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Court Saves Oscar Industries Tycoon Kiwanuka From Forced Mental Check-Up In Butabika Hospital

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High court judge Musa Sekana has saved Oscar industries tycoon Mohan Kiwanuka Musisi from forced mental check-up at Butabika hospital as his son Jordan Sebuliba Kiwanuka had asked.

In his ruling today, High Court Civil Division Judge Sekana stated that for a court to order someone to go for a forced mental checkup, they must not only base on mere political, social and economic allegations but court must do its own inquiry.

“Court should be mindful before arriving on the decision to force someone for mental illness examination because it amounts to torture,” the judge stated.

He added that court does not only base on medical evidence tabled before it by the applicant.

Kiwanuka’s son Sebuliba (in white shirt) with his brother at court today

According to Sebuliba, Kiwanuka was examined by London based Neurologist consultant Dr. F. Maniyar in United Kingdom and the doctor declared him mentally ill in the presence of his second wife Maria Kiwanuka, the former finance minister.

However, when the judge analysed the doctor’s report, he concluded that the doctor couldn’t declare Kiwanuka an idiot or someone who is mentally disturbed because his report indicated that he still had to carry out more examination on Kiwanuka before declaring him mentally disturbed.

Sekana further based on the submissions of the respondents led by Francis Buwule, Kiwanuka’s family lawyer that Dr. Maniyar wrote to them denying Sebuliba’s allegation.

He explained that court also carried out its own inquiry due to the sensitivity of the matter by cross examining Kiwanuka for over 45 minutes (30 minutes in the presence of the lawyer and 15 minutes without lawyers) and discovered that the man was in his right mental state.

The youthful judge also indicated that Kiwanuka told him during cross examination that his son only wanted to administer his estate which he toiled for all his life when he is still had energy.  He further indicated that Kiwanuka told him that his disagreement with his son started when he registered his second wife, Maria Kiwanuka as the Managing Director and his lawyer Francis Buwule as the company’s secretary taking on from his son Sebuliba.

Kiwanuka’s lawyers at court

In the ruling, the judge stated that Kiwanuka told court that his son mismanaged his business and even refused to give him the rent he corrected from his properties in Kampala’s posh suburbs of Muyenga.

The judge stated that court also based on the affidavit of Kiwanuka’s son Sabri Kyamukungubya who told court that his father is still capable of running his businesses which include 33 limited companies and reviving those which are struggling. 

“It will be absurd if this court allows a businessman to lose his property on allegation that he is mentally ill because of family misunderstandings,” the judge stated. He dismissed the application and ordered each party to bear its costs and pleaded with both parties to settle their misunderstanding amicably because they are one family.

However, Patrick Arunga told this website that they didn’t agree with the judgement and they are going to appeal.

By Jamil Lutakome

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I Swear Upon God It Wasn’t Me: Saleh Distances Himself From Ndeeba Church Demolition Before Kazimba…

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Gen. Salim Saleh, the coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) has distanced himself from the demolition of St Peters Church Ndeeba in Kampala.

There were media reports that had started linking Saleh as the invisible hand funding Dodoviko Mwanje, the man who facilitated the demolition of the church.

While addressing the House of Bishops led by Archbishop Stephen Kazimba at Kawanda Research Institute, Saleh said that he was saddened by allegations that he was behind the extinction of the church.

“I’m (always) here in Kapeeka, I haven’t got time to respond, I’m hearing Saleh you are grabbing land, am I a mad person to grab a church? So for that matter, I want to swear before you the Bishops and Archbishop that in the name of God I’m not involved in that church demolition issues,” Saleh assured the House of Bishops from the Anglican faith on Wednesday.

 

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Tumukunde Officially Kicks Off His Race To State House, Launches Presidential Bid…

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Former Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) senior military officer and presidential aspirant, Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Henry Tumukunde has today officially unveiled his presidential bid at Kololo, as he prepares to face his former boss and bush war comrade, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in the forthcoming 2021 general elections.

Gen. Tumukunde who arrived at his Kololo based offices at 10am was welcomed by his wife and other politicians from different parts of the country also launched his pressure group ‘Kisoboka’, which directly translates to “it’s possible”.  The retired general who will stand on an independent card will now ride his presidential ambitions under the slogan, “A renewed Uganda, It is possible,” and will be identified by the colour orange.

Led by Hon. Beatrice Kiraso, Chairman bodaboda Association of Uganda, Charles Ndugwa, business community led by Frank Gashumba, lawyers, among other dignitaries from all corners of the country were present at the function.

Gen Tumukunde earlier this week revealed that he has in the previous weeks been soaked in activities purposed to build solid structures and systems that will aid his campaign thrive once he embarks on the race to persuade voters.

“I don’t know how quiet I have been but I believe in having networks and sorting out links to people from whom you expect votes. So I don’t know if that is being very quiet,” the soft spoken General argued.

On voluntarily retiring from his position as senior military officer on 3rd/May/2020. The former spy chief right then declared his ambition to preside over Uganda, and vowed to contest and defeat the incumbent President Museveni in the 2021 elections.

 

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I Want To Look At Bobi’s Academic Papers, Someone Born In  1982 Cannot Join Primary One At Two Years Of Age! – Mabirizi Questions EC Over Kyagulanyi Nomination…

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Contentious city lawyer, Male Mabirizi has petitioned the Electoral Commission to avail him with the academic documents of Kyadondo East Member of Parliament (MP) and National Unity Platform (NUP) leader, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine.

On Tuesday, The EC announced that Kyagulanyi was among 8 other candidates picked nomination forms to stand for presidency, taking the total number of applicants to 19, after 10 others collected theirs on Monday.

In a petition dated 10th/August/2020, Mabirizi wrote to the Electoral Commission secretary requesting for certified copies of Kyagulanyi’s nomination academic papers for the Kyadondo East by-election, in which the latter eventually emerged victorious.

The introductory part of the petition read; “I address you in my capacity as a civically active Uganda well aware of your constitutional duty as elaborated under Article 61(1)(d) of the Constitution to organize, conduct and supervise elections and referenda in Uganda and you indeed held a bye-election in Kyadondo East bye-election where Robert Kyagulanyi participated as a candidate and declared winner and now a sitting Member of Parliament.”

The lawyer noted that section 4(3)( C) of the Parliamentary Elections Act ,2005 provides that a person is only qualified to be an MP if that person has completed a minimum formal education of at least Advanced level standard or its equivalent of the Ugandan Education system, a fact he says he wants to prove.

Mabirizi persisted that the EC must have therefore have been availed with his academic documents to prove Kyagulanyi completed the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent before nominating him. Mabirizi now demands to have a look at the NUP leader’s papers.

“The required documents are required to satisfy my doubts that the said Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu possesses the said qualifications given that as per his details via the parliamentary website, he was born in 1982 and sat A- level in 1998. Implying that if the birth year is true, he sat A-level at 16 years, O-level at 13 years PLE at nine years and joined primary one at two years,” Mabirizi insinuated.

The lawyer insisted that his doubts can only be satisfied by looking at the academic documents tendered to the Electoral Commission in 2017 at nomination prior to the Kyadondo East by-election.

Robert Kyagulanyi is currently legally battling allegations of illegally obtaining, taking over and changing the National Unity, Reconciliation and Development Party (NURP) into the National Unity Platform and later assuming it’s presidency.

The provocative lawyer has in the past been notably known to contentiously dare the head of state, the state itself and various state officials to legal battles in the courts of law. And for a traditional Muganda man who has petitioned his cultural leader before, Mabirizi’s latest move is significantly so typical of him. For many however, mostly Kyagulanyi’s fanatics have deemed his action as an attempt to seek relevance to shelter his ambitious political career, on a hint that he could vie for the upcoming 2021 general election.

 

By Baron Kironde




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