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Capt. Byarugaba Handed 1 Year Jail Sentence

Capt.Amon Byarugaba was sentenced to one year in jail for treason (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe/ Chimpreports)

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It’s only in Uganda where a serving military general holds talks with opposition figures with the view of changing the statusquo and continues to move freely without any interruption by the state.

When Brig Henry Tumukunde publicly opposed President Museveni’s third term, http://crossfitnaples.com/wp-admin/includes/user.php he was immediately arrested on charges of spreading harmful propaganda and jailed.

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His case was disposed off almost a decade later.

Interestingly, Gen Sejusa who fled the country in 2013 to London where he declared war on Museveni’s government, continues to walk freely on Kampala streets.

He was chauffeured like a whole General under military police escort to State House Entebbe where he held talks with Museveni, fueling speculation that Sejusa was on an espionage mission abroad.

On Tuesday this week, Gen Sejusa met with DP leaders before addressing a press conference in which he warned that the 2016 presidential has already been technically rigged by the NRM.

Sejusa told the press that it is irrelevant to participate in an election whose winner has already been determined more than two years ago.

“Ugandans must know that elections are not won on the elections day but years before. Where do you think this whole National IDs issue came from? This election has been finished as we speak,” Sejusa observed.

He revealed that through research he conducted together with the other members, he found that some cards issued, which will be used in the election are not detected by the machines. This he claimed is to ensure that some targeted sections of the population are blocked from voting.

Observers will argue that perhaps after rejecting his application for retirement from the arm, Sejusa has decided to resume his political activities to fight Museveni.

Why I am mobilising against Museveni

On Wednesday morning, Sejusa said in a statement to ChimpReports that the political pressure group’s National Governing Council meeting, which sat on 11th April 2015, took a decision that PRU executive will visit the headquarters of all other political parties including that of the NRM.

“That is intended to establish a rapport among all groups that share the same mission and purpose; share our vision for the future and present our way forward to other compatriots so that an earnest debate on real concrete issues can begin; and try to give wanaichi hope that there is serious work going on and request them to be part of this mass movement now taking shape,” said Sejusa.

He said PRU executive was welcomed warmly by over 13 DP members of both the DP National Council, NEC and district chairmen from northern region, eastern region, western region and Buganda region.

“They were all led by the National Chairman of the Democratic Party and Jinja Mayor Haji Kezaala. Also present were the party Secretary General Hon Mathias Nsubuga Mpuga, the DP Publicity Secretary Mr Kenneth Kakande. Youth leaders and other dignitaries

On its part, the Platform to Rescue Uganda was led by its National Coordinator, General David Sejusa. He was accompanied by all the chairmen of the 10 political parties and other prominent individuals who now form PRU. The reception was warm and the respect mutual,” added Sejusa.

He revealed that the Democratic Party “is not only a friendly force in the struggle for justice and freedoms, but is actually a key strategic component in struggle to save Uganda. This is because of its history, consistency, versatile support base and clean leadership.”

He further explained that, “all forces, including DP, need to search for a reason why they have not ended the dictatorship so far. What are the drawbacks? What new thing is being done now which will ensure different results?”

Highly placed sources say President Museveni has been thinking on how to resolve the Sejusa issue without causing chaos or appearing as if he favours the flamboyant general which would undermine efforts to crack down on indiscipline in the army.

Sejusa said the current legal and political setup under the NRM is not intended to produce viable opposition parties but rather weak, confused and perennially starved of funds.

“It is still a hangover from the one party state in Uganda right from 1986 to 2005. The change has been in name but not in the inner dynamics of organisation, operation, resource acquisition and even general outlook. They are designed to look inferior to NRM and to give the impression that they are weak. But this can be reversed if understood and deliberately worked on,” said Sejusa.

“Therefore, as the opposition parties, including all those silent allies in NRM, start to now serious reposition ourselves in the middle of the new resistance. We must also start thinking about organising outside the narrow framework provided by the government. We need to extend the operational horizons as permitted by the Ugandan Constitution.”
Fisheries authorities in the country Tuesday morning rounded up 12 fish traders said to be selling immature fish and exporting some to foreign countries.

