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    Pastor Ssenyonga Beef With Kayanja Intensifies; Star Witness Pins Him For Masterminding Sodome Accusations Against Miracle Centre Cathedral Man Of God…

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    The accused in the dock. Inset L is Pastor Kayanja and Pastor Ssenyonga (R)

    Pastor Jackson Ssenyonga of Christian Life Church, Bwaise is in trouble after one of the lead witnesses told court that he was behind the plot to falsely accuse Lubaga Miracle Centre Cathedral senior pastor, Robert Kayanja in the aborted sodomy case.

    The revelation was made at Mengo Chief Magistrate’s court where nine people are being charged of falsely accusing Pastor Kayanja of practicing sodomy with intent to defame him and destroy his church as well giving false news to police.

    Sam Magomu (26), a guard at pastor Kayanja ‘s church testified before the presiding magistrate Adams Byarugaba that on September  17th, 2021, a plot to falsely accuse Kayanja was hatched by Pastor Ssenyonga who promised them millions of money and passports to relocate abroad if they succeeded in pining Kayanja.

    In a fully parked Court, Magomu explained that they joined Pastor Kayanja ‘s church in 2016 but later begged him to work as guards which he accepted and sponsored their training in Kabalye police training school in Kiryandongo district before commencing work with Reagan Ssentongo as their leader.

    He however said that in 2021, during Covid19 outbreak, Ssentongo called him to join the team at Miracle Center Cathedral.

    He also told them that they were going to receive cash.

    But when he arrived, things changed after Ssentongo told them that they were supposed to cause commotion by shouting and accusing Kayanja of sodomizing them in order to get good money a thing which they did.

    “We shouted accusing Kayanja of sodomy and we threatened to shatter the church windows unless he paid us good money,” they testified.

    He added that Kayanja’s church management team called police, who immediately arrested them and locked them up at old Kampala police station.

    Magomu testified that while in police cells, late at night, one suspect Jamir Mwada who introduced himself as a youth leader from Kisenyi surprised them when he pulled out a mobile phone and told them not to worry because their matter was under control.

    He however said he didn’t know whether Mwada and Ssentongo were working together by then.

    Magomu said that that very night, Mwada called different people from the coolers.

    They included; Pastor David Kiganda, Pastor Ssempa and Sylvia Namutebi commonly known as Maama Fiina narrating how Pastor Kayanja had been sodomizing his guards and had even locked them up at Old Kampala.

    Mwada asked them not to despair but pin Kayanja over sodomy.

    Magomu added that the following day, they were taken to Mulago hospital for medical checkup and while there, Mwada came with Israel Wasswa the head of pastor Ssenyonga ‘s security team, a one Aggrey  Kanene and a certain police officer who asked them to maintain the accusations against Kayanja.

    Wasswa’s team begged Magomu to also join his friends to vigorously accuse Kayanja because he was a bit reluctant. They even promised to help them secure police bond which they actually got and they were released.

    Magomu said the results from the medical checkup didn’t confirm any act of sodomy.

    Magomu told court that they started having regular meetings with Wasswa and Kanene ‘s team who assured them not to worry because Pastor Ssenyonga was with them in this plot and was going to pay them a lot of money and secure travel documents for them so that they relocate them abroad safely.

    “One of us, Simon Tumukunde, asked them why they were doing all this. They said the move was a brain child of Ssenyonga to damage Kayanja and that he was going to pay them dearly and fly them abroad. I joined Tumukunde and we demanded proof that pastor Ssenyonga supports us. We asked them that if possible, they should allow us to meet him. They said they were representing him well and showed us photos while they were sitting with him in a meeting,” Magomu said.

    He said Wasswa and Kanene took them to Kawempe police station where they opened up fresh cases against Kayanja saying old Kampala police officers were biased.

    Magomu’s guided statement was recorded by a police woman named D/IP Cotilda  Nandutu.

    The accused are; Wasswa an ex-convict on aggravated robbery, and former head of Ssenyonga ‘s security, Peter Sserugo, Reagan Ssentongo a former guard at Miracle Center Cathedral, Moses Ssemanobe (27), Labeeb Khalifa (22),  Alex Wakamala (22) Martin Kagolo (22), Jamir Mwada an LC leader from Kiganda zone in Kisenyi and Aggrey Kanene.

    In 2021 pastor Kayanja opened criminal cases against the group including criminal trespass, defamation with intent to harm and destroy his person and church, uttering false information and giving the same to police on police file videCRaB978/2021 at old Kampala police station.

    During this session, the prosecutor Jonathan Muwanga paraded a second witness, Mr. Aggrey Magumba who witnessed all the drama at Miracle Centre Cathedral but was not cross examined because of time.

    The case was adjourned to October 20, 2023.

    Four of the accused; Ssemanobe, Wakamala, Kagolo and Kanene were released on bail while the rest were sent back on remand to Luzira prison.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Buganda Caucus MPs Blocked From Visiting Kabaka Mutebi In Namibia As Mayiga Summons Clan Heads Over M7 Deals, King Visit…

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    Buganda Kingdom King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi (L) in Namibia

    The management of Okonguarri Psychotherapeutic Center in Namibia has blocked three Members of Parliament from accessing the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi.

