Lumumba booed for swindling delegates cash

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Secretary General Rt Hon Justine Kasule Lumumba

An ugly scene was witnessed at Namboole stadium on Saturday when the ruling National Resistance Movement [NRM] delegates booed the party Secretary General, Kasule Lumumba.

They accuse her of allegedly pocketing money that was meant to facilitate them.

According to media reports, each delegate was entitled to Shs1m as facilitation but they instead received Shs600,000.

Daily Monitor reported that the delegates claim they were treated like dogs and left to sleep in the cold at Kololo Independence Grounds.

Victoria University

At Namboole, the deputy SG Richard Todwong who was the master of ceremonies opened the conference after which he invited Lumumba to give a speech.

Todwong

She would then invite the party chairman, President Museveni.

When Lumumba stood to speak, delegates started booing her.

She tried to calm them down saying the national chairman would address their concerns but to no avail.

Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM Electoral Commission chairman, also tried to calm them down but failed.

President Museveni was forced to step in who promised to listen to their problems after his speech.

Museveni, Janet and Lumumba arriving at Namboole

His remark was received with ululations that reverberated across the national stadium.

Rogers Mulindwa, the NRM Senior Manager In charge of Information, Communication & Public Relations, called them “NRM in-house enemies of SG Lumumba”.

He said they had “carried their baseless battle to Namboole to expose their political immaturity before the National Chairman and foreign delegations. The faces behind this are known. Shame!”

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