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BUDGET: Construction of Mbarara, Gulu regional courts postponed

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary has shelved plans to construct the regional court of Appeal in Mbarara and Gulu cities this financial year due to budget constraints. The Judiciary Permanent Secretary, Pius Bigirimana told URN in an interview at the Judiciary Headquarters in Kampala Wednesday that while …

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DETAILS: Court rules on Bitature versus Vantage Mezzanine Fund

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has dismissed with costs an application by Kampala businessman Patrick Bitature for a temporary injunction to restrain his creditors of M/s Vantage Mezzanine Fund II Partnership from selling, alienating, disposing of, taking possession, or any action against his properties.  On May 18, The Daily Monitor newspaper advertised the sale by public …

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Confident Muwema speaks out on Bitature-Vantage saga

NEWS ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | Fred Muwema, the lawyer for businessman Patrick Bitature says the lenders purportedly seeking to reclaim money lent to the Ugandan, have no claim because they don’t exist. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network in an exclusive interview, Muwema acknowledged that indeed Bitature contracted a loan …

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Lands secretary faces arrest for contempt of parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The interdicted Uganda Land Commission – ULC Secretary, Barbara Imaryo is in trouble for contempt of parliament. The Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authority and State Enterprises – COSASE has issued an arrest warrant for Imaryo because of her failure to appear on Tuesday to respond …

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Court summons MP Ssegirinya’s lawyers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Buganda Road Magistrates Court has directed lawyers representing jailed Kawempe North Member of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya to appear and defend him in the case of inciting violence. The directive was issued by Grade One Magistrate Siena Owomugisha when the matter came up on Thursday …

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Buganda Road Court yet to decide on Kakwenza’s sureties

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court has failed to proceed with the case in which the four sureties of satirical novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija want to be discharged of their duties. They are city lawyer, Julius Galisonga, David Lewis Rubongoya, the Secretary-General of the National Unity …

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Mufti urges Muslims to stop dragging each other to court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda has asked Muslims to stop dragging each other to court over internal disputes. This was part of the Mufti’s message delivered by Sheikh Ahmad Hamid Wandega, the Kadhi of the Eastern region while closing the First Teso …

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Lawyer Mabirizi asks for halt to proceedings against Pastor Bugingo

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyer Male Mabirizi has asked Entebbe Chief Magistrate Juliet Nakitende to halt criminal proceedings against Pastor Aloysius Bugingo and Susan Makula Nantaba. In December Mabirizi and Robert Rutaro Muhairwe instituted private prosecution proceedings against Bugingo and Makula for Bigamy. However, the Director of Public …

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Lawyer Galisonga erroneously summoned in Kakwenza case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court has clarified that city lawyer Julius Galisonga was erroneously summoned to take plea on an offensive communication case against satirical Novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija. According to the correspondences seen by Uganda Radio Network, the Court erroneously summoned Galisonga to …

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COURT: Arrest Mabirizi immediatley

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court has ordered the immediate arrest of controversial lawyer Male Mabirizi to serve 18 months in jail for contempt of court. Civil Division High Court, Judge Musa Ssekaana issued the orders after finding Mabirizi guilty of contempt of court for the second time. …

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