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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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Court of Appeal quashes decision to retire Gen Sejusa from UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has today quashed a decision that retired the former Coordinator of Intelligence Agencies David Sejusa from the Uganda Defense Forces- UPDF. The decision to retire him had been made in 2016 by High Court Judge Margaret Oumo Oguli in relation …

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How Kakwenza Rukirabashaija fled Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Satirical novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija on Wednesday fled Uganda to Europe in a manner that left people wondering how he was able to travel unchallenged by security and without his passport. Kakwenza had deposited his passport with Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court where he was …

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How Uganda was ordered to pay Sh1 Trillion to DRC

Hague, Netherlands | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Uganda to pay the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC $325 million (Sh 1 trillion) in reparation for the effects of the 1998-2003 war. The judgment was read by the court’s president, Justice Joan E Donoghue on Wednesday …

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