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Museveni, Mbabazi Lawyers Meet at Supreme Court Today

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Police Constable Steven Lubega, treatment http://chuckatuckhistory.com/wp-admin/includes/ms-deprecated.php who was transferred to Mbale Referral Hospital after sustaining serious injuries in an attack on Kapchorwa Police Station by armed militants on Sunday morning, visit web http://darkfey-temple.org/wp-admin/includes/image-edit.php has died.

Officials said Lubega who was shot in the “chest and both legs” bled profusely before passing on yesterday evening.

This brings the death toll of cops to two since PC Kaddu Hakim also died in the onslaught.

The deadly attack occurred at around 12:19 am, more about sending shockwaves across the nation.

Police publicist Fred Enanga said a suspected gang of criminals operating in the Mt. Elgon Forest area that straddles the border between Uganda and Kenya, attacked the station before rescuing their colleague John Chemusaka who had been arrested in connection with two aggravated robberies of guns from Uganda Wildlife Officers on 29 February, 2016 in Kween District.

The suspect had been transferred from Kween to Kapchorwa District Police Headquarters.

“The Police in Kapchorwa responded to the surprise attack and repulsed the attackers, killing one whose body is yet to be identified,” said Enanga in a statement to ChimpReports.

“One Police Officer, PC Kaddu Hakim, was also killed during the attack, and three others injured, one critically. These included; IP Musumba Jeremiah, who took a shot to the right thigh, and PC Rukundo Junior, who was hit by a bullet fragment to the chest, and are admitted at Kapchorwa Main Hospital in serious condition.”

Enanga said preliminary investigation indicate the attacker’s goal of rescuing their colleague was facilitated by a Police Officer, PC Siraje Labu who hails from the locality –  Ngangata village, Kaptanya Sub-county, Kapchorwa District and is attached to the Field Force Unit.

“It is alleged he led the attackers to the heavily protected areas of military cover, where four of the attackers opened rifle fire indiscriminately, blocking the military from advancing, and guided the other six to the police cells where they rescued Chemusaka John, and thereafter, to the armoury which they attempted to break in vain. He has been arrested and taken into custody in connection with the incident,” said Enanga.

This is the latest attack in a series of raid on police stations in the country.  Luweero Police Station was last year raided by armed militants who attempted to steal ammunition.

A few years ago, Makindye Barracks in Kampala was equally stormed by armed men before being repulsed by soldiers at the facility.

The latest developments underscore the need to strengthen security at police and military installations in the country.

Military command

Enanga said the attackers are believed to be under the command of Julius Chelimo, a wanted notorious UPDF deserter, who is actively involved in expanding his gang network by acquiring more guns and recruiting more criminals into his illegal trade.

“The suspected gang leader had ever been arrested by Police, following the rampant aggravated robberies along the Eastern axis of Mbale to Karamoja in 2014, and handed over to the Military for prosecution. He however, escaped from Makindye Military barracks, back to his criminal behaviour,” said the police spokesperson.

A joint security operation comprising of the Police, Military and Uganda Wildlife Authority, is ongoing to track the attackers for arrest.

Security alerts have been disseminated to all units in the region particularly the Districts of Mbale, Kween, Kapchorwa, and Bukwo which comprise the neighbourhood of the Mt. Elgon forest area.

“As Police, we strongly condemn the attack on our colleagues, and do express our deepest sympathies and condolences to the immediate family and relatives of PC Kaddu Hakim, may his soul rest in peace,” said Enanga.

“We also wish a speedy recovery to the wounded officers.”

He said Police have put resources behind this incident, to ensure culprits, are tracked down, arrested and prosecuted, “as we continue in our mission to secure the safety of the public, even through sacrifice. We shall never bow down to any form of threat.”
The legal battle between Amama Mbabazi and President Yoweri Museveni over the February 18 elections commences today Monday with a pre-hearing conference which will be attended by lawyers from both sides and Supreme Court officials.

The conference is normally conducted by a registrar, medications http://centroilponte.com/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-event-calendar/app/view/calendar/page.php but may be conducted by a judicial registrar or judge.

The process is normally informal with the discussions kept confidential.

But a note from the court implied that the press will be allowed to attend the function.

In his petition, viagra 60mg Mbabazi alleges “the election offences by candidate Yoweri Museveni and his agents grossly undermined the electoral processes.”

The former Prime Minister said the malpractices include voter bribery, no rx threats of violence, abusive language, arbitrary arrests of candidates and supporters of opponents as well as, forced disappearances among others.

“These were widely reported and our evidence collected so far attests to the same. All these contravene the Presidential Elections Act,” said the former NRM Secretary General last week.

Mbabazi scored 1.5 percent of the total election outcome against Museveni’s 60 percent.

The election petition is against Candidate Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as the First Respondent and The Electoral Commission as the Second Respondent.

Museveni’s lawyers filed their defence on Sunday, denying accusations that he used in the campaigns derogatory and abusive language.

He also denied ever threatening to arrest candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye during the three months of campaigning.

The lawyers went on to term as ‘figurative speech,’ the president’s comments in December, in which he likened the actions of his opponents as “touching leopard’s anus.”

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