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    CRIME: They Killed 10 People Including A UPDF Officer And Robbed Over 40 Within 3 Months – Joint Security Forces Nab 10 Notorious Criminal Gang Members…

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    Some of the criminals who were nabbed during the operation

    The Police have arrested the prime suspect and leader of the criminal gang that was actively involved in a string of aggravated robberies and murders in the districts of Luwero, Nakasongola and Nakaseke.

    The suspect was arrested following a joint operation conducted by the Police’s Flying Squad Unit, the Special Forces Commandos (SFC), the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), the 1st Division Kakiri and Savannah Regional team.

    Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, revealed that the suspect identified as Stephen Kisule, was arrested on the March 02nd,2021, together with Samuel Mawejje, from their hideout in Bombo.

    Enanga revealed that the operation saw the total number of suspects arrested rise to 10 including two female suspects.

    The suspects arrested earlier include Miga Shaban, 22, a  resident of Nkonkojeru; Olega Mansur, 35, Mwanje Rogers, 24, a boda-boda rider and resident  of Buvuma Village.

    Others are Yiga Rashid, Kiwanuka Fred; Lutale Hellen, Nakiranda Shakira and Ngozi Robina , the wife to Kisule Stephen.

    The searches at their residences led to the recovery of a pistol with two magazines and 17 rounds of ammunition, which they robbed from the late Major Noel Mwesigye, an SMG gun with two empty magazines, 17 mobile phones, a motorcycle Reg number UEV 185W, Bajaj Boxer Red in colour.

    According to Police evidence, the list of persons victimised by the notorious criminal gang include;

    In Luwero District;

    On the 14/12/2020, they allegedly attacked and robbed the following victims;

    Kanabi Henry, a 34 year old businessman of Kitendere Village, Luwero and attacked him while at his shop.

    Najjuuko Jesca, a 24 year old, wife to Kanabi Henry, of Kitendere village and shot her in the left arm.

    Ziribasanga Joseph, a male adult of Kitendere village was shot and critically injured in the stomach. They robbed cash Shs10,000= from him.

    Nekuze Rosemary a businesswoman of Kitendere village, Luwero was robbed of cash Shs170,000=

    On the 22/12/2020; they allegedly attacked and robbed the following victims;

    Namirembe Janat, a 70-year-old female peasant farmer, of Tema village Luwero and robbed her of cash 2.5M and a mobile phone.

    Nalubega Sarah, an 18-year-old, female student of Tema village, and robbed her mobile phone.

    Muyomba Moses, a 30-year-old, businessman of Tema village Luwero was robbed him of an unspecified amount of cash.

    Wamala George, a 41-year-old, teacher of Tema village, Luwero and robbed him of cash 1,000,000=.

    Muwonge Muhamudu, a 34-year-old boda-boda rider, of Tema village Luwero and robbed him of his motorcycle, Bajaj Boxer Reg number UEW 289A.

    Moni Brian, a 23-year-old, male teacher of Tema village, Luwero and robbed his mobile phone.

    Sekajja Godfrey, a businessman of Tema village, Luwero and robbed his mobile phone.

    On the 25/12/2020, it is alleged they attacked and murdered, Musisi John a 55-year-old teacher of Mulage village Luwero.

     

    On the 03/01/2020, they allegedly attacked and robbed the following victims;

    Lubega Ibrahim, a 24-year-old, businessman of Kiwanguzi village, Luwero and robbed him of cash Shs1,800,000

    Musambwa Justine, a businessman of Kiwanguzi village Luwero and robbed her of cash Shs500,000

    Nalubega Asuman, a 31-year-old businesswoman of Kireka village, Luwero and robbed her of cash Shs300,000

    Were Justine, a 22-year-old businesswoman of Kireka village , Luwero and robbed her of cash Shs2,130,000

    On the 13th January, 2021, they allegedly attacked and robbed the following victims,

    Nakimbowa Cissy, a 46-year-old businesswoman, of Mulage village, Luwero and robbed her of cash Shs300,000= and a Techno Mobile Phone.

