George Kapeere, an agent of Natukunda at Rwambaga polling station told URN that he was picked up this morning and detained briefly by Godfrey Sengozi, the Officer in Charge of Rwambaga police post before he was ordered to vacate the polling station.
Trouble started after about 8 vigilantes claiming to be agents of Joseph Kiyimba, an independent candidate for the Kisekka Sub County LC 3 chairperson seat stormed Bunyere polling station armed with sticks and beer bottles demanding its closure.
The Kabale district FDC party leadership is split into factions under Dr. Pius Ruhemurana, the Kabale Municipality FDC party chairperson and another by Sentaro Byamugisha, the District FDC Secretary general.
The composite team which is headed by Senior Superintendent of Police Mark Odong, the Commandant of the Special Investigation Division, has been ordered to investigate and hand over a report in less than five days.
According to the ex-premier, the raid on the chambers of Muhammad Mbabazi at Buganda road was executed by about 30 men, majority of whom were dressed in police uniform. He says the police leadership was informed, but it appears the whole operation was within its knowledge.
Maternal and newborn mortality remains a global challenge and more so, an area of concern for Uganda where women and newborns continue to die from preventable causes. Uganda has also recorded slow progress in averting maternal and newborn mortality specifically in hard-to-reach areas and among vulnerable populations living in Karamoja.
In the scam, up to 15.4 billion Shillings was paid to a non-existent law firm; Hall and Partners to cover the cost of defending government in a case filed by over 6000 civil servants, challenging their retrenchment in 1992. The retrenched employees sought a court order to be paid pension and general damages.
By the time Muhwezi was found by his girlfriend, he had already cut a deep wound on his throat. Godwin Kizza, the Dean of students Bishop Barham University College, says although the the first year social science student is showing signs of improvement; he is still in great pain.
The districts of Kaabong, Kotido, Napak and Nakapiripirit all recorded delays in polling times due to heavy rains, Linos Lima, the Regional Elections Officer for Karamoja told Uganda Radio Network in an interview.
Farouk Magezi, an eye witness, says the vigilantes rounded up the agents led by Joseph Kigongo the supervisor for Ssempagamas camp and threatened to beat them up for campaigning and bribing voters at the polling station.
Robert Kiggundu, the election supervisor of Kibugwe in Ntete, says the polling agents were roughed up and evicted from the polling station by police officers and Kasekende Namugera, a known campaign manager of Joseph Ssekabiito, the NRM candidate.
Janet Eceru, a mother of nine from Vurra Sub County says she developed the complication when she gave birth to her seventh child. Eceru says she has lived with the condition for over 15 years as she couldnt raise money for the surgery.
The assurance follows declarations from both the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party and the opposition groups questioning the mandate of KCCA, the approach it employs in the management of affairs in Kampala and its effect on voting patterns.
According to Mbabazi, he has information indicating that those who broke into his office were dressed in police uniform. He says after breaking in, they picked his laptop and vital documents relating to the presidential election petition before the Supreme Court.
The action freezes any LRA assets within U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits U.S. persons from engaging in transactions with the group. It also adds to the sanctions already in place against Kony, who was designated as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist in August 2008.
Dan Ruhemba Kamusiime, the Mbarara District Returning Officer, says the rain that started as early as 2am, mostly affected officials who were delivering the voting materials on boda bodas. He however, said they were doing everything possible to expedite the delivery of the material to ensure voting starts immediately.