Amin complaint not followed
KAMPALA - A man who filed a torture complaint against Taban Amin at the Uganda Human Rights Commission has never taken up the matter.
KAMPALA - A man who filed a torture complaint against Taban Amin at the Uganda Human Rights Commission has never taken up the matter. The commission spokesperson, Florence Munyirwa, said Steven Mugagga, who alleged that Taban tortured him over a girl in June last year, had not tendered in medical reports as required. â€œThe commission has lost contact with the complainant and further response has not been filed,â€she said. Taban, the son of the late president Idi Amin, refuted the allegations.
Luweero boss summoned
LUWEERO - The court has summoned the district water engineer, Umar Katongole, over allegations that he solicited for a sh50,000 bribe from Musa Bogere who wanted to drill a borehole at Buyego village. He is suspected to have committed the offence on November 16, 2006. If convicted, the maximum sentence is seven years imprisonment.
Paya residents get food aid
TORORO - People who were affected by floods last year have received relief from the Prime Ministerâ€™s Office. The district LC5 chief, Emmanuel Osuna, on Tuesday said 19,000kgs of maize flour and 6,900kgs of beans would be distributed to residents of Paya, Merikit, Mollo, Mulanda and Iyolwa sub-counties.
North gets ambulances
KAMPALA - Nine districts in the north have received 30 ambulances and three containers of medical equipment worth $1.2m (about sh2b). The ambulances will be stationed at the counties to deal with labour complications. The items were donated by the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, DFID and the United Nations Fund for Population Activities. â€œOn average, 6,000 women die of labour-related complications annually. the war-ravaged north accounted for the biggest percentage,â€ health state minister Dr. Emmanuel Otaala said at the handover on wednesday. Gulu, Pader, Amuru, Kitgum, Dokolo, Amolator, Apac, Lira and Oyam are the districts benefiting.
Woman held over assault
JINJA - What do you do when your wife bites off the chin of her co-wife? That was the dilemma Godfrey Munirwa of Budondo found himself in when his wives, Rose Aguti and Sarah Birungi, allegedly fought two weeks ago, leaving Birungi without her chin. Love aside, Munirwa decided that Aguti must face the wrath of the law and last Thursday, she was charged with assault before Grade One magistrate, Brenda Najjuko. She denied the charge and was remanded in Kirinya Prison until April 19 when the case comes up for mention.
Herbalists face court
JINJA - Two herbalists are on trial for kidnapping a five-year-old boy with the intention of killing him. Richard Mawere and Simon Okiro are said to have held Ali Sabu captive on October 22, 2006 at Golofa Island, in Bugiri district. Police statements recorded by witnesses said the victim was at home when the suspects stood in a nearby footpath and beckoned him. Prosecution claimed the boy was lured with a sweet by one of the men. A witness screamed, alerting residents who rescued him.
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