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MP STALKER APPLIES FOR BAIL

By UTN Reporter

Kampala High court judge Justice Jane Francis Abodo has set Friday 3rd July 2018 to deliver the ruling on the bail application filed by a 25 year old Brian Isiko, who was jailed for sending love messages to Kabarole Woman legislator Sylivia Rwabwogo.

Isiko filed his bail application seeking to be released pending hearing of his appeal, in which he challenges the 2 year sentence awarded to him by Buganda Road grade one Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu.

Isiko was convicted on charges relating to computer misuse and offensive communication

Isiko in his bail application relied on the fact that the custodial sentence was likely to hamper his studies at YMCA Institute Jinja Campus.

Isiko further stated that the case on which he was convicted didn’t involve any violence; that he has a fixed place of abode under the jurisdiction of this court, and that he is a first offender.

He presented two sureties in court Grace Regan Muganza a retired UPDF officer and current coordinator of the Reserve force and Wako Godfrey, the Assistant Academic Registrar of Kyambogo University, who is also his paternal uncle.

Isiko’s lawyer Ramadhan Waiswa asked court to express its discretion and grant the applicant a non-cash bail.

State prosecutor Nyanzi Gladys opposed this application saying that Isiko didn’t prove his place of residence since he claimed he stays with his grandmother Alice Matende, who wasn’t in court to confirm.

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UPDF DEPLOYS IN HOIMA FOREST RESERVES

By UTN Reporter

Hoima - The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) has heavily deployed armed men in several forest reserves Hoima, Kibale and other districts in Bunyoro Kingdom. The reserves that are under intense army deployment include Bugoma Central Reserve, Kagombe Forest Reserve, Kanaga and Gurama forests reserves all in Kibale District.

HEARING OF THE ELECTION PETITION UNDER WAY AT SUPREME COURT

Kampala - Security has been beefed up at the Supreme Court in Kampala as the hearing of the Election Petition case filed by Independent Candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi kick off. Through his lawyers led by John Mary Mugisha and Severino Twinobusingye, Mbabazi filed the petition last week accusing NRM’s Yoweri Museveni, the Electoral Commission as well as

PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSION ASK COURT TO BLOCK MP's TAX REMITTANCES

The Parliamentary Commission has asked the Commercial court to block the Uganda Revenue Authority from taxing MPs allowances.

The parliamentary commission’s lawyer Citina Cherotich told court presided over

RAKAI WOMEN DEFEAT ALL ODDS TO SUCCESS

Rakai - They used to face similar challenges which challenges rotated around school fees, paying for medical charges, buying clothes for their children and making final decisions on how and when to run their home affairs. The year was 2010 when she teamed up with Agrippina Kiwanuka Ndagire currently the head teacher of St. Paul Kitovu PS before they were later joined by Vienne Nalunjogi

UNRA, KCCA JOIN POLICE, JUDICIARY IN CORRUPT RACE

A survey report by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics have ranked Police as the most corrupt government institution, flanked by the Judiciary and the Local government in that order, with UNRA and KCCA as new entrants into the “most corrupt” list. The survey that was done by the Statistics body was carried out on a house hold level, reaching the lowest unit in the Uganda community.

Ballot Papers Arrive From South Africa

Entebbe – The first Consignment of Ballot Papers for the Feb 18th Presidential and Parliamentary elections arrived this morning at Entebbe International Airport from South Africa. The Consignment that arrived aboard South African Airlines contained over 100 boxes, well packed in opaque materials, with a VIP reception. This just works to confirm the Preparations Feb 18th

MAKERERE DONS LAY-DOWN TOOLS OVER DELAYED SALARY

Makerere University Dons have threatened to lay tools down, due to delayed salaries. The Dons have given the University Administration up to 23th July, to clear their Salary arrears for June and all other incentives. The Chairman of Makerere University Academic Staff Association Dr. Muhammad Kiggundu says the reporters have not received their Salary and other

NAKASERO MOSQUE RAID: MUSLIM LAWYERS TAKE ON POLICE

Kampala - The association of Muslim Lawyers have taken on Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura to account for the raid made this week on Nakasero Mosque. The Police made an impromptu raid on the Tabliq sect Mosque Monday morning, and allegedly discovered rounds of ammunition, magazine, arrows and other weapons.

GOVERNMENT SUED OVER PRESIDENT BASHIR

A Kampala based advocate has dragged government to court for failing to arrest and hand over Sudan President Field Martial Omar Bashir to the International Criminal Court-ICC.

Eron Kizza, an advocate with the Legal Brain Trust, a law firm