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Woman chops off husband’s private parts over suspected adultery

By Abubaker Kirunda A 25-year old woman has been arrested for allegedly cutting off her husband’s private parts over suspected adultery. The suspect a resident of Namayingo central in Namayingo Town Council is said to have attacked her husband, Joseph Baraza whom she suspected to be having an affair with another woman. The Namayingo Resident District Commissioner Sylvester Opira said the victim was taken to Mbale hospital after the wife used a knife to half cut the private parts. He has warned couples against gender-based violence which he says has claimed many lives in Busoga region where cases of intimate partner violence have been on the rise, according to the annual police crime report.      

Ministry welcomes bamboo re-greening strategy

Benjamin Jumbe The ministry of water and environment is optimistic that the recently launched Bamboo Strategy will help save the country’s forests. The strategy was launched last month during the ministry’s annual sector review with an aim of reducing pressure on the country’s natural forests Speaking to KFM, the commissioner forestry in the ministry of water and environment Ms.Margaret Adata says government is now to push the growing of bamboo since it grows faster and can have various products. She adds that with heavy dependence on biomas, promoting bamboo growing will offer a sustainable alternative.    

Uganda’s innovation community meets in Kampala next week

By Prossy Kisakye The push for innovation in Uganda has received a boost from Start-up Uganda which has organized the Kampala Innovation week for key players in the start-up ecosystem. The chairperson of Start-up Uganda, Mr.Richard Zulu tells KFM that Kampala Innovation Week which kicks off on 16th-18th October will see many innovators showcase what they’re doing and share knowledge. The three-day initiative is focusing on cooperation of entrepreneurs across East Africa in order to come up with the common goal of developing and promoting younger entrepreneurs in specific business entities. Zulu urges entrepreneurs to participate in Kampala innovation week to widen their business perspective and also use this opportunity to exhibit their innovations. Some of the speakers lined up …

IGG appointed to Court of Appeal

By Ruth Anderah  President Yoweri Museveni has appointed new judges to the High Court and Court of Appeal. Among those appointed as judges to the court of appeal is the Inspector General of Government Irene Mulyagonja. Others on the list are Muzamiru Kibedi and Justice Monica Mugenyi. Meanwhile the president has also appointed to the High Court, the Director of Public Prosecution’s spokesperson Jane Kajuga and Judiciary’s Public Relations Officer Vincent Mugabo. The list also includes Esther Nambayo, Boniface Wamala, Phillip Odoki, Victoria Katamba, Suzan Abinyo, Isaac Muwata and Jeanne Rwakakoko among others. The president in his letter says the appointments are meant to reduce case back log.

Electoral Commission tasked to clean up its image

By Ritah Kemigisa Political Analysts have asked the electoral commission to clean its image if the elections in the country are to have true meaning. Prof. Sabiti Makara, a lecturer of political science at Makerere University says the current elections a mere ritual of regular election and not free and fair as it always claimed. Speaking during the National Dialogue on Political Parties and Constitutionalism held in Kampala on Friday, Prof Makara, said the same mistakes are witnessed whenever there is any elections across the country. He further reveals that the commission is infiltrated with many bad elements among them the presiding officers at the local level that are allegedly being bribed. He also wonders where the commission’s power lies …