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PM Rugunda Grilled on Why There Was No Special Sitting For Fallen Attorney General Nyombi

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The Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda has paid tribute to the former Attorney General, Peter Nyombi.
Rugunda noted that there is no serious reason as to why a special sitting of Parliament has not been called to pay respect to the late.
The Former Attorney General passed on on Sunday and his body is currently laying in State at Parliament for public viewing and thereafter his body will be taken for burial at the ancestral home in Nakasongola.
“Our late brother made enormous contribution to the country, he worked with the Attorney General’s chambers, worked with the Inspector General of Government office and was the Attorney General of Uganda and in all these responsibilities, he worked very well,” Rugunda said.
Rugunda said that the country pays tribute to him and appreciates his contribution in building of key national institutions.
Rugunda however explained that Parliament could not hold a special sitting for Nyombi because the house is still in recess until November 6.
“Because Parliament is in recess, it was decided by Government and Parliament to come and pay tribute to him now when he is laying in State, however when Parliament reconvenes, on the floor of Parliament, his colleagues and friends will be able to articulate their tribute to him highlighting his contributions,” Rugunda explained.
He was however tasked to explain why members couldn’t be recalled from recess yet this has always been done for other former legislators, Rugunda noted that a special sitting will at a later date he held to allow members pay tribute to him.
“All put into consideration, it is right that Government and Parliament should be thorough in streamlining of its activities and we think it is very appropriate for our brother to come and be laid in State in Parliament where it is convenient for the public and all colleagues to come and view his body. When the whole Parliament reconvenes we will give him a more coordinated, more organized befitting send off.”

By Stella Mugoya

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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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