Charles Muhangi found dead in his bed

BY ROBERT SSEGAWA

Police has confirmed the sudden death of Charles Muhangi a city business man, sports personality and also the proprietor of Horizon coaches.

Muhangi was reportedly found dead this morning at his home in Buziga surbab of Kampala in Makindye division by his wife.

According to Vicent Ssekate the CID spokesperson, police got the information from local leaders in Buziga and sent detectives to his home who confirmed his death.

“All i can tell you is we are taking the body to Mulago for postmortem and ascertain the possible cause of death” Ssekate said.

Mike Mawanda a family friend says the family will also conduct a joint post mortem with police through a family doctor.

“ We have heard from the people who were with him last night in the meeting, he was not sick up to 1 am he Departed and agreed to meet this morning”, says Mawanda.

60 year old Muhangi a renowned rally driver was the first Ugandan to win African rally championship in 1999.

He has been involved in a land wrangle with property mogul Drake Lubega and Mansoor Matovu alias Young. The three Kampala business men were battling for the ownership of Qualicel Arcade, and Nabukera arcade .

Muhangi claims ownership of the 0.58 hectares of the land on which the two arcades were built.

Last month the office of the Solicitor general issued Muhangi with a letter confirming the ownership of the land that housed the two arcades.

Muhangi further produced the letter to Kampala Metropolitan Police commander Moses Kafeero for eviction, and was given a go ahead letter and officers to secure the premises during the eviction.

After retaining the ownership of two arcades Charles Muhangi change the names of Arcades from Qualicel terminal to “Horizon city” and Nabukera Plaza to “Bazannya N’engo”.

After changing the names of Arcades the two tycoons Drake Lubega and Mansoor Matovu alias Young closed the two arcades last month in protest which left many traders renting on the buildings stranded on streets of Kampala.
The arcades were later opened after two days.

The two business men were accusing Charles Muhangi of grabbing their buildings and have been battling the case in the courts of law for the last 13 years.

Police and Military police have cordoned Ibrahim Ssemuju Nganda’s home this Morning

Police and Military police today morning have cordoned off the home of Kira municipality member of parliament Ibrahim Ssemuju Nganda.

This comes ahead of the planned consultative rally by the legislator in his constituency this evening at Bweyogerere expected to attract different opposition members. Speaking to Capital radio Ssemujju who is still in hiding in his house says he had written to police earlier but the officer’s who stormed his home told him he notified them late.

Ssemujju who escaped arrest by security personnel who used police patrol to jump into his compound to arrest him, but managed to escape vows to go on with his consultative rally at Bweyogerere this evening come rain come shine.

According to sources from police, the venue where Hon Ssemujju want to hold his rally, is the same venue Cape Verde national team used for training ahead of tomorrow’s match with Uganda Cranes. Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson says police advised the legislator to change the venue of the rally because some activities are going on in the area.

Owoyesigyire adds that police administration didn’t give him go a. head to continue with his planned rally, but they are still waiting to write and inform them about the new venue he chooses for today’s rally.

Hon Ssemujju adds that they stormed his home this morning because I have a public rally today.’I notified them on Monday, they received a letter on 12th November 2018 and signed it, but they are saying they received it on 15th Thursday which is not true, Ssemujju wondered.

He adds that he showed them a copy signed by a director in charge of operations AIGP Asuman Mugyenyi, they refused and go on with their plans of arresting me until they used their patrol car to jump into my compound with intention of arresting me, but I escaped and hiding inside my house says Ssemujju.

He, however, adds that under public order management bill, he is required to notify police where is the rally not to Grant him permission.

In August this year police have surrounded the homes of opposition politicians and lawyers these are former FDC president Dr. Kizza Besigye, Allan Ssewanyana, Lord mayor Elias Lukwago, Ingrid Tirinawe, after police received information that they plan to invite people to riot over a court hearing for detained opposition lawmakers Hon Robert Kyagulanyi and 4 other politicians arrested over Arua by-election.

