Here is the News Summary on March 17, 2017

  • Uganda Police Spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi was on Friday morning shot dead outside his home in Kulambiro, Kampala.

    Kaweesi's two bodyguards were also killed during the morning attack launched by unknown assailants. Kaweesi was also the Assistant Inspector-General.

    Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen alleged love affair with Nominated Senator Naisula Lesuuda was exposed in a local daily. Emails, photos and private chats of the two Jubilee were brought to light in the exposé which claimed they had both confessed their love for each other.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to preside over the passing out of 3,985 fresh officers from the Administration Police training college in Embakasi, Nairobi.

    Naivasha MP John Kihagi Karanja is under probe after he was deported from Italy for allegedly faking entry and exit stamps on his passport.

    The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman, Wafula Chebukati, on Thursday confessed that hackers attempted to intrude the electoral body’s systems.

    At the same time, today marks the deadline for political aspirants to present their nomination papers ahead of party primaries scheduled for April.

    The United Kingdom has distance itself from allegations that it spied on US President Donald Trump on behalf of former President Barack Obama during the 2016 election.

    Somali pirates released a hijacked oil tanker and eight Sri Lankan crew without demanding any ransom.

    A pastor in Sierra Leone has discovered one of the world's largest uncut diamonds in the country since 1972.

    A Nigerian traffic police officer, Umar Abubakar, has made headlines for directing traffic using late pop-star Michael Jackson dance moves.