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    SWORN ENEMIES: Is Pastor Bujjingo Battle With NBS Boss Kin Kariisa Soon Turning ‘Bloody’? And Is His Degree Fake!…

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    House of Prayer Ministries lead Pastor Aloysious Bujjingo (L), NEXT media boss Kin Kaliisa (C) and former Vision Group boss Robert Kabushenga (R)

    House of Prayer Ministries International lead pastor Aloysious Bujjingo has fired back and Next Media boss Kin Kariisa for allowing his journalists to use his platforms to attack him.

    On Friday, Bujjingo joined 65 other graduands who graduated in different discipline at Kayiwa International University (KINTU).

    KINTU is owned by Professor Simeon Kayiwa, who is also a Pastor at Namirembe Christian Fellowship. It is located along Balintuma Road, in Mengo.

    Bujjingo, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Salt Media, the biggest and most popular Christian founded media house, graduated with a Bachelor of Theology and Integrated Studies.

    After his graduation, some media houses led by NBS and Bukedde newspaper were quick to punch holes in Bujjingo’s degree.

    During his Sunday Service yesterday, Bujjingo said, “I wanted to ask Frank Gashumba, since I always see him on NBS, and he is social, to help me ask his Muvandimwe colleague Kin Kariisa, what beef does he have against me. The true Beef.

    “If I respect his degree, why is his establishments (media house) spreading wrong information that my degree is fake! They are spreading this wrong information ignorantly, not knowing that I’m not looking for a job. I’m an employer. I’m not looking for a job.”

    He added, “When they alleged that I didn’t go to school, they give it publicity, when you go to school and finish studies, they say it is fake. When you get married, they blame you for it, yet we know that the number of women they have cannot be counted.”

    GENESIS OF THE PROBLEM

    The battle between Bujjingo, Kariisa and Vision Group (under Kabushenga), started when Bujjingo filed for divorce at the High Court family division.

    Bujjingo wanted to divorce his wife Teddy Naluswa citing irreconcilable differences.

    Naluswa denied Bujjingo’s allegations and vowed never to divorce him because it is against her faith.

    During this battle, Naluswa used New Vision and Bukedde, all under Kabushenga by then to write stories that cheered her and castigated Bujjingo.

    Later, Naluswa also got allies from Kin Kariisa’s NBS TV.

    During Uncut Kalakata gossip show on NBS at 7:45pm, before it was shifted to 10:00pm for violating UCC rules, Bujjingo and Naluswa saga was always the lead story.

    At the height of the saga, NBS published a video of the home of Bujjingo’s parents in Rwanda and the presenters of the show accompanied it with statements insinuating that he had failed to take care of his parent who are living in a small ram shacked house in Rwanda while their son is living large in Uganda.

    Bujjingo, his wife Makula, his parents and Prof. Simeon Kayiwa (in red) after his Graduation

    This video and the demeaning statements that accompanied it angered the Salt Media boss and he vowed never to forgive Kariisa for allowing his journalists to invade his parents private space.

    Sensing the trouble their son was in, after the controversial video, Bujjingo’s parents quickly travelled to Uganda (from Rwanda) and apologetically told their son that their grand daughter (Doreen Gift Bujjingo) tricked them and recorded a video of their home in Rwanda without their knowledge which she gave to NBS.

    They told their son that they thought that their grand daughter was recording moments between a ‘Muzzukulu’ (grand daughter) and her grandparents, but they were shocked to hear news that they were on TV and all over social media.

    Bujjingo’s parents further told him that they were ashamed of what their grand daughter did. They told him that they are proud of the simple life they are living in Rwanda and the support he gives them was enough.

    During one of his sermons, a bitter Bujjingo castigated Kariisa and asked him how he would feel if his parents’ private space was invaded and exposed.

    “I can forgive him (Kariisa) for all the wrongs and malice from his media house, but exposing my innocent parents and bringing them into our issues was inhuman,” Bujjingo told a friend.

    Meanwhile, Kariisa’s NBS kept firing in the stories for Naluswa and against Bujjingo supported by New Vision and Bukedde, led by Robert Kabushenga by then.

