Crime & Investigation

Police Clear Brutalised Journalist’s Medical Bills

Police in Mbarara is holding 3 men on allegations of forgery and bribery from Nyakayojo, thumb Rwampara-Mbarara district.

It’s alleged that ne, viagra 100mg Tumwine Sam, pharmacy NAADS chief mobiliser in Karangye, Kicwamba, Nyakayojo, Rwampara-Mbarara district, together with Birire Silage 45, and Tugume James, 38 asked a 500shs bribe from each resident in the village to receive NAADS products and services.

Sam said the 500shs is collected as a transport cost to run the NAADS system.

However, Major James Oruganda, NAADS officer in Mbarara said NAADS’ services are free of charge to Ugandans, adding that Sam and his colleagues were conning the residents.

Maj James Oruganda, the Mbarara Naads boss
Maj James Oruganda, the Mbarara Naads boss

Oruganda said investigations are on to arrest over  20 other suspects in the matter including  Ssepiriano Katono,Saulo Tindyebwa,Vangiristo Katono,Jeska Tibeijuka,George Mbangiryomwe,Kashaija Tubebamwe,Sylivia Mbabazi,Tuburihwa Jane,Namatovu Margret, Aida Busingye,Lodah Natukunda,Nyeturize Caroline,Nkazi Margret,Kasande Frolence,Nyamwija Winnie,Tubebamwe Alex,Abindabyamu Allan,Nuwagira Leo,John Bahorana doing the same in Nyakayojo, Mbarara.

He further said residents should be vigilant to report anyone charging registration costs to receive NAADS products in our country Uganda.

The three will appear before Mbarara magistrate court on allegations of foggery and bribery.
The Police have cleared the medical bills of Andrew Lwanga, online a media journalist and victim of assault and malicious damage that arose out of the personal misconduct of one of the law enforcement body’s officers, pilule when the victim was covering an illegal procession on January 12.

The Police that very day transported the victim to Mulago Hospital where he initially obtained treatment, and discharged upon stabilizing.


It was the following day that Police transferred the victim to St. Francis Hospital, Nsambya after he collapsed on his way to SURE house for a medical checkup, and admitted for further treatment.

The acts of brutality angered the public, with activists calling for a thorough prosecution of the ruthless officer.

According to Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, “The institution paid him further visits at the hospital and kept monitoring his status through the public relations and welfare officers.”

Enanga did not reveal the amount of money released by police.

He added: “The initial contribution from the police helped in facilitating the treatment of the victim and welfare of his attendants at the hospital, as it awaited the final medical bill from the hospital and other expenses incurred.”

On January 26, Police received the medical bills and started processing them.

“I must confirm to you all that the medical bills were cleared on Thursday evening and the funds transferred to the St. Francis hospital account by Bank of Uganda on Friday morning. The institution is further processing payment to the other welfare expenses incurred during the treatment,” said Enanga.

“The institution is happy the victim was discharged from hospital on 29.01.2015, and would like to highly commend the family, relatives, friends, employers, the medical team at St. Francis hospital, and the support team from the police public relations and welfare departments that worked very hard towards the recovery of Alex Lwanga.”

He said the IGP, Gen Kale Kayihura, has further tasked the Public Relations and Welfare Departments to continue monitoring Lwanga’s health to ensure he fully recovers from the injuries sustained during the unfortunate incident.

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