By Sania Babirye
The Police Disciplinary Court has recommended the demotion of five Police Officers in connection to last year’s chaotic Arua Municipality parliamentary by-elections.
While announcing the ruling at Arua Municipal Council hall this morning the Police Disciplinary Court Chairperson, Dennis Odongopiny said the officers were found guilty of negligence of duty.
He has now sentenced Superintendents of Police-SP Robert Junena Okia, the former West Nile Zonal Field Force Unit Commander, Jonathan Musinguzi, the former West Nile Region Police Commander and former Arua DPC, Abbas Senyonjo to reduction in rank to Assistant Superintendents of Police.
The same court sentenced Senior Superintendent of Police, Edward Mugweri, the former West Nile Region Crime Intelligence Officer to reduction in rank to Superintendent of Police.
More than 4,000 residents of three sub counties in Bunyangabu district are living in fear of eviction from their homes by Mathias Kintu who says the land belonged to his late grandfather, Yohana Maingira.
However the occupants of the land have dismissed Kintu’s claims.
Now the Defense and Veterans Affairs Minister who also doubles as the Bunyangabu Member of Parliament promises to talk to Kintu to allow government to buy the land for the
By Moses Kidandi
Gulu Grade One Magistrate Isaac Imoran Kintu has adjourned hearing the case against Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine to 10th January 2019.
The accused Bobi Wine,MP Kassiano Wadri, and 26 co-accused had appeared before the court today for mention of their case.
The state claims the accused stoned one of President Museveni’s car, smashing it hind windscreen on August 13 during Arua Municipality by-election campaigns.
Police said they had completed investigations into the case,however Prosecution led by Mr Paul Weponde informed court that they were not ready to proceed with the case since the police had not submitted evidence to them.
Gulu Grade One Magistrate Isaac Imoran Kintu is now urging the prosecution team to speed up inquiries to ensure that an expeditious takes off since most of the accused persons come from outside the jurisdiction.
The magistrate has ordered the State to expedite investigations to avoid further inconveniences after the defense team led by Mr Henry Komakech Kilama argued that the accused persons are incurring a lot of expenses traveling from Kampala and Arua to attend the court sessions.
Mr Kilama also asked court to issue fresh summons to CID officers from Arua and Gulu districts to explain about his clients’ properties that were confiscated from them during custody such as vehicles, IPads, phones, laptops and money.
By Deo Wasswa
The Kyadondo East constituency representative in Parliament, Kyagulanyi Sentamu, commonly known as Bobi Wine has urged the President of Uganda to respect the rights of Ugandans because there was a time when Mr. Museveni was not the President and there will be also a time when he is not the president.
While addressing journalists at his home in Magere, Bobi wine said that President Museveni should make sure that his officers especially in Uganda Peaople’s Defense Force and Police stop brutalizing and torturing Ugandans.
According to him, its not late for Mr. Museveni to listen and do right things that will help him to leave legacy after retiring as the president.
Bobi wine asked that the president to behave like a grand father who cares and defends his grand children which on the contrary he is surprisingly tcontinued to behave violently against the grand children.
He added the the president should also behave as states man but not a politician who always cares only about the next election.
Bobi wine has also noted that it has come to his attention that the government has started to plant some hooligans in People power with intention of causing chaos to the public.
By Deo Wasswa
Kyadondo East Member of Parliament has appeared before a cross section of American journalists at a press conference organized by His Lawyer Robert Amsterdam. The Uganda legislator assured the journalists that Uganda his home and he will have to return as soon as he gets well.
Bobi Wine said he was at the presser against his doctor and family’s wish as he is still undergoing treatment. He added that what is most important is that he is alive and under going treatment.
He made it clear that he wasn’t presenting himself as a victim but rather he is showing resilience. He does not underestimate the support the world showed him during this time.
The Ugandan legislator told the press that the only contribution he would wish from the world at large is to help the oppressed as opposed to supporting the oppressor.
He commends the Rubaga hospital medics for treating them professionally but also prays that the Uganda’s hospitals can regain their glory. He adds that Uganda has had functional hospitals before and we can still have them.
The opposition legislator stated that this fight is not about him or about Museveni but it is about the everyday Ugandans who want to live peacefully in their country.
His Lawyer Robert Amsterdam has rubbished reports saying that Bobi Wine has foreign forces behind him.
Wife of Kyandodo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi Wine took to her Facebook to celebrate their seventh anniversary amidst their current challenges.
Legislator and Singer has not be able to go back home since the Arua political scuffle that led him to be jailed by the army and later by police. Today, Bobi Wine and 33 others are appearing before court in Gulu to hear their bail request.
In her words,
“Bobi my love, today is our seventh wedding anniversary. Unlike the other anniversaries in the past, this one finds us in a court room in Gulu. It finds you in clutches, unable to walk by yourself. It finds you before a judge, making an application for you to be released on bail so that you can go for medical treatment. It finds you in physical pain. On such days in the past, we would go to the beach or somewhere across the Atlantic. We would cut cake, have some wine and celebrate with our children. But today here we are. Still not sure if you’ll get your freedom or if you will be taken back to prison.
But let me tell you this. I have never been so proud of you. I am very proud that you are not before this judge because you did anything wrong. Not because you stole public funds or killed a person. You are before the judge because of standing for what you believe in. You have always told me that your dream is to live in a country which works for all citizens. Everyday, you are working towards that. Our troubles these past days are a result of that effort. What I can do is once again promise to support you every step of the way. Not because Iam your wife but also your best friend.
