Crime & Investigation

How Kenyan Authorities’ Carelessness Led to Lugogo Bombings

One of the suspects speaks to the defence lawyers David Ochieng (L) and Caleb Alaka on Tuesday at the High Court in Kampala

By Geoffrey Omara 

Apac police has detained three of their own, medical http://cheapcouriercomparison.com.au/wp-content/plugins/baggagefreight/ajax_carrierpriceairport.php for allegedly killing two fishermen at Kiga landing site in Akokoro Sub County.

Mr. Chemutai Kalifani, dosage the Acting District Police Commander in Apac said the three were arrested on Friday.

“We have launched an investigation into the matter and the culprits will be brought to book,” Mr. Kalifani told reporters at his office on Tuesday.

Kalifani identified the two dead fishermen as Jimmy Obote of Okwir cell in Chawente Sub County, and Opo Euzenio of Owiny cell in Nambieso Sub County in Apac district.

The RDC of Apac, Mr John Robert Omuut, said the incident was unfortunate and he asked the residents to be calm and let the police carry out their investigation.

On Friday, October 16, 2015, Euzenio was shot and killed instantly, while Obote passed away on Monday at Apac general hospital.

A source from Apac central police identified the suspects as Patrick Chagara, an officer in charge of Kayago, in Amolatar district, Corporal Luwum and Fred Ojota, all attached to Apac central police station.
Opposition Democratic Party (DP) is leading other democracy seeking bodies to petition Pope Francis I over the current political state in Uganda ahead of his visit next month.

“We welcome the visit by His Holiness Pope Francis but we want to use this opportunity to write a brief report on the political situation in this country which we are going to send in advance because we feel he needs to know what’s going on, viagra approved http://dayacounselling.on.ca/wp-admin/includes/dashboard.php ” revealed the party president Norbert Mao at City House in Kampala on Tuesday.

“Many groups have seized the advantage of the Pope’s visit to present their petitions for example, sildenafil http://cusanus-studierende.de/wp-includes/class-phpass.php families have asked him to give guidance on the collapsing family institution. We as politicians want the Pope to say something about our situation,” Mao observed.

The DP president revealed that the country is in a situation where elections are no longer competitive. “In a competitive election, the incumbent also faces a risk of losing, how can you go in an election were Museveni has no risk of losing.”

“The strength of Museveni is not in terms of his popularity but because he has captured the processes through which elections are conducted.”

“We shall send our report through proper channels since the Pope is ahead of State, definitely he has got an ambassador. So, next week our delegation will go to the Pope’s Nuncio with our document which we shall not make public until the Pope has left.”

Mao revealed that the report will be talking about the state of Uganda’s economy expressing how Ugandans are at a breaking point economically.

“It will talk about the question of National Reconciliation, the role of the Military, the state of our politics and a government which is hostile to democracy,’

Mao added that the party might also appear at the Pope’s visit with special messages to draw attention to the problems of Uganda asking the Pope to pray for the country.

“I have a feeling that this country might degenerate to a Somalia if we don’t act in time.”

This comes a day after Police warned that some opposition politicians were planning to disrupt the Pope’s visit but vowed not to allow such a thing to happen.

 
Another Kenyan prosecution witness has Tuesday testified in the case in which 13 people are suspected of having masterminded the July 2010 twin blasts in Kampala.

46-year-old Robert Tom Ileve, medications http://clubcycloautun.fr/wp-content/plugins/siteorigin-panels/inc/css.php who is currently deployed as Customs Revenue Officer at Jomo Kenyatta International but was in 2010 working as the Kenya Revenue Authority manager in charge of Busia Customs Station, viagra 100mg http://cuveeboutiquespa.com/site/wp-includes/customize/class-wp-customize-background-image-setting.php told court that he in November 2010 received a request from the Anti Terrorism Police Unit in relation to a certain vehicle that had passed via the border point on May 10, 2010.

“I found out from the register that a Toyota Land Cruiser T595ADH had crossed the border and was being driven by Seleman Hijjar Nyamandondo,” said the officer who was by then mandated among other duties to check goods entering and exiting the border.

In his testimony early this year, 32 year old Muhamood Mugisha told court that he had left Kenya in a vehicle that had the bombs together with Nyamandondo but was intercepted at the Uganda –Kenya border before he was apprehended.

“On reaching the checkpoint at Malaba, I told my colleague that I had to proceed and clear with the immigration but the officers told me I was on a wanted list. I was told not to cause any resistance but I can’t tell what happened to my colleague,” Mugisha who has since been convicted and is being used as a state witness, told court in March.

While testifying on Tuesday morning, the Kenyan Revenue Authority officer insisted they do thorough check of all the vehicles that cross the border but admitted that in this incident they might have not taken keen interest in what the Toyota Land Cruiser carried after verifying with its occupants.

The revenue officer told court that the Toyota Land Cruiser was being driven from from Arusha, citing documents presented by Nyamandondo who had a Tanzanian driving licence.

Hearing of the case by Justice Alphonse Owiny- Dollo resumes on Wednesday.

More than 70 people who were watching the 2010 World Cup finals were killed by twin blasts at Kyadondo Rugby Club and Ethiopian Village Restaurant.

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