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    Judicial Officers’ Reshuffle Bites: Magistrate In Bobi Wine’s Case Transferred To Iganga



    The judiciary has reshuffled 46 of its judicial officers including Gulu grade one magistrate Yunus Ndiwalana.

    In the new transfers, Ndiwalana, who is in charge of the treason case in which 33 people including Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, Kassiano Wadri (Arua Municipality), Paul Mwiru (Jinja East) and Gerald Karuhanga has been transferred to Iganga.

    According to the Chief Registrar Esta Nambayo, the transferred officers will effectively take of their offices on the 1st November. Ndiwalana has been replaced by Imoran Isaac Kintu from Iganga the Grapevine has learnt.

    Below is the list

    DEPUTY REGISTRARS – Effective 1st November 2018
    1. Bareebe Rosemary N Lira GULU
    2. Angualia Moses Gabriel Mbarara JTI (TRAINING)
    3. Kaweesa Godfrey JTI (Training) JTI (RESEARCH)
    ASSISTANT REGISTRARS – Effective 1st November 2018
    4. Opesen Thaddeus Gulu Lira

    CHIEF MAGISTRATES – Effective 1st November 2018
    5. Amono Monica Moyo SOROTI
    6. Sayekwo Emmy Soroti KASESE
    7. Agwero Catherine Kasese BUSIA
    8. Omalla Felix Busia MOYO
    9. Twakyire Samuel Mbarara CM CARETAKING MBARARA HC

    MAGISTRATES GRADE I – Effective 1st November 2018
    10. Nantege Christine Makindye KAJJANSI
    11. Mukoya Maureen Wakiso MPIGI
    12. Nabafu Agnes Kajjansi JINJA
    13. Ndiwalana Yunusu Gulu IGANGA
    14. Kasule Sumaya Jinja BUYENDE
    15. Mwesigye Julius Rubaga/Nateete MAYUGE
    16. Tuhumbise Valerian Mayuge LUKAAYA/KALUNGU
    17. Gimugu Kabiri Kenneth Nsangi LUWERO
    18. Watyekere George LDC MASAKA
    19. Rukundo Isaac Kotido KABALE
    20. Nambatya Irene Study Leave MAKINDYE
    21. Seruwo Benjamin Martin Apala APALA/OTUKE
    22. Nsaire Proscovia Moyo NEBBI
    23. Anyeko Susan Nwoya AMURU/NWOYA
    24. Odoo Simon Peter Lira ADUKU
    25. Namubiru Mariam Tororo MALABA/KISOKO
    26. Tibagonzeka Jane Soroti NGORA
    27. Otim Moses Kaabong KAABONG/ABIM
    28. Kintu Imoran Isaac Iganga GULU

    Deployments take immediate effect (5th October 2018)
    29. Koburunga Patience New ANTI CORRUPTION
    30. Najjuko Evelyn NEW LDC
    31. Lwanga Benedict Nsibambi NEW LUGAZI
    32. Otwao Fidelis NEW MOYO
    33. Seguya Ivan NEW TORORO
    34. Nzwebe Philip NEW KOTIDO
    35. Ziraba Arthur NEW MASAKA
    36. Karakire Edgar NEW KASESE
    37. Igga Adiru NEW LIRA
    38. Turibamwe Christine NEW GULU
    39. Kaweesi Emmanuel NEW SOROTI
    40. Wegoye Joel NEW NATETE/RUBAGA
    41. Nabirye Fatumah NEW BUSHENYI
    42. Adong Suzan NEW ARUA
    43. Namukasa Hamidah NEW RUKUNGIRI
    44. Akera Derick Otim NEW NTUNGAMO

    MAGISTRATES GRADE II – Effective 1st November 2018
    45. Kamba Richard Makindye MPIGI
    46. Baguma Catherine Mpigi MAKINDYE


    By Monica Atwiine



    Angels Of Death Strike, Take Two Of Uganda’s VIPs In 2023 Opener



    Two of Uganda’s Very Important Persons have Monday died.

    National Unity Platform’s parliamentary flag bearer in the last year’s Omoro County by-elections, Simon Toolit Aketcha is dead.

    Toolit, died on Monday morning.

    The news of his death was confirmed by Omoro county MP Andrew Ojok Oulanyah.

    “It is a dark day in Omoro! We have lost one of our gallant sons and former MP, Hon. Simon Toolit Akecha! Hon. Toolit was the MP for Omoro County between 2006 & 2011 and was a candidate in recent by-elections. May his soul rest in eternal peace!” OJok tweeted.

    Toolit put up stiff political resistance against the late Jacob Oulanyah before also competing against his son Andrew Ojok Oulanyah.

