Who is Basajja Mivule Bwaddene Nsolonkambwe? Flash Uganda Media looks at his biography, early life, age, political career, Bobi Wine’s camp, cattle farm scandal and joining NRM.
Basajja Mivule Bwaddene Nsolonkambwe is a Ugandan politician, veteran Journalist, Social Activist politician with presidential ambitions, political analyst and talk show host.
When Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine declared his presidential ambitions and secured a political party the National Unity Platform (NUP), Basajja Mivule joined Bobi Wine’s camp, on August 4, 2020, to help push the cause of taking over power in the just concluded 2021 presidential elections.
He became a fully accomplished member of the NUP and handed a membership card in the full glare of a press conference. Mivule was indeed Wine’s diehard.
But just after 27 days in NUP, self-styled critic Mivule officially defected to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM). He was unveiled by events promoter and NRM ardent follower, Balaam Baruhagara during a press conference.
In the same regard, Mivule asked President Museveni to give him a car, saying that he will use it to traverse the country educating and inspiring the youth into working in the informal sector instead of crying of unemployment.
Basajja Mivule castigated People Power supporters for being the only vocal on Social Media and later claimed Bobi Wine will never be President because of his immoral supporters. He claimed Bobi Wine’s supporters are the benchmark of immorality, hooliganism drug abuse, homosexuality backed by the Gay World and other foreign bankers who don’t want Uganda to be a strong and prosperous nation.
“God can’t allow drug addicts, hooligans, slanderers, abusive people, and homosexuals to get hold of Uganda’s State House. They can abuse all they want, but such people will not rule this country,” Mivule claimed.
Before crossing to NRM, Basajja Mivule accused westerners of being land grabbers but later repented when he crossed over to support President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. He said the people he abused were the very people who helped him get out of jail.
“Whoever, wants to promote peace and harmony should apologize and that is what I did. But people started abusing me, throwing around vulgar words. Whoever is abusing is hidden in People Power, why don’t the People Power leaders come up to guide their people against such bad behaviors?” Mivule argued.
Mivule argued, People Power supporters should instead use the time they use to attack their opponents to preach people power, NUP, convince people, and present to them their manifesto.
Work and Experience
- Former Radio One and Radio Two (Akaboozi Ku Bbiri), presenter
- Baba FM political talk show host
- Farmer and a businessman
Basajja Mivule’s cattle farm scandal
Basajja Mivule Bwadenne one time claimed that he owns a cattle farm with over 70 cows in Gayaza, Wakiso District.
Mivule narrated that he started the business with a Germany Shepherd dog, which gave birth to ten puppies, sold them and bought two cows. “That’s how I started my farm. Every month, this farm earns me one million shillings,” he added.
Shortly after Mivule’s claim, the real farm owner only identified as Richard downplayed his claim, saying Mivule has never owned the farm. He said that Mivule, at his age should be ashamed of posing on the property that he does not own.
Richard stressed that he sold one of his cows to Mivule and he only owned four cows on the farm, in the small space he rents on his farm.
Richard added that he was surprised to see Basajja Mivule posing on his property while he was away, but said that he won’t file a case against him.
He, however, cautioned the veteran journalist to work hard instead of begging President Museveni and finally on December 29 2020, Mivule unveiled his farm with a hand full of cattle, putting behind past incidents where he claimed someone’s farm to be his.
The farm has an office that Mivule says will be dealing with those who have urgent needs. “I have moved here because this place is bigger and my cows are getting many in number, they are now 40 and I needed space,” Mivule claimed.
“Many people thought I was lying but those who know me are aware that I was dealing in cattle sales before the COVID-19 pandemic struck,” he added.
Mivule said that the farm would be installed with standby solar systems to enable full lighting and security at the farm.
Then shortly, Basajja Mivule paraded off his brand new bulletproof farm car he requested from President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to aid him in educating Ugandans on how to grow reach through farming.
This was confirmed by Events Promoter and CEO radio 4 Balaam Baruhagara Ateenyi through his official social media walls. “Bulletproof farm ride received”.
Crime and Controversies
Basajja Mivule Bwadene was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) on allegations of inciting violence and promoting sectarianism on July 27, 2020, shortly after his TV Show on Baba FM and via his Social Media platforms.
Mivule was arrested by crime intelligence and the CID team donned in plain clothes. He was led to CID headquarters at Kibuli from where he recorded a statement at the electoral and political offences desk.
In one of his recordings, Mivule mentioned that the top security chiefs all come from the same region.