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Military involvement hindering women participation in elections: CSOs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organizations have asked the government to stop using the military during elections in order to attract women to participate in the forthcoming women’s council elections. The call was made on Tuesday during a consultative meeting organized by the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy. The …

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UPDF remorseful for shooting dead 17 year old girl in Agago

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UPDF 5th Infantry Division in Achol-Pii, Pader district has apologized for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Josephine Adoch, a student of Amyel Lapono Seed Secondary School in Lira Kato sub county, Agago district on Monday night. Adoch was reportedly shot to death near a military …

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Kyagulanyi urges NUP leaders to exercise servant leadership

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP president, Robert Kyagulanyi has challenged all his party-sponsored politicians to serve the interests of their electorates, rather than seeking short term selfish gains. While addressing mourners at the sendoff of their party member Dennis Waiswa in Namwendwa trading center, Kamuli district on …

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Court of Appeal upholds Jim Muhwezi’s victory

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal in Kampala has upheld the victory of Jim Muhwezi, as the Rujumbura Constituency member of parliament in Rukungiri district. The panel of three Court of Appeal Justices comprising Cheborion Barishaki, Stephen Musota, and Christopher Gashirabake delivered the verdict on Tuesday shortly …

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Former Lubiri SS teachers summoned over dormitory fire

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Old Kampala Police Division has summoned two former teachers at Lubiri Secondary School in Kampala in the ongoing investigations into the fire outbreak at the school dormitory last week. Information from the school indicates that the fire broke out in Ssekandi dormitory around 8:45 pm …

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FULL JUDGMENT: Bitature vs Vantage

Court throws all costs on lawyer Fred Muwema for misleading client Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commercial Division of the High Court in Kampala has dismissed an application by Ugandan businessman Patrick Bitature  and Simba properties Co. Ltd, Simba telecom, Linda properties and Elgon Terrace seeking a temporary injunction against Vantage …

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UPDF soldier, five others remanded over robbery of UGX100M

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Uganda People’s Defense Forces soldier has been remanded to Makindye military police barracks on charges of robbing 100 million shillings from Shafik Bukenya, a businessman dealing in gold. Lance Corporal Eric Tumwine Bizimungu, also known as John attached to the 3rd Battalion was on …

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Police constable found dead at Entebbe Zoo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police constable Sadik Kawu has been found dead along the Lake Victoria shorelines at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre. Kawu’s body was found by another police constable attached to the Counter-Terrorism Unit on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Kawu had been deployed for night duty on …

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