Lukwango.

NAIROBI! Lord Mayor Lukwago In Stable Condition – Nyanjura

By Chief Spy Reporter

Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago has been rushed to Nairobi for treatment after developing complications.

“Following a recurring dizziness, persistent abdominal discomfort and severe chest pain despite attending several medical facilities in Kampala including Lubaga Hospital, Platinum Hospital, Case Hospital, Norvik Hospital among others, the Lord Mayor was referred to Nairobi Hospital for further management,” Lukwago’s deputy Doreen Nyanjura said on Sunday.

This is the second time he is being flown to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, for specialized treatment in a period of about five months having spent two weeks in Nairobi hospital in November last year.

However, Nyanjura said she “spoke to the Lord Mayor today (Sunday) morning and he is stable and undergoing numerous tests.”

Last year, Lukwago received treatment at Nairobi hospital after detection of acute anaphylaxis, an allergic reaction to some foods, insects, stings and medicine. 

Medics say, this condition causes the immune system to overreact to the allergen by releasing chemical, subjecting one to shock causing a drop in blood pressure and blockage in breath.

On Monday last week during the requiem mass for deceased Kampala archbishop, Dr. Cyprian Lwanga, Lukwago was evacuated from Lubaga cathedral after his health reportedly deteriorated.

He was helped out of the church by two men including his personal Assistant Elvis Kintu.

His sugar levels went down, according to sources. Hours later on the same day, Nyanjura issued a statement that her boss had suffered “discomfort” and was taken to Lubaga hospital where he received first aid but was discharged and “told to go home and rest.”

Nabakooba.

UACE! Gov’t Gives Breastfeeding Mothers Additional 45 Minutes, Warns Of Exam Cheating

By Chief Spy Reporter

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) officially starts tomorrow, Monday. This follows a briefing of candidates on Friday.

According to the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance, a total of Ninety-Eight thousand, three hundred ninety-three (98,393) students are doing these exams.

“Our prayers and best wishes are with you candidates knowing that you will emerge with excellent grades. However, this time, there is a special warning from UNEB. This year’s exams are being conducted under a new UNEB act that was passed last month,” ICT and National Guidance Minister, Judith Nabakooba said in a media address at the Media Centre in Kampala on Sunday.

The minister, however, warned against acts of malpractice.

“This time, all those who neglect their duty in reporting or preventing malpractices will also be arrested and charged in the courts of law. Punishment for offenses under exam malpractices have been increased from six months imprisonment to five years. This might also include a fine of five million shillings or both – the fine and imprisonment,” she noted adding, “This should therefore act as a serious warning to those who intend to get involved in any form of malpractices.”

Like in the previous sittings, the minister revealed that all candidates with special needs have been given extra support to enable them do their exams.

On top of this, candidates with advanced pregnancies as well as breast feeding mothers have also been given an extra 45 minutes.

“We thank UNEB for all these interventions meant to support all candidates,” she said.

Kabagambe.

Ugandan Doctor Goes Missing On Eve Of Wedding

By Chief Spy Reporter

A Uganda doctor Friday went missing, hours to his wedding.

According to a case of disappearance filed at Kasangati Police Station Vide  SD Ref 22/10/04/2021, Dr. Patrick Mbusa Kabagambe disappeared with his car registration number UBH 905X on the eve of Saturday, April 10, 2021 wedding at All Saints Cathedral, Nakasero.

According the bride, Christabella Kobusingye, who reported the case, the family is stuck with wedding and reception.

The family is now calling for assistance in tracing the victim or suspect, Kabagambe as all his known phone numbers are switched off.

Coutry martial

Makindye based Army General Court Martial following the expiry of the contracts of the court members

Business is at stand still in the Makindye based Army General Court Martial following the expiry of the contracts of the court members. The one year contract of the court officers led by their chairperson Lt. General Andrew Gutti expired on June 9th, 2020 bringing work to a halt.
The other court members include Maj. General Joseph Arocha, Lt Colonel Medard Bagambe, Captain Wilfred Karugwara, Lt. Faridah Amooti Kiiza, Warrant Officer I. Chrysostom John Kisembo, Colonel Richard Tukacungurwa, the Judge Advocate Lt. Col Raphael Mugisha, the Lead Prosecutor Major Samuel Masereje, Captain AB Katushabe, Major John Bizimana, the Registrar and Defense counsel Major Kamanda Silas Mutungi.
The reserve court members are Brigadier George Etyang, Lt Col Henry Nevatone, Lt Col Sadler Katono, Lt Col Lydia Nandundu, Lt Henry Bunalema, Lt. Fatuma Njutti and Warrant Officer Paul Katende. Major Bizimana, the General Court Martial Registrar confirmed the expiry of the contracts of the court members saying they have since stopped working pending communication from the Commander in Chief President Yoweri Museveni.
The team whose contracts were renewed in July 2019 has been able to conclude 46 out of the 91 cases that were registered in their previous term. This means 45 cases are pending hearing before the same court. Bizimana defended their performance saying they were affected by the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.
He explained that their target has always been to conclude 100 cases but they haven’t been able to achieve it. Human Rights lawyer, Eron Kiiza said that the delayed appointment of a new team weeks after the expiry of the contracts of the panel undermines the rule of law, administration of justice and threatens the Constitutional right to an expeditious trial.

