Well, on Sunday, the 24th March 2019, there was a speculation and reports of a assassination plot on the State Minister of ICT and Member of Parliament Aidah Nantaba, where the MP claimed that her life was in danger. Today, the MP is undressed in public, as the Police Spokesperson CP Fred Enanga reports this:
“Police has admitted that Ronald Ssebulime who was shot dead after being suspected to have been trailing ICT Minister Idah Nantaba was illegally killed. “He had eats and drinks in his bag and was heading to visit his children at school, ” Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said while addressing the media at the Police headquarters in Naguru. Enanga also added that the Police Patrol that handled the matter gave them false information. “The case will now be treated as murder,” Enanga added” (NTV Uganda, 27.03.2019).
Now that this is out and the Police Force have clarified it. They are implicating the Police Officers in the event and the ones who made it happen. As we can see, the aftermath and the extra-judicial killing in the streets isn’t acceptable. The MP and the associates at the scene have tried to exhaust this and was able to script the play of an assassination plot, which is now investigated as murder. This means it was a deliberate act to kill Ssebulime, that day and the acts done by the people around MP was to kill him off. For whatever reason they saw fit.
This is really sad, as this enforce the misuse of power to try to control a narrative, to attack innocent civilians, who was used and been played by the media houses, as a con, gangster and thug in the streets. While the real criminals was the guards and police officers guarding the MP. Who for whatever reason silenced Ssebulime.
It is clear, that the public outrage, the eye-witnesses on NBS Television and NTV Uganda have clearly spread the message, a message that the Police Force cannot run away from. There was to many people seeing the murder scene and could elaborate a story, which doesn’t fit the narrative of the MP. Who has claimed she was followed and stalked by someone who wanted to take her out. However, that should no be totally dismissed, as the newest corrected police statement and eye-witnesses are saying otherwise.
Therefore, the craziness in it all, was at some point, that the MP thought she could get away with it. Now, this will be further investigated. If we ever get the whole story or the culprits revealed. Because, the Police Force and the Guards of the MP should be investigated for their possible sins and association with the murder that day. Also, the MP should answer for her orders and her play in all of this. As she has conspired to cover-up a crime and needs to answer the public of her crimes. Peace.
Two days ago on the 24th March 2019, the news of a plotted assassination attempt hit many people’s radar. Especially considering the recent acts of similar fashion done in Kampala. However, as more and more testimonies are revealed and eyewitnesses comes forward. The botched attempt on the life of Member of Parliament and State Minister for ICT Aidah Nantaba, seems more likely.
The clear indication is the fact that the killed or murdered person, in cold blood was already in handcuffs before blasted into eternity. This was done with deliberate acts of mischief; this was not in self-defence, as the individual in question, which life was taken was partly in custody already before he was killed. Therefore, the previous stories of fear and agony of the MP doesn’t add up. The equation is now changed.
Because it is sort of impossible to follow the MP, when your already arrested as previously reported, which most media-houses did. They addressed it like the MP said and what she said happen. However, now that the eye witnesses has come forward, the story changes significantly and shows intent to cover-up the misdeed and killings of a civilian in cold-blood on the streets of Kampala.
Who knows why the MP and the Police killed the man, why they decided, that now was his time. This what you call an extra-judicial killing, a special operation of a cover up, where someone innocent was killed and after spinned as something else. That is how sinister this is.
Where everyone was supposed to feel about the MP and her possible death, as someone was haunting her, when all along it was her guards and the Police who killed someone. That is what is tragic about this. That a civilian who happen to cross the MP and her convoy, gotten killed by mere fact of being there. After being arrested and in contempt of courts, rules of law, the extra-judicial killing appeared and to up ease the situation. Make it look like a political assassinations, which has been of late. Therefore, that it looks believable. That is reality of this.
The justification and the whole ordeal is now a mess, a tragedy, it would have been the same if she was attempted killed as MP, however, that she used her power and her position, combined with the playing the guards. Shows how much power and lack of mercy there is in society. As the Police and the powerful persons can murder and do whatever they can to get away with it. As long as the story sticks, but with the interviews of eye-witnesses on NTV and NBS Television, shows, that the story of the MP and her associates doesn’t make sense.
