Hearing of Ivan Kamyuka’s murder case is slated for today

By Sania Babirye

Kampala businessman Ivan Kamyuka who is charged with murdering a one Ahimbisibwe Johnnie  a socialite  while at Govnor club in Kampala in 2015 returns at the high court for further hearing of his case before high court Judge Yasin Nyanzi.

Prosecution today is expected to present more s witnesses to testify against Kamyuka who has since pleaded not  guilty to the offense.

Senior principle attorney Jane Kajuga has so far presented witnesses including a doctor who examined the suspect and found him to  be  of sound mind  and a video footage that was captured on that fateful day by CCTV cameras where Kamyuka is seen punching Ivan Ahimbisibwe many punches  including one particular punch  around his chest near his heart that made him fall to the ground unconscious.

On the 10th of August 2015  Nakawa court grade one magistrate Christine Natenge committed Kamyuka to the high court for trial and he was later released on a five million cash bail.

Prosecution says it has  evidence including a broken bottle kamyuka allegedly used to kill Johnnie.

State further states that it intends to prove that Nina Nyaraka the girlfriend to Kamyuka and john had a child together and that in august 2015 while at Governor club in Kampala a fight broke out between Nina and Johnnie however when Ivan went to rescue her he ended up killing him.

Kamyuka was charged with the murder of Ahimbisibwe  Johnnie on the 1st of August 2015 at club Govnor in Kampala.

He is alleged to have smashed a liquor glass on his head causing him to bleed to death.

He was declared dead by medical officials at case clinic after he was rushed there by the clubs officials.

Kaweesi murder suspects sent to Luzira Maximum prison

By Sania Babirye

The 22 suspects charged with the murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi the former police spokesperson have been remanded to Luzira prison.

The suspects had returned before Nakawa magistrate court for mention of their case.

However prosecution led by Joyce Anyago has informed Grade one magistrate Noah Sajjabi that investigations into the case are still ongoing.

They have now been remanded until the 1st of June 2017.

These are charged with 5 counts including murder, terrorism and aggravated robbery.

Prosecution states that the the suspects on the morning of 17th/March 2017 at Kulambiro within Kampala district shot dead AIGP Felix Kaweesi, his body guard Kenneth Erau and his driver Godfrey Wambewa as the trio drove in the official Uganda Police vehicle to work.

Kanungu GISO and three others sent to jail over murder

The Kanungu Magistrate’s court has remanded four people accused of the gruesome murder of Alfred Betondera, a teacher at Nyakatare Primary School in Western ward.

The suspects are Medard Suubi Turyatemba, the Nyamirama Sub county Gombolola Internal Security Officer-GISO, Deus Niwagaba, Joab Twesigye and Evelyn Nasiima, all residents of Nyamirama Sub County in Kanungu district.

The suspects appeared on Monday before Duncan Ben Sande, the Kanungu Grade One Magistrate. Prosecution told court that while at a drinking joint in Kanungu on May 4th, 2017 at around 2am, the deceased developed a misunderstanding with Suubi.

It is alleged that the suspects ganged up against the deceased and assaulted him. He died while being rushed to Kanungu Health Centre IV for treatment. The suspects fled into hiding until they were picked up by Police.

Duncan Ben Sande, the Kanungu Grade One Magistrate didn’t allow the suspects to enter any plea since his court lacks jurisdiction over capital matters.

He therefore remanded the suspects to Kanungu Government Prison until June 12th, 2017 when their matter will come up for mention in court.

Police in Kanungu arrest woman for suspected murder of boyfriend

Police are holding Enias Asiimwe, a resident of Muhororo cell in Southern Ward in Kanungu town council in connection with the death of her boyfriend.

Ely Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, says Asiimwe was picked on Tuesday over the mysterious death of Sadique Tukasingura.

Maate says the suspects was picked up while planning to escape and is being held at Kanungu Police Station under CRB 1038/2016. Preliminary information shows that Asiimwe met Tukasingura on November 13th, 2016 in Katokye trading center.

They decided to spend a night together at Asiimwe’s residence where Tukasingura was found dead the next morning. Asiimwe’s neighbor, Stella Kyakunzire, says that by the time they discovered Tukasingura’s body the suspect had gone into hiding.
Police have handed over the deceased’s body to Kambuga Hospital for postmortem to determine the cause of death. The suspect declined to comment on the matter when approached by our reporter.

 

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Boy sentenced over murder

By Sania Babirye 

A boy has been sentenced to   nine years in adult prison over murder.

He was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to killing a man he suspected of being thief, with the hope of getting a lighter sentence. He committed the offence December 2015 in Entebbe.

Court presided over by  Justice Joseph Mulangira heard that the boy with help of another person tied up Mukasa Muhamade with a rope, and burnt him with gas after he entered a garage where they worked .

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Parents of Bishop McAlister college demand to take their children after murder attacks

Three people were last night killed as suspected robbers attacked Bishop McAlister College – Kyogyera in Bushenyi District. The dead include two security guards identified as Mbaine Paulina and Herbert Mugabe and a cook only identified as Tumusiime.

