Today in pictures - January 8, 2020

By Maria Wamala

Major events happening around the country summarised in pictures

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Kanyamunyu returns to court

Matthew Kanyamunyu's trial over the November 2016 murder of Kenneth Akena, a child rights activist, resumed today. He is accused alongside his girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari and elder brother Joseph Kanyamunyu.

 he anyamunyus and their lawyer acdusman abega The Kanyamunyus and their lawyer Macdusman Kabega
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 he suspects consult with their legal advisors The suspects consult with their legal advisors
aiting for the court session to beginWaiting for the court session to begin. Photos by Alfred Ochwo
Released Rwandans repatriated
The seven Rwandans released by the Military The seven Rwandans released by the Military Court Martial were handed over to the immigration officials for repatriation in what foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa described as "a gesture of goodwill".
 utesa and wandas igh ommissioner to ganda rank ugambage addressing the media in ampala Kutesa and Rwanda's High Commissioner to Uganda Frank Mugambage addressing the media in Kampala
 he released wandans The released Rwandans


 anded over to immigration officials Handed over to immigration officials


 ugambage briefing the released wandans Mugambage briefing the released Rwandans. Photos by Mpalanyi Ssentongo


Finance ministry officials, MPs meet over budget framework paper

Officials from the finance ministry led by state minister for planning David Bahati are appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Finance for discussion and approval of the Budget Framework Paper for FY 2020/21- FY 2024/25.


 iscussions in progress at arliament Discussions in progress at Parliament
 ahati driving a point home Bahati driving a point home


 ore discussions underway More discussions underway
 inance ommittee hairperson enry usasizi makes a point Finance Committee Chairperson Henry Musasizi makes a point. Photos by Maria Wamala
Luuka district roads destroyed
Several roads in Luuka district remain in dangerous state after being destroyed by heavy rains late last month


  vehicle stuck at utimbwa swamp during last months floods A vehicle stuck at Butimbwa swamp during last month's floods


  Men carrying travellers across a submerged bridge. Photos by George Bita


Wildlife ambulance

UWEC unveils first ever, Wildlife ambulance 


Photos by Julius Luwemba










 Building collapses, claims six lives in kansanga

 Six people have been confirmed dead, while three have been rescued in kansanga along Gabba Road, after a building (UK Mall) they were constructing collapsed on them this morning (Wednesday, January 8) at around 11:00am. 

 The site of the building that collapsed



 he building under construction is called  all The collapsed building under construction is called UK Mall

 Eye witnesses at the scene