Woman gang raped and murdered in Entebbe

By Robert Segawa

Another woman has been killed in Entebbe Wakiso district bringing the total number  to seven women killed in the area in last two months.

The body of 35 years old Aisha Nakasinde was discovered in a bush this morning a few meters from Kasenyi barracks in Nkumba Kavundira village in Katabi town council.

Its believed that Nakasinde was gang raped by attackers and  inserting sticks in her private parts and throat.

Nakasinde is the 7th woman to lose her life in similar manner as murder increase in Entebbe. Last week  Sarah Nakajjo was also murdered in a similar way.

Police has taken the body to Mulago hospital for postmortem.

Security beefed up in Amuru land surveying commences

By Robert Segawa
Security has been tightened in Kololo, Amuru district as government starts surveying land set aside for business man Madhvani to grow sugarcanes.
Last week, a group of locals mostly women stripped naked before the Lands minister Betty Amongi who had gone to oversee the exercise.
According to the police spokesperson for Aswa region, Jimmy Akema, they had to deploy heavily in a bid to secure those locals who gave out land for willingly .
 The surveying process was halted by locals who were protesting against  their land being given away.
However, according to Okema both the locals who gave away land willingly and the surveyors will be assured of security when the exercise begins.

Boda Boda rider fined over Ugx 1M for operating without a permit

By Sania Babirye

A boda boda rider has been fined 1.1million shillings  for operating without a  permit.

Azizi Ssekitoleko was found guilty by City hall grade one magistrate Moses Nabende for operating the bodaboda without a driving permit and  third party insurance.

While fining  him, the magistrate ruled that evidence adduced by prosecution’s  four  witnesses was sufficient enough to prove that  he committed the offense.

The magistrate however said that if he fails to pay the fine he should serve  a 14 months’ imprisonment in Luzira prison.

Prosecution led by Pamela Orogot states that, Ssekitoleko on July 28th2017 at Acacia Avenue in Kampala at around 9; 00pm was found driving a motor cycle without a driving permit and third party.

The convict was arrested by police officers from Kira road police station who were  patrolling the area.

Kihika expected in Court today

By Sania Babirye

Former UBC managing Director Paul Kihika is today expected to appear before Nakawa magistrate court for  his second bail application.

Last week grade one Magistrate Christine Nantege remanded him back to Luzira prison despite being granted bail by anti corruption court because the magistrate court charged him with giving false information to police.

He  pleaded not guilty to one count of giving false information and was denied bail because he did not have substantial sureties

Prosecution  States that Kihika  allegedly reported a case of theft  of  his mobile phone at Jinja road police station while falsely accusing the head of media crimes in police Emmanuel Mbonimpa to have stolen it;  yet later it was revealed that the officer had just confiscated this phone for purposes of investigations.

Kihika is currently being tried by the anti corruption court for  embezzlement and causing a 33.6 million  shillings loss to UBC in facilitating  a non-existent official trip to China.

Police man kills one, injures two others at a party

Police in Kole district are holding a constable identified as Charles Ayepa for shooting a civilian dead and injuring two others.

North Kyoga Regional Police Spokesperson David Ongom Mudong says the incident took place at Owalo Trading Center during a party organized by Manchester United fans on Sunday. Ayepa had been deployed to provide security at the event.

However it is reported that a scuffle ensued when some youths wanted to access the venue forcefully without paying. At this point Ayepa opened fire instantly killing a 16-year-old in the queue. Two other revelers were injured in the scuffle.  The injured were identified as Enon Aaron and Belmos Obang Belmos.

Ayepa was immediately arrested and dragged to Akalo police post where he is detained. The injured were rushed to Lira Regional Referral Hospital.

In his statement, Oyepa told police that the victims wanted to grab the gun from him. However, Mudong says that Ayepa will be charged with murder and attempted murder.

“It is unfortunate and we condemn it because no one has the powers to unlawfully take the life of another,” he said but cautioned the public to against provoking officers who are on duty.

