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    M7’s Son Muhoozi Warns Bobi Wine – You Can Never Intimidate Us, If You Want To Fight, Bring It On…

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    President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s son Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the Senior Presidential Adviser for Special Operations has warned National Unity Platform (NUP) Principal Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine not to intimidate them.

    In a tweet in his page, Gen. Muhoozi warned Kyagulanyi that, “I told you my young brother, that you can NEVER intimidate us. We are much stronger than you can ever imagine to be. If you want to fight we will simply defeat you. We want peace! But if you attempt to fight us then Bring it on!”

    The picture Muhoozi attached to the tweet

    Ealier, Muhoozi had warned people who think that they can use the military against Museveni to stop day dreaming.

    “There is no soldier in the UPDF who does not look up to Mzee Museveni as a father, many consider him a grandfather. Those who think they can use the military against the country are daydreaming!” Muhoozi said.

    Bobi Wine was today arrested, and whisked away in a police van to an unknown destination, just shortly after his nomination.

    Police had to break through Bobi Wine’s car window to access him, to be pulled and be bundled into an awaiting black van.

    Bobi Wine being stopped by police (Photo: Nicholas Bamulanzeki)

    The Electoral Commission (EC) had just cleared the sitting Kyadondo East legislator to compete in the 2021 presidential elections after fulfilling all the nomination requirements.

    Bobi Wine at 10:43 am today, flanked by his wife and other party officials including Members of Parliament allowed at the presidential nomination venue arrived at Kyambogo Cricket grounds amidst very tight security.

    As Bobi Wine’s music relentlessly played on public big speakers and in shops, on the streets and besides the roads leading to the nomination grounds, his supporters, clad in red T-shirts as well danced to the satisfying tunes.

    Bobi Wine’s bodyguard Eddie Mutwe nursing injuries

    The Police were prompted to throw some teargas canisters at the crowd in Magere and along the way to Kyambogo. As Bobi’s supporters formed a procession and attempted to accompany their presidential aspirant, Robert Kyagulanyi, to Kyambogo for nominations.

    Police had designated a special route for him which would have seen him leave his home in Magere, via Gayaza Road then Kisaasi and Ntinda before his nomination in Kyambogo but supporters jammed the road.

    Three roadblocks had been erected from his home in Magere to Gayaza main road, aimed at blocking supporters.

    However, the situation remained calm, with heavy deployment of ordinary and Military Police.

    Bobi Wine’s spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi after being teargassed

    The Electoral Commission had banned processions during the nomination process.

    After going through his documents for verification and reading him the electoral rules, Electoral Commission Chairman Simon Byabakama declared Bobi Wine a candidate for the forthcoming elections.

    “I Justice Byabakama Mugenyi Simon being the returning officer for the nomination Presidential candidates, hereby declare that Robert Kyagulanyi, a duly nominated candidate, in respect of the Presidential elections 2021,” he said.

    Just yesterday after how own nomination, incumbent President Yoweri Museveni cautioned that any opponents who destabilize the country will be dealt with amicably.

    Police vehicle that was vandalized by Bobi Wine supporters

    “I hear there are people who want to disorganize and act foolishly. He said I want to assure you that no one will bring disorganization here, and whoever does so will regret it. Because, we don’t joke,” warned.

     

    By Baron Kironde

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    Security On High Alert After Sunday ADF-Linked Bomb Blast Near Uganda, DR Congo Border

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    Uganda security agencies have been put on high alert after a bomb linked to the Allied Democratic Forces – ADF went off yesterday near Uganda, Congo border.

    The incident in the Eastern DRC happened at Pentecostal Church in Lhubirira, an immediate town located 4kms after Mpondwe border point. At least 10 people died on the spot and 47 others suffered injuries.