    Bukenya Robert, a 24-year-old, male adult and resident of Mulage village Luwero, was robbed of cash Shs600,00= and a phone.

    Ereku Fabulous, a 51 year old, Chairperson LC1 Kiryada Village and robbed him of cash Shs50,000=

    On the 17th January 2021, they allegedly attacked the following victims;

    Seruwo Rajab a 43-year-old, businessman of Bbumba village, Kyakatula LC1, Kiziba Ward, Luweero of cash Shs480,000=

    Major Noel Mwesigye, a 47-year-old, UPDF officer at Masunga village, Luwero. They shot him dead and robbed his pistol.

     

    On the 27th January 2021, they attacked and robbed the following victims.

    Najjengo Winfred , a 33-year-old, female mobile money dealer of kasana market zone , Luwero was robbed of cash Shs550,000=

    Musisi George, a businessman of Kabule Town Council, Nyimbwa Sub county, Luwero was robbed of 200 mobile phones and an unspecified amount of cash.

    Ssuna Rajab, a businessman of Kanyogoga Village, Kamira East Ward, and Luwero, was robbed of cash Shs450.000 and 11 mobile phones.

    Luboyera Juma, a boda-boda rider of Banjo village, Bombo Town Council Luwero was murdered.

     

    In Nakasongola District 

    On the 18th December 2020, they allegedly attacked and killed Nkonge Patrick, a traditional healer, at Namusaala village and robbed his mobile phone.

    On the 30th December, 2020, they attacked and robbed the following victims;

    Namukwaya a businesswoman of Kamunina village, Nakasongola and robbed her of an unspecified amount of cash.

    They allegedly shot and injured Kafero George of Kamunina village, who was rushed to Kowoko Hospital for treatment.

     

    On the 31st December 2020, they allegedly attacked and robbed the following victims from the villages of Kigalambi, Kirooro and Ngoizi in Nabiswera sub county;

    Beingana Mary and robbed her of cash Shs2,000,000

    Kaburama Friday and robbed him of cash  Shs700,000

    Batengeza Fred and robbed him of cash Shs700,000

    Busingye Joseph and robbed him of his mobile phone

    Kazungu Geofrey and robbed him of cash Shs1,800,000

    Ikiriza Prisca and robbed her of cash Shs2,300,000

    Nakyanzi and robbed her of cash Shs300,000=

    They also shot and injured Kamya Fred, who was rushed to Kiwoko hospital.

     

    On the 28th January 2021, they allegedly attacked and robbed the following victims.

    Kato Yusuf of Kimaga trading centre, was attacked and murdered, after robbing his motorcycle, Bajaj boxer Reg. number UBF 129R

    Sempijja Herbert of Kimaga trading centre, was attacked and murdered.

    Nakagwa Christine, of Kimaga Trading centre, was attacked and murdered

    Nyabutono Scovia, of Kyamukonda trading centre, was robbed of two mobile phones.

    Nalukwago Nuuru, of Kyamukonda trading centre, was robbed of cash Shs2,100,000

    Isingoma Diphas of Kyamukonda trading centre, was robbed of a mobile phone.

    Namirimu Viola, of Kyamukonda trading centre was robbed of cash Shs670.000

    Nabukeera Hasfa of Kyamukonda trading centre, was robbed of an unspecified amount of cash.

     

    On the 31.01.2021, they allegedly attacked and robbed the following victims;

    Kayemba Charles, of Kaleire Trading Centre, Nakasongola was robbed of mobile phone and cash Shs70,000

    Namubiru Ketty, of Kaleire Trading Centre, was robbed of cash Shs250,000

    Nakayaga Teopista of Kaleire Trading Centre, was robbed of two mobile phones and cash Shs250,000.

    Ndarubonye Jean of Kaleire Trading Centre, was robbed of cash Shs30,000

    Kamatenesi Jane, of Kaleire Trading Centre, was robbed of two mobile phones.

     

    In NAKASEKE DISTRICT.

    The criminal gang allegedly attacked the following;

    Kiviri Herbert, a 29-year-old boda-boda rider of Kololo zone, Ngoma town council.

    Ssempijja Henry, a male adult of Kasambya-Kito

    Lukyamuzi Edward, a male adult of Kasambya-Kito

    Naluwu Sarah ,a female adult of Kasambya-Kito

    Kawukyi Lawrence, a boda boda rider of Kasambya-Kito was attacked and murdered

    Enanga said that the arrest of these criminals is a very big achievement in the efforts of the joint security agencies that included; the Flying Squad Unit, SFC, CMI, 1st Division Kakiri, and the territorial units of Savannah Region, Luwero, Nakaseke and Nakasongola districts.

    “The motive behind this wave of gun violence was established to be financial gains. They are going to be held accountable for the death of 10 victims and an additional 44 victims of aggravated robbery from the respective districts,” Enanga said.

    “We would like to reassure the public that we shall continue working tirelessly to counter all forms of gang crime in our communities. We believe this successful operation will greatly reduce violent crime in the area, and also enable residents go about daily activities normally,” the police spokesperson added.

     

    By Baron Kironde

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    Who Are The 26 Corrupt High Profile Public Officers Set To Vomit Shs.18.2 Billion? Parliament Tasks Minister…

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    Mityana District Woman MP, Joyce Bagala

    Members of Parliament have moved a motion that Anti-corruption day funds should be earmarked to victims of corruption.

    Appearing before Parliament during plenary that was presided over by Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Thomas Tayebwa, Mityana District Woman Member of Parliament, Joyce Bagala noted that a lot of statistics on money purportedly tracked down, saved and sometimes recovered is not backed by faces that allegedly stole such funds.

    Bagala contended that the minister reported investigation of 26 high-profile cases.

    “We need to know who these high profile public officers are and what was the outcome of the reported investigations warranting recovery of shs18.2 billion,” she said.

    Bagala’s statements follow a report from the State Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Rose Lilly Akello who noted that the Inspector General of Government (IGG) has investigated 26 high-profile cases and directed the recovery of Shs.30 billion, 86 cases were prosecuted and 34 convictions secured whereas the Auditor General made audits which led to recovery of shs.175 billion.

    She added that the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) of the police has registered 318 cases and through prosecutions and recovered Shs.615 billion.

    This comes ahead of the International Anti-Corruption day set to be held on Friday December, 9, 2022.

    During plenary today, Mityana Municipality Woman MP however insisted that the shs.452 million earmarked for the International Anti-Corruption Day should be re-channelled to victims of corruption.

    “The victims of corruption are mothers who die during childbirth due to inefficiencies in the health sector public schools without toilets and communities without clean water. The activities of the anti-corruption day would make sense by thinking of those affected by corruption.

    Kazo County MP, Dan Kimosho asked whether they can look at a sector approach and see what cases are investigated and what is done against the officers.

    “We cannot keep carrying the burden for the corrupt. Whoever comes here should be specific and not demoralize those who are working hard,” he said.

    Ntoroko Constituency MP, Gerald Rwemulitya also urged people fighting corruption to be free and bold adding that there are people shielding the corrupt.

    He propounded, “You here, ‘call from above, he is from my region & religion’. This vice has no side. We need to start attaching property of the corrupt.”

    Leader of Opposition, Mathias Mpuuga however moved a motion that the shs.452 meant for marking the anti-corruption day should be channelled to ‘the victims of corruption in Ibanda District’.

    He wondered why they should put this money to tents, balloons and chairs and yet victims of corruption are around.

    The 3rd Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Rukia Nakadama however revealed that preparations for the anti-corruption day commended earlier, insisting that preparations are already in high gear and some activities have already taken place and so if there is need in the near future, they should come early.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    Maj. Gen. Takirwa Appointed Deputy Commander Land Forces…

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    Major General Francis Takirwa has been appointed as Deputy Commander Land Forces.

