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Court orders a by-election for Busia LC5 Chairperson seat

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Court of Appeal has thrown Busia District LCV chairman Ouma Adea, out of office on grounds that he is unfit to hold public office having been convicted of corruption 6 years ago. Three Justices Remmy Kasule , Kenneth Kakuru and Geoffrey Kiryabwire unanimously concurred …

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Jailed Shiekh Kawooya denied bail

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Court of Appeal on Thursday denied convicted Sheikh Siraje Kawooya bail to allow him persue his appeal challenging the life sentence that was handed to him for committing acts of terrorism against the murdered Muslim Clerics, last year. Judge Christopher Madrama dismissed Sheikh Kawooya’s …

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Judge steps down from hearing Minister Muhwezi eviction land case

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The High Court Deputy Registrar in charge of the Execution Division, Deo Nzeyimana has declined to hear the application filed by Information Minister Maj.Gen.Jim Muhwezi, seeking to block his eviction from land at Kyamula -Salaama in Makindye division, citing Conflict of Interest. Nzeyimana told the …

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DPP withdraws charges against 19 Muslims accused of Treason

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Director of Public Prosecutions Mike Chibita has dropped treason charges against nineteen Muslim suspects who have been on remand at Luzira prison since 2014. According to a withdrawal letter dated March 23, 2018, DPP says he is no longer interested in prosecuting the …

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Parliament tasks government on plight of street children

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Ugandan members of parliament have tasked the government to mitigate the increasing number of street children especially in urban centres. The call followed a motion moved by the chairperson of the parliamentary forum on children Bernard Atiku (Ind., Ayivu) to commemorate street connected children. The …

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Makerere University senior staff charged with attempted rape

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | A Makerere University senior administrative officer who was recently seen in a video indecently assaulting a student from his office, has been charged before Buganda Road Court and remanded to Luzira prison on charges of attempted rape. Edward Kisuze was arrested by police on April …

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Kadaga appeals for more UN refugee support

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Uganda needs more financial support to be able to properly accommodate the growing number of refugees, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has told a high level United Nations delegation. Kadaga, who was meeting various UN agencies including UNDP, UNOPS, UNICEF, UNFPA, WFP and UN …

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Court to rule on jailed Shiekh Kamoga’s bail appeal

Kampala, Uganda |GODFREY SSALI | Convicted former Tabliq Leader Sheikh Muhammad Yunus Kamoga will on May 18, 2018 know whether he should be temporarily released on bail, to pursue his appeal challenging a life sentence he was given for acts of terrorism and murder of Muslim Clerics Mustafa Bahiga and …

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Basajjabalaba to face trial before Anti-Corruption Court

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Constitutional Court has ordered that city businessman Hassan Basajjabalaba together with his brother Muzamir Basajjabalaba should stand trial before the Anti-Corruption Court. The ruling comes five years after their trial had been stayed, so that they could challenge charges of conspiracy to defeat …

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