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MAJ KIGUNDU KILLERS APPLY FOR BAIL

By UTN Reporter

The High Court Judge heading the criminal division, Justice Wilson Kwesiga has set 30th/March to hear the bail application filed by 4 tabliq Moslems, on remand for the allegedly murdering Maj. Muhammad Kiggundu and his body guard Sgt. Steven Mukasa.

The suspects include the acting Amir Sheikh of Nakasero Mosque Sheikh Yahaya Ramathan Mwanje, 2 boda-boda riders, Muhammad Buyondo and Abdul-Wahab Ssendeya and a businessman from Masanafu trading centre Musa Ssekandi.

They want the High Court to temporarily release them from Luzira prison on grounds that bail is their Constitutional right and that they will not interfere with Police investigations.

The accused also claim they are innocent untill proved guilty, and have permanent places of residence within the court's jurisdiction.

Meanwhile Sheikh Mwanje and co-accused have today appeared before Buganda Road court chief magistrate Jamson Karemani for further mention of this case.

Prosecution led by Emilly Ninsiima asked court for more time to conclude investigations.

Magistrate Karemani adjourned the matter to 7th/April/2017.

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“WE GAVE IGAD TROOPS CONDITIONS”-SOUTH SUDAN

South Sudan’s ambassador to Uganda Samuel Luate Lominsuk has castigated media reports that President Salva Kiir finally accepted extra foreign troops into his country. This comes in following the IGAD summit that was held over the weekend in Ethiopia’s capital Adis Ababa. Amb. Lominsuk exclusively tellsUTN that there were three requests that were put forward by IGAD including

BUSINESS COMMUNITY TIPPED ON AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES

Uganda remains largely virgin in regard to business investment opportunities.

With a population of over 35m people, government is now faced with a challenge of making sure that everyone is productive.

Through public private partnerships, the need to

JUSTICE FAITH MWONDHA AWARDED 100M OVER DEFAMATION

Court: Supreme Court Judge Faith Mwondha has been awarded 100 million shillings by the High Court in Kampala as damages when it found out that she was maliciously defamed by a local daily news paper.

Mwondha formerly the Inspector of Government (IGG) was reported by

Government Dispatches 374 Medics To Combat Malaria In Acholi

In a bid to intensify efforts towards the management of the Malaria epidemic in northern Uganda, the Ministry of Health has dispatched a team of 374 health workers to the region to boost up support towards the treatment of the disease. The team includes Medical doctors, medical clinical officers and nurses contracted for a period of 30 days to offer case management at the health facility level.

RELIGIOUS LEADERS BANISH MP’s FOR GREED

A coalition of Religious Leaders coded Justice and Peace Network have banished Members of Parliament for what they call selfish and greedy initiatives to have their salaries and monthly emoluments tax exempted.

The clergies led by former Gulu Diocese Bishop Rt Bishop Mackleord Baker Ocholla

KANYAMUNYU OUT ON BAIL

By UTN Reporter

Kampala –The High Court in Kampala has granted bail to Joseph Kanyamunyu brother to murder suspect Mathew Kanyamunyu together with Cynthia Munwangari.

ELECTORAL OBSERVERS URGED TO BE OBJECTIVE-EC

Kampala: The electoral commission is urging all electoral observers to be objective as they look at the electoral process.

The remark has been made by the EC boss Eng. Badru Kiggundu at a National briefing of election observers on the 2016 general elections at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

The briefing which is one of the final events of the commission in the run up

KAMWENGE GETS FIRST CLINICAL LABORATORY EVER

The plight of patients in Kamwenge has been hanging in balance especially those with clinical illnesses that require diagnosis after which the blood samples are taken to Kampala for Laboratory tests and verification. This Process takes a minimal two weeks period, as the samples are transported by Postal Services to the Government Chemist in Wandegeya, who does the analysis and

RWOMUSHANA'S INSIGHT IN THE KASESE MURDERS

The numerous attacks on security agencies raises questions on the country’s state of security after the concluded general elections. Last evening Kasese district witnessed violent clashes between the UPDF, police and civilians. The clashes saw six civilians shot and dead. Security experts think the incidence is a