Ochen is accused of aiding the escape of an inmate David Anguria last month. He was picked at Soroti Prisons where he had reportedly surrendered himself on Friday, March 29th and allegedly tortured by Norman Aruho and Latif Muyamba, the officers in charge Moroto and Soroti prisons respectively.
The group reportedly shot dead a 10- year old boy only identified as Apalocolut of Nakapelimoru Sub County, Kotido district and two others; Lopus Apanaleso, 27 and Lotoya Rengetau 25, residents of Panyangara Sub County and Kotido Municipality respectively.
Lamwo district is hosting more than 34,000 South Sudanese refugees who have settled on at least 50 square kilometres of land since April 2018. Over 40 humanitarian organizations are also operating in the district. These include the United Nations – UN agencies and local and international not for profit Organizations involved in humanitarian work.
The students were challenging the outcome of Saturday’s guild elections won by Byron Luswata, a third-year student of law with 205 votes against his closest rival Timothy Obua, a second-year student of social sciences, who secured 203 votes. The two front runners are people power enthusiasts.
The students were arrested on March 28, 2019, during protests against a new tuition policy fronted by the university management. Under the policy, announcement in a February 13, 2019, communication, all students were expected to complete their tuition payments within the first six weeks of a four-month semester.
Under their umbrella association Busitema University Support Staff Association (Bussa), the staff say that more than 10 hectares of their gardens comprising cassava and potatoes that were ready for harvesting were destroyed.
Richard Ssewakiryanga, the Executive Director of UNNGOF says the report shows that the inadequate funds that the NGOs have are being depleted by communities demanding for meals, drinks and transport facilitation.
The solder identified as James Onyango, a Lance Corporal attached to SPLA’s Lion Battalion was arrested on 19 March 28, 2019 armed with an AK47 gun Reg: No. Bm-9640 with 59 rounds and two empty magazines.
The ministry closed up to 150 homes in a four-month exercise that began in September 2018. The exercise was as a result of a Cabinet decision that called for the closure of all illegal homes on grounds that some of them were used to traffic children out of the country.
The arrests were made during early morning protests by the taxi operators, disputing an injunction on the election of their leaders. The operators staged roadblocks in Kitooro, Katabi, Abayita Ababiri, and Broadway, Kawuku and Namulanda paralyzing business and transport along the road.
The Norwegian Refugee Council is now calling on donor countries to take more responsibility for the 1.2 million refugees living in Uganda, a poverty-stricken nation, shouldering a responsibility on persons escaping violence and bloodshed in countries across the region. Uganda is hosting refugees from South Sudan, DR Congo, Burundi, Somalia, Rwanda, Eritrea, Sudan and Ethiopia.
The Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Hillary Onek says that a number of regional leaders have become intolerant to criticism and divergent views, a key reason why their countries are riddled with conflicts.