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    Museveni’s Adviser’s Murder Case Deepens: My Father Was Injected With Four Injections Of Deadly Poison



    John Ssesanga (41) testifying before the commission


    The murder case of Albert Kalula Makayi Mukasa a top land lord has deepened after court of appeal justice, Catherine Bamugemereire ordered the arrest and detention of two suspects.

    The two suspects are John Ssesanga (41) a resident of Nasuuti, Mukono district and Christine Namirembe (40) a former land title registrar in Mukono district.

    Bamugemereire ordered the land probe detectives to investigate all the people who connived with the suspect to grab over 2000 acres of land which belonged to the late Kalula. She also ordered the detectives to take Ssesanga to the government laboratory and get his DNA samples to examine whether he is biologically related to the late Kalula.

    Before his arrest, Ssesanga testifed before the land probe that he was taken to stay with the late Kalula when he was four months after the death of his mother Amina Nakabugo who died in an accident along Masaka road.

    “My lord, the late Ham Mukasa Sekiboobo, the former Kyaggwe chief was my grandfather. I was recognised by as a son of Albert Kalula who was a son to Ham Mukasa. Unfortunately, after his death, other family members like lawyer Peter Mulira and James Galabuzi disowned me because of the big estate he left,” Sesanga said.

    Ssesanga revealed that Galabuzi and Mulira took his father to Butabiika hospital after forging medical documents that he was mentally sick. He said that his father was injected with four injections containing poisonous substance which disturbed his life and caused his death within 76 days.

    Ssesanga said that after realizing that Galabuzi had taken his father to Butabika mental hospital, he ran to Resty Nakayenga Kigguli, an adviser to president Yoweri Museveni for assistance. Nakayenga intervened into their grievance, snatched Kalula from them and took him to a safe place, she chased Mulira and other relatives away from him until he recovered.

    Ssesanga told the commission that when Kalula recovered, Nakayenga returned him to his home where he spent a few days and was attacked by a deadly disease.

    “My lord, when Kalula was attacked by a deadly disease, I called madam Nakayenga who used her office to help me. She sent me a special car which took me and Kalula to hospital. Kalula died as soon as we reached hospital,” Sesanga said.

    Ssesanga also testified that when they moved the body to Mulago mortuary, Mulira together with other relatives of Kalula came with armed men who intimidated them and chased them away from the body of his father.

    He said that Mulira also stopped him from going for Kalula’s burial.

    Ssesanga said that after Kalula’s death, Nakayenga took him to the administrator general’s office where he presented a will of the late Kalula. He was given a letter of no objection which he took to justice Moses Mukiibi to get powers of attorney to administer Kalula’s estate.

    He added that Nakayenga assisted him to convince Lowera Ataro and Christine Namirembe, the former land title registrars in Mukono district to transfer Kalula’s land titles into his names.

    He later started selling off some of Kalula’s land in Mukono, Nabuti, Ndeeba, Mengo and other places.

    However, Ssesanga was put to task by Fred Ruhindi to explain why he took off when court ordered him to go for a DNA test with some of Kalula’s family members. Ruhindi also wondered why Ssesanga was refuting claims that Kalula was mentally sick when prominent people like former president of Uganda Lukongwa Binaisa swore an affidavit showing that Kalula was indeed mentally sick. Ruhindi said that Binaisa was studying with Kalula in UK and he was the one who brought him back to Uganda.

    Ruhindi asked Ssesanga why he refused to go with his father to hospital under the excuse that he was keeping land titles and other documents which he suspected would be stolen by some members of Kalula’s family.

    Justice Bamugemereire asked Ssesanga to explain where he got the will which was made on 24/10/2004 yet Kalula died on 25/10/2004, which he presented at the administrator general’s office to obtain a letter of no objection which he used to go to court to get powers of attorney.

    Bamugemereire noted that the said will was declared forged by High Court but Ssesanga continued to use it.

    She also wondered why Ssesanga obtained the powers of attorney knowing very well that Kalula’s other family members had also obtained powers of attorney in 2006.

    “Now Mr. Ssesanga, you have been a fraudster using money to bribe everybody in the land registry. Do us a favour, go with my court order and make additional statements, tell them all the people who were behind you. You are also going for a DNA test in a government laboratory,” Bamugemereire said.

