‘I’ll come and campaign for you bro!’ Mr Vegas promises Bobi Wine

It might be two more years to Uganda’s next general election, but MP Bobi Wine’s dream to oust president Yoweri Museveni has just received a much needed boost.

This is after  Jamaican dancehall musician, Clifford Smith, popularly known as ‘Mr Vegas’ vowed to personally fly to Uganda and campaign for the ghetto president when the time comes.

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The ‘Heads high’ hit maker made the powerful promise on Twitter, where he heaped praises on Bobi Wine for his continued resilience, passion and sacrifice on in fight for his people.

He went on to mention the fact that despite Bobi Wine’s success in music, he never sat back and watched as his people suffer but made it his duty to step out of his comfort zone.

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This is the future! I met this man! He could have stuck to his music & watch our people suffering continue. The sacrifice is real. Wrote Vegas.

Vegas was reacting to Bobi Wine’s tweet where he expressed his honor and pleasure upon holding discussions with the legendary reverend Jesse Jackson sr.

Jackson worked with the late icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in their fight against social injustice in America.

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Bobi wine’s tweet read:

It was an absolute honor and pleasure to meet with and hold a discussion with , a towering leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, who worked very closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in the fight against injustice, poverty and discrimination.

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Hatupendi upuzi!!agitated Kenyan women explain why they can’t bow down to a man unlike Ugandan and Tanzanian women:Audio

Kenyan women have been accused of kujiskia sukari on several occasions many argue that they feel more superior than any other women .

Well that might be true to some point but women confidently state that wamechanuka and gone are the days when they used to shiver at every command by their men.

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The debate was ignited during a discussion on the Morning show by Maina Kageni where men professed their undying love for Ugandan,Rwandese and Tanzanian women.

Here is what women had to say on why they feel superior than women from other Countries/continents

“Kenyan women we don’t like upuzi so don’t compare us with Tanzanian women,first of all Kenyan men have no morals so you cannot compare us,we are unique and special you cant compare us with Ugandan women nor Tanzanian women.”

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Another woman adds

“Why should I thank a man who wants to sleep with the same house girl you have brought to work for you?We cant do that as Kenyan women we are more advanced than the Ugandan and Tanzanian women.”

Another female defends Kenyan women by strongly stating that as women we wont allow ourselves to be used kama kifagio.

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Another poses

“If Kenyan women are said to be so proud why do we see men from far and wide looking for Kenyan women as wives and girlfriends?reason is that we are well organized in our lives.”

Just when you think you have heard enough another woman says

“If men think we are better that everyone else let them go and find those women who don’t feel like us,It is them who hardened us ,there are countries with BETTER men its not like Kenyan men are the BEST.”

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Ugandan woman marries herself in a colourful ceremony after pressure to get married became unbearable (photos)

Lulu Jemimah, a 32-year-old Ugandan woman, has married herself after pressure from the usual utao lini questions became unbearable.

Jemimah, who is an Oxford University student only used Ksh 250 to pay for a taxi. The nuptialst took place in Kampala, Uganda at the Quepasa Pub on August 27, 2018.

Lulu even sent invites to some of her friends and hired a dress.

A friend who works as a web designer made and printed her invites, and her friend paid to hire her dress, while her brother baked her cake.

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She then went ahead to give a speech to her guests explaining the lack of a groom.

As expected, her parents didn’t attend the big day but she later went to explain her actions to her mother.

“My father still maintains that he doesn’t know what to say.”

Pursuing a Masters in Creative Writing, Lulu reiterated her commitment to her personal goals, highlighting instances when her parents prayed for her to get married.

“I have a strong passion in life and I am committed to achieving my goals at becoming an academic.

But all my family wanted to ask me was when I planned to get married – which is very important back in Uganda – followed by when I would be having children and starting a family.

Lulu Jemimah during her wedding day
Lulu Jemimah during her wedding day

My father wrote my wedding speech when I turned 16. Every birthday my mother prayed for me and in recent years this has included a plea for a good husband,” she revealed.

