Radio’s alleged killer ordered to defend himself

By Sania Babirye

The Entebbe high court has ordered Godfrey Wamala aka Troy to defend himself on charges of murdering local musician Moses Sekibogo alias Mozey Radio.

Today, high court judge Jane Francis Abodo has ruled that prosecution had adduced sufficient evidence to sustain the murder charge and has a case to answer.

This is after state led by Joseph Kyomuhendo conclude his final submissions asking court to find Troy with a case to answer following the evidence of 9 prosecution witnesses that they adduced against him including that of the last prosecution witness also DPC Katwe police station and SP Fruntile Rwamusayi who arrested Troy for the murder of Mozey Radio.

Kyomuhendo stated that the said DPC is the one who arrested Troy after Mosey Radio died at case clinic on the 1st of February 2018.

On the 10th of this month, the owner of the Debar, a hangout place in Entebbe were Mozey Radio met his death testified in court denying ever seeing Troy lift Radio and bang him down to the ground causing his death .

George Egesa a resident of Kawuku who is the 9th state witness informed High court Judge Jane Francis Abodo that on the 22nd of January 2018 a one Pamela Musimire came to his bar and informed him of a ‘Celebu’ by names mozey Radio, who was coming to his bar.

Egesa further testified that indeed, Radio and a one Washington(David Ebanget Etoru) and some other friends came to his bar.

And that while in the bar, Radio got 100, 000 Ugandan shillings and placed it on the table before asking the bar owner to buy him booze.

Egesa added that he informed Radio that he didn’t have money although he ordered ordered for him whisky.

And that when the whisky came, the deceased poured some in the glass before pouring the remaining whisky on him and other people including the key suspect Troy real names Godfrey Wamala who was a bouncer at the said bar .

The witness said that he asked Pamela to take Radio out of his bar and went to clean the whisky that Radio had Radio had poured on him off.

And that when he returned, he was informed by one of the waitress about the chaos that had taken place while he was away in the washrooms .

On the 5th of this month, David Ebengati commonly known as Producer Washington pinned Troy of murdering Mosey Radio.

He informed court that on that fateful day, him and the deceased with another lady Pamela Musimire went to De bar to hang out and that while drinking, the deceased got one bottle of wine and poured it on one of the owners of the bar.

The witness further stated that during the scuffle of Radio pouring the alcohol on one of the owner, he saw the suspect(Troy)who is believed to be a bouncer at the said bar grab the victim from Pamela and lifts him in the air before pouncing him on the ground which led to his death.

Washington further stated that there was so much commotion and people started shouting but they managed to get the victim and rush him to a nearby clinic in Entebbe called Emmanuel, however, the healthy officials informed them that they could not manage Radio’s condition and refereed them to Nsambya hospital.

He also told court that they rushed the deceased to Nsambya hospital and only made a police statement the next day.

He also revealed to court that he had known and worked with Radio for close to 10 years and were close friends.

The case is one of the capital offense cases that justice Abodo is presiding over during a criminal session that will take 40 days.

Troy was on the 2nd of September officially charged with murder and he pleaded not guilty to the offense.

He is currently detained at Kigo government prison after court denying him bail on two separate occasions .
On the 6th of June 2018, the Entebbe chief magistrate Susan Okeni committed Troy for trial after prosecution led by Julius Muhirwa informed court that the Director of Public Prosecutions had directed him to have the murder suspect committed to the high court for trial upon completion of investigations into his case.

According to the DPP, he intends to adduce evidence to prove that Troy was indeed at the scene of the crime including witnesses that saw the late Mosey at De bar with the suspect drinking before a fight broke out between the two on the 22nd of January 2018 among other evidence.

On the 7th of February 2018, Troy was remanded to Kigo government prison after being charged with murder
Troy is a businessman and a resident of Kyengera LC1, Nsangi Town council in Wakiso district, the same place where security operatives from Katwe police station caught him while hiding after he allegedly beat Mosey Radio on the 22nd of January 2018, by allegedly hitting the late on the head during a brawl at “De bar ” in Entebbe.

Mosey Radio is said to have then sustained head injuries and died a week later at Case Clinic in Kampala after going into a coma.

Foreign teams get set for world cricket event, Uganda faces Canada tomorrow

Three national teams from Canada, Oman and Singapore have arrived ahead of the 2017 International Cricket Board (ICC) World Cricket League Division 3.

The Canada and Oman teams jetted in on Saturday, while Singapore arrived on Sunday. Six nations will take part in the Championship which runs May 23-30. The best two teams will qualify for slots in Division 2 and also make it to the next round of the 2019 World Cup qualifiers.

The qualifier for the World Cup will be contested after the conclusion of Division II and will determine which two teams will go to England and Wales in 2019.

