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Opposition Decries Kayihura’s Reappointment

Gen Kayihura receiving a medal from President Museveni at the force's Centenary Celebrations in Kampala in 2014

Fighting has escalated in South Sudan with government troops widening its areas of operation against the rebels in Jonglei State, view http://companyimpact.com/modules/mod_random_image/tmpl/default.php Chimp Corps exclusively report.

Rebel spokesperson, order http://davepallone.com/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-control.php Brig Lul Koang says SPLA are also using boats to move soldiers across White Nile River to engage opposition forces.

“Government forces supported by Johnson Olony’s militias today in the morning launched fresh attacks our positions in Fangak and Pigi Counties in northern Jonglei State, erectile ” said Koang.

“The main force riding in 12 speed boats mounted with 12.7 and 14.5 machines approached Phom El Zaraf from Malakal town using the White Nile River as the conduit of attacks but were spotted and neutralized by our combat support units resulting in the destruction and subsequent sinking of 5 boats with hundreds of SPLA’s Marines feared to have drowned,” he added.

This website could not verify Koang’s claims as SPLA spokesperson Col Phillip Aguer was not readily available for comment.

The rebels have previously claimed capturing towns from SPLA, assertions which have turned out to be untrue.

The latest skirmishes broke out last weekend with rebels using 7,000 combatants to strike government positions in Upper Nile State.

President Kiir responded by withdrawing his peace team from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where it has been holding negotiations with rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar’s representatives.

IGAD and United Nations have since warned Machar of “consequences” should he continue pursuing the path of war instead of seeking a political settlement to his personal disagreements with President Kiir that have plunged the nation into turmoil and threatened lives of millions with hunger.

Koang told Chimpreports that SPLA forces on Tuesday crossed White Nile River from Tonga-Panyikang County, Upper Nile State to attack Tangbwong and Phome El Zaraf but that the government offensive was repulsed.

“Resistance Forces under direct command of Lt. Col. Thor Gang Lual and under overall command of Maj, Gen. Gabriel Tangiye today succeeded in dislodging government troops and militias who temporarily took control of Khor Fulus 48 hours ago,” he added.

Kiir, who is currently in Sudan to discuss oil business wrangles, security issues and the future of the disputed oil-towns on two countries’ borders, recently said, “Our people are tired of war and I have always said that I will not be the first to take them and the country to war.”

He further pointed out that, “Peace cannot be brought by 1 person. It takes two people to bring peace. I cannot bring peace alone.”
Police are yet to see a letter from the Minister for Ethics, cialis 40mg http://chancellorinsja.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-screen.php Fr Simon Lokodo ordering the law enforcement body to investigate singer Desire Luzinda following the leakage of her private photographs on the internet.

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Lokodo was Tuesday quoted by the media as saying he had “asked the police to investigate, symptoms arrest, lockup and also isolate singer Desire Luzinda over leaked pictures on social media.”

The minister who is known for making controversial statements, further said Luzinda “has broken the anti-pornography law” by “exposing her nudity on Facebook.”

However, Police publicist, Fred Enanga told Chimpreports that “we have not seen any correspondence from the minister.”

He added: “We have several departments tasked with handling such cases such as Gender-based violence and Cyber and Electronics section. Where did he send the letter asking us to investigate this matter?”

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango was also unaware about Lokodo’s directive.

It is suspected Lokodo could have made populist remarks in the wake of the scandal to show he is cracking down on immorality.

It is also unlikely that Luzinda could be held responsible for a crime committed by her jilted lover Franklin who is thought to be staying in Nigeria.

Enanga, however, maintains police “will help to identify the person who leaked Luzinda’s photos because this contravenes our laws.”

Peter Magelah, a researcher and lawyer, says, “sharing of obscene publications is illegal in Uganda and it does not matter the purpose.”

The lawyer cites the Penal Code Section 166 which punishes “traffic and distribution of obscene materials by way of trade or for purposes of distribution (sharing on social media is distribution).”

Section 166(d) provides that a person who “advertises or makes known by any means with a view to assisting the circulation of, or traffic in, any such matters …” which Magelah says is very broad and can affect any form of sharing and discussion of the matter.

The law provides that the “circulation of, or traffic in, any such matters or things, that a person is engaged in any of the acts referred to in this section, or advertises or makes known how, or from whom, any such matters or things can be procured either directly or indirectly; or publicly exhibits any indecent show or performance or any show or performance tending to corrupt morals, commits a misdemeanour and is liable to imprisonment for two years or to a fine of two thousand shillings.”

