Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’s spokesperson has spoken out on reports that the country’s Junior Water Minister has been knifed.
Social media has been awash that the president reportedly ‘fired’ Ronald Kibuule after he made his way to parliament with a gun, something that angered the latter.
“I have no official communication,” Don Wanyama, Museveni’s spokesperson said when we contacted him for a comment on the reports.
The reports quoting sources in State House had alleged that Kibuule who also doubles as legislator from Mukono district was ‘knifed’ following a series of scandals including the most recent in which he is accused of grabbing land.
“The president is traversing the country trying to explain the importance of the land amendment bill and then a minister is accused of grabbing land. This the commander in chief wasn’t prepared to to stomach,” the credible source told us on condition of anonymity.
Kibuule recently stirred controversial after he made his way to parliament with a gun sparking protests from opposition lawmakers during debate on the age limit amendment.
The source added, “The public already has a feeling that government plans to grab land from helpless citizens and news of Kibuule’s misgivings didn’t help matters.”
Buganda Land Board recently accused the minister of grabbing part of its land in Buikwe, an accusation the lawmaker denies.