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I Won’t Allow You To Take Over My Case, For 20 Years You Have Been Silent About Kyagulanyi’s Crimes – Mabirizi Refuses To Give His Case Against NUP Principal To DPP….

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L-R: Bobi Wine, Male Mabirizi and the DPP Jane Frances Abodo

Maverick lawyer Male Mabirizi has refused to give his case against National Unity Plkatform (NUP) leader Robert Kyagulanyi Sewntamu alias Bobi Wine to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

In a letter dated 2nd September 2020, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) through the Resident Chief State Attorney Janet Kitimbo wrote to Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s court asking to take over the Criminal proceedings in Kyagulanyi’s case.

“Pursuant to Article 120(3) (c) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda 1995 and Section 43(1) (a) or the Magistrates Courts Act Cap16, the Director of Public Prosecutions Is taking over and will continue to conduct the Criminal proceedings In this case,” the letter reads in part.

Kitimbo added, “In that regard, the complainant is required to furnish the Director of Public Prosecutions all reasonable information, assistance and to furnish any documents or other matters in his possession or under his control in regard to this case.”

However, in response, Mabirizi has told the DPP to bark off his case.

“I am in receipt of the letter addressed to you from The Resident State Attorney Buganda Road, dated September 2, 2020 purporting to take over my above case,” he says.

He adds, “This is to respond that just like any other person seeking to become part of court proceedings, the Resident State Attorney, if she so wishes, can only make an application to Court, with reasons, to which I will respond before Court exercises its independent powers enshrined in Article 128(1) & (2) of The Constitution to decide on the matter.”

The defiant Mabirizi told the DPP that this is an extra ordinary case where the alleged offences were committed in March 2000 and for the past 20 years but the State has been silent about the crimes which made him investigate the matter.

He says that it is perplexing how state now claim to be interested in his case.

“The purpose of this letter therefore is to request you to ignore the Resident State Attorney’s letter purporting to take over the proceedings without any Court hearing,” Mabirizi says.

Kyagyulanyi is expected to appear before Buganda road court magistrate and at Wakiso chief magistrate court on 10th and 16th respectively to answer charges related to giving false information which is contrary to section 115 of the Penal Code Act, Obtaining Registration by false pretense which is contrary to section 312 of the Penal Code Act and Uttering false documents which is contrary to section 315 and 347 of the Penal Code Act.

Earlier this week, Buganda Road and Wakiso magistrate court servers told theGrapevine how they have been frustrated by the NUP Principal who they were trying to serve with court summons.

“Yesterday (Wednesday) I tried to reach the accused at his offices in Kamwokya to serve him with court documents but he was not present. I decided to call him but even his phone numbers were off,” one of the court servers from Buganda road court told theGrapevine.

They further revealed that the only option they have now is to swear affidavits which will be given to the trial magistrate stipulating how they have failed to serve the accused.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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Obote Son Beats Up MP Akena Before Their Old Mum Miria Obote At Their Kololo Home…

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Jimmy Akena (L) and Miria Obote (R)

The children of Milton Obote are unhappy with Jimmy Akena for dominating everything in the family including the billions they get annually as benefits because their late father was both Prime minister and President of Uganda.

The other two Obote’s sons Eddie Engena Maitum and Tony Akaki are unhappy that Akena and his wife Betty Among are monopolizing all the money without giving them anything. Akena is also politically enjoying all the benefits got from the Obote name in Lango without allowing his brothers to benefit also by shining politically.

When Apac municipality was created, Engena, who is also a pastor in Kenya came home and demanded to stand there on the UPC ticket but Akena blocked him and gave the UPC flag to someone else. Engena went ahead and stood as an independent against Akena’s candidate but lost.

He has been grassing since that time and one afternoon recently, he stormed his mother’s house in Kololo where he demanded to know why he should live in poverty when his father was a very rich man and former President of Uganda. Akena was there, he confronted him and the two exchanged blows until Miria their mother separated them.

