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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.

     

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    DID BOBI WINE SURVIVE COUP! The Untold Story Of How Kyagulanyi Outsmarted Mpuuga’s Attempted Takeover: NUP Boss Blasts Baganda Leaders For Being Greedy And Selfish…

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    ENEMIES! NUP boss Bobi Wine (R) and MP Mathias Mpuuga (L)

    Maverick National Unity Platform (NUP) boss Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine) has exposed Buganda Kingdom Officials who are using Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi as a license to seal dirty deals that are costing Baganda.

    Without mincing his words and in the presence of Buganda Kingdom Officials who included; Buganda Kingdom’s first deputy premier professor Al-Hajji Twaha Kawaase Kigongo; Buganda Kingdom Security, tourism and culture minister Owekitiibwa Dr Anthony Wamala; Dr. Augustine Ssalongo Kizito Mutumba the Speaker of Buganda Kingdom clan heads council and others, Bobi Wine prophecied that if nothing is done, Baganda is in the future are going to be the only people in Uganda without a place they can call home and this will happen because of the greed for money being shown by some Baganda leaders in positions of power.

    A furious Bobi Wine made the shocking revelation during the burial of his assassinated uncle Eng. Danial Bbosa Lwomwa who was the clan head of Endiga (Sheep) clan at Mbale village in Mpigi district.

    “I’ve listened carefully to all speeches made and no one came out to tell the public that my uncle Bbosa was assassinated by people with the names of the Endiga clan who should be his grandchildren. We should stop being shy when speaking the truth to ourselves,” Bobi Wine said.

    Bobi Wine at the burial of Ndiga Clan head Eng. Lwomwa

    He loudly told Baganda that wherever he goes, the other people in Uganda view Baganda as hypocrites who are not reliable and only think about themselves, their families and are determined to sell fellow Baganda for money.

    He gave the example that when colonialists came to Uganda, they used people like Sir Apollo Kaggwa who was the prime minister to King Mwanga to command the fight against his King and force him into exile abroad where he died.

    The colonialists used Kaggwa and Semei Kakungulu a Muganda to spread colonialism in Uganda because they were promised goods like land and because of their betrayal, other regions took their actions as betrayal of the entire Uganda.

    Bobi Wine added that when the time cames for Uganda to be given independence, Dr. Milton Obote used Baganda to fight Bendicto Kiwanuka a Muganda from the Democratic Party and he was defeated because former Buganda King Sir Edward Mutesa through his Kabaka Yekka political party (KY) formed an alliance with Obote’s Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) and Baganda missed the opportunity of producing the first executive Prime Minister of independent Uganda.

    Bobi Wine without fearing the presence of Owekitiibwa Juliet Nabbosa Ssebugwawo a former minister in Kabaka Mutebi’s government revealed that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni used her to seal the deal which has finally divided the opposition’s Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) where she was the national vice president in charge of Buganda.

    A bitter Bobi Wine from Embogo (Buffalo) Clan further revealed that the same Museveni is also using Owekitiibwa Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba who was also a minister in Kabaka Mutebi’s government to divide and weaken NUP where he is a national deputy president in charge of Buganda.

    “Next day I will tell you why we did not take power in 2021 even though you people in Buganda voted for us overwhelmingly,” Bobi Wine promised.

    He pleaded with Eria Lwasi Buzaabo the new Endiga clan head not to avoid him and chase him because of his status as an opposition leader. He asked him to be like the late Bbosa who was very accommodative to him.

    Highly placed sources at Makerere Kavule where the NUP headquarters are have revealed that Bobi Wine is very bitter with Mengo establishment after establishing that they were behind Mpuuga’s plans to overthrow him from his party’s top leadership position.

    NUP insiders narrated to theGrapevine that Bobi Wine was told that since 2023, meetings have been held in different places to plan on how to overthrow him on grounds that he is not fit to represent Buganda in the succession battle especially at this time when Museveni is nearing retirement.

    “At first they were planning to form another political party but one of the lawyers in NUP told them that according to the new amended party constitution, Bobi Wine can be easily overthrown through a party national delegates’ conference and what they have to do is to capture and control the party structures,” a source said.

    The spource added that this is the reason why Kira Municipality Lagislator Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda accepted to join NUP even though his god father Dr. Kizza Besigye was insisting on forming a political pressure group which they can used to force Patrick Amuriat Oboi and Nathan Nandala Mafabi out of Najjanankumbi FDC headquarters.

    Sources claim that Ssemujju was very sure that Mpuuga was going to take over NUP leadership come 2025 and the strategy was to use money which they have accumulated in the years they have spent in politics.

    “When former Prime Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi and Professor Gilbert Bukenya were fighting to succeed Museveni, they both accumulated a lot of money knowing that money will be the deciding factor on who will take power. Many Ugandan politicians up to now still hold this belief and it is the reason why the SUUBI group in NUP are undermining Bobi Wine,” Joseph Tamale Mirundi, a celebrated veteran political journalist said.

