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Kirumira Murder Investigations: Slain Cop Was A Witness In Kayihura, Associates Nalufenya Torture Claims Case

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It’s now 4 weeks since the gunning down of former Buyende District Police Commander (DPC) Muhammad Kirumira.

Yesterday, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) told the media that Investigations are ongoing and so far, 9 (Nine) suspects have been arrested. Yesterday, Wakiso Grade One Magistrate Martine Kirya remanded Abubaker Kalungi, a carpenter and resident of Mirimu Zone in Makindye Ssaabagabo Municipality, Wakiso District, to Kigo Prison after reading murder charges to him concerning the murder of Kirumira.

According to a source close to the investigations, the hunt for Kirumira’s killers was initiated by president Museveni and one suspect, Abdul Katerega was killed while trying to escape last weekend.

Abubaker Kalungi (in white Kanzu) the suspect in Kirumira murder case being take to Kigo prison

Kirumira was among the victims of Nalufenya police detention centre and before his assassination, he had formed an association and named it OB’s and OG’s of Nalufenya.

Godfrey Galabuzi, who claims to be a former Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF) operative and among the victims of Nalufenya detention centre told this website that by the time Kirumira was assasinated , he and the association had filed a case of torture and abuse of human rights against former IGP  Kale Kayihura and his associates Joel Anguma, Nickson Agasirwe, Abdallah Kitatta and others on.

Galabuzi said that he was taken to Nalufenya after being arrested on charges of assassinating former police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kawesi who was also gunned down a few meters from his home in Kulambiro a city suburb last year. Galabuzi added that he was later released after Kale Kayihura was axed from the juicy office by his boss.

He revealed that the slain police boss was among the witnesses they had in their case.

Galabuzi

“We had a move to get justice for our friends and our families and this was to be achieved through courts of law. Before he (Kirumira) died, we had collected over 1500 signatures and 60 witnesses to pin the former police boss who had turned the detention centre into his own home,” Galabuzi added.

Kirumira was Murdered on 8th September, 2018 as he approached his home in Bulenga A Zone, Wakiso sub County in Wakiso District. His killers showered his car with bullets killing him and Resty Nalinnya, a lady he had allegedly given a lift.

 

 

By Adadi Kanyike.

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Australian National Arrested Trafficking Drugs At Entebbe Airport

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Entebbe airport Security operatives checking one of the shoes

An Australian citizen has been arrested with drugs stashed in locally made women’s shoes at Entebbe airport today.

This was revealed by Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango during his address to the press.

Onyango said that Maurice Hendrick Martin, an Australian national was arrested at the airport check point with drugs hidden in locally made women shoes on his way to board an Ethiopia airliner that was heading to Italy.

Hendrick after being arrested by Entebbe airport security

Onyango added that the police sniffer dogs busted Hendrick’s plans of trafficking drugs out of the country. When he was asked where he was taking the drugs, Hendrick denied knowing of any drugs in his luggage adding that he bought the shoes from Kampala streets.

Onyango said that Hendrick is going to be paraded before court so that he faces charges of drugs trafficking.

If he is found guilty, he will have to pay 10 million or face imprisonment. When asked where they are going to keep the drugs, Onyango said that they are treating it as exhibits to be taken to court as evidence.

 

By Derrick Mugoola

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Besigye’s Neighbour Commits Suicide After Testing Positive With HIV/AIDS

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The body of Jennifer Tumuhereze (inset) being taken for postmortem

Residents of Buyinja village near Dr. Kizza Besigye’s home in Kasangati are in shock after a woman strangled herself on finding out that she was HIV positive.

Jennifer Tumuhereze (35) was found in her rented apartment in Buyinja village hanging by the rope. Neigbours told this website that Jennifer killed herself after she received terrifying news from the doctor that she was HIV positive.

“When Tumuhereze tested positive with HIV, she ran mad and was rushed to Butabika mental hospital. She later returned stable and started taking her medicine,” one of the locals told the Grapevine.

She was later heard asking neighbours from time to time that, “if someone wants to strangle themselves, what do they do?”

Ronald Namugowa (28), the husband to Jennifer said that, “I woke up in the morning and went for work, I left her in the house healthy and fine. Later in the evening when I came back with a pineapple and ‘kikomando’ (Chapati with beans) to surprise her, I was shocked to find her hanging on the rope next to the entrance of our ‘muzigo’.

Kasangati police was alerted and they removed the body from the rope and took it to Mulago for postmortem before taking it to Kabale for burial.

 

By Robert Semirimo

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Ugandan Woman Convicted In UK Court For Mutilating Her Three-Year-Old Daughter

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A mother has been convicted of abusing her 3-year-old daughter in Britain’s first successful prosecution for female genital mutilation.

The 37-year-old Ugandan woman was found guilty Friday at London’s Central Criminal Court. The mother isn’t being named to protect her child’s identity,

She claimed her daughter suffered an accidental injury, but jurors concluded the child had been cut deliberately.

Metropolitan Police Detective Chief Inspector Ian Baker said the girl “was subjected to horrific abuse” but made a good recovery.

However, the woman told court the baby “fell on metal and it ripped her private parts” while trying to get a biscuit in August 2017.

Judge Philippa Whipple said a lengthy prison term is in store at the woman’s March 8 sentencing.

Female genital mutilation – intentionally altering or injuring female genital organs for non-medical reasons – has been a crime in Britain since 1985, but this is the first prosecution to result in a conviction.

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