By Robert Segawa
The Uganda police force and the family of the late acting Commissioner of Amisom Christine Alalo have organized a Vigil of the late at her residence in Seeta, Mukono district.
Addressing the press today, the elder brother to the late Christine Alalo Gregory Okello says that they are going to hold the Vigil as they wait for the DNA results to have the remains back to Uganda.He says that this will mark the end of mourning which has spent more than two weeks since they have not yet got the body.
Okello says that before they return from Ethiopia they were told by forensic team of Ethiopia that they have taken more than 15000 body samples from the people and relatives who were on board of Ethiopia airlines which will take a period of six month.
Two weeks ago a delegation from Uganda led by director of police health service Dr.Moses Byaruhanga and a brother of the late CP Christine Alalo Mr. Gregory Samuel Akello and orphan Alvin Asiimwe traveled to Ethiopia to see whether they could get Alalo’s remains.
In Addis Ababa, the delegation was joined by Uganda police attach to Ethiopia AIGP Francis Lwego and son of the late Alalo Emmanuel Ahimbisibwe from Canada to see how to coordinate the identification process with forensic experts in Ethiopia .
Police says that once identification process is completed, they will inform members of the family, friends and police fraternity about the burial arrangements.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga says that the service for the mourning of CP Christine Alalo will be at All saints Cathedral Nakasero at 10 am.
HE adds, a vigil has been organized at the residence of the late police officer in Seeta where several officers, family members and friends are expected to pay their last respect to the fallen officer
Mourners will be expected to sign a condolence book since there is no body for viewing. Enanga says that another condolence book is at police headquarters Naguru which is aimed at celebrating the life of senior police officer who died on duty.
Enanga adds that the Uganda police force is still in contact with the forensic team from Ethiopia to see if they will have remains recovered.
CP Alalo joined the Uganda police force as cadet/ Asp on 18th August 2007 and served in various capacities of command in Uganda police.
CP Alalo has served by two sons Emmanuel Ahimbisibwe and Alvin Asimwe and her tour of duty as the Amisom acting police commissioner was to end in June this year.
Alalo a senior officer at the rank of commissioner of the police ( CP) has been working with the African mission in Somalia ( Amison) as the acting police commissioner and she was traveling from Italy to Mogadishu.
Christine Alalo acting Commissioner Amisom was among the 157 people’s who died in a plane crash involving an Ethiopian Airlines plane on 10th March 2019.
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 Robert Segawa
Police together with internal security organization (ISO) have this morning recovered a body of 24 year old girl who was murdered by her boyfriend, Who later drove the body from Kampala and dumped it in Jongoza village in Kalisizo town council.
Security agencies stormed Jongoza village amid tight security with the killer Deo Mukisa Magombe who took them to the swamp where he dumped the body of Zuhurah Namusoke whom he killed by poisoning . Mukisa accuses the deceased of stealing his money amounting to 250,000 shillings.
The arrest comes shortly after security agencies on 30th January 2019 arrested him for allegedly kidnapping and murdering Elvis Kibule a 4 year old boy.
According to Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala metropolitan the deputy police spokesperson, police investigation led them to arrest Deo Mukisa Magombe who later confessed to have Kidnapped Kibule a son of Kironde Ronald resident of Nakabugo village and asked ransom of 500,000|= shillings.
Magombe told the police that, he tied the toddler in a swamp and started demanding for money from the parents who later mobilized 250,000 shillings but again he went on and killed the boy later, his body was recovered from Lubijji swamp.
Owoyesigire also adds that he also confessed to the murder by poisoning of his girlfriend Zuhurah Namusoke and led them to Lubijji where he dumped the body. A search by police, ISO in Lubijji did not materialize until he remembered that he transported the body to Kalisizo where it was recovered.
According to officer in charge of Kalisizo police station Innocent Tusiime, the body was seen by area residents of Jongoza who informed the police which picked the body and was taken to Kalisizo health center for postmortem and was buried at Kalisizo town council cemetery after no one claimed it.
This morning OC Tumusiime said police was waiting for a court order from Masaka magistrate court to exhume the body from cemetery and hand it over to the family members for burial.
The suspect Deo Mukisa Magombe will appear in courts of law on murder charges after the investigation.