    Bamugemereire also ordered the arrest of Christine Namirembe, a former registrar Mukono district land registry for helping Ssesanga even after receiving letters from CIID police department cautioning her on issuing any land transfer documents on Kalula’s estate because it was still under investigation.

    Namirembe went ahead and transferred over 1000 acres of Kalula’s estate land into Ssesanga’s names.

    The commission learnt that over 67 land titles were made within one month after the death of Kalula. It also discovered that some land titles were transferred within two minutes, Bamugemereire tasked Namirembe to explain to the detectives how that was possible.

    It should remembered that city engineer James Galabuzi testified before the commission that a group of people lead by Resty Nakayenga murdered his father with a mission to grabbed his land. The commission of inquiry is still investigating the matter.


    By Jamil Lutakome

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    Panic In UPDF As Furious M7 Gives Gen Okidi’s Team Two Weeks To Give Him Detailed Report On Why Army Helicopters Are Crashing…



    One of the army helicopters that crashed recently

    A furious President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who is the Commander-In-Chief has ordered Maj. Gen. Charles Okidi’s team to present to him a detailed report on why Uganda People’s Defense Forces(UPDF) helicopter crashed in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) and killed the country’s soldiers including a Ukrainian national who was the pilot.

    Brig. Gen. Felix Kulayigye, the UPDF spokesperson confirmed the incident explaining that as usual when such incidents happen, the president orders for investigations.

    According to Reuters, more than 22 UPDF soldiers have died in two separate helicopter crash incidents inside DRC where the country’s commandos are fighting the deadly Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) terrorists who have been frequently killing Ugandan and Congolese nationals.

    However, Gen. Kulayigye rubbished Reuters reporting on the number of UPDF soldiers who have died in the incident but confirmed that Yury Vyshykvy, the Ukrainian national who was the pilot of the Russian made Mi-17 died on spot and together with two Congolese nationals.

    Sources in UPDF have revealed that president Museveni has directed that the concerned persons should inform the deceased’s next of kin over the death of their people.

    Mi-17 crashed few minutes after delivering food and medicine consignment to the UPDF commandos who are fighting ADF terrorists in Eastern DRC and a number of causalities were rushed to Bombo Military hospital for further medical attention.

    Sources in UPDF disclosed that the president wants to establish why the forces’ newly acquired military helicopters are crashing.

    The DRC accident happened a day after another Mi-24 also crashed in Fort Portal.

    Fortunately, no person died in that particular accident.

    Sources noted that like other military helicopter accidents, Gen Okidi’s report will not be made public but will be given to the assigning officer.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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    We Don’t Want A Country Where People Are Being Picked Up By Drones And No One Is Held Accountable – Muntu Warns On Rampant Broad Day Light Kidnaps…



    Mugisha Muntu

    Former presidential candidate, Gen. Mugisha Muntu has warned on the rampant abductions that have taken lead in the country.

    Muntu statement was premised on the rising cases of gunmen picking civilians off the streets or their homes in drones.

    Muntu emphasized that they don’t want a country where people are being picked up by drones and no one is held accountable, and the government doesn’t speak out even when issues are raised.

    “What we see currently on the surface of things seems to be calmness, but beneath is a situation that we all need to focus on.”

    He explained, “We have two forms of fear. One is the fear that is deeply engraved in the minds of those people in power. They fear relinquishing power, and therefore, it drives them to do the things they do.

    “Unfortunately, in this country, we have never had a peaceful transition, which is abnormal, and therefore, we need to focus on where we are heading. It is not too late.”

    Muntu insisted that they need to use the platforms where they can speak and break the culture of impunity that keeps growing.

    “The principle of separation of powers in institutions is not working. Parliament is just a shadow of what Parliament is supposed to be. On the surface you might think that there is peace but below, the situation is worrisome,” he intimated.

    He added that sectarianism is a symptom of a larger problem.

    “If we want to have fairness, we have to ensure that whatever we practise, is rooted in these values of fairness, justice and equity, among others.”

    Muntu made the remarks at Golf Course hotel today during a Public Dialogue under the theme ‘Ending Secretarianism and Tribalism.’

    Today, a man in civilian attire accompanied by the three men wearing military fatigue and armed with assault rifles kidnapped Mr. Rafik Khan, a car dealer at Kireka C in Kira Municipality, Wakiso District at 5pm.

