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Court Accepts Video Evidence in the Murder of Former Mak Medical Student Murder Case

Court Accepts Video Evidence in the Murder of Former Mak Medical Student Murder Case

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Justice Henry Kaweesa Isabirye a Judge presiding over Mukono High Court criminal session has accepted video evidence and telephone recordings presented by the prosecution where Matthew Kirabo Erlier accepted the offense of murdering his girlfriend Desire Mirembe a former Makerere medical student. During the court session on Tuesday, the State attorney Happiness Ainebyona presented footage clip recorded during interrogation conducted by Dominic Manyi the lead investigating officer at Lugazi Central Police Station. In the video, Detective Joel Aiko who shoot the video was explaining to court what was conspiring in the video. In the video show cased before court Kirabo and IO Manyi also visited the crime scene of sugarcane plantation. Kirabo is seen demonstrating how they packed the car and w...
WANYALA’: FORTEBET GIFTS SHAKE MBALE, BUKEDEA, NAKALOKE, NAMUTUMBA

WANYALA’: FORTEBET GIFTS SHAKE MBALE, BUKEDEA, NAKALOKE, NAMUTUMBA

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Fortebet clients in Mbale, Nakaloke and Namutumba will take long to forget last weekend after bagging hundreds of gifts. Over 1000 clients received atleast a gift from Fortebet. The gifts, among others, included phones, jerseys, t-shirts, pens and wristbands. Fortebet also gave out reflector jackets to bodaboda riders in Mbale in a bid to reduce their chances of being knocked, especially during the night. All the gifts were handed over by Fortebet brand ambassador, Alex Muhangi together with John Nanyumba, the company’s media manager. “It is a great thing to win this phone because I came here with no expectation of getting it. I am also happy because even my friends have won some other gifts,” said the winner of the phone at Mbale Fortebet branch at KCB Bank. The bodaboda cyclists near Mba...
Museveni Vows To Hunt Down Pigs Behind Komamboga Bomb Blast

Museveni Vows To Hunt Down Pigs Behind Komamboga Bomb Blast

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President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni has warned backers of suspected terrorists behind the Komamboga bomb blast not to start complaining when Ugandan security agencies start crushing them In his second statement since the attack, Museveni condemned the “action of the ‘parasite pigs’ that planted a bomb at Digida Pork Point where they sell pork, sodas and alcohol.” Museveni, also the Commander-in-chief of the armed forces, further noted that although the owners and managers of Digida Pork Joint had flouted Covid19 prevention guidelines such as curfew restrictions, “still the criminality of the perpetrators must be condemned.” “Ever since my May 2018 speech in Parliament on crime and the 12 measures I announced, although only partially implemented, it is almost impossible for a crimi...
one confirmed dead, Several injured injured on a bus travelling to western Uganda.

one confirmed dead, Several injured injured on a bus travelling to western Uganda.

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At least one person died and several have been wounded in an explosion on a bus near Kampala, police said, two days after a deadly attack in the Ugandan capital claimed by ISIL (ISIS). Ugandan police spokesman Fred Enanga said bomb specialists were sent to Lungala following a deadly explosion in a bus belonging to Swift Safaris around 5pm on Monday. The Ugandan Police force issued a correction saying that one person had been killed in the attack, after Enanga said in a statement that two people had died. Enanga said that wounded people were being evacuated from the area. “The scene has been cordoned off pending a thorough assessment and investigation by the bomb experts. We shall periodically give updates surrounding the incident.” Enanga gave no more detail on the suspected causes of the ...
IS claims responsibility for bomb attack in Uganda

IS claims responsibility for bomb attack in Uganda

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Islamic State claimed responsibility for a bomb attack that killed at least one person in Uganda's capital Kampala on Saturday night, the militant group said in a statement posted in an affiliated Telegram channel late on Sunday. The group said that some of its members detonated an explosive device in a bar where "members and spies of the Crusader Ugandan government were gathering" in Kampala. The bomb, packed with nails and shrapnel, targeted a pork restaurant on the outskirts of the capital, police said on Sunday. Information gathered indicated that three men, disguised as customers, visited the restaurant, placed a polythene bag under a table and left moments before the explosion, police said. The explosion killed a 20-year-old waitress and injured three people, two of whom were in crit...
Police Issues Statement On Komamboga Explosion,  NUP Responds To Claims

