Mbarara: Cattle Thieves Netted

The trio were netted by residents and crime preventors

Leaders at the Forum for Democratic Change have Saturday afternoon expressed anger over one of their own Hon Nabila Naggayi Sempala, clinic who took to social media to expose the rot inside the opposition.

The party was Saturday holding its grassroots elections in all the five divisions of the capital Kampala, ambulance which witnessed a number of irregularities according to Hon Nabilah.

The Kampala Woman MP, malady overwhelmed with cases of anomalies, took her Facebook wall and posted, a strong worded document with the headline; “PRESS RELEASE!!!!!! PRESS RELEASE!!!!!! PRESS RELEASE!!!!!! PRESS RELEASE!!!!!! IRREGULARITIES IN THE FDC GRASSROOT ELECTIONS IN KAMPALA!…”

She highlighted in the post that in the past few hours she had received hundreds of reports from the various divisions pertaining anomalies in process of the registration, documentation and monitoring exercises.

“I have so far received a total of 18 reports of the presiding officers not turning up in the designated polling centers in Parishes of Buziga, Wabigalo, Kisugu and Kibuli,” she spilled.

“The overall highest number of complainants is youth aged between 18-25 years. Women complainants are leading the male complainants by far because most of them came very early to the polling areas and they have to go to work.”

She went on to highlight figures of people who had erroneously been removed from the party register without their knowledge, as well those who have been registered without their knowledge.

She wondered, “What is going on here? There is no FDC voters register anywhere in Kampala. The officers in Charge just come with pen and paper and it’s a walk in, buy a card, register and vote. There is no opportunity for a candidate who wishes to stand for example as a Chairperson FDC Kololo 1 Parish to campaign because that process has not been provided for.”

“This is a betrayal of the highest order by the FDC Electoral Commission and the FDC Party and we call on all FDC voters who can still vote to go out and vote today on the 6th of May to minimize the impact of fraudulent votes.”

Hon Nabila Sempala this week announced that she would stand to contest for the party’s Secretary General seat against others like Hon Nandala Mafabi, and Hon Chasiano Wadri.

She earlier told Chimpreports in an interview that she was the remedy that FDC and opposition needed in the quest to topple the current NRM government.

“All the FDC party members and in fact the whole country should expect innovation and pragmatic solutions to the challenges that the opposition has been facing in Uganda. I am ready to offer it and very confident to achieve it,” she told us on phone.

However some of her Colleagues at Najjanankumbi we contacted following her Facebook post were puzzled by her decision to post the party wrongs on social media.

One who preferred anonymity said was yet another of FDC’s problems. “We are not shocked. She’s been fighting her battles with many people here; she knows what she’s doing.”

The party spokesperson Mr John Kikonyogo when contacted was equally dismayed. He told us, “Well she’s exposing herself. She is exposing her weaknesses because she is an FDC leader. I really don’t want to comment on Hon Nabilah’s comments.”

Her fans too on social media were disgruntled: “I have now believed what I head last year, that Hon Nabilah is an NRM Mole,” commented one Lwanga Sempijja.

“Hon Nabilah, a woman keeps secrets.”

“If a leader who even has the chance to petition the party EC either in writing or a mere phone call can go ahead to take her disgruntlement to social media, what about me who supports from kirasha (stands)??? You ought to check your strategy otherwise it’s not too late to get back on track.”

Police in Mbarara is holding three men on allegations of cattle theft from areas of Rubaya Sub County.

Nimbisimwa Herbert 32, drugs Tindiwensi John 45, approved Mutonto Kashenyi and Muhwezi Vicent 45, cheapest all residents in Rubaya Sub County were on Thursday rounded by Rubaya police after conniving to steal Mauda Kayamba’s cattle from the kraal in Kashare, Rubaya Mbarara district.

DPC Jaffar Magezi speaking  to residents after the arrest

DPC Jaffar Magezi speaking to residents after the arrest

The group had moved seven cattle from the kraal to the main road on Mbarara-Masaka before residents organized with crime preventers to capture them before departure.

The area chairman LC III Katanaka Steven, told Chimpreports that cattle theft in the area was on the rise and that in the month of May alone 18 cattle were stolen.

DPC Speaks to Mauda Kayamba, the owner of the cattle

DPC Speaks to Mauda Kayamba, the owner of the cattle

“They also steal and matooke; our farmers are really worried,” he said.

DPC Mbarara regional police station Jaffar Magezi confirmed the arrest of the three suspects and added that he is prepared to fight animal theft in the south western region.

He argued the famers to keep their animals close to them, and to always remain in touch with police in case of such incidents.


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