    Buganda Premier Charles Peter Mayiga confirmed that Kabaka Mutebi is in Namibia resting following the advice of his doctor in Europe.

    However, there are ongoing allegation that Kabaka is in the said medical facility receiving medication not resting.

    Based on the ongoing contradiction, legislators who are members of the Buganda caucus in parliament secretly decided to travel to Namibia to confirm the development.

    theGrapevine has exclusively established that the three male legislators are members of the National Unity Platform and they sneaked into Namibia without the knowledge of the Ugandan embassy in Namibia or their chairperson Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi.

    When contacted, one of the legislators confirmed the development but pleaded with theGrapevine not to reveal his identity because it was going to create a war with Buganda Kingdom leadership.

    “It is true we were blocked from accessing the Kabaka and we are the ones who advised the Buganda Kingdom clan heads who also plan on visitinf the Kabaka to first seek permission from Mayiga, Prince David Kintu Wasajja or Agness Nabalogo because they are the ones to give permission to any person who wants to access Kabaka,” a soft spoken legislator from greater Masaka said.

    He added that they tried to reach out to Prince Joseph Ndawula, the Ugandan ambassador to Namibia but he also didn’t help them, so they decided to return back to Uganda.

    The development comes at a time when Mayiga has just issued summons to the executive members of Buganda Kingdom clan heads council.

    According to highly placed sources in the clan council, the meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday next week at Bulange building the headquarters of Buganda Kingdom.

    Even though Mayiga didn’t give the reasons why he has summoned the clan council leadership, sources claim that top on the agenda is their planned visit to Namibia to visit Kabaka and last week’s State House meeting with president Museveni.

    “When we passed a resolution in our meeting to go to Namibia to visit Kabaka, our council speaker (omutaka Austine Kizito Mutumba) pleaded with us to reverse the resolution explaining that it was going to place him in bad light before Mayiga and it is going to deepen the misunderstanding between him and his administration, but we rubbished his prayers,” a clan head said.

    He boasted that at this time, Mayiga has nothing to do because President Museveni has given them the green light and promised to coordinate the visit.

    He revealed that there are only two people who haven’t yet finalized their travel documents because they did not have passports.

    “By Thursday morning, we will be on the plane going to check on our beloved chairperson (Kabaka). Who is Mayiga to stop us from visiting Kabaka, even the president told us that he doesn’t like him and his ministers, and in Buganda kingdom, he only recognizes Kabaka, us the abataka and even informed the Nnabagereka when he met her recently,” a clan head said.

    It is not clear what mechanism Mayiga and Mutumba are going to deploy to stop clan heads from visiting Kabaka because they have been trying to frustrate them from meeting President Museveni but they overrun them.

    In the last Buganda Kingdom parliamentary session, Mayiga declined to allow the prayer made by one of the representative Professor Badru Katerega who wanted the Kingdom administration to guide those with money so that they can be allowed to go and visit Kabaka.

    Mutumba told theGrapevine that he is just a speaker of the council of Buganda Kingdom clan heads and has no power to stop them from doing whatever they think is good for their clans and Buganda Kingdom at large.

    He confirmed that he was not informed of last week’s State House meeting and he was very happy with the results of the meeting because the President agreed to help the kingdom clan heads to fight poverty among themselves and their grandchildren.

    President Museveni also promised to deploy UPDF engineering experts to help in the building of a commercial building on the land he bought for them in 2023 which is situated opposite the Bulange building.

    The president also promised to deposit Shs200m in the bataka Mutindo SACCO which they can use to fight poverty.

    However, when clan heads visited Museveni in 2023, Mayiga declared that he will not accept any person to mislead any member of the Kingdom organs with the aim of dividing Kabaka’s subjects.

    A resolution was passed in Buganda Kingdom parliament condemning the clan heads’ visit to Museveni and they were advised to apologize which they declined to do arguing that Mayiga and the Kingdom parliament don’t have such powers.

    The Clan heads insist that they are an independent organ in Buganda kingdom culture and they are the ones responsible for electing the Kabaka, thus they cannot be forced by Mayiga and his people to apologize.

    A committee chaired by Kingdom lands minister and also city commercial lawyer David Kisitu Mpanga was established by Mayiga to mediate talks between him with clan heads.

    However Isreal Kitooke Kazibwe the Kingdom spokesperson and also the minister in charge of mobilization rubbished the narrative of clan heads being independent explaining that all leadership in Buganda Kingdom are under Kabaka Mutebi and there is not independence.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Shock As Kabaka Mutebi Sidelines Wife Nagginda When Choosing His 3 Next Of Kins, Chief Prosecutor Tasks Mayiga On King’s Gifts…

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    The Buganda Kingdom clan heads were shocked to learn that Sylivia Nagginda Luswata the Queen mother of Buganda is not among the individuals Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi chose as his next of kin.

    In their planning meeting on the trip to Namibia to meet Kabaka Mutebi, clan heads were advised that before leaving the country, they should first know the people registered as next of kin to Kabaka because they will need their approval to access the king.