5 Senior Cops Under Probe for Stealing Exhibits, Illegal Seizing of Cars

Senior police officers attached to crime intelligence directorate are under investigation by Professional standard Unit (PSU) and director CID Grace Akullo for illegal seizure of cars and failing to account for police exhibits.
According to information seen by this investigative website, police officers attached to crime intelligence department last year launched an operation of recovering stolen cars but instead they started extorting money from people and impound their cars illegally.
The suspects are D/AIP Nicholas Onyango, ASP Arinaitwe, PPC Julius Musinguzi and ASP Kabinga.
Some of the victims who wrote to director CID and commandant PSU are Kaziba Dauda a residence of Mbale and Bumali Mwima who say their cars were impounded by Crime Intelligence officers and they detained them for over 3 weeks.

According to victims, their cars UAH 615Q, UAQ 548Q,UAF 410S and others were impounded by these officers.
The owners of these cars brought all necessary documents showing that these cars are not stolen but they
were intimidated and detained beyond 48 hours.
“Our cars were vandalized and we were extorted by our money by these officers who arrested us”. Said Dauda
Kaziba.
When we contacted the spokesperson of CI ASP Vicente Sekate confirmed that the investigations were underway.

UPDF Deploys 165 Military Officers To Monitor Gen Kayihura Movements

Uganda Peoples Defense Forces has deployed a total of 165 military personnels to monitor the movements of the embattled former police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura until his case before general military court martial is disposed off.
According to our highly placed sources at Mbuya military headquarters, the soldiers are meant to monitor Kayihura’s homes in Kampala, Lyantonde, and his own home village in Kisoro district and all his movements and activities.
Gen Kayihura has since been given a brand new Prado Landcuiser with an escort vehicle all bearing defense number plates all equipped with new army officers with instructions to report and brief defense leadership.
On 4 March 2018, President Yoweri Museveni fired Gen Kayihura as police chief and elevated Martin Okoth Ochola who was previously the deputy police chief.
This followed widespread outcry from concerned citizens, regarding increased insecurity in the country, with the police cavorting with known criminal gangs. Kidnappings-for-ransom, wanton murders and robberies, including a rash of unexplained tourist deaths; all un-solved, which left the security apparatus clue-less.
On June 13 2018, Kayihura was arrested on charges of illegal repatriation of refugees from Rwanda some who were later executed on arrival by authorities in Kigali.
Kayihura is charged with allowing arms and ammunition issued to police units to be given to gangs and paramilitary organizations.
He faces a maximum penalty of death if convicted.
Kayihura’s lawyers argued the 62-year-old was not well and required medical attention outside Uganda.
He was later released on bail after 76 days in military custody.