Lulu holds a BA Media (Film) from the Macquarie University in Australia and started her masters in August 2017.

She has previously worked as a freelance journalist and a communications consultant for the International Organisation for Migration.

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‘As Africans We will not accept this!!!’ Julie Gichuru strongly states after video of a white man assaulting a hotel employee in Uganda goes viral

Media Personality Julie Gichuru has come out condemning a white man who was caught in a video assaulting a hotel staff at Grand Imperial hotel in Uganda.

The man who has now been identified as Jimmy Tailor lives in Arizona,In the video, he is heard screaming at the staffer that he disgraced Jesus. He then tries several times to punch him all this, while the staffer restrains himself.

Julie Gichuru has called out to Africans not to accept being treated badly further urging the American Embassy to take action against the man for assault.

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She wrote

“Dear Africans, fellow brothers and sisters, what is this? We cannot accept this. We are not longer subject to colonial masters. Our forefathers who died for our freedom would weep if they saw this. When you see this kind of behaviour record it and push for action. So, who is this man? I am told this was recorded in Uganda and he sounds American. The US Embassy should establish if he is one of theirs, apologise for his behaviour and he needs to be charged with assault and deported asap. NO. We will not accept this!!! ******************************************************Update: actually, I have changed my mind. We should NOT deport people like this straight away. They should serve some time in the jail cells of the land of the people they have insulted. Yes. Then maybe they will think twice about exposing their reprehensible attitudes on our continent.”

Kaligraph Jones gifts his manager with this classy car on his birthday to appreciate him for always being by his side

Below is the video of the assault

Dear Africans, fellow brothers and sisters, what is this? We cannot accept this. We are no longer subject to colonial masters. Our forefathers who died for our freedom would weep if they saw this. When you see this kind of behaviour record it and push for action. So, who is this man? I am told this was recorded in Uganda and he sounds American. The US Embassy should establish if he is one of theirs, apologise for his behaviour and he needs to be charged with assault and deported asap. NO. We will not accept this!!! ******************************************************Update: actually, I have changed my mind. We should NOT deport people like this straight away. They should serve some time in the jail cells of the land of the people they have insulted. Yes. Then maybe they will think twice about exposing their reprehensible attitudes on our continent.

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‘I am in my 50’s yet i lay a new woman from my facebook DM every weekend’ City man brags to Maina Kageni:Audio

In his defense Jimmy who is an ex marine and who claims to be a missionary defended himself by claiming that he suffers from Post traumatic stress disorder(PTSD) .

He further claims that he got agitated after the staff started laughing and kicking him after he developed seizure and convulsions.

Jimmy was later arrested in Kampala and is facing charges of assault and malicious damage.

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Ugandan artiste cum politician Bobi Wine fighting to stay alive after being arrested,tortured and detained by Ugandan police under unclear circumstances

All is not well in the land of Uganda after popular member of parliament Hon. Kyagulanyi Robert aka Bobi Wine was arrested.

His arrest came after his driver was shot under unclear circumstances with the artiste cum politician strongly stating that the bullet that shot his driver was meant for him.

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He wrote

“Police have shot my driver dead thinking they’ve shot me ,My hotel is now condoned by police and SFC#ARUA”

Not long after his driver was Shot Bobi Wine was arrested and since then the politician has been under police custody being tortured to an extent of developing internal bleeding .

Word was doing rounds that the politician might have been killed but it is not true he is alive but in bad shape.

According to one Mujuni Raymond ,Bobi Wine has suffered internal bleeding ,suffered Kidney and requires immediate mediacla attention.

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‘I look forward to marriage’confesses Pastor Robert Burale as he reminisces on his broken marriage 6 years ago

Here are photos of the artiste cum politician before and after the assault

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WhatsApp Image 2018-08-18 at 9.15.30 PM Bobi Wine is a father of four and his determination to see change in a country where a majority of the population is the youth who are majorly unemployed has made him an enemy of the state.

He was arrested after being accused of leading a group of his fans to attack President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s convoy.

