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MAJ. KIGUNDU MURDER TRIAL STALLS

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - Hearing of the bail application of 4 Tabliq Moslems, who are on remand for the alleged murder of Maj. Muhammad Kiggundu and his body guard Sgt. Steven Mukasa, has not taken off before the Kampala High court.

Justice Wilson Kwesiga adjourned the matter on the request of Prosecution's Babra Masinde who informed court that there are some investigations DPP and Police are still making in respect of the contents in the affidavits of the accused's bail application.

However Justice Kwesiga condemned the action of the State in hurrying to arrest and keep suspects on remand for a long time, which violates their right to a speedy trial.

The judge then asked state to wind-up investigations in this matter and commit the accused within 30 days, less that, he will be compelled to hear their bail application.

The suspects include the acting Amir of Nakasero Mosque Sheikh Yahaya Ramathan Mwanje, 2 boda-boda cyclists; Muhammad Buyondo and Abdul-Wahab Ssendegeya 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 are innocent until proven guilty.

They have now been sent back on remand for a month but they return to Buganda road court on 7/April 2017 for mention of their case.

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MAGISTRATE PROBED OVER SNATCHING WOMAN'S HUBBY

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is investigating a female magistrate for allegedly snatching another woman’s husband.

Jinja Grade One Magistrate Phiona Birungi is being investigated for snatching away Isaac Mugerwa, from Dr Julie Mugerwa.

NRM Liberation Day

Kampala - The NRM government says it has performed with excellence to its expectations in the thirty years of its administration.The Secretary General of the ruling National Resistance Movement Justine Kasule Lumumba says the NRM government has brought about many developmental changes in the different sectors especially the road network to boarder points

GEN KATUMBA WAMALA SPEAKS-OUT ON ARMY MURDERS

The Chief of Defense Forces Gen Edward Katumba Wamala says army is going to set-up psychosocial centers to rehabilitate troubled soldiers from war torn areas. Gen. Katumba Wamala has told the Parliamentary Defense and Internal Affairs Committee that UPDF is going to set-up psychosocial centers to rehabilitate troubled soldiers returning from war zones.

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

GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES MOSQUITO NETS DISTRIBUTION

By UTN Reporter

Government has launched another countrywide campaign to distribute Mosquito nets in a drive to kick Malaria out of the country.

The drive is aimed at consolidating the earlier achievements from the past campaigns, thus the Long Lasting Treated Mosquito Nets-LLIN’s.

The nets are more durable than those distributed earlier, and more cost effective.

Health Minister Jane Aceng flagged off a contingent of over 5,000 nets to 22 districts in the first phase of the Campaign.

The first 22 beneficiary districts include Agago, Gulu, Arua, Amuru, Alebtong, Apac, Adjumani among others. These areas are known for harboring a resistant Malaria trait to local drugs, threatening lives.

Minister Aceng says the first phase will last for about six weeks, expecting to give out a total of about 4 million nets.

The minister also stated that the first wave will last five weeks and will end on February 17, saying at the end, about 4 million nets will have been distributed.

Minister Aceng says the nets will be given to house holds, and the distribution will be guided by Government structures from local government level.

The six months campaign will run in six phases country-wide involving district level micro-planning units.

Minister Aceng calls on Ugandans to cooperate with the Village Health Teams.

Bwanika Combs Masindi

Masindi - People’s Development Party hopeful Dr Abed Bwanika spent the day in Masindi soliciting for votes.Dr Bwanika held a rally in Masindi Boma Grounds, where he talked about compensating people who lost their land in the oil fields.

HENRY KAJURA OUT

1st Deputy Premier and Public Service Minister Henry Kajura

Attorney General Ruhindi Fred…is also trailing in Nakawa.

Minister Vicent Nyanzi loses

COOPERATIVES SET FOR IK MUSAZI MEMORIAL LECTURE

By UTN Reporter

Kampala – Cooperators across the Country are set for the annual prestigious Ignatius Kangave Musazi Memorial Lecture, as one of the activities to celebrate the UN International Day of Cooperatives.

Shocking Details Emerge In Beach Deaths

Shocking details have emerged surrounding the death of several people at the various beaches in Entebbe during the Christmas festivities. Police reports indicated that 13 people were mysteriously found dead in the waters of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, near Kampala.