PROFILE: British Woman Recruiting Spies In Uganda Exposed
President Yoweri Museveni Wednesday shocked a delegation from the European Union at State House Entebbe when he exposed a British woman who has been recruiting spies in Uganda.
The President, whom sources say spoke with confidence as he rolled his eyes from left, right and centre, revealed that Philippa, a member of the ruling Conservative Party was bankrolling foreign trips of young politicians in Uganda.
“Stop enrolling our young officials in government to act as your agents,” Museveni charged as delegates looked on in consternation.
“I am told this woman Philipa from the Conservative Party has been giving money to our young MPs to run here and there over oil. She is misleading them with some money,” said Museveni as the diplomats listened attentively.
The President said private funding of Ugandan citizens is totally unacceptable and punishable.
"Giving Uganda officials cash, not cheque or paying through the bank is money laundering," he told the delegates led by their boss Dr Roberto Ridolfi.
"We have reports that they invite our young Members of Parliament; give them funds which are not reported either in parliament or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This is corruption, if they get money which they don't declare. If it is to help our country, it should be reported. If it is not reported, it is looked at as some of our partners recruiting agents or spies in our country,” said Museveni.
“We don't want embassies of our friends to recruit spies from our people. We are not hostile powers to you; neither are we your enemies, why would you recruit? This is a serious form of corruption. If you get money from foreign sources and don't declare to IGG, Parliament or police, you are not only corrupt, but an agent."
Following the President’s startling statement, Chimpreports.com has carried out an investigation to identify the British politician now giving Museveni sleepless nights.
Our research shows that the President was referring to Phillipa Stroud, 47, a close friend of UK Premier David Cameron and member of the ruling party.
Phillipa is said to be the main link between Uganda’s opposition and Cameron’s office. She also coordinates funding to FDC, Uganda’s leading opposition party.
FDC President Col. Kizza Besigye started schmoozing with Cameron even before he became Premier. In fact a few days before Cameron took the mantle to lead UK, Besigye flew to London to deliver his congratulatory message.
Insiders have told this investigative website that the Conservative Party has been funding FDC activities with the view of enabling the party build enough capacity to remove Museveni from power.
Phillipa, according to reliable sources, coordinated the dispatch of all the equipment (computers, printers, software and furniture) and other accessories from London for FDC headquarters in Najjanankumbi, Kampala.
Phillipa also helped the party access a huge printer estimated at Shs800m which is unfortunately rotting away at the party headquarters. That’s where most of the FDC female contestants’ posters where printed during the 2011 campaigns.
The UK female politician also coordinated the transfer of funds and technology applications estimated at Shs100m for the FDC tally centre during the 2011 Presidential elections. However, Uganda security services jammed the equipment on the polling day.
Phillipa has as well been wiring large sums of money to facilitate the IPC Women League led by iron-lady Ingrid Turinawe.
FDC insiders have also revealed that a substantial amount of FDC’s 2011 campaign funds was mobilized by Phillipa.
Meanwhile, there are unconfirmed reports that Phillipa has been in touch with rebel NRM MPs and Western Youth legislator Gerald Karuhanga to drag Tullow Oil to the UK House of Commons for “illegally transacting oil deals in Uganda.”
WHO IS PHILLIPA
Born in 1965, Phillipa is a co-founder and former Executive Director of the think tank the Centre for Social Justice. She is a member of the Conservative Party and in 2009 The Daily Telegraph named her as the 82nd most influential right-winger, ahead of the last Conservative leader Michael Howard.
Life before politics
Stroud spent seventeen years in poverty-fighting projects and published a book on social injustice. In 1987-89 Philippa worked in Hong Kong and Macau amongst the addict community. From 1989-96 Philippa pioneered a four-stage residential support project in Bedford enabling homeless people to move off the streets and to become contributing members of the community. From 2001-2003 Philippa developed a project to care for addicts, the homeless and those in debt in Birmingham.
In 2003, Stroud co-founded the Centre for Social Justice. She has twice been a Conservative candidate in a general election: she came third in Birmingham Ladywood in 2005; and on 6 May 2010, as candidate for Sutton and Cheam, she came second to incumbent Liberal Democrat Paul Burstow.
After the election, she was appointed as a Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith.
During the 2010 election campaign, it was claimed by The Observer, but denied by Stroud, that in 1989, having returned from Hong Kong, she had founded the Kings Arms Trust in Bedford, that provided religiously-based social services to alcoholics and drug addicts. Twenty-one years later, the church attracted controversy when an article in The Observer of 2 May 2010 alleged they had tried to "cure" homosexuals and transgender individuals by driving out their 'demons' in the name of God.
Immediately after the allegations of the article, Stroud responded in a statement saying that it was "categorically untrue that I believe homosexuality to be an 'illness'".
David Cameron defended Stroud stating that "She believes in gay equality" and had made "a very clear statement to say she was completely misreported".
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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