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Prices of locally manufactured goods up marginally by 3%

The Monitor - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 02:00
Prices of locally manufactured goods, for the last 12 months, were lower than the ones witnessed in the previous year, reflecting lower purchasing power by the general public

Agumbye ne famire ye ku munisipaali eyamuwambyeko emmotoka

Bukedde TV - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:29

SSEMAKA agumbye ne famire ye ku kitebe kya munisipaali y’e Nansana mu disitulikiti y’e Wakiso ng’agiranga okumuwambako mmotoka gy’afunamu ssente ezirabirira abantu be. Samuel Ssenyange, 37 ow’e Nansana...

Aggaliddwa lwa kubuza bukadde 12 ez’ekibiina

Bukedde TV - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:29

ABAKYALA bakaayidde munnnaabwe ne bamutwala ku poliisi ne bamuggalira lwa kubulankanya ssente z’ekibiina kyabwe mwe beegattira obukadde 12 ng’agamba nti bazimubbyeko bbo abakyala kye baagaanyi okukkirizza....

Lwakataka yeezoobye n’aba UPDF nga bamukwata

Bukedde TV - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:29

WAABADDEWO akanyolagana ku kkooti Enkulu e Masaka omusuubuzi w’ebyennyanja, Ponsiano Lwakataka bwe yabadde yeezooba n’abaserikale ba UPDF. Mukazi we Agnes Kobusingye ne Alex Ssekanjako abavunaanibwa ogw’okukukusa...

Amannya abaagalana ge beeyita galaga obuka bwa laavu yaabwe

Bukedde TV - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:29

ABAAGALANA balina amannya ge beeyita naddala nga baakalabagana, wabula bwe wayitawo ekiseera ne bagakyusa. Amannya nga Hanne, sswiiti, kawoomera, bbebi n’amalala bangi ge beeyita nga baakalabagana,...

Andrew Felix Kaweesi aziikiddwa

Bukedde TV - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:29

Abadde omwogezi wa Poliisi mu ggwanga, Andrew Felix Kaweesi aziikiddwa enkuyanja y'abantu e Kitwekyanjovu - Kyazanga mu disitulikiti y'e Lwengo wakati mu miranga n'okwazirana. Ebifaananyi bya Joseph...

Ebifuula abafumbo abagenyi ewaabwe

Bukedde TV - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:29

“GGWE Namusisi, akasigiri akatono ke nnagula luli okatereka ludda wa? jjangu mangu onnoonyeze akatimba akookya ennyama ondage n’ebirungo gy’obitereka…” Bwatyo maama Junior bwe yalabise ng’atabuddwa ku...

Batendese abapoliisi mu Kawempe

Bukedde TV - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:29

ABASERIKALE ba poliisi e Kawempe balabuddwa okukomya obugayaavu ku mirimu gyabwe ekiyinza okuwa abamenyi b’amateeka omwagaanya ne batigomya abantu. Okulabula kuno kwakoleddwa Ronald Wotwali, DPC wa...

Kayihura Deploys in Mityana Where Toddler Was Shot by Flying Squad Officers

Chimpreports - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 19:59

Inspector General of Police Gen Edward Kale Kayihura has deployed the Police’s Operations Director Haruna Isabirye to Mityana district; to get to the bottom of a fatal shooting involving Flying Squad Police officers.

The shooting which happened Monday in Guluma village, Butayunja Sub County left a three year old dead and her mother critically injured as well as another resident.

The deceased has been identified as Viola Nakawuka, her mother as Diana Nabakooza and the third victim as Ivan Kito.

The suspected shooters are police officers Sgt Patrick Ewang, Hassan Mityaba, PC Mandela Richard and PC Ivan Chamutai.

All the four are on the run according to a statement released by police on Tuesday afternoon.

These were reportedly trying to protect a local witch doctor from an angry crowd when they opened fire.

Even as the police force strains to recover from the gruesome murder of their spokesperson AIG Andrew Felix Kaweesi, the police statement stresses that all police officers must be held to high standards.

“The death and injuring of unarmed civilians are highly regrettable and will be treated with serious action,” read the statement.”

“The Flying Squad officers named were not acting officially or on official assignment. All had been withdrawn from Mityana and therefore had no business in the area.”

The statement says the IGP as such sent to operations Director to the area to investigate and hunt down the officers who are in hiding.

The police also committed to take care of the medical bills of the injured, now hospitalized at Mityana Hospital.