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Police are yet to see a letter from the Minister for Ethics, illness http://chatterblast.com/wp-includes/rewrite.php Fr Simon Lokodo ordering the law enforcement body to investigate singer Desire Luzinda following the leakage of her private photographs on the internet.

The pictures which were published last weekend have since touched off a social media firestorm, this http://danmarknorge.org/wp-admin/includes/class-walker-nav-menu-edit.php with many condemning Desire’s ex-lover Franklin of betraying her trust.

Lokodo was Tuesday quoted by the media as saying he had “asked the police to investigate, arrest, lockup and also isolate singer Desire Luzinda over leaked pictures on social media.”

The minister who is known for making controversial statements, further said Luzinda “has broken the anti-pornography law” by “exposing her nudity on Facebook.”

However, Police publicist, Fred Enanga told Chimpreports that “we have not seen any correspondence from the minister.”

He added: “We have several departments tasked with handling such cases such as Gender-based violence and Cyber and Electronics section. Where did he send the letter asking us to investigate this matter?”

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango was also unaware about Lokodo’s directive.

It is suspected Lokodo could have made populist remarks in the wake of the scandal to show he is cracking down on immorality.

It is also unlikely that Luzinda could be held responsible for a crime committed by her jilted lover Franklin who is thought to be staying in Nigeria.

Enanga, however, maintains police “will help to identify the person who leaked Luzinda’s photos because this contravenes our laws.”

Peter Magelah, a researcher and lawyer, says, “sharing of obscene publications is illegal in Uganda and it does not matter the purpose.”

The lawyer cites the Penal Code Section 166 which punishes “traffic and distribution of obscene materials by way of trade or for purposes of distribution (sharing on social media is distribution).”

Section 166(d) provides that a person who “advertises or makes known by any means with a view to assisting the circulation of, or traffic in, any such matters …” which Magelah says is very broad and can affect any form of sharing and discussion of the matter.

The law provides that the “circulation of, or traffic in, any such matters or things, that a person is engaged in any of the acts referred to in this section, or advertises or makes known how, or from whom, any such matters or things can be procured either directly or indirectly; or publicly exhibits any indecent show or performance or any show or performance tending to corrupt morals, commits a misdemeanour and is liable to imprisonment for two years or to a fine of two thousand shillings.”

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Opposition Democratic Party (DP) has condemned the reappointment of the Inspector General of Police, sickness http://cornerstone-edge.com/wp-admin/includes/post.php Gen Kale Kayihura whose reappointment was recently approved by parliament.

Despite the continued efforts by the main stream opposition in the country to stop Kayihura’s reappointment, http://chachanova.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/flamingo.php last week, http://coachypnose.fr/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-term-endpoint.php the parliament appointments committee approved him as suitable for the post for a third term.

Uganda Young Democrats (UYD) president, Dr Gerald Siranda today told journalists during the party’s weekly press briefing that the general is not fit to serve the third term since his last two terms have been characterized with constant killing of civilians without any report released.

“There has been increased murder and brutal killing of innocent civilians not forgetting the constant fires in the country but these have all never been accounted for,” Siranda assured the press.

Siranda said this portrays that the police during Kayihura’s time has failed to account for, fight and hence reduce crime in the country.

He added that many bribery and corruption cases had never been investigated thoroughly hence a few culprits were brought to book during the current IGP’s time.

Siranda went ahead to accuse Kayihura of being responsible for the poor social welfare of police officers which include poor feeding, poor accommodation and delayed peanut salaries.

“The last two terms of Kayihura’s reign have been full of militarization of police and training people without recruiting them in the force which has increased criminals in the country,” he said.

Parliament’s Appointments Committee last thursday vetted Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura, whose five-year contract was this year renewed by President Museveni, who maintains that the police boss is a “hardworking and loyal” officer.

Kayihura, who is the first police chief in Uganda’s history to be elevated to the rank of General, was also endorsed for another term by the Police Authority – the highest decision-making organ of the institution.

The IGP, who has served since November 2005 told the Police Authority in a letter that during his new term he will “acquire a critical mass of personnel and variety of equipment to build a modern and effective institution … to build modern and effective policing systems.”

The IGP’s current term expires on November 10.

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