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    STOP DREAMING: Dislodging Museveni Now Is Wishful Thinking – Former Law Society Boss, Kinobe…



    Former Law Society boss Simon Peter Kinobe (L) and President Museveni (R)

    Former Law Society boss, Simon Peter Kinobe has assured Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party that dislodging President Yoweri Museveni is wishful thinking for now.

    Kinobe’s statements follow FDC’s strategic plan to dislodge Museveni and take over government.

    Last week, FDC launched a two-day 15th National Council meeting which was chaired by the National Chairman Amb. Wasswa Biriggwa where they emphasized to push for mindset change of Ugandans so that they wake up.

    “In the crisis of failure to thrive, everybody must wake up. People won’t wake up unless we wake them up to reality,” he said.

    Besigye also added that they must build grassroots structures to create a network of determined leaders who will mobilise Ugandans to speak with one voice and act in unison.

    Appearing on NBS’s Morning Breeze, FDC’s Moses Byamugisha divulged that FDC is one party that was lucky to get the mandate and confidence of Ugandans in the last General Election.

    “Irrespective of what goes on internally in the party, Ugandans expect us to be organised and robust, ready to form the next government,” he said.

    Byamugisha added that this new five-year strategic plan of the party is a reinvention of the FDC. This struggle for change shouldn’t be left to one party or just the opposition.

    However, it is on this note that Kinobe opined that it is good that FDC has a strategic plan but it is not going to work.

    He said, “Museveni is now the centre of political ideology in Uganda, and that’s no longer selling. When you talk about reorganization, that message needs to start from within.

    “The one party that has tried to avoid internal intrigue is NRM, but when you look at the opposition, there is a lot of internal intrigue and suspicion.”

    Byamugisha however noted that there is no doubt that Gen. Mugisha Muntu remains one of the credible leaders of Uganda.

    He further confessed that when Dr. Kizza Besigye didn’t contest in 2021, there was shock among their supporters, which they didn’t have time to manage.

    “This strategic plan will put in place mechanisms through which the party raises financial resources, not just through selling party cards. We shall also not depend on IPOD money.”

    Kinobe however advised Byamugisha that for FDC to bounce back, they need to be honest with themselves because one can’t talk about winning elections they lost or talk about popular support when they have none.

    He divulged, “The strongman syndrome is a big problem in FDC. Maj. Mugisha Muntu made sense when he said you couldn’t build a party on defiance.

    “Dislodging Museveni is extremely wishful thinking for now. The simple reason for this is what are you putting on the table? What are you going to do better?”

    The former Law Society boss propounded that to have a workable strategic plan, one needs to look at their shortcomings and address them.

    He added, “I talked about the strongman syndrome. When Besigye exited the leadership of the party (FDC), it had a ripple effect.”

    “You have to have a mechanism of working with one another, the opposition can’t even work together. Everyone seems to be in a position of; ‘NUP is the bad child who took the cake’.

    “I think the leaders in FDC have more experience than the leaders in NUP. FDC is still in a position where they feel everything about them is being stolen. They need to sit down and see how to realign things that went wrong.

    “If I was the FDC party President, the first thing I would do is call for reconciliation in the party and then address the suspicion in the party.”


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    Security On High Alert After Sunday ADF-Linked Bomb Blast Near Uganda, DR Congo Border



    Uganda security agencies have been put on high alert after a bomb linked to the Allied Democratic Forces – ADF went off yesterday near Uganda, Congo border.

    The incident in the Eastern DRC happened at Pentecostal Church in Lhubirira, an immediate town located 4kms after Mpondwe border point. At least 10 people died on the spot and 47 others suffered injuries.

