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Six granted bail on charges of defrauding Tropical Bank UGX 2 Billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Anti-Corruption court in Kampala has granted bail to six people accused of conspiring to defraud Tropical Bank limited more than 2.1 billion shillings. Those granted bail include; Hajjara Nansubuga, Faridah Nasiiwa and Deborah Acen, all bankers from Tropical Bank Limited. The others are; Paul …

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Executive, military frustrating our case: Mumbere

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwenzururu cultural leader Charles Wesley Mumbere has said that the military and the political leadership have vested interests in the ongoing court case against him. More than 100 people lost their lives during the joint security attack on Mumbere’s palace in Kasese town, in November 2016. …

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Judiciary unveils new bail guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary has unveiled new bail guidelines aimed at promoting uniformity and consistency by courts while considering bail applications. Launched by Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo at the Judiciary headquarters on Wednesday, the new guidelines require courts to consider and dispose of bail applications expeditiously within …

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Court grants Besigye, Mukaaku bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court has granted bail to Dr. Kizza Besigye and Samuel Lubega Mukaaku. Mukaaku and Besigye were granted bail on Friday by Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Dr. Douglas Singiza. They were asked to pay 2.5 Million Shillings each cash and …

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Court dismisses Besigye, Mukaaku bail application

Kampala, Uganda |THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court Criminal Division has dismissed the bail application of Dr. Kizza Besigye and Samuel Lubega Mukaaku. The application was dismissed on Thursday by Justice Tadeo Asiimwe on grounds that it was prematurely brought before the High Court. He said that the applicants ought …

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Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana lose bid challenging their re-arrest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Crimes Division of the High Court has dismissed an application filed by jailed MPs Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Sewanyana in which they were seeking a compensation of 300 million shillings and a declaration that their rearrest shortly after being granted bail was a …

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Court of Appeal denies bail to MPs Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal in Kampala has denied bail to Members of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana. The ruling was made on Wednesday by a panel of three Court of Appeal Justices comprised of Cheborion Barishaki, Christopher Izama Madrama, and Eva Luswata. Sewanyana, the …

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Besigye, Mukaku apply for bail in High court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr. Kiiza Besigye and activist Samuel Lubega Mukaku have applied for bail in the Criminal Division of the High Court in Kampala. Through their lawyers, Lukwago and Company Advocates, the two who were arrested and charged for inciting violence, argue that the lower court unlawfully …

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