Police Gives More Details on New Anti-Government Rebel Group as More Suspects are Charged

By Our Reporter




Police has revealed more details relating to the operations of a new anti-government rebel group called, the Uganda National Coalition for Change (UNCC).


The revelation was made by Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga in a statement where he said two more suspects linked to the self-styled, anti-government rebel group were charged on Monday, 19th September 2022.


Enanga named the two suspects who were arraigned before the Makindye’s General Court Martial Court as Kisseka Benon alias Andrew alias Hussein, who was tracked down and arrested from Naminya village, Naluwerere, Wakisi sub-county in Buikwe District and Kibirango Kassim alias Muwanga alias Dog city, who was traced and arrested from Namutamba village, Kagerekamu parish, Ssekanyonyi sub-county in Mityana District.


Enanga says the duo participated in the establishment of the rebel camps in Wabunyira, Kikandwa and Kabosi villages.


“In addition, Kibirango Kassim participated in the attack of Nakasozi police post in Kiboga, where they killed Cpl Nsubuga Francis and SPC Ddimba Paul and robbed their guns.” Enanga says.


He also says that Kisseka Benon, was actively involved in the distribution of funds from external sources and facilitation of the UNCC rebel network in the country.


“This now brings the total number of accused persons to 21, who carried out attacks on police and UPDF personnel at Wakiso, Busunju in Mityana and Nakasozi in Kiboga, where four police officers were killed, 2 UPDF officers injured and 5 guns robbed. However, all the 5 guns were eventually recovered.” The statement reads in part.


Enanga says the two were charged with 10 counts as follows; Treachery (1), Aggravated Robbery (3), Murder (4) and unlawful possession of firearms (2). We continue to caution the youth against any recruitment into such hostile rebel groups, due to the negative impact and related consequences.


“The operations targeting other remnants of the rebel group and their co-conspirators are still active and ongoing.” The statement concludes.


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