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.
Mutyabule 24, met his death in Mabira forest, along the Kampala-Jinja highway on Saturday. He was part of a procession that was escorting Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu to Kampala after being hosted at a radio talk show in Jinja.
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.
Professor Umar Kakumba, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academics says that the university needs over 3.7 billion Shillings to support the establishment of smart classrooms at each college in addition to the upscaling of wireless hotspots at the university.
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.
According to Noah Bigabwomwe, the deceased’s relative, Nabimanya went missing from his home on Tuesday. Area residents, led by the village chairman Cypriano Nshekanabo mounted a search which led to the discovery of his body on Friday, in a house belonging to his uncle Victor Kashaija.
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.
George William Ochom, a lecturer of Sociology at Kampala University explains that out of human instincts, a sizeable number of Ugandans have become emotionally charged due to contemporary societal challenges and the perceived social imbalances. He cautions that such a disgruntled group tends to behave weirdly and is capable of becoming destructive to many things including their own life.
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.
Okema said that they registered 100 cases of domestic violence in June alone, of which three were aggravated in nature and resulted in death, 42 defilement cases, seven rape and three murders, among others. Police records show that cases of aggravated domestic violence; defilement, rape and murder are on the rise.
But Dr Geoffrey Okello, the Acting Medical Superintendent at Kitgum General Hospital says the health workers stopped reporting to the facility almost a week ago, after indicating that they intended to conduct immunization and other activities in Padwong.
Kadaga, who was speaking at the launch of the distribution of government face masks in Kamuli district on Saturday said that most communities have abandoned the presidential directives on social distancing and handwashing, putting them at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 in case of an outbreak.
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.