When our reporter revisited the polling station, the revelation threw whoever heard about it into laughter wondering where Katumba got such votes. “Are you talking about Katumba oyee? They asked, before erupting into laughter. That is not possible, another resident exclaimed. Several bodaboda riders near the polling station were amazed that this had happened in their area.
They are Mathias Mpuuga, as Deputy President in charge of the Central region, John Baptist Nambesh, in charge of Eastern Uganda, Jolly Mugisha Ekyomugasho, in charge of the western region and Dr Lina Zedriga, in charge of the North.
According to Ssenyonyi, when they wrote to police, the only response they got was through media reports the next day by the Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, saying they hadn’t followed the laid down guidelines.
This year’s celebrations are to be held in Ibanda district, western Uganda under the theme; Celebrating NRM/A’s patriotic struggle that ushered in national unity and social-economic transformation.’ The celebration reminisces the climax of an armed conflict that began on February 6, 1981, at Kabamba Barracks, spearheaded by NRA fighters under the leadership of Gen Yoweri Museveni.
Police intercepted Kyagulanyi alongside several other legislators at Kasangati on their way for the launch of his presidential consultative meetings for alleged failure to comply with the Public Order Management Act-POMA and some requirements set by the police force.
Angume was injured by a tear gas canister fired by his colleague targeting the protesters. Luke Owoyesigire, the Deputy Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Police confirmed the officer was injured but didn’t divulge details.
Multitudes of youths have taken to the streets to challenge the arrest of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, who was arrested early today, alongside Bugiri Municipality Member of parliament Asuman Basalirwa, Kawempe North MP Latif Ssebaggala, Tonny Ssempebwa, the Kasangati LC III Chairperson and one Waiswa Mufumbira.
Onyango declined to confirm whether or not the six were arrested for political reasons insisting that their meeting wasn’t authorized by police. He says after arresting the suspects, police recovered red berets and red overalls, which are synonymous with People Power activists.
A source told URN that the group was briefly held at Kira Road police station before a decision was made to transfer them to the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) in Kibuli for interrogation. However, on their way to Kibuli, the vehicle was diverted to Nakasero State House following a telephone call from unidentified person.
According to Kakooza, now is the time to engage all stakeholders gainfully on the type of media that Uganda wants. He argues that most media houses in Uganda are giving more space to entertainment, music, comedy and sports and that media owners and managers want to play safe for fear of the repercussions.
Justice Mwanguhya however, declined to pronounce himself on the allegations that MPs were bribed to support the bill, saying it is the role of the Auditor General to do so. Each MP received Shillings 29M as facilitation to consult voters on the bill