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    SHOCKING: Minister Sells Top KCCA Jobs At 200m Each: Museveni Very Bitter “Stop That Kamanyiro”….

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    An influential Minister in the government of Uganda recently pocketed more than Shs.1bn from desperate Kampala Capital City (KCCA) bosses who badly wanted to be confirmed in their jobs at City Hall.

    This minister (names withheld) has been working with some power brokers at KCCA to make money.

    It all started when the minister sent one of his/her assistants to go and find out how many acting Directors at KCCA are interested in getting confirmed in those positions which fell vacant since the days of Dr. Andrew Kitaka.

    The minister’s power brokers went to KCCA and worked with one of the big people there and a town clerk of one division to get information on those who badly wanted to be confirmed in director and deputy director positions which they were holding in acting capacity.

    Meetings were held at one of Kampala hotels and the minister named his/her price.

    Without blinking, the minister stated that he/she wanted 200m from each of the directors and deputies who wanted to be confirmed instead of their jobs being advertised.

    The minister was sure he/she would deliver without fail because he/she is in very good books of both Museveni and Moses Kigongo.

    The KCCA bosses agreed and raised the money.

    KCCA has more than 10 director positions each with two deputies. Some even have three deputies and these are juicy positions which one can use to get juicy travel deals and control billions in budget.

    Many of these positions are currently occupied by guys in acting capacity because former occupants ended their contracts and the president didn’t fill them immediately.

    So, for years people have been acting.

    The power to appoint directors and deputies is with the president who the minister said he/she can influence very well.

    Although some directors failed to raise the 200m saying it was too much, a good number raised it and hoped to recover it once the job is given to them. The minister received the money which was collected through the office of one of the big people at KCCA who worked well with one of the division town clerks at KCCA.

    The minister sat down and came up with a list of people who he/she wanted M7 to make directors and deputies.

    The list was full of those who paid the 200m for each job. Some had balance which they hadn’t paid, but once the minister’s people came to them and showed them that State House had received the list on which the minister had put their names, they all paid the balances.

    But things fell apart when M7 got intelligence about KCCA’s acting bosses mortgaging their private homes and property to raise the 200m for the power broker minister. M7 decided to mess up everything.

    M7 refused the full list and wrote back to the minister informing him that he had refused the full list and his proposal was that all the KCCA top jobs should be competed for.

    He also barked at the minister saying he knows what to do because he is the president of the country. The minister was advised to stop the “kamanyiro”.

    M7 instead wrote to public service ordering them to be the ones to get new directors for KCCA through a competitive process.

    M7 made it clear he wouldn’t rely on politically chosen directors because in the past such political appointees had messed up things under Musisi and other EDs.

    This caused the minister who had already pocketed and shared the 200m from each of the top KCCA bosses to have high blood pressure.

    He had to go abroad for treatment because the money had already been shared between the minister and other power brokers inside KCCA and public service.

    Sources say that M7 is planning to punish the shameless minister when the next reshuffle comes.

    At public service, some people have already been punished by M7 through forcing them into early retirement.

    There are more public service bosses who are going to be punished. Even inside KCCA, some contracts won’t be renewed because M7 is very bitter about all members of the entire racket that collected and shared the 200m.

    When public service created a committee to receive applications to get new KCCA directors, the panicky minister tried to influence but it was too late.

    When public service put the advert calling for applications, the KCCA insiders who paid their 200m each were advised by the dirty minister to apply on grounds that he/she would make sure they get the job. The minister assured them their 200m had been shared with some people at public service. This changed and became useless when M7 chased some of those people from public service and the minister died in his/her movie.

    When the shortlist came out the minister’s people who paid 200m each were not shortlisted. This means they can’t get the jobs the minister already pocketed and shared out their 200m from each.

    The minister has resorted to blaming some powerful woman in State House, another in OPM and another in KCCA for influencing public service to fail his/her deal. The conned KCCA guys have refused to accept this excuse and they want the minister to refund their money, 200m each, or else they report him/her to the president.

