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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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MUSEVENI CHALLENGES WOMEN TO DO BUSINESS

Kololo - Uganda today has joined the rest of the world to celebrate the international women’s day under the theme economic empowerment of women for sustainable development. Speaking at Kololo Airstrip where women in Uganda had converged to celebrate the day, president Museveni told the women in Uganda that they have no excuse not to do business following the acceptance of the newly

BESIGYE DEFIED POLICE ORDERS, POLICE OFFICER TELLS COURT

A senior superintendent of police yesterday told Kasangati magistrates court that former FDC presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye defied police orders regarding which routes to use in order to access his party head quarters in Najjanakumbi without passing through the busy central district of Kampala.

Officer David Ulama attached to the Field Force Unit, told court presided over by Grade One Magistrate

PENSION SCAM SUSPECTS HAVE CASE TO ANSWER

The Anti Corruption Court has ruled that three jailed former top officials of the Ministry of Public Service have a case to answer in connection to the alleged irregular budgeting of Shs88bn pension money.

In his ruling of ‘no case to answer’ presiding judge Lawrence Gidudu

AMURIAT JOINS FDC PRESIDENTIAL RACE

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Najjanankumbi - The race for the FDC party president is gaining moment with more members expressing interest.

JOURNALISTS UNDRESSED AND BEATEN AT KASANGATI

Police has arrested journalists at Kasangati in attempt to block the FDC NEC Members led by Gen Mugisha Muntu. Bahati Remmy working with NBS TV was also undressed as

UPDF SOLDIERS SENTENCED IN SOMALIA

Mogadishu - Nine Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have been sentenced to prison for misconduct. The soldiers were found guilty of pursuing personal interest and endangering operational efficiency of the UPDF, contrary to section 124 of the UPDF Act. The nine were part of a group of soldiers implicated

SUPREME MUFTI LAUNCHES PRAYERS FOR RAIN

MPIGI – Supreme Mufti Sheikh Siliman Kasule Ndirangwa has announce that all mosques will pray for more rains in the country as a way to avert the eminent danger rising from long drought and hunger. Supreme Mufti says all Muslims will this week launch prayers to Allah to avert the long drought that has destroyed gardens, drained all water sources and subsequently causing hunger especially in the Countryside.

POLICE TO CONTINUE WITH BESIGYE HOME SIEGE

Kampala - Police says it will emphasize on redeploying at both the home of Dr Kiiza Besigye’s home in Kasangati and at the Forum for Democratic Change Offices in Najjanankumbi, along Entebbe.

For over two weeks, Police lodged its 24/7 deployment at the FDC Offices

MBABAZI, BESIGYE, MATEMBE, GEN. MUNTU SHUN MEDALS

Former Premier John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, main Opposition leader Rtd Col Dr. Kizza Besigye, FDC President Maj Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu, and Democratic Party President Norbert Mao are among the notable political players that shunned picking teir medals. Others like former leaders of Opposition Wafula Ogutu MP Nathan Nandala Mafabi,