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UNRA sacks Mark Ssali over corruption

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Uganda National Roads Authority has sacked seasoned journalist Mark Ssali over a corruption related scandal.
Ssali who joined UNRA over five years as a Communications Manager was sacked after a contractor dragged him and others to the State House Anti-Corruption Unit headed by Lt.Col. Edith Nakalema .
It is alleged that Ssali convinced a contractor to give him and others Shs200 billion before UNRA could sign his contract giving him a tender for one of the upcoming roads, the contractor indeed adhered and advanced Shs100 million to Ssali.
However, as the contractor waited for the tender, Ssali sent a message to the same contractor demanding the balance of Shs100 million and it is from here that the contractor lost patience and decided to report Ssali to Col. Nakalema.
Nakalema’s team laid a trap before swinging in action to grab Ssali. However, before she arrested Ssali, she decided to inform UNRA executive Director Allen Kagina on the operation. Kagina upon receiving the news of her staff, pleaded with Nakalema to spare him as the negative news about her manager would impact negatively on the image of UNRA. She instead directed to resign or be sacked so that the matter of corruption at UNRA is kept away from President Yoweri Museveni.
Mark Ssali is a senior Sports Journalist formerly working with Daily Monitor and also an international sports analyst .  He is also married to Justice Ladia Mugambe.

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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge

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Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

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Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.

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Is Johnson Byabashaija courting Enid Kukunda for protection?

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The very amiable Commissioner General of Prisons Canon Johnson Byabashaija was recently sighted with President Y K Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s second wife Enid Kukunda as the two had a very secretive meeting in one of the city hangouts.

According to our informers, the two seem to be in a deep conversation that they wouldn’t allow a housefly pass around. However, sources further reveal that Byabashaija could have courted the second lady for protection given that he has amassed a lot of wealth and could be a subject of investigations.

Our sources reveal that Byabashaija who carries himself as Mr.I know it all hasn’t met Madam Enid alone but a host of others with connections to the centre of power in the country.

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Bobi Wine released on Bail

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Presidential candidate and kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been realeased on bail by the Iganga magistrates court where he appeared to defend himself against accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign SOPs. A defiant Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to blast the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, whom he accuses of using state power to quell dissident.

This follows a tense week that has seen thousands injured and several dead following Hon. Kyagulanyi’s arrest earlier this week. Demonstrations and riots erupted in many parts of the country and heavy police and army deployment was seen all over the country.

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