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    We Want Him Dead Or Alive; LC5 Wanted For Defilement And Child Trafficking…



    The Criminal Investigative Directorate (CID) is actively investigating an alleged case of Aggravated Defilement and Aggravated Trafficking of a 16-year-old, female juvenile and Secondary School Student, in one of the schools in Sebei region.

    According to police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, the facts gathered indicate that the victim left her parents’ home in Bukwo on 28th November, 2021, and came for holidays in Kampala.

    “While in Kampala, she went and visited a friend called Amidu Anthony, where she was lured into a friendship with the suspect Chelimo Julius, the LC5 Chairman Bukwo district,” Enanga revealed.

    He added, “It was on 6th May, 2022, that the victim was picked by a one Amisi Latif, at Usafi market and linked up with the suspect who was meeting the victim at Shell Petrol Station in Kireka. He further transported them to Mbale, where the two (suspects and victim) slept at Starlight Hotel.

    “The victim, however, managed to sneak out of the Hotel on 7th May, 2022, and travelled back to her parents home in Bukwo. Again on 18th May, 2022, her disappearance was traced at the home of Chesang Doreen, a relative to the suspect and reunited with her family.

    “The victim was once again trafficked from their home, between May 2022 and 24th August, 2022, and harboured at the home of the Chemutai Caroline in Budaka district, a cousin sister to the suspect. The suspect would occasionally pick her up, take her to a lodge and drop her home later.”

    He contended that the matter has attracted public interest and they now are treating the matter as a priority and will ensure the rights of the victim are protected.

    “The victim is currently under the protection and care, of the Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Unit of CID Headquarters. We want to applaud the officers for their efforts and courage while tackling sexual assaults by high-profile suspects. In the case under investigations, they have obtained very relevant statements from credible witnesses, and obtained samples from the victim for further DNA analysis.”

    Enanga propounded that a serious manhunt for the Chairman LC, who wields a lot of power and influence in Bukwo district and Sebei region is ongoing.

    “We are therefore, appealing to the public, relatives and friends, who can lead to the whereabouts or arrest of Chelimo Julius, on the alleged Aggravated Defilement of a 16-year-old, student and subsequent acts of Aggravated Trafficking should immediately alert the police,” he emphasized.

    “Any person who is arrested, charged and convicted on the above charges C/S 129(3) of the Penal Code Act and Sec 5 (A) of the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act 2009, is liable to suffer death.”


    By Kalamira Hope



    6 Arrested For Sex Trafficking



    Police in Kiira and Jinja City has arrested at least 6 suspects involved in grooming boys into sodomy, homosexuality, and recording pornography.

    The suspects were arrested from Mpumudde zone, Jinja City and are currently detained at Kiira police station.

    These include Kalungi Fabian, Kiiza Brian, Menya Sadat, Ibanda Godfrey, Katumba Hamuza and Wasajja Shafic

    According to a statement issued by Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, Ibanda Geoffrey and Kiiza Brian were found in possession of 192 Sackets of lubricants, shirts and stags with LGBTQ Logos, metallic banner of peace and comfort with LGBTQ flag.

    Enanga says the suspects were involved in recording sex videos in exchange for money from LGBTQ donors.

    “It was established that members of the criminal sex gang recorded sex videos and also streamed live sessions, which they submitted to LGBTQ donors for funding of their activities,” he said.

    Police says some of the 6 suspects were examined and found to be HIV positive and effortstto trace their victims are ongoing.

    Enanga says police is getting reports about sexual networks that are sex trafficking minors and teenagers, and ushering them into sodomy.

    “We are continuing to get concerns of several criminal sexual networks that are actively involved in sex trafficking of minors and teenage boys, who are recruited into acts of sodomy and other unnatural practices in Busoga region, Wakiso and Kampala area,” he said.

    According to police, victims are introduced into such vices through man friends, drugs and parties.

    Fred Enanga urged Ugandans to fight the acts of sex trafficking that are continuing to grow.

    “These acts of sex trafficking of male juvenile is heinous and disturbing crime, which calls upon every Ugandan, to concert efforts in fighting it,”he said.

    Police is carrying out investigations to safeguard the public and any other victims of child sexual exploitation.


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    NUP Women Protestors Granted Bail



    Women Protestors belonging to the National Unity Platform (NUP) have been granted bail by Law Development Centre (LDC) Court.

    The Protestors who held a protest on women’s day were granted a case bail of Shs100,000 on March 20th. This followed a production warrant to produce them in court before March 29th, the initial day they had to be arraigned in court.

    The 10 women were arrested on women’s day during a protest in which they demanded for the release of political prisoners, called for stoppage of torture and abductions.

    These include Kyeone Stella, Nakiku Allen, Namtovu Milly, Nankya Fiona, Sselonga Rukia, Bulungi Jackie, Nantume Allen, Namutyaba Sylvia, Rwamto Apio Flavia and Nyanzi Elizabeth.

    David Lewis Rubongoya, the general secretary NUP said it is unfortunate that freedom of assembly has been suppressed in Uganda.

    “It is very unfortunate that the freedom of assembly has been taken away from Ug. We are happy that they hv been released on bail but we condemn the arrest of all those that have come out to protest and got arrested,”he said.

    Hanifah Nabukeera, woman MP Mukono, who acted as lawyer of the accused said she was surprised by the cash court asked.

    Nabukeera said court usually charges them exorbitant bail fees to fail their bail application which wasn’t the case today.





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    Truck Rams Into School, Kills 3 Students



    3 people have lost their lives while 18 have sustained life threatening injuries following an accident at Kasaka Senior Secondary School in Gomba on March 14th, 2023.

    A driver of a sino truck registration number UBL 790J lost control and rammed into Kasaka Senior Secondary School computer laboratory killing three on spot.

    The deceased are S.5 student Evelyn Namagembe, Mawanda Bosco (s.2) and Asege Hilda a candidate in her form four.

    The incident was confirmed by traffic police spokesperson Faridah Nampiima.

    “It is alleged that the sino truck driver lost control and rammed into Kasaka Senior Secondary School fence, proceeded through to the school computer lab that was occupied by students, killing three students on spot and injuring other 18,” Nampiima said in a statement.

    Nampiima further said that the truck driver Wanume Abudala, 26, has been arrested following the incident.

    “We have arrested the truck driver a one Wanume Abudala a 26 year old,” she said.

    The traffic police spokesperson says police is carrying out more investigations on the incident.




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