Mbabazi Meets Museveni Over Consultative Meetings

Asuman Muddu has pleaded guilty to attacking and brutally killing the family of the late Pastor Steven Mugambe of Kyebe Pentecostal Church, page Kyebe Trading Center in Rakai district on January 14th 2013.

Appearing before Masaka High Court Judge John Keitirima on Monday, view prosecution led by Peter Ssemalemba and Ann Kiiza told court that Muddu confessed to police in an extra-judicial statement that he and his colleagues Fangesi alias Kanyama and Zzinda were hired by business man Ponsiaono Lwakataka to kill the nine family members of the late Pastor Steven. They were promised a payment of UgShs 30 million after completion of the assignment.

Muddu has been convicted on nine counts of murder in Rakai District and court will sentence him tomorrow 9th July 2015.

Semalemba asked the court to give Muddu a death penalty given the manner in which the family members were brutally murdered.

Lwakataka’s woes started early last year after he was accused of interfering with police during an operation to impound immature fish. He was granted bail on August 1, 2014.

He was however re-arrested and remanded to Masaka Central Prisons over new charges of murder last September.
President Yoweri Museveni has met for the second time with his former Prime Minister Hon Amama Mbabazi since June 15 when the latter announced he would contest against him for the NRM flag in the February 2016 presidential elections.

ChimpReports understands Museveni and Mbabazi met on Tuesday night at State House in Entebbe.

The development was confirmed this morning by Hon Mbabazi’s lead lawyer Fred Muwema while addressing press.


He however declined divulging the details of the meeting.

Hours after Mbabazi’s presidential bid declaration on Monday June 15, ambulance President Yoweri Museveni summoned him for a meeting in which he persuaded him to drop his ambitions for the sake of the ruling party’s cohesion. Mbabazi downrightly declined.

Yesterday’s meeting according to Counsel Muwema, was about resolving the current standoff between Mbabazi and police over his consultation meetings.

According to his program, Mbabazi is set to hold his first consultative meeting in Mbale town tomorrow Thursday.

Police yesterday underscored their stance on Mbabazi’s meetings declaring them as “illegal” if held without the green light from the NRM party executive.

Mbabazi holds on the other hand that the consultations are permitted by the Presidential Elections Act, and don’t require any endorsement from his party, since he is not yet a candidate but merely an aspirant.

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda also attended yesterday’s meeting at State House.

When contacted, Deputy Presidential Press Secretary Lindah Nabusayi and the Prime Minister refused to comment on the development.

Pro Museveni youths in Mbale town have poured on the streets and vowed to crash Mbabazi's meetings
Pro Museveni youths in Mbale town have poured on the streets and vowed to crash Mbabazi’s meetings

Meanwhile Another of Mr Mbabazi’s lawyers, Severino Twinobusingye informed reporters that the team was set to meet the Attorney General Mr Fred Ruhindi following threats by some group of people in Mbale that they would cause chaos in a bid to stop Mbabazi from going there.

The group, donning President Museveni’s T shirts were by Wednesday morning combing the streets of Mbale town in preparation to confront and block Mbabazi’s meetings.

Police did not interrupt their processions.

Twinobusingye said that police has continued to violate their rights to assembly and so the need for advice from the attorney general.


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