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    The Rich Also Cry: When Politicians, Tycoons Come Face To Face With Family Drama, Reality…

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    Mutaasa Kafeero (C) with daughter Mastulah Nassali Mutaasa (L). Right is Elvis Ssekyanzi (top), Ssebuliba Kiwanuka and Gilbert Bukenya

    When you see them cruising, having vacations and sharing family photos with smiles, you are made to believe that politicians and money bags are the luckiest on earth.

    Sometimes, you hear poor people asking “Abo Katonda bo bamuwa ki” meaning what did they give to God. The less privileged also wonder the kind of prayer these people say to God forgetting that behind closed doors, they battle with family drama usually caused by greed.

    Educating their children in international schools has taken them further from misery, it instead brings them closer to heart aches, deaths and also makes the dead turn and toss in their graves.

    It is alleged that BMK legacy is in shambles thanks to Haruna Kalule Muwanga, the son of the first wife of the late Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige. It is said that after finding out that he is not the biological son to the late, he connived with his mother Sophia Nakamya Muwanga, they forged signatures and mortgaged properties worth Shs 20 billion and ran off with the money. He is believed to be in the USA or Canada.

    For the love of his wealth, Tycoon Mohan Kiwanuka’s son Jordan Ssebuliba Kiwanuka and his mother Beatrice Kavuma announced to court that the tycoon was in a vegetative state. They said he is a victim of dementia and thus can’t use his rightful mind to make decisions.

    They accused Mohan for siding with his second wife and chased his first wife and children from his property.

    The court however ruled in favor of the tycoon. In a later dated June 17, 2019, the tycoon through his lawyers chased Jordan off his premises for wanting to take over his properties even when he is still alive.

    In the letter, Mohan Kiwanuka said: I gave you the best education and upbringing just like all your siblings. In return, I have not seen any particular moment where you have shown care for me, your father but only insatiable desire to grab whatever you can lay your hands on,” read part of the letter

    In 2021, former legislator Nabilah Naggayi Ssempala locked her husband Isaac Sempala out of their marital house and Sempala chose to scale over the fence to gain access . She had earlier on reportedly left her house in Buziga and sought shelter at a friend’s home in Konge. Before the saga, Nabilah had also asked for a restraining order from court to keep her husband away from her and their home. She had reported that he slapped her in public during one of her campaigns.

    After Dr. Margaret Mary Musoke, the ex-wife to former vice president professor Gilbert Bukenya asked for a divorce in 2019, it led to division within the family. Dr. Margaret, in her pursuit for a divorce had revealed to court that her 45-yar marriage had been characterized with distress and abuse caused by the professor’s infidelity.

    After the divorce, the children sided with their mother, leaving their father a lonely man for the party nights.

    Professor Gordon Wavamunno has his son Elvis Ssekyanzi and his brother Johnson Kamya digging his grave. If he is not bailing out the son and helping him live a better life, he is looking out for his brother not to get into trouble.

    Johnson Kamya is a former inmate of Luzira prison and had been convicted over charges of aggravated robbery, murder and also been sentenced to death. He was however released in 2019 on a presidential pardon after serving for 23 years.

    In 2022, Wavamunno paid Shs. 250 million to Mash Investment so that his son Elvis Ssekyanzi would be released from prison. Elvis has not learned anything from his father in terms of business management and living a peaceful life.

    It is alleged that prince Crispin Junju was once chased from Central Broadcasting services (CBS) by King Ronald for shaming the royal family through living a luxurious life and also mismanaging and selling family property. He was later pardoned and he returned to his duties at CBS.

    Ugandan Politician Amelia Kyambadde with all her influence left her husband Wilson Kyambadde to serve his sentence in Luzira. He was in 2017 committed to civil prison for failure to refund Shs. 1.1b to a city businessman, Mr. Amdan Khan.

    Tycoon Mutaasa Kafeero’s daughter Mastulah Nassali Mutaasa failed him when she failed her marriage with Mutaasa’s choice of her husband Hajj Fahad Lugobe. The daughter of a Hajji lives her days, parting and drinking in America.

