Angry woman throws own twins in the stream

By Robert Segawa

Police in Kitgum has arrested 30 years old woman for allegedly throwing her 8 months old twins in a stream, blaming her husband for not buying meat on independence day.

The Suspect has been identified as Lillian Oyera resident of Labong Amida village a wife to a one Kenneth Ocwo who failed to buy meat on independence day which angered a woman and decided to kill the children.

According to police spokesman Fred Enanga the angry woman also burnt several house hold properties like utensils, Beds , clothes before throwing the twins in the stream.

Enanga adds that one of the infant Ocen Fred has luckily been recovered live by police and local divers, but other twin Apio Jennifer was found dead.

Police registers an increase in suicide cases

By Robert Segawa

Police has registered 275 cases of suicide have been registered country wide due to Covid-19 lock-down.

According to Uganda police statistics,there has been a registered increase of 20% compared to last year.

While addressing the journalist, at media center today the deputy police spokesman Polly Namaye said that the increased number of suicide in a country is fueled by depression due to the impact of Covid 19 and other challenges.

She mentioned that Lwengo district has the most number of reported suicide cases, followed by Rukungiri, Tororo, Nakaseke, Gulu, Mbale, Mpigi, Kakumiro, Adjuman, Koboko, Kumi among others.

She further urged Ugandan’s to seek help from expert’s instead of killing themselves.

Four sent to jail over Tegu’s death

By Sania Babirye

A task team actively investigating the murder of Tegu Emmanuel, 24 year old, male University student of Makerere, on the Wednesday, charged four suspects at LDC court for his brutal murder. The deceased was violently beaten on the 27.06.2020, and sustained life threatening injuries, which he eventually succumbed to on the 3.07.2020 at Mulago Hospital, Kiruddu.

The four suspects include; Oigu Charles; a 34 year old Area Councilor; Nyeko Balam, a 33 year old security guard; Kakuru Johnson, a 24 year old resident of Makerere and Sekitoleko Moses, a 21 year old resident of Makerere.

Their actions were supported by the postmortem report which revealed the cause of death as blunt force trauma, due to open wounds along the back, multiple cane marks on the back of the right elbow and abrasions along the abdomen and the entire back of the victim.

The prevailing facts indicate that on 27.06.2020, the victim left his sister Rachael Ariongeti’s home, at Namungoona where he also stayed with his brother Sam Okwalinga, and proceeded to his church at Makerere.

He did not return home, but in the evening at around 10pm, he was found by PC Mukose Farouk who was on routine patrol behind the main building near the water tank.

The officer attempted to inquire about who he was and what he was doing at such an ordinary hour, out in the cold.

He appeared erratic and responded by throwing stones at the officer, who fired three shots in the air to scare the victim but kept charging at him.

This forced the officer to withdraw and communicated to his supervisor.

The victim ran towards St Augustine church and Centenary bank, where he charged at the three private security guards but was overpowered.

They hit him using the metallic chairs from the visitor’s tent, and it’s at this stage that he cried out for help, which attracted about 10-15 residents from Zone 1 and West road quarters around Lumumba hall.

Among the respondents were a few youth who joined the private security guards and violently assaulted the victim, whom they suspected to be a thief.

It is after the intervention of the Chaplain, St Augustine Church Makerere that the private guards and the few charged residents stopped torturing the victim and alerted the police about him.

The police team responded and rushed the victim to Mulago National Referral Hospital.

The following day of 28.06.2020, he was traced at the hospital by his brother and discharged on 29.06.2020.

While at home, the victim’s condition started deteriorating and he was taken to Mild May Clinic, Sseguku on 30.06.2020, to his personal doctor, Dr Arinda Anita who was treating his bipolar condition since 2018. She referred them to a specialist at Rubaga Hospital, to check if there was a problem with his kidney, since he was not passing urine.

At Rubaga Hospital, he was further referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kiruddu where he died on 3.07.2020.

