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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Rev. Canon Geofrey Mbitse is newΒ  Muhabura BishopΒ 
πŸ“ŒRev. Canon Godfrey Mbitse has been enthroned as the 3rd Bishop of the Diocese of Muhabura in Kisoro District. Canon Mbitse has replaced Rt. Rev. Cranmer Mugisha who in 2021 sought early retirement. Vice President Jessica Alupo who represented President Museveni at the function encouraged Christians toΒ  embrace Government programs that will enable them to fight poverty.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Railways Corporation suspends passenger train service
πŸ“ŒThe Uganda Railways Cooperation (URC) has suspended the Kampala – Namanve Passenger train service for six months to enable repairs on the railway line. Ssengendo John Lenon, the Public Relations Officer explains that the 12.2km section is in a poor state hence the renovations.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Gov’t launches tractor scheme in Karamoja sub region
πŸ“ŒGovernment has flagged off a tractor scheme in Karamoja subregion to aid agriculture thereby curbing the hunger crisis. While flagging off the scheme on Saturday at Lokapel village, the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Hon. Frank Tumwebaze encouraged the Karamajong to diversify from animal rearing to crop growing to eliminate humger and poverty at household level.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Five perish in Buloba accidentΒ 
πŸ“ŒThe Traffic Police at Buloba Saturday registered a fatal accident at Buloba Forest Park which claimed lives of five people.Β  ASP Faridah Nampiima, the Traffic Police spokesperson says that preliminary findings indicate that motor vehicle registration number UAX628S Scania loaded with parked water from Kampala heading to Mityana,Β  had a tyre burst, lost control and rammed into five vehicles and a bodaboda, killing five on spot and injuring several others.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Six remanded for stealing palm oil
πŸ“ŒPolice has arrested six men for allegedly stealing 30 jerrycans of palm oil from a business woman in Kasese District. Dan Mumbere, Siphasi Tukundane and four others, broke into a store owned by Christine Masika in Kigoro cell trading centre, Nyamwamba division, and took off with the jerricans of the oil.Β  Presided over by Kasese Chief Magistrate Betty Ajok, Court remanded them to Mubuku Government Prison until April 12. According to Nyamwamba Division LC3 chairperson Pimako Kasereka, who also heads the division security committee, the suspects have been terrorizing the community and are among those on the wanted list.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Wakiso District launches five-year adolescent health strategic plan
πŸ“ŒWakiso district has launched a five-year adolescent health strategic plan to help address adolescent challenges. Speaking during the launch at Wakiso District headquarters, the District Health Officer (DHO) Mathias Lugoloobi said with the new strategic plan, there will be timely interventions.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ KIRUHURA: Renowned herbalist found dead after missing for several daysΒ 
πŸ“Œ The Police have discovered a decomposing body with hands tightly bound together in a ranch at Nyanga village in Rurambira parish, Nyakashashara sub-county, Kiruhura District. The victim was identified as Charles Barigye, 67, who was commonly known as Kachecheba, renown in the community for his knowledge of traditional medicine. Barigye’s family had lost contact with him, and his phone went off from March 16, 2023.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ RUBANDA: Police arrests three women over murderΒ 
πŸ“ŒPolice in Rubanda District has arrested three women in connection with the alleged murder of a 36 year old man identified as Agaba Kakambwe, a resident of Rwamahano village in Ikumiro Parish, Muko sub county in Rubanda District. The Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman ASP Elly Maate identified the suspects as Twikiirize Jeninah, Hope Tumuramye and Norah Kyabazage. It is alleged that Twikirize Jeninah, the wife to the deceased went to Mukajagi Trading Center in Rwamahano village, found the husband in a bar seated with one Rebbecca whom she suspected to have an affair with him. A fight ensued but during the scuffle, the deceased decided to run home to pick a panga but before reaching, he allegedly fell down and died under peculiar circumstances.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ IBANDA: S.4 student drowns in river during study trip
πŸ“ŒPolice is investigating how Caroline Natamba,19, a senior four student at St. Veronica Secondary School in Rushango Town Council drowned and died in Rushango River during a Geography study trip. Rwizi Regional Police Spokesman Samson Kasasira says that preliminary investigations indicate that while at the river, some of the students including the deceased started swimming and during the process, the deceased failed to support herself and drowned.

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🌍  KENYA: Raila Odinga defies calls to halt protests as Gov’t threatens action
πŸ“ŒThe Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga has defied calls to halt anti-Government protests scheduled for Monday, despite a Government ban citing public safety and property damage. Kenya’s Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua earlier on Sunday issued a stern warning to Odinga against holding continuous demonstrations in Kenya.
β€œThe Government will assert its authority and protect lives and property on Monday,” he said.

🌍 KENYA: Govt plots to shut down Internet ahead of Monday Opposition protests- Media Owners
πŸ“ŒMedia house owners and editors in Kenya say there is a ploy by the Government to shut down the internet and some media houses ahead of the fourth round of opposition demonstrations on Monday.
β€œWe have received reports of plans to shut down the broadcast media and the internet and throw the country in information darkness ahead of tomorrow’s demonstrations,” President of Kenya Editors Guild, Churchill Otieno said Sunday.

🌍 KENYA: Government considers tax reforms to entice investors 
πŸ“ŒKenya has explored tax breaks to entice investors from the West.
β€œMy Government is finalizing new tax policy guidelines that have gone through various stakeholder consultations, including inputs from AmCham. This policy that will enhance transparency in our tax regime and will take effect by June and will be in place for at least three years,” said President Ruto.

🌍 BURUNDI: Atleast 13 goldminers killed in flooded pits 
πŸ“ŒBodies of 13 gold miners have been recovered from two pits in which they were trapped by flood water. NicodΓ¨me Ndahabonyimana, a district administrator in the northwestern province of Cibitoke, said the miners could not be saved after the pits collapsed Friday night amid torrential rainfall.
β€œThe bodies of two other miners who were missing and presumed dead have not been recovered”, he said.

🌍 VATICAN: Pope presides over Palm Sunday a day after hospital discharge
πŸ“ŒPope Francis has presided over mass in St Peter’s Square Sunday, as he kicked off events leading to Easter, just a day after leaving hospital. The 86-year-old’s admittance to hospital on Wednesday with breathing difficulties sparked concerns he may not be well enough to attend a series of rites in the most important week on the Christian calendar. He looked serious as he followed the procession through St Peter’s Square of religious figures, including red-robed cardinals, carrying large palm leaves and olive branches.

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