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Rwego’s Murder Suspects Remanded To Luzira: One Of Suspects Arrested While Trying To Acquire Lucky Charms From A Witch Doctor To Kill Case

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Kira Magistrate court has remanded the two suspects who are accused of killing city businessman Archie Rwego in Najjera, to Luzira prison.

The suspects identified as Mohammed Kisakye Johnny (22) and Abdul Luyombo (24) appeared at Kira Magistrate Court and Charges of aggravated robbery contrary to section 285 and 286(2) and murder contrary to section 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act were read to them.

According to preliminary investigations, it’s alleged that on 24th October 2018, at Mukutugumu village, Kira Municipality, Wakiso District, the suspects accessed the premises, hacked the deceased (Rwego), robbed his TV and a bag containing 300,000/= (Three hundred thousand Uganda shillings)

They were armed with knives which they used to cut through the razor wire and gain access to Rwego’s home by climbing the wall fence. Prosecution says that during the scuffle with attackers, the deceased’s wife made an alarm attracting the attention of the neighbours who rushed to the crime scene.

Rwego was later found lying on the ground in a very sorry state, he was rushed to Najjera Hospital and was pronounced dead upon arrival.

John Kisule, one of the suspects was found nursing wounds from a nearby clinic. Kisule had wounds in both hands and scratches on the neck. Detectives suspected that he acquired them during the scuffle with the deceased and the family guard dog.

Upon search at his home, a blue jean trouser and a pair of shoes were recovered with blood stains. On quizzing him, he told the police that three men who included himself, Abdul Luyombo and a one Papa, who is still at large entered into Rwego’s home with the aim of robbing valuable assets.

Abdul Luyombo was traced hiding at his grandmother’s place in Magamaga and was ultimately arrested as he headed to Mayuge District with the intention of acquiring lucky charms from a witch doctor.

His house was equally searched and a pair of maroon canvas shoes were recovered stained with suspected blood stains.

The suspects were all subjected to medical examination and were found to be of sound mind and samples of blood that were extracted from the exhibits recovered from search at the suspect’s homes were forwarded Government Analytical Laboratory (GAL) in Wandegeya for further examination

 

By Remmy Atugonza

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Australian National Arrested Trafficking Drugs At Entebbe Airport

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Entebbe airport Security operatives checking one of the shoes

An Australian citizen has been arrested with drugs stashed in locally made women’s shoes at Entebbe airport today.

This was revealed by Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango during his address to the press.

Onyango said that Maurice Hendrick Martin, an Australian national was arrested at the airport check point with drugs hidden in locally made women shoes on his way to board an Ethiopia airliner that was heading to Italy.

Hendrick after being arrested by Entebbe airport security

Onyango added that the police sniffer dogs busted Hendrick’s plans of trafficking drugs out of the country. When he was asked where he was taking the drugs, Hendrick denied knowing of any drugs in his luggage adding that he bought the shoes from Kampala streets.

Onyango said that Hendrick is going to be paraded before court so that he faces charges of drugs trafficking.

If he is found guilty, he will have to pay 10 million or face imprisonment. When asked where they are going to keep the drugs, Onyango said that they are treating it as exhibits to be taken to court as evidence.

 

By Derrick Mugoola

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Besigye’s Neighbour Commits Suicide After Testing Positive With HIV/AIDS

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The body of Jennifer Tumuhereze (inset) being taken for postmortem

Residents of Buyinja village near Dr. Kizza Besigye’s home in Kasangati are in shock after a woman strangled herself on finding out that she was HIV positive.

Jennifer Tumuhereze (35) was found in her rented apartment in Buyinja village hanging by the rope. Neigbours told this website that Jennifer killed herself after she received terrifying news from the doctor that she was HIV positive.

“When Tumuhereze tested positive with HIV, she ran mad and was rushed to Butabika mental hospital. She later returned stable and started taking her medicine,” one of the locals told the Grapevine.

She was later heard asking neighbours from time to time that, “if someone wants to strangle themselves, what do they do?”

Ronald Namugowa (28), the husband to Jennifer said that, “I woke up in the morning and went for work, I left her in the house healthy and fine. Later in the evening when I came back with a pineapple and ‘kikomando’ (Chapati with beans) to surprise her, I was shocked to find her hanging on the rope next to the entrance of our ‘muzigo’.

Kasangati police was alerted and they removed the body from the rope and took it to Mulago for postmortem before taking it to Kabale for burial.

 

By Robert Semirimo

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Ugandan Woman Convicted In UK Court For Mutilating Her Three-Year-Old Daughter

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A mother has been convicted of abusing her 3-year-old daughter in Britain’s first successful prosecution for female genital mutilation.

The 37-year-old Ugandan woman was found guilty Friday at London’s Central Criminal Court. The mother isn’t being named to protect her child’s identity,

She claimed her daughter suffered an accidental injury, but jurors concluded the child had been cut deliberately.

Metropolitan Police Detective Chief Inspector Ian Baker said the girl “was subjected to horrific abuse” but made a good recovery.

However, the woman told court the baby “fell on metal and it ripped her private parts” while trying to get a biscuit in August 2017.

Judge Philippa Whipple said a lengthy prison term is in store at the woman’s March 8 sentencing.

Female genital mutilation – intentionally altering or injuring female genital organs for non-medical reasons – has been a crime in Britain since 1985, but this is the first prosecution to result in a conviction.

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