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All Set For Ug Health & Fitness Fun Expo

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 12:03
All Set For Ug Health & Fitness Fun Expo

By Serestino Tusingwire

All is set for the first ever Ug Health and Fitness Fun Expo which is slated to take place on Sunday 26th March, 2017 at Uganda Museum. The event is organized by the East Africa book of records.

According to one of the organizers, Dr. Paul Bamutaze, the event comes at a time when fitness is a public outcry since gyms lack professionals to guide persons through useful exercises.

For that matter therefore, before the exercises, everyone will first undergo tests in order to determine which kind of exercises he/she can best enjoy.

“Before the exercises, we first carry out ECG tests (tests functionality of the heart) and glucose level tests to know the sugar levels in the body and then we recommend the suitable exercises,” Dr Bamutaze said.

He added that at the event, there will be a number of professional instructors from both within and outside the country that will help take each and every person through these fun-filled health exercises.

He listed the number of activities that will take place at the event. These include but not limited to;

Aerobics – Vigorous exercises that help in burning fats.

Zumba – Doing exercise within a tune of music.

Insarnity – Work on cardio exercises that help a person to hold up the heart and mussels.

Home exercise sessions – Where people will be taught the simple exercises they can do while at home.

Health checkups

Fit kids – Range of activities aimed at keeping a child fit and health.

Self defense demonstrations.

Lots of music and entertainment by DJs Slick Stuart and Roja; and live performance by Maurice Kilya and Cindy.

Exhibiton – of gym products, sports products, work out ware, nutrition cosmetics and beverages.

Other activities will include Yoga, Meditation, Volley ball, Rudo, Table Tennis, Board games among others.

“It will be a chill out day, home out of home, will see lots of the work out fashions and lots of music and entertainment, so everyone is encouraged to come and join us in our struggle get rid of health problems that can be caused by being unfit.” Dr. Bamutaze said.

He also stressed out that this will not be the end of such events since another one will be organized in October and will run for two days.

Besides, every last Saturday of the month, there will always be mini-sessions at the venue that will be communicated on 26th march, 2017.

Meanwhile, the tickets to this event can be booked via PayWay, with kids expected to buy it at only 5k, adults 20k, while VIPs at only 10k.

Everyone is welcome.

For more information, the number to contact is 0782123000

Muslims Mourn Kaweesi, ask for Operation Against Illegal Guns

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 10:05
Muslims Mourn Kaweesi, ask for Operation Against Illegal Guns

By Serestino Tusingwire

Muslim leaders have asked government to institute a special operation against illegal guns across the country, following the gruesome murder of police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

Kaweesi was on Friday shot by unknown assailants who were riding on motorcycles a few meters from his home in Kulambiro, a Kampala suburb together with his body guard and a driver.

Addressing believers at the Nakasero Mosque, Sheikh Siraje Kifampa Nsambu, and the spokesperson of the Tabliq Muslim sect sent condolences to the deceased’s family and government for losing a senior police officer.

“It’s disgusting to lose an officer of Kaweesi caliber, as Muslims, we are also touched by this gruesome murder of our beloved officer,” Kifampa said.

He however says that unless government moves to get rid of the illegal guns across the country more lives are bound to be lost in such a gruesome manner.

“Government needs to wake up and something about this when it’s still early. Let it make sure that no one posses an illegal gun as it did in Karamoja,”Kifampa said.

Some of the victims of such murders include Chief Prosecutor Joan Kagezi, Maj. Muhammad Kiggundu and Sheihks Abdul Karim Ssentamu, Dr. Abdul Kadhir Muwaya, Mustafa Bahiga and Ibrahim Hassan Kirya.

Holders Sundowns overcome KCCA to reach group phase

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 09:41
Holders Sundowns overcome KCCA to reach group phase

The African Champions League title-holders, Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa, survived a scare in Kampala on Saturday as they drew 1-1 at KCCA to progress to the group phase of this year’s competition.

Sundowns came to Uganda leading 2-1 from last weekend’s home leg, with the Kampala City outfit buoyed by their away goal.

It was KCCA who went ahead in the second leg of the last-32 tie, leaving the defending champions stunned.

Geoffrey Sserunkuma, who had scored in all three of Kampala City’s African Champions League games during this campaign, netted again after half an hour to make it 1-0 on the day and 2-2 on aggregate.

