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journey to Uganda’s independence

journey to Uganda’s independence

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Ugandans, especially the youth, must know the personalities who spearheaded the independence struggle. One of them is Kavuma Kaggwa. The events here below are narrated by Kavuma Kaggwa, an elder from Kyaggwe, Mukono District. “The origin of the struggle for Uganda’s Independence was the founding of Uganda’s first political party, the Uganda National Congress (UNC) on March 2, 1952. UNC, which spread the gospel of nationalism and fought for Uganda’s Independence, was founded by Ignatius Kangave Musaazi (Buganda), Abubakar Kakyama Mayanja (Buganda) Stefano Abwangoto (Bugisu), Ben Okwerede (Teso), Yekosofati Engur (Lango), and S.B. Katembo (Tooro). Musaazi was the founding president general and Mayanja was the founding secretary general. The other four automatically became chairpersons in ...
Pope Francis shared a tender moment with a mentally disabled boy

Pope Francis shared a tender moment with a mentally disabled boy

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A boy of about 10-years-old with a mental disability stole the show at Pope Francis' weekly general audience on Wednesday at the Vatican auditorium. In front of an audience of thousands the boy walked past security and onto the stage while priests delivered prayers and introductory speeches The boy, later identified as Paolo, Jr., greeted the pope by shaking his hand and when it was clear that he had no intention of leaving, the pontiff asked Monsignor Leonardo Sapienza, the head of protocol, to let the boy borrow his chair The boy's activity on the stage was clearly a breach of Vatican protocol but Pope Francis didn't seem to be bothered one bit. He looked at the child with a sense of joy and wasn't even disturbed when he repeatedly motioned that he wanted to remove his skull cap. Pope Fr...
Celebrating October ‘Cyber Crime Month’

Celebrating October ‘Cyber Crime Month’

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Cyber crime is any activity committed using a computer especially to illegally access, transmit, or manipulate data and Cyber security is the art of protecting networks, devices, and data from unauthorized access or criminal use and the practice of ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information. Cyber Crime/Security awareness initiative from the Directorate of Information and Communication Technology, Uganda Police Force is aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the people of Uganda to be safer and more secure online. Today’s virtual environment provides new opportunities, both good and bad, making cyber vigilance and awareness more important than ever. The Annual Crime Reports (ACR) of 2018, 2019 and 2020 that were prepared by the Dire...
BANG! KYANKWANZI BODABODA MECHANIC SMASHES 159M FROM 1K

BANG! KYANKWANZI BODABODA MECHANIC SMASHES 159M FROM 1K

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...what I can say I that I am already a wealthy man,” the 159 million winner started his conversation of how he smashed an unbelievable cash from Fortebet. From just 1000/= this Kyankwanzi bodaboda mechanic created his magic 18-match ticket (number 3128252713939999). On this list, the winner interested himself in; away wins, under 2.5 goals, home wins, double chances of 1X and X2 and both teams to score-Yes. 9 of his 18-match selection had odd 2.00 and above, including Excelsior away win over Emmen with odd 4.70. Shortly after receiving his cash, the winner noted, “I will use part of this money to buy a car, boost my bodaboda garage business, buy land and many other things.” He jokingly added, “I nearly fell sick when my ticket remained with two matches. So I just slept. On waking up; my...
Terror As Man Is Killed Before Body Thrown In A Septic Tank

Terror As Man Is Killed Before Body Thrown In A Septic Tank

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Shock filled residents of Kansanga central zone in Makindye when a middle aged guard was found murdered and body dumped inside a septic tank at Kampala international university According to a police report, the deceased identified as Leornard Kato allegedly approached the daughter of Kayiza Richard and expressed his love for her. Kayiza's daughter was less impressed and informed his dad later in the evening when he returned. Infuriated Kayiza together with daughter confronted the deceased where a heated argument ensued. Kayiza is then said to have left only to return with a group of men all armed with crude weapons. The deceased realised he was in grave danger and escaped only for his body to be discovered in a septic tank by a footballer who had gone to retrieve a ball near the tank and n...
Ronald Ssebulime Killer Sentenced to 20 Years

