His 69-year-old paternal uncle Johnson Odonga says that since then they never set eyes on Ongwen who was a humble child before being turned into a brutal killing “machine”. Odonga is bothered by the conviction and says that Ongwen deserves a pardon because he grew up in captivity where his abductors taught him only how to fight and kill.
Lawyers for President-elect Yoweri Kaguta Museveni have said that they are to oppose amendments to the presidential petition made by their counterparts representing National Unity Platform-NUP party leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.
However, Uganda Radio Network (URN)'s fact check shows that Eastern Uganda which comprised of sub-regions categorized as Elgon, Kiira, and Eastern (Teso), has a total of 144 Members of Parliament. These represent a total of 101 constituencies, 40 districts and three special interest group representatives; one for the youth, the elderly and the other representing persons with disabilities.
He adds that because Museveni was the incumbent, he abused the presidency by commanding or directing forces under his command, control and authority such as the Special Forces Command, Uganda People’s Defence Forces, Uganda Police Force, the Internal Security Organisation, Resident District Commissioners, Local Defence Unit and Special Police Constables to brutalize, torture, maim and assault him, his agents and supporters. He adds that the forces also interfered with the electoral process to his benefit.
URA estimates that there are more than 2000 Kenyan registered number plates in Busia District alone. However, Duncan Kakonge, the URA Manager in-charge of Eastern region says that most of the motorcycle owners didn’t go through customs processes to obtain foreign motorcycles and use them on Ugandan roads.
Finally, the D-day was here and the sixteen were ordained at a function held at St. John’s seminary kiburara, Kisinga Sub-county. It was led by Rt. Rev. Francis Aquirinus Kibira the Bishop of Kasese Catholic Diocese.
Among the six killed in the past two weeks is Benjamin Lomongin, a parish chief of Nabwal in Iri- Iri Sub County who was shot dead when muggers attacked his home on January 30. The community now faults the police and the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF for failing to provide security to the communities.
The priestly and diaconate ordination held at St. John’s seminary kiburara, Kisinga Sub-county also had 12 priests, among them Rev. Alfred Masereka, Rev. Anyasio Mbusa, Rev. Brian Masereka, Rev. Clement Masereka, Rev. Cosmas Asaba, Rev. Andrew Kato Katuramu and his twin brother Rev. Peter Isingoma Katuramu.
Tea growing was introduced in Acholi by Edwin Beekunda Atukunda, the founder and executive director of Edwin Foundation Tea Initiative, EFOTI, in 2018. During the year,
two acres of tea were planted in Lugore, to act as a demonstration farm. Now the crop is being harvested.
Kasaija told Uganda Radio Network that he has written a detailed report to the President explaining the processes that the Finance Ministry went through to approve DGF Funding and how the basket fund operates in Uganda. He, however, could not divulge details but added that the president's judgement was based on wrong information.
They were intercepted at 2 a.m. last night at Pakwach check-point while travelling in a Nile Coach Bus which was hired to take off for Kampala from Arua after midnight. The Ugandan government has maintained a nighttime curfew running between 9 p.m. and 5: 30 a.m, as one of the measures to control movement and contain COVID-19.
Rev Dr Paul Kakooza, the head of the Church of Uganda Directorate of Education notes that as they wait for the detailed school calendar, headteachers in all Church founded schools have been instructed to call back teachers for orientation. The Directorate oversees 55 Pre-primary schools, 4,904 Primary schools, 460 secondary schools, 50 post-primary schools including vocational training schools, and six universities.
A report from investigations that were carried out by the Criminal Investigations Directorate and the Ministry of Works points to electricity as the likely cause of the fire that reduced to ashes the 70-year-old building which stood tall as the face of higher learning in the region.
"We have consulted our client regarding the court's ruling. Our client has informed us that he is not willing/interested in being added to the suit as an interested party," says the statement from BOU counsel, David Mpanga. "Accordingly, we write to the same court informing it of the same," Mpanga said.
The gangsters are breaking into homes, beating people and killing others. Some of the places where people used socialize are now being closed as early as 7 pm due to the fear created by criminal gangs in Moroto Municipality.