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Day: September 1, 2023

Teacher sentenced to 8 years in jail for defiling P.7 pupil.

Teacher sentenced to 8 years in jail for defiling P.7 pupil.

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Yumbe Magistrate's court has sentenced a teacher of Kumari primary school in Koboko district to eight years in jail for defilement. Bosco Atiku, 36, defiled the primary seven pupil of Omgbokolo primary school in Yumbe district. Atiku was arrested from Kumari primary school earlier in March by Arafa sub-county officials. Court presided over by Yumbe chief magistrate Freddie Awacnedi heard that Atiku while at Mongoyo village in Lobule sub county defiled the girl at his home. Prosecution also told court that Atiku confined the girl for about four days at his residence by means of deception for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Information later reached the girl's relatives and Omgbokolo primary school administration which led to Atiku’s arrest. Awacnedi said that convicting Atiku to serve a...
Supreme court justice Kisaakye retires from judiciary.

Supreme court justice Kisaakye retires from judiciary.

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Supreme court justice Dr Esther Kitimbo Kisaakye has retired from the judiciary seven years early. Details of her early retirement are communicated in a letter written to President Yoweri Museveni dated July 18. According to the letter, Kisaakye says that Museveni appointed her to serve as a justice of the Supreme court on October 12, 2009 and by the time she wrote this letter, she had served in the Supreme court for 13 years and ten months. "Article 144 (1) of the Constitution of Uganda permits a judicial officer to retire at any time after attaining the age of sixty years. I am now aged 63 years. In accordance with the said article, I hereby tender in my early retirement from the Supreme court," reads the letter. Adding: "I thank you and the people of Uganda for having given me the oppor...
Agago welcomes sh500m water project.

Agago welcomes sh500m water project.

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Over 3,000 residents in Agago are excited over a 500-million Shillings water project. The project to be funded by the Lutheran World Federation- LWF in partnership with Agago District Local Government is aimed at drilling 13 and repairing 44 boreholes in eight sub-counties in Agago in the financial year 2023/2024. The sub-counties to benefit from the water project are; Parabongo, Lapono, patongo, Kuywee, Lukole, Lira kato, Wol and Kotomor. Margaret Alimo, a resident of Lokatiyo Village in Kuywee sub-County is hopeful that the water project will solve the water scarcity they have been facing for years. According to Alimo, women have the option of either walking 6 kilometers to look for clean water, or fetching water from swamps if it does not rain. Alimo says the situation forces learners t...
Omutujju Praises Sheebah for being real.

Omutujju Praises Sheebah for being real.

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Rapper Gravity Omutujju is known for his confrontational stance towards those who cross his path. After months of ongoing tension with Source Management’s head, Gravity has decided to vent his frustrations towards singer Spice Diana. The artist behind the hit “Okwepitcha” labeled Spice Diana as an imposter, accusing her of projecting a fraudulent image and embracing a counterfeit lifestyle. He asserted that Spice lacks authenticity in every aspect, from the music she releases to her clothing choices and even her appearance. “In contrast to Spice Diana, Sheebah remains true to herself. Unlike Spice Diana, who fabricates her music, lifestyle, and even her complexion – she was once dark-skinned, but now she has transformed to an almost unnatural shade of yellow instead of her natural brown,” ...