Besigye urges Ugandans to turn up in big numbers and vote

Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president, Dr. Kiiza Besigye has appealed to all Ugandans to turn up in big numbers and vote during the forthcoming presidential elections early 2016, saying it’s the only way to unseat President Yoweri Museveni.

“I’m calling on Ugandans not to boycott the 2016 elections because that is what Museveni would love so that he declares himself the winner.

He made the remarks during a tour of Tororo district. He also called for the disbandment of the current Electoral Commission which he said was single-handedly appointed by President Museveni.

Sam Omala finally reports to his new station

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sam Omala has finally reported to his new station in Busoga region, Bukedea sector days to being declared a deserter of the Uganda police Force.

Omala who was transferred to Greater Busoga as the Deputy Commander of Bukedea Sector from commandant Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) Field Force Unit in a mini reshuffle mid-April, had vowed not to report to the new station because the transfer out of Kampala was unfair.

Pm Rugunda denies being mediator between Museveni and Mbabazi

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has denied media reports that he is the mediator of reconciliatory talks between President Yoweri Museveni and former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi.

There have been reports that Amama Mbabazi has been tipped for the post of Vice President if he reconciles with Museveni. The Vice President offer to Amama Mbabazi is reportedly in exchange for dropping his presidential bid during the 2016 elections. Mbabazi has however not officially declared he would contest against President Museveni in the coming elections.

Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda in an interview with a local online media outlet said he was not aware of the mediation.

Jobless brotherhood bailed

Two members of Jobless brotherhood, have been granted bail by the court in Jinja. Augustine Ojobile and Frank Nsamba appeared in court and were charged with four counts of inciting violence, unlawful assembly, disobedience and cruelty to animals. The two were arrested last Friday for releasing two piglets, painted yellow on the streets of Jinja with tags demanding for the resignation
of the district LCV chairman Fred Ngobi. They accused him of corruption. The Jobless brotherhood uses piglets in protests against corruption and unemployment.

Kenyan refugees want to return to Uganda

Kenyan refugees that were recently repatriated from Uganda have asked government return them  to to Kiryandongo refugee camp after rejecting the Sh60,000 government resettlement offer.

The former refugees who are now camped in Malaba town claim the money offered to them for resettlement is not enough. They have vowed to remain at the camp until the government pays them the Sh450,000 that President Uhuru promised each family when he visited Kampala last year.