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Hearing of Sudir, BOU case kicks off today

By Samuel Ssebuliba: Hearing of the case between Bank of Uganda and property mogul Sudir Ruparelia kicks off today at the Commercial Court. The head of the Commercial Court Justice David Wangututsi is set to hear three applications that have since arisen from the original suit logged by Bank of Uganda, including a request by its lawyers to be allowed to file their response to Ruparelia’s countersuit. The Central Bank sued Ruparelia and his Meera investments in July, accusing the tycoon of fleecing the then Crane Bank of Shs397bn in disputed transactions, a claim the businessman denies in a countersuit filed in the High Court recently. In his countersuit, Ruparelia accuses BOU lawyers MMAKS Advocates and AF Mpanga Advocates of …

Former mayor Ssebagala denies participating in the sale of Nateete market.

By Damali Mukhaye: Former city mayor Hajji Nasser Ntege Ssebagala has denied participating in the sale of Nateete market. Speaking during interrogation by the probe  committee investigation the sale of the market at his home in Munyonyo, Ssebagala notes that his signature was forged to transfer the land titles. He notes that the transfer happened when he had not been sworn as the mayor of Kampala asserting that the sell was made on the 12th Of May and he was sworn in on the 15th. The committee is also stack after failing to trace the three titles since even the leadership of Nateete vendors is nowhere to be seen. The committee was given up to Thursday this week to present …

3 arrested over stolen gun

By Malik Fahad: Police at Kasaali, in Rakai District are holding three people including a police officer over a missing gun. The police officer whose name has been withheld was supposed to be on duty at the time of the attack. Preliminary police investigations indicate that an AK47 with 30 rounds of ammunition went missing from Luuti police post in Kasaali Sub County in Kyotera district following an attack on the police post by the duo. Musa Kayongo the Kyotera District Police Commander says the duo took t advantage of the absence of the police officer who was supposed to be on duty. Cases of missing guns are becoming common in the newly created district this being the second to …

High Court declines order to exhume late Ssemwanga’s body

By Ruth Anderah: Kampala High Court has declined to issue an order directing A-Plus Funeral Management Company to exhume the body of the late Ivan Ssemwanga. The unusual order had been sought by a one Abey Mgugu, a concerned citizen. The presiding judge Margaret Oumo-Oguli yesterday dismissed Mgugu’s application against A-Plus Funeral Services and Bank of Uganda in which he had sought permission to exhume Ssemwanga’s body and remove all the currency notes that were allegedly buried with him. Justice Oguli ruled that A-Plus Funeral Management Company owed no duty to Mgugu since the mode of contract that Ssemwaga’s family entered with the funeral company did not include the supervision and enforcement with regard to respect of currency notes. The judge also ruled that Mgugu did not have any …

Taxi drivers match on kampala streets in support of uplifting age limit

By Damali Mukhaye. Taxi drivers and conductors subscribing to the Kampala Operational Taxi Stages Association have today matched on the streets of Kampala supporting the uplifting of the age limit and land amendment act. According to the chairperson of Kotsa, Yasin Ssematimba, they are matching to show their solidarity to president Museveni after he removed multiple taxes that were charged on them by local council. They matched from Railway grounds to parliament, statistic house amber house back to railway grounds which he said that they wanted to pass the message to MPs to pass the bills. Police and traffic police gave them full protection led by the DPC central police station Joseph Bakaleke.