    When the battle subsided and court started hearing Bujingo’s divorce case, NBS went mute on the matter.

    Along the way, Kabushenga was fired as Vision Group CEO, and later, his colleague Godfrey Kulubya, who was the head at Bukedde newspaper was forced into retirement.

    It looked like the war was over.

    KABUSHENGA IN THE MIX

    Fast forward last weekend, when Bujjingo graduated from KINTU, Bukedde ran a front page screaming headline in their Sunday edition saying: “Bugingo: Engeri Kayiwa Gy’amusibye diguli ey’ebicupuli” translated as, “How Kayiwa gave Bujjingo a fake degree”.

    This angered Bujjingo who decided to turn guns on Kabushenga blaming him for nurturing the journalism that only looks for bad things at Vision Group.

    Still in his Sunday sermon yesterday, Bujjingo said, “I see some people like Robert Kabushenga crying in videos on different social media platforms. He is saying he is broke since he is not working, but so many people lost jobs while he was at the helm of New Vision.

    “He will be answerable before the Lord for the people and businesses he killed. You cannot tell me that you head a company but you do not know what is going on.”

    He added, “I manage Salt Media group with a lot of wisdom from God, but if my editorial team is going to air or broadcast some things, they first ask for my opinion.

    “Even when I don’t have too much knowledge about it. They have to ask me and I use my God given knowledge to stop it especially if it will lead to breaking someone’s family or integrity or business. The standard that Kabushenga built at Vision Group was to look out for bad things only.”

    Bujjingo asserted that Kabushega is lying about being broke, “He is not struggling like he says. He made a lot of money soiling our names and even set up a farm, he is ok. But he is now making an alarm to attract the President’s attention.”

    IS BUJJINGO’S DEGREE GENUINE OR FAKE: KINTU SPEAKS OUT

    When theGrapevine spoke to Prof. Kayiwa on phone, he declined to comment on the matter until after two days.

    “Get back to me after two days. In two days, I will be able to comment on that matter,” Kayiwa told theGrapevine on phone.

    KINTU was given a stamp of approval by National Council of Higher Education (MCHE) and given an operation license number UIPL027 on 28th September, 2015.

    However, Bukedde newspaper on Sunday quoted an anonymous source saying that NCHE wrote to Kayiwa in 2018 asking him to fulfil some requirements in 6 month.

    The paper further alleged that in March 2020, after failing to fulfill the requirements, NCHE revoked KINTU license.

    However, independent sources at KINTU intimated to theGrapevine that the University is an affiliate of United Graduate College and Seminary International (UGCS), a biblical seminary that teaches through E-learning.

    When we searched the internet for UGCS, we finally traced their website. They described themselves as, “A non-traditional, online, biblical, Skills & Philosophy education where your smart phone can be your campus!”

    UGCS has offices in Kenya (under Prof. Jared Akama Onyari) and Mozambique (under Prof. Nathan Kahara).

     

    By Grapevine Team

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    PHOTOS: I’M IN LOVE WITH LEVIXONE: Desire Luzinda Reveals How She Almost Missed out On Hubby’s Concert…

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    Renowned musician Desire Luzinda revealed how she almost missed out on lover Levixone’s concert.

    Desire made these remarks yesterday at Kololo Airstrip during Sam Lucus alias Levixone’s concert dubbed ‘Mbeera Genesis.’

    Desire revealed that the devil almost stopped her from attending the concert because they were chased off the first flight after they were told that the aircraft had issues.

    Speaking about her relationship with Levixone, Desire confessed that it is true the two are in a relationship insisting that whatever they saw in the video and pictures was true.

    Asked about her daughter’s relationship Michelle with Sam Mayanja alias Chameleon’s son, Abba following allegations that the two had some chemistry, Desire refused to speak about the allegation and immediately got into her car.

    During the performance, Levixone was the first on stage and later invited his lover, Desire Luzinda who later led the congreggation in a worship session.

    “Allow me introduce to you the most important human in my life, I welcome the woman of God, Desire Luzinda,” Levixone said.

