The Arua Chief Magistrateâ€™s Court has for the third time remanded a Catholic priest attached to Arua Diocese over allegations of defiling and impregnating a 16 year old girl. This comes just a day after High Court in Arua sentenced another priest, Fr. Santos Constatino Wapokura from Pakwach catholic parish in Nebbi Diocese, to ten years imprisonment for defiling a 15 year old girl.
Some of the affected pupils are from Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania. Ely Kiyingi, the head teacher Leos Junior School says that following the fire incident most local parents picked up their children leaving the foreign pupils.
More than 500 residents led by Kakooge sub county councilor, Geofrey Ssemanda Mwesigye, blame Mukasa, who is also Member of Parliament for Budyebo Constituency, for using his position to influence the release of suspects in the murder of Steven Kato, a student of Kitangaala Secondary School and Fred Kyeyune, a pastoralist on February 14, 2012.
The directive by President Yoweri Museveni to have survivors of Mondayâ€™s landslides in Bududa district relocated to other places within the country has drawn mixed reactions among the locals in the area.
The Uganda Prisons department is still hunting for a prisoner who escaped from Luzira Upper Prison 37 years ago. The prisons authorities still hope to re-arrest Sergeant Lawrence Sokoro and charge him for escaping from lawful custody.
Farmers in Jinja district have turned to agricultural zoning to curb land fragmentation. The farmers have small plots of land for subsistence use after most of them hired out their land for sugarcane growing. They cannot grow food to sustain their families and have surplus for sale.