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Kagame Blasts UK over Gen Karenzi Karake Arrest

President Kagame meeting residents of Rutsiro on June 18

The state prosecution has produced another witness to testify against 27 year old American citizen, ailment http://civilianpeaceservice.ca/wp-admin/includes/ajax-actions.php Ryan Gustafason and his Ugandan counterpart, stomach http://chrisbevingtonorganisation.com/wp-includes/canonical.php Christopher Kojo accused of possessing fake currency notes.

Prosecution alleges that on 11th December, pill http://coupon-ads.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/upgrade.php 2014,while at his residence in Mbalwa and at Speke Hotel in Kampala, Gustafason, an engineer by profession conspired with a Ugandan native, Christopher Kojo to sell fake US dollars worth $10,000 (27 million) to one Cedrick Namakoola.

While testifying before Buganda road chief magistrate Lilian Bucyana,  LC1 Chairperson of Mbalwa village in Namugongo John Kadogo told court that he together with the person in charge of defense in the area accompanied Police officers as they searched the accused’s residence in Mbalwa.

“I was approached by a group of men in civilian attire but identified themselves as police officers, we went to a fenced house where we found a black man and a white man outside with some equipment gathered outside,” revealed Kadogo.

Kadogo added that while accompanying the policemen, they searched the house and discovered a number of items which included papers, bullets and 3.5M Uganda shillings.

LC1 chairperson John Kadongo at Court.

LC1 chairperson John Kadongo at Court.

“We discovered machines in the house together with some dollars and other foreign currencies which I had never seen. These were later taken a way together with the suspects to the place I don’t recall very well,”  Kadogo added.

Some of the exhbits that was recovered in the home of the accused

Some of the exhibits that was recovered in the home of the accused

Despite the fact that the state prosecution had prepared two witnesses to testify in this case, it has not been possible after Gustafason was brought in court, represented by a new lawyer who asked for an
adjournment to enable him study the case file.

The magistrate granted the sought adjournment to 2nd July,2015 for further hearing.

 
Hon Frank Tumwebaze, viagra http://cjs.coop/wp/wp-includes/id3/module.audio-video.riff.php the Minister for Presidency has shot back at former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, who in a daunting letter to President Museveni, accused the current regime of lacking the capacity to carry  the country forward.

In the letter, which State House received on June 15, Mbabazi accused the leaders in the NRM government of being fortune-seekers and not genuine workmen.

“A number of those in leadership reject various facets of the 21st century modernity that have become essential to efficiency and advancement in other parts of the world,” he said.

When contacted, Minister Tumwebaze lashed out at Mbabazi for contradicting himself a great deal on many issues.

“For him to lambast other leaders in NRM and call them fortune seeking cadres is unfortunate on his part,” said Tumwebaze.

“So does he want to say that all the time he worked as the party’s chief mobilizer (party Secretary General) responsible among others for mentoring and recurring cadres; he only mentored fortune seekers?”

“If that is what he means, then it means he was the pioneer of that fortune seeking ideology.  And in any case which cadres did he mentor?” added Tumwebaze.

In the three page letter, which came on the heels of his announcement to stand for President, Mr Mbabazi said the current government was clinging onto the old and tired system, and not realizing that it is no longer capable of staying the post liberation course.

Tumwebaze shot back, “He talks of a tired system and efficiency in government. So what makes the system “tired” and himself who was at the vanguard of steering that system in various roles, “fresh and new?”

“If the system is tired, then he must be exhausted himself. So, is his legacy all about mentoring fortune seeking cadres and creating a tired system?”

He added, “Has he only realized all those alleged defects in the system after his involuntary exist? Am happy he is launching his bid with such shaky arguments. It gives the NRM members an opportunity to discern him with ease. I wish him well”

President Museveni had earlier on Monday accused Mr Mbabazi of being at the center of the same ineffective government that he is now lambasting.
Hon Frank Tumwebaze, look http://defensebydesign.com/wp-admin/includes/media.php the Minister for Presidency has shot back at former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, buy information pills http://crewftlbr.org/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/l10n.php who in a daunting letter to President Museveni, accused the current regime of lacking the capacity to carry  the country forward.

In the letter, which State House received on June 15, Mbabazi accused the leaders in the NRM government of being fortune-seekers and not genuine workmen.

“A number of those in leadership reject various facets of the 21st century modernity that have become essential to efficiency and advancement in other parts of the world,” he said.

When contacted, Minister Tumwebaze lashed out at Mbabazi for contradicting himself a great deal on many issues.

“For him to lambast other leaders in NRM and call them fortune seeking cadres is unfortunate on his part,” said Tumwebaze.

