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Equity Bank, Meera Investments’ claims against Simbamanyo thrown out by the Commercial Court

Equity Bank, Meera Investments’ claims against Simbamanyo thrown out by the Commercial Court

NEWS
Simbamanyo has won the second round in the cases he filed against Equity Bank, Sudhir Ruparelia’s Meera Investments Limited, and Ronald Luwangula’s Luwaluwa Investments Limited. Simbamanyo Estates Limited through their lawyers M/S Kakuru & Co Advocates appealed against the decision of the Registrar, His Worship Kisawuzi who had awarded instruction fees of UGX 600,000,000/= to Equity Bank, UGX 400,000,000/= to Meera Investments Ltd, UGX 300,000,000/= to Luwaluwa Investments for its applications (No. 224, 3 and 718 all of 2021), which applications Simbamanyo had lost in a bizarre ruling by Lady Justice Susan Abinyo. Simbamanyo appealed the taxation award and their major ground of the appeal was that it was not only unreasonable, inaccurate, manifestly excessive, and unfair but hig...
Benzema to Stay at Real Madrid for More Two Years

Benzema to Stay at Real Madrid for More Two Years

FEATURED, NEWS, SPORTS
Karim Benzema, a key player for Real Madrid, is expected to sign a new two-year contract with the club. Los Blancos are still rumored to be interested in signing Kylian Mbappe or Erling Braut Haaland, and the former Lyon man has been facing an unclear future. Benzema's current contract with the Bernabeu giants is set to expire at the conclusion of the 2021-22 season, which means he could leave for free in less than a year if no new agreement is reached. According to Marca, the France international is expected to sign a one-year agreement with the club, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2023. According to the source, Benzema's contract negotiations with the club have always gone well since his arrival 12 years ago, since the experienced striker has never requested a pay raise in t...
Public Should  Remain Cautious During Lockdown; Police

Public Should Remain Cautious During Lockdown; Police

FEATURED, Latest News, Politics
The leadership of the Joint Security Agencies, has noted with serious concern calls by selected politicians, encouraging the public to disregard the lockdown and re-open their businesses and activities. The lifting of the lockdown restrictions without a proper plan, means throwing away all protection, which is very dangerous and risky for the health and safety of Ugandans and visitors in the country. We are all aware the pandemic has not disappeared and therefore, need to remain cautious and not lose out on the individual and collective gains we have all made in keeping ourselves and everyone else safe. Let us therefore, wait for the address of H.E. The President and follow the range of options that the government is looking to provide. As the Joint Security Agencies, we continue to strict...
Court of Appeal Upholds Jail Sentences for Lwamafa, Kunsa

Court of Appeal Upholds Jail Sentences for Lwamafa, Kunsa

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics
Court of Appeal Upholds Jail Sentences of a nine-year jail term that handed to the Former Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public Service Jimmy Lwamafa and Commissioner in charge of compensation department Stephen Kiwanuka Kunsa by anti-corruption court for defrauding 15.4 billion shillings of pensioners money. The Court of appeal justices led by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire (Remmy Kasule and Muzamiru Mutangula Kibeedi) unanimously ruled that the accused were lawfully convicted by lower court and should serve the 9-year jail term. The court also upheld the order of compensation of 3.4 billion shillings each against Lwamafa and Kunsa in addition to barring them from holding a public office for 10 years.
“Prof Mbonye Forgave MoH Tormentors before Dying” Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye

“Prof Mbonye Forgave MoH Tormentors before Dying” Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
The Cabinet Secretary and Head of Public Service Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye has disclosed that her husband forgave his tormentors at the Ministry of Health where he served as Director of Medical Services. Nakyobe told mourners at Professor Anthony Mbonye’s vigil that she blames the infighting at the Health Ministry as the trigger that started off the illness that has finally killed her husband. Nevertheless, the late Prof Anthony Kabanza Mbonye did most of his literary work during his four years battle with cancer according to family and friends. Two years ago, he wrote a tell-it-all book about the fights in the ministry but abruptly withdrew it from circulation before many copies had been sold. Prof Mbonye breathed his last yesterday morning. According to the wife of the deceased Lucy Nakyobe, M...
‘Lockdown Likely to Stay’’ Ministry Official

