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NUP SAGA: I Still Can’t Believe I Have Been Betrayed By My Own Uncle – Bobi Accuses Kibalama Of Being Too Greedy And Too Fearful Of Death…

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Kibalama (L) and Kyagulanyi (R)

National Unity Platform (NUP) principal, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine has decried foul play from the party’s former leader, Moses Nkonge Kibalama.

Bobi is so concerned how and why Kibalama, with whom they hail from the same clan developed the urge to turn against him in court. Bobi says that his relationship with Kibalama has been than a political relationship.

“Moses Nkonge Kibalama is from the Ndiga(Sheep) clan, the same clan as my mother Margaret Nalunkuuma. In the Baganda culture, if an elder is from your own clan, you address them as Taata (father) or Senga (Auntie) and similarly if an elder is from your mother’s clan, you address them as Maama (mother) or Kojja (uncle),” Bobi said, improvising that Kibalama is therefore his uncle.

Bobi revealed that ever since he met Kibalama, he has always adressed him as Kojja and somehow an uncle-nephew relationship developed between the two of them. Bobi quoted a Luganda saying which goes… “Omwana omulenzi asera na Kojja we,” which can literally be interpreted that a nephew is closest to his uncle. Bobi added that many times they discussed other personal matters, and he loved the jolly personality in Kibalama.

“When I saw him in court today testifying against me and my comrades and telling lies under oath, I couldn’t believe my eyes,” Bobi lamented.

Bobi says that he had earlier gotten an opportunity to speak to Kibalama before the judge came in, and he told him of how much he has been under terrible torture and how he was in military hands. Bobi added that even at that moment in court where just after a few minutes’ conversation, some two mean looking operatives in plain clothes came and ordered Kibalama away from Bobi. “I felt like he was in the similar situation I was when I was presented in a military court in Gulu after the Arua incident,” Bobi narrated.

“Before I left him, I told him that it is only the truth that could set him free. I told him to tell court the truth. Sadly, he seemed too intimidated and compromised,” Bobi added.

Bobi also intimated that his observation was that some truths were escaping Kibalama under oath. “I saw my own Kojja overpowered by the fear of death and the love of money! These are the two chains used to enslave both his body and mind,” he said.

“I then remembered these words… True freedom is when you overcome the love of money and the fear of death. If you don’t love money,  no body can buy you off and if you don’t fear death, no body can scare you off. We pray for you Kojja. I can imagine what you’re going through now but like I said to you before, only the truth can set you free,” the youthful leader said.

In a related development of events, Bobi narrates that a few hours after court, Mr. Kibalama was yet again ordered by security operatives to address another press conference and retract some of the things he said in court. He says that journalists were hurriedly called to Mosa acourts, a place owned by Hajji Moses Kigongo, the NRM National Vice Chairman. Bobi says that here, he contradicted himself even more and it could easily be seen that he was under immense pressure.

“He also mentioned how we confiscated his passport! How shameful! Well, after he was severely threatened and intimidated by the regime, he desperately reached out to us and requested us to help him secure asylum in a safer country. We requested for his passport and other documents to assist him. We handed these to a human rights lawyer who has been handling his file. Since he now needs it, we shall accordingly give it back to him as soon as he comes for it and signs to acknowledge receipt of it.” Bobi revealed.

WHAT TRANSPIRED IN COURT TODAY

Kibalama came to court in dramatic style with his son Paul Ssimbwa Kagombe. Four men dressed in civilian attire who looked to be security operatives moved close to them and inspected their movements. When the presiding judge Musa Ssekaana entered the court room, Kibalama took to the Stand, Kagombe was directed by his lawyers to move out of the courtroom.

The case which was supposed to kick off by 9;30am started at 11;30 because the presiding judge refused to move out of chambers because the number of people who were in the court violated the guidelines put in place by the government to fight COVID19.

