2017 NEWS CATEGORY WINNERS
1st Place, News
From Ghetto to Parliament
Pop star and self-proclaimed ‘Ghetto President’ Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a. Bobi Wine celebrates after winning a seat in Uganda’s Parliament following a contentious by-election race in Kyadondo East. Despite a campaign marred by heavy-handed police tactics against his supporters, the charismatic reggae singer carried the vote with a strong majority, shocking the establishment with his transformation from brash, deadlocked youth to sharp-suited and savvy political operator.
2nd Place, News
A heavily loaded police patrol truck swerves into Kampala Central Police Station (CPS) premises after arresting the Democratic Party president and some party members on July 20th 2017. Police had raided a planned demonstration against lifting the presidential age limit at City Square, and more than five party members were arrested and later released on police bond.
3rd Place, News
A young muslim is reduced to tears after the International Crimes Division judges of the High Court in Kampala sentenced Sheikh Yunus Kamoga, the leader of the Muslim Tabliq sect in Uganda, and three others to life imprisonment after they were convicted of terrorism offences on August 22nd 2017.
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