Ban of waragi sachets starts in 2017

Ban of waragi sachets starts in 2017

Government to ban alcohol in sachets next year, gives alcohol manufacturers up to Sept 30, 2017 to stop sale of alcohol in sachets. According to officials, alcohol sold in sachets has become a danger especially to the youth because it is cheap and easily accessible. Currently, 75% of the alcohol manufactured is sold in sachets […]

Female cabinet minister involved in hit-and-run accident, exposed

Female cabinet minister involved in hit-and-run accident, exposed

Running away after an accident is not really the done thing in the current internet crazy Uganda, as Minister Florence Nakiwala Nakiyingi discovered to her cost. Tthe Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs in the Cabinet of Uganda’s driver Rogers Ssemwanga on Monday hit 20-year old Maureen Nalukwago along the Entebbe road leaving […]

Kabale UCC boss accused of raping 6-year-old girl

Kabale UCC boss accused of raping 6-year-old girl

A 33-year-old Kabale man has been jailed since Monday (Nov. 21) on suspicion that he raped a 6-year-old girl in his home in Kekubo cell in Central Division, Kabale Municipality, records show. Kabale Police station booked Ephraim Katwaaza with first-degree rape based on the allegation from the young girl that he had sex with her […]

Ugandans explain the Kanyamunyus’ cheery court gestures

Ugandans explain the Kanyamunyus’ cheery court gestures

To many, an accusation for a murder case comes with grief and show of concern about the bereaved family and/or the accused themselves. This was however not the case for the trio; Mathew and Joseph Kanyamunyu and Cynthia Munwangari who were remanded on Monday to Luzira accused of the murder of child activist Kenneth Watman […]

Makerere students dump Ivory Tower for Kabale University

Makerere students dump Ivory Tower for Kabale University

Shocking details have emerged about how many frustrated students from Makerere University have opted to join other universities as reopening of their university remains hanging in balance. After trying several options including petitioning the Education minister, taking the president to court, demonstrations all geared towards reopening the university and subsequently failing, some students have decided […]

Police concerned over ‘no evidence’ to prosecute Kanyamunyu brothers

Police concerned over ‘no evidence’ to prosecute Kanyamunyu brothers

Uganda Police’s investigations into the shooting of child rights activist Kenneth Akena Watmon have stalled, choosing to hand the suspects over to state prosecutors, says an officer on the team. The lead suspects, Matthew Kanyamunyu and his girlfriend Cynthia Munangwari have been in police custody for 168 hours, far more than the constitutional 48 hours. […]

Hajjat Aisha Lubega: So what if gov’t business is our family business?

Hajjat Aisha Lubega: So what if gov’t business is our family business?

Nabisunsa Girls School and President Museveni’s pick for Electoral Commission vice chairperson, Hajjat Aisha Lubega has revealed that Parliament has no right to block her appointment again. Hajjat Lubega was in 2002 dropped by the Parliamentary Committee on Appointments led by former presidential aspirant Aggrey Awori and current deputy speaker Jacob Oulanyah when Museveni nominated […]

Uganda MPs irked by delay to pull out of ICC

Uganda MPs irked by delay to pull out of ICC

Members of Parliament have expressed discontent about government’s failure to declare its stand on the country’s membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC), demanding a formal explanation about why it is shying away from the questions raised by lawmakers about the same matter. Hon Winnie Kiiza, the opposition leader in parliament who did not mince […]

Bodybuilder Ivan Byekwaso DUMPS Uganda for Germany

Bodybuilder Ivan Byekwaso DUMPS Uganda for Germany

Ugandans look on in awe after bodybuilder Ivan Byekwaso switches citizenship to Germany for more money, better facilities and a guaranteed chance to make an Olympic team. Barely a year ago, struggling for sponsorship ahead of the 2016 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, a cash-strapped Byekwaso said he would consider switching nationality to “salvage my […]

Police search suspected shooter Mathew Kanyamunyu’s home

Police search suspected shooter Mathew Kanyamunyu’s home

Forensics officers from Jinja Road Police Station converged on the residence of city businessman Mathew Kanyamunyu and his Burundian girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari, who police say killed a Community Development Officer (CDO) Kenneth Watmond Akena at Game Stores in Kampala on Saturday night. Watmond Akena from Aruu North county Pader District is said to have been […]