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    UNTOLD STORY: How Kaka’s Blue Eyed Boy Spied On Sheikh Kamoga’s Tabliq Community And Planned Move To Deliver William Street Mosque To Mubajje….

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    Hajji Ayub Nyende and Sheikh Mubajje (inset)

    On Sunday morning, the Muslim community especially the Tabliq communities under their umbrella of the Jamiyyat Al-Dawat Assalafiyyah were shocked when their mosque, Masjid Noor along William Street in the city center was surrounded by security forces.

    Patrick Onyango, the spokesperson of the Kampala Metropolitan police told this website that the deployment was to enforce the takeover of the mosque from the Tabliq community to the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) who are the registered owners of the property and custodians of Muslim properties.

    Onyango further explained that they arrested 14 people who were trying to incite violence against the peaceful take over of the mosque.

    It should be remembered that UMSC lost William Street mosque after the tabliq community led by incarcerated Sheikh Muhammad Yunus Kamoga, late Hassan Ibrahim Kirya, Sheikh Noor Muzata Batte accused Mubajje of selling the mosque to city tycoon Drake Lubega who wanted to build an arcade.

    The battle ended in court but Mubajje was found not guilty.

    Towards the 2016 General elections, President Yoweri Museveni compensated Drake Lubega all the money he used to buy the property including the losses he incurred when he was denied access to the contested property.

    After compensating Lubega, a meeting was held at state house to decide who should be registered on the land title. It was agreed that the title be registered in the names of the UMSC but the President refused to give the land title to Mubajje and promise that he is going to keep it in a safe place.

    After learning that the land title was registered in the names of the UMSC, Mubajje started strategizing on how he can take over the administration of the juicy prime property which has many shops and warehouses.

    Multiple sources at UMSC told this website that Mubajje tried to compromise former Inspector General of police General Kale Kayihura to assist him to take over the property. Kayihura sent his blue eyed boy Abdullah Kittata who is a son-in law to Mubajje to evict the Tabliqs.

    Kittata with the help of police officers from Kampala Central Police Station (CPS) commanded the attack to evict tabliqs from William Street but the attack was foiled by operatives from SFC, CMI and ISO who were under the direct command of Kayihura’s nemesis Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde who was the then Security Minister.

    Sources added that Hajji Ayub Nyende, the General Secretary of the Tabliq community started plotting on how he could consolidate his power so that he is not evicted, he made an alliance with intelligence agencies including a one Hajji Musa Lukandwa, a blue eyed boy to Col. Frank Bagyenda Kaka the commandant of ISO.

    Lukandwa used his position as the Kampala UMSC General Secretary to coordinate negotiations between Tabliq community and UMSC.

    Sheikh Kamoga was briefed on whatever was going on.

    Kamoga later reached an agreement with Nyende to share the money they collected from William Street.

    Sources further revealed that Mubajje’s UMSC was later hit by a serious financial crisis, they could not even pay their water and electricity bills.

    Mubajje ran to Nyende for help but he kept tossing him around.

    “That man Nyende is a liar and I am very sure that if Kamoga was out, Sunday’s incident would not have happened. Mufti went to him for financial assistance, he asked him for the account where he can deposit both electricity and water payments because he feared that they may mismanage the money if he gave him cash. Both accounts were given to him but he didn’t deposit the money like he had promised. The mufti was very annoyed and reported the matter to Sheikh Kamoga in prison,” one of the secretaries to Mubajje revealed.

    He added that from that day, the two started laying strategies on how to evict Nyende from William Street.

    They agreed with security agencies that to avoid violence, the takeover of the mosque should be done during the Covid19 lockdown.

    Sources at Nakasero mosque, the headquarters of the Tabliq community told this website that when Nyende leant of the UMSC attack, he tried to talk to his men in security but they were already compromised by Lukandwa and no one was willing to help him.

    Sources added that a panicky Nyende tried to incite tabliq youths under their umbrella (Zivugidewa) to help him fight for their property but many of them were too far and others feared being re-arrested since some had just been released from prison on terrorism related charges.

    Those close told him that they cannot help him because he has been eating the money alone and even failed to help the families of their colleagues who were arrested.

