As Young Thug’s trial approaches, social media has revisited the events since his arrest over 17 months ago. A tweet from ThuggerDaily highlights various incidents, including Donald Trump’s accusations and courtroom disruptions. Despite over 20 indictments, only six, including Thug, will go to trial after nearly a year of jury selection.
In the lead-up to the trial, drama ensued, with Thug’s lawyer warned for comments about a prosecution witness, and Ya Gotti’s lawyer cautioned after an altercation. Meanwhile, Mariah The Scientist continues to express unwavering support for Thug, emphasizing her anticipation for life with him post-prison.
Stay tuned for updates as Young Thug’s trial unfolds at the Fulton County Courthouse next week.
Rukungiri Parish Chief Faces Charges Of Forging SACCO Documents And Misappropriating Funds – The Hoima Post – News
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November 26, 2023
Twesigomwe Justus, the Parish Chief of Kafunjo in Nyakishenyi Sub County, Rukungiri District, is confronting charges of forgery and abuse of office for his alleged involvement in misappropriating funds meant for a local Savings and Credit Cooperative (SACCO).
In late September, the Loans committee of the Parish SACCO approved a list of 75 individuals slated to receive funds. However, on the disbursal day, which occurred on Monday, November 20, 2023, the intended beneficiaries were shocked to discover that several names were missing from the list. To make matters worse, non-members, including civil servants, were mistakenly benefiting from the funds.
Upon investigation, it was revealed that out of the 75 approved members, only 11 actually received the funds. Surprisingly, 46 beneficiaries were from Kanungu and Rukiga Districts, and the funds designated for Kamusiime Vastina were redirected to the account of the Parish Chief, Twesigomwe Justus. Additionally, Twesigomwe forged the signatures of the SACCO Chairperson and secretary. Among the recipients was a secondary school teacher named Rubarema James, and some members alleged they were coerced into paying 50,000 shillings to ensure they benefited.
The SACCO Loans committee, under the leadership of Chairperson Tumukunde Polytazio, promptly reported the matter to the authorities. This led to Twesigomwe Justus being summoned and subsequently arrested at Rukungiri Central Police station. The case is currently under investigation and is documented under file SD REF 26/22/11/2023.
Tumukunde Polytazio has called for government intervention to discipline Twesigomwe Justus and recover the misused funds.
Rukungiri Resident District Commissioner, Steven Nsubuga Bewayo, has confirmed Twesigomwe Justus’ arrest and assured a thorough investigation into the matter. He has also cautioned other parish chiefs against engaging in such activities.
Local Council Vice-Chairperson Fined Nine Goats For Adultery In Kasese District – The Hoima Post – News
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November 26, 2023
In Kabughabugha village, Rukoki sub-county, Kasese district, a member of the Local Council One court, Mr. Zeverio Mugisa, the area vice-chairperson, has been fined nine goats by the court for admitting to allegations of adultery. The charges stemmed from his involvement with the wife of Edward Kighoma, a casual laborer in Mbarara city. Mugisa pleaded guilty, and Tsongo Gideon, the secretary for youth, issued a stern warning to local leaders, urging them to avoid engaging in adultery.
In a separate incident, a man discovered unconscious and left at Kasese Municipal Health Centre Three has been identified as UPDF Private Ainembabazi Alex. Lt. Col. Frank Kaweru, the commander for Hima training school in Hima town council, Kasese District, confirmed the victim’s identity.
Ainembabazi reportedly faced assault by unidentified assailants at Secret Bar in Hima town council. Despite initial accusations of theft, Mr. James Mwiruwabo, the Municipal in charge, expressed wishes for a swift recovery for the UPDF officer, who was subsequently transported by a UPDF ambulance for specialized treatment.
Omarion Responds To Criticism Over “Serious” Music Video Scene – The Hoima Post – News
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November 26, 2023
Omarion recently faced some criticism regarding a scene from his “Serious” music video, where he is joined by two women in a pool. Fans on social media commented that the scene felt awkward, suggesting the co-stars seemed uncomfortable. In response, Omarion addressed the chatter, emphasizing that he prioritizes the comfort of those around him. He stated that if any issues had arisen during the shoot, he would have intervened to ensure a positive atmosphere.
While some fans defended Omarion, attributing the perceived discomfort to lack of direction or the scene’s nature, the artist himself maintains that he prioritizes creating a comfortable environment for everyone involved. The discussion continues online about the interpretation of the scene and Omarion’s response.
Heavy Rains Cause Flooding On Kasawo–Zirobwe Road, Disrupting Travel In Luweero And Mukono Districts – The Hoima Post – News
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November 25, 2023
The Lwajjali River, dividing Luweero and Mukono districts, has flooded due to heavy rains, submerging a section of the Kasawo–Zirobwe road.
