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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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Ssemakadde opposes move by DPP to takeover his case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Renowned human rights lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde has opposed the move by the Director of Public Prosecutions to take over the privately instituted suit of offensive communication and criminal libel against him. Last month, lawyer Robert Rutaro Muhairwe filed a criminal case against Ssemakadde for allegedly attacking …

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DPP asks to take over Mabirizi’s offensive communication case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecutions has applied to Buganda Road Magistrates Court to take over the case of offensive communication instituted against embattled city lawyer Male Mabirizi. Counsel Robert Rutaro Muhairwe instituted the charges against Mabirizi by way of private prosecution. He accused him of …

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DPP signs memorandum of understanding with URSB for joint prosecutions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Uganda Registrations Services Bureau have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen prosecution of cases arising from laws administered by URSB. URSB has a mandate to enforce laws related to interfering with intellectual property rights, …

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State completes inquiries into Kakwenza’s offensive communication case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecutions has informed Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court that investigations into the offensive communication charges against satirical novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija are complete and they are ready to start the trial. This was communicated by State Attorney Joan Keko before court presided …

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DPP takes over Rajiv Ruparelia’s case file

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecutions-DPP has taken over the case against businessman Rajiv Ruparelia, who is accused of allegedly dumping soil in and on the shores of Lake Victoria. In a letter dated January 6, the DPP notified Entebbe Chief Magistrate’s Court of the move. …

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