Police Tops List Of Journalists Torturers

The Minister of Internal Affairs, side effects Gen Aronda Nyakairima appointed a task team to investigate the allegations of death threats by SMS against Moses Kipsiro, the 10,000 meters Commonwealth Games Champion, it emerged Thursday night.

Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said, “This follows continuous complaints by Moses Kipsiro on how he had received an anonymous threat of death by SMS.”

According to Kipsiro, five female athletes approached him at the training camp for the African Cross-Country Championships, saying they were sexually abused by the head coach of the Police Camp in Kapchorwa, Peter Wemali.

Kipsiro further revealed that Wemali told girls he would make them pregnant after which they would abort thus widening their private parts to run faster like Kenyan athletes.

Subsequently, Kipsiro took the matter to Uganda’s athletics federation and police, calling for deeper investigations.

Interestingly, both institutions hesitated to act, possibly fearing Wemali’s response.

Kipsiro says he started receiving death threats and that his brother’s life was threatened too.

Despite being one of the world’s leading distance runners, he was dropped from the team which was supposed to participate in the World Cross Country Championships in China.


Yet, Kipsiro had successfully defended his Commonwealth Games 10,000m title in Glasgow in 2014.

According to Enanga, Aronda constituted the investigations team on April 2, 2015.

“The team that comprises of experts from ICT, Criminal investigations and Intelligence Directorate (CIID), Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), and Police Headquarters is headed by Assistant Inspector General of Police, Edward Ochom,” said Enanga.

He further said the committee “has commenced investigations that are expected to be completed within four (4) weeks. An investigative report supporting their findings and recommendations will be submitted respectively.”

The police publicist said, “No arrests have been made so far, as the team is proceeding with much caution and professionalism.”

Police used the opportunity to caution the public that “any threat to a person’s life in whatever form is punishable by law”.

“We would like to therefore, encourage all recipients of threats under different forms to contact police and report it immediately for further investigations,” said Enanga.

Kipsiro had started contemplating seeking refugee status abroad over the death threats, a move that would have embarrassed the Ugandan government.

The Daily Monitor reported Friday that Wemali was arrested and detained at Jinja Road Police station on Thursday before being transferred to Kapchorwa where he will be paraded in court today on charges related to sexual abuses.
King of Tooro Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV yesterday turned 23 years. King Oyo is the world’s youngest monarch; having being enthroned back in 1995 aged only three.

He was born April 16, clinic 1992 to the late King Patrick Kaboyo and Best Kemigisa.

But his birthday celebrations were postponed for unmentioned reasons to tomorrow. The celebrations will be kick started Saturday afternoon with ecumenical prayers presided over by Rt. Rev. Bishop Kisembo Rueben at the Palace on Kabarole Hill (Karuziika).

Thereafter there will be celebrations at Kisina in Kyenjojo district that will go up to Monday 20th, physician where sub- country chiefs from Mwenge County will be inaugurated.

Oyo Challenge went viral on social media
Oyo Challenge went viral on social media

But King Oyo was not about to let his real birthday – the April 16, go without highlight. Now you recall he fracas that followed his Monday visit to Buganda Kingdom for his fellow King Ronald Mutebi’s 60th birthday.

A picture later emerged and went viral on the internet, of King Oyo reluctantly giving a handshake to Buganda Prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga, with his legs crossed.

The picture then gave birth to the infamous Oyo Challenge, where folks on social media tried out all the ridiculous ways to imitate the handshake.

Well, yesterday the King invited some of his royalists in his officer to take on the challenge himself, and yes, he perfected it!
Uganda Cranes keeper, cheapest Dennis Onyango suffered probably his biggest high profile career defeat after his team; Mamelodi Sundowns were thrashed 5-0 by Bloemfontein Celtics.

Things took a wrong turn for the Cranes no. 1 in the 24th minute when he was sent off after an unfair tackle on Lamola. By that time he had conceded two goals.

Brian Majwega fully featured as his side Azam FC registered a third consecutive draw.

KPL action;

There was plenty of action in Kenya on Tuesday.

Coach Sam Timbe revived his hopes of winning the title after hammering Chemilil sugar by a solitary goal from Enock Agwanda.

2014 KPL MVP and former SC Villa striker, look Anthony Ndolo featured for 58 minutes while the Ugandan coach opted to fully utilize fellow compatriots, diagnosis Johnson Bagoole and Shafik Batambuze.

His fellow coach, Paul Nkata was however on the receiving end being mauled by a 3-0 margin by champions, Gor Mahia at home with goals from Abondo (2) and Olunga with Ugandan born Rwandese Meddie Kagere assisting for the latter.

The champions did not have any of their Ugandan players in the line-up for the first time this year.

An 84th minute goal from former SC Villa and Cranes forward Karim Ndugwa sealed a 3-1 victory for AFC Leopards against a boggy KCB side.

Ndugwa, who came on the 56th minute for Dennis Dodi,  did well to connect Musa Mudde’s short pass for the third goal.

Other goals were scored by Jacob Keli and Murugi for the banker’s consolation. Former URA FC and Burundi international Emmanuel Ngama had earlier on failed to convert a penalty after being fouled in the box by Mark Odhiambo in the 33rd minute.

Ronald Musana played an hour for the hosts while Martin Kiiza was unused in the Leopards bench.

Allan Katerega and George Abege registered a goal apiece as their teams Ushur Fc and Bandari fc registered 2-1 and 1-0 wins over Tusker fc and Mathare United respectively.

There are a total of 26 Ugandans registered with different teams in Kenya premier league, the highest worldwide.

Selected results

PSL- Mamelodi Sundowns 0-5 Bloem Celtics

VPL- Azam 0-0 Mgambo


City Stars 0-3 Gor Mahia fc

Tusker 0-1 Bandari

Sofapaka 1-0 Chemilil

Ushuru 2-1 Mathare utd

KCB 1-3 AFC Leopards SC
The Uganda Police Force, this like in the previous years scored highest in cases violations and abuses metted on journalists according to the 2014 Press Freedom Index Report launched by the Human Rights Network for Journalists Uganda (HRNJ) at Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala.

HRJN-Uganda National Coordinator, this web Robert Ssempala revealed that the report recorded 124 cases of violations against journalists in 2014 at the hands of both the State and non-Satate actors. These included among others; the Uganda Police, the UPDF, the Judiciary, Local government entities, individuals and employers of media practitioners.

“It is however important to note that there was a drastic reduction of attacks by the police from 85 cases in 2013 to 40 cases in 2014 which indicates that the force may be starting to understand the noble importance the media plays in the governance of a country and therefore a duty to protect them while doing their work,” Ssempala observed.

Ssempala noted with concern that the judiciary, which for long has been widely considered by the public as the temple of justice and custodian of rights, was increasingly starting to undermine the importance of the media and the right to freedom of expression and access to information.

“In 2014 a total of 39 cases were recorded against the judiciary; where judicial officers blocked journalists from covering public hearings with some ordering security officers to confiscate their tools.”

Other sources of violations included non-state actors Non state accounting for 21 cases, Resident Districts Commissioners with 10 cases, UPDF with 8 cases and media houses with 6 cases.

Ssempala warned that the trend of violations against media practitioners may continue unabated and arguably go higher considering the fact that the country is just months away from holding the general presidential and parliamentary elections in 2016.

Ssempala on the same note called upon media houses to provide a conducive working environment for journalists grounded within the requirements of employment laws in Uganda and provision of safety and security gear to minimize on injuries in cases of covering potentially chaotic incidents.




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