Today in pictures - January 8, 2020
Major events happening around the country summarised in pictures
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.
The Kanyamunyus and their lawyer Macdusman Kabega
The suspects consult with their legal advisors
Waiting 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".
Kutesa and Rwanda's High Commissioner to Uganda Frank Mugambage addressing the media in Kampala
The released Rwandans
Handed over to immigration officials
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.
Discussions in progress at Parliament
Bahati driving a point home
More discussions underway
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
A vehicle stuck at Butimbwa swamp during last month's floods
Men carrying travellers across a submerged bridge. Photos by George Bita
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
The collapsed building under construction is called UK Mall
Eye witnesses at the scene