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Traders call for water provision

Traders in Kisekka Market in downtown, Kampala, have urged the city boss, Ms Jennifer Musisi, to help them and install boreholes within their market to overcome water shortage. Speaking to this newspaper recently, the vendors, most of whom deal in car spare parts, clothes and food, said they have a challenge of getting water. Mechanics have often been seen using the Nakivubu drainage channel water to wash car spare parts.      

ArchBishop condemns decision on gay Bishops

The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali has condemned the decision taken by the Church of England allowing gays to be consecrated Bishops. The decision allows them to serve as Bishops as long as they remain celibate. He says it is very discouraging for the Church of England, which brought the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Uganda, has taken such a significant step away from that very Gospel that brought life, light, and hope. He adds that this decision violates the church’s Biblical faith and agreements within the Anglican Communion. Bishop Ntagali notes that this decision only makes the brokenness of the Communion worse and is particularly disheartening coming from the Mother Church. He says the church of …

Kazinda diagnosed with diabetes, goiter

The former principal accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister Geoffrey Kazinda has been diagnosed with diabetes and goiter. This has been revealed by the Mulago hospital spokesperson Enock Kusasira after a medical team conducted an examination this morning. Kazinda was taken to Mulago Hospital where he underwent a medical examination by an independent health team including doctors from Butabika mental hospital. Earlier today, the Anti-Corruption Court Judge David Wangututsi pushed Kazinda’s trial to 29th January after a doctor said that he was not fit to stand trial. Dr. Alex Kakoraki of Murchison Bay hospital at Luzira Prison appeared at the Court and confirmed that Kazinda had been diagnosed with several ailments that needed specialized treatment. Kakoraki had been …

Court cancels Bad Black’s bail, throws out her appeal

Court has cancelled bail granted to socialite Shanita Namuyimbwa popularly known as Bad Black. The court of appeal registrar, Erias Kisauzi has instead issued a warrant of arrest against her through the Ugandan police ad Interpol. Kisawuzi says that Bad Black has failed to respect the bail terms including appearing before the registrar. She is also faulted on substituting one of her Sureties Halima Namakula with her father Nassir Jombwe without court’s permission. Kisawuzi says that the appeal filed by Bad black cannot also take off after her lawyers failed to turn up on several occasions. She has now been ordered to serve the 4 years in prison as ordered by court earlier and her appeal thrown out. Bad Black …

Kalungi changes guilt plea, now denies charges

In a rather dramatic turn of events, Suleiman Adam Kalungi, the key suspect in the death of Butaleja Woman MP Cerinah Nebanda has changed his plea on charges of man slaughter and denied the offence. He had pleaded guilty to the charges yesterday but the Makindye Chief Magistrate Esther Nambayo rejected his guilt plea because he did not have lawyer to advise him on the consequences. Kalungi appeared at court this morning with three private lawyers; Geoffrey Kandeebe Ntabirweki, Dancun Ondimu and Renato Kania. He is also charged with unlawful possession of narcotic drugs and supplying and dispensing illicit drugs. The State Attorney Samali Wakoli has told court that investigations still continue prompting the Chief magistrate to adjourn the case …