NUP’s Bobi wine on Wednesday paused his campaign meeting to meet with Electoral Commission chairman, Justice Simon Byabakama after he and his team was brutalised in Kayunga district.
Bobi Wine was told by Justice Simon Byabakama to sue security officers if they continue to interfere with his campaigns.
“There is no one above the law. There is a need to know that Mr Kyagulanyi is a presidential candidate so if these people come and pull him out of the radio, he is free to sue them so that the long hand of the law catches up with the perpetrators,” Justice Byabakama told the media yesterday.
On Saturday (22nd August 2020) Uganda registered the highest number COVID-19 cases at 318 in a single day.
The breakdown of the cases is as follows;
• Amuru Prisons: 154 of which 153 are inmates and 1 prison staff.
• Contacts and Alerts are 136: Kampala -65, Kiryandongo-14, Gulu-9, Mbarara-9, Kitgum-8, Arua-8, Wakiso-7, Mbale-4, Buikwe-4, Masaka-2, Bugiri-1, Jinja-1, Luweero-1 Manafwa 1, Masindi 1, Mityana 1
• Health workers (20): Kitgum 9, Kampala 6, Arua 2, Adjumani 1, Kiryandongo 1, Luweero 1
• Truck drivers (8): Malaba 3, Busia 2, Mpondwe 1, Oraba 1, Madi Opei 1
Uganda has also recorded one (1) new COVID-19 death, a 49 year old male from Mbale District, bringing the total cumulative COVID-19 deaths to 20.
The cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uganda now stands at 2,166
Currently, Kampala Metropolitan Area has the highest numbers of community transmission.
A cumulative total of 540 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Kampala since the 23rd March. Of these, 342 cases were registered within the last one week, from 15th August to 21st August 2020 including 5 COVID-19 deaths.
Several institutions including; Malaysia Furnishing, Royal Pharma, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, IGG,KCCA, Toyota, NRM Secretariat, Eagle Holdings,Megha Industries, media houses (New Vision, NBS,NTV,BBS) and other private hospitals have reported clusters
This highlights the need to ensure that workplaces strictly observe the Standard Operating Procedures and Infection, Prevention and Control measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Mosquito net distribution to start this Saturday 11th July 2020.
The Ssezibwa Region Police Spokesperson, Ms Hellen Butoto, said preliminary investigations suggest she was trying to beat the curfew and stopped the stranger for a lift to Bugembe, on the outskirts of Jinja City.
However, the motorists reportedly drove her to a nearby sugarcane plantation and raped her in the car.
“The lady, a worker at Nytil, at around 9pm stopped a car at the New Bridge roundabout on the Njeru side, and asked to be taken to Bugembe but instead ended up being raped.
“We are also investigating whether she was off duty at that time because guidelines issued to avoid the spread of Covid-19, say that everyone is expected to be home by 7pm. The curfew is still in force to-date,” said Ms Butoto.
Ms Butoto further said efforts are underway to speak to a concerned passerby who claims to have heard a lady screaming for help inside a car around that time.
“When the suspect heard a vehicle heading towards his direction at Kidawalime-Nyenga Road in Bukaya, he fled into the sugarcane plantation, leaving his victim inside the car registration number UBE 249X that police has impounded at Njeru Police Station,” Ms Butoto added.