Fire outbreak: Fire burns four relatives in the house.

By ROBERT SSEGAWA

Four people from the same family perished in a fire that gutted their house in Nabutiti zone in Kansanga a suburb of Kampala. The deceased have been identified as Twasirye Annet 35 years wife to Bagyenda Ronald of Mukono, her three children namely Akankwasa Elijah 10 years, Chakwa Musa 5years and a six month old baby only identified as Rebecca .

According to Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson the deceased slept immediately after having their supper and left the candle wax burning that set fire on mattresses that spread all over the house.

Owoyesigyire adds that the fire brigade and rescue service were called in to extinguish the fire but by the time they arrived the four had already died in the inferno.

Fire fighters only managed to save the building. bHe further blamed the residents of Kansanga in Nabuti zone for building in road reserve which frustrated fire fighters since their failed to reach the scene on time due to the many structures built in the road.

The defiance Secretary for Nabuti zone Denis Kato descrimed the late Twasirye Annet as a person who has been very cooperative in community and a law abiding citizen.

Kato also urged the members of the community to stop leaving burning candle wax with children unattended to avoid such similar incidents from happening. The bodies of the deceased were taken to Mulago hospital city mortuary and police have launched their investigation into the matter.

19 year old set to jail over ritual sacrifice

By Sania Babirye

A 19 year old man Kawele Abdul who killed his brother in a ritual sacrifice to get rich in Mukono district in 2015  has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.  Kawele has been sentenced by high court Judge Margret Mutonyi after she  found him guilty of murder.

He was convicted alongside his elder  brother Ndide Halida and a traditional  doctor Senfuma Andul who has since passed on after committing suicide.

Earlier on the same judge sentenced Halida to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to the offense  while Senfuma commited suicide by running into a moving vehicle when they were being arrested.

While sentencing him the judge ruled that the sentence was to serve as a deterrent  to people who engage in human sacrifice to enrich themselves.

The victim Ibrah Nbarangu was 24 years old by the time he was sacrificed.

They committed the offense on the 10th of October 2015 in Busukuma Wakiso district.

They are said to have taken the victim at river  Rwajari in Goma Mukono district were they stabbed  him to death in a ritual sacrifice to enrich themselves.

Uganda Christian University secures global recognition for Business Adminitration and Law courses

Uganda Christian University (UCU) has secured global recognition for two of its degree programs; the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), and the Bachelor of Laws degree program.

UCU’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program is now accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a global accounting body of accountants and Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU).

The exemption followed a review of the UCU faculty of business curriculum and examination by the ACCA examination and accreditation team from UK. The accreditation also came with an exemption of six papers for graduates interested in becoming ACCA members, according to Patrick Mubangizi, the coordinator ACCA and CPA at the Mukono based institution.

“This means that a person who graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration majoring in Accounting will only sit for eight papers out of 14,” he said, adding, “For those intending to do CPA, the accreditation team from Uganda exempted us five papers.”

Godfrey Ssempungu, the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Business and Administration said, “This stamp of approval is a testament to the rigor of the program and the readiness of our graduates to join the accounting profession.”

Prossy Natukunda, a BBA student described the development as a blessing, “Those professional courses are expensive, but when you are exempted some, the burden of paying is reduced.” With ACCA and CPA, you can work anywhere as a certified accountant.”

Similarly, UCU’s law degree holders are officially accredited to apply for the bar course in England and Wales. This implies that UCU law graduates now possess the required standards to apply for a bar course in the United Kingdom (UK) and become barristers in the UK, the equivalent to an advocate in Uganda.

Dr Anthony Kakooza, the Dean Faculty of Law at UCU said the global recognition for the law course widens the market for UCU law graduates who can no longer be constrained if LDC shuts the door on them, “They should know that there are other places to practice as long as it is a common world vetting.”

Francis Gimara, the president Uganda Law Society said the recognition is a confirmation of the high standards of the UCU law degree.

“It means more opportunities for the graduates to be part of the British barristers. We look forward to working with more lawyers that can practice both in Uganda and in the UK,” Gimara said.

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Fire brigade arrives without water to put off fire causing huge losses in Mukono fire

By Robert Ssegawa
Fire has gutted several buildings and kiosks in Kitega village Mukono district destroying property worth millions of shillings.
The Residents district commission Lt.David Matovu says the fire started at around 2 am from a charcoal stove which was left unattended to.
He says the fire destroyed shops selling furniture, Electrical appliances, bars and saloons. Fire fighters arrived at the scene later without water in the vehicles to put out the blaze.

Sack the minister- Democratic Party

By Robert Ssegawa

Democratic party have tasked president Museveni to sack minister for water Ronald Kibuule over the miss conduct over the security female guard at Mukono Stanbic bank.

Kenneth Paul Kakande DP spokesperson says that the government has on several occasions agitating the public to be security conscious regardless of one’s status.

He says that Kibuule’s actions can’t not be accepted in today’s Uganda and that if possible he should resign before being sacked and that also he should be counselled and dp is willing to free counselling services. Track

Democratic Party wanted police spokesperson AIGP Andrew Felix Kawesi to parade Kibuule like he has been doing to other suspects who committed assault.

 

Fire the state minister- Women

By Alice Lubwama

Women activists under their umbrella organization Uganda Women Network have asked president Museveni to relieve the state minister for water Ronald Kibuule of his duties, saying he is a shame to cabinet.

The demand to fire Kibuule from cabinet follows reports that he assaulted a female security guards at one of the banks in Mukono.

While addressing a news conference in Kampala this morning the executive director UWONET Ritah Aciro said as women they are disappointed with that a state actor can conduct himself in such a manner.

The women also call police to expeditiously investigate the case and prosecute the suspect so he serves as a lesson for others who would engage in similar criminal acts irrespective of the economic stature.

The women say this is not the first time this same minister condones violence against women, in 2013, he made a statement encouraging men to rape women who are indecently dressed, but following pressure he retracted the statement.

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Police finds contract killer

By Robert Ssegawa.

Police in Kampala have killed a suspected thug alleged to be behind the killing and aggravated robberies in areas like Luweero, Kawempe, Nangabo, Makindye, Mukono and others areas.

According to the police spokesperson Fred Enanga, Corporal Tindimwebwa Kenneth was arrest in Nakasongola district with a gun but in a process of resisting he was short and later died in Mulago.

Corporal Tindimwebwa Kenneth
Corporal Tindimwebwa Kenneth

Upon investigation police have got incriminating evidence showing that he was the leader of a group that killed Nakawa Juliet in Mukono after robbing 7 million from her, it’s the same suspect who killed Sewaka Husein a police officer in Luweero and several others .

Police has discovered 688 rounds of a munitions, one AK47, 14 phones, airtime, and identity cards of some of people he has been killing.

In the same investigation, police has arrested Ibrahim Mbabaali a badaboda cyclist who has been offering him with transport and Nambi Marium who is the wife to the deceased to help in more investigations.

Ibrahim Mbabaali a badaboda cyclist
Ibrahim Mbabaali a badaboda cyclist