An inmate at Kyabisenge Prison in Kakumiro District is in critical condition.

IMG-20180430-WA0021An inmate at Kyabisenge Prison in Kakumiro District is in critical condition after reportedly being tortured by prisons officials.
Aloysius Waswa was arrested in Kisiita Sub County on the 8th of this month for stealing a pig.
He was taken to court and charged with animal theft before being remanded to Kyabisenge prison where he was reportedly tortured by officials.
Today we found him on the bed at Kakumiro Health Center 4 where he was admitted with life threatening wounds. He also had a bullet wound which warders say he sustained when he attempted to escape from their custody.
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Zachariah Sekyanzi, the father to Aloysius Waswa  reveals that he was called to come to rescue of his son after reports emerged that he was about to die after being tortured by the OC of the Prison Baker Ferdinand.
The inmate who was today transferred to Mubende regional Referral Hospital for specialized treatment says he attempted to escape because of the prison warders who have been torturing him since he was admitted to the facility.
Meanwhile, when contacted, the OC Kyabisenge prison  Baker Fardinand he denied shooting at the suspect and allegations of torture but  admitted  that the suspects was beaten after he tried to escape from warders in the prison farm.
Audio clip…. OC prison Baker Fedinard
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Inmates convening in the compound of Kaweeri prison, Mubende district

 

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Inmates convening in the compound of Kaweeri prison, Mubende district

Lack of transport facilities to take prisoners to court, overcrowding and old structures that are long overdue for replacement worry officials at Kaweeri prison.

Bukenya John, The Mubende district prisons commander stressed that;” we are lacking transport facilities to take prisoners to court and referrals to Mulago and Murchison bay which becomes a threat to us that at any time prisoners might escape.”

Bukenya added that; lack of transport facilities is currently our biggest challenge at Kaweeri prisons.

We house several inmates that travel to court on a daily basis on foot for quite a long distance yet many of these are high core criminals which creates a risk for these in mates to escape any time.”

“Kaweeri prison being a regional referral is also challenged by the inmates who are brought in from other prisons around Mubende district for treatment which becomes hard to transport them for treatment especially when they are referred to Murchison’s bay and Mulago to acquire the treatment they deserve.” Bukenya added.

Bukenya expressed; “We therefore appeal to government to avail us with a vehicle to be placed here at Kaweeri for better movement of the inmates to court and hospitals so that we reduce on the risk of in mates who might turning against the prisons officers and beat them and also escaping from justice.”

Bukenya stressed out the old structures that are long due over for replacement.

Most of the structures at Kaweeri prison have become too old which has put the lives of the in mates at risk.

Most of the structures were constructed as early as 1937 and since them they have not been renovated.

Some of the cells especially the female section are leaking which makes the environment for the inmates unbearable.

In the same development Bukenya John Mubende district prisons commander expressed that Kaweeri prison is also faced with a problem of over congestion.

“We have nowhere to dispose off these inmates because most of them are remands.

Out of 274 in mates, I have 24 male convicts and 11 female convicts while the rest are remands.” He said. Bukenya added that; “Upon construction this prison was supposed to accommodate 100 in mates only but the number is shooting up each day.

We are currently housing 270 inmates which makes the environment uncomfortable for inmates to an extent of sleeping in shifts.“There is need to set up new structures at Kaweeri prisons so that the section of female inmates can live separately from the male unit in a more conducive environment.” Bukenya stressed.

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Inmates convening in the compound of Kaweeri prison, Mubende district.

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Inmates convening in the compound of Kaweeri prison, Mubende district

Lack of transport facilities to take prisoners to court, overcrowding and old structures that are long overdue for replacement worry officials at Kaweeri prison.

Bukenya John, The Mubende district prisons commander stressed that;” we are lacking transport facilities to take prisoners to court and referrals to Mulago and Murchison bay which becomes a threat to us that at any time prisoners might escape.”

Bukenya added that; lack of transport facilities is currently our biggest challenge at Kaweeri prisons.

We house several inmates that travel to court on a daily basis on foot for quite a long distance yet many of these are high core criminals which creates a risk for these in mates to escape any time.”

“Kaweeri prison being a regional referral is also challenged by the inmates who are brought in from other prisons around Mubende district for treatment which becomes hard to transport them for treatment especially when they are referred to Murchison’s bay and Mulago to acquire the treatment they deserve.” Bukenya added.

Bukenya expressed; “We therefore appeal to government to avail us with a vehicle to be placed here at Kaweeri for better movement of the inmates to court and hospitals so that we reduce on the risk of in mates who might turning against the prisons officers and beat them and also escaping from justice.”

