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    You Are Going To Be Fired For Embarrassing Your Boss The Kabaka – Mirundi Fires Back At Katikkiro Mayiga Who Called Him A Drunkard….

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    L-R: Mirundi and Katikkiro Mayiga

    President Museveni’s adviser on media Joseph Tamale Mirundi has warned people close to Buganda Prime Minister (Katikkiro) Charles Peter Mayiga to handle him with care because he is very troubled man.

    Through his weekly one on one with Joseph Tamale Mirundi talk show, Mirundi responded to statements made by Mayiga on Monday when he called him a drunkard who gets drunk in the morning and who cannot advise him.

    Yesterday, without mentioning names, Mayiga disclosed that there is a drunkard and a fraudster who are paid by his enemies to fight him and they are always on TV and Social media misleading the public on matters to do with his leadership and administration.

    The Katikkiro said that such people are being used by cowards who are fighting him and insists that they will not succeed with putting him down.

    In response, Mirundi, who always calls Mayiga a child, cautioned that the Buganda Premier has a lot of issues troubling his mind including the fear of being fired by his boss very soon.

    He said that as a psychologist, he observed Mayiga’s body language and it spoke volumes about his current predicament.

    “Let me tell you, you have to sympathise with people who are in power and fear losing it. Even the Holy Quran talks about it. For me I am blessed that I studied psychology and can see what a troubled leader looks like. Whenever he starts responding to people like me  just know that he is going to lose his powerful office,” Mirundi said.

    He revealed that if Mayiga was not troubled he wouldn’t have responded to him in the way he did.

    Mirundi insisted that for the last seven years of Mayiga’s tenure as the Katikkiro, he has added nothing to the kingdom apart from embarrassing  the Kabaka.

    “Now everyone looks at the Kabaka as a joker. It’s in Mayiga’s reign that the Kabaka is battling with a lot of court cases, is that what he calls an achievement?” Museveni’s former Press Secretary said.

    Mirundi added that instead of attacking him and branding him a drunkard, Mayiga must first understand that right now president Museveni is shaking every institution which has a relationship with his government because he wants new blood in every office.

    He warned Mayiga that he has now passed his usefulness.

    Mirundi added that Museveni has used the COVID19 quarantine to read a number of files which were hidden away from him and very soon he is going to take action like he did when he appointed incorruptible Justice Jane Abodo as the new Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and Dr. Nzeija as the new Principal Judge.

    He revealed that the President is currently going through the CVs of the three justices recommended to succeed Chief Justice Bart Magunda Katureebe who is soon retiring after clocking 70 years.

    Mirundi boasted that he is more powerful than Mayiga and his statements are taken more serious than those made by Mayiga.

    “We are asking you why are the Kasubi royal tombs not done, you are calling us drunkards, did drunkards take the money?” Mirundi asked.

    “You know for me I drink expensive alcohol, the Katikkiro drinks waragi and malwa (local brew).  The Katikkiro is like a drunkard leaving the bar drunk, he abuses everyone but leaves staggering.  Let him prepare to leave just like others before him have left. He has served his time now it’s time to leave.,” Mirundi said.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    We Are Not Surprised, Bobi Wine Reacts As Gov’t Shuts Down Human Rights Office; Blames Regime For His LGBTQ Photoshopped Pictures

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    The president of the National Unity Platform (NUP) Robert  Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine is unhappy with the decision by government to terminate the operations of the offfice of the United Nations High Commissioner For Human Rights (OHCHR).

    The ministry of foreign affairs said last week that it will not be renewing the mandate of OHCHR due to the strong government commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights, the prevailing peace throughout the country, presence of  strong national human rights institutions and a vibrant civil society with capacity to monitor the promtion and protection of human rights in the country.

    Bobi Wine says he is not surprised by the move, further alleging that the regime has in the past closed Non Government Organisations (NGOs), Facebook and DGF (Democratic Governance Facility) due to ‘growing international condemnation’.

    “In the face of growing international condemnation and isolation, tyrant Museveni has in the past responded by shutting down NGOs, Facebook, DGF and declaring several international staff persona Non-Grata (unwelcome) or deporting them,” Bobi Wine’s comment reads in part.

