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    Update: Internal Affairs Min. Jeje Odong Presents Questionable List Of Abducted Ugandans To Parliament…

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    Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Jeje Odong

    The Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Jeje Odong has left parliamentarians asking many unanswered questions today after he presented a list of 177 persons he said are in detention, although he did not read out a single name from the list.

    Gen.  Odong appeared before parliament  that was presided over by Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, to present a list of Ugandans who were abducted by security forces, as was directed by the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga last week.

    However,  what shocked many legislators who were in the august House was that much as the Minister said he had gone to present a list of  the said abducted Ugandans, he did not read out any name or share the list with the MPs, although he confirmed that at least 177 people are in custody.

    “Today I’m presenting to you a list of 177 people who were arrested. The list indicates the name of the person who was arrested, where they were arrested from, why they were arrested, the date they were arrested and the case management history, indicating where the person is now,” Minister Odong told parliament.

    He added that; “Right Honourable Speaker therefore, I have the honour to lay on table the said list. Some of them were arrested for engaging in riots and others for holding meetings with an aim of staging protests.”

    He thereafter walked away from the floor of Parliament, leaving several MPs wondering what kind of list that was, that he did not share with them.

    Kiira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda tasked the Minister to read out the names but he refused.

    “Honourable Jeje should read for us those names one by one such that we know the reason of arrest and where they are,” Nganda said.

    He added that; “I’m afraid Parliament is being used as  clearing agent. Let him read one by one as I compare with the list I have.”

    However, Minister Odong was not in position to fulfil Nganda’s request since he had already walked away from the floor of Parliament.

    It should be noted that during his national address last month, President Yoweri Museveni tasked all security agencies that had abducted Ugandans to release a list of people they have in detention.

    Following the presidential directive, the army and police played ping-pong when it came to releasing the list of abducted Ugandans, whereby both security organs claimed they did not have the list and blamed each other for delaying to release it.

    However, although the Minister said security forces have 177 people in custody, according to National Unity Platform (NUP) principal Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, over 243 of their supporters have since been abducted and their whereabouts are unknown.

    But here below is a PDF of the list that the Minister tabled before parliament;

    Statement-by-Minister-of-Internal-Affairs-on-Missing-Persons.pdf

    However, it should be noted that although the minister released a list of 177 people, adding up the figures he gave in his statement indicates that the people in detention are 216.

    By Grapevine Reporter

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    Former Chief Justices Katureebe, Odoki Meet Dollo, Other Supreme Court Justices  Over Justice Kisakye’s Confiscated File…

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    Justice Kisakye's misunderstanding with the Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo came in light during Kyagulanyi's presidential petition withdrawal against Museveni's reelection

    Sources at the Kololo based Supreme Court have revealed  that two former Chief Justices have started mediating between eight Justices of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny-Dollo and Justice Dr Esther Mayambala Kisakye.

    Our sources stated that last month, Justice Bart Magunda Katureebe, the immediate former Chief Justice separately met Chief Justice Dollo at his chambers at the Supreme Court and they held a secret meeting which took almost three hours. Our sources intimated to us that two weeks later, another former Chief Justice, Benjamin Odoki also met Justice Dollo, where after the two former Chief Justices met the eight Justices of the Supreme Court including Justice Robby Opio Aweri, Justice Mike Chibitta, Justice Stella Arach Amoko, Justice Faith Mwondah, Justice Ezekiel Muhanguzi, Justice Percy Night Tuhaise, Justice Paul Mugamba, and the issue at hand was the misunderstanding between them and fellow Justice Kisakye.

    It is not yet established whether the former Chief Justices also met Justice Kisakye. The misunderstanding came in light during the withdrawing of the presidential petition filed by National Unity Platform (NUP)’s former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine challenging president Yoweri Museveni’s victory.

    Justice Kisakye accused Justice Dollo of confiscating her file containing her dissenting judgement after refusing him to vet her ruling. Judiciary’s Senior Communications officer Ssalongo Solomon Muyita rubbished Kisakye’s accusation stating that the problem was with her because she refused other justices on the penal from going through her ruling as the practice is, and or requires.

    By Alirabaki Sengooba

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    NRM MPs Warned Over Sex And Booze At Kyankwanzi Retreat, Speakership Candidate Under Probe For Bribing MPS With Alcohol For Votes…

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    Some of the NRM cadres at the NRM Kyankwanzi retreat

    The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party leadership has warned the selected party members and the new elected Members of Parliament to avoid involving themselves in acts of indiscipline including having sex and getting drunk on alcohol during the ongoing party retreat at Kyankwanzi National training Institute.

    Speaking to the Grapevine, Emmanuel Lumala Dombo, the NRM’s Director for Communication and Public Relations revealed that they have already started investigating the indiscipline exhibited by their members during their trip to Kyankwanzi on Thursday evening where party members got drunk and started abusing each other on the bus. Dombo described the incident as “absurd” and revealed that investigations are on into the matter, warning that culprits will be punished.

    Sources in Kyankwanzi intimated to this website that there is a candidate vying for the office of the deputy speaker who bought expensive alcohol and wine, on it branded with her pictures asking them to vote for her.

    Dombo also said that all members who are going to attend the meeting will not be allowed to access their mobile phones until evening.

    He added that other members who are pregnant will not be allowed for exercising after classes and breast feeding mothers were not welcome because of the highly physical demands of the retreat.

    There have always been ugly reports from the previous retreats at Kyankwanzi where reports of alcoholism, explicit sex and NRM big wigs fighting for beds.

    By Alirabaki Sengooba

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    Rapper DMX, 50, Dies Of Heart Attack…

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    Rapper Earl "DMX" Simmons music inspired countless fans across the world,

    US rapper and actor DMX has died at the age of 50, five days after suffering a heart attack.

    The performer, real name Earl Simmons, had been placed on life support and died with his family by his side.

    In a statement, his family said he had been “a warrior who fought till the very end”.

    “Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever.”

    DMX, aka Dark Man X, was a leading hip-hop performer who collaborated with such artists as JAY-Z, Ja Rule and LL Cool J.

    He took his moniker from the name of a drum machine used in rap tracks.

    The chart-topping artist’s songs included Party Up (Up in Here) and X Gon’ Give It To Ya.

    He also acted on screen, appearing in such films as Cradle 2 the Grave, Romeo Must Die and Exit Wounds.

    Born in Mount Vernon, New York in 1970, DMX publicly battled substance abuse for years and spent several periods in rehab.

    A father of 15, he served jail sentences on charges including animal cruelty, reckless driving, drug possession and weapons possession.

    According to his family, DMX died on Friday at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York.

    “He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him,” their statement continued.

    “We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time.

    “Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX.”

    Via BBC

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