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Mowzey Radio’s body public viewing moved to Kololo Air Trip

By Ritah Kemigisa. The body of the late celebrated musician Moses Ssekibogo popularly known as Mowzey Radio is today to lay at Kololo Airstrip for public viewing instead of the National Theater as earlier communicated. Mowzey Radio succumbed to post surgery complications at Case hospital yesterday where he had been admitted after sustaining serious injuries on his head following a brawl in a club in Entebbe. According to the funeral committee chairman music promoter Balaam Barugahara, a requiem mass in his honor is to be held at 2pm at Rubaga cathedral. Many people including the President and fellow musicians have eulogized him describing him as arguably one of the most talented artists the country has had whose demise is a great …

Police spokesperson warns other officers against tainting the force’s image

By Ssebuliba Samuel. Police have warned all their officers to avoid unnecessary excitement and outrageous behaviors that taint may taint the force’s image. This followed the arrest of the former DPC Buyende district Muhammad Kirumira over misconduct contrary to police act. According to the police spokesperson Emillian Kayima all officers regardless of the rank must comply with the police act and required minimum standards. He said that kirumira’s shameful arrest must serve as a warning to other officers to address their issues through the approved proper channels provided.

Cancer on the rise among children

By Shamim Nateebwa. The Uganda Cancer Institute has raised the red flag over the increase in cases of cancers among children. According to Dr Joseph Lubega a Pediatric Oncologist, over 7,000 new cases are registered annually but 90% of these have no specific cause. Dr Lubega says though that 12% of these cancers can be treated and currently they are carrying out research on the causes so as to come up with effective treatment strategies. Meanwhile the director clinical services at the Ministry of health Dr. Charles Olara has announced a number of activities lined up for the Cancer Day slated for February 4th. The activities will kick off with a 5 minute briefing to the Muslim congregation at Gaddafi and …

Police confirm arrest of former Buyende DPC Mohammed Kirumira

By Ali Mivule and Benjamin Jumbe. The police have confirmed the arrest of Mohammed Kirumira, the former District Police Commander of Buyende. Kirumira was rounded up this morning by officers of the police standards Unit at his home in Bulenga. This comes just a day after he announced that he had resigned from the force. Speaking to KFM, the police Professional Standards Unit spokesperson Vincent Ssekate says he has been arrested for irregular conduct and disobedience of lawful orders. Residents of Bulenga had earlier frustrated attempts by police to have Mohamed Kirumira arrested. Police had sent its officers from the Flying Squad to have him arrested this morning over misconduct and disobedience of lawful orders. However residents who stormed the …

Medical report shows Radio succumbed to post- surgery complications

A medical report from Case Hospital where popular musician Moses Ssekibogo commonly known as Mowzey Radio died this morning shows that he succumbed to post- surgery complications. Addressing journalists at the hospital this morning, the Director in Charge In-patients Dr Miriam Apiyo said Radio underwent a successful brain surgery on January 24. Apiyo said he was later put on life support machine where he had been progressively responding to treatment. She said his condition worsened on Saturday and has been deteriorating until he breathed his last today. According to a tentative funeral program, a night vigil shall be held at his home in Makindye and tomorrow his body will be taken to the National Theatre for public viewing. His body has now been taken to the city mortuary for a …