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Police officer drags AG to court

A police officer who was dismissed on allegations of assaulting an employee of Mukwano Industries has dragged the Attorney General to the High Court seeking reinstatement. ASP Daniel Asobasi Okumu formerly attached to Jinja road police station in his suit seeks orders reinstating him and payment of his salary since November 2013. He contends that in September 2013 while on duty, he was instructed by the Officer in Charge of Jinja road police station to lead a team of officers to maintain law and order at Mukwano industries where a breach of peace had been reported. They proceeded to Mukwano where they found a one Kasim Suuna who had caused chaos and arrested him. He was however shocked when the …

UN responds to Museveni

The United Nations has denounced the anti homosexuality law, hours after President Museveni penned his signature to the law. In a statement issued this afternoon, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says the law would institutionalise discrimination against lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender people and could encourage harassment and violence against them. The law imposes a life sentence for homosexuals. Pillay says that Uganda is obliged by the constitution and international law, to respect the rights of all individuals and to protect them from discrimination and violence. She further notes that with the HIV infection rate rising in Uganda, the law will have a negative impact on efforts to prevent and treat people living with HIV, and …

President Museveni signs anti-gay bill into law

President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

The anti-gay bill is now law. President Yoweri Museveni has assented to the law that provides for a life sentence to those convicted of acts of homosexuality. Speaking after signing the law, the president said that he has confirmed that homosexuality is not natural and that he could not be stopped by western powers Asked if he was worried about the possibility of severing relations with the US and the West at large, Museveni has said that Ugandans were are under no obligation whatsoever to adopt unnatural behavior. The president also warned the western leaders against imposing their cultures on Ugandans. A section of Members of Parliament has welcomed the decision by the president to assent to the anti-gay act. …

Policies needed before enacting laws

Passing laws without proper policies will hinder their implementation. Busiro East MP, Medard Ssegona has faulted government for continually enacting without backing frameworks. Last week, the Anti-Pornography Act became law, after President Museveni assented to it; however it has no policy in place, which would, among other things, set up a technical committee. Ssegona says disregarding important aspects of legal frameworks is not only illegal but gives room for mistakes.

S.4 results to be released tomorrow

Education expert Fagil Mandy

The 2013 Senior Four Exam results are to be released tomorrow. The Uganda national examination board is to release senior four exams this Tuesday connaturally to earlier communication. Over 295,494 students registered for Uganda Certificate of Education, from 2,889 centres. Speaking to kfm, the Uneb chairman Fagil Monday said that as a board they resolved to release these exams on Tuesday to enable students start their next term as planned. He explained that there is no contradiction in dated because Monday communication was just a prediction but not officially decided.