NRM will not have an MP in Kampala in 2021 if they don’t change their strategy – MP Nsereko
KAMPALA — The Member of Parliament for Kampala Central, Mr Muhammad Nsereko said the ruling NRM will not have a Member of Parliament in Kampala in 2021 elections if they don’t change their strategy.
President Museveni has targeted the ghetto and artistes in a bid to win over Bobi Wine’s strongholds in Kampala metropolitan area but Mr Nsereko said this will not work.
Kampala Hospital founder Prof Kanyerezi dies
KAMPALA – Prof Bwogi Kanyerezi, one of the brains behind the founding of Kampala Hospital, died.
Kanyerezi, 87, passed on Monday morning, according to the Uganda Medical Association. The exact cause of death is not yet known.
The Uganda Medical Association described the deceased as a mentor.
Jailed Stella Nyanzi’s case adjourned to next year
KAMPALA – Court extended to January 30, 2020, the hearing of a case in which Makerere University Researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi is appealing her jail term after being found guilty of cyber harassment.
Nyanzi appeared in the court on Monday but trial judge Marion Mangeni was reported sick and grade one magistrate Stella Amabilisi adjourned the case.
The vocal researcher was found guilty of cyber harassment against President Museveni.
Former Mbabazi bodyguard Aine granted bail
KAMPALA – Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court granted bail to Christopher Aine, the former bodyguard of ex-premier Amama Mbabazi, who is accusing of obstructing traffic police officers during city demo.
Aine and his co-accused; Henry Byansi, Kenny Sserujongi, Tonny Ssegawa and Samuel Lugemwa were on Monday granted a cash bail of Shs2 million by Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate Stella Maris Amabilis after he presented two brothers as his sureties.
Be open about your 2021 presidency bid, MP Nsereko tells Besigye
KAMPALA – Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko urged Dr Kizza Besigye to declare early enough if he wants to run for president in 2021.
According to Mr Nsereko, Dr Besigye’s declaration will help unite the opposition ahead of the 2021 elections.
Yvonne Chaka Chaka deported from Uganda
KAMPALA – South Africa music legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka was deported out of Uganda on account on lack of a visa.
The legendary South African artiste arrived in the country on Monday ahead of Tuesday’s performance at the Buganda Kingdom’s Enkuuka Y’Omwaka.
But police spokesman Fred Enanga said Chaka Chaka entered the country on an ordinary visa of a visitor yet she had come to perform and required a special visa.
Lusanja residents appeal High Court eviction order
KAMPALA – The 128 people who were ordered by the High Court to vacate a contested piece of land in Lusanja formally filed their appeal in the Constitutional Court, seeking a review of the October decision.
In October, Justice Taddeo Asiimwe of the High Court ruled that Mr Merdard Kiconco is the rightful owner of the contested land before ordering the affected squatters to vacate within 30 days from the date of the judgment.
Mixed reactions as Museveni, Mbabazi meet at Kisozi ranch
GOMBA – President Museveni on Tuesday evening met former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi at his ranch in Kisozi, Gomba District.
A picture shared on social media showed the President seated next to Mbabazi, his longterm colleague whom he replaced as prime minister ahead of the 2016 elections. Mbabazi later contested against Museveni for president and lost.
It is not immediately clear what was discussed between the duo but earlier, this website reported that Mbabazi was about to make a return to the ruling party.
Besigye mourns fallen Prof Bwogi
KAMPALA – Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Dr. Kizza Besigye lauded fallen Prof Bwogi Richard Kanyerezi, the founder of Kampala Hospital for being industrious, consistent and entrepreneurial.
Dr Besigye was on Wednesday, January 1 attending funeral service for the Late Prof. Bwogi at Namirembe Cathedral in Kampala who passed away on December 30, 2019 at the age of 85.
Ruth Sebatindira replaces Twebaze as new UTL administrator
KAMPALA – Kampala High Court announced former Uganda Law Society President Ruth Sebatindira as the new UTL administrator, replacing Bemanya Twebaze.
Justice Lydia Mugambe of the Civil Division of the High Court made the ruling on Thursday, January 02, 2020, after hearing of submissions in regard to an application in which the Uganda Contribution Employees’ Contributory Pension Scheme (UCECPS) were seeking to vary the deed of administration of UTL to replace him with another person.
MP Bitangaro, three others sent to Luzira over businessman Abid Alam’s Mubende land controversy
KAMPALA — Bufumbira South Member of Parliament Sam Bitangaro and three others were remanded to Luzira prison by Makindye Grade two Magistrate John Robert Okipi until Monday, January 6.
Mr. Bitangaro who is also a lawyer was charged with three others including William Tumwine, director in the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, his wife Stella Kakuba and Francis Owor Onyango.
I qualify for minister with or without age limit bill – Magyezi
KAMPALA – Igara West MP, who is also the newly appointed minister for local government Raphael Magyezi brushed off critics that his appointment was a reward for the recently passed age limit bill, saying that he is experienced enough to carry on the new office that the critics were only unfair to his 20-year political experience.
Speaking to media hours to his vetting on Friday, January 3, Magyezi said that he qualifies for the minster because he has served as a chairperson of the committee of local government in parliament.
I don’t regret leaving opposition – Anywar
KAMPALA – The Minister of State of Environment, Beatrice Anywar scoffed at members of the opposition who criticized her appointment as Minister, saying she did not betray the opposition but it was just time for her to move on.
Anywar made the remarks on Friday, January 3 while addressing journalists at Parliament following her vetting before the Parliamentary Appointments Committee.