More trouble brews for Rebel MPs

Efforts by the four NRM rebel MPs to retain their seats in parliament have again hit a snag. This time at the Supreme Court, where they have filed an application seeking to block a recent court ruling ordering the speaker to throw them out of parliament. Justice Bart Katureebe led a panel of seven judges …

Adam Kalungi denied bail

No bail for Kalungi. Adam Sulaiman Kalungi, on trial over the death of the Late MP Cerinah Nebanda has been denied bail. Through his lawyer Kania Renato, Kalungi who is said to have been the boyfriend to the deceased had argued that he had a constitutional right to bail. He also cited the fact that …

Former FDC leader Besigye summoned

Court has issued criminal summons against former FDC leader Dr. Kiiza Besigye. This is after he failed to appear before Buganda Road Court on charges of inciting violence. Prosecution alleges that on the 20th of June 2013, Besigye and 14 others in various part of the country made statements meant to incite violence. Prosecution led …

Local coalition on ICC condemns Kenya

The Uganda Coalition on the International Criminal Court (ICC) has spoken out on the Kenya’s planned withdraw. On Thursday, Kenya’s parliament passed a motion calling for the country to withdraw from the ICC. However, the coalition on ICC says Kenya’s decision undermines the promotion of human rights in the region. Addressing journalists this morning, the …

Another knock-out for rebel MPs

All is not well with the NRM rebel MPs. The Constitutional Court has dismissed their application seeking to stay the execution of today’s ruling. This comes just hours after four out of the five justices ruled that the MPs be thrown out of parliament temporarily pending determination of the main petition filed by their party. …