Crucially, because of their away-goal, that strike also meant that if the score stayed that way, KCCA would oust the holders and advance to the last sixteen.

However, the hosts’ fairy-tale run came to an end ten minutes from time when substitute Anthony Laffor of Liberia smashed the ball into the net to equalise and give Sundowns a 3-2 aggregate lead.

That was how the match ended.

IGP Kayihura Condemns AIGP Kaweesi Murder

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 14:37
IGP Kayihura Condemns  AIGP Kaweesi Murder

 

By Our Reporter

The Inspector General of Police Gen. Edward Kale Kayihura has released an official statement, in which he grieves for AIGP Andrew Felix Kawesi, who was shot  dead on Friday morning as he left home for work.

In a statement released Friday by Gen. Kayihura himself,  he eulogized Kaweesi as a  very able, patriotic, professional and reliable officer, who has left his mark on the Force, leaving vacuum that will be hard to fill.

The statement partly reads thus “…It is with deep sorrow that I announce the tragic death of Assistant Inspector General of Police  (AIGP), Andrew Felix Kaweesi, which occurred this morning a few minutes after 0900 hrs, at Tuba Village, Nakawa division, in Kampala District. The senior police officer was shot and killed, a short distance away from his home, together with bodyguard, No. 47113 Cpl. Erau Kenneth, and driver No. 60587 C/Drv Mambewa Godfrey, by yet to identified gunmen on a bodaboda motorcycle.   We have not yet established whether they were two or three…”

He goes on to says “…Let me on behalf of the entire police force, as well as my own behalf and that of my family, extend our most heartfelt condolences to the families of the fallen comrades. May the souls of our fallen comrades rest in eternal peace…” The statement also reveals that a condolence book has been opened up at the police headquarters in Naguru.

 

SK Mbuga Marries Off Wife To Mzungu Pensioner, Cons Him

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 14:23
SK Mbuga Marries Off Wife To Mzungu Pensioner, Cons Him

 

By Our Reporter

Flashy Kampala businessman Suleiman Kabangala Mbuga is allegedly on the run, after marrying off his wife Vivienne Jalia Birungi to a British Pensioner, from whom they fleeced hundreds of millions.

Pepper Snoops reveal that Birungi was arrested on Friday afternoon in the United Kingdom, after being on police’s wanted list for a long  time. According to sources,  she got married to a Mzungu Pensioner at a sham wedding ceremony at which Mbuga was the allegedly brother-in-law.

However,   it is said that shortly after the wedding, she accessed hefty funds from the Mzungu’s coffers and fled to Uganda with Mbuga, where they both went on a spending spree.

It is alleged that he also used part of the dime to buy a crib in Buziga and a number of swanky rides and  finance their massive wedding in Kampala.

It is said that when their account balance dwindled a few weeks   back, Mbuga agreed with Birungi that they travel to the UK, such that she can link up with some of her family members there and withdraw some of her savings. She didn’t know that police was waiting for her and next on the list is Mbuga.

But it should be noted that Birungi was at one time married to a Sweden based  Ugandan identified as Andrew Bwanika,  with whom she  has a son, although she dumped him after being snatched by Mbuga.

Watch this space.

 

TV Star Fifi’s Hips Raise Eyebrows

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 13:51
TV Star Fifi’s Hips Raise Eyebrows

 

By Our Reporter

Fionah Nabitengero aka Fifi da Queen, a TV presenter with Vision Group, some times  grows  and at other times they disappear, something that is raising eyebrows amongst several Ugandans.

Fifi, who was once celebrated singer Ziza  Bafana’s lovers,  has put on very  curvaceous hips, which however seem to disappear and reappear as and when  required.

She was early this morning spotted by our Snoops looking all so curvy and hippy, yet a few days back the same Snoops saw  the same Fifi at a city hangout with lesser hips.

This has left not on the Snoops but even Fifi’s fans, because she seems to be having a secret with her magical hips.

Obtuary: The Felix Kaweesi I Knew

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:58
Obtuary: The Felix Kaweesi I Knew

By John V Sserwaniko

Like myself, Andrew Felix Kaweesi hailed from the greater Masaka area. But that isn’t the reason I closely worked with him. It was purely work. He was a big name public official who I inevitably had to regularly interact with as I went about my duties of sourcing and writing news for my newspaper.

