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IMPUNITY, IMPUNITY, IMPUNITY: General Kyaligonza And His UPDF Bodyguards Manhandle Police Officer Who Stopped Them From Making U-Turn

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Maj. General Matayo Kyaligonza, a member of NRM’s Central Executive Committee, the top most party decision-making organ in the country, together with his bodyguards have man handled a Police officer.

An identified female Traffic Police officer was reportedly manhandled by Kyaligonza’s UPDF soldiers for stopping them from making a U-turn at a wrong place around Seeta, Mukono District.

A journalist working with Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) who was at the scene was also reportedly assaulted.

The UPDF Spokesperson Brigadier Richard Karemire, when contacted by the media said that what Kyaligonza and his men did is regrettable and it will be resolved between the army and police leadership.

“We have been informed of the incident involving a Police traffic Sergeant and UPDF military Police Soldiers. It is very regrettable and apologies to our Police Sister.UPDF and UPF are establishing the facts .Findings will guide action to be taken,” Brig. Karemire said.

 

By Doreen Menezer

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LDU Back In Action! To Strictly Operate In The Dark…

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After completing a two -week refresher course at the Kakiri military barracks, the Local Defence Unit (LDU) personnel will officially resume their operations soon, according to an official statement from the UPDF.

However, the letter says that they shall only participate in enforcement of COVID 19 directives outlined by the Ministry of health and the head of state at night.

Brig.Flavia Byekwaso, the army spokesperson said criminality has risen especially at night, following the withdrawal of the LDU personnel a few weeks back.

The newly appointed army spokesperson revealed that it is the recent increase of criminality in various parts of Kampala that prompted several leaders to petition the army to return the LDU personnel into operations.

Byekwaso revealed that on many occasions, local leaders and the general public have petitioned security leaders to re-engage them in order to contain the situation. She further stresses that the decision was only reached upon after critical consultations with security stake holders.

Before their ultimate withdrawal, the LDU personnel had been involved in several ugly incidents of shooting, robbery, torture and unlawful arrest of members of the public prompting complaints.

LDU officers during training

The prevalence of the Coronavirus pandemic saw the LDU personnel brutalise several members of the public while enforcing the presidential guidelines on stopping the spread of the virus with the latest most notable incident being the brutalization of Mityana district LC 5 chairperson, Joseph Luzige as he tried to intervene in a case where a lady had been assaulted by the same LDU personnel in Mityana town.

The LDU personnel have however reportedly among other sessions been retrained in political education, civil policing, human rights, law and the role of media in military operations, conducted and overseen by professional UPDF and Uganda Police Force instructors.

LDU officers in action during the beginning of the lockdown

A total of 10 Local Defence Unit battalions were two weeks ago recalled from the field for a refresher course training at Kakiri military barracks after several incidents of human right abuses by the personnel

As a joint effort to help fight criminality, the army spokesperson also appealed for cooperation between members of the public and the LDU personnel.

 

By Baron Kironde

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Police Bosses Arrested Over Demolition Of City Church To Create Space For Shopping Mall…

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The head of the State House Anti-corruption Unit Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema together with police have arrested three senior police officers and eleven others over the demolition of St. Peter’s Church of Uganda, Ndeeba.

Katwe division police commander, David Epedu, Ndeeba police post officer in charge Mugira Kato and a commander of the police field unit only identified as Isabirye were taken into custody on orders of Kampala Metropolitan Police commander Moses Kafeero who delivered them to Nakalema as investigations start.

Facts on who commissioned the demolition still remains a mystery, though reports indicate that a shopping mall is set to be built in the same place.

On visiting the scene, Erias Lukwago, the Kampala Lord Mayor condemned the act, and described it as scandalous and a brazen act of criminality which should invite the ire of any reasonable person with a human heart.

Lukwago said St. Peter’s Church is historical place of worship which has existed for decades since colonial days, noting that, “It’s a treasured piece of our heritage.”

A senior member of the demolished church confirmed that the worship place has been in existence for over 40 years.

Raided deep in the night, the Church was crushed in a spiteful manner by some court bailiffs, with the aid of some hoodlums who were heavily protected by different security agencies, eye witnesses said.

In the process, the Anglican community of St. Peter’s church on the outskirts of Uganda’s capital, Kampala lost their place of worship, a primary school and the priest’s house in a single night.

The church that was demolished

Lukwago called on among other relevant agencies the Ag. Chief Justice, His Lordship Alfonse Owiny Dollo and the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga to take immediate action to rescue the worrying situation surrounding this sacred place of worship.

 

By Baron Kironde

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Shock As Daddy Slaughters His Six Years Old Girl After Quarrel With Mother…

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SECURITY operatives together with locals have arrested and detained a businessman who slaughtered his baby girl like a goat.

Juma Mawanda, the LC I boss of Butale village in Mukungwe subcounty, Masaka district told theGrapevine that one of his residents identified as Godfrey Kayizi, a Male adult killed his daughter Mangadalena Nakaggwa, a top class pupil of Grace Aid Primary School Butale after quarreling with his wife Kevina Nambalirwa.

Locals at the scene where Nakaggwa’s body was found

Mawanda said that he received the shocking information from his residents at around 12:00pm and he tipped security operatives who quickly arrived at Kayizi’s home, arrested him and took the body of the young girl to the mortuary for postmortem.

Locals revealed that Kayizi first warned his wife that he will deal with her after she left his home.

When asked why he killed his daughter, Kayizi shocked operatives and some local leaders when he testified that he decided to slaughter their daughter because his wife Nambalirwa Kevina refused to return home.

The Panga that Kayizi used

Kayizi recounted that he grabbed their daughter from Kevina and later slaughtered her in the coffee plantation of one of his family members identified as Girayidda Namubiru.

Security forces in Masaka warned parents to control their tempers when they get misunderstandings with each other.

The body Nakaggwa

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