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KACITA wants enforcement to rid the city streets of vendors strengthened

December 17, 2018 12:00 pm

By Benjamin Jumbe.

Kampala City Traders Association has called for sustained operations and enforcement to rid the city streets of vendors.

This comes days after the minister for Kampala Betty Kamya banned street vending, directing all vendors off the streets this festive season.

Speaking to KFM, the Association’s chairman Everest Kayondo said continued presence of street vendors affects operations of the shop owners especially during the festive season.

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NIRA to register three million people for National ID

December 17, 2018 11:00 am

BY PATRICK EBONG.

The National Identification and Registration Authority plans to register and issue National Identity cards to three million people at the beginning of the New Year countrywide.

Sam Okello, the Lira District registrar says the exercise will be conducted across 1,700 sub-counties, town councils and divisions in the country, targeting citizens aged 16 and above.

Okello said learners aged 5 to 16 years who were not previously registered under the learners’ project will also be registered in addition to correction of errors on National IDs as well as replacement of lost ones.

He also disclosed that NIRA is currently in the process of recruiting registration assistants to carry out the exercise.

By November 30, 2018, the Authority had registered 27 million persons, of whom 23 million had been assigned National Identification Numbers.

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Bagyenda expected in court this morning

December 17, 2018 9:00 am

By Ruth Anderah.

Brian Bagyenda, the son of ISO director Col. Kaka Bayenda is expected to re-appear before the High Court this morning to inform court the progress of their discussion under plea-bargain process.

Last week Bagyenda through his lawyer NsubugaMubiru asked High Court Judge Anthony OjokOyuko to allow him plead guilty to charges of murdering his girlfriend Enid Twijukye in exchange for a lighter sentence.

Prosecution states that on February 1st 2017, Bagyenda together with a one Innocent Bainomugisha and Vincent Rwahwire- all residents of Kimwanyi zone in Luzira Nakawa Division allegedly murdered 22 year old Twijukye- a former old former student of Ndejje University.

Prosecution says the trio committed the offence at Njobe road in Luzira at the home of Brian Bagyenda before dumping Twijukye’s body in Namanve forest where it was later recovered by police.

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Mao speaks out on Bobi Wine’s cancelled show

December 17, 2018 8:00 am

By Ritah Kemigisa.

The Democratic party President Nobert Mao has called for joint plan from the opposition if they are to form a formidable force that will fight for freedom in the country.

His call comes at a time police blocked and banned musical shows by the musician turned politician Bobi Wine who also the Kyadondo East MP, the latest being his cancelled musical show in Jinja where his hotel was also raided.

Now Mao the act by police is unacceptable.

He says the opposition needs to unit and organize themselves and stop the infighting if they are to overcome such blocks in their struggle.

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Bobi Wine vows not to give up the struggle

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Besigye cautions people power against tribalism and sectarianism

December 16, 2018 8:45 pm

By Rita Kemigisa.

The Former Forum for Democratic Change party president Dr Kizza Besigye has distanced himself from the mis-perceived “Twebereremu” which many critics say was an attack to the Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine.

While addressing FDC party leaders during the Kampala Regional Conference at the Party Headquarters in Najjanakumbi, Besigye cautioned the People Power movement and politicians from fermenting ethnic divisions using the “Twebereremu” slogan.

Very many people have since attacked Besigye and accused him of attacking Bobi Wine.

Besigye however Sunday morning took the rebuttal to his official twitter account and apologized to Bobi Wine describing the remarks as deliberate attempts by some people to put him against fellow opposition politician Bobi Wine.

Besigye also questioned the intention of the people who decided to pick out only a 50 second clip from a speech he held for more than an hour.

He insist that Bobi Wine is not one of the people driving a tribal campaign in the country. He also cautioned the People Power movement and Hon Kyagulanyi against mixing tribalism and politics, saying the practice can be destructive to the country.

Besigye says political leaders should be responsible enough not to ferment ethnic divisions and must act to contain undesirable situations.

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Bobi Wine vows not to give up the struggle

December 16, 2018 7:06 pm

 

By Ritah Kemigisa

The Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi has vowed not to give up the struggle even as police continues to foil his music shows.

This comes just a day after police cancelled his music show in Jinja and also went ahead to raid his hotel and allegedly arrested some of his team members.

Now in a statement, Bobi Wine is demanding for their release and answers as to why he is allegedly singled out and not allowed to practice his profession while his fellow artists are working.

He has demanded for a police summon if he has committed any crime.

He further attacks police for blocking him from performing at an event where he had been paid even after clearing the venue.

He meanwhile scoffs at the police raid at the hotel he booked for a night saying the people of Jinja helped him to escape.

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