Pick pocketing: Police arrests over 300 suspects ahead of Christmas.

Over 300 suspects have been arrested in Kampala metropolitan during operations in different divisions of Kampala aimed at reducing crime on  streets  and make city peaceful during the Christmas festive. The operations are targeting criminals involved in pick pocketing, general thefts, vandalism on streets, pouring acid to motorist in traffic jam, drug abuse and injuring people in the many suburbs of Kampala.
These illegal and criminal activities disorganize and disrupt the smooth running of business in metropolitan area. The operation was carried out by the   divisions of Kampala metropolitan mainly, Katwe police, Kabalagala police, Central police station, Old Kampala, Jinja road, Wandegeya police.

These targeted black spots like Nakivubo channel, Namirembe road, Kisenyi, Katwe Kinyoro, Makerere Kivulu, Kinawataka, Murungo, Ndeeba as well as Kampala streets mainly where thugs used to open motorist cars to steal  different items like laptop, mobile phones and women hand bags. Those areas are commonly identified as the black spots and have always been regarded impassable both during day and night hours.

The operations were commanded by Deputy Kampaala Metropolitan Police Commander Denis Namuwoza who vows not to allow crime exist in city center during the festive season. He adds that most of the suspects were found in most frequented crime spots.

They were found in possession of marijuana, sharp knives, dangerous chemicals, metallic stones used to hit the victims before taking off with their valuables. The suspects are currently detained at different police division pending screening with help of area chairmen. They will later appear in court after screening.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said that as the Christmas festive season approaches, all police divisions shall intensify operations in a bid to fight criminal activities in Kampala.

“Research has always shown that crime is always on the increase as festive seasons approach however we won’t  allow criminals to undermine the internal security and peace in Kampala,” says Owoyesigyire. He assured the general public of safety. He also reminded the citizens to take their personal security more seriously as the festive season approaches.

Uganda Police and NWSC champion the green environment campaign

The Uganda Police Force Kapchorwa area officers and the Municipality leadership joined NWSC for a tree planting activity at Kapchorwa Boma Grounds.
The exercise is part of NWSC’S ongoing campaign to green the environment.
Speaking at the tree planting activity spearheaded by the Young Water Professionals Uganda Chapter, NWSC MD Dr.Eng Silver Mugisha urged Ugandans to give back to the environment by planting trees and protecting water sources.
“Issues of climate change can no longer be left to the experts only. We all have a part to play.,” Dr.Eng Silver Mugisha.

Over 700 join police training under unclear circumstances

726 out the 1226 police cadets scheduled to pass out this weekend were enrolled for training in disregard of the laid down procedure, URN has learnt.

In December 2014, Uganda Police advertised 500 vacancies for cadet recruits. On May 25, 2015, the Police Human Resource Management Directorate, which was in charge of the training, released a list of 516 successful applicants.

The recruits were asked to report to Kabalye Police Training school on June 2015 for the mandatory training. However, as the training progressed more recruits were ferried to the training school under unclear circumstances.

The Police Act requires the Police Authority to develop a Human Resource manual stipulating the mode of recruitment based on the principal of transparency and fairness. It also requires the force to advertise the vacant positions calling for applicants with the approval of the Finance Ministry.

A highly placed source in Police Human Resource Management Directorate told URN, that more than 300 of the fresh recruits were recommended by statehouse. “In February 2015, the Police Authority approved the list of people that had passed the recruitment test.

However, before it was released complaints arose from Statehouse and the list had to be reworked,” said the source on condition of anonymity. The names of some of the applicants, who had passed the recruitment test, disappeared from the reworked list.

One of the recruits who emerged overall in her district was shocked to discover her name was missing on the list yet it had people who had failed the tests. “Luckily I had a high ranking relative in the police. I told her my problem and was able to intervene on my behalf. I was called for training,” she said.

While some of the fresh recruits back their presence at the training school on their performance, some are simply relatives and friends of senior government official. About 80 of the recruit are civilians who have been working for Police on contract basis. They include social media managers, secretaries, forensic assistants and IT specialists among others.

