Jackie Chandiru and Navio get unplugged

The average reveller at the monthly unplugged sessions at Club Silk will not care much about the guy plucking the guitar, playing the piano or drums, but Myko Ouma made his presence felt during Jackie and Navio’s show on Thursday. He pierced the air with good music as he emotionally plucked his guitar, getting the attention of the otherwise dismissive crowd during the intermission as main acts Navio and Jackie took a breather. To christen Ouma the Ugandan Carlos Santana only tries to show how good this guitarist is, for Santana is internationally acclaimed, having pioneered rock, salsa and jazz fusions. Well, Ouma was playing as part of the band that backed the main acts, giving a richer representation with …

Kitende oust Kibuli to book date with Masaka in semis

Yesterday’s results Rock High 0-2 Bulo Yale High 0 (4)–0(2) Standard Masaka 2-0 Nakaseke Kitende 2-0 Kibuli Today (semis) Bulo Parents v Yale High (2pm) Kitende v Masaka (4pm) Eddie Mubiru scored two thunderous goals as St Mary’s Kitende eliminated fellow giants Kibuli at the quarterfinal stage of the Copa Coca-Cola Championship here yesterday. The Kitende skipper opened the scoring two minutes into the game with a long range shot that weaved through a stranded Kibuli defence to send hundreds of passionate fans into frenzy. Mubiru, who is featuring in the tournament for the last time, then curled a free kick into the net on 19 minutes to extend Kitende’s lead and take his tally to three in the event. …

Mutebi keen on SMC Rally

NRC standings Susan Muwonge 160 points Ronald Ssebuguzi 100 Wycliff Bukenya 75 Nasser Mutebi 75 Edson Munghereza 60 Reigning champion Nasser Mutebi is eager to prove his credentials as drivers prepare to zoom off in the Southern Motor Club (SMC) Challenge Rally set for the districts of Rakai and Masaka from tomorrow. Mutebi won last year’s National Rally Championship (NRC) title without picking a single calendar event win but the MOGAS-sponsored driver plans on making a statement this weekend. “Last year, it was all about caution. This season, I have a better car (Subaru N8) to compete favourably,” Mutebi told Daily Monitor as he prepared to go route recceing today. He will come up against fellow homeboy Ponsiano Lwakataka, also …

Chaos erupts in Kampala city

Chaos has erupted across the city,with most of the roads impassable. The chaos is notable in the city along Kampala Road, Bwaise, Gayaza, Kalerwe, Mengo, Natete, among others. Youths also attempted to block the road in front of the police headquarters in Kibuli and were dispersed. KFM’s Solomon Oseku is in Kibuli says burning tires were put in front of the police offices, before they were dispersed. Parts of Nasser road also turned earlier as demonstrators blocked the road. The police was also deployed quickly to restore calm. Scenes of people running for their lives and cars being driven at break neck speed are common in different areas. Nakulabye and Kasubi are reported to be chaotic, with the protests said …

100 injured, the Red Cross reports

The Uganda Red Cross says at least 100 people have been injured in the protests that rocked the city today. One person is reported to have died during the protests while the 100 have sustained both minor and major injuries. Speaking to KFM the secretary general Uganda Red Cross Society Micheal Nataka says these have been taken to different health centre. Nataka says the patients were mainly from areas of Najjanankumbi, Ntinda, Kasubi, Kireka, Kasangati, Kawempe and Kiwatule. He says most of the injuries were caused by consumption of teargas, stones and beatings.