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Eddie Mutwe, Nubian Li out on bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | National Unity Platform (NUP) party members, Eddie Mutwe and Nubian Li have been released on bail by the General court martial. Ali Bukeni aka Nubian Li is Robert Kaygulanyi’s singing partner, while Eddy Ssebufu aka Eddie Mutwe is the head of his personal bodyguards. They …

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Army Court gets 21 new members, Gutti still boss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has named 21 new members to serve in the General Court Martial. In a letter dated June 8th, President Museveni reappointed Lt Gen Andrew Gutti as the army court chairman for another term. Others reappointed are;  Col Richard Tukacungurwa as Judge …

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State given one month to finalize investigations into Bizonto sectarianism case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Buganda Road Magistrates Court has given one month to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions to complete its investigations into charges of sectarianism preferred against   Bizonto comedians. The comedians Julius Sserwanja is also known as Kidomoole, Peter Sabakaaki (Omuzinyuuzi), Mbabaali Maliseeri (Uncle Luyuguumo), and …

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Court permits Odonga Otto, journalist to negotiate settlement

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Gulu Grade One Magistrate, Christine Turibamwe has allowed the Aruu County legislator, Odonga Otto to negotiate an out of court settlement with a journalist accusing him of assault.  On March 30th, 2021, Geoffrey Okot, a journalist with Choice FM in Gulu dragged the legislator to …

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HIGH COURT: Uganda army admits to battering of journalists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has asked the High Court in Kampala to allow them settle through a reconciliation process the case in which a city lawyer Steven Kalali sued government on behalf of journalists who were battered a few months ago. On …

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DRC loses property case against government of Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Constitutional Court has dismissed a petition in which the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo sued the Ugandan government over the sale of its properties in the suburbs of Kampala. The Embassy had sought to recover a number of its properties that were …

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Constitutional court dismisses application against people power, people’s gov’t pressure groups

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Constitutional Court has dismissed a petition by the former Ruhama County parliamentary aspirant Adens Ntare Rutaro challenging the political activities of People power and People’s Government pressure Groups. However, the five-member panel of the Constitutional Court Justices led by the Deputy Chief Justice, Richard …

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Ex-Policeman guilty in Floyd murder case

Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT |  Ex-police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of all charges in the George Floyd death in in Minneapolis, Minnesota. AFP reports that the Floyd family lawyer has hailed the Monday verdict as “turning point in history” of the US. AFP reports that Chauvin was handcuffed, taken into …

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Sexual offences to dominate Masaka appeals criminal session

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Appeals against the convictions for aggravated defilement dominate the criminal appeals session by the Appellant Court scheduled to sit in Masaka city starting on April 19th, 2021. A statement from the Judiciary shows that the court will handle 22 appeals against conviction for aggravated defilement, …

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