    Stunning Desire however left many excited with the way she was dressed and how she powerfully led them in worship.

    The concert also attracted a number of Gospel musicians who included; Betty Namaganda, Carol Budhuwike, Sseku Martin, Pastor Miriam Warugaba, Desire Luzinda, Pastor Jeff Komagum- Dj Languna from Gulu.

    Other musicians included; Pastor Wilson Bugembe, Bebe Cool and Wendi from Malawi.

    Towards the end of the concert, Levixone asked revellers to stretch their hands and pray for the proprietor of Salt Media and House of Prayer Ministries International (HPMI) lead pastor, Aloysuis Bujjingo.

    Pr. Bujjingo went on his knees as revellers stretched their hands towards him and prayed for God to bless him.

    Pr. Bujjingo is Levixone’s spiritual father and it is alleged when he (Levixone) fell in love with Desire, he told Bujjingo who vowed to support him until the two walk down the aisle.

    By Joel Wansaale

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    PICTURES: I Have Not Come To Steal Muzaata’s Wealth: How Kluthum’s Introduction Left Many In Awe; New Lover Warns Haters…

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    Muzaata's widow Kluthum introducing her new husband Akram

    Dr. Kulthum Nabuunya, the widow to the late Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata introduced new lover Akram Gumisiriza in colourful introduction ceremony that was attended by a number of socialites and dignitaries on Saturday.

    Kulthum’s introduction was at her big sister’s home in Kungu, Kyanja, a Kampala suburb.

    Speaking to theGrapevine during the introduction, Dr. Kulthum’s new lover Gumisiriza trashed allegations that he accepted to have Kulthum because of her wealth that was left for her by late Muzaata.

    Akram disclosed that he is an engineer who owns two companies that deal in gold in South Africa.

    He added that the reason why many are talking ill about his bride is because they are jealous of her, being that she is beautiful and well educated.

    Ministers and socialites who attended the introduction included; Resident City Commissioner (RCC) for Kampala, Amina Lukanga, Resident District Commissioner (RDC) for Buikwe, Hawa Ndege, Sheikh Abdul Lwahuman Sserunjogi, Sheihk Guggwa, Presidential advisor on media, Tamale Mirundi among others.

    Others included; Victoria University Vice Chancellor, Dr. Lawrence Muganga and other leaders in Kampala.

    Speaking to insiders on how much money was spent, they revealed that in total the function took over Shs.100m and more.

    An insider intimated that the groom, Akram Gumisiriza’s outfit cost Shs.15m while Kulthum’s outfits took Shs.30m.

    Service providers at the function revealed that they were paid half of the money with others revealing that they didn’t receive their balance after the event like the couple had promised.

    One of the service providers who was in charge of feeding the guests revealed that she was paid Shs.6.8m to feed 700 visitors with snacks and coffee.

    However, the number increased to 1000 and she was ordered to feed all of them and promised that she would be paid at a later date.

    One of the decorators intimated to theGrapevine that she was told to decorate for 400 VIP visitors.

    However, the guest were more than what they had budgeted for and so they had to add chairs and promised to be paid later.

    GIVE AKRAM WHATEVER HE WANTS AS AND WHEN HE WANTS IT.

    During the introduction, Sheikh Guggwa advised Kulthum not to priotise education since she already has a PhD but rather feed her husband with whatever he wants as and when he wants it.

    Akram gifted Kulthum with a brand new Hyundai car.

     

    By Hope Kalamira and Omulangira Ddembe

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    MISS CURVY AFRICA ’22: Who Is The Curviest Of Them All? Plus Sized Women Confess The Good, The Bad And The Ugly…

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    Curvaceous plus sized women are set to tussle it out at the ‘Miss Curvy Africa’ competition that is due to take place this Friday 25th November, 2022 at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala.

    theGrapevine managed to catch up with some of the contestants from different parts of Africa who confessed how happy they are to finally have a competition that recognises them for who they are.


