Highlights and Lead Stories from the Red Pepper Uganda's first Tabloid.
Tuesday, 27 March 2007
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Friday, 16 March 2007
The FDC leader has finalized plans that are aimed at keeping his political arch rival a hostage around Kampala.The strategy aims at ensuring that Museveni keeps around Kampala or else Besigye overturns the security in the city and probaly in the whole country.The strategy includes conducting regular political action around Kampala.Other institutions will include Universities,Hospitals and the likes.The target areas will be around the constitution square, Kampala road Parliament avenue and the high court areas.Political analysts indeed say this is why the President had to chair the cabinet meeting in Rural Masaka.
- 'Re-arrested PRA men's where abouts unknown'
- Salaamu Musumba lands on plot to kill her
The FDC Vice Chairperson Salaamu Musumba has landed on a plot to kill her during the by elections for the Kamuli District LC 5 seat.The seat fell vacant after Kawugu Mugaino's papers were found lacking forcing court to nullify the election.The information leaked to her by a friend has it that a search is on for drivers who can fake an accident during the campaigns slated to kick off any time.She says she is aware of a group that was trained by NRM to disrupt the February presidential and parliamentary opposition campaigns and vowed to deal with them this time round.
Thursday, 15 March 2007
The latest news in the FDC from reliable sources is that Winnie Byanyima is not on talking terms with her husband Dr.Kizza Besigye the current FDC leader.It is rumored that Winnie quietly abandoned the FDC in a mega exchange to endorse her for the UN Job in New York.This deal was brokered by Sam Kuteesa in Addis Ababa last year.Many high profile jobs at the UN require endorsement by the home government.This deal has paralyzed relations between Winnie and Dr.Kizza Besigye.
In New York Winnie has distanced herself from FDC activities and activists.She has actually paralyzed plans of FDC's Anne Mugisha to popularize FDC programmes aimed at undermining Museveni & his government.
Intelligence sources also confirm that there systems have not reported a phone conversation between Winnie and Besigye for sometime now.
- Jomayi refutes Nakawuki's allegations
- Boxer Ouma dating Owori
Celebrity Boxer Ouma Kassim is now dating Susan Owori sister to Sylvia Owori of Sylvie's Boutique.Its less than a month ago when Ouma and Juliana were an Item that she even changed her name to Jalia.Plans to tie the knot were in the offing.Juliana was also thinking of converting to Islam which is Kassim's faith.The latest is that Kassim bought Sylvia an airticket probably to act as Susan's maid of honour as the two are planning to be married soon.
Wednesday, 14 March 2007
Top FDC Ministers have been receiving big cheques to destabilize the FDC party from within.Some members have been given houses for the espionage work.The task of the spies is to leak any relevant information including minutes and copies of all correspondence's.The other task is to lead the party leader away from the right path.Its the same advice that has made Besigye concentrate in the city center and ignoring the upcountry where Museveni enjoys massive support.Besigye has not been idle either as he equally gets information about him in record time.
- Former Miss Uganda Pregnant
Barbara Nakimbugwe left Uganda for the US and hooked US based Ugandan Boxer Kassim Ouma "The Dream" and were an item for sometime before calling it quits.She later landed herself a Zimbabwean Tycoon and tied the knot.She is now expecting and the Zimbabwean is the proud father of the child to be.
Tuesday, 13 March 2007
The Police is being urged to use Snakes for crowd control as opposed to teargas and water canons.Teargas becomes costly in the long run bearing in mind that Ugandans are constantly battling with Police and in the process getting used to it.In places especially the far east where snakes are commonly used they are dropped by helicopters to the crowds.The snakes are not poisonous but they are capable of sending off the rioters.The government anticipates more riots as the struggle for political power grows.
- SN Brussels' Morris weeps over Golf Ball
Golf is a game for the rich and whoever plays it is considered loaded.One Morris of SN Brussels was enjoying his game only to be disrupted by the ball going off pitch.A search for the ball did not yield any results forcing Morris to break down in tears.If the ball was not that special then it must have been the cost of getting a new one.
