𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐂𝐇 17, 2023
🇺🇬 Mayuge man dies in pit latrine as he tries to recover mobile phone
📌A 31 year-old Iddi Muyimba from Mayuge District has died after he suffocated inside a pit latrine while attempting to retrieve his mobile phone. Muyimba’s phone is reported to have slipped and fell into the latrine as he tried to redeeem it. His family members say they waited for him to come out of the pit latrine for almost one hour invain, prompting them to dig up the lower walls only to find his lifeless body floating in the faecal waste. Busoga East Police Spokesperson, Diana Nandawula says that the deceased’s body has been taken to Bukatuube Health Centre III mortuary for post moterm.
🇺🇬 Uganda Police acquires 50 new anti-riot vehicles
📌The Uganda Police Force has Friday acquired improved classified anti riot equipment including Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) and Riot Control Vehicles (RCVs) to aid public order operations. AIGP Richard Edyegu, the Police Director of Engineering, and Logistics handed over 15 APCs and 50 RCVs to the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP), Maj. General Geoffrey Tumusiime Katsigazi at a function held at Police headquarters in Naguru to equip the Field Force Police (FFP) with improved versions which can handle current operational challenges, and improve the operational capacity of Anti Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) in the Karamoja sub-region.
🇺🇬 UPDF puts out of action 5 ADF fighters, recovers ammunition
UPDF has put up a deadly ambush against ADF in the Eastern DRC in the general areas of Katanga in Ituri province putting out of action 5 ADF fighters. Maj. General Dick Olum, the overall Commander of Operation Shujja and his Commanders recovered 4 SMGs, several rounds of ammunitions, improvised explosive Devices and communication equipments in Ituri province.
🇺🇬 Uganda Cooperative College Academic Registrar thrown out of Office
📌The Government Council of Uganda Co-operative College Tororo (UCCT) has directed the College Principal to terminate services of the Academic Registrar Solomon Amodoi over unprofessional conduct. In a letter dated January 27, 2023 to Caroline Acaru, Dr Edward Andama, the Chairman of the 2nd Governing Council directed that Amodoi’s contract should not be renewed after expiry on December 30, 2022.
🇺🇬 KANUNGU: Accounts Officer arrested for embezzling Shs 218M
📌The Kanungu District Assistant Accounts Officer, Charles Mugisha, has been arrested by the Office of Inspector General of Government on charges of embezzlement. Sam Agaba, the Inspector General in charge of Kigezi sub-region said that Mugisha was arrested on allegations of embezzling over sh218.8m while employed as a senior accounts assistant for Kanungu district local government.
🇺🇬 MBALE: Police intercepts car with stolen cattle
📌Police in Mbale have intercepted and impounded a vehicle belonging to suspected thieves loaded with cattle. According to Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region Police spokesperson, the impounded vehicle is Toyota Noah registration number UBD699F. He says the vehicle was intercepted at Bungokho Sub County in Mbale District along Tororo- Mbale highway at around 2:00AM. Taitika says the yet to be identified driver and other occupants abandoned the truck with the animals and took off. He says Police got three stolen cows in the boot suspected to have been stolen from Manafwa or Namisindwa District. The recovered animals and vehicle are at Busoba Police Post as investigations continue.
🇺🇬 SIRONKO: MP urges people living in disaster-prone Areas to vacate
📌People living in disaster-prone areas in Sironko District have been urged to vacate and relocate to safer places. The call was made by Florence Nambozo, the Woman MP for Sironko District while speaking to hundreds of mothers at Budadiri play ground in Budadiri Town Counci, l in Sironko District. Sironko is one of the disaster prone districts with sub counties like Zesui, Masaba and Bugitimwa.
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🌍 KENYA: Raila Odinga declares “mother of all protests”
📌Raila Odinga maintained that he will not be intimidated to call off the countrywide protests planned for Monday, March 20. In his first public meeting in Nakuru since losing to President Ruto in last year’s elections, Raila declared the upcoming protests the “mother of all protests” that will bring the country to a standstill. Raila listed six reasons to justify the protest, including refusal by President Ruto to allow the audit of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) servers, high cost of living, nepotism, broken promises, and an illegitimate Government.
🌍 KENYA: World Food Programme commits Ksh.7 Billion to mitigate famine
📌The World Food Programme (WFP) has committed Ksh.7Billion as relief assistance to at least 940,300 people facing famine in 10 counties. While speaking with the Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, the agency Country Director Lauren Landis said food and cash will be distributed under the Lisha Jamii Phase II programme between April and September 2023.
🌍 Mystery ‘nose-bleeding’ illness hits Tanzania, three dead
📌Tanzania’s Health Ministry has dispatched a team of health experts to investigate a mysterious disease that has claimed the lives of five people northwestern region of Kagera which borders Uganda.
The illness was detected in a total of seven people (with) symptoms including fever, vomiting, bleeding in various body parts and kidney failure.
🌍 Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu in South Africa to boost Security, Trade
📌Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has met South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in the capital Pretoria on Thursday to discuss security cooperation and trade opportunities between the two countries. Hassan explained that they have agreed to enhance cooperation in the areas of trade and investment considering that South Africa is among the main sources of direct foreign investment in Tanzania.
🌍 South African Security ready for those who want to strike- President Ramaphosa
📌President Cyril Ramaphosa warned on Thursday that South Africa’s Security’s forces would protect the country from “disorder and anarchy” after a left wing party called for a nationwide strike next week to try to force him out. The country’s third largest party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called for a national shutdown on Monday demanding Ramaphosa’s resignation for his handling of South Africa’s ‘sickly’ economy, electricity shortages and unemployment.
🌍 UK bans TikTok on Government phones
📌Britain said on Thursday it would ban TikTok on Government phones with immediate effect, a move that follows other Western countries in barring the Chinese-owned video app over Security concerns. TikTok has come under increasing scrutiny due to fears that user data from the app owned by Beijing-based company ByteDance could end up in the hands of the Chinese Government, undermining Western Security’s interests.