Ngobi said he was first assigned the firearms by Siraje Bakaleke in February 2012 during his tenure as Commander of Old Kampala Police Station. He reportedly deployed him to guard Kitatta who had approached police for protection.
In her application through her family lawyer, Evans Ochieng, Sarah Ndahura argued that armed men led by Major General Okiding the Commandant of the UPDF Artillery base in Masindi barrack on June 11, 2018 picked up her husband from Peace Corner Hotel.
Human rights lawyer, Ladislaus Rwakafuzi has said Gen Kale Kayihura, a man who was the bulwark of a Police that consistently violated constitutional human rights during his tenure as Inspector General of Police should enjoy constitutional rights of detainees as stipulated in the constitution.
One of the members of the team who preferred anonymity told Uganda Radio Network in a phone interview this morning that they did not know about going to court today or this week, despite earlier media reports indicating that Kayihura was expected to appear before the General Court Martial.
In a Statement released by Brigadier Richard Karemire, the Spokesperson of Ministry of Defense and Veteran Affairs, he said Kayihura can only be accessed by his immediate family members and his lawyers.
The officers reportedly attached to the Internal Security Organisation-ISO, most of them dressed in civilian outfits, conducted a search on Courtyard and Sky Blue Hotels located on Mbarara road in Lyantonde Town Council.
The group comprises volunteers selected from the communities to promote and implement community policing through a model of neighbourhood watch, commonly known as mayumba Kumi. They are selected on the recommendation of Local Council leaders and trained by police to act as a link between the community and police in detecting and preventing crime.
Muhirwa told the Committee that CID requires at least Shillings 2.1 million to investigate and conclude one capital offense. According to Muhirwa, police records an estimated 50,000 capital offenses annually.
Rwakafuzi told the court that Bukenya alias BK was alleged to have been the leader of a gang that masterminded attacks in Masaka, Kampala and Wakiso districts. He was arrested, paraded before Media on April 23, 2017, and sent to Nalufenya.
Veteran journalist, Justus Muhanguzi Kampe, yesterday launched his book titled Eyes of a Journalist, an eyewitness account of the 1990-1994 war--and genocide--in Rwanda. Muhanguzi however says he lives in fear because the publication has angered officials at the Rwanda embassy in Kampala. It is for this reason, according to Muhanguzi, that the book launch had been abruptly called off in April.
A month ago, Police Spokesperson, Asan Kasingye tried to enforce the directive, saying only authorised officers should speak to journalists. He said non authorized officers would have to get clearance and consult with the department of Public Relations
The officers are Julius Twinomujuni from the Directorate of Human rights and Legal Affairs, Edgar Nyabongo, the Kidepo Region Police Commander, Apollo Kateeba, Rwenzori Regional Police Commander and Kumi District Police Commander, Felix Mugizi. The suspension of the four officers is in relation to their role in the dispute over a building on Plot 60/62 along Alidina Visram Road in Jinja town that was demolished in 2015.
He says improving the image of the police is of paramount importance at a time when the general public seems resigned about the role of the police. His comments come at a time when police is facing strong criticism over seemingly increasingly insecurity and the application of torture in its investigations.