- M7 Calls crisis meeting over NRM rebel MPs
- Gae set to wed
Monday, 12 March 2007
There is a coup plot against Besigye fuelled by some party executives.They say that Besigye should be replaced quickly to allow the next party head to traverse the country before the 2011 elections.Among others they claim that Besigye has lost elections twice, failed to win in his home district therefore he should not head a national party.However the plotters are looking at a possible replacement from Maj Gen.Mugisha Muntu or Ogenga Latigo.
Police in the UK is hunting for two Ugandans who are HIV positive and continuously sleep with women intetionally minus telling them they are infected.Police is combing two Ugandan entertainment places i.e. a Ugandan Club in Edmonton and club 791 in South London where these men hang out .They face a long term jail if it turns out they do it on purpose.
Saturday, 10 March 2007
Dr.Kizza Besigye faces new charges.The leader of Forum for Democratic Change is to be charged when court opens with assault.He beat up a Policeman and broke his jaw in court premises on March 01.The Policeman one Kakuru was stopping the aggressive and determined leader from entering the registrars office where the PRA Suspects were being held and that is where he sustained his punch after Besigye lost his cool..
Kakuru is a member of the feared Black Mamba Commandos, from the Joint Anti Terrorism Squad.When other officers hit back and tried to intervene they were stopped by the superiors claiming that Besigye was provoking the Police into beating him up.President Museveni was briefed that Besigye started the fracas so he ordered an investigation into the matter and the culprits be brought to book.
- UPDF Plain Catches Fire in Somalia
- Straka Suspended from WBS
Friday, 09 March 2007
The Red Pepper claims to have landed on information that Besigye and Museveni vow to crush each other before the end of 2008.Besigye has been moving from Rally to rally saying Museveni will not rule Uganda till 2011.Museveni is also planning to deal with what he terms as "Besigye's Nonsense" after the CHOGM.They have both adopted a different strategy.Besigye has started brewing civil disobedience leading to full fledged may hem in the week of CHOGM, Nov 23-25.FDC has also resorted to hiring young men skilled in rioting who are at the forefront of the recent FDC Riots.These boys do not fear tear gas or being arrested.Besigye's CHOGM plan is to hold severe riots,attract the wrath of the state so that visiting heads of state including the Queen Elizabeth ll see Museveni as another Robert Mugabe.
To counter Besigye's plan Museveni yesterday announced at kololo that nobody would destabilize him because he has a dual mandate, one of liberalization and the other from the voters and he is considering to unleash the no-nonsense Kakooza Mutale and the commander of Military Police Col.Dick Bugingo to crush Besigye and his supporters.
- Go and rear Goats,M7 tells Besigye
The President has described the members of the opposition as day dreamers and advised them to go and rear goats as they wait for 2011.No political group will be allowed to stage a demonstration at the Constitutional square as its the central business district of Kampala.
Thursday, 08 March 2007
Top Security officials are investigating a mind-boggling puzzle of how FDC leader Col.Dr.Kizza Besigye gets the latest intelligence reports about him with lightening speed.Many reports about Besigye reach him almost at the very time they are being delivered to Gen.David Tinyefuza who is the overall coordinator of intelligence organizations.What shocked the intelligence gurus is how the report to arrest him leaked.Besigye was to be arrested on Monday the day the judges started their strike.This was after the pardoned PRA suspects had piled incriminating evidence against him.Besigye had got a thorough briefing from his network about the arrest; so he moved quickly to stage a demonstration and working up crowds to attract local and international attention.In that way it became difficult for the state to arrest him and the plans were called off.Top intelligence chiefs have launched an investigation into how top secrets leak to Besigye.
- 'Wives of PRA Suspects considering Suicide'
- Judges Strike Paralyzes Police
Wednesday, 07 March 2007
A special Intelligence report has concluded that Besigye has been testing the President and Government on how far they can restrain him.On Monday Besigye again paralyzed the city as he was in running battles with police that he overpowered them and went to Parliament.According to security agencies after Monday's actions worse demos are expected.Besigye and his supporters have developed a huge resistance for tear gas and bullets.A decision has been made that the army and not the regular police will handle Besigye's demonstrations.Intelligence sources add that if Besigye fails in his plan to capture power using people power he will flee the country after all he has showed the international community that he cannot hold a rally in Kampala.Meanwhile during the last failed attempt to smuggle the PRA suspects by FDC several diplomatic vehicles were put on standby to whisk away the suspects who had been granted bail on terrorism charges.
