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    Museveni Created The Tower That’s Going To Destroy His House – Veteran Journalist Kalyegira Warning On Gen. Muhoozi….

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    L-R: First Son Gen. Muhoozi, journalist Kalyegira and President Museveni

    Timothy Kalyegira, a veteran Journalist cum Researcher and political analyst has warned that a crisis is approaching and Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba might bring about the fall of his father’s government.

    Kalyegira tweeted, “History abounds with irony and there’s one irony waiting in Uganda’s wings. That irony is that the person who finally brings about the Museveni government’s fall will be his own son. Museveni created the tower that’s going to fall onto and destroy his house.

    “In his KTN interview, President Museveni told his son Gen. Kainerugaba to stop tweeting about political matters. The next day Kainerugaba said, “NO ONE” (his emphasis) can stop him from tweeting, and he’s tweeting even more openly political than before.”

    Kalyegira further disclosed that the crisis between Muhoozi and his father was evidenced when he called for the sacking of the people who are in charge of his father’s social media accounts for posting classified information.

    This was after President Museveni tweeted that on Friday 4/11/2022, with the permission of the DRC Government, the Uganda Airforce, attacked and destroyed a big terrorist camp of ADF.

    “The people who are in charge of my father’s social media accounts should be fired! This kind of information is classified!” Muhoozi tweeted.

    Kalyegira said, “Gen. Kainerugaba tweets that the handlers of President Museveni’s Twitter account disclosed classified military information and should be sacked. When Muhoozi is unable to do the sacking, it confirms the “uncoordinated troop movements” in M7’s family my Oct. 19 tweet mentioned.”

    Meanwhile, the Resident City Commissioner (RCC), Anderson Burora has also trashed First son General Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s statements on Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) attack on M23 noting that it (M23) should stop using Tutsi as a shield for its opportunistic actions.

    Burora’s statements come after Gen. Muhoozi sympathised with the M23 insisting that they are not terrorists.

    “As for M23, I think it is very, very dangerous for anybody to fight those brothers of ours. They are NOT terrorists! They are fighting for the rights of Tutsi in DRC,” he said.

    His statements, however, attracted mixed reactions including the RCC, Anderson Burora who strongly disagreed with him adducing that even the Allied Democratic Force (ADF) has rights it fights for.

    He added, “M23 should stop using Tutsi as a shield for its opportunistic actions. Instead, let M23 Renegotiate its Integration and Coalition as it did before with the Congo government.

    “Uganda’s position since 1986, has been to End Rebellions based in neighbouring countries to attack us, we cannot play double standards by promoting groups destabilizing neighbouring states. That is not our Revolutionary state and political position.

    Kasambya county legislator, David Kabanda however challenged Burora emphasizing that, unlike the ADF whose motive is to remove a legitimate government, the M23 are only fighting for inclusiveness in DRC.

    “They want the DRC government to honour the agreement they signed and also absorb the M23 army into the government forces.”

    Anderson insisted that the M23 got that position and walked out.

    “If the DRC Govt had sponsored genocide towards the Tutsi that would Justify the Fighting. If it protects its forces and allies against persecution that would also be understandable. Which is not the case now.”

    He added that the complexities in the Banyamulenge politics cannot be resolved by the gun, “and it is to the disadvantage of the Banyamulenge that the purported leaders are using this route while channelling other intentions.”

    It should be remembered that Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu threatened to defeat M23 in 24 hours.

    Elwelu recently said that if the East African Community (EAC) regional forces being deployed unanimously decide to push M23 back, it won’t even take 24 hours, adding that they (M23) know very well.

    He added, “There is a need to bring all the concerned parties and participants on board and engage in a dialogue as a unified force to curb the enemy.”

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    Why M7 Appointed Trusted Brother Gen. Saleh To Command Fight Against Gunmen Attacks On Security Forces …

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    President Museveni and his brother Gen. Salim Saleh

    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the Commander in Chief has assigned his young trusted brother and special senior presidential advisor Gen. Salim Saleh to supervise the fight against gunmen who are attacking security installations and forces.

    Credible security sources have intimated to theGrapevine that Museveni was briefed by his confidant intelligence team that security agencies have failed to defeat the armed men who attack police posts and military barracks.

    Internal Affairs State Minister Gen. David Muhoozi briefed parliament that 22 suspects including UPDF soldiers and two police officers were charged before the court martial on offences related to the recent attacks on police stations and military barracks. The minister said that within a period of 12 months, 13 attacks have been reported, 15 guns were stolen and 6 of these have not yet been recovered.

    “According to available intelligence, the motives for these actions are acquisition of arms for subversive activities, as well as for other criminal ends other than subversion,” the minister said.

    However, the minister explained that some of the attacks were as a result of laxity in the security forces and sources have said that it is this laxity that has forced President Museveni to bring back Gen. Saleh after establishing that his security forces were carrying out uncoordinated operations against the said gunmen.

