Crime & Investigation

Museveni Gives Orders on Prosecutor Kagezi Shooting

The Electoral Commission in Nigeria is set to announce Opposition Muhammudu Buhari as the Nigeria’s next President.

Buhari trounced Christian incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan with a massive margin of just above 2 million votes.

The Opposition man had previously contested and lost in three previous presidential elections.

Buhari Polled 15.4million votes and won in 21 out of the 36 states while Goodluck managed 13.3 million.

In a dramatic turn of events, order while there were projections of contestation of the results, capsule outgoing President Jonathan picked up the phone and congratulated the winner.

Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) chief campaigner on Tuesday told AFP that President Goodluck Jonathan had conceded the defeat.

“President Jonathan called at 5:15 (1615 GMT), there ” Buhari’s campaign spokesman Shehu Garba said. Asked if Jonathan conceded, he said: “Yes, and General Buhari has accepted and thanks him for this.”

Buhari described his win as ‘a gripping day for democracy in Nigeria.” Ecstatic celebrations have started in Abuja where the winner is shortly expected to deliver his victory speech, as well as across the nation.


The results of the highly contested poll are being deemed as greatly significant not only Nigeria, but Africa as whole, in terms of sending a message to incumbent presidents that they can be voted out once they fail to perform.
Prison Commissioners under African Correction Services Association (ACSA) convened Wednesday morning at Protea Hotel in Kampala in an executive committee meeting that is aimed at among others benchmarking basic practices that will enhance the fight against terrorism on the African continent.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the executive committee meeting, Uganda’s Internal Affairs Minister, Gen. Aronda Nyakayirima emphasized the need for all security agencies to contribute towards fighting extremism within the continent.

“It is time for all security force personnel including prisons service warders to ensure that they are prepared to combat terrorism,” he said.

“We will triumph over terrorism in Africa if we continue to work together; the Boko Haram in Nigeria thought they would foil elections but they didn’t succeed, we shall continue to frustrate these groups.”

Meanwhile, Gen Nyakayirima appealed to Dr. Johnson Byabashaija, the Uganda Prisons Service Commissioner and Chairman of ACSA, to ensure that inmates are served with sufficient and healthy food.

“Our Prisons Commission for instance has a lot of land that should be put to optimal agricultural use to ensure that government is totally relieved of overspending on food to prison inmates.”

President Museveni has ordered security chiefs to “do everything it takes to get those murderers” who took the life of Deputy Director of Public Prosecution, drug Joan Kagezi on Monday night.

ChimpReports understands that Police chief Gen Kale Kayihura telephoned Museveni, price who has been in China on a five-day official visit, about the slaying of the top government prosecutor.

Museveni reportedly asked Kayihura how Kagezi was shot and efforts taken to save her life.

The President then directed that Police liaises with other security organs to comb Kampala with the view of arresting the suspects.

Following the president’s instructions, a security meeting was held on Tuesday morning where intelligence officials selected a team to hunt down the assassins.

Gen Kayihura is leading the team which hopes to arrest the suspects before President Museveni arrives at Entebbe International Airport today.

Deputy Police spokesperson, Polly Namaye confirmed to ChimpReports that, “as Police we are not working alone. We are investigating this shooting with the help of other security and intelligence agencies.”

She added: “We have joined hands to ensure we get on top of this situation.”

The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Katumba Wamala on Monday announced that the army is joining Uganda Police in the hunt for the assailants who killed Kagezi in Kiwatule, Kampala after parking at the roadside to buy fruits.

She was gunned down in front of her kids, who, after the heavy gunshots, screamed: “Mummy, mummy, mummy!”

While addressing media at Bombo Army Barracks during the retirement of over 500 soldiers, Katumba said, “We have put in place a team to assist Police in the search of the murderers who killed the state prosecutor.”

“And people should not get astonished by our involvement in this case because all the time we have been coming in to help our sister security organs when need arises.”

Katumba added that this team, consisting of senior army officers would be headed by Commander of Land forces Maj Gen David Muhoozi.

“We as security organizations in Uganda agreed that in case of such a security hitch, we have to join efforts and maintain peace and stability in our country.”

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