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More evidence unearthed in ATM theft case

The Police have recovered more gadgets allegedly used by the Bulgarians suspected to have been involved in ATM robberies. These were got from their residence in Naalya. These include 2 machines used to copy ATM card numbers, screw drivers and drills among others. The suspects have been identified as Ivan Ganchen, Anthony Dimitov, Adrian Dimitov and Micen Katserski. The police spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Region Ibin Senkumbi says the suspects are not cooperating with the police and this is delaying the investigations. They say they do not understand English and need an interpreter. Senkumbi says the police is now working with Interpol to get the interpreters so the suspects can make statements. The Police say they have discovered that these …

New Cabinet Named

President Museveni has made changes in his cabinet bringing on board new figures. Among the newly appointed minister is Member of Parliament Frank Tumwebaze. He is now the minister in charge of presidency. Kasule Justine Lumumba government chief whip, Minister Maria Mutagamba has been transferred from the environment ministry to tourism wildlife and antiquities. Ajedra Gabriel is coming on board as state minister for investment while Aston Kajara maintains his portfolio as privatization under the same ministry. Minister Ephraim Kamuntu who has been tourism minister is now water and environment minister. Hon Eng John Nasaasira is also bouncing back as a minister for general duties and so is Sam Kuteesa as foreign affairs minister. In health, Sarah Opendi has been …

Kiprotich is back home!

Golden Boy Stephen Kiprotich has returned home. He has led the victorious Team Uganda from London 2012 Olympic Games. 23-year-old Stephen Kiprotich who won Uganda’s first Olympic gold in 40 years, jetted in at 7:45am aboard British Airways. Kiprotich was received by a number of government officials including education and Sports minister Jesca Alupo, Sports State Minister Charles Bakabulindi as well as senior members of the Sabiny community. The officials are currently addressing a news conference held in the VIP lounge at the Entebbe airport. At 11 o’clock, Kiprotich will proceed to State House Entebbe and will be received by His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni to officially welcome and congratulate him upon the significant achievement he has attained for his …

Prof. Barya out of MUK VC Race

News coming in from Makerere University indicates that Prof. Venancius Barya has been dropped from the race for the Vice Chancellor. Barya has been dropped alongside his archrival Prof. Katunguka Rwakyishaya. The University Senate sat this morning chaired by Prof. Sande Tickodri-Togboa, the acting Vice Chancellor in charge of finance and administration. This leaves 3 finalists in the race including Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe who got 52 votes, Prof. John Dumba Sentamu who got 42 votes and Prof. Edward Kirumira. Prof. Kirumira reportedly tied Prof. Barya in 3rd position, forcing a re-run, which saw the former win with a one-vote difference at 32. The report from Senate will now be forwarded to the University Council, which will choose two names that …