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Petrol bomb trial of 32 NUP supporters flops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The trial in which 32 supporters of the National Unity Platform are accused of being in illegal possession of explosive devices has failed to kick off today at the Uganda People’s Defense Forces General Court Martial in Makindye. The trial failed because two of …

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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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Court sets date to hear application to block Bujjingo’s trial by DPP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has set Friday 28 January 2022, as the date to hear lawyer Male Mabirizi’s application seeking to block the Director of Public Prosecution-DPP’s decision to take over the trial of Pastor Aloysius Bujjingo. Bujjingo is accused of committing bigamy and contracting …

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CID faults judiciary for stalling of cases despite overwhelming evidence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) has blamed the judiciary for causing unnecessary delays in the trial of several cases despite the overwhelming evidence sent to court. Charles Twine, the CID spokesperson said over the years, they have noticed that many cases whose evidence was fully …

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DPP orders immediate trial of Basajjabalaba for tax evasion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPEDNENT | The Director of Public Prosecutions Jane Frances Abodo has directed the head of Anti-Corruption department in her office to handle the complaint demanding for the immediate trial of businessman Hassan Basajjabalaba and his brother on charges of tax evasion worth 20 billion Shillings. The directive …

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Gov’t urged to speed up trial of Rwenzururu guards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of legislators have called on government to grant a speedy trial to the royal guards of the Rwenzururu Kingdom who were arrested and detained in 2016 for abetting an insurgency. The MPs expressed their displeasure with the delay in resolving the matter stating …

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Magistrate’s court commits Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana for trial

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka Grade One Magistrate Christine Nantegge, has committed the Kawempe North Member of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya, his Makindye West counterpart Allan Ssewanyana, and four other others to the high court for trial for murder, terrorism, and abetting terrorism. She made the decision after Masaka Resident State Attorney, …

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