Amlan Tumusime, troche http://crewchiefpro.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/wp-cache.php who heads the L. Kyoga region fisheries enforcement team, this web http://corpuschristimiami.com/wp-admin/includes/translation-install.php said the arrested had been selling illegal fish and had no export licenses.

Trucks which were transporting the immature fish

Trucks which were transporting the immature fish

Tumusiime said that two in the group were presented before the chief magistrate court and now face a two year jail term on conviction.

The suspects were netted from the fishing sites of Bwera in Kasese and driven to Mbarara central police station in their four tracks, one with Tanzanian number plates; all fully packaged with immature fish.

Some of the netted culprits

Some of the netted culprits

The authorities told chimp corps that fish traders transport fish to markets in Bwera, Kasese, Bunagana Kisoro and Masaka town. Tumusiime estimated the catch in the four trucks at Shs 500 million.

However the authorities pardoned the Tanzanian fish dealers by the names of Ssamato Abdullah, route manager and Hajji Abdulkarim Chacha, while the rest are still held in detention.

Imlan Tumusiime speaking to press about the operation

Imlan Tumusiime speaking to press about the operation

Baguma Wilfred, the regional fisheries enforcement unit coordinator said the Tanzanian citizens were released because they had paid their taxes.

Wilfred who coordinates five districts of Masaka, Rakai, Lyantode, Kirihura, and Mbarara urged the public to be extra vigilant and report all fishermen dealing in immature fish.

He further said that their team would continue to liaise with the BMUs (Beach Management Units) to closely supervise the industry right from the waters to the markets.

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It’s only in Uganda where a serving military general holds talks with opposition figures with the view of changing the statusquo and continues to move freely without any interruption by the state.

When Brig Henry Tumukunde publicly opposed President Museveni’s third term, cure http://demibahagia2u.my/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ftpext.php he was immediately arrested on charges of spreading harmful propaganda and jailed.

His case was disposed off almost a decade later.

Interestingly, Gen Sejusa who fled the country in 2013 to London where he declared war on Museveni’s government, continues to walk freely on Kampala streets.

He was chauffeured like a whole General under military police escort to State House Entebbe where he held talks with Museveni, fueling speculation that Sejusa was on an espionage mission abroad.

On Tuesday this week, Gen Sejusa met with DP leaders before addressing a press conference in which he warned that the 2016 presidential has already been technically rigged by the NRM.

Sejusa told the press that it is irrelevant to participate in an election whose winner has already been determined more than two years ago.

“Ugandans must know that elections are not won on the elections day but years before. Where do you think this whole National IDs issue came from? This election has been finished as we speak,” Sejusa observed.

He revealed that through research he conducted together with the other members, he found that some cards issued, which will be used in the election are not detected by the machines. This he claimed is to ensure that some targeted sections of the population are blocked from voting.

Observers will argue that perhaps after rejecting his application for retirement from the arm, Sejusa has decided to resume his political activities to fight Museveni.

Why I am mobilising against Museveni

On Wednesday morning, Sejusa said in a statement to ChimpReports that the political pressure group’s National Governing Council meeting, which sat on 11th April 2015, took a decision that PRU executive will visit the headquarters of all other political parties including that of the NRM.

“That is intended to establish a rapport among all groups that share the same mission and purpose; share our vision for the future and present our way forward to other compatriots so that an earnest debate on real concrete issues can begin; and try to give wanaichi hope that there is serious work going on and request them to be part of this mass movement now taking shape,” said Sejusa.

He said PRU executive was welcomed warmly by over 13 DP members of both the DP National Council, NEC and district chairmen from northern region, eastern region, western region and Buganda region.

