John Ahimbisibwe Guvnor killing proceeding before Kampala court

John Ahimbisibwe Guvnor killing proceeding before Kampala court

Hearing of the case in which Ivan Kamyuka is accused of killing John Ahimbisibwe alias Jonnie, a former patron of Guvnor, a popular city nightclub, in 2015 has started at the High Court in Kampala. When asked by the judge to take plea, Kamyuka denied the murder charges against him. The presiding judge, Wilson Kwesiga […]

Ugandans react as Makerere student is summoned for ‘exposing nakedness’

Ugandans react as Makerere student is summoned for ‘exposing nakedness’

The prestigious Makerere University has threatened disciplinary action against a female student for wearing a skirt which was “cut into many strips” and which exposed “part of her nakedness” at a student dinner. In a letter addressed to Rebbeca Nadumba, the university management said: “It is alleged that the picture which appeared last Friday/Saturday (May […]

Police officers who tortured Kamwenge mayor in Nalufenya released

Police officers who tortured Kamwenge mayor in Nalufenya released

Four Police Officers accused of torturing Mayor Godfrey Byamukama, the Kamwenge Town Council LC 3 chairperson are out on bail. The Buganda Chief Magistrate, Jameson Karemani released the suspects this morning, three days after they were remanded to Luzira Prisons. They are Patrick Muramira, Fred Tumuhairwe, Ben Odeke and driver, Habib Roma. Karemani ordered the […]

Stella Nyanzi in court with ‘forced psychiatric exam’ highly likely

Stella Nyanzi in court with ‘forced psychiatric exam’ highly likely

Stella Nyanzi, a research fellow at Uganda’s Makerere University, charged with “cyber-harassment” and jailed for referring to President Yoweri Museveni as “a pair of buttocks” in one of her Facebook posts, returns to Buganda Road Court today for the mention of her case. High on the agenda today is the government’s move to have her subjected […]

Besigye starts ‘Nalufenya Must Fall’ revolt

Besigye starts ‘Nalufenya Must Fall’ revolt

Former presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye, together with councillors from Kawempe Division, has demanded immediate closure of Nalufenya police station, a facility that is at the centre of the recent torture allegations. Councillors led by Harris Akampurira, who represents Makerere University, launched a campaign code-named ‘Nalufenya Must Fall’ saying that they were not satisfied with […]

Two more senior police officers who tortured Kamwenge mayor to near-death arrested

Two more senior police officers who tortured Kamwenge mayor to near-death arrested

A joint Police Task Force has finally arrested two more powerful Police officers, over accusations of torturing Kamwenge Mayor, Godfrey Byamukama and other suspects in the killing of police spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi. Those arrested in the latest sweep are Moses Kasiba and Abdul Ssemujju alias Minana. They join Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Patrick […]

Stella Nyanzi attacks President Museveni again

Stella Nyanzi attacks President Museveni again

Makerere University academic Dr Stella Nyanzi made a return to in Buganda road court on Monday, May 22, 2017, part of her bail conditions. Nyanzi, who is a single mother of three pre-teen children, was arrested by security agents at a rally on 7 April and was charged with cyber harassment for calling President Museveni […]

Kabaka’s sister Nnalinya Namikka arrested over fraud

Kabaka’s sister Nnalinya Namikka arrested over fraud

Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II’s sister, Nnalinya Beatrice Namikka, the rightful heir to the in-charge of Kasubi Royal Tombs, was on Thursday arrested and detained at Buganda Road court cells over a land deal gone wrong. The aging Naalinya, was cornered by court bailiffs from Abel Wakaza’s Waka Associates yesterday on orders of the deputy registrar Bailiffs […]

Jobless youth arrested selling three stolen cows

Jobless youth arrested selling three stolen cows

Authorities in Mitooma District are ready to prosecute three young men who were recently nabbed with stolen cattle. Pretazio Kasimiire, the Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations Department Mitooma District, identified the suspects as Turyahabwe Bukye and another only identified as Masasi. Police are hunting for another suspect identified as Meshach Naturinda. “We found them […]

UPDF speaks out on soldiers who sexually abused at least 13 girls in CAR

UPDF speaks out on soldiers who sexually abused at least 13 girls in CAR

A damning new Human Rights Watch reports implicate several Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) soldiers in the Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, including at least one rape, and threatened some victims to remain silent. This follows the Commander-in-Chief Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s orders to […]