Police Issues Statement On Komamboga Explosion, NUP Responds To Claims

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Uganda police have opened up on the bomb blast that caused panic leaving two people dead and several injured in Kampala last night. Police say they’ve not yet established the cause of the blast that happened at Digida Eating point at 9pm in Komamboga Kawempe division. According to Fred Enanga, the police’s mouthpiece, the joint bomb squads were sent on ground to document the scene to help determine whether the explosion arose out of an intentional act or not. Meanwhile Bobi Wine’s National Unity Platform has this afternoon reacted to claims that the man who carried the Komamboga killer bomb wore a People Power shirt. The news linking NUP/People power to the incident were picked from an eye witness video on a local tv station where a barmaid claimed she saw the man who carried the bomb to t...
Uganda Start Trials for HIV Injectable Drug

Uganda Start Trials for HIV Injectable Drug

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Uganda has kickstarted a trial for the injectable HIV drugs cabotegravir and rilpivirine. Researchers and those living with HIV say the trial will likely end pill fatigue, fight stigma, improve adherence and ensure patients get the right dosage. The two drugs have been in use as tablets. The World Health Organization last year licensed their use as injectables. While the two injectables already went through trials in Europe and North America, this will be the first time they are tested in an African population for efficacy and safety in an African health care system. Uganda is one of three African countries, along with Kenya and South Africa, which got approval from the WHO to carry out the trials. However, Kenya and South Africa have yet to acquire approvals to start their trials, expecte...
Huawei Launches the 2021 edition of Seeds for the Future programs in Uganda

Huawei Launches the 2021 edition of Seeds for the Future programs in Uganda

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Huawei Launches the 2021 edition of Seeds for the Future programs in Uganda Ambassador Fred Mugisha called upon Students to use this opportunity and create networks through the Seeds for the future program that will further their ambitions. [Kampala, Uganda, October 21st, 2021] Huawei has today kicked-off the 2021 edition of the Seeds for the Future training Program virtually. The launch has been officiated by H.E Ambassador Mugisha Fred the Deputy Head of missions of the Ugandan Embassy and acting Ambassador in Beijing. He called upon the students to use the seeds for the future program to create networks that will further their ambitions in life. “its worth noting that the government of Uganda acknowledges the importance of ICT and its able growing revolutionary input, therefore I wou...
Min Nyirabashitsi leads delegation to Accra Ghana

Min Nyirabashitsi leads delegation to Accra Ghana

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The Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs, Hon. Nyirabashitsi Sarah Mateke, is leading the Uganda delegation at the YouthConnekt Africa Summit taking place in Accra, Ghana. The event running between 20th and 22nd October, 2021 has brought together Ghanaian and Ugandan entrepreneurs and innovators, and provides an excellent opportunity to innovators to share experiences, draw inspiration, identify areas of potential collaboration, and identify concrete business opportunities within the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The 20 innovators from both Ghana and Uganda are matched under the categories of; innovation and technology, Agribusiness, manufacturing and Waste Management among others. The event is sponsored by UNDP. Attachments area
My Client Was Forced To Confess That He Killed Desire Mirembe – Defense Lawyer

My Client Was Forced To Confess That He Killed Desire Mirembe – Defense Lawyer

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Late Mirembe Case hearing has entered the third day before justice Henry Kaweesa Isabirye of Mukono High Court, where the defense counsel Charles Dalton Opwonya expressed his discontent with the video footage brought to Court The video footage that was brought by the dective to court bared the actions of his client Matthew Kirabo when he was taking the Police detectives to the crime scene at Lugazi sugar plantations. Detective inspector of police Dominic Manyi, formerly attached to Lugazi Central Police Station, now in Kayunga as the days first witness, told court that Matthew Kirabo confessed to him having killed Desire Mirembe. "He confessed that he was the last person to see Desire and that he killed her.” He says. Manyi says that they moved in a car with Kirabo and other police office...
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