“So does he want to say that all the time he worked the party’s chief mobilizer (party Secretary General) responsible among others for mentoring and recurring cadres; he only mentored fortune seekers?”

“If that is what he means, then it means he was the pioneer of that fortune seeking ideology.  And in any case which cadres did he mentor?” added Tumwebaze.

In the three page letter, which came on the heels of his announcement to stand for President, Mr Mbabazi said the current government was clinging onto the old and tired system, and not realizing that it is no longer capable of staying the post liberation course.

Tumwebaze shot back, “He talks of a tired system and efficiency in government. So what makes the system “tired” and himself who was at the vanguard of steering that system in various roles, “fresh and new?”

“If the system is tired, then he must be exhausted himself. So, is his legacy all about mentoring fortune seeking cadres and creating a tired system?”

He added, “Has he only realized all those alleged defects in the system after his involuntary exist? Am happy he is launching his bid with such a shaky arguments. It gives the NRM members an opportunity to discern him with ease. I wish him well”

President Museveni had earlier on Monday accused Mr Mbabazi of being at the center of the same ineffective government that he is now lambasting.
Members of Parliament have been summoned to convene on Thursday to debate and possibly pass the Anti-Terrorism Amendment Bill which is peculiarly being termed as “urgent matter of national importance”.

The Speaker of Parliament, health http://coachesacrosscontinents.org/wp-content/themes/parlament/fetch-tweets/custom/template.php Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga who adjourned Parliament to 23rd June 2015 on Wednesday afternoon has directed the Clerk to Parliament, this http://crankygenius.com/wp-includes/feed.php Jane Kibirige to communicate to each and every single MP to get ready wherever they are to make it to Parliament tomorrow.

“Due to an urgent matter of national importance, remedy the Rt. Hon. Speaker has directed that Parliament resumes tomorrow, Thursday 18th 2015 to consider the Anti-Terrorism Amendment Bill 2015 which was referred to the committee of Defense and Internal Affairs on 30th April 2015,” Part of a short statement seen by ChimpReports says.

The government recently introduced a tough Anti-Terrorism Amendment Bill that seeks to adjust the meaning and the activities deemed to be associated three major actions in terrorism mainly funds.

The Bill that is independent from the now nearly turned controversial Constitutional Amendment Bill 2015 is expected to realize a great change from the 2002 Anti-Terrorism Amendment Act when it is passed by Parliament.

The special way how the bill is being treated remains a puzzle as it comes at a time when the former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi who security believe has Shs 3tn to blow in coming elections, declared his presidential ambitions on Monday.

The Speaker on the Budget day adjourned the plenary session to 23rd June 2015. The urgency of the matter shall only be determined tomorrow as the speaker`s phones are not going through, the deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanya is in Fiji and the clerk of Parliament herself who disseminated the communication is in Nairobi.

Changes expected to come in the new Bill which this website has a copy include; Clause 1 which seeks to amend section 2 (Interpretation) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2002 to include the definitions of funds and services.

“Funds includes assets of every kind, whether tangible or intangible, movable or immovable, however acquired, and legal documents or instruments in any form, including electronic or digital, evidencing title to, or interest in such assets, including, but not limited to, bank credits, travelers cheques, bank cheques, money orders, shares, securities, bonds, drafts, and letters of credit; . .”

Clause 2 seeks to replace subsection (1) of section 7 of the principal Act, the effect of which is to prescribe the penalty for persons engaging in terrorism.

Clause 2 further seeks to amend section 2) of the principal Act, to expand the definition of an act of terrorism, to accommodate international organizations, and seeks to amend subsections (2)b),c) and (e) to penalize indirect involvement in acts of terrorism.

Finally, clause 2 seeks to replace section 2)d) of the principal Act to include the collection of funds or services and to amend section 2)h) to criminalize the providing of weapons to terrorist organizations and to insert additional acts of terrorism.

Clause 3 seeks to insert a new section 9A in the principal Act to create the offence of terrorist financing and to prescribe appropriate penalties.

Clause 4 seeks to insert new sections 17A and 17B in the principal Act to provide for freezing, seizure and forfeiture of funds or property reasonably linked or intended to be used for terrorist activities.

Clause 5 seeks to insert a new section 32A in the principal Act to empower the Minister to make regulations for the better carrying out of the purposes and provisions of the Act.

Finally, Clause 6 provides for an amendment to the principal Act to substitute for all references to money” wherever they appear, the word funds.

The Acts of Terrorism is going to include “(b) direct or indirect involvement or complicity in the murder, kidnapping, abducting, maiming or attack, whether actual, attempted or threatened, on the person, official premises, private.”

