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Day: May 24, 2023

Makerere student arrested for chewing tuition.

Makerere student arrested for chewing tuition.

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The Directorate of Crime Intelligence in coordination with Iganga Police, on the 19.05.2023, tracked down and recovered Ssekajugo Augustine, a 22-year-old, second year student of Dental Surgery at Makerere University, from his hide out in Butama village, Nakalama parish in Iganga district. After an exhaustive search for him, the Police concluded that Ssekajugo, made up the whole story, which impacted negatively those, who sacrificed their time and resources to help him. The victim, turned suspect, disappeared on the 2.05.2023, from his hostel room, leaving all his phones behind to purposely cut off all communication and contact with his relatives. It was established that he staged the kidnap, after he spent his tuition fees, in sports betting scheme. He decided to disappear from his relati...
Nabbanja sent to court.

Nabbanja sent to court.

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The director of public prosecutions (DPP), Jane Frances Abodo, is set to prosecute several ministers and individuals implicated in the diversion of iron sheets intended for the impoverished communities in the northeastern Karamoja sub-region. Among those expected to appear before court this week is Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, who was recently interrogated by the police CID regarding the corrugated iron sheets. The interrogations reportedly lasted for over an hour, and following the investigation, Nabbanja went to Kakumiro in western Uganda to rally her supporters in preparation for potential prosecution this week. During this period, the prime minister was also absent from parliament as budget appropriations for the upcoming financial year were passed. Sources reveal that last week, e...
Masindi soccer tour leaves punters thrilled.

Masindi soccer tour leaves punters thrilled.

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Forever, it will be a moment to remember given the way Fortebet-Alex Muhangi soccer tour rocked Masindi. The tour was organized by Fortebet in conjunction with the company brand ambassador, Alex Muhangi, and it was aimed at mingling with clients, branch operators and administrators. The tour started with a give back to the community, specifically Family Spirit Children's Home. The donation was handed over by Muhangi. Teams representing Fortebet branches then battled out in knockout encounters until the victors, Masindi House emerged. The victors took on Muhangi’s team, winning a match that excited watchers. These victors were prized with 500,000/=, footballs and club jerseys. The second placed team was also prized with 300,000/=, balls and jerseys while the other teams were given 100,000/=...
Mesach confirms being the father of Namulondo’s son during his concert.

Mesach confirms being the father of Namulondo’s son during his concert.

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During his Live music concert held at Kampala Serena Hotel, Legendary band musician Mesach Semakula aka Papa paraded off his children and surprisingly, even actress Evelyn Namulondo’s son Hero Samuel Semakula was among them. For the past years, Evelyn has always been flaunting off her son but never opening up about the real father until last night when Mesach broke the big news. When his concert was about to end , one of the event MC’S Abbey Mukiibi invited his children to come to the stage and say their thank you to the father and congratulate him. They stepped onto the stage and the singer asked them to kneel down for proper introduction to the public. Surpriginly,Mesarch also introduced Hero as his own son something that surprised and shocked many of the revelers,especially those that r...
Police officer shoots UPDF soldier dead after seeing him with his girlfriend.

Police officer shoots UPDF soldier dead after seeing him with his girlfriend.

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Police in Mbarara have arrested Police Constable Opio Charles, following his involvement in the fatal shooting of Turyamureba Yeremiah, a UPDF officer attached to Ruhengyere Engineering Brigade in Kiruhura. The incident occurred due to a dispute over a woman. Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, stated that the tragic event stemmed from a crime of passion, with Opio allegedly harbouring resentment after witnessing the Turyamureba interact with his girlfriend and taking selfies earlier in the day on May 19. Once more, around 6pm, Opio found his girlfriend with Turyamureba. In a fateful moment, he fired a bullet into the victim’s chest, resulting in immediate death. The Police swiftly arrested the suspect and recovered the firearm used in the crime. Enanga highlighted that there has been an...
Birth doesn’t automatically make you a citizen of a country.

Birth doesn’t automatically make you a citizen of a country.

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Many people think that when you are born in the boundary of Uganda, you automatically become a citizen but this might not be the case according to the National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA). Manager Legal Advisory Services at NIRA Brenda Kezaabu Agaba explained that all births that occur in the country regardless whether it is a citizen or a foreigner must be registered as long as the event took place within the boundary of Uganda. “Many people think that if you are born in Uganda, you automatically become a citizen but that is not what the law says. Our laws is different .We tittle it citizenship by birth but it is citizenship by descent,” she said. Agaba made the remarks while discussion on civil registration with a focus on birth and death registration. According to the C...
2 fishermen drown in River Nile.

2 fishermen drown in River Nile.

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At least two fishermen drowned in the waters of the River Nile after the canoe they were sailing in capsized at Nidirindiri landing site, Palorinya sub-county in Obongi district. The duo identified as Amanga Majid, a resident of Aliba sub-county and Yasin Mundasiri, who resides in Kochi sub-county, met their death while fishing during night hours. Bodies of the deceased have been recovered and handed over relatives for burial. At least four people have so far perished in separate accidents in the River Nile within a space of five days. Obongi resident district commissioner Samuel Mpimbaza Hashaka, confirmed the incident. He cautioned fishermen and residents travelling on water to be extra cautious, use life jackets, and avoid using boats when it is raining.