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Bobi applauds NUP women protesters

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National Unity Platform party president Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert alias Bobi Wine has commended the ten women who took to the streets on the International Women’s Day expressing discontent and fury with the prevailing wave of abductions and torture.

The women were yesterday granted a UGX 1m cash bail by the LDC Grade one Magistrate Mr. Martin Kirya. They had spendt two weeks on remand to Luzira women’s prison since their arrest on March 8.

The ten women were charged with inciting violence. They are Ms. Jacky Birungi, Flavia Ramto Apiyo, Milly Namatovu, Allen Nantume, Elizabeth Namagembe, Sylvia Namutyaba, Allen Nakiku, Phiona Nankya, Stella Kyeyune, and Rukia Nabasi Sserunga.

Upon their release, they were received by the NUP officials at the head offices in Kamwokya before they were later taken to Magere to meet their president, Bobi Wine.

He hosted them to dinner and emcouraged them to remain firm and vocal on matters concerning human rights.

“Very pleased to receive back our 10 female comrades who have been in detention for twelve days for protesting against the illegal arrests and abductions of our people! Very glad to see that they are very strong. Museveni has tried very hard to criminalize any form of protest in Uganda, but am sure a time will soon come, when the people will defy the repressive laws and rise up,” Bobi posted on Facebook Monday evening.

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Sad; NUP abducted Councillor held incommunicado for 25 days now

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Today marks 25 days since this comrade Muwanga Owen Martin was abducted by the military! He remains under incommunicado detention. He is an elected Councillor in Kyengera, and impassioned activist. Ironically, he was taken away by heavily armed operatives moving in a drone UAL 119V as he returned home after the screening of the Documentary about the gross violations of human rights. Although the police spokesperson admitted that he is in the custody of ‘security’, he has neither been produced in court. His family, lawyers, doctors, and friends have all been denied access to him. Today, our legal team will be asking court to issue a Habeas Corpus order for his release. Very sad state of affairs! #BringBackOurPeople

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Bobi Wine outraged by rampant poverty in Oyam

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President Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine was today outraged by the obscene poverty in Oyam District and Northern Uganda at large.

Bobi had gone to drum up for support for the NUP candidate Daniel Okello who is tussling it out with four other candidates.

In his message, Bobi expressed his disgust at the NRM regime which he says has impoverished the people of Northern Uganda.

Bobi Wine statement;

We spent the day in Oyam North Constituency preaching the message of liberation to our people there! The population in Northern Uganda has been deliberately impoverished and subdued. The levels of poverty are unbelievable. It was very painful seeing old people asking us if we moved with some food because they are starving! The NRM machinery only comes around during elections. It is then that these people get to see the “government” through the long military convoys driving around regime officials! It is during elections that these people are bribed with as little as 500 Uganda shillings and given new empty promises.

Well, we made several stop-overs around the constituency with our comrade Daniel Okello, and yet again reminded these people about the extent of the problem our country faces and everyone’s duty to deliver our nation from this mess. I am grateful to our people for the overwhelming reception, despite all the intimidation and military deployment everywhere! Uganda will be free!

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MP Zaake to be heard today

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Parliament retrieves Zaake’s govt car
Mr Francis Zaake, the Mityana Municipality legislator. PHOTO/FILE |

The Constitutional Court will today begin re-hearing the 2022 impeachment case of Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament (MP), Francis Zaake.

Zaake petitioned the Constitutional Court seeking its declaration to, among other things; overturn his controversial removal from the position of commissioner of parliament for allegedly insulting Speaker Anita Among on social media.

This was after Zaake and his lawyer complained of a delayed judgment on June 5 before the court’s administrator Justice Geoffrey Kiryabiwre who informed them that court suffered manpower shortage on quorum following the promotion of Justice Steven Musota to the Supreme Court.

Justice Musota was among the five justices who heard Zaake’s petition in June 2022.

Other justices are; Catherine Bamugemereire, Christopher Izama Madrama, Muzamiru Mutangula Kibeedi, and Irene Mulyagonja.

In his petition, Zaake details the events that took place prior to his alleged removal.

He also claims that each member of the parliament’s committee on Rules, Privileges, and Discipline, who participated in his removal, received a kick-back of Shs6 million.

A total of 155 MPs voted to remove Zaake from the position after being found guilty of disparaging the speaker.

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