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Month: January 2023

Father loses 2 sons after hiring a traditional healer to locate his stolen cow.

Father loses 2 sons after hiring a traditional healer to locate his stolen cow.

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Police in Soroti are hunting for a traditional healer identified as Opolot Simon, who was hired from Kapelebyong district, to perform rituals that could help in the recovery of a bull that had been stolen from Emoru Joseph, a 60-year-old peasant of Agaya village, Agirigiroi parish in Soroti district. According to the police, during the ritual performance, the two biological sons of the complainant were affected, became unconscious, and died at the scene. The police say that the traditional healer duped the relatives, saying he was going to look for a herb, that would help the two victims, Etonu Michael and Okello Levis, aged 30 and 40, respectively, to regain consciousness. He, however, disappeared after extorting Shs2 million from the family. “The incident underscores the serious health a...
Bebe Cool contributes Shs11M to construction of Pastor Bugingo’s church.

Bebe Cool contributes Shs11M to construction of Pastor Bugingo’s church.

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Singer Bebe Cool has contributed 300 bags of cement towards constructing Pastor Aloysious Bujjingo’s Pentagon church. The singer on Sunday joined Bugingo’s followers at Canan Land while they were celebrating the House of Prayers Ministries International (HPMI) Church’s 12-year anniversary. Last year, Pastor Aloysius Bugingo kicked off a fundraising campaign to raise $20 million (about Shs74 billion) to build a state-of-the-art church for his House of Prayer Ministries International (HPMI). Bugingo bragged that the building will be stadium-like, with guest rooms, a restaurant, and a swimming pool, among others. It will also house his Salt Media Group, which consists of Salt TV and Salt FM. During the 12-year anniversary celebrations on Sunday, Bebe Cool said, “I love pastor Bugingo’s gospel...
Queen Kafta sentenced to three years in prison.

Queen Kafta sentenced to three years in prison.

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Kira Court Chief Magistrate Roseline Nsenge has sentenced Kafta Queen to three years in prison over the aggregated torture of her 15-year-old friend (Pretty Nicole) and inflicting grievous bodily harm. Earlier this year, Queen Kafta appeared in a viral video beating up Pretty Nicole with her friends over a man. Before the ruling, Kafta broke down in court and asked the magistrate not to give her a harsh punishment.
Tayebwa wants criminal charges preferred against Entebbe International Airport staff involved in corruption, extortion.

Tayebwa wants criminal charges preferred against Entebbe International Airport staff involved in corruption, extortion.

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The Deputy of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa has directed authorities at Ministry of Works and Transport to explain why powerful sanctions haven't been placed on Entebbe International Airport staff involved in extorting money from travellers. In his communication from the chair on Tuesday afternoon, Tayebwa said powerful criminal charges should be preferred against whoever is involved in the corruption syndicate at the airport. "In other countries, people who work at these airports are from the police services. I expect a statement from the Minister of Works and Transport on this," he said. The Ministry of Works and Transport is headed by General Katumba Wamala. Ugandans last week took to Social Media to expose alleged corruption at the Entebbe International Airport, with the Uganda Civil Avi...
Ruto opens Kenyan market to Ugandan milk and chicken products.

Ruto opens Kenyan market to Ugandan milk and chicken products.

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Kenyan President, William Ruto has finally accepted to open his country’s market to Ugandan milk and chicken products. This followed back and forth negotiations over the matter between the two governments to help solve the impasse. On Friday, President Museveni received a special message from Ruto about the development . The message was delivered to Museveni at State House, Nakasero, by Kenya’s Special Presidential Envoy for the Tripartite Free Trade Area who is also the Cabinet Secretary for Investment, Trade and Industry, Moses Kuria. Museveni and his guest discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to the strengthening of the trade bodies in the region and the importance of bigger markets. “I am very happy. I thank President Ruto for opening the market for milk, chicken and eggs,” he ...
I regret okaying sale of UCB, says M7.

