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Who are the 28 NUP supporters denied bail by GCM



The General Court Martial panel of judges chaired by Brig. Gen Robert Freeman Mugabe yesterday approved bail for just 4 out of the 32 National Unity Platform party supporters who have grapped with capital offense of possession of Military stores, and ammunition.

The group has been on remand since their arrest in 2021 prior to the inauguration of the reigning NRM regime.

Attempts to get bail by the jailed suspects have all encountered objections with state prosecution raising unjustified concerns like the compromise of investigations among others.

For the entirety of the two years, only one witness has been produced by the state prosecutor side led by Lt. Gift Muhabamwe.

The only lucky 4 who were yesterday granted bail were told not to exceed the Kampala and Wakiso jurisdiction without the approval and knowledge of the court martial.

What is important to note is that the Constitutional Court last year nullified trial of civilians by the court martial and directed that all pending trials be reassigned to the High Court. This however was overlooked by the general court martial which continues to try ordinary civilians with impunity.

The four who were released include Ronald Mayiga, Richard Njobi, Kenneth Kamya and Shafic Ngobi.

The 28 who have not been granted bail are:

1. Segujja Rashid
2.Sekitoleko Yasin
3.Robert Rugumayo
4.Muhydin Kakooza Sanya
5.Patrick Mwase
6. Simon Kijambu
7. Abdu Matovu
8.Olivia Lutaaya
9.Ronald Kijambo
10.Sharif Kalanzi
11.Joseph Muwonge
12.Mesach Kiwanuka
13.Abdallah kintu
14.Umar Emma Kato
15.Kavuma Musa
16.Ibrahim Wandera
17.Asbert Nagwere
18.Steven Masakulu
19.Jimmy Galukande
20.Paul Muwanguzi
21.Sharif Matovu
22.Davis Matabi
23.Abdallah Gibusiwa
24.Livingstone Katushabe
25.Swaibu Katabi
26.Sirajji Mudebo
27.Joseph Muganza
28.Stanley Lwanga

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Sad; NUP abducted Councillor held incommunicado for 25 days now



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



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



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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