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    Ugandans Are Not Your Slaves, If You Don’t Release Our People We Shall Take The Matter To The Public Court –Bobi Wine Tells Museveni…



    Bobi Wine (L) inset are some of the family members of the abducted and jailed NUP supporters

    National Unity Platform (NUP) leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has assured president Yoweri Museveni that he should release all Ugandans who were abducted by security forces and those in jail, or else he will take the matter to the Public Court.

    Bobi Wine made the remarks today at the NUP headquarters in Kamwokya, Kampala, where he was addressing relatives, children, parents and families of his supporters who were abducted and those currently languishing in prisons across the country.

    Bobi Wine, who recently withdrew the petition he had filed in the Supreme Court challenging president Yoweri Museveni’s re-election for the sixth term, said that Ugandans are not Museveni’s slaves and that if he doesn’t release all the NUP supporters currently in detention, they (NUP leadership) will be forced to take the matter to the public court.

    He said; “I want you all to know that Museveni ordered for the abduction of your children. If we do not get justice for our people that were abducted and arrested, we will bring the matter to you, the people’s court. If we call upon you, rise up in numbers and we demand for our children, our husbands, wives, and friends.”

    Bobi Wine added that; “Museveni, we are not your slaves. The rights we are demanding are ours, clearly written in the constitution, it is not a favour.”

    Commenting about the same event on Facebook, Bobi Wine stated thus; “We just had a very moving session of prayers for our comrades who are under detention, those in hospital, those who were abducted by the state and are still missing and those who were murdered by the state. I am motivated by the strength of their families and relatives. Museveni can torture and oppress us but he surely cannot break our resolve to pursue a better country. We know that God is on our side.”

    Speaking at the same event, Joel Ssenyonyi, the NUP spokesperson said that their objective was registering, identifying and commiserating with the families of the affected Ugandans.

    “We want to identify with the victims. We also continue to demand their release from prison because they are not criminals. They were only arrested because they chose to support a change agent,” Ssenyonyi said.

    According to Bobi Wine, hundreds of his supporters and  NUP well-wishers are languishing in jails and safe houses around the country, others are missing, while some have turned up dead after being tortured for days.

    Besides those who were abducted, there is another category of Bobi Wine supporters in various jails, among them being his singing partner Ali Buken aka Nubian Li, his personal bodyguard  Eddie  Ssebuuwufu aka Eddie Mutwe, plus others who are remanded at Kitalya prison.

    Nubian Li, Eddie Mutwe and 34 others are facing charges in the General Court Martial of allegedly being in possession of a gun and ammunition, which they allegedly committed on January 3, 2021, yet they were arrested on December 30, 2020, in Kalangala District, where they had gone to be part of Bobi Wine’s campaign trail.

    In other words, this means that they are in jail for a crime they  committed several days after their arrest and detention, something that has since tickled the common sense of many Ugandans, as they wonder how possible this is.


    By Grapevine Reporter



    Bobi Wine Summons NUP Legislators To Strategise On How To Save MP Zaake…



    NUP boss Bobi Wine (L) and Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake

    National Unity Platform (NUP) Principal Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has summoned his party legislators to strategise on how to save Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Butebi Zaake from angry parliamentary leadership.

    According to credible sources in NUP, the meeting is expected to take place next week at their party headquarters in Kamwokya.

    Last week, Bobi Wine blasted his legislators for not giving enough support to their own (Zaake) when he was protesting deputy speaker Thomas Tayebwa’s ruling stopping him from debating the ongoing abduction of people especially in Buganda.

    “I want to salute Hon. Francis Zaake and tell him that as an individual, I am very proud of him. NUP is very proud of you and Ugandans that were abducted are very proud of you. Thank you for not conforming to the nonsense of parliament, thank you for not shutting up, thank you for doing exactly what you were elected to do,” he said.

    Even though Bobi Wine praised Zaake, Tayebwa referred him to the parliamentary disciplinary committee and the hearing of his matter kicked off on Tuesday.

