been detained there for maliciously damaging the Emuku’s property on the Mpooma farm. The friendly RDC backed all this up on grounds that there is no way such ‘innocent’ men could continue being caged on the statement or complaint of a mere farm Manager.

    The RDC asserted that it was unfair to keep the Kanyamas in Police cells without the Emukus, who have had to frequently travel from Soroti to follow up this matter almost every week, being present to directly complain to Police.
    As the Emukus made their statements in the presence of their lawyer Davis Ssenkumba, a group of the very menacing kanyamas stormed the unipot where the statements were being recorded from and defiantly declared: “Tetujja kukiriza bateso kubeera na ttaaka mu Buganda.” This roughly means we won’t allow people from Teso to own such prime land in Buganda.

    The above statement isn’t only sectarian and extortionist but its also contrary to the law which allows every citizen of Uganda to purchase and own land in any part of the country. Afande Yona Odot of Mukono Police Station heard all this impunity first hand.

    That same Friday 28th April, an even larger group of kanyamas raided the land in the evening and caused more destruction. A two page brief addressed to the IGG Okoth Ochola shows that the kanyamas, numbering more than 20, carried pangas this time round and even assaulted neighbours demanding to know why they were looking at them as they went about their thing.

    They declared they were here to claim and inherit what belongs to them as Baganda making it clear people from Teso had no business owning land in Buganda. The IGP is equally informed that all this violence has occasioned a lot of emotional stress to the Emukus who want Jamaawa prosecuted and caged in Luzira or Kitalya to atone her alleged wrongful conduct.

    As all this is happening, the Emukus recently petitioned the office of the incorruptible State Minister Sam Mayanja who has since liaised with State House to plot a number of interventions. One of the steps that the government has taken so far, at the prompting of Dr. Sam Mayanja aka Kiggwa Leero, is to prompt the Commissioner Land Registration Baker Mugaino to put a caveat on the land.

    This is all aimed at defeating the schemes of the rampaging Jamaawa who recently took surveyors to survey the land afresh in preparation for upcoming transactions.

    Gratefully, as he prepares to go visit the locus land in dispute on 8th June, Mayanja has (closely working with Presidency Minister Milly Babalanda) directed the Mukono District Security Committee (some of whose members have openly been defending Jamaawa) to prepare to ensure that none of the ongoing savagery land grabbing efforts succeeds.

    There are also separate efforts by the Legal Department of State House to inquire into the same land dispute over which some employees in the RDC’s office could lose their jobs or at minimum get transferred to new stations.

    As he prepares for his 8th June locus visit, Dr. Mayanja has also signalled Gen Henry Isoke who heads the State House Anti-Corruption Unit to begin inquiring into circumstances under which some members of the District Security Committee have been aiding Jamaawa’s mischievous activities on Dr. Emuku’s Mpooma land.


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    Buganda Caucus MPs Blocked From Visiting Kabaka Mutebi In Namibia As Mayiga Summons Clan Heads Over M7 Deals, King Visit…



    Buganda Kingdom King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi (L) in Namibia

    The management of Okonguarri Psychotherapeutic Center in Namibia has blocked three Members of Parliament from accessing the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi.

    Buganda Premier Charles Peter Mayiga confirmed that Kabaka Mutebi is in Namibia resting following the advice of his doctor in Europe.

    However, there are ongoing allegation that Kabaka is in the said medical facility receiving medication not resting.

    Based on the ongoing contradiction, legislators who are members of the Buganda caucus in parliament secretly decided to travel to Namibia to confirm the development.

    theGrapevine has exclusively established that the three male legislators are members of the National Unity Platform and they sneaked into Namibia without the knowledge of the Ugandan embassy in Namibia or their chairperson Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi.

    When contacted, one of the legislators confirmed the development but pleaded with theGrapevine not to reveal his identity because it was going to create a war with Buganda Kingdom leadership.

    “It is true we were blocked from accessing the Kabaka and we are the ones who advised the Buganda Kingdom clan heads who also plan on visitinf the Kabaka to first seek permission from Mayiga, Prince David Kintu Wasajja or Agness Nabalogo because they are the ones to give permission to any person who wants to access Kabaka,” a soft spoken legislator from greater Masaka said.

    He added that they tried to reach out to Prince Joseph Ndawula, the Ugandan ambassador to Namibia but he also didn’t help them, so they decided to return back to Uganda.

    The development comes at a time when Mayiga has just issued summons to the executive members of Buganda Kingdom clan heads council.

    According to highly placed sources in the clan council, the meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday next week at Bulange building the headquarters of Buganda Kingdom.

