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    We Now Know Your Weakness, We Are Going To Hit You left, Right And Centre On Twitter; Bobi Wine Vows To Give M7 Bloody Nose…

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    Bobi Wine addressing NUP supporters today

    National Unity Platform (NUP) president Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has warned President Museveni’s government to brace themselves for battle on social media.

    Bobi Wine made these remarks today during a press conference at the NUP headquarters in Kamwokya.

    Bobi Wine started by condemning the rampant abductions which he called a ‘new wave’ of forced disappearances.

    “Many of us have read about the times of Idi Amin but even what we read is not as bad as what we see. It is very unfortunate that it is happening but it is even more unfortunate that we see a very loud silence from political leaders, Religious leaders and cultural leaders,” he said.

    He added, “To you dear religious leaders we believe that God is stronger than any dictator, stronger than Idi Amin and certainly stronger than Museveni. We get disturbed when there is so much silence from our religious leaders.

    “Most times when religious leaders talk to us they only encourage us to be calm, to be peaceful but you cannot be at peace when you don’t have your rights.

    “So, dear religious leaders, we want to hear more of your voices. To the cultural leaders, our children are abducted and tortured. If you cannot get them for us at least talk about it.”

    Bobi Wine further castigated media houses to stop reporting about issues that don’t matter like who fell in love with who but instead report about important issues that benefit the people.

    He furthermore revealed that people who are abducted are being taken because of supporting him (Bobi Wine).

    “These people are being abducted, tortured and killed simply because they supported me. I am here, I have challenged Museveni, why don’t you arrest me if you think I’m leading criminals other than torturing people who have not committed a crime,” he maintained.

    Speaking of an incident where he was arrested in Dubai where he had gone for a charity concert, Bobi Wine noted that the regime in Uganda through the embassy of Uganda said he is a terrorist taking trouble to Dubai and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

    “Following the so many questions I was asked, the government of Dubai realised that I’m a good person so they released me but because of the extreme pressure from the embassy the concert was cancelled.”

    Bobi Wine divulged that the condition for Ugandans living in some Arab countries is terrifying yet every girl who wants to come back just needs an air ticket that is between Shs.700,000 to Shs.800,000.

    He propounded, “So if the concert that I had gone to perform in Dubai was allowed to go on, I would be returning with a minimum of 400 of those girls or boys. Unfortunately, the Museveni regime thought those people are better off suffering in that world other than returning home.

    “To the girls and boys that are stuck there, I know you will get this message, hang in there brothers and sisters we have not given up on you, Uganda has not given up on you. We are still making every effort to get you home and you will get home.

    “To fellow Ugandans wherever you are, we know we can do this as a party, as NUP, we know that even individual citizens that don’t want to publicly associate with us can do something, you can buy one ticket for one girl or one boy or even half a ticket and those that have the funds, top up to bring back our children.

    “And for those that don’t have the money, you can contribute by creating awareness. Let this be the issue on everybody’s Facebook and everybody’s Twitter.”

    Bobi Wine further emphasized that he has contributed Shs.10m to the cause because he cannot call upon people to contribute when he has not led by example.

    WE WERE TWEETED TO A DIPLOMATIC EMBARRASSMENT

    Bobi Wine also adduced that they were twitted to a diplomatic embarrassment.

    “Museveni’s son disrespected Kenya, therefore, dragging all of us along and as usual Gen. Museveni came up to congratulate him and just after a day of National embarrassment, Gen. Museveni’s son was rewarded with the highest rank in our military.”

    He added, “So now you know how Museveni rewards people who misrepresent our country, you know now that all the people that are raping women, all the soldiers that are torturing people are actually being rewarded by Gen. Museveni because according to him that is the right thing to do.

    “To our brothers and sisters in Kenya, please bare with us that is what we go through every day but I also want to assert that, that man was not speaking on our behalf, he does not represent us and he is not one of us.”

    Bobi Wine intimated that they realised that what hurts the dictator most is Twitter because he is able to see whatever is being posted.

    “Yes, we are present on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok but they are more scared of Twitter because all the policymakers are on Twitter. Twitter is much more effective against the dictator. So, I hereby call upon all of you who love Uganda to embrace Twitter. Go on twitter and ‘sabula’ them on twitter.”

    He added that now that they know their (government) weakness, they should take on the initiative to tweet non-stop as they create awareness.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    Security On High Alert After Sunday ADF-Linked Bomb Blast Near Uganda, DR Congo Border

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    Uganda security agencies have been put on high alert after a bomb linked to the Allied Democratic Forces – ADF went off yesterday near Uganda, Congo border.

