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Police: Delta Tv Journalist was Stoned Outside Lukwago Residence

Kugonza whimpers in pain after being stoned by unknown person while covering Lord Mayor Lukwago's arrest (Photo credit: Nelson Nicholas Kajoba)

Economic Monitoring Minister Henry Banyenzaki has been floored in the NRM primary elections for Rubanda County West Member of Parliament, unhealthy health http://chagoscantina.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack.php Chimp Corps report.

Eng. Denis Sabiiti emerged victorious in the race characterised by acts of intimidation by the fire-spitting minister.

In the elections held on Monday, ed http://debiontheweb.com/wp-admin/includes/comment.php Sabiiti was declared winner, defeating Banyenzaki with a margin of almost 2,000 votes.

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A former commissioner of transport in the Ministry of Works and Transport, Eng. Sabiiti got 13798 votes while Hon Banyenzaki came second with 11,874 votes and Moses Kamuntu Mwongyera polled 5,363 votes.

Mathias Muhereza went home with 2,264 votes yet Abel Muhumuza walked away with a paltry 494 votes. Dustan Kagoma managed 436 votes with Africano Byaruhanga trailing with 334 votes.

The Rubanda West and Kabale Municipality elections were postponed on October 27 due to missing voting materials.

NRM Kabale District Chairperson Maurice Keitaba said then that this came after officials discovered that over 16,000 ballot papers were missing from the batch sent from Kampala for three sub-counties.

The affected areas were Bufundi (17 villages with a voting population of 4,917), Ikumba (15 villages with a voting population of 5,829) and Muko Sub-County – the birthplace of Banyenzaki (12 villages with a voting population of 5,191 voters).

At least 5 out of the 7 candidates signed on a letter to NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson, Dr Tanga Odoi, seeking the postponement of the primaries in the contested constituency.

These included Eng. Denis Sabiiti, Moses Kamuntu Mwongyera, Robert Muhereza Matthias, African Byarugaba Kikabeinika, and Rtd Corporal Abel Muhumuza Karegyesa.

Brutality 

The incumbent, Henry Banyenzaki and Dustan Muhereza Ziine did not append their signatures on the letter.

In Kabale many accused Banyenzaki of brutalising his opponents and intimidating the people to vote him.

He at one time kidnapped Pastoli Twinomuhangi, the Kabale District Speaker on allegations that the latter was carrying fake ballot papers to use in the NRM primaries.

Banyenzaki went ahead to deflate Twinomuhangi car’s tyres after ordering his soldiers to block the speaker’s movement at a hastily-organised roadblock.

Banyenzaki told ChimpReports then that he had reliable information that the speaker had in the car “fake NRM registers and some ballot papers but we had no ill intentions of harming those people.”

Twinomuhangi was a close ally of Banyenzaki until recently when he chose to rally behind Eng Sabiti.

In August, Banyenzaki intercepted and blocked Moses Nuwagaba, the former Kabale District Deputy RDC at Omukidebe Trading Centre in Rubaare Ntungamo district.

Banyenzaki impounded Nuwagaba’s car whom he accused of being a supporter of Amama Mbabazi and frustrating government programmes.

It will also be recalled that before the postponement of the exercise, drama ensued at the Kabale District Yard along the Kabale- Mbarara road when Banyenzaki exchanged blows with his rival, Eng Sabiti.

This followed a bitter exchange of words on whether the voting exercise should be postponed following disappearance of voting materials.

These acts of brutality, arrogance and slandering people on public platforms marked the beginning of Banyenzaki’s downfall.

His attempts to use police and his military guards to create an atmosphere of terror in Rubanda left a bitter taste in the mouths of his supporters.

“It was a protest vote against Banyenzaki’s excesses,” said Richard Musinguzi, 32, a resident of Muko Sub-county in Rubanda.

“Instead of lobbying for good roads and clean water, he spent the better part of his time abusing his opponents and attacking former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi. We have taught him a lesson,” Musinguzi, a trader, observed.

It remains unclear if Banyenzaki will stand on the Independent ticket to reclaim the seat which he has occupied since 2001.

Meanwhile, in Kabale municipality NRM MP Primaries, Dr Francis Runumi floored his rivals Nicholas Kamara and Prof Augustus Nuwagaba.
Police have saved the office of the Inspector General of Government (IGG) at the IPS building in Kampala from being brought down by raging fire flames, viagra http://costpricesupplements.com.au/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-themes-list-table.php Chimp Corps report.

