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Bobi Wine released after brief detention

By Norah Mukimba Independent Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has been released after a brief confinement at Kira Police Station. The singer was briefly detained at Kasangati police station and later transferred after his fans threatened to torch the Police station. According to Kampala Metropolitan Police commander Frank Mwesigwa, he defied their order not to hold...

Dehydrated MPs grumble over mineral water

By John Odyek As the finance minister Matia Kasaija went about his speech, he cleared his throat, coughed and bellowed into the microphone. The MPs reminded him: “You need water,” a section of MPs retorted. Interestingly, the remarks were made at a time Kasaija talked about irrigation, dams, the river Nile and the sanitation budgets. The Kampala...

Kyadondo East elections: Bobi Wine, Kantinti wait on DP support

By Kampala Sun writer With a fortnight to the highly anticipated Kyadondo East constituency bi-election, the Democratic Party has pulled a master stroke. DP’s party president Norbert Mao has withdrawn the candidature of party representative Lillian Babirye Kamoome describing her chances as slim. “DP fielded its 2016 candidate, Lillian Babirye Kamoome to contest in the by election. A flag...

The run way outfits you missed at the Seed Show

The Seed show was the opening event for the Kampala Fashion Week. Staged at the Square Rooftop, the show was a collection of fashion enthusiasts. 17 year old Charles Semanda won the competition. Here are some pictures from the runway showcases.    

Why Bebe Cool needs Bodyguards

Musician Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool spearheaded the successful Tubonga Nawe campaign that had, among it’s achievements, the reinstatement of president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni into power. And that would have been a normal thing. With Ugandans moving on with their lives; going to work and kids going back to school, their parents; attending to their daily calls of survival....

Ugandans shun local government elections

  By Solomon Muleyi During last week’s presidential elections, a complaint that prevailed country wide indicated that voting materials at Polling stations, especially around Kampala were delivered late. Yet that didn’t prevent voters from casting their votes. Today however, the voting materials were put in place a day before, and the day has been declared a public holiday, yet the turn...

Video-Rubaga South MP Kato Lubwama’s skeletons fall out of closet

    Before you get into politics, you either clean up your closet or you make sure the closet is securely locked and kept away. But comedian-turned-politician, Kato Lubwama is preparing to carry his closet filled to the brim with his skeletons to Parliament. Shortly after he toppled mortar mouthed Ken Lukyamuzi to win the Rubaga South MP post, he proudly flung open his...

Court Petitioned over social media and mobile money blockade

  Human rights watchdog Legal Brains Trust (LBT), has petitioned court over the decision by government and its auxiliary agencies to disable telecom mobile money services and social media platforms. On Friday, LBT filed an application for judicial review at the civil division of the High Court in Kampala, through Centre for Legal Aid (CLA), contending that the move was illegal. Government’s...

Museveni warns Besigye, calls European critics unserious

By Solomon Muleyi When Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was declared president of the republic of Uganda by the Electoral commission (EC) on Saturday, members and supporters of the opposition parties were not about to take it lightly. They took to social media (the only forum for debate and demonstration where they wouldn’t lose the functionality of their nostrils to the cruel...

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