Janet M7 Advises Onyango To Play In UPL

Red Pepper - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 19:05
Janet M7 Advises Onyango To Play In UPL

By Moses Batte

The Minister of Education and Sports, Janet K Museveni has advised Ugandan footballers who rush to foreign leagues to look for greener pastures to stay home and develop their county’s league. She wants them to join clubs in the Uganda premier league and develop the league.

The first lady said this on Sunday while reacting to various commentaries in the news that were advising Denis Onyango not to miss a golden chance in case any English premier league comes begging for his services.

Janet who seemingly never knew that Onyango is playing in the South African league kept on advising the star who has won the African Player of the Year Award (Based in Africa) to keep in the Country instead of leaving their own behind and going for the already made leagues.

“There is a mind-set that is so disturbing within the Ugandan people or is it Africans generally speaking that make our young people think that when you become successful especially in sports, then you should no longer belong to Uganda but it’s a qualifier to go to other countries’ teams,” said Janet.

“Anyhow for now I simply wanted to congratulate Denis Onyango and Uganda on his success as we shall always look at him as a national hero and role model and pray that God will give us resilience to build the strength in our country and may He continue to bless and use our people for His glory,” concluded Janet

Kaweesi Killing: 3rd Suspect’s Composite Image Released

Chimpreports - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 19:00

Police have released the third composite picture of a suspect in the assassination of police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi.
The law enforcement body last week issued similar images of male suspects “wanted in connection to the case of murder that happened at Kulambiro in Kisaasi, Kampala.”
A facial composite is a graphical representation of an eyewitness’s memory of a face, as recorded by a composite artist.
It’s highly possible the facial impressions were as a result of interviews with witnesses.
ChimpReports understands police listened to several people who volunteered information in regard to last Friday morning’s shooting.
Kaweesi was shot at around 9:30am after leaving residence in Kulambiro, a Kampala suburb.
Police say a suspect is in custody in relation to the assassination that shook the country.
But a huge hunt is underway to apprehend other suspected killers.

Unlike the previous images, the latest paints a picture of a stern-faced combatant wearing a green cap.
Facial composites are used mainly by police in their investigation of (usually serious) crimes. These images are also used to reconstruct the victim’s face in hope of identifying them.
While the classic use of the facial composite is the citizen recognizing the face as an acquaintance, there are other ways where a facial composite can prove useful.
The facial composite can contribute in law enforcement in Identifying the suspect in a wanted poster; obtaining additional evidence against a suspect; assisting investigation in checking leads and warning vulnerable population against serial offenders.
Facial composites of various types have been used extensively in those television programs which aim to reconstruct major unsolved crimes with a view to gaining information from the members of the public, such as “America’s Most Wanted” in the US and “Crimewatch” in the UK.
Kaweesi’s remains were Tuesday laid to rest at his ancestral home in Lwengo.

11 Battle For French Presidency

Red Pepper - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 18:29
11 Battle For French Presidency

 

 

Eleven candidates are viciously vying for the French Presidency and campaigns are already underway for a general election slated for May 07th, 2017.

 

There are three front-runners and as none are likely to secure an outright majority, a run-off between two candidates is highly expected. The contenders include National Front’s Marine Le Pen, Centrist Emmanuel Macron, Francois Fillon, Benoit Hamon of the Socialist Party, Jean-Luc Melenchon of the Left Party, Nathalie Arthaud  of Workers Struggle party, Francois Asselineau of Popular Republic Union party, Jacques Cheminade, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan of Stand Up France party, Jean Lassalle and Philippe Poutou.

For the first time in modern French history, the incumbent, Socialist President Francois Hollande, is not running for a second term because of poor poll ratings.

However, one of the biggest contenders Marine Le Pen is twice divorced with three children, and lives in the western suburbs of Paris.

 

Joel Isabirye’s Network of Babes Unearthed

Red Pepper - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 18:18
Joel Isabirye’s Network of Babes Unearthed

Celebrated radio business consultant Joel Isabirye is set to marry for the 15th time this weekend.

Isabirye is expected to be officially introduced by his new catch Natie K alias Hipscious Kylar Nicky real name Natalie Lukanga. The traditional ceremony is scheduled for Sunday March 26th, 2017 at her parents’ home.

