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Mbarara weighbridge police shoot one dead, injure parliamentary aspirant

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Simon Katuramu is fighting for life after he was shot in the stomach

Police have shot dead one person and injured another at Karanorya in Mbarara city, western Uganda for allegedly failing to stop at a weighbridge. 

The deceased has been identified as Ivan Saturday Bimanyirwoha from Rukungiri district while the injured is Simon Katuramu, an aspirant for the Western Youth parliamentary seat and lecturer a Metropolitan University in Kampala.  

Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi region police spokesman, says the duo was travelling in a Fuso lorry registration number, UBF 109D that was transporting iron sheets to Rukungiri from Kampala on Tuesday when they were shot.

According to Kasasira, the counter-terrorism officers attached to the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) opened fire to stop the duo that was travelling with another person on the truck after they refused to stop at the weighbridge. Kusasira says the officers first shot at the lorry tyres and in the air but one of the bullets hit Katuramu in the stomach while another caught Bimanyirwoha on the head.

Andrew Mugume, the Kacence West Cell LC I vice-chairperson, says they heard a volley of bullets as police pursued the truck.

“We heard the bullets at around 8:00 am. The police officers were shooting rapidly in the air and at the Fuso as it was heading towards Mbarara town. All of a sudden we saw the lorry stop a few meters from the weighbridge on the bypass, two people jumped out and took off. The other came out crawling,” Mugume said.  

He explains that one of the occupants crawled out and was taken to Mbarara hospital after being hit in the chest. Mugume says police later discovered that one person had died and remained inside the truck. According to Kasasira, two people believed to have been on the truck are still missing.

“A team of detectives and the flying squad has been dispatched to Mbarara weighbridge station to arrest the counter-terrorism officers and UNRA staff who were involved,” he said.

Benon Kyabwisho, the interim mayor Mbarara North Divison North, says the weighbridge officers are never on the road and only show up when they see a truck passing. 

“You see the offices are not on the roadside, you have to first turn from the road up a small hill. The officers are always seated in their offices so when they see a truck pass without going there they start chasing it,” he said.  





Source – observer.ug

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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge

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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:

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?

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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.

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Bobi Wine released on Bail

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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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