Namakiika told journalists that Wandera forced her to approve payment of emyoga funds to one of the groups, which had failed to meet the standards. "Wandera wanted me to process a certificate of clearance for Kasozi Women Development Association with an aim of enabling them to access the Emyoga funds yet the same group lacked proof of membership and it is not even traceable on the ground,” she said.
“Those very officials escorted us to the bank and after withdrawing the money, they immediately wanted us to give them a kick back which we earlier declined," says a member of the beneficiary groups who reported the officials to the police. "After a week, I agreed to pay them 150,000 Shillings, but they kept on harassing me as they demanded for more money.”
The Lira District Police Commander, Joel Tubanone, says police have temporarily preferred charges of organizing an illegal assembly against the group and released them on bond after presenting substantive sureties.
Lukoya explains that in June this year, Wamala together with Hamza Mobonga who came masquerading as the Jinja District Police Commander and unidentified police officer picked up his son, Reagan Lubaale claiming he was wanted in Entebbe Chief Magistrates court.
According to Nakyobe, Museveni was angered by Rugambwas decision of ferrying voters to his home without his knowledge. Nakyobe also says that the President is not happy about Rugambwas tactics of extorting money from locals promising to give them onion seeds and mattresses on behalf of the government.
According to Naswagi, the group has been collecting revenue in the taxi park for a couple of months, which has impacted negatively on local revenue mobilisation. He explained that when the Municipality tried to kick the group from the Taxi Park, the Senior Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs, Moses Byaruhanga wrote to the Town Clerk to back off.
According to Muhumuza, he was surprised by the questions and asked Kipoi why he was asking him such questions. Kipoi reportedly replied that M23 was comprised of Ugandans and Rwandese who would be difficult to deal with as they plot to overthrow government.
Prior to visiting Makindye Police barracks, the Mufti consulted Lt. Gen. Gutti who gave green light to the visit. Armed with the authorisation notice, the Mufti and his delegation stormed Makindye Military barracks this morning but were turned away without any explanation.
Four of the suspects managed to flee to safety when the operatives intercepted the taxi. Flying Squad operatives picked up the suspects after days of tracking their group, which is led by a one Sanoni, a resident of Nansana Kibuloka and his deputy identified as Big Meat.
The outgoing Arua Resident District Commissioner, Peter Debele, who has also rushed to Rhino Camp, says delays by the police and other security personnel on ground to report the fight could escalate the situation in the Camp.