I mostly report politics and indeed a political story I wrote, to his chagrin, inadvertently got us talking. It was, I think, 2014 or thereabout.

The political feuding between President Museveni and his man Amama Mbabazi was beginning to escalate. And as we now know, this feud was used by many to fix their adversaries.

A mere story linking one to JPAM was sufficient to put any public official in trouble. The regrettable story I authored in this instance created almost a similar impression about Kaweesi who was then a very powerful Commandant for KMP.

He had for years been flamboyantly doing his job as I also concentrated on mine-never crossing each other’s path. We had never interacted. We perhaps had no reason to. He began looking for me. Initially he sought dialogue through Red Pepper colleagues covering the police bit.

Unsure how he exactly thought about me, I for two weeks avoided audience with him. I was in the end approached by RP crime reporter Stuart Yiga who said: “I know you have your reasons not having audience with this man but you are both my friends. I insist you talk to him and get to understand his side more. I know you know something but there is nothing wrong seeking to deepen your understanding of the man and what he stands for.”

On Yiga’s insistence we went and met the man at Imperial Royale where he was attending a conference. I was disarmed by his humility.

“There is a lot a rogue in my position can do but our boss the Inspector General has taught us dialogue. He [IGP] is for engagement and not confrontation with perceived adversaries and it’s what I stand for. I’m here to see how we get to understand each other and work better next time,” Kaweesi humbly said to me during that meeting as Yiga looked on fearing tempers would flare and walk out on them.

Before I could find sufficient time to work with him enough, Kaweesi was transferred from KMP Commandant to Director Operations meaning his docket was the whole country.

I vividly recall the day he handed over the KMP office to Haruna Isabirye with a huge crowd coming to see him off. It was a pompous ceremony and when he was called to speak, a smiling Kaweesi called on his old friend Deo Matsanga to speak on behalf of his friends including many city tycoons that came to bid him farewell.

It was an emotional moment. Instead of speaking, Matsanga broke down and wailed on the microphone. I remember Kaweesi telling him: “Deo don’t cry for me! I’m not dead guys. I see everybody in tears as if I’m dead.”

He explained that his understanding of the new job was a promotion and not a demotion as some were saying. To him this was indicative of how much the IGP Gen Kale trusted him.

Kayihura was to later praise him for leading in a manner that raised the profile of KMP.  This was during a public ceremony at police headquarters weeks after Kaweesi left KMP, a position he had cautiously used to endear himself to many.

Though he was always on the road going to different parts of Uganda being Director Operations, Kaweesi always kept in touch. He always liked comments regarding his performance as Director Operations.

“I’m going to set a new pace for my colleagues in the police force. I’m going to make sure each one of us does his or her work as dully instructed by my boss the Inspector General,” he always said whenever we got to talk on phone.

Whenever he returned to Kampala he insisted on us meeting to hear my view regarding what I thought of the performance of the Uganda Police. He always respectfully called me “Counsel” and kept saying “I can’t wait coming to your chambers as a lawyer and seek legal services.”

He always encouraged me saying “I know that Makerere Law School isn’t easy but I know you are going to make it.” He liked discussing career things always and liked jokingly boasting about his masters’ degree.

“I have always been considering law but I hear it’s a tough course. It needs time yet I’m very busy. We must be available to support the Inspector General in his efforts to stabilize this country,” he always said.

He one time told me he looked forward to a professional life serving at the UN in his retirement and doing a PhD was one of the things he always aspired to. Kaweesi also liked intellectual discussions.

He was also humble and kept his appointments. He liked the word Ndugu (brother)-and if he didn’t call me Counsel, he called me John. “Ndugu I suggest we reschedule our meeting,” he always texted in advance if he felt he wouldn’t honor the appointment.

“I know you are busy working for the RP and studying at the law school. There is something of strategic importance I want to consult you about. Let me know the place of your convenience and I will drive there but we must talk about this today,” he always said jokingly adding being a big man in police he would always find his way around the jam.

Indeed many times he would reach the venue ahead of me. He was calm and his calmness manifested in the fact that he never exhibited anger or offence in case you came late for a meeting or in case a story didn’t come out the way he wanted.

“I wasn’t quoted properly but its okay we shall find away but let’s concentrate on correctly portraying the Inspector General and the police force he envisages for this country,” he always said.

