Gov’t Tables New Anti-Terrorism Bill

Wealthy Samona cosmetics boss, sickness Ssalongo Kasawuli has dragged tycoon Hajji Sulaiman Kibirige to police on grounds of grabbing one of his four wives, this site Lilian Nafuna.

Kasawuli this past weekend recorded a statement at Kampala Central Police Station, dosage saying Kibirige was taking Nafuna to beaches in Entebbe and also sending him threatening messages.

“I have been investigating about 11 men whom I thought had connections with my wife. But my probe zeroed on Kibirige whose actions are on the verge of wreaking my marriage with Nafuna,” said Kasawuli in a statement.

The cosmetics mogul said on December 26, he sent spies to monitor Nafuna’s movements and was able to discover that she spent the better part of the day and night partying in all hotspots in Entebbe.

“Kibirige should leave my wife alone,” he added.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said the matter is being investigated by the CIID.

Upon recording the statement, Kasawuli further requested for police protection, arguing Kibirige could one day take his life.

This compelled Police to summon Kibirige, who denied the charge.

Kibirige, who owns HSK Plaza in Katwe, Kampala, said Kasawuli was not only insecure but also arrogant.

The quest for Nafuna has left Kibirige and Kasawuli fighting

The quest for Nafuna has left Kibirige and Kasawuli fighting

He denied allegations of an affair with Nafuna, urging police to use its resources to probe the matter.

Kibirige further accused Kasawuli of threatening his life unless he (Kibirige) left Nafua alone.

“I have never been in any relationship with that woman,” said Kibirige. “This man (Kasawuli) is suffering from anaesthesia of self-importance.”

Police officers told ChimpReports they were taking pre-emptive measures to contain the situation from escalating into a crime.


Releasing the 2014 crime report, Gen Kale Kayihura said “sex-related crimes are not decreasing – with 9,589 cases reported compared to 8,076 cases in 2012.”

Sex woes

This is not the first time Kasawuli is being cited in a feud over a woman. Just a few years ago, Kasawuli fought a court battle with prominent musician Mathias Walukagga over a girl identified as Aisha Nabukeera.

Walukagga released songs attacking Samona products, saying they were only fit to polish shoes but not for human bodies.

Samona sales reportedly tumbled, prompting Kasawuli to seek an out of court settlement with the singer.

Kasawuli’s life story in an inspirational one – having started off as a hawker and then photographer before venturing into the lucrative cosmetics industry in which he has earned a fortune.

He is considered one of Uganda’s wealthiest men.
Government has tabled before Parliament a new Anti-Terrorism bill that seeks to amend the definition of terrorism to improve Uganda’s counter terrorism framework.

The Anti-Terrorism Amendment No.2 Bill 2015, patient tabled by Internal Affairs Minister Akol Rose Okullo provides punitive punishment for persons who willingly collect or provide funds directly or indirectly to other persons or organizations to carry out a terrorist act.

The Bill that was tabled on Thursday also makes it an offence for a person to travel outside Uganda for the purpose of planning or participating in a terrorist act or receive training to carry out terrorism against Uganda or any other state.

Although Hon. Akol had asked the House to suspend rule 118 of the Rules of Procedure to have the Bill passed in one day without referring it to any Committee, treatment legislators opposed the move.

MPs Eddie Kwizera, nurse Nandala Mafabi, Elijah Okupa and Ibrahim Ssemuju Nganda objected to the suspension of rules tasking government to explain the delay in tabling the Bill before the House for consideration.

They recommended that business before the House should follow the due process.

Minister Rose Akol had told MPs that the Bill was time bound as required by international conventions, which Uganda ratified. She said the country must have passed the Bill by the end of January 2016.

“The international obligation intends to put a stop to money laundering therefore failure to comply; the country will not be able to perform certain financial transactions and this is going to set us back,” Hon. Akol said.

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Oulanyah Jacob, referred the Bill to the Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs for consideration.


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