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    Richard Mbulu: The Malawian Army Soldier Who Ended Uganda’s AFCON Dream, Aucho Urges Cranes Army To Shift Guns To World Cup…



    Photo collage: Malawi striker in army service (top row), left bottom row is Mbulu in action for The Flames, and bottom right row is Uganda Cranes midfielder Khalid Aucho

    The game of football is undeniably a very great unifying factor world over. The Malawian national soccer side, the Flames sent the whole nation buzzing with excitement as the South African side qualified for the AFCON finals since 2010.

    The Malawi Flames beat Uganda to a narrow 1-0 win at Kamuzu Stadium, Blantyre city.

    Richard Mbulu’s headed-in goal as early as the 16th was enough to help the Malawi Flames to knock out the Uganda Cranes to qualify for January 2022’s delayed 2021 AFCON Finals in Cameroon.

    Motorists uniformly hooted in excitement allover Malawi. The soccer fans filled the cities and all towns in Malawi like there were no COVID19 restrictions. Infact, the Flames’ celebratory parade around Blantyre city was organised today morning, in conjunction with the state.

    It was also only Malawi’s 3rd time to qualify for Africa’s most prestigious tournament, and the cause for their wild celebrations is the same reason for Uganda’s sorrow, directed mostly towards the staunch soccer fans who passionately followed all the proceeds.

    Regarded a hero at the moment back home in Malawi, Mbulu literally buried Uganda’s hope of playing in the AFCON finals for a 3rd consecutive attempt.

    Mbulu, who plies his trade with South African club Baroka FC is also a trained army man back in Malawi.

    The 27-year-old corporal joined the Malawian military 7 years ago. He played for the Malawi Armed Forces College and was their top striker.

    Upto now, Mbulu remains a recognized Malawian soldier despite his active football career.

    “I am still a soldier, it’s not like I have retired. Whenever I go back home, I report to the military and they tell me what to do,” Mbulu narrated to a South African paper.

    “Even when I retire from football, I will be a soldier full time. I joined because my father is also a soldier, so that was my motivation,” Mbulu added.

    Mbulu’s sole goal for Malawi against Uganda was the 2nd of the only two times Uganda has conceded in the just concluded AFCON Qualifiers.

    Emmanuel Okwi, Fahad Bayo and Halid Lwaliwa, each only once found the back of the net for Uganda in their unsuccessful campaign, and they’ll have to try another time.

    Let’s Shift The Focus To World Cup – Aucho Urges Fellow Cranes Players.

    Meanwhile, the Federation of Ugandan Football Association (FUFA) has encouraged it’s players to raise up their heads and move on to the next step with the World Cup qualifiers due mid year around the corner.

    It’s perhaps the end of the road for Uganda in next year’s AFCON, but neither the end of life nor football.

    Suspended towering midfielder, Khalid Aucho urged his colleagues to stay focused and concentrated for the next test.

    “Hard luck my brothers, my country Uganda, let’s focus on world Cup qualifies in June. May Allah protect you and bless you more guys,” Aucho said.

    “And to the fans, thanks for supporting uganda cranes next time we shall make it as we have been doing it. Thanks alot,” he added.

    “FUFA has a lot to reflect on in all departments and the overall governance,” former presidential candidate and key opposition leader, Kizza Besigye who is a staunch football lover lover also advised before adding;

    “In both bad and good times, we’ve only the Uganda Cranes to back and we shall back it all the way. Thanks Onyango & Team.”

    Uganda will battle in group E with Mali, Kenya and Rwanda qualify for the first-ever World Cup in Qatar 2022.

    Cranes will therefore play four derby games against East African Countries on their world cup qualification journey.

    During the draws in Cairo, the Harambee Stars of Kenya and Amavubi Stars of Rwanda are the two East African teams drawn with the Cranes in Group E. West African giant Mali is the other nation in the group.

    None of the four teams has ever qualified for the final World Cup in history.

    By Baron Kironde



    Mwenda Narrates How Intelligence Advised M7 To Fire Kagame Girl Who Prepares His Bedroom….



    Veteran journalist Andrew Mwenda (L) and President Museveni (R)

    Celebrated veteran journalist Andrew Mwenda has narrated how intelligence advised President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to fire president Paul Kagame’s girl to save his life.

    Mwenda revealed that when the misunderstanding between Rwanda and Uganda was at its peak, with each nation accusing the other of espionage, intelligence operatives advised President Museveni to fire all his assistants of Rwandan descent.

    Mwenda said that among the people that intelligence wanted to be removed from the state house was the beautiful Munyarwanda woman who has been in charge of President Museveni’s bedroom for a long time.

    He added that after reading a strongly worded intelligence report, Museveni took his time to interrogate the dossier and he took a strong decision which hurt his intelligence team by refusing to fire his assistants.

    While moderating ‘The hot seat’ talk show on KFM radio on Friday, Mwenda explained that Museveni trusts Rwandese more than Ugandans that’s why all the people surrounding him are Banyarwanda.

    It is on this note that Mwenda wondered why the President does not come out to rescue Rwandans from the ongoing harassment from country’s immigration department.

    He revealed that he has investigated and established that these people are facing a lot of hardships to get passports and National identity cards.

    He said that many of the people who have Rwanda like name are stateless because Uganda refused to give them passports and National Identity cards yet they cannot go to Rwanda because they were born in Uganda and all are parents have lived, died and have been buried in Uganda.

    Mwenda gave an example of Ritah Kanya, a news anchor with NTV Uganda and wife to senior investigative journalist Raymond Mujuni who is currently stateless because both her National Identity card and passports were canceled at the Immigration over her Rwandan roots.

    He insisted that Kanya was born in Uganda in Kisoro district and his grandfather was a sub county chief, so it is wrong to declare her stateless.

    He pleaded with President Museveni to intervene in the matter because National Unity Platform(NUP) supporters are also threatening Banyarwanda that when they take power, they will be sent back to their country.

    Land forces commander and also first son, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba led the Uganda-Rwanda negotiations which resulted in the reopening of the Katuna border which was closed by president Kagame in 2017 on allegations of mistreating Rwandese in Uganda.

    Lt. Gen. Muhoozi revealed through twitter that very soon, he is going to travel to Rwanda to meet his loving uncle.

    Efforts to reach Simon Peter Mundeyi, the immigration spokesperson, were fruitless because his known phone numbers were not going through.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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    Chief Justice Dollo Is Sleeping On Job, He Has Failed To Bring Errant Judicial Officers To Order – Minister Mayanja; Top Herbalist Runs Into Hiding Fearing Arrest…



    Chief Justice Owiny Dollo (R) and Minister Sam Mayanja (L)

    State Minister for Lands Dr. Sam Mayanja has threatened to report Pius Bigirimana, the Judiciary Permanent Secretary to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni over allegation of abuse of office.

    Mayanja insists that it is high time President Museveni takes action against Chief Justice Owiny Dollo who has slept on the job which has resulted into the Judiciary, a very important organ of the state, becoming a place where deals are cut.

    He explained that judicial officers no longer follow the Constitution because right now, everyone does what he wants because they know that Chief Justice, who is their head is not active and he cannot bring them to order.

    Mayanja wondered how a Chief Justice can keep quiet when low standard staff in Judiciary are humiliating senior judicial officers who would advise and guide the judiciary.

    He gave an example of Bigirimana who issued a statement against Supreme Court Justice Dr. Esther Kisakye Mayambala.

    Mayanja said that he was shocked to read in the papers that Bigirimana directed Justice Kisakye, the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court to return all the money which was paid to her for the nine months when she was absent.

    “All of us senior lawyers were shocked to see that man Bigirimana’s letter to a senior Judge like Kisakye. How can a mere Permanent Secretary to the judiciary humiliate a senior judge and you keep quite as a Chief Justice? He would have issued a strong statement condemning that man Bigirimana and even petitioning the president to take disciplinary action against him,” Mayanja insisted.

    However, Bigirimana recently said that he pulled out of Justice Kisakye’s scandal and referred the matter to Chief Justice Dollo because he is her supervisor not him.

    He added that as a senior lawyer, he cannot keep quiet when the judiciary is rotting.

    He cited a situation where Judges are imprisoning innocent Ugandans to show superiority.

    He gave an example of High Court Judge Musa Ssekaana who sentenced controversial city lawyer Hassan Male Mabirizi to 18 months in prison on fabricated contempt of Court charges.

    He wondered if a judicial officer can give justice when they are the complainant, the investigator, the witness and the judge.

    Mayanja revealed that judicial officials connive to punish those who annoy them, and this is exactly what they did to Mabirizi, denied him bail and dismissed all his Appeals.

    He noted that such impunity has been used by Masaka judicial officers against Bibanja holders which has resulted in frequent land evictions.

    He explained that such corrupt judicial officers are the ones who helped land grabbers like renowned herbalist David Senfuka who based on forged documents to threaten evicting bonafide bibanja owners.

    He revealed that residents of Budda Village, Kijonjo parish Kibinge Sub County in Bukomansombi district brought to him evidence which he verified and established that Senfuka forged documents to acquire over 2 square miles of land.

    “He is a wanted man; he has to go to police and record a statement over criminal charges. His friends were telling me that I am interfering with a Court matter and as a lawyer I advised them that there is a difference between a criminal matter and a civil matter,” Mayanja said.

    He added that the same Masaka Judicial officers are the ones helping Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s Buganda Land Board to grab and evict people’s bibanja in greater Masaka.

    He gave an example of the piece of Kibanja on which the State Minister for Health Anifah Kawooya was supposed to build a nursing school.

    He disclosed that the minister was stopped by BLB who accused her of trespassing on Kabaka Mutebi’s land.

    However, Siraje Lubwama, the press secretary to Senfuka revealed that minister Mayanja is spreading falsehoods.

    He added that they are preparing to institute criminal and civil charges against him accusing him of defamation.

    Lubwama maintained that Senfuka was shocked when Mayanja and his boss Judith Nabakooba and declared him a fraudster.

    Minister Mayanja recently told the Grapevine that President Museveni has received a detailed intelligence report profiling the corrupt judicial officials and how they receive bribes.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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    IGG Kamya Drags Ssenyonyi’s COSASE To Court Over On Shs10.6bn Fraud, Wants Awards Of Shs6.5bn For Humiliation…



    IGG Betty Kamya

    Controversial Inspector General of Government (IGG) Beti Namisango Kamya has petitioned the High Court Civil Division challenging the findings and recommendations made against her by the parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE).

    In her suit through her lawyers of ASB Advocates, Kamya insists that the COSASE report which convicted her and senior Finance Minister Matia Kasaija of fraudulently mismanaging the Shs.10.6bn which was allocated to compensate landlords for their land which was sold to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s government was aimed at humiliating and killing her personal reputation.

    She told Court that she never asked for a supplementary budget as COSASE claimed in their report which was adopted by parliament in August 2022.

    She added that she only requested the Finance ministry to give funds to the Uganda Land Commission which is responsible for managing government land including compensating landlords who sell land to government.

    She explained that before the Shs10.6bn was released and distributed, parliament established an ad-hoc committee which verified and assessed the beneficiaries and approved those who were paid.

    However, a number of witnesses who testified before COSASE committee chaired by Joel Ssenyonyi denied receiving the money.

    Government through the Attorney General Kiryowa Kiwanuka has not yet responded to IGG Kamya’s petition.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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