Bobi Wine, Ssemujju, Kasibante arrested for jumping police bond

Tuesday October 03 2017
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Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda (L) and Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. They were arrested on Tuesday for jumping police bond

KAMPALA.
Police in Kampala have re-arrested three Opposition MPs for jumping bond that was granted to them following their arrest on accusations of inciting violence and assaulting police officers.
Kampala Metropolitan police commander, Frank Mwesigwa, said Mr Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine (Kyadondo East MP), Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda (Kira Municipality MP) and Moses Kasibante (Rubaga North MP) were arrested on Tuesday and detained at Naggalama police station in Mukono District.

“We have detained the MPs for jumping police bond. They were supposed to report to CID headquarters as per the conditions set upon

Suspended MPs released, summoned at CID headquarters

Thursday September 28 2017

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KAMPALA. Police authorities last night released the anti-age limit MPs who were arrested on Wednesday for defying Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, inciting violence and assaulting police officers.
Police officers at Special Investigations Unit (SIU) in Kireka escorted unknown number of MPs including those who were not suspended from the House but somehow got mixed up in the melee before they were arrested on different charges.

The MPs including Mathias Mpuuga, Theodore Ssekikubo, Monica Amoding, Barnabas Tinkasiimire, William Nzoghu, Joy Atim, Jonathan Odur, Peter Okot, Wilfred Niwagaba and Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze among others were accompanied to their homes at around mid-night. The officers according to MPs, who spoke to this reporter, took photos with each legislator to prove that they delivered them safely.

With exception of two MPs (Francis Zaake and Angelina Osege who were still admitted on Wednesday, the whereabouts other members remain unclear. Some MPs called a news conference at Hotel Africana to condemn the raid on parliament and Ms Kadaga who suspended them.

Mr Niwagaba has been charged with beating Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda while Mr Ssekikubo and other lawmakers face accusations of inciting violence in parliament and assaulting police officers on duty. Before they were released last night, the MPs were ordered to report to Criminal Investigations Department in Kibuli this morning for proper interrogation. Although the lawmakers who accused government of intolerance had vowed to defy police orders in public interest, this website understands that they have this morning agreed to report to CID.

Police had to beg the members to accept to be escorted home. The lawmakers had complained that they were not sure of their security. They also refused to record any statement and insisted that by opposing the Raphael Magyezi Motion on the lifting of the age limit caps from the 1995 Constitution, they did not break any law. They were released on police bond.

Kampala Metropolitan police commander, Frank Mwesigwa this morning confirmed the release of the MPs, some of whom had been detained at Kira Road police station and Kira Division police in Najjera.
He refuted reports that some MPs were still in cells and others reported to have been transferred to Nalufenya, a high profile detention facility in Jinja District.
“We released all the MPs and escorted them to their respective homes. We don’t have anyone in our cells,” Mr Mwesigwa said.

Men suspected to be security operatives raided parliament and evicted a number of MPs who had defied the Speaker’s suspension.
The legislators were suspended for the next three parliamentary sittings after Ms Kadaga accused them of disrupting proceedings in violation of the House Rules of Procedure and the decorum of Parliament. The lawmakers had for days staged a red bandana protest against the planned removal of age limit. Mr Magyezi on Wednesday tabled a motion seeking to amend Article 102 (b) to remove the presidential age limit. The Opposition and some NRM MPs have insisted that the move seeks to clear the way for Mr Museveni, 73, to contest for presidency in 2021. The current constitution bars any person below 35 and above 75 from contesting for the highest office in the land.

Those suspended, among others; are Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine (Kyaddondo East), MP Allan Ssewanyana (Makindye West), Monica Amoding (Kumi District), Dr Sam Lyomoki (Workers) Betty Nambooze (Mukono Municipality) Ibrahim Kasozi (Makindye East) and Moses Kasibante (Rubaga North).

After a standoff in Parliament, security officers dressed in suits stormed the Chambers and forcefully dragged Mr Kyagulanyi and Mr Ssewanyana out.
Ms Angelina Osege, the Soroti District Woman MP who is also the chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee, was seriously beaten by the arresting security operatives.