Ronald Ssebulime Killer Sentenced to 20 Years

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Cpl. David Ssali, a police officer attached to Naggalama police division, has been sentenced to Luzira government prison to serve a 20 years punishment. This was before Justice Henry Kaweesa of Mukono High Court who mentioned the murder case against him.. The final verdict came after the Cpl. Ssali took a plea bargain on the charges against him. Ssali’s woes stem from the shooting to death of biker Ronald Ssebulime who was trailing former IT minister Aida Nantaba with intentions to assassinate her in March 24, 2019 at Nagojje in Mukono district. This case was resurrected last month with Kayunga Woman MP Ida Erios Nantaba as the key witness whereby a bike that belonged to the late Ssebulime was brought to court and Nantaba protested the motorcycle saying that some of its parts were manipula...
Panga Wielding Men Attack Home Of Mukono Member of Parliament

Panga Wielding Men Attack Home Of Mukono Member of Parliament

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Shock and fear has engulfed the Mukono Municipality member of Parliament Betty Nambooze Bakireke after being attacked by unknown assailants while she was preparing to go to the parliament. It is alleged that the Honourable Member of Parliament made an alarm and her husband Bakireke came to her rescue by grabbing the man pushing him outside. The suspect later escaped and jumped onto a motorcycle waiting for him outside as witnessed by some neighbours. “There have been lists moving around with my name on it. People have been killed and the government is not sending any police to come and guard me until this moment.” She says “I was preparing to head to Kampala for a shadow meeting this morning when an unidentified man came standing in my bedroom and ordered me to say my last prayer as he had...
Ssegirinya Further Remanded, Mother Breakdown In Tears

Ssegirinya Further Remanded, Mother Breakdown In Tears

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There was drama in Buganda Road Court in Kampala today as detained Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya’s mother Justine Nakajumba cried to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, urging him to release her son. On October 15 morning, Ssegirinya appeared before Buganda Road Court Grade one magistrate Doreen Olga Karungi via Zoom to answer charges of inciting violence via social media. Days ago, Karungi issued a production warrant to Kigo Prison, with orders to present ‘Mr Update’ before court to face fresh charges. Prosecution alleges that between August and September 2020, while in Kampala, Ssegirinya published and disseminated statements on his ‘Ssegirinya Muhammad Fans Page’ Facebook page with the aim of inciting the public into violence against a section or group of Ugandans. One of the posts...
NDA Cracks Down  Drugs Worth Shs 81 Millions

NDA Cracks Down Drugs Worth Shs 81 Millions

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The National Drug Authority-NDA has impounded unauthorised drugs worth Shillings 81 Million This followed a crackdown on illegal drug shops in the districts of Luwero sub region conducted by NDA backed by the Uganda Police Force. During the 12 day non stop operation, NDA officials raided and impounded drugs including unregistered medicines, 336 boxes of drugs worth Shs 81.2m in greater Luwero. “This is part of NDA’s routine post market surveillance activities intended to protect the human and animal population from drugs and health care products that are substandard, counterfeit, unauthorized and, unqualified persons handling drugs among others,” Abiaz Rwamwiri, the NDA spokesperson said in a press statement. Rwamwiri said that 503 drug outlets were inspected, where 20 were pharmacies, 454...
Nama Community Decry Bad Odours From Drake Lubega’s Farm

Nama Community Decry Bad Odours From Drake Lubega’s Farm

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Residents of Lukalu Kimbuguma Village in Mama sub county Mukono District and those staying at Katoogo road, are raising concerns over a noxious odors emanating from the dumping site. At Lukalu Kimbuguma one is ushered in by pleasant smell and the buzzing sounds from the house flies coupled with a flock of great egret bird species flying over. Numerous neighbors recently complained of unpleasant smells they claim are coming from the farm which was turned into a dumping ground for waste from Drake Lubega's poultry farms. Residents who claimed the farm had turned their neighborhood into a dust bowl, now are insisting a new problem, health concerns from foul odors they now experience stomach issues, nauseous and headachy issues due to the pungent and repulsive air they take in "They pour six t...
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