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18:51
18:51

Rakai Police Retrieve Bodies of 2 Brothers who Drowned River 1

The first body of John Makumbi, 20, was retrieved on Wednesday evening, and that of Kizito Ssendikadiwa today.
16:17
16:17

Rakai Man Accused of Defiling Friend’s 6-year-old Daughter

The suspect identified as Joshua Ssempijja had escaped shortly after the incident but police and residents got him from a hideout this afternoon.
14:32
14:32

30 People Displaced by Oil Pipeline Die Before Compensation, Families in Quagmire 7 1

According to Richard Orebi, the Programmes Associate-GRA, the issues of PAPs that have died and families that are stranded in these districts are often coming up in the community monitors’ reports.
11:03
11:03

Rakai Residents Resist Demarcation of Boundaries on Disputed Land 4 1

A Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF soldier identified as Captain Godfrey Kalamuzi had obtained permission to open boundaries in two villages of Kyakago and Kasese located in Kibanda sub-county, Rakai district, where he claims ownership on a piece of land measuring 254 hectares. However, at least 1,000 residents living in 240 homes who are settled on the same land have resisted the opening of the boundaries arguing that it could be a plot to have them evicted.
19:06
19:06

Rakai Probation Office, World Vision Decry Surge in Child Abuse 1 5

Rakai District Probation and Welfare Officer Joseph Ssendagi says that many of the acts like child labour, excessive physical punishment, and defilement, among others, were mainly perpetrated by family members such as parents and relatives and members of the community. He further attributes the abuses to parental negligence
20:25
20:25

Rakai NRM LC V Candidate Petitions EC for Vote Recount 2 1 Top story

In his January 21, 2021 petition addressed to the Electoral Commission chairperson through the District Registrar, Bajjungu claims that ballot papers in two boxes from Kiteredde polling station in Kibanda sub-county and Kitogota polling station in Kiziba sub-county were not counted.
07:38
07:38

Two More Arrested With Over 300 Pre-ticked Ballots In Rakai 1

Enoch Ssenkaayi, the Presiding Officer and Maria Namuddu, the polling assistant at Lugalama Catholic polling station confirmed the incident, saying the pre-ticked ballots had not reached the boxes since the suspects were arrested in time.
17:47
17:47

Protest As Police Arrests Rakai NUP LC 5 Candidate 2

Eliab Kiggundu Sango was arrested in Ntantamuchi sub-county for unknown reason ahead of the vote tally.
15:43
15:43

Rakai Polling Agent Arrested for Stealing Ballot Booklet 3

The agent, only identified as Deus, was representing Samuel Kaggwa Ssekamwa, an independent candidate in the Rakai Local Council chairperson's race. Ssekamwa is contesting for the same seat with Godfrey Bajjungu (NRM), Eliab Kigundu Sango (NUP), Elisa Nicholas Ssekitende (FDC), and independents Ali Balekye, Kasiiba John, and Robert Nyondo.
13:43
13:43

Police Fail To Track UPDF Soldiers Who Had Pre-Ticked Ballots In Rakai 1 1 Top story

Muhammad Nsubuga, the Greater Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson, says they are still pursuing the suspects for their involvement in electoral malpractices. He says they have already summoned the presiding officers from the said polling stations to record statements.
13:07
13:07

Rakai Polling Officials Fail To Master How To Operate BVVS Machine Few Days To Elections 5 1 Top story

Joshua Bwambale, the Kayonza Parish Supervisor in Ddwaniro sub-county, says the trainer had a big load, which he couldn’t handle proficiently. He says given the limited time, trainer chose to train one group, which he told to train others. He says the first group never had the skills to train fellow officials.
18:09
18:09

Police Rescues Rakai Registrar As Polling Officials Protest Unpaid Allowances RDC 1 6

The group of 502 polling officials including presiding officers, polling assistants, Parish and sub-county supervisors attended a 2-day training on how to use the Biometric Voter Verification System (BVVS).
15:23
15:23

Rakai NUP Woman Parliamentary Candidate Suspends Campaigns Over Threats shots fired 1 3 Top story

Nalubega says that she reported the matter at Ddwaniro police station but the officers she found there treated the matter lightly and didn’t enter her case.
12:42
12:42

Rakai NUP Leaders Abandon Kooki Candidate 5

Eliyab Kiggundu Ssango, the Rakai District NUP Chairperson, says their candidate has remained in Kampala for a week after the campaigns were flagged off, which raises questions.
10:27
10:27

NRM's Ssemwanga Unopposed MP For Buyamba County As Nominations Close 1 4

Sarah Nabukeera, the Rakai Electoral Commission District Registrar confirms that they received only one candidate seeking to contest as MP for Buyamba County MP.
15:20
15:20

Kooki Chiefdom Finally Acquires Own Radio Station 4 1

Godfrey Kimbugwe, the Deputy Prime Minister Kooki Chiefdom, says the radio station is a key project they have been longing for to support their social transformation agenda among their subjects.
05:17
05:17

Security Restricts Movement of Persons with Homes Across Borders in Rakai 1 3

Mubiru, also the Chairperson of the District Security Committee explains that their assessments have established that some of the COVID-19 cases registered in their area were among people sneaking into Tanzania on non-business engagements, including those meeting their spouses across the border.
13:24
13:24

DP, FDC Leaders Bicker Over Nomination of Candidates in Rakai 2

The controversy stems from the ongoing candidate’ identification process in which some members of FDC are seeking endorsement from the People Power pressure group, which is coordinated by DP leaders in the area.
22:21
22:21

Government Delivers 310,000 Facemasks to Rakai Communities 1 3

The district is categorized among the high-risk areas due to its geographical location at the Uganda-Tanzania border. It has so far confined 192 COVID-19 suspects, 171 of who were discharged after testing negative to the virus.
06:27
06:27

Rakai District Chairman Roughed Up by Protestors over Poor Roads Residents 2 4

Many of the roads in the area have become impassable following floods that devastated the area in recent months. They include, among others, the Lumbugu-Buyamba-Lwamaggwa road, which connects to Lyantonde district which was ruined by the floods from Lake Kijjanebarola.
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