    Sources added that the big man was very bitter with some security bosses for giving uncoordinated statements, he gave an example of the statement issued by police identifying the gunmen as rebels which the army rubbished and insisted that the attackers are criminal gangs.

    Sources said that Museveni directed all security bosses that before an operation is carried out, Gen. Saleh has to be informed and if it is an emergency, he has to be briefed not beyond five hours after the operation.

    “You know these gangs have started using tactics which President Museveni’s NRA rebels used especially when they started attacking security installation with the aim of stealing guns, didn’t you hear that the attackers at Gaddafi barracks in Jinja first strangled the UPDF soldier before firing bullets on his dead body?” a source said.

    He added that Museveni wants Gen. Saleh to use the same tactics they have previously used to fight gunmen.

    Another source said that there is a sharp division within security agencies and the president wants Gen. Saleh to fix it and save the situation.

    Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the special presidential senior advisor on operation, has been the supervisor of all the operations in the country.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Has Bobi Wine Finally Made Up His Mind To Replace Mpuuga With Zaake? Battle For LOP Position Rages On, NUP Speaks out…

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    L-R: Mityana municipality MP Zaake, LOP Mpuuga and NUP boss Bobi Wine

    David Lewis Rubongoya, the National Unity Platform (NUP) Secretary General has rubbished allegations that his party president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has written to Annet Anita Among, the Speaker of Parliament, appointing Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament (MP) Francis Zaake as the Leader of Opposition in Parliament replacing Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba.

    Rubongoya said that the aim of people who are circulating allegations that Bobi Wine has fired Mpuuga is to disorganise opposition legislators and NUP members at large which they cannot accept as NUP leadership.

    The allegation come at a time when Bobi Wine has just blasted some of his party MPs and opposition at large for not supporting Zaake when he was protesting on the floor of parliament over the kidnapping of opposition supporters especially in Buganda.

    Thomas Tayebwa, the deputy speaker of parliament early this week sent Zaake to the parliament’s disciplinary committee for violating his orders when he insisted on commenting on the ongoing kidnaps in the country even after advising him on the right procedure to follow.

    However, Bobi Wine claims that it was wrong for Tayebwa to frustrate Zaake and praised Makindye West legislator Derrick Nyeko, Kasanda South’s Frank Kabuye, Nakaseke Central’s Allan Mayanja and Kilak South’s Gilbert Olanyah who stood with Zaake when he was protesting.

    Sources inside NUP revealed that Bobi Wine is very determined to drop all the opposition leadership in parliament because they are not respecting his orders and are in bed with the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party which he says is betrayal.

    Sources added that apart from Zaake, other people who are being vetted to replace Mpuuga include Busiro East’s Medard Lubega Ssegona and Kasanda North’s Patrick Oshabe Nsamba.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Buganda Premier Mayiga In Panic Over City Businessman Who Wants To Finish Him…

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    Buganda premier Charles Peter Mayiga

    Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango has revealed that detectives from Old Kampala police station have kicked off investigation against a controversial city businessman for inciting Kisekka market youths against Buganda Premier Charles Peter Mayiga.

    In an exclusive interview with theGrapevine, Onyango said that on Monday morning, Old Kampala police received information about angry Buganda youths who were threatening to cause insecurity at Bulange building which houses Buganda Kingdom headquarters.

    Onyango said that his police quickly saved the situation and arrested some of the youths who led the attack.

    He explained that preliminary investigation show that there might be a big man behind the goons who were hired from Kisekka market to bring tension and panic at Bulange building and against the person of Mayiga.

    “They are going to be charged with the offences of criminal trespass and inciting violence. However, investigations are ongoing and we might charge them with other offences because we are still looking for that person who is behind them,” Onyango said.

    Detectives at Old Kampala police told theGrapevine that they suspect that there is a top city tycoon who facilitated these youths to attack Buganda Kingdom.

    He added that they might be the ones who forged the signature of the Buganda Kingdom King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi that was put on the letter suspending all works at all Kingdom institutions including clans headquarters, his palaces and at the Kingdom headquarters.

    In the forged letter, there were instructions directing UPDF and Uganda Police with immediate effect to stop providing security at the said Kingdom headquarters.

    Detectives added that the youths identified themselves as Kabaka Munyango and are the ones who normally escort Kabaka Mutebi when he is travelling internally.

    It is alleged the suspects wanted to stage a deadly protest against Kabaka as a way of provoking his security to fire bullets at them which would have resulted in bloodshed.

    The suspects were found with machetes and placards with writings pleading to Kabaka Mutebi to fire Mayiga over incompetence and corruption.

    Buganda Kingdom disowned the said letter insisting that it was not signed by Kabaka.

    However, sources within Mengo revealed that the letter was authored within Bulange by Mayiga’s enemies.

    Efforts to get a comment from Buganda Kingdom were futile as Noor Kiyimba, the Kingdom’s information and cabinet minister was not picking our calls by press time.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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