Bobi Wine to Appear Before Military Court Martial in Gulu

Kyadondo East member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu will Thursday appear before division court martial of UPDF in Gulu district to face treason charges, Deputy prime minister Gen Moses Ali has told parliament.
Gen Ali this afternoon told plenary of parliament chaired by speaker Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga that Kyagulanyi is safe in the hands of the military in Gulu adding that he will tomorrow appear before court martial to face treason charges.
This followed after Speaker Rebecca Kadaga suspended parliament for 1 hour, and tasked government to explain the whereabouts and location of the MPs who were arrested in Arua.
The LoP; Hon Betty Ocan Aol had also asked Speaker to task security agencies explain the whereabouts of MPs arrested in relation to the insecurity in Arua.
Ocan threatened that her and opposition members will have no choice but to leave plenary and hunt for their colleagues.
The First Deputy Prime Minister told parliament that” Hon Kyagulanyi has been flown to Gulu hospital but he is now okay, he was found with a gun and he will appear before the court martial in Gulu”.
The other 4MPs will appear before the chief magistrate tomorrow in Gulu and that the total number of those arrested is 33.
Bobi wine and others are accused of trying to harm the person of the president by inciting their supporters who blocked the president’s convoy while leaving Booma grounds in Arua municipality.
The scuffle led to the shooting of one person dead while scores escaped with severe injuries.

Driver who transported Chinese Killers in Mukono Arrested

Police in Mukono have arrested a motorcyclist suspected to have assisted in transporting the assailant that shot dead a female Chinese national in September 2017.
The suspect identified as Rashid Mugaya confessed to having ridden his colleague Fred Kaluga alias Mulefu Ngatukaya Edward (remanded in Luzira) to Nile Steel and Plastic Limited Factory premises with the aim of robbing and sharing the loot.
The suspect was tracked, arrested from his hideout in Banda where he had been hiding for 10 months and motorcycle suspected to have been used in transporting the assailants impounded.
On the 1st of September 2017, two suspects Fred Kaluga and Rashid Mugaya accessed the premises of Nile Steel and Plastic Limited Factory using a motorcycle.
It is alleged the two connived with security guards and a few workers at the time, disguised as a clients.
One of the suspects approached the 50 year old Yei Su a company accountant and put her on gunpoint demanding for money.
It is believed the suspects were targeting wages meant to be paid to workers before the IDDI Day Celebrations.
Following a physical confrontation, Su was shot four times and was later pronounced dead on arrival at Namirembe Hospital.
The scene of crime was visited, witnesses interviewed describing how the assailants gained entry and subsequently fled after committing the crime.
Police lifted fingerprints, examined, and analyzed the footage captured by the CCTV cameras and the hunt for the suspects begun.
The prime suspect identified as Fred Kaluga was then arrested at a washing bay in Banda and upon search was found in possession of a pistol.
He confessed having shot at Yei Su four bullets which collaborated the postmortem report and also confessed to having participated in another robbery last year at Gimitex in Banda using a toy pistol.
Investigators established the pistol number 201862/606 had been stolen from a Saracen Security Supervisor at Royal Van Zaten Limited a flower factory in Namayiba Mukono District however the Security Group had earlier on filed a case of a missing gun.
Other four suspects identified as Ogwal, Kataala Naluuda, Omara and a one Musinguzi were arrested for being accomplices in the murder, taken to court and remanded to Luzira Prison.
The remaining suspect (Rashid Mugaya) is currently detained at Mukono Police Station vide CRB: 1133/2017 also on charges of murder and is yet to be arraigned before courts of law.