‘Lockdown Likely to Stay’’ Ministry Official

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
Health ministry officials have warned that it is likely that covid-19 restrictions will not be lifted after the 42-day lockdown. This comes as Ugandans are appealing to the government to consider lifting the lockdown arguing that they need to resume work and fend for their families. According the ministry permanent secretary Dr. Diana Atwiine much as the cases have reduced, it’s still early to speculate about whether to extend or lift the lockdown. She meanwhile says much as some of the locked sections might be lifted, there is need to further lock some for the safety of Ugandans. She meanwhile reveals that the country will receive two consignments of covid19 vaccines before the end of this week. Dr Diana says at least 300,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine and 286,000 doses of AstraZeneca v...
Russian Company Awarded Vehicle Digital Trackers Contract Filed for Bankruptcy

Russian Company Awarded Vehicle Digital Trackers Contract Filed for Bankruptcy

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics
Joint Stock Company Global Security, a Russian company that was awarded a 10-year contract on Friday to install digital monitoring system in all motorcycles and vehicles in Uganda is facing bankruptcy litigation in Moscow, court documents in Russia reveal. The company is also facing other debt related cases filed between 2019 and 2021 in Russia, raising questions of whether the contract in Uganda is a lifeline the company needs to beat off bankruptcy litigation for its very survival, and whether government of Uganda did adequate due diligence before engaging Global Security. The Permanent Secretaries for the Ministry of Works Bageya Waiswa and Ministry for Presidency Yunus Kakande signed the agreement on behalf of the Ugandan government. Security Minister Jim Muhwezi witnessed the signing....
UCU Law finalist Allegedly Killed by Sugar Mummy

UCU Law finalist Allegedly Killed by Sugar Mummy

Education, FEATURED, NEWS
Police in Jinja City have arrested a 39-year-old woman over the death of her lover – David Kibirige a fourth-year Law student at Uganda Christian University (UCU) in Mukono. Kibirige, 30, was on Sunday morning found dead in an apartment belonging to Ms. Rita Ojuki in Lubaga Village, Jinja South Division. Acting Jinja District Police Commander, Mr. Maurice Niyonzima confirmed Kibirige’s death and the arrest of Ms. Ojuki but could not divulge more details about the incident. At the Jinja Hospital mortuary where the deceased’s family and relatives gathered, Mr. John Kasule, the father said his son was murdered, contradicting information from a police source that he had committed suicide. Ms. Joana Waisana described her late brother as a ‘friendly and peaceful boy with no clear motive to commi...
Prof. Kabanza Mbonye is Dead

Prof. Kabanza Mbonye is Dead

Education, FEATURED, NEWS, Politics
Prof. Anthony Kabanza Mbonye, husband to Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye, the out going State House comptroller, has died. The former director general Health Services died Sunday morning, according to statement from State House. “We regret to announce the passing of Prof. Anthony Kabanza Mbonye, husband to Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye, the out going State house comptroller,” State House tweeted on Sunday. Prof Mbonye resigned from Ministry of Health in 2018 after serving for more than 30 years. Mbonye who earned his PhD from the university of Copenhagen also taught at Makerere University School of Public Health since 1996 and at the Uganda Christian University since 2008.
Equatorial Guinea leader’s son Sanctioned over ‘lavish lifestyle’ spending

Equatorial Guinea leader’s son Sanctioned over ‘lavish lifestyle’ spending

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics
Britain said Obiang had bought a $100 million mansion in Paris, a $38 million private jet, a luxury yacht, and dozens of luxury vehicles including Ferraris, Bentleys and Aston Martins BRITAIN on Thursday sanctioned the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president for misappropriating millions of dollars which London said was spent on luxury mansions, private jets and a $275,000 glove worn by Michael Jackson. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said Teodoro Obiang Mangue (pictured), who is also vice president of Equatorial Guinea, had participated in ‘corrupt contracting arrangements and soliciting bribes, to fund a lavish lifestyle inconsistent with his official salary as a government minister.’ he Equatorial Guinea government did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters. Britain s...
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