Councilor Rose Kigozi (where the arrow is pointing) greeting Hon. Kyagulanyi at a function in Mutundwe yesterday
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ROSE NALUBWAMA Kigozi, National Unity Platform (NUP) Lord councilor representing Najja I, Najja II and Mutundwe – Kabowa in Lubaga South has denied ever receiving cash from President Museveni saying, those spreading this propaganda just have political vendetta against her.
This comes after a story published by ths investigative news Website about a section of Rubaga division National Unity Platform (NUP) councilors who were rewarded by President Museveni with UGX 30M each as a handshake for helping him disorgaize their party activities in Rubaga and he is set to send them cows for the job well done.
The News Editor Media was reliably informed how The Head of State was going to also give out cows to these councilors as a token of appreciation for job well done!
For the cash, it landed on the bank account of these councilors last month and those we talked to confessed, they got the NRM money and are very comfortable with it.
Councilors say, the list we published, their colleague Rose Kigozi was missing yet she is one of Museveni’s cash beneficiary!
“It is true we got President Museveni’s cash just like councilor Rose Kigozi whose name you have deliberately left out. She also ate the cash. Ok let her vomit it.” Said a certain councilor who requested for anonymity.
This comes amidst fights amongst Rubaga division NUP leaders pointing fingers at each other for being moles, working for the enemy to bring down NUP!
When we reached her to tell us about the NRM money she got as alleged by fellow councilors, Rose Kigozi categorically distanced her self from ever receiving this money saying, “I’ have never received any money and I will never receive it.”
Fellow NUP councilors who received the handshake insist Rose Kigozi is lying, she got the money and very ready to produce the evidence if she continues denying.
Around October 2017 a few days after Hon. Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyu had taken on the political scene in the country, NRM top strategists resolved to lobby councilors from Rubaga division and other four divisions making up Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to be taken to Kyankwanzi for what was referred to as patriotism and mindset change.
The lobbying started and majority of opposition councilors agreed because they were promised some cash. However, a few rejected the deal!
For example in Rubaga, councilors who rejected the deal included; Mulangira Asuman Ntale (Busega), Janet Namuli (Namirembe Bakuli), Godfrey Kamya (Namirembe Bakuli), Henry Mukalazi (Mutundwe) and Joyce Nabbosa Ssebuggwawo (then Mayor Rubaga division).
Others, over 40 Rubaga councilors who included now NUP councilors Musa Lusembo Ndeeba III), Richard Jjuuko Kayima (Nateete II), Sharifah Nakitende (Women-Ndeeba) and now KCCA councilor Rose Kigozi boarded NRM bus to Kyankwanzi on November 17th 2017. The retreat took 2 weeks.
Before this group left, all councilors were given 183,000/= as deposit.
For councilor Henry Mpiima formerly representing Lubya 2 who was then an FDC member before crossing to NUP, his issues are not clear! However he is among the beneficiaries of UGX 30 NRM cash.
He however insists, although he got the cash, he didn’t go to Kyankwanzi but a group which went to Kyankwanzi said he was with them.
On November 17, 2017, Lord mayor Lukwago alongside KCCA and other division councilors who didn’t go to Kyankwanzi held a presser at City Hall to condemn opposition councilors who were in Kyankwanzi.
It’s on record, Henry Mpiima attended this presser and his voice was loud while castigating fellow councilors for betraying the struggle to go to Kyankwanzi.
Five days later, the same Mpiima was at Namboole during FDC delegates conference where Patrick Oboi Amuliat was elected FDC President. Mpiima was team Muntu!
However, after the delegates conference, Mpiima was not seen again. Some think, he boarded a bus to join his colleagues in Kyankwanzi.
Mpiima denies ever stepping in Kyankwanzi and argues that he delegated ‘his brother’ a one Ssenkumba who at Kyankwanzi registered in the names of Mpiima.
On their return, councilor Musa Lusembo narrated to friends how facilitators at NALI Kyankwanzi taught them to hate religions, especially Islam that has a direct connection with acts of terrorism.
He said, they were trained to involve themselves in farming and other development activities but not to look at councilorship as a job.
“We were sold the NRM ideology and told that had it not been the current regime, none of us would be a councilor. ” Lusembo narrated to friends about their KyankwanzI trip.
On the closing day on 30th November 2017, Lusembo and fellow councilors thought Mr. Museveni was coming to ‘Pass them out’ but alas!
The president delegated then Kampala minister Beti Olive Namisango Kamya to close the retreat, which angered Lusembo and other other councilors in Kyankwanzi! Why do you think think the badly wanted Muzeeyi’s presence? Thank you, your guess is our guess.
Councilors in Kyankwanzi openly told Ms. Kamya they wanted the president so that he can sort out their financial woes. In her response, she promised to lead them to the president on their return to Kampala.
MEETING MUSEVENI @ ENTEBBE STATE HOUSE
Two weeks later, Kyankwanzi councilors were taken to State House to meet President Museveni.
This is where Muzeeyi pledged to send each of them UGX 50M but directed, each councilor be given UGX 2M cash as transport refund.
At State House, councilor Sharifah Nakitende commended the president for his superb leadership and requested him to reject an ammendment in the KCCA Act, that proposed that the academic qualification for a councilor should be S.6 or its equivalent. Sharifah was seconded by councilor Deo Kasana from Makindye. Museveni directed Kamya to scrap away that clause from the amendment.
DELAY OF HANDSHAKE
After like one year, Kyankwanzi councilors got angry over the delayed Kyankwanzi cash. Through then KCCA councilor Bruhan Byamugisha and madam Alice Kaboyo, they were taken to President Museveni’s Kisozi farm to demand for their cash.
Muzeeyi only gave each of them 500,000 for transport refund and tray of unboiled eggs.
This time Mzee didn’t talk about their 50M pledge.
A third attempt by these councilors to claim the Kyankwanzi cash was staged at State House Entebbe.This time round, they were man handled and dogs let loose on them.
During Mbaziira’s election as speaker Rubaga division last term, some little money was sent and given to these councilors and many NUP councilors led by Lusembo, feasted on Mbaziira’s cash.
UGX 10M TOUCH @ COUNCILOR’S BANK ACCOUNTS
During 2020 party primary elections, each of the Kyankwanzi team members was given UGX 10M probably to help them in securing a party ticket because NRM wanted them back to council for mission accomplishment. Musa Mbaziira was assigned to coordinate these NUP councilors and make sure, they win during the 2021 elections. Unfortunately, only four returned. Musa Lusembo, Richard Kayima, Sharifah Nakitende, Muhammad Ssentamu and Rose Kigozi (KCCA councilor representing Lubaga B).
ADDITIONAL UGX 15M CASH SENT LAST MONTH
The day KCCA Speaker Zaharah Luyurika and other Authority councilors were released from Kigo prison, the Kyankwanzi team received each UGX 15M.
And the NUP councilors who got the money included; Musa Lusembo, Henry Mpiima, Rose Kigozi, Sharifah Nakitende and Richard Jjuuko Kayima.
We have been reliably informed, NRM government is very happy about the role these councilors have played in disorganising NUP in Rubaga, keeping it in endless wars and confusing party headquarters.
We recently reported that, some of these councilors had positioned themselves to be party mobilisation bosses in Lubaga and also influenced a one Fatumah Nabatanzi to add names of their favourites to the mobilisation committee.
Thank God, the NUP headquarters jumped out of the trap and cancelled the appointed mobilisation committee.
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