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By Vision Reporter

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Kigali recalls: KAMPALA – The Rwandan government has recalled its long-serving charge d’affaires, Ben Rutsinga, from its embassy in Kampala. Diplomatic sources yesterday said under a restructuring exercise of the country’s diplomatic service, Rutsin

Kigali recalls: KAMPALA – The Rwandan government has recalled its long-serving charge d’affaires, Ben Rutsinga, from its embassy in Kampala. Diplomatic sources yesterday said under a restructuring exercise of the country’s diplomatic service, Rutsin

Kigali recalls KAMPALA – The Rwandan government has recalled its long-serving charge d’affaires, Ben Rutsinga, from its embassy in Kampala. Diplomatic sources yesterday said under a restructuring exercise of the country’s diplomatic service, Rutsinga, who has been head of mission for the last three years, is to be replaced by Rwanda’s former rehabilitation minister Christine Mutoni. ------ Thugs attack KAMPALA – Unidentified gunmen on Monday night attacked John Kakooza, the suspended corporation secretary of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), as he approached his home in Muyenga a Kampala suburb. Kakooza said on phone yesterday that two of the gunmen pointed a pistol into his face but he escaped by reversing his car very fast into a neighbours compound in Muynega. ------ TransAfrica KAMPALA – The Police was forced to take over the security of TransAfrica Bank on Jinja Road yesterday morning after two private guards deployed to guard the bank abandoned their guns and disappeared. Kampala Police chief Ahmed Wafuba said the Securex Security Ltd guards could have abandoned their guns and duty at about 5:00am. “We took over the security of the bank and then alerted the management,” he said. ------ Thugs kill 1 MUBENDE – A man was killed and a soldier seriously injured when three armed thugs raided Rwebyayi trading centre in Kiyuni sub-county on Saturday at 9:00pm. The Central Regional Police Commander, Chris Bakesima, yesterday said Ponsiani Mbazira died on the spot while Pte Senfuma was rushed to a nearby hospital. The thugs took money and other items. ------ Katuramu KAMPALA — John Sanyu Katuramu’s appeal against conviction and death sentence is set for today in the Court of Appeal. Katuramu, the former Toro prime minister, was in September last year convicted and sentenced to death with a former NRA kadogo, Alex Twinomugisha, and his nephew Patrick Kwezi for murder. The Deputy Chief Justice, Laetitia Kikonyogo, Justices S.G.Engwau and Amos Twinomujuni will preside over the court. ------ Bank robbed MUKONO — Unidentified armed robbers on Monday night attacked Uganda Women’s Finance Trust Bank, Mukono branch and stole over sh10m. The Police said the robbers broke the safe using a welding machine. they are suspected to have connived with the security guards at the bank. ------ Police hold KAMPALA — The Police at Wandegeya are holding a suspected child thief. The OC/CID, Eddy Gumisiriza, confirmed the arrest of Moses Okurut, 19, on Monday. Okurut allegedly met two pupils, George Wasswa and Dennis, on their way home on Thursday. He promised Wasswa sh400,000 if he accepted to go with him. He reportedly told Dennis to go away. Gumisiriza said Okurut would be charged with kidnap. ------ Man poisoned IGANGA — The Police are holding two people including a woman suspected to have poisoned a man to death. Godfrey Odoi and Kevin Awori were arrested from Muvundu village, Makutu sub-county on Sunday. They allegedly offered poisoned banana juice to the late Mande Omonyo. ------ Team calls Museveni KAMPALA – President Yoweri Museveni is to appear before the parliamentary committee probing election violence as the last witness. The committee chaired by Nshimye Sebutulo (Mityana South) ruled yesterday that Museveni would appear as a former presidential candidate and head of State. He will appear any day from April 13. ------ Danida to build more KAMPALA – Danida is to erect more structures at the Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court to accommodate the High Court sessions recently introduced there. Mr. Stephen Musota, the Chief Registrar of Courts of Judicature and director DANIDA Judiciary Programme, said they are to construct more offices and chambers for judges. ------ MP vows on Butamiira JINJA – Kagoma MP Dr. Frank Nabwiso has vowed to continue fighting for the people of Butamira. He said at a meeting held on Monday in Butamiira forest that he was fighting for the peoples cause. “I won’t backslide on this issue. I will fight on until the Government sees some sense in preserving and protecting forests and wetlands,” he said. ------ Ebonies actor probe on KAMPALA – The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) have intensified investigations into the murder of Ebonies star actor Paul Katende. They have decided to re-trace the movements of Katende before he was killed. CID Director Elizabeth Kutesa yesterday said Katende’s last contact, Harriet Nalubwama a.k.a. Nakawunde, had been recalled to the CID. ------ HM warns KAMPALA – The headmaster of Uganda Martyrs SS Namugongo, Chrysostom Muyingo, has warned of people who con desperate parents seeking vacancies at the school. Muyingo said during celebrations to mark the school’s success in the O’level examinations that the Police recently arrested a suspect. ------ NDA warns KAMPALA – The National Drug Authority (NDA) has appealed to the public to report to the Police suspected impersonators carrying their identity cards. An NDA official who did not want to be named said drug shop operators should know that each district has a drug inspector based at the office of the district director for health services. ------ UTODA meet KAMPALA – UTODA will seek audience with Maj. Gen. Katumba Wamala to discuss how to improve performance of the industry, UTODA General Secretary Charles Kamya said last week. This was in response to Katumba’s recent attacks on taxi drivers. ------ Traders train TORORO – Uganda Gatsby Trust, an NGO based at Makerere University, Kampala, is training business stakeholders in business skills and how to manage small scale industries, carry out market research and obtain funds. ------ Man charged KAMPALA – A man last week appeared before Magistrate Charles Sserubugo at Buganda Road Court charged with issuing false cheques. Hajji Isa Matovu, 45, allegedly issued the false UCB cheques to Godfrey Bawongo Serundi.

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