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    State House Boss Killed My Uncle: City Engineer Pins Museveni Adviser



    Galabuzi testifying before the commission


    City engineer James Galabuzi Mukasa the proprietor of Gala construction company limited pinned president Yoweri Museveni’s adviser Resty Nakayenga Kigguli on killing his uncle.

    Galabuzi testified before Bamugemereire’s commission of inquiry into land matters that in 2004, his uncle Albert Mackay Kalula Mukasa was murdered under unclear circumstances.

    While narrating his story, Galabuzi said that it all started in 2004 when he received a phone call from Nakayenga who introduced herself as a presidential adviser.

    Nakayenga told Galabuzi that she wanted to get his defence because Samson Kibuuka Mukasa, John Ssessanga, Wilberforce Mayengo and Nakasaga Namakula had reported to her that Galabuzi had allegedly kidnapped their father Kalula.

    Galabuzi said that he asked Nakayenga to give his defence in her office at state house but Nakayenga refused and asked him to get another place. They decided to meet at Peter Mulira’s chambers because Mulira is a relative to Kalula and Galabuzi and also a lawyer to the Ham Mukasa family.

    Galabuzi testified that he met Nakayenga together with other family members and explained to her that they have secured a court order and a medical report signed by Dr James Walugembe from Mulago hospital to take Kalula to Butabiika hospital.

    They further explained to her that the medical report indicated that Kalula was mentally disturbed. Galabuzi said that they also told Nakayenga that the people who had earlier reported to her that they are children of Kalula were lying. They told her that Ssessanga and his friends were doing all this to steal his big chunk of land which he got from his father Ham Mukasa who was a chief in Kyaggwe.

    Kalula received over 2000 acres of land in Nabuti Mukono, Ttakajjunge, Kabembe, Nakabugo, Ndeeba and Mengo.

    Galabuzi told Nakayenga that Ssessanga was using the opportunity of Kalula’s mental illness to steal his land titles and transfer them to their names.

    Galabuzi said that one day, he drove directly to Butabiika hospital where Kalula was admitted to see him but unfortunately, they were denied access. The junior officers at Butabika told them that they have received orders from state house not to allow any body to see Kalula because some people wanted to kill him over land.

    Galabuzi said that Nakayenga explain to them that she was the one who issued those orders restraining anybody to see Kalula.

    Galabuzi later agreed to meet Nakayenga at a certain restaurant in Kampala and have a breakfast meeting to explain to him what she wants to discuss with Kalula before proceeding to Butabiika.

    Unfortunately, he received a call from Nakayenga telling him that she had canceled the meeting because she had got an emergency issue to deal with.

    Galabuzi said a few minutes later, he received another call from one of the officials at Butabiika hospital telling him that Nakayenga was at the hospital forcing her way through to meet Kalula with papers she wants him to sign.

    Galabuzi quickly drove to Butabiika hospital together with other relatives and found Nakayenga fighting with Butabiika officials with armed men.

    Galabuzi decided to leave without interfering, Nakayenga and her men where overpowered and she didn’t see Kalula.

    A few days later, Galabuzi said he received a call from Butabiika officials telling him to go and pick Kalula because he had recovered.

    The hospital officials however advised him not take Kalula home but first hide him somewhere where he will be safe because they had realized that some evil minded people wanted to harm him.

    Galabuzi took Kalula to the home of one of his friends Jaby Kironde where he spent three days. Kironde called Galabuzi to come and pick Kalula because he was home sick.

    Galabuzi took Kalula to his home in Mukono. A few days later, he received a call from one of the Kalula neighbours who informed him that Kalula was kidnapped by armed men who were moving in a white vehicle with state house number plates.

    Galabuzi told the commission that upon receiving this disturbing news, he immediately reported a kidnap case on file number SD/REF/25/28/08/04 at Mukono police station and on SD/153/30/08/04 at CPS Kampala.

    However, after three weeks, he received another call from Kalula’s neighbours telling him that Kalula was brought back guarded by armed men.

    Galabuzi drove to Kalula’s home and tried to ask him where he had gone but he refused to tell him because while he was talking to him, a certain armed man came with a phone and told Kalula to talk to the woman who was on phone.

    The woman warned Kalula not to reveal to Galabuzi where he was.

    Galabuzi testified that while he was still talking to Kalula, a certain Lady who introduced herself as Mary Nakafeero came and told them that he wants Kalula to sign his land papers to legalize his tenancy.

    Nakafeero also told galabuzi that Kalula was staying with Nakayenga at his home in Kyaliwajala, a Kampala suburb.

    Nakafeero also told Galabuzi that Kalula signed many land transfers while in Kyaliwajjala. Galabuzi stopped Kalula from signing any more papers and informed Nakafeero that Kalula is mentally disturbed.

    Galabuzi later received a call from a Lady who told her that she was called Birungi and told him that Kalula was dead and his body was taken to Kadic hospital.

    Galabuzi drove to Kadic hospital but he didn’t find Kalula’s body there. The management of Kadic told him that Kalula’s body was taken to Mulago because by the time they brought him, he was already dead.

    He drove to Mulago mortuary but still Kalula’s body was not there. Galabuzi called the late Lawrence Kaggwa who was the director of Mulago hospital.

    Kaggwa advised him to go to KCCA city mortuary because that is where some bodies are kept.

    Galabuzi drove to KCCA mortuary but surprisingly, he found Nakayenga there with many armed men.

    He moved directly to the mortuary authorities asked for the body of Kalula.

    Dr. Moses Byaruhanga told him that they are working on it and that Nakayenga had already signed his postmortem report as the next of kin.

    Galabuzi said that he told the doctors that Nakayenga is a masquerader and is not in any way related to Kalula.

