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.
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.
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.
An angry mob has lynched a murder suspect and injured another seriously in Rubanda district. The mob descended on 34-year-old William Mugisha at his home in Ihunga cell in Ikumba Sub County and beat him to death on Wednesday.
The mob also attacked another suspect Robert Balikese and attempted to lynch him but he was rescued by police. The two are believed to have been part of the group that killed John Byarugaba, a teacher at Ihunga primary school located in Muko Sub County, whose decomposing body was found dumped in a bush in Bisiizi cell on December 21st, 2016.
They were picked up together with two others whose identities were not made public. On Tuesday this week, High Court released Mugisha, Balikese and two others on grounds that the Director of Public Prosecutions had cleared their file.
The release of the suspects didn’t go down well with residents prompting them to raid Mugisha’s home and lynch him. They also tried to attack Baliseka but he was rescued by Police.
Silva Baguma, the Ikumba Sub County LC V Councilor, says the residents attacked the trio, saying they had bribed their way from prison. Ely Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, says Baliseka is nursing injuries at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital.
He says they have launched a manhunt for the mob members to face charges of taking the law into their hands.
Police in Mbarara have failed to produce in court three people who were last week arrested for allegedly conducting a mock funeral for President Yoweri Museveni.
The three are 20-year-old Abert Nangumya, a student at Bishop Stuart University, Rodgers Asiimwe, 26, and Maxi Muhumuza, a spokesperson of Ankole Kingdom. They were on Thursday found in possession of a coffin with an inscription “Rest in Peace Museveni,” and a portrait of the president.
In the same coffin, were names of Justice Minister Kahinda Otafiire and several Members of Parliament.
According to police, the suspects were protesting against a ploy by government to amend Article 102 of the 1995 Constitution which puts a ceiling on the age of the person holding office of the president at 75. They face charges of sedition that carries a sentence of up to five years in prison if found guilty. The case is registered under file number SD 06/06/07/2017.
Early today, a group of friends and relatives had gathered at the Mbarara High Court where the suspects were expected to appear but this did not materialise as the suspects were nowhere to be seen.
Alex Mukanga is one of those who thought that the suspects would be brought to court. He says that he was disappointed to see that the police brought other suspects leaving the group behind.
Bright Muhumuza, another concerned resident says that the behaviour of the police in this matter indicates that they are interested it. He says that he and his group have since Thursday made several attempts to visit the suspects and talk to them in addition to securing bond for them in vain.
Medard Bahumwire, a friend to Rodgers Asiimwe, one of those arrested, faults the police for denying him and other people a chance to visit the suspects which he says is unacceptable. Bahumwire says that holding the suspects beyond 48 hours and failure to produce them in court tantamount to a human rights violation.
Rwizi regional police spokesperson Samson Kasasira, however, told URN that the police are not playing any games as alleged. He says the police are waiting for a file on the matter from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
He says that once a response is received from the DPP, the police will take the necessary action.
The protest comes at the backdrop of reports that a section of National Resistance Movement – NRM party legislators have mooted a plan to amend the constitution to allow President Museveni to contest for the presidency in 2021 and that the constitutional amendment bill on the same has already been gazetted.
Under the current provision in Article 102(b) of the constitution, President Museveni would be above 75 years and therefore ineligible to contest for the seat. Born in 1944 and in power since 1986, Museveni will hit 75 in 2019, two years before the general elections.
Sipi Regional Police Commander Musa Nabende told Uganda Radio Network this morning that Olanya was on Tuesday evening deployed together with three of his colleagues at the ongoing trade show organised by Kapchorwa Forestry Association Limited at Kapchorwa Boma Ground.
But, his colleagues say that Olanya excused himself from the duty station but did not disclose where he was heading. Moments later, he was attacked by panga-wielding people who cut off his neck, killing him on the spot. They fled away with his AK47 riffle and a magazine.
Nabende explained that a number of bullets were found scattered on the scene indicating that the deceased struggled to defend himself against the attackers before they overpowered him.
The body of the deceased has been taken to Kapchorwa Hospital for postmortem.
This incident occurred more than a year after unidentified gunmen attacked Kapchorwa Central Police Station shooting dead one policeman and taking off with three guns and 90 rounds of ammunition.
It was later confirmed that the attackers were on a mission to rescue suspects who were arrested on February 29 following an attack on a UPDF soldier and a staff of Uganda Wildlife Authority, where one gun was stolen at Mulungwa detach in Benet sub county, Kween district.