Ugandans have reacted surprised at the appointment of Ssebagala as a minister without portfolio and Otaffire becoming the justice minister. However, one UAH member,Solomon Kibinge, said that there was no need to be surprised at the elevation of seya.
‘’In the process of surveillance by Chieftainancy of Military Intelligence (CMI) on Mr. Ssempebwa (Founder of LDT Party), CMI found a pickup truck full of weapons designated for a rebel camp somewhere in Buganda. The Rapid Response Unit (RRU) moved first and apprehended this man with about 75 youth that night in 2005. It is believed that some moles within Ssempebwa circles were passing on information to Ssebagala who was reporting direct to senior officers within the intelligence community.
‘’This LDT man was sent in the coolers of our infamous safe houses where it is claimed that snakes are used in torturing suspects. It is understood that the LDT boss was brought from the Kololo safe house – (located next to the European Union Representative’s residence) to Jinja Road police Station to be processed to court but instead State house operatives took charge. This caused confusion among security organisations in the process. In spite of tight security, Ssempebwa escaped to Rwanda and ended up in Europe. Though the Kampala Red pepper claims that he is somewhere in West Africa planning to return with a big bang. ‘’
‘’Therefore, Sebagala’s eating big is not a surprise he did quite a risky hell of a job to smash an emerging young Baganda rebel group, that would have destabilised Museveni’s gripe on Uganda. Those who claim that he is going to “put his behind” at Museveni’s cabinet they are joking ,Seya is going to be everywhere in the bush and on the streets Kampala hunting for Ssempebwa’s boys who are more likely to give Museveni a run for his money.’’
UAH moderator, Abbey Semuwemba, was also not surprised that Ssebagala is included in Museveni’s cabinet because he is street smart. Unlike Solomon, Ssemuwemba said:‘’He is gonna sit in that cabinet and he will be under no illusion that he is there because of some ‘smart brains’. He is there to help Museveni make a political statement:’ you cross from opposition, you eat big or you will be rewarded’.
Ssemuwemba also said:’’Ssebagala is likely to contribute in the cabinet because he has got a lot of contacts in the opposition and he is a very calculative business man but I’m sure he will keep other cabinet members a bit ‘’entertained’’. I can see arrogant Mbabazi calling him an idiot at some stage, like he did with Ken Lukyamuzi yesterday, and telling him to shut up.
Ssemuwemba was, however, surprised with the elevation of Otaffire to becoming the Justice Minister but he believes that Museveni is very good tactically and that May be there is something about Otaffire that will help him weaken the judiciary as well.
One female NRM supporter called , Mary Ddungu, defended the appointment of Maria Kiwana kiwanuka as the finance minister to replace Saida Bumba:’ Maria is owner of of radio one, formerly worked at the World Bank in Washington. Well, she has the academic qualifications for sure — I think she attended Harvard Biz school too.’’ But she asked if Otaffire knows anything about the law
A Ugandan residing in Toronto, Mr. Mulindwa Edward, said:’’LOL !!!! Otafiire minister of justice? Geez man it is very sad I was born in Uganda man, this is hilarious. But before I blow up a gasket, let me remember that Kaddafi was almost appointed the leader of the Security Council in the UN. There you go people, Uganda laws have been put under a steward ship of Otafiire.’’
‘’This is the last tenure of Museveni why not? We have truly gone to the Dogs. You know even Iddi Amin respected some posts but Museveni does not. And here is the other danger, under those people you do not have many educated to run the show. How will Otafire run it? But remember as much as we tried to help Kampala city we failed for Ssebagala would not fly to any country to attend the conferences due to his criminal record. And there is nothing powerful today as municipal politics man these cities twin with cities like Kampala and you build them. But Kampala mayoral seat was empty in Vancouver for its mayor has a criminal record. And yes I was ashamed for I attended the God damn conference.’’