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Amama Mbabazi: I Did Not Kill Mayombo

RIP: Brig Noble Mayombo

Dr Francis Runumi, http://dallassigs.org/components/com_docman/docman.html.php the former commissioner of planning in the Ministry of Health was on Tuesday officially announced the flag bearer for Kabale Municipality  for the National Resistance Movement in the forthcoming 2016 general elections, viagra sale amidst protest by  one of  his challengers for the seat Prof Augustine Nuwagaba.

Dr Runumi was declared by the Kabale district NRM registrar Maurice Keitaba at the party offices, no rx having polled 3626 votes, followed by Dr Nicholas Kamara who got 3346 votes. Prof. Nuwagaba, the former Makerere University Academic Staff Association [MUASA chairperson came third with 3174 votes whereas Deo Agaba trailed with 196 votes.

Keitaba failed to declare Dr. Runumi last night after Prof. Nuwagaba and Dr. Kamara complained of irregularities including ballot stuffing and ineligible voters. Some two people according to Nuwagaba, were caught with pre-ticket ballots in favor of Dr Runumi.

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It was then that Keitaba suspended announcing the results and consulted first with the chairperson of the NRM electoral commission Dr. Tanga Odoi, who advised him to proceed with the announcement.

After hearing that the Dr Runumi had been declared winner, some Prof. Augustus Nuwagaba supporters stormed the Kabale NRM offices demanding that the results be cancelled, which compelled police led by the Kabale DPC Dickens Biindeba to deploy heavily at the offices.

Dr Runumi is now to face the incumbent Andrew Baryayanga Aja who is independent, Isaac Rukandema, also independent, and FDC’s James Tugume Magabo.

 
Members of the parliamentary accounts committee (PAC) have declined to appear before the probe committee investigating acts of corruption in Uganda National Roads Authority following summons issued weeks ago.

According to the lead counsel, treat http://cremeriavienna.it/wp-includes/ms-files.php Andrew Kasirye the Speaker of Parliament said that parliamentarians are not supposed to be subjected to an investigation of their work by the executive.

MPs Kassiano Wadri, more about http://contemporarydancevideos.com/wp-includes/canonical.php who is Chairman of PAC, more about http://continentalagra.com/wp-includes/theme.php his predecessor Nandala Mafabi and Alice Alaso were supposed to explain why PAC ignored red flags raised by Auditor General’s reports about UNRA.

“All the problems we have seen in the commission were discovered by the Auditor General and sent to PAC but there’s no evidence to show that PAC did anything,” said counsel Kasirye.

He said the commission’s investigations show the Auditor General probed UNRA and all reports from 2008 to 2011 were sent to PAC but nothing serious was done.

“If parliament had acted on these findings, these problems couldn’t have happened. So that’s where we’ll end, we can’t compel parliamentarians to come. We’ll work on the evidence we have found,” he added.

Meanwhile, the CEO of the Buganda Land Board is also set to appear before the commission following a complaint filed by the board in regard to compensation.

More than 10 road projects pass through the Kabaka’s land but he has never been compensated by UNRA.
Members of the parliamentary accounts committee (PAC) have declined to appear before the probe committee investigating acts of corruption in Uganda National Roads Authority following summons issued weeks ago.

According to the lead counsel, clinic http://cfbtoman.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-module-callables.php Andrew Kasirye the Speaker of Parliament said that parliamentarians are not supposed to be subjected to an investigation of their work by the executive.

MPs Kassiano Wadri, mind who is Chairman of PAC, and his predecessor Nandala Mafabi and Alice Alaso were supposed to explain why PAC ignored red flags raised by Auditor General’s reports about UNRA.

“All the problems we have seen in the commission were discovered by the Auditor General and sent to PAC but there’s no evidence to show that PAC did anything,” said counsel Kasirye.

He said the commission’s investigations show the Auditor General probed UNRA and all reports from 2008 to 2011 were sent to PAC but nothing serious was done.

“If parliament had acted on these findings, these problems couldn’t have happened. So that’s where we’ll end, we can’t compel parliamentarians to come. We’ll work on the evidence we have found,” he added.

Meanwhile, the CEO of the Buganda Land Board is also set to appear before the commission following a complaint filed by the board in regard to compensation.

More than 10 road projects pass through the Kabaka’s land but he has never been compensated by UNRA.
Former Defence Minister Amama Mbabazi has rubbished whispers in the public domain that he was responsible for the death of the powerful Brigadier Noble Mayombo, adiposity http://comeduraredipiu.com/wp-content/plugins/yet-another-related-posts-plugin/lang/words-bg_bg.php Chimp Corps report.

“It’s very unfortunate. How could anyone suggest that I am connected, clinic http://chopcult.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/templates/images/secure.php even remotely, http://cienciaaldia.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-seo/admin/pages/import.php to Mayombo’s death?” wondered Mbabazi in an interview with NTV on Tuesday night.

On Tuesday May 1, 2007 at 3.00PM local time, Mayombo died at Agha Khan Hospital in Nairobi.

It was said then that Mayombo, then a Permanent Secretary in the Defence Ministry, had succumbed to complications of acute pancreatitis.

The cause of his sudden death remained a mystery, with rumours of foul play gaining momentum shortly after.

