Churches across the country have been closed since March 18, when President Yoweri Museveni banned congregational prayers and all forms of social gatherings to contain the spread of COVID-19. According to Bishop Kisembo, the service will be held every Sunday from 3-5 pm and will continue even after the ban on gatherings is lifted.
The police officers had stormed Bunekesa village in Manafwa district to disperse thousands of people who had thronged the village to engage in imbalu initiation ceremonies. Imbalu is a ritual, practised among the Bagisu communities in Elgon region to signify the cultural transition from boyhood to manhood.
The two guards identified as Alex Abok and Anthony Ayor, attached to Tight Security Company Limited, were arrested from a hotel in Kaabong District where they were hiding. Police also recovered 50 million Shillings that was in their possession at the time of the arrest.
The government of Uganda pays a monthly fee of 10,000 Shillings to each village chairperson as recognition for their work. However, the money is paid out once every financial year in a lump sum of 120,000 Shillings.
In the letter, the residents accused him of putting the community at risk and spreading immorality by converging with groups of people unknown to them; among them homosexuals and drug addicts. They said that the people he was meeting were unknown to the residents and that their activities are likely to compromise the safety of the residents.
Tom Ssengendo, a driver operating from the New Taxi Park says that traffic officers, in a suspicious manner, divert them from their routes to roads where they find other officers who then accuse them of abusing their route chart. As a result, a number of drivers have been arrested or forced to pay bribes to bail themselves out.
Nelly Julius Kalema, a resident of Bukoto II parish in Nakawa division was taking his colleague’s wife to a hospital in Kisaasi at around 9 pm a week ago when he was intercepted by two police officers on patrol along the northern-bypass and beaten to a pulp.
They are among the 995 Ugandans and legal residents who had been stranded overseas after the closure of borders and airports, to stop the spread of coronavirus disease. They arrived in the country between June 22 and July 11 from southern Africa, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and India among others.
Walugembe burnt himself in Ssesanga's office, after failing to convince him to return his motorcycle registration number UDL 591L which had been impounded by a traffic officer Julius Ewalu for allegedly operating beyond curfew time. The Police officer allegedly suspected that the bodaboda was being used to transport passengers.