Brig. Semawenge had indicated in the defendant’s witness statement filed on May 12, 2023 that the army he serves was not responsible for the atrocities committed in Teso sub- region as alleged in the case John Oluka and others.
These senior commanders will serve as witnesses to defend the government in the cattle compensation case of Oluka and Others on May 25, 2023. The Teso War Debt Claimants had returned to court after the government launched a compensation program, arguing that the program did not adequately compensate them for their losses.
In Court, Former Kaberamaido Woman MP Veronica Isala Bitchetero narrated that she was a member of NRA's external wing by 1996 when her parents were beaten, humiliated and raided in Kaberamaido. She recalls that her father’s eyes were gorged out by the National Resistance Army- NRA soldiers who were moving with the Karimojong raiders.
Soroti Resident Judge Justice Dr Henry Adonyo also gave an ultimatum of two years for the City authorities to gazette areas for Public Service Vehicles like buses, taxis and bodabodas to load and offload passengers and goods in an orderly manner.
Justice Cheborion noted that it does not matter who originates the request for an audit where the Auditor General’s report is made. Once undertaken by the Auditor General, he immediately owns the audit and must submit a report to Parliament.
“We pray for another date of mention so that we conclusively investigate this matter. Your honor, it’s also our request that the accused and his relatives desist from holding press interviews on this matter until we conclude with the inquiries," Kiduma said.
In Soroti City East, the petition arose from the by-election conducted in July 2022 where the NRM Candidate, Herbert Edmund Ariko was declared the winner, beating the incumbent, FDC’s Moses Attan Okia.
"This is therefore to request that the said DISO be interdicted in accordance with Regulation 38 (1) of the Public Service Commission Regulations 2009which provides for the interdiction of a Public Officer against whom criminal proceedings are instituted," the letter reads in part.
The Minister for Gender, Labour, and Social Development, Betty Amongi in the General Notice No. 2158 of 2022 dated December 9, 2022, to The Uganda Gazette indicated that Emolot is now the new Paramount Chief for the Iteso.
Nuwangira appeared Friday before the Soroti Grade One Magistrate, Edmund Okiror Okwi who remanded him until January 6, 2023, for shooting Cedric Kayiwa on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, along Soroti- Mbale highway.
The claimants led by the former member of Parliament Kapelebyong Julius Ochen trying to seek for justice over lost lives and properties have complained over the costs they are incurring in attempts to seek justice before courts of law.