The task team has established that about three private security guards of SGA and seven others, who responded to the alarm, were behind the violent assault of the victim.

The scene was reconstructed and a few key pieces of evidence including CCTV footage from St Augustine Church, metallic chairs from the visitors’ tent at the banks which were used as a weapon against the victim, a wire rod and relevant witness statements recorded.

We would like to inform the public that the investigations are still open and we have clues about three more suspects who are still at large.

It is very helpful if we avoid speculation and instead avail evidence that is crucial to the matter under inquiry.

We would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to our officer, SGT Okwalinga, the father to the victim, and all family, friends and relatives.

We are also devastated by the senseless murder of a son who had a dream, of working in the veterinary field.

He was an evangelist who was compassionate and always helping out. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Woman stabs neighbor to death over free government food

By Sania Babirye

A businesswoman has been remanded to Kigo government prison after she allegedly attempted to murder her neighbor by stabbing him in the stomach for refusing to sell to her government relief posho and beans he had received in the ongoing COVID-19 lock down.

The suspect is identified as 27 year old Mariam Kukundakwe a resident of Kasanvu zone Kisugu parish Makindye division in Kampala district dealing in retail shop at Kisugu in Kampala.

She has been arraigned before Makindye court Grade one magistrate Patience Lonah Tukundane who charged her with attempted murder.

She has been remanded until the 8th of July 2020 to be able to take plea before a chief magistrate.

Prosecution states that the accused with the help of others who are still on the run on the 5th of June 2020 at Go-down zone Kisugu attempted to cause the death of Elias Twinomuhwezi.

Court heard that the accused stabbed the victim in the stomach using a knife after a serious quarrel accusing him of refusing to sale to her government food.

Army releases guidelines on burial of fallen Rtd. Lt General Kasirye Gwanga

By Sania Babirye

The army has released the burial details of the late Rtd Lt.General Kasirye Gwanga.

According to the Uganda People’s Defense Forces Spokes person Richard Karemire, Gen.Kasirye Gwanga will be buried tomorrow in a ‘scientific’ burial at Nkene village in Busujju county , Mitiyana district at 10:00am.

Karemire says a limited number of people comprising of mainly relatives will attend the burial as away of observing the COVID-19 standard operation measures , a cause that the deceased died fighting for.

The Army has also banned any kind of gatherings at the road sides because it will violate the social distancing directive and only state media; UBC station has been accredited to carry out the live coverage of the burial process. He also says that there will be a live stream on YouTube and Facebook to minimize congestion.

The army has advised neighbors to the late and other well wishers of Mitayana to respect the said measures because they will not be allowed to bury him emphasizing that the UPDF and other security agencies will be reinforcing the said measures .

Wife kills husband for changing a radio station

By Robert Segawa

Police in Kapchorwa district are investigating circumstances under which a 40 year old man was killed by his wife over radio program.

The deceased has been identified as Micheal Kalafugo a resident of Kapsweti village in Kapchorwa district was reportedly struggled to death while drunk by his wife Thabisa Wikefa 30 year’s with help of her brothers following disagreement over radio program.

According to Sipi region police spokesman Fredrick Chesang the deceased returned from a near by trading center and on reaching home, he found his wife and brothers listening to music yet he wanted listen to news on radio .

Chesang says that in process of changing to news the it is reported that the wife and brother attacked and struggled him while in drunken state.

The wife and three other suspects are now in police custody to help with investigation.

Woman kills husband for suspecting that she aborted

By Sania Babirye

26year old house wife who allegedly stabbed her husband to death after he suspected her of having aborted their baby has been charged with murder by the Makindye magistrate court.

Moreen Nakintu is accused of murdering Cyrus Kitamirike who was the headteacher of Royal College secondary school Makindye.

She appeared before Makindye court chief magistrate Prossy Katushabe who did not allow her to take plea since she is charged with a capital offense that is only tryable and bailed by the High court.

She has been remanded to Kigo government prison until the 23rd of May 2020 for further mention of her case.

