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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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afdb COMMITS US $ 3.5M INTO IGAD

By UTN Reporter

The African Development Bank Group has injected US $ 3.50m into the Inter-Governmental Agency on Development (IGAD) for Infrastructure master plan in the eight member states.

KABAKA CELEBRATES 62 YEARS

By UTN Reporter Wakiso - A mammoth gathering poured at Lubiri High School in Wakiso district as Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II celebrated his 62 birth day. Numerous dignitaries from Mengo and the Central government blessed the function as well as the royal family.

ZIKA VIRUS REACHES 4M CASES - WHO

The world health organization has warned the world of the mosquito-born Zika virus that it may infect up to four million people. This as the virus spreads to 23 Countries in South America, Brazil among other Countries and is believed to be an emerging health threat. Scientist are warning people living in tropical climate especially pregnant women about a new and alarming virus that once affected

The equal opportunities Commission Launched

CJ ASSURES COMMISSION JUDICIARY SUPPORT Backlog of 135 complaints awaits the newly sworn in equal opportunities commission that was sworn at Kampala High court in Kampala. This commission led by Sylvia by Nabatanza will have to deal with various discrimination including employment, tribal and properties among others.

MUSEVENI ORDERS DIVERSION OF ROAD FUNDS TO HUNGER

KAMPALA. President Museveni has directed the diversion of funds meant for Road Construction to procuring food items for the drought and hunger stricken areas country wide. The directive comes after several districts country suffering long droughts and subsequent hunger situations. The most affected include Isingiro, Bukomansimbi, Lwengo,

FORMER UN HEAD BOUTROS BOUTROS-GHALI, DIES AT 93

Former United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died at age 93 Years.

Ghali dies at a Cairo Hospital in Egypt after being admitted with broken Pelvis last week.

He died at a Cairo hospital on Tuesday,

BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL EXAMINATIONS START

Over sixty thousand Candidates from 387 centers across the country have started their Uganda Business and Technical examinations Board examinations. The exams commence at a time when the Board is still grappling with leadership of different Institutions over students’ failure to pay school dues.

Time Bomb Discovered In Gulu

Business in Gulu Town was paralyzed for hours on Monday Morning after a time bomb was discovered hidden in a garbage bin in the Gulu Bus Park. The bomb according to eye witnesses was discovered by a cleaner for the Gulu Bus Park.

KAYIHURA DEFENDS POLICE ON NAKASERO MOSQUE RAID

Naguru - The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura has defended the force on the raid carried out yesterday at the Nakasero Mosque.