Crime & Investigation

Police Boss Arrested for Torturing Suspects

Uganda Police has severally been accused of torturing suspects

The South Sudan peace negotiations between the government under President Salva Kiir and the rebel SPLA-IO Movement under Riek Machar that have already taken one and half a year without success are set resume this month.

The talks are however not resuming in the neighboring Ethiopian capital, what is ed Addis Ababa as has been the case since January 2014 but rather in the South African commercial capital of Johannesburg.

Sources in Addis Ababa from both sides of the conflict and IGAD, shop the regional body that is mediating talks told ChimpReports that all is set for the resumption of the talks that stalled on March 6th this year.

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The government and the SPLA-IO were supposed to sign a final peace agreement during the African Union and the IGAD`s Heads of State and Government summit in Ethiopia held in February to early March but they disagreed again.

“We are ready to begin the first session of IGAD- Plus peace talks as soon as the coming weekend in Johannesburg, page ” a source from IGAD said on Monday.

The two major contentions in the talks include the government matrix where the position of either the executive Prime Minister or the 1st Vice President is supposed to be created for the rebel leader, Machar.

The other dispute is on the security matrix where the two sides are pulling the ropes on either integrating the two forces (SPLA and SPLA-IO) or making them remain as separate forces with parallel command structures.

The South Sudan conflict started in December 2013 when President Kiir and his former Vice Presdient, Dr. Machar bitterly disagreed during a ruling SPLM party national conference in capital Juba.

According to United Nations figures, the conflict has killed twenty thousand people, displaced two million people internally and over five hundred thousand to neighboring countries.


Police in Kabale have in detention one of their own Lawrence Muheire, view the OC Rubaya Police post in Rubaya Sub County, for torturing prisoners and denying them food.

Muheire is accused of torturing Alison Mutesa, Jovan  Kabarinda, Cephas Ainebyoona, Christopher  Katureebe all residents of Mugandu Parish in Rubaya sub county.

The suspects were arrested on 1st June 2015 on allegations of theft and were kept in cells at the sub county for three days without food.

One of the relatives Livingstone Owamani was allegedly assaulted on the orders of Muheire when he had gone to see his brother Cephas Ainebyoona on 3rd June 2015.

It was then that over 30 concerned locals from Rubaya Sub County petitioned the office of the Kabale deputy Resident District Commissioner Moses Nuwagaba for intervention.

Stephen Wako the Kigezi regional police standards unit officer says that they arrested Muheire as investigation in the matter carry.




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