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POLICE SPOKESMAN ESCAPES ASSASSINS

By UTN Reporter

Police Deputy spokes person Patrick Onyango has survived an assassination according to sources.

Onyango, who hails from Kireka a Kampala suburb escaped the boda boda killers on Thursday night at about 10 pm just near him Home in Kira Sub County.

While narrating his ordeal, Onyango says two men on a motor bike followed him at close range, while wielding guns.

Onyango says he survived the attack when the two tried to stop them, before he jumped off the moving bike, and dashed into the neighboring semi slum area at 10 pm.

Onyango who is now nursing deep injuries gave television interviews earlier in the week that the force is investigating cases where MP's Gerald Karuhanga, William Nzhoghu and Connie Galiwango had reportedly received death threats from unknown people.

This comes hardly a month after the assassination of former Buyende DPC Muhammed Kirumira near his home in Bulenga, a Kampala suburb. Last year in a similar attack Police Spokesman AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi was slain just meters from his home in Kulambiro, a Kampala suburb.

The duo and more other people have all been murdered by assailants moving on Motor cycles.

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JOURNALISTS BLOCKED FROM COVERING KIRUMIRA CASE

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

There was scuffle at the police headquarters as police tried to block journalists from accessing court premises where ASP Muhammad Kirumura was supposed to appear for the hearing of his case.

His last appearance in court as well caused havoc in court chambers when senior commissioner

ORIENT BANK STARTS ENTREPRENUERSHIP ACADEMY

Orient bank has commenced are financial literacy and entrepreneurship program set to offer grants of up to 30 million Ugandan shillings to existing businesses that have leaved up five year across the country.

The program funded by the bank aims at alleviating

MAJ MUHAMED KIGUNDU SHOT DEAD

Sheikh Maj Muhamed Kigundu Husband to Maama Fina has been shot dead at Masanafu, along the Northern By-pass in Lubaga Division. Maj Kigundu 52,a Muslim cleric was shot along with his Body Guard Sergeant Mukasa, bringing the number of Muslim clerics murdered in cold blood to six in a space of four years.

The duo were driving in an army pick-up truck Reg.

ISRAEL SEEKS BASE IN UGANDA

Israel Government is seeking to build a base in Uganda in its efforts to combat terrorism. Israel ambassador Yahel Vilan who is here on an advance visit ahead of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit says Israel seeks to fight terrorism by relying on a strong ally in the region.

POLICE ISSUE TERROR ALERT

Uganda Police has issued a new terror alert urging the public to exercise maximum vigilance in sabotaging a likely attack.

According to the Force’s Dep. Spokesperson Polly Namaye, the Somali Islamist group Al Shabaab is planning

MUMBERE RULING FOR FRIDAY

Jinja – The High Court in Jinja will on Friday deliver its ruling on whether jailed Rwenzururu king Charles Wesley Mumbere will be released on bail or not. Judge Eva Luswata set the date on Thursday after hearing of the bail application was concluded.

COURTS FIXES 17th MARCH TO HEAR BESIGYE HOME SIEGE CASE

Kasangati Magistrates Court has 17th March as the hearing date for the application filed by FDC Presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye, who is seeking orders to have the police that has camped outside his Kasangati residence evicted with immediate effect.

The FDC flag bearer filed the application through his lawyers last week.

GEN MUHOOZI VISITS SOMALIA

Mogadishu - The Commander of the Uganda Special Forces, Maj Gen. Muhoozi Kaneirugaba, has commended the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for supporting Somali security forces in fighting Al-Shabaab militants in the country. Gen. Kaneirugaba particularly singled out Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) soldiers for praise, saying their courage

GEN KAYIHURA VOWS ON BUNDIBUGYO CONFLICT

The inspector general of police Gen. Kale Kayihura says police will not heed to the pressure and lectures from foreign agencies over the over security in the country. Kayihura maintains that police is able to revert organized crimes and will continue with its vigilance a spectrum of threats that have been contained. The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has