The second division army court martial has sentenced two soldiers and a civilian to serve 40 years in jail for murder. Corporal Griffin Rubihirwa alias Katiku whose service number is RA 173887, Private Rub Wandugu with number RA 175017 and Elizabeth Kyomuhangi were found guilty of killing Dan Amumpiire, a businessman in Bushenyi in October 2010.
Abbey Ngaku, the officer in charge of Mbarara central police station who led the operation says they acted on a tip off from residents who accused Besigye Herbert of possessing a gun that he uses to terrorize the area.
Mbarara Municipal Council has failed to implement a resolution to clear all streets of street children due to lack of a remand home. Mbarara municipality Mayor Wilson Tumwine has instead resorted to driving around with sticks in his car to cane any street children he finds vandalising council property.
The carcass of a Zebra that was knocked dead on Monday night is still lying in the middle of the road in Kiruhura district. The zebra, from Lake Mburo National Park, was knocked dead along Mbarara-Masaka highway, a few metres from Sanga town council, Kiruhura district.
3500 residents of Nyamisimbo parish in Masaha Sub County, Isingiro district, have started building their own health unit after getting tired of waiting for government to extend health services to the area. Deus Iraka, the chairperson construction committee, says each family contributed 15,000 shillings towards the construction of a two roomed health unit.
Tension is high in Nyeihanga parish, Rwampara County in Mbarara district after residents launched a revenge attack on families of suspected killers. Three businessmen have so far been killed by either shooting or use of iron bars in Nyeihanga since the year began. The latest victim was Charles Kakuru, who was killed by unknown assailants on Monday.
Deus Iraka is among hundreds of residents who are dependent on Nyamisingo Valley Dam for water. Iraka says members of his family trek 10miles to draw water from the valley dam, which they share with livestock.
The Ankole Kingdom Prime Minister Ankole William Katatumba early this week wrote to the Inspector General Police Kale Kayihura to halt Katikkiro Mayiga\'s visit to the area until the differences are resolved. Katatumba also wrote another letter to the Bunganda Kingdom head Kabaka Ronald Mwenda Mutebi expressing their dissatisfaction over the visit.
Musiime induced the suspect to give him a bribe in order to stifle a case filed against him. The suspect then reported the matter to the police professional standards unit-PPSU in Mbarara that laid a trap and arrested Corporal Musiime on 1st, February, Poly Namaye the Rwizi region Police spokesperson says.
Medjomo Coulibaly, The ADB country director observes that there exists a wide funding gap that needs to be addressed in the education and health sectors. He says only increased funding will promote positive change in rural Uganda, where service delivery is overwhelmingly lacking.