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House girl who stabbed woman to death in Kisumu arrested in Uganda

A house girl who stabbed her employer and her three-month-old baby to death in Muhoroni, Kisumu county has been arrested in Uganda where she escaped to.

According to The Star the police have applied for an extradition of the house help, whose name is yet to be disclosed, following her arrest on Sunday.County police commander John Kamau said they are liaising with their counterparts in the neighbouring country for the woman, a Ugandan citizen, to be transferred to Kenya to face trial.

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He said the woman was rescued from a mob having been spotted after the news of the Kisumu killing spread.She is likely to be charged with the murder of Elizabeth Achieng, 26, and her son who were found in their house in Shauri Yako Estate in Muhoroni by neighbours on Friday.

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Achieng’ worked as a community health officer at Kadenge Health Centre in Muhoroni.

Her body had several knife wounds on the chest and burns on the left side.

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Earlier, Evans Otieno – the husband, said the burn was inflicted by an iron box that was found beside his wife’s dead body.

The family has tentatively planned the woman’s burial on June 23 at her matrimonial home in Oyugis, Homa Bay couty.

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Classy hair styles you should copy from Uganda’s Juliana Kanyomozi

Sultry Uganda lass Juliana Kanyomozi serves all sorts of hair inspo.

A quick glance at her social media, is all the inspiration you need in 2018, to upgrade your look.

Here is an unknown fact about the beauty. According to Last FM, Juliana is a princess in Uganda for the fact that she is a first cousin to King Oyo of the Toro Kingdom in Uganda, a fact that many people in Uganda do not know.

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Many people do not know that Kanyomozi’s father and King Oyo’s father are biological brothers and that she is actually a princess of the Toro Kingdom as well.

From long to super-short, here are photos of Juliana rocking different hair styles that we should emulate.

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‘I want to remarry you love’ Jose Chameleone declares to wife on 10th marriage anniversary

Uganda’s best artiste Jose Chameleone  recently marked  his 10 year marriage anniversary to his beautiful wife Daniella Atim.

The couple who have been together for the last 15 years are  among the most celebrated couple in Uganda.

Check out cute photos of Jose Chameleon’s last-born daughter Princess Xara

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Jose Chameleone with his wife Daniella

Congrats!! Jose Chameleone and wife celebrate their 10 year anniversary

Chameleone took to his instagram to express his love to his wife  with this caption

“I celebrate 10 Years in marriage today since 7th | June 2008 we flew helicopters in showcase!!!!!!!! @andreon_atim thanks for accepting me the way I am. I am human and nothing beyond that. God has blessed us abundantly that even my mistake with yours have been lessons for us to grow and celebrate. Many things have changed amidst the way but one thing for sure that never changes is my love for you.”

The couple has five children, the latest addition in the family being Princess Xara, who is the apple of her fathers eye.

Jose Chamleleone with his wife and kids

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Chameleone continues with his lovely message by thanking his wife for the beautiful things she has brought in his life

“Thanks for the beautiful children that we all live up to. We have to go down on our knees and thank God for that. No matter the tides we have always forgiven each other and moved on. We have served a very good example to our children and society. Never stop loving, teaching and reaching out for me. I want to remarry you my Love. God”

The couple has not had it easy as their marriage has been rocked by rumors of divorce but they are keeping strong.

Happy anniversary to the power couple.

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Tension High In Migingo Island After 200 Tanzanians Were Evicted By Ugandan Officials

Tension is high at the disputed Migingo Island, Ugandan security officers evicting Tanzanian citizens from the area.

A source at the Island has revealed that more than 200 Tanzanians are stranded after the eviction that is likely to ruin diplomatic relations between the two East African countries.

They are sheltering at a nearby island, 50 metres from Migingo, where the Kenyan security and Fisheries base is located.

“The harassment of Tanzanian citizens by Ugandan police has been rife for the last three months. The Ugandan police say Migingo Island belongs to Uganda and that Tanzanians are unwelcome,” the source who sought anonymity for security reasons said.

