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UPDF officer in Court seeking 1.2 billion compensation for forceful retirement

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By Ruth Anderah A former high ranking UPDF officer has gone to Court seeking compensation to the tune of Shs 1.2 billion for forceful retirement from the army. Major Ronald Iduuli who is the Former defense counsel at Makindye General Court marital (GCM) has dragged the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) through the Attorney General to the High Court for unlawful dismissal and forceful retirement from the army. He has jointly sued the Attorney General and his former bosses Major Gen J.B Musanyufu and Colonel Dr Godard Busingye. Maj. Iduuli wants court to issue an order compelling his bosses to compensate him with 1.2 billion resulting from his arrears, allowances and damages he has suffered since he was dismissed from …

17000 IDs remain uncollected in Mbale District 

By OLIVIER MUKAAYA. Mbale:  More than 17000 National Identity cards [IDS] have not been collected from various centres in Mbale District. The district IT officer, National Identification and Registration Authority George Nyanzi has said that, out of 242, 000 IDs of people registered in Mbale in 2014-2015, 225000 IDs have been so far collected . The Project- is being implemented by the Ministry of internal affairs and other sector ministries. He says Most of the uncollected IDs are for students, police officers who registered from Mbale but were transferred to other stations. Pamela Watuwa the Mbale deputy Resident district commissioner has advised the public to be vigilant and self-driven when it comes to very important documents like IDs. Watuwa further …

Dr Nyanzi to appear before court today.

By Damali Mukhaye. The controversial Makerere University research Fellow Dr. Stella Nyanzi is today expected to appear before court for allegedly insulting the first lady also minister of education Janet Kataha Museveni. Kampala metropolitan Police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima has confirmed that Dr Nyanzi is supposed to appear before court on two charges including Cyber harassment under the computer Misuse Act of 2011 and offensive communication. Nyanzi was arrested on Friday last week by plain clothed security operatives and is still detained at Kira division police station. Nyanzi in different face book posts attacked the education Minister over her statements that government does not have money to buy sanitary pads for school going girls and her position against the transportation of …

Dr Stella Nyanzi detained at Kira police station.

By Damali Mukhaye Police have confirmed that Makerere University’s Dr Stella Nyanzi is being detained at Kira police station. Dr Nyanzi was arrested last evening for reportedly insulting the first lady also minister of education Janet Kataha Museveni. Addressing journalists this afternoon the spokesperson Kampala metropolitan police Emilian Kayima,says Nyanzi will be arraigned in court on Monday on two counts,Cyber harassment of the computer Misuse Act of 2011 and offensive communication. Nyanzi In different face book posts attacked the education Minister over her statements in regards to government’s failure to fullfill its pledge to buy sanitary pads for school going girls and her position against transporting children on bodas to school. Nyanzi has since been suspended from Makerere university over …

Controversial Dr Nyanzi arrested

By Damali Mukhaye Controversial Makerere University research fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi was arrested last evening and is currently detained at unknown place station for insulting the first lady also minister of education Janet Kataha Museveni. According to the spokesperson person of Kampala metropolitan police Emilian Kayima,Nyanzi was arrested and she is ready to be arraigned in court on two counts,Cyber harassment of the computer Misuse Act of 2011 and offensive communication. Kayima confirmed that Nyanzi is in police facilities but did not mention were she is retained and when she is appearing before court. In different face book posts,Nyanzi attacked Ms Museveni when she appeared before Parliament and said that her ministry will not be able to buy sanitary pads …