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POLICE CONFIRM: One Killed, Six Injured As Mityana Locals Protest Over MP Zaake’s Worrying Health



Residents of Mityana Municipality have spent the whole of Sunday morning and afternoon in running battles with security operatives over the condition of their Member of Parliament (MP) Francis Zaake Butebi.

Zaake is currently admitted in Rubaga Hospital in critical condition after allegedly being tortured by security operatives in Arua on Monday in an incident where Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi’s Driver was killed.

According to s statement from police spokesperson Emilian Kayima, six people have been admitted in Mityana hospital as a result of the morning violent riots.

“One Mr. Samuel Ssekiziyivu a resident of Myanzi, Kasanda District has breathed his last. It is regrettable and sad. The other five, one Mr. Ssengooba Derrick has been discharged. The four are still undergoing medical attention and these are: Messors; Muwonge Reagan, David Asiimwe, Jingo Lawrence and Ms. Jalia Nakiryowa. The process to apprehend the officer who shot is on. Again, members of the public are asked to desist from violent confrontation that often result in regrettable incidents. Our sympathies go the family of the deceased and we wish the victims quick recovery,” Kayima said.

Minister Nantaba attends to Zaake earlier today

Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake on life support

A doctor at Rubaga hospital talking to opposition boss Kiiza Besigye today over Zaake’s situation


Meanwhile, the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) has constituted a team of highly trained Medical Specialists to support the treatment of all persons that were tortured while under custody following the Arua scuffle.

Dr Ekwaro Obuku, the President of Uganda Medical Association (UMA) told the media today at Mulago hospital that they have assembled experts based on descriptions on the condition of the victims.

The specialists include Nephrologists (specifically to treat diseases that affect the kidneys), Gastroenterologists (treat conditions that affect the Liver, stomach, intestines), Cardiologists (treat conditions that affect), Toxicologists (deal with poisons in the body), Neurosurgeons, Trauma Surgeons and Anesthesiologists.

UMA president Dr. Ekwaro Obuku addressing the press today



Six Gunmen Who Killed UPDF Officer Arrested, Three Guns, Two Vehicles And Shs 400 Million Recovered



Senior Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) officers attached to Kasijjagirwa barracks commanded by Major Daniel Atwine the Brig I.O together with police officers led by the greater Masaka Regional Police Commander SP Latif Zaake squeezed over six notorious armed robbers and forced them to vomit two motor vehicles plus Shs400 million which was stolen from Masaka Hardware shop which belongs to business tycoon Moses Kalisa aka Muto. The robbers killed two people including a Reserve Force Officer during the raid on Kato’s shop.
RPC Zaake told the Grapevine on Tuesday that in a joint operation involving all security agencies in this region, they managed to burst a criminal gang that has been terrorizing locals, businessmen and travelers in the past three months.

Some of the suspects

Zaake said that on 31th May 2018, the suspects attacked a security guard at Kyazanga water offices and robbed a gun SR type from him with five rounds of ammunitions, on the 12th May 2018 they broke into a home of SPC Joseph Ssentongo and stole his gun SMG with thirty rounds of ammunitions and on 11th July 2018 they attacked Masaka Hardware and killed two people and later disappeared with an SMG gun and millions of shillings.
He attributed the success in this operation to CCTV footage captured and retrieved by a team of technical officers who studied it well and came out with clear identifies of the attackers [suspects] and later started tracking them.
RPC Zaake revealed the suspects as Derick Jjumba, Paul Kiwanuka, Mathias Kizza Bukenya, John Bosco Waligo, Grevansio Kankaka and Julius Tweheyo alias Lubigi. Three  guns were recovered in Lwanda sub county in Rakai district .

The Toyota Premio car that was recovered

Kasijjagirwa barracks spokesperson Mojar Flavia Terimulungi told this website that all the suspects are going to be taken to court martial because according the UPDF act, any officer or civilian who uses a gun to rob people is not supposed to be charged in civilian court.
Major Flavia Terimulungi said that their operatives managed to recover two motor vehicles registration number UBA 502E (Toyota premio) and UAM 730U (Toyota Ipsum) and over fifty million Uganda shillings is already deposited in Bank of Uganda for safe custody .
All the suspects were charged with Murder and aggravated robbery under file reference number CRB 621/2018.

The Resident District Commissioner Masaka Lt. Joe Walusimbi attacked the judiciary for releasing notorious thugs who upon their release resume their acts of terrorizing innocent Ugandans.

Walusimbi added that they have already deployed senior intelligence officers to crack down all the assailants who are still at large.


By Aslam Kabugu, Masaka


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HEALTH FOR ALL: Over 600 Get Free Medical Treatment In Gayaza



On Saturday 28th July 2018, Dr. Lucy’s Medical Center in conjunction with the NeoGenesis Fertility Center conducted a free medical camp for over 600 people around Nakasajja trading center, Gayaza, Wakiso district.

This medical camp offered a number of free medical services to the people of Nakasajja and the surrounding areas. Services offered included free HIV testing, free Hepatitis B screening, malaria and typhoid testing, health education, free family planning services, testing and free treatment for kids, among so many other services.

Asked why she decided to hold this free medical camp, Dr. Lucy Amanio, the owner of Dr. Lucy’s Medical Center said, “I realized the need for the people of Nakasajja and the surrounding areas to have quality health services. Some people have spent years with illnesses that are treatable, and yet no one has been able to help diagnose them and they have never seen a doctor. So, we decided to put a camp so that specialists can see the underserved people that cannot afford specialized treatment and checkup.”

Dr. Mark Muyingo of NeoGenesis also reached out to Dr. Lucy’s clinic and took part in this free medical camp as a way of giving back to society (Corporate Social Responsibility). He said, “I feel for the women because they have a lot of women issues yet many of them have not visited a gynecologist, so we decided to offer free gynecology and family planning services to them.”

African Empowerment Hub also came on board for this great cause and offered free Afri-pads (re-usable sanitary pads) and menstrual hygiene management education for girls from 11 to 18 years of age.

This medical camp was received with much enthusiasm from the people of Nakasajja, and because the heavy turn up, Dr. Lucy Amanio promised to make this an annual event as a way of giving people a chance to see specialists.


By Mboowa Nathan


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MPUUGA IN TROUBLE: EALA MP Mbidde Vows To Contest As Masaka Municipality MP




East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) member of Parliament Fred Denis Mukasa Mbidde who is also the Vice president of Democratic Party (DP) and Masaka district DP chairperson has vowed to contest as the area MP in the coming election.

Mbidde said this during a question and answer session with locals from Masaka who asked him to contest. The locals reported to Mbidde that many DP members are promoting divisions within the party members in the region.

Mbidde told them that he already has all the qualities and nothing can block him to stand as the district MP. He assured them that he is going to start with making sure that all members who were chased from the party are brought back by organizing retreats.

Currently, the Masaka Municipality MP is Mathias Mpuuga who is also from DP. However, some locals told this website that they are not feeling his presence in the region. Mbidde injected millions of shillings in the just concluded LC I Elections. While giving the candidates who stood on the party ticket the money, the legislator said that he did this because he wants the party to be strong right from the foundation.


By Aslam  Kabugu, Masaka


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