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    Rebel Leader Jamil Mukulu Vows To Expose Rot At Luzira Prison, Blasts Judge Over Her Negative Statements Towards Muslims…

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    Incarcerated Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) leader Jamil Mukulu Kyagulanyi has vowed to expose the rot in Luzira prison.

    Exclusively speaking to this website, Anthony Wameli one of the lawyers representing Mukulu revealed that his client wanted to inform court that he is being physically and psychologically tortured in the prison because of being a Muslim.

    This website established from one of Mukulu’s sisters that his brother was one time seriously beaten by a fellow inmate who accused him of being a terrorist.

    Jamil’s sister disclosed that the insult on his brother was intentional and planned from within the prison and the prison leadership was aware of whatever was going on.

    Efforts to speak to Frank Baine the spokesperson of the prisons service were futile since he has been not picking our calls.

    Earlier today, Mukulu faced off with the High Court Judge Suzan Okalany who he accused of being biased against Muslims.

    Mukulu said that Okalany made a statement when she was still a prosecutor in the Directorate of Public Prosecution that Muslims are deadly people and can kill even in prison.

    It should be remembered that Okalany replaced the late Joan Kagezi who was murdered as prosecutor.

    Mukulu insisted that Okalany’s statements were written in the newspapers and he has copies.

    It should be noted that in 2019, retired Chief Justice Bart Katureebe signed new rules of procedures that one can use to apply for recusal.

    He stated that one can appeal verbally or in writing to court and if the presiding judicial officer doesn’t find any substance in the recusal application, he can proceed with the hearing.

    However, Katureebe also guided that the ruling of the judicial officer should be recorded in his final judgment to help the applicant rely on it if he decides to appeal against the decision of the controversial judicial official.

    Mukulu threatened to drop the bail application if Okalany does not recuse herself.

    However, the nonsense Okalany insisted that she is not going to recuse herself from the hearing of Mukulu’s bail application because of just mere threats.

    But Wameli told this website that he is going to talk to his client tomorrow and see the way forward. Mukulu was arrested in Tanzania in 2015 and he is battling with murder, attempted murder, and terrorism in the High Court International War Division.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Senior Judge Directs IGP Ochola Not To Delete Fired Traffic Police Boss From Payroll…

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    Senior High Court Civil Division Judge has directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola not to delete the name of the fired traffic police boss from the police payroll.

    Justice Micheal Elubo, the head of the Civil Division High Court Kampala has issued an interim order restraining the police authority from deleting name of Sgt. Ibrahim Ssesanga, police officer No.335544, who was fired by the police’s appellant disciplinary court on grounds of causing the death of Hussein Walugembe, a bodaboda cyclist in Masaka City.

    Justice Elubo agreed with Ssesanga’s lawyers led by Akram Matovu of Matovu, Katerega and Company Advocates that he will suffer a lot if his name is scrapped from the payroll when his main suit challenging the decision by the police’s Appellant disciplinary Court is not yet determined by the high court.

    The police force through Mark Walugembe from the Attorney General’s Chambers didn’t object after claiming that he received the legal instructions very late and didn’t get enough time to respond to Ssesanga’s application concerning the interim order.

    Ssesanga ran to the High Court and challenged the decision by the police’s Appellate Court to dismiss him from the force without being given a fair hearing.

    He was dismissed from the force after being accused of causing the death of Walugembe who burnt himself after police confiscated his motorcycle and asked him for a bribe for violating the guidelines put in place to fight the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    CRIME: LDU Killed After Shooting Upto 5 People Dead In Nansana…

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    A Local Defense Unit Officer has been shot dead after he fired 18 live bullets, killing upto 5 people in the process, and injuring many more.

    Police has established that the suspect fired 18 bullets, but the motive of the shooting is still unknown as investigations into the incident are still ongoing.

    SP Patrick Onyango, the Public Relations Officer, Kampala Metropolitan Police has confirmed the reports.

    “Today, we registered unfortunate incident in Ganda Nansana in Wakiso District where five people lost their lives and three were injured in a shooting  incident,” Onyango revealed.

    The police spokesperson disclosed that today at about 0900 hours, police received information of the shooting incident at Ganda village Kyebando Parish, Wakiso District.

    “According to available information, L/CPL Denis Omara, an LDU Commander, attached to Ganda detach, who is suspected to have been under the influence of alcohol, shot dead four people  namely Special Police Constable Isaac Nimulungi, LDUs No. AX301784 Abraham Masereka, No. AX017516 John Wafula and a civilian woman Rita Nabayingo, a resident of Nsumbi village Kyebando parish, Wakiso District,” Onyango revealed.

    Police reports indicate that Willy Omara, the LDU officer who went on rampage was later put out of action. Police Constable David Ochen was injured in the process, and two other civilians yet to be identified were also injured and rushed to unknown clinics.

    The bodies of the victims have been taken to Mulago City mortuary for postmortem.

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    Journalists Want Police Boss Ochola To Resign Over His Reckless Statements…

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    Journalists under Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) want the Inspector General of police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola to resign over his reckless statements against journalist yesterday.

    In a statement signed by Mathiaus Rukundo, the newly elected association president insists that Ochola’s statement concerning the brutality against journalists who cover opposition politicians in the ongoing political campaigns was an instructions to his subordinates to continue assaulting journalists.

    “That you being the head of the Uganda Police Force, all statements you make are taken as instructions to your subordinates and in the same vein seen to qualify, justify and sanction further actions of torture, violence and total abuse of human rights and freedoms of journalists by police which puts mass media and journalism as a whole, which is a fundamental pillar in free and democratic society, at risk in Uganda,” Rukundo noted.

    He added that Ochola’s statements are unbecoming and not befitting of his position as IGP in such times when the country is at the climax of a political season which has been characterised by visible actions of violence and torture by police which have even resulted into loss of lives and left many journalists hospitalised.

    Rukundo said that Ochola’s statements are not only derogatory in nature but also disregard basic fundamental human rights, rule of law and contravene conventional principles of international laws.

    Rukundo noted in the letter that with immediate effect, Ochola should retract and withdraw his impugned statements or resign.

    He warned that if the IGP does not heed to their demands he is ready to seek help from the appointing authority who is president Yoweri Museveni.

    He further threatened that journalists are also thinking of taking legal action against Ochola in his personal capacity, not as head of police.

    On Friday in the security joint briefing at Naguru police headquarters in Kampala, Ochola disclosed that police sometimes beats journalists to protect them.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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