High Court stops the hiring of CA board : The Standard

ICT Cebinet Secretary Joe Mucheru before the Senate ICT Committee on Data Protection Bill 2018 at Parliament on 08/05/19. [Boniface Okendo,Standard] The High Court has suspended a gazette notice on the appointment of four independent directors to the Communication Authority board (CA). In issuing a temporary injunction, Justice Maureen Onyango faulted Information and Communication Technology

Bobi Wine bids farewell to Kyadondo voters: What next?

By DERRICK WANDERA Kyadondo East Member of Parliament (MP) Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, told his constituents that he will not run for the position in 2021 because he is focusing on ending the 33-year-reign of President Museveni. “My Kyadondo people, I would like to tell you that this is the last time I am

Uganda: Parent Seeks Shs1 Billion From School Over Dead Child

Kampala — A parent whose child allegedly died at Sir Apollo Kaggwa Primary School-Nakasero has gone to court demanding Shs1 billion from the school. In a suit that was filed in the High Court Civil Division, Mr Martin Sentamu is seeking a recovery of general damages, punitive damages, interest and costs of the suit arising

Kibra by-election set for November 7, IEBC declares

By IBRAHIM ORUKOMore by this Author The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced that the by-election for the Kibra Parliamentary seat will be conducted on November 7, 2019. The commission has given public officers seven days to resign from their positions if they wish to contest the seat left vacant by the death

Africa: Not Waiting for Handouts: Five Stories of Resilience From One of The World’s Largest Refugee Camps

Today there are more than 70 million people around the world who have been forced from their homes. As crises get more prolonged, the only home that entire generations know, are refugee camps. The average length of displacement is rising, estimated at 26 years, and as of 2018, 78 per cent of all refugees were in

The clown in City Hall: These governors are good for laughs, if for nothing else

By JENERALI ULIMWENGUMore by this Author I have for long held that our governance system, which gives our head of state the power to appoint regional and district governors, is a waste of time, resources and opportunities. My thinking has been, for quite some time, that the citizens of these local places should elect their

Census exercise faces hurdles in Tharaka-Nithi : The Standard

Tharaka-Nithi County Commissioner Beverly Opwora at a past function. [Photo: Courtesy]  The census exercise is likely to hit a snag in Tharaka-Nithi County if claims of immense corruption in the recruitment of enumerators will not be addressed. Residents of various parts of county have continued to hold demonstrations threatening to boycott the very important government

UPDATE 1-Ebola spreads to remote, militia-run Congo territory

(Adds details, background) GOMA, Congo, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled territory of Walikale, hundreds of kilometres away from where previous cases near the border with Uganda and Rwanda occurred, the Health Ministry said overnight. Pinga, the village where

Clean water a pipe dream for many

Massive wastage of pipedwater has set the countryon a path towards crisis By VICTOR OLUOCH More by this Author Kenya lost two in five litres of the piped water it produced last year, even as scarcity continues to bite, with the urban poor paying the highest price, reveals a NationNewsplex investigation. The 90 billion litres

How A Ugandan Solution Prevents Electricity Theft

In a letter to the Legislature, President Weah said power theft “is a crime akin to sabotaging the economy, destroys life and property when dangerous illegal connections are made, sometimes causing fire outbreak.” Electricity theft causes financial losses and disrupts access to power for homes and businesses. The Liberia Electricity Corporation has said that it

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