Andrew Felix Kaweesi, the Director Human Resource Development who is also the police spokesperson, says the 726 recruits were enrolled for training basing on the manpower needs in the force.

In December 2014, the Finance Ministry approved recruitment of 500 cadets and 3000 constables and remitted their salaries with effect from July 1st 2015. It is unclear where Police got the salaries of the additional cadet recruits.

Police trainees start receiving their salaries from the very first of their training, despite the fact the president signs their contracts a year after they have passed out and are confirmed as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

There are currently more than 6,000 ASPs with less than 3500 command positions requiring officers at that rank.

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270 Ugandans finally back

By Robert Ssegawa.

Over 270 Ugandans who were trapped in Juba during the ongoing war have finally back home in Kampala.

While receiving them at CPS the police spokesperson Fred Enanga said those who managed to board Uganda police buses are those with bullet wounds, women with their children.

Zaitun Namubiru one of the injured told police 4 of her friends were killed as they were resisting surrendering money to government soldiers.

Enanga adds that all these were stranded at Eregu boarder after all lost their money and government have to transport them to Kampala.

Have creative ideas worth investment- Otafire

By Deo Wasswa

Justice and constitutional affairs Minister Kahindo Otafire says Kadongokamu is not worth invest in.

While officiating the launch memorandum of understanding between Uganda Artistes, Uganda registration services bureau, Uganda government and Uganda police for effective implementation of copy right law in the country.

Kahindo Otafire has urged Artistes to come up with creative innovations that are worth investing in tax payer’s money.

According to him, the government is willing to support Artistes both legally and financially once they come with innovations that are worthy supportive.


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WOMAN BEHEADED, POLICE IS LOOKING FOR A POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION

By Tukundane Yonna

The Police at Kakiri Division, on Sunday, 5th, June, 2016, found a naked, headless body of a woman, dumped in the swamps of River Mayanja, along the Kakiri-Masuliita road, at Ddambwe village, Kakiri sub-county, in Wakiso District.

The victim was light skinned, about 5ft, 6 inches long, around 85 Kgs ( with medium size breasts, wide hips and round buttocks), aged between 25-30 years, and with injuries around the upper chest.

At the scene, there were no traces of blood, apart from a small cut rope which appeared to have tied her hands, and a black blouse with white strips.

The body appeared to have been hurriedly dumped in the swamp on the night of 4th-5th, June, 2016, by the culprits.

The scene was documented and the body transferred to Mulago mortuary for post-mortem analysis. Upon examination, the beheaded body was found to be clean, well nourished and with no distinguishing body features and marks. Generally, it appeared to be that of a responsible lady.

“In our efforts to identify the body, the Police has sent out messages to all units, to verify cases of missing and or disappeared female adults; including information of any recovered human head, to link up with the police at Kakiri Division, Wakiso District,” says CP Fred Enanga the police Press and Public Relations Officer.

Police also appeal to members of the public especially those whose female; relative, friends, workmate, neighbor could have disappeared during the week of 5th, June, 2016,and still untraced, to come forward and view the beheaded body at Mulago Hospital mortuary, plus the black blouse with white stripes exhibited at Kakiri Disivional Police Headquarters.

Uganda police strongly believes that the positive identification of the victim will provide leads into the case that can help identify the perpetrators and the motive behind the suspected gruesome murder.


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Crime preventers club launched in secondary schools

The Uganda Police Force has launched crime Preventer’s Club in secondary schools across the country in a bid to fight rising crime levels. The assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Human Resources Andrew Felix Kaweesi, says such clubs will help police to detect and fight crimes starting with demonstrations in schools, abuses by some teachers as well as any other crime that may emanate from schools. While launching the crime Preventer’s Club at International University of East Africa in Kansanga today, Kaweesa noted that more than 250 secondary schools have agreed to form the clubs to participate in civilian crime prevention program.