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Top NRM Officials Arrested as Party Registration Exercise Heats Up

Police in Nateete are detaining six suspected criminals in connection with attempted robbery at a heavy duty engine oil store in the area at around mid-night on Monday.

“Police swag into action after being alerted by a one Amina Tumuzadde the owner of the store after being informed by her security guard that thieves had launched their operation, drug prescription http://centrodelasartesslp.gob.mx/home/wp-includes/simplepie/locator.php ” Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango told journalists at CPS in Kampala.

Onyango narrated that the thieves had earlier on approached the same security guard attached to KK Security Company, who sought for his help to rob the store.

“The security guard accepted the offer but he instead informed Amina about the planned robbery who in turn informed us and we set an ambush,” Onyango explained.

Onyango added that police waited until the group of six packed drums of engine oil on their Lorry, Canter registration number UAL 008R and thereafter intercepted them.

Six were arrested while two managed to escape. Those arrested include; Ibrahim Tumwesigye, Michael Zziwa, Samson Kiseka, Julius Lubega, Abdu Kajimu and Hamid Ssekanyo.

Police recovered exhibits which include; Shs400, 000, breaking equipment, motorcycle number UDR 982E, and drums of Max- Rubia heavy duty engine oil.

Onyango revealed that this wasn’t the first the store was broken into noting that police arrested three thieves last month and they are currently in custody in Luzira Prison.

 
Ruling National Resistance Movement Secretary General Hon Justine Kasule Lumumba has told reporters in Mbarara district, viagra order http://clintonhouse.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/plugins/jetpack.php that top Party officials are being held in detention over alleged misconduct in the ongoing NRM membership registration process.

Mrs Lumumba was in Mbarara on Monday, http://couponadventures.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-post-type-taxonomies-endpoint.php where she met a couple hundred delegates from the districts of Ibanda, http://claude-nicaud.com/new/wp-includes/simplepie/category.php Mbarara, Isingiro, Ntungamo, and Kiruhura at the Catholic Social Center in Mbarara Municipality.

Speaking to press after the meeting, the SG owned up to cases of misconduct and misuse of registration materials which have marred the registration exercise that is hoped to produce a new NRM Register ahead of October’s party primaries and 2016 general elections.

Lumumba revealed that in the ongoing chaos in various parts of the country, three NRM registrars and two district party chairpersons had been arrested.

She however, declined to identify the arrested officials, adding that several more were likely to be locked up as well.

Mrs Lumumba said she was in charge of the exercise and would not allow party leaders to curtail its success.

Chimpreports has confirmed that the arrested officials are from the Districts of Amolatar, Buikwe and Gulu.

Mrs Lumumba’s Deputy Hon Richard Todwong told us on phone that the Amolatar District Registrar [unnamed] was detained at a local Police station and later released.

The Buikwe NRM Chairperson was also arrested as well as the Pece Division Registrar in Gulu Municipality.

Mr Todwong told us, “We shall deal with any irregularity accordingly and all our officials should desist from negative practices during this registration.”

Chimpreports also understands that the Kioga County MP Hon Okello Anthony was reported to Amolatar Police for allegedly ferrying ghost NRM supporters from Kalaki, in Kaberamaido district to register as NRM members in Amolatar.

Okello did confirm the incident when we reached him on phone, but said it was his local political enemies.

Meanwhile in the Mbarara meeting, Hon Lumumba forwarded proposed names for new registrars for Ibanda, Isingiro, Ntungamo, Kirihura and Mbarara to the party leaders but leaders from Isingiro refused the appointment of the proposed district registrars and asked for fresh voting.

An angry delegate from Kiruhura exchanges with her colleague outside the Catholic Resource center

An angry delegate from Kiruhura exchanges with her colleague outside the Catholic Resource center

Minister Bright Rwamirama conducted elections outside the conference and Venansio Taremwa was voted the district registrar before the secretary general.

Lumumba cautioned NRM leaders to avoid internal divisions in the party and urged them to elect trustworthy leaders in the coming elections.

NRM leaders from Ibanda led by the district party chairman Robert Rutehenda expressed concern over the indebted district party office, but Lumumba waved them down saying rent for all NRM offices had been paid to August.

Isingiro delegates voted for the district registrar of their choice

Isingiro delegates voted for the district registrar of their choice

She thus said that the administration secretary of Ibanda office would be arrested for misappropriating rent funds once the issue is not resolved in time.

“We know our party has financial constraints but we can’t operate in offices without paying rent. We rather have few leaders who are royal than having many who cannot be trusted.” Lumumba said

Additional Reporting by Dickens Okello

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