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Mbabazi Strategists Arrested as Kayihura Warns on Planned Violence

Ugandan music diva, illness Juliana Kanyomozi yesterday sparked flares at the Abryanz Fashion Awards when she was announced as the winner for the award of the most stylish female Celebrity in Uganda.

Juliana who took the mic from MC of the night, cialis 40mg Judith Heard started her remarks with commenting about the loss of her son, dosage Raphael Keron Kabugo which caused deep silence in the room.

“I have gone through a lot in the recent past following the unexpected death of my angel, Keron! Keron, I dedicate this award to you,” Julian said.

She applauded Ugandans who stood with her in the trying moments and on the path to recovery especially her sister who she said has been by her since her son’s departure.

Juliana also rubbished media reports that she had dropped her career in music since she had taken long without any song.

“I have been in the studios doing a couple of songs which will hit the airwaves soon; I just had to hold a low profile,” she said.

Her affirmation on a mega come back got ululations as the crowd showed how they could not wait for her sweet voice.

In the highly contested category, Juliana managed to floor big names including Anne Kansime, Desire Luzinda, Iryn Namubiru and Judith heard.

Juliana accepts her award
Juliana accepts her award
Juliana gives a speech
Juliana gives a speech
Juliana  with Iryn
Juliana with Iryn
JK with Iryn
JK with Iryn
Singer Bebe Cool has come out and said that 2014 was the best year ever in the music industry in Uganda. He said this basing on the number of hits and new artist that has come up.

Speaking in an interview, salve the Kamwako singer added that however, sick some big artists have failed to live to the standard except him, dosage Chameleone and Goodlyf.

“A number of young artist came up and took it to themselves  to raise the country’s flag,” he named a few of them including Kenzo, Sheebah, Ziza Bafana, Khalifa, Gravity Omuttuju and others.

“These artists should also stop asking for duets from us the big artists because if they do  it becomes easier for them to fade,” he added.

It is well known that  his Love you every day song and Kenzo ‘s Sitya Loss have been  some of the best songs of 2014 in Africa  and are enjoying air play on top TV stations across the continent.
In the wee hours of Saturday, viagra 100mg Police arrested three supporters of embattled former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, order with Gen Kale Kayihura warning that planners of the December 15 protests in the country must prepare for “consequences” of their actions.

Impeccable sources said Richard Kirekyenkuba and two others, check who belong to the ‘NRM Poor Youth Group’, a faction of the ruling political organisation’s youth wing, were picked from their residences around 3:00am before being detained at Kawempe Police Station.

The move is seen as a pre-emptive measure following declarations by Mbabazi’s supporters that they would storm Namboole, where the NRM delegates’ conference will take place on Monday, to challenge the party’s decision to front President Museveni as their sole candidate in the 2016 presidential elections.

The youth say such a move impedes the growth of internal democracy in the party.

The dissenting NRM youth further argue that Museveni should not be given powers to appoint a Secretary General as planned by the party’s top leadership.

They claim concentrating plenty of powers in Museveni’s hands would disenfranchise the NRM delegates and also breed dictatorship within the party, a charge the ruling organisation denies.

Kayihura warns

Addressing the media in Kampala on Saturday, Gen Kayihura said, “Some irresponsible individuals and groups have announced plans to organize illegal activities in the City aimed at disrupting normal business life beginning this weekend, and, more specifically this Monday 14th December 2014, when the conference of NRM-O will be taking place at Namboole Stadium.”

He added: “These activities include holding illegal meetings, illegal processions, blocking roads, and highways, and, even armed attacks.  These illegal and violent activities are aimed at disrupting the Conference within and outside Namboole, and, also, in the rest of the City as well as in some parts of the country.”

Kayihura further stated that police “shall, certainly, not allow anybody or any group to disrupt the Conference, or the business life of the City, or, for that matter, of any part of the country,” adding, “Police and sister security agencies are closely monitoring the organizers of these illegal activities, and in some cases, the Police has summoned individuals to assist in investigations.”

The Police chief emphasised that the law enforcement body is making precautionary deployment to ensure that the City and the country is protected.

“We warn, particularly, the leaders of the so called “NRM Poor Youth” and another group calling itself “Kampala Youth Rescue Mission” to stop their illegal activities. We have no problem with any group wishing to express their views, or to stage any protest doing so peacefully and within the law. As a reminder, there is now in place a law regulating public meetings, including demonstrations, processions, and rallies,” he warned.

Police have previously arrested supporters of Mbabazi and opposition activists for holding what they all “illegal assemblies” on grounds that they disrupt flow of traffic and destroy property.

However, activists claim police actions violate freedoms of assembly and association.

Kayihura quoted the Public Order Management Act, saying, “For instance, Police has not received any notification as required by law of any public meeting by any of the above mentioned groups in the City or anywhere else in the country.”

He added: “Therefore, meetings being announced in the media that are to take place this weekend in Nakivubo stadium are unlawful and those announcements should be ignored. We caution the organizers that if they continue with their illegal plans, the law will take its course.”

Mbabazi supporters have been clandestinely mobilising to hold a parallel conference at Nakivubo Stadium.

They issued a brief statement on Saturday morning, saying their conference would be addressed by Mbabazi and FDC leader Col Kizza Besigye.

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