Connect with us
  • NEWS

    Secrets About Cause Of Kadaga Niece’s ‘Abrupt’ Death Emerge As Deputy Speaker Oulanyah Adjourns Parliament In Her Honour…

    Published

    on

    Sheila Alitwala (RIP) right is Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah

    The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has adjourned Parliament till Thursday to allow Members of Parliament stand in solidarity with Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, who lost her niece Sheila Nicole Alitwala, on Sunday.

    Sheila was buried today at her ancestral home in Mbulamuti, Kamuli District, where Kadaga, who has lost three relatives in the past one week,  thanked the mourners who commiserated with her during the difficult moment.

    The deceased was daughter of Kadaga’s late elder brother  Kadaga Kivunike, who died in the early 2000s.

    Together with her biological brother, Timothy Kadaga, the outgoing Uganda Christian University Guild President, the deceased were taken up by Kadaga who raised them as though they were her biological children.

    During today’s parliamentary session that was presided over by Oulanyah, the House observed a moment of silence in honour of Sheila Alitwala. Oulanyah later adjourned parliament to Thursday 11:00Am.

    “I’m doing this because even if this was the last opportunity for me to preside over the 10th Parliament, I would let it go because it’s not human to proceed while the Speaker mourns,” Oulanyah said as he adjourned the House on Wednesday.

    “From the moment I was asked to chair this House I saw a lot of comments on social media, people asking what I would say. I can only do what I have always done, we will not have this sitting in solidarity with the Speaker who has lost a dear one,” Oulanyah added.

     

    The Actual Cause Of Sheila’s Death Revealed

    TheGrapevine has established that for some years, Sheila had been battling health complications. It is said that’s why her aunt Kadaga decided to keep her in a day school at Muyenga High School, near their Muyenga based home, so that her health would easily be monitored.

    During her last days on earth, Sheila’s health condition started deteriorating and she was put on expert medical care at International Hospital Kampala (IHK), where she had been assigned a special personal Doctor to monitor her welfare from time to time.

    According to statements from close family members, such expert attention helped Sheila to improve as time went on.

    She managed to impressively pass her A’ level exams in 2019. She would have joined University last year, had it not been for the COVID-19 pandemic that led to the closure of educational institutions.

    Despite a history of poor health, the death of Sheila was abrupt, according to her brother, Timothy Kadaga.

    “She started complaining of acute headache and abdominal pains on Friday night before being rushed to IHK where she was instantly admitted,” Timothy said after his sister was pronounced dead on Sunday.

     

    By Baron Kironde

    Comments

    NEWS

    Former Chief Justices Katureebe, Odoki Meet Dollo, Other Supreme Court Justices  Over Justice Kisakye’s Confiscated File…

    Published

    on

    Justice Kisakye's misunderstanding with the Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo came in light during Kyagulanyi's presidential petition withdrawal against Museveni's reelection

    Sources at the Kololo based Supreme Court have revealed  that two former Chief Justices have started mediating between eight Justices of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny-Dollo and Justice Dr Esther Mayambala Kisakye.

    Our sources stated that last month, Justice Bart Magunda Katureebe, the immediate former Chief Justice separately met Chief Justice Dollo at his chambers at the Supreme Court and they held a secret meeting which took almost three hours. Our sources intimated to us that two weeks later, another former Chief Justice, Benjamin Odoki also met Justice Dollo, where after the two former Chief Justices met the eight Justices of the Supreme Court including Justice Robby Opio Aweri, Justice Mike Chibitta, Justice Stella Arach Amoko, Justice Faith Mwondah, Justice Ezekiel Muhanguzi, Justice Percy Night Tuhaise, Justice Paul Mugamba, and the issue at hand was the misunderstanding between them and fellow Justice Kisakye.

    It is not yet established whether the former Chief Justices also met Justice Kisakye. The misunderstanding came in light during the withdrawing of the presidential petition filed by National Unity Platform (NUP)’s former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine challenging president Yoweri Museveni’s victory.

    Justice Kisakye accused Justice Dollo of confiscating her file containing her dissenting judgement after refusing him to vet her ruling. Judiciary’s Senior Communications officer Ssalongo Solomon Muyita rubbished Kisakye’s accusation stating that the problem was with her because she refused other justices on the penal from going through her ruling as the practice is, and or requires.

    By Alirabaki Sengooba

    Comments

    Continue Reading

    NEWS

    NRM MPs Warned Over Sex And Booze At Kyankwanzi Retreat, Speakership Candidate Under Probe For Bribing MPS With Alcohol For Votes…

    Published

    on

    Some of the NRM cadres at the NRM Kyankwanzi retreat

    The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party leadership has warned the selected party members and the new elected Members of Parliament to avoid involving themselves in acts of indiscipline including having sex and getting drunk on alcohol during the ongoing party retreat at Kyankwanzi National training Institute.

    Speaking to the Grapevine, Emmanuel Lumala Dombo, the NRM’s Director for Communication and Public Relations revealed that they have already started investigating the indiscipline exhibited by their members during their trip to Kyankwanzi on Thursday evening where party members got drunk and started abusing each other on the bus. Dombo described the incident as “absurd” and revealed that investigations are on into the matter, warning that culprits will be punished.

    Sources in Kyankwanzi intimated to this website that there is a candidate vying for the office of the deputy speaker who bought expensive alcohol and wine, on it branded with her pictures asking them to vote for her.

    Dombo also said that all members who are going to attend the meeting will not be allowed to access their mobile phones until evening.

    He added that other members who are pregnant will not be allowed for exercising after classes and breast feeding mothers were not welcome because of the highly physical demands of the retreat.

    There have always been ugly reports from the previous retreats at Kyankwanzi where reports of alcoholism, explicit sex and NRM big wigs fighting for beds.

    By Alirabaki Sengooba

    Comments

    Continue Reading

    NEWS

    Rapper DMX, 50, Dies Of Heart Attack…

    Published

    on

    Rapper Earl "DMX" Simmons music inspired countless fans across the world,

    US rapper and actor DMX has died at the age of 50, five days after suffering a heart attack.

    The performer, real name Earl Simmons, had been placed on life support and died with his family by his side.

    In a statement, his family said he had been “a warrior who fought till the very end”.

    “Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever.”

    DMX, aka Dark Man X, was a leading hip-hop performer who collaborated with such artists as JAY-Z, Ja Rule and LL Cool J.

    He took his moniker from the name of a drum machine used in rap tracks.

    The chart-topping artist’s songs included Party Up (Up in Here) and X Gon’ Give It To Ya.

    He also acted on screen, appearing in such films as Cradle 2 the Grave, Romeo Must Die and Exit Wounds.

    Born in Mount Vernon, New York in 1970, DMX publicly battled substance abuse for years and spent several periods in rehab.

    A father of 15, he served jail sentences on charges including animal cruelty, reckless driving, drug possession and weapons possession.

    According to his family, DMX died on Friday at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York.

    “He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him,” their statement continued.

    “We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time.

    “Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX.”

    Via BBC

    Comments

    Continue Reading

    like us

    TRENDING