 

 

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President’s chair arrives at Bomas as Kenyans wait with bated breath

The president’s chair and a security team have already been taken to Bomas in anticipation of IEBC’s announcement of Kenya’s president.

The seat is so special that it is transported in its own vehicle. The only civilian who has sat on it is musician Bahati, whose seconds of fame caused a stir during Jubilee Party’s national convention at Kasarani Stadium on September 10, 2016.

Protocol and security teams at the national tallying centre will ensure smooth reception of the certificate by the winner.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has been leading the interim tally but Opposition chief Raila Odinga’s NASA party has declared him winner.

They have even demanded that the electoral agency name Raila president, saying his votes numbered 8.04 million and Uhuru’s 7.7 million.

By 11 am on Friday, the commission’s portal showed Uhuru had 8,170,016 votes (54.26 per cent) and Raila 6,754,173 votes (44.85 per cent).

 

-The Star

KCCA law enforcers granted bail after being charged with Manslaughter

Four Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA Law Enforcement Officers picked up in connection with the death of Oliver Basemera, a hawker, have appeared in court.

The four appeared on Thursday afternoon before Lillian Bucyana, the Nakawa Chief Magistrate on charges of manslaughter contrary to section 187 and 190 of the Penal Code Act.

They are Tito Kigiro, Eria Waswa, Moses Tebyasa and Farouk Mpima. Ntwiba Kaine, the State Prosecutor told court that on August 4th, 2017 while at Mukwano Round about in Central Division in Kampala District, the four unlawfully caused the death of Oliver Basemera.

She drowned in Nakivubo channel on Friday last week while evading arrest by the KCCA Law enforcement team. The suspects pleaded not guilty to the charges and applied for bail through their KCCA lawyers, Hillary Musimenta and Michael Mukwana.

Mukwana told court that the suspects are first time offenders and have been in Police Cells since Friday. He also told court that the four are KCCA employees and willingly reported to Jinja Road Police Station when they were called to record statements.

Each of the suspects presented three sureties. The state prosecutors raised no objection to the bail application. Lillian Bucyana, the Nakawa Chief Magistrate granted the suspects bail on Shillings 500,000 cash and bonded each of their sureties for  Shillings 3 million not cash. She asked the suspects to return to court on August 21st for mention of their case.

Section 187 of the Penal Code states that “any person who by an unlawful act or omission causes the death of another person commits the felony termed manslaughter”.

The Penal Code Act defines an unlawful omission as “an omission amounting to culpable negligence to discharge a duty tending to the preservation of life or health, whether such omission is or is not accompanied by an intention to cause death or bodily harm.”

Section 190 stipulates that “any person who commits the felony of manslaughter is liable to imprisonment for life.”

 

 

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National Drug Authority impounds fake cancer drugs on Ugandan market

National Drug Authority (NDA) has impounded packages of unregistered and counterfeit cancer medicines that are being sold on the Ugandan Market.

The drugs include Avastin (bevacizumab), a first line drug in the treatment of ovarian cancer and Sutent (sunitinib malate), a medicine often used to treat progressive tumors of the digestive system, the pancreas, and the kidneys. The drug interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.

Although the genuine Sutent drug is supplied only as hard gelatin capsules, the fake product is presented as bluish – grey tablets, according to the NDA warning. The genuine Sutent drug is manufactured by Pfizer, a U.S based Drugs Company. However, the counterfeit is labeled as made in Sweden.

Similarly, the Avastin drug which is supplied as an injection for intravenous,  has been counterfeited and presented as bluish-grey tablets.  The genuine drug is manufactured by Roche, a pharmaceutical firm based in Germany and Switzerland while the counterfeit Avastin, is labeled as made in Sweden.

“The containers for both drugs claimed to be “Made in Sweden AstraZeneca 2014,” The statement by NDA  shows.  AstraZeneca is a UK based firm which recently sold its antibiotics business to Pfizer.

However, containers of the counterfeit products have wrong spellings of the name AstraZeneca in some places spelt as “AstraZenaca” and group as “grroup”. Astrazeneca and Turbuhaler are trademarks of Astrazeneca group of companies.

