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SAD NEWS:UCU student dies in accident.

SAD NEWS:UCU student dies in accident.

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A Uganda Christian University(UCU) student has perished in an accident as he travelled with his parents to the campus to attend today's graduation ceremony. Alex Gidudu Khauka, a student of Information Technology passed on together with his father on Friday morning in Kamonkoli as they were traveling to the main campus for the graduation. According to the Traffic Police spokesperson, Faridah Nampiima, the accident happened at around 5am at Kamonkoli village along Mbale-Tirinyi road. “The accident involved motor vehicle registration number UAY 740k Toyota Noah that rammed into a stationary broken down motor vehicle registration number UAS 427P Sino truck killing one on spot identified as Khauka Alex aged 24yrs, and Gidudu Siraj aged 50 years who died on arrival at Mbale regional referra...
Herbert Edmund Ariko declared winner of Soroti East by-election

Herbert Edmund Ariko declared winner of Soroti East by-election

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Herbert Edmund Ariko has been elected the Soroti East Member of Parliament. Ariko who contested on the National Resistance Movement-NRM party ticket defeated his closest rival Moses Attan Okia. Ariko garnered 9,407 votes against Attan’s 8,771 votes. The Uganda Peoples’ Congress-UPC candidate, Pascal Amuriat got 115 votes. Ariko was declared the winner at 10pm by the Soroti City Returning Officer, Christine Eyuu. Last month, the Court of Appeal nullified the election of Attan after Ariko contested the results on grounds that his strongholds; Aloet and Opiyai wards were erroneously annexed to Soroti West, which he noted disfranchised more than 5,000 voters. The polls were characterized by violence and reports of ballot stuffing, especially at Omalera, Otatai and Owolo polling stations. Votin...
The suspects revealed to the court that ‘We were tortured to pin MPs Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana’.

The suspects revealed to the court that ‘We were tortured to pin MPs Ssegirinya and Ssewanyana’.

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Five suspects who were jointly charged with Members of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana have said that they were tortured to implicate the MPs on charges of murder and terrorism. The suspects revealed this on Thursday while appearing before the court presided over by Lady Justice Jane Elizabeth Alidviza. The suspects are Jackson Kanyike, John Mugerwa, Bull Wamala, Mike Sserwadda, and Jude Muwonge. In November, they were committed to face trial in the High Court on charges of murder, attempted murder, aiding and abetting terrorism arising from the wave of machete killings that marred Masaka and Lwengo districts between March and June 2021 where more than 20 people lost their lives. When the matter came up for pretrial hearing on Thursday, the prosecution led by Assistant ...
The CJ Launched new Court rules to guide judicial officers including Bail Guidelines.

The CJ Launched new Court rules to guide judicial officers including Bail Guidelines.

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Bail applications must be heard within a period of 30 days. The Judge has the discretion to grant or deny bail regardless of whether a suspect fulfilled all the other requirements. Capital Offender suspects like Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana can only be granted bail if the DPP writes a letter of no Objection. The CJ Launched new Court rules to guide judicial officers including Bail Guidelines. Bail applications must be heard within a period of 30 days. The Judge has the discretion to grant or deny bail regardless of whether a suspect fulfilled all the other requirements. Capital Offender suspects like Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana can only be granted bail if the DPP writes a letter of no Objection.