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LAND PROBE: How UPDF AMISOM Commander And His Driver Grabbed 85 Acres Of Land At The Price Of A Goat And A Crate Of Soda

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Justice Bamugemereire, inset is Brigadier Deus Sande

Commissioners sitting on the commission of inquiry into land matters  were sent into fits of laughter when a witness pinned Brigadier Deus Sande, the former deputy contingent commander of AMISOM soldiers in Somalia and his driver for grabbing 85 acres of land at the price of one goat and crate of soda.

Fatumah Namutebi, a Ugandan based in United Kingdom revealed that her maternal daughter Milly Naava Namutebi told her that she accepted to surrender their 85 acres of land at Kituule Village Mubende district to Sande (who got 60 acres) and his driver (got 25 acres). “My lord I wonder how Naava gave our mother’s land to Brig Sande because he helped her to arrest another UPDF officer who was also grabbing our land. Imagine all that land was taken at a price of a goat and a crate of soda,” Namutebi said.

 

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Namutebi narrated that Naava ran to Sande for help after another UPDF officer major Eric Kigamboha plotted to steal one and half square mile of the family’s three-square miles of land. She told the commission that Naava first worked with Kigamboha. She used to report to him UPDF soldiers who evicted residents from their land. Because of this relationship, Naava registered him on letters of administration of the late Edith Nakabugo, the owner of the contested land. Later, Kigamboha turned against Naava and wanted to take the land claiming that he was her relative. Naava ran to Sande for help.

Namutebi said that Sande arrested Kigamboha and detained him at Mbuya military barracks. At Mbuya, Kigamboha admitted that he was not a relative to Naava as he claimed at first. Namutebi added that Naava even told her that Kigamboha revealed to his superiors at Mbuya that he was just using the name Eric Kigamboha Mutebi to intimidate people.

She said that Kigamboha was later released and cautioned by his bosses to stop intimidating residents. As a way of thanking Sande for helping her fight Kigamboha, Naava gave Sande Sande 60 acres and also gave his driver 25 acres. In return, Ssande gave Naava a goat and crate of soda.

Namutebi’s sister Sarah Nalubega also told the commission that there are other UPDF officers from Mbuya military barracks who grabbed over 120 acres of their land. She said that these officers acted on orders of Naava who is not the beneficiary of the late Nakabugo’s estate because she is just a grandchild in the family. She said that Naava is a daughter to her sister Rose Nakitende who is not even a beneficiary of the land.

She testified that Naava has sold part of their land together with Brasio Musoke Lule the Mutuba chief in Mamba clan and Henry Kaaya their biological uncle. She asked the commission to help them obtain their land.

The commission is still investigating the matter.

 

By Jamil Lutakome

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Music Promoters Plan To Petition Speaker Over Bobiwine – Police Harrasmentent

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Music promoters are set to petition the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga protesting the move by police to block all Bobi Wine’s concerts during the festive season

According to Kyadondo East MP also known as Bobi Wine, police banned all his planned concert without a clear explanation. Promoters under their umbrella Uganda Music Promoters and Venue Owners’ Network notified the speaker about the petition to be presented tomorrow.
Speaking to media, the association’s coordinator Tony Ssempijja said they are meeting today to finalize their arrangements.

Ssempijja further add as that police’s ban on Bobi concerts is likely to force promoters, venue owners and musicians out of the business and this comes after police blocked Bobi Wine’s concert in Jinja over the weekend.

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Three Killed In Mukono Robbery Shoot-Out

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Three suspected robbers have been killed in a shoot-out with security guards at Biyinzika Poultry farm in Mukono District, the Grapevine has learnt.

About 10 men armed with one riffle raided Biyinzika Poultry farm at on 16th December 2018 at about 0200 hours and attempted to steal chicken.

In the process of the robbery, there was exchange of fire with the guards at the farm hence killing three suspected robbers. One has been identified as James Adrey of Ngora District.

The Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Police Luke Owoyesigyire said that other two bodies have not been identified and were therefore taken to Mulago National Referral Hospital for postmortem.

“We also recovered chicken in sacks at the scene of crime and the hunt is still on for the rest of the team that is suspected to have been involved in this foiled robbery,” he said.

Investigations are ongoing via Mukono Police vide SD 02/16/12/2018.

By Remmy Atugonza

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BodaBoda 2010 Patron Kitata Has A case To Answer.

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BodaBoda 2010 patron Abudallah Kitata (in yellow) listen to court proceedings in Makindye

 

Boda Boda 2010 Association Patron Mr. Abudallah Kitatta and 9 of his co-accused have this afternoon been requested to prepare their defence against charges of unlawful possession of firearms and military equipment, the Grapevine has learnt

Mr. Kitatta and his co-accused appeared before a seven-member panel led by Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti this afternoon and were told that testimonies from different witnesses had pinned them and therefore had a case to answer. However, three of Kitatta’s co-accused who included Jonathan Kayondo, Hassan Ssengoba and Sunday Ssemogerere were acquitted because none of them was found at Boda Boda 2010 association offices in Nateete at the time of their arrest and Court further said Ngobi Sowali and Ibrahim Sekajja were in the car that had firearms at Vine Hotel while Amon Twinomujuni, Matia Ssenfuka, Hassan Sebatta, John Sebandeke, Hussein Mugema, Fred Bwanika have a case to answer because they were found at Boda Boda 2010 association offices in Nateete during arrest, according to the testimonies of the witnesses.

Bodaboda 2010 boss Mr Abdulah Kitata was arrested on Saturday 20th of January 2018, after two of his members confessed to CMI that they had participated in the gruesome killing of Case Clinic Accountant, Francis Ekalungar. However the security agency CMI delayed to reveal Kitata whereabout until on the 29th of January when he was first tried in the General Court martial

By Remmy Atugonza

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