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Prisons’ Baine Warns MP Luttamaguzi against Tarnishing UPS’ Image, Asks Him to Justify his Accusations

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Uganda Prisons Services Spokesperson Frank Baine has refuted claims made by the Nakaseke South Member of Parliament Lutamaguzi Ssemakula on different social media platforms that he was arrested and taken to over 10 prisons in one night.

Baine challenged Lutamaguzi to come out and justify his statements which he (Baine) said were baseless and misleading.

“As a leader, if he wants to communicate, let him be honest and speak the truth. It is very unfortunate when a leader stands from the misinformed part, takes his personal sentiments and political disappointments to paint the dark picture of prisons,” Baine told Journalists at Uganda Media Center on Monday September, 7.

Baine also noted that, Luttamaguzi goes ahead to allege that there are too many kidnapped prisoners and that there is a deliberate policy to poison prisoners.

“The facts speak for themselves, prisons operate an open door policy. There is no body that comes to prison, if you have not gone through court and prison. I want him to go ahead and verify his allegations because we have all warrants for every inmate in our custody,” Baine said

He also said that, “If our work is to poison prisoners then we would be having zero, we would not be having congestion. I hope that he finds it in his heart to say the truth and confirm that it was his personal anger leading him into doing that.”

He, however, revealed that all patients in Gulu referral centers are stable and are expected to be discharged any time soon.

“As far as Kampala is concerned our isolation centers of Kitalya, Kasangati and Kawuga are currently admitting the inmates,” Baine added.

Baine also noted that the number of prisoners has now increased to 61,169 prisoners in 264 prisons and they are all properly catered for, contrary to Luttamaguzi’s claims.

Regarding the congestion in prisons, Baine noted that the judiciary is working on handling as many cases as they can and the number of inmates is expected to reduce.

“Some activities that are going on, we are glad to inform the public that sex and gender based cases are going on in court in Kiboga, Jinja, Arua, Iganga and Gulu alongside other cases in the high court and we expect a reduction in the number of inmates as the courts are running,” he revealed.

Baine assured Ugandans that UPS is one institution that is non political and complies with both national and international standards of managing offenders.

“Because we are in a political period, we are not going to accept anybody to make a political capital of his being arrested,” he cautioned.

 



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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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