Kirumira Cannot Resign Through WhatsApp – Police

Police have described as “gross indiscipline” the social media announcement by Buyende District Police Commander Muhammad Kirumira that he is quitting the Police Force. Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima said in a statement that Kirumira’s act amounted to a “scandalous conduct which cannot be tolerated in the Police Force.” It was also in breach, according to […]

Kirumira Implores Museveni to Probe Police: “I Will Testify”

Dissident Police Officer Muhammad Kirumira has asked President Yoweri Museveni to order a thorough investigation into the operations of the Uganda Police Force which he says is rotten from the top leadership. Mr Kirumira, who today announced his intention to retire from the force, promised to give all necessary cooperation to disclose the filth with […]

Kirumira Implores Museveni to Probe Police: “I Will Testify”

Dissident Police Officer Muhammad Kirumira has asked President Yoweri Museveni to order a thorough investigation into the operations of the Uganda Police Force which he says is rotten from the top leadership. Mr Kirumira, who today announced his intention to retire from the force, promised to give all necessary cooperation to disclose the filth with […]

Army Opens Charges Against Kitatta as Police Drags Feet

The UPDF’s Unit Disciplinary Committee –UDC has decided to open Military offence charges against 13 people including former commander of the Bodaboda 2010 group Abdullah Kitatta after waiting in vain for cooperation from the Police. The DCD sitting Monday at the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) Headquarters – Mbuya charged the suspects with offences ranging […]

Bodaboda Indiscipline is Scaring Away Investors – Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has instructed the Police to toughen its enforcement of the road code to do away what he called “indiscipline on the road.” Museveni said Friday that he had been approached with complaints from foreigners living and working in Uganda, about the gross road indiscipline especially in Kampala. The president was speaking at […]

Health Ministry Intensifies Efforts to Contain Rift Valley, Congo Fevers

Ministry of Health has stepped up efforts to curtail the spread of the Rift Valley Hemorrhagic Fever and the Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, which were recently confirmed in different cattle corridor districts. The Crimean Congo and Rift Valley Fevers are deadly viral diseases that attack livestock but can also spread to humans trough either touching […]

Opposition Move to Block Referendum; Say It Is Intended to Fail Age Limit Court Case

Opposition politicians are sceptical that cabinet’s approval this week of a national referendum on the extension of the term of the president from 5 to 7 years is being brought in good faith. These believe the referendum is part of government’s tactics to forestall the two petitions currently before the Constitutional Court, challenging the recently […]

Rugunda Issues New Guidelines to Limit Government Officials’ Foreign Trips

  Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has issued a new set of guidelines to all ministries and agencies, to be strictly followed in regard to trips that government officials in these ministries and agencies make outside the country. Under the premier’s directive, the ministries are among others required to file periodic reports to his office […]

NITA Dismisses Fraud Claims in World Bank Project Bidding Process

National Information Technology Authority – Uganda (NITA-U) has dismissed as “unfortunate,” media reports which today purported flaws in the bidding process for a World Bank-funded internet connectivity infrastructure project, being implemented by the Authority. The media reports quoted Wednesday, a whistleblower attached to the Internal Security Organization (ISO), who claimed that NITA – U was […]

Man Accused of Trabalistic Comments Summoned to State House to Apologize

President Yoweri Museveni yesterday summoned to State House the 52 year old man who was recently charged and fined for allegedly making tribally divisive comments at wedding ceremony. William Tandeka, a resident of Gomba district was days ago arrested on the orders of President Yoweri Museveni, and charged before a court in Kiruhura district which […]

Kenya Airways Launches First Ever Non-stop Flights to US

With Uganda still months from putting its defunct national carrier back into the skies, Kenya Airways in the neighboring country is today launching a non-stop flight from Nairobi to New York – the first of its kind in East Africa. The Kenyan national carrier today started selling tickets for the inaugural flight which is scheduled […]

Teso – Karamoja Communities Should Desist From The Old Habit Of Bush Burning

By Augustine Otuko Growing up in cattle Communities in the North Eastern Uganda (Katakwi – Teso) exposed us to certain norms and Habits that we had no knowledge about their Consequences. At our tender age we enjoyably made the following our hobbies; Playing in the rain, Catching fish young and old, looking after cattle, catching […]

NBL: City Oilers Edge Resilient KIU Titans In Dramatic Overtime Finish

Friday, January 5 City Oilers 74-72 KIU Titans (OT) The National Basketball League Final series tipped off yesterday at the sold-out MTN indoor arena in Lugogo. Defending champions City Oilers needed overtime to separate themselves from KIU Titans with 74-72 victory to take a 1-0 lead in the best of seven finals. Speaking to the […]

Justice Kanyeihamba’s Driver Remanded Over Road Rage

A lengthy altercation yesterday between retired Supreme Court Judge George Wilson Kanyiehamba and traffic police ended in the arrest of his driver, who today was remanded to Prison for careless driving. Tempers flared on Thursday morning at the Mulago Roundabout after Kanyeihmba’s driver Mr. Hussein Kikulwe, in haste to beat traffic, knocked and damaged another […]

Nkoyoyo to Be Buried at Namugongo Martyrs Shrine

The Anglican Church, following this morning’s sad news of the passing of its former leader, Archbishop Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo, has put out a tentative program leading to his final send off early next week. Nkyoyoyo passed away Friday at the Kampala International Hospital, due to respiratory cancer. The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley […]