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NRM to tighten disciplinary measures in retreat

Members of the NRM party caucus are to discuss mechanism of imparting discipline and review of the manifesto in Kyankwanzi retreat. This was revealed by the caucus vice chairperson David Bahati while speaking to journalists about the agenda of the retreat. Bahati says that the party will use the experience of other political parties in the world to draft its own rules of procedure which members would follow. The meeting comes after the government chief whip Kasule Lumumba logged a complaint to the NRM Secretary-General, accusing five MPs of breaching the NRM code of conduct. Bahati says the party also intends to have its whipping system categorized under the rules of procedure. The 10 day retreat will cost the party …

Police interrogates MPs Namboze, Katoto

Two of the 4 MPs summoned by the police recently over inciting violence have today been interrogated. Betty Namboze, MP Mukono Municipality and Hatwib Katooto Keterrera County appeared at the police Special Investigations Unit this morning to explain the statements they made recently regarding the death of Cerinah Nebanda. Namboze tells KFM that she was questioned over statements she made during a talk show on one of the local FM stations but was later set free with no charges preferred against her. Nambooze was escorted by the Kampala lord mayor Elias Lukwago and the DP president Norbert Mao. The Police first played the recordings where Nambooze reportedly made the said allegations. Nambooze denied all the accusations and has been released …

City businessman Shumuk charged before court

City business man Shukla Mukesh popularly known as Shumuk has been charged with conspiracy to murder city tycoon Bonny Katatumba. Shumuk appeared before Makindye Court grade one magistrate Flavia Nabakooza and pleaded not guilty to the charge. He is jointly charged with one Hassan Wandera who is currently on remand at Luzira prison. Prosecution alleges that Shumuk, the managing director of Shumuk group of companies in the month of January 2012 in Kampala conspired with others to murder Bonny Katantumba. He has been released on a cash bail of two million shillings and also ordered to deposit his passport before court. The magistrate has adjourned the case until March 7th for hearing after prosecution informed court that investigations into the …

Trial over bicycle scandal kicks off

The trial of the interdicted permanent secretary in the ministry of local government, John Muhanguzi Kashaka over the deal to purchase bicycles for LC1 chairpersons has kicked off today. The head of human resource in the ministry of local government Samuel Aitu and Joyce Nyangoma the head of procurement disposal unit have already testified before the Anti-Corruption Court. They told court that Kashaka signed the contract between the ministry and AITEL Company without approval from the contracts committee. Kashaka is jointly charged with Henry Bamutara, Robert Mwebaze, Sam Emorut Erongot, Timothy Musherure and Adam Aluma all former senior technocrats in the ministry. They are charged with 12 counts of causing financial loss of 4.2 billion shillings to the government, abuse …

US gov’t puts $5m bounty on 2 fugitives

The US government has put a bounty of $5 million on two fugitives convicted of the murder of two USAID employees killed in Sudan in 2008. Abdel Basit Alhaj Hamad and Mohamed Makawi Ibrahim Mohamad were two of the five people convicted of the murder of two American Diplomats in Sudan. The duo is currently on the run after escaping from prison on 10-June 2010 before they could serve their sentences. The US state Department says these two opened fire on its diplomat’s car as they were leaving for New Year’s celebrations in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. The duo has ties to Sudan Terrorist group organization al-Qaeda and is believed to be hiding in Somalia.