    The minister who recently returned from abroad is now having sleepless nights because the KCCA guys want to finish him/her off if their 200m each is not refunded in a short time. This is an unfolding story which will be continued with part 2 and many other parts. Watch this space.

     

    By Temuseewo Mpoza

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    MP Who Shouted “Vote rigging! Vote rigging” During EALA Polls And Punched Police Officer Summoned At CID…

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    MP Alioni Yorke Odria

    The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has summoned Aringa South County Member of Parliament, Alioni Yorke Odria.

    The Directorate of CID has summoned the Member of Parliament for Aringa South County for statement recording.

    According to police mouthpiece, Fred Enanga, the summon was sent through the office of the Rt. Hon. Anitah Among to appear at CID Headquarters on October 4th 2022, at 10 am.

    He revealed that Hon. Alioni Yorke Odria is alleged to have acted in a disorderly manner on 29th September, 2022 in Parliament where he attacked and punched a police officer who was on duty without any legal justification.

    It should be remembered that on September 29th, at about midday, Mr. Alioni Yorke Odria stormed the House with a ballot box of pre-ticked ballot papers and accused some individuals of ballot stuffing and rigging the elections.

    Alioni insisted, “There is rigging happening here. Vote rigging! Vote rigging. I am ready to die. The ballot boxes have been stuffed.”

    Moments later, he punched a police officer on the neck. The officer quietly walked away from the legislator.

    Hon. Odria then hurriedly walked off to Parliament’s South parking lot where a team was setting up ballot boxes [under a tent] that were to be utilised later for the voting exercise.

    “Media should stay here because there is rigging taking place,” Hon. Odria said. He eventually walked away.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    Where Is My Brother And Cousin Who You Picked From Our Home In A Drone? Former NBS Journalist Tasks UPDF…

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    Jornalist Bahati Remmy and UPDF spokesperson Brig. Felix Kulayigye (R)

    Former NBS journalist, Remmy Bahati has questioned government over the unlawful arrest and detention of her relatives.

    Bahati alleges that her family fell victim to the drone abductions yesterday.

    She revealed that armed plain clothed men driving a drone with no plates stormed her 76-year-old father’s house in Fort Portal City under the guise of searching for ‘guns’.

    “They didn’t find any (guns) and abducted my brother, cousin and his friend who was visiting. Their whereabouts are unknown. Help me find them,” she added.

    The US-based journalist has since pleaded with the defence Spokesperson, Brig. Felix Kulayigye to investigate the matter and help her find her family members.

    “My dad has been going from one police station to the other looking for them but no luck. I demand to know the whereabouts of my brother, cousin and friend identified as Abala.”

    In response to her cry, Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) Spokesperson, Brig. Felix Kulayigye revealed that last evening, the flying squad arrested a one Allan who has been masquerading as a soldier.

    “Police flying Squad assisted by other security agencies carried out an operation to apprehend criminals who have been masquerading in military attires, conning people in & around Fort Portal City. On a tip off, one Kanyesige Allan, main suspect, was netted in Semuliki Lodge and Bar with a lady accomplice, Peace Sudai.”

    “On brief interrogation, he led the security team to the home of Katungi Kelvin, claiming to be his place of aboard. Katungi Kelvin was also on the wanted list as an associate. He too was apprehended. Two other associates Mugisa lsaaya and Asa ba Abdulatif were also arrested. They are all detained at CPS Fort Portal.” UPDF spokesperson said in a statement.

    However, Bahati told the UPDF Spokesperson that none of the people mentioned is a relative to her.

    “None of the pictures of the suspects shared by UPDF is related to me. UPDF don’t play games with me. I need to know where my brother is. Period! The unlawful detentions, torture and abductions must stop.”

    “Where is my brother Mr. Katungi Kelvin, My cousin Mugume Latif and their friend Identified as Abala who you picked up from home in a drone?” she asked.