Prosecution states that Nakintu a resident of Royal College Secondary school Makindye Kirundu Zone, on the 18th of April 2020 at school quarters with malice aforethought unlawfully killed her husband Cyrus Kitamirike by stabbing.

According to evidence before court, Nakintu allegedly had the abortion four days before the murder in which she stabbed to death her husband, made an alarm and called Makindye police who found her next to her dead husband half naked.

Sheikh killer to stand trial despite confessing

By Sania Babirye

The General court martial has set the 13 of March to start hearing a murder case against a 40 year old security guard Mugoya Biasaali despite him confessing to murdering sheik Masood Mutumba in Bugiri district in February.

This is after Prosecution led by Lt. Raphael Mugisha maintained that its not true that the self confessed killer murdered the Muslim clerk alone as he claims but committed the offense with seven others.

The case had returned today for prosecution to read to court how the suspect committed the said murder offense, so that Biasaali can be officially convicted.

Buy when Lt. Mugisha maintained that the the said convict committed the said offense with seven others, Biasaali refused the said facts and maintained that he had murdered the deceased alone because he had causes him enormous pain.

This forced the army court chaired by Lt.Gen.Andrew Guti to record his statement as not guilty since he had denied committing the said crime alone.

Biasaali a Supervisor at SGA UgandaLimited, a Private Security Company Mugoya Biasaali is charged together with Balidhusa James attached to Local Defense Unit, Jagenda John Mary a Special Hire Driver and a resident of Lubowa Seguku in Wakiso District, Alex Mugoya alias Waiswa a Security Guard with Harsh Security Company a resident of Bukedea District, Amos Kojja , Sulaiman Konta, Charles Mwandha and Asharaf Mugoya all residents of Lwemba village in Busimba Zone in Bugiri District who denied the said offense.

They have been back remanded to Luzira prison until the 13th of march to commence trial.

60 year old sheikh Mutumba was gunned down outside his home in a gruesome incident that was witnessed by his 10 year old son on the 14th of February at Lwemba Trading centre in Bugiri district.

According to the deceased’s son, the assailants were traveling on a motorcycle .

Soldier wipes out family over land

By Robert Segawa

A Uganda People’s Defense Force ( UPDF) soldier has shot dead three family members, leaving one admitted at Lacor hospital in critical condition. The incidence is said to have been caused by a land wrangle.

The suspect has been identified as Corporal Geoffrey Okello attached to 4th Division barracks in Gulu district. He is currently detained at Barracks.

The incident happened on Monday at Vangadi Sub ward in Pece division Gulu municipality.

Jimmy Patrick Okema, Aswa region police spokesperson identified the deceased as Betrice Ajok 52 year’s, her sons Joachim Adong aged 20 years and Owen Norman aged 18 years.

He also identified an eight year old girl Afowe Peace, who is currently receiving treatment at St. Mary’s hospital Lacor.

Okema further adds that the two families have had misunderstandings over a small piece of land which the deceased family have been using for grazing goats.

Police officer dies as he rescues suspect from mob

By Robert Segawa

Police in Moyo is investigating circumstances under which a suspect grabbed a gun from police officer and shot him dead as he tried to rescue him from a mob.

The deceased has been identified as Corporal Majid Moro 38 year.

According to Moyo district police Commander ASP Shafiq Kasujja the deceased had gone to rescue a suspect who residents believed that he had poisoned two people to death.

Kasujja said that the late Majid Moro was sent to Onyere village to rescue a suspect from a village meeting where villagers had planned to beat him up.

He adds that after the angry villagers seeing the police officer, they started throwing stones as they run from the crowd , accidentally the stone hit the officer in the process the suspect grabbed a gun from him and shot him instantly after he abandon the gun next to the body and entered a nearby bush.

Kasujja said the incident happened at Onyere village Logoba parish in Moyo district .

DPC Kasujja says police mounted the hunt, but residents have abandoned their houses and run for fear being arrested but the Investigations are still on going.