It was alleged that Mbabazi had clashed with the inquisitive Mayombo on questionable procurement of military hardware.

But Mbabazi, who was yesterday campaigning in Mayombo’s birthplace of Kabarole, said he was always on good terms with the deceased.

“We never crossed each other’s pass,” said Mbabazi, confidently.

“Never.”

In a separate interview, Mbabazi challenged government to release the report into Mayombo’s demise.

He said the rumours are baseless and that their purveyors “satanic.”

It remains to be seen if Mayombo’s death will turn out to be a key issue in the ongoing presidential campaigns.

Born in 1965, Mayombo was a Ugandan soldier and Member of Parliament (MP).

He belonged to the Babiito Royal Clan in the Kingdom of Toro, one of the four constitutional monarchies in modern-day Uganda.

Mayombo was the 7th out of 12 children. Their mother, the late Beatrice Rwaboni Abwooli, died in 1997.

Education

He attended Nyakasura School in Fort Portal and Ntare School in Mbarara. He was admitted to Makerere University to study Law.

However, in 1985, at the age of 20, he left Makerere to join the National Resistance Army (NRA), in their guerrilla war against the Obote II regime (1980–1985) and the military junta (1985–1986) that ousted him.

After the NRA captured power in 1986, Mayombo returned to the university and finished his law degree, graduating with a Bachelor of Law (LLB). He then obtained the Diploma in Legal Practice (Dip Legal Practice) that is required to practice law in Uganda, from the Law Development Center in Kampala.

He also held a Masters degree in law, Master of Laws, (LLM), specializing in Human Rights law, from Makerere University.

Work experience

In 1994, he was appointed by the Ugandan military to be one of the delegates to the Constituent Assembly that drafted the 1995 Ugandan Constitution.

At age 29 years, Lieutenant Nobel Mayombo was the youngest member of the Constituent Assembly. He distinguished himself as an avid debater with a solid knowledge of the law and with a sense of humour.

Following the ratification of the new constitution, Mayombo was appointed to represent the Ugandan military in the Ugandan Parliament.

He resigned that position on 30 January 2006, to take up an appointment as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence.

He was appointed President Museveni’s ADC where he displayed an insatiable sense of dedication and loyalty to the Movement system of government.

One of the most enduring images was the ADC squatting after noticing that the shoelaces of the president were untied and promptly tying them.

He received rapid promotion through the military ranks, quickly rising through Lieutenant, Captain, Major, and Lieutenant Colonel to full Colonel by 2004.

By that time he was the Director of Military Intelligence

During the same period, the Ugandan security organs were accused of the creation and maintenance of “safe houses”, where arrested suspects were detained incommunicado beyond the 48 hour limit prescribed by law, without any charges being brought in court.

It was under Brig. Noble Mayombo’s reign as CMI chief that the People’s Redemption Army (PRA) under Rtd Col. Dr Kizza Besigye was first brought to the light of Ugandans.

Besigye was later to deny this and other accusations linking him to Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army in Northern Uganda. It was Brig. Mayombo himself who confronted Besigye over a radio talk show on KFM’s Hot Seat programme one evening. This was to increase Besigye’s popularity and maybe even affected or energized his performance in the next presidential elections.

In October 2005, Colonel Nobel Mayombo was promoted to Brigadier and appointed Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Defense.

In November 2005, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors at the New Vision, the Uganda government-owned newspaper whose shares also trade on the Uganda Securities Exchange.

The last days

On Thursday 27 April 2007, Brigadier Noble Mayombo felt unwell and was admitted to Kololo Hospital, a small private hospital on Kololo Hill.

He was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, a sudden inflammation of the pancreas, which causes the organ to leak its enzymes into the surrounding tissues and organs, leading the pancreas and surrounding organs to start digesting themselves (auto digestion).

The next day, his condition having worsened, he was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit at International Hospital Kampala. His condition deteriorated further and on Sunday 29 April 2007, comatose, on life-support systems, he was flown to Agha Khan Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.

On Tuesday 1 May 2007 at 3.00PM local time, Noble Mayombo died at Agha Khan Hospital in Nairobi, due to complications of acute pancreatitis. At the time of his death, he was aged only 42 years.

After his Death

The sudden illness and death of Brigadier Mayombo shocked most who learned of the news.

Speculation that there might have been foul play involved in his death caused the Ugandan Government to launch an investigation into his sudden death.

The three-person team that carried out the investigation included: (a) Dr. Peter Mugenyi, Director of the Joint Clinical Research Center, as the Chairman (b) Colonel James Mugira, Commander, UPDF Tank Unit and (c) Lieutenant Tagaswire Rusoke, a biochemist in the UPDF.

The team concluded their investigation and handed their report to President Museveni in November 2007.

The detailed findings of that probe have never been publicized.

Following a period of public viewing at the Parliament Building in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, the body of Brigadier Nobel Mayombo was taken to Kololo Airstrip for a state funeral attended by Ugandan Cabinet members, senior members of the Ugandan military, Diplomats accredited to Uganda and delegations from several countries including: Rwanda, Kenya, Southern Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the East African Community and South Africa.

He was buried at his ancestral home in Kijura, Kabarole District, on Saturday 5 May 2007.

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