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PHOTOS: Tycoon Musiba’s Hotel Closed over Shs 1.3 Billion Debt, to be Auctioned

Court brokers have closed Western Meridian Hotel owned by a top tycoon Deo Owobusingye Musiba. The hotel is located in the western Uganda district of Bushenyi and is estimated to be worth over Shs 5bn. The hotel was closed Thursday morning after Musiba failed to pay a bank loan from Uganda Development

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Jailed MP Kahonda Accuses Rival Otafiire of Malice, Influencing Court

Ruhinda County Member of Parliament Capt Donozio Mugabe Kahonda has blamed his rivals for allegedly “influencing justice” to twist court judgement. Kahonda was Thursday handed a nine-month prison sentence after Jinja Magistrate’s Court found him guilty of eleven counts of forgery and uttering false documents. Magistrate John Francis Kaggwa said that “it

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Prosecutor Wants Stella Nyanzi Bail Cancelled Over ‘Demeaning’ Facebook Posts

Makerere University researcher Stella Nyanzi’s bail is on the line after state prosecution complained that she had flouted all the rules governing her temporary freedom from Luzira Prison. On Wednesday, state prosecutor Jonathan Muwaganya told Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court that Dr Nyanzi had flouted subjudice rules through her Facebook posts. Nyanzi

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Stella Nyanzi ‘Students’ Protest Tough Bail Terms

Makerere University students charged with holding an unlawful procession have complained that the terms set by court for their bail are harsh. The four – Edmund Kahigi, Roy Rugumayo, Steven Ariho and Hannington Magarura – were arrested at Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s court on May 10 where they staged a protest

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Ongwen Trial: Witness Says Ugandan Soldiers Ran Away When LRA Attacked Lukodi

A survivor of a Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) attack on the Lukodi camp for internally displaced people (IDP) told the International Criminal Court (ICC) that government soldiers assigned to protect them fled when rebels attacked the camp. Witness P-024 told the court on Friday that Ugandan army soldiers ran away when

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Kazinda Guilty of Syndicate Corruption, Gets another Five Year Jail Sentence

Geoffrey Kazinda, a former principal accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister, has been found guilty of syndicate corruption. On Wednesday, the Anti-corruption Court in Kampala convicted Kazinda and three others for conspiracy to defraud government of Shs 316m fuel cash – money used to fuel “ghost” Office of the

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Dictator Idi Amin’s Grandson Loses MP Seat

Taban Amin Tampo Jegejege, a grandson to fallen Ugandan dictator Idi Amin Dada, has been thrown out of Parliament after Court of Appeal on Tuesday nullified his election. Three Justices of the Court of Appeal Steven Kavuma, Cheborion Barishaki and Paul Mugamba ruled in favour of Taban’s challenger Sam Amooti Otada. Court

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Museveni Fires RDC Ocailap for Aiding Land Grabbing

President Yoweri Museveni has suspended Soroti Resident District Commissioner (RDC) over misconduct relating to involvement “in aiding and interfering or causing conflicts in regard to land issues in Soroti district”. In a letter written to RDC Filbert Ocailap on May 29, the president’s representative in the district has been ordered to

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Judges Want 10-Year Ban for Election Thieves

Three justices of the Court of Appeal want politicians implicated in electoral malpractice blocked from standing for elective office for two election cycles. Justices Remmy Kasule, Elizabeth Musoke and Catherine Bamugemereire have handled parliamentary election petitions and now seek Parliament’s intervention in ridding politics of impunity. Last week, the justices handled petitions

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