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Ahmed Wetaka

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Ahmed Wetaka is a URN editor. Wetaka is also the editor-in-charge of Up Country bureaus. All bureau chiefs out of Kampala answer to Wetaka. Wetaka has been a URN staff member since 2007.

Wetaka started his career as Mbale Daily Monitor freelance writer. He was also the Open Gate FM reporter, anchor, talk show host and news editor from 2000.

Wetaka is a keen follower of public affairs developments, politics and religion. In 2014, Wetaka managed to fulfill an important Muslim rite of Haj to Mecca.

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10:14
10:14

UPDF Deputy Airforce Commander Dead 1 Top story

“Brigadier General Stephen Kigundu was well all day until in the evening of today (Easter Sunday) when he met his death in his bathroom,” he said.
19:08
19:08

Kadaga Donates UGX 20M to Kickstart National Muslim Youth Sacco Kamuli 1 Top story

Kadaga handed over the money to the National Muslim Youth Council leaders led by their chairperson Habib Mustafa during the inaugural national Muslim youth day celebrations held at the UMSC headquarters on Saturday.
09:39
09:39

Police Recover Stolen Fuel Truck, Products Intact 1 Top story

According to Enanga, five thugs intercepted the truck around 9 p.m. enroute to Kampala and placed the driver at gunpoint. The truck was transporting 34 tons of kerosene from Kenya to the Prompet Energies Ltd depot in Kampala.
15:23
15:23

One Dead Following Kisembi Mosque Clash

“In the midst of this altercation, Mr. Kiggundu Ahmed, 58, was brutally assaulted by individuals known to him. Miraculously, Mr. Ahmed managed to escape and promptly sought refuge at Kasenyi Police Station, where he filed a case and named some of his attackers,” he said in a statement.
14:59
14:59

Three Boda boda Riders in Trouble For Staging Unlawful Assembly

The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire identifies the suspects as Stephen Komakech and Byamukama. The third suspect, who hasn’t been named is in custody at Jinja Road police station.
12:38
12:38

Police Investigate Suspected Murder Incident near Golf Course Roundabout

This follows the discovery of a body in the area, according to the Kampala Deputy Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire.
11:00
11:00

Kabalagala Investigates Attempted Murder of Three Minors

“The children were locked inside the house as the fire spread, but their cries for help alerted neighbors who rushed to their rescue. Thankfully, the children were unharmed, and the fire was extinguished before it could spread to neighboring homes,” reads a statement by Owoyesigyire.