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Byline: Rodney Muhumuza
The story that is John Patrick Amama Mbabazi's role in the Temangalo scandal is a truly intriguing one.
Not just because one of his alleged proxies, Buyaga MP Barnabas Tinkasiimire, once predicted that the Temangalo scandal will get bloody along the way, but also because it is becoming increasingly apparent that Security Minister Mbabazi is not ready to go down without a memorable fight.
Mr Mbabazi has already lost the war, but he hopes to win the last battle. It is difficult to see how he can win it, but it is easy to figure out how he will lose more ground.
Already, Mr Mbabazi has, unwittingly or not, succeeded in weaving all Temangalo-related emotion around his neck, effectively turning the inquiry into an investigation of his character. His misguided meetings with some of the lawmakers who investigated him for wrongdoing have earned him a sneaky reputation, but they probably have done little to improve his popularity among his fellow lawmakers.