Parliament postpones Aronda vetting

Gen.Aronda Nyakairima

General Aronda Nyakairima will have to wait a little longer before he can be vetted by Parliament. The general who was recently appointed Minister for Internal Affairs was meant to face the vetting committee this morning but this did not happen. He arrived at Parliament just in time to face the panel but without giving …

Traders strike extended to Monday

The traders have resolved to stretch the strike until Monday next week. They had earlier called a three day strike in protest of the implementation of the pre-import inspection levy, but this has changed after a meeting held this morning. A meeting chaired by the chairman Everest Kayondo has resolved the traders keep their shops …

Kazinda jailed for 5 years

The interdicted principal accountant in the office of the Prime Minister Geoffrey Kazinda has been sentenced to five years in jail. Anti-Corruption Court judge, David Wangututsi passed the sentence a short while ago. For abuse of office, Kazinda was sentenced to five years; two years for forgery; two years for making documents without authority and …

Besigye arrested

Former FDC leader Dr Kiiza Besigye has been arrested. He was arrested as he tried to leave his home in Kasangati town, where the police has been heavily deployed. He was whisked away in a police van UP 1928 to Kiira Division Police Post where he is being detained. The police earlier blocked him from …

Traders strike kicks off

The traders’ strike has began, with shops remaining closed in most parts of Kampala. Along Namirembe road, many traders are seen standing outside their closed shops, as are those in shopping malls like Qualicel, Mukwano, Mini Price and Pioneer Mall. Streets like Luwum, Market Street and Kikuubo lane which are normally a bee hive of …