Engena accused Miria of favoring Akena even when he mistreats them by denying them benefits of being Obote’s sons. A tearful Engena cursed Akena and assured Miria he will never come back again. Bishop Engena became so much annoyed that even when his Kenyan wife died recently, he grieved alone without involving Akena and other family members.

The miserable Bishop buried his wife in Luwero where he bought land and says he isn’t interested in the Oyima clan things anymore because Akena has monopolized everything back home in Akokoro.        

 

By Sandra Mukisa

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M7 Gives Me Everything I Ask For, I Can’t Be Corrupt – State House Anti-Corruption Unit Chief, Col Edith Nakalema Emphasizes She’s Clean…

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State House Anti Corruption Unit boss Lt. Col. Nakalema

Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema has applauded the establishment of the State House Anti Corruption Unit, and says it’s a very great work in progress.

Lieutenant Colonel Edith Nakalema, is a Ugandan military officer, who graduated in August 2018, from the Higher Command and Staff Course at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, in Watchfield, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, where she had been admitted in 2017.

The State House Anti Corruption Unit headed by Nakalema was set up to counter overwhelming corruption cases in late 2018 will now make 2 years on 10 in December this year.

Commending herself for a job well done, Nakalema said, “I am grateful to the appointing authority that made me join the rest of the anti-corruption agencies and become the link between State House and other agencies and the public. We all have to work together.”
She disregarded statements that her unit is overshadowing the other anti-corruption agencies, and argued that they instead work together.

Discussing the progress of the barely two year old unit, Nakalema disclosed that they have managed to recover over UGX 1 billion during the execution of their duties.

“We have also managed to bring back Ugandans who were stuck in the Middle East and unfortunately returned some dead bodies. All the companies that export workers abroad that were not licensed have been closed – about 88 of them,” she said.

“For citizens who have paid to meet the president, it is not too late. We are ready to clean up the State House as long as you show us the dirt,” she added.

According to Nakalema, 247 have so far been investigated and arraigned before the courts of law by the unit, plus 24 convictions within two years.

“We are grateful to the judiciary because our cases have special court hearings in different parts of the country,” she said.

Nakalema however admitted that fighting corruption is not easy at all, but a determined team has made it possibly successful to a certain extent.

She said, “Corruption changes face. People are not ready to expose the corrupt because they benefit. A number of the corrupt have been exposed with the help of the media, whistleblowers, and my team, and we have acted.”

“Corruption starts from family. How you bring up the children matters. The schools they go to and what they are taught matters. You find that little children have to buy sweets for their campaigns in schools,” she added, citing that corruption is a rooted evil.

Denying corruption allegations, she said, “I cannot be corrupted when I have a God who can give me anything and also, I can ask for everything I want from President Museveni.”

By Baron Kironde

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M7’s National Address Postponed As Bobi Wine Also Announces Address At Same Time…

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NRM presidential candidate Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni (R) and his NUP opponent Bobi Wine

The Presidential Address that was scheduled for 7pm today has been deferred to a new date that will be announced, Museveni’s press secretary, Don Wanyama has revealed.

Museveni was slated starting this Sunday, and every other Sunday during the campaign season to conduct a televised national address.

Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate has also announced that he will address the nation today at 7:00 PM via Facebook and all other social media platforms. He added that a wide range of matters of national importance are to be communicated in his address.

Meanwhile, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has officially written to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) demanding to be enlightened about what President Yoweri Museveni is set to air out this evening.

NAB says that it will not kowtow to UCC’s directive if it finds out that Museveni is among other things slated to also seek for votes instead, or else he pays for the airtime.

According to UCC’s directive, all political aspirants are entitled to equal opportunity to speak to Ugandans to enable voters to choose from an informed perspective. The above directive therefore implies that it is wrong and unfair if Museveni as the president is allowed to freely campaign on TV.

 

By Baron Kironde

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