Tycoon Mamerito loses Kasokoso attempted murder case

Tycoon Mamerito loses Kasokoso attempted murder case

Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court has dismissed the attempted murder case of former Kira Division Mayor, Mamerito Mugerwa against five Kasokoso leaders. This was after state prosecutor, Doreen Elima tendered in court an additional statement recorded by Mamerito indicating that he has forgiven them. They include David Mugalya (LCI chairman for Kasokoso zone), David Ssekiziyivu (a […]

Kasiwukira murder trial judgment today

Kasiwukira murder trial judgment today

High Court in Kampala is in session today to deliver its judgment in the murder trial against three people charged for the death of city businessman Eriya Ssebunnya Bugembe also known as Kasiwukira. Today’s verdict will determine the fate of the deceased’s widow Sarah Nabikolo, her sister Sandra Nakkungu and a police officer, Jayden Ashraf. […]

Makerere University hospital ‘terminally sick’

Makerere University hospital ‘terminally sick’

The once glorified university hospital at Makerere University is in a sorry state – operating in dilapidated structures, with no reliable electricity and inadequate staff. The 32-bed hospital serving both out-patients and inpatients including university staff, students and neighbouring communities, has now reduced the beds to just 22. According to the university website, Makerere university […]

Boy aged 15 jailed for gang-defilement

Boy aged 15 jailed for gang-defilement

The High Court in Mukono on Monday sentenced a 15-year-old boy to three years in prison for defiling a 13-year-old girl. Prosecution told court that on July 25, 2011, Musisi Musooba, 15, in Kizima  village in Mukono district and another identified as Hamisi Matovu, 26, gang-defiled a 13-year-old girl who had gone to fetch water at a […]

KAMPALA CARNIVAL AFTERMATH: 200 arrested, 20 children lost

KAMPALA CARNIVAL AFTERMATH: 200 arrested, 20 children lost

Police say they are holding up to 200 suspects arrested on various offences during the Kampala Capital City carnival on Sunday. Mr Joseph Bakaleke, the commander at Kampala Central Police Station (CPS), said those in custody committed petty crimes including theft, fighting, and being public nuisance. “We have two hundred and nineteen suspects in our […]

‘I was like a terrorist’, Besigye narrates his arrest

‘I was like a terrorist’, Besigye narrates his arrest

Four-time challenger of President Museveni, Dr Kizza Besigye has described his arrest at Entebbe International Airport moments after he landed from a month trip overseas as ‘inhumane’. The opposition leader has been abroad for a month and was arrested at around at 8:15am and whisked away in a waiting vehicle escorted him to his home […]

Besigye returns on Thursday at 8.30am as Police warns FDC

Besigye returns on Thursday at 8.30am as Police warns FDC

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party has announced that it would lead a long procession of its supporters to Entebbe Airport to welcome Dr lead this Thursday as police warn against the planned procession. Speaking at the release of the official programme for the return of former FDC presidential candidate, who has been out […]

Beware Kampala, 12 hours of no water tomorrow

Beware Kampala, 12 hours of no water tomorrow

Make sure that you start filling up buckets, much of Kampala is expected to start being affected by a one-day long water cut starting in the morning hours of Thursday, September 15. So why is the tap going to run dry?  The interruption is meant to ‘facilitate the maintenance and rehabilitation’ works of National Water and […]

Uganda dismisses yellow fever ‘scare’

Uganda dismisses yellow fever ‘scare’

The government has declared Uganda yellow fever free, the ministry of health has confirmed on Tuesday. Professor Anthony Mbonye, the Acting Director of General Health Services said there was no evidence of any active yellow fever transmission between June 1 to 30, this year and therefore the country was free from the fever. “No new […]