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    City Lawyer Mukisa Murder Depeens As Wife Is Arrested, Evidence Places Fellow Lawyer Who Has Been Chewing Deceased’s Wife On Crime Scene …



    The late Ronald Mukisa, a city lawyer

    Criminal detectives from Brig. Gen. Christopher Ddamulira Sserunjongi’s Crime Intelligence and Dr. Maj. Tom Magamba’s police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have expanded their investigation into the murder of Ronald Mukisa a city lawyer.

    Mukisa whom his friends used to call Ronnie was gunned down by an unknown assassin in the wee hours of Tuesday at Kitiko village, Ndejje Division, Makindye Ssabagabo in Wakiso district.

    According to Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, 45-year-old Mukisa was gunned down when was going back to close his gate after parking his dark blue Subaru Legacy registration number UBJ 006K.

    “The assailant quickly fled the scene and escaped on a waiting motorcycle. Kajjansi Police Station took immediate action upon receiving the report concerning the incident,”  Owoyesigyire stated.

    He added that the investigators went with sniffer dogs at the crime scene to help look for the culprits; however they only recovered four projectiles and cartridges.

    However, highly placed sources close to the investigations reveal to theGrapevine that the preliminary investigations established that the assassins have been following the deceased for a longtime to understand his movements in order to execute their mission.

    Detectives based on the statements recorded by eye witnesses including area local authorities who stated that there were unknown people on the fateful day who were seen in their area. It is alleged these unknown people even ordered one of the shop attendants who had his shop open to close it immediately. A few minutes later, they heard bullets.

    “The first three bullets went off when I was in my bedroom. So I moved to the sitting room and as I peeped through the window, I saw a man clad in army-like boots, wearing a cap and he was putting on a jacket. I heard someone shouting Jesus, Jesus, Jesus and in a few minutes, the noise went into silence,” an eyewitness told police.

    Detectives have established that Mukisa’s murder was a planned murder and among the suspects who are under investigations are Dorah Birungi, the wife to the deceased and one of the lawyers at the law firm he was working from. Owoyesigyire exclusively confirmed to theGrapevine the arrest of Birungi and she is currently detained at Kajjansi police station.

    He further explained that the detectives are still studying her statement before officially slapping charges on her.

    Sources said that Birungi introduced Mukisa to her parents a few years back but they have one child.

    Sources added that later on, Birungi, who is also a city businesswoman separated with Mukisa and she has been staying with her kid at Kajjansi.

    “Surprisingly, the suspect stays in Kajjansi, but she was among the first people to reach the crime scene. We want to know who told her about the death of the man, she is still a suspect, keep that in your mind” a seasoned detective handling the matter.

    Sources disclosed that before Mukisa’s murder, he had been receiving messages from Birungi warning him to stop threatening her new boyfriend who was working with him in the same law firm and avoid asking her to give him their child. Sources said that the reason why Mukisa separated with Birungi was because the said lawyer was already in love with her.

    “We have recorded a statement from one of the family members who told us that the said lawyer who is not yet arrested got into a love relationship with Birungi when the deceased introduced her to them at their law chambers offices at Namanda building near Nasser Road in the city center,” a source said.

    He added that from then, Birungi’s behaviours changed and she was always fighting with the late which resulted in the two separating homes.

    The lawyer in question is the one who is paying for Birungi’s rent and he is always seen at her place.

    Detectives insist that Birungi and the lawyer are the first beneficiaries from Mukisa’s murder and they have received a statement from one of the lawyers in the same law firm who has been a friend to the deceased who pined the said lawyer.

    “After the murder, one of the lawyers in that law firm contacted us detailing what he suspected to have caused the deceased’s murder and we advised him to come to Kajjansi police station to record a statement. So we are waiting for him,” a source said.

    The detectives are also following the clue that the deceased has been handling a very sensitive land matter in the high court which involved top city businessmen.

    The said land is situated in areas of Kigo in Wakiso district. Investigators are also investigating the clue that Mukisa’s murder might have been politically motivated because some of the witnesses claim that he was planning to contest for Makindye Ssabagabo parliamentary seat.

