Rukutana sent to jail

By Alice Lubwama

The state minister for gender Mwesigwa Rukutana has been remanded to prison charged with attempted murder. Rukutana and four police officers were arrested on Friday evening after he pulled a gun from one of the police constable and shot at people injuring some . This happened in Kagugu village,Rushenyi county where he had lost the in the NRM primaries to Naome kabasharira.

According to Police, Rukutana and others at large attempted to cause the death of Rweburungi Daniel alias Dan. The group is also charged with assault and casing bodily harm.

While giving out Motorcycles to parish chairpersons of the NRM parish chairpersons at the NRM secretariat in Kyadondo, President Museveni vowed to deal with people who messed up the just concluded party primary elections.

The president said that the state minister of Labor, Mwesigwa Rukutana who was captured on camera attempting to shoot people over the weekend will be charged with threatening violence and attempted murder.

Two remanded for robbing a bank

By Sania Babirye

City hall court has remanded two men from Kasanda district for allegedly robbing Opportunity Bank Head office in Kampala 309,000,000 million shillings.

The suspects include 44 year old Sulaiman Katumba a businessman and 42 year old Godfrey Ssenyonjo a driver.

The two have appeared before a grade one magistrate Valerian Tuhimbise and pleaded not guilty to the offense of theft.

They have now been remanded to Sentema government prison until the 26th of this month for trial.

It is alleged that the two and others still at large between December 2019 and January 2020 at Kamwokya Opportunity Bank Head office stole 309,000,000shillings the property of Opportunity Bank.

Headteacher faces jail over embezzlement

By Sania Babirye

The anti corruption court has ordered the head teacher of Nadungat SS in Moroto district to refund 27,110,200 he embezzled in 2014 during the time he was a head teacher at Karambi SS in Kasese district.

This is after 56 year old Abraham Katwanga pleaded guilty to the said charge this morning.

The court has ordered him to also pay a fine if 3.5 million shillings or failure to do so serve 12 months in Luzira prison.

Prosecution states that between the month of February 2014 and December 2014 in the district of Kasese while being headteacher of Karambi as stole 27, 110,200 shillings belonging to Karambi school the money he had access too by virtue of his office.

UPDF soldier sent to jail over murder

By Sania Babirye

A serving Uganda People’s Defense Force soldier attached to Air force Nakasongola District has been charged of murdering a senior army officer by the General Court Martial sitting at Makindye.

Corporal Max Omutoojo has appeared before seven members court chaired by Lt Gen Andrew Gutti and pleaded not guilty to the said offense.

He has been remanded at Makindye Military barracks until the 25th of August for further mention of his case after state prosecutor captain Ambrose Baguma informed court that investigations into the matter are still ongoing.

Prosecution states that corporal Omutoojo on the 8th of May 2020 while at Nakasongola barracks with malice aforethought unlawfully caused the death of Major Sulaiman Wafula after he allegedly refused him to go to the village to do his personal work.

Buganda Kingdom Princes sent to Jail

Two Buganda Kingdom princes who allegedly turned against the monarchy and bullied a number of Kingdom officials on social media have been remanded at Kitalya government prison by Buganda road court until the 6th of August this year.

The suspects including Joseph Jjuuko Kiyimba and Richard Kayima Juuko have appeared before grade one magistrate Stella Amirisi Amabilisi and pleaded not guilty to the offense of libel and offensive communication for allegedly accusing the kingdom officials of stealing land and intrigue .

Some of the officials that are said to have been defamed on social media including on Facebook is the newly appointed chairman of the Buganda Land Board, Engineer Martin Kasekende , his predecessor David Kyewalabye Male and others.

Man sent to jail over defilement

By Sania Babirye

An 18 year old student of Buganda Royal Institute who allegedly performed a sexual act with a 15year old neighbor’s daughter has been charged with defilement.

The suspect Twaha Ssemakula a resident of Kawempe has been arraigned before City Hall Court grade one magistrate Fatuma Nabirye .

He has been remanded at Kitalya prison until the 30th of this month for further mention.

Prosecution states that the student committed the offense in the month of April 2019 at Kaco village Kawempe in Kampala.

Police men sent to jail for fighting with suspect

By Robert Segawa

The inspector general of police Martin Okoth Ochola has ordered arrest of two police officers attached to Bakuli police post.

The arrest order comes after a video of two officers fighting a suspect went viral showing that the duo ended up firing bullets.

The two officers who are currently detained at Railway police have been identified as PC Mpata Abed and PC Mbeine Seregio. They had duo had been sent to effect an arrest of a suspect.

According to Luke Owoyesigyire Kampala metropolitan deputy police spokesman they had gone to arrest one Faisal Ssebaduka who allegedly stole a kiosk that belonged to Juma Tumuhairwe along Namirembe road.

The two officers were charged with scandalous behavior as a move to arrest the suspect is on

Barber sent to jail for defiling 12 year old minor

By Sania Babirye

An 18 year old man has been remanded at Sentema government prison for allegedly defiling a 12 year old girl.

The suspect is identified as Ssentengo Edrine a barber and resident of Ndejje Kibutika Makindye Sabagabo in Wakiso district.

He has appeared before chief Magistrate Prosy Katushabe who did not allow him to enter any plea since he is charged with a capital offense that is only tribal and bailed by the high court.

He has been remanded as investigations into the case are still ongoing.

Its alleged that On the 12th of June 2020 at Ndejje,Ssentengo performed a sexual act with a 12 year old girl.

Boda boda operator accused of theft sent to jail

By Sania Babirye

A boda boda rider who turned on his customer and robbed her of handbag containing two mobile phones and a national identification card has charged with theft and remanded at Kitalya government prison.

The suspect is identified as 36 year old Amos Ayesiga a resident of Makindye Nabisalu in Makindye division, Kampala district.

He has appeared before Makindye court grade one magistrate Patience Lonah Tukundane and denied the offense.

He has been remanded until the 8th of July to start trial.

Prosecution states that on the 23rd of May 2020 at Kibuki in Makindye division, Ayesiga robbed his customer Janet Akuto of the said properties.

Man who stole singer Stabua Natoro’s car sent to jail

By Sania Babirye

A 24years old student who allegedly stole a motor vehicle belonging to a local Musician Stabua Natolo has been charged and remanded to Kitalya government prison.

Daniel Kigozi a student at St Joseph’s Technical Institute,Kisubi and a resident of Ndejje Kanyanya zone has been arraigned before Makindye court grade one magistrate Patience Lonah Tukundane where he denied the offense.

Its alleged that Kigozi and others still at large on January 26th 2020 at Ndejje Kanyanya zone stole a motor vehicle UBG 963B Toyota Alex valued at 30million shillings which is a property of Stabua Natolo.

He has been ordered to return to court on June 30th 2020 for commencement of the case.