Kabale Top Cleric Killed in Road Accident


Former Vice President Gilbert Bukenya has announced that he is rejoining the ruling National Resistance Movement Party, story abortion barely four months after he broke ties with it.

Bukenya also announced today that next year he would be backing his former boss President Yoweri Museveni, who he said in June was a liability to the county and needed to be replaced.

Bukenya launched a new party named Party for National Unity [PNU] through which he subscribed to the now near-defunct opposition coalition The Democratic Alliance [TDA] with the hope to front a joint candidate to overthrow the 30year Museveni regime.

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During the selection process in the TDA, Bukenya sacrificed his presidential ambitions and rallied behind the former Prime Minister Hon Amama Mbabazi.

The coalition however, did not materialize and the joint candidate option was abandoned, letting the two biggest contenders Mbabazi and Col Kizza Besigye run in their respective parties.

Bukenya this morning denounced his connections with the opposition and declared his return to the ruling party.

He also said he would be sticking to retaining his Busiro North Parliamentary seat, adding that by joining the ruling party, he stood a better chance.

He also described President Museveni as the best candidate of all in the forthcoming race.

The former VP however, revealed to the press that President Museveni talked him back into the NRM, having met him on four different occasions.

A number of NRM stalwarts welcomed him back home and wished him well.

Minister in Charge of Presidency Hon Frank Tumwebaze said he was happy to have Bukenya back in the NRM and in a directed message he noted, “Remember our political struggle since 2001; all those who tormented us. I am happy for you my friend!”

The NRM special media assistant Don Wanyama termed his return as “a right call.” He said, “Even Paul who’d killed Christians became Christianity’s biggest promoter.”


President Yoweri Museveni has received the interim report from the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into allegations of corruption inside the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA).

The Commission of inquiry was ordered by the president at the start of this financial year, order with hope to clean up the roads authority which remains the country’s most funded body.

Museveni had earlier in April appointed Mrs Allen Kagina, dosage who had just retired from Uganda Revenue Authority to head UNRA.

She has since overseen a number of reforms there, including the ongoing staff restructuring in which all 900 staff members were recently fired and asked to reapply.

During the 2 months probe, the committee led by Justice Catherine Bamugemerire quizzed a number of current and former office holders at the roads authority, most of whom were found culpable of mismanagement and corruption.

Details of the report handed to the president last evening are still scanty.

During the hand over at State House in Entebbe, President Museveni commended the tremendous work done by members of the committee.

The President said that by turning in such work of fighting thieves, the members of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry were increasing their chances of going to heaven.

“Thank you for the tremendous work. For me, I fought my wars and you children should fight your simple wars such as this one of thieves,” he said.

Reverend Fr.  John Baptist Kaheru the retired Kabale Bukinda Core Primary teachers college Tutor is dead.

Fr. Kaheru was on Thursday evening knocked dead by a speeding Canter truck registration number UAR376M, dosage while riding his motorcycle registration number UG2366E, clinic  at around 2pm at Maziba trading centre in  Kabale district.

Rev Father Kaheru, ailment 62, was killed instantly in the collision between the truck and his motorcycle.

Elly Maate, the Kigezi regional police spokesman told us that the truck driver abandoned it at the scene of the accident and disappeared.

The body was carried by police to Kabale referral hospital mortuary where postmortem was done, and was later handed to relatives.

Police attributed the accident to reckless driving by the canter driver, who was speeding on a narrow marrum road.  Investigations into the case Number TAR 162/2015 at Kabale central police station is underway.

Fr. Kaheru has also been working as a supervisor of schools in Maziba Sub County.

He hailed from Kamwezi Sub County and was ordained as a priest of Kabale diocese in 1978.


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