Category Archives: politics

Join Political Party to Fight Corruption- Mugisha Muntu

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The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) Party President, Gen. Mugisha Muntu has advised Ugandans to join political parties to fight corruption in the country.

He was meeting his party coordinators in Lira City on Monday to assess their performance in the just concluded general elections and lay strategies for the next elections. Taking into account Tanzania’s stance when it comes to fighting corruption, Muntu said Ugandan leaders ought to be ashamed.

35 Jailed NUP Supporters Apply for Bail the Fourth Time

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The 35 supporters of National Unity Platform -NUP who are currently facing trial in the General Court Martial have applied for bail for the fourth time since they were arrested about four months ago.

Makindye West MP Sewanyana to Contest for FUFA Presidency

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The Makindye West Member of Parliament Allan Aloizious Ssewanyana has today declared that he will contest for the Presidency of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA).

The FUFA Elective General Assembly will take place in August this year.

While addressing the media today at the Office of Katwe United in Makindye, Ssewanyana indicated that he is standing for the position of FUFA to rescue the game and make it a joy to whoever wants to participate in it.

Minister Rukutana’s Case: Prosecution Given Last Chance to Produce Witnesses

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Court has given prosecution only one more day to produce its witnesses intended to pin the State Minister for Labor Mwesigwa Rukutana, who failed to appear for the hearing that was scheduled for today.

Rukutana is charged with four criminal cases of attempted murder, assault, malicious damage and threatening violence.

The hearing which was meant to start today was adjourned by Gordon Muhimbise, the Ntungamo chief Magistrate after the Prosecution side led by Richard Muhereza told the court that he was not ready with witnesses.

Nyanzi Cannot Serve MP Muhammad Nsereko Through Newspapers – Court

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The High Court in Kampala has rejected a request by former parliamentary candidate Fred Nyanzi Ssentamu to use newspapers or the court notice board to serve the Kampala Central MP-Elect Muhammad Nsereko documents seeking to overturn his victory.

Nyanzi, a candidate of the opposition  National Unity Platform lost the bid to Parliament to Nsereko in polls held on January 14. According to results released by the Electoral Commission, Nsereko, an independent candidate, polled 16,998 Votes, against Nyanzi’s 15,975 votes. 

Bishop Ssemogerere Blames Poverty on Greedy, Selfish Leaders

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Rt. Rev. Paul Ssemogerere, the Bishop of Kasana-Luwero Catholic diocese and overseer of Kampala Archdiocesan Overseer has blasted leaders who are busy sharing the country’s natural resources at the expense of the citizenry.    

According to Bishop Ssemogerere, although Uganda is endowed with natural resources, the majority of the citizenry is languishing in poverty. Bishop Ssemogerere attributes this predicament to the unequitable distribution of the national cake.

UHRC Letter Not Enough for Muganga to Get Treatment

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On March 12, 2021, two unexpected visitors from Uganda Human Rights Commission turned up at the home of Karim Muganga. They were interested in taking up his torture case.

Muganga is among dozens of Bobi Wine supporters who were kidnapped, tortured and released by security without charge. Muganga, 24, a taxi conductor was kidnapped on December 21 2020, from Kabembe Stage along Kayunga road in Mukono North. He spent 53 days in detention at an unknown facility going through torture.

In an earlier interview, Muganga told URN that he was subjected to various forms of torture including being forced to eat three kilograms of posho and a kilogram of beans in 20 minutes. Muganga was released on February 12, 2020.  

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago admitted to Nairobi hospital over deteriorating poor health

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Lord Mayor admitted to Nairobi over poor deteriorating health. Whisper Eye News

Kampala Lord Mayor Ssalongo Erias Lukwago has successful arrived at Nairobi hospital in Kenya.

When Erias Lukwago attended fallen Kampala Archbishop Dr Cyrpian Lwanga funeral mass he collapsed and was rushed to hospital.

I am single and searching: a poem by Stella Nyanzi

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I can never make love again with a man who has not tasted teargas in his lungs, and shamelessly wiped the tears from his smoking eyes.

My sort of man must know how to keep standing tall even when the soldiers shoot one loud canister after another loud canister after another loud canister of sharp teargas into the skies.

Gen Muntu’s ANT moves to assess performance in last elections

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The Alliance for National Transformation –ANT is to assess its performance in the February general elections.

The party led by Gen Mugisha Muntu registered a dismal performance in the parliamentary elections after its flag bearers were defeated.  They are Paul Mwiru, the MP Jinja Municipality East, Gerald Karuhanga the Ntungamo Municipality MP and Arua Municipality MP Kassiano Wadri.

Muntu also contested for the presidency but garnered 67,574 votes.

Electoral Commission Acknolwedges Voter Education Shortfalls

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has acknowledged that it indeed failed to conduct adequate voter education ahead of the recent general election. But, the EC chairman Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi says that their program was partly affected by the restrictions in movement and on gatherings, that came with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Byabakama told the Human Rights Commitee of Parliament that although the election was a success on their part, the entire process was conducted amidst limitations, which could not allow them to reach Ugandans across the country. During the time, which was planned for voter education, gatherings were limited to only 70 people and later adjusted to accommodate 200 people. 

DRC nationals in Kasese protest against UN Mission presence as business is paralyzed

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Business in Mpondwe Town Council, Kasese District has been paralysed over the last two days as nationals of the Democratic Republic of Congo protested the presence of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in their country. 

The UN mission has more than 12,000 troops deployed, most in the vast country’s mineral-rich east, where killings more than doubled last year. More than 330 people have been killed and 40,000 others displaced over the last three months alone as a result of the clashes, according to the Kivu Security Tracker, which maps unrest in the region.

We shall not tolerate any one trying to undermine the NRM achievements – Museveni

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By Kiggundu Lineker

“We shall not tolerate any one trying to undermine the NRM achievements.” President Museveni. Whisper Eye News

President Museveni has come to say that the biggest mistake of the opposition is to think they can come and take power with the aim of undermining the NRM achievement which he cannot accept.