The five include the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, the Chief of Defense Forces (CDF) David Muhoozi, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola, the Commissioner General of Prisons (CGP) Johnson Byabashaija and the High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda in his capacity as the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps.
The blackout started just moments before the address which was earlier on planned to start at midday. According to the Umeme Spokesperson, Stephen Illungole, there was a problem at the Owen Falls Dam, where the water hyacinth reportedly blocked the turbines.Illungole says that this could partly be related to the overflow from the lake.
Stanley Eroku, the Spokesperson Statehouse Anti- Corruption Unit, says the CAO fled arrest when the unit interrogated officers from Lango sub region last year.
“He has been hiding since March last year but we managed to arrest him yesterday. He will be produced to court soon and details of his case shall be availed shortly”, Eroku said on phone.
The 10-point security plan was first announced after a shooting which claimed the life of then Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga, who was gunned down by gunmen near his home in Kawanda, Wakiso district in June 2018. This also followed a series of similar incidences involving high profile nationals, gunned down in different parts of the country.
Paul Omer, the Soroti Municipality Mayor says the appointments are appeasements to excite voters in the region. He notes that some positions like fisheries are a trap to the MPs with electorate whom he notes are being harassed in Lake Kyoga.
Tension was already high by Monday evening when official communication came in indicating that the team would be meeting Moroto District Officials today. By 12:30pm, Moroto Chamber Hall, the venue for the meeting was almost empty as officers scattered to make consultations in small groups of three to five people.
A source told URN that the group was briefly held at Kira Road police station before a decision was made to transfer them to the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) in Kibuli for interrogation. However, on their way to Kibuli, the vehicle was diverted to Nakasero State House following a telephone call from unidentified person.