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Former Kawempe LC III Chairman Granted Bail

Black was the dress code as revelers made their way to the Golf Course Hotel in Kampala to celebrate Guinness’ new-look in the ‘All-Black VIP Party.’

The celebration that was christened the ‘Party of the Year’ attracted hordes of Guinness consumers and celebrities who included Nigerian Standup comedian Basket Mouth, medicine musicians Chameleon, medicine Cindy, site Maurice Kirya, among others.

Headlining at the party was Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid. A host of other performances had also been lined up for the night.

As early as 7pm, revelers were already making their way into the venue, anticipating an unforgettable night of fun and merrymaking.

Speaking prior to the event, Mark Mugisha, the Marketing Manager at Uganda Breweries Limited said; “We have put together the biggest party of the year for existing and new consumers to reveal to them that they can enjoy a colorful world of more. A world made of more style, more fun and more adventure.”

Despite having only two albums to his name, Wizkid has amassed a following of adoring fans world over and it was evident that the Nigerian superstar’s maiden appearance in Uganda was going to be a memorable one.

By 9pm, there a full house at Golf Course Hotel’s Banquet Hall drinking chilled Guinness that was available free of charge as they wiggled to mixes from Uganda’s top DJs like spin master, Aludah.

Afro-pop singer Cindy then took to the stage, belting out her popular hits like ‘Amateeka’, Selector, among others as the audience danced and sang along. The audience that was now fully in party mode created a sea of black waves as they danced, waved their hands and as is the norm today, took photos of the proceedings.


After Cindy’s performance, the DJs momentarily stole the show as they played different genres of music before Uganda’s self-proclaimed Music Doctor Jose Chameleon stepped onto the catwalk. In his signature coarse voice, the ‘heavyweight’ thrilled with his latest hits; ‘Wale Wale’, ‘Owakabi’, among others.

The party reached a crescendo when DJ Exclusive, Wiz kid’s official spin master took over the turntables. Hysterical screams could be heard as the lanky Nigerian prostrated before the audience.

His mixes ushered in the main act, Wizkid who was, as he said in the press conference a day before, eager to ‘bring the house down.’

He took the audience on a musical journey; kicking off with ‘Holla at yo boy’, ‘Tease Me’, before taking it a notch higher with his more recent tracks.

The award winning singer/songwriter then continued with JaiyeJaiye (featuring Femi Kuti), Star boy, Love My Baby and the very popular Only Man She Want (featuring Popcaan). He then performed Sexy Mama, a song hesang with Iyanya a popular hit among Ugandans.

As the party drew to a close, it was evident that the event had lived up to its billing as the Party of the year.

Uganda Breweries Limited’s Mark Mugisha says that the new-look Guinness still retains the dark, rich and deeply satisfying taste that the brand has come to be known for since 1759.

“By hosting our consumers to this party, our aim was to celebrate the new bold look of the brand and to show appreciation to them because they are behind the popularity of the brand. We shall as usual continue engaging with them in various for a,” he said.

The new look Guinness pack comes with more pronounced features including an accentuated harp, a more distinct, Arthur Guinness signature and a stylish foil cover that gives the pack a modern contemporary look.

Guinness has always engaged its customers in several activities and is the brand behind the popular television show Guinness Football Challenge, Guinness Fantasy Football Manager that saw several soccer fans win cash and prizes across Uganda.
Fort Portal Police are investigating circumstances under which a police officer died and two others were severely injured in a motor accident along Fort Portal-Bundibugyo Road.

The deceased is identified as Sgt. Dr. Robert Bagonza Amooti, ed a driver of Uganda Folice’s Fire brigade vehicle Reg. No. UP 2354 attached to Fort Portal Police Station.

The severely wounded are constables Reuben Aguma and Julius Nkamwesiga also working with fire brigade Fort Portal.

According to Rwenzori police spokesperson, thumb Bakari Muga Bashir, information pills Dr. Bagonza met his death on Wednesday evening when the fire brigade vehicle they were travelling in overturned several times in the sharp corners of Karugutu, Ntoroko District.

It’s said that on Wednesday evening at round 4:00 pm, the trio were traveling to Itojo to respond to an emergency, when the driver lost control and the vehicle over turned several times into a sharp valley.

The Driver is reported to have died on spot while the other two occupants were injured seriously.

Bakari said the injured were retrieved from the wreckage and rushed to Karugutu Health Center IV in Ntoroko where they are currently receiving medical attention.

The body of the deceased was taken to Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital for postmortem.

The vehicle remains trapped in the valley with little hope of having it removed.

However, sources at the station reveal that the deceased had a deal to sell off the water they were carrying at a function but unfortunately perished before it matured.
Buganda Road Chief Magistrate, information pills Lilian Buchana has today (Friday) granted bail to former Kawempe Mayor, mind Haji Kibirige Takuba and his co accused, Valentine Kajungu.

The magistrate honoured the duo’s bail application on grounds that prosecution had failed to hand over to court a signed affidavit to defend their objection to the bail application which was in which they (prosecution) claimed that the sureties presented were not substantial.

The two were released on a cash bond of shs 8 million each and at the same time instructed to deposit their passports in court while the sureties were ordered to pay a non cash bond of shs 10 million each.

The sureties presented by Kajungu were Sam Semwanga, an employee with KCCA and Rehema kazungu, a manager in an insurance company.

Haji Takuba also presented two sureties namely, Muhammed Mpoza and his younger brother, Abdullah Kirunda

The hearing of the case has been adjourned until November 9th.

Court charged the two with six counts of fraud and forgery of judicial documents  and  prosecution further alleges that it was through this that they wanted to fraudulently gain ownership of the late Samuel Mukunju’s estate  in Nakyesanja, Kawanda in Nabweru Sub County.

The two pleaded not guilty to the charges before they were remanded to Luzira Prison.

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