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VIDEO: President Museveni Tours Buckingham Palace, Dines With The Queen

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President Yoweri Museveni has held various meetings with several leaders at the sidelines of the CHOGM 2018 including UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson with whom he held a productive meeting, the two leaders talked about strengthening the relationship between the United Kingdom and Uganda. The two leaders agreed to cooperate in tackling regional problems together.

The Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) is held every two years to enable leaders of the commonwealth countries come together to discuss global and commonwealth issues, and decide on collective policies and initiatives.

The Commonwealth of Nations is a voluntary association of 53 sovereign state. Nearly all of them are former British colonies.

The President also held a meeting with the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi with whom he discussed bilateral issues between the two countries.

Earlier, the President was welcomed on arrival at the Buckingham Palace for the official opening of CHOGM and later at St. James Palace, by the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Theresa May.

The President alongside other Commonwealth leaders was hosted to a reception by Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth at the St. James Palace.

The President and other leaders were later hosted to a grand dinner by Her Majesty the Queen at the Ballroom, Buckingham Palace.

Today the President joins other Heads of State for a retreat at the Windsor Castle. Later President Museveni is due to hold a bilateral meeting with Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Earlier during the opening session, the UK Prime Minister Theresa May thankedHer Majesty The Queen for her generous invitation into her home, the first time the full Heads of Government meeting has been there in almost forty years.

President Museveni with the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi

“I am also struck by the number of Heads of Government we have assembled here today – a powerful demonstration of our commitment to revitalize the Commonwealth, and to tap into its vast potential.And that vast potential has been clear at the forums this week. Our Commonwealth family has spent the last four days sharing perspectives and finding ways to make a real difference to people’s lives. I think I speak for everyone around the room when I say that we have all been inspired by what we’ve seen and heard, particularly from our young people,” she said.

President Museveni with UK Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Theresa May

President Museveni with UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

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IS KYAGULANYI SAFE? People Power In Fear Bobi Wine Might Be Arrested In Tumukunde Treason Saga…

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People Power Movement top leadership is in fear after being tipped off by intelligence that their boss Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine might be arrested in embattled Lt. Gen Tumukunde’s treason saga.

Multiple credible sources from different security agencies which include Internal Security Organization (ISO), Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and the Criminal Intelligence Department of the Uganda police (CID) have revealed that there were frequent talks between Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine the People Power boss and embattled former security minister Lt. Gen. Tumukunde before his arrest.

The Grapevine has been told that investigators have established from interrogating Tumukunde’s aides who were arrested recently that before his arrest, there was communication between their boss and Kyagulanyi.

Credible sources told this website that before president Museveni freed Tumukunde from the UPDF, he first planted spies close to him after getting information that he still had presidential ambitions.

Speaking exclusively to this website, one of Bobi Wine’s confidants who told us not to reveal his identity accepted that Bobi Wine met Tumukunde at his offices in Kamwokya and they talked.

“Yes it’s true Tumukunde talked to Bobi Wine. Bobi was actually the first person to know that Tumukunde was going to announce his readiness to challenge his former boss. What surprised all of us who were in the meeting is that Tumukunde wanted us to rally behind him. I remember Bobi Wine told him that he still has a big trust problem from the electorates and he has to first prove himself. They of course disagreed because Bobi told him that People Power cannot stand behind him,” Bobi Wine’s assistant said.

He further told us that Tumukunde was furious with Bobi Wine’s statements. Bobi however told him that they can meet later when he sorts out the issues they had discussed. Unfortunately, he was arrested before they met again.

Bobi’s assistant accepted that its true they fear that the regime might misinterpret the meeting and drag their boss into Tumukunde’s treason woes.

He also revealed that for precaution purposes, they have prepared a number of lawyers to defend him.

Efforts to speak to people power publicity Joel Senyonyi were futile since he was not picking his known numbers for a comment.

 

By Ssengooba Alirabaki

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Is Bobi Wine For Sale? His PA In Trouble For Taking Shs.2M Bribe From NRM’s Hajji Kigongo’s Daughter To Meet Him…

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Malimbolimbo talking to Bobi Wine, inset is Bobi Wine with Nambi

People power’s strongman Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine’s Personal Assistant is in trouble for taking a bribe from National Resistance Movement (NRM) National Vice Chairperson Hajji Moses Kigongo’s daughter Hajjat Faridah Nambi to meet his boss.

A group of people power supporters and sympathizers including Kaweesa Kaweesa, a personal assistant to Mukono Municipality legislator Betty Nambooze ran to social media and asked the public to rescue the 2021 presidential aspirant from captivity of mafias who are surrounding him.

They dislosed that a number of Bobi Wine’s assistants are taking bribes from people especially those who want to meet him without scrutinizing their motives and agenda. They revealed that most of the people close to Bobi Wine want to use his face to win political offices in 2021 General elections.

