BUYENDE - Two young men were chased from their clan after they feasted on dog meat, contrary to their tradition.
The men, residents of Buyumba village, are from the fox (Baise Kisama) clan. They were banished after they confessed to eating a dog.
Before they were sent away, a clan meeting was called during which they tried to convince the elders that they had mistaken the dog for a hyena, in vain.
The clan leader, only identified as Galiko, argued that dog meat is a taboo in the clan because a dog is a descendant of a fox.
A witness told the meeting that for two days, the men would go to a nearby bush to roast the ‘delicacy’. He also said they would take salt and pepper with them. The men were then banished from the clan.
They were, however, allowed to pack their belongings first. Since then, they have not been seen in the area.
University girl urinates on self
MBARARA - A girl who seemed drunk urinated on herself in public at a popular bar recently. The girl, who is reportedly a university student, went for a music show with her boyfriend.
The lovebirds went to the bar early in the afternoon and immediately started drinking. At about 7:00pm, the girl was drunk.
She urinated on herself and even failed to walk. When her boyfriend saw the mess, he abandoned her. She reportedly spent the night at the venue.
Cyclist wins anger race
LUWEERO - Musa Sekitto, a bodaboda cyclist, walked home with sh100,000 when he won an anger competition recently.
The competition, which attracted eight male contestants, was watched by over 200 people.
Each contestant was required to stand in front of a woman for two hours. The women would then dance and crack jokes to make the men laugh.
Any contestant who smiled at the jokes or at the dance moves would be disqualified. About 30 minutes to the end of the game, only three contestants were still standing.
Later, two of the final trio were also disqualified when it was it discovered that they had put pieces of paper in their mouths [gagged themselves] as a strategic move to keep them from opening their mouths.
Finally, a bodaboda cyclist was declared winner for managing to remain angry for two hours, amidst jokes and provocative body movements from the women.
The other contestants vowed to outwit him in the next competition.
Cow-drawn bridal cart excites Mukono
MUKONO - Bruno Tukeyi, a bodaboda cyclist and Grace Kasande mesmerised residents of Seeta when they rode on a cart pulled by cows after they exchanged vows at Namiryango Catholic Church recently.
The couple was wedded by Fr. Richard Bakaaki.
They hosted their guests at Curve Gardens in Seeta.
Woman trades blouse for taxi fare
KAMPALA - A taxi conductor surprised passengers when he forced a woman to leave her blouse as transport fare.
The unidentified woman failed to pay the full fare from Kampala to Kakiri, a Kampala suburb.
She had with her only sh2,000, instead of the required sh4,000. Taxi operators often charge sh3,000 from Kampala to Kakiri, but raise the fare during rush hours.
On reaching her destination, she asked the driver to stop so that she would disembark, but the conductor refused, insisting she pays all the money.
At first, the woman abused the conductor and swore not to pay. But, when she realised that he was adamant, she started begging for mercy.
Her pleas, however, fell on deaf ears. The conductor told her to leave him with any item worth sh2,000 as a top-up for the fare.
Boldly, the woman removed her blouse and remained in a vest and gave it to him. Surprisingly, he took it and bragged about how he had taught her a lesson.
The woman walked away half-naked, leaving other passengers debating over whether the conductor was right or not.
Boys clash over empty bottles
KAMPALA - Two boys nearly traded blows over plastic bottles near Kampala road. The two, who often collect plastic bottles for cash, started arguing over some bottles they had picked from a trash can.
One of them claimed he often picks bottles at that place and ordered his colleague to leave his area of operation.
When his mate refused to leave, a scuffle ensued. Passers-by gathered to catch a glimpse of the looming fight before the two lads abandoned the idea.
One onlooker was spotted still looking desperately anxious for a fight that never was!
Kyambogo boy fakes graduation
KAMPALA - A university student recently duped his mother into throwing for him a graduation party, yet he had not graduated.
Ronnie, a student at Kyambogo University, did not graduate because he had failed some papers and had re-takes. However, about two weeks to the day of graduation, he asked his mother to organise a party.
The lad even hired a gown and invited his mother to attend the graduation ceremony at the university. During the ceremony, his mother realised Ronnie’s name was not on the graduation list. But he told her that it had erroneously been omitted.
However, when the party was ongoing, Ronnie’s mother called her friend who teaches at the university over the matter.
She was shocked when she was told that Ronnie had not graduated.
Drunk security guard charges at residents
KAMPALA - An unidentified security guard in Namuwongo Yoka Zone drank himself silly and beat up anyone who crossed his path. He even attempted to kick-open the door of his rented house.
The man reportedly went on a drinking spree, after getting his salary. According to his colleagues, he had not been paid for over three months.
It took the intervention of LCs to calm the man down.