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Kamyuka Sentenced To 3 years In Jail For Stabbing Reveller To Death Over A Woman

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The High Court in Kampala has sentenced Club Guvnor murder suspect, Ivan Kamyuka to 5years imprisonment for Manslaughter.

This is after Presiding Judge Wilson Kwesiga found that Kamyuka committed the gruesome act in self defence.

The alleged murder arose out of a bar fight with a reveler, Jonny Ahimbisibwe over a woman on 2nd/August/2015.

While sentencing Kamyuka, a former Human Resource Manager of Lake Bounty Ltd, Justice Kwesiga took into account the one year and four months he spent on remand at Luzira prison before trial, which means that Kamyuka will only serve 3years and 8months in prison.

The Judge noted that the sentence was to enable Kamyuka reform and be able to return to society as a useful citizen. The judge also added that  the deceased (Ahimbisibwe) partly contributed to his death by violently attacking Kamyuka’s lover.

In his Judgement, Justice Kwesiga  relied on Kamyuka’s defence and the evidence of his lover Nima Nyarwaka and noted that the deceased Jonny Ahimbisibwe  was a violent man who had even  been deported from Sweden due to his violent nature .

Kwesiga added that evidence showed that Nima Nyarwaka divorced Ahimbisibwe in 2013.

On the fateful date 2nd/August/2015,

the deceased attacked, assaulted the woman calling her a bitch and prostitute  and smashed a glass in front of her which injured her fore head, lips, teeth and hands.

Justice Kwesiga ruled that any reasonable spouse would use any deadly force to repel attack against his partner.

And in this case Kamyuka acted in self defence having been provoked.

However, the Judge noted that Kamyuka should not have taken the law in his hands by ignoring the role of other mediators such as Security and Bouncers  at the night club.

It is against this background that the Judge reduced the murder charge against Kamyuka, to Manslaughter,  after prosecution failed to  prove that Kamyuka  intentionally killed Ahimbisibwe.

The maximum sentence for someone convicted of Manslaughter is Life Imprisonment.

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2 UPDF Officers And Police Boss Arrested Over Robbery

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In a bid to get rid of armed criminal gangs in the country, the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) on 12th October arrested two Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) officers, a senior police officer and a civilian with ammunition.

“Yesterday, 12th Oct 2018, security operations were carried out against a group of armed thugs in areas of Buziga after a tip off by some members of the public.

An assortment of both military and police stores were recovered from the suspects including an AK 47 number UG-POL 46016976-15257 belonging to UPF with 29 rounds,” a statement from the deputy UPDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki reads.

Akiiki adds, “During the operation, the following suspects were apprehended: ROV 1150 Lt. Tobias Turyabaruhanga, a retired UPDF officer and a resident of Entebbe, RA/209126 Lance Corporal Muzoora Benjamin, a UPDF deserter, ASP Bishaka Godson, an OC of Kikumbi Police station in Najjanankumbi and Mutagi Gerald, a resident of Entebbe.”

 

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Kirumira Murder Investigation:  Until His Death, Museveni Wasn’t Aware That Slain Cop Was Detained At Nalufenya During Kayihura Tenure

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President Museveni has said that he was not aware of the detention of slain Buyende District Police Commander (DPC) Muhammad Kirumira at Nalufenya.

In a meeting with president Museveni at Nakasero state lodge, the executive members of late Muhammad Kirumira‘s Nalufenya torture victims group were shocked after the president revealed that he never knew that Kirumira was at one time arrested  and detained at Nalufenya during general Kale Kayihura’s tenure as Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Led by Rt. Maj Godfrey Galabuzi  Musisi,  the group had met the president to hand in another report  on why the slain cop was at war with his superiors in the police force and why he might have been killed.

According to a source who also attended the meeting, Museveni said that until this meeting, he has not been aware that Kayihura sent Kirumira to Nalufenya police detention centre which is now Nalufenya police station.

“On receiving the report with the signature of the late Kirumira as the chairman, M7 asked Maj Galabuzi if indeed Kayihura had taken Kirumira to Nalufenya.

He even called Maj Gen. Proscovia Nalweyiso to cross check and Nalweyiso answered in the affirmative,” a source said.

The group that met the president in late hours also included BK Bukenya who was arrested by police and displayed by the then IGP Gen Kale Kayihura  as the man who was behind the rampant panga attacks and killings also known as ‘Bijambiya’ before he was later cleared by ISO and other security groups for being arrested in error.

During this meeting, it’s said the Commander in Chief also promised security to the Nalufenya team who felt that their lives were in danger.

We were also told that the president cleared those with military background to get armed if they so wished to boost their security.

Just like former police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi, Kirumira was also assassinated a few meters from his home.

 

By Adadi Kanyike

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Family Of Kirumira’s Alleged Killer Who Was Shot Dead By CMI Drags Gen. Muhoozi , Minister Jeje Odong, Gov’t To Court

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The family of Abdulraham Kateregga who was killed by Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) Operatives for masterminding the killing of Muhammad Kirumira the former Police Commander Buyende District has dragged General David Muhoozi the commander of UPDF, General Jeje Odongo the Internal Affairs Minister and the Attorney General to court.

Farouq Kaweesa, a brother to the late Kateregga through his lawyer Ladislaus Rwakafuzi stated that Kateregga was assassinated in cold blood by members of UPDF who were in uniform. In his affidavit, Kaweesi stated that on 5th October 2018, UPDF operatives found Kateregga at his home in Luyinja Namungoona Rubaga Division and shot him without a warning. He further stated that it was UPDF which Muhoozi commands that intentionally caused the death of Kateregga who was not on death sentence pronounced by a competent court.

He noted that the killing was violent and unnatural and therefore, is a subject of an inquest under the inquest Act. Kaweesa wants court to instruct the internal Affairs minister Jeje Odongo to appoint a coroner to inquire into the lawfulness of the death of his brother.  He also wants court to issue a Habeas corpus against General Muhoozi to produce a One Mariam Kateregga.

He stated that on the day UPDF killed his brother, the same killers who were putting on UPDF uniforms also kidnapped Mariam Kateregga a wife to Kateregga. He said that Mariam was found at his home in Luyinja Namungoona Rubaga Division where they killed her husband from. He said that from that day up to now the family of Mariam has never seen or heard of her whereabouts which violates her human rights.

He stated that he was informed by his lawyer Rwakafuzi that it’s illegal and unconstitutional for any person to be detain the other in un gazette custody and asked court to order Muhoozi to produce Mariam before a competent court because she has never appeared before any judge or magistrate as stated in the constitution.

He said that Mariam left 15 children, 13 of them are her biological children and 2 are for her co-wife. He added that the children are still too young because the oldest is 17 years while the youngest is 2 years and they don’t have anybody to take care after them.  Court has not yet set a date to hear the application. Kateregga was killed by CMI operatives as he allegedly tried to run away from being arrested. President Museveni later congratulated Katerega’s killers and revealed that he masterminded the brutal murder of former Buyende district Police Commander (DPC) Afande Muhammad Kirumira and a lady friend in Bulenga Wakiso district last month.

 

By Jamil Lutakome & Remmy Atugonza

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