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Police warns Kaweesi family against meddling in its investigations

By Samuel Ssebuliba The police force has warned a section of late Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi’s family against meddling in its investigations into the murder case. According to police, a section of the late Kaweesi’s family continues pointing an accusing finger at some senior police officers linking them to the murder. Addressing the media earlier today, Assan Kasingye the police spokesperson said it was wrong for family members to claim that police arrested the wrong people because due diligence was done before arrests were effected. He has instead asked the family members to join police in the hunt for Kaweesi’s killers instead of trashing the progress made so far with the investigations. The late Assistant Inspector …

Man who accuses a Bishop of eating his genitals further remanded

By Ruth Anderah A man who accuses a Bishop of stealing and eating his genitals has further been remanded to Luzira prison by the Makindye Chief Magistrate’s Court. Joseph Mukasa Kato accuses Bishop Patrick Makumbi of Gospel Healing Centre Lweza of being a fraudster who concocts miracles. Grade One Magistrate Allan Gakyaalo has now fixed Kato’s case for hearing for 6th July 2017 and ordered Bishop Makumbi to come along with his witnesses. On 5th June 2017, Mukasa a resident of Kalagala in Kiboga district was charged with defamation of the Bishop, a charge he has since denied. Prosecution led by Happiness Ainebyona states that between February and March 2017 while speaking on various local Radio and Television stations within …

SK Mbuga Involved In Nasty Accident

By David Kugonza Mbuga is setting up Nu-Shifah Hospital hospital in Kiwempe Makindye but before it’s completed he is in need of hospital services. News reached our desk last evening that Sulaiman Kabagala Mbuga a.k.a SK Mbuga was involved in a nasty motorbike accident after failing to negotiate a sharp bend a few yards from his home and crashing his BMW motorbike into the wal. He was later admitted at Nakasero hospital after and now we an inside source has revealed to us that the tycoon’s condition is not alarming, that he is out of danger and is improving fast to treatment and only very close and exclusive friends to Mbuga are allowed to access him as doctors carry out necessary tests to …

US ambassador makes appeal to support Uganda’s efforts in hosting refugees.

By Benjamin Jumbe The international community has been challenged to do more to support Uganda’s efforts in hosting refugees. The call is made by the US ambassador to Uganda H.E Deborah Malac as the country continues to register an influx of refugees with the figure now standing at over 1.6m. Ambassador Malac says while US remains the single country with the largest humanitarian assistance globally, it cannot continue to bear the burden alone. She challenges other countries to come in and offer support to Uganda’s efforts to resettle thousands of refugees that have been displaced by conflict. This comes as the country prepares to host the refugee solidarity summit later this week.

Speaker Kadaga calls for recognition of stateless children

By Moses Kyeyune The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has urged Heads of State in the Great Lakes region to assist children born of war attain a decency of nationhood. Kadaga says that given a number of insurgencies within the region, many children are produced in foreign countries and are abandoned without citizenship. She says that there is need to at least have the children registered by host countries to accord them some degree of decency and sense of belonging because they do not choose their situations. The Speaker was over the weekend addressing lawmakers of the Greater North Parliamentary Association in Kampala.