Bukenya stressed out the old structures that are long due over for replacement.

Most of the structures at Kaweeri prison have become too old which has put the lives of the in mates at risk.

Most of the structures were constructed as early as 1937 and since them they have not been renovated.

Some of the cells especially the female section are leaking which makes the environment for the inmates unbearable.

In the same development Bukenya John Mubende district prisons commander expressed that Kaweeri prison is also faced with a problem of over congestion.

“We have nowhere to dispose off these inmates because most of them are remands.

Out of 274 in mates, I have 24 male convicts and 11 female convicts while the rest are remands.” He said. Bukenya added that; “Upon construction this prison was supposed to accommodate 100 in mates only but the number is shooting up each day.

We are currently housing 270 inmates which makes the environment uncomfortable for inmates to an extent of sleeping in shifts.“There is need to set up new structures at Kaweeri prisons so that the section of female inmates can live separately from the male unit in a more conducive environment.” Bukenya stressed.

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THE ELECTORATE IN BUWEKULA COUNTY MUBENDE DISTRICT HAVE RESOLVED TO PETITION THEIR MP.

 

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Buwekula County Rtd Major Joseph Kakooza Smart whose under pressure from his electorate.

The Electorate in Buwekula County Mubende district have resolved to petition their MP Rtd Major Joseph Kakooza Smart demanding an explanation from him on how he came to support the amendment of the constitution last week, yet they had reject it in all meetings that were held in the constituency.

Rtd Maj Joseph Kakooza was among the 370 MPs who supported the amendment of article 102(B) which deleted the presidential age limit in the 1995 Constitution, and also supported the extension of the Mps term of office from five to seven years starting with this 10th parliament.

The voters mostly from Kitenga Sub County, the biggest of the four sub counties in Buwekula attributed this to being greedy of economic gains, because none of the consultative meeting in Kitenga came up with support of amending this clause saying their MP betrayed them by misrepresenting the facts.

Member of Parliament from Mubende district all were in support of the bill with the exception of Hon Patrick Nsamba of Kassanda North, Hon Anthony Ssemmuli of Mubende Municipality and Hon Mbwatekamwa Louis Gaffa of Kasambya County who are expected to appear for the NRM Party disciplinary organ for disciplinary measures.

Speaking to the district Publicity Secretary Ssemango Stephen Kasozi, said that Mps had the right to stand by the majority Ugandans who were in centrally to the amendments and he says the party’s decision to call the Mps to disciplinary action is invalid, since the party does not own their decision on issues of national importance.

INCREASING NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT ARE BEING JAILED OVER LAND WRANGLES.

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INCREASING NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT ARE BEING JAILED OVER LAND WRANGLES.

Mubende catholic parish priest has appealed to leaders in Mubende district to act first about the increasing number of people that are being jailed over land wrangles.

Rev. Fr. Dr Mwerekande expressed this while celebrating the Christmas mass at our lady of Fatima parish church in Mubende municipality.

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Fr. Mwerekande said that “during my interaction with the prisoners at Kaweeri prison I discovered that about 80% of the inmates in this prison have been implicated by land grabbers into land related case like assault and murder thus sending them into jail upon which they take over their land.”

Mwerekande added; “I feel it’s wrong for officials to come up with issues of multiple land titles which has in turn brought about the issues of conflict and people becoming refugees on their own land. The land commission should look into the matter before the situation gets out of hand.”

Mwerekande has therefore appealed to government and district officials to come up with a new strategy to help the inmates in prison especially those that are innocent so that they can receive a fair hearing through which they can attain the justice they deserve.

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Maternal Mortality: 1,220 Mothers Out Of 100,000 Die Annually In Kabarole, Bungangabu.

 

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Kabarole and Bunyangabu districts have the highest Maternal Mortality rate according to a survey conducted by Goal Uganda in partnership with Kabarole Research and Resource Center KRC with funding from UK AID

Elizabeth Allen the Director GOAL Uganda reveals that the Survey dubbed “Accountability can Transform Health (ACT Health) “targeted households in Kabarole and Bunyangabu district in 12 months prior to data collection.

She said, “The findings indicated that out of the 100,000 mothers, 1,220 died during pregnancy, during labor or after birth. This is scaring”.

Allen explains that 3 deaths per 287 live births were recorded, something she said is alarming and needs stakeholders readdress.

