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    You’ll  Incite The Masses If Released; Military Court Denies Nubian Li, Eddie Mutwe And Other Bobi Wine Supporters Bail Again…

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    Eddie Mutwe with Nubian Li and other Bobi Wine Supporters in the dock

    The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) General Court Martial sitting  at Makindye has denied singer Nubian Li, Eddie Ssebuwufu  and 34 other supporters of National Unity Platform (NUP) principal Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine bail.

    Nubian Li, Eddie Mutwe  and others who were arrested in Kalangala District last month where they had gone to be part of Bobi Wine’s campaign trail, appeared before the Court Martial chaired by Lt. Gen. Andrew Guti but their application for bail was denied.

    This was the 2nd  time the suspects were appearing before the court  following their last appearance on February 8th, during which their  application was denied bail too.

    Their bail application was denied by the Court Martial on grounds  that if released, they have the capacity to incite the masses into staging an insurrection.

    Lt. Gen. Gutti thus remanded Nubian Li, Eddie Mutwe and the other suspects back to Kitalya Government prisons until their case shall come up for mentioning again.

    However, Lt. Gen. Gutti called upon prosecution to expedite their investigations such that evidence can adduced against the accused in a bid to allow the court rule over the matter in due time.

    Prosecution alleges that 49 suspects and others still at large on January 3, at Makerere Kavule Kigundu zone, in Kampala district, were found in possession of four rounds of ammunition, which is a monopoly of the defence forces.

    But following the decision by the Court Martial, the suspects legal team headed by lawyers Luyimbazi Nalukoola and Shamim Malende have since resolved to petition the High Court to compel the Court Martial to release the suspects, arguing that they are being illegally detained.

    It should be noted that 13  of their colleagues were granted bail last week.

    Those whose bail application ruling had been deferred to today also include Bobi Wine’s music producer Daniel Oyerwot alias Dan Magic.

    Others are Sunday John Bosco aka JB, Kyabagu Geserwa aka Pympah, Richard Kalema alias Ricardo, Charles Mpanga, Lukeman Mwijukye aka Kampala, and 28 others.

    Lt. Gen. Gutti sent them back on remand after the prosecution led by Maj. Samuel Masereje, Maj. Emmy Ekyaruhanga and Captain Ambroz Guma rejected their bail pleas, saying they were likely to instigate riots if given temporary freedom.

    In support of their position, the prosecutors presented an affidavit sworn in by D/AIP Peter Wetaaka attached to Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters, saying that the 36 were violent and inciting violence during the time of their arrest.

    “From the time they were arrested, the accused were inciting violent protests and were of violent conduct towards police officers which they are likely to continue if granted bail,” Wetaaka’s affidavit stated in part.

     

     

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    EXCLUSIVE: Crisis At Judiciary As Kabaka Mutebi, Tycoon Sudhir Are Set To Evict Anti-Corruption, Crime War, Mengo, Mwanga Ii Courts Over Rent Arrears…

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    L-R: Tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia, Chief Justice Dollo and Kabaka Mutebi II

    The Permanent Secretary and Secretary to Judiciary Pius Bigirimana has exclusively confirmed to the mighty Grapevine that the Judiciary is handling administratively the eviction threats from Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, the Kabaka of Buganda Kingdom and city businessman Sudhir Ruparelia.

    “I cannot comment much on those issues but we are handling them administratively,” Bigirimana said in a telephone interview.

    Multiple credible sources in judiciary intimated to theGrapevine that Kabaka Mutebi’s government has given judiciary three options; either to pay their rent arrears which are in billions of shillings, vacate their building or buy them.

    The building in question house Mwanga II and Mengo Chief Magistrate’s Court.

    “We don’t have the money to buy the building, and the only option we have now is to vacate and we are working overtime to make sure that before the end of this year, we vaccate Kabaka Mutebi’s building. They have already issued the eviction notice and we cannot wait to be humiliated by Court bailiffs. Because if we insist, we risk seeing our court files being throuwn out and making headlines,” a top judicial officer said.

    He added that the judiciary is still searching for a suitable building where to shift to. The one they got near Noah’s Ark Secondary School Kabuusu was rejected because it can only house Mwanga II Court yet their goal is to get a building which can house both courts as it is at Kabaka’s building.

    The insider added that another building at Wakulukuku was also rejected because it is too far. The two courts at Kabaka’s building handle cases from Lubaga division and Natete, yet the Wankulukuku building was too small and could only house Mengo Chief Magistrate’s Court.

    The building where Kabaka is evicting the judiciary is part of the first properties that  president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s government returned to Kabaka in 1993.

    Buganda Kingdom  was not reached for a comment because Owekitiibwa Noah Kiyimba, the Kingdom spokesperson’s known phone known numbers were not going through, We were later told that he is out of the country.

