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Army justifies rearrest of Kaweesi murder suspects

Kaweesi murder suspects being rearrested

Kaweesi murder suspects being rearrested

The army has justified the rearrest of suspects accused of the murder of former police spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi just moments after their release on bail by the High court.
 
Kaweesi was shot dead on March 17, 2017, together with his bodyguard Kenneth Erau and driver, Godfrey Mambewa. Several suspects were arrested from various districts in the country and taken to the courts of law on charges of murder, aggravated robbery, and terrorism. At least four of the eight suspects were freed by court registrar, Esther Nasambu on the orders of justice Lydia Mugambe.
 
However, soon after their bail release yesterday, Yusuf Nyanzi, Jibril Kalyango, Joshua Kyambadde, Yusuf Mugerwa, and their lawyer, James Mubiru who has since been charged with obstructing justice at Jinja road police station, were rounded up by both plain-clothed security officers at the premises of International Crimes Division.
 
They were violently bundled into a waiting Toyota Noah vehicle and driven to an unspecified location. Now, the army spokesperson, Brigadier Richard Karemire, says the suspects were picked up by a joint team of security forces and are locked up at a gazetted facility on allegations that they are peace violators. 

“Our people deserve peace and security forces will do whatever they can within the laws established to ensure that,” said Karemire.

 
Karemire, who declined to reveal where the suspects are being held, referred our reporter to the recent President Yoweri Museveni’s recent social media write up on security in the country.   

“Secondly, the political leaders must harmonize with the courts on the issue of the fundamental concept of justice. The NRM concept, for most of the time, is an eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth. It is only in politics where we adopted reconciliation as a strategy. Part of the reason for being soft in reconciliation is that we had already punished our opponents seriously in war," reads Museveni message in part.    

Adding that “It is therefore not correct to say that those mistake-makers were not punished. They were punished in the conflict. With peace, it was in the national interest to reconcile. This is totally different from the phenomenon of civilian courts condoning, aiding and abetting crime by, contrary to the wishes of the country, exonerating criminals. This is promoting impunity." 

Museveni also noted the need to work on the courts most especially on how they can move quickly on the cases of murder, rape, terrorism, and making punishments to be severe, including the hanging of killers.

 
The rearrest of the freed suspects has been condemned by the Uganda Law Society and the Judiciary. This is the second time this year that the suspects in the Kaweesi murder case have been rearrested at court premises after being granted bail.
 

Comments

+3 #11 Kelly 2019-09-13 09:35
When Jonathan Moyo, the former Mugabe confident and Education & Information Minister says of Mugabe “he (Mugabe) became instantly withdrawn and non-engaging. He was deep in thought and palpably at a loss”.

And a blatant Afande Karemire bleats out “Our people deserve peace and security forces will do whatever they can within the laws established to ensure that,” you wonder whether they ever think they are immortal.

Ask Mugabe!!
“Museveni also noted the need to work on the courts most especially on how they can move quickly on the cases of murder, rape, terrorism, and making punishments to be severe, including the hanging of killers”.

Will it include murderers of:- Yassin Kawuma? Kasese palace children and women? The 2 year old baby in Masaka in 2009? The Luwero skulls created between 1981-1986?
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+1 #12 Concerned Ugandan 2019-09-13 16:19
“Our people deserve peace and security forces will do whatever they can within the laws established to ensure that,” said Karemire.

Within the laws my foot! What law was the army using when they decided to go extra-judicial on those guys?! Under what law are they now holding those fellows in a place which they are not even willing to disclose.

People think that the law is only supposed to punish the guilty but it is also supposed to protect the innocent!

Any person who has ever been falsely accused of a crime will be the first to tell you how much they appreciate bail! By these very childish and thuggish behaviour M7 and the whole UPDF appear to be suggesting that in Uganda today a person is supposed to be guilty until proven innocent instead of the reverse!
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+1 #13 Concerned Ugandan 2019-09-13 16:21
Quoting Wainainchi:
Mzee you rock good man! Please push for corporal punishment and executions in public by handing around the next.

I would suggest that Lakwena,WaddadaRogers,Akot and others first feel the tropes around their necks for stirring rebellion and decent in Uganda.

I appeal to all patriotic Ugandans to identify and aid security operatives to capture those thugs and hang them for crimes against Uganda.

I suggest that cash awards are made public for every scalp of those villains money should be given in the amount of 25 millions shillings dead or alive I challenge the Government to set aside prize money and start the chase The chase us on!!!!!


I pray very hard that some day someone falsely accuses you of a crime like defilement and then we will see whether you will still be celebrating after you are refused bail!
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0 #14 Wainanchi 2019-09-14 12:44
@Concerned Ugandan-- Bro, I am confused and do not understand what you meant in response to my initiative!!

What is wrong with chasing idiots and saboteurs and killers?/ They are not many, but the ones I referred to , maybe you are also one of them, should be targeted and arrested and defiled or taken scalp off so that they stop bullshitting and talking nonsense.

If you are not one of them and if you are decent Ugandans I am sure you will agree with me!Yes??
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+1 #15 David Kayumba 2019-09-14 13:28
Granted. But why do you use goon like thugs to arrest people.

Are you so foolish to see that you are confusing us! Why can't you dress in official uniform?

Why do you behave like kidnappers? How do you differ from them? I am suspecting those goons are the very ones who kidnap and kill people
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0 #16 Kyalisiima Brian 2019-09-15 09:26
If we all be honest to our country, we should remember that the so called Young Mullo and Kanyankole, we former convicts.

The Nagirinya Killers fall in the same category among others. So evidently the so called Justice system has it's loop holes.

The purpose of any Justice system is to balance Justice in society not to create escape for criminals and to hurt other Ugandans. So you fellow country men be realistic n stop arguing just to be hard or showing that u know some provisions of the law
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0 #17 Miki 2019-09-15 09:32
The picture makes one think that Abdul kitatta is loose and at it again.

Until one gets terrified further on reading that this is indeed ugandan security, though acting like ceimunals s.
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