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KASIANO WADRI BEHIND BARS REPLACES ABIRIGA

By Otim Norbert

Former Terego Legislator Kassiano Ezati Wadri has been announced as the winner of the highly contested Arua Municipality parliamentary seat.

Kassiano Wadri, stood as an independent candidate, after failing to convince his party the Forum for Democratic Change, FDC to be official Party Flag bearer.

Kassiano Wadri polled 6421 votes, while his main contender and NRM’s Flag bearer Nusura Tiperu polled 4798.

The FDC candidate Bruce Musema, emerged fourth with 1369 votes.

The main opposition, FDC led by Rtd Col Dr Kiiza Besigye were in support of Bruce Musema.

Arua Municipality fallen vacant after the then Legislator Ibrahim Abiriga was shot dead in June this year in Mattuga Wakiso District.

Wadri’s victory has been recorded to be a land mark in the History Uganda’s politics after he became victorious despite being locked up on allegations relating treason charges according to reports.

Wadri, together with three other MPs and one former MP were arrested during fracas that saw a one Kawuma Yasin driver of Kyadondo legislator Bobi Wine shot dead.

Police has since claimed that Wadri together with his colleague Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi were found with guns.

Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Byabakama prior to the declaration of the results, expressed relief that the events of Monday in which at least one person was shot dead, did not deter election exercise.

Byabakama further urged the successful candidates in the race to take heart and wait for another round of elections given the limited space to completion of the term.

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COURT DISMISS CHARGES AGAINST BESIGYE AND LUKWAGO FOR WANT OF PROSECUTION

Makindye chief magistrates court has also dismissed a case of disobedience of lawful orders against former FDC presidential candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye for want of prosecution.

This now puts to rest the charges against the Second runner up in the

THUGS TERRORISE VILLAGE IN LUGAZI

Lugazi - Over 200 hundred residents in Lugazi in Buikwe district have camped in the home of their mayor in fear of people who attack them at night with pangas and sticks. The residents that found at home of Lugazi mayor John Bosco Asea Onzuma says that since last some of them have been attack and wounded but police has done nothing to rescue them.

POLICE WARNS ON JUBA TENSION

Police has advised Ugandans who intend to travel to the neighboring republic of south Sudan to cancel their journey with effect from today.

The precaution comes slightly after witnessing are fragile security situation in the Sudan that has caused tension that has led to loss of lives with two Ugandans confirmed

ACCOUNTABILITY FOR UBC LAND PROPERTY

Kampala - The Chief Executive Officer of Vision Group, Robert Kabushenga has been named in the fraudulent UBC land bonanza property grab in Ntinda.

Kabushenga’s name featured in the Auditor General’s report 2013/14 among the beneficiaries of UBC’s

PAY TV EXPLOITING UGANDANS

Media owners have expressed concern that audiences are being exploited by Pay TV service providers.

The Uganda Communication Commission switched off the analogue signal in 2014 to introduce Ugandans to a digital television services.

Since then, many people were advised to purchase

FARMING: GOVERNMENT TO FUND DROUGHT-RESISTANT CROPS.

Government plans to increase investments in food and livestock production, as a gloomy weather prediction for areas around the Lake Victoria Basin and other parts of the country threatens production of cash crops. According sources, money planned to boost cash crops like tea, and coffee will instead be diverted to enhance other crops’ performance in a bid to offset deficits arising from adverse climate conditions.

GOVERNMENT DEFIES COURT ORDER ON KAVEERA

At the end of the last month high court judge Margaret Oguli dismissed the petition in which the plastic manufacturers sought for an injunction to NEMA activities against them but rather awarded costs for all the loses that could suffered by manufacturers. A few days later government as defied court decision to compensate losses suffered by the manufacturers in the process of enforcing

KCCA REGISTERS STREET VENDORS

Kampala Capital city authority has started registering all street vendors operating on streets of Kampala. The exercise is intended to relocate them into a formal business section with a legal existence. The exercise comes at the back drop of a crisis meeting that was held a fortnight ago between the vendors’ leadership, KACITA, and the Police to harmonize a position of the street Vendors.

INDIA PREMIERE PLEDGE TO ENHANCE TRADE IMBALANCE IN UGAND

BY Babirye Rose Nagawa and Namuli Daphine

The visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged to enhance trade and investment between Uganda and India