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NETTED: Bamugemereire Nabs Insider Staff Who Has Been Spying On Her For ISO Boss, Minister Amongi: Kaka To Be Summoned

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Tension gripped the commission of inquiry into land matters at the Achieve and Records centre in Wandegeya today when the commission investigators arrested their own staff who has been spying on them and leaking information to land grabbers especially government officials.

Wilfred Nsubuga was arrested on a tip given to the commission’s detectives, “we have invested a lot of time and money to get you when we learnt that we had a rat leaking our classified and investigated information to land grabbers, we got you Mr. Nsubuga,” Daglous Sigiza the commission’s secretary who was among the team which arrested Nsubuga said

One of the detectives who arrested Nsubuga revealed to the Grapevine that he (Nsubuga) has been leaking the commission’s whistleblowers’ information to land grabbers especially in the government. He said that after the government land grabbers received the information, they would harass the whistleblowers and many have lost their jobs. Our credible source within the commission revealed to us that last week, they were ordered by their bosses to make sure that they get the person who has been leaking their classified information to land grabbers.  He said that from then, they started spying on each other.

“There was an attack to our neighbors at the National Land Information Centre where operatives from Internal Security Organisation (ISO) attacked the centre with a mission of breaking into the lands computerized system. They were working on orders of one of the lands Minister who was targeting the strong room to take away some evidences pinning him on the way he has been grabbing people’s land,” the detective, who requested us not reveal his name told the Grapevine.

He said that it took the intervention of president Museveni who ordered ISO boss Kaka Bagyenda to withdraw his boys immediately. Museveni intervened after Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda failured to stop the raid. It was Persis Namuganzi, the junior lands minister who called Museveni seeking for his assistance. By the time Namuganza called Museveni, most of the National lands Information centre employees were under arrest and detectives were on their necks to surrender the strong room keys to them. Godfrey Seremba the under secretary at the system centre was the one with the strong room keys.

Seremba first called Chris Baryomonsi the housing and urban development minister but he refused to intervene in the matter. Seremba later called the lands minister Betty Amongi but she was not picking her phones, he later got Namuganzi who immediately intervened by calling president Museveni.  It is reported that Museveni ordered Kaka to withdraw his boys immediately and informed him that he is not supposed to do such things. A source told this website that Kaka told Museveni that he was working on Amongi’s orders who told him that there was a lot of crime going on at the information centre.

Since then detectives have been watching Nsubuga closely after suspicion against him rose when the Commission’s privileged secrets were being leaked to supposed witnesses before they could even be summoned to respond. “I am also not friendly to cameras but we have information you have been spying on us,” the Commission Secretary Dr. Douglas Singiza told Nsubuga during arrest.

When Journalists reached out for his comment Dr. Singiza confirmed that Nsubuga had been arrested, “but we are still investigating. We will give you details.” Nsubuga was handed over to police for further investigation.  The police together with commission’s detectives also raided Nsubuga’s home and thoroughly searched it.

The sources further revealed to the Grapevine that they discovered good evidence which they will use to prosecute Nsubuga. Nsubuga   had been part of the Commission Information Technology (IT) experts who have been conducting computer forensic investigations in respect to soft copy documents.

Nsubuga is part of the newly co-opted group of investigators after the first group was disbanded over allegations of misconduct. Sources within the Commission revealed that about a month ago, the Commission had to dismiss some of its investigators who they suspected for were taking bribes from some of the tycoons who have profiteered from land grabbing and government compensation as project affected persons.

It is said that Nsubuga has been in touch with Lands Minister Betty Amongi who was allegedly reported to the president by the commission for messing up the lands ministry for pursuing her own person agendas. It is reported that the commission has been planning to use the evidence it got on Amongi to pin her on messing up the ministry.

Sources in the commission further told this website said that they suspect that this is the reason why Amongi connived with ISO boss Kaka to ‘steal’ evidence which the commission would have used from the strong room to expose her before her boss the president. Amongi is expected to return to the commission for quizzing over another separate piece of land. Other government officers who Nsubuga has been in touch with are General Duties minister in the office of the Prime Minister Hillary Onek who was summoned to appear before the commission on allegations of threatening witnesses and insulting the commission’s status.

This website has been reliably told that the Commission’s chairperson Justice Catherine Bamugemereire is going to summon ISO boss Kaka very soon to testify before her commission on why he ordered his boys to attack the information centre.

 

By Jamil Lutakome

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ALL EVIDENCE PINS HIM: State Asks Court To Convict Tycoon Sebuufu On Murder Of Businesswoman Katushabe

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Businessman Sebuufu (L) with the late Katushabe (R)

State prosecutor Michael Ojoko has asked High Court Judge Flavia Senoga  to convict pine car bond proprietor Muhammad Sebuufu and six others for killing city businesswoman Donna Betty Katushabe.

In their final submission today, Ojoko told court that the prosecution has proved that Sebuufu and the co-accused murdered Katushabe. He submitted that Sebuufu planned the murder of Katushabe because two days before the murder, he kidnapped Katushabe from her home in Bwebajja, Wakiso district. Sebuufu also sent his security assistant Shaban Oduutu  to open a car theft case  number SD-54-17-10-2015 at Kampala central police station.

Ojoko told court that Sebuufu’s mission to open up this case was to prove that Katushabe was a thief who stole a vehicle from Pine car bond and it was the reason why they killed her. He further said that Sebuufu never followed the case he opened. Ojoko cited the testimony of Specioza Nyanza a police officer who commanded the arrest of Katushabe. Specioza told court that during the deceased’s arrest, she was fine and did not look sickly as the defendant claimed. Ojoko revealed that it was after the deceased was beaten and tortured at pine that she died. The pathology doctor William Mutumba indicated in his pathology report that Katushabe died because of blood tumors.

