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    SAD DAY FOR BOBI WINE: Plot To Have Him Rot In Jail

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    There is a plot to have the Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine rot in jail for a long time.

    Bobi Wine was today secretly arraigned before the General Court Martial in Gulu and charged under Section 119 (1) (h) of the UPDF Act, 2005 on accounts of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition, according to the army spokesperson, Brig. Richard Karemire. He was remanded until August 23rd .

    According to his lawyers, Bugiri Member of parliament and lawyer Asuman Basalirwa and Busiro County MP and lawyer Medard Lubega Sseggona, the singer cum politician was produced in Gulu Court Martial quietly, allowing only two people (Sseggona and Basaalirwa) a chance to see him.

    “Only me and Sseggona have been allowed into court martial. We shall brief you,” Basalirwa said. Earlier, the Lawyers were reportedly first surrounded by the army and ordered out of the barracks where Bobi Wine was allegedly detained.

    Basaalirwa told the media that, “They said he was here for treatment then they took him back to Arua, then they also said Court Martial will be sitting here, so we are confused.”

    MUSEVENI LINKING BOBI’S ACTS TO TERRORISM

    Since the Arua incident where his car was allegedly stoned and the hind screen smashed, president Museveni has written two letters. In the latest letter, written today morning and he warned that Bobi Wine has terrorism charges to answer. Museveni said, “The cases of terrorism, damaging property, manslaughter etc against the Hons: Wadri, Bobi Wine, etc will continue.

    Their actions led to the death of a Ugandan, injury of a number of others and damage to property, so the allegations go. All those leaders, including the NRM members, should never encourage their supporters to violate the law, let alone themselves violating the law.”

    WHAT THE LAW SAYS ON TERRORISM

    According to the Anti- Terrorism Act, 2002, for  the offence of terrorism, any person who engages in or carries out any act of terrorism commits an offence and shall, on conviction be sentenced to death if the offence directly results in the death.

    OTHER MPs CHARGED

    Kyagulanyi’s fellow MPs Paul Mwiru, Kassiano Wadri and Gerard Karuhanga were also charged today at the Magistrates Court in Gulu with over 30 people with treason in regards to the Arua chaos on Monday. However, the group through their lawyers led by Medard Sseggona and Darlton Opwonya protested against the charge brought against them by the state.

    WHAT THE LAW SAYS ABOUT TREASON

    Section 23 of the Penal Code Act provides for the offence of treason.

    23 (1) Any person who: unlawfully causes or attempts to cause the death of the President or, with intent to maim or disfigure or disable, unlawfully wounds or does any harm to the person of the President, or aims at the person of the President any gun, offensive weapon, pistol or any description of firearm, whether it contains any explosive or destructive substance or not; contrives any plot, act or matter and expresses or declares such plot, act or matter by any utterance or by any overt act in order, by force of arms, to overturn the Government as by law established; aids or abets another person in the commission of the foregoing acts, or becomes an accessory before or after the fact to any of the foregoing acts or conceals any of those acts, commits an offence and shall suffer death.

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    Commonwealth Lawyers Caution M7 On Dismissal Of Justice Kisakye

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    Lawyers under the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) have protested the removal of Justice Esther Kisakye from office.

    In a written statement by the association, the Commonwealth Lawyers have called upon president Museveni to carefully consider the implications of Justice Kisakye’s dismissal.

    The lawyers say that judges should only be subjected to suspension only when they are incapable or if they misbehave.

    “Judges should be subject to suspension or removal only for reasons of incapacity or misbehaviour that clearly renders them unfit to discharge their duties,” part of the statement reads.

    The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) last month recommended the removal of Justice Esther Kisakye from office and have her probed over her misconduct and attack on chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo.

    Justice Kisakye’s troubles began following the 2021 election petition by National Unity Platform president Robert Kyagulanyi in which she gave a dissenting opinion from other judges.

    Justice Kisakye in her ruling said Kyagulanyi had not been given enough time to present his case.

     

     

     

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    Karamoja Iron Sheets Scandal: Speaker Among Returns 500 Iron Sheets

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    Speaker of parliament Anita Among has revealed that she has bought 500 iron sheets to compesate those meant for the vulnerable in Karamoja that were misallocated  by the minister of Karamoja affairs Hon. Goretti Kitutu.

    Among told parliament on March 15th that she bought the iron sheets because she does not want to be accused of grabbing iron sheets that were meant for the vulnerable in Karamoja.

    Speaker Anita Among is among the government officials who were cited in the Karamoja iron sheet scandal. Among is reported to have received 500 pieces of iron sheets. However, Among claimed she did not request for the iron sheets but admitted that she saw them in her district Bukedea.

    Other government officials that received the iron sheets include vice president Jessica Alupo, minister Rose Akello, Agnes Nandutu, prime minister Robinah Nabbanja, minister Amos Lugolobi, finance minister Matia Kasaija, Minister Maria Goretti Kitutu, government chief whip Denis Obua among others.

    The Karamoja iron sheet scandal sparked off when family members of minister Goretti Kitutu were found in possession of iron sheets meant for the vulnerable in Karamoja region. Minister Kitutu told the committee on presidential affairs, during the probe, that she was not guided thus misallocating relief items meant for Karamoja.

     

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    Opposition MPs To Boycott M7 Address

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    Members of Parliament from the opposition have announced a boycott of president Museveni’s address slated for Thursday this week.

    Members of the opposition say they will not attend Museveni’s address because his government has failed to address their concerns.

    The legislators say the regime has continued to arrest political opponents, failed to fight corruption, violated rights of members of Parliament and incarcerated innocent citizens without trial.

    President Museveni is expected to address Parliament and the nation at large tomorrow March 16th, 2023 at Kololo ceremonial grounds.

    There is high anticipation of what president Museveni’s address will look like with some legislators hoping that he will address the issue of his ministers involved in the Karamoja iron sheets scandal.

    Forum for Democratic Change’s Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda on Tuesday during plenary protested the change of venue of Thursday’s plenary from Parliament to Kololo.

    Ssemujju said there is no need for legislators to move to Kololo yet Parliament purchased a big tent to host sessions with high attendance.

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