Star Trail – Poor Sarah Kagingo!

Or should Star Trail say, poor Ashaba? Ashaba is the 16-year-old house girl who was on Sunday smoked out of special presidential assistant on communications, Sarah Kagingo’s Muyenga pad, where the girl had allegedly been locked up for a week against her will.

Star Trail says “poor Kagingo”, because with all the dust yet to settle in her embattled office, she could use some good publicity, but wa!

A Bukedde TV news bulletin left many in shock when it highlighted the rescue mission of the girl Kagingo allegedly brought to work from Mbarara eight months ago, promised her Shs 5,000 in monthly wages and had not paid her a cent since. Yiiiiii, bannange! Star Trail prefers to assume that Bukedde made a mistake and the reporter meant to say Shs 50,000.

But still…tuswala. Kagingo was not at home when the girl called out to a woman sweeping the road, begging her to call the police. Already, social media – ironically this is Kagingo’s forte – is awash with unforgiving criticism. Again, poor Kagingo!

Bob FM horses stomp the yard

The Namirembe-based country music radio station Bob FM (92.7) is set to give Kampalans a treat come this Friday. If you have never ridden a horse, let alone seen one, this is your day, because there will be a horse march from Wandegeya through Kampala road to Kati Kati, the venue for the day’s activities.

The march will be accompanied by a brass band and cheerleaders. A statement from organizers says there will be free WiFi, drinks, games, barbeque and live country music from Myko Ouma.

No one like Ndugu Rugunda

Is there a more down-to-earth politician than Health minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda? Last Thursday, the amiable minister was seen at the KFC outlet in Acacia mall – power suit and all – with similarly suited-up friends. Considering that KFC is just yards away from the posh restaurant Cafeserrie or La Pattiserie Lounge on the other side, the minister’s choice for an afternoon snack with friends was interesting.

KFC, the budget meal franchise from the USA, is favoured more by the young people and children excited by everything with an Obama touch to it, yet here was the good old Ndugu looking quite at home too – with no bodyguards in sight. Nice.

Silk Liquid officially opens

Elvis Sekyazi is opening up a classy bar at the Village mall in Bugolobi and party animals can’t wait. The high-end bar will serve imported beer, and come with a Johnnie Walker lounge and a wine lounge, has been in business for at least two months and this evening it will be officially launched.

Don’t rush the event is invite-only.

2K restaurant gets new home in Bukesa

Many people in town have been to the famous 2K restaurant in Bakuli. The restaurant is famous for its delicious local food. On Monday afternoon the owners moved into their new home just a few metres away. The new home is a four-storey building opposite Club Ambiance in Bukesa.

Steak Out resumes as Zodiac

For some time, Steak Out bar along Lumumba avenue was arguably the hottest bar in town.

However, it suffered administrative woes, failed to pay employees who retaliated by looting the place, forcing it to close early this year. Last Friday, like the proverbial cat with nine lives, the place reopened and now goes by the name Zodiac Lounge.

There has been a massive facelift and it has new management. Good luck.

Club Kay opens in Kampala

After Club Le Beaujolais closing shop, its space has been bought by another businessman and now goes by the name Club Kay. It was opened to the public over the weekend and it is quite swanky. Its owner is still elusive, but Star Trail will keep you posted.

Vendor wins Vitz, almost dies

When Grace Namagembe registered for the 2014 cancer run, never in her wildest dreams did she think she could win the Toyota Vitz offered by St Lawrence University. She registered simply because she had lost someone close, to cancer.

Namagembe, who runs a small vegetable stall along Salaama road, ran the 10km section, to aid building of a cancer unit at Nsambya hospital. At the end, as the raffle draw was conducted with all the participants’ tickets, Namagembe was busy minding a Mountain Dew Voltage from the title-sponsors, Crown Beverages.

Her number, 01162, was called out continuously as she absentmindedly drank her soda and just as it was suggested that another ticket be drawn, her neighbours noticed it was the number pinned to her kit. A confused Namagembe was brought to the stage but she couldn’t say a word she sank to her knees and kissed her rosary.

When she was handed the car keys, Namagembe, who suffers from high blood pressure, passed out and took over an hour to be revived. Namagembe said she had never driven a car in her life.

Well, that’s life, mwattu!

Nsibambi for oldies’ do

When you see the former prime minister present a paper or deliver a lecture, you would be forgiven to think Prof Apolo Robin Nsibambi never has any fun in his life. But for the Twejjukize 50-Plus fete scheduled for November 1 at UMA hall, Nsibambi is the chief guest.

Organisers said the retired politician and Makerere don has confirmed his presence at the evening meant to celebrate growing older gracefully and usefully. Only those 50 years and above are expected, so much that organisers are even asking media houses to send reporters and photographers strictly in that age group to cover the function as they groove away to their music, their way!

Star Trail can already think of media houses that will be locked out on that ‘technicality’ alone, and others that may be over-represented. Hmm. Thank goodness, Star Trail is 50-plus!

Source : The Observer

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