KIBALAMA BREAKS INTO TEARS WHEN HE REMEMBERED

HOW CDF GEN MUHOOZI SQUEEZED HIM

59-year-old Kibalama broke into tears when the defendant’s lawyer Medard Sseggona, the Busiro East Member of Parliament put him on the spot to explain how he reached the offices of Gen. David Muhoozi, the Commander of the UPDF and Lt. Col. Frank Kaka Bagyenda.

Kibalama first asked for a bottle of Rwenzori mineral water and his tablets before he replied Sseggona’s questions. Kibalama said that after officially giving away his party to the new blood of ambitious young men led by Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi, he received a strange phone call telling him that his every move was being tracked, he was later told to enter the car which was in front of him.

He narrated that after being forced into the car, it was driven at a breakneck speed to the office of the CDF Gen. Muhoozi where he found a number of people.

The former driver to late Milton Obote the President of Uganda explained that Gen Muhoozi grilled him on the changes he made in his political party.

When Sseggona tried to ask Kibalama for the names of the people he met at Gen Muhoozi’s office, he again broke into tears and he said that he cannot reveal the names of these people because he is still under state protection.

However, Kibalama denied meeting Lt. Col. Kaka at his Nakasero offices.

UNDER STATE PROTECTION IN MBALE

The former police officer revealed that for the last two weeks, he has been staying in Mbale under state protection. He insisted that he is the one who applied for protection after learning that his life was in danger.

EXPLAINS WHY HE TURNED GUNS AGAINST KYAGULANYI

Kibalama revealed that the reason why he decided to turn guns against Kyagulanyi was because he sidelined him and his old comrades he went with in NUP. He explained that Kyagulanyi’s men were the only one in control of the party which angered him.

ON THE USD5 MILLION

Kibalama also denied selling his political party to Kyagulanyi for USD5M. He insisted that political parties are not for sell and denied being aware of the said video recording circulating on the social media.

STILL RECORGONISES KYAGULANYI AS HIS PARTY PRESIDENT

When asked who is the president of his political party, Kibalama confirmed to court that Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu is his supreme leader at NUP. He however asked him to give some positions to the former members of NURP.

KYAGULANYI’S BODYGUARD ARRESTED FOR INSULTING SECURITY

One of Kyagulanyi’s bodyguards was arrested immediately after the adjournment of the case. The unknown bodybuilder was arrested by security who said that he insulted the officers on duty when he was entering court in the morning.

KIBALAMA’S NAILS WERE REMOVED – BOBI WINE

Kyagulanyi revealed that Kibalama intimated to him that his nails were removed when he was under interrogation. He insisted that the old man was badly tortured and his life is in danger. Kyagulanyi boasted that he comforted him and told him that everything will be ok because he also went through the same situation in Arua.

KIBALAMA DENIES THE ALLEGATIONS

After the court proceedings, Kibalama quickly called a press conference at Mosa Courts in Kampala and denied Kyagulanyi’s statement. Kibalama said that he has all his nails and was not in any way tortured.

KIBALAMA’S SON SURVIVES JAIL

Kibalama’s son Kagombe survived being jailed by the presiding judge for telling lies under oath. The judge warned Kagombe that if he does not stop lying under oath, he was going to send him to prison where he will spend two years.

The judge set 16th of October 2020 to give his judgement. Basile Difas and another run to court challenging the manner in which NURP was changed to NUP and asked for a court declaration that the entire process was fraudulent.

 

By Baron Kironde

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Kasangati Police Boss In Trouble For  Breaking  Businessman’s Leg Over Curfew Directive…

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Bedridden Daniel Muweke and Andrew Angume (inset)

Kasangati Police Division boss in trouble for breaking a civilian’s leg.

Daniel Muweke (31), a businessman in Kasangati accuses Andrew Angume, the commandant of operations at Kasangati police for ordering his officers to beat him and break his leg.

“It was Saturday evening when Angume with his men stormed my working place and started beating me saying that I was violating curfew directives. During the beating, I fell down and Angume rode his police motorcycle on my legs and broke them,” Muweke stated.

