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KCCA issues guidelines to churches,entertainers and motorists

By Damali Mukhaye.  Kampala Capital City Authority has issued guidelines to churches,entertainers and motorists operating in the city ahead of the Christmas seasons. Addressing journalists at the Uganda Media Center, the minister for Kampala Betty Kamya has said that noise pollution from bars and churches should be minimized to ensure that they do not disturb the peace of other city dwellers. She advises those planning outdoor prayers should first seek permission from the National Environment Management Authority and KCCA, warning that any noise beyond permitted levels will not be tolerated in the city. Kamya also warns motorists against parking along the Kampala streets but make use of the designated parking areas for peaceful celebrations and safety of their vehicles.

Kamya tells vendors off the streets ahead of Christmas

By Damali Mukhaye. The minister of Kampala Betty Kamya has asked all the street vendor to vacant the streets of Kampala to pave way for shop vendors to conduct their business as Christmas season nears. Addressing journalists at media centre, Kamya says that the city is awash with street vendors who have taken over the city, something that has led to traffic jam and pickpocketing in the city. She says that the shop vendors who pay taxes have complained of making losses due to street vendors yet this is a time they expect to sell their items. She says that police and kcca enforcement officers are on standby to ensure that they enforce the law adding that kcca o yet to …

48 year old convicted for defiling a step daughter

By Ruth Anderah. Prosecution has asked High Court in Kampala to hand a deterrent sentence to a 48 year old man for defiling his 13 year old step daughter. Prosecution’s Lillian Nandaula asked for a deterrent sentence after High Court Judge Jane Frances Abodo convicted him with aggravated defilement as charged. Nandaula says, the convict Henry Sentongo had a duty to protect this child as a daughter but instead he abused it and defile her. Court observed that Sentongo defiled the girl on March 4th 2016 at Kitaka zone in Nateete a Kampala suburbs. It was discovered that Sentongo was caught red-handed by his wife defiling the child on their bed. The incident took place very early in the morning …

Internal Affairs ministry vows to look into office break in claims

By Juliet Nalwooga. Internal affairs minister Jeje Odongo has promised to ensure the fast tracking of investigations into reports of office break-ins by civil society organisations. Addressing a quarterly dialogue meeting with CSOs in Kampala, Odongo promised to consult with the Criminal Investigations Department to come up with a conclusive report on the issue. This comes shortly after the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders presented a report on office break-ins with a call on government to conduct meaningful investigations about the matter. Speaking to KFM, the Executive Director of Western Ankole Civil Society Forum Apollo Kakonge cited foul play in the matter.

Kyambogoto graduate second batch of students today

By Damali Mukhaye. Kyambogo University is today slated to graduate the second batch of students from the university campus in Nakawa division. According to the vice chancellor of the university prof Eli Katunguka, students from the faculty of arts and social sciences, and faculty of vocational students will graduate today. The three day graduation ceremony will see over 8,000 students graduate from various programs. With the Prof Katunguka explaining that the number of graduads increased from 7,000 to 8000 due to the addendum list. The university has graduated 500 students with first class degrees with majority of them coming from vocational studies.