“Causing Serious damage to property; releasing any dangerous, hazardous, toxic or radioactive substance or microbial or other biological agents or toxins into the environment; interfering with an electronic system resulting in the disruption of the provision of communication, financial, transport or other essential or emergency services;”

The penalty for anyone convicted on terrorism related charges is also going to be equally tough.

“(4) A person who commits an offence under this section is, on conviction, liable to imprisonment for twenty years or to a fine not exceeding five hundred thousand currency points, or both.”

 

 

 

 
President Paul Kagame has described as “contemptible” United Kingdom’s decision to arrest Rwandan Intelligence chief, information pills http://defianttheatre.org/images/149×45-b-logolx.php General Karenzi Karake, price whom he described as a “freedom fighter who has brought us where we are as a people.”

A visibly enraged Kagame reminded Rwandans of an attempt to “wipe us off the earth” during the 1994 genocide, adding, the country will not accept “this rubbish.”

Kagame, who fought side by side with Karenzi in the 1990-4 liberation war that saw the RPF seize power and stop the genocide, said the General’s arrest is intended to “inconvenience and destabilise Rwanda.”

The President emphasised that UK’s arrest of the Director General of National Intelligence and Security Services “shows nothing but total contempt they have for Rwanda and Africans.”

Kagame made the remarks on Thursday afternoon during the swearing-in ceremony of the new Education minister, Dr Papias Malimba Musafiri, four new parliamentarians and new judges at the Parliament Buildings in Kigali.

This is the first time Kagame is speaking out on Karake’s arrest in London last Saturday.

He revealed to MPs that Kigali was informed by UK authorities that they had the “legal obligation” to extradite Gen Karenzi, who was on official duty, to Spain where is wanted on charges of crimes against humanity and genocide.

Kagame, in what appeared a move to rally the nation behind government’s diplomatic assault on UK to secure the release of Karenzi, said “being pushed against the wall builds resilience and anger. Left with nothing else, build on that spirit and come back in full strength.”

He pointed out that while Rwanda lacks a superior military strength compared to the western world, “we are proud of the spirit of resilience.”

Kagame said no “descent person in Africa or anywhere else can accept this,” warning, “this is not the first time, and it won’t be the last.”

He said it began with France arresting senior RPF officials then Spain and now UK.

“I don’t know who’s going to come next,” he added.

The President said Rwanda “decided on what we want to become – not Spain, UK or France,” adding, “No one will ever decide for Rwandans what we want to become.”

Karake, the Director General of National Intelligence and Security Services – a specialised spy body that brings together civilian and military surveillance units, was put into custody on Saturday after arriving at Heathrow Airport in UK.

He had spent a week in London and was due to return back home in Kigali.

London Police said in media interviews that Karake was held in connection with Spanish Court’s indictment of 40 former or serving RPF military commanders on charges of crimes against humanity.

It is alleged Karake committed the offences in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo during his reign as military intelligence director in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide.

Kigali maintains the charge is preposterous.

Dignity

In a veiled attack on UK, which contributes considerably to Rwanda’s national budget, Kagame added: “People say we are friends and support your development. Do you support my development and take away my dignity?”

Kagame expressed shock that the west which has “killed millions of African people” can leave the 1994 genocide perpetrators to walk freely in western capitals and arrest “those who stopped the genocide.”

He asked: “How on earth can we put our lives on the line to save our country and our people and at the end of the day we are killers?”

Kagame summed up the unfolding developments as “history repeating itself in a different form” and as “a continuation of slavery, of colonialism, of violence and bigotry.”

He further hinted at a bigger conspiracy to plunge Rwanda back into violence, insisting, “Those who tried to wipe us out did not give up because they forgave us, they gave up because they failed to achieve it.”

Warning that Rwanda will never ever “accept that people will do to us whatever they want because they can,” Kagame emphasised that Karake’s arrest underlined highest levels of arrogance.

He stressed that Africans have now become shooting targets, adding, how “they treat illegal immigrants is how they want to treat all Africans.”

“Why arrest someone basing on claims from a wanted criminal?” he wondered. He said UK has no basis on which to arrest the intelligence chief.

He said some “rogues in the Diaspora” had already started tweeting about Karenzi’s arrest even before it happened.

Kagame said the perpetrators of the genocide wanted to change the narrative and shift blame to the liberators and also “cover their responsibility by saying it’s not us, it is savages of Africa who killed each other.”

The president said Rwanda’s struggles need a lot of thinking and cautioned that “Being patient is not just about time. It is also what you do with the time.”

To avoid being seen as fanning anti-western sentiments, Kagame urged Rwandans to remain calm despite the possibility of “anger influencing you to make mistakes.”

He said Rwandans must “have a spirit that is not easily broken. We must prevail”

Gen Karenzi is expected at the Westminster Magistrate Court on Thursday.

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