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    INSIDE CABINET MEETING: M7 Directs Gen. Otafiire On Principle Judge Dr. Zeija’s Attack And New Wave Of Criminality That Involves Making Man Made Bombs Using Nails, Iron Bars And Dangerous Chemicals…

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    President Museveni, Minister Kahinda Otafiire (top L) and Principal Judge Flavian Nzeija (bottom L) who survived bomb attackers

    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has directed Maj. Gen. Kahinda Otafiire, the Internal Affairs Senior Minister to take serious actions and supervise the investigations into the new wave of criminality targeting top government officials and businessmen and women around the country.

    Museveni made the directive during the Monday cabinet meeting at State House when he was responding to the attack on the Principal Judge Dr. Flavian Zeija’s convoy on Saturday evening along Masaka Highway.

    Sources in cabinet revealed to theGrapevine that Gen. Otafiire read the preliminary investigation report on Dr Zeija’s attack to the president and ministers and concluded that it was a bomb attack not gun attack as the judiciary’s spokesperson Jameson Karemani first stated on Sunday evening.

    Otafiire divulged that Dr. Zeija was attacked at a place called Kalandazzi in Mpigi district and police’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), police’s Crime Intelligence and the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence kicked off investigations into the matter.

    He added that preliminary investigations further show that this is a new wave of criminality.

    He disclosed that there are people who have started making man made bombs using nails, iron bars and chemical substances.

    He branded the suspects as terrorists who plant their man-made bombs in the place where they think their target is going to pass and wait in a nearby location with a remote to denote the bomb when their target reaches the spot.

    This was the case in the attack on Dr. Zeija.

    He further explained to cabinet that the suspected terrorists planted the bomb on the barricades UNRA put beside the road to control vehicles from swaying off the road in case of an accident.

    Otafiire narrated that when the attackers saw Dr. Zeija’s vehicle registration number UG 0862J and that of his security registration number UG 0994J they denoted the bomb which damaged both vehicles but luckily the car occupants were not injured.

    He explained to the president that this is not the first time such an attack is being made, early this month, businessman Alex Lusalira was attacked on the same road and his vehicle registration number UBJ 399A Toyota Hilux was damaged at Kyangoma in Lwengo district.

    In his response, president Museveni directed Otafiire with immediate effect to make sure that security agencies especially police makes use of the cameras put on highways to follow the said terrorists and arrest them.

    Museveni explained to his ministers that the purpose of buying and installing cameras around the country was to fight criminality and they have so far helped to arrest some suspected criminals like those who attacked Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala, the minister of works along Kisaasi where his daughter Brendah Nantongo Katumba and his driver Sgt. Haruna Kayondo were killed.

    However, Museveni’s directive comes at a time when there are allegations that the said roadside cameras are no longer working and there is infighting in the ICT department of the Uganda police.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    CID Arrests 24: How They Robed Investors, Financed ADF Terrorism Activities In DRC And Uganda…

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    Some of the suspects

    Uganda Police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga has disclosed that the Directorate of Crime Intelligence (CID) has arrested 24 suspects who form part of a criminal network, involved in the financing of ADF terrorism activities, in the DRC and in Uganda.

    In a statement released today, Enanga said that, “those arrested are Kyeyune Isma alias Ismail alias Beckam alias Buguman alias Musilamu alias Mohammad a 30 year old, boda-boda rider and a resident of Bulaga- Nakabugo and Kinamundu villages in Wakiso District, who was recruited in the ADF ranks in 2021, by Adam Matovu alias Manhajji alias Musa Muko from Kalerwe.

    “The task team also arrested Musa Mubiru alias Musilamu alias Professor alias Sheikh alias Nathan; Kiiza Patrick alias Pato; Kinene Hamis alias Mis and Wadimba Jackson alias Sejusa. Together with others, they paid allegiance to the ADF and admitted to conspiring with others, to stage robberies of aggravated nature. The proceeds were being used to finance ADF activities (including recruitment of future terrorist fighter), and also cover welfare costs of families of ADF fighters.”

    He added that the two suspects were trained in combat and martial art skills from Kawempe- Ttula, together with Ajode, Musa Kabanda alias Musomesa and Mwebe, who were arrested recently from the ADF hub in Luwero.