    Rosette Tabitha Nakiryowa, the wife of former Makindye East MP Micheal Mabikke dragged him to court after allegedly finding a strange woman’s knickers in their bedroom. While the family division of the High Court, she also accused Mabikke of assaulting her after she denied him sex because she had just given birth and was in pain.

    Well as such families have the money and never fall short of basic needs of life, family therapist Yusuf Buwembo says they lack a proper foundation. Many people marry each other for benefits and many parents don’t have time to groom their children yet they deny ‘poor’ relatives’ access to their homes.

    “Everyone is at the receiving end so everyone wants to be given. People have it at the back of their mind that they need to associate with people who give them. So many people don’t get married out of love for their partners but out of need,”

    He explains that 85% of women ready to settle are looking for men who are financially stable, handsome and good in bed. He says love, which would have been prioritized comes in as a by the way or considered last. He says men too have adopted the trend.

    “So, if you go into a marriage for what the other person has then you can’t guarantee peace in that kind of relationship,”

    He also said that the issue of having unproductive children is everywhere.

    “We have loved our children so much and failed to guide them on what is right from wrong. We raise them to be on a receiving end. Parents’ providing children’s requests in time makes them have that feeling of entitlement that’s why they grow up and become something else to the extent of killing their parents,” he said

    Adding, “It starts with you not wanting the maid to discipline your child. Today rich families don’t want to associate with their poor family members. A monster is created when no one is there to nurture the child.”

     

    By Rahma Zawedde

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    Queen Nagginda On Spot As Top M7 Adviser Questions Her Behaviour At A Time When Her Husband Kabaka Mutebi Needs Her Most…

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    Queen Sylvia Nagginda Luswata with Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi

    Queen Sylvia Nagginda Luswata is on the spot after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s Senior Presidential Advisor on media Joseph Tamale Mirundi questioned her relationship with Ronald Muwenda Mutebi the Kabaka of Buganda.

    Mirundi accuses Nagginda of abandoning Kabaka Mutebi at the time he needs her most.

    “Every married man knows that when he gets sick, he wants his wife to be close to him. But since Kabaka Mutebi got sick, I have never seen a photo of him with his wife comforting him. I’m sure her distance from the king is sending a message to Baganda,” Mirundi said.

    He added that if Nagginda as the official wife was performing her duty to take care of her husband as she vowed when they were officially getting married in church, Baganda would not be raising questions over his whereabouts because they would know that she is in the right hands.

    Mirundi explained that Baganda would have believed any message communicated from Nagginda than any other person including Buganda premier Charles Peter Mayiga.

    “Baganda are not stupid people. They know that their king is a human being who can get sick but they got annoyed when Mayiga told them that their king was suffering from Allergy.

    But what I can assure Mayiga and Nagginda is that if anything bad happens to Kabaka, they will be blamed first because his life is in their hands. I know what Kabaka means to Baganda,” Mirundi warned.

    He wondered how Nagginda organized a colourful ceremony to launch her book without the blessings of her husband, and even though most members of the Royal family shunned he launch, she remained unapologetic.

    She did not stop at that, she is on a fundraising drive to get money to help the mentally sick get proper medical treatment without the blessing of the King.

    However, Buganda Kingdom historian, Mubiru Njuuki rubbished Mirundi’s allegations explaining that in Kiganda culture, Nagginda as the official wife to the king is not responsible for comforting the King when get sick.

    He explains that people like Omuttaka Kasujju the clan head of Engeye, omuttaka Mugema the clan head of Ekima, Kasujju Lubinga and Nadduli Kibale are the ones answerable.

    He added that it is not the first time Baganda are putting the King’s wife on spot when he is troubled. He gave the example of Damalie Kisosonkole the official widow to Sir Edward Walugembe Mutesa, father to King Mutebi who was blasted for putting on sunglasses when she was accompanying the body of her husband from United Kingdom where he died from.

