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Kyambogo boss snatches exiled singer Mayinja’s Concubine.

Kyambogo boss snatches exiled singer Mayinja’s Concubine.

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The Kyambogo Office of the NRM National Chairman’s Coordinator for Greater Masaka Mr Kazibwe Jamir has had a quiet traditional wedding ‘kwanjula’ followed by an inhouse Islamic wedding ‘nikka’ tying the knot with exiled fading singer Ronald Mayinja’s estranged concubine Nagawa Joy at a lavish ceremony in Kiwangala Lwengo District. Ronald Mayinja rose to fame after singing both love and hard hitting political songs that were very critical of the Museveni government while performing under the Eagles Band that had other singers such as Mesach Semakula Papa, Catherine Kusasira, Geofrey Lutaaya and others. As we approached the 2021 elections Mayinja joined Bobi Wines People Power movement at a ceremony in Kamwokya and it had been rumoured that he would contest as an an MP in Gomba which didnt m...
48-hour rule on detaining suspects should stay.

48-hour rule on detaining suspects should stay.

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Justice and Constitution-al Affairs Minister Norbert Mao has said the 48-hour constitutional rule in which to take a suspect to court or be released on bond should be maintained. Minister Mao argued that personal liberties are very important and that it is not correct to amend the law and extend the 48-hour holding period for suspects. “…If you assess that the evidence is not enough on the file, then release the person to go home, after all, the State has a very long arm,”he said while officiating at the 28th joint Government of Uganda-Development Partners Access to Justice (JLOS) report launch on Friday in Kampala. He added:“It can even collect you (the suspect) after releasing you. The State is so powerful,it can get you any time if it wants anyway.” The caution by the minister comes ami...
LycaMobile soon shutting down operations.

LycaMobile soon shutting down operations.

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LycaMobile Uganda is currently facing allegations of shutting down operations due to lower sales, but the company has not officially addressed the situation. The UK-based Lycamobile Group entered the Ugandan market in January 2020 and launched commercial services in April of the same year. The company has been known for providing some of the most affordable data bundles in the country. Despite its competitive offerings, LycaMobile has encountered severe outages, contributing to speculations about its potential closure. Over the weekend, numerous customers reported issues with their data bundles, sparking rumours of the company’s closure. Notably, LycaMobile Uganda’s social media pages have remained inactive for the past two years. Upon inspecting the company’s pages, a post pinned in 2021 ...
Padyere county clinches victory in MTN-Ker Alur inter-county cultural football tournament.

Padyere county clinches victory in MTN-Ker Alur inter-county cultural football tournament.

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In a thrilling showdown at Luo ground in Nebbi Municipality on Thursday, Padyere County emerged triumphant in the MTN-Ker Alur inter-county Cultural football tournament, securing victory against Okoro County in a penalty shootout after a full-time 2:2 draw. The nail-biting finale saw Padyere County, initially confident after a 4:0 win against Okoro County in their opening match, facing stiff competition. The match ended in a draw, leading to a penalty shootout, where Padyere County sealed the win with a 4:3 scoreline. This marked the 6th edition of the Ker Alur football competition, an annual event leading to the coronation anniversary of Ker-Alur His Majesty Phillips Olarker Rauni III. The participating counties, Jonam, Padyere, and Okoro, were all awarded cash prizes to support sports de...