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Lumumba Condemns Leakage of Kyagulanyi Kids' Photos

Speaking to URN at the sidelines of the Women Situation Room organized breakfast meeting at Sheraton Hotel, Lumumba said politicians should be allowed to have their private lives that should not be interfered with.
08 Jan 2021 15:15

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Justine Kasule Lumumba, the Secretary General of the ruling National Resistance Movement has lashed out at those who leaked the pictures of the children of National Unity Platform presidential candidate leaving the country earlier this week.

Pictures of four of Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu’s children at Entebbe airport waiting in a queue to be cleared to fly out to Dallas in the United State of America caused a heated debate on social media.

Speaking to URN at the sidelines of the Women Situation Room organized breakfast meeting at Sheraton Hotel, Lumumba said politicians should be allowed to have their  private lives that should not be interfered with. 

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Lumumba however said Uganda is a peaceful country and will continue to be even after the January 14th general elections which many people are starting to feel they will not be peaceful. 

“We want everybody to advocate for peace because there will be Uganda even before the election,” Lumumba said.

Yesterday, Kyagulanyi came out to defend the decision to have his children taken outside the country. He said from the time he expressed interest in taking on president Museveni, his family started receiving threats to their lives.  He said after having a discussion with his wife Barbie Itungo and his political allies, it was agreed that the best way for him to continue challenging President Museveni was by sending away his children to minimize his vulnerabilities.

Meanwhile, Lumumba also disputed  a letter making rounds on Social Media indicating that the President had authorized her to extend financial support of UGX 300million to independent parliamentary candidate for Rukungiri municipality Ingrid Turinawe. 

“Even when I was the Chief Whip, I never wrote letters to my boss; we would just sit down and discuss. Therefore, that letter is fake,” Lumumba said. 

Turinawe broke ranks with the Forum for Democratic Change and contested as an independent after losing the party primaries to Dr Warren Tumwine.