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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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Fire Guts Ntare School Headteacher’s House, Destroys Car…

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Mr. Jimmy Turyagyenda and the car which was burnt

Mbarara police is investigating the cause of fire that gutted the house of the Ntare School headteacher, Mr Jimmy Turyagyenda, destroying his car.

There was a fire outbreak in the school at the headmaster’s residence.

Rwizi region police spokesperson Samson Kasasira said that the head teacher’s vehicle, a Toyota corolla, which was in the garage that is connected to main house and other household property was destroyed in the fire which started at around 2pm on Saturday, May 23.

The Mbarara fire team put out the fire that had gutted the garage that is connected to main house.

Cause of the fire is suspected electric short circuiting from the car battery.

Mr. Kasasira said police preliminary findings indicate that the fire could have started from electric short circuit in the garage connected to the kitchen.

Mr. Turyagyenda’s story

 

By Sandra Mukisa

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UPDF Soldier Sentenced To Five Years For Coning UGX40m From Priests After Promising Them Museveni…

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Private Kalulu Stephen

The Chieftancy of Military Intelligence (CMI) Unit Disciplinary Committee (UDC), the lower military Court has sentenced a UPDF soldier Private Kalulu Stephen to five years’ imprisonment for obtaining money by false pretence.

According to UPDF Spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire, Kalulu got UGX40M from Rev. Fr. Kawanguzi Emmanuel and Rev Father Isanga Joseph Baligeya after deceiving them that he works with State House and has connection with the President.

He promised to help them bring HE the President to Kamuli mission hospital and encourage him to renovate the same. Kalulu further promised to provide the facility with water tanks from UPDF.

The priests who had land lissues with neighbours of the hospital land confided in the soldier who promised them that the president would Fence their land. In turn priests sent unspecified amounts of money through mobile money to facilitate Kalulu go about the mission.

While reading the judgement, the chairman CMI UDC Col. Tom Kabuye informed court that the army will not condone this kind of indiscipline and impunity especially from its own.

After overwhelming evidence was presented, Prosecution led by Lt Chris Tumusime asked court that the convict be sentenced to a maximum sentence as a deterrent measure to all those who may commit similar offences. He added that involving State House and the institution of the Army was a grave offence that required a heavy punishment.

Pte Kalulu later prayed for mercy from the court saying he has a big family with five children. He requested Court to also consider the time he has been on remand for nine months and that he is also sick and asked the Reverend Fathers to forgive him and pray for him.

After listening to both sides court sentenced the convict to Five years in prison.

Others produced in the same court were a Civillian one Mutobano Michael who was arrested in Ntinda while dorning Army uniform of UPDF Air Force with a rank of Captain. He has been charged of illegal possession of military stores. Court remanded him to Kitalya prison pending his trial by the General Court Martial.

 

Source: UPDF Spokesperson

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Police Arrests Mother Who Hired 14-Year-Old Daughter For Sex To Two Different Men…

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Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson ASP Luke Oweyesigire has disclosed that Katwe Police Station has arrested Zura Mukamana, 36, a mother who allegedly hired out her 14-year-old daughter for sex to two different men so that they can give her some money.

In a statement released today afternoon, ASP Oweyesigire also disclosed one of the men was arrested.

“One of the suspects, Fred Bulega, 41, who is alleged to have had sexual intercourse with the girl was also arrested. The arrest of Mukamana followed a viral video received by Police, in which a 14-year-old girl claimed that she was being forced by her mother to have sexual intercourse with men” Oweyesigire said.

ASP oweyesigire said that before the viral video, Mukamana had reported to police a case of disappearance of her daughter at Salama and police started investigations.

“The girl was later recovered from her father’s home where she had run for refuge. The father took the girl to police and investigations led to the arrest of the second man-John Mwesigye, 18, who is said to have had sexual intercourse with the girl. Mwesigye has since been charged and remanded on offence defilement,” he said.

He added, “Bulega, who is also alleged to have defiled the girl, is still in detention as investigations and medical examination continue. Both case files with a range of offences will be submitted to the Director of Public Prosecution for perusal and sanctioning as soon as investigations are done.”

“We thank the girl for standing for her human rights and for reporting a criminal case to police as the Constitution tasks every citizen to do. We, as police, condemn any form of child rights abuse and ask the public, to report any case of sexual abuse they encounter in their homes to relevant authorities. The girl has since been handed over to the father as investigations go on . We will work with different agencies to provide counseling for the victim,” the statement says.

The girl is now five months pregnant.

Source: KMP Statement

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