I regret okaying sale of UCB, says M7.

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President Museveni has said he regrets one of the decisions he took to allow the sale of Uganda Commercial Bank(UCB) in 2001. Speaking during a public lecture to commemorate the legacy of the late Bank of Uganda governor, Prof .Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile on Friday, Museveni said as he sought to turn around fortunes for Uganda’s economy, he always relied on Mutebile’s advice. “There was one time there was debate with Mutebile on one side and Dr.Suruma on the other group and I went with Mutebile’s but later alone regretted. Most of the time I went with Mutebile group,” Museveni said on Friday. He explained that at that time, there was a big debate over the pending sale of the government bank between Mutebile and Dr.Ezra Suruma who was then serving as the chairman and Managing Director for U...
Country mourns as journalist who warned corruption thieves is killed.

Country mourns as journalist who warned corruption thieves is killed.

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Cameroon journalists are calling for an investigation and say their profession is in danger after a popular radio host investigating government corruption was found dead. On his radio program two weeks ago, Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo said he had information that people involved in corruption wanted him dead. Then, on January 17, Zogo, the director of the urban radio station Amplitude FM, was abducted, prompting fears for his safety. On Sunday, Zogo’s body was found. Government spokesperson Rene Emmanuel Sadi said that it showed signs of torture and that the killing was “barbaric, unacceptable and despicable.” Zogo was known in the capital, Yaoundé, for his high-profile program, “Traffic Jam,” which broadcast in English Friends, colleagues and fans created a shrine in his honor ou...
Parliament names select committee to probe NSSF

Parliament names select committee to probe NSSF

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The Mbarara South Division Member of Parliament, Hon. Mwine Mpaka has been named Chairperson of the select committee to investigate operations and management of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). The other committee members include are Workers’ Representative, Charles Bakkabulindi, Karim Masaba (Indep., Industrial Division Mbale City), Michael Kakembo (NUP, Entebbe Municipality), Fortunate Nantongo (DP, Kyotera District), Laura Kanushu (NRM, PWDs) and Amos Kankunda (NRM, Rwampara County). The committee was named during plenary sitting chaired by Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa on Wednesday, 25 January 2023. According to the terms of reference, the committee will examine corporate governance structures at the NSSF, examine circumstances surrounding appointment of the fund’s managing d...
Fortebet paints Jinja, kiyindi, Mbikko, Bugembe with amazing freebies

Fortebet paints Jinja, kiyindi, Mbikko, Bugembe with amazing freebies

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Again, Fortebet did one of the things it does best; rewarding its clients with amazing gifts. This time, Fortebet team, led by the company Brand Ambassador, Alex Muhangi and the media manager, John Nanyumba decided to colour some areas of Kiyindi, Jinja, Mbikko and Bugembe with lots of the usual freebies like smart phones, jerseys, T-shirts, and caps among others. Most of all however, Fortebet reached up to Lake Victoria Lake shores and donated to Kiyindi fishermen life jackets worth millions of shillings. Shortly after the jackets’ handover, Muhangi told the recipients that, “You very well know how slim the chances of survival are the moment you go to the waters, especially when the lake runs riot. The best thing to do therefore is to take caution and this is what Fortebet is helping you ...
KIREKA ACCOUNTANT HITS 425M FROM 1K!

KIREKA ACCOUNTANT HITS 425M FROM 1K!

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When you hear people talking about luck, remember that it exists, just as this lucky winner won himself 425 million from just 1K! He selected 29 games on ticket number 2302143460016753. Except for one game which was cancelled and of course didn't affect the other, other 28 games, which went as he wished thus winning him 425,838,993 shillings. You can say this was really his time to win big as he simply went for Fulltime home wins, Fulltime Away wins and a few games for double chance and all these games were for one day. On picking his winnings from Fortebet head office, Kireka Accountant said, " FC Porto almost denied me money. Am telling you I have been betting for some time but never had I won such a huge amount with my biggest before this being 7M I'm planning to do some investments, mo...