Kaihura summoned over drink-walking arrests

Parliament is to summon the Inspector General of Police, Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura to explain where police derives powers to arrest drunken pedestrians. Under the stringent new measures, pedestrians face arrest for drink-walking in an effort to curb accidents. The police have clarified that those arrested will not be charged but simply detained until they …

Trial of Bombo shooting suspect kicks off

The trial of a UPDF soldier accused of opening fire in a bar, leaving 10 people dead kicked off today. Court has heard that Private Patrick Okot ┬áhad had a disagreement with one of the people he killed. This was revealed by the head of the prosecution team Fredrick Kagwaamu. Kagwamu told court that Onesmus …

EC sets dates for Butebo by-election

Preparations to fill up the Butebo parliamentary seat have begun. The electoral commission has set the 5th-June this year for the Butebo by-election. Nomination of candidates will take place on the 13th and 14th of May with the whole exercise expected to cost Shs 469 million. The Electoral Commission Chairperson, Eng Badru Kiggundu says that …

IGG to toughen on big fish, decries underfunding

The Inspector General of Government Irene Mulyagonja says the inspectorate must change its strategy of investigations if it is to win corruption cases against top officials and politicians in government. She was responding to concerns from MPs about the continued loss of cases involving big politicians. Mulyagonja says the losses were due to lack of …

Bombo murder suspect in court today

The trial of the murder cases against a UPDF officer starts today. Private Patrick Okot, a UPDF soldier attached to Air defense at Bombo accused of killing 10 people including 5 fellow soldiers will appear before a panel of 7 members of the Court Martial. This follows a court decision on Wednesday last week to …