Opposition politicians who were arrested on Monday night in Arua Municipality are being held in connection to the shooting of Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi’s driver Yasin Kawuma.
The politicians some of whom police claim were found armed with pistols at the time of arrest include; Gerald Karuhanga, MP Jinja East Paul Mwiru, MP Mityana Municipality Francis Zaake, former MP Micheal Mabike and candidate Kasiano Wadri.
Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima while briefing the media at police headquarters said investigations will tell who exactly fired the bullet that killed Kawuma between us and the people arrested since some of them were found with fire arms.
Kawuma was shot dead while sitting in Kyagulanyi’s car around hotel Pacific.
By Robert Segawa
Police in Buhweju has shot dead and injured another student as they tried to control a student’s strike.
The incident happened at Nyakitojjo secondary school in Buhweju district where students were striking to demand education ministry to transfer their headteacher. The head teacher Alex Mabwindi had been accused of crumbling down the academic performance of the school.
Bonface Kinyera the district police commander Buhweju says the deceased Innocent Natuhangana a student of senior four was hit by a stray bullet during the last night strike at 9pm while the injured Felix while Musiimenta is admitted at Nyakitojo health center IV.
Beatrice Tusiime the District Education officer says it was a sad incident because they had just sat with students to end the impasse adding that it was unfortunate that students went on and became riotus.
By Robert Segawa
Police in Matuga is investigating the circumstances under which 32 year old Enrolled nurse died and was dumped in Kagujje village Wakiso district.
According to Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson the deceased identified as Tumukunde Ivan.
It is alleged that on Wednesday the deceased was taken to Fellowship Medical Centre in Matuga in a company of his wife to receive a treatment and admitted because he was ill .
To the surprise of the loved ones he was found lying dead in Kaguja this morning something that sparked off fears in the community that he could have died from the clinic and the clinic wrapped the body in the old bed sheets before dumped in the bush.
This forced the angry residents of the area to storm the clinic with intention of setting it a blaze and the police intervene.
Police arrested two staff members of Fellowship medical center to help in the investigation these are Mugwanya Patrick a clinic officer, and Nampera Phiona a nurse who is at Matugga police.
By Robert Segawa
Thugs raided Green harrow hard ware in Kitemu Nsangi municipality Wakiso district killed one local guard and removed one eye of second one before they took off with unspecified amount of cash.
The deceased has been identified as Phillip Olyekuri 28 year residents of Kitemu .
Police also identified the one lost his eye as Robert Masende as and him to rushed to hospital.
According to Ali Kakooza officer in charge Nsangi police station the thugs stormed the hardware during last night’s heavy downpour and beat up the guard’s injured one left other dead and after took off with cash.
Police visited the scene and the body has been rushed to Mulago hospital for postmortem.
By Robert Segawa
Police in Kabalagala is investigating the circumstances under which a police officer shot dead a driver to the judge this morning.
According to Luke Oweyisigyire the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson the diceased has been identified as Ismail Mayiga a driver to Justice Musa Ssekana. He also identified the suspect as Police Constable Daisy Nagasha attached to VIPPU.
It alleges that the two were joking at the gate as the deceased provoked the officer of carrying the gun that appear to be carrying a gun that appears to be defunct. This prompted the suspect to pull away her gun from the deceased accidentally pressing the trigger and shot him dead.
This happened at Bukesa Muyenga in Makindye division, police arrested the PC Nagasha and the gun was taken by scene of crime officer while the body has been taken to Mulago for postmortem.
By Sania Babirye
High court justice Wilson Kwesiga has acquitted Kampala bussinesman Ivan Kamyuka of murdering his colleague Ahimbisibwe Johnnie at club Guvnor in Kampala in August 2015 but found him guilty of manslaughter.
While convicting him of Manslaughter, justice Kwesiga ruled that Kamyuka used excessive force while attacking Ahimbisibwe.
Justice Kwesiga explained that the convict ignored the role of other mediators such as Security and other dancers at the night club who tried to repel him against the deceased who had attacked his lover also lady at centre of contention Nima Nyarwaka a former wife to the deceased whom he had a seven year old son with.
The judge has however aquitted him of murdering the deceased on grounds that he did not intend or willfully kill the deceased and that Kamyuka acted in self-defense of his lover after Ahimbisibwe attacked her first by calling her insulting words like prostitute, bitch and injured her face, lips, teeth and hands when he broke a glass in front of her.
The judge has further ruled that any reasonable spouse would have used any deadly force to repel attack against his partner and that Ahimbisibwe did provoke Kamyuka by violently assaulting and abusing his lover and as a result he was entitled to defend her.
Justice Kwesiga has also taken into account evidence seduced by the defense showing that the deceased was a violent man whose violent behavior led to him being deported from Sweden and the fact that his former lover divorced him in 2013 as a result of his violent behavior.
He also ruled that Ahimbisibwe Johnnie unlawfully died of excessive bleeding due to a deep cut wound he sustained on the neck as a result of an assault on 2nd of August 2015 at Glub Guvnor.
He has now cancelled Kamyuka’s bail and set this afternoon to hand him his sentence.
By Robert Segawa
The opposition Democratic Party (DP), has dismissed talks within the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) and president Museveni for accusing the opposition for the gruesome murder of the Arua MP, Ibrahim Abiriga.
The NRM strong man was gunned down on Friday evening by unknown assassins on his way back home and this has since sparked off fear within the different leaders in NRM.
During a press briefing at DP offices the party President Nobert Mao says that the kind of talk by members of the NRM is cheap politics and should not continue because it will only cause an unhealthy debate in the country. .
Those with such talks are kind of people who don’t know the kind of contest we are in; obviously we launched the K’ogikwatako campaign from here, Abiriga was our political opponent, we disagreed strongly with his support for Article 102 amendment and even those who voted for amendment remain our political opponents but killing is not one of our method,” Mao said.
Mao said that from the on set, the Democratic Party is a non-violent organization which can’t inolve itself is killings and murders. “We have stated before that our organisition is a non-violent organization, so if tomorrow I am killed, will it be NRM? That kind of debate is extremely unhealthy and I call for maturity within the NRM, there is even no basis for us to be suspected,” Mao noted.
By Robert Ssegawa
A prisoner has been shot dead as he attempted to escape from Tirinyi government prison in Kibuuku district .
Bukedea region police spokesperson Sowali Kamulya identified the deceased as 23 year old Bruhan Mukoda.
He says the prison warder on duty tried to stop the inmate several times by shooting in air, but when he refused to stop he shot him in the thigh.
He was later rushed to Kibuku health center IV where he was pronounced dead.
Kamulya adds that prison warder Ceaser Achola has been arrested by police to help in investigation
Five people including a toddler drowned in different rivers in Moroto district last week. On Monday, 35-year-old, Lokwii Nabimu drowned with her one-year-old child identified as Lokol Lokiru at Apule River, just a few kilometers from Moroto town.
On Wednesday, an elderly woman from Kidepo-Pupu in Rupa Sub County also drowned at Komatheniko River on her way from trapping white-ants.
On Saturday evening, a minor only identified as Arichu was swept away at Tangadel River in Rupa Sub County while returning from grazing animals.
Dan Manjori Apollo, the Rupa sub county chairperson, says most of the victims are swept while attempting to cross the rivers as they return home.
He notes that people sometimes underestimate the speed of the flowing water and risk crossing, only to be overpowered by the water.
Peter Ongwara, the Moroto District Police Commander, says one other woman was swept away in Tapac Sub County by the fast moving rain waters.
He however, told us that police findings indicate that some locals take advantage of the flowing rivers to commit suicide. Citing Lokwii Nabimu who was swept away with her child on Monday, Ongwara said the victim developed a misunderstanding with her husband before running to drown in Apule River.
By the time of filing this story, none of the bodies had been recovered by police. Ongwara says the water flow is very fast, which makes it difficult to rescue anyone carried by water.
With sloppy terrain consisting of seasonal rivers, cases of people drowning are common in different parts of Karamoja during the rainy season. The flowing rivers don’t only sweep people but also vehicles.
Police in Mbarara district have recovered five guns and over 120 rounds of ammunition in the last one month.
The recovered guns are said to have been used to commit crimes such as murder, robbery.
The operation to rid Mbarara of armed criminals was started in early March and is still on going. All the recovered rifles are AK47 sub machine guns.
Jaffar Magyezi, the Mbarara District Police Commander, says that five suspects have so far been detained and three others died in the scuffles with the police.
Magyezi who does not want to reveal the identities of those arrested and the dead says that the police is trying to get rid of organized crime.
He says that the suspected criminals seem to be equipped with military skills and have always engaged police in exchange of gun fire before they are overpowered.
Magyezi says that the arrested suspects have always used Mbarara as an assembly point before spreading to the districts of Isingiro, Ibanda and Ntungamo.
He adds that a search for illegal guns in the area will continue.
The revelation comes barely a day after police in the greater Bushenyi discovered a gun that the police say had been in the wrong hands since 2015 after it was taken away by assailants who hacked to death a security guard in Ishaka town.
Armed thugs in Ankole sub region have on several occasions waylaid travelers, raided local savings associations and stolen cattle.