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Kazinda bail hearing flops

Hearing of the bail application for the former principal accountant in the office of the Prime Minister Geoffrey Kazinda has flopped. Kazinda had returned to the Anti- Corruption Court this morning for hearing of his bail application but it did not kick off to due to absence of the Judges. The judges are attending their annual conference. Through his lawyer Mcdusman Kabega, Kazinda applied for bail on grounds of poor health and that it is his constitutional right. Kazinda who is currently on remand at Luzira prison is charged with forgery, abuse of office and unlawful possession of government documents.

MP Sam Lyomoki arrested

Workers MP Dr. Sam Lyomoki has been taken to the police special Investigations Unit at Kireka. Lyomoki was arrested while at the WBS television premises where he had appeared for a talk show. He has been arrested in connection with statements allegedly made in connection with the death of Butalajja Woman MP Cerinah Nebanda. He is among the team of doctors who were summoned over a report tabled in parliament. Yesterday Lyomoki came out and stated that he will not appear before the police as ordered because he has no case to answer. He joins other MPs who have been questioned over the death of Nebanda The police deputy spokesperson Vincent Sekkate has confirmed the arrest of the legislator, saying …

James Mulwana is dead

  The country has today woken up to the sad news of the death of James Mulwana, the former chairman of the Uganda Manufacturers’ Association. He died this morning at Nakasero hospital. According to doctors, he died of stomach complications. He is said to have driven to the hospital last evening and was later taken to the intensive care unit from where he succumbed to death. The body has now been transferred to Case Clinic where it is currently being treated. Mulwana is survived by a wife and three children. He was born on 24th July 1936. At the time of his death, Mulwana was an accomplished business man. He began his career in 1961, in the import and export …

Save Mabira Forest campaign revived

A section of the civil society has revived the campaign to save Save Mabira forest. This comes after the president brought up Mabira for discussion during the ongoing Kyankwanzi retreat, calling for its give out to investors. Led by Kitgum woman Member of Parliament Beatrice Anywar, the team has vowed to organize a number of activities including a rally in Lugazi to raise public awareness on the importance of forests. Anywar says they are also going to mobilize the public to shun consumption of sugar from the sugar producer Sugar Corporation of Uganda Ltd (SCOUL) if it continues with its plans of taking the forest. She is however suspicious that the president might be using this to divert the attention …

Soldier on trial over alleged murder of 3

The Court Martial sitting at Luzira Church of Uganda Primary School in a case in which a UPDF officer is accused of murdering 3 people has been adjourned to tomorrow. This is after Martin Muhumuza, the lawyer representing Lance Corporal Herbert Rwakihembo failed to make it to the afternoon session due to traffic jam. This followed an earlier adjournment prompted by a walk out by Muhumuza in protest of the lack of supporting documents. He had told court that he could not proceed without all the documents containing information on the key witnesses in the case. Prior to the second adjournment, he had also asked that his client be furnished with all the details of the case and charges he …