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I Want This Regime To Know That I’m Not A Village Dog You Beat And Walk Away – Nambooze Drags SFC, Police To Court



Mukono municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze Balireke has dragged security forces to court for brutally assaulting her when they invaded parliament 2017 during the ‘togikwatako’ debate.

Hon. Nambooze asserts that; on the 27th day of September, 2017, Parliament was besieged and blockaded by the combined forces of the Uganda Police force and Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) personnel who ordered MPs to park at National Theatre Kampala and made MPs access to Parliament to transact business very difficult.

At the commencement of the plenary sitting in the afternoon of 27th September, 2017, the Speaker of parliament (Rebecca Kadaga ) cited and arbitrarily suspended 25 MPs, the Applicant inclusive, and accordingly the proceedings were suspended for 30 minutes to allow the suspended Mps move out and asked Sergeant at Arms to ensure compliance. No sooner had the speaker of Parliament risen to exit from the chambers than several security personnel stormed the chambers and started molesting several MPs on the opposition side.

Together with other MPs, Nambooze was tortured, harangued and arrested in a cruel, inhuman and degrading manner, which amounted to a violation of her Constitutional rights. Upon her illegal arrest, the she was illegally detained in police custody at SIU Kireka in Wakiso District for the rest of the day.

The conduct of the combined forces of the Uganda People’s defence forces, the Uganda Police force personnel and other militia was high handed, malicious and illegal and as a result, the Applicant was subjected to physical and psychological torture, mental anguish, embarrassment, humiliation and emotional stress for which Government is vicariously liable.

Upon that background therefore, the Opposition strong lady through her lawyers (Erias Lukwago and Mpenje Nathan) of Lukwago and Co.Advocates is seeking a declaration that the brutality, humiliation and embarrassment meted out onto her amounted to inhuman and degrading treatment under Art. 44 of the Constitution.

This case is has been brought Under Art. 44(a), 45, 50 of the Constitution, Ss. 3 & 4 of the Human Rights (enforcement) Act, 2019, S. 33 Judicature Act and the Judicature (Fundamental Rights and Freedoms)(Enforcement Procedure)Rules, 2008 in an action for redress for the violation of the rights to liberty, freedom from torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and the matter will commence anytime at High Court.
Nambooze later took to her Facebook page and said, “I have today taken a step further by going to Court to seek redress in relation the harm I suffered on the 27th of September 2017,when SFC soldiers invaded Parliament.” The Mukono legislator adds, “My brother and Counsel Erias Lukwago will lead our team to seek for a declaration that the torture brutality and violence on me by SFC, Uganda Police and other Militia amounted to violation of my Constitutional rights and freedom as enshrined in the Constitution Artical 24 and 44.”
“I particularly want the regime to know that am not a village dog that you can beat, maim and walk away with impunity. We shall never tie until we get justice,” she says.

Nambooze’s medical form
Nambooze with her lawyer Erias Lukwago

By Doreen Menezer



No School Is Allowed To Stop Candidates From Sitting Their Final Exams Because Of Fees Balances – Minister Janet Cautions School Owners…



The Minister of Education and Sports who also doubles as the First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni has warned school owners who stop students from doing their final examinations due fees balance to stop it.

Minister Janet Museveni said this in the post on her Facebook page. Janet wrote: “I have received reports of students who missed writing their final UNEB exams on account of their schools’ refusal to allow them to sit exams because of school fees balances. This is against standing government policy. No school administrator is allowed to stop any UNEB registered candidate from sitting his/Her final exams because of unpaid school fees balances.”

She added, “Exam results however of the candidate can be withheld by the school administrators until he/she has cleared all outstanding fees. I have accordingly instructed the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education & Sports and the Executive Secretary UNEB to investigate this matter and take the necessary action.”

On Monday, 15 candidates at Top Care Secondary School in Iganga District were stopped from from sitting for Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) by the school authorities over school balances.
Despite pleas from the students, their parents and eventually area leaders, the school refused to relent and let the students sit the examinations.

By Josephine Kauma


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Ugandans Who Will Refuse To Sign On ICC Petition To Have M7 Indicted Will Be Committing Treason – Besigye…



Four-time presidential aspirant, Col. Kizza Besigye has warned Ugandans who are planning to dodge the signing of the petition entitled: “Uganda people’s petition to International Criminal Court” that they will be committing treason according to Article 3 of the constitution.

According to Besigye, all Ugandans are held responsible to fight for their fundamental rights and other rights granted by the constitution.

