RADIO SCANDAL: NRM Officially Overthrows Kabakumba


According to NRM Acting Chief Whip David Bahati, for sale the caucus made it clear to Kabakumba that she is wanted out of office.
“Yes, this it’s true, the NRM caucus advised Kabakumba to step down as minister for Presidency for her involvement in the theft of radio equipment from Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC),” Bahati said in an exclusive telephone interview today morning.
Kabakumba reportedly stole a transmitter and mast from UBC in 2009 for her Radio Station in Masindi district. A police investigation recovered the equipment last week thus leaving the radio station off air.
Kabakumba has always denied the allegations, saying they are aimed at tarnishing her rather good name and ending her bright political career.
“That is the position we (NRM) reached after listening to her defence,” Bahati added.
He said the party gave Kabakumba an opportunity to defend herself against allegations of theft.
“Her defense was wanting so we directed her to step down. We do not know when she will resign but that’s the position of the party,” Bahati clarified.
The move is a blow to Kabakumba, marking the end of her close life to the Presidency.
The development underlines an abrupt end to the once shinning career of the Princess from Masindi.
Her term of office as Minister for Information and Presidency had stains of corruption, abuse of office, arrogance and insensitivity.
A poll on showed 90% of Ugandans wanted Kabakumba removed from office.
Now that NRM has officially overthrown Kabakumba, sources say, police is likely to arrest and charge her with theft, abuse of office and corruption.


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