Police publicist Fred Enanga said on Monday evening, more about http://comotenerunabuenaereccion.com/wp-admin/maint/repair.php the Police Fire and Rescue team accordingly made a “massive and rapid response to a fire at the Jubilee Insurance offices on the 3rd floor of the IPS building along Parliamentary Avenue in Kampala City.”

The cause of the fire, ambulance http://crfg.org/wp-admin/includes/plugin.php which would have destroyed key documents at the tightly-guarded office, was established to be by welding works on the 3rd floor, and was triggered by materials that were combustible.

Enanga said such risky work must be avoided in future.

The IGG is charged with investigating acts of corruption in public offices.

Enanga said the response team “swung into action, stopped the fire from spreading, confined it to the place of origin and finally knocked it out, thereby saving the magnificent IPS building.”

He further pointed out that business around the area was interrupted briefly, in the process of saving the complex.

“The police have meanwhile maintained a standby fire team overnight. There is therefore, no need for alarm and business owners are encouraged to go about their businesses normally,” he emphasised.
Police have saved the office of the Inspector General of Government (IGG) at the IPS building in Kampala from being brought down by raging fire flames, more about http://dejanmilutinovic.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/text.php Chimp Corps report.

Police publicist Fred Enanga said on Monday evening, buy the Police Fire and Rescue team accordingly made a “massive and rapid response to a fire at the Jubilee Insurance offices on the 3rd floor of the IPS building along Parliamentary Avenue in Kampala City.”

The cause of the fire, which would have destroyed key documents at the tightly-guarded office, was established to be by welding works on the 3rd floor, and was triggered by materials that were combustible.

Enanga said such risky work must be avoided in future.

The IGG is charged with investigating acts of corruption in public offices.

Enanga said the response team “swung into action, stopped the fire from spreading, confined it to the place of origin and finally knocked it out, thereby saving the magnificent IPS building.”

He further pointed out that business around the area was interrupted briefly, in the process of saving the complex.

“The police have meanwhile maintained a standby fire team overnight. There is therefore, no need for alarm and business owners are encouraged to go about their businesses normally,” he emphasised.
Police have spoken out on circumstances under which Isaac Kugonza, site http://demo.des.net.id/hospital/wp-includes/ms-load.php 28, dosage  a journalist working with Delta TV sustained injuries during front line coverage of a rowdy protest at the home of impeached Kampala Mayor, Erias Lukwago, at Lungujja, a Kampala City suburb.

Police publicist Fred Enanga said the journalist was taking photos and videos under the security cover of the police, before he was “caught up and injured by a stone hurled at the police by the rowdy protesters.”

Enanga said Kugonza took “injuries to the right side of head, where he suffered a wound to the ear and a swollen eye,” adding, “The Police immediately rescued and rushed him to Mulago National Referral Hospital, where he is being hospitalized.”

Earlier, reports indicated that Kugonza was injured by a rubber bullet, sparking fury from the 4th Estate.

Police say the victim was subjected to a CT scan whereby preliminary examination shows that he is out of danger ahead of the next evaluation today Tuesday.

The law enforcement body fought off Lukwago supporters as he was being arrested yesterday.

Lukwago intended to force his way to the Electoral Commission for his nomination as Kampala Mayor aspirant.

The Commission had earlier announced that the nomination of Mayoral candidates had been deferred to another date as it awaited guidelines from the Kampala Affairs Minister, Frank Tumwebaze.

More casualties

Meanwhile another female victim, Molly Nyamwiza, 21, is also being hospitalized, after sustaining a serious fracture to the leg.

She was knocked down by a boda boda rider, who was attempting to escape from the ugly scenes at Lukwago’s residence.

She had visited her elder sister at Nyanama Zone before being injured while proceeding to Kampala, on her way back to Hoima.

Lukwago and Allan Sewanyana, a Councillor at Makindye Division, were briefly detained at Nagalama Police Station as police investigated charges of incitement to violence, assault and malicious damage levied against them.

Enanga said the confrontation between police and protesters could have been avoided if Lukwago had observed the instructions from the electoral body that deferred nominations to a later date.

“The police remain committed to enforcing law and order, without fear or favor, in respect of all people and calls upon each and every one of us to uphold the law for the good of our land,” said Enanga.

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