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NRM Boss Thumps Driver, Refuses To Answer Police Calls

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(L-R) Patrick Kintu Kisekulo the NRM LC V boss of Kyotera and Blick Ssejengo Nsereko the complainant

Patrick Kintu Kisekulo the NRM LC V boss of Kyotera has been dragged to police by Blick Ssejengo Nsereko a taxi driver operating along Kyotera Masaka road for allegedly thumping him after accusing him of offloading passengers near his car at Beteremu stage in Kyotera town council.

Ssejengo told the Grapevine that while he was offloading passengers, Kisekulo came and started punching him until fellow taxi operatives intervened.

He also revealed to this website that after being beaten by Kisekulo, he ran to police and recorded a statement. he was given a police form to take to Hospital for checkup so that the government Doctor can prove to the officers investigating the matter that he was assaulted.

Godfrey Muwanguzi Kasaanyi the chairperson of Tukolerewamu Taxi Owners Conductors and Drivers Co-operative Society LTD blamed operatives for not doing the needful to arrest and charge Kisekulo who always brags that he is above the law.

Police officers told this website that the officer who is handling this file has on several occasions summoned Kisekulo but he has fail to respond to their calls. He keeps telling them that he is busy doing some important work.

 

By Aslam Kabugu, Kyotera

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Panic In MP Kato Lubwama’s SOLIDA Camp, Bobi Wine’s People Power Finally Get Candidate To Oust Him

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L-R: Kato Lubwama, Bobi Wine and Mukasa

There is panic in the camp of incumbent Lubaga South Member of Parliament (MP) Paul Kato Lubwama after a number of SOLIDA members and area councilors fronted People Power diehard to oust him.

On Sunday evening, the Grapevine scribe landed on a group of Lubaga south councilors in a private political meeting at Javine hotel near Pope Paul hotel in Ndeeba, a suburb in Lubaga division, brainstorming on how to put him down.

The councilors in a meeting on Sunday

The Grapevine scribe established that the meeting was political after hearing voices of the members swearing that they are tired of Lubwama’s laziness in the August house. “We have to start looking for a formidable MP now otherwise we shall remain the same if we wait for Byamukama’s electoral Commission program,” one of the SOLIDA members was heard telling other friends in the meeting. One councilor we established as Hajjati Fuge, representing Busega parish in KCCA told friends that their constituency has lost out on many government programs due to lack of a vibrant MP.

She explained to her colleagues that they were expecting the construction and completion of the Nalukoloongo channel this political term of 2016-2021 but this has failed because of the area MP has failed to voice out their problems on the floor of parliament.

Mukasa with Mukono Legislator Betty Nambooze

Isaac, another councilor told colleagues that they are likely to lose their seats because voters are not happy, the voters blame the councilors for misleading them by recommending Lubwama. In the same meeting, one of the members whom we establish as Julius Katongole, a people power coordinate in Lubaga South revealed to his friends that as people power crusade, they are fronting a one Aloysious Mukasa to oust Lubwama from Lubaga South and they have already started drafting strategies to see that Lubaga South gets someone who will competently represent their interests.

Katongole told the over 30 councilors that what he wants from them is to join hands and liberate Lubaga South by supporting Bobi Wine’s diehard Mukasa.

“In the last general election, like other city constituencies, we voted leaders under the bandwagon effect without verifying them, someone of them told us to send them to parliament so that they can also eat. What do you really expect from such a leader?” Katongole said.  Katongole added that Mukasa, who they want to replace Lubwama, is a well-known businessman in the area who is not looking for a job like other leaders who won in the previous elections.

Mukasa chatting with some of the locals in Ndeeba

He added that as People Power Movement in Lubaga South, they are going to start moving from parish to parish endorsing candidates to stand on people power ticket, he warned councilors not to condemn him if the crusade drops them for not fulfilling the pledges they made in the previous term.

Katongole said that in July this year, the Lubaga South People Power wing is going to have a private political meeting with their national president Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, the Kyadondo East MP to discuss how they can politically take over Lubaga South from local level to parliamentary level.

Lubaga South is made of parishes of Najjanakumbi 1, Najjanakumbi 2, Nateete, Ndeeba, Busega, Kabowa, Mutundwe and Lubaga. Efforts to speak to MP Kato Lubwama were futile since he has been not picking our calls since Tuesday.

By Jamil Lutakome

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SHOCKING: Lightening Kills 5, 20 Hospitalised

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Five people have been struck dead by lightning and more than 20 have been hospitalised at KIU and Komboni hospitals.

The 25 people were struck while harvesting tea in Nyanga, Bitooma sub county in Bushenyi district.

Greater Bushenyi police spokesperson Marshal Tumusiime confirmed the incident saying that it happened today at noon during the heavy downpour in the area.

Tumusiime identified the deceased as Elisam Tayebwa 65, Innocent Atwemerire 18, shallot Tuhwerirwe 14, Nickson Atunkunda 13 and Kansiime 15 years.

He said that the bodies of the deceased are still laying at KIU mortuary while the injured are still getting treatment at Komboni and KIU hospitals.

According to Jafari Basajjabalaba, the chairman LC V Bushenyi district, the 25 people were plucking tea leaves, when the rain started, they rushed to forest where the lightning struck them from.

“It’s not the first time that such an incident is happening in Bushenyi. We have tried our best to put preventive measures like lightning arresters because this is becoming too much,” Basajjabalaba said.

By Grapevine reporter

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UPDF Arrests 5 Highway Robbers And Killers, One SMG Gun Recovered: Killers Confess

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A team of armed Senior Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) officers commanded by Major Daniel Atwine, the in charge Brigade Intelligence Officer, on orders of the armoured Brigade commander, Brig Joseph Ssemwanga together with police officers attached to CPS Masaka have arrested and detained at least five people and recovered one SMG AK 47 riffle in connection to the rampant gun attacks in this area.

Security sources told the Grapevine on Wednesday that some of the names of the suspects are Rwandan born Muize Ssemivumbi (38), a resident of Bujja village in Nyendo, who come to Uganda during the genocide and has been a cleaner at Kitovu Hospital, Muombamungu Ndumiwe from Congo, who has been a cook at Good foundation Primary School in Nyendo, a suburb in Masaka municipality and others who had not yet been identified yet by the press time.

Security sources further revealed that the suspects raided Kasana Kinobera trading center via Bukakata road, shot and robbed traders. They later escaped via Kitovu road but fortunately, the CCTV cameras in the region captured them in the act .

When the security operatives reviewed the CCTV camera footage, they started hunting for the people whose faces could easily be recognized, this led to the arrest of some of the suspects.

Security sources further told the Grapevine that upon arrest and interrogation, the suspects revealed that they are the ones who have been killing and robbing locals in this area. They also directed them where they have been keeping the gun after robbing.

Senior officers managed to recover SMG gun with some bullets inside the termite hill where the suspects have been hiding it .

The suspects also told the security operatives that some of the areas they robbed and killed innocent people include Kirumba near the RDCs home where they killed one trader and robbed huge sums of money, Bulaayi village via Bukakata Road where they killed a teacher, Mukudde zone where they robbed two mobile money agents and shot one person who was later rushed to Kitovu hospital for medication.

UPDF appealed to all locals especially the head teachers and other institutions who are recruiting worker to be very careful because some of them are wrongdoers.

By Ahmad Junior, Masaka

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