    The incident in the Eastern DRC happened at Pentecostal Church in Lhubirira, an immediate town located 4kms after Mpondwe border point. At least 10 people died on the spot and 47 others suffered injuries.

    “The terror attack shows that terrorism can occur any time and anywhere, and further reminds us all of the terrorist threats that we face as a country. Because of the existing threat environment, our Joint Counter terror task teams from CMI, Crime Intelligence, Counter terrorism, CID in coordination with territorial units, continue to operate with a heightened state of readiness. It is approximately, 425days, since the double terror task at CPS and Kampala Avenue that have led to several investigations, multiple arrests and recovery of an assortment of dangerous weapons. So far, 18 guns have been recovered, 1 PK gun and 116 PK rounds, 1 pistol, 7 IEDs, 21 electronic detoriators, 52 explogel explosives, 2 Axel blades, 2 emulsion explosives, an assortment of bomb making materials, walkie talkies, mobile phones, 185 other types of ammunition, and motorcycles etc. In addition, a total of 57 suspects (terrorists and rebels) have been arrested,” Police Spokesperson who doubles as the Joint Security Spokesman told the media in Kampala on Monday.

    And while those disruptive operations present a positive step in securing the safety of Ugandans, Enanga says that “there is still work to identify ADF cells of agents, collaborators, operatives and sponsors within the country.”

    “Several measures have also been put in place, to avert any hostile infiltrations and attacks at Mpondwe border and all other crossing points. For instance, we have stopped the movement of cargo and passenger boats across Lake Albert, intensified patrols in Bugoma forest and across the borderlines, bolstered security at major installations, markets and parking yards, and intensified intelligence on several targets among others,” he said.

    Enanga, however, asked the public not to be alarmed “by these steps because it is meant for their safety.”

    “We would like to further remind the public that the threats of terrorism are real, especially on soft targets, which are many and sometimes difficult to defend, especially restaurants, markets, shopping centres, public transportation hubs like taxi and bus parks, places of worship and other crowded places etc. as a result, we call upon the public to be extra alert and vigilant, as they go about their activities. Remember, the best defence against any terrorist threats is our collective community effort. Once again, please be alert but not alarmed. And report any suspicious behaviour or activity to the nearest police unit or security agency.”

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    City Babe Who Offered Room For Cousin & Her Boyfriend Arrested For Double Murder

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    The police are investigating circumstances under which two young adults died in a fire at Jinja-Nabweru on Thursday evening.

    The deceased have been identified as Patricia, 24, and Kajumba, 27.

    Findings show that the lovers visited Suzan Keitesi, 24; a cousin of Patricia on Thursday morning. Keitesi is a resident in an apartment at Jinja Kawempe Zone A, Jinja Kawempe Ward in Nabweru Division.

    However, the pair were found dead on Thursday evening in a suspicious manner, while Keitesi was rushed to a nearby clinic and later Kawempe hospital for first aid. She was later discharged that day.

    Suspecting foul play, detectives attached to Kawempe Police Station interacted with Keitesi on her hospital bed. Her statement looked uncoordinated. She has been detained as further investigations continue.

    Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says Patricia and her boyfriend are suspected to have been murdered.

    “We have reserved the scene for further examination by officials from National Building Review Board, UMEME, and other stakeholders, to ascertain the exact cause of the fire. 

    Whereas the tenant had a gas cooker, it was in a store and it remained intact,” Owoyesigyire said. “We have however arrested Kaitesi Suzan on allegations of Murder as investigations continue.”

     

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    Aponye MD Harold Byamugisha Still Missing – Security

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    Police are searching for the Managing Director of Aponye Uganda Limited who went missing on Sunday night.

    Harold Byamugisha is said to have left home on Sunday dressed casually, promising his wife that he was to return.

    “The wife says he left home in a yellow shirt and white shorts. She said he called her around 11pm and informed her that he could return home in 20 minutes. He didn’t return,” Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire told the media yesterday.

    Byamugisha’s family has also put up an announcement, promising a Shs5m reward to anyone who can help them find him.

    “He was last seen in Ntinda on Sunday…driving his motor vehicle, a Range Rover, white in colour number UBF 017D. This is to inform the general public that whoever has any idea of his whereabouts, please call us on 0775363017, 07770611435 or report to the nearest police station. A reward of Shs5m is available,” the notice reads in part.

    But while reports emerged Friday morning that he had been found, security sources say Byamugisha is yet to be found.

    “He called us yesterday and said he is okay. But the wife who reported the case hasn’t physically seen him,” a security source said.

    Owoyesigyire says Byamugisha is still missing.

    “To us, he is still missing,” he said. “So, we are still looking for him and he is not safe and sound like he said.”

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