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BOBI WINE CHARGED BEFORE COURT MARTIAL AND REMANDED IN MAKINDYE

BY UTN REPORTER

Kyaddondo East Legislator Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a Bobi Wine has been charged before the General Court Martial in Gulu on allegations relating to illegal possession of weapons and ammunitions.

Bobi Wine appeared before the chairman General of the Court Martial Lt Gen Andrew Guti amidst tight security.

He was charged during a court session that was restricted to the media and public.

Bobi Wine’s lawyers Medard Lubega Ssegona and Asuman Basalirwa too were first denied access to court but later allowed.

Bobi Wine who was arrested on Monday following chaos and confrontation with security during the by-election campaigns in Arua Municipality.

The other 4 Legislators who were arrested alongside over 30 Persons earlier in the day appeared before Gulu Chief Magistrate His Lordship Dawa Francis Matenga.

According to UPDF Spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire,Bobi Wine immediately after reading the charges to him was remanded to Makindye Military Barracks till August 23, 2018 for further management of the matter.

Brig Richard Karemire revealed that Bobi Wine was charged under Section 119 (1) (h) of the UPDF Act, 2005 on accounts of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition.

Ever since Police disclosed that Bobi was found in possession with gun and bullets it has raised mixed reactions from the public.

Rtd Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu said the army should have cordoned off the hotel to conduct a proper search witnessed by local authorities.

The law stipulates that every person, not otherwise subject to military law, who aids or abets a person subject to military law in the commission of a service offence; and every person found in unlawful possession of arms, ammunition or equipment ordinarily being the monopoly of the Defense Forces; or other classified stores as prescribed, is subject to military law and can be tried in military courts as appropriate.

The question remains whether the pistol, SMG Rifle and am munitions are a reserve of the Army because there are several security organizations that often use it.

The Speaker of Parliament on Wednesday prematurely adjourned Parliament and assigned Several MPs to travel to Gulu and ascertain the way about of the legislators.

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AGRIBUSINESS:YOUTHS VENTURE INTO COFFEE FARMING

By UTN Reporter.

A group of Youths leaders have taken a countrywide tour, visting farming projects courtsey of several Civil Society Organisations interested in Agribusiness.

The youths where interested into several farming projects, key of which included coffee farming, after visting a Coffee project in Kibinge, Bukomansimbi district.

CATTLE THEFTY ROCKS MUKONO

Police in Mukono has rescued three people from being lynched by angry residents after they were found with two cows which they suspected to have been stolen from a farmer. The three suspected were identified as Wawe Umaru, Tonny Mukataga and Rogers Sserunjogi found with two heads of cattle reportedly stolen from a farmer in Katosi Village in Ntenjeru sub county Mukono district.

KATOSI ROAD SCAM, SUSPECT ASKS COURT TO PLEAD GUILTY

Joe Ssemugooma, the former AG Director Finance and Administration with the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has expressed his willingness to plead guilty to the corruption charges and also refund the tax payers money that he allegedly took in connection to the famous Mukono-Katosi road scam

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This development happened mid morning when the hearing of the

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ALBINOS.

By Nabbuye Rehemah and Doreen Asomo

Uganda will join the rest of the world to celebrate The International Albinism Day which will be held in Mbale.

Addressing the press at the Media center, the Chairperson Equal Opportunities

FUELEX BOX CHARGED

Fugitive proprietor of Fuelex fuel stations who was arrested yesterday at Entebbe International airport , has this evening been charged in connection with smuggling over 13 thousand litres of fuel into the country.

John Imaniraguha who appeared before the Anti Corruption

GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES MOSQUITO NETS DISTRIBUTION

By UTN Reporter

Government has launched another countrywide campaign to distribute Mosquito nets in a drive to kick Malaria out of the country.

The drive is aimed at consolidating the earlier achievements from the past campaigns, thus the Long Lasting Treated Mosquito Nets-LLIN’s.

The nets are more durable than those distributed earlier, and more cost effective.

Health Minister Jane Aceng flagged off a contingent of over 5,000 nets to 22 districts in the first phase of the Campaign.

The first 22 beneficiary districts include Agago, Gulu, Arua, Amuru, Alebtong, Apac, Adjumani among others. These areas are known for harboring a resistant Malaria trait to local drugs, threatening lives.

Minister Aceng says the first phase will last for about six weeks, expecting to give out a total of about 4 million nets.

The minister also stated that the first wave will last five weeks and will end on February 17, saying at the end, about 4 million nets will have been distributed.

Minister Aceng says the nets will be given to house holds, and the distribution will be guided by Government structures from local government level.

The six months campaign will run in six phases country-wide involving district level micro-planning units.

Minister Aceng calls on Ugandans to cooperate with the Village Health Teams.

SSEMATIMBA EJECTED FROM PARLIAMENT

The High court in Kampala has declared the Busiro South constituency MP seat vacant after nullifying the election of Peter Ssematimba.

Presiding Judge Lydia Mugabe then ordered

FUFA LAUNCHES GABON 2017

Uganda’s Football governing body FUFA has launched a campaign to see the nation side; Uganda Cranes qualify for Africa Cup Of Nations 2017 in Gabon.

The Campaign coded “Mujje Tulumbe”, is to call for support from Uganda

ARMY RETIRES OVER 1000 OFFICERS

The Uganda People’s Defense Forces has retired over 1000 men from active service in the force

At a colorful function held at Bombo Military Barracks, the Chief of Defense Forces