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Doctors await written agreement from government to end their strike

By Samuel Ssebuliba: Striking Medical doctors await a written confirmation of the agreement they reached with government to end their strike. This new position was reached after a special cabinet instituted last week to engage doctors in talks aimed at ending the strike presented its report to cabinet yesterday. The doctors under the Uganda Medical Association laid down their tools on November 6th after government failed to respond to their demands for improved pay and welfare. The Prime Minister Dor Ruhakana Rugunda says government and leaders of the Uganda Medical Association have held a series of meetings, during which a number of issues have been resolved. According to Dr Ekwaru Obuku, the president of the Uganda Medical Association both parties …

KCCA division councilors off to Kyakwanzi for training

By Damali Mukhaye. The minister for Kampala Betty Kamya has this morning led a group of city division councilors to the Kyakwanzi National Leadership Institute for training. Kamya earlier asked Kampala Capital City Authority Jenipher Musisi over for 120 million shillings to facilitate the training which was postponed from 12th November to today due to logistical issues. Speaking to KFM, Kyambogo councilor and coordinator of the training Buruhan Byaruhanga confirms that over 200 division councilors converged at the Office of the President this morning from where they set off. Meanwhile, the city lord mayor Erias Lukwago and authority councilors in the last council meeting resolved to distance themselves from Kyakwanzi trip claiming its intended to brainwash and hood wink them …

Mugabe impeachment process begins today

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party is today set to begin impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe on charges that include allowing his wife “to usurp constitutional power”. The motion is now due to be presented to parliament later today. Senior party member Paul Mangwana said the process could take as little as two days to complete, and President Mugabe could be removed by Wednesday. A deadline set by Zanu-PF for his resignation passed on Monday. Separately, military leaders said they had planned a “roadmap” for Mr Mugabe’s future, and that the ousted former vice-president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, would return to the country soon. Grace Mugabe and Mr Mnangagwa had both been seen as potential successors to the ageing president. But earlier this …

Senior police officer accused of kidnap want to be charged separately

By Ruth Anderah : Former head of special investigations operations in the Uganda Police Force, Senior Supretendant of Police  Nixon Agasirwe Karuhanga has asked the General court martial to try him separately over two counts of kidnap of two Rwandan nationals. Through his lawyer Frank Kanduho, Agasirwe has told the seven members team led by Lt.Gen.Andrew Gutti that he is willing to take plea if he is separated from the rest of the other remaining 8 suspects charged with the same offenses. Kanduho has explained that his client intends to use the other suspects as witnesses in his defense. However prosecution led by Rapheal Mugisha has asked court for an adjournment to be able to reply to Agasirwe’s application. Agasirwe …

Supreme Court dismisses election petition, validates Uhuru Kenyatta’s win

By Ssebuliba Samuel: Supreme Court in Kenya has upheld uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the 26th general election that was highly disputed. Giving its final judgment this morning, the Supreme Court agreed that all three petitions lacked merit There were three petitions filed in court after the repeat poll on October 26. Two of the petitions challenge the process and outcome while one of the petitions raises complaints against National Super Alliance leaders and whether they should be held liable for electoral offences. A petition filed by Njonjo Mue together with Khelef Khalifa, another by former assistant Minister Harun Mwau, are contesting the October 26 poll arguing that the withdrawal of Raila Odinga from the case meant that the poll was …