Kakoraki explained that Kabega suffers from peptic ulcers and other stomach disorders. "The said conditions coupled with chronic hypertension, may not allow my client to stand prison conditions. And therefore since she has no criminal record, with a known location we pray that she is granted bail," said Kabega.
His first attempt to apply for bail was thwarted when the magistrate declined to use an online conferencing app to consider the application on grounds that there is no law enabling the court to use the technology. The same technology was used in today’s session, following a regulation issued by the chief justice authorizing judicial officers to use online technologies to entertain bail applications.
Schools, parents and entrepreneurs are all tapping into the stay home campaign to ensure continuity of learning, using various platforms, among them Zoom, WhatsApp, broadcast media and a series of other virtual corresponding tools.
Sharon Murekatete, the proprietor of New Diary in Bwaise buys milk from Mbarara, Nakasongola, Goma and Bulemeezi. Murekatete says that she used to buy a litre of milk at 1,600 Shillings and would sell it at 2,000 Shillings. She, however, says she is currently buying a litre of milk at 800 Shillings.
Katwe’s crime rate is bigger than the total number of cases recorded in five districts in Busoga sub region. For instance, the total number of crimes received in Buwenge, Bugweri, Namutumba, Namayingo and Mayuge is 3931.
The scientists who are part of the national task force say that is it inevitable for the number of confirmed cases to rise when the lockdown is lifted because Ugandans who are currently in their homes now will have the opportunity to mix and hence spread the disease.