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SAD NEWS:UCU student dies in accident.

SAD NEWS:UCU student dies in accident.

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A Uganda Christian University(UCU) student has perished in an accident as he travelled with his parents to the campus to attend today's graduation ceremony. Alex Gidudu Khauka, a student of Information Technology passed on together with his father on Friday morning in Kamonkoli as they were traveling to the main campus for the graduation. According to the Traffic Police spokesperson, Faridah Nampiima, the accident happened at around 5am at Kamonkoli village along Mbale-Tirinyi road. “The accident involved motor vehicle registration number UAY 740k Toyota Noah that rammed into a stationary broken down motor vehicle registration number UAS 427P Sino truck killing one on spot identified as Khauka Alex aged 24yrs, and Gidudu Siraj aged 50 years who died on arrival at Mbale regional referra...
Herbert Edmund Ariko declared winner of Soroti East by-election

Herbert Edmund Ariko declared winner of Soroti East by-election

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Herbert Edmund Ariko has been elected the Soroti East Member of Parliament. Ariko who contested on the National Resistance Movement-NRM party ticket defeated his closest rival Moses Attan Okia. Ariko garnered 9,407 votes against Attan’s 8,771 votes. The Uganda Peoples’ Congress-UPC candidate, Pascal Amuriat got 115 votes. Ariko was declared the winner at 10pm by the Soroti City Returning Officer, Christine Eyuu. Last month, the Court of Appeal nullified the election of Attan after Ariko contested the results on grounds that his strongholds; Aloet and Opiyai wards were erroneously annexed to Soroti West, which he noted disfranchised more than 5,000 voters. The polls were characterized by violence and reports of ballot stuffing, especially at Omalera, Otatai and Owolo polling stations. Votin...
The suspects revealed to the court that ‘We were tortured to pin MPs Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana’.

The suspects revealed to the court that ‘We were tortured to pin MPs Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana’.

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Five suspects who were jointly charged with Members of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana have said that they were tortured to implicate the MPs on charges of murder and terrorism. The suspects revealed this on Thursday while appearing before the court presided over by Lady Justice Jane Elizabeth Alidviza. The suspects are Jackson Kanyike, John Mugerwa, Bull Wamala, Mike Sserwadda, and Jude Muwonge. In November, they were committed to face trial in the High Court on charges of murder, attempted murder, aiding and abetting terrorism arising from the wave of machete killings that marred Masaka and Lwengo districts between March and June 2021 where more than 20 people lost their lives. When the matter came up for pretrial hearing on Thursday, the prosecution led by Assistant ...
The CJ Launched new Court rules to guide judicial officers including Bail Guidelines.

The CJ Launched new Court rules to guide judicial officers including Bail Guidelines.

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Bail applications must be heard within a period of 30 days. The Judge has the discretion to grant or deny bail regardless of whether a suspect fulfilled all the other requirements. Capital Offender suspects like Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana can only be granted bail if the DPP writes a letter of no Objection. The CJ Launched new Court rules to guide judicial officers including Bail Guidelines. Bail applications must be heard within a period of 30 days. The Judge has the discretion to grant or deny bail regardless of whether a suspect fulfilled all the other requirements. Capital Offender suspects like Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana can only be granted bail if the DPP writes a letter of no Objection.
Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court orders arrest of MP Nsubuga over theft of mobile phone.

Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court orders arrest of MP Nsubuga over theft of mobile phone.

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The Court has issued an arrest warrant against Busiro North MP Paul Nsubuga after he failed to turn up in court today for hearing of a case in which he is accused of stealing a mobile phone. Grade One Magistrate, Sienna Owomugisha issued the warrant despite Nsubuga’s lawyer presenting a medical form that indicated that the MP was on a three day bedrest as he recovers from malaria. State prosecutor Judith Nyamwizi, objected told court the MP and his legal team were playing games which should not be entertained. Nyamwiza accused the MP’s sureties of failing to attend court, yet it is their duty to inform court about the health condition or whereabouts of the MP. Owomugisha concurred with the state and ordered police to arrest Nsubuga and produce him before court by August 12, 2022. Prosecut...
Museveni directs Minister Tumwebaze to allocate  Turkish Company 15 Acres for Hospital Construction.

