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SHOCKING: Lightening Kills 5, 20 Hospitalised

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Five people have been struck dead by lightning and more than 20 have been hospitalised at KIU and Komboni hospitals.

The 25 people were struck while harvesting tea in Nyanga, Bitooma sub county in Bushenyi district.

Greater Bushenyi police spokesperson Marshal Tumusiime confirmed the incident saying that it happened today at noon during the heavy downpour in the area.

Tumusiime identified the deceased as Elisam Tayebwa 65, Innocent Atwemerire 18, shallot Tuhwerirwe 14, Nickson Atunkunda 13 and Kansiime 15 years.

He said that the bodies of the deceased are still laying at KIU mortuary while the injured are still getting treatment at Komboni and KIU hospitals.

According to Jafari Basajjabalaba, the chairman LC V Bushenyi district, the 25 people were plucking tea leaves, when the rain started, they rushed to forest where the lightning struck them from.

“It’s not the first time that such an incident is happening in Bushenyi. We have tried our best to put preventive measures like lightning arresters because this is becoming too much,” Basajjabalaba said.

By Grapevine reporter

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Why Are You Stopping Us From Canning People Who Are Defying Presidential Directives On Coronavirus – RDC Sakwa Blasts Minister Kyambadde…

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Eric Sakwa, a former Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) diehard who crossed over to National Resistance Movement (NRM) and was appointed as the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Jinja has blast trade minister Amelia Kyambadde for frustrating security agencies efforts to enforce the presidential directives.

Sakwa said that Amelia’s recent comments where she stopped Local Defense Unit (LDU) and Uganda police personal from caning stubborn locals who refused to obey the presidential directives on Coronavirus is frustrating their efforts of fighting the spread of the disease.

Sakwa said that Amelia’s comments where she blasted security personnel were in bad faith since this was the only way they could implement the presidential directive and prevent the spread of the virus.

He said that people had started fearing and stopped coming out of their houses but when they heard the minister’s statements, they intentionally started defying their orders, he insisted that they will continue beating people who are trying to defy the presidential directive on corona virus.

“The two weeks period which was set by the head of state is yet to elapse but some motorists have turned their private cars into public means to transport people to different destinations which is against the Presidential directives,” Sakwa noted.

Last week, minister Kyambadde warned security personnel from beating Ugandans and advised that they should just explain to them the presidential directives. She insisted that the president didn’t order the beating of Ugandans.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki




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Court Never Said That Besigye Did Not Rape: Muhoozi’s Blue Eyed Boy Blasts Byanyima For Waging A Cyber-War On Newly Appointed URA Boss Who Testified Against Her Husband…

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David Kabanda Ateenyi, the blue-eyed boy to the first son Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Keinerugaba has blasted Winnie Byanyima, the wife to Dr. Kizza Besigye for waging a cyber-war on John Musinguzi the newly appointed commissioner General of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).

A number of Besigye supporters ran to social media and accused Musinguzi of masterminding the rape charges against Besigye and and by appointing him as the commission General, his master President Museveni was appreciating him for the job well done.

The group claims that during Besigye’s rape trial, Musinguzi coached Joanita Kyakuwa, the woman who accused Besigye of raping her on how they should pin the four time presidential candidate. The case was later dismissed.

“This young man who has been appointed to lead URA Uganda once chose to lie on oath to serve his master. I hope he will do what’s honorable and apologise (and) learn from his mistakes and move forward,” Byanyima tweeted.

Her statement didn’t go well with Kabanda who attacked her saying, “You once slapped a female police officer at High court who was on duty for demanding to do her job of checking you. So did you ever apologise to her? The fact that Musinguzi testified against your husband doesn’t make him a criminal. And in any case court never said that Kizza Besigye never raped,” Kabanda tweeted.    of appointing

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki




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Pastor Yiga Charged, Remanded For Spreading Harmful Propaganda On Coronavirus…

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Controversial Kawaala based Revival church pastor Augustine Yiga alias Abizaayo has been charged and remanded to prison over uttering harmful propaganda that there is no coronavirus in Uganda and Africa in general.

State alleges that on 27th March 2020, Yiga told different local televisions that there is no coronavirus and African leaders are only sending their citizens in panic for their own personal benefit.

Yiga, who was before Mwanga one grade one magistrate Timothy Lumunye denied the charges and his lawyer Wilberforce Kayiwa applied that their client be released on bail. His lawyer told court that Yiga is suffering from diabates which means he has to see doctors regularly. Kayiwa further told court that his client has over eight children to look after and he is a recognized senior pastor with an address. He presented three sureties to stand for him, however his application was strongly challenged by state prosecutor Safina Bireeke who told court the applicant didn’t produce sufficient evidence like medical documents showing that he is a sick man.

She also protested that the sureties produced by Yiga were just junior pastors in his church who court cannot rely on that they will force him to come back to court when he is needed.

She further submits that police is still investigating the matter and if court releases Yiga on bail, he will intervene with the investigations. The magistrate promised to give her ruling on Yiga’s application on 04th of April this year and remanded him to Kitarya prison. He however advised Yiga’s followers to learn to implement the cautions put in place by the Ministry of Health includes distancing themselves.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki




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