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POLICE SPOKESMAN ESCAPES ASSASSINS

By UTN Reporter

Police Deputy spokes person Patrick Onyango has survived an assassination according to sources.

Onyango, who hails from Kireka a Kampala suburb escaped the boda boda killers on Thursday night at about 10 pm just near him Home in Kira Sub County.

While narrating his ordeal, Onyango says two men on a motor bike followed him at close range, while wielding guns.

Onyango says he survived the attack when the two tried to stop them, before he jumped off the moving bike, and dashed into the neighboring semi slum area at 10 pm.

Onyango who is now nursing deep injuries gave television interviews earlier in the week that the force is investigating cases where MP's Gerald Karuhanga, William Nzhoghu and Connie Galiwango had reportedly received death threats from unknown people.

This comes hardly a month after the assassination of former Buyende DPC Muhammed Kirumira near his home in Bulenga, a Kampala suburb. Last year in a similar attack Police Spokesman AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi was slain just meters from his home in Kulambiro, a Kampala suburb.

The duo and more other people have all been murdered by assailants moving on Motor cycles.

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INVESTORS DECRY TAX HIKE

Kampala - Foreign companies are asking the government and especially the finance ministry to review on the import duty to save the investment sector in Uganda. Many of these have noted with concern the high taxes levied on them to do business in the country. This comes in days after the Finance Minister Matia Kasaija proposed a cocktail of taxes in the post-election budget.

UGANDANS TO UNDER GO DRILLS ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT-ECWERU

Kampala-The ministry in charge of disaster preparedness wants all Ugandans of sound mind to undergo disaster management drills in order to be prepared whenever disaster occurs. With the rain season on and frequent earthquake incidences, the Minister Musa Ecweru says disaster prone areas continue to put Government on tension as many lives are at a risk.

LAND CONFLICTS CRIPPLE DEVELOPMENT IN ACHOLI

Land access, ownership and use offers the only source of survival to the vast majority of impoverished Ugandans especially those residing in post conflict regions of the country. This vital resource has now however turned into a source of conflict between communities, families and clans as post war land wrangles wage-on in Acholi sub region, undermining development and the resettlement processes.

HENRY KAJURA OUT

1st Deputy Premier and Public Service Minister Henry Kajura

Attorney General Ruhindi Fred…is also trailing in Nakawa.

Minister Vicent Nyanzi loses

BUGANDA'S 9,000 MILO LAND GIVEN TO ROYALS

The Chairperson of the Uganda Land Commission Baguma Isoke has told the Lands Committee of Parliament ahead of the cabinet proposal to Amendment of the Land Policy of Uganda; that the controversial 900,000 square mails Buganda Kingdom claims that was taken by government, was never titled according to the 1907 and 1908 original titles of Uganda that were done by the colonial government.

FORUM OF PARLIAMENTS ELECTION OBSERVERS DISMAY BESIGYE POLICE SAGA

Kampala: A group of Election Observers from the Forum of Parliaments of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region are in the country to observe the 18th Feb polls.

These expressed dismay over death of supporters of the FDC Opposition leader

KIPLOTICH PULLS OUT OF LONDON RACE

By UTN Reporter

Wakiso - Uganda’s most decorated runners Stephen Kiprotich and Moses Kipsiro have confirmed they will miss next month’s World Athletics Championships in London.

KAYIHURA 7 OTHER SENIOR OFFICERS SUMMONED OVER BRUTALITY

Kampala:The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura is summoned by Makindye Chief Magistrates Court to answer to the criminal charges privately instituted against him and seven other senior officers in connection to the recent brutal clobbering of Dr Besigye supporters.

According to the criminal summons signed off by Chief Magistrate Richard Mafabi

WHO HOLDS POWER BEFORE PRESIDENT TAKES OATH?

Kololo - Although transition of power from the incumbent to a new government in uganda is absolutely a constitutional provision, Change of power from democratically elected president a rare notion because.

The current government comes to an end tonight and the chief justice