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Speaker finally rules on rebel NRM MPs

The Speaker of Parliament has finally ruled on the fate of the expelled NRM MPs. Rebecca Kadaga has told parliament that there is no specific provision that requires her to declare the seats vacant. She adds that the issue is not new, it was brought up in parliament in 2005 during the constitutional amendments and …

Kasese death toll rises to 8

  The death toll from yesterday’s floods in Kasese district has risen to 8. According the Uganda Red Cross Society Officials, six bodies have so far been retrieved from the water. Meanwhile the Uganda Red Cross Society is setting up a settlement camp and registration offices at Bulombya and Nyamwambya for the people displaced by floods. Earlier, the army …

Kasese floods; one body retrieved

  One body has been retrieved following the floods that hit Kasese district yesterday. The two others are yet to be found. The flooding comes after River Nyamwamba burst its banks yesterday leaving several homes and properties submerged and displacing scores of people. Several roads have been flooded and some bridges like Recreation Bridge have …

Floods kill four in Kasese

Floods continue to wreak havoc in Kasese district with four people confirmed dead. According to the Kasese mayor Godfrey Kabyanga, the deceased were over powered by raging water as they attempted to rescue goods from a flooded shop in Kilembe. He has identified two of the dead as Paddy Karusu, the former Kasese district procurement …

Heavy rains disrupt, medals awarded

Labor Day celebrations in Kasese district have been disrupted by a heavy down pour. The rains have left several homes, buildings, businesses and the venue of the event at Hima Play grounds in Hima town councils flooded. River Nyamwamba, which crosses Kasese municipality from Rwenzori Mountains to Lake George, flooded, causing mayhem. Meanwhile, Ugandans plying …