Crime & Investigation

10 year Old, Friend Found with Gun in Mityana

Cabinet has approved the newly appointed board of the Uganda Communications Commission, prescription abortion the website has learnt.

The board which is chaired by Eng. Vincent Kasangaki (phD) was October 2nd appointed and inaugurated at the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT) in Kampala by ICT Minister, Eng. John Nasasira.

At the inauguration ceremony, Minister Nasasira, said he was satisfied the new team in terms of quality, professionalism, gender balance, regional and interest-group representation, among others.

The Board

  1. Dr. Vincent Kasangaki; Doctorate of Philosophy; (PHD) in Electrical Engineering (Chairperson)
  2. Nora Mulira; PHD Service Systems Development, Msc. Management Information Systems (Member)
  3. Jane Frances Anyango Kabbale; Bachelor of Commerce(Finance) and Masters in Business Administration (Member)
  4. William Byaruhanga; Bachelor of law and Diploma in legal practices (Member)
  5. Evelyn Gloria Piloya; Bachelor Degree in Development Studies (Member)
  6. Wardah Mummy Rajab-Gyagenda; Doctorate of Philosophy and PHD in International Affairs and Development (Member)
  7. Charles Auk; Master of Science and degree in Telecommunications Engineering. (Ex- Official Member)
  8. Godfrey Mutabazi; Master of Science and Degree in ICT (software engineering) EX-Official Member.

Uganda has stepped up plans to bring home remains of Fr. John Ssenyondo, pill a Catholic priest whose body was found in a mass grave in Iguala, medications Mexico a couple of days ago.

Foreign Affairs State Minister, search Henry Okello Oryem said “government is giving its all to have Fr Ssenyondo remains returned and interred in Uganda.”

Oryem said his ministry is liaising with the Ugandan consulate in Mexico and family members “during this difficult stage.”

Reuters reported this week that the body Ssenyondo who went missing in south-western Mexico was found in a mass grave as authorities searched for the remains of 43 missing trainee teachers feared massacred.


The local diocese is said to have confirmed the identity of Fr. Ssenyondo this week on Friday.

The remains of Fr Ssenyondo were dug up about a week ago and identified by the recovered skull as well as dental records. He had been missing since 30 April, this year.

A spokesperson for the Diocese of Chilpancingo-Chilapa, Mexico said the remains “were found in a mass grave with six other bodies,” in the troubled south-western state of Guerrero where the government say trainee teachers were abducted in late September by corrupt police in league with a drug gang.

Fr. John Ssenyondo, a Comboni missionary priest was kidnapped by a group of armed men.

On 30 April, this year, according to the Spanish language “Aleteia,” Father John celebrated a Mass with marriage in the Indian community of Santa Cruz. After the ceremony, he was intercepted by a group of armed men.

From then on, nothing was heard of his whereabouts until now. Reuters says it is alleged that Fr. Ssenyondo was abducted by armed men after refusing to baptise a girl who was suspected of being the daughter of a local gangster, the spokesperson added.

Father John Ssenyondo was born on 25 December 1959 in Masaka district, Uganda. He was ordained priest aged 33 years on 3 August 1991.

He went to serve as a missionary in the Mexican Diocese Chilpancingo-Chilapa in 2008. He worked for sometime in the parish of Tlacotepec, in a community called Los Hoyos and was later transferred to the church of Nejapa.

While in Guerrero, according to a story by the Mexican news agency, Quadratín, Father John had already been a victim of crime. Father Victor Manuel Aguilar, Vicar General of the Chilpancingo-Chilapa Diocese is quoted by Aleteia saying that Fr. John survived an attack a year earlier in his room. The criminal gang left him tied-up and stole a car and household goods.

On 15 May this year, the Diocese of Chilpancingo-Chilapa began a campaign of prayers in parishes, hoping that Father John would be returned safely.

The state attorney general’s office said the priest had been reported missing but could not confirm that his remains had been identified.

On Thursday, a judge in Guerrero charged the city’s former mayor, Jose Luis Abarca, accused of being the mastermind behind the disappearance of 43 trainee teachers.
Police yesterday October 15th, dosage was alerted of a shooting at Kiyudaya in Mityana District and on arrival at the scene, thumb they found that two children were in possession of a gun and firing randomly.

Police tactfully retrieved the gun from the 10 and 12 year old and when the children were asked where they had got it, they led them to a bush in the village.

Two people said to be security guards in the area, have so far been arrested with police saying that they have a connection to the gun.

“No one got injured when the children fired but the same gun was used during a robbery in September,” said the Equator Region Police Spokesman, Phillip Mukasa.

The suspects are behind bars at Mityana police station as investigations continue and if found guilty the two will be charged with armed robbery among other cases.

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