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

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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

MEDICAL ASSOCIATION TO DISPATCH 15 SPECIALIST

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

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Police Net 3 Who Killed Reverend, Cut Off His Head And Hid It

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Police in Bukwo district have arrested three suspects who participated in the controversial murder of Rev. Neto Augustine aged 43 years on October, 29, 2018 in East Elgon Forest, Grapevine has learnt.

It’s alleged that four residents of Kapukorosoi village in Bukwo District have been sending their cattle to East Elgon Forest to freely graze without anybody attending to them and on the fateful day, the four including Rev. Neto Augustine aged 43 years had information that there

are people who are stealing their cattle from the forest and selling them.

The four decided to go to the forest to verify the allegations whether it’s true or not. When they reached the forest they ran into cattle thieves and three of Rev. Augustine’s colleagues started chasing them while making an alarm. So, the Reverend opted to drive the animals back home. The alarm his colleagues made attracted nine local residents armed with machetes who responded and on entering the forest; they met the Reverend driving the cattle and mistook him to be a cattle thief.

They beat him, striped him naked, cut off his head and hid it.

When the Reverend’s colleagues returned, they met the nine and explained to them what had happened and they inquired whether they had seen him.

The nine expressed ignorance of the Reverend’s whereabouts. The three decided to go up to the trading center where they held a meeting and when the nine realized that they had killed an innocent person, they started disappearing one by one.

The Locals accepted to work with the Police to arrest the nine who murdered the Reverend and so far three suspects have been arrested and confessed to the murder. The three suspects took Police to where they had hidden the head of the Reverend and it was recovered. Yesterday (31/10/2018), the headless body was brought from Kitalein Kenya where it was in mortuary and joined together with the head. The three suspects that have been arrested are Chelop Alfred, Chesur Andrew, Kiplungant Peter.Police is still tracing for the six suspects who are on the run.

 

By Remmy Atugonza

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You Will Account For The Innocent Blood Of Those You Are Killing: Bishop Kaggwa Warns Killers

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The Masaka Diocesan Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa has warned assailants killing people and those dropping anonymous letters threatening to kill some important people in the country that God will soon call them to account for their acts.

Last week, the assailants threatened to kill 16 prominent people in a letter which they dropped at the home of Rubaga Nouth legislator Moses Kasibante. Among those told to prepare their graves included: Buganda the premier Charles Peter Mayiga, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Minister Betty Kamya, MP Moses Kasibante, Omulangira Nakibinge, Bobi Wine, government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa among others.

Bishop Kaggwa cutting the cake with the Pokino, parents and pupils

Today, during the special prayers for primary seven candidates at St John Paul Mugwanya Complex Nursery and Primary School at Ssaza village in Katwe Butego sub county, Kaggwa asked government and security agencies to investigate these assailants because the moment they mention your name, the chances of you surviving them are minimum.

Kaggwa added that it is his prayer that these murderers turn to God because anytime, they will also die and God will ask them to account for the innocent blood of others that they shed while on Earth.

Brig Kyaze (L), Pokino Mayiga(M) and Bishop Kaggwa (R)

Kaggwa preached that God gave Moses ten commandments at Mountain Sinai and one of them was not to kill, so anyone who kills should be ready to face God and account for breaking one of his commandments.

Pokino Vicent Mayiga thanked Paul Mugwanya Kagombe the managing director of St. John Paul Mugwanya Complex Nursery and Primary School and asked parents to make sure they take their children to school instead of leaving them in villages and marrying them off.

 

By Aslam Kabugu, Masaka

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STANDOFF: We Are Going No Where, We Are Also Ugandans, It’s Museveni Who Can Stop Us – Tuku Tuku Drivers Warn Tax Drivers And Police

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TukuTuku drivers working along Nakawuka Kasanje road have vowed not to leave the road after receiving threats from Taxi drivers and police.

Taxi drivers asked TukuTuku drivers to leave the road because they are killing their business yet according to the law, they are not licensed to do the business of transporting Ugandans as they do but are supposed to carry luggage.

Today, police and the army fired tear gas and live bullets in air to disperse tax drivers who had decided to close the Nakawuka Kasanje road saying that they are no longer in business because of these TukuTuku, which are operating outside of the law.

“We had a meeting with the commandant of traffic police in Kampala Metropolitan about the TukuTuku issue and he told us that the they are not allowed to do public transport. They don’t even pay taxes and they are not licensed. Norman Musiinga gave them fourteen days to work but up now they are still on road, we want Dr. Kasiima to intervene, if these TukuTuku are allowed transport people, let them do it on other roads,” the taxi drivers cried out.

When the Grapevine spoke to the chairman of Tuku Tuku drivers, Arinaitwe Denis, he told us that they are not going anywhere because they are also Ugandans.

“President Museveni launched TukuTuku, no one can stop us from working, we are all looking for what to put on the table, it’s only the president who can stop us from working, we are resuming work tomorrow morning because today we agreed with police not to cause commotion,” Arinaitwe said.

Arinaitwe added that they have always contacted the authorities to give them PSV licenses but the authorities and government have turned a deaf hear.

However, the Officer in Charge of Natete police station Byansi Mohammed, who was pinned by the taxi drivers for being behind these TukuTukus said that it was the president who gave them a go ahead to operate. He added that there is no problem for a person to operate business in Kampala like others and tasked the commandants of different stations within Natete and the surrounding that for TukuTuku drivers to stop working, an order has to come from the president himself.

 

By Mboowa Nathan

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