Immigration officials will this afternoon search the residence and business premises of Anne Whitehead, who has been managing Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu’s image since his transformation from the ghetto gladiator to a political force to reckon with.
According to our sources inside the internal affairs ministry, the team is interested in her financial statements in what appears a move to try to investigate the possibility of Kyagulanyi’s political activities being funded by foreigners.
Ms Anne whitehead in a phone conversation confirmed that she has received communication to the effect that the team will be at her place at 3pm this afternoon.
This follows a series of raids on civil society organisations with detectives paying specific attention to financial records at the different institutions including action aid international, Uhuru institute for social development and Global Institute for Strategic Studies (GLISS).
Upon his return from from a meeting at the invite of Microsoft billionaire bill Gates, Kyagulanyi was detained by police upon arrival and questioned on his links with the outside world. Security has also in the last few days tightened the grip on the musician turned legislator with his public appearances highly restricted.
On Tuesday this week, he was arrested and detained at Nagalama police station after he and other MPs suspended from parliament attempted to drive through the city to visit Makindye West MP Allan SSewanyana.
Kampala North RPC Wesley Nganizi in an interview with the Nile Post, insisted the team planned to disorganise peace in the city and had to be stopped. This happened a few hours after three grenades were thrown at the windows of the bedrooms of the legislators’ children.
Kyagulanyi says he has been receiving death threats warning him to back off the age limit retention campaign if he wants to stay alive.
He points accusing fingers at the state insisting it is behind manoeuvres to scare him.
“My wife is scared, my children are traumatised, my people are calling and asking me why I cant let this go, but when I think about the promises we made to people and the ray of hope in the ghetto, I cant relent, they can kill me but cant kill the desire for change in the country, “ kyagulanyi said as he spoke to MPs who had visited him in the wake of the grenade attacks.
Government spokesman Ofwono Opondo rubbishes the allegations pointing a possibility of the MPs stage managing the grenade attacks to attract public sympathy.
Kyagulanyi during his last rally in the Kyadondo East by elections promised his wife Barbie Itungo that she would one day be the first lady of this country , a move that appears to have gotten the state involved in his ambitions.