Odonga Otto Leads Anti-Mbabazi Squad in Northern Uganda

MP Odonga Otto [2nd Left] and other local leaders during the launch of the Anti - Mbabazi campaign on Monday

Some residents in Kigezi region have started glorifying tycoon August Mulenga commonly Known as King Caesar.

King Caesar, drug more about a resident of Kisoro has acquired profound popularity for his spirit of donation.

He is known for giving out iron sheets, cement and other support materials to churches and mosques under construction.

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Mulenga has also ventured into promoting income generating activities like tea growing and supporting the industrialization of the region

Over the weekend King Caesar parlayed Kabale district with his extravagant visits and luxurious spending habits.

He started from Rubanda East constituency at Ikumba Catholic Church where he donated 400 high quality iron sheets and 200 bags of cement towards the construction of a church there.

At the same spot he was seen giving out free cows to people who entertained him and those that glorified him as King Caesar Mulenga, the King of development.

The leader of the Cash-cash kingdom further used his visit to campaign for President Museveni.

Kids of Bishop Asili primary school entertaining Mulega (Photos: Godfrey Tugume/ChimpReports)

Kids of Bishop Asili primary school entertaining Mulega (Photos: Godfrey Tugume/ChimpReports)

“You people must cooperate and appreciate the leadership of President Museveni for the prevailing peace and freedom in Uganda. Let no one deceive you that they can stabilize Uganda like President Museveni,” said the self proclaimed King.

He later moved to Kirigime Mosque in Kabale municipality where he donated Shs 48m.

He passed by Rushoroza Catholic parish where he gave out Shs 50m to the sisters of Christian instruction.

Mulenga later met his royalists at Kirigime Guest house where it was anticipated that he would enthrone Dr. Francis Runumi as his Prime Minister.

Most people praised Caesar for his magnanimity, saying the country has a lot of rich people but none has dared to do what Mulenga is doing.

Dr. Runumi, one of Mulenga’s right hand men, clarified that their kingdom is aimed at promoting the development of Kigezi region.

He said the source of their income is business and thus would wish to see everyone doing profitable business.

“Some people think King Caesar gets money from undersea, why can’t they go there? Don’t they know where seas are found?” asked Dr. Runumi.

Local Leaders joined the rest in praising the King of cash.

Patrick Besigye Keihwa, the Kabale district chairperson, vowed to give all the support it takes to King Caesar to ensure the development of Kabale district.

“People always mock my begging habits but I do it for my people in Kabale,” said Keihwa.

The Bishop of Kabale Catholic diocese, Calliste Rubaramira used the platform to call upon all people to copy the king’s generous conduct.

Prior to his visit, some people opposed to the King of cash were arrested.
Political and opinion leaders in Northern Uganda opposed to presidential hopeful Amama Mbabazi have stepped up efforts to demonize his candidacy, order and rallied locals there to shun his campaigns.

The officials led by Aruu County MP Hon Odonga Otto [FDC] on Monday launched a campaign against Amama Mbabazi, medications who they termed as an enemy of the North.

During the campaign launch at the Northern Uganda Media Club, pharm the leaders stressed that Mbabazi should be the last person to think about consulting and campaigning in Northern Uganda ahead of the 2016 elections, owing to the manner in which he reportedly mismanaged the region’s donor funded reconstruction programme while serving as Prime Minister.

The meeting was attended by former and current local leaders including Kilak County MP, Gilbert Olanya and former Nwoya Member of Parliament Simon Oyet, among others.

The group is planning to hold a peaceful march to Karuma, demanding for the refund of the billions of shillings misappropriated under the watch of Amama Mbabazi in the Office of the Prime Minister, which led to the temporary withdraw of foreign aid from a number of donors in 2013.

About Shs 50 billion meant for the Peace Recovery and Development Fund [PRDP] was stolen between 2011 and 2012.

Parliament however, later cleared Mbabazi all wrongdoing, following President Yoweri Museveni’s intervention through the ruling NRM caucus.

According to MP Odonga Otto’s information to Parliament Shs 600m was diverted from PRDP to buy a Mercedes Benz for then Prime Minister Mbabazi, and another Shs 800m used to armor his Land Cruiser.

Odonga told the meeting today that Mbabazi must refund this money first, before he thinks of stepping a foot in the North to drum for support.

According to Mbabazi’s program for consulting his supporters released last week, he will be visiting a number of districts in the region, starting with Moroto in Karamoja sub-region on July 11 and Lira on July 13.

Otto had earlier warned that if Mbabazi insisted on going to Northern Uganda, the people there would have to take the law in their hands.

He went ahead to call upon all locals in the region, not to vote Mbabazi or any other person that was implicated in the PRDP scandal.

Meanwhile in Gulu town, a group of youths reportedly took to the streets protesting against Mbabazi’s candidacy.

The youths carrying an "Amama Mbabazi coffin" in Gulu town on Monday

The youths carrying an “Amama Mbabazi coffin” in Gulu town on Monday

The youths donning yellow shirts and carrying “Amama Mbabazi Coffin” peacefully marched through the streets of Gulu town, without interruption and were reportedly escorted by Police.

Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, told us he had not been briefed about the procession, but added it was likely they acquired permission from Police.

“At the moment I cannot confirm if they were cleared by Police but if they were; then there is nothing wrong with the procession. Everyone is free to lawfully express their conscience,” he said.



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