    “You know our people love their king so much, they wanted her to start crying on top of her voice as soon as she came out of the plane. You know because Damalie was a modern wife, and when she put on sunglass, people accused her that she was not hurt by the King’s death that is why she was only enjoying her fashion style,” Njuuki said.

    He added that when Drussila Namaganda the widow to Sir Daudi Chwa remarried after the death of her husband because she was still younger, and her son King Muteesa allowed her to get marriage to another person, Baganda turned guns on her and her new husband and they were badly hated in Buganda.

    Njuki accused Premier Mayiga of mismanaging Kabaka’s sickness thinking that it will make him more powerful.

    He says that little did Mayiga know that he was creating troubles for himself because if anything bad happens to Kabaka, he will be on spot and the most hated man in Buganda.

    However recently, photos of Kabaka leaked on social media with his brother Joseph Ndawula and the Kingdom minister Kitooke revealed that he is in Namibia resting after being released by doctors in Europe.

    But highly placed sources in the palace insist that Kabaka Mutebi returned back into the country a few weeks back and the said photos were taken in Uganda.

    Sources insist that prince Ndawula who is a brother to King Mutebi has been in the country enjoying life with his longtime friend Godfrey Kirumira the Namibian consular in Uganda.

    Since 2019, Kabaka Mutebi has been receiving medication.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    INSIDE STORY: How Partnership Between Speaker Anita Among And Top UK Garments And Jewelry Shop Shocked British Operatives And Fueled Her Sanctions…

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    Speaker Among in some of her designer dresses

    George Musisi a human rights lawyer has revealed that before any country confirms sanctions against any individual, it first carries out enough investigation by collecting satisfying evidence against the target individual to avoid mistakes that can create diplomatic questions.

    He added that during their investigation, they have to further establish that the person is untouchable and is above the laws of his/her home country where she is involved in acts of violating human rights, corruption and abuse of office.

    If ail the allegations are in the affirmative, they proceed with sanctioning them because they know that by all means, the sanctions will have to affect them.

    He narrated that it is because of this long investigation process, which leads to collection of overwhelming evidence against the suspect, it is difficult for a target to challenge the sanctions.

    Musisi was responding to allegations made by Parliament’s Director for Communication and Corporate Affairs Chris Obore who claimed that sanctions slapped on his boss Annet Anita Among the speaker of parliament by the United Kingdom government were based on Social Media propaganda and her stance during the passing of the controversial Homosexuality law.

    Musisi advised Obore to accept the truth that his boss is involved in corruption practices.

    He added that the recent social media parliament corruption exhibition further exposed Speaker Among as someone who abuses her public office.

    Musisi warned Obore to be very careful when reacting to sanctions against his boss because he may find himself also a suspect.

    To drive his argument that Speaker Among was sanctioned because of corruption, Musisi enlightened that it is the reason why Bugiri Municipality legislator Asuman Basalirwa who led the process of passing the Homosexuality law was not sanctioned.

    He asked Among to stop involving poor Ugandans in her troubles and crying that she is carrying the cross for all Ugandans because they didn’t benefit from her action of abusing public office.

    Musisi was supported by celebrated Human Rights Law Giant Nicholas Opio who revealed that United Kingdom operatives were shocked by Speaker Among’s lavish lifestyle which sparked off their investigations to establish the source of the huge amounts of money she spent both locally and internationally.

    Opio revealed that in the course of their investigations, operatives establish that Speaker Among bought her garments and jewelry from one of the top fashion design shops in London.

    The shop suppliles garments and jewelry to members of the British Royal Family, celebrities and few loaded British citizens like Barristers, Solicitors, Lords, Sirs who have the financial muscle and can afford to buy garments from these shops.

    “When Speaker Among met Pope Francis in Rome recently, many people in Britain dealing in fashion designing were shocked and wondered who Anita Among was because her clothes and other garments were from the same shop that supplies garments and jewelry to the Royal Family. The shop through its social media platforms even praised Among as one of their loyal customers and thanked her for believing in them by always putting on their dresses and jewelries,” Opio said.

    theGrapevine further established that the United Kingdom government under the leadership of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak briefed first President Museveni before the decision to sanction Anita Among was put into effect.

