Since mid-September, the claimants have been stuck in Lwengo district following a sharp row stemming from their opposition to being subjected to DNA tests by the Police, which they accused of being biased.
Balikuddembe has withdrawn the petition citing a lack of enough evidence to sustain the petition. According to Balikuddembe, his petition was frustrated by a court ruling that denied him permission to submit additional evidence to support his complaints.
Masaka High Court Judge Winfred Nabisinde said that the court received overwhelming evidence indicating that the convict Godfrey Ssenyange strangled his father Joseph Mwai following a misunderstanding on land ownership.
On Wednesday, Namujjus lawyer, Geoffrey Kandeebe asked the magistrate to dismiss the case against his client, saying prosecution has not even made any attempt to prove the case beyond reasonable doubt.
Cissy Namujju is on trial for forging academic qualifications and uttering false documents. Prosecution alleges that Namujju committed the offence on December 2, 2016 at Electoral Commission offices in Lwengo during nominations for the February 2016 elections.
This morning, Justice Eludes John Keitirima, the Masaka High Court Judge dismissed the petition, saying it has been overtaken by events. Justice Keitirima said he was satisfied with the submission of Mbabaalis lawyer, adding that the matter should have been handled before the elections.
Lawyer John Matovu defended the suit saying his colleague Caleb Alaka quoted section 61 and 64 of the Parliamentary election Act out of context. He noted that his client filed this suit on time and it only challenges Mbabaalis academic qualifications but not his election.
The residents evoked their right to information under article 41 of the constitution of Uganda to demand for information on the water payment services. However, their plea did not yield results, prompting legal action.
Police in Lwengo is holding the Imam of Buzinga mosque and two others in connection with child-trafficking. Sheikh JamadahIga, the imam of Buzinga mosque in Lwengo sub county, is being held with Robert Kato and Theopista Nabbanja. The two are said to be his accomplices.
The Officer in Charge of Bulasana police post in Lwengo district, who is accused of shooting two people to death, has been released bond. Sergeant George Arinaitwe, was arrested shortly after shooting dead 14-year-old Ssaka Mugisha, a primary five pupil of Madarasatil Nasur Islamia and Henry Ssebwana (28), both residents of Kibona village, Kito parish in Lwengo district.
Calm has returned to Lwengo after two days of protest following the rearrest of a well known businessman wanted for murder. Ronald Kabenge, a businessman, is accused of murdering Moses Ssamula, a fellow businessman of Mbirizi town in Lwengo district.
A woman has been arrested in Mbirizi, Lwengo district, for striking and killing her husband for refusing to share kwanjula money. The 45-year old woman Joyce Nakalema killed her husband Vincent Kagiri (44) after learning he had received 175, 000 shillings from their future son-law and refused to share it with her.