Travelers face disruptions, with the road acting as a shortcut for those commuting to Kampala. Residents are concerned about potential homelessness and trapped schoolchildren during the third term holidays.
Transport fares have surged, leaving passengers stranded. Boda-boda cyclists note the perennial poor road conditions, worsened during the rainy season.
Travelers resort to being carried by individuals, while some who can’t afford the cost remove clothes to cross. Local leaders seek government intervention to construct a bridge, as culverts struggle with high-pressure floodwaters.
Parents Arrested For Alleged Torture Of 6-Year-Old In Bukomansimbi, Prompting Urgent Medical Care – The Hoima Post – News
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November 25, 2023
A shocking case has emerged in Bukomansimbi District, where a 6-year-old boy named Frank Kakooza accuses his mother, Nantongo Margret (23), and stepfather, Kamya Badru (27), of subjecting him to heinous acts of torture, including deliberate burns on his buttocks and fingers.
Kakooza, currently undergoing treatment at Mukama Afaayo Medical Clinic in Kigangazi, revealed that his stepfather used a heated machete on the intergluteal cleft of his buttocks and burned his fingers without any apparent reason.
“He has been beating me and putting a panga into the fire and burning me while my mother is just looking,” Kakooza shared.
In addition to the physical abuse, Kakooza disclosed that he has been systematically deprived of food, leading to severe malnutrition. Concerned residents reported the case to the police, resulting in the arrest of both parents, who now accuse each other of the alleged atrocities.
The severity of Kakooza’s injuries has prompted medical professionals at Mukama Afaayo Medical Clinic to escalate the case to Masaka Regional Referral Hospital for further medical intervention. Bernard Kiiba, a nurse at the clinic, described the extensive burns on Kakooza’s buttocks and fingers, emphasizing the urgent need for specialized care beyond the clinic’s capacity.
“His buttocks were burnt up to tentacles, and as of now, the boy is rotting, and a bad smell is coming out of him. He cannot go to the toilet, and his stomach has swollen, so his condition is beyond our clinic,” Kiiba stated.
Joseph Kafeero, Kakooza’s grandfather now caring for him at Mukama Afaayo clinic, appealed for support as he struggles to bring his grandson’s life back to normal.
“My grandson’s situation is worrying; he needs professional doctors, yet I don’t have the potential. I am calling upon the good Samaritans to help me bring my grandson’s life back to normal,” pleaded Kafeero.
The arrested parents are now facing charges related to child abuse, and the police are conducting a thorough investigation to uncover the full extent of the abuse and ensure justice is served.
Bukomansimbi deputy RDC Fred Kalema Pax condemned such acts, assuring the community that the parents would be taken to court to face the consequences of their actions. The district, grappling with instances of child torture, hopes for justice to prevail and bring relief to a young life marked by unimaginable suffering.
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) : Uganda’s Tourism Sector Set For Boost From International Summits In January 2024 – The Hoima Post – News
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November 25, 2023
Uganda’s tourism sector is poised for significant growth with the upcoming hosting of two international summits in January 2024, according to the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, John Mulimba. The 19th Summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Heads of State and Government, involving 120 member states, and the Third South Summit under the framework of Group 77 and China will be held from January 15 to 20 and January 21 to 23, respectively, at the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort.
Minister Mulimba addressed Parliament on Thursday, November 23, highlighting the strategic importance of the summits for marketing Uganda’s unique tourism and investment opportunities to a broader international audience. Uganda is set to assume the chairmanship of NAM for three years and G77 and China for one year, bringing anticipated economic benefits to the country.
Mulimba emphasized the creation of dedicated websites for NAM and G77 plus China, featuring information on Uganda’s investment opportunities and tourism. The summits will include a business forum facilitating direct business-to-business interactions and partnerships.
The minister expressed optimism that hosting these events would enhance Uganda’s positive image, leading to potential economic and commercial benefits in the medium to long term. Government entities such as the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), and Uganda Airlines are actively involved in completing rehabilitation works in preparation for the summits.
Mulimba highlighted substantial progress in construction works at the Entebbe airport’s main terminal, expected to be completed before the summits. He also reported beautification efforts along the Entebbe-Munyonyo-Kampala Corridor by local and urban authorities, emphasizing activities such as garbage collection, disposal, managing street children, and regulating motorcyclists.
KCCA’s initiatives include installing street lights on selected roads and improving the drainage system. UNRA is working on major road projects, including the Kampala Flyover, conversion of the Kajjansi – Munyonyo Spur into an expressway, and improvements on the Kampala Northern Bypass. The government has allocated Shs 53.594 billion toward organizing the summits.
Hon. Abdu Katuntu (Ind., Bugweri County) echoed Mulimba’s sentiments, emphasizing Uganda’s improving international image and the immense economic benefits expected from hosting major conferences and summits.