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Judges’ vetting not affected by petition

By Moses Kyeyune Parliament has said that the petition against three judges, does not bar the appointments committee from continuing with the vetting exercise. Parliament’s Appointments Committee, is today expected to start the vetting of judges who were recently appointed to new positions. Last week, President Museveni appointed four and ten judges to the Court of Appeal and the High Court respectively. In his petition Male Kiwanuka, challenges the elevation of Justice Stephen Musota, Christopher Madrama and Alex Ajiji, on grounds that are still under investigation by the Judicial Service Commission, on allegations of incompetence, compromise and misconduct among other issues. However Chris Obore, parliament’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs says that the Committee Chaired by the Speaker, will …

Former Buyende DPC Kirumira sent back to Nalufenya

By Ruth Anderah: There has been chaos at Naguru as former Buyende District Police Commander, ASP Muhammad Kirumira tried to march out of Police Court protesting what he described as harsh bail conditions. ASP Kirumira on Tuesday last week applied for bail but court said it would only be granted if he presented to court two senior police officers above his rank as well as reporting to Police Profession Standards Unit daily. Upon hearing this, Mr Kirumira tried to march out of court saying reporting to PSU every morning meant that he would have to sacrifice his personal work. He said police had confiscated his phones and therefore there was no way he would have contacted senior police officers to …

SANCHEZ TOPS JERSEY SALES

From a list, provided by Sportsdirect.com Manchester United players have dominate the list of top 20 shirt sales since January 1. Team Mate Paul Pogba comes in second, Despite being injured for most of the season, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still massively popular, he comes in 10th   league leaders Manchester City only have Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero while defending champions Chelsea are solely represented by Eden Hazard.   Philippe Coutinho is the only player in the top 20 to play outside the Premier League as is Virgil van Dijk the only defender to make the list   TOP 20 BEST SELLING SHIRTS SINCE JANUARY 1   1. Alexis Sanchez (Man United) 2. Paul Pogba (Man United) 3. Harry Kane (Tottenham) 4. Mohamed Salah …

Boda boda 2010’s Kitata and others sent to Luzira by Army Court

By Ruth Anderah: Boda boda 2010 patron Abudallah Kitata and his 11 co-accused have been remanded to Luzira prison by the General Court Martial Chairman Lt Gen Andrew Gutti. These appeared before the 9 –member panel at the Makindye based General Court Martial over charges of unlawfully possession of government stores and failure to protect war materials. Kitata and others have been sent on remand after they all objected to being tried before a military court yet they are civilians. On Friday last week, the army’s Unit Disciplinary Court sitting in Mbuya committed Kitata and his co-accused to the General Court Martial following completion of investigations. However Kitata and his co-accused have never taken plea to the charges because the …

American national detained at Nalufeenya

By Ritah Kemigisa: Police says the American national who was arrested on 9th February for unlawfully shipping arms and ammunition and military ware into the country is now being detained at Nalufeenya. Addressing journalists  at the Central police station, the police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima said the the American citizen Identified as Paul Mathias Roger says if found guilty he will be charged with terrorism and murder after successful investigations. Emilian Kayima adds that the military hard ware and rounds of ammunition for different  weapons the suspect was found with are believed to have been used to commit various crimes. Last week, the wife to this American national Lillian kaitesi reported to police that the man wanted to kill her after she failed to help him …