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Reports of Armed Men at Winnie Kiiza’s Home: Police Blasts former LoP’s Husband

Police Opens Up on Armed Men at Kasese Home of Winnie Kiiza and Yokasi Bihande

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“We are Investigating Reports of Armed Men at Winnie Kiiza’s Home.” – Emilian Kayima

Police has spoken out reports of armed men at the home of Winnie Kiiza, the former leader of opposition in parliament.

Winnie Kiiza, the Kasese Woman MP, had claimed that the armed men were Friday looking for her husband Yokasi Bihande at their home in Kiburara Kasese.

“Please pray for me and my family. On Friday night two armed men spent the night in my compound in Kasese, waiting for my husband to come home and they shoot him. Some friend of ours tipped us and he did not go home that Friday night,” wrote Kiiza on her social media account.

“As I am posting this message, again, nine armed men in military uniform have surrounded our house again in Kiburara Kasese. All of them armed to the teeth with machine guns and RPGs.”

Kiiza also revealed that armed men had also besieged their Kampala home for weeks.

“This kind of situation has been around my Kampala residence too in the last few weeks. Whoever they are after, God is watching. And whoever is in charge of this scheme, it must be put on record that I and my family are Ugandan citizens who are entitled to all citizenry rights,” she further wrote.

“I don’t know whether my husband will be alive by morning. Keep praying. In God we trust. We pray that the devil is ashamed in his whole scheme…”

Police Speaks Out on Armed Men at Kasese Home of Winnie Kiiza and Yokasi Bihande

Police, in a statement issued by spokesperson SSP Emilian Kayima, the  Force acknowledged receipt of “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,” said Kayima in a 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.”

Kayima accused Bihande of refusing to cooperate.

“The Regional police headquarters called Mr. Bihande and he declined to speak to the police done earlier. This left police doubting the authenticity of the allegations,” claimed Kayima.

“Leaders, must at all times cooperate with security agencies to solve matters that bring about insecurity.”

Kayima added: “We spoke with some domestic workers and neighbors about these issues and they denied knowledge of any military presence.”

For now, police has “taken a stand to open a General Enquiry File (GEF) to investigate these allegations” and Kayima says regional team at Rwenzori East will handle the matter.

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