Nebanda wins Butaleja seat

The NRM has won the Butaleja Woman MP by election held yesterday. Florence Nebanda beat her closest rival and independent candidate Betty Hamba with a margin of 15,238. Nebanda polled 27,388 against Hamba’s 12,150 votes accounting for 57.6% of the total votes cast. Following in 3rd place is FDC’s Felistus Nawihiriri with 3,393, Sarah Logose …

Vote counting continues in butaleja

Vote counting continues in Butaleja district, with NRM’s Florence Nebanda in a clear lead at most polling centers. NRM supporters are already jubilating in anticipation of a land slide win. Voting in the by election to replace the late Cerinah Nebandah closed at 5pm following a rather low voter turnout. Meanwhile to avoid chaotic scenes …

Pope resigns

The Pope is to resign at the end of this month in an entirely unexpected development. This has been confirmed by the Vatican. The 85-year-old became Pope Benedict XVI in April 2005 following the death of John Paul II. The reasons behind the head of the Catholic Church’s surprise resignation have yet to emerge. Resignations …

Mukula appeal ruling for March

Court has set March the 13th for the ruling on Capt. Mike Mukula’s appeal. He appeared this morning before High Court Judge Judge David Wangututsi for further hearing on an appeal challenging both his conviction and four year jail sentence on charges of embezzlement. Mukula’s lawyers led by David Mpanga submitted to court that their …

MUK students on strike

Students of Makerere University are demonstrating over new rules for  tuition payment. The students this morning stormed the university streets with placards and tree branches calling for a review in the system of tuition payments. This follows the introduction of a new system by the university authorities where students are required to pay 60% of …