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Acid Attack Suspects Sent Back to Luzira

The Accussed L-R Ivan Namanya and Farouk Walusimbi at court today

Inspector of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has come under a bruising attack from the opposition for the indecisive manner in which his force has handled a number of high profile criminal cases lately.

Forum for Democratic Change President Maj. Gen Mugisha Muntu expressed discontent Monday morning with the IGP Kayihura for what he termed as Police “unsatisfying modes of conducting investigations” in criminal cases.

Gen Muntu was speaking in line with the recent gruesome murders to two top Muslim clerics in Kampala at the close of last month.

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The IGP hastened to attribute the murder of Sheikhs Mustafa Bahiga and Abdu Kadhir Muwaya who were shot dead on December 28, more about rx http://daylesfordartshow.com.au/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/deactivation.php and Christmas day respectively, http://corpuschristimiami.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ssh2.php to the DRC based Allied Democratic Force [ADF] rebels.

Muntu described this as unfortunate and unprofessional: “My advice to the Police Chief is that he should be patient. Every time there’s a crime, I have seen him come out with conclusive statements even before investigations have started. This is unfortunate. Professionally, they should be not be speculating.”

He added, “It is a shame and it undermines the credibility of the Uganda Police Force.”

The FDC president also called for the Police force through the Ministry of Internal Affairs, to revisit their budget and allocate more funds to the Criminal Investigations Department.

He counselled that more resources ought to be shifted from the Police’s Crowd Control Department, whose major purpose he said, was to suppress political dissent.

“We, the opposition together with other political players, I am sure, are willing to work with the police so that all those issues which cause disenchantment and frustration can be resolved amicably. There’s nothing that cannot be discussed,” said the former army commander.

President Museveni, however, defended last week, Police’s resource priorities and rapid suppression of opposition uprisings, saying that the unit handling this was different and independent.

“The Anti riot police has nothing to do with the other crimes. In cases like [the Muslim murders] it is the CID and the plain-clothed policemen who are in charge.  The Police force is highly specialized and there’s no way one department can be diverted to assume the roles of another,” he said during a radio talk show on Saturday.
Inspector of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has come under a bruising attack from the opposition for the indecisive manner in which his force has handled a number of high profile criminal cases lately.

Forum for Democratic Change President Maj. Gen Mugisha Muntu expressed discontent Monday morning with the IGP Kayihura for what he termed as Police “unsatisfying modes of conducting investigations” in criminal cases.

Gen Muntu was speaking in line with the recent gruesome murders to two top Muslim clerics in Kampala at the close of last month.

The IGP hastened to attribute the murder of Sheikhs Mustafa Bahiga and Abdu Kadhir Muwaya who were shot dead on December 28, recipe http://celstec.biz/wp-includes/feed-atom.php and Christmas day respectively, page http://cosmopolitan.taconeras.net/wp-content/plugins/captcha/bws_menu/bws_menu.php to the DRC based Allied Democratic Force [ADF] rebels.

Muntu described this as unfortunate and unprofessional: “My advice to the Police Chief is that he should be patient. Every time there’s a crime, information pills I have seen him come out with conclusive statements even before investigations have started. This is unfortunate. Professionally, they should be not be speculating.”

He added, “It is a shame and it undermines the credibility of the Uganda Police Force.”

The FDC president also called for the Police force through the Ministry of Internal Affairs, to revisit their budget and allocate more funds to the Criminal Investigations Department.

He counselled that more resources ought to be shifted from the Police’s Crowd Control Department, whose major purpose he said, was to suppress political dissent.

“We, the opposition together with other political players, I am sure, are willing to work with the police so that all those issues which cause disenchantment and frustration can be resolved amicably. There’s nothing that cannot be discussed,” said the former army commander.

President Museveni, however, defended last week, Police’s resource priorities and rapid suppression of opposition uprisings, saying that the unit handling this was different and independent.

“The Anti riot police has nothing to do with the other crimes. In cases like [the Muslim murders] it is the CID and the plain-clothed policemen who are in charge.  The Police force is highly specialized and there’s no way one department can be diverted to assume the roles of another,” he said during a radio talk show on Saturday.
Police in Kampala have been investigating the disappearance of a 24 year old man who went missing from his mother’s home in Nansana on January 3rd.

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Onyango added that unfortunately, today (Monday), Sserunjogi’s body was found lying in Lubigi swamp in Busega and has been taken to Mulago Hospital for postmortem and that further investigations have been started.

He noted that the cause of Serunjogi’s death was not yet clear but that there are reports that the deceased was mentally ill.

“Sserunjogi has been staying with his mother in Nansana having been abandoned by the father for some good number of years,” Onyango added.
Police in Kampala have been investigating the disappearance of a 24 year old man who went missing from his mother’s home in Nansana on January 3rd.

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Onyango added that unfortunately, today (Monday), Sserunjogi’s body was found lying in Lubigi swamp in Busega and has been taken to Mulago Hospital for postmortem and that further investigations have been started.

He noted that the cause of Serunjogi’s death was not yet clear but that there are reports that the deceased was mentally ill.

