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19:31
19:31

We Are in Control of the Electoral Process- EC 2

The Commission Acting Spokesperson Paul Bukenya said that they are following up on Kyagulanyi's arrest with security agencies and other relevant organs.
19:19
19:19

COVID-19 Shouldn’t Be Used to Violate Rights - Kadaga 7 1

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has warned against using the Covid-19 pandemic to violate different human rights during the ongoing election campaigns. Kadaga made the statement during the Thursday afternoon plenary session in which legislators took to the floor to condemn arrests of different political players and subsequent violence and killings in protests across the country.
19:04
19:04

Parliament Approves UGX 5.4 Trillion Loan to Finance Budget Deficit 1

Parliament approved up to 5.4 trillion Shillings loan to finance the budget deficit for the current financial year 2020/2021.
18:46
18:46

Police Release 21 CCTV Photos of Suspected Protest Leaders in Kampala 4 1 Top story

The CCTV photos released by Superintendent of Police –SP Patrick Onyango, who is the Kampala police spokesperson, show people carrying logs, stones, tyres, and garbage placing them in the middle of roads.
17:35
17:35

Transport Fares Hiked Over Protests in Kampala 2020/2021 campaigns 1

The most affected areas include Mengo, Rubaga, Kansanga, Mpererwe, Kasangati, Gayaza. Where costs ranged between 3000 to 4000 shillings but because of the riots the taxis are transporting passengers at a cost between 5000 to 7000 shillings. Other places are from Kampala to Kireka, Bweyogerere and Mukono, Nsangi, Busega, Bwaise, Kawempe where the fare has increased by 1000 shillings or more from the usual prices.
16:58
16:58

UN Urges Uganda’s Security Forces to Respect Human Rights NUP 1 2

The Office of the Spokesperson for the United Nations (UN) Secretary General has called on security forces in Uganda to act in a manner that respects human rights and the principle of the rule of law.
16:44
16:44

Religious Leaders Demand Immediate Release of Kyagulanyi 1 4

Led by the Chairperson of the IRCU Council of Presidents, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the religious leaders told journalists on Thursday that if those arrested committed crimes, they should be presented to the courts of law as the law stipulates.
16:33
16:33

Breakdown of Protest Suspects Held in KMP Police Stations 1 2

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, confirmed that suspects are being detained almost in every police cells in Kampala metropolitan. Onyango said the number could go high since figures for Kira Division, Nansana, Kasangati and Kakiri policing divisions were yet to be included.
15:45
15:45

Heavy Security Deployment Forces Kamwokya Business Community to Stay Away 3 2

Nambi, who doesn’t subscribe to any political party, wonders why a fully nominated presidential candidate can be locked under unclear circumstances.
15:42
15:42

FDC to Proceed with Presidential Campaign 2 1

Biriggwa noted that Amuriat has now been released and is now ready to continue with his campaign. He stressed that they must continue fighting to liberate the country.
15:38
15:38

Health Workers Flouting Social Distancing Guidelines-Covid-19 Study 3

Dr. Jonathan Kitonsa, the study coordinator says while the respondents acknowledged attending functions, a bigger number of them said they avoid patients who report to their respective hospitals with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
14:28
14:28

Electoral Commission Has Failed to Manage Elections - FDC 3

Speaking at the FDC party headquarters at Najjanankumbi in Kampala, Nandala said the campaigns have been taken over by security agencies that brutally arrested the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi and have started battering Ugandans demanding for his release.
14:15
14:15

Protesters Warned Against Attacking Security Personnel Judith Nabakooba

In a statement issued on Thursday Nabakooba said such attacks will not deter the security personnel from carrying out their lawful duties.
13:49
13:49

Security Battles Protestors Along Jinja Road NUP 2 1

The stretch from Nakawa to Namanve is heavily guarded by the Military Police, Uganda Police and Local Defense Unit personnel, mainly around Spear Motors, Kyambogo Road, Kireka Trading Centre and Bweyogerere.
13:22
13:22

NUP Faults Electoral Commission for Kyagulanyi’s Arrest 3 1

Speaking to URN this morning, NUP Spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi said EC that is mandated to superintendent overall electoral activities in the country has ceded its role to security forces.
13:21
13:21

Kyagulanyi Protests: City Mortuary Receives 16 Bodies 5 1

According to Dr Moses Byaruhanga, the Police Chief Pathologist 16 bodies were taken to the mortuary. 15 of the bodies were for men while one was for a female.
12:41
12:41

Riots Break Out in Kisekka Market 2020 campaigns

At 11:30 am the angry traders started burning car tyres in the road, forcing police to fire teargas and bullets
11:56
11:56

Virtual Campaigns: NRM Dominates Twitter with Aid of Suspected Bots NUP 3 4 Top story

Using Botometer, a social media observatory tool created at Indiana University which can detect suspected bot accounts, URN reporters found out that five of the top ten accounts tweeting about NRM manifesto messages and events are suspected bot accounts. Botometer places the likelihood of the accounts in question to be bots above 72 percent.
11:47
11:47

More Presidential Candidates Abandon Campaign Trail 2

Kyagulanyi was arrested yesterday from Luuka district in Eastern Uganda, for allegedly flouting guidelines issued by both the Ministry of Health and the Electoral Commission to keep COVID-19 at bay. According to the recently revised guidelines, gatherings of any kind were limited to not more than 200 people, who also need to have facemasks and keep an acceptable social distance.
11:21
11:21

Police Disperse Protesters in Wandegeya, Mulago, Kalerwe 2 Top story

Over 50 people were affected by teargas and were rushed to Mulago National Referral Hospital unconscious.
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