Joseph Tamale Mirundi is an Ugandan journalist, author and political analyst at NBS television. He is the formal presidential press secretary, and current presidential media advisor. Tamale was a part-time writer at Munno newspaper and vendor even before he had become a professional journalist
After listening to officials from the government who assured him they spoke for many others who belonged to a loose association of the Mirundi victims, Gen Museveni reportedly told them that it was their right to sue Mirundi if they found some of his statements false and defamatory.
Some of the government officials and technocrats met with President Museveni over the weekend and told him that his spin doctor Joseph Tamale Mirundi is making it difficult for them to work because he uses his radio and television talk shows to cause malicious propaganda against them.
That the sustained attacks he has directed against them over the years have effectively demonized them before the public besides demoralizing those who work under them at the various MDAs of government. “We’ve been considering instructing our lawyers to sue him in diffamation, but we’ve decided to seek your competition first because he creates the impression that he’s doing all this in your interest.
It gives the impression that you are the one who makes it clear that he is maliciously targeting civil servants in his radio and TV talk shows, “some of the accounting officers reportedly told the President.
Since he began securing authorization from media owners to appear alone and speak uncontradicted, Mirundi’s victims have been many. They include Gilbert Bukenya, Keith Muhakanizi, Andrew Mwenda, Odrek Rwabwogo, Minister Jane Ruth Aceng, PS Diana Atwine, Justine Bagyenda, Apollo Makubuya, business man Omar Mandela of Café Javas/City Oils, Katikkiro Mayiga, Daudi Mpanga, Robert Kabushenga, Grace Akullo, Tanga Odoi, Lt. Col Edith Nakalema, Sarah Kagingo, Gen Proscovia Nalweyiso, Maria Kiwanuka, Energy Ministry officials, Amama Mbabazi, Frank Tumwebaze, IGG Irene Mulyagonja, Allen Kagina, Molly Kamukama, Sam Kutesa, Frank Kaka Bagyenda, Archbishop Lwanga, Kyewalabye Male, Pastor Aloysius Bugingo, the judges, MMAKS law firm and the BoU officials just to mention a few.
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