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Your Father Was Stinking Poverty In UK – Ben Kiwanuka’s Son Blasts Prince Wasajja Pins Obote On Killing Kabaka Mutebi’s Father Muteesa II

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Maurice Kagimu Kiwanuka, a son to the first Chief Justice Bendicto Kiwanuka has blasted Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s young brother Prince David Wasajja over Mutungo land.

Kagimu testified before the Commission of inquiry into land matters that he has kept his cool for a long time while studying the ongoing fight between the Buganda Royal family and city businessman Dr. Muhammad Kasasa on the ownership of the 634 acres of land at Mutungo Wakiso district.

“My Lord, I was thinking of what to do. Whether to drag Kasasa to court or to leave the land. I can’t consider Wasajja as the owner of this land because his father sold the land long time ago. Now I have to deal with Dr Kasasa who fraudulently purchased my father’s land. But my Lord, Wasajja pushed me in these dirty water which are full of deadly crocodiles. How can you call my father a thief? You Wasajja with all the integrity he was. No no no my Lord Wasajja must apologize for uttering such reckless statements towards the diginity of my father who refused to be compromised by President Milton Obote and Amin. Wasajja is a respectable person, he is a prince but what he said against my father means a lot and some people think that he might be speaking for someone,” an angry Kagimu noted.

He told the Commission that after Obote attacked the palace and forced Kabaka Muteesa II into exile in United kingdom, his father and other Baganda got concerned about the poor financial situation that their king was going through in UK. He said that in 1968, he traveled to United Kingdom with princess Victoria Mpologoma to see how they can save the king who was doing badly financially. Kagimu told the commission that while in the UK, Muteesa agreed to sign powers of attorney to Mpologoma to administer his properties in Uganda including selling the property to facilitate his stay abroad.

Kagimu gave the Commission a letter which was signed by the solicitor General confirming that the powers of attorney were registered in the names of Mpologoma. He said that when they come back to Uganda, Kiwanuka failed to raise 50,000 pounds to take to the king. He said that he talked to some of his friends who included Joseph Mubiru the former Bank of Uganda governor, lawyer Lawrence Sebalu, Charles Semanda, Joseph Kiwanuka and others to help him with some contributions.

Kagimu told the commission that the money was passed through Lake View Properties LTD which was owned by Kiwanuka and friends. He said that the land transaction deal of Muteesa’s Mutungo land on Kyadondo block 235 plot 56, 64, 59 was signed between Lake View Properties Ltd and Mpologoma. Mpologoma signed the transfer of the land to Lake View Properties Ltd. He told the commission that his father deposited the money on the Lake View Properties Ltd account. He said that this time Kiwanuka personally travel to UK and gave the cheque to Muteesa who was very happy and even gave him four extra acres of land. He told the Commission that when Kiwanuka came back, some of his friends got jealous especially Sebalu because Muteesa had given Kiwanuka four more acres of land on the top of Mutungo land which Sebalu was interested in. He said that Sebalu even reported Kiwanuka and Mpologoma to Obote who called Kiwanuka and grilled him for financially supporting Muteesa in exiled.

He said that Kiwanuka denied but Sebalu further pinned him that he even allowed Muteesa to come to Uganda and sign the powers of attorney which further annoyed Obote. He said that it was the late Godfrey Lukongwa Binaisa, the former attorney General who saved Kiwanuka when he explained to Obote that that Muteesa signed the powers of attorney in UK trough her sister Victoria Mpologoma.

Kagimu testified that Obote changed his decision of killing Kiwanuka and Mpologoma and imprisoned them for supporting Muteesa in exile. He said that it was president Amin who released all political prisoners including his father Kiwanuka.

Commissioner Fred Ruhindi tasked Kagimu to tell the Commission about a one Paul Andrew Kwemalamala who according to papers the commission has sold the Mutungo land to Lake View Properties Ltd in 1968.

Ruhindi also said that the commission has many questions that need to be answered on the way Kwemalamala bought the land from Mpologoma on behalf of Muteesa.

Kagimu concurred with Prince Wasajja that Kwemalamala was not around and his name was just used to hide the deal from Obote and cover Kiwanuka’s name as the buyer of Muteesa’s land. He said that Obote hated Muteesa to the extent that it was a crime for anyone to talk about Muteesa and a number of people were imprisoned.