They killed and innocent civilian and tried to cover it up. They murdered him and tried to spin the news. Which they did to a point, but now the reality is out. We wonder, how will this go down? Certainly, it shouldn’t go down without any consequences for the Police Officers, the MPs Guards or the MP herself. Which all lied and tried to deflect from the reality, which they created. Peace.
The police at Nagalama are investigating circumstances under which two men dressed in black leather suits and riding a silver grey Suzuki sports motorcycle Reg No.UDL 822A, allegedly trailed, The Hon. Aida Nantaba Erios, The Hon. Minister of State for ICT and Woman Member of Parliament Kayunga District, in a threatening manner over a distance of 40 kms, from Sezibwa bridge up to Nagalama trading centre. It is alleged that two riders today 24th.March 2019 at around 11:00am rode past The Hon. Minsters official vehicle after, made a U-turn, drove back and pulled alongside the roadside market after Sezibwa bridge. One of them came to the stall where she was buying fruits and pretended to seek for the direction to Kabimbiri trading centre . His suspicious conduct prompted her bodyguard to respond and they drove off.
The Hon. Minister upon realizing that she was being trailed, branched and alerted the police at Nagalama, about the suspicious conduct of the riders.
The two suspicious riders, upon noticing that the Hon. minister had branched and alerted the police at Nagalama , diverted and attempted to escape in the direction of Kimenyede – Mayangayanga Road .
The response teams at Nagalama, pursued them, and after a long chase forced them to abandon their sports motorcycle at Nagojje trading centre, several shots were fired in their direction, to cause them to surrender, but all in vain. In the process, Sebbulime Ronald a resident of Nakabugo Village, Nakabugo Parish, Pakiso Sub County, and Busiro County in Wakiso District was shot dead during the pursuit. The police is still searching the area with canine dogs for the second suspect, who is feared armed and dangerous.
We want to inform the public that The Hon. Minister, despite the scare is very safe and was not attacked at any stage as alleged in the media. Due to the signature technique of attacks from assailants perched on the back of moving motorcycles, the police is taking keen interest, in this investigation, to establish the motive of the suspects. The mobile phone to the deceased, the motorcycle and identification documents recovered are essential leads in our investigation.
CP Enanga Fred
24th March 2019
Today there is news on one of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s favourite ministers, the State Minister for ICT Aidah Nantaba, whose been an Member of Parliament since 2011. Whose lost in the recent National Resistance Movement Primaries, even as she tried to scam herself in for a second term as the NRM MP Flagbearer for Kayunga District. Instead was one of the former NRM MPs who ran as a Independent and actually won in 2015.
She has been called untouchable, a favourite, because of close relations with the President. As she has been calling the President “Daddy” and him calling her “Daughter”. Who knows why, but something must give to get into that close proximity of His Excellency.
Alas, now as there been speculation of a relations with the People Power Deputy Francis Zaake during 2018, which is unverified, but the pictures of them to together went viral online. Whatever it is, she surely knows how to stir the public speculation. Just like it has done in the past with the President too.
However, because of everything. She is clearly not untouchable anymore, as she was in the spotlight for the wrong reasons today.
“Minister Aidah Nantaba says she’s “traumatized” but “grateful to God” following an apparent assassination attempt today; assailants riding on a sport bike reportedly opened fire on her car in Naggalama prompting her security to respond, killing one of the gunmen” (NBS Television, 24.03.2019).
“Aidah Nantaba (Nrm) Woman MP for Kayunga District has cheated death after an assassination attempt by unknown assailants that were following Her Today morning . However , One of the Gunmen was shot dead by Nantaba’s escorts” (87.7 Kampala FM, 24.03.2019).
Who knows why this is happening today? Is it because she is slowly moving away from the President and gets enlighten by the People Power Movement or is that she’s getting truly independent, but still knows she needs the pay-check of the Ministerial Position.
Because, who knows, but there been other assassination in the mere past, political and where the MP or high ranking security official just been killed by unknown motorcycle killers on the streets of Kampala. This isn’t a new feature in politics in Uganda. This is a mere reflection of how brutal and sinister the political life is.