On our wedding day on 27th August 2011, you composed for me the best song I’ve ever listened to ‘For better for worse.’ You promised to be with me through thin and thick, in sickness and in health, in sorrows and joy. I promised you the same. Here we are on that worse bit of the oath. 😏
Happy wedding anniversary my Love; FOR BETTER,FOR WORSE. IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH.”
By Edwin Muhumuza
A section of legislators have accused government of employing old tactics to suffocate Ugandans who are challenging the regime’s long stay in power. This was minutes after the military court martial withdrew all charges against Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi.
The events surrounding his arrest remain controversial as the state seeks to thwart any opposition to the NRM regime that came into power 32 years ago, as some critics continue to assert across most media channels.
Right from the manner of his arrest in Arua district on August 13th 2018, it was being reported that Hon.Kyagulanyi was relaxing at Pacific Hotel in Arua town after the campaign. Our sources say he was preparing to travel back to Kampala with a team of other opposition legislators who had gone to campaign for another fierce regime’s critic, Hon. Kassiano Wadri.
Trouble however, was sparked off by the ‘stoning’ of one of the vehicles of the presidential motorcade, an issue that also widely seen by critics as a ‘game plan’ of the regime that had long had interest in arresting and intimidating Hon. Kyagulanyi, whose presidential ambitions are still not clear. His triumph over the regime’s candidates in four by-elections has caught the attention of regime strategists.
As he walked ,he looked frail and weak after global protests demanded for his release.
Masaka Municipality MP, Hon. Mathias Mpuuga , Kasambya County MP, Gaffa Mbwatekamwa ,Kabale MP Andrew Baryayanga, and Kasanda North MP Patrick Nsamba say the charges against MP Robert Kyagulanyi are all trumped up, politically motivated and meant to silence the opposition adding that a new opposition wave has emerged dubbed, ’people power, our power’.
Bobi was freed at around 11.21am but arrested shortly and driven with his wife, Barbie Kyagulanyi to Chief Magistrate’s court in Gulu where he is facing treason charges.Bobi’s lawyer, Medard Sseggona said they do not object to the suspect being remanded but he should be remanded in hospital so as to receive healthcare having only received painkillers and massages to heal the swellings on his face while in detention in Makindye barracks. Bobi was remanded until August 30 but allowed to access healthcare at a facility of his choice.
Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi will now be able to access his doctor at a private health facility where he will be guarded by prison wardens.
While appearing before Gulu magistrates court this afternoon, the legislator’s lawyer, Medard Segona asked court to allow the his client access medical attention given his frail condition.
Honorable Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine is expected in court on the 30th. August together with his co-accused members of parliament and others.
By Robert Segawa
Kyadondo East Member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi wine has appeared before Officer in charge of CID central police station amidst praise chants from his supporters.
Robert Kyagulanyi arrived at Central Police Station at 1 pm accompanied by leader of opposition Winnie Kizza, Hon Namayanja Florence, Hon Zake together with other members of parliament.
Hon Kyagulanyi was summoned to appear before OC CID Joshua Tusingwire through speaker of parliament to appear today on charges of illegal assembly and inciting violence.
Last week Kyagulanyi and other activists stormed Kampala street’s protesting against taxes on social media and mobile money.
Ghetto gladiator , Bobi Wine and his wife Barbie spent the better part of their Monday improving livelihoods of unprivileged children in Kifumbira located in Kamwokya a Kampala suburb .
Specioza singer Bobi said he joined his wife’s team known as the caring heart to improve these children’s lives by giving 100 matresses, 100 blankets and 100 mosquito nets . The beneficiaries were street kids who have live in Kamwokya and two children’s homes.
In his Facebook post”
7:57pm and each one of us is heading to a place they call home. To a soft bed we want to retire. Most people around us have no bed to lie on. Today, together with my wife Barbie Kyagulanyiand her #caringheartsteam accompanied by #heartforchildren, we visited the most vulnerable children around us and we took about 100 mattresses 100 blankets and 100 mosquito nets. The beneficiaries included 1. Kyankima home for abandoned children in Kasangati run by a single elderly woman with a big heart, 2. Child focus Uganda in Gayaza home for children and youth with intellectual/ physical disability 3. Save Street children uganda in kamwokya 4.To 15 homes in kifumbira zone in kamwokya. Later on in the afternoon I gave a motivational talk about entrepreneurship to Students of Makerere university in the university Main hall. Creative minds is all we need for the present generation. The little we can do we must do.
Kudos to the Ghetto president for touching these little children’s lives.
Well, today is the forth marriage anniversary to our ghetto couple. Ghetto gladiator BobiWine took on his Facebook Page to say a few heart warming words to his wife Barbie,
In his words,
It’s been fourteen amazing years ever since I said “I love you” and you said “I love you too”. Four years ago,the whole world joined us to celebrate a Ten year old love affair that had taken us through thick and thin. Today everyone is wishing us a lovely #fourth wedding anniversary….. But darling I want to wish you a Beautiful #14th Love anniversary. We have been through it all and yet I fall in love with you everyday. I love you Barbie and I hope it still sounds exactly the same as the first time I said it to you. I love you very much.
We wish this awesome couple many more years together.