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Museveni: NRM Doesn’t Use Assassinations; If I Killed Besigye He’d Be Hero

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President Yoweri Museveni has described the recent attempt on the life of Gen Edward Katumba Wamala as “politically” motivated and its perpetrators as “bankrupt.”

The President who also termed the attackers as pigs, reassured that they will soon be apprehended.

The June 1st attack on the former CDF in Kisaasi Kampala, left the minister’s daughter and driver dead.

Speaking today at the reading of this year’s national budget, Museveni said the attack couldn’t possibly have been orchestrated by him or anyone in the NRM government, but a political opponent.

“This business of people who use assignations; these are people who are not sure of themselves,” he said.

“The NRM never uses assassinations because we are sure of ourselves. Why should I kill you because you are opposing me? If I’m right and you are wrong, why do I kill you? I should preserve you so that you continue making your mistakes and people see that I am the one who is right.”

The President further noted that this was the reason he didn’t kill his political opponents.

“It is bankrupt to kill people. If had killed (Dr Kizza) Besigye, he would be a hero in the memory of people. That is how Jesus became a hero.”

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Meanwhile, President Museveni used the occasion to appeal to a person who picked a piece of cloth that was reportedly dropped by the four attacks who tried to kill minister Katumba, to return it.

Museveni revealed that during the attack, one of the four criminals dropped a piece of cloth, which was however picked by the locals that rushed to the crime scene.

“One of them dropped a cloth, it is in the videos; Lokech (Deputy IGP)  told me. But our people picked the cloth and took it away. They should not have touched that cloth because it has got all the story about you. It has got your DNA, your sweat, we can take it to the lab and the results will show us who you are.”

“The person who took the cloth wronged us and if you still have it please bring it back.  Although you have added you own sweat, may be there is a chance it can still help us if you haven’t washed it.

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Reckoning with Laughter: Noam Shuster returns to Israel

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About to make it big in the US, Israeli comedian Noam Shuster returns home to face her toughest audience yet.



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Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed: The Nobel Prize winner who went to war

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This feeling of marginalisation, particularly among the country’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo, fuelled a wave of demonstrations. Mr Abiy, an Oromo himself, was promoted to the top job and immediately set about addressing concerns in a dizzying period of reforms.



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600 doses of stolen COVID-19 vaccines recovered at 2 private clinics

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Police have recovered 600 doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from two private pharmacies in Kampala. 10 suspects were also arrested in the two-day operation following a tip-off from a concerned citizen.    

A police officer, who was involved in the operation, intimated to URN that they carried out raids on First Pharmacy Mulago-Wandegeya and Victoria Pharmacy in Ntinda. He explains that they first sent operatives to both facilities under the disguise that they were travellers looking for Covid-19 vaccination and certificates and got assurance that the service was available.    

“We swiftly stormed these places in Wandegeya and Ntinda, and the stolen vaccines were found there and of course arrested some suspects from there,” he said.

He says that during the raid on First Pharmacy, they intercepted one of the employees who was running away with some materials in the bag.  

“We forced him to open the bag for searching. Upon opening, documents that looked like Covid-19 vaccination certificates dropped down,” he said.

He says that they searched the pharmacy where they recovered some exhibits and arrested some suspects. According to police, they also conducted another raid on Victoria Pharmacy, recovered several doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and arrested five suspects. 

Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the arrests but declined to reveal the identities of the suspects. 

“It’s true about that operation intelligence in Bukoto, we found 600 doses of the vaccine, in these two pharmacies and also ministry of Health vaccination cards and other documents” said Owoyesigyire’’. 

He says the suspects are locked up at the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Kireka. According to police, similar operations are still ongoing after discovering that unscrupulous people stole Covid-19 vaccines from the ministry of Health storage facility and are now busy selling them to the public on the black market.

At a press conference held today, however, First pharmacy demanded an apology from the police, claiming no raid was conducted at their facility or vaccines recovered. 

More than 50 pe rcent of the 964,000 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines donated by Covax Facility and India have already been used. Recently, President Museveni in his televised address said that the government is preparing to get Johnson and Johnson vaccines from the USA and Cuba since India suspended exports. Unicef announced that another 170,000 doses would be arriving in the country in two weeks. 

 



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