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Constitutional court stays corruption proceedings against Kazinda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitutional Court has permanently stayed all corruption proceedings against Geoffrey Kazinda, the former principal accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister. Kazinda has faced trial for constructive possession of financial instruments, forging receipts and invoices, false accounting, making fraudulent payments, conspiracy to secure …

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Constitutional Court extends order halting Kabaziguruka’s trial

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitutional Court has extended its interim order restraining the General Court Martial in Makindye from hearing the treason case against Nakawa Division legislator, Michael Kabaziguruka. The five member panel of the Constitutional Court Judges extended the orders on Thursday following a request by …

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Constitutional court drops UNATU’s petition against KCCA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitutional Court has dropped a petition by Uganda National Teacher’s Union-UNATU against Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA for denying teachers representation in the council just like other professional bodies. The five member panel of the Constitutional Court justices led by Kenneth Kakuru dropped the petition …

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Court declares tax appeal deposits unconstitutional

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Taxpayers disputing assessments by Uganda Revenue Authority will no longer be required to deposit 30 percent of the amount in dispute before launching a challenge at the Tax Appeals Tribunal (TAT). Section 15 of the Tax Appeals Tribunal Act requires a company or any taxpayer …

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Supreme Court consolidates appeals challenging dismissal of six MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has consolidated three appeals challenging the constitutional court decision that ordered for the dismissal of six Members of Parliament of the newly created municipalities. Among the consolidated appeals, one was filed by the Electoral Commission, another by the Attorney General and …

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Activist petitions Constitutional court over NSSF monopoly

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An activist has petitioned the Constitutional court to declare that a compulsory requirement that employees must register and save their retirement money with only the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is illegal and limits people’s freedom of choice and democracy. The petition is filed by …

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High Court stays hearing of UGX 10Bn MPs case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court has stayed the hearing of an application challenging the process leading to the allocation of 10 billion Shillings to Members of Parliament for Covid-19 activities. On Tuesday, the head of Civil Division Justice Michael Elubu stayed the application filed by Ntungamo …

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Supreme Court stays ejection of legislators from new municipalities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of a Constitutional Court judgment annulling the election of legislators from six newly created municipalities. The affected legislators were Patrick Ocan from Apac Municipality, Dr Elioda Tumwesigye, Sheema Municipality, Tarsis Rwaburindore Bishanga, Ibanda Municipality, Hashim Sulaiman, Nebbi …

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