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FDC Presidential Candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat released on A non-cash bail at Mpigi Court by Magistrate Ruth Nabaasa.   POA was represented by Counsel (s) Ernest Kalibbala and Mohammad Golooba

FDC Presidential Candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat released on A non-cash bail at Mpigi Court by Magistrate Ruth Nabaasa. POA was represented by Counsel (s) Ernest Kalibbala and Mohammad Golooba

AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
Mpigi Uganda- Forum for Democratic Change’s (FDC) Presidential Candidate, Patrick Oboi Amuriat has been granted bail by the Mpigi Grade One Magistrates Court following his arrest yesterday.Yesterday, Amuriat was arrested in Mpigi for allegedly sitting on the roof of his vehicle while campaigning in the area.He spent the night at Mpigi Central Police Station This morning, he was arraigned in court, and read the charges which he denied. The magistrate granted him a Shs 5 million Non-Cash Bail after he presented sureties that included Yusuf Mutyaba and Mutyaba Hakim. Both sureties were bonded at Shs 10 Million Non-Cash.Addressing the press before the court session, Amuriat said his arrested was politically motivated and meant to curtail growing opposition to President Yoweri Museven...
“I have a beautiful woman, I feel insulted to be drawn into a sexual talk hours to the elections”-Robert Kyaulanyi after being asked about his relationship with homosexuals

“I have a beautiful woman, I feel insulted to be drawn into a sexual talk hours to the elections”-Robert Kyaulanyi after being asked about his relationship with homosexuals

AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
On several occasions, President Yoweri Museveni has accused presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine of being funded by gay people and other foreign groups to disrupt Uganda’s peace. Speaking during an interview today on NBS Morning Breeze, Simon Kaggwa Njala asked Bobi Wine about the allegations linking him to homosexuals by President Museveni. The NUP sponsored presidential candidate lost his cool as he said it’s disrespectful for a man he is who is married to a woman that is known by everyone. “I feel insulted to be drawn into a sexual talk hours to the elections. I’m married to a woman. I find the sexual talk very diversionary,” Bobi Wine said. He added, “Come on Simon don’t be one of the journalists that are being used to divert the pain of the people of Uga...
Uganda decides 2021: FDC Presidential Candidate, Patrick Amuriat Oboi (POA) violently arrested yesterday at midday in Mpigi.

Uganda decides 2021: FDC Presidential Candidate, Patrick Amuriat Oboi (POA) violently arrested yesterday at midday in Mpigi.

AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
Mr Amuriat was intercepted in Mpigi Town, pushed onto a police pickup truck and driven to Mpigi Central Police Station. One of the police officers sat on Mr Amuriat in the pickup truck up to the police station where he was dumped. Before, police had blocked the road leading to Mpigi Town. However, Amuriat’s driver drove through the bushes and emerged after the barricade checkpoint, drawing cheers from onlookers. Amuriat proceeded straight to the town where he was arrested. At the police station, the district police commander only identified as Nantamba, who commanded the operation, refused to take Amuriat to his office, but instead took him to the traffic office. Officials in the traffic office declined to detain the presidential candidate, saying he had not committed a ...
Large scale fish deaths on Lake Victoria not linked to poisoning-NEEMA

Large scale fish deaths on Lake Victoria not linked to poisoning-NEEMA

AFRICA, UGANDA
Communities living in and around the shores of Lake Victoria have recently been concerned by the growing number of dead fish, especially Nile Perch, being wash They are worried that the Lake is contaminated by poisonous chemicals. The dead fish are not only an eyesore but also emit an offensive odor as the decomposition occurs. However, preliminary investigations have ruled out the possibility of poison as the cause of the deaths of the fish. The occurrence has been attributed to a drop in oxygen levels. Nile perch is species of fish known to be sensitive to low oxygen levels- (below 2mgl). As a result of the recent flooding and rising water levels, large masses of weeds were submerged and sunk into the lake bed. These weeds use up oxygen as they rot from within the lake hence a ...
Statement by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown on the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol Building and the Nurturing of Democracy

Statement by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown on the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol Building and the Nurturing of Democracy

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, UGANDA, USA, USA
Like observers across America and around the world, I was appalled by the events that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.  On a day traditionally characterized by history, pomp, and ceremony, the world instead saw more than just an act of lawlessness, we witnessed a violent attack on America's democracy.  As America's Founding Fathers recognized, and as we were reminded Wednesday, democracy is fragile.  Democracy is hard.  To survive, it must be constantly tended to and renewed--by leaders and ordinary citizens alike.  More than 230 years after the adoption of its constitution, the United States is still striving to build a more perfect union so that all Americans can enjoy the blessings of liberty and justice enshrined in a document that when ...
UGANDA DECIDES 2021: NUP supporter gives Bobi Wine a bull, RDC impounds it saying it will spread Covid-19

