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

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    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.

    RDC ATTACKED JUDICIARY
    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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    NUP’s Bobi Wine And PFT’s Besigye To Observe Elections In Kenya…

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    L-R: NUP SG Rubongoya, Bobi Wine and Besigye in Kenya

    National Unity Platform (NUP) president Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine and People’s Front for Transition (PFT) boss Dr. Kizza Besigye have been chosen among the 36 election observers ahead of Kenya’s elections.

    Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe is leading the Brenthurst Foundation’s upcoming election observer mission for the Kenyan national elections which are due to take place on 9th, August.

    Among the delegates selected from Uganda is Dr.Kizza Besigye, Robert Kyagulanyi, NUP General Secretary, Lewis Rubongoya and Ms. Elone Natumanya.

    Hailemariam noted that, “The 36 persons delegation, accredited by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) which includes political leaders and policy makers from around Africa, will be in Kenya from 5th-11th August and will be stationed in groups in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Uasin Gishu.”

    He added, “Democratic processes, participatory governance, peace and security on the African continent have come a long way in recent years but have also suffered a number of setbacks.”

    “Our hope is that in Kenya, we see the best democratic processes in action which are consistent with the objectives of Agenda 2036, the Africa we want, which speaks to “an Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law,” he maintained.

    The Brenthrust Foundation’s director, Dr.Greg Mills also contended that the Brenthrust foundation is committed to strengthening economic growth in Africa, in part through identifying and sharing best practice, given the continental correlation between democratic conditions and long-term development performance.

    “We look forward to playing our part in ensuring that kenya’s election election proceeds smoothly, fairly and free from upset.”

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    Government To Rehabilitate And Revamp Railway Networks To Curb High Prices Of Fuel…

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    Government is set to revamp the railway networks across the country to help curb transportation challenges arising from increasing fuel prices.

    The state minister for works and transport, Fred Byamukama confirmed the report following the president’s speech on Friday regarding high fuel prices.

    During the president’s address, he noted Uganda’s real problem currently is fuel and the answer to it is electrical vehicles and the railway.

    Confirming the report, Byamukama said that the government is revamping different railways across the country with a purpose of reducing heavy traffic jam and transport fares.

    “From Kampala to Malaba which is 243km is the only line we have functioning at the moment,” he said.

    Byamukama re-echoed that Museveni reminded the country and gave a directive that he had earlier through the ministry of works and transport embarked on revamping the railway transport in Uganda.

    Byamukama analysed that the one from Malaba to Mukono then to Kampala and the one from Tororo to Gulu is 375 km.

    “Then we have Gulu to Pakwach which is 129km, Kampala to Kasese is 350km and also we have the one from Mukono to Kampala then Kyengera to Portbell which is about 55km.”

    Byamukama also revealed that the ministry is planning to introduce a modern standard gauge railway system in addition to the 1266km metre gauge railway volume with an agenda of improving relationship among the East African member countries.

    “The East African community members agreed, we have seen Kenya and Tanzania doing it and other countries. For us, we are delayed by that connection that Kenya must connect from Naivasha up to Malaba.”

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    FDC Boss Narrates How Former Kampala Legislator Nabilah Played 3 Top Politicians In 24 Hours…

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    Former Kampala woman MP Nabilah (L) and Kira Municipality MP Semujju Nganda (R)

    Maverick Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) spokesperson and also Kira Municipality Member of Parliament (MP) Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda has revealed how former Kampala Woman MP Nabilah Naggayi Ssempala played 3 top politicians within a period of 24 hours.

    Ssemujju narrated that Nabilah used her beauty very well to capture the three men’s attention to fulfill her goal of winning the 2016 parliamentary seat.

    “I’m telling you Nabilah is a superwoman, she met president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni early in the morning at State House Entebbe, later in the evening she was with John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, who by then was a political enemy to President Museveni, the next morning she was with Dr. Kizza Besigye who was a political enemy to Museveni and Mbabazi by then,” he said.

    He divulged that when Dr. Besigye appointed him to his select team that had to accompany him to Namboole stadium for his nomination as presidential candidate, Nabilah was not in his plans because he was briefed with evidence that she was with Museveni and Mbabazi.

    He was also told that Nabilah was an operative sent by Museveni’s camp.

    Ssemujju revealed that he was very surprised to meet Nabilah seated close to Dr. Besigye the next day.

    He said that he tried to forcefully evict her from sitting near Besigye but he was advised that he was brewing trouble for himself.

    He insisted that most of the politicians in Uganda are like prostitutes without principles to stand on.

    He added that it is the reason why in 2021, Nabilah was with NUP’s Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu and she was fronted to contest against Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.

    He narrated that right now, he knows that there are a number of politicians who are fighting tooth and nail to make sure that there is no cooperation between Dr. Besigye and Bobi Wine because they think that that if these two opposition heavyweights cooperate, some MPs will lose their political seats.

    Nabilah was not reached for a comment because she did not pick our phone calls.

    Nabilah recently suprised court when he testified against her husband Isaac Ssempala Ssebagala before the High Court Commercial division over a debt she ate from Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba who wants to take their family house for failing to pay back his money.

    It is alleged Nabilah got the money without the consent of her husband but now wants her husband to pay or surrender the house to Baryamureeba.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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