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UPDF will not leave S.Sudan, Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni maintains that the Uganda People’s Defence Forces is still needed in South Sudan. The UPDF has been fighting alongside the South Sudan army for over three months against rebels linked to former Vice President, Riek Machar. Addressing NRM MPs at the Annual caucus retreat today, Museveni downplayed calls for the UPDF to withdraw, insisting that there is still need for stability in parts of South Sudan. Meanwhile,  President  Museveni has said that unless political parties strengthen their ideologies, they will continue to disintegrate. Museveni noted that several parties have broken due to lack of cohesion and principles. He stresses the need for political parties to desist from sectarian tendencies that could cause internal wrangles.

Schools maintain senior one cut-off points

Pupils in class

  The Ministry of Education has vowed to put more emphasis on fighting exam malpractice, promotion of discipline in schools and skills development. The permanent secretary Dr. Rose Nassali says increased cases of Drug abuse and strikes in schools are a major challenge. She says together with school heads, they are to put in place new strategies to address the situation. She was this morning officiating at the opening of senior one selection exercise at Wonder world in Kansanga, a city suburb. Meanwhile the chairperson of selection committee Martin Omagol says cut off points for the last selection have been maintained by most schools. The two-day exercise is expected to close tomorrow. The senior one students are expected to report …

Nurse denied bail

The 64 year old nurse accused of intentionally infecting a baby with HIV/Aids has been denied bail. In her bail application, Rose Mary Namubiru had asked that she be released on grounds of advanced age and that she is s that she is an HIV patient. However, Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Olive Kazaarwe has said that there are special programs in prison specifically for caring for people living with HIV She also said that the gravity of the case should not be over looked by advanced age. She has thus ordered that Namubiru be taken back to Luzira prison until February 11th when she is expected to return for hearing of the case.    

Kalungi gets 4 years

Adam Kalungi has been handed a 4-year prison sentence for causing the death of former Butalejah Woman MP Cerinah Nebanda. According to the Makindye Court Chief Magistrate Esther Nambayo Cerinah Nebanda’s death was a result of multiple organ failure due to alcohol and drugs. The magistrate has however maintained that Kalungi was negligent when he delayed to take the late Nebanda to hospital, which caused her death. However, speaking shortly the sentence was read, one of the lawyers representing Kalungi Nsubuga Mubiru said they intend to appeal against the decision. Kalungi was on January 31st convicted of manslaughter after he was found guilty of causing the death of the former legislator. He was convicted on the charge of manslaughter but cleared …

NRM Kyankwazi retreat kicks off

The NRM Caucus convenes for its retreat at the National Leadership Institute Kyankwanzi today, with the road to 2016 expected be a focal point of discussion. The caucus convenes today for the annual retreat that runs until the 16th February under the theme,” NRM Manifesto 2011-2016: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities”. The caucus spokesperson, Evelyn Anite told KFM earlier that the party is expected to discuss strategies on how to maintain its support in the country as the elections draw near.