    Residents and Mr. Khan’s colleagues looked on helplessly as the armed men dragged the businessman into a waiting Toyota Probox car.

    This is on the heels of over 15 NUP supporters who have recently been arrested from various parts of the country by men moving in drones.

    Democratic Party president, Nobert Mao, who also doubles as the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs hailed Muntu for taking a strong stand against extra-judicial killings by those who wanted to take the law into their own hands.

    He argued that as they discuss the framework for the truth and reconciliation process, they must agree on what truth and reconciliation are not.

    “I have to give credit to Gen. Mugisha Muntu because of his militant and strong stand against extra-judicial killings by those who wanted to take the law into their own hands,” he adduced.

    He maintained, “Let me state what the truth and reconciliation process is not. It is not good to be confused about the aims of the truth and reconciliation process.

    “The truth and reconciliation process should not conduct a formal legal process and should not duplicate the work of criminal investigations, initiate court actions, among others, on matters already covered by other organs.”

    Mao noted that however, there are some trends that will lead them to conclude that colonialism played an important role in the false start that Uganda made as they headed towards independence and the years after, adding that he doesn’t believe that all the blame goes to the colonialists.

    “The North is seen as the “underprivileged backyard”. As Uganda went to independence, historical accidents disarmed the north of their fears that they had a position in an independent Uganda.”

    He propounded, ” Therefore, even a Munyankole that has made money is seen to have been corrupt. An Acholi who hasn’t killed anybody when they go to Luwero will be a suspect.

    “There was perceived dominance of the North, Baganda, and western Uganda. This was looked at as a problem that should be seen through sectarian lenses.”

    Mao therefore emphasized that a national truth and reconciliation process is the only thing that can salvage this country.


    By Kalamira Hope


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    Fights In Bobi Wine’s NUP: KCCA Councillor Cited In Kyagulanyi, MP Kagabo Disturbing Leaked Audio Recording…



    Hakim Kizza, the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Secretary for engineering and technical services, who is also the Lubya Parish representative in Lord Mayor Ssalongo Erias Lukwago’s city council has cleared the air on the allegations that he has a hand in the leaked disturbing audio recording where embattled Bukoto South Member of Parliament Twaha Kagabo is revealing secrets about NUP party and his principal Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine).

    In the leaked audio, Kagabo is heard confessing to a friend via phone that he is not in NUP because he loves the party so much but he is there because of the political wave.

    He added that many NUP legislators are not happy with Bobi Wine’s leadership style but they have nothing to do because he is popular.

    The recording was leaked a few days ago when Bobi Wine had just praised Kagabo for being a patriotic legislator and very loyal to the party after he accepted his mistake and returned the controversial Shs.40m bribe.

    It should be remembered that Bobi Wine ordered his party legislators to return the Shs.40m bribe which he alleged was given to MPs at the speaker of parliament Annet Anita Among’s home in Nakasero, a Kampala suburb.

    Dr. Kagabo returned the money and accused speaker Among of giving it to him. Suprisingly, he later refuted his early statements against Among and apologised to her.

    Days after apologising and being forgiven by the Speaker, an audio leaked of him blasting Bobi Wine and NUP.

    Kagabo supporters now accuse councillor Kizza of playing on Kagabo’s intelligence and releasing the shocking audio of him blasting his party boss.

    Sources in Bukoto South told theGrapevine that Kizza had intentions to contest for the area parliamentary seat but he was frustrated by NUP leadership in Kamwokya who gave the party ticket to Kagabo.

    Sources added that when Kiiza decided to contest on an independent ticket, he was advised to try another time because it was going to be hard for him to defeat Kagabo who was already armed with a NUP ticket and money.

    He later accepted defeat and stood for KCCA councillor representing the people of Lubya Parish.

    Sources further narrated that Kagabo used a lot of money to get the NUP ticket after first battling for it with Dr. Abed Bwanika who was later forced to shift to Kimanya-Kabonera.

    Sources said that from then, Kiiza has been on ground, which he admitted when contacted.

    “I’m not new in that constituency, he found me there but he used money, but I remained with my people,” Kiiza said.

    He however denied allegations that he was behind the leaked audio recording.

    Kagabo and Kizza’s political fight is one of the many political fights in Bobi Wine’s NUP party.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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