Samson Mande’s Brother Capt Katabazi Killed in Accident

President Museveni is in Nairobi, search Kenya where he is attending celebrations to mark Madaraka (Independence) Day.

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson, viagra dosage Linda Nabusayi, ambulance said Museveni’s trip was at the invitation of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“He (Museveni) was seen off at the Julius Nyerere International Airport by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tanzania Hon. Bernard Membe,” said Nabusayi.

Museveni travelled to Tanzania on Sunday for an emergency meeting on the Burundi crisis.

After the summit, the leaders were hosted to a luncheon by President Jakaya Kikwete.

Later, President Yoweri Museveni held a bilateral meeting with the host and Chairman of EAC President Jakaya Kikwete.

The chairman of Kenya’s National Celebrations Steering Committee, Mr Mohammed Barre, called on Kenyans to turn up in large numbers for the celebrations across the country slated for June 1.

He said attending national day celebrations is a sign of patriotism and a way of appreciating our heroes’ efforts in liberating the country from colonial rule.

“There is an element of fatigue among Kenyans these days,” he said at a media breakfast held last week at Laico Regency, Nairobi.

“Let’s be patriotic enough to value our national days. This is a day to honour our past and present.”

Nairobi Regional Co-ordinator for national celebrations Njoroge Ndirangu asked media to help in educating Kenyans on the importance of national celebrations.

Kenya has been independent for 52 years, he said, and thus has a big story that can be told by the media.

“The country continues to be an island of peace and that has not happened by chance but because Kenyans work hard, create unity and focus on development,” said Mr Ndirangu.

He said the country had achieved a lot across all sectors – including education, health and politics – and is among the fastest growing economies in Africa.

“Nairobi residents should come to Nyayo Stadium on Monday and enjoy the entertainment we have prepared for them and most importantly listen to the speeches.”
Exiled commander of the rebel group People’s Redemption Army (PRA) Col Samson Mande has lost his brother in a fatal motor accident.

Capt James Katabazi, information pills commonly known as Kekibira died together with his wife Paulina Kamazooba along Kampala-Masaka road, remedy according to Mr Mande, currently in Sweden.

“It’s very hard to believe that my brother Captain James Katabazi and his wife, my sister in law Paulina Kamazooba Katabazi have left us,” grieved Col Mande on Sunday evening.

By press time, the deceased bodies were still at Masaka Hospital for postmortem.

Capt. Katabazi was one of 22 former rebels under the PRA that were arrested and jailed in Luzira for attempting to overthrow government in 2004.

Katabazi who had served in the revolutionary NRA since 1981 with army number No.RA285, had later in the 1990s severed ties with the regime, before he joined Col Kizza Besigye’s Reform Agenda.

After the 2001 election that Besigye lost to incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, Capt. Katabazi fled to Rwanda where he joined his brother Samson Mande’s rebel group PRA.

He was arrested months later and paraded before the Kampala High Court, with 21 others and they were sent to Luzira on treason charges.

He was however later in 2007 handed amnesty by the UPDF and released from jail together with two others George Owakukiroru Tumwesigye and Peter Atwongyeire.



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