He is accused of masquerading as an administrator of estates of the late Joshua Kabiine. A team of officers from the Land Protection Police Unit led by Commissioner of Police-CP Charles Mutungi arrested Muwanga after the lawful administrators lodged a complaint upon realising that the estate of their late father and grandfather had been sold without their knowledge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Physiatrists believe that this could be one of the factors that are fueling suicide amongst teenagers, even though there is no clear-cut or simple answer as to why children commit suicide. The others push factors include depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder- PTSD, high levels of stress, physical abuse, sexual abuse and Neglect.
“Someone shot a traffic officer on Kira road following a minor accident this morning (Sunday). What awaits such a rash, negligent and intentional crime”. Kasingye tweeted early before it was later confirmed that a UPDF officer was behind the shooting.
The four are said to have died in the fire that caught one of the pupils’ dormitories at around 3am this morning. The victims have been identified as Tena Denge, Bashira Nabawesi, Julian Nakalanzi, all in primary one and 7-year-old Hasina Nakawuki, a primary two pupil.
Uganda has been under nighttime curfew for almost two years, as one of the measures undertaken by the government to control the spread of COVID-19. The curfew runs from 6 pm for motorcycles and from 7 pm for the rest of the public, including, among others, pedestrians and motor vehicles.
“What I know is that he was arrested based on intelligence and he was detained at Mbuya for some days but later transferred to SIU. The boys he was arrested with were released on bond after they proved that they were not aware of his alleged crimes,” a source said.
Henley Magola, a resident of the Kiganda zone listed some of the victims of assault as David George Macha, Opalas Sevelius, and Josh Okunyu. The four are nursing injuries they sustained after being assaulted by a group of nine men for allegedly declining to pay them for violating the nighttime curfew.
According to police, the guards had plucked out the fingernails of victims with pliers. One of them lost an eardrum according to the police surgeon’s report. Twine says they have commenced inquiries vide SD 49/06/2022.
Without mentioning the exact date, the Traffic Police Spokesperson, Faridah Nampiima told journalists on Monday they will soon start checking drivers and their conductors for COVID-19 vaccination cards.