 

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NASA’s Raila says Late Msando’s identity was used access IEBC systems

Hackers used the late Chris Msando’s identity to access IEBC systems, claims NASA chief Raila Odinga who earlier dismissed poll results as fake.

Raila, who is trailing President Uhuru Kenyatta by more than one million votes, has alleged the results were manipulated.

“We have caught them. Hackers gained entry into the election database through Msando’s account and directly into chairman Wafula Chebukati’s account,” the NASA presidential candidate told a press conference.

IEBC acting ICT director Msando, who was to test the KIEMS, was tortured and murdered. Opposition leaders blamed Jubilee but police are still investigating.

Raila said: “Hackers used Msando’s details to log in to the IEBC co-server but they forgot to log out. They created errors in the server that allowed them to turn a democratic process to a function of a formula.”

The Opposition leader noted a democratic process is not a show that can be manipulated at any time.

“I do this out of the obligations to Kenyans. Some people conspired and denied Kenyans the opportunity to elect their leaders.”

Raila gave details of what he says followed the hacking and affected the voting process in many counties.

He said this happened in 12 hours.

He listed affected counties as Mombasa, Kilifi, Lamu, Taita Taveta, Marsabit, Isiolo, Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Embu, Kitui, Machakos and Makueni.

Others included Nyandurua, Nyeri ,Kirinyaga, Muranga, Kiambu, West Pokot, Samburu, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi and Baringo.

But Jubilee secretary Raphael Tuju earlier asked Raila to accept the people’s choices and not subject them to “unnecessary drama”.

“UHURU MUST GO HOME”

Raila refused to concede defeat, saying IEBC has published faulty results.

“It gives Uhuru votes that were not cast. Uhuru must go home. We do not need him as our leader and IEBC must be held accountable,” he said.

“We are telling our people not to accept results, stay calm as we get deep into this.”

The NASA principal further claimed no election was conducted and noted the President claimed he will win with or without votes.

“In his words, Uhuru said he did not need voters to win an election. Don’t accept results that are fraudulent.”

The National Super Alliance earlier rejected results of the general election saying they don’t represent the will of Kenyans.

Raila said they are concerned the outcome is not in line with the law. He added it was defeating that despite IEBC agreeing to follow the law, the tallies from the constituencies were not put up.

Currently, Uhuru has 7,684,411 votes against Raila’s 6,310,940 from 37,687 out of 40,883 polling stations.

 

-The Star

Kenyan poll results trickling in, incumbent Uhuru leading

Kenya’s incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken a strong lead as votes are counted after Tuesday’s election.

With 80% of results in he has 55% of the vote against 44% for his rival, Raila Odinga, figures show.

However, the opposition coalition has rejected the partial results, saying election officials have not produced documents to prove their validity.
“They are fictitious, they are fake,” said Mr Odinga.
“We have our projections from our agents which show we are ahead by far,” he added.

The electoral commission is urging people to wait calmly for full results.

Many fear a repeat of the violence that followed the disputed 2007 election when more than 1,100 Kenyans died and 600,000 were displaced.
“During this critical phase, we urge all Kenyans to exercise restraint as we await official results from the polling stations and indeed as they start trickling in,” the commission said.

Voting passed off largely peacefully and some polling stations remained open after the scheduled 17:00 (14:00 GMT) closing time.
Mr Kenyatta is hoping for a second term in office.

To win outright, a candidate needs more than 50% of the vote, and at least 25% in 24 of Kenya’s 47 counties. If that threshold is not met, a run-off vote between the top two candidates will be triggered.
Voting for the national and local assemblies has also been taking place.

Scenes from the polling station
People started queuing early to ensure they could cast their vote. Long queues could be seen, and video footage at one polling station showed people injured after an apparent stampede.
There was also the failure of some voter-identification equipment and one in four polling stations were apparently without mobile phone coverage meaning that officials would have to drive to the nearest town to send results.
There were reports that one man had been killed in clashes in the Kilifi area.

 

 

-BBC