    Other leaders like Sheikh Yahaya Mwanje the acting Amir Ummar feared to interfere because he is still on court bail on charges of killing Major Muhammad Kiggundu and his bodyguard Steven Mukasa.

    Sources further told this website that when Nyende was put in a tight corner, Mubajje directed a financial audit on the way he has been using all the funds he has been collecting.

    Efforts to speak to Nyende were futile since his known phones were not going through, however Siraje Kifampa the publicity secretary of the tabliq community told us that they will not accept the takeover of their mosque by people who once sold it.

    He said Mubajje fraudulently sold Muslim properties including 2 square miles in Mawogola.

    Other sources told this website that the tabliq community is under threat and their Nakasero headquarters will soon be taken over by city tycoon Mutasa Kafeero who already has the land title in his custody.

    Mutasa Kafeero bought Nakasero mosque from UMSC.

    Other UMSC sources told this website that their next target is Sheikh Sulaiman Kakeeto’s clock tower mosque.

    However, other sources told theGrapevine that the clock tower land is registered in his names and tycoon Hassan Basajjabala who was recently fired by UMSC.

    In the same development, Sheikh Noor Muzata Batte, a sworn enemy to Sheikh Mubajje and also the spokesperson of the Kibuli based Muslim faction has declared a fresh war to liberate Muslim properties that Mubajje has fraudulently sold.

    Muzata told this website that he is not going to fold his hands and see Mubajje evicting Muslims from their mosques because he wants money.

    “I am going to sit down with those boys from William Street and see how we can stop Mubajje’s illegal actions,” Muzata said.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Buganda Caucus MPs Blocked From Visiting Kabaka Mutebi In Namibia As Mayiga Summons Clan Heads Over M7 Deals, King Visit…

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    Buganda Kingdom King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi (L) in Namibia

    The management of Okonguarri Psychotherapeutic Center in Namibia has blocked three Members of Parliament from accessing the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi.

    Buganda Premier Charles Peter Mayiga confirmed that Kabaka Mutebi is in Namibia resting following the advice of his doctor in Europe.

    However, there are ongoing allegation that Kabaka is in the said medical facility receiving medication not resting.

    Based on the ongoing contradiction, legislators who are members of the Buganda caucus in parliament secretly decided to travel to Namibia to confirm the development.

    theGrapevine has exclusively established that the three male legislators are members of the National Unity Platform and they sneaked into Namibia without the knowledge of the Ugandan embassy in Namibia or their chairperson Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi.

    When contacted, one of the legislators confirmed the development but pleaded with theGrapevine not to reveal his identity because it was going to create a war with Buganda Kingdom leadership.

    “It is true we were blocked from accessing the Kabaka and we are the ones who advised the Buganda Kingdom clan heads who also plan on visitinf the Kabaka to first seek permission from Mayiga, Prince David Kintu Wasajja or Agness Nabalogo because they are the ones to give permission to any person who wants to access Kabaka,” a soft spoken legislator from greater Masaka said.

    He added that they tried to reach out to Prince Joseph Ndawula, the Ugandan ambassador to Namibia but he also didn’t help them, so they decided to return back to Uganda.

    The development comes at a time when Mayiga has just issued summons to the executive members of Buganda Kingdom clan heads council.

    According to highly placed sources in the clan council, the meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday next week at Bulange building the headquarters of Buganda Kingdom.

    Even though Mayiga didn’t give the reasons why he has summoned the clan council leadership, sources claim that top on the agenda is their planned visit to Namibia to visit Kabaka and last week’s State House meeting with president Museveni.

    “When we passed a resolution in our meeting to go to Namibia to visit Kabaka, our council speaker (omutaka Austine Kizito Mutumba) pleaded with us to reverse the resolution explaining that it was going to place him in bad light before Mayiga and it is going to deepen the misunderstanding between him and his administration, but we rubbished his prayers,” a clan head said.

    He boasted that at this time, Mayiga has nothing to do because President Museveni has given them the green light and promised to coordinate the visit.

    He revealed that there are only two people who haven’t yet finalized their travel documents because they did not have passports.

