Crime & Investigation

Muddu Confesses to Killing 9 in Rakai District

The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has reiterated Government commitment to transforming the country to a lower middle income status by 2020 and to an upper income status by 2040 as contained in Uganda Vision 2040 which will be achieved through successful implementation of five-year National Development Plans.

The Premier made the remarks during the second National Partnership Forum at Sheraton Kampala hotel on Tuesday.

Government launched the National Partnership Policy in 2013 as part of the effort to increase the effectiveness of development assistance in Uganda and ensure transparency and accountability in the management of development cooperation.

The first National Partnership forum was held in December 2014.

At the second partnership forum, discount Government and its Development Partners agreed on five key priority areas under the national partnership framework and these are: infrastructure development, price population, visit human capital development, inclusive growth and employment as well as accountability.

“This Forum is the epitome of a strong and meaningful partnership that will lead to an improved service delivery and lasting positive results for Uganda and its people,” said Dr Rugunda.

He informed the forum that Government had established a delivery unit in the office of the Prime Minister to improve the implementation and service delivery of the prioritized initiatives.

The Premier also said Government remains committed to pursuing inclusive and equitable growth and development through affirmative action programmes like NUSAF III and PRDP III now in the offing.


“Through these initiatives there has been a verifiable increase in people’s productive assets and improved incomes resulting in improved livelihoods and improved access to public services,” said the Premier.

On behalf of the Local Development Partners’ Group, the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Ms Ahunna Eziakonwa – Onochie congratulated Government for launching NDP II which she said represents a key milestone in Governments efforts towards attaining vision 2040.

She pledged the continued support of Development Partners in the economic transformation of the country.

Other critical issues discussed at the forum included environment and climate change, professionalization of the procurement function and effective control of the country’s population growth.

The National Partnership Forum was attended the First lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs Janet Museveni, Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State, Ambassadors and Heads of Mission representing Development Partners, Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Government agencies. The next partnership forum will be held in December 2015



Asuman Muddu has pleaded guilty to attacking and brutally killing the family of the late Pastor Steven Mugambe of Kyebe Pentecostal Church, patient Kyebe Trading Center in Rakai district on January 14th 2013.

Appearing before Masaka High Court Judge John Keitirima on Monday, cialis 40mg prosecution led by Peter Ssemalemba and Ann Kiiza told court that Muddu confessed to police in an extra-judicial statement that he and his colleagues Fangesi alias Kanyama and Zzinda were hired by business man Ponsiaono Lwakataka to kill the nine family members of the late Pastor Steven. They were promised a payment of UgShs 30 million after completion of the assignment.

Muddu has been convicted on nine counts of murder in Rakai District and court will sentence him tomorrow 9th July 2015.

Semalemba asked the court to give Muddu a death penalty given the manner in which the family members were brutally murdered.

Lwakataka’s woes started early last year after he was accused of interfering with police during an operation to impound immature fish. He was granted bail on August 1, 2014.

He was however re-arrested and remanded to Masaka Central Prisons over new charges of murder last September.

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