    UGANDA’S NASSUNA: Shirat Nasuuna (28), who won this year’s Miss Curvy Uganda competition held at Club Ambiance in Bukesa told theGrapevine that the reason why she was chosen to represent Uganda in the upcoming competitions is because of her confidence and her love for people.

    “We have so much to change here in Uganda as plus sized women especially the way people see us, which really matters,” she said.

    Nasuuna added that despite the fact that her opponents are very young compared to her, winning the competition will not be about age.

    “Because if someone tells me they are 10 years and yet think beyond their age, they are better than someone of 50 years, so it is not in any way about age.”

    She insisted that the crown has to remain in Uganda.

    Asked about allegations that plus sized women are expensive to look after, Shirat said that they are not expensive even though clothes for plus sized people are sometimes rare to to find.

    “Even eating, it’s not that we eat too much, but it is just one’s genes that make them fat,” she said.

    NAMIBIA’S MUSHIMBA: Michelle Mushimba alias Fine China (27) from Namibia noted that the reason why she joined the competitions is because the queen was not able to (compete) and since she is a Princess in Namibia, she had to fill the gap.

    “I represent all the plus sized women in Africa not just in my country. I feel I was born with the blood of being an African queen. The curves that I have show the pain that we have been through, the ups and downs that we have had in Africa. I want to inspire women across the world that it is not a shame to be fat,” she said.

    Michelle also revealed to theGrapevine that the roles that they have is what makes them fat adding that they are not even fat but curvy.

    She adduced, “I am not here to say that we are fat, am here to say that it is okay to be the way we were born. So, I’m here to tell women that its okay to be fat but also to tell them not to be too comfortable but work hard on your body. Sometimes even a five minutes walk could change alot. I would also like to represent mental health awareness because alot of women have burgages because they are stereotyped.”

    Michelle also emphasized that as a plus sized woman, she has faced alot of challenges like when she walks around the street and people make fun of her.

    “It sometimes makes me want to hide what I have but then I realise that a lot of people out there are paying a lot of money to have what I have.”

    TANZANIA’S TETA: Sarah Teta Susaki from Tanzania (26) told theGrapevine that she is excited to represent her country and Africa in the upcoming competitions.

    She added that to her, it is not expensive to be plus-sized. She advised women of her size to keep fit and maintain good health.

    She however narrated an incident where her size stopped her from achieving her long desired goal.

    “I remember one time I wanted to become a model and so I joined some competitions but to my disappointment, the judges plainly told me I can’t be one because I’m fat. This was the worst day of my life because I felt really embarrassed. I’m proud of who I am and what I have,” Teta said.

    BOTSWANA’S RAFLINE: Refline Dirent (22) from Botswana noted that she has faced many challenges with her body including people calling her imperfect because of her legs.

    “I have very black stretch marks so I have had so much criticism about that and even to this day people still criticise me,” she narrated.

    She divulged that the reason why she thinks she is the best candidate for Miss Curvy Africa 2022 is because she is working on a project that is mainly based on protecting animals especially Rhinos since they are also fat.

    She propounded, “In as much as I’m a plus size, I’m not telling people to be fat or eat whatever they want. Please be careful what you put in your body.”

    BOTSWANA’S LUDO: Ludo (28), from Botswana also disclosed that their country is full of beautiful curvy women that is why they couldn’t choose only one representative.

    BOTSWANA’S THIMELO: Thimelo Bridget (29), from Botswana, an Accountant by profession told theGrapevine that it has been her wish to be an Ambassador for plus sized women because of her love for elegance and good fashion.

    SOUTH SUDAN’S BRIKITA: South Sudan’s Brikita (19), is the youngest contestant. She told theGrapevine that it is difficult to be plus-sized in South Sudan because men are always vibing them.

    She narrated, “In South Sudan, people can even get to an extent of bewitching you because of your body size. So, when I’m there I wear big clothes. I have literally faced a lot of challenges being this size.

    “I remember one time I was moving and some people started criticising me and when I tried to respond to them, they almost beat me up but the good thing I had friends that backed me up.

    “That is why am here because I want people out there to know that it is very okay to have a big body and to be plus size.”

     

    By Kalamira Hope and Joel Wansaale

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