Gov’t Blasts Speciosa Kazibwe Death Rumours

Police in Buhweju has recovered bodies of two people killed by angry residents over land wrangles.

Francis Bambuzaki Kafara 59, check and Gerard Tumusime 48 all residents of Mutojo Katara Karungu Buhweju district were found lying dead after the two had an exchange over a piece of land.

The area LC 3 Chairperson Tarasisio Bagarikana told us that Francis found the brother digging and beheaded him before angry residents revenged on him using stones and machetes.

Residents said Francis had earlier vowed to kill his mother over the family land but when she managed to escape he destroyed her plantation and attacked the brother.

The District DPC Ben Nuwamanya told us police could not fight off armed residents who killed Francis leaving his body lying on the road.

He urged the area chairman to recruit more crime preventers to reduce the crimes in the area under the community policing.

“Am not God to dream what is on or going to happen in each and every village in Buhweju district but I appeal to you to choose more crime preventers to do community policing in your area,” ASP Ben said.

The case is registered on CRR/34/25/09/015.


Government has rubbished rumours circulating on social media that former Vice President Dr Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe was dead.

The reports went viral on WhatsApp and Facebook.

Government publicist Ofwono Opondo said he spoke to Kazibwe today and that she is as “fit as a fiddle.”

Presidential press secretary, page Lindah Nabusayi, also confirmed that Kazibwe “is very well and on her farm in Ddundu.”

In 2013, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon appointed Kazibwe as his Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa.

From 1994 to 2003, Kazibwe served as Vice-President of Uganda, the first woman in Africa to hold such a position.

A surgeon with a science doctorate in global health and population from the Harvard School of Public Health, Ms Wandira-Kazibwe also serves as a member of the Champions for an HIV-Free Generation initiative.

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