Since 2014, I met him many times at office and city hotels or even police functions but I never saw him angry-not even to his juniors. He always controlled his emotions. Maybe I was lucky. Despite a heavy schedule, ever moving from one meeting or media talk show to another, I never failed to get his audience whenever I sought to.

“Let him come after all this is a brief issue,” he always told his escort the amiable Corporal Erau who was by his side that fateful Friday morning when he was shot.

A very talkative chap, Erau always told me about his background. I one time asked him how he came to learn so many Ugandan languages. “My dear Counsel I’m a former street boy. I used to vend everything on the streets of Kampala and other major towns. That is how I learnt those languages,” he always said smiling and showing his black gum.

He is the man I always called to confirm if Afande (as they fondly called Kaweesi) was coming. “I know you have an appointment with him. Just wait at office. We are about to set off. Afande was just delayed home,” Erau always answered on phone.

Indeed on Friday morning when RP Marketing & Advertising Manager Bruce rung inquiring about the veracity of the news of Kaweesi’s death, Erau is the man I rang immediately. I rung twice but, unusual of him, Erau wasn’t picking. I started shivering imaging the worst had come. I rang Afande Semogerere who worked with Kaweesi in the PR office.

“Two people have called me earlier but I’m not sure. I’m also still trying to verify the same,” Semogerere said. It was unthinkable calling Afande Kaweesi to cross check because phone calls wasn’t his thing.

Instead he was very good via texting/whatsapping. “Ndugu you know those meetings, they are sometimes very high profile. If it’s not a press conference, it’s a meeting and there is simply no way I can take calls,” Kaweesi always apologetically said regarding missed and unreturned phone calls.

Whenever it was emergency, he got out of the meeting and called right away or delegated his assistants to call back. He was no doubt a diehard Musevenist but even in privacy he never held specific grudges against Museveni adversaries-Mbabazi, Besigye etc.

One time I asked him what it felt like arresting Besigye and sitting next to him in the police van to Nagalama.

“Does he keep arguing shouting at you or what?” I asked. Kaweesi smiled and said: “Ndugu you can’t believe that man is such a gentleman. He keeps quiet after saying a word or two. Sometimes he says nothing.” He told me something consistent with what Besigye said about his death.

Kaweesi told me how Besigye onetime protestingly said to him on being arrested by him personally. “I have nothing against you young police officers because you are merely acting on orders.”

He believed in managing the truth rather just denying. I one time told him of claims he was of Rwandese origin. One of his adversaries in the Lwengo politics had told me: “Kaweesi is part of the political problems in Lwengo yet he isn’t even a Muganda. His real name is Andrew Kyuuma which he conceals because he is ashamed of his nationality.”

Kaweesi, when asked about this, told me: “It’s true. In fact I’m Kyuuma Kityamuweesi which is a common Luganda saying in Masaka and it’s something I’m not ashamed of. Anybody can interview me and quote me on that because there is a whole background to how and why I don’t use that name even when it’s part of my names.”

When he became PRO, just weeks after we had interview him for RP, he told me: “I don’t know anything about this job but with friends like you my dear Counsel, I’m sure I will prevail.”

Indeed he always consulted senior scribes on how to go about things.  He was very respectful of authority and always insisted credit going to his boss Gen Kale.

He resisted bad stories about the entire police force and always defended fellow officers including those he considered adversaries. This he did both in public and privacy.

“You see the bad thing about such stories is there is no way you can write to destroy a senior officer without my boss the Inspector General’s image being affected,” he always said justifying his refusal to leak bad stories about colleagues.

“This police force is big enough for all of us to shine and serve our country. One doesn’t have to fall first for me to shine.”

M7 Condemns Kaweesi Murder, Wants Security Cameras Installed Everywhere

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:05
M7 Condemns Kaweesi Murder, Wants Security Cameras Installed Everywhere

The president of Uganda H.E Yoweri K Museveni has strongly condemned the murder of Police Spokesperson Andrew Felix Kawesi by the yet to be known assailants.

According to the statement released from the office of the president this afternoon, Museveni has directed the immediate installation of cameras in all major towns of Uganda and along the highways. This is due to repeated murders of high profile officials from within the city and other towns.

