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MINISTER KABAFUNZAKI’S AIDE DENIED BAIL

By UTN Reporter Kampala - Bruce Lubowa the Interior Designer who was arrested with Minister for Labour Hebert Kabafunzaki over a 5million shilling bribe, has been denied bail by the Anti-corruption court, after failing to present substantial sureties and proper documentation assuring court whether he has a fixed place of residence.

Chief Magistrate Alum Agnes ruled that Lubowa's Lawyer appeared unprepared for his client's bail application, and she had no option but to dismiss the application.

Magistrate Alum has now remanded Lubowa to Luzira prison till 19th April for mention of his case.

Lubowa is accused of having conspired with Minister Herbert Kabafunzaki to solicit for a bribe of shs. 15m between 6th and 8th April in Kampala.

The Minister was yesterday released on bail after denying the allegation, while his Political Assistant Brian Mugabo who pleaded guilty was sent on remand till 19th.April to receive sentence.

Mugabo admitted having hidden the money knowing that it had been accepted by the Minister as a bribe, so that he enables him escape punishment.

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UGANDAN ARMY SOLDIER KILLS 7 AT MAKINDYE BARRACKS, SHOT HIMSELF

A Ugandan soldier attached to Makindye Military Barracks has shot fellow killed seven people, including three children, in a shooting spree at a military police barracks in the capital, Kampala.

The soldier identified as Sgt Isaac Obua allegedly

GOVERNMENT CLARIFIES ON ARV SHORTAGE

Kampala - Government has clarified on the shortage of Antiretral Viral drugs in the country, blaming it on the change in the policy establishment and procurement procedures. This comes at the back drop of an acute scarcity of the drugs, raising an alarm from health facilities and AIDS patients in the countryside. Late last year, Civil Society Organizations dealing in treatment

MASAKA GETS SH700M MUSIC SCHOOL

Masaka - As more Ugandans venture into the music industry, a Germany based International School of languages and Studio Production has opened up at Bwala hill in Masaka municipality with a vision to help more youths develop their talents. Sophie Schaaf a German student who led a team of five others broke the ground for the construction of the school at Bwala hill.

POLLING ASSISTANT SURVIVES LYNCHING

Masaka - Police at Buwunga Sub County headquarters in Masaka had to save a Poling assistant from the angry mob that accused her vote rigging The mob accused Sophia Namirembe of giving out multiple ballot papers to voters of a particular candidate in the race. After realizing that, the voters turned violent, wanting

ELECTORAL OBSERVERS URGED TO BE OBJECTIVE-EC

Kampala: The electoral commission is urging all electoral observers to be objective as they look at the electoral process.

The remark has been made by the EC boss Eng. Badru Kiggundu at a National briefing of election observers on the 2016 general elections at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

The briefing which is one of the final events of the commission in the run up

USPA TO AWARD SPORTS PERSONALITIES OF 2016

Lugogo - Sports Journalists under their body USPA, Uganda Sports Press Association will award over 60 Sports personalities who excelled in year 2016 in various sports disciplines.<\p>

The sports men to be awarded were selected basing on their achievements

MAJ. KIGUNDU MURDER TRIAL STALLS

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - Hearing of the bail application of 4 Tabliq Moslems, who are on remand for the alleged murder of Maj. Muhammad Kiggundu and his body guard Sgt. Steven Mukasa, has not taken off before the Kampala High court.

DGF AND UMWA LAUNCH MEDIA GENDER EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

BY NANTEZA RITAH

The Uganda media women’s association {UMWA} has launched a media for gender equality and social justice that focuses at promoting

HUNDREDS DIE AS MEDICS’ STRIKE BITES HARD

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - At least 56 people lose their lives every day in the country, as a result of the ongoing Doctors’ Countrywide industrial action.