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SALAAM MUSUMBA VS HAJJAT WATONGOLA IN ROUND 2

Kamuli - The National Resistance Movement Party has endorsed HajjatRehemaWatongola again to face off with FDC stalwart Salaam Musumba in the Kamuli Municipality by-election.

Rehema Watongola defeated close party rival MasitulaNamatovu in the party Primaries, polling 5351 against 2477 votes. Others in the race included Samuel Walujjo, Godfrey Mwesige, Sanubi Namusisi and Ceasar Lukalu

Hajjat Watongola lost her Parliamentary seat following a legal suit by Salaam Musumba challenging her academic credentials.

Immediately after winning the seat in February last year, Watongola enrolled for A’ Level studies, sitting for her final exams in December 2016. The electoral commission subsequently cleared her candidature.

Polling is set for 12th April 2016

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MUSLIMS CELEBRATE COOPERATIVE WEEK

By Isaac Tenywa

Kibuli: In one of the events to celebrate the UN International Cooperatives Day, the Muslim Community in Uganda has joined the wave to celebrate the activities of the cooperators across the Country.

POLICE ARRESTS IRON BAR HIT MEN IN GULU

Gulu-The Police in Gulu have rounded up 19 suspected iron bar hit men, from different locations in the town. The operation that combed all the suburbs in the northern town discovered several kilograms of opium, stolen household items, and dangerous objects like knives, iron bars, Pangas, machetes and short stabbing spears. The police also say among suspects included 2 women found in the house at the time of arrest.

KAZINDA’S GHOST HAUNTS OPM

The ghost of the embattled former Principal Accountant at the Office of the Prime Minister Godfrey Kazinda sentenced for more than 5 years, continues haunting technical staffs at the Office of the Prime Minister. The Auditor General’s report of 2014/2015 discovered a chain of fraudulent payments totaling to SHS 3.6 billion to individual Private bank accounts reportedly run by OPM staff.

COURT SUMMON GENERAL KATUMBA OVER SEJUSA

High Court has issued summons against the Chief of Defence Forces-General Katumba Wamala to answer queries on why the UPDF has refused to retire General David Sejusa Tinyefuza despite the fact that the Army withdrew guns, uniform and aren’t paying him salary.

Justice Margaret Oguli Oumo of the Civil Division ordered the Attorney

EDUCATE SKILLS UGANDA THROUGH SCHOOLS

By UTN Reporter Kampala - The Civil Society has joined schools to fight the denting unemployment problem that bites hard especially among the youths in the urban centers.

GEN MUHOOZI VISITS SOMALIA

Mogadishu - The Commander of the Uganda Special Forces, Maj Gen. Muhoozi Kaneirugaba, has commended the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for supporting Somali security forces in fighting Al-Shabaab militants in the country. Gen. Kaneirugaba particularly singled out Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) soldiers for praise, saying their courage

UGANDAN WANTS COMPENSATION FROM JAPANESE EMBASSY

Kampala - A Ugandan Business man wants the Japanese Embassy to compensate him after Japanese Police tortured him. Paul Kiryowa wants Medical compensation to the tune of US $130,000 from the Japanese Embassy in Uganda, claiming he was tortured by the Japanese Police in Tokyo six years ago.

MUMBERE REMANDED TO LUZIRA IN BAD HEALTH

Omusinga wa Rwenzururu Charles Wesley Mumbere, has complained of his deteriorating health situation after being denied access to medical treatment. Through his lawyers Caleb Alaka, Sam Muyizi, and Evans Ochieng, Mumbere told the Jinja Chief Magistrate Francis Kaggwa that he has been denied access to his personal medical doctor at Nalufenya, where he had been detained

KAYIHURA COMES CLEAN ON ROAD CARNAGE

The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has lashed out at reports that complacency in the traffic police has caused the rampant accidents along Masaka road. Kayihura was speaking at a press briefing at the police headquarters at Naguru, defending the force’s traffic Police as clean and not to blame for the road carnage that has claimed over 20 lives in a space of five days.