    “He travelled with Premier Charles Peter Mayiga to the United States Of America. And he is the only person authorized to speak on that matter,” a top minister in Kabaka’s government told theGrapevine.

    Last year, Mengo wrote to president Museveni’s government demanding rent arrears worth Shs.215bn.

    Among the government properties that are seated on Kabaka’s land include Entebbe State House.

    Mayiga told the media early this month that government is not paying rent on which State House is seated.

    Others government buildings that have huge rent arrears include sub county buildings, military barracks, prisons, schools and others.

    However, controversial city lawyer Hassan Male Mabirizi protested the move to evict the judiciary through a deadly letter to Kabaka Mutebi’s lawyers of K&K Advocates.

    In his letter Mabirizi wants the Kabaka to halt demanding rent and evicting government agencies from their buildings until the determination of his petition he filed at the Constitutional Court.

    “Under paragraph 4 of the above petition, 1, among others prayed orders Nullifying all arrangements, settlements and understanding between Kabaka and Government of Uganda that Kabaka be compelled to refund to government of Uganda all monies received under cover of ground rent, lease premiums” the letter reads in parts.

    Last year, the Judiciary vacated Kasangati Magistrate Court which was also owned by Buganda building. They relocated to another remote place in Namavundu.

    SUDHIR EVICTS ANTI-CORRUPTION AND WAR CRIMES COURTS

    The judiciary also faces another eviction from city businessman Sudhir Ruparelia, the chairman Ruparalia Group of Companies who wants to take over the buildings which are housing the Anti-Corruption Division of the High Court, the Anti-Corruption Chief Magistrate Court, Crimes War Division of the High Court.

    Highly placed sources in Judiciary revealed to theGrapevine that Sudhir informed them that he bought the said building located at Kololo, a Kampala suburb from the owner (names withheld) and he told the judiciary to leave because he wants to use it for other businesses.

    Sources said that the judiciary top management decided to shift to Col. John Mugenyi’s building at  Wandegeya opposite the Ministry of Health headquarters.

    Col. Mugenyi’s building has been empty since the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) vacated it early this year. The judiciary rented it to house the Supreme Court.

    Insiders in the judiciary disclosed that they are very sure that by the end of this year, the Supreme Court will be shifted to the new building at the High Court Criminal Division near City Square which is going to house the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

    The Court of Appeal is currently renting at Twed Towers in Nakasero, a Kampala suburb.

    Sources further disclosed that the High Court Land Division and Civil Division of the High Court will remain renting at Twed Towers because they all cannot fit in the new building at the High Court Criminal Division.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    AHA MOMENTS: Massage Parlors Now Brothels: I ‘Chewed’ Masseuse Who Rubbed Her Boobs On Me, Married Woman Confesses How Parlors Sex Is Saving Her From Marriage Stress…

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    A lady receiving a massage

    Whenever you feel at your lowest, or when your body is shattered with fatigue, your mind always sends a signal to the body that it needs a massage and you run to a massage parlor.

    Surprisingly, since we are in an innovation age, these parlors now offer extra services that stimulates orgasm.

    Many massage therapists have mastered the art of arousing clients’ sexual desires which makes it hard for them to resist having intercourse especially after the body to body massage.

    You can’t confidently enter one during the day because onlookers will always think you are going in for a ‘sex service’ since they have made a name for themselves now as current headquarters for smart wires and call girls.

    However, many People say its modernization and we have to move with the trend, but should we?

    Recently, Dr. Shaban Mugerwa, the senior medical officer for care and support at the Uganda AIDS commission pledged to talk to policymakers to allow the commission to gazette massage parlors and bars as hotspots and places where a lot of sex happens.

    This was after they learnt that some of the massage parlors are hotspots for the spread of HIV/AIDS ever since they were turned into sex hubs.

    Jeff Kato says he once followed his friend Denis to one of the massage parlors in Makindye. It wasn’t his idea to be massaged but his friend asked him to enjoy the massage on his bill.

    “First of all, the prices at the reception are not final. I didn’t know how the system works but when Denis said I could get the service at his expense, I was like why not! I went in and the masseuses preferred to give me a body to body service,” he said

    Kato adds that he was given a Swedish massage and since the masseuse was dressed in only a biker and a bra, his manhood started saluting to the masseuse.

    “I was really surprised with the speed with which these women use to turn work into sexual moments and get more money. She was rubbing her boobs on my body the entire time. Fortunately, my friend had said I was free to get the extra service so I ‘ate’ the masseuse. I didn’t even ask how much it cost, after all, Dennis was paying because he was their usual customer,” he said

    Outhman (not real name), a married man frequents these places.

    He explained to theGrapevine that there are only a few massage parlors that mean business, the rest are places to cum so that your body gets relaxed.