    When doctors called Nakayenga and informed her about Galabuzi’s claim, she shouted at Dr. Byaruhanga and drove off with her armed men.

    Galabuzi told Bamugemereire’s commission that the postmortem report indicated that Kalula died of a heart attack.

    He said that the mortuary, one of the lady who was with Nakayenga told him that Kalula first ate breakfast before signing certain papers.

    The lady further told Galabuzi that after breakfast, Kalula developed stomach complications and pain. He was rushed to Kadic hospital but died on the way.

    After burial, the Kalula family decided to appoint Michael Galabuzi, Zakaliya Mukasa, James Galabuzi and Edward Kasedde as adinistrators to Kalula’s estate.

    They secured powers of attorney granted by justice Remmy Kasule but they also got information that Sessaenga and Kibuuka were also securing powers of attorney from justice Moses Mukiibi to manage Kalula’s estate.

    Galabuzi decided to run to court and court ordered that all transfer forms signed by Kalula be examined.

    A writing expert discovered that the will which Ssessanga and Mukiibi took to court to secure powers of attorney was forged.

    Court also ordered DNA test from Ssessanga, Mukiibi and relatives of Kalula especially Edward Kasede was the biological brother to Kalula. They all refused at first but later Ssessanga accepted to be tested, the results indicated that they were not related to the late Kalula.

    When court ordered Mukiibi to be tested, he took off and went into hiding.

    Galabuzi asked the commission to save them from Christian Namirembe, the Mukono district land titles registrar because she denied them an opportunity to acccess documents of Kalula’s properties.

    Bamugemereire promised that very soon Nakayenga will be summoned because she has already made her statement on the matter.


    By Jamil Lutakome


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    Homosexuals Should Be Castrated – MP Sarah Opendi



    Woman Member of Parliament for Tororo District Hon. Sarah Opendi has suggested that homosexuals should be castrated.

    Opendi told Parliament during Tuesday plenary that the life imprisonment sentence suggested by the Bill’s mover Asuman Basalirwa (MP Bugiri Municipality) isn’t adequate.

    Opendi says homosexuals may continue with the vice even in prison and they should therefore be castrated.

    “Life imprisonment is not adequate because this person may even continue with homosexuality in prison. These people should be castrated,” she said.

    Contrary to most of the legislators, MP Fox Odoi-Oywelowo, who presented the minority report, said the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023 was uncalled for.

    Fox says the Bill creates penal sanctions against a person based on mere appearance and contravenes established international and regional human rights standards.

    “The Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023 contravenes established international and regional human rights standards, it unfairly limits the fundamental of LGBTIQ persons,”he said.

    Fox says the Bill denies the LGBTIQ community equal protection under the law.

    The Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023 was table in Parliament for the second reading today. The Bill, if passed, will see homosexuals face a life jail sentence if found guilty of the offence.




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    NRM Urges Farmers To Embrace Parish Development Model



    The National Resistance Movement (NRM), through the NRM deputy Secretary-General Rt. Hon. Rose Nsereko Namayanja, has urged farmers to embrace the Parish Development Model in order to boost their productivity.

    Namayanja told farmers to embrace PDM at a function where she was installed as the new patron of Balandiza Kirose Kasamba Kajansi Association at Kasuku children center in Kajansi, Wakiso.

    “I encourage you to embrace government programs like the Parish Development Model (PDM), Emyooga, and other poverty alleviation projects to boost your productivity and uplift your livelihoods,” she said.

    Namayanja told farmers that the best politics that can unite them is that of development and urged them to educate their children to foster community development.

    “The best politics that can bring us together is the politics of development where we don’t segregate anyone. I urge you to focus on educating your children because education is the biggest investment any parent can give to their children which in turn leads to the development of your community,”Namayanja said.

    Namayanja was appointed patron Balandiza Kirose Kasamba Kajansi Association following the death of Mathia Kasamba the association’s former patron. The association unites farmers from the cells of Nakawuka and Kasuku parishes in Kajansi.

    Namayanja welcomed her new role as the association’s patron and called upon the members to work in unison with her and utilise the available resources to develop themselves.

    “I accept to be your patron and I encourage you to be at the forefront in fighting poverty among the livelihoods in your communities. Let us work together by using the available resources to develop economically,”she said.

    The NRM deputy Secretary-General added that; There is indeed a scarcity of land in this area but you can do a lot with the small piece of land you have. We are privileged to have two rainy seasons and I urge all farmers to take advantage of the rains and plant crops. As we do farming, let’s focus on the quality of our products so that we take advantage of the available market within Kampala.

    Namayanja told farmers to work differently and remain united and pledged that government will continue supporting the farmers’ association by equipping them with new knowledge to enable them acquire new farming skills.



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    I Am Tired Of Borrowing – Finance Minister Matia Kasaija



    Minister in charge of finance Matia Kasaija has expressed his frustration with the the habit of government borrowing funds to finance its budget.

    Kasaija said Tuesday at the launch of the Public Investment Financing Strategy (PIFS) at Sherston Hotel that government should look for alternatives and stop borrowing.

    “I am tired of borrowing…We must look for other ways how we can raise funds to develop Uganda other than borrowing,” he said.

    Kasaija said PIFS will help government raise funds since borrowing and grants are not sufficient enough to fund government programmes.

    “The implementation of this financing strategy is a priority of government. Borrowing and grants are necessary but not sufficient options for funding all government programmes,” he said.

    The minister of finance noted that Uganda has an annual financing gap of about 33 trillion shillings, given approximately 49 trillion that is budgeted for annually.

    According to Kasaija about 411 trillion is needed to finance all government programmes.

    At the end of 2022, Uganda had a debt of about 80 trillion. This was revealed by the Deputy Governor Bank of Uganda, Michael Atingi-Ego.


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