    “I talked to him last week and he was asking me how I can help him to mobilize support in the area. I told him to first establish an office in the area. Mukisa has been a brother and I pray that the culprits who killed him be arrested and tried before the courts of law,” Julius Katongole said.

    Uganda Law Society president Bernard Oundo pleaded with investigators to do all their best to make sure that the culprits are brought to book because Mukisa’s murder has sent many lawyers on fear mode.

    Mukisa was laid to rest at his ancestral home in Seeta Mukono district.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki



    Serial Litigant Wants High Court Judge Mutonyi To Be Sentence To Death By Hanging Or Beheaded For Failing To Post His Ruling On Judiciary Website…



    Justice Margaret Mutonyi

    George Okello, the Resident High Court Judge of Gulu has issued a permanent injunction restraining and baring serial litigant Joseph Opiyo Otiiti from filing any other Court lawsuits against any judicial officer in Uganda.

    In his ruling dated 12th September, 2023, Judge Okello stated that whereas his court appreciates the right of every person to access courts, as observed in a plethora of cases, the matter before him was a very exceptional case in which Opiyo should be barred from continuing his reckless suits against judicial officers simply because they have decided otherwise in cases where he is involved.

    The shocking ruling resulted from an application filed by Opiyo against Vian Kwizera the Grade One Magistrate accusing him of violating his rights when he presided over a matter filed by Gulu Principle State Attorney Joseph Nyeko against him seeking a Court Order to subject Opiyo to mental examination.

    Opiyo sued the Magistrate for allowing Nyeko’s application to have him subjected to medical examination to determine his mental status as Stated under Section 50 of the Mental Health Act 2018.

    Opiyo also accused the magistrate of violating his right when he delayed the quick hearing of his application challenging the staying of his cases in court until he was subjected to mental examination and court furnished with the medical report.

    He further accused him of refusing to give him the record of proceedings to help him challenge his ruling.

    In his application, Opiyo was also seeking aggravated damages of Shs350, 000,000 for defamation and for calling him a person of unsound mind.

    He further prayed that court recovers damages through attachment of 80% of the Magistrates’ salary and retirement benefits, until all his pending cases in court are concluded and finally executed.

    He further prayed for security for himself and his family for 50 years due to fear that he will be murdered.

    He prayed for the prosecution of the magistrate and other judicial officers who violated his human rights.

    The magistrate opposed the application through her affidavit denying all the allegations and explaining that she observed the applicant’s rights during all the judicial hearings.

    He added that none of the applicant’s rights were violated and he gave him all the records of the proceedings on the matter he presided over.

    Nyeko’s application to subject Opiyo to medical examination resulted from the numerous lawsuits filed against judicial officers including one he filed against Justice Margaret Mutonyi because she had upheld preliminary objection raised in a suit lodged by Opiyo against the Actions Against Hunger and the judge was sued together with two law firms of M.S M. Oyet and Company Advocates, Mumtaz Kassam Kassam Mumtaz and Moses Oyet lawyers of Action Against Hunger.

    The judge noted that it was wrong for Opiyo to sue judicial officers, lawyers and their law firms explaining that judicial officers and Advocates enjoyed immunity at common law for their conduct of litigation and that the action made against them by an unhappy litigant was barred.

    The case was presided over by Justice Stephen Mubiru who dismissed it with costs for being barred by law.

    Opiyo again instituted a lawsuit against Justice Mubiru for dismissing his case together with Justice Mutonyi who he accused of not posting the ruling she made against him on judiciary website.

    He pleaded to the presiding judge Alex Mackay Ajiji that Justice Mutonyi be sentenced to death by hanging or beheading over her actions of not posting his ruling on the judiciary website, which was an act of war against the Republic of Uganda.

    The presiding judge ordered in his ruling that due to compulsive behavior Opiyo exhibited in Court, the hearing of his numerous cases pending in court be stayed until a medical report is furnished as to his mental health status.


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    KCCA Top Boss Remanded To Prison Over Shs450m Fraudulent Deals…



    Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court’s Ritah Neumbe Kidasa has remanded Hanniffer Mpuugu the deputy mayor Kampala Central Division over Shs450m fraudulent land deals.

