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WE STILL NEED YOU HERE: Luzira Inmates Plead With Bobi Wine To Remain With Them For Another Two Days

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“I thank you for this opportunity to address court. It is not we on trial but the court. Whatever you decide isn’t my business. My business is the truth, what is morally right. If standing for what is right is going to keep me in this prison, so be it. After all I have a lot of work to do, even here in prison,” this was Bobi Wine’s statement today during his live conferencing trial in Luzira.

Indeed, it seems Bobi Wine still had a lot to do in prison according to a prison officer at Murchison Bay prison where he has slept for three nights.

According to prison sources, Inmates at Murchison bay wing at Luzira prison asked Bobi Wine to at least stay with them for another two days.

Today, Bobi stood before Buganda Road court Grade 1 Magistrate Esther Nahirya, in a live video conferencing trial and he was granted bail. However, sources in Luzira prison told this website that officers at Murchison bay allowed Kyagulanyi to associate with all the inmates on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“He was allowed to talk to other inmates in the presence of our officers. Prison is not a force but a service to rehabilitate our inmates. Bobi Wine is not the first big important person to come and enjoy our services. General Moses Ali, former Vice President Gilbert Bukenya, General David Sejusa all enjoyed our services. We are not bad people because you never know what that person is going to be tomorrow,” one of the officers in the Murchison Bay wing told this website.

He narrated to us that on Monday evening, the situation at Murchison Bay wing was tense because inmates were tipped that Bobi was soon arriving. At 5pm, when news started circulating around the prison that Bobi was coming, the prisoners started chanting people power slogans and singing Bobi Wine liberations songs like Tuliyambala engule. “It was a very tense situation, we had to use inmate leaders to calm their friends down,” a Murchison bay prison officer explain to this website.

He told us that Bobi slept in the cells where new inmates sleep before being allocated a permanent cell the next day. On Tuesday morning, every inmate was asking where ‘omubanda’ was. While they were lining up for a head count, Bobi surfaced in the yellow uniform of the Uganda prison.

“There was some commotion and we had to calm the situation. Bobi was a good person, he explained to them to live in harmony because he is fighting for the freedom of Ugandans including the prisoners and officers. After the head count, inmates spent the entire day singing Bobi songs,” the source added.

He further told us that when the inmates were allowed to talk to Bobi, they explained to him the bad prison situation including the poor sanitation, accommodation, food and mistreatment from some prison officers.  Unfortunately, some inmates especially those who work around the prison did not get an opportunity to talk to Bobi and were heard pleading with him when they passed his block to stay with them for another two days so that he could talk to them because they had a lot to tell him. Bobi was remanded to Luzira prison on Monday evening on charges of disobedience of statutory duties contrary to section 116 of the Penal Code Act.

By Jamil Lutakome

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What I Want Bobi Wine To Do – Besigye Reveals Why He Regularly Meets People Power Boss….

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Bobi Wine (L) at Besigye's home last week

Finally, four-time presidential candidate Rt. Col. Kizza Besigye has cleared the air on the frequent discussions he is having with People Power movement boss Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine.

The Former Forum for Democratic (FDC) party president revealed that they have held a series of meetings with Kyagulanyi to see how easily they can oust President Yoweri Museveni from power as a united force.

“You know very well that honorable Kyagulanyi is my village mate he just crosses from Magere and comes to Kasangati, we always meet, unfortunately in our last meeting, our photos leaked to you (media). We have to join all forces of change together to oust the junta. Ugandans have to regain power to control their country,” Besigye said while appearing on Olutindo program on radio Simba.

He revealed that the reason why they always meet is to come up with a single statement to Ugandans who have been yearning for change for a long time.

He disclosed that he is happy that very soon, this is going to happen.

Besigye praised Kyagulanyi for his effort and collaboration to see that they join hands to force change together.