    NUP insiders told theGrapevine that for a longtime, Bobi Wine has been looking for the opportunity to exposes Mpuuga and his group until at last when the opportunity came during the ongoing social media parliament exhibition.

    “He has used it as a weapon to expose and soil Mpuuga and his cahoots to the extent that even if they left NUP, they will not be respected by the public as it has been,” the NUP insider supposed.

    Last week at Makerere Kavule, Joel Ssenyonyi the Leader of Opposition in Parliament and David Lewis Rubongoya pleaded with Bobi Wine inside the tent they were seated during the meeting with party local councilors from Wakiso district to leave Mpuuga’s issues out in his speech but he was fueled by his elder brother Fred Nyanzi Ssentamu who showed him Mpuuga’s statement on his phone where he was responding to his early party statement asking him to resign from the position of the parliamentary commissioner and apologise to the country over the Shs500m alleged gift from parliament.

    “The man lost his temper and asked Ssenyonyi why Mpuuga was dragging his family in these issues,” a NUP source ionside the tent quoted Bobi Wine.

    “Mpuuga’s scandal has exposed his hypocrisy and his former DP members who have been making deals secretly with president Museveni’s government and hoodwinking the people of Buganda that they are in parliament fighting for Buganda Federal status and ebyaffe (Buganda demands from central government),” another NUP source told theGrapevine.

    During Gen’ Kale Kayihura’s tenure as Inspector General of Police, many of Mpuuga’s political friends like Kawempe North legislator Muhammad Ssegirinya, Butambala county legislator Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi were cited in the police fuel scandal.

    They were secretly receiving free fuel from the police force yet they were telling the public during day time that they are fighting Kayihura and his boss Museveni.

    A source withing the opposition told theGrapevine how in 2016, one of the legislators who is a friend to Mpuuga lost a parliamentary election and decided to petition challenging the victory of the NRM candidate, but he lost the petition both at the High Court and at the Court of Appeal and was slapped with court costs.

    When the NRM legislator secured warrant of arrest against him over his money in costs, he rushed to one of the top UPDF generals from Buganda to help his talk to the NRM legislator not to imprison him, the General told him that he has no power to stop the legislator from imprisoning him even though they are born from the same district.

    He gave him only one option, to take him to president Museveni because he is the only person in Uganda with a lot of money.

    The desperate legislator asked him to give him time to first consult some of his colleagues.

    Among the people he consulted was one of the leaders in DP Block who openly told him that he is the one under threat not other members of their political group so he should think about himself first.

    He advised him to take the deal but make sure that it doesn’t leak in public.

    The youthful legislator finally met Museveni, and in the next of 2021, he stood on FDC ticket and won the election.

    Alex Waiswa Mufumbiro, NUP’s deputy spokesperson confirmed that if Mpuuga declines to honour the conditions the party gave to him over the Shs500m scandal, the party leadership is likely to take other disciplinary action against him.

    Sources claim that Bobi Wine is set to summon the top party leadership to discuss Mpuuga’s defiance and it is highly likely that a resolution will be passed directing Bobi Wine to fire Mpuuga from the office of the party president in charge of Buganda.

    Mercy Walukamba the chairperson of the party disciplinary committee is likely to take action against Mpuuga which includes expelling him from their party because they allege that corruption, to them is a taboo.

    Other sources said that NUP led by Bobi Wine are set to petition Beti Namisango Kamya the Inspector General of Government (IGG) to pick interest in the corruption and abuse of office allegation against Mpuuga and other parliament bosses including the speaker of parliament Annet Anita Among and her Deputy Thomas Tayebwa.

    However, when contacted, Marvin Saasi one of the legal officers at NUP said that he is not aware of the new conditions the party was likely to slap on Mpuuga over the Shs500m scandal.

    However, Mpuuga is still defiant that the said scandal is planned to assassinate his personality and boasts that he will die fighting to save his personality, that of Kabaka Mutebi and Buganda premier Charles Peter Mayiga who are also frequently attacked by NUP supporters on social media.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    How Tabula Who Is Being Accused Of Masterminding Assassination Of Ndiga Clan Head Survived Being Arrested By Brig. Gen. Ddamulira’s Commandos As He Attempted To Seek Help From Buganda Spirits…

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    The late Eng. Daniel Lwomwa (R) and his nemesis Tabula Luggya Bbosa (L) who is currently on the run

    Police spokesperson Senior Commissioner of Police Fred Enanga has narrated how Tabula Luggya Bbosa survived being arrested by Brig. Gen. Christopher Sserunjogi Ddamulira’s commandos of the Police’s Crime Intelligence (CI).

    CP Enanga revealed that commandos stormed Kabango village, Kakoola Sub County in Mpigi district to arrest Tabula who is alleged to have masterminded the plan to assassinate Eng. Daniel Bbosa Lwomwa the fallen head of Endiga (Sheep) clan last week.

