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07:55
07:55

24 Arrested in Kumi Video Halls Kumi Municipality 1 1

According to the Kumi District Police Commander, Charles Mugisa, the video operators were warned several times to adhere to the Presidential guidelines of no gatherings but they instead paid a deaf ear.
15:28
15:28

Man Arrested With Grenade in Kumi Kumi District 1 1

David Ongom Mudong, the East Kyoga Police Spokesman says Okello has been charged with unlawful possession of firearms and will be produced to court once investigations are complete.
12:04
12:04

Habitat for Humanity to Construct 45 Houses for Vulnerable People in Kumi Kumi District 2 2

The Kumi District chairperson, Christine Apolot commended the support from the organization saying that most people in the district are highly vulnerable and struck in poverty. She described the intervention by Habitat for Humanity Uganda as savior.
16:30
16:30

Kumi Watermelon Farmers Cry Out as COVID-19 Lockdown Bites Kumi District 3 1

Some of the food stuffs have been crossing to Kenya and South Sudan but the supply has been affected by COVID-19 lockdown
17:46
17:46

Local Leaders Block Access to Tisai Island 2 1

Steven Akileng, the LCI Chairperson of Kacera village says that the decision follows the case of a businessman in Bukedea who tested positive for COVID-19.
15:51
15:51

Truck Drivers Defy Parking Orders in Kumi COVID-19 Pandemic 2 1

Silas Aogon, the Kumi Municipality Member of Parliament, says the truck drivers park with the help of police enforcing the curfew. He claims that the officers pocket bribes from the drivers to allow them park and continue with their journey at dawn.
16:03
16:03

Truck Drivers Banned from Stopovers in Kumi Kumi Municipality 1 1

Kumi town has been a host of long distance trucks including fuel tanks destined for South Sudan, Kenya and other areas. Kumi Municipality Mayor, Richard Ochom more than 30 trucks could park in his town every night as drivers refresh themselves.
08:05
08:05

Covid19 Lockdown: Tisai Island Residents on Lake Bisina Starving COVID-19 Lockdown 1

John Kokas Okwii, aresident in Tisai Island says most of the residents now survive on a single meal while John Kokas Okwii, a resident of Tisai Island says most of the residents now survive on a single meal a day while others sleep on empty stomachs. Okwii wonders why government hasn’t considered giving them food relief.
11:10
11:10

Active Bomb Retrieved in Kumi Kumi District 1 1 Top story

David Ongom Mudong, the East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman, says they have contacted UPDF bomb experts to pick up the explosive for detonation.
15:44
15:44

Uganda’s Independence Flag Hoister Died a Frustrated Man – Widow Teso Sub Region 4 2

Only three of Akorimo’s 20 children have studied beyond Ordinary Level (S.4) and a majority have not sat Primary Leaving Examination- PLE. His Widow, Florence Agwang notes that the flag hoister was financially constrained and psychologically tortured after failing to access his retirement benefits. On several occasions, he would lock himself inside the house and cry as life became tough. Uganda’s independence day as one of those that evoked sad memories for him.
10:36
10:36

65-Year-Old Killed in Kumi Land Conflict Kumi District 1 1

The deceased, identified as Esther Ajemel, a resident of Kacelakweny Parish in Ongino Sub-county, Kumi District was cut into pieces by her neighbour, Emma Okello, 21, who found her digging at around 7:30 am. The two have reportedly had a land wrangle spanning several years.
17:11
17:11

Thousands Attend Maj. Kanuti Akorimo’s Burial Kumi District 2 1

Last month, President Museveni limited burials to family members and neighbours to avoid possible spread of the virus. But this could not deter mourners from attending the burial.
12:20
12:20

Uganda's Independence Flag Hoister Dies at 89 Kumi District 1 1

Dr. Isaac Omare, of Atutur Hospital says that Maj. Akorimo succumbed to Respirational Pneumonia as a result of Stroke. He explains that the old man was diagnosed with stroke in August, 2019, something that deteriorated his health lately.
17:32
17:32

New Breed of Desert Locusts Invades Kumi District 2 3

Unlike the yellow swarms of locusts that invaded the country in February, the new breed of locusts is brownish in colour. According to Kumi District Production Officer Rajab Ogogl, the new breed consists of very young, strong and destructive locusts.
11:08
11:08

Retired Clergy Cite Money, Politics in Kumi Diocese Chaos 3 1

The Diocese was thrown in turmoil when the House of Bishops revoked the appointment of Rev. Charles Okunya Oode as the Bishop-elect of Kumi, taking over from Rt. Rev. Thomas Edson Irigei, who had clocked retirement age.
11:47
11:47

Police Battles Protesting Christians in Kumi Diocese 2 2

Some Christians tried to catch up with the early morning service at St. Phillips Cathedral, which however was disrupted by protestors, who stormed the premises with placards. Our reporter saw some Christians leaving the Cathedral as the drama ensued and stood at a distance to watch events as they unfolded.
17:03
17:03

Kumi Christians Protest Cancellation of Rev. Okunya’s Election Kumi Diocese 4 2 Top story

Moses Acou, one of the Christians at St. Stephen CoU in Kumi town, says the church has allowed outsiders to control them. Acou is bitter that after exciting Christians with the announcement of the new bishop, the House of Bishops decided to betray them because of influence from a few selfish individuals.
13:04
13:04

Three Dead, Eight Injured in Kumi Accident road accident 2 1

The accident happened on Friday morning at Kumi- Apata near Kumi Municipality. It involved a Fuso Lorry registration number UBE 489W, Mitsubishi white in colour which was carrying livestock, rammed into a stationary trailer, UAQ 925N/UAL 834X.
06:42
06:42

Consecration of New Kumi Bishop Postponed Over Integrity Issues Kumi Diocese 1 Top story

Rev. Okunya was scheduled to be consecrated and enthroned on December 29th, 2019, following his election in November 7th, 2019 at Namirembe Guest House, Kampala. He was to replace Rt. Rev. Thomas Edison Irigei who will still retire on December, 29th, 2019.
16:27
16:27

Election of Bishop Kumi Diocese Postponed

Rev. Canon William Ongeng, Provisional Secretary Church of Uganda explained that Rev. Omoding was dropped by the House of Bishops for reasons he declined to reveal.
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