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UPC PONDERS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION IN THE FORTHCOMING LC1 ELECTIONS

BY NAMAKULA SYLVIA AND NANZIRI WINNIE.

The Uganda People’s Congress UPC has challenged the NRM government to squarely handle the increased culture of impunity by perpetrators of human rights violations since it is a big stakeholder in this forthcoming elections.

Speaking at a Press Conference at UPC headquarters Kampala, the UPC spokesperson Micheal Orach Osinde, said that it is the government`s obligation to respect, protect and fulfill human rights and remain principally accountable to the citizens even for unpunished abuses by individuals.

According to the principle of due diligence, Orach Osinde, said that the state should prevent, investigate and punish human rights abuses perpetuated before, during and after this prospective elections to ensure redress and justice for the likely victims given the current security environment.

About the initial nomination of the LC 1 elections, Orach Osinde, urged UPC members who were nominated for the first proposed elections, that the law does not require them to re-nominate since that nomination is valid.

UPC observed that the proposed additional 3 days may not be practical because of logistical implication therefore calls upon their members and Ugandans at large to participate in the verification exercise which is to end today if they are to fully participate in these elections.

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THOUSANDS LEAVE KAMPALA AHEAD OF POLLS

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MUSEVENI TAKES OATH

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Museveni immediately after taking oath has been given the instruments

93 YRS OLD MUGABE RULES OUT RETIREMENT

Zimbabwean ageing President Robert Mugabe has ruled out a possibility of retiring from office.

Mugabe who turns 93 today 21st Feb, says he is yet

KAYIHURA 7 OTHER SENIOR OFFICERS SUMMONED OVER BRUTALITY

Kampala:The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura is summoned by Makindye Chief Magistrates Court to answer to the criminal charges privately instituted against him and seven other senior officers in connection to the recent brutal clobbering of Dr Besigye supporters.

According to the criminal summons signed off by Chief Magistrate Richard Mafabi

M7 SWEARING CONTESTED IN COURT

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This application which seeks to block the swearing in of President Museveni

CROWDS TURN UP FOR MOWZEY RADIO’S BURIAL

BY UTN REPORTER

The Body of the Ugandan Legend singer Singer Moses Sekibogo alias Mowzey Radio has finally been raid to rest to join his ancestral grands at his home at Kagga Village, Nakawuka.

Singer Mowzey Radio succumbed to a blood clot in his brain on Thursday Morning at

COURT QUASHES CSOs’ APPLICATION, ADMIT LAW DONS TO JUDGES’ BENCH

The Supreme Court in Kampala has this morning admitted the law dons at Makerere University as friends of Court known as Amicus Curiae in the Presidential election petition filed by former independent Presidential Candidate John Parick Amama Mbabazi. The Court also quashed an application by the Civil Society Organizations for the same. In the ruling read by Justice Stella Arach Amoko,

SSEMATIMBA EJECTED FROM PARLIAMENT

The High court in Kampala has declared the Busiro South constituency MP seat vacant after nullifying the election of Peter Ssematimba.

Presiding Judge Lydia Mugabe then ordered

UGANDA YOUNG DEMOCRATS CHARGED OVER SUPPORTING TRUMP

Two members of the Uganda young democrats, UYD have this evening been charged and released on bail at the Makindye chief Magistrates court.

These young democrats a young group of the Democratic party one