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    MUST READ NATIONAL EXCLUSIVE: Museveni Stuck With Kayihura, Summons His Team Of Legal Brains For Advice On How To ‘Break’ Kale



    Even though ‘Ssaabalwanyi’ Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has fought many battles and successfully won them including the famous Luweero Triangle National Resistance Army (NRA) war against Milton Obote’s government, the prosecution of his former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kale Kayihura has become a fish bone stuck in his throat.

    The Commander in Chief has successfully dismantled and disciplined tough brilliant  Generals like David Sejusa alias Tinyefuza, Henry Tumukunde and others who he has arrested, charged and detained, but sources within the corridors of power at Entebbe State House and Nakasero have told the Grapevine that Mzee is caught between a rock and hard place on the son of Kalyekeezi.

    “This time I don’t know how mzee is going to handle Kayihura’s matters. He is seeking advice from everybody and I think he will make his decision before this month ends,” a source at state house revealed. The source told this website that at first, security big wigs thought that after the Commander in Chief had extended the tenure of the military court martial, Kayihura and his blue-eyed boys were immediately going to be charged before the army court.

    A source further revealed to this website that the president has been following the entire investigations which were headed by Internal Security Organization (ISO) and Chieftaincy for Military Intelligence (CMI) closely.

    “The President has perused through the entire investigation files and discovered that if it is sent to court in the way it is, the state will be humiliated in the eyes of the public.  Museveni understands very well the legal brains behind Kayihura and the damage they can cause if they don’t prepare a strong case,” the source said.

    The source added that Museveni understands that Kayihura is a very intelligent man who is competent in legal issues. “The General is very ready to face anything that they throw at him, I’m warning the state especially those guys in ISO to be prepared,” a lawyer from KAA Associates told the Grapevine yesterday. Kayihura hired Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA) to represent him in this matter two days after his arrest .
    Our source who has been attending both the Entebbe and Nakasero State House meetings, that will decide Kale’s fate have revealed to us that from Tuesday this week, president Museveni has been summoning his confidante lawyers to advise him on the legal gymnastics and how to handle
    Kayihura’s trial legally basing on the evidence given to him by military intelligence Agencies. On Tuesday, Museveni met counsel Didas Nkuruziza his long friend who has been giving him legal advice on controversial legal matters. Nkuruziza has been representing Museveni in many cases including election petitions since 2001. According to our source, Museveni held a meeting that lasted for almost two hours with Nkurunziza.

    Museveni on the same day met Counsel Andrew Kasirye, a seasoned lawyer and a friend.  Kasirye is senior partner in Kasirye, Byaruhanga and company advocates and has been advising the president on a number of criminal and civil matters. It’s is because of that confidante relationship that Museveni appointed him to lead the legal team which investigated the UNRA fraud. He was a lead counsel in UNRA probe and after, Museveni appointed him as a judge but he refused to take on the appointment because he wanted to concentrate more on his private practices.  Other lawyers who Museveni met this week include Enos Tumusiime a senior pattern in Tumusiime, Kabega and company advocates. Ebert Byenkya one of the lead legal brains that represented him in the recent 2016 election petition against Go forward strongman Amama Mbabazi.

    Byenkya is currently the lead counsel in the Bamugemereire land probe and also a senior partner in Byenkya, Kihika and company advocates. On Wednesday, Museveni met Counsel Kiryowa Kiwanuka. Kiryowa Kiwanuka is one of the strong legal brains behind Museveni’s legal action. He has handled a number of legal matters against Museveni including the recent 2016 election petition filed against Museveni by Amama Mbabazi. The president met these senior brains on legal matters after disagreeing with Kale’s lawyers last week who were led by counsel Jet Tumwebaze. Museveni and KAA disagreed on how to handle Kale’s matters amicably. “Yes we meet president Museveni on Thursday and we discussed General Kale’s fate,” a senior partner in KAA confirmed to this website.
    According to our source, all the lawyers Museveni summoned for legal consultation advised him that he has a bad case against Kayihura.  Museveni shared with them all the evidences collected by ISO and CMI which they were preparing to present in courts of law to pin Kale.
    Our source revealed that Museveni even played for them an audio given to him by ISO. In the recording, a man speaking exactly like Kale is allegedly heard thanking former flying squad boss Hebert Muhangi for killing fallen AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

