Mak VC protest latest ranking of Mak

By Damali Mukhaye. Makerere University Vice chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe has protested the latest ranking of the university in research. A report has ranked Makerere third in research among 40 universities in the sub-Saharan region. According to Nawangwe, Makerere University is the second university in research on the continent hence it is impossible that the university is ranked third in this particular report. He says their only competitor is the University of Cape Town asserting that if someone has displaced them, it is because the research was done on a particular discipline. According to the findings that were conducted by professors from the University of Cambridge, most research was conducted on primary education followed by research on secondary education and …

Police takes figure and foot prints from FDC to government laboratory

By Damali Mukhaye  Police has taken the samples of the foot and figure prints it obtained from the offices of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) following the break in. Police on Wednesday arrested a private security guard stationed at the FDC offices following the Monday night incident where unknown people broke into the offices of the party electoral commission and disappeared with four computers, monitors and printers. Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson Luke Owesigire tells KFM that police has so far recovered two CPUs and one monitor from the scene, 3 monitors and 2 CPUs are still missing. He said that the security guard, is still under police custody to help police in its investigation since he is …

Mother tries to stab her daughter for allegedly sleeping with her father

By Shamim Annet Birungi, 37, a mother of 7 children tried to stab her own daughter Patience Akampurira, 19 years, on allegation that she had slept with her husband. The incident happened at Bijengye village in Kyabugyimbi sub-county Bushenyi district. Akampurira says, her mother sent her to a nearby shop to buy cooking oil and when she reached there it started raining ,thus  waiting  until it stopped and when she returned she started accusing her for sleeping with husband. “She wanted to cut my neck but as I tried running away from her, she pierced my leg and she fell down,” Akampurira said. Akampurira whom we found at Mulago hospital trying to get a scan added that, as she was …

LDC management seeks police to foil today’s student’s demonstration

By Juliet Nalwooga The management of the Law Development Center, has sought the intervention of police to foil a looming demonstration by over 200 former students due today. Led by Kenneth Mugarura, the students are protesting against the refusal by LDC to release their results in August this year after they sat for examinations under a temporary injunction order of the High Court in Kampala. The center has since declined to release the results on grounds that they are awaiting for the final court ruling on 9th December to determine whether it is legal for a student to sit for supplementary exams more than once. The center’s Secretary Didas Bakunzi who has written to police says they cannot allow a …

Kaggwa to be buried today

BY Damali Mukhaye The Uganda human rights commission boss Med Kaggwa will be laid to rest today at his ancestral home in Mpigi district. Kaggwa is reported to have succumbed to high blood pressure yesterday at Case clinic in Kampala. The Kawempe North MP Latif Ssebaggala, who is also a member on the rights commission says that Kaggwa will be buried this afternoon. The body of the late was last evening taken to his residential home at Mawanda home after a post –mortem report was done on him at Mulago hospital. The results from the post mortem report are expected today. Until the time of his death, Kaggwa had served as chairperson of the Commission for more than 8 years. …