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Bus Owners Cry Out To Government: South Sudan Soldiers Are Killing Ugandans

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Kampala Juba Bus Operators have today decided to park their vehicles opposing the brutal treatment from South Sudan soldiers. The drivers said that South Sudan soldiers have continuously harassed, tortured and killed Ugandans who operate and do their work in the world’s youngest nation.

The chairman of bus owners in Uganda Nathan Byanyima told journalists today that about eighteen Ugandans were killed by South Sudanese last month. He added that they have written to all the concerned offices including the line ministries.

“It’s increasingly becoming risky to transport and do business in South Sudan, we have lost family members and our vehicles have been taken especially in the capital Juba. We have now decided to close this chapter until the two governments reach an agreement,” Byanyima said.

“If people from South Sudan do business and live freely in Uganda, why should they kill and harass Ugandans doing business in their country? We are not going to allow this, let them also stay in their own country,” he fumed.

In addition, the chairman of truck owners Kinene Bylon, who broke down in tears, tasked the government of Uganda to talk to their counterparts in South Sudan.

“Last year, more than twenty Ugandan truck drivers were killed with pangas in front of South Sudan policemen. They should stop claiming that they are part of the East African integration,” Kinene said.

The drivers also decried the heavy taxes charged on each item they take to South Sudan and goods that are always taken as samples but are never returned.

 

By Mboowa Nathan

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Music Promoters Plan To Petition Speaker Over Bobiwine – Police Harrasmentent

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Music promoters are set to petition the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga protesting the move by police to block all Bobi Wine’s concerts during the festive season

According to Kyadondo East MP also known as Bobi Wine, police banned all his planned concert without a clear explanation. Promoters under their umbrella Uganda Music Promoters and Venue Owners’ Network notified the speaker about the petition to be presented tomorrow.
Speaking to media, the association’s coordinator Tony Ssempijja said they are meeting today to finalize their arrangements.

Ssempijja further add as that police’s ban on Bobi concerts is likely to force promoters, venue owners and musicians out of the business and this comes after police blocked Bobi Wine’s concert in Jinja over the weekend.

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Three Killed In Mukono Robbery Shoot-Out

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Three suspected robbers have been killed in a shoot-out with security guards at Biyinzika Poultry farm in Mukono District, the Grapevine has learnt.

About 10 men armed with one riffle raided Biyinzika Poultry farm at on 16th December 2018 at about 0200 hours and attempted to steal chicken.

In the process of the robbery, there was exchange of fire with the guards at the farm hence killing three suspected robbers. One has been identified as James Adrey of Ngora District.

The Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Police Luke Owoyesigyire said that other two bodies have not been identified and were therefore taken to Mulago National Referral Hospital for postmortem.

“We also recovered chicken in sacks at the scene of crime and the hunt is still on for the rest of the team that is suspected to have been involved in this foiled robbery,” he said.

Investigations are ongoing via Mukono Police vide SD 02/16/12/2018.

By Remmy Atugonza

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BodaBoda 2010 Patron Kitata Has A case To Answer.

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BodaBoda 2010 patron Abudallah Kitata (in yellow) listen to court proceedings in Makindye

 

Boda Boda 2010 Association Patron Mr. Abudallah Kitatta and 9 of his co-accused have this afternoon been requested to prepare their defence against charges of unlawful possession of firearms and military equipment, the Grapevine has learnt

Mr. Kitatta and his co-accused appeared before a seven-member panel led by Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti this afternoon and were told that testimonies from different witnesses had pinned them and therefore had a case to answer. However, three of Kitatta’s co-accused who included Jonathan Kayondo, Hassan Ssengoba and Sunday Ssemogerere were acquitted because none of them was found at Boda Boda 2010 association offices in Nateete at the time of their arrest and Court further said Ngobi Sowali and Ibrahim Sekajja were in the car that had firearms at Vine Hotel while Amon Twinomujuni, Matia Ssenfuka, Hassan Sebatta, John Sebandeke, Hussein Mugema, Fred Bwanika have a case to answer because they were found at Boda Boda 2010 association offices in Nateete during arrest, according to the testimonies of the witnesses.

Bodaboda 2010 boss Mr Abdulah Kitata was arrested on Saturday 20th of January 2018, after two of his members confessed to CMI that they had participated in the gruesome killing of Case Clinic Accountant, Francis Ekalungar. However the security agency CMI delayed to reveal Kitata whereabout until on the 29th of January when he was first tried in the General Court martial

By Remmy Atugonza

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