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MINISTER KABAFUNZAKI’S AIDE DENIED BAIL

By UTN Reporter Kampala - Bruce Lubowa the Interior Designer who was arrested with Minister for Labour Hebert Kabafunzaki over a 5million shilling bribe, has been denied bail by the Anti-corruption court, after failing to present substantial sureties and proper documentation assuring court whether he has a fixed place of residence.

Chief Magistrate Alum Agnes ruled that Lubowa's Lawyer appeared unprepared for his client's bail application, and she had no option but to dismiss the application.

Magistrate Alum has now remanded Lubowa to Luzira prison till 19th April for mention of his case.

Lubowa is accused of having conspired with Minister Herbert Kabafunzaki to solicit for a bribe of shs. 15m between 6th and 8th April in Kampala.

The Minister was yesterday released on bail after denying the allegation, while his Political Assistant Brian Mugabo who pleaded guilty was sent on remand till 19th.April to receive sentence.

Mugabo admitted having hidden the money knowing that it had been accepted by the Minister as a bribe, so that he enables him escape punishment.

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Ongwen Pre Trial

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POLICE RESCUES MORE TORTOISES

Police in Mbarara has rescued five tortoises in transit to a yet unknown destination. The animals were rescued in Mbarara town while their captors were refueling their car, to drive off to Kampala. The Communication Officer in the Natural Resources Conservation Network Laban Muhindo, says the five Marsh terrapin Tortoises were captured

Dr Rugunda warns aspirants On violence

The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, has warned Politicians involved in campaigns against promoting violence and hatred among the electorates.

ARCH BISHOP LWANGA ARGUES GOVT ON RWENZORI CONFLICT

Lubaga - The Arch Bishop of Kampala Diocese Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has argued Government to listen to the appeal made by the Religious Leaders on the Rwenzori Conflict to restore peace in the region.

KCCA CELEBRATES SANITATION DAY

Kampala - In a bid to keep Kampala city clean, Kampala capital city authority has embarked on monitoring the five divisions making Kampala city in a Kampala sanitation week which started on the 14th of this month. Today the campaign has been in Kasubi 1and 11 with a theme GOOD SANITATION HOW IS YOUR LEADER, this way they have urged the entire community to keep

LUKWAGO GRANTED BAIL

26 Opposition Members who have faced charges of disobeying lawful orders issued by the constitutional court last week, not to continue with their defiance campaign, have been granted bail before Makindye Chief Magistrate court .

They include the lord mayor EliasLukwago, 2 pastors David Happy Ngabo

BESIGYE CHARGED AFRESH AND REMANDED TO LUZIRA

The FDC Former presidential candidate Rtd Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye has been produced before Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court and charged afresh charges of treason without his lawyers.

Because the charges of Treason are capital in nature,

CIVIL SOCIETY DEMANDS FOR ACCESS TO OIL AGREEMENTS

Civil society organizations have urged government to disclose details of the oil and gas contract sharing agreements in a bid to ensure transparency in the petroleum sector. Transparency is a notion that is being preached in all crucial developmental sectors including the oil and gas, Uganda national roads authority among others, to counter corruption tendencies.

FDC DEFIANCE HEARING FLOPS

The hearing of the main petition in which the Attorney General wants to completely ban the defiance campaign activities of opposition political party the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), hits a snag this morning after two justices on the panel of