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PHOTOS: Tycoon Musiba’s Hotel Closed over Shs 1.3 Billion Debt, to be Auctioned

Court brokers have closed Western Meridian Hotel owned by a top tycoon Deo Owobusingye Musiba. The hotel is located in the western Uganda district of Bushenyi and is estimated to be worth over Shs 5bn. The hotel was closed Thursday morning after Musiba failed to pay a bank loan from Uganda Development

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Jailed MP Kahonda Accuses Rival Otafiire of Malice, Influencing Court

Ruhinda County Member of Parliament Capt Donozio Mugabe Kahonda has blamed his rivals for allegedly “influencing justice” to twist court judgement. Kahonda was Thursday handed a nine-month prison sentence after Jinja Magistrate’s Court found him guilty of eleven counts of forgery and uttering false documents. Magistrate John Francis Kaggwa said that “it

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Teachers’ Union Condemns Late Prof Mukiibi for ‘Leading Girls into Temptation’

The Uganda National Teacher's Union (Unatu) has spoken out on claims that fallen educationist Prof Lawrence Mukiibi had sexual affairs with his female students and fathered children with them. Prof Mukiibi, proprietor of St Lawrence Schools and Colleges, passed on on May 28 and was buried on June 02. At his funeral,

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Prosecutor Wants Stella Nyanzi Bail Cancelled Over ‘Demeaning’ Facebook Posts

Makerere University researcher Stella Nyanzi’s bail is on the line after state prosecution complained that she had flouted all the rules governing her temporary freedom from Luzira Prison. On Wednesday, state prosecutor Jonathan Muwaganya told Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court that Dr Nyanzi had flouted subjudice rules through her Facebook posts. Nyanzi

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Museveni Warns MPs against Insulting UPDF Soldiers, Speaks out on Torture of Suspects

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has warned against provoking the national army Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldiers. President Museveni was delivering his state of the nation address in Kampala on Tuesday ahead of the 2017-18 financial year budget reading. Museveni said “The UPDF does what it does because of conviction”. “You should be

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Suspected Al Shabaab Terrorists Arrested on Way to Uganda

Uganda Police and other security forces might have foiled a potential terrorist attack after they arrested two suspected extremists on Uganda-Kenya border. Asan Kasingye, the Uganda Police spokesperson, on Monday told reporters in the capital Kampala that two suspected had been arrested at the Busia border point. The suspects have been identified

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Ugandans are Bewitched, Says Archbishop Ntagali

The head of Uganda’s Anglican Church has been irked by the rising levels of land grabbing and labour export to the Middle East, wondering who bewitched the nation whose motto acknowledges God. Archbishop Stanley Ntagali was the chief celebrant at the Pentecost Sunday service held at St Peter’s Church at Naguru. Ntagali

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Suspected Rich Gang Members Arrested in South Africa for Conning Cancer Patient

Police in Randburg, South Africa has arrested two Ugandan nationals for allegedly conning and defrauding a cancer ailing woman of all her life savings. The two who were posing as traditional healers convinced the desperate woman who was battling cancer that they would use traditional herbs and a jinn to heal

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Lokodo Orders Nude Makerere Girls to Apologize Publicly or Face Wrath of the Law

Ethics and integrity minister Fr Simon Lokodo has ordered the arrest of two Makerere University students pictured dressed semi-nude at a School of Education Finalists’ dinner at Fairway Hotel in Kampala. According to Lokodo, the dress code of these students, one of them identified as Rebecca Naddamba, “destroyed the image and

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Tycoon Kirumira, SK Mbuga Summoned to Police CID

The Police Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID) has issued summons for city tycoons Godfrey Kirumira and SK Mbuga, The Tower Post has learnt. Local radio station Capital FM reported on Monday morning that the self-styled tycoons were required to appear at CID headquarters in Kibuli. Although the cases preferred against the two

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