WHEN President Yoweri Museveni granted mercy to erstwhile powerful Uganda Peopleâ€™s Congress (UPC) strongman, Chris Rwakasisi, little did he know that it would have a double effect on UPC president Miria Kalule Obote. The pardon, came as a double shocker to Obote on two accounts: First, it was least expected, and secondlyâ€“â€“ it coincided with the inauguration of US president Barrack Obama, it seemed to add an icing to the development. Miria told the press that Rwakasisiâ€™s release marks a new chapter in Ugandaâ€™s politics.
Railways Police boss Sakwa Wambi, goes about his work with untold zeal. And if zeal could also be detected in words, then he has plenty of it! Recently while parading suspects allegedly nabbed ferrying stolen railway slippers, he disclosed that any suspects caught injuring a railway line will be charged with the offence under sections 335 (3) of the Penal Code Act, an offence whose penalty is life imprisonment.â€œThere is no difference between such a person and one found carrying a human head. If caught you will have to explain,â€ Wambi said. Talk about the power!
When organisers of an event have been given a free venue in a top notch hotel but cannot afford meals then, there must be something terribly wrong. The above situation played out at Hotel Africana where Muslim Sheiks from Uganda and East Africa had congregated. The purpose: To convene a Sharia Court to consider cases of alleged fraudulent disposal of Muslim properties against Mufti Ramadhan Mubaje. Everything went on smoothly until the participants and scribes could not stand the pangs of hunger. The scribes stormed out. The deadlock ended after two hours of haggling.
It pays to get oneâ€™s titles correct and if you doubt this, then ask former NSSF Board Chairman Onegi Obel. Recently, at a public forum organised by the Bank of Uganda (BoU) at Statistics House, the former NSSF guru repeatedly referred to Kampala dioceses assistant Bishop Dr. Zac Niringiye as Reverend and for this he paid dearly. When BoU Governor Tumusime Mutebileâ€™s turn to speak came, he began by telling Onegi, â€œI have heard you address Niringiye as Rev. He is Bishop.â€
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