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Police Summon Wakiso Boss Over Sectarian Talk :: Uganda Radionetwork

Police Summon Wakiso Boss Over Sectarian Talk

Bwanika has confirmed receipt of the letter, saying he will present himself as required despite receiving the summons late. Bwanika acknowledged receipt of the summons on October 15th, 2017.
Bwanika in a rough exchange with one of the workers of the company carrying out illegal sand mining in Lake Victoria recently

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Wakiso District chairperson Matia Lwanga Bwanika has been summoned by police for inciting violence and promoting Sectarianism. He is expected to report to the Criminal Investigations Department-CID Headquarters at Kibuli on August 16.

"Pursuant to section 27A of the Police Act, you are expected to report to criminal investigations directorate headquarters in Kibuli...at 11:00 hours to assist in providing valuable information to the matter being investigated," the letter dated August 10 reads.

However, the letter is silent about the details of the alleged offence.

Bwanika has confirmed receipt of the letter and adds that although they have not mentioned any details of the case under investigation within the summons, he highly suspects that the case might be rooting from his long battle with illegal sand miners.


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Recently, Bwanika reignited the fight against illegal sand mining after finding a Chinese company excavating sand from Lake Victoria in disregard of the suspension by the Natural Resources Committee of parliament. 

Bwanika was leading members of the Natural Resource Committee in the district on monitoring tour of natural resources when he found a Chinese firm; Only You, mining sand in Nangoombe, Kasanje Town Council.

The company uses a ship to dredge sand from the water in disregard of warnings by the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA that it could compromise the ecosystem.

Early this year, Wakiso District councilors threatened to impeach Bwanika for opposing sand minding. The council later endorsed sand mining by another Chinese firm Mango Tree, amidst opposition from the district chairperson, NEMA and environmental activists.

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