When the Leader of Opposition, Nathan Nandala-Mafabi, warned opposition party members against attending NRM party banquets, it seems FDC Vice President Salaamu Musumba did not take heed.
Of late, Musumba's close relationship with President Museveni has sent tongues wagging within the FDC party. When she was elected recently as Kamuli LC V chairman, Musumba promised to work with the ruling party. Barely a few weeks after being sworn in, she was pictured in the media reading the NRM manifesto.
She also attended a thanks-giving ceremony at State House Entebbe where she wined and dined with the First Family. Musumba was last week among prominent women, especially from the NRM, who received Women's day medals from Museveni.
Mushega, Kaijuka ride in Nasasira's vehicle:
FDC bigwigs Richard Kaijuka and Amanya Mushega last week put their political differences aside and accepted a lift in the government vehicle belonging to Gender, Labour and Social Development Minister John Nasasira. In their heyday, both Kaijuka and Mushega served alongside Nasasira as cabinet ministers in the NRM government.
Last week the trio was united in sorrow to mourn fallen Deputy Prime Minister Eriya Kategaya at a vigil held in Kiwatule. They later on drove out in Nasasira's vehicle, with Mushega seated in the co-driver's seat while Nasasira and Kaijuka sat in the back seat.
They were later seen alighting at Tuskys supermarket in Ntinda at about midnight.
Lake Drive white house for first family?
A posh house that has just been completed in the upscale suburb of Luzira Lake drive, has elicited muted tones from the neighbours. Some of the local residents claim the house belongs to one of the first children, while others believe it belongs to an even more powerful member of the first family.
However, the glittering complex, which was constructed on land belonging to Uganda Railways Corporation (URC), also has servant quarters. It's a stone's throw away from the captivating view of Lake Victoria.
The house, which is yet to be occupied, is currently being guarded by KK security.
Mwenda in new wheels:
Senior journalist Andrew Mwenda's versatile approach to work seems to be paying off. Apart from his Independent magazine, Mwenda is into real estate and consultancy. Without batting an eye-lash, Mwenda has now added a state-of-the-art Audi saloon to his fleet of posh cars which include an Audi Q7, BMW X5 and BMW convertible.
When he alighted from the vehicle last Friday at the Makerere Institute for Social Research (MISR) where he had been invited as a panelist to discuss the Kenyan election, many journalists were left in awe.
Matembe in Kenya polls:
Former Ethics Minister Miria Matembe is one woman you can't fail to notice wherever she is. Matembe, who was in Kenya as part of the observer team, appeared on several Kenyan television stations asking for calm as results began trickling in at Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi.
"If there is chaos, it is the nation that will suffer," said Matembe who was seated alongside other observers.
We are also told that the Electoral Commission boss Dr Badru Kiggundu attended as an observer. Upon his return, many will be keen to know if he learnt any lessons about the Kenyan polls.