    OHCHR in 2021 condemned the brutalisation of journalists who had gone to cover Bobi Wine’s petition to OHCHR  after the 2021 general election. These were brutalised during a crash between police and NUP supporters.

    Bobi Wine has also come out to comment on pictures that have been circulating on social media portraying him as an LGBTQ advocate. Bobi Wine says the pictures were photoshopped by regime propagandists.

    “Over the past weeks, paid regime propagandists have photoshopped  these images and shared them widely to drive their known agenda. Please ignore them and treat them with contempt,” he said.

    Bobi Wine says while his supporters are ‘abducted’ and accused of computer misuse and offensive communication, regime propagandists are at liberty to fake anything against the opponents. He further stated that no amount of lies or  blackmail will deter him in his quest for a better country (Uganda).

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    Angels Of Death Strike, Take Two Of Uganda’s VIPs In 2023 Opener

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    Two of Uganda’s Very Important Persons have Monday died.

    National Unity Platform’s parliamentary flag bearer in the last year’s Omoro County by-elections, Simon Toolit Aketcha is dead.

    Toolit, died on Monday morning.

    The news of his death was confirmed by Omoro county MP Andrew Ojok Oulanyah.

    “It is a dark day in Omoro! We have lost one of our gallant sons and former MP, Hon. Simon Toolit Akecha! Hon. Toolit was the MP for Omoro County between 2006 & 2011 and was a candidate in recent by-elections. May his soul rest in eternal peace!” OJok tweeted.

    Toolit put up stiff political resistance against the late Jacob Oulanyah before also competing against his son Andrew Ojok Oulanyah.

    Toolit will be remembered as a candidate to have competed against the Oulanyah’s while holding the flag for two different parties for under ten years.

    In 2016, Toolit, then a candidate of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) contested against NRM’s Jacob Oulanyah and polled 6,823 votes against the latter’s 8,218 votes.

    In the same manner, Uganda’s high commissioner to Kenya and Seychelles, Dr Hassan Galiwango, has died.

    Galiwango died Monday morning at Nairobi Hospital where he had been admitted.

    The late was the husband to Mbale City Woman Member of Parliament, Connie Nakayeze Galiwango.

    President Museveni appointed Galiwango as the high commissioner to Kenya in October 2020.

    Galiwango was also the former long serving director of finance and administration at the NRM secretariat at the time of his ambassadorial appointment. Ms Medina Naham, the NRM party chairperson of Koboko District, replaced him at the secretariat.

    The cause of his death is yet to be communicated by the government.

    Last year, Bank of Uganda governor prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah and Gen. Elly Tumwine among other VIPs died.

     

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    Five Dead As Bomb Goes Off In Church Near DRC, Uganda Border 

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    A bomb killed at least five people on Sunday after detonating in a church in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said.

    Details of the attack remain hazy, but military spokesman Antony Mualushayi said the “terrorist act” happened in a Pentecostal church in North Kivu province’s Kasindi, a town on the border with Uganda.

    Mualushayi later told reporters that at least five bodies had been taken to the morgue following the blast, in what he called a provisional death toll.

    Joel Kitausa, a local civil society figure, put the death toll at eight and said 27 other people had been wounded.

    AFP was unable to independently confirm the toll.

    It was not immediately clear who carried out the attack. Mualushayi said that one suspect — a Kenyan — had been arrested.

    The DRC’s communications ministry said on social media that the attack was apparently carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) group.

    The ADF — which the Islamic State group claims as its affiliate in Central Africa — is active in the Kasindi area.

    It has been accused of slaughtering thousands of Congolese civilians and carrying out bomb attacks in Uganda.

    The ADF has planted bombs in towns in North Kivu in the past.

    Since 2021 a joint Congolese-Ugandan military operation has been targeting the ADF in North Kivu and neighbouring Ituri province.

    Over 120 armed groups roam mineral-rich eastern DRC, many of which are the legacy of regional wars that flared at the turn of the 21st century.

    Source: AFP

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