ENTEBBE – President Museveni decided to remove Ms Molly Kamukama as his Principal Private Secretary following unending clashes with Lt Col Edith Nakalema, the head of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit, PML Daily has learnt.
Ms Kamukama was in the Cabinet reshuffle released by on Saturday evening, named State minister for Economic Monitoring in the Office of the President after serving for three years as the President’s Principal Private Secretary.
While it would appear that her elevation to a ministerial position was a promotion, sources inside State House revealed that the President had “had enough of intrigue between Kamukama’s team and Nakalema’s.”
The source added that Nakalema had on many occasions implicated many of Kamukama’s staff in corruption cases.
“She reported so many corruption cases against Kamukama’s staff. However, we think these corruption cases were falsehoods and did not exist. So to ease the tension in State House, the President decided to get rid of one of the women; and in this case, Kamukama had to go,” the source said.
Dr Kenneth Omona, who has been the deputy treasurer at the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party Secretariat, is set to replace Ms Kamukama.
Ms Kamukama has been in the position since November 2016 after she replaced the outgoing Mary Amajo who was then appointed as the Senior Presidential Advisor on Public Service.
Sources added that the President still trusts Kamukama, a reason he decided to give a ministerial job in the Office of the President.
Kamukama, who before coming to State House worked at Electoral Commission as the head over Voter Education and Training department, had always delivered clandestine assignments to Museveni’s satisfaction.