She cheated death and a direct planned attempt on her life today. Its a sign that she has been to vocal or considered her place, in a manner, where the high-above doesn’t accept. Even as she has been a loyal cadre, a two time minister and run for the cause of the NRM. Still, that is not enough, as might even be questioning the reasons to stay on this path. Because, something is up, when suddenly the same kind of killers, that gotten rid of Abiriga and Kaweesi is turning up and pulling up to her.
We can just question this, as there been plenty of these, the regime is keeping their hands close and the wisdom, even closer. But this is yet another sign of how far the mobsters of the government take it. Because, this sort of crime will not be solved, just be buried in bunch of papers in the Central Police Station or at CMI, Kireka.
Don’t expect to know who ordered the hit, but certainly someone did. Peace.
Yet another day and the NRM Primary are postponed again. That is not really news when it happens with so often. There have been issues in the areas that already have had local council elections. Now it’s more elections for the candidates for MPs and Presidential. Before the continuation there been reports of military police going to areas of the NRM Primaries before starting of casting the votes, even mini-buses being shipped in between the areas to secure that certain individuals are winning the elections. In Kasese the losers of the local elections deflected from NRM towards the Go-Forward Ticket, and mean they no longer stand by the Mzee, but instead for Amama Mbabazi.
Norbert Mao of the DP is saying this on social media: “Have you heard? I hear the NRM primaries postponed…again! There is something rotten in Sevoland”.
IGP Kale Kayihura even had to say this before the primaries:
“Due to several violent incidents that have characterized the party primaries in the recently concluded elections, we felt it’s important to alert the country that the State is in control and will not allow any violence” (…)”Primaries must take place without violence; people must know that elections are not warfare” (Segawa, 2015).
The Chairman of NRM Electoral Commission Dr. Tanga Odoi said this:
“She is trying to destroy the party by trying to rig elections. We have credible evidence that she was trying to rig the eledctions” (…)”Nantaba was involved in a scam, she has to report to the NRM vice chairman, Hajji Moses Kigongo and apologize before I can act” (Kamugisha, 2015).
Dr. Tanga Odoi has been claiming that a candidate has been trying to rig the primaries election. This one is Aidah Nantaba. The claim is that she with a gang of folks went into Luzira and took ballot papers. Even with doing so, she still lost her mandate to Moses Karangwa in Kayunga district (Kamugisha, 2015).
The Secretary of the NRM Justine Lumumba said this recently:
“Those party members were rejected by voters in the party. They should not be talking about standing as independents now. They should be rallying behind candidates elected by voters in the party primaries. If they go ahead and stand as independents, the party constitution will be used to expel them” (…)”As a person responsible for supervising the NRM electoral commission, I have never received any complaints regarding the NRM primaries shortcomings. If I did, I would have resolved them. As far as I am concerned there are no complaints from the two party leaders for me to resolve” (Lukoma, 2015).
This weekends actions in Kashenyi in Ngoma Sub County:
“The minister of state for Justice also Deputy Attorney General Mr. Mwesigwa Rukutana and city businessman Bob Kabonero, the proprietor of Kampala Kasino were on Friday evening arrested and held hostage by voters over bribing electorates” (…)”This comes after the scuffle began when one of Mr. Justus Karuhanga’s Supporters Mr. Jamada Mawanda arrested by Mr. Rukutana at his rally, was tied up and beaten by his supporters, and put into a vehicle belonging to the minister on handcuffs” (…)”The Ntungamo district police commander Baker Kawonawo confirmed the scuffle at Kashenyi trading centre in Ngoma Sub County on the Uganda Rwanda border but dismissed the assault of Rukutana. Mr. Rukutana also denies being beaten up arguing that the scuffle only involved supporters (…)”Mr. Rukutana, Mr Herbert Nyongozi and Mr. Amon Kamugyene) at her home Irenga Ntungamo sub county on Saturday evening with the three candidates accusing Mr. Rukutana of using his position to threaten them out of the race. They also accused him of bribing votes and intimidating them” (MK News Link, 2015).
