Inside Story: Why ISO wants Kazibwe Bashir at NUP

In July 2019, Uganda Journalists Association President also, Kawempe South MP aspirant Kazibwe Bashir Mbaziira embarked on a journey to Kalangala.

The gentleman was on specific invitation of the Internal Security Organization boss Col Kaka Bagyenda.

Kazibwe, being a radio presenter had won Presidency of Uganda Journalists Association with help of the Homeland security body ISO and three other UBC Journalists close to the CMI and Special Forces.

His ascention marred by vote rigging and bribery saw Mr Abubaker Lubowa, his opponent mischievously backlashed, accused of having ties with opposition doyen, Col Kizza Besigye.

With such fear, Government sabotaged elections at Old Kampala to ensure their blue eyed boy, Bashir Kazibwe wins.

After the explicit triumph, security picked interest in Mbaziira, ochestrating moves, through him to curtail activities and writings that see Government accused of Rights violations.

It is upon such background that Kazibwe was invited by Kaka at his Panaroma Cottages in Kalangala to discuss how reporting against Kaka’s inhumane violations would be ended.

Kaka had been accused by Parliament of killing and mistreating Ugandans in safe houses on Lwamayiba Island in Kalangala and his own Panaroma Cottages.

In the meeting, Kaka, the Director General of the Internal Security Organization asked Kazibwe to reign on Journalists including Stanley Ndawula of the famous Criminal Infiltrated Police (CIP Records) that saw the overthrow of General Kale Kayihura from the being the Inspector General of Police.

Ndawula had started reporting of how ISO is Killing and mistreating people in Kyengera and Kalangala.

In the meeting attended by among others, Paddy Sserunjoji commonly known as Sobi and the ISO director for Political Intelligence, Kazibwe asked for a paltry Ugx 120 million to handle the task.

Kazibwe also asked Kaka and the ISO team to among others, help him secure winning in Kawempe South.

“He said, he needed funding even he wanted to compete as an opposition member of Parliament. Kaka said, they should handle the first assignments and he could easily help him with funding and security.” A source in the meeting told this reporter.

It is according to an independent source from the ISO head office that intimated to Entebbe Post that Kazibwe started picking money inform of fuel from Petrol Stations where ISO refuels.

He was later tasked with dismantling the People Power Movement. However, since Kazibwe isn’t among the top People Power Leadership, the task has suffered setbacks.

“Actually, he is yet to start. That is why, even when he is a registered voter in Nateete, Rubaga South, bosses want him in Kawempe because that’s where they face inherent challenges.” A top ISO operative said.

Currently, Kazibwe is battling with former Makerere guild president Roy Ssembogga to take the NUP ticket for Kawempe South.

Sources say, ISO, through some power brokers at NUP are fighting had to have Kazibwe pick the ticket, against the recommendations of the Election Management Committee of the National Unity Platform.

“We have struggled to convince the Principal but he doesn’t listen. He is blindfolded by officials in the party who is already corrupted,” one of the senior NUP members told Entebbe Post

If offered mandate on the NUP ticket, Kazibwe will among others offer information to intelligence agencies as a way of dismantling the NUP network.

Kazibwe vehemently refuted such allegations when contacted. Asked about his links with ISO Director General Kaka Bagyenda said, “We all have friends, just like any of you.”

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