“We have been planning to do this project for some time but we have been postponing it on account of other priorities like the roads and electricity. Since, however, these thugs think they can use this remaining gap in our otherwise robust security frame-work, I have decided and directed the Minister of Finance to work with Police to immediately close this gap.” Museveni said in the statement.

Museveni has however urged the security personnel and all citizens to become vigilant and be on the lookout for these thugs who have made it a habit to use motorcycles to kill people.

“Remember the incidents of Joan Kagezi, Major Kigundu and a number of Sheikhs; they were killed in the same manner. If you notice such characters and especially if they are trailing a person with armed guards, you should take prompt action and challenge them.” Museveni said.

By Serestino Tusingwire

Magufuli Axes Journalists Over Trump Saga

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 18:54
Magufuli Axes Journalists Over Trump  Saga

By Our Reporter

Tanzanian president John Pombe Magufuli is every annoyed and has fired 9 journalists from the nation’s main broadcaster Tanzania Broadcasting Service (TBS).

The crime the 9 journalists committed was publishing a story indicating that US president Donald Trump  had commended Magufuli for the work he is doing at fighting corruption, something the Tanzanian government rejected as false and defamatory.

It later turned out the journalists had extracted their article from another publication that had been published on a hoax website for Fox News, a famous American media house. On top of being fired, the 9 scribes were also ordered to apologise to the presidency.

Anti-Kavera Bill Flops @EALA

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 18:40
Anti-Kavera Bill Flops @EALA

By Our Reporter

Kigali

Members of The East African Legislative Assembly yesterday failed  to pass the  Anti-Kavera bill.

The EALA parliament sitting in Kigali failed to agree upon the bill to ban the Kavera  and other polythene material after representatives from member states of Tanzania and Kenya objecting to the bill.

Whereas legislators from Uganda argued that the Kavera is deadly because it causes cancer to humans and is dangerous to soil, those from Kenya and Tanzania objected, arguing that the issues of the Kavera can be regulated and problems arising from the same controlled.

 

They also argued that their views from the East African Business Council have to be put into consideration before the Anti Kavera bill is enacted into law.

The EALA Speaker Dan  Kidega referred the matter to May this year   after the House failed to reach a consensus over the matter.

Kayihura Vows To ‘Hunt’ Kaweesi Killers

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 18:00
Kayihura Vows To ‘Hunt’ Kaweesi Killers

The Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayinura has vowed to hunt the assailants that have this morning gunned down AIGP Adrew Felix Kaweesi.

Kaweesi has been shot dead this morning alongside two other policemen as he was driving off from his home in Kulambiro, Ntinda a city suburb of Kampala.

According to eye witnesses, the killers pretended to be repairing their motorcycle as they waited for Kaweesi to come out of his home and they shoot him.

While responding to this fatal incident, Kayihura said though these gunmen have killed one of his trusted officers, they haven’t finished them all, and they will be gotten and charged accordingly.

“They have killed our officer but they haven’t finished us. We will get them,” Kayihura said before adding that; “They have been warning us that they will ‘hit where it hurts’ – Kaweesi’s death has indeed hurt us.”

The sad looking Kayihura urged Ugandans not to be terrified by Kaweesi’s murder because this is not the first time such an incident has happened, and that many police officers have been victims.

He however promised to do all he can to bring these high profile killings to an end.

The late Felix Kaweesi joined the police force in 2001 and has been steadily rising through ranks.

Prior to his death, the late Kaweesi was Assistant Inspector General of Police as well as Police spokesperson.

By Serestino Tusingwire

Thugs Rob Kyambogo Varsity Student, Thumped

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 17:22
Thugs Rob Kyambogo Varsity Student,Thumped

By Our Reporter

Kireka

Two thugs who have been waylaying students from Kyambogo University and other residents of Kireka Bbira zone to rob them were clobbered to pulp on Wednesday night.

By the time they were nabbed, the thugs, according to our sources, had robbed several people including Florence Namata, who claimed to be a student of Kyambogo University, from whom they stole a Smartphone and wallet.

However, Namata raised an alarm which attracted the attention of security personnel in the area, who launched a hunt for the thugs until they were nabbed. On being caught and checked, security personnel landed on the stolen Smartphone.

Meanwhile a mob which had gathered around the two at the scene started clobbering the thugs, until police rushed to the scene to take them to hospital, although by then they were dripping blood.

