Uganda: Judiciary Short of Shs1.2b for Poll Petitions

A crisis is looming in the Judiciary over lack of funds to facilitate judges to hear parliamentary election disputes.According to the Judiciary, 104 parliamentary petitions arising from the January 14 elections have been filed across the country.”I am …

Uganda: Sexual Offences Dominate Appeals Criminal Session

The Court of Appeal is set to kick off a criminal appeals session in Masaka this morning, with a total of 41 appeals arising from High Court judgments, to be handled.Of the 41 appeals, 22 are appeals against the conviction of aggravated defilement, 14 …

Uganda: Crime Drops By 9 Percent – New Police Report

Police are set to release the 2020 annual crime and traffic safety report today that indicates a drop in the volume of crimes by nearly nine per cent.Unofficial police figures indicate that there were 195,931 cases reported across the country in 2020 c…

Uganda: Kaziimba Decries Rising Cases of Incest, Defilement

Church of Uganda Archbishop Stephen Kaziimba has decried the rampant defilement and incest committed by relatives and parents and called the perpetrators to repent.Dr Kaziimba said there are fathers, uncles and cousins who have defiled their daughters …

Uganda: FDC Official Killed in Mbarara

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) secretary for mobilisation in Lyantonde District and party chairperson for Lyantonde Town Council, Emmanuel Atuhaire, has been killed in Mbarara City.Atuhaire’s body was found dumped on a feeder road in Biharwe, a …

Uganda: Corruption in Police Must Stop, Museveni Again Warns

President Museveni has once more told police officers to stop corruption practices.Mr Museveni was meeting senior police officers led by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Gen Paul Lokech, at State House Entebbe over the weekend.”I have strongly w…

Uganda: Makerere Officials Probed Over Suspect Case Losses

Kampala — Makerere University’s finance and legal departments are under investigation over alleged corruption.Sources told Daily Monitor that the State House Anti-Corruption unit took away the university bursar, Mr Everest Bainomugisha, last Thursday f…

Uganda: Journalist Killed in Foiled Robbery, Police Say

Police investigations into circumstances under which one Hardad Mubiru, a journalist attached to BTM TV in died, have revealed that he was involved in robbery in which another victim died in Kanyanya Quarter Zone.Mubiru’s body was last night found in K…

Uganda: 20 Arrested Over Suspected Fish Poisoning in Kalangala

At least 20 fishermen in Kalangala District have been arrested on suspicion of engaging in fish poisoning.The suspects were arrested on Friday by soldiers from the Fisheries Protection Unit (FPU) of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) with illega…