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LUGOGO BOMB TRIAL: I Carried More than 40 Blood-soaked Bodies Without Heads

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This was echoed by Vodafone Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Derrick Sebbaale at the recently concluded Mozilla Festival which took place from July 16th to 19th at Victoria University.

Mozilla Festival is an annual event held in Kampala that brings together different groups of people to build open innovative solutions and to brainstorm ideas that provide remedies to the current challenges faced by East Africa with the help of the web as a platform and web literacy.

While addressing hundreds of ICT students, Sebbaale said advancement in information technology has revolutionized how people communicate and learn in nearly every aspect of modern life except for education.

Sebbaale revealed that digital literacy is today’s reality. “We live in an era where information about almost anything can be found online. This has changed the way we interact with information and knowledge and presents an opportunity for empowerment,” he added.

He further said that students are very lucky to have been born in this generation where technology has eased the way of life.

He advised application developers to come up with great innovations which they can leverageto make money.

“You need to identify a need and develop an app that can address that need and also enable you earn from the innovation. But as long as you focus on ideas that change lives, you cannot go wrong,” he added.

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When asked why Vodafone sponsored the Mozilla Festival 2015, Sebbaale explained that the Mozilla festival is about focusing on disruptive education technologies, culture and web literacy. This ties in well with Vodafone’s passion for the transformative power of technology.

“Technology on its own doesn’t mean much unless its transformative power is applied. This can only be achieved through application of disruptive tools. It must challenge us into thinking differently about life and how we can adapt and evolve,” he concluded.
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This was echoed by Vodafone Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Derrick Sebbaale at the recently concluded Mozilla Festival which took place from July 16th to 19th at Victoria University.

Mozilla Festival is an annual event held in Kampala that brings together different groups of people to build open innovative solutions and to brainstorm ideas that provide remedies to the current challenges faced by East Africa with the help of the web as a platform and web literacy.

While addressing hundreds of ICT students, tadalafil Sebbaale said advancement in information technology has revolutionized how people communicate and learn in nearly every aspect of modern life except for education.

Sebbaale revealed that digital literacy is today’s reality. “We live in an era where information about almost anything can be found online. This has changed the way we interact with information and knowledge and presents an opportunity for empowerment,” he added.

He further said that students are very lucky to have been born in this generation where technology has eased the way of life.

He advised application developers to come up with great innovations which they can leverageto make money.

“You need to identify a need and develop an app that can address that need and also enable you earn from the innovation. But as long as you focus on ideas that change lives, you cannot go wrong,” he added.

When asked why Vodafone sponsored the Mozilla Festival 2015, Sebbaale explained that the Mozilla festival is about focusing on disruptive education technologies, culture and web literacy. This ties in well with Vodafone’s passion for the transformative power of technology.

“Technology on its own doesn’t mean much unless its transformative power is applied. This can only be achieved through application of disruptive tools. It must challenge us into thinking differently about life and how we can adapt and evolve,” he said.
A dark cloud of sorrow and trauma hovered over Kampala High Court on Tuesday afternoon as a police officer narrated events that preceded the blood-spattered July 11, viagra http://cooperativenet.com/wp-content/plugins/gravityforms/help.php 2010 bombings at Lugogo and Ethiopian Village restaurant in Kabalagala.

45-year-old Bernard Tagoya told court presided over by Justice Alphonse Owinyi-Dollo that in 2010 he was attached to Jinja Road Police Station as a deployment officer whose duty was to ensure that he oversaw operations of officers stationed in particular areas under his jurisdiction.

Tagoya told court that as a routine, thumb he deployed 15 officers at Rugby Grounds in Lugogo at around 6:00pm and later joined them at around 8:00 pm considering it was the final day of the World Cup where many people would gather to watch the match.

“Our (police) work was taking charge of the parking area of the venue as K.K Security Company was mandated to man all the entrances and check whoever entered, dosage ” Tagoya told court.

“As I entered, I moved around to check on the security details and realized the organizers had prepared a fireworks display yet they had not got permission from police but we later sorted it out after communicating with the then DPC Chemonges Seiko.”

The police officer who is now attached to Kidepo region as the logistics officer narrated that at around 9:00pm the fireworks went on successfully but towards the end of the second half of the match, there was a scuffle at the entrance that necessitated him to intervene before taking charge of the situation.

Bomb Blast

Chimp Corp Kenneth Kazibwe reports the police officer told court he returned to the grounds but stood in the middle of the crowd to keep an eye on the excited audience.

“Meanwhile, the presenter said it was only 3 minutes to the end of the match. It was at this time that I heard a heavy blast from my right hand side. There was a nasty smell plus blood smelling all over the place,” Tagoya narrated.

“I took cover and I immediately smelt gunpowder. I then realized it was a bomb and I told people to take cover. Many listened to me while others didn’t.”

The police officer told court that after about 2 minutes another blast went off but this was heavier than the first one.

“There were screams everywhere with many people in their seats and I thought they were still alive. I moved in to see if they were still breathing because the blast was too heavy that it could not leave a normal human being seated,” he revealed.

The witness told court that at this moment he tried reaching out to the people seated in their chairs only to realise he was touching motionless bodies.

Witness Breaks Down

“I flashed the torch on my phone but what I saw made me traumatized. I saw blood and flesh scattered around the whole area. When I moved towards where the blast had taken off, I found a left palm on one side, the head and legs on the other side,” Tagoya narrated as he broke down into tears.

The witness said the entire place was full of blood and human flesh and the experience was so horrible that he had to call the Jinja Road police station DPC for assistance.

According to Tagoya, DPC arrived with the ambulance thus evacuating casualties to Mulago Referral Hospital.

“In the process of trying to secure lives of casualties, two of them died in my hands. I carried more than 50 people to the ambulance but all this time I was in total shock.”

Tagoya told court he helped carry more than 40 dead bodies without heads, eyes and with protruding intestines onto a truck to the mortuary at Mulago.

He stayed at the scene up to 7:00 am the following day when he went back home to freshen up and change clothes as they had all been soaked in blood.

Trauma

The witness told court he was psychologically tortured by the incidents on the fateful day and hat he prays such a thing never happens in his life again.

“I was traumatized that up to now I don’t eat meat nor do I socialize or go to areas with huge crowds. I keep on getting nightmares but I pray I don’t witness a similar incident till I die,” Tagoya told court presided over by Justice Owinyi Dollo.

The case was adjourned to tomorrow Wednesday for further hearing.

Thirteen people Hassan Luyima, Hussein Hassan Agade, Idris Magondu, Mohamed Hamid Suleiman  and Yahya Suleiman  Mbuthia  are charged with offences among others  including terrorism, murder and being part of the Al Shabaab terrorist group.

Other suspects thought to have planned and executed the 2010 bombings include Habib Suleiman Njoroge, Isa Ahmed Luyima, Abubaker Batematoy, Dr. Ismail Kalule and Suleiman Hijar Nyamandondo.

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