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#BobiWineReturns Brother EDDY YAWE arrested. Lord Mayor & other legislators blocked

Singer Eddy Yawe also brother to Kyadondo East Member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Bobi Wine has been arrested this morning by airport security. It is not clear yet why police has arrested Yawe. According to eye witness Eddy Yawe declined to write a police statement. He says he will wait for his lawyers before complying on any police directives. Bobi Wine is expected to return at 10:00am via Entebbe International Airport. On the same front, Police have heavily deployed at the home of opposition politician and city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago. In a post on his official face book and twitter the Lord Mayor says his home has been invaded with the usual antics of preventive arrests.” Another legislator whose …

Rwandan Nationals cry out to government over continued arrests and deportation

By Ssebuliba Samuel. Rwandan Nationals in Uganda have attacked the Ugandan government for continued arrests and deportation of Rwandan nationals without fair trial. Last week the same issue was brought to the attention of parliament by National youth representative Anna Adeke, and the minister for internal affairs Hon Obiga Kania promised to respond after consultations. Speaking to media this afternoon, Aron Kiiza the lawyer representing these Rwanda Nationals said that several Rwandese have been detained at Makenke and Mbuya military barracks, while two have have been deported to Rwanda this month of august. He said that in total 10 Rwandese are languishing in prison after alleged torture by CMI and these have been denied bail. However our efforts to get …

Smart city in 9months is giving Ugandans false hopes – Lukwago

By Damali mukhaye. The lord mayor of Kampala Erias Lukwango has critizised president Museveni’s promise to make Kampala¬† a smart city in nine months. President Museveni last week promised to turn Kampala a smart city in nine months and insecurity free. Addressing journalists at his offices, Lukwango says that the declaration of president Museveni is an illusion because one can never have a smart city with disorganizes transport systems,poor education and other services which can never be worked upon in nine months. He says that KCCA has a five years development plan which will turn the city into a suburb city if its followed advising that president Museveni should also visit KCCA and see how to make Kampala a smart …

UMEME is up in arms over vandalism

By Moses Ndhaye. UMEME has asked local leaders in the country to come up with non-partisan strategies which will help to stop vandalism of electricity installations. According to the Manager Stakeholders relations at UMEME David Birugi for the last six Month UMEME has lost over 42 transformers totaling to about 990 million shillings, on addition to other electricity installations which the institution has lost for the several years due to vandalism. He says, without the support of local leaders, the country will continue to lose several expensive infrastructures due to vandalism. He says, these violate acts are not affecting UMEME alone in terms of incurring costs, but other institutions across the country get affected .

Bobi Wine to be received by his lawyers

BY TOM BRIAN ANGURINI. The lead lawyer representing Kyadondo East member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi in the treason case against him Asuman Basalrwa says lawyers representing him, family members and well-wishers will receive him tomorrow at Entebbe international airport. Addressing the media today, he warned government and police not to reduce Bobi Wine to a family life only since he is a global icon. He stated that Mr Kyagulanyi is a Ugandan member of parliament representing not only his family alone but so many Ugandans both here in Uganda and internationally. According to him, they will escort Bobi Wine to Kamwokya were he will have lunch with his family and urged police not to disperse any crowd receiving him. Related …