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Panic as Kabale Reports Rift Valley Fever Out Break

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The Ministry of Health has confirmed an outbreak of Rift Valley fever (RVF) in Kabale district. Rift Valley fever was last confirmed in Kabale district in March, 2016.

A bodaboda rider who presented with signs and symptoms of Rift Valley fever (RVF) died at Kabale regional referral hospital in Kabale municipality.

The deceased Robert Mwesigye alias Kakara was working at the Voice of Kigezi stage in Kabale town. He was a resident of Rwampara in Mbarara.

Officials say Mwesigye suffered a feverish syndrome with sudden onset of flu-like fever, muscle pain, joint pain and headache which are similar symptoms with rift valley fever.

Alfred Besigensi the Kabale acting District Health Officer who was non-committal to confirm the disease`s outbreak in the district said that they submitted the post-mortem results to the Ministry of Health and are waiting for the Ministry to announce the disease`s outbreak in the district. He could not give more details but rather referred our reporter to officials from the Ministry of Health.

However, when our reporter contacted Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Senior Public Relations Officer Ministry of Health, he said that the findings by the Ministry confirm that the deceased died of Rift Valley fever (RVF).

Ainebyoona said that the Ministry is set to dispatch a team of experts to trace for all the victim’s contacts so that they are tested and treated to avoid more deaths.

Rift Valley fever (RVF) is caused by RVF virus (RVFV), a single-stranded RNA virus in the Bunyavirales order, Phenuiviridae family, and Phlebovirus genus. It is an emerging epidemic disease of humans and livestock is transmitted to livestock and humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes or exposure to tissues or blood of infected animals.



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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge

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Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

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Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.

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Is Johnson Byabashaija courting Enid Kukunda for protection?

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The very amiable Commissioner General of Prisons Canon Johnson Byabashaija was recently sighted with President Y K Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s second wife Enid Kukunda as the two had a very secretive meeting in one of the city hangouts.

According to our informers, the two seem to be in a deep conversation that they wouldn’t allow a housefly pass around. However, sources further reveal that Byabashaija could have courted the second lady for protection given that he has amassed a lot of wealth and could be a subject of investigations.

Our sources reveal that Byabashaija who carries himself as Mr.I know it all hasn’t met Madam Enid alone but a host of others with connections to the centre of power in the country.

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Bobi Wine released on Bail

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Presidential candidate and kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been realeased on bail by the Iganga magistrates court where he appeared to defend himself against accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign SOPs. A defiant Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to blast the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, whom he accuses of using state power to quell dissident.

This follows a tense week that has seen thousands injured and several dead following Hon. Kyagulanyi’s arrest earlier this week. Demonstrations and riots erupted in many parts of the country and heavy police and army deployment was seen all over the country.

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