Besigye leaves home

The FDC leader Col. Kizza Besigye has been allowed to leave his home unlike yesterday’s events, when he was blocked by security operatives. The police said he was under preventive arrest, having announced plans to participate in the Walk to Work protests yesterday. He has however been allowed to leave home today and has driven …

NRM wins Parliamentary race

The NRM has won both positions for the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament. Rebecca Kadaga was declared Speaker earlier today having won the race with 302 votes while her opponent, the FDC’s Nandala Mafabi polled 57. Jacob Oulanya has also won the race for the Deputy Speaker of Parliament with 299 against 58 scored …

Kadaga declared Speaker

The NRM’s Rebecca Kadaga has been declared Speaker of Parliament with 302 votes, while her opponent Nandala Mafabi polled 57. There were 2 Invalid votes and a total 359 MPs participated in the vote. The invalid votes included one which was cast for outgoing speaker Edward Sekandi who was not in the race and another …

Parliament votes new Speaker

Members of the 9th parliament have started casting their vote to elect a new Speaker. The voting is being conducted by secret ballot and the process is presided over the Chief justice Benjamin Odoki. The NRM Candidate Rebecca Kadaga was nominated by the party Secretary General Amama Mbabazi, seconded the Nakaseke Woman MP Rose Namayanja and …

Besigye blocked at his home

The Forum for Democratic Change president Dr. Kiiza has again been blocked by security personnel as he headed towards Kasangati town from his home. Besigye was driving through a path from his home that joins the Gayaza main road when he met a heavy security presence. There were five police patrol cars, two police vans, …