    UPDF responded to her that, “I did not say they are your relatives, we have shown you those that we arrested from Fort Portal. That’s all.”

    This comes after a number of alleged abductions of different opposition supporters in the infamous drones.

    National Unity Platform (NUP) president, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine recently demanded the release of these victims dead or alive.

    He noted, “The Drones Are Back.” These past three weeks, 15 of our people have been abducted by state operatives. Most are still missing. Others were brought to court days or weeks later, limping as a result of grave torture.”

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    We Don’t Want A Country Where People Are Being Picked Up By Drones And No One Is Held Accountable – Muntu Warns On Rampant Broad Day Light Kidnaps…

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    Mugisha Muntu

    Former presidential candidate, Gen. Mugisha Muntu has warned on the rampant abductions that have taken lead in the country.

    Muntu statement was premised on the rising cases of gunmen picking civilians off the streets or their homes in drones.

    Muntu emphasized that they don’t want a country where people are being picked up by drones and no one is held accountable, and the government doesn’t speak out even when issues are raised.

    “What we see currently on the surface of things seems to be calmness, but beneath is a situation that we all need to focus on.”

    He explained, “We have two forms of fear. One is the fear that is deeply engraved in the minds of those people in power. They fear relinquishing power, and therefore, it drives them to do the things they do.

    “Unfortunately, in this country, we have never had a peaceful transition, which is abnormal, and therefore, we need to focus on where we are heading. It is not too late.”

    Muntu insisted that they need to use the platforms where they can speak and break the culture of impunity that keeps growing.

    “The principle of separation of powers in institutions is not working. Parliament is just a shadow of what Parliament is supposed to be. On the surface you might think that there is peace but below, the situation is worrisome,” he intimated.

    He added that sectarianism is a symptom of a larger problem.

    “If we want to have fairness, we have to ensure that whatever we practise, is rooted in these values of fairness, justice and equity, among others.”

    Muntu made the remarks at Golf Course hotel today during a Public Dialogue under the theme ‘Ending Secretarianism and Tribalism.’

    Today, a man in civilian attire accompanied by the three men wearing military fatigue and armed with assault rifles kidnapped Mr. Rafik Khan, a car dealer at Kireka C in Kira Municipality, Wakiso District at 5pm.

    Residents and Mr. Khan’s colleagues looked on helplessly as the armed men dragged the businessman into a waiting Toyota Probox car.

    This is on the heels of over 15 NUP supporters who have recently been arrested from various parts of the country by men moving in drones.

    Democratic Party president, Nobert Mao, who also doubles as the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs hailed Muntu for taking a strong stand against extra-judicial killings by those who wanted to take the law into their own hands.

    He argued that as they discuss the framework for the truth and reconciliation process, they must agree on what truth and reconciliation are not.

    “I have to give credit to Gen. Mugisha Muntu because of his militant and strong stand against extra-judicial killings by those who wanted to take the law into their own hands,” he adduced.

    He maintained, “Let me state what the truth and reconciliation process is not. It is not good to be confused about the aims of the truth and reconciliation process.

    “The truth and reconciliation process should not conduct a formal legal process and should not duplicate the work of criminal investigations, initiate court actions, among others, on matters already covered by other organs.”

    Mao noted that however, there are some trends that will lead them to conclude that colonialism played an important role in the false start that Uganda made as they headed towards independence and the years after, adding that he doesn’t believe that all the blame goes to the colonialists.

    “The North is seen as the “underprivileged backyard”. As Uganda went to independence, historical accidents disarmed the north of their fears that they had a position in an independent Uganda.”

    He propounded, ” Therefore, even a Munyankole that has made money is seen to have been corrupt. An Acholi who hasn’t killed anybody when they go to Luwero will be a suspect.

    “There was perceived dominance of the North, Baganda, and western Uganda. This was looked at as a problem that should be seen through sectarian lenses.”

    Mao therefore emphasized that a national truth and reconciliation process is the only thing that can salvage this country.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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