Hostile Muslims reconcile
SOROTI - Two warring Muslim factions have resolved their differences and have appointed a new deputy Imam.
SOROTI - Two warring Muslim factions have resolved their differences and have appointed a new deputy Imam. The resident district commissioner, Ben Etonu, said the factions made the resolution, following meetings he held with them for two weeks. He added that Saad Okiria was appointed the deputy Imam to replace Hassan Suleiman. Some Muslims had turned violent when the Soroti Muslim Council suspended Suleiman, prompting Police intervention to restore calm.
New executive restrained
GULU - THE High Court has barred the executive of the Acholi War Debt Claimants Association from carrying out any activity until judgment is made on June 30. This follows an injunction applied for by the old executive, which claims the new one is illegal. The old executive said the June 5 elections were illegal. More than 3,000 Acholi War Debt claimants in 2007, sued the Government for sh1.4 trillion as compensation for the property and livestock worth billions that they lost to the NRA guerrillas between 1980 and 1989 and the 20-year-old northern Uganda insurgency. But the Government resolved that the case be settled out of court. Â
Suspected defiler kills self
SSEMBABULE - A man suspected of defiling hisÂ 12-year-old daughter on Monday committed suicide at Ssembabule Central Police Station. The southern regional Police Commander, Emmanuel Muheirwe, identified the deceased as 40-year-old Joseph Byakatonda, a resident of Kawanda, Lugusulu sub-county. Muheirwe said Byakatonda used his long-sleeved shirt to hang himself. Sources at the station said the deceased had been transferred from the general cells to one where he was alone, after complaining that other inmates were laughing at him. Police received information that the deceased had defiled the victim several times before she reported to the local council authorities.
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