Accordingly, Justice Mubiru advised the Defense lawyers who had labored much to explain the need for adjournment to either reconsider their decision or to make sure their request and plea-bargaining does not prolong the trial.
To this effect, Rwakakamba challenged the articles under the NSSF Act which states that a member of the fund shall be entitled to his money at the age of 55, when you get mental disability, emigration issues, survivors’ benefits and once you've ceased to be a member as the only ways of accessing the funds.
DTB's lawyer told the Principal Judge that they have an intended appeal which will be rendered useless in the event that they refund the monies before its hearing, adding that the entire banking sector shall suffer substantial and irreparable loss.
Mukisa was sentenced on his own plea of guilty when he told court that he murdered the boy himself. The plea of guilty however came after prosecution had produced a number of witnesses pinning Mukisa for having committed the offence. It was the convict who led the police and other security agencies to the scene where he had dumped the boy's remains.
The kingdom has officially written to the Internal Affairs minister and the Inspector General of Uganda Police opposing the posting an officer with questionable discipline to be in charge of law and order in Hoima city, which is the seat of Bunyoro kingdom.
After conviction, Kisomeso asked the court for a pardon and instead of a custodial sentence, give him a suspended sentence, and castrate him to tame his sexual urge, so that he can look after his eight-months-old baby.
The Court heard that on September 24, 2020, at Luwafu zone, Makindye Division, Katumwa, a candidate for the Nansana Municipality Parliamentary seat, unlawfully took a minor from the custody or protection of her parents.
A few months ago the High Court dismissed relatively similar petitions filed by Presidential aspirant Joseph Kabuleta and Dr Emmanuel Diini Kisembo for having failed to first petition the Electoral Commission tribunal before going to court.
However, speaking to URN today at the Constitutional Court on Thursday, Besigye said that to date, he still wonders how the Constitutional Court Justices came to sit and dismiss his petition in the presence of Attorney General’s representatives on a day that was never communicated to him and his lawyers.
Kwagala, one of the complainants says the company paid the promised 5 per cent interest on the fixed deposit account for the first few months before cutting it by half. She has since failed to even withdraw the principal amount, which brings the total to about 190 million Shillings.
Kyagulanyi described the case as bogus and thinks that it was only brought up to vulgarise and disrupt the pace at which NUP was moving in the run up to the 2021 elections. However, he added it was encouraging to know that there are Judges who still stand for the value of speaking the truth and protect their integrity.
However, in his ruling on Wednesday, Justice Musa Ssekaana, the Deputy head of High Court Civil Division disregarded all grounds for the case and instead focussed on the fact that the case was filed in a manner that abused the court process.
The trial magistrate, Stella Maris Amabalis couldn’t access the video conferencing room, which connects Buganda road court to Kitalya, Luzira and Kigo prisons where the accused persons are on remand because it was being used by other magistrates. The suspects can’t be allowed to appear in court physically because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Court heard that between the month of September and October 2020 while in Kampala district, the accused persons unlawfully and negligently issued negative COVID -19 results to people who had tested positive well knowing that their actions are likely to cause the spread of an infectious disease.
Nicolas Amone, a father of 14 children in Pungole Parish, says the project has encroached on his 250 hectors of land which includes two hectors of pine trees. Amone claims that he has been blocked from using the land without compensation.