    Even though Mayiga didn’t give the reasons why he has summoned the clan council leadership, sources claim that top on the agenda is their planned visit to Namibia to visit Kabaka and last week’s State House meeting with president Museveni.

    “When we passed a resolution in our meeting to go to Namibia to visit Kabaka, our council speaker (omutaka Austine Kizito Mutumba) pleaded with us to reverse the resolution explaining that it was going to place him in bad light before Mayiga and it is going to deepen the misunderstanding between him and his administration, but we rubbished his prayers,” a clan head said.

    He boasted that at this time, Mayiga has nothing to do because President Museveni has given them the green light and promised to coordinate the visit.

    He revealed that there are only two people who haven’t yet finalized their travel documents because they did not have passports.

    “By Thursday morning, we will be on the plane going to check on our beloved chairperson (Kabaka). Who is Mayiga to stop us from visiting Kabaka, even the president told us that he doesn’t like him and his ministers, and in Buganda kingdom, he only recognizes Kabaka, us the abataka and even informed the Nnabagereka when he met her recently,” a clan head said.

    It is not clear what mechanism Mayiga and Mutumba are going to deploy to stop clan heads from visiting Kabaka because they have been trying to frustrate them from meeting President Museveni but they overrun them.

    In the last Buganda Kingdom parliamentary session, Mayiga declined to allow the prayer made by one of the representative Professor Badru Katerega who wanted the Kingdom administration to guide those with money so that they can be allowed to go and visit Kabaka.

    Mutumba told theGrapevine that he is just a speaker of the council of Buganda Kingdom clan heads and has no power to stop them from doing whatever they think is good for their clans and Buganda Kingdom at large.

    He confirmed that he was not informed of last week’s State House meeting and he was very happy with the results of the meeting because the President agreed to help the kingdom clan heads to fight poverty among themselves and their grandchildren.

    President Museveni also promised to deploy UPDF engineering experts to help in the building of a commercial building on the land he bought for them in 2023 which is situated opposite the Bulange building.

    The president also promised to deposit Shs200m in the bataka Mutindo SACCO which they can use to fight poverty.

    However, when clan heads visited Museveni in 2023, Mayiga declared that he will not accept any person to mislead any member of the Kingdom organs with the aim of dividing Kabaka’s subjects.

    A resolution was passed in Buganda Kingdom parliament condemning the clan heads’ visit to Museveni and they were advised to apologize which they declined to do arguing that Mayiga and the Kingdom parliament don’t have such powers.

    The Clan heads insist that they are an independent organ in Buganda kingdom culture and they are the ones responsible for electing the Kabaka, thus they cannot be forced by Mayiga and his people to apologize.

    A committee chaired by Kingdom lands minister and also city commercial lawyer David Kisitu Mpanga was established by Mayiga to mediate talks between him with clan heads.

    However Isreal Kitooke Kazibwe the Kingdom spokesperson and also the minister in charge of mobilization rubbished the narrative of clan heads being independent explaining that all leadership in Buganda Kingdom are under Kabaka Mutebi and there is not independence.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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    How Boyfriend, Pressure For Wedding Money Forced MP Nanyondo To Withdraw Her Signature From Censure Motion Against Mpuuga And Company…



    Bukomansimbi woman legislator Veronica Nanyondo

    Kira Municipality legislator Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda has explained that the actions of Bukomansimbi woman legislator Veronica Nanyondo to withdraw in writing her signature from the censure motion against the four parliamentary commissioners over corruption allegations was showed that legislators don’t read.

    He revealed that the reason why he always overshadows fellow legislators on the floor of parliament and even during media talk shows is because they don’t read but just sign documents, especially when they are told that they will get allowances after signing.

    “How can a member of parliament withdraw her signature claiming that you were misled to sign, now how can you convince your voters that you are not misled to take decisions that affect them!” Ssemujju wondered.

    In her defense, Nanyondo said that the movers of the motion to impeach the commissioners used her signature from the opposition cabinet meeting and put it on the censure motion papers.

    Ssemujju noted that once a legislator appends their signature on a censure paper, he or she cannot withdraw it and Nanyondo is still taken as one of the legislators who signed the censure motion against the legislators.

    However, theGrapevine established that Nanyondo was forced by her boyfriend to withdraw the signature.

    Sources claim that Nyanyondo’s boyfriend, a one Kateregga who was a councilor for Bukomansimbi district, pleaded with Nanyondo to withdraw her signature because Mpuuga is one of their own and it will shame them to betray him.

    He alleges that Nyanyondo and her boyfriend are set to legalize their marriage in church before the end of this year and Mpuuga has already contributed Shs20m to help in the preparations of their wedding.