The source disclosed that Ugandan authorities began the evictions after Tanzanian fisheries authorities halted the patrol in Lake Victoria especially areas around Migingo for sometime to sort out some issues.

“The Ugandan police are at the Island seem to be more powerful than their Kenyan counterparts and cannot to anything,” the source said.

The disputed island is manned by a joint security team from Kenya and Uganda. Migingo Island is inhabited by Kenyans, Ugandans, Tanzanians and South Sudan citizens engaging in fishing where the surrounding waters is rich with Nile Perch.

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Ugandans use lunch breaks more to have sex than a meal, Ethics minister says

Ugandans use lunch breaks more to have sex than a meal, Ethics minister Simon Lokodo has said, warning that “irresponsible sex” is fueling spread of particularly HIV/Aids.

“In Kampala, sex is done without any respect; anywhere, anyhow, anytime with anybody, especially at lunch breaks where people go to lodges for sex instead of food,” Rev Fr Lokodo said.

HIV prevalence has lately been on a rise after years of steady decline, according to official statistics, raising concern that the increased infections are a result of complacence.

Minister Lokodo made the comments on Monday during celebrations to honour legendary Ugandan musician and Aids activist, Philly Bongoley Lutaaya, who died of HIV-related infection in December 1989.

His campaigns, including HIV/Aids awareness performances at schools, helped put a human face to the disease and fight the associated stigma.

It is in this context that the government on Monday organised an event in his honour at Alebtong Primary School in Alebtong District on the theme, “An Aids-free Uganda, my responsibility”.

The Member of Parliament for Ajuri County, Mr Denis Hamson Obua, urged the constituents to protect themselves against HIV/Aids.

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Stolen British vehicles worth over Sh162 million found in several warehouses in Uganda

Detectives tracing a Lexus stolen from London have ended up tracking it to Uganda – where it was found alongside a fleet of British cars worth more than Sh162 million, Daily Mail reports.

The Sh8.1 million SUV was fitted with a state-of-the-art tracking device, which activated as soon as it was taken from outside a property in west London. As a result the National Crime Agency was able to use a smartphone app to trace the journey of the stolen 6,000 miles to the Uganda capital Kampala, where they were stunned to find it alongside 28 other luxury cars which had been stolen from the UK by the car-smuggling gang.

Luxury right-hand-drive cars are in great demand in land-locked Uganda, where locals still drive on the left as part of the British colonial legacy but import companies struggle to transport new vehicles.

The stolen Lexus which led to the discovery of the smuggling ring was taken in April, and later tracked to Le Havre, in France, where it was shipped across the Mediterranean Sea and through the Suez Canal down to the Middle Eastern nation of Oman.

It was then shipped to Mombasa in Kenya before being transported by road to Kampala – where locals drive on the right-hand side – in a steel container. The tracking app even allowed police to identify how corrupt officials in both Kenya and Uganda, infiltrate the criminal syndicate and understand its operation.

National Crime Agency regional manager Paul Stanfield, who tracked the vehicle and uncovered the smuggling gang said, “Working with the police and security services in Kenya and Uganda, we have been able to dismantle an international criminal network that has been responsible for stealing high-value cars from the UK and exporting them to East Africa.”

The fleet of stolen cars, mainly made up of Range Rovers, BMWs, Audis and other prestige makes, is now in the process of being shipped back to the UK.

-Daily Mail

Meet the Ugandan man with 12 wives some of them sisters

Having more than one wife in some African cultures is normal but Ugandan traditional healer Patrick Oburu is breaking records after marrying 12 wives some of them sisters. Oburu says that he has 61 children in total and he married his first wife in 1968 and his 12th in 2000.

Oburu says that he initially married two wives who were sisters followed by two other sisters and the trend did not seem to stop. Mr.Oburu who was a popular musician in Uganda says that in some cases he got the second sister as a gift from his in-laws after a music performance.

In an interview with Uganda Monitors Yazid Yolisigira, Oburu says that he manages them in one house so that they do not elope. “When I got money after selling my produce, I built this house with twelve rooms. Each woman sleeps in one room and I keep moving from one room to another,” he says.