By Robert Segawa
The Uganda police revealed that they are following up on some individuals from MTN Telecommunication company who had a hand in destabilizing the security of the country.
This was after the deportation of the three MTN bosses who included an Italian, a French and a Rwandan nationals last week by security and immigration.
According to the statement that was released by MTN Uganda last week the three officials were intercepted by government agencies on different days before being deported to their home countries.
Olivier Prentout, a former MTN Chief marketing officer was arrested by plain clothed operatives on Saturday 19th January 2019 upon arrival from a business trip abroad.
While Annie Bilenge Tabula the former Head of sales and Distribution was picked on Monday morning 21st January 2019 by unidentified security personnel upon arrival at MTN headquarters office in Kololo central business of Kampala and whisked her away before deported back to Rwanda.
Intelligence also shows that Elza Muzolini 34 years, former general manager mobile financial services at MTN Uganda has also been deported from Uganda on Tuesday by security agencies on compromising of national security
The three were deported in coordination with immigration offices after a thoroughly monitoring on their acts.
Addressing the press today at CPS Kampala the police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said that they are still following up these individuals through investigation and interrogations such that the country remains peaceful.
He warns the section of the media and members of the public who use social media to desist from coming up with allegations that there is an indifference in relationship between Rwanda and Uganda.
He adds that the security agencies will continue to investigate and monitor all individuals who are deemed to be a threat to our prevailing peace and stability.
By Robert Segawa
Police has arrested over 50 NRM youths who stormed parliament in protest against a decision by the UK parliament to debate about Uganda’s democracy credentials last week.
The group carrying a petition that they said was meant to be delivered to speaker Rebecca Kadaga tried to force their way into parliament before police from the Central Police Station in Kampala swung into action to arrest them.
There was a tag of war as the youths resisted arrest but police later overpowered them .
The DPC CPS ASP Wotwali Ronald led the operation where these Youths were arrested today in the morning at Parliamentary Avenue , they were later taken to CPS where investigations are ongoing .
The group were transported to Central police station on police patrols after over powering them and their placards was confiscated .
Last week the group of youth stormed British high commission in Kamwokya Surbabs of Kampala accusing the UK parliament for debating on democracy of Uganda.
Luke Owoyesigyire the KMP spokesperson says over 10 youth were arrested during a scuffle and were charged with inciting violence at Kiira road police station and after were given police bond.
According to Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson this morning the group was arrested and were guided on the procedure of meeting the speaker of parliament not moblising a bunch of youth to distabilise business in the City.
So far the holding charge is holding unlawful assemblies and detectives are still gathering more information against the group.
By Robert Segawa
The Uganda police force has today lost one of it’s longest serving officer in uniform who has served in force for the last 50 years.
The late commissioner of police Josephine Kakoza has been the the director of Uganda police brass band.
According to the police spokesperson Emillian Kayima commissioner of police Kakooza breath her last at Namirembe hospital today morning after cardiac attack.
Commissioner Kakoza joined the police force in 1969 at the age of 14 years and all along has been working in directorate of Uganda police force band.
We regret to announce the death of our own one of the current longest serving police officer CP Josephine Kakoza who joined the force in 1969 and has all along given her life serving in Uganda police force,, says Emillian Kayima.
Kayima adds that the late Kakooza passed on early this morning as she was being taken to Namirembe hospital.
He says she has not been sick details of her cause of her death will be announced later.
Kayima sends condolences to the family members, children, police fraternity and friends to the great loss of beloved one.
By Alice Lubwama
Police has deployed heavily at Wandegeya market to avert possible violence that may occur as a result of protest against an interim the management of the market.
This came about after the former executive that was managing the market headed by Hajji maweje Mutesasira stormed the market demanding the interim executive chaired by Gitta Jonathan to vacate the market and allow the vendors to elect the leaders of their own choice.
The vendors headed by Mutesasira claim that the interim executive appointed by the former executive director Kampala capital city authority Jenifer Musisi is overdue and has ma Muteesasira’s group are demanding for immediate election instead of KCCA imposing on them someone they don’t want.
The vendors are complaining about exorbitant rental fees for stalls from what was set by KCCA. They say they are charged between 25000 shillings to 40000 shillings instead of the fees by KCCA of 65000 shillings.
