Are We Safe?

BY ISAIAH NGABIRANO Insecurity has become the talk of the town in Uganda that not a day passes without hearing a kidnap or a killing knowing that the people who are committing these atrocities walk free on the streets and are possibly planning to commit more of the same crimes. The main question remains, are […]

The Politics of Oil by Oil firms and government on influencing Climate change Policies

On August 3, 2016, The Daily Monitor reported that the Petroleum Directorate from the Ministry of Energy hailed the coming of four new international oil firms into the Ugandan oil world. These included “Australia’s Armour Energy Limited, WalterSmithPetroman Oil Limited, Oranto Petroleum International Ltd and Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Ltd from Nigeria.” These firms were […]

Uganda: Sound bites will not end practice of torture in detention

Gory images from Uganda’s torture chambers have gripped the nation. Many are still struggling to fathom why cold-blooded torturers would descend on human beings and unleash such untold horror on them. In response, President Museveni penned a tepid open missive advising police and other law enforcement agencies to cease the use of torture. It has […]

My Day Job

I am used now. I have been at it for years and I’m still counting, the way I count the number of lashes as I rain a hurricane of them on my patients’ buttocks, on their legs, arms, ankles, at their back. I love it at their back because they can’t shield their backs. They […]