Rugunda to Nantaba: Keep your Assassination Claims out of Media

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has asked State Minister for ICT Ida Nantaba to stop taking further media interviews about an alleged assassination plot against her.

Dr Rugunda met Nantaba on Friday at his office in Kampala following the minister’s claims that some people close to the president are working to eliminate her.

A source privy to the meeting said: “She was advised by the Prime Minister to restrain herself from the media because the President is handling her issues.”

Dr Rugunda, the source added, has also scheduled a meeting between Nantaba and some of the people she claims are after her life. We could not immediately obtain the names of some of these people.

When contacted for a comment, Ms Nantaba, however, remained defiant, insisting that no one will silence her.

The Prime Minister’s intervention came two days after the High Court in Kampala issued a temporary injunction against Nantaba from making media utterances against her longtime political rival Moses Karangwa.

Mr Karangwa, who is the Kayunga District chairman, has had longterm squabbles with Nantaba, with the Kayunga Woman MP, despite both leaders belonging to the ruling NRM party.

The ICT minister has not attended a parliamentary session since March after allegedly surviving an assassination plot that led to the death of Ronald Sebulime.

While court has summoned Nantaba to appear before it and plead to murder charges, the Director of Public Prosecutions exonerated her from the matter.

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