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    BOBI DETENTION: What Interrogations Involves Breaking Legs – Stella Nyanzi Asks SFC, You Stole Underwear, Shot And Killed A Person But You Were Never Tried In Military Courts – Ofwono Opondo Attacked

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    The Exchange of words is at its peak concerning detained Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi wine as the People Power president enters day four in military detention.

    This morning, members of parliament led by the Leader of Opposition Hon. Betty Aol Ocan decided to travel to Makindye Military Barracks to check on him as well as secure his release so that he can be taken to hospital for proper treatment.

    OPPOSITION MPs WARN

    In a press briefing this morning, the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament (LOP), Hon. Betty Aol Ocan (FDC, Gulu district) together with other Opposition Members of Parliament reiterated their demand for clarification on the whereabouts of Bobi Wine and other legislators who were not paraded in court yesterday.

    Aol told the media that he Prime Minister stated that Hon. Kyagulanyi had been flown to Gulu Military Hospital but made no mention of the condition and whereabouts of Hon. Zaake. She added that they were following up on reports attributed to the Manager of Pacific Hotel in Arua where she said the firearms allegedly recovered from Kyagulanyi’s room were actually never found there.

    Kilak South County MP Hon. Gilbert Olanya noted with concern conflicting information about the trial venue for Kyagulanyi, who in the Deputy Prime Minister’s report to Parliament was Gulu Court Martial. “Yesterday we were informed in Parliament that Hon. Kyagulanyi would appear in the Gulu General Court Martial, but the information we are receiving now is that he is to appear at the Makindye Court Martial. We wonder which is which,” said Olanya.

    ZAAKE IN RUBAGA HOSPITAL

    Francis Zaake, the Mityana Municipality MP, has been brought to Rubaga hospital in critical condition according to Nile Post. Zaake who is in bad physical shape following his brutal arrest in Arua on Monday, was brought to the hospital by army men who promptly left.

    One of his friends, Allan Ssewanyana, the MP for Makindye West, said that Zaake cannot speak, eat, walk or sit. “He is in a very bad situation and every Ugandan should pray for him,” Ssewanyana said.

    OFWONO OPONDO ATTACKED OVER BOBI WINE COMMENT

    There was a war of words on twitter between the government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo, Journalists and fans of the Hon. Kyagulanyi.

    This morning, the government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo said,” I can confirm that suspect HE Bobi Wine has arrived in Makindye and lodged in the same wing with Abdallah Kitatta of boda boda 2010.”

    His tweet stirred anger from his followers and Bibi Wine fans. Some went as far as reminding him about how he stole underwears from a super market and shot and killed one person but was never tried in a military court.

    STELLA NYANZI ATTACKS SFC

    Yesterday, one of Bobi Wine’s lawyers Medard Lubega Sseggona, who is one of the two people who attended the court Martial in Gulu (with Basaalira) where the Kyadondo legislator was charged with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition told the media that he Bobi is in bad shape.

    Sseggona said Hon.Bobi Wine was badly brutalised, “he couldn’t understand the proceedings in the court martial, he couldn’t speak, he couldn’t see. He has a wound on the back of his head. He can’t stand, he can’t sit. I think the situation is bad he needs prayers.”

    Today Morning, the Makerere academician posted: Bobi Wine cannot walk or talk. He also cannot see or understand a thing. Now you, Muhoozi who leads the SFC, What sort of brutes work inside this ring? What interrogations involve breaking legs? What torture blocks a singer so he can’t sing? Why kill a prophet’s eyes during investigation? How did the SFC hooligans kill Bobi’s thinking? Will your mother Janet cook Bobi’s soul

    And serve Bobi’s boiled body for your eating? Shame on Muhoozi’s armed brutish SFC thugs. Killing Bobi won’t crown Joel as Uganda’s king!

    GENESIS

    On Monday, 13 August 2018, there was a scuffle on the final day of campaigns for Arua Municipality MP that left Bobi Wine’s driver Kawuma Yasin dead. Immediately after the standoff, Arua Municipality MP elect Kassiano Wadri, Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Kyaddondo East County), Hon. Francis Zaake ( Mityana Municipality), Hon. Paul Mwiru (Jinja East Municipality), Hon. Gerald Karuhanga (Ntungamo Municipality), former MP Michael Mabikke and 32 others were arrested.

    Hon. Kyagulanyi was arraigned before the General Court Martial in Gulu yesterday and charged under Section 119 (1) (h) of the UPDF Act, 2005 on accounts of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition, according to the army spokesperson, Brig. Richard Karemire.

    MPs Paul Mwiru, Kassiano Wadri and Gerard Karuhanga were also charged on the same day at the Magistrates Court in Gulu with over 30 people with treason.

     

    By Mboowa Nathan

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    Angels Of Death Strike, Take Two Of Uganda’s VIPs In 2023 Opener

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    Two of Uganda’s Very Important Persons have Monday died.

    National Unity Platform’s parliamentary flag bearer in the last year’s Omoro County by-elections, Simon Toolit Aketcha is dead.

    Toolit, died on Monday morning.

    The news of his death was confirmed by Omoro county MP Andrew Ojok Oulanyah.