Yes I Took Away Documents from BoU-Bagyenda Tells COSASE

Former Director of Supervision for Commercial banks at Bank of Uganda (BoU), Ms Justine Bagyenda on Wednesday accepted that she had taken documents out of the central bank even though she said most of them related to her consultancy work and not the sale of commercial banks.
Ms Bagyenda said as she and BoU staff was appearing before Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) for questioning over closure of seven commercial banks whose vital documents relating to transactions have gone missing.
In late November all fingers seemed to point to Bagyenda regarding the missing inventory reports and others. Benedict Sekabira, the Director Financial Markets Development Coordination in December said it was only Bagyenda who can reveal where some of the files were. Suspicion was that Bagyenda picked files when she was in February 2018 fired unceremoniously by the Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, six months to her retirement. As Executive Director of supervision, her role was to ensure the stability of the banking industry but her boss sacked her after the Crane Bank scandal emerged.
Ms. Bagyenda was heavily involved in the controversial closure and sale of Global Trust Bank Uganda (GTBU) Crane Bank Limited (CBL) to Dfcu Bank in July 2014 and January 2017 respectively. CBL was sold on credit at Shs200 billion that is being paid in installments, with the central bank claiming it spent Shs478.8 billions of taxpayers’ on CBL before selling it to Dfcu Bank.
Cosase does not have all the required documents of defunct banks because BoU staffs have failed to present all of them, with claims that some are misplaced somewhere within the bank, even though it has an archive department.
Sources within BoU say Ms. Bagyenda worked closely with BoU’s Deputy Governor Dr. Louis Kasekende in the closure and liquidation of some of the banks, for instance, CBL whose closure caused the on-going Cosase probe that so far has not gotten satisfactory answers from the BoU. The problem has been the official’s failure to avail them with all the documents related to defunct banks.
BoU director of security Milton Opio in November told the MPs that Ms Bagyenda facilitated the theft of documents from the central bank. Opio said that their CCTV camera’s captured Bagyenda’s assistant’s smuggling bags of documents from the central bank early this year. Opio made the revelation under the directive of BoU governor Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, who had been tasked to explain whether the central bank had any case of stolen documents.
Meanwhile BoU officials were on Tuesday tasked to provide terms of reference under which they offered law firm MMAKS Advocates Shs900 million as legal fees during the sale of Crane Bank. The BoU officials could not provide the documents. It also emerged that Sekabira was responsible for payment to the law firm instead of Kitimbo Mugwanya.
The law firm was paid a total of Shs914 million but BoU officials who appeared (COSASE couldn’t provide terms of reference under which they engaged MMAKS/Africa Legal Network
The firm was also paid a further Shs3 billion as commission for monies recovered from Crane Bank shareholders.
The probe follows an Auditor General’s report that probed the closure and sale of seven commercial banks and pointed at possible corruption within BoU. While querying the law firm’s payments, some MPs argued that the payments could have been inflated to benefit corrupt BoU officials.
The MPs pointed fingers at the embattled former Executive Director in Charge of Commercial Bank Supervision Justine Bagyenda as a possible beneficiary, but she read to the MPs a memo/document dated November 30, 2016 requesting for payment of the lawyers, but which didn’t show proof of work done.
The Governor Tumusiime-Mutebile used the memo as a basis to endorse payment of US $51,000 (Shs180 million) as part payment of the legal fees in December 2016.
The Committee Chairperson Abdu Katuntu, said it was wrong for BoU not to have proper records on the particular transaction.
The probe was expected to continue Wednesday when BoU officials were expected to appear accompanied with representatives of M/S J.N. Kirkland & Associates and Sil, the two firms that participated in the sale of assets of Greenland Bank, International Credit Bank and Cooperative Bank to Nile River Acquisition.

MUSEVENI’s OFFICE: Besigye Did Not Go to Bush to Liberate M7, Him Too Had Nothing

National Chairman, President Yoweri Museveni, continues to be the universal subject of talk. Take the case of four-time presidential election loser, Dr Kizza Besigye who, while at the burial of Ms Stella Njuba at Nangabo, claimed to love the NRM National Chairman Museveni than anyone else does. Dr Besigye added that he loved Museveni when he (Museveni) had nothing (to offer compared with others who associate with him apparently for what they get from him).
It was not the first time Besigye was advancing that kind of reasoning which he uses to try and discredit those who work alongside the NRM National Chairman in service of the nation. As expected, critical thinkers can see right through his ploy because it is a materialistic and debased view of politics and power relations.
When Dr Besigye chose to follow Museveni to the bush, it was not for personal friendship but for purposes of liberating himself and his people, whoever they were. There was no option since he, too, had nothing and was fleeing for dear life. He could not have expected to be paid to liberate himself. If he all along he thought he was in the bush fighting for Museveni then finally he can correct the misconception.
In any case, when that phase of the struggle ended the likes of Besigye, who looked at positions of national service as a reward for “work done”- and after amassing personal satisfaction, decided to abdicate duty. They embarked on undoing the good while confusing Ugandans to misdirect them from making their own contribution for Uganda.
The NRM National Chairman Museveni has kept the struggle alive by co-opting “post-liberators” to work with; each making individual contributions in their own right and their effort must not be downplayed. They don’t work for Museveni but for the country- Uganda. Museveni happens to be the most capable lifetime liberator and partner to work with in countering Uganda’s problems. Nobody can love him without loving Uganda and vice versa. It is as simple as that!
 