The interim committee was supposed to work for a period of one year but up to now it is still in office. Both Gita Jonathan the interim executive and the former executive
chairman Mutesasira Maweje have been taken to Wandegeya police to record the statements on the matter.
Wandegeya market was constructed under the market and agriculture trade improvement project.
By Moses Kidandi
Several people are still being held by Police in Kampala following a weekend raid on bars in the Kabalagala area.
Over 15 people were arrested in a raid on some city bars in an operation targeting those smoking tobacco and water pipes referred to as shisha.
Among those arrested is South Sudan minister, Doup Simon.
The public is now condemning police for use of excess force during such arrests.
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By Sania Babirye
Kampala High court judge Jane Francis Abodo is today expected to start hearing the case in which nine people are charged with the murder of 28-year-old Susan Magara who was a cashier at Bwendeiro diary farm.
The suspects are led by the Imam of Usafi mosque Mahad Kasalita together with two bodaboda riders Yusuf Lubega and Muzamir Ssali, hawkers Wasswa Hussein and Hassan Kato Milo , a teacher Nakandi Hajara and two businessmen Abubakar Kyewolwa and Ismail Bukenya.
These were committed to the high court for trial in November this year by Buganda road court grade one magistrate Patrick Mukanza who also issued for a warrant of arrest of the main suspect Patrick Kasaija also known as Pato who is believed to be detained in South Africa.
The nine had contested their committal with out the arrest of Pato but their application was dismissed on grounds that the accused can go ahead and be tried as police continues with their effort to arrest Pato also known as Patrick Agaba and have him extradited from South Africa.
The case was first given to high court judge Elizabeth Kabanda, however she excused herself on conflict of interest since she has been friends with one of the suspects Nakandi for the past 13 years old.
These were charged on the 18th of May this year with two counts of kidnapping and murdering Susan Magara but were bared from taking any plea since they are charged with a capital offense that can only be tried and bailed by the high court.
prosecution states that the nine with others still at large on the 7th of February 2018 kidnapped Susan Magara with intent to procure a ransom.
The deceased was kidnapped on the 7th of February in Lungujja on her way home this year and held captive for three weeks for a ransom of 3.6 billion dollars.
However, the accused went ahead and killed Magara on the 27th of Febuary despite the family delivering 700million shillings to them and later dumped her remains in Kitiko village between Kigo and kajjansi along Entebbe expressway in Wakiso district.
According to state, the suspects had come up with a plan to better themselves from poverty through kidnapping rich persons or their families for ransom and Magara was their first victim in January.
The group was also arrested with exhibits including cash and properties like tax cars and land titles they had purchased with the 700million shillings from the deceased’s anxious family.
Magara was identified by suspect Yakubu Byensi who knows Magara’s family and believed to be a former member of ADF a rebel group and Yusuf Lubega who worked with the deceased’s mother at container village.
The deceased was suffocated to death with a polythene bag with two of her fingers removed .
It is said that the group’s intention was not to kill Magara but after the victim came to know one of the suspects Nakandi, they feared that she would identify her to to the police leading to their arrest.
By Robert Segawa
Police in Kisoro is holding 50 year old man for alleged murder.
The suspect who has been identified as Festo Nkurunziza and 3 others on run allegedly murdered one Benon Ngirabakunzi 52 years of Matyazo village Rukongi parish Nyarusiza sub county Kisoro district.
He was killed for allegedly trespassing on the home of one Ngurunziza Gadi of Nango village along Kisoro Bunagana highway.
It’s alleged that on Tuesday evening 4th December, the deceased fell sick to an extent of becoming mad, the family opted to call pastor Turasinze Festo who prayed for him up to Wednesday .
According to Elly Matte Kigezi region police spokesperson as the sickness worsened, the pastor decided to take the patient to his home around 1600 hours. On his way, the patient overpowered him and disappeared.
On Wednesday night at around 03:00 hours towards, the deceased attacked the home of Nkurunziza Festo who made an alarm which attracted neighbors who arrested him and consequently lynched him to comma.
Mr. Nkurunziza to went to Bunagana police station and reported a case of criminal trespass against the deceased whom he had not gone with.
The Police tasked him to produce the suspect but in vain .He said he wanted to first take him to hospital. He died instantly on the way to Kisoro hospital and his body was abandoned by the road side.