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Kiruhura: Students urged to use their surroundings to solve societal problems

Students have been encouraged to find solutions to society problems within their environments.

The remarks were made by Professor Ogwang Patrick, the maker of Covidex during the first Science Education and Innovation Fair 2023 for all secondary schools in Kiruhura.

The event which was held at Kaaro high school playground Grounds, in Nshwere, Rushere town council, Kiruhura district was organized by the Nyabushozi constituency Member of Parliament, Hon Wilson Kajwegye under the Kajwegye Foundation.

Students from participating schools showcasing their innovations in science and technology at Kaaro High School.

While officially launching this new system of science expos for the schools in Nyabushozi, Hon Wilson Kajwegye said; “This system designed in line with the future we envision for Uganda as we all need to acknowledge Uganda’s abilities in science, technology, and innovation.”

Hon Kajwegye noted that such an event is important as it brings together various players within the value chain to pave a way forward for Uganda’s science, technology, and innovation sector.

“Science and Technology hold the key to the present and future development of Uganda and as a government, we are aware that to escape from poverty, investment in science and technology education is the key,” said Kajwengye.

Professor Ogwang who was guest speaker urged students in schools to go out of the classrooms and use the environment to discover new things that are helpful to the society.

Kashaija Patrick, the head teacher of Kaaro high school, revealed that he is hopeful that the exhibition will help their students to be inspired in taking science subjects.

During this exhibition, Lake Mburo Secondary School topped all schools participating in showcasing their practicality in science and technology.

Mitooma: Couple arrested over daugther’s death

Police in Mitooma District have arrested a 33-year-old man and his wife over assaulting their daughter to death.

Martial Tumusiime, the greater Bushenyi region police spokesperson confirmed the incident and identified the suspects as Herbert Twinamatsiko,33, a boda boda rider and his wife Phiona Natukunda, 30, all residents of Kyanzire village who assaulted their daughter only identified as Whitney.

He added that the incident happened on 27th July at 6pm in Karehe II, Kyanzire Parish, Kashenshero town council.

It is alleged that Twinamatsiko had produced the deceased outside of wedlock and was brought home to stay with the stepmother who had been torturing her for a while.

Unfortunately, on 27th July the two seriously tortured the deceased to death and hid the body in one of the rooms and went away but returned at night and transported it to Rwenshama B in Kanyabwanga Sub-County for burial.

Police said they were tipped off on Friday by a Good Samaritan and they arrested the two parents as prime suspects.

The body of the deceased was found with fresh physical injuries seemingly from serious beating using sticks.

55 year old man remanded over attempting to kill wife

Court in Ibanda has remanded a 55-year-old man to Nyabuhikye government Prison on charges of attempting to kill his wife Grace Kamakondere last month.

The convict identified as Levinary Kabatungye, a resident of Ryensinga,-Nyarukika in Rukiri sub-county was dragged to court by his wife to answer for the crimes.

While appearing before the Ibanda Grade One magistrate’s court, Kabatungye was read the charge of attempted murder for attacking and trying to kill his wife Kakondere with a machete on June 19th 2023.

The victim escaped with deep injuries on her arms which prompted the suspect to run away from the village. Upon his return on Sunday July 23rd, Kabatungye was arrested by Police and he faces charges of attempted murder.

Grade One magistrate Esther Murungi advised the suspect not to take any plea, explaining that her court had no power to hear his case.

If he is found guilty, Kabatungye faces life imprisonment as the maximum jail term for the offence. 

He was remanded to prison until August 16, when he is expected to return to court to take plea before the trial magistrate.

Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi region police spokesperson. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Mbarara: 26 year old man wanted for wife’s murder

Police in Mbarara City are hunting for a 26 year-old man only identified as Saidi, over the alleged murder of his 22 year-old wife.

Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson, said that Saidi, a resident of Katete central Cell, Katete ward in Mbarara City south division is suspected to have killed his wife identified as Phiona Ninsiima.

Kasasira revealed that Saidi, the husband of the deceased developed a misunderstanding with his lover Ninsiima, he stabbed her in the right side of the stomach before leaving her body in a pool of blood in their rented single room in Katete cell, Katete ward, Mbarara City south division.

Kasasira further revealed that Saidi was accusing the deceased of having extramarital affairs.

