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Lightning strikes dead 2 family members in Alebtong

By Patrick Ebong Lightning has struck dead two family members including a pregnant woman in Alebtong district. The incident which happened at Abalu village, in Angetta parish, Omoro sub-county. The deceased are a 22 year old woman only identified as Scovia who was 3 month pregnant and an 11 year old boy only identified as Emmanuel. According to the LCIII chairman of Omoro sub-county, Robert Okullo, the lightning struck their house twice during a light afternoon rain.

Vendors threaten to abandon market over poor hygiene in Mbale

By Yahudu Kitunzi Market vendors along Soroti road market in Northern Division, Mbale municipality have threatened to abandon the facility due to poor sanitation and hygiene. The market, which is also commonly known as Kikindu is covered in a very unpleasant smell with flies hovering around all day, a situation which, vendors say, has driven customers away. The market vice chairperson, Tom Kidandi, says heaps of garbage have taken almost six months without being collected by the municipal council. However, Mbale Municipal Council Deputy Speaker, Yasin Wabomba Kawanguzi, blames the poor sanitation and hygiene on market management, whom, he says have failed to play their roles, effectively. The market occupied by about 1500 vendors started operating in 1999.  

Over 2700 Muslim students are sitting their IPLE today

By Nateebwa Shamim About 2,750 primary school pupils from 154 Muslim schools across the country are starting their final Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) Islamic Primary Leaving Exams today i an exercise that will take a full week. According UMSC Secretary  for Education, Sheikh Juma Bakhit Cucu who flagged off these exams on behalf of the Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramathan Mubajje at UMSC headquarters at old Kampala last evening, this is a great achievement because there is an increase in the number of candidates this year compared to 1,838 last year. He has applauded the IPLE board for this tireless effort to see that muslims have a centralized body to manage axams. Sheikh Cucu also urged all stakeholders …

Appeals court sends former PS Kashaka back to prison

By Ruth Anderah  The Court of Appeal has sent back to Luzira prison, interdicted former Permanent Secretary in the ministry of Local Government. In their judgement, three Court of Appeal justices have ordered Kashaka to serve the 10 years and 10 days handed to him earlier by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire over the LC1 bicycle scam. The judgement was in regard to an appeal in which interdicted Ministry of Local Government officials including; permanent secretary John Kashaka Muhanguzi and Principal Accountant Henry Bamutura  challenged their jail sentences for causing financial loss to government in a 2011 LC1 bicycle scam. It has been delivered by justices; Elizabeth Musoke, Hellen Obura and Cheborion Barishaki. All the 5 suspects were out on bail since …

Former NSSF managing director Jamwa sent back to prison

By Ruth Anderah Former National Social Security Fund managing Director, David Chandi Jamwa, has today been sent back to Luzira prison to serve his 12-year jail term after his bail was cancelled. This is after the Supreme Court confirmed charges of causing a 3.1 billion shilling loss to the Fund in October 2007. The move followed a majority decision of 3 against 2 justices who have upheld as legal the 12-year jail term that was handed to him by the Anti-Corruption Court in 2011 and confirmed by the Court of Appeal last year. Justices; Eldard Mwangushya, Dr .Lillian Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza and Paul Mugamba have ruled that after a careful re-evaluation of evidence, they have found no reason to tamper with …