Category Archives: Politics

Over 1000 National Unity Platform supporters are missing

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Over 1000 National Unity Platform supporters are missing.

By Obedgiu Samuel

By the time Rt Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga the speaker of Parliament of Uganda is tasking the legislators to take up the seemingly abandoned responsibilities of the Minister of Internal affairs as Uganda Police Force and UPDFs are on a blame game, just know things are falling apart.

Archbishop Lwanga Warns Gov’t Against Human Rights Violations

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The Archbishop of Kampala Diocese Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has cautioned the government against the continued human rights abuses.

While leading the mass during the burial of the late Msgr. Charles Kato Katongole at Katende parish church in Mpigi district on Tuesday Lwanga said that the NRM slogan ‘securing your future’ which they used in the campaigns is a direct contradiction of what is happening in the country. He said that innocent people are being arrested, abducted and tortured with impunity.

Human Rights Committee Finally Gets Money for Electoral Violence Probe

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Members of Parliament’s Human Rights Committee pose for a picture outside the Kyengera suspected Safe House.

The Human Rights Committee of parliament will finally head to the field to probe rights violations during elections a month after they were tasked to do so.

In February, committee chair Janepher Egunyu Nantume decided to postpone investigations into the matter due to funding problems.  The probe that seeks to interact with all Presidential candidates, victims of violence and stakeholders stems from  the Speaker’s directive that  the committee should take stock of the human rights violations that marred the electoral process.  Parliament had not budgeted for any committee work in the third quarter due to the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Bobi Wine drags URA to Court Over Armoured Vehicle Recall

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Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has petitioned the High Court in Kampala challenging the decision by the Uganda Revenue Authority to recall his vehicle for a verification process.

Through his lawyers; Wameli and Company Advocates, Kyagulanyi says that he has been targeted since he participated in politics especially after the recently concluded presidential elections. He says that his properties, including vehicles, have been unlawfully impounded or retained by the government.

Nov 18th Bobi Wine arrest Riots: Missing Irreplaceable Lives Lost, Financial Support

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“Gift used to pick my calls. As I told you, I am a councilor. He is the one who used to pick my phone calls or make phone calls,” Happy Namatovu Ssempaka says her son, Gift Samuel Nsubuga, 16-year-old, shot in November 18th riot in Kyebando, a Kampala suburb, was her interpreter.  

Namatovu, is deaf, meaning her deceased son was a vital part of her life matrix. Representing people with disabilities in Kawempe Division Council, she has already tested the perils of her son’s demise. “Now, the people I represent quarrel because they call and no one picks, they say I am not working,” she says.  

Attempting to Fight Fake News, EC Tweet Data That Doesn’t Add Up

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In an attempt to counter what it calls fake news, the Electoral Commission (EC) has released the declaration form from Anyang polling station in Padyere County, Nebbi District. However, the figures on the declaration form don’t add up and contradict what is on its tally sheet.   

The declaration form tweeted by EC shows that 323 votes were cast at that polling station yet after totalling the votes that candidates got and invalid votes; the figure comes to 247 votes. This gives a difference of 76 votes.    

36 Jailed Bobi Wine /NUP Supporters Seek Bail from High Court

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At least three dozen supporters of National Unity Platform who were denied bail by the Court Martial have made a bid for freedom before the High Court Criminal Division in Kampala.

  The group that is currently in Kitalya and Kigo prisons on charges of illegal possession of ammunition comprises both male and female detainees. 

They are; Ali Bukeni alias Nubian Li, Edward Ssebuufu alias Eddie Mutwe, Hassan Ssemakula alias Abdul Souldier, Kenny Kyalimpa ,  Mudde Ntambi, William Nyanzi alias Mbogo, Lukeman Mwijukye alias Kampala, Muhammad Nsubuga alias Eddoboozi ,   Adam Matovu, Shakirah Nambozo alias Sukie,  Ibrahim Tamale, Muzafuru Mwanje alias Main Gate alias Muwa, Ismail Nyanzi Kaddu, Achileo Kivumbi, Joseph Onzima alias Tawa , Anthony Agaba alias Bobi Young and Robert Kivumbi alias Mighty Family.

Big Tale: From Annals of Kidnap: Sadists Forced Muganga to Eat 3kgs of Posho Daily

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Stories of sadism continue coming out of the torture chambers as survivors describe the physical and mental mistreatment they were subjected to by members of the disciplined forces after the November killings of dozens during protests that were triggered by the arrest of presidential candidate Robert Robert Kyagulanyi.

On December 21st 2020, Kareem Muganga, a taxi conductor was arrested from Kabembe Stage on Kayunga road in Mukono North. 

Just In: Jailed top Lawyer Bob Kasango dies of a heart failure in Luzira

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Just In: Jailed top Lawyer Bob Kasango dies of heart failure in Luzira.

Lawyer Bob Kasango who has been serving his sentence in Luzira is dead.

Whisper Eye has learnt that the flamboyant lawyer died of a heart failure this evening in Luzira Prison.

Comic Mayambala Advised to File Formal Application to ‘Inherit’ Kyagulanyi’s Petition

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Independent presidential candidate Willy Mayambala at the National Tally Centre. Photo by Olive NakatuddeFormer Presidential Candidate Willy Mayambala has been advised to seek the services of a lawyer to file a formal application to take over a presidential election petition filed by his Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.

The advice from the Supreme Court follows a letter written by Mayambala on Thursday seeking to be guided on how he can take over the petition which Kyagulanyi was withdrawing from the court. The National Unity Platform lost interest in the petition after failing to submit several affidavits which they had collected from various parts of the country, as proof that the election cycle was characterized by violence, bribery, alteration of results, and intimidation, among others.

Why it was the right thing for Bobi Wine to withdraw from the courts

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By Obedgiu Samuel

Ugandan courts generally lack legitimacy. Kyagulanyi’s decision to pull the case out of the Supreme Court was right. Article 126(1) of the constitution of the republic of Uganda spells out the mandate of the judiciary. “Judicial power is derived from the people and shall be exercised by the courts established in the name of the people.” This might be true on paper, but in practice, these courts normally don’t exercise their power for the people but to please their appointing authority. They disburse justice selectively.

Comic Mayambala Wants to Take Over Bobi Wine’s Election Petition

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Former Presidential candidate Willy Mayambala has written to the Supreme Court requesting that he takes over the Presidential Election Petition filed by former National Unity Platform presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.

Mayambala who emerged last among the eleven presidential candidates after scoring 14,657 votes (0.15 percent) says in his letter to the Supreme Court Chief Justice that he objects to the withdraw of the petition by Kyagulanyi against several defendants in his petition.

Bobi Wine Rallies NUP elected Leaders to Mobilize People to Defend His Victory

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The Former National Unity Platform-NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi has called upon leaders in his party to mobilize people to defend their party’s victory. 

Speaking on Thursday to about 300 leaders including councillors and chairpersons of sub-counties and districts of Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono who were elected on the NUP ticket, Kyagulanyi said there is undisputed evidence that he won the January 14 election but was cheated by the Electoral Commission in cahoots with President Museveni.

He said he tried to challenge the election in court but was met with bias from the justices. He highlighted the decision to deny him the chance to amend his petition with supporting affidavits and judges who have a history of working closely with President Museveni as reasons that forced him to withdraw the petition.