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Eastern Youth MP summoned for absentism

By Ritah kemigisa. The Speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga has issued a warning to the Youth Eastern MP, Ishma Mafabi for continuous absence from the House. The Speaker has directed the legislator to attend the next sitting of the House, short of which she will invoke provisions of the rules of procedure. According to the Rules of Procedure, any legislator who misses 15 consecutive sittings of the House without the Speaker’s assent automatically loses his/her seat. The member can meanwhile be referred to the rules committee by the speaker if they consistently abscond from house sittings without permission. Where the Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline upon investigation finds allegations referred to it against an MP are proved, and the …

Grief as two-year-old boy dies in septic tank in Budaka

By Mudangha Kolyangha Shock and grief gripped residents of Nalado village in Budaka Town in Budaka District after a two-year-old boy died in a septic tank. Police identified the deceased as Abdul-Rahman Medei, who died on Tuesday evening after he slipped into a septic tank, which was about 10 feet deep. The deceased had reportedly gone to play in the neighborhood with his colleagues when the incident happened. “The boy was playing with his colleagues, but unfortunately he slipped and fell into a deep septic tank, nearby and died,” Mr Moses Mukesi, one of the residents and an eye witness, said. Ms Hamida Nantume, the mother to the deceased, found it hard to believe that her son died in such …

Nagirinya murder probe: Museveni orders sacking of police CCTV operators

By Ritah Kemigisa President Museveni has ordered the immediate sacking of police officers manning the CCTV command center at Nateete police station. This follows the kidnap and murder of social worker Maria Nagirinya and her driver Ronald Kitayimbwa two weeks ago. Museveni has accused the officers of sleeping on the job adding that they only woke up to retrieve pictures from the memory of the cameras instead of watching live and informing all patrol vehicles to act promptly. He also wonders if it was just criminal negligence or collusion since the police officer at Kibumbiro police post in Busega told him (Museveni) that she tried to contact the 999 police patrol truck when Nagirinya was kidnapped but the commander did …

Nakasongola bus accident death toll rises to 7

By Ritah Kemigisa & Daniel Wandera The death toll from the Nakasongola bus accident has risen to seven. Seven people have been confirmed dead and 11 injured in a road accident that occured at Namayonjo village, Nakasongola District on Wednesday morning involving a bus and a truck. The Nakasongola fatal accident according to the Traffic Directorate Spokesperson Mr Charles Ssebambulidde involved a bus Reg.No.UAQ 643W belonging to Roblyn Coaches that reportedly rammed into a packed truck Reg. No. UAX 001Y with the preliminary findings pointing to reckless driving. “The bus that was traveling to Kitgum District from Kampala City rammed into the Stationary truck at Namayonjo village. It is believed that the bus driver was possibly speeding and there were …

Former Masaka mayor dies

Former Masaka Municipality mayor, Mr Gerald Ssemwogerere has passed on. According to family members Mr Ssemwogerere died on Tuesday evening after visiting Byansi Clinic in Masaka Town where he had gone to measure his blood pressure. “Doctors have told us that he suffered a heart attack which led to his death,” Mr John Kawanga, a cousin to the deceased said. Mr Ssemwogerere, 83 served as Masaka mayor between 1992 and 1996 and is remembered for installing the first set of street lights on Masaka streets. The deceased was widely considered as one of the richest men in Masaka sub region, owning assets include shopping malls, rental houses, chunks of prime land and petrol stations not only in Masaka Town, but …