Mabirizi contends that Gen. Muhoozi, a UPDF officer, engaged in political gatherings in breach of the country's legal provisions. Mabirizi requests the court to declare Gen. Muhoozi's alleged political activities illegal, beyond the scope of a serving military officer's duties, irrational, and procedurally incorrect.
In the application, Mabirizi seeks a declaration that the policy of paying higher salaries and allowances to science-oriented public servants than to their art-oriented counterparts at the same rank, positions, and places of work infringes upon, violates, and threatens the rights of the latter.
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.
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.
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.
In August, the Soroti Resident Judge, Justice Henry Adonyo issued a temporary injunction restraining Paul Sande Emolot and John Francis Okuma, the former ICU Council chairperson and Speaker respectively from performing any cultural duties related to ICU.
Emolot sailed through unopposed in the recently concluded expression of interest and nominations of conducted by the new ICU Electoral Commission for Emorimor’s throne. Although he is due for installation as the next Emorimor in November, Emolot is already transacting business as Emorimor. He was recently seen in royal entourage with African Kings and Queens in Guyana.
The district had constructed a veterinary staff house and extended the access road to the contested land as it claimed ownership. Part of the land has been the venue for Kasilo weekly Market, one of the biggest cattle markets in Teso while another portion of the land had been encroached on by the neighbors who had settled there.
“The responded is hereby found guilty of the offense of theft c/s 254 (1), (b) and 271 (b), (c) of the Penal Code Act Cap 120 and convicted accordingly. The acquittal of the respondent by the lower court is hereby set aside and is replaced by a conviction on the offense of theft”, the High Court ruling reads in part.
The court found that there were four different results for the two candidates leading to the confusion.
Achayo was first declared winner of the Ngora County elections with 9,517 votes. Abala who had garnered 9,226 votes was instead declared winner by the Electoral Commission in Kampala.
Omukat joined the group that dragged the government to court in 2010 over the losses incurred during turbulent times in Teso. But they are yet to receive compensation despite incurring more costs in the pursuit of justice. He says that on average, he has spent more than five million Shillings.
The petition was filed by Anne Ameco and another on grounds that the election was not conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the provisions of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, the Parliamentary Act, as amended and the Electoral Commission Act.
Achayo, a candidate for the ruling National Resistance Movement- NRM party was declared winner of the January polls by the Electoral Commission in Kampala, with 9,517 against 9,226 votes polled by her rival David Abala, yet earlier Ngora District Returning Officer Peter Toddu had announced Abala as the winner with 8,317 against 7,828.