    Court denied Mpuugu’s application seeking to be released on court bail based on the affidavit sworn by police detective Peter Abwona who pleaded to the magistrate not to release her claiming that she will jump the bail.

    In his affidavit presented to court by Doreen Erima the State Attorney, Abwona told Court that when the accused person was arrested by Kira Road police operatives in August 2022 on the said file, she was given police bond which she violated and declined to report back to police as one of the conditions given to her when released.

    Abwona said that Mpuugu’s file was forwarded to the Resident State Attorney for sanctioning and was later taken to court which issued criminal summons to have her arrested but she kept in hiding until an arrest warrant was issued against her.

    He explained to court that detectives traced her through her phone engagements but she kept on changing lines until they finally arrested her along Kampala-Gayaza road when she was with her children going for a party at Kasangati.

    The magistrate was convinced with Erima’s submission and objected to Mpuugu’s application for bail.

    She was remanded until 13th September, 2023 when the hearing of her case will be kicked off.

    According to court documents, in 2021, Mpuugu entered a land transaction with Grace Mulinde to sell him land situated at plot 4 Berkeley Road Entebbe Municipality in Wakiso district.

    The accused person was paid Shs450m and she assured the complainant that the land had no issues and that she was free to use.

    However, when he started using the land, he was denied access to it by members of the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union who claimed its ownership.

    They told him that Mpuugu fraudulently forged their land title and efforts to recover his money were fruitless as she kept on deceiving him that she was sorting out the matter with the Nurses until he lost hope and decided to drag her to the police.


    By Grapevine Reporter


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    Furious M7 Stops Ministers From Commenting On Security Matters As American Gov’t Warns Citizens…



    President Yoweri Museveni

    The State Minister for Information and National Guidance Godfrey Kabbyanga Baluku has confirmed to theGrapevine that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has stopped ministers from commenting on matters of national security.

    He revealed that Museveni issued the directive on Monday during the cabinet meeting at State House Entebbe after ministers raised the matter of national concern over the ongoing bomb threats in Central region especially in Kampala city.

    “That’s the reason why the 3rd deputy Prime Minister Rukia Nakadama declined to comment over the matter when the Speaker of parliament Anita Among asked for  a statement on the floor of parliament over the matter,” Kabbyanga said.

    Highly placed sources in cabinet told theGrapevine that the president stopped the ministers from commenting on the bomb threats because he was also still studying it and had not yet received the detailed report from security agencies.

    Charles Rwomushana, a controversial security expert told theGrapevine that the reason why Museveni stopped any one from commenting on the matter is because he knows very well the people behind the threats and what they are targeting.

    “Minister Charles Okello Engola was killed by his bodyguard Pte Wilson Sabiiti, did you people read the report explaining why the bodyguard killed his boss? Museveni knows the reasons so be very careful you people,” Rwomushana said.

    He warned that UPDF this time is going to be ruthless when chasing the culprits who are behind the bomb threats in Kampala and those standing in their way will walk away with heavy injuries .

    Yesterday, State House press unit released a statement informing the general public that president Museveni will brief the country on security and national importance matters today Thursday, at 8pm and his address will be broadcasted live on all televisions and radio stations.

    The Ministry of Defence and Veteran affairs spokesperson Brig. Gen. Felix Kulayigye confirmed that security has detonated six explosives since Sunday and a number of suspects have been arrested.

    He rubbished allegations that bomb threats are artificial and are being plotted by the State to scare away opposition politicians especially National Unity Platform’s (NUP) Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine) from holding political gatherings in Buganda region where he is has strong support.

    Busiro East legislator Medard Lubega Seggona claims that Museveni is very scared of Bobi Wine’s recent huge support that is why he is using bomb threats to frustrate him.

    In the same development, the US Embassy in Uganda issued a brief statement warning their citizens from travelling to Kampala.

    “We remind you that the US Department of State’s travel advisory for Uganda is at a Level 3 (reconsider travel) for terrorism. There remains threats of terrorist attacks in Uganda and throughout the region. As anyone can be a victim, US Citizens should remain alert and avoid large public gatherings,” the statement read in parts.

    This is the third time that the American government is warning their citizens from travelling to Uganda citing insecurity.

    Surprisingly, these warning have intensified since the passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023 into law.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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