    “The terror attack shows that terrorism can occur any time and anywhere, and further reminds us all of the terrorist threats that we face as a country. Because of the existing threat environment, our Joint Counter terror task teams from CMI, Crime Intelligence, Counter terrorism, CID in coordination with territorial units, continue to operate with a heightened state of readiness. It is approximately, 425days, since the double terror task at CPS and Kampala Avenue that have led to several investigations, multiple arrests and recovery of an assortment of dangerous weapons. So far, 18 guns have been recovered, 1 PK gun and 116 PK rounds, 1 pistol, 7 IEDs, 21 electronic detoriators, 52 explogel explosives, 2 Axel blades, 2 emulsion explosives, an assortment of bomb making materials, walkie talkies, mobile phones, 185 other types of ammunition, and motorcycles etc. In addition, a total of 57 suspects (terrorists and rebels) have been arrested,” Police Spokesperson who doubles as the Joint Security Spokesman told the media in Kampala on Monday.

    And while those disruptive operations present a positive step in securing the safety of Ugandans, Enanga says that “there is still work to identify ADF cells of agents, collaborators, operatives and sponsors within the country.”

    “Several measures have also been put in place, to avert any hostile infiltrations and attacks at Mpondwe border and all other crossing points. For instance, we have stopped the movement of cargo and passenger boats across Lake Albert, intensified patrols in Bugoma forest and across the borderlines, bolstered security at major installations, markets and parking yards, and intensified intelligence on several targets among others,” he said.

    Enanga, however, asked the public not to be alarmed “by these steps because it is meant for their safety.”

    “We would like to further remind the public that the threats of terrorism are real, especially on soft targets, which are many and sometimes difficult to defend, especially restaurants, markets, shopping centres, public transportation hubs like taxi and bus parks, places of worship and other crowded places etc. as a result, we call upon the public to be extra alert and vigilant, as they go about their activities. Remember, the best defence against any terrorist threats is our collective community effort. Once again, please be alert but not alarmed. And report any suspicious behaviour or activity to the nearest police unit or security agency.”


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    City Babe Who Offered Room For Cousin & Her Boyfriend Arrested For Double Murder



    The police are investigating circumstances under which two young adults died in a fire at Jinja-Nabweru on Thursday evening.

    The deceased have been identified as Patricia, 24, and Kajumba, 27.

    Findings show that the lovers visited Suzan Keitesi, 24; a cousin of Patricia on Thursday morning. Keitesi is a resident in an apartment at Jinja Kawempe Zone A, Jinja Kawempe Ward in Nabweru Division.

    However, the pair were found dead on Thursday evening in a suspicious manner, while Keitesi was rushed to a nearby clinic and later Kawempe hospital for first aid. She was later discharged that day.

    Suspecting foul play, detectives attached to Kawempe Police Station interacted with Keitesi on her hospital bed. Her statement looked uncoordinated. She has been detained as further investigations continue.

    Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says Patricia and her boyfriend are suspected to have been murdered.

    “We have reserved the scene for further examination by officials from National Building Review Board, UMEME, and other stakeholders, to ascertain the exact cause of the fire. 

    Whereas the tenant had a gas cooker, it was in a store and it remained intact,” Owoyesigyire said. “We have however arrested Kaitesi Suzan on allegations of Murder as investigations continue.”



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    Aponye MD Harold Byamugisha Still Missing – Security



    Police are searching for the Managing Director of Aponye Uganda Limited who went missing on Sunday night.

    Harold Byamugisha is said to have left home on Sunday dressed casually, promising his wife that he was to return.

    “The wife says he left home in a yellow shirt and white shorts. She said he called her around 11pm and informed her that he could return home in 20 minutes. He didn’t return,” Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire told the media yesterday.

    Byamugisha’s family has also put up an announcement, promising a Shs5m reward to anyone who can help them find him.

    “He was last seen in Ntinda on Sunday…driving his motor vehicle, a Range Rover, white in colour number UBF 017D. This is to inform the general public that whoever has any idea of his whereabouts, please call us on 0775363017, 07770611435 or report to the nearest police station. A reward of Shs5m is available,” the notice reads in part.

    But while reports emerged Friday morning that he had been found, security sources say Byamugisha is yet to be found.

    “He called us yesterday and said he is okay. But the wife who reported the case hasn’t physically seen him,” a security source said.

    Owoyesigyire says Byamugisha is still missing.

    “To us, he is still missing,” he said. “So, we are still looking for him and he is not safe and sound like he said.”


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