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Wobulenzi town council LCIII candidate faces terrorism charges

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Independent candidate for LC 3 chairperson seat for Wobulenzi town council, Sam Serunjonji has been granted police bond after he was detained on charges related to terrorism. Although Serunjonji is running as an independent candidate, he is an National Unity Platform supporter. He was …

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Wobulenzi town council LCIII candidate arrested over Kyagulanyi protests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Luweero has arrested the independent candidate for LCIII chairperson seat for Wobulenzi town council for allegedly masterminding protests. Sam Serunjonji, the independent candidate but NUP leaning supporter was picked by policemen from Heart Beat restaurant in Wobulenzi town on Thursday at around 12:00pm. …

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Lawyers call for dialogue to end election violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyers under their humanitarian umbrella, the Legal Aid Service Providers Network-LASPNET have petitioned the arms and institutions of government to hold a dialogue aimed at putting an end to violence in the country. In the recent weeks as the politicians and the general public prepared …

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City protests: Kabaka Mutebi calls for quick investigations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has called for a special but speedy investigation into the protests that took place following the arrest of National Unity Platform’s presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. The protest broke out on November 18-19th, spreading to several towns …

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City protests: CMI, flying squad join hunt for suspected ring leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence-CMI and Flying Squad Unit have joined the hunt for individuals who allegedly sponsored, organized and participated in last week’s protests. A senior policeman at Kampala Metropolitan police headquarters at Kampala Central Police Station intimated to Uganda Radio Network that security …

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29 Bobi Wine protesters fined Shs 150,000 each in Kyotera

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Magistrates court in Kalisizo town council, Kyotera district has released 29 of the 52 people who were arrested in connection with the free-Kyagulanyi protests last week. The protests followed the arrest of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the National Unity Platform (NUP) leader on …

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DP to offer free legal services to riot suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party-DP has instructed its lawyers to offer free legal services to all people who were arrested in last week’s protests. The protests broke out following the arrest and detention of Robert Kyagulanyi, the National Unity Platform presidential candidate. The DP spokesperson Opio Okoler …

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