Phone App Traces Stolen Lexus From London To Kampala

Canada-based Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist, buy Dr Muniini Mulera has blasted FDC strongman, price Dr Kizza Besigye, buy accusing him of failing to show leadership during The Democratic Alliance’s tumultuous process of selecting the coalition’s flag-bearer in the 2016 presidential elections.

“I am deeply disappointed by his (Besigye) conduct, together with the reckless methods of his supporters, which raise serious questions about his readiness to lead a peaceful transition from the authoritarian and intolerant regime that he has so valiantly challenged,” said Muniini.

“What would happen if Besigye became president and appointed some of his supporters to key positions in the State security services? Might the very evil that Museveni and his courtiers have visited on the land not be replayed by the new owners of the keys to the armory?” he wondered.

Muniini, a respected elder and FDC ideologue, made the rabble-rousing remarks in his weekly column in the Daily Monitor on Tuesday.

He was responding to the storming of The Democratic Alliance meeting at the Royal Suites Hotel in Bugolobi, Kampala by Besigye’s supporters last week.

Besigye’s loyalists led by several radical MPs said the TDA processes had been manipulated by the secretariat officials to favour Hon Amama Mbabazi.

Besigye, who has already been selected as the FDC 2016 election flag-bearer, was forced to leave the TDA meeting with the youth forcefully taking him to the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi.

He told a press conference that TDA members were concerned that Mbabazi remains a ruling party member but seeks to represent the opposition-leaning alliance in the 2016 elections.



On his part, Muniini described the raid of the TDA meeting as a “reckless campaign of intimidation and blackmail, complete with a mob invasion… It was reminiscent of the conduct of some Museveni supporters and militias.”

He added: “Whether or not Besigye had prior knowledge of this well-choreographed invasion, is unknown. However, where one would have expected him to show leadership by insisting on respect for the TDA, he followed his group and became their spokesman, justifying their attempt to bully his colleagues.”

Muniini further said he hoped that “Besigye’s heroic struggles over the last 15 years were focused on transformation of the country, not so that he becomes president.”

FDC officials maintain the TDA process must fair for members to reach a consensus.

TDA spokesperson Hon Wafula Oguttu told journalists in Kampala last night that the alliance was optimistic of selecting its flag-bearer by Wednesday this week.

Muniini said when the Democratic Alliance (TDA) was formed three months ago, its stated main goal was “to win power and form government in order to build a Uganda where there is equal opportunity and shared prosperity for all citizens.”

However, Muniini revealed, it seems that the “Besigye group entered the alliance with a predetermined expectation of only one outcome. It had to be Besigye and no one else. This was akin to Yoweri Museveni’s sole candidate project.”

He said, “Just as we reject Museveni’s personalisation of the NRM and the Ugandan State, we reject the personalisation of Opposition leadership.”

Mbabazi defence

In a surprising turn of events, Muniini, a known FDC donor, defended Mbabazi’s candidature to carry the TDA flag, wondering how the former Prime Minister’s continued membership in the NRM has suddenly become “a problem” for some in the TDA.

Yet, he said, the agreement three months ago was that membership in the alliance would be open to recognised pressure groups and citizens’ formations, as well as eminent individual citizens vetted and admitted in accordance with the TDA protocol.

Muniini said the political homes of the groups or individuals were not deemed an obstacle to membership.

“Mbabazi is the leader of the “NRM Go Forward” pressure group, which has been represented in TDA from the beginning. His conduct and statements since he declared his intention to seek the presidency have been fully consistent with the stated goals and objectives of TDA.  The claim that he cannot be a member of the NRM and belong to the TDA is, therefore, false.”

He said to achieve its main goal; the TDA must be an inclusive organisation that opens its doors for an influx of card-carrying members of the NRM who seek genuine change.

“They do not have to relinquish membership in their party,” emphasised Muniini.
Detectives tracing a Lexus stolen from London have ended up tracking it to Kampala – where it was found alongside a fleet of British cars worth more than £1 million.

The £50, information pills 000 SUV was fitted with a state-of-the-art tracking device, viagra approved which activated as soon as it was taken from outside a property in West London.

As a result the British National Crime Agency was able to use a smartphone app to trace the journey of the stolen RX450h 6, 000 miles to the Kampala, where they were stunned to find it alongside 28 other luxury cars which had been stolen from the UK by the car-smuggling gang.

Luxury right-hand-drive cars are in great demand in Uganda, where people still drive on the left as part of the British colonial legacy but import companies struggle to transport new vehicles.

The stolen Lexus which led to the discovery of the smuggling ring was taken in April, and later tracked to Le Havre, in France, where it was shipped across the Mediterranean Sea and through the Suez Canal down to the Middle Eastern nation of Oman.

This expensive Range Rover Evoque was one of the £1 million fleet of cars discovered in Kampala
This expensive Range Rover Evoque was one of the £1 million fleet of cars discovered in Kampala

It was then shipped to Mombasa in Kenya before being transported by road to Kampala in a steel container.

The tracking app even allowed police to identify how corrupt officials in both Kenya and Uganda, infiltrate the criminal syndicate and understand its operation.

National Crime Agency regional manager Paul Stanfield, who tracked the vehicle and uncovered the smuggling gang, said: ‘This investigation is an excellent example of the close co-operation between the UK National Crime Agency, National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service, Interpol and [anti-fraud investigators] APU to tackle the increasing threat from organized vehicle crime.

‘Working with the police and security services in Kenya and Uganda, we have been able to dismantle an international criminal network that has been responsible for stealing high-value cars from the UK and exporting them to East Africa.’

It is believed that all of the stolen vehicles were equipped with keyless ignition, which the criminals managed to breach by using reprogrammed keys to start the cars up and drive off.

Car manufacturers, insurance companies and police forces in UK are facing an uphill battle against the sophisticated method.

A URA Officer inspects a champagne-coloured Range Range Sport
A URA Officer inspects a champagne-coloured Range Range Sport

Since the start of the year, more than 40,000 cars have been stolen in London with a quarter of these using keyless technology.

In upmarket Kensington and Chelsea, officers are now stopping high-end vehicles being driven in the area after midnight, when many vehicle thefts take place.

The car-smuggling ring was broken up by both Mr Stanfield, with technology provided by APU Ltd.

‘Having seen how private and public sectors have worked hand-in-hand so perfectly during this investigation, I am in no doubt what it means for the success of future operations and the importance of collaboration and looking at organisations like APU,’ Mr Stanfield said.

The fleet of stolen cars, mainly made up of Range Rovers, BMWs, Audis and other prestige makes, is now in the process of being shipped back to the UK.

Daily Mail 


Back to top button
Translate »

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker