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    ‘We’re Not Safe, Can’t Even Bonk Because Police Camera Points Directly Into Our Bedroom’- Barbie Itungo Narrates Harrowing Tale Of 11 Days Tension Under House Arrest…



    Bobi Wine's wife Barbie Itungo Kyagulanyi

    The High Court On Tuesday January 25th, 2021, ordered the military and  vacate National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s home in Magere.

    The order was issued by Justice Michael Elubu, who ruled that Bobi Wine’s home was not a gazetted detention centre and  that if the state had any charges against him they should detain him at a police station, prison or other gazetted detention centres.

    It’s now two days ever since then and so we had to find out how the family is doing.

    The two, Bobi Wine and Barbie Kyagulanyi, who were traumatized by the 11 days of tension, intimidation and fear are apparently doing well, except they have certain concerns about their privacy and security.

    Speaking to NTV Uganda on Tuesday, Barbie narrated the traumatizing ordeal she went through during the days they were put under house arrest, revealing that they had to sleep in turns so as to ensure their safety.

    Barbie also narrates that ever since the police rained a CCTV camera that points directly into her bedroom, she and Bobi Wine have since been robbed of all privacy that a legally married couple must have.

    Here below is what Barbie says;

    “The soldiers came with mobile toilets, barricades and all sorts of trucks. At first we thought they were tightening security in the area because of the elections.

    But when they stormed our compound that was when we got to know that it was real!

    Our phones were switched on and confiscated, the CCTV cameras and TV networks were switched off too.

    When I tried to go down to the garden to get some food for my people, the soldiers stopped me. They said I couldn’t go to the garden. That was when I  knew that it was real.

    As night fell, our entire compound became filled with soldiers walking around, speaking loudly in a strange language, smoking cigarettes. It was so scary.  So we decided that we would sleep in  turns, so  as to ensure that they don’t harm us.

    Bobi Wine would wake up say at 3:00AM and tell me ‘Please you can also keep watch as I get some sleep.

    That was how it was for the 11 days we were under house arrest.”

    Speaking about the deprivation of privacy, Barbie said that “Privacy was taken away from us long ago. Right at the corner to our home there is a police CCTV camera pointed directed at our house. That camera is so long that it looks into our bedroom!”

    On whether she is happy now that the military have been ordered vacate, Barbie said that; “I’m not happy because they were not supposed to be here in the first place. In any case, if they had any charges against us this was not the place to incarcerate us. They should have taken us to court and to prison.

    Well, the mother of four apparently doesn’t feel safe even after the military withdrew from her home because she knows they are being watched and she is concerned about her privacy, especially because  of the CCTV camera and the helicopter that is always hovering around their home.

    She is however grateful to her husband for flying their kids out of the country because they would have become emotionally and psychologically traumatized for life.


    By John Kenny Adenya


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    M7 Urges Ugandans To Study European History



    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has urged Ugandans to study European history in order to gain relevant knowledge to develop the country.

    Museveni, who was represented by Vice President Jessica Alupo, made the statement at a symposium to address the role of universities in responding to Africa’s problems and development needs. The symposium was held on March 30th at Makerere University.

    Museveni told Ugandans to study European history and get exposed to the world.

    “Have seen some people saying what is the use of studying European History. It is very important to study European History cause when you know about the world, it is like a laboratory. You can know how the world is and how society evolves,” he said.

    Museveni said Africans should borrow good ideas from the Europeans and have them implemented in their own countries.

    He also expressed his dismay with colonial influence that is washing away the African culture and values. He said Africans are buying ‘acids’ to bleach themselves due to colonial influence.

    Museveni further said that University education must help Africas regain their confidence.

    “The education system or university education must put confidence back into the African people,” he said.

    The president also urged universities to incorporate integration in the scope of what they teach to students. He said universities should not teach economics without integration or political science without regional integration.

    Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Makerere University’s vice chancellor urged the government to prioritise postgraduate studies, saying that these help countries transform faster.

    “Economies of countries are transformed much faster if you have a mass of PhD and masters’ graduates,” he said.

    According to Nawangwe, postgraduate students are able to conduct research that leads to national transformation.

    Makerere University will in the next academic year cut the number of undergraduate students to create space for postgraduate and PhD students.

    The institution has also called upon government to increase sponsorship slots for postgraduate students. This is aimed at turning Makerere University into a research led institution.

    By Nickson Maberi


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    Karamoja Iron Sheets Protest: Eight Remanded To Luzira Prison



    Court has remanded a total of eight youths to Luzira prison who were involved in a protest on Tuesday calling for the arrest of ministers involved in the Karamoja iron sheets scandal.

    The eight were arrested along Ben Kiwanuka Street as they called for the arrest and persecution of those involved in the Karamoja Iron Sheets Scandal.

    These include Kawooya Sharif, Ssegawa Shafik, Bukenya Moses, Ndyasiima Nelson, Matanda Augustine, Nayebare Gilbert, Najjume Sanyu and Ssemakula Teddy.

    The eight, who allege to be victims of torture, were arraigned before court and remanded to Luzira prison till April 12th, 2023. The group is accused of assaulting a police officer ASP Flavia Musimenta.

    Police on Monday said it was concluding investigations of ministers involved in the Karamoja iron sheets scandal.


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    Minister Rusoke Endorses ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ Campaign



    The Minister of State for Local Government Hon. Rusoke Victoria has endorsed the ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ campaign and urged Ugandans to rally behind president Museveni and make him president again in 2026.

    Rusoke said during the launch of the disbursement of Parish Development Model (PDM) funds to beneficiaries in Lwengo District that Museveni is the only leader that has shown love to the people of Uganda.

    Rusoke told Lwengo residents that by voting Museveni again in 2026, they will make it possible for him to continue with the implementation of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) manifesto.
    The beneficiaries were selected from 43 out of 45 Parishes in Lwengo District.

    The ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ is a campaign manned by youth across the country with an aim of promoting Museveni’s 2026 Presidential candidature.

    Mr Kitatta Ibrahim Almalik, the Lwengo District LCV Chairman hailed the regime for remaining truthful to its core Ideological principles of Nationalism, Pan Africanism, Social Economic Transformation and Democracy.

    Kitatta said the Parish Development Model will help households overcome poverty through establishing income generating projects using the PDM funds.



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