R. Kelly jailed 30 years for sex abuse

US singer R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for using his celebrity status to sexually abuse children and women. By Sam Cabral The R&B artist, 55, was convicted last September in New York of racketeering and sex trafficking crimes. He had faced years of allegations and the judge on Wednesday said…

Casual labourer dies in Kakira Sweets factory boiler.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1828 EAT on Thursday 30th June 2022. A casual labourer has died after sliding into a boiler at Kakira Sweets manufacturing plant. 30-year-old Samuel Dhatemwa met his death at around 3 am on Wednesday while filling gas in the heating system of the boiler.  According to the information obtained…

MPs turn away Lira hospital officials over lack of accountability documents.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1631 EAT on 30th June 2022. The parliamentary public accounts committee – central government on Wednesday turned away officials from Lira Regional Referral hospital for failure to provide accountability documents. The officials led by the hospital director, Dr. J.S.O Obbo appeared before the committee for the second time to…

Kikuube Councillor arrested for attempting to assault minister.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1622 EAT on Thursday 30th June 2022. Nestroy Tumwesigye, the Kyangwali sub-county LC V councillor in Kikuube district spent the night in police cells over allegedly attempting to assault the state minister for Works and Transport, Fred Byamukama.  The incident occurred Wednesday during a sensitization meeting for the implementers…

US opens criminal probe after 51 people die in Texas truck.

Joe Biden condemns ‘horrifying and heartbreaking’ deaths as driver of truck and two Mexican men tied to the smuggling incident are taken into custody. Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 0953 EAT on Wednesday 29th June 2022. Authorities in the United States have opened a criminal investigation into deaths of at least 51 people  who…

Witness contradictions shock MPs in Namuli’s Shs 2bn land probe.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 0908 EAT on Wednesday 29th June 2022. Legislators probing the contentious Shs 2.039 billion compensation to Natalia Namuli by the Uganda Land Commission (ULC) were treated to more shocking revelations Tuesday when witnesses gave even more contradicting accounts. Namuli, 79, is considered a ‘ghost’ among the six claimants who…

High fuel prices drive cars off roads.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 0835 EAT on Wednesday 29th June 2022. Sky-high fuel prices are biting the country hard and have pushed higher the already high commodity prices. This undeniable reality of the high cost of urban living has forced many people in the capital to cut back on consumption. Many have parked…

Anti-Atwine protest case dismissed over lack of evidence.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 2108 EAT on Tuesday 28th June 2022. The Law Development Center (LDC) court has dismissed a case in which two activists were accused of inciting violence by dropping a casket demanding the immediate resignation of ministry of Health permanent secretary Dr Diana Atwine. Augustine Ojobile and Sharif Kawooya were…