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By Mulengera Reporters 

Patricia Lakiddi, the live-in girlfriend who stood by former Speaker Jacob Oulanyah up to his death, is sad and blue after being rejected by a number of Museveni government Ministries to which the Head of Public Service Lucy Nakyobe has lately been deploying her to serve as Undersecretary.

She has been serving at Cabinet Secretariat for many years at the pleasure of President Museveni who treated her man Jacob Oulanyah as his own son. Recently, as is done for many fellow Undersecretaries, Nakyobe transferred her to go and serve as Undersecretary at the Mbuya-based Ministry of Defense & Veteran Affairs.

But this didn’t materialize because people in the top management at Defense objected saying Lakiidi is too complicated a person to be accepted to serve as their Undersecretary which is a very sensitive position in any Ministry because whoever holds it in effect heads all matters to do with Finance & Administration.

Nakyobe, who had been working with Lakiidi at the Cabinet Secretariat, didn’t relent. She deployed her to the Wandegeya-based Public Service Ministry and even there, top management of the Ministry rejected her saying the research they had carried out indicated she is a very complicated person.

Some people friendly to Patricia Lakiidi got concerned about her persistent rejection at the two powerful Ministries and reported her predicament to First Lady Janet Museveni. The very prayerful politician from Ruhaama has always had a soft spot for Lakiidi and she naturally relayed the matter to President Museveni who fondly refers to Lakiidi as ‘my daughter.’

The veteran leader from Rwakitura immediately rang Nakyobe summoning her to appear before him urgently and without fail. “What is all this I’m hearing about my daughter Patricia Lakiidi? I hear all your people don’t want to work with her. What exactly do you people have against such a hard working young lady?” At the instigation of H.E, Nakyobe engaged the Permanent Secretaries of both Defense and Public Service Ministries but didn’t make much progress.

In a subsequent interaction, Patricia Lakiidi thanked the Musevenis for trying their best before suggesting to be deployed in the Uganda Police Force to go and work as their Undersecretary. Even here, bad luck was to befall her when top management objected saying she wasn’t a good person.

“The top bosses kept reflecting on how efforts to recover late Jacob Oulanyah’s pistol became complicated after his death because Patricia Lakiidi wasn’t enthusiastic enough towards their efforts. They marked her as a complicated person who would be difficult to relate with as an Undersecretary,” says a deeply knowledgeable source.

Mulengera News has established that the unexpected rejection by Uganda Police Force made Patricia Lakiidi to become very broken and inconsolable. “She communicated to those concerned and made it clear she had given up with those public service job things and was prepared to retire into private life while trying her hand on private business,” says a well briefed source. (For comments on this story, get back to us on 0705579994 [whatsapp line], 0779411734 & 0200900416 or email us at




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