There have been reports of even more postponing of the primaries in Kiruhura District. It has been postponed after the main candidate suffered a fatal death in a car accident on the Masaka – Mbarara road on Saturday even. The sudden death of Michael Nyamuguri Kananura was the comping MP aspirant of Kiruhura. This postponement came as a request from major stakeholders in the area (Twesigye, 2015).
Like earlies report is that their fires as Sembabule in the town of Mawogola today! That is where the police have been shootings into the crowds. To top it all of the police have actually has shot directly at people’s houses in the area. A lot of people have ended up being hurt by the shootings.
In Kinkiizi East earlier today, there has been exposed trying to elaborately vote rigging. Where Mr. Chris Baryomunsi had pre-ticked NRM ballot tickets in his car and this got found out by a crashing that set vehicle before reaching Kanugu.
At the Kasese Police Station there are impounded cars owned by MP Mbahimba over trying to bribe voters. Therefore the car is set in the compound of the police right now (Kahungu, 2015).
In Mbale there also been actions and the police has arrest 32 people, allegedly for planning to disrupt the primaries in Bungokho South. The suspects are now under detentions in the Mbale Central Police Station (Omagor, 2015).
In Jinja there have been reported coming more police and security agents ahead of the Primaries in town yesterday (Walukamba, 2015). At the same day Annet Musika commented this: “the NRM primaries in Jinja are likely not to be free and fair because of bribery” (Gulumire, 2015).
What you think? Seem like there will be issues. Especially with reports of rigging and trying to rig it! There are so many issues that it seems like Dr. Tanga Odoi has not total control of the movement on the ground. Tamale Mirundi must have a field day and will call him out again. How the candidates and the police even arrest people. Shows that there are deeper issues and with the reports from earlier NRM Primaries proves the quality and how it is mended to fix certain candidates instead of honoring the members with their will. That is not a good luck before the main General-Election coming 2016. Especially with evidence of pre-ticket ballots and violence from the Police at every turn. The NRM party is showing frictions and also that their struggles with the different wings of the party. Especially when one part loses or is rigged lose, they shifts to Amama Mbabazi or goes independent. Then the Electoral Commission of the Party will expel the individual who does so. That proves that there is some arrangements that is hurting the Party and that the NRM Electoral Commission is not honoring the members like we saw earlier this year. Peace.
Gulumire, Andrew – ‘Jinja Woman Parliamentary Aspirant Quits NRM Primaries’ (25.10.2015) link: http://ugandaradionetwork.com/story/jinja-woman-parliamentary-aspirant-quits-nrm-primarie
Kamugisha, Samuel – ‘Tanga Odoi To Minister Nantaba: Apologise Within Four Hours Or Be Arrested’ (26.10.2015) link: http://www.hotspot.ug/2015/10/26/tanga-odoi-to-minister-nantaba-apologise-within-four-hours-or-be-arrested/
Kahungu, Thembo – ‘Police Impound MP Mbahimba’s Vehicle Over Voter Bribery’ (26.10.2015)
Lukoma, David – ‘Minister Nantaba, Nankabira Face Expulsion From NRM’ (26.10.2015) link: http://news.ugo.co.ug/minister-nantaba-nankabira-face-expulsion-from-nrm/
MK News Link – ‘NRM Election Violence: Minister Rukutana, Bob Kabonero Assaulted by opponent’s supporters’ (25.10.2015) link: http://mknewslink.com/nrm-election-violence-minister-rukutana-bob-kabonero-assaulted-by-opponents-supporters/
Omagor, Javier Silas – ‘Mbale Police Arrest 32 Ahead of NRM Primaries’ (26.10.2015)
Segawa, Nixon – ‘Kayihura Warns Against Violence in NRM Primaries’ (25.10.2015) link: http://chimpreports.com/kayihura-warns-against-violence-in-nrm-primaries/
Twesigye, Faluku – ‘Kiruhura NRM Primaries Postponed’ (25.10.2015) link: http://www.redpepper.co.ug/kiruhura-nrm-primaries-postponed/
Walukamba, Aldon G. – ‘Security Beefed up ahead of Jinja NRM Primary Elections’ (25.10.2015 Link: http://ugandaradionetwork.com/story/security-beefed-up-ahead-of-jinja-nrm-primary-elections