He said that Obote even reached to the extent of sending spies to United Kingdom to spy on Muteesa and confirmed that it was Obote who killed Muteesa. However, Byenkya warned him from uttering statements which he cannot defend in courts of law like the one of Obote killing Muteesa. Commissioner Robert Sebunya told Kagimu that it might have been true that his father paid money to Muteesa but he doesn’t have evidence to prove his case.

Sebunya added that Kiwanuka traveled to UK and  when he reached London he phoned Muteesa and they meet somewhere in London and he gave him the money. Commissioner Rose Nakayi further revealed that the Commission has a statement made by one of Kagimu’s brother stating that he was with his father Kiwanuka when he gave money to Muteesa in London. Kagimu said that he doesn’t think that his brother went to London with Kiwanuka because they were too young. Sebunya further told the commission that Kwemalamala was around and the commission has evidence that Kwemalamala was a businessman in Kyabakuza, Masaka who was very close to the Buganda royal family. Kagimu testified that he is even thinking of sueing Kasasa for fraudulently purchasing his father’s land after conniving with Sebalu.  The Commission is still investigating the matter.

 

By Jamil Lutakome

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BATTLE TO OWN WITCH DOCTORS: Kulanama Is One Of The Fake Doctors, The Law Will Deal With Her – Maama Fiina

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Hajati Kulanama with Maama Fiina (Inset)

The leader of traditional healers Sylvia Namutebi alias Maama Fiina has today lashed out to the newly installed leader of traditional healers and witch doctors, Hajat Kezia Kulanama alias Ssenga Kulanama putting her on the list of fake doctors they want to weed out of their business as they try to streamline it.

Speaking at Tavern Woods in Kabuusu, a Kampala suburb, Maama Fiina said that she is the right leader of traditional doctors and herbalists and that she doesn’t know about the self proclained leader Kezia Kulanama alias Senga Kulanama .

Minister Sarah Opendi with Maama Fiina

Kulanama was installed by Budhagali and Jumba Aligaweesa early last week and given all the powers and tasks to lead this group which some of the traditional healers led by Maama Fiina are still contesting.

“It’s good that the government has now come up with a Traditional and complementary bill to regulate all the herbalists. What we want is to have a law which will regulate all traditional doctors with the aim of removing all the fake doctors. People like Kulanama will be sorted with this bill when the president signs it. I don’t even have to talk about her,” Maama Fina said.

The state minister of health in charge of general duties Hon. Sarah Opendi who graced the function as the chief guest called upon the healers to abide by the law as they do their work. The minister says that when the bill is passed into the law, it is going to help streamline all the fake healers. However, Opendi called upon all the healers to register with their council because it will be regulating the healers.

She further cautioned them to avoid advertising themselves on televisions and radios without proper documents otherwise they will be fined twenty millions.

 

By Mboowa Nathan

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Westerners Should Stop Evicting Baganda From Their Land – MP Sebunya Warns, State House Boss, M7’s Fake Son Pinned On Grabbing Five Villages In Wakiso

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Kanakulya Kawagga (inset) testifying before the land probe

State House boss Annet Kyakunda Atwine has been pinned for conniving with other city businessmen to evict thousands of people from land in Busukuma Sub county, Wakiso District.

Residents of Buwagga, Buso, Namulonge, Masooli and Munyonyo villages revealed that Kyakunda connived with a one Ruta Ngambwa who claims to be an elder son to president Yoweri Museveni to grab their land.

Kanakulya Kawagga told the commission of inquiry into land matters which was on a fact-finding mission in Busukuma Sub County that Atwine told them that she works in the legal department at State House. She threatened them that if they try to resist eviction, she was going to talk to the president and top judges and they will be imprisoned for life.

Kawagga told the commission that Atwine always moved in a car with government number plates guarded by armed men who beat and harassed residents who tried to resist eviction.  Kawagga added that Atwine was brought by Ruta Ngambwa, a land dealer and also the owner of prime properties limited which has offices on post house.

Kawagga told the Commission that Ruta even threatened them that he was working with State House because he was the eldest son to President Yoweri Museveni.

He added that Florence Kiconco, the legal officer in State House visited them but nothing was done to save the situation. He said that even the police land unit failed to stop Ruta’s atrocities. The then police mouthpiece Emilian Kayima once told them to go back to their land but Ruta evicted them again.

