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Basajjabalaba remanded to Luzira

City businessman Hassan Basajjabalaba has been remanded to Luzira prison. This is after he appeared before the Anti-Corruption from where he was charged with forgery and uttering a false document and defeating taxes. He is alleged to have forged a consent judgement used in evading taxes on Shs 142 billion he recieved from government, following the cancellation of market tenders. Basajjabalaba applied for bail on grounds that it is his constitutional right  and that he had presented substantial sureties before the court. He stated that he has a permanent residence and can not run away. The state attorney Lillian Omara however asked for more time to reply to the bail application but indicated that she had plans to oppose it. …

Mulwana laid to rest

  City businessman James Mulwana has been laid to rest at his country home at Masiba, along Hoima road. Mulwana passed away yesterday after complaining of stomach complications. Several people from all political divide, the business community as well as religious convened at the deceased home to bid him farewell. Speaking at the funeral, President Museveni hailed the deceased, whom he referred to as a personal friend for being patriotic. He challenged other Ugandans fleeing the country, hoping for opportunities abroad to learn from the life of the deceased, who developed himself together with his country. Museveni appealed to Ugandan industrialists to emulate the late Mulwana and consider improving the lives of fellow countrymen who may not be as well …

MP Kiwanda fired as caucus chairman

The NRM members from Buganda region have expelled Godfrey Kiwanda as the chairperson of Buganda parliamentary caucus. According to sources Kiwanda was expelled during a meeting that was convened by kyamuswa county mp Tim Lwanga and State minister for Luweero triangle Rose Namayanja   last night at kyankwanzi leadership institute.   They accuse Kiwanda of supporting Matthias Nsubuga in Bukoto south bye election leaving the NRM candidate; he is also accused of closely working with the opposition especially Betty Nambooze and for having participated in the collection of signatures for the petition of recalling parliament. But the vice chairperson of the Buganda parliamentary caucus Betty Namboze says what the NRM members did to expel kiwanda is illegal because the caucus has …

Kalungi wins stage one, declines to apply for bail

The Makindye Magistrate’s Court has struck the charge of supplying restricted drugs off the charge sheet in the case against Adam Suleiman Kalungi. This is after lawyers representing Kalungi, the key suspect in the death of Butaleja Woman MP Cerinah Nebanda raised queries over the charge sheet. Led by Mcdusman Kabega and Yunus Kasirivu, the lawyers argued that the charge of supplying and dispensing restricted drugs does not indicate the dates when the said drugs were supplied. The lawyers also point to the fact that the charge sheet does not state who received the drugs or which specific drugs they are. The Chief Magistrate Esther Nambayo agreed with the lawyers and has struck the charge off the charge sheet. Kalungi …

Mulwana burial set for tomorrow, gov’t, private sector mourn

Government has sent out condolences to the family of fallen businessman, James Mulwana. Mulwana died this morning at Nakasero Hospital due to stomach complications. Government spokesman, Mary Karooro Okurut, describes the deceased as a genuine industrialist who contributed to the development of Uganda and Africa as a whole. Karooro says that Mulwana was a true patriot, and will be remembered for his extreme modesty, discipline, dedication, hard work, humility and as a man who loved peace. Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde says he was a great entrepreneur who will be missed dearly. The Buganda Kingdom spokesperson Charles Peter Mayega described Mulwana as a strong pillar to the  development of the Buganda  kingdom and the entire  country. Mayega says the deceased will …