By press time, the body of the deceased was conveyed to Mbarara regional referral hospital mortuary for a postmortem examination and efforts to apprehend the prime suspect are underway.

Mbarara: Police Officer arrested over shooting civilian to death

Police in Mbarara district have arrested one of their own over shooting a 45-year-old man to death while attempting to arrest him.

Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokespersons said N56098 CPL Benson Agaba and N63315PC Boaz Tumuhimbise attached to Rubindi Police station in Mbarara district, had gone to arrest Gerald Tibigarukwamu, following a number of threatening violence complaints against him (Tibigarukwamu) by a one Godwin Tumwine.

Kasasira added that preliminary findings indicate that one of the officers, N56098 CPL Benson Agaba was prompted to discharge a bullet in the air when the suspect reportedly threatened to cut him with a panga. 

Police officers together with residents at the crime scene earlier today.

He noted that the action did not yield expected results and the deceased advanced closer with determination to harm the officer.

This prompted the officer to further discharge the bullet that hit the suspect on the head killing him instantly. Kasasira identified the deceased as Gerald Tibigarukwamu, 45, a resident of Akatooma cell, Kagongi Parish, Kagongi sub-county in Mbarara district.

Mbarara High School hailed for championing vocational training

The first lady and the minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataaha Museveni has hailed Mbarara High School for supporting vocational training for economic transformation.

In her speech read by Thomas Tayebwa, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament at the commissioning of Addis Ababa Dormitory at Mbarara High School yesterday, the first lady further revealed that the ministry of Education and Sports is committed to working closely with stakeholders at the school to re-roof over thirty old structures with asbestos roof which pose a health risk to learners.

The newly constructed historical Addis Ababa Dormitory at Mbarara High School.

Janet Museveni hailed Mbarara high school for doing well in the implementation of the new lower secondary curriculum through teaching vocational subjects like metal work, wood work, agriculture, technical drawing among others.

Janet Museveni appreciated the old students for complimenting government efforts in reviving the infrastructure at the school.

Stakeholders presenting the artistic impression of the commissioned Addis Ababa Dormitory at Mbarara High School.

The Chairperson of the Board of Governors, Prof. William Bazeyo, appreciated the First Lady for championing the new lower secondary curriculum noting that her exemplary leadership in Uganda’s education system has resulted into an increase in the number of graduates.

In his remarks, the Ankole diocese Bishop, Sheldon Mwesigwa hailed old boys of Mbarara High School for being supportive towards the school.

In his speech, the chairman of the old students’ Association, Dr Medard Bitekyerezo, requested the minister to utilize her connections, including her husband, President Yoweri Museveni, to support the school with implementation of projects that are still in the pipeline.

In 2016 fire gutted Addis Ababa and in 2017 old boys started raising funds to construct the new state of the art hostel worth UGX 2 billion and will accommodate up to 300 students.

Police probe death of 24 year old nurse

Police in Rukiga are investigating circumstances under which a 24 year old nurse was found in her house in Kagunga cell, Pirate Parish in Muhanga Town council, Rukiga District.

Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region police spokesperson confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Naturinda Christine, 24, a nurse attached to Karorwa HCII, and a resident of Kagunga cell , in Muhanga Town council in Rukiga District.

It’s said that on 18/07/2023 at around 09:00pm, the deceased entered her one roomed house and just pushed the door back but she did not rock it and slept.

Maate told journalists that on 19/07/2023 at around 11:00am a female neighbor got concerned and tried to call her but she didn’t respond.

Maate added that at around 12:00pm, Rubarema Dezideria, 48, a teacher by profession also a neighbor to the deceased also tried to call her but she did not respond. Consequently he pushed the door which was not locked and entered the room.

Upon entering the room, he found her lifeless body in her room and they called the Office in charge at Bukinda police post for further management and Homicide team were dispatched to document the scene.

After police reached at the scene two bottles one of Rwenzori and another one for mountain dew soda were recovered in the room with smelly substances, they have been submitted to the region for onward submission to Government Analytical Laboratory for analysis and the body conveyed to Kabele referral Hospital for autopsy (postmortem).

Police said that the report will be used to establish the actual cause of death.

According to Police, preliminary investigations suggest that the deceased might have taken poison thus committing suicide because the body had no external injuries and by press time no one had been arrested for inquiries.

