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DPP withdraws charges against MP Francis Zaake

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecution, Jane Abodo has dropped charges against Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament, Francis Zaake. The legislator was picked up from his residency in Buswabulongo in Mityana municipality on April 19, 2020 on accusations of distributing food contrary to Covid-19 prevention …

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Five legislators join NUP

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Five members of parliament have formally joined the National Unity Platform-NUP political party. They are John Baptist Nambeshe, the Manjiya County Member of parliament, Patrick Nsamba Oshabe, Kasanda County North, Latif Ssebagala Sengendo, Kawempe North, David Lukyamuzi Kalwanga Busujju county and their  Mityana Municipality counterpart, …

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Katikkiro condemns torture of MP Francis Zaake

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has condemned the torture that was subjected to the Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake after he was allegedly found distributing food in disregard of Presidential directives. After the order locking down the country as a …

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MP Zaake seeking political capital, donor money – Police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police has re-echoed the statement issued by the State Minister of Internal Affair Mario Obiga Kania that Mityana municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake’s torture marks were self-inflicted. Speaking today at the Uganda Media Centre, Fred Enanga the police spokesman explained that Zaake is …

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MP Zaake injured himself – Obiga Kania

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has blamed Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake for injuries on his body which he says are testimony of torture inflicted on him by security officers while in detention. Obiga Kania, the Minister of State for Internal Affairs told Parliament that it is …

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Zaake sues security officers for torture, theft

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Francis Zaake, the Member of Parliament representing Mityana Municipality has dragged government and individual police and army officers to court for torture. Zaake was arrested on April 19 from his home at Buswabulongo in Mityana municipality for allegedly endangering the lives of the people by …

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Nakawa Chief Magistrate Court orders Zaake’s immediate release

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Nakawa Chief Magistrate, Ruth Nabaasa has ordered the immediate release of Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament, Francis Zaake Butebi. Nabasa ordered Zaake’s release on grounds that he had been under illegal detention for more than 48 hours which violates various constitutional rights. She …

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Rules Committee fails to find evidence to pin MP Zaake

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Rules Privileges and Discipline has recommended that Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake be cautioned for his actions against Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe. The rules committee has completed its investigations into the conduct of Zaake who reportedly insulted Nawangwe for …

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Opposition leaders encourage youth to participate in 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Opposition leaders say that young people will not be bystanders in the upcoming 2021 general elections. Youth leaders from the Democratic Party, Peoples Progressive Party, Justice Forum-JEEMA and the People Power pressure group made the statement while addressing a press conference today at Parliament. Led …

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Zaake probe reveals CCTV coverage gap in Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Investigations into the alleged confrontation between the Mityana Municipality Member of parliament, Francis Zaake and Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe have suffered a setback. Zaake is accused of confronting Prof. Nawangwe when he appeared before the Education Committee of parliament that was …

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