Bobi Wine picked from Hotel Ceiling like Chicken Thief

There was drama at Pacific hotel in Arua town after security picked Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine from ceiling where he had spent the entire night.
Kyagulanyi was eluding arrest from security after a scuffle that resulted into the killing of his driver and smashing one of president Museveni’s lead cars.
A security source told this website that on Tuesday morning while police launched a manhunt for the legislator in the hotel, operatives noticed that there was someone in ceiling and they fired a teargas canister on the ceiling which forced Bobi Wine to cry loudly.
“At around 10:00am this morning, security got him and he was taken to Gulu police division”.
It is reported that the politician cum singer after realizing that the situation had turned from bad to worst following the arrest of fellow members of Parliament, he chose to enter the ceiling with the help of one of the waitresses.
West Nile regional police commander SP Jonathan Musinguzi said that this morning police was transferring Bobi Wine to Gulu for detention following his arrest.
Bobi Wine switched off his phone and went into hiding last night as police and soldiers arrested his fellow opposition politicians.
Meanwhile Police and Special Forces Command (SFC) are investigating into the motive of attacking President Museveni’s convoy in Arua that saw one of his armored cars damaged.
Pictures released by state house showed shattered hind window, implying it was attacked from the area.
Police spokesperson Emilian Mr Kayima said in a statement on Monday that President Museveni’s motorcade was attacked at around 6:30 pm by what he termed as “hooligans”, as he left Booma grounds where he held the last rally for the ruling NRM candidate Nusura Tiperu.
“One of his lead cars was attacked and smashed by hooligans that were donning colors of one of the contestants, Kassiano Wadri,” Kayima said.
Kayima added that one person was shot dead as “Security forces quickly intervened to calm the situation.
He has been identified as Yasin Kawuma
Kawuma a member of UYD, a youth wing of the opposition Democratic Party has been serving as Robert Kyagulanyi driver for the last few years.

Gunmen shoot Kabale Business couple, Steal Watermelon

Security in Kabale district is hunting for unknown assailants who shot and injured two people along Kabale-Katuna high way.
The incident happened last evening along Kabale – Katuna highway in Bataka cell, Kirigime ward, southern division, Kabale Municipality when businessman Baryarugamu Francis a resident of Igabiro cell, Mwanjari, southern division and his wife Zam were attacked by a man dressed in civilian attire, armed with a rifle.
The gunman then demanded a polythene bag they were carrying before shooting Baryarugamu once on the pelvic and twice on his wife Zam in the chest and grabbed the polythene bag which had watermelon inside.
Elly Maate the Kigezi regional police spokesperson says on realizing the polythene bag had watermelon, the thug dropped it on the road and jumped on a waiting motorcycle and sped off towards Kirigime in southern division.
Maate adds that the two injured persons were accompanied by their daughter one Ainembabazi and their worker one Denis Besigensi.
“The two were not injured. Nothing else has been established to have been taken by the assailant. Police visited the scene and rushed the victims to Kabale Regional Referral hospital”.Maate says.
Police says two cartridges of SMG rifle and a watermelon were recovered at the scene.

Rwandan Man arrested for strangling his 5 year-old son

Entebbe Police is holding a male Rwandan national for allegedly strangling to death his 5 year-old son.
It is alleged that Pierre Pauline aged 43 a resident of Zinga, Entebbe Municipality, Wakiso District had failed in his third marriage and was worried about his finances before the attack on his own son identified as Baptist Byamukama.
Following moments of depression, Pierre spent his whole evening boozing till when he went back home and strangled the little boy.
When police arrived at the home, the child was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at Entebbe hospital.
“I don’t know what had happened; i felt possessed, strangled my son and later realized it when it was too late to save him” He said in a statement.
The suspect was later subjected to a medical -legal psychiatric assessment and the report from the doctor proved he was in a stable mental state.
The suspect is currently detained at Entebbe Police Station on charges of murder contrary to section 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act vide CRB 903/2018.

Two people shot dead Inside Juba Hotel in Kampala

Police at Kampala central police station is holding three people including a security guard for shooting dead two people at Juba hotel Arua Park mall this morning.
Luke Owoyesigire the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson says Mohammed Abdullah 30 and Ibrahim Bhakit who were residing in room no. 01 on the fourth floor of Juba hotel were attacked and killed two gunmen.
It is alleged that Abdalla Mohammed was killed on spot while Bhakit was fatally injured and rushed to hospital where he was announced dead on arrival.
Owoyesigire adds that police with the help of the community managed to apprehend three suspects,
The suspects include Innocent Gumisiriza 32 a staff of Top Security offices Ntinda, Nelson Oribitunga 28 and Ronald Murengyera Burundian National.
“We were also able to recover a pistol which was having 7 rounds of ammunition with reg. No UG PSOT1102-06A011. The pistol has however identified to be belonging to Saracen and was attached to Oribitunga “Owoyesigire says.
He adds that police is yet to establish how much money is missing while bodies have been taken to Mulago for postmortem.
Suspects have charged with Aggravated robbery and murder on SD/02/15/08/18 of Central Police station Kampala.