Some of the beneficiaries of the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE) receiving payment (Courtesy photo)

Older persons encouraged to engage in income generating activities

Individuals of advanced age have been encouraged to form groups and engage in income generating projects to secure the remaining years of their lives.

During the sensitization for Kigarama ward, Bisheshe Division for individuals aged between 60- 79, about the government’s special enterprise grant for older persons, Ibanda Municipality councilor, Leonard Ford Karera said there was no reason for sober and energetic old people to depend on children when they can do businesses and provide for themselves.

Karera said they were still strong at this age to do projects like goat rearing, vegetable growing, piggery and poultry to ensure a stable source of income to lead good lives.

He explained to the over 40 participants in Kigarama town that the government will give the grants to only those organized in groups of 5-10 members and each beneficiary will get a UGX 1m grant from the government to start up income generating initiatives.

Amina Mbabazi, the Ibanda Municipality publicity older persons’ publicity secretary said the government doesn’t want to first wait for them to become weak to start giving the money through the Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment (SAGE) welfare fund.

Stella Katumusiime, from Kagorogoro cell, appreciated the government for considering them for the grants, saying many old people would want to be self-reliant, but lack funds to engage in income-generating projects. 

Archbishop Bakyenga to be remembered for being a humble, selfless servant

Following the news of the death of the first Archbishop of Mbarara Archdiocese, Paul Kamuza Bakyenga on Tuesday, several people have continued to pay tribute to the deceased.

Bishops in Ankole region have shared fond recollections of the role he played in the ministry and the different aspects of life.

Rt. Rev. Bishop Johnson Twinomujuni of West Ankole diocese said he knew the late as a man who rendered his full life to the ministry of church. He noted that he will be remembered as a great teacher.

Rt. Rev. Bishop Nathan Ahimbisibwe of the South Ankole diocese described the late as a role model for all the religious leaders. He further talked about the late as a person who loved all the people regardless of their religious denominations.

Rt. Rev. Bishop Steven Namanya of the North Ankole diocese described the late as a down to earth person who did not consider himself on top of others despite the position God gave him in the Catholic Church. 

Bakyenga is described by many as a person who felt with those suffering and had compassion for orphans, the reason he started Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital at Nyamitanga in 2009 to treat children of 0 to 12 years.

He also started Radio Maria Mbarara in 1996 describing it as the Christian voice in homes to get the gospel closer to people and uphold the Christian values.

Archbishop Emeritus Bakyenga,79, died in the wee hours of Tuesday morning at Nsambya Hospital in Kampala where he had gone for routine medical checkups.

In the tentative burial program for Archbishop Emeritus Bakyenga released by Mbarara Archdiocese, the deceased will be laid to rest on Sunday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Nyamitanga Parish.

The communications director of the Mbarara Archdiocese, Rev Fr Charles Lwanga Mutabaruka said the Emeritus Bakyenga will be buried inside the cathedral and will be the third prelate after the First Bishop of the then Rwenzori Vicariate Francis-Xavier Lacoursiere of the White Fathers who was buried inside.

Kiruhura: 45 year old man beaten to death over failure to pay bride price

Police in Kiruhura has in custody four members of the same family accused of killing a man for not paying bride price.

Kwizeera Emmanuel, 45, a husband to Katushabe Jane was beaten to death and his body dumped in a dam by his wife’s family members over failure to pay bride price.

It is said the incident occurred on 13th July 2023 and Kwizeera’s dead body was found in a dam of Rwakashugi George on 14th July 2023.

The suspects identified as Kendeere Margret, Kwizeera’s (deceased) mother-in-law, Bakashaba Aaron, Muhereza Yoram and another identified only as Moses, all residents of Rwomuti cell 1, Rugongi parish, Kenshunga sub-county in Kiruhura district are under arrest at Kiruhura police station on charges of murder.

Katushabe Jane whose husband was beaten to death told our reporter that she and her husband agreed to work and pay bride price later, a decision her mother, Kendeere Margret disagreed with and this resulted into the death of her husband.

According to police, three other suspects still at large are; Namara Grace, Ikiriza Allen and Amumpire James, all relatives of the deceased’s wife (Katushabe).

Katushabe added that she wants justice and requested police to continue searching for the three suspects still on the run and arrest them for killing her husband.

Gumisiriza Moses, the LCI chairperson Rwomuti I cell revealed that family members of Katushabe did not want Kwizeera to marry their daughter.


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