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Court grants Salaamu Musumba substituted service

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Jinja High Court resident judge Eva Luswata on Thursday granted Salaamu Musumba substituted service. Musumba applied for substituted service on claims that Kadaga or her agents had declined to receive the petition in which she is accused of involvement in vote-rigging and voter bribery during …

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10 newly elected MPs questioned on altered DR forms, voter bribery

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ten newly elected Members of Parliament have been separately interrogated by electoral and political investigators on allegations of voter bribery, altering results on declaration forms and forgery of academic papers. A month ago, Uganda Radio Network exclusively reported that voters and political rivals had lodged …

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Minister Christopher Kibanzanga wants rival’s win annulled

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Christopher Kibanzanga, the State Minister for Agriculture has petitioned the High Court in Fort Portal to nullify the victory of his rival Acrobert Kiiza Moses. Kibanzanga polled 13,462 votes against Acrobat’s 13,897 votes for the Bughendera County MP race. Acrobat had lost to Kibanzanga in …

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CID records 300 new election offences

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Directorate has in the last three weeks recorded 313 more offences related to local government elections. A senior detective at CID intimated to Uganda Radio Network –URN today that majority of the new cases are related to election malpractice where politicians attempted …

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20 arrested for alleged voter bribery

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 20 people have been arrested in Kampala for alleged voter bribery and rigging in the local government elections. The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said some of the suspects were arrested on Monday with pre-ticked ballot papers while others were bribing voters at various …

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Ten held over Makindye, Makerere voter bribery and rigging

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 10 people spent the night in police custody for alleged involvement in bribery and rigging in the ended Wednesday local government elections in Kampala district. The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said even though the election was generally calm and peaceful, police …

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US Ambassador calls for end to voter bribery

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The US Ambassador to Uganda Natalie E. Brown has asked Ugandans to step up the fight against corruption as the country prepares for the 2021 elections. Natalie was on Wednesday speaking at the National Anti-corruption Conference 2020 at Sheraton Hotel. The conference was held today …

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Rubanda LCI chairperson arrested over voter bribery

Rubanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Deus Bonane, the Hamurara village LCI chairperson in Bubaare sub-county, Rubanda East county, Rubanda district has been arrested for alleged voter bribery. Bonane was arrested at Hamurara polling station while distributing 5,000 shillings and surgical masks to supporters of the incumbent Henry Ariganyira Musasizi. …

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8 arrested over voter bribery in Hoima polls

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eight people in Hoima are trouble for alleged voter bribery in the ongoing Hoima woman MP By-elections. The suspects whose identities have been withheld by security were picked up from Kabale village in the newly created Kabale sub county by a joint security …

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