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Siamese twins born in Mbarara

Another set of co-joined twins has been born at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital in south western Uganda. The hospital’s Executive Director Dr. George Upenytho has confirmed the development saying they were ready to transfer the twins to Mulago National Referral Hospital for specialized medical care. The 26 year old mother identified as Katusiime Anabela and her husband Sabira Mwanga have however delayed the process after they turned down the offer to be supported by the hospital. Dr. Upenytho says the twins are joined in the chest and were delivered by caesarian section. Dr. Upenytho adds that the hospital doesn’t have capacity to carry out surgery on the twins so the management is still waiting for the parents to give a …

Matovu’s body to lie in state tomorrow

  The body of the former Bukanga County Member of Parliament, Gregory Matovu is expected to lie in state at Parliament tomorrow. According to a tentative programme released this afternoon by the Parliamentary Commission, there will be a requiem mass at Christ the King tomorrow at 9:00a.m, thereafter the body will be taken to Parliament to lie in state for public viewing. At 2.30 pm, a special sitting to honour the late Matovu will be held and at 5:00pm, the mourners will depart for the deceased’s residence in Bunga for the night vigil. On Wednesday, the body will be taken to Isingiro where it will lie in state at the district headquarters. On Thursday, the late MP will be laid …

19 illegal immigrants netted

The Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration has swung into action arresting several illegal immigrants. Those arrested include several Chinese, Ethiopians, Congolese and Asian nationals who were found to have entered the country illegally. The principal immigration officer Ludovic Kamugiha says the operation was launched this morning targeting areas of Nabugabo in down town Kampala. He paraded the group before journalists this afternoon. Kamugisha told journalist that the move comes as government moves to address all loop holes that could be exploited by terrorists in the wake on renewed terror threats.

Sejusa’s lawyers ready to face MPs

  A team of five lawyers is to appear before parliament’s committee on rules and privileges on behalf of General David Sejusa. General Sejusa is wanted before the committee to answer queries regarding his absconding from parliamentary duties after recent pronouncements by the Speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga that he was not granted leave. The former coordinator of intelligence services has been out of the country since May this year after he made controversial statements alleging that there was an attempt to eliminate some army officials to pave way for a succession plan for the country’s leadership- an allegation that has been vehemently denied by the government. Now his lead lawyer Joseph Luzige says Sejusa has mandated them to appear …

Bukanga MP Gregory Matovu is dead

Parliament mourns the death of yet another MP. This is after Bukanga county Member of Parliament Gregory Matovu passed on this morning. Speaking to Kfm Parliament’s spokesperson Hellen Kawesa says it is very sad that another legislator has passed on in just less than a month. She says parliament is yet to draw a program for the burial. Gregory Matovu died this morning from Nakasero hospital.  The NRM legislator has been representing the people of Bukanga county in Isingiro district since 2011. He was a member of the Committee on Information and Communication Technology, Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises Prior to joining the house, Matovu, born in 1955, worked with the Ministry of Education, the presidential Commission for Teso and …