He said that the tumor was as a result of torture and constant beatings. She further explained that even the laboratory tests indicated that the blood found on the wall in Sebuufu’s office was corresponding with that of Katushabe which proves that she was murdered in Sebuufu’s office.

He explained to the presiding judge that even though the trading license found in Sebuufu’s office was not in his names, there were witnesses who pinned him that he used that office to torture Katushabe. He submitted that Peter Tumusiime, the lawyer who was sent by his boss Annet Kobusingye, a lawyer to Katushabe told court that he found Sebuufu and five well-built men beating Katushabe who was undressed and on handcuffs.

He added that it was Sebuufu who called Kobusingye, the lawyer to the deceased ordering her to bring his balance of Shs9m which Katushabe owed him after the purchase of a Toyota Premio car. He added that Sebuufu even warned her that if she failed to raise the money, he was going to kill Katushabe which he did. He said that it was the first time for Kobusigye to talk to Sebuufu so there was no reason why he would have deceived court. Ojok told court that the phone communication showed that Sebuufu was at pine by the time Katushabe was murdered not at Mwanga 11 court as he claimed.

He said that the conviction of Sebuufu will save the public from people who are killing others unlawful. The case is still on ongoing.

By Jamil Lutakome

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If My Client Is Killed In Luzira Prison Lt. General Gutti Will Be Answerable – Kittata’s Lawyer Bangs Tables

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Abdallah Kitatta

Lawyer Shaban Sanywa who is representing embattled bodaboda 2010 patron Abdullah Kittata has warned that if his client dies in Luzira government prison Lt General Andrew Gutti, the chairperson of the Makindye based court martial will be answerable.

Sanywa first protested state prosecutor captain Samuel Masereje’s submission. Capt. Masejere submitted that Kittata must be remanded to Luzira or Kigo  civilian prisons because the threats against his life were no more and his case reached an end.

However, Sanywa challenged Masereje’s arguments saying that his client should be left in Makindye Military prison because he is safe there. Sanywa revealed that there are people who are targeting Kitatta’s life. He cited two people who were arrested at Makindye Military prison trying to poison Kittata.

Even though Sanywa put up a spirited fight to have his client remain in Makindye prison, General Gutti turned a deaf ear and remanded Kittata to Luzira prison. Earlier, court was told that the three witnesses who were summoned by defense lawyer Sanywa to come and testify on Kittata’s side refused to honor the summons. Sanywa told court that he had served three witnesses but they intentionally refused to appear in court.

Later, Sanywa told the media that if his client dies in Luzira prison, the court martial boss Lt. Gutti will be answerable.

The suspects include Private Kenneth Okello, the officer in charge of Old Kampala police Armory, Sgt Allan Matsiko, the second body guard to Kittata and Vine Tea Hotel manager where Kittata arrested from with guns by military police. Kittata and nine others are facing charges of unlawful possession of firearms, ammunition and military gears which the state says they are a monopoly of only defense force.

By Jamil Lutakome

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The Blind Cannot Lead The Clear-Sighted; Kyagulanyi Is Lost And Blind – President M7’s Office Responds To Bobi Wine Over Arua Jibe

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The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) through the office of the party chairman who is also the president have responded to Bobi Wine over his attack on President Museveni.

While in Arua yesterday, During the area MP Kassiano Wadri’s thanksgiving ceremony, Bobi told president Museveni that his days are numbered. He warned the president to stop telling him to stick to music because he didn’t also stick to cattle keeping.

In a message on their page, the president’s office said, “Kyaddondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine), has been quoted as saying that the days of the National Chairman of NRM, President Yoweri Museveni, are numbered. The MP was speaking in Arua over the weekend.

In making the statement, the MP forgot to say that so many detractors have predicted doom and wished the NRM National Chairman ill luck for longer than anyone can remember but he has broken all records conceivable to be who and where he is. Only God can number his days.”

They added, “Instead, it is Kyagulanyi’s days that are numbered. Why? He attempted to jump into the deep end without any iota of intellectual and ideological propulsion leading to shameful spectacles such as the failure to define “fiscal policy concepts” as the world recently witnessed on live TV that left the MP with egg on his face. In comparison, when National Chairman Museveni was breaking his teeth in mainstream politics, he was so sophisticated in his ideas that Ugandans didn’t believe he was one of them. They were used to mediocrity and incoherence. When, eventually, he proved that his ideas were not meant for America or Europe but for Uganda, they embraced him and have never looked back since.

Ugandans expect no less a level of grasp and articulation of ideas decades on. Museveni’s being 33 years in power is not accidental but incidental to personal preparation and natural endowment.

When he told Kyagulanyi to concentrate on music, National Chairman Museveni was advising the manic junior politician against parading himself cluelessly in elevated circles of leadership without first garnering minimum thought and grasp of concepts, let alone articulating them to publics. High level leadership is far detached from music, comedy and social scandal. Any budding leader with hope of building a career to talk of would take such counsel in good faith and learn from the best.”

“The blind cannot lead the clear-sighted; Ugandans are clear-sighted, Kyagulanyi is lost and blind.
In Luganda they say: Nantabulirirwa asabala gwa bbumba (He who is hard of hearing takes the clayey path-and sinks in the marsh-despite being warned).

In Runyankole they say: Obinga ibiri, imutsiga (He who chases two animals in one go loses both). That’s the unfolding story of Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine!” they said.

By Doreen Menezer

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