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Constitutional court nullifies Idle and Disorderly law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitutional Court has nullified section 168 (1) (c and d) of the Penal Code Act that creates an offence commonly known as being Idle and disorderly. In a lead judgment written by Justice Fredrick Egonda Ntende, the five-judge panel held unanimously that the law …

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UMSC issues roadmap for election of new Muslim leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC Independent Electoral Commission has issued the long-awaited roadmap for the election of new office bearers. The term of office for the current officials expired this year. Although the previous general assembly had left in place an Electoral Commission, the election …

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Lawyers disagree with Museveni over judicial independence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of lawyers have disagreed with President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni over his statements questioning the independence of the Judiciary. According to lawyers, the judiciary’s independence should not be questioned or subject to the amendment because it is provided for under the constitution. On Wednesday …

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Mpuuga calls for overhaul of 1995 Constitution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda should be overhauled as it is no longer representative of the aspirations of the people, the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament (LOP), Mathias Mpuuga, has urged. “A constitution is an outcome of the people’s consensus. At least there …

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Review of the Constitution long overdue: Mpuuga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga has called for the review of the constitution saying it is long overdue. Mpuuga said this as he delivered the Opposition response to the State of the Nation address during plenary on Wednesday, 03 August 2022. While making …

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UMSC heads for polls after approving new constitution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC will go to the polls after amending the constitution. On Wednesday, the UMSC general assembly, the council’s top decision organ, finalized scrutinizing and approving the amended constitution which is supposed to be followed while electing new Muslim local leaders right …

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UMSC general assembly sets term limits for office of the mufti

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC General Assembly has set term limits for the office of the Mufti. The Assembly was held at the Gaddafi national mosque in Old Kampala on Wednesday. The Mufti is the highest-ranking position in the country’s Muslim leadership, and over the …

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Sheikhs petition court challenging Mubaje’s stay in office

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three Sheikhs have sued the Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje over what they called his illegal stay in office. Mufti Mubaje was sued before the Civil Division of the High Court alongside the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council and its Secretary General Shiekh Ramadhan …

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UMSC general assembly scrutinizes draft constitution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC, the highest decision making organ of the Muslim umbrella body has started discussing the draft amended constitution. It comes almost a week after the Constitutional Review Commission chaired by Prof. Idris Serugo Kasenene, handed over the draft amended constitution to …

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