Arua District Police Commander knifed After Blood Violence

Inspector General of police Martin Okoth Ochola has transferred Arua district police commander SP Abas Senyonjjo following the Monday flimsy situation that led to the shooting of one person.
The deceased Yasin Kawuma has been the driver of MP Robert Kyagulanyi.
In the same message Ochola transferred SP Henry Kintu to take charge of Arua security.
DPC Kintu renowned for being a good commanding officer.
According to information obtained by this website, IGP Ochola who is out of the country got information that DPC Senyonjjo failed to contain the situation and carryout intelligence gathering before the situation could turn rowdy.
This led opposition supporters to block the convoy of president Museveni while leaving Booma grounds where he had campaigned for NRM candidate Nusura Tiperu.
The president’s convoy was smashed by stones leading to shootings that killed one person while over 50 were rounded up by both police and military.

Five Witch-doctors arrested for sacrificing five women

Police in Nagalama has arrested four witch doctors for ritual killing.
The arrest followed after a case of disappearance of persons registered at Nagalama Police Station.
The DPC Nagalama ASP Jessica Naawe says relatives of one Mirembe Zuraika reported a case of disappearance of their daughter and tipped off police that she had been last communicated of her appointment with one Owen Sebuyungo a 24 year old witchdoctor.
In his ad missal statement, Sebuyungo narrated that Mirembe visited his shrine for help since she had been possessed by evil spirits.
Sebuyungo then contacted his renowned witch doctor Mohammed Wamala alias who enticed him into murdering the victim.
He told Sebuyungo that he would get huge riches and double his wealth if he cut off the head of a female being.
Following leads, Police in Nagalama made investigations leading to the arrest of a syndicate of witch doctors that had participated in the heinous act.
Upon thorough questioning the four confessed to having welcomed Mirembe at the shrine, waited for dawn, murdered her by cutting off and buried her head in the shrine.
The suspects led police to the shrine where Mirembe had been buried. Shockingly five bodies buried in rather disturbing positions were exhumed.
One of the suspects a one Wamala Muhammed told police he had ferried over eight females from his home in Ganda Nansana murdered and buried them at this shrine located in Ntunda Kayunga.
Police has also recovered a number of items that include spears and pots filled with fresh blood suspected to be human blood.
Blood samples have been picked, taken to Government Analytical Laboratory (GAL) while the recovered bodies that had decomposed beyond recognition have been taken to Mulago hospital for DNA test so that the relatives can identify them.
“The search is still going on. We suspect more bodies must still be buried under the remaining five shrines,” ASP. Naawe said.
Police has since cordoned off the area as the search for more bodies is still on going.
The four suspects identified as Junior Kibuuka, Fred Kiiza Semanda,Wamala Muhammed and Owen Sebuyungo are currently detained at Nagalama Police Station as investigations are ongoing.

City Lawyer Nangumya Suspended from court over 60m Theft

The Law Council has suspended a top city lawyer Godfrey Nangumya, a senior partner in Nangumya and company advocates for two years without practicing.
Nangumya’s client Emmy Umwine on November 24, 2017  dragged him to Uganda law council accusing him of stealing his shs 60m.
In their ruling, Law council noticed that. “This committee (has) observed that the habit of Advocates putting client’s money to their own use is on the high which gives a bad name to the profession. In this case, the respondent Nangumya has been found to have acted unprofessional in this regard by retaining client’s money, preventing client to access his own money for over three years, and having found to have put it to his own use since he could not even produce it when directed to deposited it with law council for custody –acts for which he is not apologetic about’ this is a typical case of impunity and needs to be given a heavy sanction as a deterrent to such conduct and to teach a lesson to all those who may be contemplating doing likewise.
Nangumya failed to respect that law council directives, is now panelized as follows
He is suspended from practicing for a period of 2 years –less the time he has so far served for during the interlocutory suspension earlier imposed pending the hearing of this matter.
“We hope the errant Advocate shall use this time for self-reflection and assessment with a view to reform on his conduct as an Advocate,” the judgment read in part.
A five member committee of the Law Council wrote to chief justice notifying him about their decision and all court registrars in Uganda were notified.
His means that Nangumya is barred from accessing any court premises as an advocate until his punishment is done.

