During the scuffle, Ngobi reportedly stabbed Kwewana with a knife in the neck and fled into hiding. Kwewana bled profusely and was rushed to Jinja Regional Referral Hospital emergency unit for further management.
On Tuesday, Jinja City Southern Division authorities, the Southern Division Clerk, Joy Kasowole, and the mayor, Nasser Ashraf led a team of physical planners and surveyors, to demarcate a road on part of Masese police station land. However, this sparked off anger among the police, who had recently constructed housing units in the same area.
The Municipal speaker, Molson Bizitu held a public meeting at the Jinja city hall on Tuesday to consult stakeholders on whether to negotiate with the trustees of the Indian association or battle them out in court.
Kasolo, a member of the National Unity Platform-NUP party was declared as the newly elected Mayor of Jinja City on Friday. He defeated nine contestants who include Forum for Democratic Change’s-FDC Frank Nabwiso who was the first runners up.
Sylvia Mudondo, a resident of Buyala village in Budondo ward says that during Nabwiso’s tenure in parliament, Kanusu was his chief mobilizer and rallied voters to support him. “During those political campaigns, Kanusu was always referred to as Nabwiso’s son because those two were often doing door to door campaigns together,” she said.
This proposal is a departure from the Parliamentary Elections Act, 2005 that provides that elections should be held sixty days after the creation of a new district or constituency. This comes at a time when government is struggling to fund elections in newly created districts and constituencies.
The extension will allow property owners who couldn’t file their objections to the property rates and be heard by July 1st 2019 to do so for remedial action. The extension follows a request by KCCA to the Kampala Minister to extend the time within, which the valuation court chaired by Wandera Ogalo will hear, the complaints.
According to Local Government Act, the conditions for creation of municipality include the capacity to meet the cost of service delivery and office accommodation, existence of a physical development plan for land use, reliable water sources and reasonable financial base.
Appearing before Beatrice Kainza, the City Hall Grade One Magistrate on Tuesday, Chelangat, who is also the last state witness said she had found significant similarities in the signatures on documents the accused used for receipting the money and their statements.