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Three Wanyoto witnesses fail to show up in court

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The legal team of Mbale City Woman Member of Parliament Connie Nakayenze Ggaliwango has asked court to strike out the affidavits of three witnesses of her rival, Lydia Wanyoto Mutende, who ignored the summons to appear for cross-examination. This came after Wanyoto’s lawyer, Swabur Marzuk …

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Nabakooba: I was told of mass bribery in Mubende voting

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lands Minister Judith Nabakooba has asked the High Court in Mubende to nullify the election of Joyce Bagala Ntwatwa for the Mityana Woman Parliamentary Seat, reasoning that the electoral process was not transparent. Bagala, a candidate of the opposition National Unity Platform – NUP …

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COURT: Minister Kania can file additional affidavits

  Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Arua has allowed the State Minister for Lands Obiga Mario Kania to file five additional affidavits in defence of an election petition against him. The court’s decision follows a preliminary hearing of the petition on Friday in which Apama Amato …

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Court summons Kawempe North MP Ssegirinya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Road Magistrates Court has issued a criminal summons for Kawempe North Member of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya requiring him to appear and face trial on charges of inciting violence. The summons was issued on Friday by the Grade One Magistrate Marion Mangeni following a …

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OUT OF TIME: Retired UPDF soldier loses case for sh38million benefits

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court in Kampala has dismissed an application filed by a retired Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldier who sued government demanding pension and gratuity of over sh38 million. Tom Asiu retired soldiers number RA/153458 PTE sued government in 2020 demanding pension of shillings 20 …

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Kabira Country Club wins sh147m water bill case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has cleared Kabira Country Club of 147 million Shillings water bill that was being demanded by the National Water and Sewerage Corporation. According to the judgment issued by the head of High Court Civil Division Justice Musa Ssekaana, the …

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Court awards former treason suspects Sh80m for unlawful arrest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has awarded ten million Shillings to each of the eight men who were arrested in 2011 on charges of treason, which were dropped eight years later. The eight include Warrant Officer II Atunga Bantu,  Boniface Mumbere Kinyambila, Abel Kacwano …

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Gov’t petitioned to declare advocates as essential workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyers from Wameli and Company Advocates have petitioned the government to have them recognized as essential workers such that they are cleared to move to various courts. According to the lawyers led by Geoffrey Turyamusiima, President Yoweri Museveni on June 17th 2021 listed the categories …

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