    “During the disruptive operations, two notorious gang leaders, were fatally wounded, one while resisting arrest and the other during a foiled robbery. One of them was identified as; Tomusange Farouk alias Otto alias Juma Otti alias Ssebaduka Ramadhan alias Abdulaziz Nsubuga.

    “His gang participated in the robbery of Ugx 300m, from Mohammad Ahmed, a Somali businessman at Equatorial Hotel on 25.05.2020, they robbed Her Worship Gladys Kamasanyu at Green Hill Academy on 17.07.2021; robbed Ugx 400m from Lee Yin Tang, a Chinese Businessman along Nkurumah road, robbed JUWAN LAL, an Indian businessman on the 24.07.2022, along Mawanda road; on the 9.02.2021, they robbed 100.000 Euros from Kushamohan Konnakutty, an Indian businessman at the Jinja Road Traffic junction, among others,” he added.

    “The second gang leader, identified as Mugalu Ibra alias Nakwero, was shot dead during a foiled robbery at Old Kampala in Mengo on the 2.06.2022. The former convict was involved in the robbery of Ugx 150m and two mobile phones from Gitawu Abdallah, a Kenyan businessman along Apollo Kaggwa road; robbed USD 4500 and Ugx 20m, from KE QIU FANG MA LEE, a Chinese businessman; also robbed 3 separate South Sudanese business persons at Kawaala (USD 80.000); Bakuli Mengo (USD 30.000); Kasubi – Namungoona (USD 10.000).”

    Enanga divulged that the criminal gang network conducted effective surveillance against foreign businessmen transporting cash, whom they attacked at suitable get-away points.

    “They further utilized various methods of secret communication to conceal their criminal activities. Several exhibits of motorcycles, mobile phones and documents were recovered,” Enanga said.

     

    By Grapevine Reporter

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    Man Arrested For Killing Woman By Hitting Her Several Times With Hammer And Burying Body In Piggery…

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    Police officers carry Twinomujuni Prossy's remains

    The territorial police at Entebbe has arrested Nkurunzinza Laurent alias Mulaalo (38), a resident of Bukola village, Nkumba Parish in Katabi Town Council, Wakiso District for murdering a one Twinomujuni Prossy, 28, a resident of Kawafu cell, Nkumba Parish Katabi Town Council in Wakiso District.

    Nkurunziza, who owns a piggery said that he murdered Prossy in December 2021 and later buried her there.

    Prossy disappeared in December and her disappearance was registered by her husband on 7th December, 2021.

    According to Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, the suspect yesterday, June 23rd, led Flying Squad Unit operatives and detectives to his work place in Bukolwa village, Nkumba Parish, Katabi Town Council in Wakiso District where the body was buried.

    Owoyesigyire further noted that the decomposing body of Twinomujuni  Prossy was found buried in a white sack.

    He also added that after taking the Flying Squad Operatives to his farm, the suspect further led them to his home where they found a hoe which is suspected to have been used to dig the grave and a hammer which is also suspected to have been used in the murder.

    Luke however confirmed to theGrapevine in a Whatsapp message that according to the suspect, he used a hammer to hit Prossy several times.

    Owoyesigyire disclosed that the suspect has been detained at Nateete Police Station as investigations continue.

    The body of the deceased has been taken to the city mortuary at Mulago for post-mortem.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    Mbarara High School Suspends S.4 And S.6 Candidates Over Terrible Fight, Students Admitted…

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    Police in Mbarara is carrying out investigations involving a deadly fight between students of S.4 and S.6 at Mbarara High School.

    Mbarara High School administration has confirmed the suspension of all candidates in school who were involved in a terrible fight that affected the neighbourhood and left many injured.

    The Rwizi Regional Police Spokesperson, Samson Kasasira said that the fight happened last night and police was called when the situation got out of hand.

    Kasasira noted that it is the public that tipped police that the Mbarara-Bushenyi road had been blocked and students had destroyed people’s property.

    “The Police anti-riot unit responded to the scene and dispersed students driving them back into the school premises where they were contained,” he added.

    He further noted that 11 students of S.4 sustained injuries during the fight and 10 of them have been admitted to Ruharo hospital. One was rushed to Homily hospital in Mbarara.

    He divulged that the school administration has suspended all S.4 and S.6 students for a period of two weeks which started on Thursday, 23rd, June.

    It is however alleged that the genesis of the fight started when S.4 candidates accused S.6 candidates of assaulting their classmate.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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