Lightning injures 13 in Alebtong

Thirteen more people have sustained injuries after lightning struck a police radio communication antenna at Omoro Sub county headquarters, Alebtong district. Most of the victims were farmers who had turned up at the Sub county Headquarters for a NAADS meeting. The LC3 Chairman Omoro sub county Robert Okullu says they had sought shelter near a building whose rooftop was struck during a heavy down pour. He says the victims sustained varying degrees of burns and were rushed to Omoro Health Centre for treatment. This is the second time lighting has struck the district in just three days. Atleast three people were struck dead by lightning on Saturday, while 15 others escaped with injuries and were taken to Lira Regional Referral …

Lightning strikes again, injures 4 children

Four children have been struck by lightning in Mayuge district. The tragedy has occurred at Bukasero village in Bukatube sub-county in Mayuge district and the affected children have been rushed to Bukasero health centre in critical condition. Their father John Baturi says the children were playing in his compound from where they were all struck. The affected include 8 year old Sharon, 6-year old Reagan, Jovia who is 3 years old and one year old Prossy. Baturi says the lightning struck out of the blue with no sign of rainfall. This is the 5th time lightening has struck areas of Busoga region within a period of one week, leaving 3 dead and several nursing injuries. Last week, lighting claimed lives …

Former mayor Ssebagala evicted

The eviction of former Kampala mayor Alhajji Nasser Ntege Ssebagala from the Town Clerk’s House along Sezibwa road has started. The exercise is being conducted by KCC Law enforcement officers together with the police. Ssebagala who spent an hour in talks with the police has left the place after being asked to do so by the Kampala Metropolitan police Commander Grace Turyagumanawe. Turyagumanawe has assured Ssebagala that all his property will be delivered at his home. KCC communications consultant Patrick Mugyenyi was reportedly beaten up by Ssebagala supporters, 15 of whom are at the house. Ssebagala’s men who are reportedly armed with sticks are watching the process keenly. Anti-riot police is heavily deployed along Sezibwa road as the eviction continues. …

Jamwa released on bail

Former NSSF MD David Jamwa has been granted bail by the Court of Appeal.  He has been asked to pay 10 million Shillings cash and to sign court bond worth 500 million shillings not cash.  Jamwa has been released, pending determination of the appeal challenging his conviction and sentence.  The former NSSF MD was sentenced to 12 years in jail after court convicted him on charges of abuse of office and causing financial loss of 3 billion Shillings.  Justice Augustine Nshimye has also asked Jamwa to add his wife Christine Jamwa to the list of five sureties, since the land title being used as security in the case is her names.  The six sure have also been asked to execute bonds …

Museveni tours Kampala

President Yoweri Museveni is reported to have paid a surprise visit to the city last night, inspecting the ongoing works. Museveni is said inspected works on various roads as well as the waste management plant at Saint Balikudembe Market. The president, whose tour began at around 11.00pm, was reportedly impressed by what he saw and pledged continued support to the Kampala Capital City Authority. This is according to the city Executive Director Jennifer Musisi, who says the President challenged the city management to continue working towards improving its image. The city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago however says that he is shocked that the president chose to conduct the tour without bothering to inform him. Lukwago says the President has to …