The Rwenzururu Kingdom is currently under tight army lockdown after a serious clash between the UPDF and the royal guards that claimed 6 lives instantly.
Two UPDF officers were gunned down by the royal guards of Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere at about 2:30pm on Sunday near the palace. Four royal guards were also killed in same clash.
The Deputy Police Spokesperson, Polly Namaye confirmed to ChimpReports that two UPDF officers were gunned down at the palace when they rushed to rescue a friend who was attacked near the palace.
Namaye said the royal guards had suspected one soldier to be spying for the army and when he crossed near the palace, the guards immediately attacked him but he managed to escape unhurt when the rescuers swiftly arrived.
Two soldiers remained near the palace to quell any eventuality but the royal guards pounced on them with bullets killing them instantly.
“The royal guards attacked the army at 4:30pm today. We have confirmed two UPDF officers were shot by the Obusinga guards. Four royal guards were also killed.” Ms. Namaye said.
However the Kasese Woman Member of Parliament Winfred Kiiza told ChimpReports that it is the army that attacked the place and the royal guards returned with fire in self-defense.
According to Hon. Kiiza, two strange vehicles were on an unknown surveillance mission since morning and at last the royal guards decided to inquire.
“What I am told is that the UPDF attacked the palace and the Obusinga had to defend themselves,” Kiiza said on phone.
“Two unknown civilian vehicles had trailed the palace since morning. When the royal guards approached the vehicles they were surprised to find the army inside them. The army opened fire on the guards
instantly killing one of them,” She stated on phone.
The remaining royal guards according to her rushed back to the palace and returned fire to defend themselves and eventually killing the said two UPDF soldiers.
“The Obusinga guards had to return to palace for better defensive positions. They shot two UPDF officers dead.”
The MP said two Armoured Personnel Carriers commonly known as mambas had been mounted in the palace stopping all entry and exit.
“Now they have brought two mambas to the palace blocking everyone who wants to enter in or come out,” she said.
Our efforts to reach the army Spokesman, Col. Paddy Ankunda on phone were futile as he did not pick our repeated phone calls.
The Spokeswoman also confirmed that the army and police had taken over control of the palace.
Airforce Secondary School, Entebbe reigned high in the 3rd edition of the Entebbe Schools Woodball Championship held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Lake Victoria School.
The competition brought together 95 participants from nine primary and secondary schools.
Isaac Lipekene from Entebbe Junior Primary School scored 62 to lead the boys while Jemimah Kyomuhendo from St. Agnes Primary School was the winner in girls’ category.
Air force SS trio of Azaabo Kizito, Mathias Kizito and Edson Tumwine completed a podium swoop in secondary schools boys competition. Laurence Upendo Mligo from Mary Reparatrix Girls School broke the dominance of the Airforce team to win the secondary school girls.
She was joined by Gloria Apio and Irene Dawa.
The winners qualified for the 7th ICPAU Juniors Woodball Championship due June 11, 2016 at King’s College Budo.
The next qualification event will be the Kampala Schools Woodball Championship on Saturday, April 09, 2016 at Buziga Islamic S.S.
- Lipekene Isaac- Entebbe Junior Primary School- 62
- Sserunkuma Jamir- Kiwafu Primary Schoo- 62
- Lukanga Fahad- Nalugala Muslim Primary School Entebbe- 62
- Kyomuhendo Jemimah- St. Agnes Primary School Entebbe-70
- Mukisa Nuurah- Nalugala Muslim Primary- 72
- Nansubuga Aisha- Lake Victoria School- 73
- Azaabo Kizito- Airforce S.S.S Entebb -57
- Kizito Mathias -Airforce S.S.S Entebb -65
- Tumwine Edson- Airforce -72
- Upendo Mligo Laurence -Mary Reparatrix Girls School -71
- Apio Gloria -Airforce S.S.S Entebbe -71
- Dawa Irene -Airforce S.S.S Entebbe -72
At least 16 youth and 7 heads of NRM party at sub counties and district are among the beneficiaries for 145 NAADS heifers given to Ntungamo district through the NAADS secretariat and operation wealth creation.
The 145 heifers were received from the secretariat by Ntungamo district heads in this week after they were demanded by several farmers across the district in 2015 through the operation wealth creation.
The head of operation Wealth creation Ntungamo district Col. Okello Tumwebaze said the heifers were meant to be delivered in the last financial year but were not delivered due to procurement challenges an issue that rose the number.
According to the order from the NAADS secretariat seen by our reporter, 5 leaders of the NRM youth league at sub counties, 2 at the district and other 9 from sub counties shall benefit from the delivery.
Among other beneficiaries is the South Ankole diocese that will be given 7 heifers which the Bishop of the Diocese Rt. Rev. Nathan Ahimbisibwe says will be used to establish a demonstration for dairy farming and Ntungamo town catholic parish.
The other heifers will go to individual beneficiaries who have made requests through their sub counties.
While receiving the heifers, the Ntungamo chief administrative officer Kaija Ruhweza Samuel cautioned on misallocation of the heifers to beneficiaries that would not have gotten them.
The district chairman Mr. Denis Singahache called for proper extension services to see that such heifers do not die after delivery to farmers which he said may cause a rage.
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