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Government not scared of Bobi – foreign affairs Minister Oryem

By Benjamin Jumbe. The government of Uganda is not scared of Bobi Wine and his people power movement. This comes from state minister for foreign affairs Okello Oryem following concerns raised by various stakeholders over the heavy deployment yesterday ahead of the return of the Kyadondo East legislator. Appearing on Kfm’s hotseat show last evening, the minister said there is nothing to fear about Bobi Wine, noting that government has defeated several people who have attempted to use illegal means to gain power. Addressing journalists over the weekend, president Museveni who is also the NRM national chairman said it is the NRM party with the people power as witnessed in the recently held local council and women council elections. Related …

Vatican Confirms Pope Francis’ second Visit to Uganda

By Ruth Naderah.  The Holy Catholic Father Pope Francis will re-visit Uganda next year in July. The Pope accepted the invite extended to him by a bloc of African Catholic bishops, the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) which will converge in Uganda to celebrate fiftieth anniversary. Episcopal Conference (UEC), confirming the receipt of SECAM’s letter and also forwarding a written reply of Pope’s acceptance. “Yes we have a letter from Vatican confirming to us that the holy Pope will be with us next year,” an official of Episcopal Conference who wished to be anonymous said. The Media understands that upon receiving a response from Vatican, the catholic leadership in Uganda has written to President Yoweri Kaguta …

#BobiWinesReturns AIGP clarifies on Bobi wine arrest

By Ssebuliba Samuel. The inspector general of police has denied circulating allegations indicating that police arrested the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament upon his arrival ate Entebbe. Latest report show that as soon as he arrived at Entebbe airport from America where he has spent three weeks on medication police grabbed him and whisked him to unknown destination. However in a tweet massage, the inspector general of police Martin Okoth Ochola said that police is simply escorting him to his home to avoid commotion in the city Earlier yesterday police had issued strict guidelines stopping all activities organized to welcome him at Entebbe airport.

MP Gerald Karuhanga says his life is in danger after receiving threatening messages

By Moses Kyeyune. Ntungamo municipality Member of Parliament Gerald Karuhanga says his life is in danger after receiving threatening messages. This is the fourth Mp to report threats on his life after Mbale district woman Mp Connie Nakayenze Galiwango, BuhwejuMp Francis Mwijukye and Busongora North Mp William Nzoghu. Kauhanga an FDC leaning independent says he got the message from an MTN line saying he is next to be killed in the recent wave of murders. He says he has reported the matter to police adding that it could be aimed at intimidating him to back off Bobi Wine’s people power movement.

Lukwago wants answers on city carnival cancellation

By Damali Mukhaye. The lord mayor of Kampala Erias Lukwago is seeking answers behind the cancellation of the city carnival and accountability of the money from the previous events This comes ahead of the council sitting next week following cancellation of the event by the city Executive Director Jenifer Musisi who said the 1.9 billion shillings which had been collected would now be used to renovate city schools and health centers. Addressing journalists at his office at city hall, Lukwago said accountability must be provided for money from the previous carnivals He also says the executive director should shade more light on which schools and hospitals are to be renovated from the money that had been collected this year.