    “By Thursday morning, we will be on the plane going to check on our beloved chairperson (Kabaka). Who is Mayiga to stop us from visiting Kabaka, even the president told us that he doesn’t like him and his ministers, and in Buganda kingdom, he only recognizes Kabaka, us the abataka and even informed the Nnabagereka when he met her recently,” a clan head said.

    It is not clear what mechanism Mayiga and Mutumba are going to deploy to stop clan heads from visiting Kabaka because they have been trying to frustrate them from meeting President Museveni but they overrun them.

    In the last Buganda Kingdom parliamentary session, Mayiga declined to allow the prayer made by one of the representative Professor Badru Katerega who wanted the Kingdom administration to guide those with money so that they can be allowed to go and visit Kabaka.

    Mutumba told theGrapevine that he is just a speaker of the council of Buganda Kingdom clan heads and has no power to stop them from doing whatever they think is good for their clans and Buganda Kingdom at large.

    He confirmed that he was not informed of last week’s State House meeting and he was very happy with the results of the meeting because the President agreed to help the kingdom clan heads to fight poverty among themselves and their grandchildren.

    President Museveni also promised to deploy UPDF engineering experts to help in the building of a commercial building on the land he bought for them in 2023 which is situated opposite the Bulange building.

    The president also promised to deposit Shs200m in the bataka Mutindo SACCO which they can use to fight poverty.

    However, when clan heads visited Museveni in 2023, Mayiga declared that he will not accept any person to mislead any member of the Kingdom organs with the aim of dividing Kabaka’s subjects.

    A resolution was passed in Buganda Kingdom parliament condemning the clan heads’ visit to Museveni and they were advised to apologize which they declined to do arguing that Mayiga and the Kingdom parliament don’t have such powers.

    The Clan heads insist that they are an independent organ in Buganda kingdom culture and they are the ones responsible for electing the Kabaka, thus they cannot be forced by Mayiga and his people to apologize.

    A committee chaired by Kingdom lands minister and also city commercial lawyer David Kisitu Mpanga was established by Mayiga to mediate talks between him with clan heads.

    However Isreal Kitooke Kazibwe the Kingdom spokesperson and also the minister in charge of mobilization rubbished the narrative of clan heads being independent explaining that all leadership in Buganda Kingdom are under Kabaka Mutebi and there is not independence.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    How Boyfriend, Pressure For Wedding Money Forced MP Nanyondo To Withdraw Her Signature From Censure Motion Against Mpuuga And Company…

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    Bukomansimbi woman legislator Veronica Nanyondo

    Kira Municipality legislator Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda has explained that the actions of Bukomansimbi woman legislator Veronica Nanyondo to withdraw in writing her signature from the censure motion against the four parliamentary commissioners over corruption allegations was showed that legislators don’t read.

    He revealed that the reason why he always overshadows fellow legislators on the floor of parliament and even during media talk shows is because they don’t read but just sign documents, especially when they are told that they will get allowances after signing.

    “How can a member of parliament withdraw her signature claiming that you were misled to sign, now how can you convince your voters that you are not misled to take decisions that affect them!” Ssemujju wondered.

    In her defense, Nanyondo said that the movers of the motion to impeach the commissioners used her signature from the opposition cabinet meeting and put it on the censure motion papers.

    Ssemujju noted that once a legislator appends their signature on a censure paper, he or she cannot withdraw it and Nanyondo is still taken as one of the legislators who signed the censure motion against the legislators.

    However, theGrapevine established that Nanyondo was forced by her boyfriend to withdraw the signature.

    Sources claim that Nyanyondo’s boyfriend, a one Kateregga who was a councilor for Bukomansimbi district, pleaded with Nanyondo to withdraw her signature because Mpuuga is one of their own and it will shame them to betray him.

    He alleges that Nyanyondo and her boyfriend are set to legalize their marriage in church before the end of this year and Mpuuga has already contributed Shs20m to help in the preparations of their wedding.

    Others who contributed include Annet Anita Among the speaker of parliament who contributed Shs10m.

    Sources divulged that Kateregga nowadays spendsmuch of his time in the United States of America because the couple plans on relocating to the US once this political term ends and after they legalize their marriage.

    Sources added that Nanyondo is not going to defend her position in the coming 2026 elections after realizing that the ground no longer favors her.