When contacted for comment, the leader of the informal sector in People Power Fred Nyanzi Ssentamu said that their movement welcomes the initiative of all forces of change coming together.

He however insisted that all the other forces of change should stand behind their candidate Kyagulanyi in the 2021 General elections.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki




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10 Years From Now, Buganda Kingdom Will Be No More, Officials Have Sold It To M7 For Riches, Titles And Cars – Mirundi

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Mirundi and Bugnda Katikkiro Mayiga (inset)

President Museveni’s adviser on media Tamale Mirundi has predicted that Buganda Kingdom will be no more 10 years from now.

Appearing on NBS TV, the controversial NRM diehard pointed out that the Kingdom has for several years lost track and is quickly becoming irrelevant in the political, Social and economic affairs of the country.

He explained that for the 34 years of President Museveni’s rule, he has silenced the once mighty Kingdom officials with goodies such as expensive cars, convoys for officials like the Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga and other officials and prestigious irrelevant titles.

Mirundi said that even the return of Kingdom assets and Land commonly referred to as ‘Ebyaffe’ has led to dubious dealing within Buganda Kingdom which has weakened the Kingdom.

Mirundi said that the Buganda officials always think of their stomachs and pockets before thinking of the Kingdom and its people.

Mirundi added that Buganda politicians including Members of Parliament are no longer interested in paying allegiance to Mengo due to its deteriorating position in Uganda Politics.

The motormouthed Mirundi prophesied that it is going to take Buganda kingdom another 40-50 years to get back to its former glory. He gave an example of the return of the Tutsi to Rwanda after 40 years, the changes that led to Germany being United after 50 years and the fall of Soviet Union after 70 years.

 

By Ronald Kisekka




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SAY NO TO KUJOOGA! I’m Going To Lead The Battle To Save Kampala From M7 Take Over At The Expense Of The Urban Poor – MP Nambooze….

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Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze Bakireke has vowed to lead the battle to stop President Museveni’s takeover of Kampala.

In a post on her Facebook page titled ‘People’s Battle For Kampala n’emiriraano-2020….Temutujoga Kampala City Yaffe…. Tukooye Ejjoogo!’, Nambooze said that, “Mr. Museveni tried to win votes in Kampala and other Metropolitan constituencies but failed. He turned to buying off opposition political leadership of Kampala but the converts failed to influences masses to go with them, the opposition only became stronger.”

She added, “He moved Parliament to amend the Constitution to give himself a law granting him power over the City and brought around a callous woman Jennifer Musisi but the Battle hardened Lord Mayor Lukwago fought this move both legally and politically and soon Museveni got to acknowledge that he was failing….. He bought a machinery in the hence to opposition “Princess” Beti Kamya and a number of councilors to use their expertise in City Affairs made another move to amend the law to abolish the adult suffrage elections for the Lord Mayorship and other issues in relation to extend the boundaries to cover the neighbouring districts of Wakiso, Mpigi and Mukono but lost it in Parliament.”

Now Mr.Museveni through his Ministers has allotted to themselves powers over Kampala thanks to Covd19. Imagine a Central Government Minister taking over the role of assigning taxis stages. Why doesn’t Katumba Wamala if he is really organising public transport also call Gulu, Kabale, Arua, Hoima, Masaka, Mbarara taxis to register and be assigned stages by his Ministry?” Nambooze asked.

She said, “Since the unfortunate outbreak of Covd19, the junta moves day in day out to take over Kampala at the expense of the urban poor, the ordinary city dweller and it seems, they want to see how far they can go before they get anyone to challenge them.”

Nambooze disclosed that on Monday, she is going to address the press in her capacity as the Alternative Minister for Kampala.

“People’s Battle for Kampala 2020. Our Battle is legally correct and politically, socially and economically a must. Our right and justification to declare this battle is in Article one of the Constitution that provides that Power belongs to the People and they will exercise it through their democratically elected leaders,” Nambooze said.

 

By Sandra Mukisa




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