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Police denies military presence at Winnie Kiiza's home

Winnie Kiiza

Winnie Kiiza

Police have dismissed claims that military men raided the country home of the former Leader of Opposition in Parliament (LoP) Winnie Kiiza in Kiburara, Kisinga sub-county Kasese. 

On Sunday evening, Kiiza the Kasese Woman MP also known as the 'iron lady' in some political circles posted on her Facebook page; noting that her home in Kasese had been invaded by nine men dressed in military uniform. Kiiza also alleged that the two military personnel, had on Friday raided her home, and were targeting her husband.

Kiiza's husband Yokasi Bwambale Bihande, is the former Bukonzo County East legislator and two-term district chairman Kasese. 

"On Friday, two people armed with guns and machine guns raided my home in Kiburara. My husband was tipped about them and he never returned home. Now today [Sunday], nine people in military fatigue armed with sub machines and RPGs have surrounded and I am not sure if my husband will be alive by tomorrow, "read part of the message. 

However, in a statement released on Monday by police spokesperson Emilian Kayima, the allegations are untrue and baseless. 

According to Kayima, the regional police commander (RPC) responded to the allegations and visited the home but found no military presence at the home. 

"The Uganda Police Force received allegations of armed people in the home of Mr Bihande, husband to Hon. Winnie Kiiza, former LoP. This was Friday, September 21, 2018. The regional police command, Rwenzori East quickly responded and visited the home. Unfortunately, Mr Bihande was in the house but refused to speak to the officers that came to respond to the allegations." said Kayima's statement. 

"Last evening, Sunday, September 23rd, 2018, similar allegations were made by Hon. Winnie Kiiza, alleging military presence at their home. Again, the police rushed there and found no military presence there. There was no one home," the statement added. 

Kayima also says that the regional police headquarters called Bihande and he declined to speak to the police, which left the police doubting the authenticity of the allegations. He also says that police officers spoke with some domestic workers and neighbours about the allegations but they denied knowledge of any military presence. 

However, Kayima says that nevertheless, the regional police headquarters has decided to open a general enquiry file to investigate the allegations.

Comments

+4 #1 Kelly 2018-09-24 16:15
Let us look at both sides of the story:
(a) if indeed Hon. Winnie Kiiza is telling a lie about the presence of armed men in her compound, doesn't that tantamount to false information claim which police can look into with intention to prosecute her?

(b) What if she was telling the truth, and indeed there were armed men in her compound, how do we expect fellow armed men to "find" their own in her compound?

And moreover this time there is no journalist around or an independent witness to verify her claim.

For if daylight clobbering of journalists and innocent civilians by armed men in uniform can be denied by the police, what about appearance of armed men in the dark of the night in some far off opposition stronghold?

All I can say is that Hon. Winnie, be careful of "ADF" rebels being accused of ...(you know better). God have mercy on you.
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+6 #2 Goodman 2018-09-24 17:14
Kayima; you are known of telling lies to the public. When the police are brutalizing people, you come to the national TV and deny that the police did nothing other than keeping law and order.

Just bear in mind that NRM regime is on its way to become History like how the UPC perished. Watch out what you say to make sure it is fully investigated.
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-6 #3 Mama Mia 2018-09-24 18:40
Mr Bihande was beating around the bush to see if his estranged wife can still respond to any SOS from him while she is eloping with Hon. Swine.

Watch this space for Barbie's "hands off my Swine" outbursts. Hihihi!!!!
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-1 #4 Mama Mia 2018-09-25 03:20
Quoting Kelly:
Let us look at both sides of the story:
(a) if indeed Hon. Winnie Kiiza is telling a lie about the presence of armed men in her compound, doesn't that tantamount to false information claim which police can look into with intention to prosecute her?

(b) What if she was telling the truth, and indeed there were armed men in her compound, how do we expect fellow armed men to "find" their own in her compound?

And moreover this time there is no journalist around or an independent witness to verify her claim.
All I can say is that Hon. Winnie, be careful of "ADF" rebels being accused of ...(you know better). God have mercy on you.


I thought this forum was for those who can read and digest things before making a comment for public consumption.

The allegations were made by Winnie's husband. Oh my illiterate friend Kelly!!!!
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+2 #5 Kelly 2018-09-25 08:35
I thought this forum was for those who can read and digest things before making a comment for public consumption.

The allegations were made by Winnie's husband. Oh my illiterate friend Kelly!!!!

Well, I thought her husband's home is her home too. Is it possible that Hon. Winnie can be found at her husband's home (and her home too)?

And how will you tell that they went for her husband and not her?

Well, there are too many "stray bullets" around for her to just keep quiet.
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0 #6 Jama 2018-09-25 14:05
Its very difficult to believe a professional lie like Kayima even if he is telling the truth.
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