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By Vision Reporter

Added 21st March 2002 03:00 AM

Kibwetere: KAMPALA — The Police yesterday said it is seeking information from Rwanda police on Joseph Kibwetere’s Movement for Restoration of the Ten Commandments members who have re-surfaced in Rwanda. Okoth Ochola, the deputy Director of CID, said

Kibwetere: KAMPALA — The Police yesterday said it is seeking information from Rwanda police on Joseph Kibwetere’s Movement for Restoration of the Ten Commandments members who have re-surfaced in Rwanda. Okoth Ochola, the deputy Director of CID, said

Kibwetere KAMPALA — The Police yesterday said it is seeking information from Rwanda police on Joseph Kibwetere’s Movement for Restoration of the Ten Commandments members who have re-surfaced in Rwanda. Okoth Ochola, the deputy Director of CID, said the Police is interested in the developments in Rwanda. “We need to verify these reports we have read in the press,” he said. ------ ‘Arrest him’ KAMPALA — A warrant of arrest was yesterday issued against the former board secretary of Uganda Revenue Authority after he failed to appear in court for trial. James Byamukama, 43, of Kiwafu estate, Makindye, is accused of embezzling US$63,500 (about sh112m). Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate Vincent Mugabo ordered that Byamukama be arrested before April 14. ------ Sudan envoy KAMPALA — The British special representative to Sudan, Alan Goulty, was scheduled to arrive in the country last evening for talks today with President Yoweri Museveni and other government officials, a British diplomat has said. Ewan Ormiston, the second secretary in-charge of political affairs at the British High Commission, yesterday said Goulty was visiting Uganda as part of a regional tour. ------ Gen. Gowon KAMPALA — The former army chief of staff in the defunct Uganda Army under former dictator Idi Amin and his co-accused yesterday appeared in court on charges of murder. Maj. Gen. Yusuf Gowon of Kisasi, Sgt. Nasur Gille of Arua and Pte. Mohammed Anyule of Aringa in Yumbe, were to be committed to the High Court for trial but prosecutor Baxter Bakibinga said their file was still being studied by the Director of Public Prosecutions. ------ ‘Give ferries’ KAMPALA — Parliament has vowed to pressure the Government to provide ferries on Uganda’s waters to save the people from drowning and improve trade. The MPs on the works committee said they would summon works ministry officials to explain why the Government has not provided the ship it promised the people of Kalangala islands. ------ Man fined KAMPALA — a man who forged travel documents for 17 Somalis to travel to Kenya was on Tuesday fined sh100,000 or go to jail for one year. Yusuf Jama, 45, of Mutukula, Rakai district, was convicted by the Nakawa Chief Magistrate, John Arutu. ------ Guild race on KAMPALA — Eight students have so far shown interest in the Makerere University guild presidency. The incumbent guild cabinet expires this week. The guild council general secretary Robert Mbaziira, said the council was scheduled to meet yesterday for its last session. ------ Court rules KAMPALA — The Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed a 15-year jail term against a 36-year-old pitsawyer of Masuliita, Wakiso district, for rape. “We see no merit in this appeal by Charles Oyeki who was caught in the act on a public road,” a panel of five judges said. ------ Clerk to face KAMPALA — Clerk to Parliament A. Tandekwire is to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to explain the expenditure of over sh62m queried by the Auditor General. He was supposed to appear before the committee chaired by Jack Sabiiti (Rukiga) yesterday but he did not turn up. ------ NMS official KAMPALA — The former Accounts Clerk at the National Medical Stores, Nelson Okao, embezzled over sh1b from the organisation, the deputy Regional CID for Kampala extra told court yesterday. Testifying in the case, Alfred Egole said during his investigations, he found that Okao had diverted the NMS funds to his personal bank account. ------ Thief lynched KAMPALA — A suspected thief died and another is fighting for his life in hospital after they were beaten by a mob yesterday morning at Old Mulago in Kawempe division. Police said the thief identified only as Aluru, and his colleague, Bernard Kateregga, were arrested at about 5:30am. The residents arrested them as they allegedly tried to break into a drug shop. The area defence secretary intervened by shooting in the air to scare away the irate crowd to save Kateregga from being lynched. ------ Lightning KOBOKO — Lightning struck Radio Koboko FM and the Celtel branch masts during a heavy hailstorm. Several buildings were also damaged. The masts are located a kilometre from the town. The buildings damaged included Nyarilo resource centre and Kaya Primary School. ------ Katto petition KAMPALA — The Commercial Court yesterday disallowed an earlier bankruptcy petition filed by the Katto family for being incomplete and having scanty information. Lady Justice Stella Arach Amoko ordered the family to file another petition to disclose all creditors who are secured and those who are not. The court also said the value of personal effects, including clothes should be disclosed. Nile Bank lawyer, Oscar Kihika, yesterday objected to the hearing of the case, saying the family had to include a debt of sh145m owed to the bank.

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