Over the past weeks, the son to former senior presidential press secretary Joseph Tamale Mirundi has been embroiled in a bitter cold war with the National Unity Platform, a party he claimed to have subscribed to. The rift stemmed from his acclaims that NUP supporters had tasked him to pronounce ‘president Museveni dead’, something that he could not do. “Those idiots wanted me to announce Museveni dead but I could not do such a thing. I am an educated elite who cannot trade baseless propaganda,” Mirundi Jr remarked on NBS uncut show. He added that the propaganda on Museveni’s death emerged from Turkey based blogger, Fred Kajjubi Lumbuye. “Some big people in NUP believes in black mail, they believe they will topple the government by blackmailing. As a person who went to school, how can I be in such idiocy”, Murundi Junior ranted.
Good days turned bad
Before making an eventual turn, Tamale Mirundi Jr is said to have pleaded with the NUP party secretariat to endorse his asylum to the US following the incident where he was thumped to pulp. A source familiar with the developments initimates that Mirundi, who has been jobless since his January 2020 graduation from Makerere University, has been struggling to make ends meet. The 25 year old psychology graduate begs for a living as he eyes money mainly from merciful people in diaspora who send him rent. His father, Mirundi Sr. also supports him with upkeep and handouts to enable him rent. Although struggling, Mirundi Jr who is used to a flamboyant lifestyle has been offering himself to willing sex pests like Don Zella who quench their insatiable appetite on him in exchange for money.
What went wrong?
In May 2021, Mirundi Jr applied for a job of Personal Assistant in the office of the Leader of opposition, Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba. The heavily expectant Mirundi turned out disappointed when his name was not included among those that were appointed as assistants to the LOP. His fury deepened when he was not granted the slot he had anticipated to obtain. A family source in the Mirundis also says his father’s financial flow was a bit halted as Museveni protested the abstinence of Mirundi Sr’s silence on his untamed son. Mirundi who wants a Master’s Degree scholarship for his desperate son was asked to convince him to publicly denounce NUP as a pre-condition for the$40,000 US scholarship funded by State House Uganda. Remember, even currently Mirundi’s taxis are parked due to the lockdown, a thing that has largely crippled the family financially.
Rwabwogo delegates Gashumba to lure Mirundi Jr
After spotting opportunity in the row between Mirundi Jr and NUP on social media, the first son in law, Odrek Rwabwogo who still grapples with PR over his tainted name implicated in the human organs trade delegated Frank Gashumba to fish for him this desperate youth (Mirundi Jr). Rwabwogo needs a new gun to take on the stubborn NUP netizens who are on his organs trade case, which explains why he delegated the Sisimuka Uganda boss, Frank Gashumba to entice the disgruntled Mirundi Jr. It is said that Gashumba has a hand in the ongoing rift between Mirundi Jr and NUP supporters. Gashumba seeks to create a controversy from the crisis to insinuate that NUP members are perpetrators of ‘hooliganism’.