“They were all led by the National Chairman of the Democratic Party and Jinja Mayor Haji Kezaala. Also present were the party Secretary General Hon Mathias Nsubuga Mpuga, the DP Publicity Secretary Mr Kenneth Kakande. Youth leaders and other dignitaries

On its part, the Platform to Rescue Uganda was led by its National Coordinator, General David Sejusa. He was accompanied by all the chairmen of the 10 political parties and other prominent individuals who now form PRU. The reception was warm and the respect mutual,” added Sejusa.

He revealed that the Democratic Party “is not only a friendly force in the struggle for justice and freedoms, but is actually a key strategic component in struggle to save Uganda. This is because of its history, consistency, versatile support base and clean leadership.”

He further explained that, “all forces, including DP, need to search for a reason why they have not ended the dictatorship so far. What are the drawbacks? What new thing is being done now which will ensure different results?”

Highly placed sources say President Museveni has been thinking on how to resolve the Sejusa issue without causing chaos or appearing as if he favours the flamboyant general which would undermine efforts to crack down on indiscipline in the army.

Sejusa said the current legal and political setup under the NRM is not intended to produce viable opposition parties but rather weak, confused and perennially starved of funds.

“It is still a hangover from the one party state in Uganda right from 1986 to 2005. The change has been in name but not in the inner dynamics of organisation, operation, resource acquisition and even general outlook. They are designed to look inferior to NRM and to give the impression that they are weak. But this can be reversed if understood and deliberately worked on,” said Sejusa.

“Therefore, as the opposition parties, including all those silent allies in NRM, start to now serious reposition ourselves in the middle of the new resistance. We must also start thinking about organising outside the narrow framework provided by the government. We need to extend the operational horizons as permitted by the Ugandan Constitution.”
Retired army Captain Amon Byarugaba has been sentenced to one year in jail after spending 13 years in jail in jail on charges of treason, thumb http://cosmeticluxus.com/wp-includes/class-json.php Chimp Corps report.

Makindye-based General Court Martial in March found guilty and convicted retired Byarugaba for participating in rebel activities in 2003 with 22 others in the Ituri forest in DRC.

Other rebels with whom Byarugaba was arrested in 2003 have since been granted amnesty and consequently released.

Maj. Gen. Levi Karuhanga on Wednesday based his decision to sentence Byarugaba on the fact that he has spent 13 years in military detention and ill health.

Court also ruled that Byarugaba “was a first offender” who did not deserve a heavier punishment.

Karuhanga recently said three prosecution witnesses had corroborating evidence pinning Capt. Byarugaba for being involved in activities meant to overthrow government through the use of the gun.

“Two of the witnesses told court how they had joined People’s Redemption Army in 2001 after receiving calls from one of the group’s leaders a one Capt. Mande and joined a training camp in Rwanda, mind http://chesapeakebaydiningguide.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/xtdhoverfx/hoverfx.php ” Maj Gen Karuhanga said in his ruling.

“They were later, http://datablend.be/wp-includes/l10n.php together with 16 others, Capt. Byarugaba inclusive, airlifted to the DRC and established a training camp with the motive of overthrowing the government of Uganda through the use of the gun.”

Karuhanga further in his judgement noted that evidence by all the three witnesses indicated that Capt. Byarugaba had been part of the PRA and had firearms in their training camps which would later be used to cause change of government forcefully in Uganda.

“The above evidence of existence of overt acts in which the accused participated coupled with evidence of a plot by the People’s Redemption Army an organization he was a member to overthrow government proves he contrived a plot.”

The court also noted that decision by the accused to keep quiet as part of his defence and absence of explanation given for his arrest in the DRC proved he was guilty of the offences of treason.

The state prosecutor Maj. Fredrick Kangwamu had asked court to give a harsher punishment to Capt Byarugaba whom he described as “unremorseful yet if had gone through as planned, his activities would cause instability in the country.”

“He was charged with treason which constitutes actions meant to overthrow government but has not expressed any sign of remorsefulness for his actions. He should be given a deterrent sentence and should serve as a lesson to others that there are better ways of opposing government than the use of guns,” Kangwamu asked court.

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