    After hearing the audio, the lawyers advised Museveni that there is no telecom company which is going to allow their employee to come to court and testify on that recorded voice. The Lawyers told Museveni that telecom companies have a duty to protect their client’s secrets, testifying against their client in such a high-profile case will be betraying their contract which they made with their clients. They further told him that there is no evidence indicating that Kayihura was thanking Muhangi for killing Kaweesi because he was his commander and he must have ordered him to do for him many  security operations and mission which he could have been thanking him for.
    The source added that the lawyers advised the president that the only way he can prosecute Kale is to take him to civil court and charge him with negligence on duty, otherwise he can’t prove murder charges as his intelligence agencies  are advising.  However, counsel Kasirye told Museveni that for Kayihura to be charged in a civil court, his case must have been investigated by police not military Agencies like ISO and CMI.
    Kasirye explained to Museveni that it’s the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) who has the mandate to prosecute public interest cases. Kasirye however told Museveni that it will be very difficult to apply private prosecution in Kale’s case since there is nobody who is prosecuting him apart from the state.

    Kasirye told Museveni that for DPP to prosecute Kayihura, there must be a police investigation file not ISO or CMI file. The source further told this website that it’s the reason why the DPP shied away from the investigation file CMI handed him on the matter of the Movit boss Simpson Birungi on Buddo fire. A source revealed that a confused Museveni told Kasirye that he is not comfortable with DPP to prosecute Kale because Justice Mike Chibita is a close friend to Kale.

    The source further revealed to us that during these consultative meetings between Museveni and the lawyers, they warned him that if he persisted on trying Kayihura, even his own state house staff will be summoned in court to testify and others will be added to the charge sheet.  Our source told us that when counsel Tumusiime read through the evidence shown to him by Museveni on Kayihura, especially the part that pins him on being the mastermind behind the death of Joan Kagezi and Kaweesi, Tumusiime told Museveni that, “Your excellence, according to this evidence, I’m sure that the defense lawyers will apply for your state house staff especially the Principle Private Secretaries (PPS) to appear in court as their defense witnesses. Look here, these documents are showing that Kaweesi and Kagezi met your PPS before they were killed.  Here I’m seeing that both at many times came to them seeking your attention after receiving death threats. Why did your PPS deny them an opportunity to meet you knowing that they have classified information they want to deliver to you?”

    Our sources told us that among the evidence ISO and CMI have against  Kale include allegations that both Kaweesi and Kagezi wanted to report to Museveni security threats on their lives but they were denied Access to the president by his PPS.  One of the senior lawyers asked what their intentions were denying the deceased access to the president.
    These two are potentially defense witnesses in this case to confirm whether Kaweesi and Kagezi through them tried to seek audience with the head of the state over threats on their lives.
    Tumusiime also wondered before the president why ISO and CMI were giving their discovered evidences to media especially the state-owned media houses Bukedde and New Vision. He said that this is a very dangerous case to the prosecution because even though ISO evidence looks fabricated it gives the defense an opportunity to prepare on how to challenge it in courts of law.

    Our source also confirmed that, a team of lawyers from KAA walked out of the meeting which was convened at state house Entebbe.  He revealed that security bosses from ISO insisted that they have sufficient evidence against Kale on being behind frequent murders around the country. “But what problem do you have with General Kale. He never told us that he has any problem with you, why do you humiliate your fellow military officer in public with those fabricated evidences,” counsel Jet Tumwebaze, one of the lawyers representing Kayihura reportedly asked ISO boss.

    Both ISO boss and KAA lawyers exchanged a lot of bitter words in front of Museveni who was just reading the evidences given to him by ISO and CMI against Kale. Tumwebaze, who is a personal friend to Museveni then walked out of the meeting together with his team after warning that ISO’s evidence will be crushed in the courts of law.
    Tumwebaze told the president before he moved out that he trusts that he was going to handle the matter wisely because it seems he has been misled by ISO people who have personal problems with
    their client.  Tumwebaze further told Museveni that ISO must be among the people who are giving media leakages as evidence against their client which is humiliating him as a person.


