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Anti-corruption activists arrested, charged with inciting violence
Kampala, 18th/June/2013; Ugandan police have arrested four anti-corruption activists and detained them for over six hours at the Central Police Station in Kampala for protesting the misuse and theft of public funds by government...Full Story here | More photos
Ugandan police have arrested four anti-corruption activists and detained them for over six hours at the Central Police Station in Kampala for protesting the misuse and theft of public funds by government officials. Those arrested included; the Vice Chairperson of the National NGO Forum Leonard Okello, the Personal Assistant to Bishop Zac Niringyiye Andrew Karamagi, Emmanuel Muwanika and Micheal Aboneka both of the National NGO Forum.
The four were charged with ‘inciting violence’ and released on police bond
They were arrested outside the Ministry of Finance and National Planning in Kampala, from where they were heading while carrying anti-corruption placards detesting the failure to arrest and prosecute implicated corrupt officials and the unexplained wasteful expenditure of public funds.
The police have severally arrested and questioned members the ‘Black Monday Movement’ -an anti-corruption civil society group, over their anti-corruption campaigns which are aimed at creating awareness and fighting the rampant corruption in Uganda –a vice that has resulted into the suspension of donor aid to the country.
In November last year, the police cordoned off a hired venue in Kampala and blocked activists from using it to launch this civil society movement which brings together a number of civil society organizations engaged in the fight against corruption and bad governance....Full Story here
Ugandan journalist killed on his way from work
Kampala, 18th/June/2013; A Vision Group journalist, Pere Thomas, was on 16th June 2013, killed by unknown assailants and his body found lying at Masajja –along Entebbe road with a deep cut on the head. His photo camera, laptop...Read full story | More Photos
A Vision Group journalist, Pere Thomas, was on 16th June 2013, killed by unknown assailants and his body found lying at Masajja –along Entebbe road with a deep cut on the head. His photo camera, laptop and cellular phone were stolen.
Pere, 36, a resident of Kawuku, along Entebe road in Wakiso district, reportedly left work at the New Vision at around midnight with a laptop, photo camera and a mobile phone as he headed back home. His body was found lying by the road on Monday morning. “His body was found in the morning lying along Busabala road, in Masajja Kibira A zone. It was a smart body, with a wound on the fore head.
There were no traces of evidence. The body was taken to Mulago hospital for medical examination.” the officer in charge of criminal investigations at Katwe Police Station, Ayebare Emmanuel Benon told HRNJ-Uganda.
“We suspect that he boarded a taxi that had thieves as he went back to Kawuku (his home place) yesterday evening. I think when he saw that the taxi had thieves, he decided to fight back and he was hit by an iron bar on the head before he was dumped in a trench coz there was no scuffle,” Norman Katende, his immediate...Full story here