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ChimpLive Updates Mon. April 24

04. 24. 2017:

17:36 MPs In Shock as Gov’t Earmarks Only Shs 200M to Build Hoima ‘International Airport’

By Nixon Segawa

Finance Minister David Bahati meeting the Budget Committee Members on Monday
Finance Minister David Bahati meeting the Budget Committee Members on Monday

Members on Parliament’s Budget Committee on Monday afternoon lambasted the junior Finance Minister Hon David Bahati, cure after he told them that government was planning to construct a Shs. 200million airport in western Uganda.

Minister Bahati told the MPs that his ministry had earmarked only Shs 200million for construction of what will be known as Kabaale International Airport in Kabaale, viagra Hoima district.

The Airport is expected to aid transportation in the oil rich western district which is about to get much busier with the oil extraction process looming.

One of the MPs Hon Barnabas Tunkasiimire was in shock, seeking clarification from the Minister;  “Are you talking about the Kabaale International Airport, or is this money for construction of latrines?”

By publication of this, the committee meeting was still ongoing. More from there will follow shortly.

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14:10: KCCA Would Arrest Jesus Christ – Former Minister Nsaba Buturo

By: Nixon Segawa.

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The former Ethics and Integrity Minister James Nsaba Buturo is unhappy with the Kampala Capital City Authority’s recently announced move to stop people conducting unapproved activities in the city, among them Street Preachers.

The Authority announced last week that it would start arresting and prosecuting such individual, who it accuses of contributing to city noise pollution.

Minister Nsaba Butuuro today expressed anger at what he called KCCA’s interfering with people’s freedom of worship, commenting; “I bet KCCA would arrest Jesus Christ if he was here.”

He added, “The act of  banning street preachers is demonic and intended to demean God in our nation; KCCA has no right to stop street preachers since their mandate is God given.

KCCA’s through its Spokesperson Robert Kalumba tells us  the Authority will first engage city church leaders before carrying on with implementation of the directive.

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12: 23: Police Investigating Political Involvement in Recent Murders, Says Kayihura

Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura. (Photo by: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)
Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura. (Photo by: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

By: Sam Waswa

Police are assaying to pinpoint a political hand currently at play in the latest wave of high level crimes that include assignations and home raids in central Uganda.

The Police head, IGP Kale Kayihura believes there are politicians directly involved in these crimes, with intentions to create unrest in the country.

He said today, “There is an element of political war, which we haven’t put out finger on yet.”

The Police boss, while addressing press at Katwe Police Station on Monday, said they force was able to establish this from the investigations, interrogations and intelligence so far made on the latest crimes, including the gruesome murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

“We are trying to establish the link between the criminality and political actors. We believe that these crimes which include murder are linked to political actors who want to create fear.

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12:11PM: Our Leaders Have Guns, Police Uniforms – Criminal Gang Suspects Confess

IGP Kayihura arrives at Katwe Police Station for the press conference. (Photo by: Sheila Nduhukire)
IGP Kayihura arrives at Katwe Police Station for the press conference. (Photo by: Sheila Nduhukire)

By: Paul Mugume

Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura has Monday morning paraded arrested members of one of the criminal gangs terrorizing Kampala before the media at Katwe Police Station in Makindye Division.

The gang is believed to be responsible for a chain of house raids and other criminal acts in Makindye, Kibuye and the neighbouring areas.

While speaking to journalists in a confession, one of the members only identified as Juma said they have raided a number of houses and robbed a number of people.

He revealed that their leaders own guns and police uniforms which they wear in the night.

“They wear plain clothes during the day but when it becomes dark, they change and wear the Police Khaki uniform,” he confessed.

Police has however denied Juma’s claims saying no one had uniform by the time of arrest.

When brought back, the suspect didn’t change his confession, adding that he can ably identify the two people he refers to.

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11: 21: Maj. Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba Turns 43 Today

Maj.Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba
Maj.Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba

By: Sam Waswa

President Yoweri Museveni’s son and Advisor on Special Operations, Maj. Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba turns 43 today.

Born this day back in 1974, the president‘s eldest and only son was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania where he also attained elementary school.

He joined the UPDF in 1999 and rose to the position of commander of the elite Special Forces Command (SFC) from where he was redeployed early this year to the advisory role.

At 43, the General is now a year older that his father Yoweri Museveni when he became President of Uganda in 1986; a position Muhoozi says he isn’t interested in, although he admires and has learnt a lot from his old man.

For me, the advantage of being my father’s son is that I have learnt a lot from him as a parent. Being in close proximity with him has been an advantage in terms of lessons for life,” he said in a recent interview.

Earlier today, a number of birthday wishes have been coming in through Gen Muhoozi’s Twitter account.

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