Red Pepper is still closed and at the same time not many people look like they are concerned or are missing it almost two full months after the day it was closed for writing the Rwanda story that annoyed the gov’t
This behavior by the public to ignore Red Pepper at its hour of need is not by accident but one explaining what has been happening for such a long time, given that they have stepped on very many toes knowingly and partly innocently. We bring you the toes that have not survived the big Redpepper foot. We show you the big people it annoyed and why, to the extent that many of the big people are not bothered about red pepper being closed.
First on the list is Minister of Justice and Constitutional affairs Kahinda Otafiire who must be happy with his supporters because he fell out with red pepper when they wrote that he had beaten KCCA Mayor Sebaggala Seya over a deal concerning Gaza land building. Otafiire was the ministry of local gov’t and was Seya’s supervisor.
The Namanve guys annoyed him and he reported them to court and was given more than 600m by the judge as compensation. The other big person they annoyed is Rebecca Kadaga, by writing that she was struggling with debts in their Sunday pepper. They also wrote that she was being funded by Arab tycoons from Dubai to overthrow M7. Kadaga reported to court and was given 120m which red pepper is yet to pay.
Another big man was ex-Chief Justice Wambuzi who they wrote about that he was struggling to pay debts for his Green Hill School. It turned out false and Justice Basaza of the High Court awarded him 500m in compensation which the red pepper bishops have not yet paid. The other big person they annoyed without fear or favor is the first lady Janet M7 whom they reported that she was very powerful and had taken over gov’t powers. She told them to apologize and they stubbornly refused.
Her lawyer Kiwanuka Kiryowa reported them to court and they will have to give Janet billions. They also have a battle with Abid Alarm of Alarm Group and Casements Ltd who sold to them aluminum
products for their new building and he says they never paid. The same applies to Sekankya of Hardware world who reported to court for building materials that were taken on credit. There is also Kanyeihamba who reported them for writing that he was smoked out in Germany having fun with his female zungu friends. Kanyeihamba sued them straight away and they gave him 90m to withdraw the case. Lord Mayor Lukwago also reported them to court for their stories about him.
Their story showed his new house in Wakaliga was built for him by Gen. Salim Saleh. Lukwago sued both red pepper and Kamunye and his court cases are still pending. Male Mabirizi also must be happy because he reported them for writing he was a mole of the state put there to fight the Kabaka in court. There is also the Transpaper bosses in Luzira who took Redpepper to court. Transpaper claim they sold newsprint to them and they failed to pay them. Their matter was reported to commercial court where it’s still pending. The court papers show that Transpaper wants them to pay 1.3billion. Sam Kutesa is another powerful man who took them to court after they reported that he was the payroll of Sudhir the owner of Crane Bank. Sudhir himself was unhappy with them when they wrote many negative stories about him concerning his bank.
The Redpaper blade did not spare herbalist Maama Fiina. Elly Karuhanga the top lawyer from Nyabushozi reported them to court for writing that he fought with Mr. Ejalu over a woman while on the luxury holiday in Seychelles. Other cases against Red pepper were reported by Adoko Nekyon of Mbale who says they defamed him. In Mbale, there is a man called Deus Matsanga who also reported to court saying Red pepper was spoiling his name. There is also the Queen mother of Toro Best Kemigisha who says red pepper defamed him.
Kemigisha instructed her lawyers based at Kisozi house to take them to court. Red Pepper also annoyed many Baganda when it wrote in Hello stories about Kabaka on sex matters and the Byanyima family. Kabaka didn’t report them but his people were unhappy. Haji Habib Kagimu is also unhappy with Red pepper for writing bad stories about him and women. Gen Kayihura was also sad like Tumukunde when they wrote stories that he was very sick. On Kayihura, the stories were many because they also wrote that he was trying to remove M7 like Mbabazi and that he was too sick in Turkey after falling out with the first family.
In their paper Hello paper, they wrote many stories about Ingrid Turinawe and her sex life. These stories annoyed people in FDC up to this day. They also wrote a terrible story with photos calling Dr. Nkamuhayo Kiyihura Nkuba the owner of TV Africa calling him a top conman in the city. In Hello they also wrote a long story which annoyed the Catholic Church because they listed bishops and top religious leaders who they said are sick and were going to die any time soon.
They also had many stories showing that Bishop Cyprian Lwanga wasn’t a perfect celibate and that Fr. Musala was right to resist the Archbishop. In their Luganda paper of Kamunye, they wrote many stories on pastors who they said were satanic, sexually promiscuous, conmen and those they said were HIV positive. They also listed what they said were pastors who thrive on witchcraft and many of these articles have forced the pastors to run to court and many such victims are now celebrating.
Redpepper did not make enemies outside it’s premises only but also inside. Unlike other corporate companies, at the stature of Redpepper, that respect staff contracts and pay them once they leave honourably for greener pastures, Redpepper will never pay you arrears even when you leave honourably, actually when you leave demanding money from them, they become the happiest men on planet earth. Many of their staff have left 3-6 months worth of salary arrears.
There is also a court case filed by some of the former workers like Jovita Mirembe, Ddamba Kisuze, Cirius Tabu and others who are all former workers, against the Redpepper bishops for refusing to pay them the salary they worked for. This is also coupled by the company’s failure to pay staff NSSF and commissions.
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