With over thousands of pupils stranded after the closure of Bridge International Schools, government maintains that the schools will remain under lock and key. Citing poor sanitation as well as noncompliance to best practices within the country’s school curriculum, government sued the school and last month court ordered that all its 63 academies be shut down locking almost 12,000 pupils out of school. In a telephone interview with K-FM, the State Minister in Charge of Primary education Rosemary Seninde says parents should instead look for other schools. The decision implies that pupils will have to repeat classes on joining other schools next year.
Police has vowed to keep off any Makerere student who may attempt to cause commotion at this institution amidst is closure. This comes at the time when several students have been arrested while attempting to demonstrate near Makerere, while Student leaders from public universities are also demanding to meet President Yoweri Museveni over the same issue. Now According to the police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi, security will remain tight in and around Makerere, until government reverses its stand on Makerere closure. He explained that student must be patient to wait for government, and who ever tries to behave otherwise, risk arrest.
The judiciary has been asked to expedite the process of offsetting the various election petitions that were lodged against some Members of Parliament. According to the shadow internal affairs minister Muwanga Kivumbi , the public is confused on who is the right member of parliament in certain constituencies, where court ejected some legislators from parliament over electoral malpractice and lack of academic qualification among others issues He has now asked the minister for justice and constitutional Affairs to brief parliament on this matter. However recently the court of appeal started working on some of these appeals starting Busiro south where Hon peter ssematimba is a pealing against court ruling that evicted him out of parliament over academic credential.
Car rally driver Ponsiano Lwakataka has petitioned the High Court seeking compensation of over 40 billion shillings for malicious prosecution. In the case filed against the Attorney General and police officer Twaha Semanda, Lwakataka says on 9th September 2014 he was arrested and maliciously prosecuted for the murder of nine persons before Masaka High Court. He was acquitted after spending one year and four months on remand because there was no sufficient evidence. Lwakataka accuses Semanda of masterminding the move to maliciously frame him and setting witnesses including one Asuman Muddu, who told Court that he had hired him to execute the murder of the nine people in Rakai in 2013. The deceased, including one pastor Steven Mugamba were murdered in cold …
Unknown assailants have hacked two police officers to death in Kasese district in Western Uganda. The deceased were guarding Simba Safari Camp and Tourist Hotel in Katwe sub country. According to the police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kweesi, these two officers identified as Danson Tweheyo, and Ronald Karemera were attacked by unknown assailants who hacked them to death and disappeared with two loaded guns. They also made off with two laptops and an unspecified amount of money. He says police has arrested the assistant manager of the hotel identified as Juma Thembo to help with investigations.