Yoweri Museveni Releases New Campaign Tune

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has recorded a campaign song ahead of elections next year, following up on his past efforts at rap with a tune about long life, music and lifestock.

The pop-folk song is titled “Yengoma”, loosely meaning “the drum”, a traditional symbol of power in Uganda, which Museveni has led since 1986.

The Daily Monitor newspaper said the lyrics dealt with “cattle keeping, musical instruments, and longevity,” some of the recurring themes in Museveni’s speeches.

“That is his song, the voice is his,” Museveni’s press secretary Tamale Mirundi confirmed to AFP Thursday. “The president uses many forms to relay messages he considers important, music and proverbs being part of that.”

The 70-year-old president already enjoyed modest musical success in the run-up to the last election in 2011, with the rap song “Mpenkoni”, loosely meaning “give me a walking stick”.

While some Ugandans have already downloaded his latest tune as mobile phone ring tones, others were critical.

The Monitor was scathing of the song, describing it as “more of a rendition of a nursery rhyme than an original composition.”

But it also said that “the fact Yengoma is sung by a sitting president, during an electoral season, will turn it into an overnight hit.”

The presidential election is expected in February or March 2015.

Museveni has already been given the green light to represent the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) by the party’s top body, but ex-prime minister and party veteran Amama Mbabazi, 66, wants to challenge him.

Kizza Besigye, a leader of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change party and former personal doctor to Museveni who has made three unsuccessful bids for president, is also planning to run again.

Both Mbabazi and Besigye were arrested briefly earlier this month for planning campaign rallies without official permission.

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Child Sacrifice For Wealth And Power In Uganda

Kanani and Sylvia, brother and sister aged nine and eight, were grazing the family cattle in rural Uganda when they were approached by a man they vaguely knew.

Sperito Bisekwa was angry. He accused the children of allowing their cows to eat his fodder and dragged them into a nearby forest. He attacked Kanani first. When the boy awoke he had a machete wound on his neck and his sister lay dead beside him.

“He grabbed me, strangled me and cut the back of my neck. When I came to, I realised my sister had been cut everywhere and she was dead,” said Kanani.

Sylvia’s young body had been gruesomely mutilated, her heart and clitoris cut out with a knife and taken for use in a witchdoctor’s ritual, according to police.

Child sacrifice is a disturbing and widespread phenomenon in Uganda, serious enough that the government has established a special taskforce.

Activists say child sacrifice is not about tradition, but greed as people seek a quick route to wealth or power and with elections due in 2016 they worry killings are set to increase.

Child sacrifice is “expected to rise”, said Moses Binoga, head of Uganda’s Anti-Human Sacrifice and Trafficking Task Force.

“Now we are going into elections, you will find that there are so many Ugandans, even high profile people, going to witch doctors’ shrines,” said Binoga.

“Some of them will be so desperate that if they’re told to win a seat as an MP ‘You must sacrifice a child’, they’ll do it.”

Binoga said there have been five reported cases of child sacrifice so far this year and nine last year, although those numbers are disputed with activists saying the actual figures are higher.

A sharp rise in reported cases of child sacrifice in 2009 spurred the setting up of Kyampisi Childcare Ministries (KCM), a charity that works with survivors and victims’ families.

Child protection officer Shelin Kasozi said the charity receives a few cases every month, stressing that the ritual murders “cut across all Ugandan society”.

“The rich believe, ‘If I sacrifice then my business will prosper’,” she said. “The poor believe if they sacrifice a child they’ll get rich.”

Kasozi pointed to the case of “very, very rich” Kampala businessman Godfrey Kato Kajubi who received a life sentence in 2012 for the ritual murder of a 12-year old boy who was beheaded and his genitals cut off.

Cases of children disappearing as they walk between school and home, or while fetching water from communal wells, can be found across Uganda. Sometimes their dismembered body parts are later discovered in forests or building sites.

Kidnappings and ritual murders are commonly organised by witchdoctors whose clients pay for the killings in the belief that sacrificing a child will lead to wealth and prosperity, cure impotence or boost fertility.

