We are verifying a report from Kiruhura district claiming that president Yoweri Museveni’s security has confiscated a Christian magazine bearing Amama Mbabazi’s message.
A source tells us President Museveni attended church service in Rushere, his home area, on Sunday where the incident allegedly took place.
The said magazine features the consecration of the new Bishop of North Ankole Diocese, Rt Rev Bishop Stephen Namanya.
The president was the chief Guest at the service.
As is the custom, it was supposed to be sold out to believers to keep as testimonies.
It was being sold at Shs 5,000 per copy.
Some Christians had already bought copies before security swung into action and seized the magazines.
“The MC told the congregation the magazine was a political tool because it bears a congratulatory message from Amama Mbabazi,” the source said.
Those already bought were reportedly recalled and other heaps taken by the security personnel.
Tweets by the new presidential press secretary, Lindah Nabusayi, confirm Museveni was present at the consecration and installation of Rt.Rev. Stephen Namanya.
He becomes the second Bishop of the diocese of North Ankole.
“Tomorrow 3rd August, Museveni will mark 58th anniversary of his baptism,” Lindah says in a tweet.
She said Bishop Namanya was under FRONASA, a force that liberated ctry before he became born again in 1980.
Mbabazi aide booed in Lira
Meanwhile, NTV reports that a students’ event in Lira was disrupted when one of those giving a speech with a message from former Premier John Patrick Amama Mbabazi was booed as he spoke.
This was at event organized by Lango Students’ Association.
Patrick Orwata, who called himself an aide from Mbabazi’s youth league was interrupted several times while delivering Amama’s speech.
“I believe come 2016 we will be celebrating the cictory of removing president by yoweri Museveni,” Orwata started.
However, when he announced the speech was Amama’s, the audience broke into disruptive hisses and boos.
The master of ceremony eventually asked him to make copies of the message and distribute it to those interested.