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Police raid another NGO office in Kampala

By Damali Mukhaye Another NGO office has this afternoon been raided by police, this time in Naguru, Nakawa Division. The Uhuru Institute for Social Development was raided by police who conducted a cordon and search operation. The executive director of the institute Leonard Okello confirmed the incident, though he quickly added that he did not know why the police were searching the offices. However, the police spokesperson Asan Kasingye said he was not aware of any such raid. By this evening, the Uhuru Institute office was still under siege by police. This is the third civil society organization office to be raided by police on grounds that they are allegedly funding protests against the campaign on presidential age limit removal. …

Age limit: Besigye calls on the elite to leave their cars home

By Ibrahim A Manzil Opposition Dr. Kiiza Besigye has asked Ugandans who drive to work to leave their cars at home once every week in protest against the campaign on scrapping the presidential age limit from the constitution. Addressing a news conference at his office locate on Katonga Road in Kampala, Dr Besigye has asked the elite to abandon their “air conditioned” vehicles once a week. The opposition leader says it is time for the elite to show solidarity with the rest of the population. Flanked by Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Dr Besigye, has lashed out at the Uganda Communications Commission and its Executive Director Godfrey Mutabazi for what he called stifling the media. On Wednesday, after a chaotic …

Over 30 magistrates transfered

By Francis Mugerwa 37 magistrates and registrars have been transferred. This is been confirmed by the Chief registrar Paul Gadenya in an internal memo to judicial officers dated September 29th. Wolimbwa says the transfers have been made in Court registries and magistracy. “Transfers of registrars and magistrates will take effect on 10th October and 1st November 2017, respectively. All the affected judicial officers should arrange to hand over their offices in accordance with chapter 1, section F-d of the standing orders of Government of Uganda” Wolimbwa said. He says these are normal transfers and some of them are as a result of filling gaps while others are a result of the need in other courts. The memo is addressed to …

Leader of Opposion accuses Kayihura of treason

By Ibrahim Manzil The Leader of Opposition in Parliament Winfred Kiiza has described as a treasonous act the decision by the police chief to order the intrusion of chambers by security personnel who arrested some of the suspended MPs. On Wednesday afternoon, the parliamentary chambers turned into a boxing ring as suspended MPs battled plain clothed security officers deployed to throw them out after Speaker Rebecca Kadaga ordered them out of three sittings for violating rules the previous day. Addressing a news conference at Kasenyi landing site in the Entebbe on Thursday, Kayihura said he commanded the arrest of the members of Parliament and had nothing to apologise for. However, Kiiza tells Sunday Monitor that was wrong for such a …

70-year old arrested for stealing cows

By Abubaker Kirunda: Police in Bugembe Town Council are holding a 70-year old man for allegedly involving in the theft of cows in Mafubira sub-county The suspect is said to have stolen two cows belonging to his neighbor Justin Kyemba a resident of Wakitaka village in Mafubira sub-county. The Bugembe police station OC Samuel Talemwa said the man was caught slaughtering the cows in an abattoir and arrested shortly. He said residents wanted to lynch him but police arrived on time to save him. Talemwa said the suspect faces charges of theft.