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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.

 

WHAT HAPPENED?

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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Stop Playing Childish Politics, Work For Your People – KCCA ED Musisi Tells Politicians

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The Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Jennifer Musisi Ssemakula has urged politicians to stop talking too much but rather copy other people who are not Ugandans but are doing good work for the general public.

Jennifer Musisi has been commissioning a maternity ward at Kitebi Health Centre lll in Rubaga Division built by the Indian Association of Uganda. The Indian Association has spent one hundred sixty million shillings on the Maternity ward and it will be working on about one hundred women per day.

Dr. Okello, the acting director of health in KCCA says that before the Indian Women Association came to their rescue, many women have been delivering on the floor.

“More than 460 deliveries are done at Kitebi Health Centre lll. It’s one of the biggest hospitals that the people in this area use because it’s equivalent to a referral hospital like Mulago. Many people are now running away from the private hospitals to KCCA hospitals because they are now conducive and have all items that are needed by the patients,” Jennifer said.

The high commissioner for the Indian community in the country assured the Musisi that they are going to continue working together with KCCA to see that the health sector develops and they have a plan of constructing a theater to reduce the distance that women move to Mulago .

 

By Mboowa Nathan

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Bobi Wine Was Found With A Gun, He Is Going To Face Military Court Martial – Gen. Moses Ali

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Government through the First Deputy Prime Minister, Gen. Moses Ali has revealed that Kyadondo East Member of Parliament (MP), Robert Kyagulanyi will be aligned before the Gulu Court Martial tomorrow.

Addressing Parliament on Wednesday, Gen. Moses Ali said that Kyagulanyi was found in possession of a fire arm and will thus be aligned before the Court martial. Gen. Ali’s response came after the house was suspended for an hour following demand by legislators on a clear state and whereabouts of their fellow legislators.

“Hon. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu was flown to Gulu Military Hospital for medical care but he is now okay; he was found with a gun and will be found aligned before the General Court martial in Gulu tomorrow,” Gen. Ali said. Moses Ali refuted allegations that the MPs were tortured adding that they are all in good shape.

The other four MPs will appear before the Chief Magistrate Court in Gulu tomorrow and their files are being processed by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

KADAGA SUSPENDED HOUSE

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga first suspended the House over what she described as the illegal detention of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, Gerald Karuhanga, Francis Zaake and Paul Mwiru. The Speaker suspended the House for one hour as she waited for an explanation from the responsible ministry. Meanwhile, reliable sources had revealed that Hon Robert Kyagulanyi in bad state.

Reports indicated that his situation had worsened and that his body was lying lifeless! On the other hand, Hon. Zaake is also not doing well. But unlike Kyagulanyi, he can speak and can understand what is going on. The MPs were arrested alongside Kassiano Wadri after the Arua fracas on Monday in which Bobi Wine’s driver Kawuma Yasin was killed.

MP Zaake displays his wounds

 

By Stella Mugoya

 

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I Want My Husband Dead Or Alive – Barbie Gives Government 48-Hour Ultimatum

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Barbie Itungo Kyagulanyi, the wife to incarcerated Kyandondo east member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine has given the government a 48-hour ultimatum to produce
her husband dead or alive.

Addressing a joint news conference with family relatives and Bugiri municipality MP Asuman Basaalirwa this morning, The soft spoken Barbie Itungo says that they will announce the next course of action if her Hubby is not released within 48 hours.

“The honorable member of parliament, representative of Kyadondo East, is missing, the latest we have as a family and his wife is a New Vision headline reading; ‘Bobi Wine held in military barracks’. My husband is not and has never been in the military, he has no military experience, does not even know how to use a gun and he can’t even differentiate the different guns out there. I wonder why he is held in a barracks, what has he done to deserve this?” Barbie said.

Barbie (C) with Asuman Basaalirwa (L)

Kyagulanyi’s elder brother Eddie Yawe also added that Bobi’s family needs to know his where abouts since some reports indicate that he is being held at Pondo barracks in Arua while other media reports show that he is at Bombo barracks.

Kyagulanyi is among the four MPs arrested on Monday over chaos that ensued on the last day of the campaigns for Arua Municipality that left his driver Kawuma Yasin dead. Other MP’s in custody are Francis Zaake, Gerald Karuhanga and Paul Mwiru.

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