Bobi Wine with Nambi

The group pined Nicholas Musoke Malimbolimbo, a political personal assistant to Bobi Wine who they accused of getting a Shs.2m bribe from Hajjat Nambi to see Bobi Wine.

They claim that Nambi has been trying to capture Bobi Wine’s attention so that he can help her achieve her 2021 political ambitions of becoming the Kampala District Woman Member of Parliament. They said that Nambi first plotted to ‘bribe’ singer Nubian Lee to take her to Bobi Wine but he refused until she was tipped on a safe passage which was Malimbolimbo.

The group asked Bobi Wine to check some of his assistants who are turning greedy and have been infiltrated by money minded people who will one day throw him straight into Museveni’s trap.

The group blasted Nambi that she is a friend to president Museveni, his son Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Gen Salim Saleh and other first family members and that she is trying to lay a trap for Bobi.

Other sources in People Power told this Website that it was Malimbolimbo who allowed Bobi Wine to meet embattled General Henry Tumukunde. Joseph Tamale Mirundi, president Museveni’s senior media adviser was the first to disclose that Bobi Wine’s assistants are extorting money from the public to meet him. Mirundi said that such people are becoming a stumbling block to Bobi’s presidential bid.

MALIMBOLIMBO SPEAKS OUT

When the Grapevine contacted Malimbolimbo for a comment, he accepted that he took Nambi to see Bobi Wine because she has been trying for a long time to see him.

He asked People Power supporters to respect Bobi Wine’s assistants because he was very careful when appointing them.

“We built this brand Bobi Wine for a long time when those people who are now accusing us of extorting money are rubbishing him. I know a number of those politicians who asked money from Bobi Wine to support him when he was vying for Kyadondo East parliamentary seat. Now they are claiming that they love him so much, that woman Nambi was did a great job in building this brand Bobi Wine,” Malimbolimbo said.

He explained that People Power welcomes everybody regardless of their political background and tribe. He added that he always first consults his boss before taking any visitor to see him.

He said that their goal right now is for Bobi Wine to be president.

He denied getting money from people who seek to meet Bobi saying that if it was true, they would have fired him from his office already.

 

By Alirabaki Sengooba

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Lawyers Weigh In On Tumukunde Arrest, Detention And His Chances Of Winning Court Battle, CID Boss Akullo Warned…

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Makerere University law don has warned AIGP Grace Akullo, the director Criminal Investigations Department of the Uganda Police that she risks facing the International Criminal Courts of Justice (ICC) over illegal detention and violation of people’s human rights especially Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde.

Nsibambi said that Akullo and other top security operatives are acting with impunity in a bid to appease their bosses and show them that they are working hard to keep them in power.

He predicted that there is no way the state can win treason charges against former security minister Tumukunde .

“I wonder why people in security forces accept to be used, I know that Miss Akullo is a lawyer but the way she is handling Tumukunde’s issue is exposing her. How can you force someone to record a statement without his lawyers?” Nsibambi said.

He said that as a lawyer, Tumukunde tried to explain to Akullo that the constitution does not allow her to search his home without a search warrant from courts of law but she turned a deaf ear.

However, some sources in the intelligence confirmed to

this website that Akullo was waving a search warrant which the police obtained from Buganda road court .

Nsibambi added that Tumukunde being a lawyer asked Akullo to wait for his lawyers to come and witness the search because he feared that some state operatives may plant deadly exhibits in his office and house but Akullo arrogantly refused because she was working under instructions from top officers in government to humiliate Tumukunde.

“You know I have been humiliated by those young security officers especially in Uganda police. One time one of them abused me that I am an idiot. But what I tell them is very simple, you know ICC simplified things when it ruled that whoever violates people’s  rights will face them as an individual without considering his commanders. So whatever Akullo is doing let her know that she will answer for it in future before ICC,” Nsibambi said.

He revealed that as a lawyer, he knows that Tumukunde is going to deny every exhibit that the state found at his office and home because the search was done in absence of his lawyers.

He noted that he is very sure that court will dismiss the matter and Tumukunde will run to the civil court and ask for billions from government.

He said that the government will use tax payer’s money to compensate Tumukunde. Another celebrated criminal lawyer Sam Muyizi revealed that the state cannot defeat Tumukunde because the government is now using treason offence in political matters.

First, Muyizi said that the security personnel tampered with the scene of crime and the entire exhibits. He added that the way the state handle Tumukunde’s treason case is the same way it handled Jamil Mukulu’s case and Omusinga Mumbere, the king of Rwezururu kingdom.

Lt. Gen. Tumukunde is still in detention on charges of treason and his legal team led by Alex Luganda is expecting him in court next week. They were appearing before ‘palamenti yaffe’ programme show on CBS radio.

 

By Ssengooba Alirabaki

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