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Bombo murder suspect charged

The UPDF soldier accused of killing 10 people has been charged. Private Patrick Okot Odoki, attached to the Air Defense at Bombo Military Barracks has been charged before the General Court Martial in Makindye. He has been charged with allegedly 15 counts including 10 of murder, 2 aggravated robbery, 3 of attempted murder. Okot has however denied all the charges before a panel of 7 members of the court chaired by Brig. Fred Tolliti . He has been remanded to Makindye Military Barracks until the 17th of April when he will return to  court for the mention of his case. Okot is said to have abandoned his guard station and gun at Bombo Army barracks on the night of 9th …

IGP reshuffles Police Commanders

The Inspector General of Police, Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura has reshuffled over 43 regional and district police commanders. Eight assistant commissioners, 13 senior superintendents, eight superintendents and 13 assistant superintendents were affected. Dodovic Awita, who has been in Counter Terrorism, is now the commandant of Aviation Police replacing Moses Kafeero. Kafeero has been transferred to Busoga North region as the Regional Police Commander. Abby Kisubi has been transferred to Nsambya Police Barracks as the Commandant from the Integrated Highway Patrol Unit. He has been replaced by Cohen Arinaitwe, who has been the Commandant in charge of Emergency Response Unit. Robert Walugembe, whose area (Kiira Road) has been dogged with murders and robbers, has been transferred to Ssembabule District as DPC. …

The police issue guidelines for Way of the Cross

Way of the cross

The way of the Cross is meant for believers and not people with political motives. Politicians have been warned against taking advantage of the planned procession for the Way of the Cross. The police in Kampala have issued guideline to be fallowed on Friday morning. Speaking to KFM, the Kampala metropolitan spokesperson Ibin Ssenkubi said that they have authorized specific routes to be used by believers to access Nakivubo stadium. These, he says are to be guarded heavily by the police. People coming from the northern side are expected to use Wandegeya- Rashid Hamis road to Nakivubo, those from Bakuli will use Namirembe road to Nakivubo. While those from central will join Nakivubo via parliamentary Avenue through Nasser road. The …

Hope for Ugandans in detention abroad

Government is making initial steps to rescue Ugandans in detention in Southern Africa. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched an investigation to establish the fate of over 5000 Ugandan national currently languishing in prisons in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Human rights activists yesterday revealed that about 5,800 Ugandans are being held in prisons in the two countries and called for their deportation since they have not been arraigned in court. The head of the Diaspora Service Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Job Elogu says the missions and embassies in the respective countries have been notified to establish the numbers and cases against them. Elogu says the reports will help them not only find out the facts, but …

Tinka challenges committee composition

Buyaga West MP Banabus Tinkasimiire is challenging the composition of the NRM disciplinary committee. He is among the four MPs accused of going against the party’s positions in parliament. They are also accused of hobnobbing with members of the opposition. The committee comprises Al-haji Moses Kigongo as its chair person, Prof. Mondo Kagonyera, Amama Mbabazi, Dr. Beatrice Wabudeya, Dorah Byamukama, Lillian Oumu and Adolf Mwesigye. Tinkasimire says the party constitution prohibits a public servant from interfering with party issues and therefore the committee composition its self is against the party laws. He says that unless the public servants are removed from the committee he will find it difficult to appear before the same. The accused MPs are Wilfred Niwagaba (Ndorwa …