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    Chief Justice Dollo, Justice Kisakye Fight Shifts To Supreme Court New Complex As KCCA Delays Issuing Occupational Permit…

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    Justice Esther Kisakye (L) and the Chief Justice Owiny Dollo (R)

    The fight between Chief Justice Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny-Dollo and the senior Supreme Court Judge, Justice Dr. Esther Kitimbo Mayambala Kisakye has shifted to the new Supreme Court Complex at the Judiciary Headquarters near Kampala City Square.

    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is expected to commission the opening of the new buildings which is going to house the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal which also doubles as Constitutional Court on 9th February, 2024.

    However, the mighty Grapevine exclusively established that by Friday, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) had not yet issued the occupational permit allowing the public to use the building.

    Highly placed sources at KCCA and in Judiciary confirmed that the permit has not yet been issued because the building is still under construction and they cannot issue a permit for it until it is completed and engineers from KCCA establish that the engineers who built the building followed the plan which was approved.

    theGrapevine further exclusively established that Justice Kisakye was the first judge to shift her office from Col. John Mugenyi’s Wandegeya based building to the new complex.

    theGrapevine tried to reach out to Pius Bigirimana the permanent Secretary and Secretary to Judiciary to confirm as the head of the technical department of the judiciary on whether they allocated Justice Kisakye the office where she put her belongings.

    Court insiders said that since the death of Justice Kisakye’s driver last year who died under unclear circumstances, and President Museveni’s letter rejecting her prayer for early retirement and withdrawal of her research assistant, Kisakye regularly reports to her office on all working days and makes sure that she makes photocopies of case lists where she is not allocated any case to preside over.

    Sources close to her said that she wants to use the case lists as evidence against justice Dollo once President Museveni institutes a judicial committee to investigate the allegation put against her by Justice Dollo.

    However, theGrapevine established that justice Dollo appointed Lady Justice Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza as head of administration at the Supreme Court and she is the one responsible for instituting panels to hear cases.

    At Col. Mugenyi’s building, it is alleged that there was a lot of witchcraft scare to the extent that each staff and justice had become a spy watching their backs.

    Things have not been going on well for justice Kisakye since 2021 when she made a dissenting ruling in favour of National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine) in the 2021 presidential petition and made a serious allegation that justice Dollo confiscated her file containing her rulings because he wanted to first vet it before allowing her to publically deliver it.

    Justice Dollo denied the allegation and dragged Justice Kisakye to the Judicial Service Commission and won the petition but Justice Kisakye challenged his win in the Constitutional Court which is yet to schedule it for hearing.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Tamale Mirundi, Lawyer Mabirizi On Standby To Stand Surety For TikToker Presure 24-7 Who Is Battling Charges Of Insulting Kabaka Mutebi…

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    L-R: Tik Toker Ibrahim Musana, Tamale Mirundi and lawyer Mabirizi

    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s Senior Presidential Advisor in charge of media Joseph Tamale Mirundi and maverick city lawyer Kassim Male Mabirizi are set to stand surety for Ibrahim Musana (27) alias “Pressure 247,” who was remanded to Luzira prison on charges of promoting hate speech and spreading malicious information.

    Last week, Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Ronald Kayizzi remanded Musana alias Pressure Pressure 24/7 to prison until 7th March 2024 when he will return for the mention of his cases.

    The trial Magistrate gave the accused person the opportunity to apply for bail but the sureties he presented to Court were not satisfactory because they did not have the necessary documents including a National Identity Card.

    As relatives and friends are still strategising on how to rescue Musana from prison, Mirundi confirmed that he is available to stand surety for him.

    Mirundi claims that the charges slapped on Musana are a threat to freedom of speech and expression and all Ugandans should come out and stand with him.

    “I have to stand with that boy, Mayiga and his people at Mengo gave money to a one Dr. T. Amala to appear on their Kingdom television and radio and he made comedy out of me. They gave him packets of waragi and drugs to show the public that I always drank and I use drugs. But they used him and after dumped him,” Mirundi said.

    He added that in Uganda, it is only President Museveni and First Lady Janet Kaguta Museveni who can win a defamatory case but the reputation of many big wigs is already damaged by no oner other than themselves.

    He added that they don’t have any moral authority to drag other people to courts of law claiming that they were defamed.

    He warned Buganda Kingdom officials to be very careful on proceeding with the case against Musana noting that he will guide him and expose them in court because he knows their dirty dealings which include stealing gifts donated by Baganda to their King.

    “I know some Royals fighting for Kingship are the ones behind the charging of this boy because he calls himself a King with proof that he belongs to the royal bloodline. They know that anytime he can ask for a DNA test,” Mirundi said.

    Lawyer Mabirizi also confirmed his readiness to fight for Musana’s right explaining that he didn’t commit any offence by insulting a person holding a public office and surviving on taxes paid by Ugandans.

    Mabirizi warned that if Kabaka Mutebi proceeds with imprisoning people because they have talked about him, Baganda would become angry and support the abolition of cultural leadership in Uganda as they did in 1966 because his father Sir Edward Mutesa was also threatening people’s free speech.

