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Court issues arrest warrent for Busiro North MP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Busiro North Member of Parliament Paul Nsubuga is in trouble for skipping his trial for alleged phone theft. The Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate Siena Owomugisha has issued an arrest warrant for the legislator to face trial. Owomugisha issued the arrest warrant after the …

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FDC’s Owani fails to turn up for Omoro MP nomination

Amoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dick Denis Owani, the flag bearer for the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC Party in Omoro District has failed to turn up for his nomination in Omoro Town Council. This comes amidst reports of his abduction along Bobi-Aboke road in Adyeda village in Bobi Sub-county, …

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MPs moot motion to kick out Commissioner Zaake

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of MPs are scheduled to move a motion on Tuesday seeking the removal of Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake, from the Parliamentary Commission office, Uganda Radio Network has learnt. The MPs accuse Zaake of disrespecting the Deputy Speaker, Anita Among. The Parliamentary …

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MP Muhammad Ssegirinya given bail finally

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court has granted bail to Kawempe North Member of Parliament, Muhammad Ssegirinya who is battling charges of inciting violence. The Grade One Magistrate, Doreen Olga Karungi granted the legislators bail of sh1 million in cash. She ordered each of his …

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Court dismisses petition against Mukono MP

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Olive Kazaarwe Mukwaya has dismissed the election petition filed by Wilson Male challenging the nomination of Mukono South County Member of Parliament Fred Kayondo in the race parliamentary elections. Male who  contested for the same position under National Unity Platform -NUP asked Mukono …

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High Court throws out Engola petition

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Lira has dismissed with costs an election petition filed against Jonathan Odur, the Erute South Member of Parliament. The petition was filed by Sam Engola, the former State Minister for Housing. In his petition, Engola accused Odur of using money …

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Court sets September 13 for Mukesh vs Senyonyi ammendment

Nakawa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court Judge Isaac Muwata has set September 13 to deliver his ruling on whether or not to allow Mukesh Shukla alias Shumuk to amend his election petition challenging the victory of Joel Ssenyonyi as Nakawa West member of parliament. On Friday, the court …

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Gov’t allocates 200 million to each MP for a vehicle

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has revised downwards the budget for procurement of new vehicles for Members of the 11th Parliament by Shillings 121 million for each legislator. This brings the allocation to Shillings 200 million from the initially requested 321 million per MP by the Parliamentary Commission as per …

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Anywar faces hurdles to retain Kitgum municipality MP seat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Environment Beatrice Anywar faces a stiff challenge to retain the Kitgum municipality parliamentary seat. Four candidates will contest against Anywar for the seat. They are Henry Kissinger Oryem, who was narrowly defeated by Anywar in the NRM primary elections now contesting …

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