    However, sources in NUP revealed that Bobi Wine wants his legislators to put up a spirited fight to frustrate the move of disciplining Zaake.

    These were days after the Speaker of parliament Annet Anita Among warned Zaake that parliament will take criminal action against him to recover the institution’s properties he declined to return after being removed from the position of the parliamentary commissioner.

    Among told parliament that Zaake declined to return the parliamentary car even though he has been informed in writing to return it

    Former Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa advised Bobi Wine to investigate Busiro East legislator Medard Lubega Ssegona who was acting as the Leader of Opposition on the day Zaake protested because he was the one who stopped other opposition legislators from joining Zaake and telling him to move out of the plenary.

    One of Bobi Wine’s Personal Assistant Julius Katongole said that the motive of the meeting that Bobi Wine summoned is not to condemn or attack anyone but it is about guiding them on how to work together and use parliament to fight president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s bad acts against poor Ugandans.

    He rubbished allegations making rounds that Bobi Wine summoned the legislators to introduce to them their new parliamentary leadership after firing Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba from the position of Leader of Opposition in Parliament.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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    Panic At KCCA As M7 Directs Minister Magyezi To Investigate RCC Burora Claim On Misuse Of PDM Cash…



    Lubaga deputy RCC Burora (L) and Minister Magyezi (R)

    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has directed in writing the local government minister Raphael Magyezi to investigate the allegation made by Lubaga Division Deputy Resident City Commissioner(RCC) Anderson Burora against Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) on mismanagement of the government Parish Development Modal cash.

    Minister Magyezi confirmed the development and said that the president directed him to present his findings to cabinet by the coming Monday so that the ministers discuss the matter.

    He said that the president was very concerned with the allegation made by Burora and praised him for standing his ground and speaksoff to the alleged government officials.

    Magyezi told theGrapevine that the president wants other Resident District Commissioners (RDC) to do what Burora did to inspect government projects for the good of the country.

    Last week, Burora suspended the operations of Parish Development Model citing irregularities in implementing the program by allocating the funds to people who are not supposed to benefit from it.

    “We have seen lists bearing names of people who are well off, who own cars, are salary earners and those who own big shops being fronted for Parish Development Model. The project was intended for the 39% population that lives hand-to-mouth, not those who surpassed that level,” Burora said.

    However, Aisha Nabisere, the KCCA Parish Development Model coordinator rubbished Burora’s allegations insisting that he was spreading falsehoods.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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    Lord Mayor Lukwago Reveals How KCCA Bosses are Conniving With City Tycoons To Swindle USD100M Hiding Under President’s Directive On Markets…



    Lord Mayor Ssalongo Erias Lukwago has narrated how top Kampala Capital City Authority(KCCA) bosses are conniving with city tycoons to swiddle USD100M under the guise of implementing President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s directives on city markets.

    Lukwago said that he has landed on clandestine plans designed by KCCA technical wing bosses and ministers to procure 10 acres of land in Kampala Central Division at a price of USD100m which is very high.

    He revealed that the said land that is situated in Kisenyi parish belongs to John Bosco Muwonge, a city businessman who they want to front to built a public market as Museveni directed.

    Last month, Museveni met KCCA bosses and directed them to build at least two public markets in all the five Divisions that make up Kampala city.

    Lukwago said that without following the legal procedures, some fraudulent city businessmen have started approaching KCCA to offer their land to be purchased for the market with big commission offers to some KCCA bosses.

    Lukwago insists these businessmen want to sell their land to KCCA at a high price without following the legal requirements and it is the reason why he has summoned the city council meeting to discuss the matter next week.

    When contacted, Joseph Kabuye Kyofatogabye, the KCCA State Minister rubbished the accusation, and asked Lukwago to prove his allegations with evidence.

    “For me, I don’t know how to execute deals but I know Lord Mayor Lukwago is an expert in making deals,” Kabuye said.

    Businessman Muwonge was not reached for a comment.

    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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