    “It is a dark day in Omoro! We have lost one of our gallant sons and former MP, Hon. Simon Toolit Akecha! Hon. Toolit was the MP for Omoro County between 2006 & 2011 and was a candidate in recent by-elections. May his soul rest in eternal peace!” OJok tweeted.

    Toolit put up stiff political resistance against the late Jacob Oulanyah before also competing against his son Andrew Ojok Oulanyah.

    Toolit will be remembered as a candidate to have competed against the Oulanyah’s while holding the flag for two different parties for under ten years.

    In 2016, Toolit, then a candidate of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) contested against NRM’s Jacob Oulanyah and polled 6,823 votes against the latter’s 8,218 votes.

    In the same manner, Uganda’s high commissioner to Kenya and Seychelles, Dr Hassan Galiwango, has died.

    Galiwango died Monday morning at Nairobi Hospital where he had been admitted.

    The late was the husband to Mbale City Woman Member of Parliament, Connie Nakayeze Galiwango.

    President Museveni appointed Galiwango as the high commissioner to Kenya in October 2020.

    Galiwango was also the former long serving director of finance and administration at the NRM secretariat at the time of his ambassadorial appointment. Ms Medina Naham, the NRM party chairperson of Koboko District, replaced him at the secretariat.

    The cause of his death is yet to be communicated by the government.

    Last year, Bank of Uganda governor prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah and Gen. Elly Tumwine among other VIPs died.

     

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    Five Dead As Bomb Goes Off In Church Near DRC, Uganda Border 

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    A bomb killed at least five people on Sunday after detonating in a church in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said.

    Details of the attack remain hazy, but military spokesman Antony Mualushayi said the “terrorist act” happened in a Pentecostal church in North Kivu province’s Kasindi, a town on the border with Uganda.

    Mualushayi later told reporters that at least five bodies had been taken to the morgue following the blast, in what he called a provisional death toll.

    Joel Kitausa, a local civil society figure, put the death toll at eight and said 27 other people had been wounded.

    AFP was unable to independently confirm the toll.

    It was not immediately clear who carried out the attack. Mualushayi said that one suspect — a Kenyan — had been arrested.

    The DRC’s communications ministry said on social media that the attack was apparently carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) group.

    The ADF — which the Islamic State group claims as its affiliate in Central Africa — is active in the Kasindi area.

    It has been accused of slaughtering thousands of Congolese civilians and carrying out bomb attacks in Uganda.

    The ADF has planted bombs in towns in North Kivu in the past.

    Since 2021 a joint Congolese-Ugandan military operation has been targeting the ADF in North Kivu and neighbouring Ituri province.

    Over 120 armed groups roam mineral-rich eastern DRC, many of which are the legacy of regional wars that flared at the turn of the 21st century.

    Source: AFP

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    Nepal Crash: Dozens Killed As Plane Crashes Near Pokhara Airport

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    Dozens of people have been killed after a plane with 72 people on board crashed near an airport in central Nepal.

    The Yeti Airlines flight from Kathmandu to the tourist town of Pokhara crashed on landing before catching fire.

    Videos posted on social media show an aircraft flying low over a populated area before banking sharply.

    At least 68 people are confirmed to have died, officials said. Several critically injured survivors were taken to hospital, unconfirmed reports said.

    Local resident Deeveta Kal told the BBC how she rushed to the crash site after seeing the aircraft plunge from the sky shortly after 11:00am local time (05:15 GMT).

    “By the time I was there the crash site was already crowded. There was huge smoke coming from the flames of the plane. And then helicopters came over in no time,” she said.

    “The pilot tried his best to not hit civilisation or any home,” Deevta Kal added. “There was a small space right beside the Seti River and the flight hit the ground in that small space.”

    The flight set out with 68 passengers on board, including at least 15 foreign nationals, and four crew members.

    According to flight tracking website Flightradar24, the 15-year-old twin-engine ATR 72 stopped transmitting position data at 05:05 GMT and the last signal from the aircraft was received at 05:12.

    Hundreds of Nepalese soldiers were involved in the operation at the crash site in the gorge of the Seti, just one and a half kilometres from the airport.

    The search operation has been suspended for the day, officials say.

    Video taken where the plane came down showed thick billowing black smoke and burning debris.

    “We expect to recover more bodies,” an army spokesman told Reuters, saying the plane “has broken into pieces”.

    Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal called an emergency meeting of his cabinet and urged state agencies to work on rescue operations. A panel to investigate the cause of the crash has been set up.

    Of the passengers, 53 are said to be Nepalese. There were five Indian, four Russians and two Koreans on the plane. There was also one passenger each from Ireland, Australia, Argentina and France among others.

    Aviation accidents are not uncommon in Nepal, often due to its remote runways and sudden weather changes that can make for hazardous conditions.

    A Tara Air plane crashed in May 2022 in the northern Nepalese district of Mustang, killing 22 people.

    In early 2018, 51 people were killed when a US-Bangla flight travelling from Dhaka in Bangladesh caught fire as it landed in Kathmandu.

    The European Union has banned Nepalese airlines from its airspace over concerns about training and maintenance standards in the country’s aviation industry.

    Source: BBC

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