The pair’s romance was made public on Valentine’s Day when Isabirye proposed to the hippy babe at a secret ceremony. A super excited Natie K said ‘yes’ without thinking about it and immediately updated her relationship status from ‘Single’ to ‘Engaged’ on social media. Interestingly, this will be the fifteenth time Isabirye is being introduced.

Today we list some of Isabirye’s ex-lovers who have been left heartbroken.

Grace Naisamula

She was his first official girlfriend and the one who opened the way for the many that later introduced him. Grace is a former employee of Daily Monitor. Isabirye and Grace were so much in love that he even wedded her. The couple hosted guests to a reception at the then Didi’s World in Kansanga. But the marriage never lasted because they parted ways a few years later.

 Sharon Nagadya

Isabirye hooked Sharon after breaking up with Grace. They dated for years and even have a child together. They seemed determined to last and she even introduced him to her parents in Luwero. However, in a typical Isabirye fashion, the romance ended mysteriously. Sharon then worked at Capital FM in the Sales department.

 Sylvia

She was one of his first conquests. The two hooked up while working together at Sanyu FM back then. They were together for several months before partying ways.

 Latifah Ssekyondwa

Isabirye also dated Latifah years back and left her with a broken heart after failing to fulfill his wedding promise to her.

Ritah Love Kaggwa

This UK based Ugandan is a self-styled social media blogger who dated Isabirye about four years back. Although the dude has never acknowledged Kaggwa as one of his ex-lovers, she claims they dated and even have a child, a boy named Randell Joel Isabirye Jr. She however seems to have unresolved feelings for Isabirye and has made sure she attacks every woman organically linked to him.


Rebecca Jjingo

She is the second woman to have managed to convince Isabirye to walk her down the aisle. The two wedded in late 2013 having introduced Isabirye in April that same year. The radio presenter/musician later parted ways with Isabirye just a year into the marriage over irreconcilable differences. They both accused each other of infidelity, although Isabirye claimed Jjingo threatened to kill him.

Lilian Mukasa

In 2015, Isabirye made headlines once again when it emerged that he was dating Lilian. This was the babe that replaced his ex-wife Jjingo. She was so smitten with him that she did not mind whether he was once married or not and often defended him, saying marrying more than once does not reflect one’s lust but just lack of the desired qualities in someone.

She was scheduled to introduce him that same year in Seeta, Mukono but somehow it never came to pass. She is now married to another dude, Joseph Matabalo who she hooked after dumping Isabirye due to alleged cheating.

Thugs Attack Homes, Hack Residents

Red Pepper - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 17:40
Thugs Attack Homes, Hack Residents

The police in south-western Uganda are hunting for a gang of  thugs who attacked several villages in Masaka on Monday night, leaving one dead and many injured.

Cotilda Najjemba, one of the victims said that “The thugs, who were armed with pangas, axes, sticks and other weapons, came at around 1:00am. They confused the residents by pretending to be chasing thieves and raising a false alarm. So whoever came out of their house to respond to the alarm would be brutally attacked by the same thugs who were making    the false alarms. About 12 homes were attacked on villages like Kingo, Buwunga and others.”

She added that “That was how many of us ended up being severely injured, because the thugs lured us into their trap. But we were shocked because they never stole anything; not even the TV sets, phones or money. ”

Polly Kyobuzaale, a medic at Masaka referral hospital said “Many of these people  were brutally injured and had grave wounds. Actually one of them has since passed on, while the hospital advised others who are critically injured to seek specialized medication at Mulago hospital and other  bigger health  facilities.”

The  police are still hunting for the attackers although no suspects have been netted yet.

Ekimotoka ky'amanda kitomedde nnamukadde n'afiirawo

Bukedde TV - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 17:29

FUSO ebadde etisse akabindo k'amanda, eremeredde omugoba waayo n'agirindiggula ekigwo okumpi n'eddwaaliro ly'e Nsambya, naagwira abasaabaze omuntu omu n'afiirawo ate  basatu ne bagendera ku bisago eby'amaanyi....

Kaweesi akyusizza ekifaananyi kya Poliisi - Bobi Wine

Bukedde TV - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 17:29

Kaweesi abadde wa njawulo ku baserikale abalala, nga buli muntu amuwa ekitiibwa ekimugwana. Abadde n’empisa era nga ne bw’anyiiga si mwangu waakuboggola era ng’akusekera busekezi. Ekisinga abadde...