    President Yoweri Museveni who also doubles as the Commander in Chief of Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) also promoted and appointed General Officers.

    Maj. Gen. Takirwa will deputize Maj. Gen. Muhanga Kayanja who was also appointed as Commander Land Forces (CLF) in October, 2022.

    He also appointed Maj. Gen. Jack Bakasumba as Acting Chief of Staff Land Force.

    Maj. Gen. Bakasumba has been Uganda’s delegate to the South Sudan Peace Monitoring Mechanism as the acting chief of staff land forces in the UPDF.

    Museveni has also promoted Brig. Gen. Bob P. Ogiki to Maj. Gen and appointed him 2nd Division Commander.

    Deputy Defence spokesperson, Col. Deo Akiiki congratulated the General Officers upon their well-deserved promotion and appointments.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    FOR PRAISING M7: Medical Association President Steps Down To Allow Independent Investigations..

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    Dr. Oledo praising President Museveni at Kololo Grounds

    The President of the Uganda Medical Association (UMA), Dr. Samuel Oledo, has stepped aside to allow independent investigations, according to Dr. Luswata Herbert, the Secretary General.

    Last week, during the Patriotism and Youth Investment symposium, Dr. Oledo appreciated President Museveni for the great job when he decided that all scientists must be paid well.

    “We request that you increase the salaries of our brothers and sisters in uniform, the soldiers, Uganda People’s Association (UPDF) prisons, and others.”

    He went ahead and knelt before Museveni and asked him to stand again 2026.

    This has since been condemned by a number of people who have termed his acts of kneeling as disrespectful to the profession and asked that he should resign.

    On 4th December, 2022, UMA released a statement disassociating themselves from the actions of their President Dr. Dr. Samuel Oledo and his Kololo team.

    Their statement read, “Uganda Medical Association is non-partisan and therefore does not participate in political activities of a partisan nature. The current U.M.A President attended the particular meeting in his personal capacity but not as U.M.A and
    his communications at that meeting were not representing the official position(s) of UMA.

    “Uganda Medical Association dissociates itself from any and all partisan political actions or acts, and is constitutionally required to do so. U.M.A is committed to remain neutral to and to serve all Ugandan doctors and persons from all the political dispensations of, and in Uganda and globally.”

    Dr. Oledo’s team of medical personnel with President Museveni

    Today morning, Democratic Party member and Buikwe South Member of Parliament, Lulume Bayigga said that Dr. Oledo should be brought to book.

    Lulume made these remarks while appearing on NBS’ Morning Breeze today following an incident where Uganda Medical Association (UMA) president, Dr.Oledo Samuel was seen kneeling before the president and asking him to stand again in 2026.

    Dr. Lulume noted that when they were in medical school, they were taught to be respected professionals and serve their country by treating people.

    “The engagement we wanted the UMA president to be part of would be to advocate for the improved welfare of the medics to serve the country better,” he said.

    Dr. Lulume added that the people who followed Dr. Oledu were not from Uganda Medical Association, and that’s why Dr. Mirembe is distancing herself from the act (endorsing President Museveni).

    Dr. Joel Mirembe, a doctor at the UMA noted that they are not against Dr. Oledu and just like the UMA statement noted, whatever he did, he did it in his own capacity and so they are here to protect the Association.

    He adduced, “It is sad that the doctors leadership body is invited to discuss a topic of political succession. That is where the issue is.

    “We have reached out to Dr. Oledu and he is okay and safe. He hasn’t commented about his action, he seems not concerned about what is happening.”

    Dr. Lulume however insisted that UMA will continue with its aspirations because it is Constitutional but what Oledo did scandalized the whole Association, and he must be brought to book.

    “Impeachment is one of the reprimanding measures, but the doctors will take the decision.”

    Dr. Mirembe adduced that Dr. Oledo is the President of the Uganda Medical Association, but what he did was embarrassing and wrong for the profession.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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