The NRM National Chairman, President Yoweri Museveni, continues to be the universal subject of talk.
Take the case of four-time presidential election loser, Dr Kizza Besigye who, while at the burial of Ms Stella Njuba at Nangabo, claimed to love the NRM National Chairman Museveni than anyone else does.
Dr Besigye added that he loved Museveni when he (Museveni) had nothing (to offer compared with others who associate with him apparently for what they get from him).
It was not the first time Besigye was advancing that kind of reasoning which he uses to try and discredit those who work alongside the NRM National Chairman in service of the nation. As expected, critical thinkers can see right through his ploy because it is a materialistic and debased view of politics and power relations.
When Dr Besigye chose to follow Museveni to the bush, it was not for personal friendship but for purposes of liberating himself and his people, whoever they were.
There was no option since he, too, had nothing and was fleeing for dear life. He could not have expected to be paid to liberate himself. If he all along he thought he was in the bush fighting for Museveni then finally he can correct the misconception.
In any case, when that phase of the struggle ended the likes of Besigye, who looked at positions of national service as a reward for “work done”- and after amassing personal satisfaction, decided to abdicate duty. They embarked on undoing the good while confusing Ugandans to misdirect them from making their own contribution for Uganda.
The NRM National Chairman Museveni has kept the struggle alive by co-opting “post-liberators” to work with; each making individual contributions in their own right and their effort must not be downplayed. They don’t work for Museveni but for the country- Uganda. Museveni happens to be the most capable lifetime liberator and partner to work with in countering Uganda’s problems. Nobody can love him without loving Uganda and vice versa. It is as simple as that!
 
Adopted from NRM National Chairman Website.
 

One Gunned Down in Kyengera

Police at Kyengera Wakiso district is hunting for a security guard for gunning down one person after provocation.
The incident happened last night at 9pm at Kyengera Nsangi Division where a one Okwir Isaac A Private Security Guard With Redteck Company Guarding  a Pepsi Depot At Kyengera , shot and killed one Kinene Abubakar a Mechanic over a light quarrel/provocation .
The suspect after the incident took off and is being hunted by security for prosecution.

BoU Officials Fail to defend shs 900m paid to MMaks Advocates in Crane bank Sale

Bank of Uganda officials have failed to defend shs 900m before MPs on parliament’s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) which they paid to MMAKS advocates for external legal advice.
The officials who were appearing before the committee today Tuesday were put to task to explain how they hired MMAKS Advocates and gave the law firm work without terms of reference as well as not having minutes of the meetings relating to the work the lawyers were to do in regard to the liquidation and sale of Crane Bank Limited (CBL).
MMAKS Advocates were paid Shs914, 272,722 for legal advice during CBL intervention, resolution and advice on the sale of CBL assets and assumption of liabilities.
The firm would further be paid extra Shs 3 billion as 5 percent commission monies recovered from CBL shareholders. The MPs contend those payments were exaggerated to benefit some BoU senior staff involved in the sale of CBL.
The former director of Bank supervision at BoU Justine Bagyenda failed to convince the legislators on the business MMAKS did with BoU as some records were missing. Committee chairman Abdu Katuntu said it was wrong for BoU not to have records on the particular transaction.
Bagyenda read to the MPs a memo/document of November 30, 2016 requesting for payment of the lawyers without showing the work that was done. BoU governor would on December 12, endorse and approve the request for payment of over US$51000 dollars as part of their total fee.
The law firm was hired after On October 28, 2016, BOU engaged PWC to carry out a forensic review of Crane Bank Limited (CBL) focusing on a 48 month period before statutory management which was completed on January 13, 2017.
On November 28, 2016, BOU engaged MMAKS Advocates to provide transaction advice to take over CBL and the firm would on December 9, 2016, on behalf of BoU, invite 13 bidders to bid for the purchase of assets and assumption of liabilities of CBL. Between 12th and 15th December 2016, BOU issued the Inventory report to 6 bidders after signing a confidential agreement for them to undertake due diligence on the assets and liabilities of CBL. Subsequently on 20’h December 20, 2016, two bids were received and evaluated.
The costs to MMAKS are part of the Shs12 billion intervention costs BoU claims to have sunk in CBL during the takeover. Lawyers of MMAKS also ar4e directors of some commercial banks yet they do business with BoU which is the regulators. MPs said this creates conflict of interest and that BoU should have addressed the issue before giving the law firm the job.
Meanwhile, Committee Chairman Abdu Katuntu has ordered that BoU staff tomorrow appear again accompanied with representatives of M/S J.N. Kirkland & Associates and Sil, the two firms that participated in the sale of assets of Greenland Bank, International Credit Bank and Cooperative Bank to Nile River Acquisition at Shs8.89 billion.