Robert Mugabe is dead

  Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s former president, has died at the age of 95. The president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa tweeted on Friday morning, “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe.” Mugabe died after battling ill health, his family confirmed. The news of his death was met with varied comments on social media, with some praising him and others talking about the evil they say he had done. Robert Mugabe, who used repression and fear to hold on to power in Zimbabwe in his later years as president, was ousted from power in a military coup in November 2017, ending his 30-year reign. He was removed …

Njeru municipality, residents clash over parking at Nyege Nyege

  Residents in Lower Nava Village in Njeru municipality near Nile Discovery – the home of the annual Nyege Nyege festival – have clashed with municipal council authorities over parking, ahead of the carnival. The four-day annual event is expected to start today. Most revelers come with their vehicles, and residents near the venue turn their compounds into parking yards. The revelers then pay the locals for keeping their cars. However, residents say the municipality has declared this year, that the locals will have to pay a 70 per cent ‘tax’ on each car parked in their compound. Mr Emmanuel Keem said on average he gets 50 cars per day, with each paying between Shs10,000 and Shs50,000 per day depending …

Double tragedy as the late Justice Karokora’s son passes on

Tragedy has hit the family of the late Supreme Court Justice Alfred N. Karokora twice, in less than a week. Moments after Justice Karokora was laid to rest at Ruharo, Mbarara on Wednesday, the family received news of the death of his son, Albert Mwine Karokora. Mwine, who died at Mbarara hospital, is said to have passed on due to severe head injuries that he sustained from a motor accident in Mbarara on Wednesday, August 28.  He was the late Justice Karokora’s youngest son and second last born. Burial is scheduled for today in Mbarara. Justice Karokora retired from the Judiciary in 2006 as a Supreme Court jurist aged 70. He died aged 83.  

Police shares pictures of suspects in Nagirinya’s murder

  By Tom Malaba The Uganda Police Force and sister security agencies have sent out an appeal to help identify a key suspect in the alleged murder of Maria Nagirinya and her driver, Ronald Kitayimbwa. Ms Nagirinya and Kitayimbwa were murdered on August 28 after they were kidnapped from her home in Lungujja, a Kampala suburb. Security agencies sent out an appeal together with CCTV images showing incidents that occurred prior to and after the kidnapping. The appeal that was posted on the Uganda Police website shows short clips where Nagirinya is seen driving her car. While in another the alleged tall skinny male suspect of dark complexion is seen wearing a white long sleeved shirt, a red coat and …

National Water’s Mugisha made board chair of UBTEB

  By Patience Ahimbisibwe National Water and Sewerage Corporation Managing Director Silver Mugisha is the new chair of the board of Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (Ubteb). Mugisha took over the new role on Tuesday during Ubteb’s inauguration of the new board. Mugisha who took over from Prof Venansius Baryamureeba will lead the board for the next three years. Prof Mugisha challenged Ubteb staff to be innovative to grow their income. Prof Baryamureeba reported that his 15-member board had grown the institution’s revenue from Shs13billion in 2016 to Shs20billion. Mugisha remarked that they need to grow that revenue. “Where I work, we generate almost Shs500billion a year. This is a drop in the ocean. If we want to create …