Ugandans Mourn Fallen Kaweesi

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 17:03
Ugandans Mourn Fallen Kaweesi

After the untimely death of Andrew Felix Kawesi, the Uganda Police spokesperson, many Ugandans have come out to give their sincere condolence messages to the family of the deceased.

Among the very first people to comment was the former FDC presidential candidate, Col. Dr Kizza Besigye who said; “He was intelligent. He was smart and he would quickly understand situations.”

It has been revealed that Kaweesi was scheduled to meet the Uganda Christian University finalists to give a word of advice to them alongside his counterpart Brigadier Richard Karemire.

Karemire had this to say about Kaweesi’s deat; “I got the news as soon as I had arrived in Mukono, where we were scheduled to address UCU finalists. Kaweesi was a very professional police officer that the country will always miss.”

The Democratic Party President Norbert Mao said; “Kaweesi was an amiable man who tried to put a human face to the police.His death is untimely and unfair. I do not blame the late Andrew Felix Kaweesi, I blame his head, Yoweri Museveni.”

The Prime Minister of Uganda Dr Ruhakana Rugunda said; “The late Andrew Felix Kaweesi was an honorable man who handled national affairs with expertise.”

The first son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba‏  also took on his twitter to says; “AIGP Kaweesi was a brave and dedicated officer. The country has lost one of its best and brightest! May his soul Rest in Eternal peace.”

The Minister of National Security, Henry Tumukunde; “For now, police have started investigations. His death was untimely.”

For more check this; http://www.redpepper.co.ug/aigp-kaweesi-shot-dead/

By Serestino Tusingwire

Gunmen Attack UN Convoy, Kill Two

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 17:01
Gunmen Attack UN Convoy, Kill Two

Juba: A gang of armed men attacked a United Nations aid convoy  in South Sudan on Tuesday, killing two people and injuring three others, before fleeing with tonnes of relief worth millions of dollars.

According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the attack underscored the dangers confronting aid agencies in the world’s youngest country at a time when nearly half its population, or about 5.5 million people, face food shortages.

The United Nations has already declared a famine in some parts. Some aid workers were kidnapped, shot at and had their supplies looted by the armed men.

The attack occurred in Yirol, in the centre of the country, about 210km (130 miles) northwest of the capital of Juba, where the aid workers had been dealing with a cholera outbreak. In a statement, the IOM said the convoy was targeted as it returned to Yirol, with the gunmen ambushing one of the vehicles.

Two people died of gunshot wounds, the aid group said, and an IOM health officer was among the wounded. On Thursday, medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said its hospital in Wau Shilluk had been looted during recent heavy fighting.

There Is A Mafia State Killing Men Of Honor – Besigye

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 13:54
There Is A Mafia State Killing Men Of Honor – Besigye

The former FDC presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye has said that there is a mafia group that targets government top shots and every Uganda should stand warned.

“There is a mafia state killing men of honor and Ugandans should be afraid,” Besigye said.

He said this while responding to the untimely death of Police spokesperson, Felix Kaweesi that has been shot dead this morning at his home area in Kulambiro, Ntinda a city suburb of Kampala.

According to Besigye, these mafia groups are related to the government when considering the kind of confidence they demonstrate while assassinating these officials.

“I am personally sad because of what has happened and the way it has happened. The kind of confidence clearly shows that the killers are not casual criminals who just hired guns. The mafia groups have relations with government,” Besigye said.

When asked whether he has got afraid following this incident, Besigye said; “I am not worried about death because I am aware the ultimate security is from God. So I am entrusted to God.”

Bad Black Faces Arrest Over Faked Child Kidnap

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 13:15
Bad Black Faces Arrest Over Faked Child Kidnap

By Our  Reporter

 

Socialite Shanita Namuyimbwa  aka Bad Black, who was released from jail a few months back for defrauding a British Investor David Greenhalgh of over Shs11Bn, now faces arrest for allegedly faking the  kidnap of her child.

According to Pepper Snoops, Bad Black filed a case of child kidnap at Katwe police, claiming that her half-caste son only identified as Jonathan, whom she produced with a Portuguese pensioner, had been kidnapped.

However, after investigating the matter, the police discovered that Bad  Black had faked the kidnap and  the child at a hotel in Nairobi, where  he had been residing for several days.

