Category «National News»

Opposition welcomes Kenya’s Supreme Court ruling

By Moses Kyeyune The opposition in Uganda has hailed Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta for respecting the Supreme Court’s Ruling. Kenya’s election commission had declared Kenyatta the winner of last month’s election by a margin of 1.4 million votes but the result was immediately challenged in court by his closest challenger, Raila Odinga. Subsequently, Kenya’s Supreme Court on Friday declared the results of the August 8th presidential poll “invalid, null and void” and ordered that another be conducted within 60 days. Now speaking to KFM, the Forum for Democratic Change president Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu says Kenyatta’s stand makes him a true democrat. Meanwhile the People’s Development Party President, Abed Bwanika says Kenyatta’s stand is a lesson to Africa’s presidents. The …

Mbarara Sheikh dies in an accident

By EMMA SSEMAMABO: Mbarara district Khadi Sheikh Muhammad Kwikiriza has died. The Khadi died in an accident along Mbarara high way near the independence park in Nyamitanga. Sheikh Kwikiriza was driving his official car heading to the mosque to lead the Eid-al-adhuha prayers. However, he lost control of the vehicle as he tried to overtake another vehicle. The vehicle then hit a tree and he died immediately. Sheikh Ahmed assumed the office of Mbarara district Khadi last year. The Mbarara district police commander Jaffar Magyezi said the deceased’s body has been taken to Mbarara regional referral hospital mortuary.

Governement to spend over 1 billion shillings on jamafest

By Micheal Ojula Freeman: The Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development is set to spend Shs.1.1 billion to organize the upcoming 3rd edition of the Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki Utamaduni Festival (JAMAFEST) slated to take place this September. Speaking to Kfm, the Director for Gender, Culture and Community Development in the ministry Jennie Mpajji, said the money is meant to fully cater for costs of venues for exhibitions, security, and transportation within the country. According to Mpajji, JAMAFEST will include children’s performances, numerous cultural games and dances, poems, among other activities. The event which runs  from 7th – 15th of September is expected to attract participants from the six East African Nations including Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan …

Dumba officially hands over office

By Damali Mukhaye: Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has officially assumed office after his predecessor Prof John Ddumba Ssentamu formally handed over to him yesterday evening. The university spokesperson Rita Namisango says the university has set 14th September as the date for his installation. While handing over office yesterday, Prof Ddumba his successor and also commended the University Management team, Senate and Council, and other stakeholders for the support accorded to him in the realization of the University’s core values of teaching and learning during his five year tenure in office. Prof. Ddumba also requested the Management Team and University Council to re-think the idea of merging the Planning and Development Department with the Finance Department to become …

Moslems urged to slaughter animals

By Ritah Kemigisa Moslems have been advised to use this Eid al Adhuha to embrace the act of slaughtering animals and sharing meat with their communities if they are to receive more blessings from Allah on this day. Muslims across the world celebrate this day by slaughtering animals as a land mark to close the year of Islamic calendar. Speaking to KFM, the Vice president of the Democratic Party in the Western region Hajji Imam Makumbi says this day according to the Moslems is a very important day and that it ought to be observed and respected by all Muslims.