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Bwaise LC1 Chairman Arrested for Disarming Police Officer



Police have Tuesday August 18, arrested the LC1 chairman of Kiyaga Zone, Bwaise 1, who reportedly disarmed a police officer while on duty on Monday.

The arrest of the local leader followed an incident that happened during the youth elections at Kiyaga Zone Bwaise 1, Kawempe Division, Kampala City during the declaration of results.

In a statement by KMP spokesperson SP Patrick Onyango, the Youth turned to the police officer CPL Jack Rutabaleka, who was providing security at the venue and insulted him.

“Six men came from behind and grabbed him unaware, in the process, the Local Council I Chairman of the area Joachim Kimera, came and disarmed him,” Onyango said.

Mr. Kimera was arrested this morning and he is helping Police with investigations to trace for the other suspects, who assaulted the police officer.

“He is being detained at Kawempe Police Station on assault and obstruction charges. He obstructed a police officer from carrying out his lawful duties,” Onyango added.

However, the regional police are still looking for the six suspects to have them arrested for committing an offence.

This shocking incident, which widely circulated on social media, was sparked off after the declaration of results where a National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate had got 21 votes against National Resistance Movement (NRM) 09 votes.

Reports indicate that the youths started agitating that there was a likelihood of declaring the NRM candidate as the winner.

Police suspected that this would have been a planned move by the chairman and the six men because after removing the gun from the police officer, the chairman ordered them to run away.

“After their escape, the chairman returned the gun to the officer,” Onyango said.

“The officer did not want to cause commotion at the venue since he was alone at that time. He called for reinforcement to have the chairman arrested but he too had disappeared,” he further noted.

Police have since opened up a case of assault and disarming a police officer on duty at Kawempe Police Station.

“We want to send a strong warning to members of the public to desist from a criminal act of disarming security personnel on duty,” police warned.

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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge



Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.



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Is Johnson Byabashaija courting Enid Kukunda for protection?



The very amiable Commissioner General of Prisons Canon Johnson Byabashaija was recently sighted with President Y K Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s second wife Enid Kukunda as the two had a very secretive meeting in one of the city hangouts.

According to our informers, the two seem to be in a deep conversation that they wouldn’t allow a housefly pass around. However, sources further reveal that Byabashaija could have courted the second lady for protection given that he has amassed a lot of wealth and could be a subject of investigations.

Our sources reveal that Byabashaija who carries himself as Mr.I know it all hasn’t met Madam Enid alone but a host of others with connections to the centre of power in the country.

We will bring you more detail

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Bobi Wine released on Bail



Presidential candidate and kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been realeased on bail by the Iganga magistrates court where he appeared to defend himself against accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign SOPs. A defiant Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to blast the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, whom he accuses of using state power to quell dissident.

This follows a tense week that has seen thousands injured and several dead following Hon. Kyagulanyi’s arrest earlier this week. Demonstrations and riots erupted in many parts of the country and heavy police and army deployment was seen all over the country.

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