The district had constructed a veterinary staff house and extended the access road to the contested land as it claimed ownership. Part of the land has been the venue for Kasilo weekly Market, one of the biggest cattle markets in Teso while another portion of the land had been encroached on by the neighbors who had settled there.
Addressing journalists shortly after the meeting, Captain Mike Mukula, the NRM Vice-Chairperson for Eastern Uganda, said that the decision to source for another flag bearer follows the performance of the 2021 candidate who fell far below the expected mark. When asked about the NRM Constitution, Mukula said that they will speak to Ekemu before making a final decision.
The most affected district is Katakwi where four local leaders have resigned. Those who have quit politics are Francis Okwameri, the Ngariam Sub County Councilor, and Emmy Ojirot, the LC 3 Chairperson of Palam.
The Electoral Commission Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakam, says that Egimu will continue with the other electoral activities like presiding over the ongoing women's council election but will step aside during the Soroti East by-election.
Bishop Tukei was found found guilty of theft of Church property including land title. He had first been acquitted by the Grade One Magistrate, Emmanuel Pirimba but the church appealed the decision. The High Court overturned the ruling after agreeing with all the grounds proving theft raised by the church.
According to Oketch, his brother has been living with diabetes and high blood pressure which some time back caused him a stroke but they were well managed. He says that Opaco has not complained of any health issues lately and today’s attack took them by surprise.
“The responded is hereby found guilty of the offense of theft c/s 254 (1), (b) and 271 (b), (c) of the Penal Code Act Cap 120 and convicted accordingly. The acquittal of the respondent by the lower court is hereby set aside and is replaced by a conviction on the offense of theft”, the High Court ruling reads in part.
“The Police of CPS Soroti mounted an operation on street gangs colloquially referred to as Cokoras where several persons including six male juveniles have been arrested. The juveniles have been handed over to the probation office as provided for under the law,” Ageca said.
In the new rates expected to commence in July, each household in the city is expected to pay from 5,000 to 10,000 Shillings to the private garbage collectors every month. Those living in senior quarters will be paying between 20,000 to 30,000 Shillings to the firm that will be contracted to manage waste next month.
The money will be used to construct classrooms, teachers’ houses, and the procurement of furniture. The money is also planned for the recruitment of teachers in 69 government-aided schools in the district.
According to Owiny, Gweri County was omitted from representation on the land board, something he notes was an irregularity that needed the attention of the council before the names are forwarded to the Ministry of Land and Urban Development for approval.
“Four staff members who were arraigned before the Anti-Corruption Court, Kampala, pleaded guilty to abuse of office, causing financial loss, and conspiracy to defraud and had their cases dropped by DPP. Ref: Criminal Case No. 149/2019 Uganda Vs Omeke David, Odongo James, Otim Gilbert, and Omoding Samuel. One staff member, who stole and sold a bull, which belonged to the University has never been prosecuted”, she notes in her May 16th, 2022 letter.
On Tuesday, the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court judgment nullifying the election of Moses Attan as the Soroti City East Member of Parliament. The Court of Appeal Judges Cheborion Barishaki, Stephen Musota, and Christopher Gashirabake also ordered Electoral Commission to conduct by-elections for Soroti City East.
Emmanuel Edulu, the Director of Akogo Concepts Ltd, which is behind the campaign, says that they expect to plant over 50 million different tree species in the targeted areas. He says the move is geared toward restoring the environment, which has been affected by human activities.
In Soroti district, unknown assailants broke into Ojom HC II in Oculoi Sub County on May 2, 2022. The thugs made off with all the medical supplies in the facility. Police investigations indicate that the thieves took away 82 boxes of coartem for adults and children and other drugs, whose value hasn’t been established.
Christopher Saazi, the Executive Director of Nile Fishing Company that partners with Yamaha Motor Company says that the new bikes are cost-effective to manage as one uses only a litre of fuel to run for 85 kilometers while a litre of engine oil covers 4,000 kilometers.