Home > NATIONAL (Page 110)

CHILLING CONFESSION: Suspected Killer in Bushenyi Tycoon Murder Narrates Gruesome Act

Police in the western Uganda town of Bushenyi have in custody a “key suspect” in the murder of businessman John Headex Rwamutwe. Rwamutwe was kidnapped early this month and his body recovered in Ibanda days later. Since then police has been on a hunt for his killers. This hunt yielded fruit last Friday

Read More

Police Speaks out on Kamwenge Mayor Torture Claims

Uganda Police have responded to allegations of torture against a suspect in the murder Andrew Felix Kaweesi. Reports have emerged that Kamwenge Mayor Geoffrey Byamukama had been tortured by officers that arrested him. He is currently undergoing treatment at Nakasero Hospital in Kampala. But in a Friday statement, Police spokesperson Asan Kasingye

Read More

One Million Sim-Cards Fail Verification Test, to be Switched Off

Just a week to the deadline for the simcard verification, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has released an update of simcards that have so far been successfully verified. According to the update, details of 17 million simcards were sent for verification, 15 million have undergone verification while the details submitted for

Read More

Stanbic Bank to Pay Shs 60Bn in Dividends to Shareholders

Stanbic Bank shareholders have approved a Ush 60 billion shilling payout as dividends, represents a 50% increment from the UShs 40 billion paid in 2015. The dividend which was passed unanimously by all shareholders is equivalent to UShs 1.17 dividend per share up from UShs 0.78 the previous year. This was

Read More

Museveni to Mediate South Sudan’s Kiir-Machar Talks

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has revealed that South Sudan leader Salvar Kiir has allowed him to be the mediator in the talks to bring sanity to the world’s youngest nation that has been embroiled in blood-letting conflict since 2013. Museveni told Antonio Guterres the sidelines of the International Conference on Somalia

Read More

FULL SPEECH: What Museveni said at Somalia Conference in London  

  Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni addressed the Somalia Conference in London on May 11, 2017. Uganda is one of the nations contributing forces to the joint regional troops attempting to pacify the war-ravaged horn of Africa nation. In this full speech, Museveni talks this and more on Somalia. Excellencies Heads of

Read More

Kaweesi Murder: 8 More Suspects Charged

More suspects have been charged in relation to the murder of former Uganda Police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi,  his driver Wambewo and his body guard, Kenneth Erau. The trio was gunned down by unknown assailants in Kulambiro in Kampala in March. On Thursday, Nakawa Grade One Magistrate Noah Sajjabi charged and remanded

Read More

Sugar, Sweets Should Become a Luxury – Health Minister

Uganda’s health ministry has rejected a proposal by the finance ministry to cut taxes on sugar confectioneries and non-alcoholic drinks. Minister of state for Planning, David Bahati, had hoped that cutting the 20 per cent excise duty on chewing gum, sweets and confectionaries would reduce the increasing sugar prices. But Health minister

Read More

NRM’s Moses Walyomu Wins Kagoma County MP By-Election

The candidate for the National Resistance Movement, Moses Walyomu Muwanika, has been declared winner of the Thursday by-election in Kagoma county parliamentary by-election. Rogers Sserunjogi, the Jinja District Returning Officer, declared Walyomu winner at around 11am. According to Sserunjogi, 53,169 ballots were casts; 1,025 were invalid while 47 ballot papers were spoilt. Walyomu

Read More