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Ugandan MP’s urged to Push gov’t to ratify PAP Protocol

By Benjamin Jumbe. The Pan African Parliament has appealed to Ugandan legislators to push government to sign and ratify the Malabo Protocol that would give the continental institution full legislative powers. The African Union Heads of State Summit sitting in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in 2014 approved an amendment to the Protocol that establishes the Pan African Parliament, which now requires ratification by at least 28 member states for it to come into effect. The appeal was made during a meeting between the Clerk to the Pan African Parliament, Yusupha Jobe and the Head of Committees and Research, Nassir Galal, and visiting members on the House committees on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and Government Assurances at the Pan African Parliament in …

Kitatta to appeal before army court appeal

By Ruth Anderah. Lawyers representing the jailed boda boda 2010 patron Abdallah Kitatta are going to appeal against the 8 years jail term handed handed to them by General Court Martial. This revealed by Defence lawyers led by Shaban Sanywa immediately after court. According to the lawyers they have instructions from their clients to appeal for both conviction and sentence and they are filing a notice of appeal today before General Court Martial appeal . The General Court Martial at Makindye has sentenced Hajji Abudallah Kitatta and his body guard Detective Constable Sowali Ngobi  to serve 8 years, 8 months  and 6 days at Luzira prison on charges of being in illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. Related Stories………… Boda Boda 2010 …

Police arrests four over the drowning of Kibuule’s twins

By Ritah Kemigisa. Police have arrested four suspects all workers of the state minister of water Ronald Kibuule over the death of his twins. The 2 year old twins named Ramon Kato and Raiding Waswa drowned in a swimming pool at the minister’s home in Mbalala, Mukono last evening. The police spokesperson for Kampala metropolitan Area Patrick Onyango has identified the suspects as; 32 year old ScoviaNalubwama and 23 year old peace Nankunda both house maids, 33 year old Lawrence Kabaya a shamba boy and Agripa Kumanya a security officer. Onyango says the four who are helping with investigations are to be charged under the reckless and negligent Act. Related Stories…………. Burial arrangements for Minister Kibuule’s twins out

Boda Boda 2010 patron Kitatta handed 8 year jail sentence

By Ruth Anderah. The BodaBoda 2010 patron Hajji Abdallah Kitatta has been sentenced to spend 8 years 8 months and 6 days in prison. While his body guard Sowali Ngobi has been ordered to serve 8 years, 8 months and 8 days imprisonment. The General Court Martial Chairman Lt Gen Andrew Gutti did not hand them a maximum sentences of 10 years on grounds that they are first offenders with no known criminal records. He added that the contentious illegal guns never fired any bullet and considered the one year and 6 months they have spent on remand. Lt Gen Gutti also advised Kitatta and colleague to appeal against his decision with in 14 days if dissatisfied. Yesterday court found …

Burial arrangements for Minister Kibuule’s twins out

By Ivan Ssenabulya. The deceased twins of the State Minister for Water Ronald Kibuule are to be buried tomorrow. The 2 year old twins identified as Roman Kato and Raiding Wasswa drowned in a swimming pool last evening at the minister’s home in Mbalala, Mukono. According to the minister’s Uncle Davis Lukyamuzi, a vigil is to be held at the Kibuule’s home in Mbalala Mukono and will be laid to rest at their ancestral home in Kapeke Village. The twins were first rushed to Sir Albert hospital, where they were announced dead, and later taken to Mulago for post-mortem.