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COURT CLEARS OPPONENT TO CHALLENGE CHAIRMAN KIBUUKA AMOOTI

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - The Court of Appeal has overturned the Mubende High court decision that dismissed an election petition challenging the victory of the District boss Francis Kibuuka Amooti.

Justices Remmy Kasule, Elizabeth Musoke and Hellen Obura observed that the trial Judge based at Mubende summarily dismissed Kasirye Zzimula Fred's petition without giving him a chance to clarify to court where he exactly resides and votes from.

According to the evidence adduced to Court by Zzimula who was a candidate in the District LC5 polls, he is a bonafide registered resident at Nankuwadde village, in Wakiso District, but also resides in Mubende District as per his voter location slip, that also shows him as a voter of Namaswanta polling station, Kyanika Parish in Kasanda county North Constituency.

Its on this basis that the Justices said it was incumbent on Justice Murangira to hear and determine the petition on its merit other than dismissing it on a mere preliminary Objection.

They then ordered that the file be remitted back to Mubende High Court for the petition in which Zzimula accuses Kibuuka of committing electoral offences, to be heard before another Judge.

Bazigatirawo Kibuuka Amooti has also been ordered to pay Zzimula costs both in this court and the High court in Mubende.

In his Judgment, delivered on 24/May//2016, Justice Joseph Murangira dismissed Zzimula's petition on grounds that he is not a resident of Mubende District and therefore had no locus to file the petition.

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UN CHIEF IN KAMPALA FOR REFUGEES SUMMIT

BY UTN REPORTER

Kampala - United Nations High Commission for Refugees has confirmed that UN chief Antonio Guterres will be in Kampala to attend a major UN summit on refugees.

AFRICAN AVIATION BODIES CALL FOR STATE FUNDING

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UGANDANS TO UNDER GO DRILLS ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT-ECWERU

Kampala-The ministry in charge of disaster preparedness wants all Ugandans of sound mind to undergo disaster management drills in order to be prepared whenever disaster occurs. With the rain season on and frequent earthquake incidences, the Minister Musa Ecweru says disaster prone areas continue to put Government on tension as many lives are at a risk.

WORKERS' GIVE EC ULTIMATUM

Kampala - National Organization of Trade Unions (NOTU) is giving the Electoral Commission an ultimatum of three days to produce a clear plan for the voting of workers representatives in the national parliament.

The trade Unions claim that the Electoral Commission is in connivance

UGANDAN LEGISLATOR AND 22 ARMY OFFICERS CHARGED IN ARMY COURT ON TREASON

Ugandan opposition legislator who ousted Attorney General from parliament has been charged with treason at the General Court Martial (GCM) amidst protest from Lawyers.

The opposition legislator has been charged together with 22 soldiers

POLICE, UPDF BURN HOUSES IN MUBENDE

Mubende - A combined force of the Uganda Police and the Uganda People’s Defense Forces have set ablaze over 400 houses in Mubende leaving over 1200 families homeless. The incident took place in two Parishes of Bujjuuko and Kabulamuliro in Maduudu Sub County, Mubende district, where over 3000 residents illegally settled on an over 5 square Miles land owned by an Indian Investor Ali Abasi.

UGANDA, ISRAEL ARMY CHIEFS MEET

On the sidelines of the 4th July 2016 ceremony to mark 40 years since operation Jonathan at Entebbe Airport, the UPDF Chief of Defense Forces Gen Edward Katumba Wamala met with Maj Gen Yair Golan, the Deputy Chief of the Israel Defence Forces General Staff. The two Military Leaders discussed possible areas of mutual co-operation such as collaboration in the fight

SLOW INVESTMENT BOTHERS UIA

Kampala - Uganda Investment Authority has vetted the investment sector, and indicated that the central region is displaying an outstanding performance with 232 licensed projects.Over the last financial year 2014/2015, UIA licensed a total of 372 projects compared to the 461 in 2013/2014, hence a 19percentage decline. The poor performance is blamed on the 2014

POLICE OWNS UP KIBOKO SQUAD

Kampala - Preliminary investigations into the on-going masked Kiboko squad group has pinned crime preventers, informants and yet to be identified security personnel to be behind the eminent attacks on Besigye supporters. The police publicist Fred Enanga says they have managed to arrest six of the ring leaders who are going to help the police with investigations.

Among the suspects is a one Kalyango Innocent, Male Ssenyonga all Boda Boda stage chairmen operating as crime preventers in the city center. These usually masked personnel holding sticks, and police pepper spray became are concern after appearing in television footage seriously beating up Besigye Supporters where ever he appears anywhere in the city center. Surprisingly this happens amidst the presence of the police which has tentatively denied being part of the group. BYTE FRED ENANGA

The pressure amounting from the human rights activists and civil society organization forced the police to commence investigations and so-far they say they have arrested six personnel in connect ion to the above. He says the arrested that were initially recruited as crime preventers together with the divisional police commander Mission Fred attached to Katwe police station have already recorded statements at the police professional standards unit to help at investigations. BYTE FRED ENANGA

Enanga adds that the forces media monitoring unit is as well reviewing the footage to closely identify the faces of the other masked who are apparently on the run. He says once reviewed they will answerable to courts of law to answer charges related to assault and causing grievous harm. BYTE FRED ENANGA