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CCEDU Kaheru Bows Out

The National Coordinator of the Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy (CCEDU) in Uganda, Crispin Kaheru has resigned. In a letter dated 11th September to the coalition chairperson Miria Matembe, Kaheru stated his position at resigning but does not however state the reason for his resignation from a position. A position he has held for 9 years. The letter states that he will be resigning from his position with effect from Friday 11th October 2019. Kaheru adds that he hopes that CCEDU remains an independent and objective player and retains the confidence of the citizens of Uganda despite the pressures that characterize the current political terrain. Keep it locked for more details. Written by: Ritah Kemgisha

Woman chops off husband’s private parts over suspected adultery

By Abubaker Kirunda A 25-year old woman has been arrested for allegedly cutting off her husband’s private parts over suspected adultery. The suspect a resident of Namayingo central in Namayingo Town Council is said to have attacked her husband, Joseph Baraza whom she suspected to be having an affair with another woman. The Namayingo Resident District Commissioner Sylvester Opira said the victim was taken to Mbale hospital after the wife used a knife to half cut the private parts. He has warned couples against gender-based violence which he says has claimed many lives in Busoga region where cases of intimate partner violence have been on the rise, according to the annual police crime report.      

Ministry welcomes bamboo re-greening strategy

Benjamin Jumbe The ministry of water and environment is optimistic that the recently launched Bamboo Strategy will help save the country’s forests. The strategy was launched last month during the ministry’s annual sector review with an aim of reducing pressure on the country’s natural forests Speaking to KFM, the commissioner forestry in the ministry of water and environment Ms.Margaret Adata says government is now to push the growing of bamboo since it grows faster and can have various products. She adds that with heavy dependence on biomas, promoting bamboo growing will offer a sustainable alternative.    

Uganda’s innovation community meets in Kampala next week

By Prossy Kisakye The push for innovation in Uganda has received a boost from Start-up Uganda which has organized the Kampala Innovation week for key players in the start-up ecosystem. The chairperson of Start-up Uganda, Mr.Richard Zulu tells KFM that Kampala Innovation Week which kicks off on 16th-18th October will see many innovators showcase what they’re doing and share knowledge. The three-day initiative is focusing on cooperation of entrepreneurs across East Africa in order to come up with the common goal of developing and promoting younger entrepreneurs in specific business entities. Zulu urges entrepreneurs to participate in Kampala innovation week to widen their business perspective and also use this opportunity to exhibit their innovations. Some of the speakers lined up …

LDU cracks the whip on suspected notorious city ”gangs”

Benjamin Jumbe & Ritah Kemigisa The Local Defense Unit under the Kawempe battalion has arrested two youth over an attack on 24-year old woman. The two suspects were arrested after they stormed the house of a one Pasisca Nakitende and stabbed her in the neck. The Spokesperson of the 1st Infantry division Maj. Bilal Katamba says the two were arrested following an alarm from one of the victim’s neighbors. The duo is now being detained at Kawanda police station awaiting to be arraigned in court while  Nakitende is in hospital for treatment. Earlier on Thursday, the same battalion arrested two suspected notorious criminals believed to have been terrorizing the residents. Maj Katamba said the duo had been arrested after a …