“We are on track with our preparations and determined to pull off a successful event. Our volunteers are working to ensure the tournament is an overwhelming success,” Tournament Director Justine Ligyalingi, who is the UCA CEO, chipped in about the progress of the preparations.

“We are happy to be here and we shall definitely play every game like a final,” Canada’s Nitish Kumar told URN at Africana Hotel .

Canada who have been warming up with games in Zimbabwe have two Caribbean Premier League T20 players in its ranks in Hamza Tariq and Nikhil Dutta. Oman have also impressed throughout the qualification process starting in Division 5 and spectacularly climbing the ladder.

During that time Oman has also performed well in the ICC World Twenty20 qualification process and remarkably remain in contention to qualify for both ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and ICC World Twenty20

The six teams will have practice on Monday before the opening games on May 23rd with Uganda facing Canada at the Lugogo Oval, while Malaysia take on Singapore at the Kyambogo Oval and USA battle Oman at the Entebbe Oval.




Besigye suing Civil Aviation Authority over airport arrest

Former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has dragged the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to Court over his recent arrest from Entebbe International airport.

In his suit filed by his lawyers of Rwakafuuzi & Co advocates, Dr Besigye states that on October 3 this year, he was plunked off a Kenya airways plane by security that connived with CAA officials and driven against his will through remote routes from Entebbe Airport to his home in Kasangati.

He says the arrest contravened his right to free movement as a Ugandan citizen.

He further states in his suit that he was also denied the right to meet and move from the airport in the company of his waiting family, friends, associates and supporters, hence violating his freedom of Association.

In support of his suit, the top opposition politician in his sworn in affidavit before the court says that on August 22, he left Uganda and addressed conferences in London, Geneva and Boston and returned on October 3 using Kenya Airways aircraft which landed at Entebbe International Airport.

He adds that on that day, he noticed that the plane had parked unusually far from the terminal and when he got out; he suspiciously noticed a bigger presence of CAA staff on the tarmac and a CAA vehicle driving closer to the aircraft.

Besigye adds that before he could disembark from the staircase, a staff of CAA wearing a reflector jacket pulled him from the last step of the staircase and grabbed him by his trouser towards the CAA vehicle which drove him away before he could even go through immigration procedures at the Airport.

To that effect, court has summoned the Civil Aviation Authority to file in its defense within 15 days from the date of receipt of summons and should they fail, judgment will be passed in their absentia.

The file case has been allocated to Justice Patricia Basaza for hearing.





Child care organization seeks 6 billion Uganda shillings

By wasswa deo

SOS Children’s village, one of Uganda’s oldest child care organizations has announced a fundraising campaign to raise money to help the organization increase the number of children in their homes from 8,000 to 11,000 in the next three years.

The campaign dubbed ” Every Child Deserves A Chance, Be That Chance” is seeking to collect 6 billion Uganda shillings to ensure that the organization meet all children needs from education to health care to basic home needs.

While announcing the campaign at SOS Children’s village in Entebbe, Olive Lumonya, the National director has noted that the fundraising aims at closing the gap in funding after a realization of significant reduction of donor funding from abroad.

She says the donation plat platforms for this campaign are mobile money, Bank deposit, Online transfers and direct donation at an SOS Children’s home and at end of the campaign will publish the names of all people and companies contributed for purposes of accountability.

Currently, Uganda has 1.5 million orphan children according to UNICEF reports. Many of these are orphaned due to HIV and are living in poverty and squalor.

Thousands of other children have been abandoned by their parents or relatives for one reason or another.


Betty Nambooze has returned home

By Robert Ssegawa

The out spoken Mukono municipality MP Betty Nambooze who has been undergoing treatment in Johannesburg hospital has returned home this morning.

Nambooze who come aboard South African air ways was received at Entebbe by hundreds of supporters and family members.

Hon. Nambooze was rushed to South Africa after she was diagnosed with intestinal wounds by Doctors in emerging center.

Nambooze has been advised by doctors to rest she will go for further examination after two weeks


All implicated must be traced and punished- Museveni

By Gloria Nakiyimba

President Museveni has urged the new Cabinet to address the issue of service delivery decisively, especially in the areas of health care, Education and feeder roads.

Speaking at the very first cabinet Meeting in Entebbe, the president told his ministers that Poor service delivery irritates the population greatly and undermines the support for the ruling NRM.

He noted that the NRM would have scored 80% in the last elections if it was not for the weaknesses in service delivery.

On health care, he said there was the problem of stealing drugs from the Health Centers and the problem of Medical workers neglecting patients, shoddy work in health care infrastructure  wrongly constructed buildings.

He added that those responsible must be traced and punished.