She disclosed this during the district stakeholders’ information sharing for Accountability can transform health, at the district held quarters Kitumba on Friday.

Allen said, “ACT Health is a governance programme for the health designed to improve health service delivery, by strengthening accountability between the users of health services and the providers”.

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“The survey also showed 57% of health workers were present, 8% used long term family planning contraceptives, 21% short term methods, 21% knows the Health Unit Management Committees (HUMCs) and only 21% said HUMCs had given them information,” She said.

Catherine Kemigabo the District Health says the findings are good and would help in intervening planning and responding. She says the survey focused on three issues of Responsibility, Responsiveness and Relationship and therefore called on the people to be responsible in access to services, drug utilization and the health workers to get committed to serving the community.

Dr.Richard Obet the District health Officer Bunyangabu noted that the maternal deaths are scaring said the researchers would have emphasized on the cause of the problem, analysis the significance and an action to be taken.

He asked the partners to engage government to invest more funding in the health sector since the districts are financially incapacitated.

Mr.Rwabuhinga Richard the District chairperson attributed the high mortality rate to mothers delay to seek care, delay to reach the health facility and delay to receiving services. He however called for mindset and team work to cover these gaps to have improved quality health care system in Kabarole and Bungangabu districts.

The chairman blamed the poor staff attendance at health centers to partners who have failed to coordinate when organizing capacity building seminars for the health staff noting that almost every week health in-charges are in workshops outside the district creating a huge gap.

The survey also looked at Family Planning, Maternal and Antenatal care, child immunization, drug stock outs, facility infrastructure and PHC Funding, community satisfaction and feedback, health workers and community relationships, quality of service provision and care.

The survey however lacked background, the cause and recommendations arousing mixed reactions from the stakeholders.

It was conducted in 16 districts country wide including Agago, Apac, Bukeddia, Bundibugyo, Gulu, Kabarole, Kagadi, Kakumiro, Katakwi, Kibaale, Kitgum, Lamwo, Lira, Manafa, Mubende, Nakaseke, Omoro, Pader and Tororo.

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Pastor Samuel Kakande Pinned in Land Evictions in Mubende District.

 

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Pastor Samuel Kakande of Synagogue Church of All Nations Ministries in Mulago is in for it after being pinned by residents for acquiring land falsely and trying to evict them for a Rice Growing Scheme.

Pastor Samuel Kakande is said to have obtained land titles and encumbered land amounting to 26 Square miles in Mannyogasseka and Kiganda Sub Counties in Mubende district, where over 20,000 locals have stayed for close to 100 years.

The titles which this website has obtained copies are in two ownerships of Mechanized Agro (U) Limited and Pride Chick (U) Limited each sharing 13 of the 26 Square miles in Kassanda South, Mubende district which Pastor Samuel Kakande is said to be the chief share holder in both companies.

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The two companies whose registration was attained on 11th June 2009 being cited in the eviction of these Mubende residents are said to be in a joint ownership of Pr Samuel Kakande who owns 20%, Jonathan Byabasaija 15%, John Muwanguzi 15%, and Eva Nakatudde 5%, Joy Male 5% with 40% of the shares not claimed for as per the documents seen by this website.

The residents have accused both Mubende district land board and the Uganda land commission for conflict of interest, since they applied and took necessary measures for them to be considered for land titles but all was a unfruitful, but it is to their surprise that the pastor acquired titles on the land yet the first priority was to be given to the seating tenants as the law says.

“We have engaged all agencies seeking for land titles on our land and some of us have paid ground rent “Busuulu” but we were not given audience. This alone is a clear testimony of what is going to happen to the rest of the country if parliament ascents to the amendment of article 26 of the land act of compulsory acquisition of land, if private and local investors have the powers to get titles even without the commission does the visibility study to ascertain the facts of the land, we don’t know what will happen when the amendment is passed” The angry resident lamented.

The Sub County Chairperson Tandeka Jotham during a consultative meeting convened by the Mubende district resident Commissioner Evelyn Tinkamalirwe, the area MP Simeo Nsubuga and the acting District police Commander Charles Magoola, said both land agencies did not engage them during the title process, calling for a thorough audit into how the man of God and his co-proprietors acquired these titles pinning government of connivance with land grabbers.

These sub counties which have for long suffered problems related to health and education, they are set to suffer more since schools and health centers are within the catchment areas.

The Mubende Resident Commissioner Evelyn Tinkamalirwe said they are to have kick started an inquiry into these land titles and threatened to have them cancelled if the pastor failed to take legal procedures during the process.

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