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Day: March 27, 2023

Mukono residents petition M7 over land wrangles.

Mukono residents petition M7 over land wrangles.

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Over 2,000 residents in Mukono district have petitioned President Yoweri Museveni to intervene on their being violently evicted and property destruction by a one Nicholas Kabagambe. The residents from the villages of Nkulagirire, Makukuba, and Kaabulo in the sub-county of Nabbale also petitioned the Minister of Lands and Urban Development Minister Judith Nabakooba over the same matter. According to the residents, Kabagambe acquired the land which measures over 680 acres from the family of the late Andrew Guludene. It is alleged that with the help of officials at the Mukono district land offices, Kabakagambe secured a freehold title on the said land and told them to leave or be forced to do so. He has since then deployed security over the land. The situation got worse when a resident identi...
Buganda road court issues criminal summons against Kawempe north MP. Ssegirinya.

Buganda road court issues criminal summons against Kawempe north MP. Ssegirinya.

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Buganda Road Magistrate's court has issued criminal summons against Kawempe North MP, Muhammad Ssegirinya and his two sureties. Ssegirinya commonly known as 'Mr Update' is accused of inciting violence. The charges originate from a post he made on his Facebook page allegedly cautioning security forces against trying to assassinate theNational Unity Platform (NUP) president, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. According to the post, Ssegirinya cautioned that the aftermath of any such action would be 40 times worse than the 1994 Rwandan genocide in which an estimated one million people were killed in a space of 100 days. The chief magistrate Siena Owomugisha issued the summons after Ssegirinya failed to show up for the second time. He was first summoned on February 10, 2023, but still didn't show up....
OPINION: Mwenda’s rant on the anti-homosexuality law was a misguided.

OPINION: Mwenda’s rant on the anti-homosexuality law was a misguided.

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Last week, the motormouthed journalist turned political conduit Andrew Mwenda published a rant titled Uganda’s homophobic madness in which he condemned the Ugandan Parliament for passing a law against homosexuality. Andrew Mwenda arguments zero on economic reasons claiming that this law will cause western countries to reduce economic and social intercourse with us which includes trade, tourism, investment and of course Aid. Andrew Mwenda also says that the morals and family values that the country attempt to safeguard have already been wrecked, and thus no need of a law to enforce the same. To him we should surrender to moral decadence and not make any effort for its restoration. Of course this coming from Mwenda doesn't surprise, since he has been a crusader of corruption, saying corrupti...
UPDF kills 20 ADF rebels in a surprise attack.

UPDF kills 20 ADF rebels in a surprise attack.

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The joint forces of UPDF and the Congolese army, FARDC have announced that they have killed at least 20 ADF rebels in Eastern DR Congo. In an operation that saw the joint forces make a surprise attack on an ADF camp in the thick forests South West of River Lusulubi Near River Semuliki -Rwenzori Sector, 20 rebels were put out of action whereas one UPDF soldier was also killed in the shootout. “Four AK 47s, five magazines, solar panels, two combat uniforms of UPDF, seven combat uniforms of FARDC , five charging ports of walkie- talkies, five radios, five batteries, two phones, three back packs, two ponchos and two finishing nets were recovered from ADF,” the UPDF said in a statement. The joint forces operating under Operation Shuja have continued to register successes in the fight against A...
Uganda to open new passport centre in Beijing- Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Uganda to open new passport centre in Beijing- Ministry of Internal Affairs.

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs has announced that it will be opening a new passport centre in Beijing, China in May as one of the ways to ease issuance and renewal of passports for Ugandans in China. The ministry spokesperson, Simon Mundeyi said the new passport centre will officially be opened on May, 2. “The new passport centre in Beijing will serve Ugandans living and working in that city as well as the entire China and those in nearby Hongkong,” Mundeyi said. With increased ties between Kampala and Beinjing, many Ugandans either live, work or study in Chinese universities and cities. Many others have businesses in the Asian country and the new passport centre in the capital Beijing will help serve them in terms of renewing and applying for new passports. The passport centre in Beijin...
Ministry of Internal Affairs -over 30,000 passports uncollected by owners.

Ministry of Internal Affairs -over 30,000 passports uncollected by owners.

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Over 30,000 passports have not yet been collected at the passport centre at Kyambogo in Kampala of Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to the Internal Affairs spokesperson, Simon Mundeyi, between 20,000 and 30,000 newly printed passports have remained uncollected by owners in the past 2 or 6 years. “These people processed these passports, applied, paid for them, lined up at our offices , we went ahead to process the passports, made them available and are now not being picked. We don’t understand why,”Mundeyi said. “You know a stockpile of passports generally slows down the system as storage space for new passports is reduced leading to delays in issuing of newly printed passports. We want people to collect the new passports so as to get space to keep the newly printed ones.” He added C...
Corruption and maladministration crisis hit Old Kampala Senior secondary school.

Corruption and maladministration crisis hit Old Kampala Senior secondary school.

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The Inspector General of Government (IGG) has started investigations into alleged corruption and maladministration against the board of governors and former management of Old Kampala Secondary School. According to a letter issued by the IGG’s office, it will also investigate poor management of the school, bad working relationships between management, teachers, and students, and poor performance which have since frustrated the growth of the school. Some members of the board of governors and those of staff are being accused of underminding office of the headteacher and have used their influence to conduct scandalous activities which have since crippled the development of the institution. The activities of this group, according to the source have greatly affected the progress of the instituti...
The first son to retire from UPDF army this year.

The first son to retire from UPDF army this year.

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After almost three decades of service, the First Son, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has officially announced his retirement from the UPDF army this year. He made the announcement when he took it to his twitter handle. “I also sang it because Jesus Christ is once again my ONLY Commander-in-Chief. I will be retiring from the UPDF this year,” he tweeted. This is the second time the First Son has announced retirement from the army, having last done so in March last year. At the time, he was the Commander of Land Forces. ”After 28 years of service in my glorious military, the greatest military in the world, I am happy to announce my retirement. Me and my soldiers have achieved so much! I have only love and respect for all those great men and women that achieve greatness for Uganda everyday,” he tweet...
Chozen blood opens up about his relationship with Nwagi.

Chozen blood opens up about his relationship with Nwagi.

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Singer Chozen Blood has insisted that he’s just friends with fellow musician Winnie Nwagi. A week after releasing a phone call recording of a man threatening to hurt him because of claims that he has a romantic relationship with Nwagi, Chozen Blood pleads innocent. In the audio, the man first identified himself as Nwagi’s boyfriend before claiming to have invested heavily in her. Chozen Blood and Nwagi have been close since working on their “Yitayo” project.
Zuena makes fun of her husband over his reasons for not fasting.

Zuena makes fun of her husband over his reasons for not fasting.

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Zuena Kirema has made fun of her husband’s (Bebe Cool) comments on fasting in a hilarious caption. Since it’s the holy month of Ramadhan, Ugandans retrieved Bebe Cool’s 2019 video where he explained his reasons for not fasting. In a viral video, the singer explained that he has ulcers and cannot fast. “When I try to fast, I start feeling feverish at around 2 pm,” he said. Over the weekend, Zuena shared the video on her social media and captioned it, “Naye mwee ???????????? Wama Asalaam Aleikum.” The video has once again gone viral, with many trolling the singer. Meanwhile, the holy month started on March 22 and is set to probably end on April 20, although dates may vary.