UGANDA DECIDES 2021: NUP supporter gives Bobi Wine a bull, RDC impounds it saying it will spread Covid-19

AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
The Namisindwa Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Moses Kigai Wamoto on Wednesday impounded a bull that was gifted to National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential flag bearer Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine alleging that it was likely to spread Covid-19 in his district since it came from a different district.Bobi Wine revealed this through his social media where he also thanked a one Nyakuri Steven who gifted him with a new Pick up truck to assist him during the remaining days of campaigns.“In Namisindwa, we were gifted with a new pick up truck by Mr Nyukuri Steven to assist us during the campaigns and we were also gifted with a bull which the RDC impounded and said that since it was brought from a different district, it was likely to spread Covid-19 in Namisindwa. As we’re nearing the...
Couple starves eight month baby to death in Entebbe

Couple starves eight month baby to death in Entebbe

AFRICA, CRIME, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS
Entebbe- Uganda: Police at Abayitaababiri in Entebbe have arrested Margaret Kawambu on allegations of starving her eight months baby to death. Police alleges that Kawambu and her partner abandoned the baby in the house leading to her death. It is alleged that on January 5 this year, her neighbours reported sighting a body of a juvenile that had been abandoned in a house. The police responded and the body which seemed malnourished was picked and conveyed to city mortuary at Mulago hospital for postmortem. According to the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson,Luke Owoyesigyire, the deceased was later identified as Nakiwala Princess of eight months. “The community also alleges the child was locked in the house since the January, 4th this year.We are also yet to arre...
Jeremy Adome 36, breaks into Don Zella’s room at Speke Apartments, steals fake dollars worth $80,000

Jeremy Adome 36, breaks into Don Zella’s room at Speke Apartments, steals fake dollars worth $80,000

CRIME, UGANDA
Police at Jinja Road are holding Jeremy Adome, 36, for allegedly stealing $ 80,000 from the Room 107 at Speke Apartments. The money allegedly stolen belonged to socialite Sheila Nandege alias Don Zella who had booked the apartment for 30 days on the December 5th ,2020 . According to CCTV footage recovered from the apartment on December 24th 2020 , the suspect , who was a resident in the building, is seen accessing room 107 with another person yet to be arrested. The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson,Luke Owoyesigyire said Adome fled to his home in Arua. The police used all relevant information available and was able to trace him to his home. “He was arrested.A sum of $ 60,000 counterfeit money has been recovered from the suspect and it has since been exhibited. He ha...
No Cameras at the Polling Stations-Uganda Electoral Commission Chairmain

No Cameras at the Polling Stations-Uganda Electoral Commission Chairmain

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, Uganda Law Society, Uganda Red Cross, WORLD
We shall not allow Cameras at the Polling Stations.We shall also not allow selfies in these places.But, Those with Cameras can take Photos outside these ringed fences. The Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Dr Simon Byabakama;Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Dr Simon Byabakama said this at the Official Dispatch of Polling Materials for Special Interest Groups, Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, 2021 on wednesday at their warehouse Stores in Banda,Kampala.  The Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Dr Simon Byabakama with him team flag off the electoral materials.;Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.  _Wednesday 6th January 2021_  As you are aware, the Electoral Commission, commenced on packing of polling m...
UGANDA DECIDES 2021: NUP councilor aspirant in Kyadondo East illegally detained – lawyer

UGANDA DECIDES 2021: NUP councilor aspirant in Kyadondo East illegally detained – lawyer

AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
Kyankima cell LC 111 councilor NUP aspirant Nsubuga Acksam,24 was on Monday 4th January 2021 arrested at Sazza headquarters in Kyadondo East for allegedly picking a voters location slip for his brother called Haddad. That the arrest was masterminded by a one Miyimbwa Eddylee aka Bisawo bya sente who tipped of the RDC and together they arrested the youthful Nsubuga. This week the Electoral commission started to dispatch off voter’s location slips at parish levels across the country to enable voters locate their polling stations. Efforts to reach the detainee by either his family or lawyers have been futile, news coming in from a reliable source is that the detainee has not been brought to court which is against the 48 hours law. OC station Kasangati police post says that the RD...
UGANDA DECIDES 2021: UPDF prepares 13,000 personnel for elections

UGANDA DECIDES 2021: UPDF prepares 13,000 personnel for elections

AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
The Uganda People’s Defence Force –UPDF has prepared 13,000 personnel to monitor next week’s presidential and parliamentary elections. A security source said the UPDF leadership had resolved to deploy 6,000 soldiers in Kampala while the rest will be deployed in other major towns. These are intended to back up police in ensuring there are no violent and chaotic scenes during and after next Thursday’s presidential and parliamentary elections exercise. “Soldiers are going to work with the police and all election-related operations will be led by police and military commanders. For Kampala, 6,000 soldiers will join the police and Local Defence Units. More than half of this number has already been deployed in strategic points in Kampala,” a security source said. Brig Flavia Byekwaso, ...