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BOBI WINE TO BE PRODUCED IN COURT MARTIAL-UPDF

BY OTIM NORBERT

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) have reaffirmed its commitment to produce Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine to be charged before the military court Martial.

This follows claims by lawyers representing MPs arrested in the Arua violence that army officers denied them access to Bobi.

According to one of the lawyers Asuman Basalirwa told journalists that efforts to access Bobi remained difficult despite expressing intention to meet with the suspect before being paraded in courts of law.

However UPDF Spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire says those who wants to see Bobi Wine will access him in the court when it convenes by the close of the Day this Thursday 16th Aug 18.

About the delay to produce him to court, Karemire says its still early to speculate describing the day as still very young.

He will appear before court martial today in Gulu under the chairmanship of Lt Gen Andrew Gutti.

Earlier this Morning we learnt that Gen Gutti left Kampala to Gulu to convene this court.

Deputy Prime Minister, Gen. Moses Ali, on Wednesday told Parliament that Bobi would be charged in the General Court Martial in Gulu on Thursday for allegedly being found in possession of a gun.

The legislator was arrested Monday following the chaos and confrontation with security during the by-election campaigns in Arua Municipality.

The other MPs arrested together with over 25 persons will appear before the Gulu Chief Magistrates Court.

The MPs are: Hon. Gerald Karuhanga Paul Mwiru and Francis Zaake.

Also in custody is one of the candidates in the Arua Municipality MP race, Kassiano Wadri (Ind.,) and former Makindye East MP, Michael Mabikke.Bobi is yet to respond to the claims.

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Workers’ Legislators Demand for Compensation to flogged Journalists

By Rehemah Nabbuye

Workers’ Legislators have demanded for compensation of journalists who were recently brutalized by security forces during the protest against the continued detention

KAMPALA BOMBING TERRORISTS SENTENCED TO LIFE

The High Court has sentenced to life imprisonment five of the men who were yesterday convicted for having participated in the Kampala twin bombings that left at least 76 revelers who were watching a televised World Cup final match final between Spain and Netherlands in South Africa in 2010

BESIGYE MEETS EU OBSERVERS

Kasangati - European Union elections observers have held an early morning meeting with Forum for Democratic Change flag bearer Dr Kiiza Besigye at his home in Kasangati.

The EU Observers’ team of six, was led to the meeting by Eduard Kukan the head of the delegation in Uganda, to establish the cause of the scuffle between his supporters and the Police.

Besigye explained to them the wider understanding of the running

CLERGIES WARN ON SUCCESSION DEBATE

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - Religious leaders under their umbrella body the Justice and Peace Network have argued Members of Parliament to resist any temptations to amend the National Constitution to open up on the age limit for the President.

Mbabazi Combs Buhweju, Rubirizi

Independent Presidential Candisate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi has combed areas of Rubirizi and Buhweju districts in his bid to win the presidency. The Two districts share a boarder with Kanungu, Mbabazi’s home district. They also all share a boarders with a game reserve, making them share a common problem of animal vermin that destroy their gardens amidst Government neglect.

TRAFFIC IN KAMPALA AS BESIGYE PULLS CROWDS IN KATWE AND LUBAGA

Supporters have given him money and chicken

There has been heavy traffic jam along Kampala Entebbe high way as the Forum for democratic change frag bearer Rt Col Kizza Besigye assembles a political rally in areas ok katwe , Makindye and Lubaga

WOMEN DEMAND FOR UNITY GOVERNMENT

Kampala - Women in Uganda have called for dialogue between President Yoweri Museveni and parties that lost in the just concluded Presidential Elections.

This as the women advocate for a coalition Government between Museveni who emerged

DGF AND UMWA LAUNCH MEDIA GENDER EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

BY NANTEZA RITAH

The Uganda media women’s association {UMWA} has launched a media for gender equality and social justice that focuses at promoting

CDF MUHOOZI PRAISES GEN KATUMBA WAMALA

Gen David Muhoozi, the new Chief of the Defense Forces of the UPDF has praised his predecessor, Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala for his unrelenting contribution to the success of the Army.