“We have a principle called "Prior full and informed consent", where counsel has to tell everything to his client about what he should expect from court. I have a feeling that if Kyagulanyi was properly briefed on the nature of our court, probably he wouldn’t have gone to court in the first place,” Ssemakadde said.
His lawyers, led by Medard Lubega Sseggona filed the application this morning asking leave of court to withdrawal the petition in whole. Kyagulanyi lists six reasons for withdrawing the petition, which are also supported with arguments in an affidavit of 22 paragraphs.
Audit documents before PAC indicate that out of the 20.74 Billion Shillings, indicate that 16.88 Billion was spent by the Judiciary on different activities some of which were disposing of cases in different courts, installing new courts, training of staff, procuring vehicles and others.
The Judiciary Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana today told Parliament that the nine billion Shillings system also known as the Electronic Court Case Management Information System (ECMIS), is expected to help quicken filing of cases, track them throughout the trial and provide progress updates to relevant players.
The charges stemmed from his failure to perform his duties when a bogus company; Ammam Industrial Tools and Equipment Limited (AITEL) was contracted to purchase 70, 000 bicycles from India. The bicycles were meant to be used by LC1 and parish chairpersons for government activities ahead of the 2011 general elections.
Sam Onyapidi, a waiter at Munyonyo Resort hotel and resident of Kifumbira Zone in Kamwokya claims that police officers stabbed him in the stomach along Mawanda Road on Sunday night while returning from duty. Onyapidi is in the Intensive Care Unit-ICU at Mulago National Referral Hospital.
Now, in her response, Sewankambo says that the National Security Council-NSC directed UCC to suspend internet, bulk messaging and mobile money services temporarily.
She says that on 13th January 2021, Gen. Elly Tumwine, the Minister of Security wrote a letter to UCC regarding the council's decision.
The prosecution alleges that between June and December 2019, Nakityo, now CAO for Buliisa and Andrew Byaruhanga, the Chief Finance Officer of Ntungamo and Julius Ashaba, the Information Technology officer at Ntungamo Municipality through their positions embezzled the money meant for staff salaries and wages.
At the beginning of this month, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the former National Unity Platform presidential candidate filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the election of President Museveni. The petition is being heard by nine Justices.
The supreme court has issued orders staying the execution of the Constitutional Court’s decision which was permanently halting the proceedings of corruption charges against Geoffery Kazinda, the former principal accountant officer in the Office of Prime Minister.
He says Owiny-Dollo's earlier relationship as Museveni's lawyer and the fact that he has held discussions with the same respondent after Kyagulanyi's petition had been filed makes the Chief Justice's presence on the panel "not only be illegal but also unacceptable under constitutional and fairness principle since justice must not only be done but must also be seen to be done”
While responding to Kyagulanyi’s application to amend his petition, Joseph Matsiko who led a team of four lawyers representing the Electoral Commission asked court not to allow the Amendment on grounds that the law provides for such amendments when the applicant doesn’t seek to introduce new grounds.
He was facing 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed during attacks in Pajule IDP camp in October 2003, Odek IDP camp in April 2004, Lukodi IDP camp in May 2004, and Abok IDP camps in June 2004.
Through her lawyers of Pace Advocates, Nassolo says that her husband who owns a printery business was kidnapped on January 21, 2021, by unknown men dressed in military uniform at his workplace at Modern Sarah Building located at Nasser Road.
Kyagulanyi accuses the Attorney General of having refused to amend the relevant laws which would ensure a free and fair elections as directed by the Supreme Court in their orders arising from the previous presidential election petitions.
In her judgment, Ayo said the convicts deserve a custodial sentence and handed them a four-year jail term. She directed that court refunds the Shillings 2 million they deposited as security for their bail advised the convicts to appeal the decision in a higher court if they are dissatisfied with her judgment.
The funding is to cater for operationalisation of newly gazetted courts, transport equipment, implementation of new staff structure, construction and renovation of courts, innovation in case management and disposal of cases.