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    Chief Justice Owinyi Dollo Challenges Credibility Of Bobi Wine’s Lawyers, Postpones Hearing Of Presidential Petition Withdrawal To Friday…



    Chief Justice Owiny Dollo (L), Medard Ssegona (c) and Bobi Wine

    National Unity Platform (NUP) principal Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s application to withdraw the presidential petition he filed in the Supreme Court has taken a whole new direction, after Chief Justice Owinyi Dollo discovered that his l0awyers lack practicing certificates.

    Lawyers representing Robert Bobi Wine, among them Medard Ssegona and Anthony Wameli filed an application in which their client, Bobi Wine, seeks to withdraw a petition he had filed in court, challenging President Yoweri Museveni’s re-election.

    When court convened to hear the application to withdraw the poll petition, Bobi Wine’s lawyers represented by Sseggona told court that their practicing certificates had expired and are yet to be renewed.

    “We applied to the Law Council to renew our practicing certificates and they are being processed. Unfortunately, the grace period elapsed in February. We thought it is professional enough to raise it,” Sseggona told court.

    “It is not in our practice to operate outside the law but this is a matter that requires being expedited,” he added.

    However, in response, Chief Justice Owiny Dollo asked the lawyers whether they had informed the court’s registrar about the same matter for a temporary solution but the lawyers answered in the negative.

    When asked to comment on the matter, the respondents’ side led by the Attorney General William Byaruhanga said they would go with the court’s decision.

    The Chief Justice ruled that it was better the case is adjourned as the lawyers write to the Supreme Court’s registrar to issue temporary practicing certificates to the three lawyers representing Bobi Wine.

    “We give you up to 5:00Pm today to obtain practicing certificates. I am making it easy for you in case you have not yet done the other things which are required and I am directing the Chief Registrar to give you temporary practicing certificates that will expire on March 18, 2021 for purposes of prosecuting this petition,”Owiny Dollo said.

    The Chief Justice consequently adjourned the matter to tomorrow, Friday, to hear the application for withdrawal of the petition.

    The law provides that every advocate must have a practicing certificate renewable after one year and it must be issued by the Law Council.

    However, advocates are given a grace period of up to March 1 of every New Year to have acquired their new practicing certificates.


    By John Kenny Adeya



    Former Chief Justices Katureebe, Odoki Meet Dollo, Other Supreme Court Justices  Over Justice Kisakye’s Confiscated File…



    Justice Kisakye's misunderstanding with the Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo came in light during Kyagulanyi's presidential petition withdrawal against Museveni's reelection

    Sources at the Kololo based Supreme Court have revealed  that two former Chief Justices have started mediating between eight Justices of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny-Dollo and Justice Dr Esther Mayambala Kisakye.

    Our sources stated that last month, Justice Bart Magunda Katureebe, the immediate former Chief Justice separately met Chief Justice Dollo at his chambers at the Supreme Court and they held a secret meeting which took almost three hours. Our sources intimated to us that two weeks later, another former Chief Justice, Benjamin Odoki also met Justice Dollo, where after the two former Chief Justices met the eight Justices of the Supreme Court including Justice Robby Opio Aweri, Justice Mike Chibitta, Justice Stella Arach Amoko, Justice Faith Mwondah, Justice Ezekiel Muhanguzi, Justice Percy Night Tuhaise, Justice Paul Mugamba, and the issue at hand was the misunderstanding between them and fellow Justice Kisakye.

    It is not yet established whether the former Chief Justices also met Justice Kisakye. The misunderstanding came in light during the withdrawing of the presidential petition filed by National Unity Platform (NUP)’s former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine challenging president Yoweri Museveni’s victory.

    Justice Kisakye accused Justice Dollo of confiscating her file containing her dissenting judgement after refusing him to vet her ruling. Judiciary’s Senior Communications officer Ssalongo Solomon Muyita rubbished Kisakye’s accusation stating that the problem was with her because she refused other justices on the penal from going through her ruling as the practice is, and or requires.

    By Alirabaki Sengooba


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    NRM MPs Warned Over Sex And Booze At Kyankwanzi Retreat, Speakership Candidate Under Probe For Bribing MPS With Alcohol For Votes…



    Some of the NRM cadres at the NRM Kyankwanzi retreat

    The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party leadership has warned the selected party members and the new elected Members of Parliament to avoid involving themselves in acts of indiscipline including having sex and getting drunk on alcohol during the ongoing party retreat at Kyankwanzi National training Institute.

    Speaking to the Grapevine, Emmanuel Lumala Dombo, the NRM’s Director for Communication and Public Relations revealed that they have already started investigating the indiscipline exhibited by their members during their trip to Kyankwanzi on Thursday evening where party members got drunk and started abusing each other on the bus. Dombo described the incident as “absurd” and revealed that investigations are on into the matter, warning that culprits will be punished.

    Sources in Kyankwanzi intimated to this website that there is a candidate vying for the office of the deputy speaker who bought expensive alcohol and wine, on it branded with her pictures asking them to vote for her.

    Dombo also said that all members who are going to attend the meeting will not be allowed to access their mobile phones until evening.

    He added that other members who are pregnant will not be allowed for exercising after classes and breast feeding mothers were not welcome because of the highly physical demands of the retreat.

    There have always been ugly reports from the previous retreats at Kyankwanzi where reports of alcoholism, explicit sex and NRM big wigs fighting for beds.

    By Alirabaki Sengooba


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    Rapper DMX, 50, Dies Of Heart Attack…



    Rapper Earl "DMX" Simmons music inspired countless fans across the world,

    US rapper and actor DMX has died at the age of 50, five days after suffering a heart attack.

    The performer, real name Earl Simmons, had been placed on life support and died with his family by his side.

    In a statement, his family said he had been “a warrior who fought till the very end”.

    “Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever.”

    DMX, aka Dark Man X, was a leading hip-hop performer who collaborated with such artists as JAY-Z, Ja Rule and LL Cool J.

    He took his moniker from the name of a drum machine used in rap tracks.

    The chart-topping artist’s songs included Party Up (Up in Here) and X Gon’ Give It To Ya.

    He also acted on screen, appearing in such films as Cradle 2 the Grave, Romeo Must Die and Exit Wounds.

    Born in Mount Vernon, New York in 1970, DMX publicly battled substance abuse for years and spent several periods in rehab.

    A father of 15, he served jail sentences on charges including animal cruelty, reckless driving, drug possession and weapons possession.

    According to his family, DMX died on Friday at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York.

    “He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him,” their statement continued.

    “We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time.

    “Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX.”

    Via BBC


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