Ugandan courts go digital; criminal cases to be heard via video conferencing

The Chief Justice, Hon. Justice Bart M. Katureebe will today April 15, 2019 commission a video conferencing system to Luzira Maximum Security Prison. The facility will be used for the mentioning of criminal cases before they are fixed for trial. The Chief Justice will, also operationalize two virtual courts that have been set up within […]

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Five civilians charged in army court for posing as SFC, UPDF officers

The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) Unit Disciplinary Committee has on Friday afternoon charged five civilians for posing as officers from the Special Forces Command and other UPDF units. The five people including Brian Akora, Robert Bwiire, Gerald Naama, Godfrey Juuko Wasswa and Yahaya Ssewanyana were found guilty of impersonation and possession of forged military […]

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Goons raid hospital and steal man’s body in Migori

Goons allegedly led by Ragana Oruba MCA Malan Ogega stormed the facility. Ogega denied the claims, saying he was unaware of such an incident. “It was just a coincidence. I went to the hospital to view the man’s body since he comes from my ward. By the time the commotion started I was away,” he […]

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Ministry of ICT shortlists 100 local innovators for funding

The Ministry of ICT and National Guidance has shortlisted candidates for the second phase of the National ICT Initiatives Support Programme (NIISP). NIISP is a five-year project that is being implemented by the ICT and National Guidance Ministry to offer support to local innovators and develop the local ICT innovation ecosystem. 100 candidates have been […]

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Coup ‘not appropriate response’ to Sudan’s challenges, says AU

He said the AU’s Peace and Security Council would meet “swiftly to consider the situation and take the appropriate decisions.” The African Union on Thursday criticised the military ouster of Sudan’s veteran president Omar al-Bashir and called for calm and restraint.“The military take-over is not the appropriate response to the challenges facing Sudan and the […]

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I don’t have legs but can’t beg – Kulabako

Whereas many disabled people resign themselves to begging for handouts, Swidiq Kulabako lays bricks for a living. Although he does not have legs, he says Allah gave him strong hands so that he can work hard and look after his family. He is without normal legs but somewhat illustrates the notion that disability is not […]

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William Ruto: Raila approached me 4 times on ‘handshake’

Deputy President William Ruto has spilled beans on some of the intricate behind-the-scenes happenings that preceded the March 9 handshake between President Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga. In a hard-hitting revelation on Tuesday evening, Dr Ruto exposed how Mr Odinga made several overtures to him, on phone and through emissaries, seeking an engagement but […]

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Contractors abandon projects in Nakuru

Fred Odongo, the managing director of Doshko Company Limited, is a frustrated man. In October 2014, Nakuru County Government awarded him a tender to construct two Early Childhood Development (ECD) classrooms in Kuresoi South Constituency. He constructed one ECD classroom and a toilet at San Marco ECD at a total cost of about Sh1.38 million. […]

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the father to my suffering child is the vice chancellor of the university of nairobi, woman claims

A 32 year old woman, Mwende Mutua has pleaded with President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition Chief Raila Odinga to intervene and force Professor Peter Mbithi, the Vice-Chancellor of The University to help her raise their four years old boy, Nzivo Mbithi. Mwende says she is single handedly raising her boy after her dad who happens […]

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Uganda hosts first international summit on intermittent water supply

Water and environmental specialists from various parts of the world are in the country to attend the Intermittent Water Supply (IWS) conference. The two-day conference which is taking place at the International Resource Centre in Bugolobi, Kampala, is aimed at sharing experiences on IWS. Speaking at the conference, the International Water Association (IWA) president Diane […]

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