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GOVT SUED OVER KAIHURA DETENTION

By UTN Reporter

A Human Rights activists have dragged government to court on allegations relating to continued detention of former IGP Gen Kale Kayihura for close to two Months.

Issa Ogomba together with Sarah Rukundo a law student at Uganda Christian University dragged the Attorney General to court over the ‘unlawful’ detention of the former police chief.

The then IGP Kale Kayihura has been in detention at Mbuya Military barracks since he was picked from his Country Home Kashagama in Lyantonde district.

According to Issa Ogomba, the constitution mandates any Ugandan to sue government or an individual in case of any violation. He adds that it doesn’t require any permission from the family members to sue.

The duo now wants the High Court to declare that Kayihura’s detention is illegal and unlawful.

The duo claims government has violated the mandatory 48 hours without being produced in court.

Government has been given 14 days to file its defence relating the allegations.

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PARLIAMENT COMES HARD ON GOVERNMENT OVER CHILDREN RIGHTS

By UTN Reporter

Members of Parliament have asked the ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development to expedite the process of constituting the National Children’s Authority to take care of emerging children issues in Uganda.

LUKWAGO RUNS TO COURT TO BE ADDED AS PARTY ON ABOLITION OF POLITICAL OFFICES

Kampala Lord Mayor elect Erias Lukwago runs to the Constitutional Court, seeking to be added as a party to the petition that is seeks to abolish the various political offices in the city including his very own office of the Lord Mayor.

Lukwago in his application before the court, wants pending judgment

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

COOPERATIVES BILL TO BE TABLED IN HOUSE

After decades without proper laws governing cooperatives, the ministry of finance, bank of Uganda and Ministry of Justice have come up with a cooperatives bill that seeks to guide cooperatives in the country.

During the consultation on the proposed cooperatives Bill, some members of the Uganda

UNATU TO BLOCK SEXUAL EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS

The Secretary General of the Uganda National Teachers’ Union has vowed to fight “tooth and nail” to ensure that Comprehensive Sexual Education Curriculum is not adopted by in schools due to what he says is its gross negative effects to learners.

James Tweheyo and a cross section of education sector players

DPP APPEALS AGAINST MUBIRU ACQUITAL

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has appealed against the acquittal of former SC Villa coach Christopher Mubiru on sodomy charges.

Through State Attorney Jacquline Okui, the DPP has filed a notice in the Court of Appeal showing his dissatisfaction with the Highcourt decision that quashed Mubiru’s 10 year jail punishment for sodomizing a 17 year old boy;

RIEK MACHR’S SON CONFIRMED DEAD

The South Sudan Government has confirmed that the son of the former first Vice President Riek Machar is dead. Gatwang Machar, in his 20’s died in a fierce fire exchange in the Capital Juba between his father’s forces, J1 and the Government army last month. Gatwang was a member of Dr Riek Machars security detail, in the inner circle of J1.

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.

KAWEESI MURDER: FORMER KAYIHURA AIDE RECALLED FROM ALGERIA

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

Former personal assistant to the Inspector General Of Police now an attaché to the Algerian government Jonathan Baroza has been ordered to report back home to battle charges related to the murder of the former police spokes person Andrew Felix Kaweesi.