I Have Never Killed Anybody – 2010 Terror Suspect

President Museveni has described as “blocked pipes”, viagra 60mg Uganda’s opposition politicians whom he said cannot deliver services to the people unless they join the mainstream ruling NRM party.

Museveni who was addressing a rally at Apokor Primary school playgrounds in Tororo North county, buy more about Tororo district on Friday evening said the opposition politicians have no power and it is only government that can best provide for the people.

He cited the area FDC Member of Parliament Geoffrey Ekanya whom he said has never done anything for his area because he is far from the centre of power and receives nothing to give back to the people.

“He does not do anything for you and is like a blocked pipe. In fact I have never seen him come to me yet I am the one with money that he can use to develop your area, information pills ” Museveni said.

The president said it would be good if the people chose wisely and voted for the ruling NRM candidates as these are in position to talk to him about the needs of the areas and be able to develop them accordingly.

“Because you voted for an opposition member of parliament, whatever development you see here is done because I just imagine having been to this area in 1979 while fighting Idi Amin.”

The NRM presidential candidate however said he was happy that the area was seriously involved in agriculture.

He said to alleviate poverty through farming; people must employ better farming techniques like use of fertilizers.


“I have seen wherever I was passing that you have very big plots of land ploughed properly on the side ways which is a good  practice but  you need to introduce the use of fertilizers and you would get better results.”

Museveni noted that government has started building a fertilizers plant from phosphates which were recently discovered in the area.

The President said this would make it cheap for farmers to use fertilizers.

He however warned the locals against land fragmentation which he said is not a good practice.

Dividing Tororo

The president said government has finalised plans to divide the constituency into two but that the idea was meeting resistance from some factions.

He said both the Japadhola and Itesot are yet to agree on the terms of splitting the district.
Three more people suspected to have masterminded the July 2010 Bomb attacks where over 70  Ugandans died at Kyadondo Rugby ground and Ethiopian Village restaurant Kabalagala yesterday defended themselves in court, shop distancing themselves from the deadly act.

Like the first batch of defendants, look these too refuted connections with the Somali based terror group Al Shabaab.

First on the stand was Muzafalu Luyima, treat a 45 year old businessman who owns an electronics shop at Pioneer Mall in Kampala.

He is charged with two offences related to aiding and abetting terrorism in which prosecution alleges that he tried to hide Idris Nsubuga one of the suspects he knew was being hunted over terrorism.

In his defense, Luyima informed court that he had no hand in the plan to help Nsubuga to escape.

“My lord I was approached by a number of people in Luzira prison including (prosecution) counsel Onyango Oroli, who informed me that if I accepted that I committed the alleged offences, I would be set free since the offences carried a three year jail term on conviction, which I had completed on remand,” he said.

Luyima added that he was also approached by his father to plead guilty of the offences but he remained persistent.

The second defendant Muhammad Hamdee, a 42 year old Kenyan national also denied the three charges against him which include belonging to a terrorist group, murder and attempted murder.

“When the 2010 July bombings happened, I was working with the Uganda Muslim Human
Rights Forum. Our organization together with other Muslim organizations issued a joint statement condemning the attacks,” he said. “I myself had never been to Uganda before. The charges against me were only meant to tarnish my name.”

Muhammad also dismissed the evidence by one of the state witnesses, a police officer that he tried to resist arrest.

“I was arrested at 10.30pm as I was driving back home with my family, after being stopped by a group of about twenty armed police officers who never introduced themselves but simply handcuffed me and forced me in a waiting car.  I couldn’t have resisted an arrest by 20 armed men.”

The last defendant of the day was 45 year old Abubaker Batemyeto a resident of Kiwatule central zone in Wakiso district.

In his defense, Batemyeto who broke down during the session described his arrest as part of a plan by his Kenyan business rivals to put him down, noting that he had never killed a single person in his life.

“I went to Mombasa in 1998, and worked as a car repairer. I had a very big number of customers especially Ugandans which I believe my Kenyan counterparts were not happy about.”

Batemyeto further denied the name Abdulla Wire, which prosecution claimed was his alias during the mission execution, which was to detonate the explosives.

He also told court that his house in Kiwatule was demolished by his angry neighbors after the murder of state Prosecutor Joan Kagezi.

The High court Judge Justice Owiinyi Dolo adjourned this case to Monday 21 for further hearing.

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