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OPINION: Museveni Writes – Crooks Like Minister Rukutana Will Face Assault, Attempted Murder, Murder Charges…

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Countrymen and Countrywomen, especially the Bazzukulu.
Greetings again. The other day I sent out a piece about the NRM Primaries where I thanked the NRM members for turning up massively and voting transparently.

Today, I am back to tell you that as usual, the NRM has finally come to grips with one of the major factors of destabilization in the politics of Uganda.

This is the criminal act of vote-rigging that nullifies the sovereignty of the People. We, who are in the NRM, have been fighting this ever-since 1961- that is 59 years of struggle. The mulyabyengeddes need to know that struggles, sometimes, take long.

The riggings of 1961-62, took two forms: intimidation and vandalism in many parts of Uganda, especially in Buganda, including the cutting of coffee of opponents, as well as massive rigging by multiple voting, ballot stuffing, altering results, gerrymandering Constituencies, etc. The last rigged elections were in April 1962. We never had elections again until 1980.

Before those elections, the NRM forerunners (Fronasa, UPM, UNLF) tried unsuccessfully to close all the loopholes of cheating. Other actors refused to accept our views and since we were not in control, we bided our time.

In 1986, we gained control and in 1989, when we expanded the NRC, we started on the long journey of combating rigging by the following actions:
1. Electoral Constituencies had to always coincide with the existing administrative units (Counties, Sub- Counties) and never ad-hoc Constituencies like in the past;
2. Got rid of the enclosed Polling booths and, instead, put the ballot boxes in the open and these days we are using the transparent ones;
3. We removed the multiple ballot boxes and ballot papers and introduced the single ballot box and the single ballot paper; this got rid of the practice of destroying the ballot papers of the opponent by pouring acid in the box of the opponent or switching labels on the boxes (DP’s symbol of hoe and symbol of palm of UPC);
4. Counting had to take place immediately after voting and the results declared unlike in the past when the ballot boxes had to be exported from Bukhungu on the shores of Lake Kyoga to Jinja before opening and counting;
5. The Contestants could have their agents at the Polling stations to see what was going on;
6. Registers had to be displayed on the Polling Station sometime before polling so that the surrounding villagers identify the non- residents, the dead, those who migrated, the underage, etc.
This could have eliminated rigging and fraud but for two problems: corruption and lack of vigilance by many of the Citizens. The election officials have taken to corruption.

Secondly, especially for the NRM supporters many of whom are farmers, Business people, etc. They have no time to go and check on those registers. This allows the crooks to manipulate the lists.

Then there is the problem of violence, threats, intimidation, and bribes which the Police and GISOs should stop.
However, it has been part of my mission since 1961 to contribute to the ending of votes rigging in Uganda. I, therefore, determined to close those gaps also.

The only way to close this gap that did not depend on the vigilance of the People was the digital verification of the voters using their biometric-data (fingerprints etc.) so that voter registers only once and if he or she tries to register a second time, the Central memory of the system will detect it and block it.

The corrupt team that was in the Electoral Commission refused to procure this system. It is, however, being procured now. This will end this sad story of the anti-democratic forces at least as far as the problem of multiple voting and multiple registrations is concerned. It will also deal with the problem of ballot stuffing because the fingerprints digitally read must be equal to the votes in the ballot box.
The issue of bribery, threats, attacks, etc. is for the Police and the Public to capture the evidence and we deal with those Criminals. These measures would free the voting process of the Country from the crooks.
However, for political parties like the NRM, we cannot have the resources to build such a digital system. Yet, we were being undermined by the corrupt actors that had infiltrated the NRM when we came from the bush. When we came from the bush, we used the method of lining up behind candidates of our choice and it was very transparent.

However, with the 1995 Constitution, it was decided to go to secret ballot even when we were still using the Electoral College system. Then the problems of bribery started. This provoked the pressure to go for universal suffrage but with the secret ballot. Still, the problems of cheating persisted because whatever precautions we took, they depended on human vigilance, which was not always assured.
That is why, recently, at the Chobe CEC Conference, we decided to go for lining up. You have seen how it has succeeded. It is transparent for everybody to see during daylight.
However, the shallow crooks still think they can bribe, can intimidate, can assault or can, even, alter results of the obvious that was witnessed by hundreds. This is an incredible shallowness.

The cheating in the NRM Primaries is over. Those who beat People, like in Bukono, are all in jail or on the run. Minister Rukutana is in jail and will be prosecuted. They will be fully accountable with robust charges: assault, attempted murder, murder etc.

Those who altered results will go to jail on forgery, fraud, subversion etc. and their forgeries will not stand. We do not even have to repeat the elections, except where they were not held. We simply need to audit what happened in each village.
The NRM elections are village-based. They should begin in the village and end in the village. Once the counting is done in the village, the elections are over.

The rest is adding. It will, therefore, not help anybody to miss–add because the original village generated numbers are there and the People who are aware of these numbers are many.

Any other shallow schemes like moving voters on Lorries from village to village are easy to unearth. Those are all crimes for which the perpetrators will be answerable criminally.

This, therefore, maybe the tail end of cheating in the NRM. Even the victims of these schemes should be steady. Just get facts from your village agents (truthful facts); the crooks are wasting their time and ours. The NRM will end rigging in Uganda by the digitalized biometric voter registration and by transparency through lining behind candidates or their photographs within the NRM. Another first for the NRM.

Ykm, the Old man with a hat.

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Drama As Divorced Wife To Traffic Police Boss Musinga Storms Church To Stop His Wedding To Wife No. 2…

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Musinga with his new wife Ankunda

On Saturday, there was drama at All Saints’ Cathedral, Kampala when the divorced wife to the commander of Kampala Metropolitan traffic police SSP Norman Musinga stormed church to stop his wedding to wife number two.