She was carried to one of the waiting ambulances by MPs and other Parliament officials. The ambulance took her to an undisclosed hospital. Mr Francis Zaake (Mityana Municipality), was also seriously injured and taken to hospital.
Other MPs who have reportedly been arrested are Gerald Karuhanga, Odonga Otto (Aruu), Mohammed Nsereko (Kampala Central), Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda (Kira Municipality) and Mubarak Munyagwa (Kawempe South).
Mr Charles Angiro Gutumoi (Erute North) collapsed as security operatives forced him out.

but they did not show,” Mr Mwesigwa said.
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13 suspended MPs’ bond cancelled

Sunday October 01 2017

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Kampala. Police have cancelled the release bonds for 13 MPs who were thrown out of Parliament on the Speaker’s order during the chaos that marred the House last Wednesday.
The police cancelled the bonds after the suspended legislators failed to show up at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Kibuli on Friday as per earlier conditions of their release.
The MPs are opposed to the amendment of Article 102b of the Constitution to remove presidential age limit of 75.
The group was arrested last week shortly after they were bundled out of Parliament by plain-clothed security officers and later charged with inciting violence and assaulting police officers.
They are: Nathan Nandala Mafabi (Budadiri West), Jonathan Odur (Erute South), Mathias Mpuuga (Masaka Municipality), Gerald Karuhanga (Ntungamo Municipality), Muhammad Nsereko (Kampala Central) and William Nzoghu (Busongora North).
Others are: Barnabas Tinkasimire (Buyaga County), Robert Kyagulanyi (Kyadondo East), Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyiga County) and Joy Atim (Lira District Woman MP).
“We expected them on Friday at 2pm. They didn’t show up. They later sent Mr Abdu Katuntu [Bugweri MP] , who told us that they were unable to appear because one of their colleagues, Mr Mpuuga, had lost his father and they had gone to attend the burial. We told him to put it in writing, but by close of the day no formal communication had been made,” Mr Vincent Ssekate, the CID spokesperson, said yesterday.
Mr Katuntu told the deputy director of CID, Mr William Kototyo, that the MPs would report on Wednesday this week.
Mr Ssekate said without a formal communication, it means the MPs have violated the terms of the police bond. He added that they are supposed to be arrested on sight but the decision on whether to do so had not been made by press time.

of the 13 MPs who were ejected from Parliament on the Speaker’s order during the chaos that marred the House last Wednesday.

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Suspended MPs released, summoned at CID headquarters

Thursday September 28 2017

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KAMPALA. Police authorities last night released the anti-age limit MPs who were arrested on Wednesday for defying Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, inciting violence and assaulting police officers.
Police officers at Special Investigations Unit (SIU) in Kireka escorted unknown number of MPs including those who were not suspended from the House but somehow got mixed up in the melee before they were arrested on different charges.

The MPs including Mathias Mpuuga, Theodore Ssekikubo, Monica Amoding, Barnabas Tinkasiimire, William Nzoghu, Joy Atim, Jonathan Odur, Peter Okot, Wilfred Niwagaba and Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze among others were accompanied to their homes at around mid-night. The officers according to MPs, who spoke to this reporter, took photos with each legislator to prove that they delivered them safely.

With exception of two MPs (Francis Zaake and Angelina Osege who were still admitted on Wednesday, the whereabouts other members remain unclear. Some MPs called a news conference at Hotel Africana to condemn the raid on parliament and Ms Kadaga who suspended them.

Mr Niwagaba has been charged with beating Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda while Mr Ssekikubo and other lawmakers face accusations of inciting violence in parliament and assaulting police officers on duty. Before they were released last night, the MPs were ordered to report to Criminal Investigations Department in Kibuli this morning for proper interrogation. Although the lawmakers who accused government of intolerance had vowed to defy police orders in public interest, this website understands that they have this morning agreed to report to CID.

Police had to beg the members to accept to be escorted home. The lawmakers had complained that they were not sure of their security. They also refused to record any statement and insisted that by opposing the Raphael Magyezi Motion on the lifting of the age limit caps from the 1995 Constitution, they did not break any law. They were released on police bond.

Kampala Metropolitan police commander, Frank Mwesigwa this morning confirmed the release of the MPs, some of whom had been detained at Kira Road police station and Kira Division police in Najjera.
He refuted reports that some MPs were still in cells and others reported to have been transferred to Nalufenya, a high profile detention facility in Jinja District.
“We released all the MPs and escorted them to their respective homes. We don’t have anyone in our cells,” Mr Mwesigwa said.