He added that when he started screaming, Angume ordered his men to put him on handcuffs and they continued beating him until other people came to his rescue him.

He narrated that when people threatened to fight police, Angume ordered his men to remove handcuffs from his hands and they took off.

Muhammad Saaku father to Muweke

Muweke told us that on Monday morning, he was carried by his relatives to go and open a police file at Kasangati police Station but he was stopped by Angume.

“He gave me Shs200,000 and pleaded with me not to open a police file against him. I took the money but after I was advised to return the money to Angume, I gave it to our area chairperson to return it to him,” Muweke said.

He explained that what he wants is justice, not money. Efforts to speak to Angume were futile since he was not picking our calls.

 

By Robert Semirimo

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Don’t Be Fooled, Kutesa And M7’s Families Are Positioning Themselves For A Bigger Project – Semujju Nganda, NRM’s Dombo Explains Why They Did Not Use Tibuhaburwa Name On M7 Posters…

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L-R: Dombo, President Museveni and Ssemujju

Emmanuel Dombo, The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Director for Information and publicity has disregarded the widely spread perception that his Museveni led party is gradually loosing it’s authoritative ground, having failed to resolve a feud between Museveni’s brother Aine Kaguta alias Sodo and Minister Sam Kutesa’s daughter, Shartsi Musherure.

Sodo and Musherure were nominated as independents to run against each other in the Mawogola North constituency parliamentary race after they failed to agree on who won the party ticket.

Dombo projecting a win for one of the two, said with confidence that whoever will be elected in Sembabule will still be NRM leaning because the opposition could not raise a candidate.

He said, “When you look at the elections that have been conducted so far, the performance of the opposition has been very low. In these areas where we have had our councilors unopposed, who will be their (opposition) polling agents?”

Kira Municipality MP, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, referring to the same incident insinuated that in Sembabule, NRM is projected to win because it is Museveni’s own family matter.

“Kutesa and Museveni’s families don’t need Parliament salary. They are positioning themselves for the future. To them Uganda is their property. The country must begin looking at the transition from Museveni because it is about to happen,” he said.

On why President Museveni’s official campaign portrait was unveiled with his other official name Tibuhaburwa missing, Dombo explained that they started the process at the secretariat minus putting the president’s Tibuhaburwa name.

“It is going to be fixed with time. It is not true that we fix the president’s picture because when he is speaking on TV he is live,” Dombo argued, disregarding MP Ssemujju’s sentiments that President Museveni has to have his face made up to look younger on set. Semujju reiterated that President Museveni is an old man who is literally tired.

Dombo provocatively stated that Semujju like other opposition entities should admit that President Museveni is too hard for them to beat. He added that Semujju’s verbal energy should rather be diverted to the population to decide who’s more powerful.

 

By Baron Kironde

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She Is Mentally Disturbed – Gayaza High School Speaks Out On Female Student Who Was Caught Night Dancing Naked…

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Ms. Kizito Robinah Katongole, the headteacher Gayaza High School has in a public statement clarified on the incident where a girl from the same school was reportedly caught night dancing at the school premises.

“Gayaza High School has learnt and noted with concern the sociall media publications of a video clip and photographs posted yesterday alleging the improper conduct of one of our students,” partly reads the awareness statement.

The letter from Gayaza HS headteacher

The Gayaza High School headteacher strongly repudiated popular reports making rounds on various media platforms that the incident happened at the school’s premises.

She however also acknowledged that the pictures and video evidence of the accused female are indeed those of a figure synonymous with the school, having once studied and left the same school over years ago.

“Gayaza High School would like to clarify that the incident did not happen at the school. We have also established that the pictures show a former student who finished S6 in 2014 and has since her University days suffered mental health challenges,” described the statement by the high school’s headteacher.

She added that the school is stringing together efforts to get in touch with her parents to ensure that she gets the necessary medical attention.

“We deeply sympathize with the family and pray that all efforts to restore her mental health materialises,” she added.

By Baron Kironde

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