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Kawuma Death: Museveni says Opposition Protests Infiltrated by Gunmen

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President Museveni has broken silence on the death of Yasin Kawuma, a driver for opposition Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, on the evening of 13 August 2018.

Kawuma succumbed to bullet wounds on the last day of campaigning ahead of the Arua municipality parliamentary by-election scheduled for 15 August 2018.

The Ugandan police said then that Yasin Kawuma was killed by a “stray bullet” as police officers tried to control clashes between supporters of another opposition politician and a member of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party in northern Uganda.

Bobi Wine accused the Presidential guards of deliberately killing Kawuma, saying the soldiers wanted to take his (Bobi) life.

But in a statement issued today, Museveni shed light on the incident, saying Kawuma’s death was “mysterious.”

Museveni said MP Zaake and a few others are a misguided group being used by some foreigners to destabilize Uganda and for many months now.

“You remember their actions in Parliament when they jumped on tables, tore away the microphones of Parliament, beat others. In Arua, they stoned my vehicle and attacked NRM supporters who were coming from my rally,” he narrated.

“They had even driven a road grader (tinga tinga) all the way from Kampala, I think, to use in ramming our vehicles (kutomera).”

Museveni said the SFC soldiers in a “disciplined way delivered me to the helicopter first and went looking for the ring-leaders – Bobi Wine, Zaake and others. Eventually, they found them in a hotel. These wonderful gentlemen tried to assault our soldiers with punches.”

“The soldiers punched them back until they subdued them. It is very impressive that the soldiers never used guns against Bobi Wine and Zaake in the hotel rooms where they were making a fool of themselves trying to box soldiers as if they were boxing village thieves.

One person died outside the hotel in mysterious circumstances.”

Museveni appeared to attribute Kawuma’s death to assassins who had previously ambushed and killed several high profile citizens.

“These groups have been in collusion with foreign enemies to infiltrate groups with guns to kill demonstrators and say that Government is the one killing them. We are patiently following up those. You remember the piki piki riding killers that killed Abiriga, Kirumira, Kiggundu etc.? We have defeated them and we shall unearth them,” said the President.

In 2018, Amnesty International said Ugandan authorities must immediately launch a thorough, independent and impartial investigation, including appropriate forensic investigations, into how Kawuma was killed with a shot to his head.

“The authorities must also ensure that police do not use excessive force when policing public rallies. The unlawful use of firearms in public gatherings, including political campaign rallies, should be properly investigated and stopped,” said the international group.



Source – chimpreports.com

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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:

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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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