    By Jamil Lutakome


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    Attorney General, DPP Oppose Anti-Homosexuality Bill



    The Attorney General and the deputy director of Public prosecutions (DPP) have opposed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023.

    While appearing before the parliamentary committee on legal affairs on March 18th, the Attorney General Kiryowa Kiwanuka said the Anti-Homosexuality Bill is a duplication of existing laws.

    “Our criminalisation of homosexuality clause 9 of the new is a duplication since it is catered for in CAP 120 of the penal code,” he said.

    The Attorney General said the penal code is supposed to be the main penal law of the county, adding that it is hard to detect, investigate, prosecute and sentence homosexuals since the act is done in private.

    The deputy director of Public prosecutions James Odumbi was in agreement with the Attorney General.

    However, officials from the Ministry of gender labour and social development supported the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

    Hellen Asamo (state Minister for disability affairs) and Rose Lilly Akello (state Minister for ethics and Intergrity) both agreed that it was important to have the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023.

    These argued that the Bill, if passed, will protect the cherished cultural values of Uganda and protect children against the acts of sexual minority rights activists.

    Abdul Katuntu told the committee that, though homosexuals do the act in private, crimes are not only committed against individuals but society.

    President Museveni said Thursday that he needed a scientific opinion on homosexuality and that the subject would be discussed conclusively another time.

    The parliamentary committee on legal affairs is currently scrutinising the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023 that was spearhead by MP Asuman Basalirwa.


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    Hoima District LC5 Chairman Dies In Car Accident



    Police in Kiboga registered a fatal accident on March 17th that claimed the life of the Chairman LC5 Hoima District Kirungi Kadiri.

    Kirungi, brother to Tumusiime Amlan (RDC Kikuube District), was involved in an accident at Mataagi village, Bukomero Town Council along Kampala – Hoima highway.

    Kirungi and his escort Police Constable Otim Bosco died on spot during the incident.

    The accident involved motor vehicle registration number UAH 053Q (Prado Land Cruiser) and UBB 059Z (Fuso fighter).

    According to traffic police spokesperson Faridah Nampiima, the incident was caused by a driver who was trying to dodge a pothole.

    “It is alleged that motor vehicle Reg No UBB 059Z which was travelling from Kampala to Kiboga side and being driven by a yet to be identified driver on reaching Mataagi bridge, tried to dodge a pothole. The vehicle swerved off from it’s Lane on to it’s right hand side, and met motor vehicle UAH 053Q which was heading to Kampala side from Hoima,”Nampiima said.

    The bodies of the deceased (Karungi and Otim) were taken to Kiboga hospital mortuary for postmortem.




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    SMACK SAGA: Archbishop Dragged In Bro. Mpanga’s Woes – More People Complain about Bro.Mpanga After IGG Dossier…



    Bro. Simon Mpanga and Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere

    The noose on St. Mary’s College Kisubi (SMACK) headmaster just keeps getting tighter.

    Following a recent petition to the Inspectorate of Government (IGG), which we published here, several other complaints, mainly from the Brothers of Christian Instruction of the Catholic Church to which he belongs have come out to pin Bro. Simon Mpanga on a litany of cases.

    The Brothers are not happy that Bro. Mpanga and his scheming cartel have dragged the Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere into their deals.  They say, the 66-year-old Bishop is naively being dragged into the selfish cartel’s schemes without really understanding their underlying motives.

    “We respect the hierarchy of the church but Archbishop involving himself on which brother should head our schools is wrong. That should be left to the religious superiors of brothers and sisters because they know their people better and their opinions should be respected. Likewise, you can’t ask a Brother or a sister to appoint a parish priest for the parishes. As we respect the church we can’t talk everything there are many other things the man of God has done that we can’t bring them at table,” they state.

    According to a source who called us with additional information, Mpanga’s crooked ways of doing things started long time back.

