Maj Gen Lokech was quoted saying that those who have been involved in assassinations around the country are all members of the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF, an organisation which, according to him, is a collection of Muslims. "You can never join that organization if you are not a Muslim. If you are a Christian, they will convert you to Islam,” he said.
Byekwaso has been an interim coach for KCCA FC since the termination of the contract of their former head coach Mike Mutebi in March this year. Byekwaso was Mike Mutebi’s assistant and had earlier been a star player for the same club.
A police officer who preferred anonymity told URN that the facility was designed to accommodate a maximum of 60 suspects. But, with more people flouting the regulations that were put in place to control the spread of coronavirus disease, there is an increase in arrests, resulting in congestion at the facility.
According to legislators the camp, where they are now, is congested with 2,680 persons recorded from 81 households. They argue that the camp is posing a serious health risk to both the internal and external population after 126 persons tested positive for COVID-19.
It comes at a time when the country is battling a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed 2,164 lives within Uganda out of the 88, 194 confirmed cases, a majority of which occurred in a duration of 3-months of the resurgence that started in April 2021.
A senior detective said a review of their records and videos captured at some of these incidents show different guns were used in the killings. For instance, CCTV footage captured at Cheap General Hardware shows the attackers had four motorcycles each carrying two persons and were all armed.
Parliament had today convened to specifically receive a report on the status of the government’s interventions against the COVID-19 pandemic. But, neither the Prime Minister nor her Deputies were present at the beginning of the sitting, sparking complaints and protests from legislators.
Abas Faama, the Nakilulwe Village LC I Chairperson, says that he has been receiving complaints from residents about a stranger roaming the village with a firearm to conduct night patrols and extort money from unsuspecting civilians. He stresses that the suspect together with others still at large would also snatch money and handbags from women at gunpoint.
The Catholic founded not-for-profit health facility charges 50,000 Shillings for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. It also charges a flat rate of 10,000 Shillings for any ailment and 5,000 Shillings for treating children.
The Shadow Cabinet is responsible for scrutinizing policies, actions of the government and also offers alternative proposals. It is composed of the majority MPs from the opposition main party in parliament, the National Unity Platform – NUP.
Richard Okello, the Lira City Commercial officer explained that the city council is struggling to clear the bill to pave way for the sub-metering amidst the challenge of local revenue collection. He says individual vendors will bear the cost of installation, saying the vendor may remove the equipment anytime they decide to quit the market.
Dr Nixon Niyonzima, who heads Laboratory Services at the Institute told URN this morning that they have tested about 3,000 samples where those that tested positive were immediately referred to the Mulago Hospital COVID-19 treatment centre. Of the positive, he says, 20 were children.
In the 2018 wildlife census, UWA registered 3,953 elephants in Queen Elizabeth national park up from 2,913 elephants in 2015. Today, this number has grown to over 4,000 elephants while buffalos whose figures stood at 1,500 before March are now above 1,700. The park also has more than 90 mammals and 600 bird species.
Joseph Sanyi, who owns a stall close to Nakyanzi's shop, says that he last saw the deceased on Tuesday evening. She reportedly looked fine and only complained of some pain on the hand after receiving her second COVID 19 jab.