    Enanga said that Tabula narrowly survived arrest and detectives only found a motorcycle at the place where he was expected to be.

    He revealed that security anticipated that Tabula was hiding in one of the islands in Mpigi district and pleaded with citizens to help police to arrest him.

    Police put an award of Shs10m which will be given to any person who will give information that will help lead to the arrest of Tabula.

    Enanga further said that intelligence has received information that Tabula is moving from one shrine to another seeking for the intervention of his grandparents’ spirit to frustrate the investigations.

    He warned witch doctors that anyone who will be found hiding Tabula will also be arrested and added to the file of those who participated in the murder of Bbosa.

    Enanga further disclosed that seven suspects have been arrested including Noah Derrick Luggya who allegedly pulled the triger and was intercepted by the angry mob who badly beat him up while trying to lynch him and he narrowly survived and is receiving medication at Mulago hospital.

    Emmanual Sserunkuma, his co-accused who was driving him on the motorcycle was killed by the mob on the spot.

    Milly Naluwenda a clerk to Buganda Kingdom cultural Court (Kkooti yakisekwa) was also arrested and highly placed sources in security confirmed that she communicated with Luggya a few hours before the offence was committed.

    Sources added that Luggya’s phone helped detectives to trace the suspects and Enanga assured the people of Buganda, members of the Endiga clan and Bbosa’s family that the suspects arrested are the right ones and very soon they are going to be arraigned in Court.

    In 2022, Kkooti ya kisekwa declared that Bbosa was illegally occupying the office of Endiga clan head and a section of the clan members installed Tabula the petitioner against Bbosa as the rightful clan head.

    However, David Kiwalabye Male the then culture and security minister in Buganda Kingdom rubbished the installation of Tabula insisting that Bbosa is still the rightful Endiga clan head.

    Kiwalabye made the statements a few hours after Bbosa appealed to Ronald Muwenda Mutebi the Kabaka of Buganda who is the Supreme Court on cultural matters in Buganda.

    By the time of Bbosa’s death, Kabaka had not yet delivered his judgment on the matter and there has been a sharp divisionism between Tabula’s supporters and those of Bbosa. When Bbosa was assassinated, Tabula ran into hiding and switched off all his known phone numbers.

    At the burial of Bbosa Mbale village in Mawokota county, Mpigi district, Kabaka Mutebi directed security in the message read by Professor Twaha Kawaase Kigongo to arrest all those who participated in his official’s murder.

     

    By Hadijjah Namagembe

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    How KCCA Deputy ED Luyimbazi Survived A Punch From City Cleaner After His Boss Kisaka Ran Into Hiding…

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    KCCA cleaners protesting for their pay. Inset is D/ED Emg. Luyimbazi (L) and his boss Dorothy Kisaka (R)

    Hakim Kizza the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Councilor has narrated how city cleaners on Monday caught the City Hall city leadership off guard during their deadly demonstration.

    The cleaners are demanding KCCA to pay them their salaries for five months.

    Kizza says that security first stopped them from entering City Hall where they wanted to meet Lord Mayor Ssalongo Erias Lukwago, Executive Director Dr. Dorothy Kisaka and other leaders over their salaries.

    Lukwago found them demonstrating with placards outside City Hall gate and when security cleared the way for him to enter, he refused insisting that the cleaners should also be allowed to enter so that their matter is settled from inside with the leaders.

    Lukwago was finally allowed to enter with the cleaners who were singing his name ‘Omuloodi abeewo’.

    When he entered, they moved directly to the City Hall Council hall.

    Lukwago immediately summoned Eng. David Luyimbazi, the Deputy Executive Director to talk to the cleaners because he was told that the Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka was not in her office.

    Other sources claim that when Kisaka got information that the livid cleaners had raided City Hall to demand for their pay, she ran into hiding.

    Sources allege that since President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni renewed Kisaka’s contract, she spends very little time in office.

    She is always in Busoga attending Kyabazinga’s functions.

    Others allege that she is looking for a constituency in her home area in Busoga.

    When Luyimbazi was given the opportunity to talk to the angry cleaners, he told them to register with 7 hills, a limited company which was given the tender to clean all the five Divisions making up Kampala city.

    Luyimbazi told them that they will only be paid after accepting to join 7 hills.

    The angry cleaners started shouting on top of their voices with some women crying accusing Luyimbazi and Kisaka of plotting to eat their money.

    They started throwing empty water bottles at Luyimbazi and his bodyguard immediately forced him to move out of the room through the back door as some peeved cleaners tried to jump to beat him up.

    In one of the ugly incidents, the police bodyguard intercepted a body built cleaner who threw a punch at Luyimbazi when he pushed the KCCA D/ED down to dodge the blow.

    When theGrapevine contacted Eng. Luyimbazi, he confirmed whatever happened but advised the cleaners to take his advice if they still need to work with KCCA.

    He confirmed that by next week, they will be have paid all those demanding from KCCA.

     

    By Hadijjah Namagembe

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