ENTERTAINMENT: Fired Uganda Chemical Ali Kayihura advised to reserve cell in prison
I Told Kayihura To Call Prisons Boss And Book A Cell For Himself – Mirundi Meets Kayihura
By: Jamil Lutakome (DAILY MONITOR)
Presidential adviser on media Joseph Tamale Mirundi, one of Kayihura’s longtime friends has revealed that he advised Kayihura to call Prisons boss Johnson Byabashaija and ask him to reserve a cell for him because his haters are going to fight until they put him down.
Mirundi said that he visited his friend at his home in Muyenga Kampala after being fired by his boss. He said that he found Kayihura in deep thoughts and in shock still not believing that he was fired by Museveni.
“You know it’s hard to accept that the person you have worked for and rendered your loyalty to fires you in such a humiliating manner. He told me that he still doesn’t believe that the Museveni he knows and he has worked for fired him. I consoled him and told him that that is the way Museveni and his people pay those who work for them,” Mirundi said.
Mirundi said that he advised Kayihura to give them back their vehicles. A few minutes later, members of the police leadership came to Muyenga and picked the vehicles which Kayihura was using as the IGP so that his successor IGP Okoth Ochola might use them.
“I advised him to use his Premio vehicle which he used to drive when he was a common man,” Mirundi said.
Mirundi told Kayihura that Museveni’s government is full of mafias who are good at tarnishing the names of those who worked for him.
He gave an example of when he was fired as Presidential Press Secretary on a fake recorded tape which had his voice abusing president Museveni and his wife Janet Museveni.
“You will be humiliated in the public, I know the effects after Museveni fires you. They called me all sorts of names, they branded me a drunkard and a mad person. I called my mum when Kayihura was fired and asked her whether General Kale was also a drunkard and a mad man. I told her that it’s the Mafia who are spoiling the names of those who worked for Museveni with a mission of falling his government,” Mirundi said.
Mirundi also revealed that during their small meeting, they made a draft of a small speech Kayihura will deliver on the day he will hand over the office to the new IGP. He advised Kayihura not to attack Museveni in his speech because he is not the one who fired him but mafias in his government. He also told him that the new IGP is going to attack him with excuses that he didn’t have powers as the deputy IGP to clean police.
Mirundi said he also told Kayihura to call Johnson Byabashaija the Uganda prisons chief and tell him to reserve a room for him because he might visit that place very soon.
Mirundi said that Kayihura called Byabasaijja and they had a chat but Byabashaijja informed Kayihura that he is also seated on a hot plate because very soon Museveni may fire him also because of the suspected panga wielding goons who escaped in from Masaka court.
Mirundi said he told Kayihura to stand firm because he will not be taken to International Criminal Court (ICC) as its alleged because he never committed any deadly crime.