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Kanyamunyu remanded to Luzira prison

By Ruth Anderah The prime suspects in the murder of child rights activist Kenneth Watmon Akena have been remanded to Luzira prison. The suspects who include Cynthia Munwangari, her boyfriend Mathew Kanyamunyu and his brother Joseph Kanyamunyu were this afternoon produced separately at Nakawa Magistrates Court, each of them arrived aboard a police patrol pick-up truck. The two brothers were each handcuffed, while the woman moved about freely. Nakawa Grade One Magisttrate Sajabi Noah has sent them on remand up to Dec 6th when they return to court for mention of the case. Prosecution led by Anne Ntimba and Itau Deborah have told court that investigations into the matter are ongoing. Prosecution states that on 12th November 2016 along Kampala-Jinja …

Political analysts challenge new EC appointment

Political analysts have challenged government to address political question rather than technical question when working towards achieving free and fair elections. While presenting a paper on the aftermath of the presidential elections 2016 at the Centre for basic research headquarters today, Prof Onyango Oloka said that the question has never been on the technical capability of the commission, but rather enabling legal regime. He explained instead of looking at new commission as the road towards a free election, the starting point would have been embarking on electoral reform that could have guided even the appointing procedure. He explained that with current status quo, no positive changes are expected in 2021. The president last week appointed Justice Simon Byabakama to head …

Uefa team of the year shortlist

The 40-man shortlist (in alphabetical order by position): Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Keylor Navas (Real Madrid), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid) Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon). Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hostspur) Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Leonardo Bonnuci (Juventus), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Juanfran (Atletico Madrid), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Pepe (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid). Midfielders: Joe Allen (Stoke), Kevin De Bruyne (Man City), Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Grzegorz Krychowiak (PSG), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Dimitri Payet (West Ham), Paul Pogba (Man Utd), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal). Forwards: Sergio Aguero (Man City), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia …

Two Arrested For Solar Panels Theft

Police at Bigasa in Bukomansimbi District are holding two people for being habitual solar kits thieves. The suspects have been identified as   Ronald Ssekabira , and Vincent Tamale, residents of Kitemi village in Bigasa sub county in Bukomansimbi district. Preliminary Police investigations indicate that Ssekabira and Tamale attacked the home of Aloysius Nsamba and made away with his solar panel. It is alleged that the duo took the advantage of Nsamba’s absence from home to invade his home and made away with his kit. Residents claim that their village is stuck with the problem of solar kits theft saying that thieves take the advantage of locals being away in gardens and night hours to steal these kits. Enoch Mukasa the …

Same gun killed muslim clerics and Kagezi

By Ruth Anderah A government ballistic expert has told the International Crimes Division of the High Court that that the two slain Muslim sheikhs; Mustafa Bahiga, Hassan Ibrahim Kirya  and slain  senior Principle  State Attorney Joan Kagezi were murdered using bullets fired by the same gun,  an AK-47. Robinah Kirinya has appeared as prosecution witness number ten in a murder case against 14 suspects including the leader of the Tabliq sect Yunus Kamoga and his brother Siraje Kawooya. The suspects are accused of engineering the murder of sheikhs Bahiga and Hassan Kirya. Sheikh Bahiga was murdered from Bwebajja Mosque in December 2014, Sheikh Kirya was murdered in Bweyogere in July 2015 whereas Kagezi who was the lead prosecutor in the 2010 twin bombings …