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European Union Condemns Zaake Torture, Arbitrary Arrests In Uganda During COVID-19 Lockdown

European Union Condemns Zaake Torture, Arbitrary Arrests In Uganda During COVID-19 Lockdown

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The European Union in Uganda has condemned the government’s high-handedness and arbitrary arrests during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdwn. Citing examples of Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake, who was arrested several days back for distributing food to Ugandans affected by the COVID-19 lockdown and Kakwenza Rukirabashaija,  who was arrested for allegedly writing a book that is critical of government. H.E Amb. Attilio Pacifici's letter On 13 April, Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, a Ugandan activist, was arrested by military police at his home in Iganga, eastern Uganda. He was charged with the trumped-up charges of defamation and cyber related crimes and detained in the military barracks at Mbuya, near the capital Kampala. He is popu...
Hidden Truth: State House Shared Shs90Bn From COVID-19 Shs284Bn Money

Hidden Truth: State House Shared Shs90Bn From COVID-19 Shs284Bn Money

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By Elite Reporter Sources within Parliament have revealed that whereas President Yoweri Museveni is chiding Members of Parliament for Sharing Shs10Bn Coronavirus (COVID-19) he actually took a bigger share, because his State House alone was given Shs90Bn During his 12th National Address on Coronavirus, president Museveni said that it was morally reprehensible for MPs to share Shs20M each, well knowing that the country is currently battling an economic crisis because of  the COVID-19 lockdown. He directed the Auditor General John B. Muwanga to ensure that all MPs account for the money, because he had instructed Kadaga to tell the MPs to donate it to the   COVID-19 Task Forces in their respective districts. However, following President Museveni’s condemnation of Me...