Men suspected to be security operatives raided parliament and evicted a number of MPs who had defied the Speaker’s suspension.
The legislators were suspended for the next three parliamentary sittings after Ms Kadaga accused them of disrupting proceedings in violation of the House Rules of Procedure and the decorum of Parliament. The lawmakers had for days staged a red bandana protest against the planned removal of age limit. Mr Magyezi on Wednesday tabled a motion seeking to amend Article 102 (b) to remove the presidential age limit. The Opposition and some NRM MPs have insisted that the move seeks to clear the way for Mr Museveni, 73, to contest for presidency in 2021. The current constitution bars any person below 35 and above 75 from contesting for the highest office in the land.

Those suspended, among others; are Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine (Kyaddondo East), MP Allan Ssewanyana (Makindye West), Monica Amoding (Kumi District), Dr Sam Lyomoki (Workers) Betty Nambooze (Mukono Municipality) Ibrahim Kasozi (Makindye East) and Moses Kasibante (Rubaga North).

After a standoff in Parliament, security officers dressed in suits stormed the Chambers and forcefully dragged Mr Kyagulanyi and Mr Ssewanyana out.
Ms Angelina Osege, the Soroti District Woman MP who is also the chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee, was seriously beaten by the arresting security operatives.

She was carried to one of the waiting ambulances by MPs and other Parliament officials. The ambulance took her to an undisclosed hospital. Mr Francis Zaake (Mityana Municipality), was also seriously injured and taken to hospital.
Other MPs who have reportedly been arrested are Gerald Karuhanga, Odonga Otto (Aruu), Mohammed Nsereko (Kampala Central), Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda (Kira Municipality) and Mubarak Munyagwa (Kawempe South).
Mr Charles Angiro Gutumoi (Erute North) collapsed as security operatives forced him out.

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13 suspended MPs’ bond cancelled

Sunday October 01 2017

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Kampala. Police have cancelled the release bonds for 13 MPs who were thrown out of Parliament on the Speaker’s order during the chaos that marred the House last Wednesday.
The police cancelled the bonds after the suspended legislators failed to show up at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Kibuli on Friday as per earlier conditions of their release.
The MPs are opposed to the amendment of Article 102b of the Constitution to remove presidential age limit of 75.
The group was arrested last week shortly after they were bundled out of Parliament by plain-clothed security officers and later charged with inciting violence and assaulting police officers.
They are: Nathan Nandala Mafabi (Budadiri West), Jonathan Odur (Erute South), Mathias Mpuuga (Masaka Municipality), Gerald Karuhanga (Ntungamo Municipality), Muhammad Nsereko (Kampala Central) and William Nzoghu (Busongora North).
Others are: Barnabas Tinkasimire (Buyaga County), Robert Kyagulanyi (Kyadondo East), Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyiga County) and Joy Atim (Lira District Woman MP).
“We expected them on Friday at 2pm. They didn’t show up. They later sent Mr Abdu Katuntu [Bugweri MP] , who told us that they were unable to appear because one of their colleagues, Mr Mpuuga, had lost his father and they had gone to attend the burial. We told him to put it in writing, but by close of the day no formal communication had been made,” Mr Vincent Ssekate, the CID spokesperson, said yesterday.
Mr Katuntu told the deputy director of CID, Mr William Kototyo, that the MPs would report on Wednesday this week.
Mr Ssekate said without a formal communication, it means the MPs have violated the terms of the police bond. He added that they are supposed to be arrested on sight but the decision on whether to do so had not been made by press time.

Mr Mwesigwa further noted that police were hunting for Nathan Nandala Mafabi (Budadiri West), Jonathan Odur (Erute South), Mathias Mpuuga (Masaka Municipality), Gerald Karuhanga (Ntungamo Municipality), Muhammad Nsereko (Kampala Central) and William Nzoghu (Busongora North).
Others are: Barnabas Tinkasimire (Buyaga County), Robert Kyagulanyi (Kyadondo East), Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyiga County) and Joy Atim (Lira District Woman MP).
“We have arrested these three MPs and we are now searching for their colleagues. We shall arrest them once we get them,” Mr Mwesigwa said.

jkato@ug.nationmedia.com

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