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Six Herdsmen Remanded For Stealing Wire Mesh At Museveni’s Farm

The Magistrates Court in Sembabule District has sent to remand six people accused of stealing 60 meters of wire mesh fence at President Yoweri Museveni’s farm. Prosecution alleges that on December 11, 2016 Umaru Mugerwa, Coleb Ahimbisibwe, Yokaana Muwanguzi, Jereme Semugenyi, Godwin Arinaitwe, Isa Mutabike and Charles Serwadda, attacked President Museveni’s farm at Kisozi in Gomba district and stolen the fence. Records before court indicates that the stolen wire mesh is worth shillings 58 million. The group however, pleaded not guilty to the charges asking court to grant them bail. However, Mugerwa Umaru, one of the accused people pleaded guilty to the charges saying that he did not know that the wire mesh he stolen belonged to president Museveni saying …

Kasese leaders drag Museveni to ICC

The International Criminal Court will consider a petition by Kasese district leaders in regard to the November 2016 clashes between government forces and supporters of the Rwenzururu kingdom in which more than 100 people were killed. At a press conference, Kasese district leaders say they have received communications from the office of the prosecutor in the international criminal court in regard to their petition over Kasese killings. Addressing journalists in Kampala, the Kasese Woman MP who is also the leader of opposition in Parliament Winnie Kizza says on December 23rd, 2016 they petitioned the ICC over the Kasese killings and they have received the letter indicating the receipt of their petition. She says the ICC has indicated willingness to look …

14 Perish In Lwengo Road Accident

By Malik Fahad 14 people have died in an accident along Mbarara- Masaka highway when a speeding commuter taxi collided with a Fuso truck. There are fears that the death toll could rise. The accident occurred at Kyabagonya Village about 7 kilometers from Kyanzanga Trading center in Lwengo district. The accident believed to have been caused by a cow that was crossing the road involved a commuter taxi registration number UAU 710U.   According to eye witnesses the driver of the commuter taxi tried to avoid knocking a cow that was crossing the road and hit head on the commuter taxi that was carrying passenger from Lyatonde to Kampala. Scovia Birungi, the Masaka Region Traffic Police commander has confirmed the …

Patients at Masaka Hospital refuse to return home because of free meals

Authorities at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital are alarmed by the growing number of discharged patients who have declined to return to their homes as hunger ravages the region. Most of these have returned to the hospital to access free meals that are prepared for admitted patients. The Masaka hospital principal administrator, Eleazer Mugisha has told KFM that in the past two months several patients have been missing meals as they reach on the serving table and find nothing yet meals are cooked depending on the hospital patient register. Mugisha says that they are worried as hospital authorities over the increasing number of such ‘stray people’ since the meals cooked are specifically for patients admitted. He adds that the hospital spends …

Lecturers resume at at all colleges within MUK despite the low turn up

The vice chancellor of Makerere University prof Dumba Ssentamu has said that lecturers at all colleges within the university have resumed normally despite the low turn up of students. The university was re-opened on Monday, the 2rd of January after its closure for two months by president Museveni who cited protection of persons and properties. However, the university registered a low turn up of students on Monday where students were supposed to resume classes immediately However, speaking to KFM, Prof Dumba said normal lectures at the university have resumed asserting that whether all students have all reported or not, lectures are to continue. He also explained that the program which was issued by management on how the semester will be …