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    Gen. Tumwine’s Lawyer Warns Family On Fighting Over Fallen General’s Estate…

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    Some of Gen. Tumwine's children with their mother

    Senior counsel Enos Tumusiime, a close friend and lawyer to late former Security Minister Gen. Elly Tumwine has warned the family on mismanaging the deceased’s estate.

    Speaking at the funeral of Gen. Tumwine at his ancestral home in Kazo district, Tumusiime revealed that the deceased always asked him to guide his family on managing his estate when he is gone because he worked very hard to get his wealth.

    Counsel Tumusiime singled out Daudi Tumwine, the fallen General’s elder son and cautioned him that his father did everything for them including facilitating his (Daudi) marriage and giving them the best education, that is why they should use that knowledge to keep and grow their father’s estate.

    Gen. Tumwine’s other friends like former Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kahamba Kutesa and former Works and Transport Minister John Nasasira assured Gen. Tumwine’s family that they are available to give guidance and support to their friend’s family.

    Counsel Tumusiime pleaded to Gen. Tumwine’s family to protect his cows which are over 2000 and other properties.

    Family sources told theGrapevine that if Gen. Tumwine left a will, counsel Tumusiime should be knowledgeable about the contents in it.

    theGrapevine established that Tumwine also left a big chunk of land which is estimated to be in square miles at his home country in Mukuru village, Rwemikoma Sub County, Kazo district and a posh house.

    Gen. Tumwine also owns a house in Nakasero opposite the famous Kampala Associated Advocate (KAA) law firm, plus land in Buganda and Bunyoro.

    Gen. Tumwine’s family are also set to enjoy a retirement package from the UPDF because their father died at the rank of a full General of the UPDF.

    Sources said that Gen. Tumwine also left behind a lot of cash on his shilling and dollar bank accounts and he didn’t die a frustrated man like many claim.

    However, there is fear among the family members that they might lose part of their father’s estate because some of the properties especially the vast land is being contested and many have been fearing Tumwine’s status as a UPDF General.

    Sources add that now that he is no more, those who have for long eyed these properties might swing into action.

    It should be remembered that in 2018, Gen. Tumwine was summoned by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire’s land probe on allegations of land grabbing and his matter was heard in camera.

    Gen. Tumwine was also accused of grabbing Nommo Gallery which he had been using without paying rent to government.

    At his funeral, Tumwine’s sister introduced to the mourners 13 children and she welcomed others who didn’t attend their father’s funeral.

    Sources who understand Gen. Tumwine very well revealed that the man left behind over 20 children.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Security On High Alert After Sunday ADF-Linked Bomb Blast Near Uganda, DR Congo Border

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    Uganda security agencies have been put on high alert after a bomb linked to the Allied Democratic Forces – ADF went off yesterday near Uganda, Congo border.

    The incident in the Eastern DRC happened at Pentecostal Church in Lhubirira, an immediate town located 4kms after Mpondwe border point. At least 10 people died on the spot and 47 others suffered injuries.

    “The terror attack shows that terrorism can occur any time and anywhere, and further reminds us all of the terrorist threats that we face as a country. Because of the existing threat environment, our Joint Counter terror task teams from CMI, Crime Intelligence, Counter terrorism, CID in coordination with territorial units, continue to operate with a heightened state of readiness. It is approximately, 425days, since the double terror task at CPS and Kampala Avenue that have led to several investigations, multiple arrests and recovery of an assortment of dangerous weapons. So far, 18 guns have been recovered, 1 PK gun and 116 PK rounds, 1 pistol, 7 IEDs, 21 electronic detoriators, 52 explogel explosives, 2 Axel blades, 2 emulsion explosives, an assortment of bomb making materials, walkie talkies, mobile phones, 185 other types of ammunition, and motorcycles etc. In addition, a total of 57 suspects (terrorists and rebels) have been arrested,” Police Spokesperson who doubles as the Joint Security Spokesman told the media in Kampala on Monday.

    And while those disruptive operations present a positive step in securing the safety of Ugandans, Enanga says that “there is still work to identify ADF cells of agents, collaborators, operatives and sponsors within the country.”

    “Several measures have also been put in place, to avert any hostile infiltrations and attacks at Mpondwe border and all other crossing points. For instance, we have stopped the movement of cargo and passenger boats across Lake Albert, intensified patrols in Bugoma forest and across the borderlines, bolstered security at major installations, markets and parking yards, and intensified intelligence on several targets among others,” he said.

    Enanga, however, asked the public not to be alarmed “by these steps because it is meant for their safety.”

    “We would like to further remind the public that the threats of terrorism are real, especially on soft targets, which are many and sometimes difficult to defend, especially restaurants, markets, shopping centres, public transportation hubs like taxi and bus parks, places of worship and other crowded places etc. as a result, we call upon the public to be extra alert and vigilant, as they go about their activities. Remember, the best defence against any terrorist threats is our collective community effort. Once again, please be alert but not alarmed. And report any suspicious behaviour or activity to the nearest police unit or security agency.”

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    City Babe Who Offered Room For Cousin & Her Boyfriend Arrested For Double Murder

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    The police are investigating circumstances under which two young adults died in a fire at Jinja-Nabweru on Thursday evening.

    The deceased have been identified as Patricia, 24, and Kajumba, 27.

    Findings show that the lovers visited Suzan Keitesi, 24; a cousin of Patricia on Thursday morning. Keitesi is a resident in an apartment at Jinja Kawempe Zone A, Jinja Kawempe Ward in Nabweru Division.

    However, the pair were found dead on Thursday evening in a suspicious manner, while Keitesi was rushed to a nearby clinic and later Kawempe hospital for first aid. She was later discharged that day.

    Suspecting foul play, detectives attached to Kawempe Police Station interacted with Keitesi on her hospital bed. Her statement looked uncoordinated. She has been detained as further investigations continue.

    Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says Patricia and her boyfriend are suspected to have been murdered.

    “We have reserved the scene for further examination by officials from National Building Review Board, UMEME, and other stakeholders, to ascertain the exact cause of the fire. 

    Whereas the tenant had a gas cooker, it was in a store and it remained intact,” Owoyesigyire said. “We have however arrested Kaitesi Suzan on allegations of Murder as investigations continue.”

     

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    Aponye MD Harold Byamugisha Still Missing – Security

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    Police are searching for the Managing Director of Aponye Uganda Limited who went missing on Sunday night.

    Harold Byamugisha is said to have left home on Sunday dressed casually, promising his wife that he was to return.

    “The wife says he left home in a yellow shirt and white shorts. She said he called her around 11pm and informed her that he could return home in 20 minutes. He didn’t return,” Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire told the media yesterday.

    Byamugisha’s family has also put up an announcement, promising a Shs5m reward to anyone who can help them find him.

    “He was last seen in Ntinda on Sunday…driving his motor vehicle, a Range Rover, white in colour number UBF 017D. This is to inform the general public that whoever has any idea of his whereabouts, please call us on 0775363017, 07770611435 or report to the nearest police station. A reward of Shs5m is available,” the notice reads in part.

    But while reports emerged Friday morning that he had been found, security sources say Byamugisha is yet to be found.

    “He called us yesterday and said he is okay. But the wife who reported the case hasn’t physically seen him,” a security source said.

    Owoyesigyire says Byamugisha is still missing.

    “To us, he is still missing,” he said. “So, we are still looking for him and he is not safe and sound like he said.”

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