Kagame Accused of Massive training of Intore Militias to destabilize the region

As relations between Kigali and its neigbourng countries continue to become frostier, Rwanda has come under fire for training its youth militias to send them abroad with the aim of destabilizing the region.
This followed after Paul Kagame passed out 568 trainees including 430 Rwandan residents and 138 Rwandans residing in 20 countries across the world during closing ceremony of Itorero Indangamirwa XI.
The members of the alleged youth militias from abroad who attended Itorero Indangamirwa XI came from Uganda Belgium, Canada, China; Cyprus, DRC, Germany, Ghana; India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Mauritius, Poland, Singapore, Saudi Arabia,  UK, USA, and Denmark where most of Rwandan dissidents ran to for their lives after disagreeing with government in Kigali.
The youth under went five weeks intensive training which included basic military training, intelligence and counterterrorism at function that took place at Gabiro Combat Training Centre in Gatsibo district, Eastern Province.
The participants were also equipped with training in weaponry handling, military techniques – drills, ideas in close combats, intelligence gathering techniques, information warfare, relationship/trust building techniques and political education.
It is reported that while passing Intore, Kagame reminded them that the first line of defense against any enemy is intelligence (ubutatsi).
“In his speech to his intore militias who had just concluded a five week intensive military and intelligence course, Kagame repeated the word intelligence (Ubutatsi) more than five times, and explaining why it’s crucial for the security of the country”.
“For those who understand on Rwanda’s social – political status, well know that everyone is a potential spy. We have witnessed parents spying on their children and vice versa, relatives spying on relatives, neighbors spying on neighbors, employees spying on their employers…etc. It is a total police state”.
“For those who are always opening their zips, my advice to your own safety, keep your zips up or look somewhere else, but not in the Lands of criminal Paul Kagame”.Says Rpf Gakwerere one of both Kigali establishment and Kagame critiques.
Gakwerere says after being passed, those who are residents in other countries for example Uganda or Tanzania, once they return, they will report to their respective Rwandan embassies for intelligence cell allocation.
“It’s from here that the 1st secretary of the embassy who are all DMI external operatives within the embassy will allocate them to operational cells depending on their area of residence/town(s)”.
 
“With this group, they report directly to DMI headquarter. Once they finish the training, for those who joined from outside Rwanda, they are given abundant cash to start businesses or any other project i.e. education studies, prostitution mainly as intelligence gathering tool or elimination leeway. In other cases, they are helped to secure employment in strategic positions in their respective countries of residence” He adds.
He further said that “For Kagame, the focus is always to get enough recruits for this programme from great lakes region – SADEC countries”.
Rwandan has always been accused of trying to interfere with security systems of its neighbors   something it has continuously denied.
For example Burundi is accusing Kigali of being behind the attempted coup against President Pierre Nkurunzinza while he was attending a conference in Arusha Tanzania.
 
Bujumbura further says Rwanda went on and offered sanctuary to the leaders of the failed coup plotters who fled the country in 2015.
There have been reports Kigali of trying to penetrate security in Kampala with the view of causing regime change in Uganda something the latter also denies.
This was followed by the arrest of former Inspector General of Uganda police Gen Kale Kayihura by the Ugandan military for having links with Kigali and planning to overthrow the government.
Ugandan military is also having in its custody senior police officers, immigration officers, officials from the ministry of internal affairs and some Rwandese nationals who have been pausing as refugees in Uganda while on spy missions including former Rwandan army officers like Rene Rutagungira
Senior Ugandan police officers have been accused of illegal repatriation of Rwandan asylum seekers in Uganda and handing them over to authorities in Rwanda while officials from the immigration department are accused of helping some foreigners to acquire Ugandan passports to carry out their dubious missions.