    “The terror attack shows that terrorism can occur any time and anywhere, and further reminds us all of the terrorist threats that we face as a country. Because of the existing threat environment, our Joint Counter terror task teams from CMI, Crime Intelligence, Counter terrorism, CID in coordination with territorial units, continue to operate with a heightened state of readiness. It is approximately, 425days, since the double terror task at CPS and Kampala Avenue that have led to several investigations, multiple arrests and recovery of an assortment of dangerous weapons. So far, 18 guns have been recovered, 1 PK gun and 116 PK rounds, 1 pistol, 7 IEDs, 21 electronic detoriators, 52 explogel explosives, 2 Axel blades, 2 emulsion explosives, an assortment of bomb making materials, walkie talkies, mobile phones, 185 other types of ammunition, and motorcycles etc. In addition, a total of 57 suspects (terrorists and rebels) have been arrested,” Police Spokesperson who doubles as the Joint Security Spokesman told the media in Kampala on Monday.

    And while those disruptive operations present a positive step in securing the safety of Ugandans, Enanga says that “there is still work to identify ADF cells of agents, collaborators, operatives and sponsors within the country.”

    “Several measures have also been put in place, to avert any hostile infiltrations and attacks at Mpondwe border and all other crossing points. For instance, we have stopped the movement of cargo and passenger boats across Lake Albert, intensified patrols in Bugoma forest and across the borderlines, bolstered security at major installations, markets and parking yards, and intensified intelligence on several targets among others,” he said.

    Enanga, however, asked the public not to be alarmed “by these steps because it is meant for their safety.”

    “We would like to further remind the public that the threats of terrorism are real, especially on soft targets, which are many and sometimes difficult to defend, especially restaurants, markets, shopping centres, public transportation hubs like taxi and bus parks, places of worship and other crowded places etc. as a result, we call upon the public to be extra alert and vigilant, as they go about their activities. Remember, the best defence against any terrorist threats is our collective community effort. Once again, please be alert but not alarmed. And report any suspicious behaviour or activity to the nearest police unit or security agency.”

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    City Babe Who Offered Room For Cousin & Her Boyfriend Arrested For Double Murder

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    The police are investigating circumstances under which two young adults died in a fire at Jinja-Nabweru on Thursday evening.

    The deceased have been identified as Patricia, 24, and Kajumba, 27.

    Findings show that the lovers visited Suzan Keitesi, 24; a cousin of Patricia on Thursday morning. Keitesi is a resident in an apartment at Jinja Kawempe Zone A, Jinja Kawempe Ward in Nabweru Division.

    However, the pair were found dead on Thursday evening in a suspicious manner, while Keitesi was rushed to a nearby clinic and later Kawempe hospital for first aid. She was later discharged that day.

    Suspecting foul play, detectives attached to Kawempe Police Station interacted with Keitesi on her hospital bed. Her statement looked uncoordinated. She has been detained as further investigations continue.

    Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says Patricia and her boyfriend are suspected to have been murdered.

    “We have reserved the scene for further examination by officials from National Building Review Board, UMEME, and other stakeholders, to ascertain the exact cause of the fire. 

    Whereas the tenant had a gas cooker, it was in a store and it remained intact,” Owoyesigyire said. “We have however arrested Kaitesi Suzan on allegations of Murder as investigations continue.”

     

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    Aponye MD Harold Byamugisha Still Missing – Security

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    Police are searching for the Managing Director of Aponye Uganda Limited who went missing on Sunday night.

    Harold Byamugisha is said to have left home on Sunday dressed casually, promising his wife that he was to return.

    “The wife says he left home in a yellow shirt and white shorts. She said he called her around 11pm and informed her that he could return home in 20 minutes. He didn’t return,” Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire told the media yesterday.

    Byamugisha’s family has also put up an announcement, promising a Shs5m reward to anyone who can help them find him.

    “He was last seen in Ntinda on Sunday…driving his motor vehicle, a Range Rover, white in colour number UBF 017D. This is to inform the general public that whoever has any idea of his whereabouts, please call us on 0775363017, 07770611435 or report to the nearest police station. A reward of Shs5m is available,” the notice reads in part.

    But while reports emerged Friday morning that he had been found, security sources say Byamugisha is yet to be found.

    “He called us yesterday and said he is okay. But the wife who reported the case hasn’t physically seen him,” a security source said.

    Owoyesigyire says Byamugisha is still missing.

    “To us, he is still missing,” he said. “So, we are still looking for him and he is not safe and sound like he said.”

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