Police scare voters in Kagoma by-elections

Police scare voters in Kagoma by-elections

Polls are closing in Kagoma County Parliamentary by-elections, where voters today elect a new Member of Parliament but the voters are complaining of feeling intimidated by much Police presence at the polling stations. The voter turn-up is reported to be high with over 40,000 voters estimated to have cast their ballots by press time. James Mugabi, […]

Besigye, Museveni clash in Kagoma by-election, NRM ferries in buses

Besigye, Museveni clash in Kagoma by-election, NRM ferries in buses

Forum for Democratic Change’s strong man Dr. Kiiza Besigye and President Museveni are back on the campaign trail on Monday as they canvassed for votes in Kagoma County by-election. Dr. Besigye, the former FDC president who has challenged Museveni for the top seat in the last four elections, was joined by other opposition leaders to […]

Body of dead Museveni ‘saviour’ Maumbe Mukhwana brought to Kampala

Body of dead Museveni ‘saviour’ Maumbe Mukhwana brought to Kampala

The body of National Resistance Movement historical member Jack Maumbe Mukhwana who died on Monday is lying in state at Parliament The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has led legislators in the viewing the body of late Maumbe Mukhwana as they pay their last respects. Ms Pamela Watuwa, the Mbale Deputy Resident District Commissioner, says the […]

Mukula accused of using army to grab island on Lake Kyoga

Mukula accused of  using army to grab island on Lake Kyoga

The National Resistance Movement vice chairperson for eastern region Mr Mike Mukula may not be new to controversy but at least he has been out of it for some time. The latest he is involved in is a 2km island on Lake Kyoga in Eastern Uganda. According to one of the claimants of the island,Mr […]

‘I paid Kyabazinga school fees’, Museveni blasts critical Basoga

‘I paid Kyabazinga school fees’, Museveni blasts critical Basoga

After two weeks of constant criticism, President Museveni has finally come out to defend his appointment of the Kyabazinga of Busoga William Nadiope Gabule IV as ambassador. According to the Constitution, the Kyabazinga (or any other Cultural Leader in Uganda) is barred from participating in partisan politics. During his speech at the 78th Kyabazinga Day in […]

UPDF storms Mbale church with heavy weapons

UPDF storms Mbale church with heavy weapons

There was panic in Mbale town on Sunday as heavily armed soldiers stormed St Austin Catholic church for prayers. The soldiers in fully combat were armed with heavy machine guns while police officers were armed with AK47 guns. They were however blocked by Steven Ahweera, the regional police boss from entering the church with guns. […]

Reject Museveni job or get impeached, Busoga Lukiiko tell Kyabazinga

Reject Museveni job or get impeached, Busoga Lukiiko tell Kyabazinga

The Busoga cultural leader [Kyabazinga], William Nadiope Gabula IV has been given an ultimatum by  the kingdom Lukiiko to reject his recent appointment as the ambassador in Charge of Special Duties, under the Office of the President or cease being their King. In a reshuffle of Uganda’s diplomats announced last Friday, President Museveni designated the […]

Kyabazinga bashes critics, vows to take Museveni job

Kyabazinga bashes critics, vows to take Museveni job

The Busoga King William Nadiope Gabula IV, has vowed to take the job that President Museveni gave him last week, describing critics as clueless. Following the Kyabazinga’s appointment as an Ambassador in charge of general duties in the office the president, there was backlash among some of his subjects and other Ugandans. Some staunch believers […]

DP chairman Kezaala ‘sold out party’ to get Museveni’s ambassador job

DP chairman Kezaala ‘sold out party’ to get Museveni’s ambassador job

President Museveni’s appointment of Muhammad Baswale Kezaala, the Democratic Party National chairman as Deputy Ambassador has drawn sharp criticism from Uganda’s oldest party with many calling it a move to weaken and fail the party. The former mayor of Jinja Municipality who last year lost the mayoral seat to his seat to perennial rival, NRM’s […]