    “I have visited many of these and in different areas so their prices vary. Parlors that usually offer exotic massage arouse sexual desires and there is no way you can escape them whether you are a man or woman. The prices range between Shs. 50,000 – 200,000. There are places that mean real business. These places openly present such packages and you pay knowing that there is sex too,” he said

    These local parlors are prominent sellers of ‘leg’. The women are sometimes just dressed in their thongs and lingerie with just a small apron which you can peep through and feed the eyes first before you chew.

    Those who mean serious business have massage uniforms.

    Flavia (not real name) revealed to theGrapevine that it’s the massage therapist that have kept her in her marriage of fourteen years. She says her friend advised her to try out a massage parlor just to calm her nerves since she was going through a lot at the time.

    “My marriage was breaking after I failed to forgive my husband for fathering a child outside. It was really eating me up so my friend said I should start loving myself more, by going out often either alone or with friends. One time we agreed to go for massage in Ntinda, I had the massage and it was really relaxing,” she said

    She added, “The next time I went to a different place, I had heard they give sex as a service so I went in purposely for that and I indeed got a happy ending. The guy knew how to play around without entering; he also has magic in his hands and knows how to use them. That treatment forced me to get his contact and he has been giving me mobile massage on my terms and money,” she says

    Brenda once owned a massage parlor and she explains that she was forced to close the business because people thought it was a brothel disguised as a parlor.

    “Everyone including my family told me that I and my employees were prostitutes. The pressure was too much so I had to close,” she said.

    So now you know, the next time your wife goes for a massage, check whether all the goods are still intact, but how do you check if you already ate the goat?

     

    By Rahma Zawedde

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    FARMING

    GOOD NEWS FOR FARMERS: Shs38tn To Be Saved As Uganda Biotechnology Scientists Help Solve Ticks Problem…

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    Dr. Fredrick Kabi (L), on the right is a cow that has been affected by ticks

    Uganda Biotechnology and Biosafety Consortium (UBBS) scientists led by Dr. Fredrick Kabi, the leading principal investigator in the fight to develop the anti-tick and tick borne disease vaccine has saved Ugandans from spending Shs38tn on buying acaricide, establishing measures to control ticks and treating their animals from deadly ticks.

    UBBS scientists’ goal is to create innovations and research on Biotechnology for socio-economic transformation and climate change resilience.

    During their innovations, the Scientists use living things or parts of living things to make useful products that benefit mankind and the environment.

    In agriculture, UBBS innovations are often used in combination with conventional breeding to develop improved plant varieties.

    In an engagement with Online media journalists, Dr. Kabi revealed that since childhood, he has been thinking about how he could use his knowledge to solve the ticks problem after establishing that 80% of cattle mostly in Africa are at risk of ticks and tick borne diseases.

    He explained that when he started the project of manufacturing the anti-tick vaccines ten years back, he was helped by other scientists to meet President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who was very happy with their initiative.

    “President Museveni has been very supportive and we thank him as scientists for the achievement we have had. The vaccination has passed the trial stage and very soon, the vaccine is going to be on the market and we are very sure that the president and all herdsmen around the country whose animals were being finished off by ticks are going to get peace.” Dr. Kabi said.

    He added that according to his research, Ugandans have been spending between Shs2.5-38tn annually on fighting ticks using high cost treatments and control measures which in turn affect their animals’ productivity and the market.

    He explained that if his vaccine goes onto the market, farmers are going to stop using the acaricide to kill ticks because they have lost the potency due to their longevity of over 100 years in use.

    Dr. Kabi added that acaricide is not only costly to a farmer but also affects the environment and leads to food contamination and death of non-targeted life through meat and milk.

    He said that Uganda is not going to be the first country to use vaccination to kill ticks. He gave examples of Cuba and Austria who started vaccinating their animals as early as 1939.

    “Vaccines are safe, organic and more sustainable for tick control and this has been established by the National Drug Authority (NDA) and other drug regulatory bodies which permitted the conducting of continued field trials,” Dr. Kabi said.

    He added that their trial were carried out on cattle breeds of Friesians, Boram and Ankole cattle which were heavily affected by ticks and exercise took 360 days covering all climate seasons in areas of North East Uganda, Northern Uganda, Ankole, Bunyoro among others.

    Dr. Kabi said that in their observation during the trials, they established that there was no adverse effect associated with the trials.

    For the 360 days, they only used the vaccine and did not use acaricide, but the ticks were successfully managed.

    He revealed that since their trials succeeded, farmers’ lives have changed because their cattle are now free from ticks and the productivity is high which has saved farmers who were dying of stress caused by ticks which killed their animals.

    Dr. Kabi thanked president Museveni for the new modern technology equipment which he procured for them to help them during their research and innovation.

    Dr. Andrew Kiggundu the UBBS president pleaded with the concerned authorities to speed up the process of enacting a law to legalise UBBS work because it will help the world’s growing population which currently stands at eight billion.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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