Directive to Pay Prisoners For Work They Do Draws Mixed Reactions

Last Friday, the Commissioner General of Prisons, Dr Johnson Byabashaija said that all prisoners providing labour to both private and government projects must be paid in hard cash.

While presiding over the ninth Annual General Meeting of the Uganda Prisons Savings and Credit Cooperative Society at Luzira prison, Dr Byabashaija said that prisoners are not slaves to offer free labour even through they are in prison.

Police Arrests Another FDC Bigwig, Search His Home

Police spent a fair portion of their time yesterday searching the home of Nakawa's Member of Parliament after arresting him on Wednesday.

Michael Andrew Kabaziguruka was arrested from Port Bell Luzira and was shortly after taken to the Special Investigations Directorate in Kireka where he is being detained and interrogated.

Elephant that Caused Accident Slaughtered, Residents Fight Over Meat

Drama ensued today morning after locals around Karuma along Kampala-Gulu highway opted to exchange blows over elephant's meat that they slaughtered after it caused an accident.

The accident took place at around 3am, where a bus reg number UAM 829C and belongs to KK travellers, knocked the elephant that was crossing the road, leaving 3 people dead on spot, including the driver, and several others injured. The bus was travelling from Arua to Kampala.