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COURT CLEARS MP BABIRYE KABANDA

Masaka - The Court of Appeal has upheld the Masaka High court decision which confirmed DP's Mary Babirye Kabanda as the validly elected Masaka district woman MP.

Three justices Remmy Kasule, Richard Buteera and Elizabeth Musoke unanimously concurred with trial judge Michael Elubu that the allegation against Babirye that she bribed voters, falsified electoral results and ballot stuffing were not proved.

Babirye defeated NRM's Freda Mubanda and FDC 's Nakijoba.

The justices ruled that Mubanda failed to adduce sufficient evidence thaton the polling day of 18th/Feb/2016, MP Babirye through her agents distributed salt, money, exercise books and sugar in order to vote for her.

The court also faulted Mubanda for failing to bring the said items to court as exbits.

On the allegation of falsification of results, the Justices held that Mubanda didn't bring any evidence of Declaration Result Forms which had contradictory figures to those that the Electoral Commission issued to the candidates.

They therefore hailed Justice Elubu for applying the required standards of proof in adjudicating election matters and noted that they found no reason to interfere with his judgment.

The Justices have now ordered Mubanda to pay Babirye costs of this petition both in this court of Appeal and the lower court.

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EC CECUM TO COURT PRESSURE & AVAIL TALLY SHEETS TO MBABAZI LAWYERS

Supreme Court: The Electoral Commission, EC has finally been moved by the immense pressure from the Supreme Court and have availed the legal team representing Amama Mbabazi in his petition in which he is seeking to nullify the victory of President Museveni.

The availing of the declaration forms to the Mbabazi legal team, was made by defense

SPLA-IO RETURN UGANDAN JUVENILES

BY JUAN ROSELINE

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DR NYANZI SAGA: MAK COMMITTEE BLAMES POLICE, FR LOKODO

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PHILIP OMONDI STADIUM RENAMED STAR TIMES STADIUM

Lugogo - Effective 1st July 2017, Philip Omondi stadium the home ground for KCCA FC will be renamed Star times stadium. This follows a mega billion sponsorship package Star Times gave to the “Kasasiro” club totaling to shs. 1.6 billion running for four Years.

HIGH COURT CONFIRMS CHARGES ON MUSLIM CLERICS

The International Crimes Division of the High Court confirms charges of terrorism, murder and attempted murder against the remaining 14 suspects including the leader of Tabliq sect Sheikh Yunus Kamoga for having behind the wave of murder of top Muslim clerics two years ago.

Following the confirmation of the aforementioned charges against the

KANYAMUNYU 'SILENTLY' FILES FOR BAIL

Embattled Kampala City business man Mathew Kanyamunyu has filled bail application in Kampala High court seeking to regain his freedom pending hearing of the case against him in which he is accused of Murdering a one Kenneth Watmon Akena.

GOVT STARTS REVIEWING ALL DUTCH AGREEMENTS

Government has started a six months process to review all the Netherlands Development treaties and agreements that have been running since 2000. The bi-lateral agreements that were signed for 16 years, are all due for a review, before renewal in June 2017. The agreements included provision and development of social services like road construction and maintenance, construction of bore holes for clean and safe water construction,

GEN MUHOOZI VISITS SOMALIA

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KAYIHURA SENDS DETECTIVES TO NALUFENYA

By UTN Reporter

Naguru - Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura has relocated the Special Investigations Division-SID to Nalufenya, in Jinja.