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DPP grapples with evidence in Katumba shooting case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The prosecution is yet to disclose all the evidence they intend to rely on to pin eight suspects accused of murdering the daughter and driver of Transport and Works Minister, General Edward Katumba Wamala. The suspects are, Yusuf Siraje Nyanzi, Hussein Sserubula, Muhammad Kagugube, Sirimani …

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Kenyan national handed two year sentence for stalking DPP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenyan national Oloo Jared Akumu, is set to spend the next two years in jail for stalking the Director of Public Prosecutions, Jane Frances Abodo. The Utilities and Wildlife Court Chief Magistrate, Gladys Kamasanyu sentenced Akumu on Tuesday after finding him guilty of stalking and …

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DPP opposes bail for suspects in kidney harvest case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prosecutors have asked the International Crimes Division of the High Court to dismiss the bail application filed by five people accused of harvesting a kidney from an immigrant worker, Judith Nakintu arguing that it is premature at this stage of pre-trial hearing. The accused are …

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Suspects charged with offensive communication ask DPP to drop charges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four people who were charged with offensive communication have petitioned the Director of Public Prosecutions to withdraw charges against them citing a lack of evidence. The four are businessman Francis Matovu commonly known as Butto, National Unity Platform Secretary for Mobilization in Eastern Uganda Moses …

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DPP tables more evidence against MPs Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecutions has tabled more evidence that she intends to use to prosecute the murder and terrorism cases against the Kawempe North Member of Parliament, Muhammad Ssegirinya, and his Makindye West counterpart Allan Ssewanyana. The two legislators are jointly charged with 5 …

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DPP directed to investigate Abiriga, Kagezi murders within six months

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Human Rights has instructed the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) to conduct a prosecution-led investigation into the high-profile murders that took place in the country. Officials from the Office of the DPP led by John Baptist Asiimwe, the Director of Management Support …

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DPP ready to prosecute Mumbere on terrorism charges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecutions Jane Frances Abodo says her office is set to proceed and prosecute the Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere and his co accused on terrorism related charges. The charges stem from Mumbere’s arrest following a raid by the army on his palace …

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DPP urges parliament to expedite enactment of Witness Protection Law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions-ODPP has pleaded with Parliament to urgently enact the Witness Protection Law to address gaps in the criminal justice administration. John Baptist Asiimwe, the Deputy DPP resounded the call on Monday while interfacing with Parliament’s Committee on Human …

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