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MAN ARRESTED FOR SELLING ROTTEN MEAT

A 45-year old butcher Man has been arrested by police in Jinja for allegedly selling rotten meat. Simon Kasadha a resident of Wakitaka village in Mafubira sub-county who operates a butchery at Gokale road in Jinja Town is also suspected to be involving in stealing of people’s animals for slaughtering. The Jinja police OC Station Tyson Lutambika says the suspect was caught with 47kilograms of rotten meat inside his fridge which he was selling to people. Lutambika says several complaints had been raised against the suspect linking him to selling rotten meat and selling stolen meat that resulted into his arrest. He says the meat he was selling was also not slaughtered from the official Jinja municipal abatour and he …

UWA PR Simplicious Gessa Confirms Death Of Ranger

The Uganda Wildlife Authority has lost one staff to unidentified armed poachers after he was shot dead in the chest. The deceased ranger has been identified as 26 year old Anthony Twesigye, attached to Murchison Falls Conservation Area. The authority Public Relations Officer, Simplicious Gessa confirmed on Wednesday succumbed to a gunshot wound following a fire exchange with the armed poachers that engaged government rangers in a fierce gun battle. According to Gessa, Twesigye with three other rangers under the command of SWIFT ranger Lance Corporal, Innocent Ddungu left Adebuk camp for a three night extended patrol covering the areas of Langele and Pajok II on the eastern side of Karuma-Pakwach highway (24km from Karuma). He added that this is …

UNRA ED Allen Kagina given deadline

Parliament’s committee Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises has given the Uganda National Roads Authority up to 22nd of November to carryout due diligence on all the ongoing road projects in the country. This comes after the UNRA Executive Director Allen Kagina apologized before the same committee for failure to effectively monitor contractor compliance. The committee chaired by Bugweri County MP Abdul Katuntu discovered that UNRA paid about 22 billion shillings to a brief case contactor China Railway No. 3 to construct the Kanoni-Sembabule road. Katuntu says the authority should report to the same committee with a full report on all hired companies and their registration certificates.

Former NRM rebel MP’s sued over legal fees

Four law firms have dragged former NRM rebel Members of Parliament to the High Court over failure to pay Sh8bn in legal fees. The affected MPs are Theodore Sekikubo, Barnabs Tinkasiimire, Muhammad Nsereko and Wilfred Nuwagaba. The said money arises out of representation and submissions made by Victoria Advocates and legal Consultants, Kwesigabo, Bamwine and Walubiri advocates, Lukwago and Company Advocates and Alaka and Company Advocates on behalf of the said MPs both in the Constitutional and Supreme courts between 2014-2015. The law firms claim they were instructed by the MPs to file defenses and appeals in cases where their party NRM wanted them to vacate their seats in parliament on grounds that it had expelled them due to indiscipline. The firms …

South Africa begins formal withdrawal from ICC

South Africa has formally begun the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court. According to the Daily Maverick, South African diplomats have delivered a formal notice of withdrawal from the Rome Statute to the United Nations. It was signed by international relations minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on 19 October 2016 In the notice, South Africa outlines the court’s perceived biases against African states, and highlights the dilemma it faced when Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir – wanted for war crimes by the ICC – attended an African Union summit in Johannesburg last year. At the time, the government argued diplomatic conventions around immunity for heads of state trumped its legal obligation to arrest Bashir. That argument has been challenged by civil …