Binoga said it was rare for the financiers to be prosecuted as witch doctors refused to name their clients.

Bisekwa pleaded guilty to the February 2013 attack in Nansaka village, 130 kilometres (80 miles) northwest of the capital Kampala. He is serving a 10-year sentence for the attempted murder of Kanani and awaits sentencing for Sylvia’s murder.

He admits sending the body parts to his brother, a witchdoctor, in exchange for the promise of $16,500 (14,600 euros).

The children’s distraught father, Joseph Nankunda, wants his daughter’s murderer to be given a death sentence.

“I want the death penalty for him, so he can be an example for the others,” said the 48-year-old cattle farmer and father of six.

“My heart beats faster every time my children take a long time coming back. I live in fear every day,” said Nankunda.

In February Uganda’s government drafted a National Action Plan to stem the killings and has approved a bill regulating traditional healers, some of whom practice as witch doctors.

One reformed witch doctor is trying to convert others and persuade them to destroy their shrines. But Binoga warned child sacrifice may not be easy to stamp out.

“It is based on the mindsets of beneficiaries of the crime,” said Binoga. “As long as we have people who have such a belief, that practice will continue.”

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Ugandan Restaurants Using Panadol As A Meat Tenderizer

The National Drug Authority has warned restaurants to refrain from using paracetamol, commonly known as Panadol, as a meat tenderizer because of the health effects on the consumers. Mr Frederick Sekyana, the authority’s Head of Public Relations, on Monday told Daily Monitor that they have been receiving complaints since last year about food vendors and restaurants that use paracetamol to tenderize legumes like beans.

“The common complaint is that some unscrupulous people are using paracetamol to soften meat, molokony and legumes such as beans to cook in order to save charcoal. We are glad that the public is now vigilant and we ask them to report these cases to us,” Mr Sekyana said in a telephone interview Wednesday.

In a notice carried in Daily Monitor on Monday, NDA also warned that while consumers of food tenderized with paracetamol may not experience immediate discomfort, the possibility of long-term side effects cannot be ruled out such as liver and kidney damage.

Dr David Okello Ayen, the Director of Curative Services at Kampala Capital City Authority, said the authority has not yet received such complaints but asked whoever has information that could lead to the arrest of the unscrupulous food vendors to forward it to them.

-http://www.monitor.co.ug/

3D printers get Ugandan amputees back on their feet

Doctors amputated Ugandan schoolboy Jesse Ayebazibwe’s right leg when he was hit by a truck while walking home from school three years ago.

Afterwards he was given crutches, but that was all, and so he hobbled about. “I liked playing like a normal kid before the accident,” the nine-year-old said.

Now an infrared scanner, a laptop and a pair of 3D printers are changing everything for Jesse and others like him, offering him the chance of a near-normal life.

“The process is quite short, that’s the beauty of the 3D printers,” said Moses Kaweesa, an orthopaedic technologist at Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services (CoRSU) in Uganda which, together with Canada’s University of Toronto and the charity Christian Blind Mission, is making the prostheses.

“Jesse was here yesterday, today he’s being fitted,” said Kaweesa, 34.

In the past, the all-important plaster cast sockets that connect prosthetic limbs to a person’s hip took about a week to make, and were often so uncomfortable people ended up not wearing them.

Plastic printed ones can be made in a day and are a closer, more comfortable fit.

The scanner, laptop and printer cost around $12,000  with the materials costing just $3 almost sh.300.

Ayebazibwe got his first, old-style prosthesis last year but is now part of a trial that could lead to the 3D technology changing lives across the country.

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The technology is only available to a few, however, and treatment for disability in Uganda in general remains woeful.

“There’s no support from the government for disabled people,” said Kaweesa. “We have a disability department and a minister for disabled people, but they don’t do anything.”

There are just 12 trained prosthetic technicians for over 250,000 children who have lost limbs, often due to fires or congenital diseases.

The 3D technology is portable and allows technicians to work on multiple patients at a time, increasing the reach of their life-changing intervention.