    President Museveni also dispatched his confidential operatives to investigate allegation made by the British government and the results were positive.

    Opio said that it was not by accident that President Museveni told the gathering in Bukedea recently when he was invited by Among to officiate the opening of her hospital that he asked Among to tell him the source of money she used to build her multibillion empire and she told him that she got the money from her school in Bukedea district a remote district in Uganda.

    Museveni said that Among told him that he is the one who gave him the money to start the school and now she is harvesting from her investments. Opio contested the explanation insisting that Among has been abusing public office to accumulate huge wealth which she owns.

    Opio said that when it was announced that Speaker Among was going to visit the United Kingdom in March 2024, to attend the 75th anniversary Commonwealth celebrations, fashion designers competed to meet the powerful woman from Uganda to seal commercial deals.

    However, Ugandans in the United Kingdom and those from the United States of America and other European countries were mobilized to come in huge numbers to the United Kingdom to demonstrate as they did to former Prime Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi when was there for medication.

    Local intelligence picked the information and advised Among not to go because she was going to be humiliated since the demonstrators had plans to start their protest at the airport as soon as Anita Among touches UK soil.

    From there, they had plans to follow her to the hotel where she was going to sleep and to all places she planned to visit.

    Other sources disclosed that the British were shocked by the huge corruption in Uganda yet nothing was being done.

    In his congratulatory message to CDF Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the British Chief of Defense Forces Sir Tony Radakin ask him to fight corruption in Uganda.

    theGrapevine established that Opio was among the few Ugandans together with Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine) who had a hand in Among’s fate and before the sanctions were announced, President Museveni was briefed officially even though Speaker Among claims that she learnt about it through a media statement from the British Foreign Affairs ministry.

    “In the meeting, one of the officials from the United Kingdom  Foreign Affairs Office asked whether Among is a granddaughter to Buganda Kingdom King Mutesa I because Mutesa I, was the Buganda King who signed the agreement with the British when they first come to Uganda. They thought that all members of his lineage are very rich and own the entire Uganda. We told them that she is just a politician from Bukedea, a remote district in Uganda,”’ a source who attended the meeting that sealed Among’s fate in London said.

    Human Rights Activities and also veteran journalist Agather Atuhaire insists that apart from the multibillion empire Among owns in Uganda, she is also owns other properties in United Kingdom.

    Agatha recently boasted that she has tangible evidence in form of photos of her properties and very soon she is going to release them on social media even though Speaker Among told the country that she owns nothing in United Kingdom.

    Opio said that the United Kingdom confirmed that Among owns properties in their country after making an investigation.

    He asked the Speaker to stop telling Ugandans lies because she will be exposed through a detailed report authored by United Kingdom intelligence showing how she has been accumulating all the wealth she owns locally and abroad.

    State House sources told theGrapevine that when Among was given the NRM flag for speakership position after the death of Jacob Oulanyah, Museveni warned her to be very careful because he knows that there is a lot of corruption in parliament.

    Musisi said that it is going to be very difficult for Among to be scraped off the list of the sanctioned people.

    Highly placed sources told theGrapevine that when former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen. Edward Kale Kayihura was sanctioned by the USA, he tried his best by engaging his personal contacts in the US government through his lawyers of Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA) led by Edson Karuhanga and Jet Tumwebaze to fight so that the sanction are lifted but failed because the process is also very expensive.

    Sources added that  Kayihura’s lawyers have now started the process of getting permission from the United States of America government to be allowed to access Kayihura’s frozen bank accounts so that he can get his money and use it as legal fees to restart the process of fighting the war to lift the sanctions placed on him.

    Speaker Among revealed recently that she was briefed on what the sanction placed on her mean.

    Opio said that the sanctions placed on Among also mean that her children can no longer be allowed to study in the United Kingdom and their movements are going to be restricted.