“Every person has a responsibility of protecting his or her rights, if you see someone abusing your right then you have to deal with that person in courts of law, since the constitution under Article 3 allows you to fight for your rights, Ugandans who have declined to sign on the petition are committing treason,” Besigye said.

He said this at the people’s government offices along Katonga road in Kampala where he officially lunched the signing of the petition that is aimed at compelling ICC to summon president Museveni.

In a meeting attended by Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Ken Lukyamuzi, Leader of Opposition Betty Aol Ochan and other the opposition members, Besigye said that the petition is a universal petition that caters for all Ugandans both in Uganda and abroad who have been victims of Museveni’s torture and his poor governance.

“The petition is for all Ugandans, its intended to bring peace to all, we need Museveni out of power with the help of ICC since he cannot handover peacefully,” he insisted.

“Anybody aggrieved with Museveni’s policies of violating our rights like freedom of speech and expression, freedom of assembly and right to life should provide evidence and join in the signing of petition,” he said.

He further urged all police persons and military to abandon violating commands that are given to them by their Commander in Chief.

“The police should work for Ugandans, they should abandon the violating commands that are given to them by Museveni because everyone is accountable for the crimes they commit, no one will ask for who ordered you. Look at Kayihura now, he is suffering alone though he was working on Museveni’s orders,” Besigye added.

He revealed that the petition will be wired online for all Ugandans both in Uganda and abroad to sign.

“Our petition is going to be wired online and links are going to be circulated for those outside Uganda,” he said. He further urged NRM members who have known the weaknesses of President Museveni to join the petition for a better tomorrow.

“Members from the NRM party who understand the weaknesses of their president should join us because this is about Museveni not NRM. Members of other opposition parties and movements like Hon: Kyagulanyi, Gen. Mugisha Muntu, Nobert Mao and other leaders, join us and we defend our country from dictators,” Besigye rallied.

According to Besigye, the process of signing the will take long period of time since they plan to spread it country wide.

By Josephine Kauma


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Sipapa, Full Figure Are Using M7’s Money To Kill Us: Music Promotors Bajjo, Abitex Cry Out ….



Abitex and Bajjo addressing journalists

Events promoters Andrew Mukasa alias Bajjo events and Abbey Musinguzi alias Abitex have pinned socialite Charles Olim alias Sipapa and Jennifer Nakaguubi alias Full Figure of using the millions of money given to them by president Yoweri Museveni to kill them.

Bajjo told journalist in Kampala that on Wednesday evening, he survived being killed by armed hooligans holding machetes at Makindye, a Kampala suburb.

“I have audio recordings of that fool Sipapa and Full Figure strategizing on how to finish our lives. I heard Full figure tipping Sipapa to tell his gangs to locate us and kill us using stones,” Bajjo said.

He revealed that when he received an audio from a friend, they decided to run away from Baba TV where they had been hosted for a talk show. He said that when they reached Makindye, a group of people attacked them with machetes and stoned his car. Abitex said that he received credible information from state house that both Sipapa and Full Figure told Museveni that they know Abitex and Bajjo and that they will help him silence them at all cost.

Abitex warned that the act of giving people free money will increase criminality in the country because people will start thinking that they don’t have to work but can always be given free money. Both promotors filed their complaints at Katwe police station. Full figure was not reached for comment since she was not picking our calls.


Earlier, lawyer Erias Lukwago, who was  representing the two promoters pleaded with High Court judge Lydia Mugambe Ssali to save his clients from losing billions of money and jobs in the coming 2019 festival season. Lukwago submitted that the directive issued by the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola stopping his clients from organizing musical concerts will deny them employment since their source of income are the music shows.

Lukwago told court that his clients lost over Shs200m when Ochola stopped their concerts at Busabala, Gulu Lira and other places yet they had already paid all the necessary requirements including security.

The presiding judge Ssali asked both applicants why they didn’t proceed with organizing concerts of other musicians because it seems the IGP only stopped them from organizing Bobi Wine’s concerts.

Lukwago with people power lawyer Shamim Malende tried to plead to Ssali to accommodate their matter before the Christmas festival because it’s the period when his clients work more.

This was after judge Ssali had told them that she was assigned to go to high court criminal division to handle very serious criminal cases.

However, after Lukwago’s plea, Justice Ssali changed her mind and asked Lukwago to take their file back to the registrar so that it can be allocated to another judge which Lukwago refused. Mugambe further advised the applicants to stop exaggerating their case. The judge ordered both parties to submit written submissions instead of oral as Lukwago was proposing. The matter was adjourned to 13 December.

By Jamil Lutakome


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