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DPP asks court to uphold Ssebuwufu’s jail term

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Directorate of Public Prosecutions-DPP has asked the Court of Appeal to uphold the 40-year jail term that was handed to the proprietor of Pine Car bond Muhammad Ssebuwufu for the murder of businesswoman Betty Donah Katusabe. Ssebuwufu was in 2019 convicted by the Retired …

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Court of Appeal orders review of DTB, Kiggundu case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commercial Court wrongly awarded businessman Hamis Kiggundu Shillings 120 billion in his case against Diamond Trust Bank-DTB, according to the Court of Appeal Justices. Delivering their ruling this afternoon, a panel of three Justices of the Court of Appeal comprising the Deputy Chief Justice, Richard …

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Court of Appeal to handle over 120 matters in one month

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 122 matters shall be handled by the Court of Appeal or Constitutional Court in a period of one month starting Monday April 26, 2021. According to a judiciary statement, the cases to be handled consist of 39 constitutional petitions, and 22 applications, 43 civil …

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Businessman Desh Kananura wins land case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | City businessman Desh Kananura has won a land case against six claimants. This comes after a panel of three Court of Appeal Justices led by Deputy Chief Justice Richard Buteera declared Kananura the rightful owner of the land located at plot 20 to plot 30 …

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Court of Appeal overturns man’s conviction for murder

Court of Appeal has quashed the sentence by High Court Judge Wilson Kwesiga convicting Johnson Adiga over murder citing irregularities Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal in Lira has set free Johnson David Adiga, more than 10 years after he was sentenced to life imprisonment by the High Court …

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Court set to hear unresolved 2016 election petitions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has fixed hearing of election appeals arising from the 2016 general and subsequent by-elections alongside other 40 civil appeals which will be handled in a two-weeks session starting on November 30th, 2020. According to a communication from the judiciary, the session …

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URA’s domestic VAT battle

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Margaret Rwaheru Akiiki and her fellow complainants will have to wait a little longer to know whether they are entitled to the billions of shillings in refund by Uganda Revenue Authority-URA arising from a court ruling last week. According to the URA, it’s not yet …

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Sexual, murder offenses to dominate Fort Portal Court of Appeal session

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Aggravated defilement and murder cases are dominating the list of criminal appeals to be handled during a criminal appeals session in Fort Portal which kicks off tomorrow Monday. The cases are from the Rwenzori sub region districts of Kabarole, Kamwenge, Ntoroko, Bunyangabu, Kyenjojo and Fort …

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