Thursday, March 1, 2018

Meanwhile In Uganda: Former MP-turned-Witch Doctor Arrested; President Wants Citizen's Palm Prints, DNA Details

Also, President Museveni has decided the best thing for the country is if he rules until 2035.
And he's going with the all-female bodyguard approach to personal security.

First up, Africa News, Feb. 28:

Museveni wants Ugandans' palm prints, DNA details captured 'to eliminate crime'
Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has told his countrymen it is time to consider capturing of palm prints and DNA records in order to eliminate crime.
The president also directed that authorities halt the unregulated sale of mobile phone SIM cards and install CCTV cameras in urban areas ‘in the next few months’.

Museveni made the directives following the kidnap and brutal murder of 28 year old Susan Magara whose body was dumped in Kigo, a suburb of the capital, Kampala, that is along the newly constructed Kampala-Entebbe expressway....MORE
From The Standard (Kenya) Feb. 28:

Presidents who removed term limits to rule for life 
...In Uganda, strongman Yoweri Museveni has marshalled his backers in Parliament to amend the law to remove age limits, amid resistance from opposition.

Already, Ugandan MPs have passed amendments that extend their terms from five to seven years as the first step in the grand scheme of things to ensure President Museveni rules till 2035....MORE
From Face to Face Africa:

Uganda’s Museveni takes female bodyguard – Gaddafi style
Uganda’s president is following the footsteps of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi by doing away with his male bodyguard and going for a female replacement.

Yoweri Museveni on Saturday showed up at the commissioning of the Busia one-stop border post with the female bodyguard, otherwise known as his new Aide-de-Camp (ADC)....
And finally, from Kampala's Daily Monitor, Feb. 27:

Former MP Kipoi turns witch doctor, arrested
Former Bubulo West Member of Parliament, Mr Tony Nsubuga Kipoi, is set to appear at Broadhurst Court in the Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, today for mention of a case in which he is charged with four counts of obtaining money by false pretense.
Mr Kipoi who was arrested in the first week of February is accused of having gone around the city masquerading as a witch doctor and defrauding four female victims of more than 290,000 Pula, about (Shs111.6m), between May 2017 and January 20, this year.
The former legislator who jumped bail and fled Uganda while awaiting prosecution for several cases, including treason and theft, is said to have claimed to possess magical powers to multiply money and cast spells for people to get marriage partners and jobs....MORE
We'll be back with more from Uganda, and why we're paying attention, in April.