“You can travel with your laptop and scanner,” said Kaweesa, adding that the technology could be of great use in northern Uganda, a part of the country where many people lost limbs during decades of war between the government and Lord’s Resistance Army rebels, who specialised in chopping off limbs.

After receiving his first 3D socket Ayebazibwe was overjoyed. “I felt good, like my normal leg,” he said. “I can do anything now — run and play football.”

The boy’s 53-year old grandmother, Florence Akoth, looks after him, even carrying him the two kilometres (miles) to school after his leg was crushed and his life shattered. She too is thrilled.

“Now he’s liked at school, plays, does work, collects firewood and water,” said Akoth, who struggles to make ends meet as a poorly-paid domestic worker caring for five children.

“This is her first time walking on two legs,” said Kaweesa, pointing at a timid young girl who lost both her legs in a fire.

“Because they’ve seen other kids walking, playing, they realise they’ve been missing that,” he said “Once you fit them they start walking and even running.”

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Chameleone ships Escalade to Kenya

Ugandan singing sensation Jose Chameleone is indeed living large. He recently shipped his 10 million escalade to Kenya so that he would still be comfortable during his stay.

According to sources, the singer has been in and out of the country for the past three months as he is one of the mentors in the music show Maisha superstars.

He says he shipped in the car to make transport easy for him as he moves from one place to another. He also said that he doesn’t intend to sell the car as he will give it to his son once he turns 18 years.

Meanwhile  he has rubbished reports that he has joined a cult and labelled those linking him to occult practices as “very stupid and ignorant rumour mongers.”

In the recent past, rumours have been doing rounds that the singer had joined ‘Illuminati’ for more wealth and fame. The allegations were especially heightened by the mysterious death of his brother, Emmanuel Mayanja aka AK47, in March. After the death, it was said that Chameleone had sacrificed his brother to the cult. This was after a controversial video of him (Chameleone) emerged online, where he was depicted cutting one of his fingers and sucking the blood.

However, in an exclusive interview , the Wale Wale hitmaker rubbished the claims, saying he is neither a cult member nor does he have plans of joining one.

“I don’t know what Illuminati is. That video you saw was an act of magic. I had met a very good friend of mine called Bernard. He is a magician from Switzerland. He was taking me through some magic lessons and the video was nothing serious. It was just a mere magic trick,” he said.

 

Uganda coach quits after Africa Games exit

Serb coach Milutin Sredojevic quit after Uganda were bundled out of the 2015 All-Africa Games qualifying competition at the weekend.

The east Africans could only draw 0-0 with Mozambique in Kampala and lost 4-1 on penalties in a two-leg competition restricted to under-23 footballers.

Top Sudanese club Al-Hilal later said Sredojevic, a 45-year-old who has worked in numerous African countries, would be joining them to replace sacked Belgian Patrick Aussems.

Success-starved Ugandan supporters became frustrated after the shootout and hurled stones and plastic bottles toward home players, coaches and officials.

Some called for the resignations of Sredojevic and national football federation boss Moses Magogo.

Nigeria, Egypt, Burundi and Sudan also advanced to the final elimination round for the multi-sport All-Africa Games, which Congo host between September 4 and 19 in Brazzaville.

Segun Oduduwa and Junior Ajayi scored in the second half to give Nigeria a 2-0 victory over Gabon in Abuja and a 6-1 aggregate success.

Mahmoud Abdelmonem and Vincent Omumbo converted first-half penalties in Nairobi as Kenya rallied to draw 1-1 with Egypt, who took a three-goal advantage into the return game.

Burundi advanced despite being held 1-1 at home by the Democratic Republic of Congo as they won the first leg. Katalay Ipumbu put the Congolese ahead and Fiston Abdul Razack levelled within four minutes.

Goals from Mohammed Mokhtar and Maher Osman secured a 2-0 win for Sudan over Ethiopia in El-Obied, 500 kilometres south of Khartoum.

Sudan also won the first leg and join 13 other countries seeking seven places at the All-Africa Games football tournament.

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