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Kyambogo University officials charged

Six officials of Kyambogo University have been charged before the Anti-Corruption Court. These include University Council Chairman, Prof John Okedi, former acting Vice Chancellor, Prof Okuda Asibo, and University Secretary Sam Okolimo among others. The University Academics Chairman, Jackson Bethamah however did not turn up to plead to the charges. The six have been charged with seven counts relating conflict of interest and disobeying orders from the Inspectorate of Government. Prosecution led by Sidney Asubo alleges that on the 31st of October, the officials held meetings at Hotel Africana and voted to send the vice chancellor Prof Isaiah Omoro Ndiege on forced leave. They are also alleged to have disobeyed the letter from the IGG staying disciplinary action against Prof …

Vetting of new judges kicks off

The vetting of the newly appointed judges kicked off at parliament today. The vetted include Justice Stella Arach Amoko who was appointed to the Supreme Court, Lady Justice Solome Bbosa, who has been appointed judge of the Court of Appeal together with Richard Buteera, the outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions. The others vetted by the committee include Justices Solome Bbosa, Faith Mwonda, Eldard Mwanguhya, Apio Aweri and Geoffrey Kiryabwire. The three-day exercise will see the parliamentary appointments committee vet 28 people appointed by the President to fill vacant positions in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the High Court. The appointments come amid increased outcries over shortage of judges hence a huge case backlog.

Mulago conjoined twins’ health worsens

The conjoined twins admitted at Mulago Hospital today suffered a major setback, after one of them contracted flu. One of the twins named Apio was today put on oxygen after contracting the flue and developing a fever. The father to the babies Miseari Okiru says the symptoms began showing last night, as the babies were no longer feeding properly. The team of doctors treating the twins led by Dr. Jamir Mugalu has halted conducting any tests on the children until their condition has improved. The conjoined twins were born on 4th of May this year from Ngora Hospital, from where they were referred to Mulago hospital. Their father is now appealing for help from well wishers to help in meeting …

Statehouse scholarships to be phased out

State House will no longer offer scholarships to university students starting next financial year. The State Minister in charge of the Presidency, Richard Todwong has told Members of Parliament that State House will effective next year, stop handing out scholarships. The scheme was established to cater for the educational needs of children of fallen soldiers and other vulnerable children however legislators today criticized State House for letting the project be tainted by corruption and favoritism in distribution. While appearing before the Education committee, Todwong says the scheme will be phased out to make way for the loan scheme, in which students will get loans to pay tuition and later pay back government. About 6 billion shillings has been allocated in …

Bombo shooting suspect begins defense

The UPDF soldier accused of shooting and killing 10 people has today taken the stand to defend himself. Private Patrick Okot denied the charges and told court that he also just heard rumors about the shooting. Okot says he escaped from the barracks soon after the incident, for fear of being penalized following the loss of his gun. The Prosecution produced 25 witnesses, who accused Okot. He faces charges of murder, attempted murder, aggravated robbery and failing to protect army war materials. He is alleged to have stormed a local bar in Bombo town council in March this year, randomly shooting at soldiers and civilians.