    Before joining politics, Nanyondo and Kateregga were running a printing business on Nasser Road in Kampala city.

    When Nanyondo contested for the first time as MP to replace her sister Suzan Namaganda, the former wife to former East African Assembly Uganda representative Fred Mukasa Mbidde, Kateregga was in charge of pinning her posters.

    theGrapevine made several phone calls to Nanyondo’s known phone numbers for a comment on the story but they all went unanswered.

    Nanyondo is among the poor performing legislators in Buganda.

    The four commissioners who in trouble are; Mathias Mpuuga the Member of Parliament for Nyendo-Mukungwe, Prossy Mbabazi Akampulira the Rubanda district legislator, Solomon Silwanyi the Bukooli Central legislator and Esther Afayochan of Zombo district woman legislator.

     

    By Hadijjah Namagembe

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    Stanbic Bank In Trouble, Client Petitions Court After She Was Defrauded Of Shs68m Via Flexi Pay…

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    Stanbic Bank CEO Anne Jjuuko whose bank is under fire

    Nakku Joweria a resident of Kyebando has sued Stanbic Bank Uganda limited for failing in its duty of protecting her saving account leading to defrauding her of shillings 68 million which was withdrawn from her account in a period of 24 hours through Flexi pay an application she had never registered for.

    In a court case filed before the Commercial division of the High Court of Uganda and coming up for directions in the registrar Christa Namutebi’s chambers, on the 24th June, 2024 at 9:40am, Nakku Joweria through his lawyers of Kimanje Nsibambi Advocates contends that between 7th and 8th February, 2023, there was unauthorized withdrawal of 68 million shillings from her savings account No. 903000026244 via the Flexi Pay Banking, a platform of Stanbic Bank and a total of 28 unauthorized transactions were conducted by fraudsters who fraudulently accessed her account undetected by the bank.

    She questions how a savings account which had a transaction limit was significantly exceeded during the unauthorized and undetected fraudulent transactions which led to her losing her’ money.

    “Our client has been a loyal client of Stanbic bank since 2001 way before the implementation of the FlexiPay system and at no point did she sign up for or activate the flexi pay on her savings account. The 28 unauthorized withdrawals from our clients account using four unknown Airtel lines raises serious questions and/ or lapses on the part of the bank for which we hold the bank specifically liable for the loss since it was in a better position to detect and prevent this fraud had it exercised reasonable care to detect these suspicious 28 unauthorized transactions that took place within 24 hours on a savings account that was rarely operated by our client,” reads the documents in parts.

    She also questions the effectiveness of the bank’s authentication protocols with their flexi pay system, effectiveness of the transaction monitoring to the extent of allowing 28 unauthorized transactions within 24 hours using four unknown Airtel lines and significantly exceeding the account limit.

    Nakku wants court to direct Stanbic Bank to reimburse 68 million to her account that was fraudulently withdrawn and pay her the costs and damages.

    On 6th February 2023, Nakku Joweria lost her phones to the robbers on her way to work at around 9pm. She reported the incident to police at 9am and to the telecom companies on the 7th February 2023.

    However, the telecom companies MTN and Airtel couldn’t process the new simcards because she had misplaced her original National Identity card.

    The robbers used her MTN number to open up a wallet on the Flexi pay which number had four other Airtel numbers that don’t belong to her which they used to make 28 unauthorized withdraws of 68 million shillings from her Stanbic bank saving account on the 7th and 8th February in a space of only 24 hours.

    When she went to withdraw some money from her account on the 6th, March 2023 that’s when she realized that her money was fraudulently withdrawn from her account.

    She wrote to the bank manager complaining about the matter and the bank promised to do thorough investigations to reveal how the money was withdrawn by the fraudsters.

    Through her lawyers of Kimanje Nsibambi Advocates, she wrote a demand notice to Stanbic Bank manager to reimburse her money since it was their weakness and fault for failure to efficiently protect her account.

    The bank through Twine Arnold, the senior legal advisor, Risk and Dispute Management wrote back with an out of court settlement request.

    However, the bank had proposed to reimburse only 34 million out of the 68 million on the premise that the settlement shall not be taken as admission of liability by any of the parties, a proposal she rejected and instead thought for legal redress in the commercial court.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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