Lt. Col (Rtd) Cyrus Kigongo, who served the army for 33-years since 1986 before retiring in 2019 observed the veterans who turned up for the exercise were visibly worn-out depicting misery in their lives after retirement.
The accident involved a FUSO Truck registration number UBG 923T carrying Matooke from Bunyangabu District heading to Kampala, which collided with a Congolese, trailer Reg No: 13O9AF19 /1310AE19, that was coming from Kampala.
According to a statement shared with URN reporter on Wednesday, the factory Country CEO Jean-Micheal Pons said the condition of the two victims had necessitated their evacuation to South Africa for further treatment at a specialized burns unit.
Mukebezi was reportedly shot after a UPDF officer attached to the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence -CMI headquarters in Mbuya on Saturday as he attempted to tow a military vehicle registration number H4DF 1391 that had veered off the road and rammed into a signpost at Kobil Petrol Station along Kiwatule Road.
On Wednesday, Richard Birivumbuka, the Masaka Resident State Attorney told Masaka Grade One Magistrate Philp Nzwebe that he and his family have received death threats from people he claims are connected to the two MPs.
Jacob Siminyu, the Ministry of Internal Affairs spokesperson explains that an MP acquires an official passport only when he or she is still a serving legislator. The same applies to ministers with Diplomatic passports that are only valid as long as they are still in the cabinet.
CID Spokesperson Charles Twine says that many people especially those holding public offices are increasingly dodging summons even when they are delivered to them, their personal assistants or their superiors. He cited politicians, officials from different government ministries and departments, security officers, and well-established business persons.
On Tuesday, the Kotido District Security Committee resolved to evacuate the health workers to a safe place where they shall go on leave until the security situation improves or until the attacks on the workers cease.
The suspects who include Siraje Ssenkungu and Muzafaru Kataza were arrested on Sunday from Mpigi by Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), JATT, and Crime Intelligence after they were allegedly named by some of the suspects already in custody.
Akon, together with his wife Rozina Negusei, visited Uganda last year and met with high profile government officials including president Yoweri Museveni with whom they discussed the issue of investing in Uganda.
Carol Kezabu, the Hima Cement Factory Public Relations Officer URN on Monday that they have opted for DNA testing to positively identify the victims. The bodies were evacuated to Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital-FRRH where DNA testing will be conducted.
At least 79 inmates including a Venezuelan have been set free from various government prisons after they have been pardoned by president Yoweri Museveni. Uganda Prisons Service –UPS Spokesperson, Frank Baine, said Museveni forgave the inmates on medical and humanitarian grounds.
Police insist that whatever Constable Mukebezi did was within the law and it was right to check the state of the occupants in the military vehicle and tow the wreckage to the police station. According to police, Maj Okua and his accomplices are still at large.