Namungoona fire, one more dies

The death toll from the Namungoona inferno is now at 42, with one more death reported today. The latest victim of the fuel tanker explosion is one Asuman Kiiza. The Mulago Hospital spokesperson Enoch Kusasira says this leaves seven victims admitted at the hospital, one of whom is very critical condition. The fuel tanker exploded …

Col. Shaban Bantariza released on bail

Col. Shaban Bantariza has been granted bail. He appeared this afternoon before the General Court Martial chaired by Moses Ddiba. He has been released on a Shs 1m cash bail after his lawyer Frank Kanduho argued that it was his constitutional right. His sureties Kahinda Otafire and Col John Kaganda have been bonded Shs 5 …

Namungoona fire; 2 in critical condition

Two of the Namungoona fire victims remain in critical condition. According to the head of the burns unit at Mulago Hospital Dr Robert Ssentongo, out of the eight patients still admitted at the ward, two are still in bad shape. He adds that the main challenge at the unit is limited human resource to handle …

Police deployed as taxi drivers strike Fort Portal

Kampala taxi park

Anti-riot police is still heavily deployed in Fort Portal town after taxi operators held a demonstration. The operators were protesting against the new express penalty fines recently introduced by Police to curb accidents. Police deployed heavily and fired teargas to disperse the taxi operators, who had blocked off some roads, while transport was paralyzed in …

Check teen pregnancies-MPS appeal

The Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Food Security, Population and Development has expressed concern over high number of teen pregnancies in the country. The forum’s Vice Chairperson Betty Aol says teen mothers face high risk of complications and death. She says many girls have also been forced into early marriages which increase teenage pregnancies. She says …