Londoba (-londobye, nnondobye)

v.i. select, choose, pickout; enumerate. Cg. Londa.

Londobala (-londobadde, nnondobadde) v.i

Stare stupidly, look around in a foolish manner,

Sit with a vacant look.

Ekibuga kyali kirondobadde. The city had a hopeless look.

Londobereza (-londoberezza, nnondoberezza) v.i ramble on, chatter,

Talk incessantly.

Luwonko, o- (lu/n ravine, valley, depression.

Cf. Ekiwonko.

Gabunga (la) arch. Title of the chief of the Kabaka’s canoes , admiral;

Title of a high-ranking chief of the Mmamba (Lungfish) Clan.

Taliimu. He is stupid or He is not at home.

Baama or Bama (-baamye, -bamye) v.i. become wild/fierce;

Go wild, act wildly.

Gen Olara Okello given 15-gun salute: 


Posted  Monday, February 16  2015

At Kitgum, Gulu Acholi, Uganda - 

A Gun fire shook the serene flat plains of Madi Opei, Lamwo District, in whose midst many sons and daughters of Acholi lie.

To the passerby and residents in far flung villages, the deafening gun sound could have been mistaken as resumption of the ebbing Lords Resistance Army rebellion that ravaged Acholi several years ago.

But this was the culmination of ceremonies by the Special Forces of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces to send off another of Acholi’s sons, Lt Gen Bazilio Olara Okello, with full military honours.

Under the command of Capt Moses Kaniini, the army accorded Lt Gen Olara Okello a 15-gun salute, in a reburial on Saturday afternoon.

Gen Olara Okello died in exile in Sudan on January 9, 1990, and was buried in Omdurman near Khartoum.

His remains were returned to the country last Thursday.

The reburial was attended by some UPDF top brass and local politicians.

The casket draped in national colours was heavily guarded by the military police, the same force that forced him into exile in 1986. A military drum was sounded 15 times before a red flag was raised to flag off the 15-gun salute.

Clad in ceremonial military attire, eight colonels “stood to attention”, tightly holding onto their swords. They drew them, pointed them into the sky as pallbearers led by Brig Charles Otema Awany carried the casket to the grave.

As the casket was lowered, a soldier sounded the bugle- the last post-to announce the demise of a general as part of the military burial ceremonies. The clergy led by Vicar General of Gulu-Archdiocese Mathew Odong led prayers for the repose of his soul.

The reburial invoked emotions among relatives and residents who lived when Gen Olara Okello and his men were in charge of the nation.

However, by granting him a befitting send off by his former adversaries, was a sign of reconciliation between his family and the current government.

Gen Museveni commanded the National Resistance Army (NRA) rebels, now UPDF, that toppled the UNLA troops commanded by Gen Olara Okello. When the NRA took power in January 1986, Lt Gen Olara Okello fled to Sudan where he sought asylum. He later succumbed to diabetes and was buried in Omdurman, Sudan.

Speakers described Gen Olara Okello as a courageous fighter.

Gen Olara Okello commanded troops that staged a coup against former president Milton Obote and was in charge of the country as de facto head of state between July 27 and 29 before handing over power to the Gen Tito Okello Lutwa.

Gen Olara Okello left behind two widows, 19 children and 31 grandchildren.

The salutes

According the commonwealth military burial customs, a four-star general is given 17 gun salute, 15 for a three-star (Lieutenant General), 13 for a two-star (Major General), 11 for a one-star (Brigadier). A President is given 21-gun salute.



The so called Apolitical National Police of Uganda has promised to investigate the African police officers who seem to be political in their duties to the wide public:

The new National Insepector General of the Police forces in Uganda Mr Martins Okoth-Ochola, an Acholi African tribe of Uganda

The fearsome Police forces of Uganda armed with long sticks and AK 47 guns.

The former Insepector General of the Uganda Police forces, Mr Kale Kayihura of the Bakiga African tribe of Uganda 

23 September, 2018

By Monitor Reporter

The National Police of Uganda has instituted investigation into the conduct of some officers who were captured on video beating and torturing unidentified supporters of Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine.

On Friday, a video circulated on social media platforms showing police officers battering a man inside a police station for allegedly supporting the MP’s ‘People Power’ movement.

In his statement, Mr Kyagulanyi blasted police saying: “With this proof, I have requested our legal team to immediately identify the officers involved and take legal action against them in their individual capacity. We are also gathering evidence to strengthen the case we filed at the United Nations Committee Against Torture.”

However, police say they have opened an inquiry into the conduct of these officers.

“Today, September 21, 2018, there is a video circulating on social media platforms showing our officers behaving in a manner that is unacceptable under our professional code of conduct. These acts are not institutionalised, but individual acts that have no place in the Uganda Police Force. This is why all individuals involved will be investigated and penalised in accordance with the law. Justice will be done,” a police statement shared through police’s social media platforms reads.

The video emerged just hours after Mr Kyagulanyi returned from the U.S where he had travelled for specialized treatment following injuries he reportedly sustained after he was tortured by security officers in their custody during the Arua by-election fracas last month. 







Uganda Military Police yewerekedde Member wa Parliamenti, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) okuva ku kisaawe Entebbe okutuuka e Magere mu makaage:

Police ya Uganda nga etawanya abasibe ba Bob Wine abakwatiddwa abalindirira okutwalibwa mu court

By Martin Ndijjo

Added 20th September 2018


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 Emmotoka eyakozeseddwa okutuusa Bobi Wine mumakaage


Amangu ddala nga Bobi Wine yaakatonnya ku kisaawe e Ntebe amawulire gasoose kuyiting'ana nti Bobi Wine akwatiddwa kyokka aduumira Poliisi mu ggwanga, wabula omwogezi wa Poliisi mu ggwanga, Emilian Kayima n'afulumya ekiwandiiko ng'alaga ebiriwo.

Bobi Wine oluvudde ku nnyonyi n'ateekebwa mu mmotoka ya Poliisi ekika kya Land Cruiser, nnamba  UP7500 n'avugibwa wuuyo Kasangati ku Poliisi w'akyali mu bukuumi obwamaanyi.

Oluvannyuma ku ssaawa 9 Poliisi emuwerekedde okutuuka mu makaage e Magere awabadde wakung'aanidde enkuyanja y'abantu naddala abatuuze b'e Magere bakira abalinze okumwaniriza.


Ekirango kya Police ya Uganda eri omusibe Member wa Parliamenti ya Uganda Mr Robert Kyagulanyi.
Ebifananyi waggulu Police na magye ebya Uganda nga batwala Omubaka wa Parliamenti okumutuusa awaka we.