    Others who contributed include Annet Anita Among the speaker of parliament who contributed Shs10m.

    Sources divulged that Kateregga nowadays spendsmuch of his time in the United States of America because the couple plans on relocating to the US once this political term ends and after they legalize their marriage.

    Sources added that Nanyondo is not going to defend her position in the coming 2026 elections after realizing that the ground no longer favors her.

    Before joining politics, Nanyondo and Kateregga were running a printing business on Nasser Road in Kampala city.

    When Nanyondo contested for the first time as MP to replace her sister Suzan Namaganda, the former wife to former East African Assembly Uganda representative Fred Mukasa Mbidde, Kateregga was in charge of pinning her posters.

    theGrapevine made several phone calls to Nanyondo’s known phone numbers for a comment on the story but they all went unanswered.

    Nanyondo is among the poor performing legislators in Buganda.

    The four commissioners who in trouble are; Mathias Mpuuga the Member of Parliament for Nyendo-Mukungwe, Prossy Mbabazi Akampulira the Rubanda district legislator, Solomon Silwanyi the Bukooli Central legislator and Esther Afayochan of Zombo district woman legislator.


    By Hadijjah Namagembe


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    Stanbic Bank In Trouble, Client Petitions Court After She Was Defrauded Of Shs68m Via Flexi Pay…



    Stanbic Bank CEO Anne Jjuuko whose bank is under fire

    Nakku Joweria a resident of Kyebando has sued Stanbic Bank Uganda limited for failing in its duty of protecting her saving account leading to defrauding her of shillings 68 million which was withdrawn from her account in a period of 24 hours through Flexi pay an application she had never registered for.

    In a court case filed before the Commercial division of the High Court of Uganda and coming up for directions in the registrar Christa Namutebi’s chambers, on the 24th June, 2024 at 9:40am, Nakku Joweria through his lawyers of Kimanje Nsibambi Advocates contends that between 7th and 8th February, 2023, there was unauthorized withdrawal of 68 million shillings from her savings account No. 903000026244 via the Flexi Pay Banking, a platform of Stanbic Bank and a total of 28 unauthorized transactions were conducted by fraudsters who fraudulently accessed her account undetected by the bank.

    She questions how a savings account which had a transaction limit was significantly exceeded during the unauthorized and undetected fraudulent transactions which led to her losing her’ money.

    “Our client has been a loyal client of Stanbic bank since 2001 way before the implementation of the FlexiPay system and at no point did she sign up for or activate the flexi pay on her savings account. The 28 unauthorized withdrawals from our clients account using four unknown Airtel lines raises serious questions and/ or lapses on the part of the bank for which we hold the bank specifically liable for the loss since it was in a better position to detect and prevent this fraud had it exercised reasonable care to detect these suspicious 28 unauthorized transactions that took place within 24 hours on a savings account that was rarely operated by our client,” reads the documents in parts.

    She also questions the effectiveness of the bank’s authentication protocols with their flexi pay system, effectiveness of the transaction monitoring to the extent of allowing 28 unauthorized transactions within 24 hours using four unknown Airtel lines and significantly exceeding the account limit.

    Nakku wants court to direct Stanbic Bank to reimburse 68 million to her account that was fraudulently withdrawn and pay her the costs and damages.

    On 6th February 2023, Nakku Joweria lost her phones to the robbers on her way to work at around 9pm. She reported the incident to police at 9am and to the telecom companies on the 7th February 2023.

    However, the telecom companies MTN and Airtel couldn’t process the new simcards because she had misplaced her original National Identity card.

    The robbers used her MTN number to open up a wallet on the Flexi pay which number had four other Airtel numbers that don’t belong to her which they used to make 28 unauthorized withdraws of 68 million shillings from her Stanbic bank saving account on the 7th and 8th February in a space of only 24 hours.

    When she went to withdraw some money from her account on the 6th, March 2023 that’s when she realized that her money was fraudulently withdrawn from her account.

    She wrote to the bank manager complaining about the matter and the bank promised to do thorough investigations to reveal how the money was withdrawn by the fraudsters.

    Through her lawyers of Kimanje Nsibambi Advocates, she wrote a demand notice to Stanbic Bank manager to reimburse her money since it was their weakness and fault for failure to efficiently protect her account.

    The bank through Twine Arnold, the senior legal advisor, Risk and Dispute Management wrote back with an out of court settlement request.

    However, the bank had proposed to reimburse only 34 million out of the 68 million on the premise that the settlement shall not be taken as admission of liability by any of the parties, a proposal she rejected and instead thought for legal redress in the commercial court.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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