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4 MPS CHARGED WITH TREASON, 33 REMANDED

BY UTN REPORTERS

Gulu Chief Magistrates Court has remanded the newly elected Arua Municipality MP Kassiano Wadri, together with 33 others to Gulu Main Prison.

Arua Municipality MP Kassiano Wadri has been charged before Dawa Francis Matenga along side with three MPs

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They have been charged with allegations of Treason, contrary to Section 23 of the Penal Cord Act.

Court documents indicate that the accused on Monday this week, “with intent to harm the person of the President of Uganda, unlawfully aimed and threw stones, thereby hitting and smashing the back windscreen of the Presidential car.

The suspects were not permitted to take a plea on the charges, given their gravity and the fact that they can only heard in a higher court.

In the fully parked court the suspects’ lawyers led by Medard Lubega Ssegona informed court that the accused were badly beaten during their arrest and detention, and that some of them needed urgent medical attention.

Medard Ssegona told the court that a number of clients that were beaten and tortured during the process of arrest and detention, by SFC soldiers adding that they are in dire need of medical attention.

Among those that needed urgent attention, included a one Night Asara, whose internal organs were badly damaged and is bleeding through her private parts

Indeed some of the suspects appeared in court in apparent severe pain and being helped to walk.

According to the lawyer, other suspects Shaban Atiku, Ddamba Tumusiime and Jane Abola were badly beaten, and couldn’t stand and could only sit with extreme difficulty.

Medard adds that the suspects cannot walk without support, they cannot sit because of what we believe is internal bleeding. They need urgent attention.

Other suspects, including MPs Gerald Karuhanga and Paul Mwiru, the lawyers say, were also severely beaten, and needed to go to hospital adding that the Police was advised to do limb x-ray by the police medical department.

The trial Magistrate Dawa Francis Matenga, in his ruling, directed prison authorities at Gulu Main Prison to “avail the suspects for proper medical examination, at a facility of their choice at their cost.

About being served with court documents, the trial magistrate ruled that it’s a practice that defense team has to be served with the relevant documents relating to this matter.

The suspects have been remanded till 30th August this year when they will be reproduced in court for mention.

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LUKWAGO MINISTER KAMYA WOES COURT SUMMONS MINISTER

BY NTALE YOUNUS

Kampala High Court has summoned the Minister in charge of Kampala City Betty Olive Kamya to appear in court by 24th April 2018 for cross-examination on allegations relating to interfering in the executive powers

ISLAMIC PLE RESULTS OUT

By Aidah Nalweyiso

Kampala - The Uganda Qur’an School‘s Association [UQSA] has released the Islamic Primary Leaving Examinations results for the year 2016. The results indicate that performance has improved with 40% of the pupils attaining division one, and 30% in division two.

DRAMA IN KATO LUBWAMA ELECTION PETITION

High court judge Margret Oguli Oumo is expected to give her ruling on whether Habib Buwembo is a registered voter of Rubaga South ahead of the hearing of an application that he filed as a Rubaga South Voter seeking permission to file

HOW NRM BIG SHOTS LOST

Kampala: Following the February polls, over 50 incumbent Mps lost their seats both from the ruling NRM Party and the opposition.

Over 20 Ministers lost their seats including the Attorney General Fred Ruhindi, 2nd deputy Premier Henry Kajura, Justice and constitutional affairs Minister Kahinda Otafire among others.

A number of factors might have contributed to this but of course we realized Ugandans wanted change of whichever form.

Our crew managed to bring to you some of the Mps who succeeded in the recently concluded elections.

KAMPALA CENTRAL

MUHAMMED NSEREKO [INDEPENDENT]

KAWEMPE NORTH

ABDU LATIFF SSEBAGGALA (DP)

BUSIRO EAST

MEDARD SSEGONA [GO FORWARD]

KAWEMPE SOUTH

MUBARAK MUNYAGWA [TJ]

RUBAGA SOUTH

KATO LUBWAMA SCORED

RUBAGA NORTH

KASIBANTE MOSES

KAMPALA WOMEN

FDC’S NABILA NAGGAYI

KYADDONDO EAST

SITENDA SEBALU (NRM)

NANSANA MUNICIPALITY

ROBERT KASULE (NRM)

MASAKA MUNICIPALITY

MATHIAS MPUUGA NSAMBA

FLORENCE NAMAYANJA

MASAKA WOMAN MP

BABIRYE KABANDA

BUKOTO

VP EDWARD KIWANUKA SEKANDI

MUBENDE MUNCIPALITY

SEMULI ANTHONY TEBALIRWA

BUWEKULA

KAKOOZA JOSEPH

BUKUYA

BUKENYA MICHEAL IGA

KASANDA NORTH

NSAMBA OSHABE PATRICK

MUBENDE WOMAN MP

BENNY NAMUGWANYA

KASAMBYA

MBWATEKAMWA GAFFA

KASANDA NORTH

SEMEO NSUBUGA

ALEBTON DISTRICT

OKWIR SAMUEL

ERUTE SOUTH

ODUR JONATHAN

ERUTE NORTH

CHARLES ANGIRO

DOKOLO DISTRICT

CECILA OGWAL

DOKOLO NORTH

OKELLO OKELLO

AMOLATOR DISTRICT

OKELLO TANGO

AJUR COUNTY

HAMSON OBUA

OTUKE

JULIUS ACON

OTUKE WOMAN MP

SILVIA AKELLO

OYAM DISTRICT

COL CHARLES OKELLO ENGOLA

LIRA MUNICIPALITY

JIMMY AKENA

LIRA WOMAN MP

ATIM ONGOM

KOLE WOMAN MP

ALYEK JUDITH

KOLE NORTH

BONNY OKELLO KONY

KWANIA COUNTY

TONNY AYOO

APAC WOMAN MP

BETTY ENGOLA

POLICE TO CONTINUE WITH BESIGYE HOME SIEGE

Kampala - Police says it will emphasize on redeploying at both the home of Dr Kiiza Besigye’s home in Kasangati and at the Forum for Democratic Change Offices in Najjanankumbi, along Entebbe.

For over two weeks, Police lodged its 24/7 deployment at the FDC Offices

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE INSTITUTIONS ON HUMANITY

Rotary International president John F. Germ has hailed the contribution of Centenary Bank and Rotary towards the fight against cancer in Uganda.

John F. Germ made the remark during the commissioning

VOTING UPDATES

Turn up quite high is Kampala district.

Areas in Kawempe Division, Nakawa and Kampala Central long queues are visible on most polling centers.

In Koome Islands, no voting Materials by

GO FORWARD’S MBABAZI WANT SUPREME COURT TO ANNUL M7 CITING NON COMPLIANCE

Supreme Court: Go forward candidate Amama Mbabazi in the recent Presidential polls have asked the Supreme Court to annul the election of NRM Candidate Yoweri Kaguta saying the electoral commission contravened the set electoral laws.

This was raised as the lawyers were finalizing their submissions to the

STORM WINDS DESTROY SCHOLS IN MUKONO

Mukono - Heavy winds have ransacked villages in Mukono district destroying several house including two government schools and one person seriously injured while other residents were left homeless. This happened at Mpunge trading center found in Mpunge sub county Mukono district at around mid-day and it left 20 houses totally destroyed including Mpunge primary school and a secondary