What is standing between the State Minister of water, Ronald Kibuule and his sacking from the cabinet is just a piece of paper, according to camps close to President Museveni.
The flamboyant youthful minister is said to have irked the president when he allegedly sneaked a gun into parliament chambers on September 26, before chaos ensued over the same issue.
Kibuule, according to Opposition chief whip, Ibrahim Ssemujju, sneaked the gun in parliament and walked to (Ssemujju) and told him to prepare for a bullet in his nervous system.
Kibuule would later be suspended by the speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga who said the minister had indeed sneaked in with a revolver using the entrance from President’s office, according to reliable footage.
The events irked the public, but one person who was very upset by the entire scenario is that who appointed Kibuule to the position: President Museveni
“Museveni reportedly called Kibuule and asked for an account as to how he ended up with a gun in parliament. He accused the minister of being unnecessarily careless,” a source close to the president told us.
Another source within State House claimed that the president had “sacked him on the phone.”
We could however not collaborate these reports. Other reports said the president, who regards Kibuule like his son, just upbraided the minister.
The minister after Museveni’s tough call reportedly went to the office of the First Lady Janet Museveni, grovelling.
For minutes, he allegedly tried to convince the First Lady to intercede for him.
“He reached First Lady’s office, and with out leaving the floor, pleaded with her to talk to Museveni to rescind the decision,” a source that prefers anonymity claims.
The same source confirms there was a discussion later between Museveni and his wife over the matter.
“She went to convince him over the matter.”
Another source close to President Museveni confirmed the incident, adding the the fountain of honor turned Kibuule away from State House premises.
“He technically fired him and does not want to see him,” the source intimates.
But Nile Post can reliably state that there has not been any official letter regarding the Kibuule matter.
The office of the Prime Minister remained tight lipped on the matter. But on further enquiry, sources there revealed that the youthful minister will at the very least face “grave disciplinary measures” if he retains his cabinet job.
When contacted on Thursday, Kibuule refused to speak on the matter elaborately.
“Remain with your reports (about my being sacked),” he said angrily before hanging up violently.