    Many rubbished their friend who made the said submissions boasting that with the help of Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo the former Buganda Kingdom minister and also the junior minister in charge of technology and information in President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, they cannot fail to access Kabaka.

    They claimed that Nabbosa is a close friend to Kabaka Mutebi but also a relative and friend to Nagginda who has the final say on accessing her husband.

    The planning meeting was held at Mengo in a place opposite Bulange building the headquarters of Buganda Kingdom. A decision was taken to first consult and confirm that Nagginda is among the next of kin to Kabaka Mutebi.

    However, they were shocked that she is not among them.

    Their investigations established that Kabaka registered his young brother Prince David Kintu Wasajja, Buganda Kingdom Premier Charles Peter Mayiga and his sister Nnaalinya Agnes Nabaloga Lubuga as his next of kin.

    One of the clan heads told theGrapevine that last week when they met President Museveni, he promised to facilitate their travel to Namibia where Kabaka Mutebi is allegedly receiving treatment from but advised them to first agree with his immediate family.

    Sources said that before the end of this week, clan heads are going to meet clan council speaker and also the Kkobe clan head omutaka Ssalongo Augustine Kizito Mutumba on the way forward, and they are proposing to lead a delegation to go and meet Mayiga over the matter.

    Mutumba confirmed to Grapevine that a resolution was passed in their council to send a delegation to Namibia to visit Kabaka so as to check on his health status.

    Another clan head told theGrapevine that President Museveni confirmed that he is ready to help them to talk to Namibian authorities so that they have a save passage there.

    He divulged that the President however insisted that they should first secure the approval from Kabaka’s immediate family members.

    A section of clan heads have started processing their travel documents and are very excited.

    “We were told that even Nagginda or Kabaka’s children have to first seek approval from the next of kin to see him. But, I don’t think Mayiga will allow us to access Kabaka in Namibia,” a clan head said.

    Kabaka Mutebi, members of the royal family and Mengo administration officials missed Nagginda’s book launch at Sheraton hotel in 2022 sending a big statement of the misunderstanding in the palace.

    Since 2019, Kabaka Mutebi has been in and out of hospitals locally and internationally and Mayiga.

    On a related development, Buganda Kingdom chief prosecutor and also the clan head of Empeewo omuttaka Nadduli Kibale Mayiga has threatened to storm Mayiga’s office to get an explanation from him on who is eating gifts donated to Kabaka by his subjects.

    Nadduli explained that he has been receiving a lot of complaints from people that they are collecting gifts and sending them to Bulange but they don’t know who is eating and benefiting from the gifts because Kabaka is abroad receiving medication.

    According to Mubiru Njuuki, a Buganda Kingdom historian, Nadduli culturally is the one responsible for mediating Kabaka when he gets into any misunderstanding with his wives.

    Nadduli made the threatening statement in a meeting with Church of Uganda Bishops led by the Archbishop of the church of Uganda Dr. Stephen Kazimba Mugalu at his home in Wakiso district.

     

    By Hadijjah Namagembe

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    How Mafias Fought For Gen. Salim Saleh’s Bag After He Fell Very Ill…

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    Gen. Salim Saleh

    It has been revealed that several emergency meetings were summoned by people termed as mafias strategizing on their next move after a strange disease attack celebrated 1986 war veteran and also President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s most trusted and beloved brother Gen. Salim Saleh.

    Joseph Tamale Mirundi, a long term friend of Gen. Saleh and also the Senior presidential advisor in charge of the media, confirmed the development.

    “When I saw people I know as mafias fighting to take over power after President Museveni’s government panicked, I got scared and I picked interest to establish what was going on because I know them, they can overthrow the government without our knowledge,” Mirundi said.

    He added that his sources in the corridors of power informed him that they were panicking because they want to use the opportunity of Gen. Saleh’s sickness to steal his money.

    He claimed that in one of the meetings, they were planning on how to access the bag where Saleh kept billions of money in cash.

    Mirundi revealed that with immediate effect, he contacted Gen. Saleh’s assistants to confirm what was told to him and they confirmed that the General is sick.

    “I pray for his quick recovery, you know our people thought that big people like Gen. Saleh I don’t get sick, we also get sick because we are human beings, but my brother Gen Saleh is recovering,” Mirundi said.

    He said that after the Mafia’s failed to steal Gen Saleh’s money, they are now spreading malicious propaganda that he mismanaged the money given to him through the Operation Wealth Creation.

    Kira Municipality legislator Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda noted that Gen. Saleh is the next powerful person in the country after president Museveni and it is the reason why whoever is given a top government job, they first seek appointment with Gen. Saleh to appreciate and confirm that he or she will follow his instructions.

    This is not the first time the General is falling sick. Recently, he got very ill that bad people announced him dead.

    According to late Lt. Gen. Pecos Kutesa’s book, ‘Uganda’s Revolution 1979-1986 How I saw it’, he explains how Gen Saleh survived the Bukalambi battle against the Uganda National Liberation Army (UNLA) in 1982 during the NRA rebel war.

    He describes Gen. Saleh as a loving commander noting that fighters always wanted him to command the operation against the enemy because under his command, they won.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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