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SALAAM MUSUMBA VS HAJJAT WATONGOLA IN ROUND 2

Kamuli - The National Resistance Movement Party has endorsed HajjatRehemaWatongola again to face off with FDC stalwart Salaam Musumba in the Kamuli Municipality by-election.

Rehema Watongola defeated close party rival MasitulaNamatovu in the party Primaries, polling 5351 against 2477 votes. Others in the race included Samuel Walujjo, Godfrey Mwesige, Sanubi Namusisi and Ceasar Lukalu

Hajjat Watongola lost her Parliamentary seat following a legal suit by Salaam Musumba challenging her academic credentials.

Immediately after winning the seat in February last year, Watongola enrolled for A’ Level studies, sitting for her final exams in December 2016. The electoral commission subsequently cleared her candidature.

Polling is set for 12th April 2016

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AMURU WOMEN SPEAK OUT ON NUDE DEMO, LAND GRABBING

A group of women from Amuru district who stripped naked before former ministers Doudi Migereko and late Aronda Nyakairima over land grabbing have finally spoken out on their action. The women most of them single mothers in their 60’s decried of land grabbing in the district orchestrated by district officials, Wild Life Authority and members of UPDF.

Police defends imported ‘mambas’

Kampala - Uganda Police Force has confirmed purchasing a fleet of new vehicles to quell any form of violence during and after the February 18 polls. The new fleet of equipment is part of police build-up and the process of purchasing them started two years ago in a bid to replace the outdated ones. With only few days to the election day, Uganda police force says

COURT ORDERS FOR ATTACHMENT OF NRM BANK ACCOUNTS

The Executions and Bailiffs Division of the High Court has ordered for the attachment of two bank accounts belonging to the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party for failure to clear shillings 4.9 billion debt that arose from the printing of 2 million campaign T-shirts

HEARING OF THE ELECTION PETITION UNDER WAY AT SUPREME COURT

Kampala - Security has been beefed up at the Supreme Court in Kampala as the hearing of the Election Petition case filed by Independent Candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi kick off. Through his lawyers led by John Mary Mugisha and Severino Twinobusingye, Mbabazi filed the petition last week accusing NRM’s Yoweri Museveni, the Electoral Commission as well as

MUKONO ACCIDENT CLAIMS 2

Mukono - Three people died on spot on Kampala – Jinja highway when a trail heading to Kampala rammed into two vehicles.

One of the deceased has been identified as Hajj Higenyi Yunus a resident of Mukono who was crashed in his promo vehicle at Seeta town in Goma division Mukono district.

Three people died on spot and others rushed to Mulago hospital when a

LAW FIRMS FIGHT OVER REPRESENTATION OF KAMPALA CASINO SHARES CASE

A war of legal clientele representation has erupted in Shs3.3 billion property dispute commercial case involving three businessmen over the shareholding of the premier gambling outfit, Kampala Casino.

In a letter dated February 22 that our reporter learnt of, a United Kingdom (UK)

M7 Snubs Presidential Debate Again

Kampala - NRM Flag Bearer and incumbent President Yoweri Museveni has snubbed the second Presidential Debate slated for this coming Saturday February 13th. Museveni snubbed the very first debate that was held on January 15th citing a very tight campaign schedule. The Chairperson of the NRM Campaign Task Force Mike Kennedy Ssebalu

SMUGGLING OF WILD SPICES AS URA RECOVERS 153 SMUGGLED TORTOISES

Uganda Revenue Authority, URA enforcement wing have arrested three people found smuggling 153 tortoises from Nakapiripiti district to unknown destination.

These tortoises were found parked in sacks which raised the

BESIGYE PROCESSION AS POLICE BEAT UP SUPPORTERS

After Dr Kiiza Besigye was released by the High court Judge, the police led him in a procession to his residence in Kasangati.

He was not allowed to go through the city centre instead he was diverted to go through