    Mabirizi gave a scenario when King Mutesa commanded Buganda police to storm Lubaga Cathedral to arrest Archbishop Nsubuga because he was supporting Ben Kiwanuka of Democratic Party and he survived because he was not found at the premises of the church.

    However, Israel Kitooke Kazibwe the Buganda Kingdom information and mobilization minister warned that the Kingdom will take all legal means available to punish those threatening and insulting the person of Ronald Muwenda Mutebi and his Office as the Kabaka of Buganda.

    He added that they will further take action including imprisoning those who take Kabaka Mutebi to Court on what he termed as stupid cases.

     

    By Hadijah Nakazibwe

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    Mirundi Narrates How He Survived Bullets After Allegedly Urinating On Pastor Ssenyonga’s Building…

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    Tamale Mirundi

    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s Senior Presidential Advisor on Media has narrated how he survived bullets while urinating on the building belonging to Pastor Jackson Ssenyonga of Christian Life Church in Bwaise a Kampala suburb.

    Joseph Tamale Mirundi revealed that one day, during the days when he was still being hosted at Pastor Ssenyonga’s top radio every Monday, he was approached by a Local Defense Unity (LDU) Soldier who accused him of dirtening their place of work. The LDU officer told Mirundi that his action were likely to cause deadly diseases to those who attend the church.

    Mirundi said that when he denied committing any crime, the LDU officer started pointing at the zip of his trousers claiming that it was open. He carefully observed him coaching his gun.

    He boasted that his senses informed him that the LDU man wanted to shoot him. He jumped in the air like an SFC Command and kicked the LDU soldier in the chest sending him tumbling down.

    He added that he stepped on his neck and the LDU officer was saved by Mirundi’s SFC Commandos who were given to him by Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba who pleaded with him not to kill a government soldier.

    “For me I fear those LDU people and I don’t want to come close to them because they are naive and they always want to show the public that they know how to use a gun. They don’t normally get the opportunity to fire bullets like other soldiers who go to war. So I don’t want them to make me their shooting target,” Mirundi said.

    He further revealed that he made investigations through his Mirundi Internal Security Organisation (MISO) and established that there was a senior pastor who was behind the LDU soldier who wanted him dead because of his loyalty and support to House of Prayer Ministries International senior pastor Alosious Bujjingo.

    He claimed that the said pastor had a misunderstanding with Bujjingo and was the one behind Teddy Bujjingo Naluswa who is fighting Bijjingo’s divorce case at the Family Division of the High Court.

     

    By Hadijjah Namagembe

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    TROUBLE: How Top Magistrate Fueled City Businessman’s Divorce To Chew His Wife…

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    Drama ensued recently when a Master of Ceremony (MC) was forced to withdraw a microphone from a city businessman who attacked a male magistrate accusing him of fueling the collapse of his marriage.

    The incident happened at a public engagement meeting that was held at a playground in one of the five Divisions that form Kampala city where the Division leadership and the magistrate (names withheld) were invited by the Division Deputy Resident City Commission to advise the public on how to prevent and fight crime and to assess the public’s views towards the Court’s performance in the area

    When the invited guest had finished making their speeches, the MC invited those with questions to ask for the microphone.

    Among the attendees was a businessman (names withheld) who is popular in the Division.

    When he raised his hand, the MC quickly gave him the microphone.

    “I thank all our leaders here for organising such a wonderful meeting to air out our grievances and problems. I have a serious issue with our magistrate who is here with us, I’m very sure that he knows me very well because I appeared before him defending my marriage but he used the law to make sure that I lose my wife,” the businessman said before the microphone was grabbed from him.

    The crowd started shouting on top of their voices asking the MC why he removed the microphone from their man. The crowd wondered why he was being silenced yet the meeting was called to give them the opportunity to air out their grievances.

    The MC advised the businessman to talk to his lawyers and advised him on how to get justice, insisting that he cannot allow a full magistrate to be humiliated without evidence.

    theGrapevine sat the businessman down quietly after the meeting and he narrated how the said magistrate stole his wife.

    The businessman claimed that it all started when he appeared before the said magistrate to defend the divorce case his wife had filed against him.

    He disclosed that throughout the whole case, the Magistrate was harsh towards him and he did not know why.

    “I pleaded with him to give me six months to sort out my issues with my wife because I was still in love with her given that her issue was very small but the man just directed me to come back the next week for the hearing of the case,” the businessman said.

    He claims that he was surprised one day when after the hearing, he waited at the court premises to talk to his wife, who spent almost an hour inside court.

    When he went back inside court to ask the clerk about the whereabouts of his wife, the clerk told him that she was still inside the magistrate’s chambers.

    He said that within one month after the incident, the magistrate had already finished the case, dissolved the marriage and while delivering his judgment warned him to stop playing with people’s daughters because in the end they kill their future.

    He claims that he did not respond to him but just moved out of the courtroom since he had lost his wife, and his properties.

    He said that the next time he saw his wife moving with the magistrate in the same car and he was told that they are in love which confirmed allegations that he was the one fueling their divorce to speed up the process because he was interested in her even though she was legally married.

    He was advised by his friend who is a lawyer to petition Judicial Service Commission for help.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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