Owa Boda asudde omusaabaze mu kidiba ky'amazzi n'afa

Bukedde TV - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 17:29

KITALO owa boda boda eyabadde awugula bbaasi agudde mu mufulegye omusabaze gw'abadde aweese n'afa . Akabenje kano kaguddewo leero ku ssaawa 12 ez'okumakya  ,omuvuzi wa Boda Boda ku steegi y'oku nkulungo...

Book Review: Born A Crime By Trevor Noah

The Monitor - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 17:26
Trevor Noah is the kind of story teller who immediately sucks you into the world of his story and keeps you on the edge of your seat

Ongwen Trial: Witness Describes Being Attacked by His Former LRA Battalion While in Pajule IDP Camp

Chimpreports - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 17:18

By: Tom Maliti

A former fighter with the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) told the International Criminal Court (ICC) he was the victim of an LRA attack on a camp for internally displaced people (IDP) where he was living just months after escaping from the group.

Witness P-379 narrated to the court on Monday how he and other internally displaced people were attacked in October 2003 by the Oka battalion of the LRA, the same battalion he had been a member of and escaped from in August 2003.

The attack on Pajule the witness testified about forms part of the charges against Dominic Ongwen at the ICC. Ongwen has also been charged for his alleged role in attacks on three other IDP camps: Odek, Abok, and Lukodi. He is charged with forcibly marrying seven women and committing sexual crimes against them. In total, Ongwen is on trial for 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

On Monday, Witness P-379 said the attack on Pajule occurred on October 10, 2003. He said he remembered the date because the attack took place a day after Uganda’s Independence Day.

“I was sleeping in the house with my uncle who at one point [before October 2003] was abducted together with the son of my aunty. Around 5:00 AM we started hearing gunshots. I wanted to open the door and run away because I knew this was by all means … an attack,” the witness told the court.

He said his uncle stopped him. The witness said his uncle then blocked the door to the house with sacks to prevent LRA fighters from getting in.

“Then at some point when the gunfire was too much,” the witness said his uncle tried to run away but that his uncle did not go far before realizing he could not run away and returned to the house.

Witness P-379 said that 30 minutes after the attack started, “I got out of the house and started running, and I returned back to the compound where we had slept. I didn’t know what to do. Then my aunty started shouting at me why I did not run inside. Instead I squatted on the side of the door.”

He said as he did that, two LRA fighters ran past the house without seeing him. The witness said they were followed by another LRA fighter who was pulling a girl by the hand. He said this fighter stopped, and they recognized each other. He said he recognized the fighter as Okello Tango because they had been in Oka battalion together.

“Then he aimed at me with his gun. He said, ‘If you run I am going to shoot,’” the witness told the court. Witness P-379 said the girl was trying to break away from Okello Tango.

“As he tried to come towards me, she pulled away,” said the witness, adding he took advantage of the confusion and ran away. “I ran behind the house and went behind the toilet and ran away. When I reached the center [of Pajule] I found there were several [government] soldiers.”

“The gunfire continued at that time, then the helicopter gunship came. That was coming close to 8 AM,” continued the witness.

As the helicopter gunship approached the Pajule camp, the witness said, “I could hear the rebels saying all the houses should be burnt so that they can be shielded by the smoke from the helicopter gunship.”

Witness P-379 said the gunship started firing at and bombing the area. He said another unit of government soldiers came from a different direction, and they repulsed the LRA fighters from the camp.

Trial lawyer Pubudu Sachithanandan then asked the witness to describe what he saw when he returned to the camp from his hiding place.

“You would hear people crying in every corner. Some people whose people were abducted. Some people whose people were killed. Achiro Agnes [someone the witness knew] was shot just near the home in a sorghum garden, and there were other people who were captured. Myself, my brother was captured. My uncle’s daughter was captured,” the witness said.

Sachithanandan then got a map of Pajule the witness had drawn for prosecution investigators displayed on the computer screens in the courtroom. Witness P-379 then showed the court the places he had talked about in his testimony. The map was not broadcast to the public.

Witness P-379 also told the court about how Ongwen could order punishment for anything he considered an offense. The witness said that one of the girls who stayed with Ongwen called Abwot was found to have defecated near a water point. He said Ongwen ordered Abwot should be caned, and those caning her could hit any part of her body, except her head. The witness said Abwot was made to lay face down and several LRA fighters caned her with stick. He said each fighter caned her 10 strokes. He said the caning was so severe that it took Abwot several days to recuperate.

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