Caleb Twinamasiko, the school head teacher says the attackers arrived at the school at around 2:30am and proceeded to the bursar’s officer after killing the persons found on site. They took off with an unspecified amount of money.

Greater Bushenyi Regional Police Commander Michael Musani told Uganda Radio Network that investigations into the attack are underway.

A group of parents had rushed to the school after getting the news of the attack. Some of them were demanding to be allowed to take their children home but this was not granted by the school authorities.

The unease at the school forced the school to call off the morning lessons.

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Kasese FDC leaders to sue police officers over some of the Kasese fatal scuffle

Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party officials in Kasese are considering suing individual police officers and security personnel for extra judicial killings in the district.

The officials accuse security personnel of shooting to death four people at Kasenyi Trading Center on Friday claiming that they were attacking security officers yet they were enjoying their leisure under a back tree.

The deceased are James Wayakwa, Saleri Kake, Nason Sagini and Jockas Kiremberwa. William Nzoghu, the Busongora North Member of parliament told journalists on Sunday that the four men were passing time under the tree when they were led by security personnel led by James Mulumbira, the Gombolola Internal Security Officer for the neighboring Kyabarungira sub-county who pointed out at whoever was to be shot.

According to Nzoghu, Sam Katikiro the GISO of Buhuhira sub-county was also present during the raid. Nzoghu squarely blames the death of the four men on Bob Kagarura, Rwenzori East Regional Police Commander, Commissioner of Police, Jacob Opolot, the two GISOs and some crime preventers in the area.

Nzoghu says they intend to instruct the FDC legal team to file a suit against the implicated security officers for the murder of innocent civilians. Geoffrey Sibendire, the Kasese LC 5 Chairperson elect wonders how people who were not armed were shot by police officers who had all the machinery to arrest them.
According to Sibendire, the residents of Kasese are losing trust in police to protect them whenever they get a problem. Robert Centenary, the Kasese Municipality MP elect faults police Chief Kale Kayihura for failing to visit the scene where the residents were gunned down even when he has camped in the district since Saturday evening.

He says police has gone to stir anxiety among residents by claiming that the deceased were shot while trying to disarm police officers in order to wage war against government. He says the claim has raised suspicion between government and the Bakonzo.

Bob Kagarura, the Rwenzori East Police Commander says there is no way the FDC leaders can sue him for ordering the killings of civilians because the force that went to Kasenyi trading center was led by Commissioner of Police, Jacob Opolot who is of a higher rank than him.

Kaharura accuses the political leaders of looking for sympathy from their voters after failing to work with security to calm down the situation in Kasese.

He wondered why the leaders have remained silent in the case of two people who were shot dead after attacking a joint police and army patrol in Hima town council on Thursday evening. Four UPDF soldiers were injured in the attack.

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82 year granny convicted of ritual murder of grandchild

The high court is sentencing an 82 year old woman to prison today after finding her guilty of ritual murder. Hanifah Namuyanja together with her grandson Hussein Lukenge of unlawfully killing a one Shamim Nalwoga in 2012 at Kibalama Zone in Lukuli in Kampala’s Makidye division.

Justice Joseph Murangira  adjourned the case to today for sentencing.

Court found Namuyanja and Lukenge guilty basing on evidence from  prosecution witnesses who testified against them. They told court that the late minor’s body decomposing body was  found at Namuyanja’s house, three days after her death.

The judge as well noted that police exhibits, which included paraffin and soil that the convicts were feeding the deceased on, asserting that it would cure the disability she had were recovered from the Nalwoga’s house linking her directly to the crime. One of Nalwoga’s arms and leg were crippled.

Lukenge, a half-brother of the deceased, was also linked to the murder because of the calls he made to Mr Mahammed Sewuwemba, the father of the deceased, assuring him that his daughter was in good hands and would be returned home in four days cured from the disability.

On December 17, 2012, Mr Sewuwemba received a call from one Ms Hadijja Nasaka, a traditional healer currently on the run, informing him that his daughter (Nalwoga) had died.

Ms Nasaka on December 8, 2012, picked the deceased from her parents’ home and took her to her mother’s (Namuyanja) home at Kibalama Zone in Lukuli-Makindye, a Kampala suburb, where her body was recovered. A postmortem conducted on the deceased’s body showed her eyes were gouged out, her tongue and her private parts cut off which led to her death.

The two are part of other 30 capital offenders to be tried in a criminal session that opened on August 26, 2015, at the High Court in Kampala.

 

 

 

-Additional information from Daily Monitor

 

Godi’s prison days are not over yet

The Supreme Court has thrown out a petition in which former Arua municipality member of Parliament Akbar Godi was challenging both his conviction and sentence. Godi was sentenced to 25 year jail for the murder of his wife Rehema Ceaser Nasur in 2008. Four of the five justices of the Supreme Court led by Justice Jotham Tumwesigye today ruled that prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt that Godi indeed murdered his wife. They said that Godi should serve his 25 year jail sentence since prosecution placed Godi at the scene of crime and that there was ample evidence that he shot and killed his wife.