    Toolit will be remembered as a candidate to have competed against the Oulanyah’s while holding the flag for two different parties for under ten years.

    In 2016, Toolit, then a candidate of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) contested against NRM’s Jacob Oulanyah and polled 6,823 votes against the latter’s 8,218 votes.

    In the same manner, Uganda’s high commissioner to Kenya and Seychelles, Dr Hassan Galiwango, has died.

    Galiwango died Monday morning at Nairobi Hospital where he had been admitted.

    The late was the husband to Mbale City Woman Member of Parliament, Connie Nakayeze Galiwango.

    President Museveni appointed Galiwango as the high commissioner to Kenya in October 2020.

    Galiwango was also the former long serving director of finance and administration at the NRM secretariat at the time of his ambassadorial appointment. Ms Medina Naham, the NRM party chairperson of Koboko District, replaced him at the secretariat.

    The cause of his death is yet to be communicated by the government.

    Last year, Bank of Uganda governor prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah and Gen. Elly Tumwine among other VIPs died.



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    Five Dead As Bomb Goes Off In Church Near DRC, Uganda Border 



    A bomb killed at least five people on Sunday after detonating in a church in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said.

    Details of the attack remain hazy, but military spokesman Antony Mualushayi said the “terrorist act” happened in a Pentecostal church in North Kivu province’s Kasindi, a town on the border with Uganda.

    Mualushayi later told reporters that at least five bodies had been taken to the morgue following the blast, in what he called a provisional death toll.

    Joel Kitausa, a local civil society figure, put the death toll at eight and said 27 other people had been wounded.

    AFP was unable to independently confirm the toll.

    It was not immediately clear who carried out the attack. Mualushayi said that one suspect — a Kenyan — had been arrested.

    The DRC’s communications ministry said on social media that the attack was apparently carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) group.

    The ADF — which the Islamic State group claims as its affiliate in Central Africa — is active in the Kasindi area.

    It has been accused of slaughtering thousands of Congolese civilians and carrying out bomb attacks in Uganda.

    The ADF has planted bombs in towns in North Kivu in the past.

    Since 2021 a joint Congolese-Ugandan military operation has been targeting the ADF in North Kivu and neighbouring Ituri province.

    Over 120 armed groups roam mineral-rich eastern DRC, many of which are the legacy of regional wars that flared at the turn of the 21st century.

    Source: AFP


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    Nepal Crash: Dozens Killed As Plane Crashes Near Pokhara Airport



    Dozens of people have been killed after a plane with 72 people on board crashed near an airport in central Nepal.

    The Yeti Airlines flight from Kathmandu to the tourist town of Pokhara crashed on landing before catching fire.

    Videos posted on social media show an aircraft flying low over a populated area before banking sharply.

    At least 68 people are confirmed to have died, officials said. Several critically injured survivors were taken to hospital, unconfirmed reports said.

    Local resident Deeveta Kal told the BBC how she rushed to the crash site after seeing the aircraft plunge from the sky shortly after 11:00am local time (05:15 GMT).

    “By the time I was there the crash site was already crowded. There was huge smoke coming from the flames of the plane. And then helicopters came over in no time,” she said.

    “The pilot tried his best to not hit civilisation or any home,” Deevta Kal added. “There was a small space right beside the Seti River and the flight hit the ground in that small space.”

    The flight set out with 68 passengers on board, including at least 15 foreign nationals, and four crew members.

    According to flight tracking website Flightradar24, the 15-year-old twin-engine ATR 72 stopped transmitting position data at 05:05 GMT and the last signal from the aircraft was received at 05:12.

    Hundreds of Nepalese soldiers were involved in the operation at the crash site in the gorge of the Seti, just one and a half kilometres from the airport.

    The search operation has been suspended for the day, officials say.

    Video taken where the plane came down showed thick billowing black smoke and burning debris.

    “We expect to recover more bodies,” an army spokesman told Reuters, saying the plane “has broken into pieces”.

    Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal called an emergency meeting of his cabinet and urged state agencies to work on rescue operations. A panel to investigate the cause of the crash has been set up.

    Of the passengers, 53 are said to be Nepalese. There were five Indian, four Russians and two Koreans on the plane. There was also one passenger each from Ireland, Australia, Argentina and France among others.

    Aviation accidents are not uncommon in Nepal, often due to its remote runways and sudden weather changes that can make for hazardous conditions.

    A Tara Air plane crashed in May 2022 in the northern Nepalese district of Mustang, killing 22 people.

    In early 2018, 51 people were killed when a US-Bangla flight travelling from Dhaka in Bangladesh caught fire as it landed in Kathmandu.

    The European Union has banned Nepalese airlines from its airspace over concerns about training and maintenance standards in the country’s aviation industry.

    Source: BBC


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