Matters worsened after the Kenyan police also  contacted their counterparts in Uganda, assuring that that Bad Black’s child was well, but that she had refused to clear hotel bills, reason why he and the caretaker had been detained.

Kenyan police thereafter delivered  Jonathan to the Ugandan embassy in Nairobi, where Black has since abandoned him.

However, other sources reveal that  Bad Black has been using these fake kidnap claims  to extort money from the kid’s  father for a long time, only that this time round things backfired.

By the time AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi died this morning, he had finalized processing the file on which Bad Black would be arrested for giving police  false information, which is a criminal act.

 

Angella Katatumba Mom Battles For Life

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:11
Angella Katatumba Mom Battles For Life

Celebrated singer Angella Katatumba is so devastated and word has it that she has put her music career on hold, such that she can take care of her ailing mother.

Gertrude Katatumba, who is the widow of fallen Pakistan Consul Bonney Katatumba, is undergoing medical attention at IHK Hospital, where she recently underwent a thyroidectomy operation.

A thyroidectomy is an operation that involves the surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. According to family Snoops, Angella’s mom has a throat cancer problem which necessitated the operation.

This has however forced Angella to suspend all her music projects in 2017 such that she can cater for her bedridden mother. But this   comes just a few days after  tycoon Katatumba’s burial, something that has left left Angella as a person and her family at large in a very difficult situation.  Gertrude mothers Angella, her twin brother Rugirwa Katatumba  and other children of the late Bonney Katatumba.

AIGP Kaweesi Assassinated At Kulambiro

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 10:22
AIGP Kaweesi Shot Dead

By Serestino Tusingwire

The Uganda Police spokesperson AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi has been shot dead this morning.

Kaweesi has been shot by unknown gunmen as he was driving off his home in Kulambiro, Ntinda a city suburb of Kampala.

According to an eye witnesses: “the assassins were four riding on two boda boda all armed with guns. They fired several bullets and opened the doors of the VX land cruiser and shot more bullets again, then they put their guns in bags and drove away towards Kisasi town.”

Red pepper website understands that four people who occupied the car at the moment couldn’t escape the gunshots. They include Kaweesi, his driver and two bodyguards whose names are yet to be identified.

By press time, police had not given the official statement regarding the matter.

Kaweesi had been the Uganda police spokesperson since August 2016 when he was appointed to replace Fred Enanga.

Investigations into the assassination incident  are still ongoing.

We shall keep you posted.

Sula Matovu Joins Another South African Club

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 09:35
Sula Matovu Joins Another South African Club

Uganda Cranes midfielder Sula Matovu is back in competitive football again after completing a move to South Africa’s Royal Eagles Football club. The club plays in first division in SA.

The tricky winger was axed at Kaizer Chiefs at the beginning of the season for failing to prove his worth.

This website understands that Matovu signed a three-year contract with the club and is now working on getting his work permit as the club works on his international transfer certificate.

Royal Eagles coach, Papic told media in South Africa that all these are to be completed very soon to allow a player join the club officially.

Sula started his professional career at Nalubaale FC (now Proline FC) in 2009 and played for it two years before joining St. George in Ethiopia.

He later joined Erbil Sports Club in Iraq in 2012, and then moved to Sweden to BK Hacken’s Under 21 and later promoted to the senior team.

26 Deadly Car Hijackers Netted

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 08:34
26 Deadly Car Hijackers Netted

By Our Reporter

The police on Wednesday arrested 26 killer car hijackers from several parts of the country during an operation that was aimed at curbing rampant crimes against car owners.

The suspects were netted during a joint operation that was carried out by police’s Flying Squad Unit and sister security agencies.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Emiliano Kayima said that “The suspects were arrested from different areas which include Kabalagala, Kawempe, Bwaise, Seeta, Katwe, Mukono and others after a tip off from our informers.”

Kayima added that “At least seven cars       were recovered during the operation and we urge all Ugandans who lost their cars to come to Central Police Station (CPS) Kampala to   establish if their cars are amongst those recovered.”

According to Kayima, the hijackers were nabbed with deadly weapons which they have been using to  steal the cars and attack or kill their owners.

Kayima noted that most of the suspects are mechanics and car spare parts dealers, who either sell the stolen vehicles whole or dismantle them into parts before selling them in DR.Congo, South Sudan and other countries.

He said the suspects will be paraded in court to   answer several charges that will be lodged against them.

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