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Court dismisses bail application for Katumba shooting suspect

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Paul Gadenya Wolimbwa has dismissed the bail application filed by Sheikh Siraje Yusuf Nyanzi, the prime suspect in the murder of the driver and daughter of Transport and Works Minister General Edward Katumba Wamala. He delivered the verdict in his ruling read by the …

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Masaka judges refrain from Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana bail applications

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two judges attached to the High Court in Masaka have refrained from hearing bail applications filed by Members of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya. The two legislators were arrested and detained on charges of murder, attempted murder, and aiding and abetting terrorism, stemming from …

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Judges shying away from hearing MPs bail application – Lukwago

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Erias Lukwago, the lawyer of MPs Allan Ssewanyana of Makindye West and his Kawempe North counterpart Muhammad Ssegirinya, has said they are finding roadblocks in having a judge to hear the duo’s bail application. Speaking to the media today, Lukwago said that all the judges …

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Museveni’s stand on bail

Why is the President insistent on a seemingly winless war? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | What does President Yoweri Museveni have against two young opposition legislators; Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana so much as for him to revive his unpopular stance on bail? It is something that has vexed …

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Hell over bail

  What’s behind Museveni move against bail? Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | President Yoweri Museveni has resurrected debate on courts granting bail and says he will now mobilise and solve the issue politically. Speaking Sept.27 during the 4th Memorial Lecture of the former Chief Justice, Benedicto Kiwanuka, held at …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Hell over bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Hell over bail: What’s behind Museveni move against bail?? THE LAST WORD The triumph of security agencies: How NRM and the ministry of foreign affairs have surrendered their political and diplomatic functions to …

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NRM MPs to consult on proposed bail ban for capital offences

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM Parliamentary Caucus has resolved to carry out a two-weeks consultation on President Yoweri Museveni’s proposed ban of bail for capital offence suspects. Museveni on Tuesday addressed the NRM legislators at Kololo Independence grounds and according to the Government Chief Whip …

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DP condemns president’s proposal to quash bail for capital offences

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party has condemned President Museveni’s proposal to abolish the constitutional right to bail of suspects accused of capital offences. The DP spokesperson Okoler Opio Lo Amanu told the media in Kampala that the move is unconstitutional and it will suppress the independence of …

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