    The United States of America was the first country to slap a travel ban on Speaker Among, and Grapevine established that a number of European countries have also done the same.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    EXCLUSIVE: Did Kabaka Mutebi Secretly Jet Into The Country! Mayiga Still Claims King He Is Out Of The Country…

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    Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II (L) and Charles Peter Mayiga (R)

    Kampala University proprietor Al-Hajji Badru Ddungu Kateregga who is also a member of the greater Buganda parliament has asked Kingdom Premier Charles Peter Mayiga whether there is a possibility that some people allowed to see Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi and comfort him during the trying moment he is going through in his life.

    In one of the most boring sessions of the Kingdom parliament since the appointment of Mayiga as a Prime Minister, Kateregga submitted that allowing people to see Kabaka, it will give them an opportunity to see which local herb they can give him as alternative medicine to cure his sickness.

    In his response, Mayiga assured Kateregga that his prayer cannot be allowed. He explained that doctors advised Kabaka not to go to places where there are a lot of people and it is the reason why he is no longer attending official Kingdom functions.

    He added that allowing a section of people to see Kabaka is going to attract huge numbers of people which will lead to violation of doctors’ advice. He pleaded with him to wait until his health situation normalises.

    Mayiga also assured members of Buganda Kingdom’s parliament that they will not be allowed to meet the Kabaka every month as they had asked to.

    Clan heads who have spent ten years without meeting Kabaka who is the chairperson of Buganda Kingdom clan heads council have been pleading with Mayiga to allow them meet Kabaka.

    Mayiga admitted that Kabaka’s public absence has put him and other Kingdom leaders on tension but they have nothing to do apart from proceeding with their assignments.

    He however confirmed that Kabaka Mutebi is still abroad.

    However, highly placed palace sources have told the mighty Grapevine that Kabaka Mutebi secretly jetted back into the country from the United Kingdom where he had traveled for medical attention.

    Highly placed palace sources told Grapevine that when Kabaka returned from a broad, he was driven in the tight security to his Mengo palace where is resting from.

    The Kabaka is currently sleeping in one of the houses in Mengo palace called Twekobe but during the day, he spends his time in a tent which was put near the Twekobe.

    Early this year, theGrapevine reported that Kabaka Mutebi had abandoned his Banda palace to Mengo and was staying in Lubiri palace before travelling to Britain in early March 2024.

    Sources said that Banda palace is under renovation and Kabaka no longer wants to stay at Kireka palace, the official matrimonial home for Buganda Queen Slyivia Nagginda Luswata.

    Since Kabaka started staying at his Mengo palace, security has been beefed up and people are currently restricted from accessing Twekobe house.

    According to Mubiru Njuuki, a Buganda Kingdom historian, Twekobe house was built by King Mwanga when he established Mengo palace and it was his official residence until it was burnt during his wars with British Colonialists.

    Kabaka Mutebi’s grandfather King Sir Daudi Chwa also stayed in that palace when it was rebuilt and modernised until he shifted to Munyonyo.

    Njuki added that even Sir Edward Walugembe Mutesa II, the father to King Mutebi also stayed in the same palace and he was there when Dr. Milton Obote ordered the army to attack him because he was threatening his power. He ran into exile where he died.

    Njuuki explains that the reason why Baganda are not aware of what is going on concerning their Kabaka is because Mayiga took over all control concerning him.

    “Kabaka no longer has a spokesperson or a palace spokesperson like other Kingdoms, Dick Kasolo who was his spokesperson was frustrated by Mayiga until he put him under his control as a commissioner in the KIngdom ministry of Information and Mobilization. Now instead of informing us about what is going on Kabaka, Kasolo was in Buganda parliament transporting a microphone from one member of the parliament to another,” Njuuki said.

    Since 2019, Kabaka has been facing health troubles and he has been diagnosed in different hospitals in Uganda, Kenya, German, India and the United Kingdom.

    Mayiga told Baganda that their Kabaka was suffering from an allergy but sources within the palace told theGrapevine that the Kabaka is suffering from cancer.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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