- Judges Defy M7
- UPDF Men attacked on Arrival in Somalia
- CAA on schedule for CHOGM
Tuesday, 06 March 2007
The Police battled FDC Leader and his supporters who wanted to demonstrate against the re-arrest of the six PRA suspects.The city center turned chaotic as police teargassed the supporters forcing many shops on Jinja and Kampala road to close.Besigye was able to move to parliament all the way from clock tower where he had been battling with police.As police kept on firing tear gas in the public a canister fell in one of the commuters heading to Jinja forcing all the passengers out except for two kids whose fate is still unknown.
- Museveni rules out bail for the PRA suspects
The President still insists that the PRA suspects will not be granted bail.He also blasted Justice Lugayizi for "misinterpreting" the law and contradicting the constitution."The courts were certainly wrong to grant these people bail.They should not have been released on bail because they can escape and go back to rebellion"
Monday, 05 March 2007
Security has landed on sensitive information that Forum for Democratic Change Leader, Col.Kizza Besigye plans to flee the country.Since Friday Security reactivated the 24 hour surveillance on the colonel which it had relaxed.Besigye has learnt that the State may be in advanced stages of re-arresting him and charging him.Gen.Mugisha Muntu and Reagan Okumu on Saturday night met senior Diplomats of the British High Commission so they can plead with Government not to re arrest Dr.Besigye.
- Chameleon's new Album Stolen
Jose Chameleon's new Album dubbed ''Abatasiga Nsigo'' has been stolen from his leon Island studios.The Album had already been paid for by Kasiwukira Studios at the cost of 50Mn but the next thing Chameleon discovered was listening to one of the tracks from a moving car and that is how he discovered it had been stolen.He has reported the matter to police and the culprits will have to pay heavily.
- Muliika now Head of Anti Museveni group in Buganda
Friday, 02 March 2007
The crisis in Buganda Kingdom takes another twist with a failed plot to poison the former premier, Dan Muliika.This plot was being hatched by a prominent lawyer using a tea girl employed at Bulange, Mengo.The city lawyer had actually conned alot of people with promises to lease land belonging to the kingdom but to date his promises have never come to pass.The city lawyer felt scared that the sacked premier would spill the beans so he plotted to poison him.The tea girl was promised 4m to execute the move but she turned it down after reflecting on how those on suspicion of killing Dr.Robinah Kiyingi suffered.
- Standoff over (PRA) Suspects
Justice Eldad Mwangusya yesterday set free six PRA suspects but the State refused to set theM free like it has done on four previous occasions.However the suspects vowed not to leave the High Court.One of them was lifted shoulder high but was able to fight his way back to court.The standoff attracted over 9 Ambassadors as the suspects resisted going back to Luzira.At about 7:00pm the suspects were forcefully herded to the bus amidst tight security in and around the court.Some FDC supporters were beaten up in the confusion.The suspects were first given bail way back in 2005 but since then they have remained in Luzira Prison.The President said that there being released would depend on them applying for amnesty.In total they were 22 and the rest have been granted amnesty after accepting guilt.
Thursday, 01 March 2007
A new rift within the NRM Party has emerged where some members of the party are calling themselves "shareholders" and others "workers".This came into the lime light during the caucus meeting of the NRM that took place at the Vice President's house in Garuga.Bukenya was the emcee during this meeting among others to counter press reports about his imminent sacking from cabinet.Below are some of the members considered as share holders Kigongo, Mbabazi, Kiyonga, Otafire,Tinyefuza, Tumwine, Rugunda, Kuteesa, Saleh, Nasasira, Muhwezi, Kategaya.The the list of those viewed as workers is as followsProf.Bukenya, Prof Nsibambi, Sekandi, Kadaga, Onek and almost all the ministers that did not take part in the 1981-86 bush war
- Rio Ferdinand's Dad hooks Ray