He also pinned a one Muhwezi for working with Ruta and commanding unarmed men with machetes who terrorized the community. Hajji Noordin Bayitaomu, a resident of Buso village also revealed to the commission that Ruta brought another deadly man, Adriane Muhereza, who attacked him with a group of armed men and goons carrying machetes when he was in his ‘kibanja’ digging with his family members.

Locals testifying before the land probe

He said that when they saw the men coming with Muhereza, who was pointing a gun at him, they decided to run and entered into his super custom car and drove off.

Muhereza and his men chased them and caught their vehicle in Dungu. They started beating them including his old mother who was in the vehicle. He warned him never come back to his ‘kibanja’ otherwise if he does, he was very determined to kill him and his family.  Kawagga told the commission that his grandfather Joseph Katerega Kawagga was the owner of the mailo land which Ruta and Atwine grabbed.

He said that Ruta even fooled some of their family members and signed for him transfer forms and grabbed their land titles. 90-year-old Margaret Nasubuga testified that Ruta fooled her and her son Johnson Kimera, daughter Gertrude Nakimbugwe and he grabbed their land.

She said that they met Ruta at his office at Post house and they agreed to sell him 30 acres of land. She said that Ruta was supposed to pay them shs350m and also get for them a land title for the remaining 5 acres of land which they planned to use as family land and burial grounds. She said that Ruta only gave them shs10m which they used to pay school fees.

She said that Ruta later connived with judicial officers and officials from the office of the Administrator General to forge documents which he used to fraudulently grab their land. She added that when Ruta obtained the said land title, he started evicting them from their land. She had to run and seek refuge at her brothers’ home in Mityana where she has been hiding since 2014.

Justice Catherine Bamugemereire who led the commission advised Ruta that she will notallow him to take land belonging to locals by force. She said that Ruta must first get the consent of the Community.

She also ordered the arrest of two men who residents pinned as being the leaders of the goons that harass them.  Bamugemereire ordered Ruta to bring to the Commission all the land titles he has for the four villages. He was also ordered to bring the list of people and receipts he used to pay the locals.

Bamugemereire said that the commission is going to do undercover investigations on whether Atwine and Ruta are State House workers.

MP Sebunya Warns On Revolution If Westerners Don’t Stop Evicting Baganda

Nansana Municipality Member of Parliament Robert Ssebunya used this opportunity to warn government to react very fast on the frequently land evictions especially in Buganda. He said that the people of Buganda are angry because of the evictions and to make matters worse, the so-called tycoons who are evicting them are coming from Western Uganda. He said that such acts will create another revolution like the 1986 revolution that brought Museveni into power.

He told the commission that for the ten years he has represented his people as MP, most of the people who have evicted his voters are from west. He wondered where the people evicting his voters illegally get the huge amounts of money which other Ugandans don’t have.

Sebunya was supported by Commissioner Fredrick Ruhindi who put Ruta on spot to explain where he got the money, he used to evict people. Ruhindi asked Ruta to tell the commission whether people in their 30’s have an association which facilitates the evictions of people from their land.  The commission is still investigating the matter.

 

By Jamil Lutakome

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MTN WOES: Telecom Giants Confirm CEO Vanhellputte’s Deportation, Quickly Appoint  Ugandan As New Boss

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Telecom Giants MTN have confirmed that their CEO Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte has been deported from Uganda.
In a statement issued by MTN Group Corporate Affairs, MTN says that, “MTN confirms that Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte, the CEO of MTN Uganda has been deported from Uganda. MTN has not been notified of the grounds for the deportation and is working hard to establish precise reasons for the deportation.”
“We are understandably concerned about these developments and are engaging with the authorities to seek understanding that would lead us to resolving this matter.
To ensure business continuity, we have appointed Mr. Gordian Kyomukama, currently Chief Technology Officer, as Acting Chief Executive. Our focus continues to be on delivering the best quality products and services to our customers,” the statement further reads.

Mr. Gordian Kyomukama

Yesterday, Mr. Vanhelleputte was kicked out of Uganda back to Belgium after security forces got information that he was involved in subversive activities that were threatening the country’s security.
Mr. Vanhellputte’s deportation comes on the heels of deportation of three of his staff. Three weeks ago, MTN Uganda’s general manager for mobile money Elsa Mussolini, an Italian citizen, marketing chief Olivier Prentout, a French national, and Annie Bilenge-Tabura, a Rwandan who was head of sales and distribution were deported. Ugandan authorities accused them of using their positions to “compromise national security.

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