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Government Declares February 16 Public Holiday

Late Archbishop Janan Luwum

Police have apprehended 11 suspected robbers who have been terrorizing suburbs of Kampala including Kawempe and Bukoto.

Fred Enanga, help ampoule http://curcumincapsules.art14london.com/wp-admin/includes/bookmark.php the police spokesperson says the group that was on Wednesday morning paraded before journalists has been engaged in a number of robberies that resulted into the death of 2 people who were shot in different places.

“We carried out a special operation amid concerns of aggravated robberies and related murders, click http://csautomation.net/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/acceptance.php leading to arrest of the 11, pharm ”Enanga noted.

He added, “This followed specific intelligence leads picked from a robbery in Bukoto on February 4, that we were able to track the group leading to the arrests.”

The police mouthpiece added that their operation initially led to the arrest of  4 suspects who led them to the other members of the group that operated between Bukoto and Kawempe.

Incidents

Enanga revealed that the group together with others still at large has been terrorizing people since November where they carefully orchestrated armed robberies and related murders.

“They have been most active between January and February with 4 incidents of shooting that led to 2 murders .On November 15, dressed in army green attire and armed with a gu, the group attacked and robbed 6 people at Lugoba Trading Centre,”Enanga noted.

The recovered riffle, bullets and other exhibits

The recovered riffle, bullets and other exhibits

Enanga says the group shot several bullets in a pharmacy before taking off with over three million shillings.

He added that on 2 occasions the gang shot people they suspected of following them.

He revealed that the police have since recovered an SMG rifle but are still looking for the second one, 110 rounds of ammunition, Toyota Ipsum vehicle and a Bajaj motorcycle.

“We are still investigating to establish whether given the incidents of shooting that led to 2 murders and the entire spate of violent criminality is politically motivated in a bid to cause fear and panic to the public,” Enanga said.
Government has declared February 16 as a public holiday in commemoration of Archbishop Janan Luwum.

In a letter dated February 9, viagra 100mg http://consumermedsafety.org/components/com_k2/views/item/tmpl/itemform.php the Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office wrote; “The Rt. Hon. First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Service informs the general public that Tuesday 16th February will be a public holiday in recognition of Archbishop Janan Luwum memorial.”

Archbishop Luwum who is remembered for his significant role in popularizing the Christian faith in the late 1990s was on 16 February 1977, arrested together with two cabinet ministers in Idi Amin’s government; Erinayo Wilson Oryema and Charles Oboth Ofumbi. They 3 were accused of treason.

The Archbishop had previously visited President Idi Amin to deliver a note of protest against the arbitrary killings and the mysterious disappearances of people at the time.

This prompted an annoyed President Amin who took it as questioning his authority, to accuse the Archbishop of treason and being an agent of exiled former President Milton Obote attempting to stage a coup.

In the days that followed, Luwum along with the 2 other Ministers were reported to have died in a motor accident while being transported for interrogation.

However the relatives who witnessed Luwum’s body thereafter said he was found to have had bullets scars through the mouth and the chest.

He was buried at his home village of Mucwini in the Kitgum District. He is recognized as a martyr by the Church of England and the Anglican Communion.

Amin’s government concocted a story that the accident had been as a result of one of the 3 suspects engaging in a fight with the driver to sieze the car and escape.

The following June, about 25,000 Ugandans including those who has abandoned Christianity flocked Kampala to celebrate the centennial of the first preaching of the Gospel in Uganda. Many were insppired by the courage Archbishop Luwum showed as he faced death.

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