Museveni directs Minister Tumwebaze to allocate  Turkish Company 15 Acres for Hospital Construction.

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President Yoweri Museveni has directed Frank Tumwebaze, the Minister for Agriculture to allocate Turkish firm Beyler Group, 15 acres of land in Entebbe for the construction of a hospital. In his June 20th letter to Tumwebaze, Museveni says the Turkish Investment Group has committed to building a modern private hospital in Uganda. “They intended to promote medical tourism in Uganda. The more of such hospitals we can have, the better for our health sector,” read Museveni’s letter. Adding that, “I, therefore, direct you to allocate them land from the agriculture land in Entebbe for this purpose.” The development comes over a month after Museveni met a six-man delegation of Beyler Group officials led by Dr. Hulusi the Sogutlu Chief Executive Officer on May 25 at State House, Entebbe. During th...
A man who attempted to hack a traffic officer in Mbale city was arrested.

A man who attempted to hack a traffic officer in Mbale city was arrested.

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Police have arrested a man who attempted to hack a traffic officer in Mbale city at Doka traffic check point. The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon. The 45-year-old man identified as Simon Muhama confronted traffic officers on duty at Sino Uganda Mbale Industrial Park check point with a panga. The reason why the Doko central cell resident was upset with the police was not explained but he was disarmed before causing any harm. Muhama is detained at Mbale Industrial division pending investigations. The Elgon region Police public relations officer Rogers Taitika thanked the public for alerting them to Muhama’s intentions. He commended them for vigilance. On Monday, a gang of machete welding people killed a police constable and injured another at a busy highway traffic checkpoint outside ...
Spice Daina declares that she is in love with someone.

Spice Daina declares that she is in love with someone.

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Singer Hajjara Namukwaya, alias Spice Daina, has declared that she is in love with someone. I am so pretty to be single,Spice Diana opens up about her relationship. The ‘Best Friend’ singer has for a long time been very private about her relationship. However, while appearing on the NBS After5 show last evening, Spice publicly admitted being in a relationship with someone’s son. “A pretty girl like this. My love life exists. So, I’m not single. I’m seeing someone out there, and by the way, today is his birthday,“ said Spice Diana. Despite the singer declaring that she is in love, she didn’t mention the lucky man she is in a relationship with, saying she wants to keep everything private. Over the years, Spice Diana has been linked with the likes of her manager, Roger Lubega, and Pallaso, am...
Soroti City East by-elections:  Besigye and Bobi Wine call for peace and unity.

Soroti City East by-elections:  Besigye and Bobi Wine call for peace and unity.

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The leader of the National Unity Platform(NUP) Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine and the opposition behemoth Dr. Kizza Besigye have called for peace and unity ahead of Thursday’s poll in the contested Soroti City East by-elections. The National Resistance Movement(NRM) and Forum for Democratic Change(FDC) are both hopeful of garnering victory in what is likely to be a tight contest. Kyagulanyi campaigned for FDC’s Attan Moses during the last day of campaigns yesterday and saying the opposition must form a united front if they want to defeat President Museveni. “That is why our struggle must always be a Ugandan struggle. I have rallied the people of Soroti to turn up and vote, but most importantly to guard and defend their vote. I have no doubt in my mind that victory will be on the side of...
NUP leader Robert Kyagulanyi has expressed support for Dr Kizza Besigye’s protest against the high cost of living in Uganda.

NUP leader Robert Kyagulanyi has expressed support for Dr Kizza Besigye’s protest against the high cost of living in Uganda.

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The president of National Unity Platform (NUP), Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has said he stands in solidarity with the leader of People's Front for Transition(PFT), Dr. Kizza Besigye who is currently under house arrest. Besigye was Thursday, intercepted by security operatives and put under house arrest for trying to mobilise protests against high cost of living in the country. For five days now, Besigye has not been allowed to move out of his home in Kasangati. Members of public and journalists have also been barred from meeting him. On Monday, Kyagulanyi said he was aware of Besigye's siege and that he is standing in solidarity with his fellow friend in the struggle. "Standing in solidarity with you Dr. Kizza Besigye as you approach your 5th day under house arrest; a punishment you a...
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