It was about 8am when Esther Kyinkuhaire, wife number one to Musinga, accompanied by her sisters, drove their posh land cruiser vehicles to church and straight away moved to Bishop James Abola’s office to stop Musinga’s wedding.

“They entered into Bishop’s office claiming that they had a letter from their lawyers of Ojok and Company Advocates caveating Musinga from getting wedded or receiving wedding blessings from church claiming that he is still legally married to Kyinkuhaire,” one of the eye witness told theGrapevine.

The ladies were welcomed in the Bishop’s office and immediately Musinga was called in the office since he was already at the church.

Sources who attended the meeting revealed that when Musinga entered the office, he started exchanging words with Kyinkuhaire, they each abused each other for over ten minutes in front of the man of God and other top religious leaders who were invited by Musinga.

In his defense, Musinga told the Bishop that his marriage to Kyinkuhaire was dissolved in 2019 and she didn’t appeal against the decision of the magistrate’s Court.

He gave the Bishop a letter from his lawyers of Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA) and accused Kyinkuhaire of wasting his time.

Musinga insisted that the reason why he went to church was to receive blessings from church not to be weeded because he was already officially wedded by the registrar of marriages, to his new wife Ankunda.

Sources who attended the meeting told us that when Musinga mentioned Akunda’s name during the meeting, Kyinkuhaire shouted out on top of her voice which forced Musinga to call security from Central Kampala Station (CPS) to restore peace.

When police arrived, Kyinkuhaire was immediately arrested together with her sisters and taken to CPS where they were detained for hours until prayers were done.

They were rescued by their lawyers led by Rtd. Major Ronald Iduli and suspects were not charged.

Upon her release Kyinkuhaire claimed that while having an argument with Musinga in the Bishop’s office, he seriously kicked her in a dangourous spot, she threatened to institute charges against him.

Musinga divorced Kyinkuhaire after accusing her of practicing witchcraft.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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Pastor Yiga’s Girlfriend Kayima, Sister Grilled Over Shs.5bn Scum As Fresh Criminal Summons Are Issued Against Singer Kusasira…

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L-R: Benna Namisinga, Maggie Kayima and Catherine Kusasira

Maggie Kayima, the former girlfriend to fallen Kawala Revival Church senior pastor late Augustine Yiga commonly known as Abizaayo and her sister Bennah Namisinga have been grilled over Shs.5bn scum.

The two sisters were grilled by detectives attached to State House Anti Corruption Unit commanded by Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema on their involvement in the Shs.5bn scum where top government officials, State House staff, city pastors and singers were implicated.

According to Mariam Natasha, the spokesperson of State House Anti Corruption Unity, the two sisters were arrested in the same vehicle at Mutukula Uganda-Tanzania border with controversial Bombo Revival Church senior pastor Siraje Ssemanda who is the main suspect in the scum, trying to escape out of the country.

Natasha revealed that after over five hours of grilling, the suspects were released on bond.

She further disclosed that their detectives have issued fresh criminal summons against celebrated singer Catherine Kusasira who skipped her bond.

“She did not give us reasons for nonappearance but our investigators have issued fresh criminal summons against her,” Natasha said.

In the same development, Lt. Col. Nakalema rubbished claims that city pastor Flankline Mugisha Mondo, one of the suspects in the scum, is being witch haunted because he prayed for National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine at the burial of pastor Yiga.

Lt. Col. Nakalema said that no suspect is being witch hunted, her team is investigating fraud with instructions from president Museveni.

Detectives told this website that Mondo is expected to appear before them today for further interrogation over his involvement in the fraud.

Others under investigation include president Museveni’s senior advisor Hillary Musoke commonly known as Kisanja.

They were accused of fraudulently obtaining Shs.5bn from different religious leaders promising them jobs, scholarships and travels to Israel and South Africa respectively.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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M7 Has No Moral Authority To Criticize Others Concerning Tribalism, He Practises It But Attacks Us Who Merely Talk About It – Bobi Wine…

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NUP presidential candidate Bobi Wine (L) and NRM's Tibuhaburwa Museveni (R)

The National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has mocked President Yoweri Museveni of stooping too low to employ hate Politics as his main strategy to justifiably keep himself in power after 35 years of rule.

Kyagulanyi, a staunch muganda who married Barbie Itungo from Western Uganda argued that if there is anyone promoting tribalism in Uganda, then that is President Museveni who practices it, and not him who merely talks about it.

The youthful leader holding the NUP flag to the 2021 presidential elections disclosed that as he has been traversing the country to seek for support, he realised that all the DPC’s are coming from the same area. He argued that that is exactly what makes Museveni’s regime really look ugly. “Museveni has lost all the moral authority to talk about tribalism,” Kyagulanyi said.

Kyagulanyi further explained that NUP and himself condemn all sorts of tribalism and those who practice it. “That’s why we are called the National Unity Platform, because we believe in National Unity,” Kyagulanyi added.

He also asserted that Museveni is too scared of him that he has now resorted to spreading homophobia as a campaign strategy, because he cannot explain his thirty five years of administering Uganda.

The NUP presidential hopeful also reiterated that all his campaigns are funded by Ugandans in Uganda and abroad, who he thanked for supporting their party activities since they started their campaigns till date.

“Museveni can not make any point. He cannot explain his 35 failed years of administering Uganda but what he does is tell lies,” Kyagulanyi said.

“All he will say is that we are being funded by homosexuals and foreigners. When we demand for our freedom and justice they call us tribalists,” he added.

Kyagulanyi also accused the president of trying so hard to portray NUP as a violent group so that he can justify his violence towards them.

Kyagulanyi will today extended his gospel of the new Uganda to the areas of Lugazi and Mukono.

 

By Baron Kironde

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