We have reliably learnt that before Parliament resumed business last week, Presidential Press Secretary, Joseph tamale Mirundi, held talks with Kadaga in her office at Parliament.insiders say that Mirundi cautioned Kadaga that she should avoid being manipulated by some opposition politicians who are interested at having her at war path with President Museveni. the motormouthed Press Secretary revealed to the Kamuli Woman MP that it was col. Kizza besigye’s interest to have Kadaga at logger heads with her boss so that nrM MPs are in turn mobilised to shun her and subsequently censured from the Speaker’s office. Mirundi kept reminding Kadaga that besigye is such a selfish politician whom she shouldn’t have any links with. those who attended the meeting intimated to us that throughout Mirundi’s lecture, Kadaga kept her left palm on her cheek with occasional nodding of her head in approval of what Mirundi was telling her. At the end of that meeting, Kadaga
pledged to the Press Secretary that she won’t be confrontational with the President anymore.
She even expressed her happiness as to how she is now in regular consultations with Museveni especially on phone on every issue before she takes a decision.
Fear Over Her seat
Kadaga is also concerned that there is a determined and deliberate move to ensure that she loses her Kamuli Woman MP seat come 2016, if she continues to be on a confrontational line with President Museveni. for instance, minister Asuman Kiyingi who is a blue eyed boy of the President is always visible in Kadaga’s constituency. During his mobilisation tours in Kadaga’s constituency, Kiyingi openly tells Kamuli residents that if the woman Speaker remains confrontational, they should
next time vote rehema Wentangule. Additionally, he distributes t-shirts with Museveni’s portrait. it
should be recalled that at the height of mobilising signatures to have Parliament recalled from recess over nebanda’s death, Kiyingi went ahead and chaired meetings at his palatial home along entebbe road with the view of initiating a censure petition against Kadaga. Apparently, among the legislators Kiyingi met to have the censure petition kick off is nuru byamukama, a known confidant of Kadaga. byamukama subsequently revealed this to the woman Speaker. Kadaga moved first and summon
MPs from busoga who are her confidants. the meeting took place in her office where she asked them for their support in the face of what she described as Kiyingi’s deliberate effor t to make
her politically irrelevant. She distanced herself from claims that she quietly supported the petition to