𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐂𝐇 07, 2023
🇺🇬 Court of Appeal Justice Kenneth Kakuru dies at 65
📌 The Judiciary Spokesperson Jamson Karemani has confirmed that the Court of Appeal, Justice Kenneth Kakuru died in the wee hours of Tuesday morning at the age of 65. Kakuru was admitted at Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi with Stage Four Prostate Cancer. The outspoken Judge in 2021 applied to retire seven years earlier due to a health condition he was dealing with.
🇺🇬 Three perish in road crash along Mbale- Soroti highway
📌 Three people have been confirmed dead following a fatal road accident that happened on Monday, March 6 at Tamula in Bukedea District along the Mbale-Soroti highway. According to Gregory Oscar Ageca, the East Kyoga police spokesperson, the incident involving motor vehicle registration number UBK 702H occurred at around 4 PM. Ageca says the motor vehicle was overspending when its tyre burst, causing it to veer off the road hence killing the driver, a one Tukei Amis, Arukundo Christine a female adult passenger, and a yet-to-be-identified female adult passenger on spot. Police has identified the wounded as Florence Aruo, two female minors who were rushed to Atutur hospital, and other victims who were rushed to Mbale regional referral hospital.
🇺🇬 Lango Cultural Institution urges Lango people to reject homosexuality
📌Lango Cultural Institution, Tekwaro Lango has backed Government efforts to fight homosexuality, describing the practice as an “abnormal lifestyle choice”. In a press statement, Dr. Moses Michael Odongo Okune, the Tekwaro Lango Paramount Chief, urged the people of Lango to reject the practice with the contempt it deserves.
🇺🇬 Mufti Mubbaje suspends Sheema District Kadhi over adultery
📌The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubbaje has suspended the Kadhi of Sheema Muslim District, Sheikh Abdu-Majid Kamarampaka on charges of adultery, abuse of office, corruption and disrespect. He replaced him with Sheikh Sulaiman Kafeero in an acting capacity pending the approval of the College of Sheikhs-Majlis Al Ulama. The Mufti made the decision in a special meeting convened by Sheema Muslim District Council at Kabwohe Hotel in Kabwohe Town in Sheema district.
🇺🇬 Veteran writer John Nagenda laid to rest
📌The Senior Presidential Advisor on Media and Public Relations, John Nagenda has been buried at his home in Buloba on Mityana Road. The veteran journalist died on Saturday at Mediapal International Hospital, after being ill for some time. He died aged 84. Faruk Kirunda, the Deputy Presidential Press Secretary said the Office of the President has been incharge of all the arrangements.
🇺🇬 BoU tips financial institutions on agriculture credit
📌Bank of Uganda has called on participating financial institutions responsible for ensuring that the credit facilities under the Agriculture Credit Facility are adequately secured to protect interests of both government and respective participating financial institutions. The call was sounded by Deputy Governor Bank of Uganda, Michael Atingi-Ego during a one-day agriculture facility workshop organized to sensitize financial institutions about the fund.
🇺🇬 KCCA to build Shs63b traffic control tower
📌Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has secured a grant of Shs63 billion from the Japanese Government to help the authority tackle traffic jam. According to a press statement issued by KCCA Monday, some of the major interventions that would be undertaken to ease traffic flow include the establishment of a traffic control system centre at City Hall named Management of Origin-Destination Related Adaptation for Traffic Optimisation (MODERATO), signalization of up to 27 junctions and the removal of five roundabouts.
🇺🇬 BUKEDEA: Teacher arrested over theft of school computers
📌Gerald Ampulire, the Director of Studies at Malera- Kabarwa Seed Secondary School in Bukedea District is in trouble over the disappearance of 14 computers from the school laboratory. Ampulire, who teaches Christian Religious Education (CRE) was arrested after a Police dog led detectives to his house on Monday. Ben Angura, the Chairperson School Board of Governors says that before his arrest, the same teacher had accused three students of stealing the computers and they are all under police custody.
🇺🇬 BUSHENYI: Residents urged to embrace ‘bulungi bwansi’
📌Cohen Amanya, the Executive Director Kyampene Foundation has urged people to embark on bulung bwansi, commonly known as communal cleaning other than waiting for Government to work on them. Amanya made the remarks while handing over the 8 culverts he donated to Bitooma B and Nyakibaya Cell, Bitooma Town Council in Bushenyi District.
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🌍 Tanzania bans boarding for Lower Primary pupils
📌The Tanzanian Government has banned boarding at nursery and lower years at primary schools, saying their aim is to give children the opportunity to bond with their families, understanding the traditions, cultures and values of the country. Education Commissioner Lyabwene Mtahabwa says boarding services for children up to the age of 10 will end next month, and they will remain as day scholars until they reach the next grade known in Tanzania as Standard Five.
🌍 DRC: M23 rebels urged to abide by ceasefire pledge
📌The UN Secretary General has urged M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo to respect a ceasefire agreement set to come into effect on Tuesday. Antonio Guterres has welcomed regional and international efforts led by the Angolan President and the African Union to try to stop a conflict that has displaced hundreds of thousands already. He has asked the M23 to honor a pledge to cease hostilities to facilitate full and effective withdrawal from areas it has occupied, some near Goma, the biggest city in the east of the country.
🌍 DRC: Hundreds protest in Goma
📌Hundreds of people displaced by conflict in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo marched through Goma on Monday, demanding aid and improved conditions at camps in Rutshuru territory.
“We are in the street today because of the lack of food. Some people have benefited from the food given by the Government, but we have not had any and our children are dying of hunger every day,” the protesters said.
🌍 Human rights remain dire in Eritrea – UN
📌The United Nations has said Eritrea’s record on human rights remains dire and shows no signs of improvement. The UN’s deputy high commissioner for human rights, Nada Al-Nashif, said the withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray was very slow and largely incomplete. She said there were credible reports of torture, arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances.