Category «National News»

Newly appointed Deputy CJ Dollo – Uganda has no lesson to pick from Kenya

By Moses Kyeyune The newly appointed Deputy Chief Justice, Alphonse Owiny-Dollo says Uganda has no lessons to pick from the Kenyan Supreme Court ruling, which nullified the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Kenyan Supreme Court faulted the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya for failure to conduct a free and fair election and ordered a fresh election in an unprecedented ruling last month. The court decision was hailed by different people especially the opposition in Uganda which asked that the judiciary borrows a leaf from Kenya. However, speaking to journalists shortly he appeared before parliament’s appointments committee for vetting this morning, Justice Owiny-Dollo said that instead, it is Kenya that picked lessons from Uganda. Justice Owiny-Dollo has also …

Suspected goat thief beaten into coma

By Abubaker Kirunda: A 30-year old man suspected to have stolen a goats in Buseyi trading center in Nakalama sub-county  in Iganga has been beaten into coma by unidentified residents The suspect yet to be identified was found lying helpless with deep wounds on his head in Buseyi trading center. The Busoga east police spokesperson James Mubi said two goats tied together were found dumped alongside the suspect raising suspicions that he had stolen goats. Mubi said the suspect has been taken to Nakavule hospital but in critical condition. He said police are investigating the matter to establish the truth surrounding the incident.

School drop outs teaching in primary schools

By Samuel Ssebuliba: Legislators on the parliamentary committee on education have expressed concern over increased number of secondary school drop outs who are teaching in primary schools. While interfacing with officials from the ministry of education yesterday, the committee chairperson Connie Galiwango said that their recent schools inspection revealed that school drop outs have taken on teaching in private primary schools which is killing education standards. In response the commissioner in charge of private schools and institutions Ismael Mulindwa admitted that there is still a gap in the inspection of schools but condemned this act.

Police dismisses murder report

By Samuel Ssebuliba: Police in Kampala has trashed on going social media reports that another woman was murdered in Wakiso district yesterday. The response followed death of a pregnant woman identified as Nakandirya Juliet a resident of Bujuujo Nansana yesterday. According to the police spokesperson Asan Kasingye, the deceased developed complications on Wednesday and when her husband left for work on Thursday morning her condition worsened and later died in the house. He says a postmortem report indicates that the woman died of natural causes, so there is no for alarm and panic. The police response comes as investigations into the murder of 20 women in Wakiso district in a space of 3 months continue. Yesterday the Internal Affairs Minister …

Museveni’s nationwide radio campaign criticised

By Robert Muhereza: President Yoweri Museveni’s nationwide radio campaign on land amendment has been criticized as one that will haunt him or his family members once he leaves power. According to the Kabale -Kitanga Parish Priest Fr.Geatano Batanyenda, the campaign is a waste of government resources and that the line ministry of lands or a Resident District Commissioner would have been in a better position to explain the matter to the people. Fr.Batanyenda adds that the president’s act is a manifestation that he has lost confidence in the existing institutions including the parliamentary committee that was instituted to scrutinize the bill. Meanwhile the Kabale Resident District Commissioner Darius Nandinda has lashed out at the religious leader saying he has no …