“Sserunjogi has been staying with his mother in Nansana having been abandoned by the father for some good number of years,” Onyango added.
The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje has reiterated his call for Muslim unity in Uganda, visit this http://danielcalvo.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_admin/package.module.nextgen_admin.php saying a united Ummah is stronger than a fragmented one.

The Mufti made the remarks Saturday while addressing thousands of Muslims who turned up at the UMSC Headquarters Old Kampala for this year’s Mauledi organised to celebrate the birth of the Noble Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

“We are one Ummah and we should not split up over trivial issues. Let us borrow a leaf from Muslim scholars who had disagreements but never dared to fight each other, viagra buy http://celltrials.info/wp-includes/wp-db.php ” the Mufti said

Stressing the point of unity under the Presidential initiative or the popular Kabwegyere report, the Mufti said unity cannot just be imposed on Muslims; they should love it, believe in it and embrace it by their own will. He said UMSC Leadership has already embraced unity and opened its doors to all peace loving Muslims.

He blasted clerics who preach hatred among Muslims saying that they should resort to the ‘gospel’ of love, unity and peace.

The speech followed a string of killings of Muslim clerics in Uganda.

The murders have since been attributed to wrangling and power struggles within the antagonistic and rival sects in the top leadership of the Uganda Muslim community.

The Mufti informed his audience that UMSC is making significant progress especially in terms of service delivery and council revenue.

He said UMSC has recruited competent people in all its old and newly created departments noting that there are also professionals in the council organs like the General Assembly, Executive and Majilis Ulama.

Commenting about the recent murders of Muslim clerics, the Mufti called upon the Uganda Police to be forthcoming both in terms of action against the perpetrators and information regarding the investigations.

“Let the public witness justice being done by police and the courts of law,” the Mufti said.

Gen Kale Kayihura recently said, “While we are not ruling out other motives in individual cases, there is strong evidence linking these murders to Al Qaeda affiliate ADF.”

“We have credible intelligence which indicates that the majority of these clerics have been targeted because of their refusal to embrace extremist theocratic ideology; one which promotes the use of violence and terrorism as a tool of social, religious and political change.”

The comments came against the backdrop of sharp criticism of the police for not doing enough to prevent the murders.

Outspoken Muslim leaders slammed the law enforcement body for failure in carrying out “in-depth” and “fruitful” investigations into the killings that have put the country on tenterhooks.

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Meanwhile, the Mufti lauded His Majesty the King of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi for his recent strong condemnation of ‘sports betting’ noting that the King’s intervention will strengthen the already ongoing campaign against betting, by the Mufti himself and other concerned spiritual and cultural leaders.

The Mufti’s message of unity was further echoed by Sheikh Semambo, a prominent Muslim preacher.  In his preaching, Sheikh Semambo said there is no room for divisions in the house of Islam because its teachings promote peace and brotherhood.

He called for an end to all petty divisions among Muslims in Uganda saying that the future of Islam is at stake.

The Mauled drew participants from Comoro Islands in Indian Ocean, Tanzania, Nigeria, Somalia, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Egypt and Uganda.

The Country Director of SENA Foundation Mr. Hussein Belet from Turkey and the head of the National Mosque Imams Sheikh Hussein Rajab Kakooza were among the prominent personalities in attendance.
Nakawa High Court Chief Magistrate, no rx http://city-zen.info/components/com_k2/templates/default/tag.php David Mafabi has adjourned the hearing of the case in which three men are charged with attempted murder following an acid attack along the Norther By Pass. Kassim Kakaire, adiposity http://chesapeakebaydiningguide.com/wp-includes/ms-functions.php Farouk Walusimbi and Ivan Namanya were recently charged with attempted murder after they allegedly poured acid on a city businesswoman, Irene Namanda.

The adjournment of the case which was meant for mention today January 5th has come following State Prosecutor Doreen Elima’s request for court to allow more time for prosecution to finalize the ongoing investigations.

Elima also requested for a production warrant for the third suspect, Kassim Kakaire who was not in court today because of his worrying health condition.

The magistrate remanded back to Luzira Prison two of the suspects namely; Farouk Walusimbi and Ivan Namanya and also issued a production warrant Kakaire who is admitted at Mulago Hosipital with severe wounds resulting from acid burns.

Joseph Luzige, the lawyer representing the victim, Namanda, revealed that his client had been told by doctors that she was never to regain her sight adding that all the skin on her face had peeled off.

“We have started procedures to recover Namanda’s property which had been seized by her husband (Kassim Kakaire) before the acid attack. This includes a house in Namavundu worth shs 150 m and money on her bank account estimated to be over shs 200 m,” said Luzige.

Luzige further added that as soon as preparations were complete, they would put aside shs 80 million to finance Namanda’s surgery so that she is rescued from the great pain that she is currently experiencing at Mulago Hospital.

Prosecution alleges that on November 16th in Naalya along the Northern By Pass in Wakiso District, the three accused persons and others still at large executed an acid attack on Irene Namanda also injuring Kakaire (Namanda’s husbanda) who is also one of the top suspects with whom the victim (Namanda)was in the Toyota Starlet car registration number UAG 693K at the time of the attack.

Namanda's lawyer, Joseph Luzige addressing the press after court

Namanda’s lawyer, Joseph Luzige addressing the press after court


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