    While he was in the formation house at Kanywa training for brotherhood, he got involved in a well-orchestrated money scandal in which he duped Bro. Gerald Byaruhanga, who was then in charge of students in the training.  He convinced him (Bro. Byaruhanga) to hand over to him the entire students’ welfare budget after presenting him forged papers that the borrowed money was to make super normal profits. He however never received a penny back.

    “That was the end of the story.   The community suffered for a long time sometimes they could go to bed on empty stomachs because of Mpanga’s devilish actions,” they reveal.

    They further say that Bro. Mpanga kept convincing Bro. Gerald Byaruhanga that things were going to be okay until he couldn’t stomach the lies any longer. The matter was reported to the Provincial Superior and his council and they immediately recommended that Bro. Mpanga should be expelled.

    The source further adds that Bro. Mpanga pleaded for pardon and was given a second chance after Bro. Gerald interceded on his behalf with Bro. Superior. That wasn’t the last of his follies.

    This website has learnt that his money problem followed him while at Kasasa where the then Bro. Tony Lubwama headmaster by then put him in prison because of the money he ate from Tanzanian students. It was Bro. Mutebi who bailed him out.

    At St. Mary’s College Kisubi which he is now fronted to head, he is accused of eating money of the students who were going outside the country for debate and some have completed their S6 without getting their back. He purported he would process passports and visas for them to go attend debate in South Africa and USA whilst they were in s.3. Whereas some who pushed hard were refunded by the school. Others were not so lucky and left the school four years later without their money nor passports.

    They narrate that when the Brothers learnt the behavior of their colleague they vowed not to work in their schools and that’s when Mr. John Agaba former commissioner and former Brother got him a place in Trinity College Nabbingo.

    “Things didn’t go well at Nabbingo and Bro. Mwebe former provincial tried to get him a place at SMACK but Mr. Mwaka who was a caretaker of the school then refused him because he knew his dubious character through Bro. Edward Bukenya who had worked with Mpanga and chased him because of his actions.  When Mr. Mwaka left SMACK, Bro. Mpanga somehow sneaked back in” they detail.

    It is also revealed that while at SMACK, he deceived a parent that the school vehicle was stuck in a bond and that it required 7000 USD for taxes and the parent gave it to him while it was for his personal use. The parent has never been refunded to date.

    And when news started circulating that Bro. Mpanga was among the short listed for SMACK leadership, the college Chaplain went to provincial and shared his concerns about the impending disaster this would bring on SMACK.  He warned him that if you want SMACK to die give it to Bro. Mpanga. The Chaplain also warned the Brother Superior at SMACK a one Bro. Pius Ochwo about Bro. Mpanga.

    They also point out that the SMACK Entebbe House was renovated four years ago with tenants. He collects money that is never remitted on the school account it goes to personal use. They also say that he got shs30m from the school claiming that he was going to renew the lease for the SMACK Entebbe house which up to date has never been processed or even accounted for. Imagine this is the fellow now being put in charge of over 3 bn collected every term. He will devise means to steal the money. Little wonder that he involves himself in every procurement even for tomatoes.

    His greed is unprecedented for a man who is supposed to live a life of chastity. One wonders where does this money go? One theorizes that he is using the brotherhood to amass wealth and as soon as he is in position to live the life he craves outside brotherhood, he will then quit the institution.

    They also claim that during the Covid 19 days, he stood surety for an accomplice at Entebbe Police who was accused of stealing a motor vehicle. The accomplice jumped bond and  police was looking for Bro Mpanga who went in hiding until the issue was resolved.

    In the missive sent to the IGG, it was pointed out that during lock down, he embarked on a go fund me crusade to raise money from unsuspecting parents under the guise of collecting funds to give the teachers who were suffering from the ravages of the lock down. He collected so much money but ate all of it. His insatiable appetite for money and the length to which he will go to get his hands on money is astounding.

    It is theorized that being the con act that he is, the board members backing him have a perfect ally in whom contracts and other works will be lined up through their stooges and money will be siphoned. The brothers are shocked that old boys through their SMACKOBA group are looking on while a wolf is being put in charge of the sheep.


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