CONVENED CEC MEETING: NRM Chairman Yoweri Museveni
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President Yoweri Museveni is currently meeting members of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Central Executive Committee (CEC), the highest decision-making organ of the ruling party.

According to sources, the meeting is deliberating several issues including reporting back on the attack on Kasese and the recent saga involving oil money shared out between senior government officials.

In December last year, NRM Chairman Yoweri Museveni met the 22-member CEC and updated them on the attack on Rwenzururu king Charles Wesley Mumbere’s palace and his subsequent incarceration.

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Since then, government has been on a collision course with MPs from the Kasese region, something that has culminated in the calling upon the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigations against Museveni and two senior security personnel, UPDF Division II Commander Brigadier Peter Elwelu and the Police Director of Operations Asuman Mugenyi.

Contacted for comment Senior Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama confirmed the meeting was on but added that is was a party matter.

Meanwhile, today’s CEC was also expected to deliberate on the August 2016 sharing of Shs6 billion among 42 senior government officials including among others the URA Commissioner General Doris Akol and her predecessor Allen Kagina; the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance/Secretary to Treasury Keith Muhakanizi and, the former Attorney General Peter Nyombi and his deputy Fred Ruhindi. Others are former energy Permanent Secretary Kabagambe Kalisa, Lawrence Kiiza and URA Commissioner of Customs Dickson Kateshumbwa.

The last time CEC held a sensitive meeting was in December 2015, when members expelled former NRM Secretary General and Museveni confidant John Patrick Amama Mbabazi.

This was followed by the NEC meeting in Namboole, which endorsed the policy of the NRM chairman appointing the Secretary General and his/her deputy, the Treasurer and a few other senior party officials at the Secretariat.